Happy Thursday! Today's headlines take a look at what is currently happening around the world. Complete public school education reform, Canada Recovery Reform budget doubles, Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine makes its debut in the EU, Czech Republic builds de facto embassy in Jerusalem, and fighting for a Center of Justice all grace front cover news across the country.These headlines of daily news are courtesy of Newseum.
The Royal Gazette, Published in Hamilton, Bermuda
In December the government sent out a consultation document proposing a complete change in primary school education. This monumental task headed by David Burt and Diallo Rabain will see some schools close, others expand or move and a multimillion dollar capital project to build a new school fit for 300 pupils and 30 preschoolers. The primary school changes are part of a plan to turn the public school system from three-tier to two-tier, with the abolition of middle schools. The general public have until Friday to make comments on the eight five page proposal.
National Post, Published in Toronto, Canada
The federal government has blown past initial cost estimates for a key COVID-19 support program. The initial estimate by Finance officials was $6.3 billion by the end of March, but it has now almost doubled to $11.1 billion. Pandemic relief spending under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has outpaced that of other developed nations, which has been partly attributed to the wide scope of Ottawa’s biggest aid programs. An intention to lower the CRB (The Canada Recovery Benefit) to $1,600 per month was signed, however it was scrapped after the NDP pressured the government to maintain payments at $2,000.
The Irish Times, Published in Dublin, Ireland
The United States approved the single dose vaccine last week and has hit the ‘market’ in doves on Monday, the EU followed shortly after. The European Medicines Agency has recommended granting conditional marketing authorisation for the single-dose Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. The company has committed to deliver 200 million doses to the EU this year with 600,000 pencilled in to arrive in Ireland between April and June. Unlike other vaccines for the coronavirus the Johnson & Johnson is a single dose and can be stored in a normal fridge making it highly desirable.
The Jerusalem Post, Published in Jerusalem, Israel
In a somewhat controversial move, The Czech Republic opened a full-fledged diplomatic mission in west Jerusalem as a sign of its recognition that the city is Israel's capital. The country's embassy is still located in Tel Aviv, but explained that the new office would be a branch of that embassy. Most of foreign embassies are located in the Tel Aviv area, as a statement by the international community that they do not recognize that Jerusalem, even west Jerusalem, is Israel's capital. Most of the international community holds that east Jerusalem should be the capital of a future Palestinian state.
Jamaica Observer Published in Kingston, Jamaica
Haskell Indian Nations University professor Daniel Wildcat has been an advocate for over two decades for restoring one of the campus’ central buildings. The building when created was meant to be a sort of rec hall, but has sat dormant for over twenty years. Wildcat believes a Center for Justice is a perfect fit. This past year we’ve seen many historical movements to fight injustice and he believes the center can help.
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