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BUSINESS

The Invisible Hand Lifts U.S. Inflation Up

The U.S. inflation jumped in April from a year earlier as the economic activities picked up following the uptake in vaccination and tapering of the COVID-19 pandemic. Consumer prices surged 4.2% in the 12 months through to April, up from 2.6% in March and marking the biggest increase since September 2008. The latest report from the U.S. Labor Department comes […]

SPORTS

Sir Curtly — Glory Days Forever Lost!

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Legendary fast bowler Sir Curtly Ambrose has dismissed any chance of West Indies rediscovering the stellar form which typified their halcyon era of the late 1970s and 80s. The Antiguan, who snared 405 wickets from 98 Tests, said while there were quality players among the current generation, they were simply not enough to compare to the […]

Jamaica

Jamaica — 17-Year-Old Among Five Died From COVID-19

According to recent report, a 17-year-old girl from Trelawny is among five persons who died from COVID-19 in Jamaica. The others are a 62-year-old man from Kingston and three Trelawny men aged 60, 75 and 78.  The death toll is now 814. Another death is being investigated by the Health Ministry. Thirty-nine cases of COVID-19 were confirmed from 1,199 samples […]

BUSINESS

Global Stock Markets Takes A Hit

With the expectation of a rise in inflation in the U.S, stock markets worldwide took a nosedive with major US indexes falling more than one percent on Tuesday. Meanwhile, European bourses saw steep declines on fears among traders that rising consumer prices could push up interest rates. The UK’s benchmark share index, the FTSE 100, closed 2.47 per cent lower. […]

SPORTS

All Windies Players Back Home From India Except Gayle

According to press reports, all West Indian players in the IPL have returned to the Caribbean except for Jamaican Chris “Universe Boss” Gayle. Cricket West Indies (CWI) CEO Johnny Grave reportedly said, “all of our players are now safely back in the Caribbean apart from Chris Gayle who has decided to travel back at a later date” Gayle shared a […]

Jamaica

Jamaica’s COVID -19 Positivity Rate Declines

Jamaica’s COVID-19 positivity rate has declined to 7.4 percent, the lowest since the second wave of the virus. Jamaica reported 74 new cases over the past 24 hours.  Kingston had the highest number — 16 cases. The country’s overall case count is now 46,782. A 24-year-old woman from St. Catherine is among three persons who are the latest to die […]

Jamaica

Blue Ocean Strategy Will Reset Tourism Sector – Bartlett

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says that the Blue Ocean Strategy will play a major role in resetting Jamaica’s tourism industry. He explained that the strategy calls for the creation of business models that depart from traditional models based on competition and standardization. “It will see our Ministry pursuing enhanced value-creation through product differentiation and diversification, which will allow destination […]

Jamaica

Jamaica Among Top 10 Countries With Highest Vaccine Hesitancy Rates

A Gallup poll conducted globally has shown that Jamaica had one of the highest vaccine hesitancy rates around the world in 2020. The poll surveyed more than 300,000 people across 117 countries in 2020. Gallup posed the question, if a vaccine to prevent coronavirus was available right now at no cost, would you agree to be vaccinated? The results recently […]

BUSINESS

Peloton Recalls Treadmills

Peloton the exercise equipment company has announced a recall of its treadmills. The move comes against the backdrop of reported multiple injuries and the death of a child in an accident. The company had initially denied reports of the danger of using its exercise equipment. Chief Executive Officer John Foley, however, has now apologized for the company’s initial reaction to […]