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Jamaica

Jamaica Welcomed 55,000 Visitors From July 4-10

From July 4 to 10, Jamaica welcomed 55,000 visitors to the island, indicating a recovery of the industry post Hurricane Beryl. Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, made the disclosure during his address at the opening ceremony of the Christmas in July trade show, on July 11. The trade show, which is now in its 10th year, is being held from […]

SPORTS

Spain Punishes England 2-1 In Euro Cup Final

Mikel Oyarzabal played the role of the star as his 86th minute goal saw Spain defeating England 2-1 at the Olympiastadion Berlin in Germany on Sunday. Spain became the first team in history to win the European Championship on four separate occasions as Oyarzabal’s smart finish four minutes from time sealed a historic victory in Berlin. Substitute Cole Palmer had earlier cancelled […]

SPORTS

Jamaica’s Thompson Makes It Looks Easy In Hungary

Jamaican National champion and 100m rising star Kishane Thompson continues his winning ways with an impressive victory at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial, a World Athletics Continental Tour-Gold meet in Szekesfehervar, Hungary recently. Thompson, who ran a personal best and world leading 9.77 to claim his maiden National 100m title on June 28, got his usual brilliant start to find himself […]

SPORTS

Windies Seeks To Bounce Back In Second Test

West Indies Test captain Kraigg Brathwaite has appealed to his players to “dig deep,” following the crushing first Test defeat by England. In a post-match interview, Braithwaite said “For me to the boys [the message] is generally: things will not always go as planned.” Brathwaite remarks came after the defeat by an innings and 114 runs by England. He further […]

COMMENTARY

What Empowers Us?

“From someplace, other than the ideal and preferable to which we are routinely strangers, we faithfully parrot an inability and insufficiency as our dilemma, as if it is rooted in some undeniable or obvious truth. Consequent on that conditioning, not the condition, we say, “If we had something instead of nothing, we would be empowered.” Beyond the self-incriminating disempowerment, it […]

Jamaica

41 Less Public Bodies Operating In Government

There are 41 fewer public bodies operating in Government, says Finance and Public Service Minister, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke. Giving an update on the progress of the Public Sector Transformation Program during the recent Caribbean Public Sector Financial Management Conference in Kingston, Dr. Clarke noted that in 2016, there were 190 public bodies. “Today, we have 41 less because […]

SPORTS

Argentina Takes COPA Trophy After Long Duel Against Colombia

Forward Lautaro Martinez proved his worth, securing a 1- nil win for his team Argentina against Colombia, at the Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday.  Martinez, came on as a substitute, hit the winner deep into extra time to claim a 1-0 victory for the world champions that ended Colombia’s 28-match unbeaten run and brought Argentina a record 16th Copa América […]

EDITORIAL

Democrats Must Play The Hand They Draw

The call for President Biden to step away from seeking reelection by factions within and outside the party is not only dishonorable but also unprincipled. Why choose to throw Biden under the bus because of a debate performance that may be best forgotten – isn’t that playing fair weather friendship? The time to rally around the nominee Biden is now, […]

SPORTS

Reggae Boyz Seek Redemption Against Venezuela

The Reggae Boyz will be seeking to avenge their losses after succumbing to Mexico and Ecuador in their Copa America outings. Head coach Heimir Hallgrimsson is determined to pull out all the stops for a win and to bring back some pride in the Jamaican setup. The game kicks off at 7:00 pm (Jamaica time) at the Q2 Stadium in […]

SPORTS

Jackson Turns Up The Heat At JAAA National Championships

Jamaica’s reigning 200m world champion, 29-year-old Shericka Jackson, allays fear about her fitness by sprinting to a season’s best time of 10.84s to clinch victory in the women’s 100m final at the National Championships, on Friday. “At some points during the season I lost a bit of hope because it took me so long to start, but I trusted the […]