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SPORTS

Windies Falls In ICC T20 Rankings

Defending world champions West Indies have slipped two places in the latest ICC T20 ranking.  The Caribbean side has fallen to 10th, below Bangladesh and Sri Lanka who they defeated 2-1 in their most recent series in the Caribbean.  West Indies experienced the negative move despite losing just one of their last four T20 series. Meanwhile, England consolidated their lead […]

EDITORIAL

Don’t Bet Against Trump For A Next White House Run

It’s early days yet to talk about another Presidential run for Donald J. Trump, but as they say on this side of the pond, nothing is off the table. In the 2020 general election, Donald Trump won more than 70 million votes, the second-highest total in American history. Nationally, he has more than a 47% share of the vote, winning […]

Jamaica

Jamaica Lift U.K. Travel Ban

Jamaica’s travel ban on the United Kingdom (U.K.) has now been lifted. The ban, which was instituted as part of the measures under Jamaica’s Disaster Risk Management Act, was lifted on May 1, 2021. Speaking on the significance of the lifting of the ban, Minister of Tourism Hon Edmund Bartlett noted that “Jamaica will reopen its borders to international visitors […]

EDITORIAL

Can Biden Ignore The Republicans To Deliver The People’s Agenda?

President Joe Biden is proving to be a new and different President, not only in rhetoric but also in action. He ignored the Republicans posture to push through his American Rescue Plan, putting $1.9 trillion in the economy, which included $1,400 stimulus checks, extended unemployment, a vaccine rollout, continuing eviction, foreclosure moratoriums, and increasing the Child Tax Credit among other […]

Jamaica

Jamaica’s COVID-19 Death Toll Now 778

Eight more COVID-19 related deaths have been recorded in Jamaica. The death toll is now 778. The victims comprise five residents of Kingston and St. Andrew and three from Westmoreland. The Ministry of Health says the deaths occurred between February 23 and April 27. Jamaica also confirmed 164 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday from 729 samples. The overall case count […]

SPORTS

Chris Gayle Set To Suit Up For CPL

The 2021 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is scheduled to take place in St Kitts & Nevis, beginning August 28. “We are delighted to be able to announce that we will be having the Hero CPL in St Kitts & Nevis in 2021 and we would like to thank those involved in welcoming the tournament to this wonderful […]

BUSINESS

CEO Jamie Dimon Pushes For Employees To Get Back To Office

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jamie Dimon is seeking to bring employees back to the office. This move is the first call by a major U.S. bank to mandate a return to offices for its entire U.S. workforce, with staffers being told they’ll need to come back in about two months. The lender’s top decision-making body, led […]

Jamaica

Jamaica Looks To Saudi Arabia For Tourism Opportunities

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett met recently with Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Tourism, Ahmed Al Khateeb, to discuss investment opportunities and other possible areas of collaboration between both countries. During their meeting, the Ministers discussed the possibility of Jamaica benefiting from the US$100 million development fund the Government of Saudi Arabia has established in collaboration with the World Bank for […]

BUSINESS

Google Sees Profits Jump

Google owner Alphabet saw its earnings jump in the first quarter as people became a captive audience for its services in light of the pandemic. Net profit soared by 162% to a record $17.9bn in the three months to March as advertising revenue swelled by a third. It comes as the tech giant faces increased scrutiny over its power and […]

Health

CDC — STDs At All-time High

New data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that reported annual cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States continued to climb in 2019, reaching an all-time high for the sixth consecutive year. The newly released 2019 STD Surveillance Report found: 2.5 million reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, the three most commonly […]