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Jamaica

Jamaica Edging Towards 50,000 COVID-19 Cases

The latest COVID-19 case count in Jamaica has increased to 49,735. Meanwhile, the death toll from the virus numbers 1,037. The latest victims are a 52-year-old woman from St. Elizabeth, an 89-year-old woman who lived in Kingston, and a 55-year-old Westmoreland woman. The Ministry of Health confirmed 23 new COVID-19 cases from 286 samples, in a recent report. The positivity […]

SPORTS

Coach Simmons — Opening Partnership Is The Key To Windies Future Success

Any good contractor will tell you that the key to a strong and dependable building is a solid and firm foundation. Therefore, a considerable amount of time and energy is expended on clearing the land, excavating, and setting up a foundation. The foundation of a good batting lineup and by extension a good Test team is a good opening partnership. […]

SPORTS

Top 5 West Indies Fast Bowlers Of All-time

The West Indies cricket team was a dominant force in the gentleman’s game for more than two decades. Observers feel that what contributed to the team’s dominance was the region’s innate ability to produce young, athletic, and menacing fast bowling talent. The bowlers were able to consistently seam the ball in both directions, astute in short-pitch bowling, and able to […]

Athletics

Usain Bolt Celebrates Birth Of Twins

Jamaican retired sprinter and legend who is widely considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time marks Father’s Day in style today. The 34-year-old Usain Bolt and his longtime girlfriend Kasi Bennett have welcomed twins, Saint Leo and Thunder Bolt, into their growing family. The couple, who welcomed their daughter Olympia Lightning Bolt in 2020, shared the news of […]

TALKING BOOKS

Bill Gates Releases His Summer Read For 2021

William Henry Gates III, co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, American business magnate, software developer, investor, author, and philanthropist, recently announced his summer reading list for 2021. In a blog post announcing the list, Gates wrote, “When I finish one book and am deciding what to read next, there usually isn’t always rhyme or reason to what I pick. Sometimes I’ll read one […]

SPORTS

Former Windies Opener Says Poor Decision-Making In First Test

According to former batsman Philo Wallace, poor decision-making in crucial moments of the game caused the West Indies to lose as badly as they did in their first Test against South Africa. “When you look at Jayden Seales, he started well, but when pressure hit him, he couldn’t deal with the pressure. I thought our bowling strategies were wrong because […]

SPORTS

West Indies Loss In First Test — What Went Wrong?

Heading into the first test against the Proteas at the Darren Sammy Stadium, there was renewed optimism that this young Windies team was heading in the right direction. The optimism stemmed from the recent results of a Test series win in Bangladesh, the defeating of Sri Lanka in the ODI and T20 series at home, as well as a drawn […]

Jamaica

Jamaica’s COVID-19 Death Count Passes 1,000

More than a thousand people in Jamaica have now died from COVID-19. The Ministry of Health on Monday reported 14 additional fatalities, pushing the death toll to 1,011. Eleven of the deaths were recorded in Manchester, two in St. Ann and one in Kingston. The Ministry of Health says the deaths occurred between January 27 and June 12. Two more […]

Jamaica

7-9 Percent Growth Projected For Jamaica’s Economy

The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is projecting that the economy will grow within the range of seven percent to nine percent during the April to June 2021 quarter. Director General of the PIOJ, Dr. Wayne Henry, who made the announcement, said this outlook is based on “the commencement of the recovery process relative to the low output levels recorded […]

SPORTS

Windies Down!

The West Indies have suffered their first test defeat in six months after they were crushed by an innings and 63 runs by South Africa at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground in St Lucia inside three days. The Caribbean side began the third day on 82-4, trailing the visitors by 143. However, the Windies lost their last six wickets for 80 […]