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Jamaica

US$655.1 Million In Export Earnings Between January And May

Jamaica generated export earnings of US$655.1 million between January and May 2021, representing a 24.6 percent increase over the US$525.7 million for the corresponding period last year. The information is contained in a statement from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) on Tuesday (September 14). The entity indicated that the top-five destinations for Jamaican exports, during the review period were: […]

BUSINESS

Children In China Get Time Limit On Douyin

In China, children will only be allowed to be on the TikTok workalike Douyin for 40 minutes a day. The rules will affect children under 14, who have been authenticated using their real names, and who will be able to access it between 06:00 and 22:00. This move comes against the backdrop of the Chinese government’s attempt to crack down […]

BUSINESS

Oil Prices Drop

Oil prices fall two percent yesterday as investors grew more risk-averse, which hurt stock markets and boosted the U.S. dollar, but oil drew support from signs that some U.S. Gulf output will stay offline for months due to storm damage. Brent crude fell $1.42, or 1.9%, to settle at $73.92 a barrel after sinking to a session low of $73.52. […]

SPORTS

Some Players Have Ruled Themselves Out — Roland Butcher

Former Barbadian-born Test batsman, Roland Butcher, does not believe the Cricket West Indies (CWI) panel of selectors deserves all the vitriol that it has received following its announcement of the West Indies T20 squad for the World Cup. The decisions to include Chris Gayle, omit Jason Holder from the final 15, and the inclusion of veteran fast bowler Ravi Rampaul […]

BUSINESS

‘Doing Business Report’ Put On Halt — World Bank

The World Bank has decided to put a stop to the publishing of its annual ‘Doing Business’ report. This comes against the backdrop of allegations of unethical behavior of current and former members of staff involved in its preparation. According to a World Bank commissioned inquiry report, the IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva directed efforts to artificially boost China’s ranking […]

SPORTS

Olympic Sprint Champion Elaine Thompson- Herah To Get Diplomatic Passport

Minister of Sport Olivia “Babsy” Grange has announced that Jamaica’s double Olympic sprint star Elaine Thompson-Herah will be receiving a diplomatic passport from the Government of Jamaica before the end of the year. Minister Grange made the announcement while speaking at a celebration ceremony in honor of Thompson-Herah. Thompson-Herah’s supreme track prowess included an Olympic record of 10.61 in the […]

Jamaica

Another Newborn Baby Among 733 New COVID-19 Cases In Jamaica

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Jamaica with the latest number put at 733 which includes a newborn baby. The cases were confirmed from 1,760 samples at the beginning of the week, resulting in a positivity rate of 39.8 percent. Some 80,406 people have been infected with COVID-19 in Jamaica since the onset of the virus in March last year. […]

Jamaica

Great Economic Potential Between CARICOM And Africa – PM

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has highlighted the need for the strengthening of engagement between CARICOM and the African continent, noting that “great economic potential” exists between the regions. The Prime Minister, who was addressing the inaugural CARICOM-African Summit, held virtually on Tuesday (September 7), noted that the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA) serves as an enabling […]

Jamaica

Cruise Ships Still Sails To Jamaica

The Carnival Sunrise cruise ship is the latest to arrive in Ocho Rios with approximately 1,700 cruise passengers onboard. Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, stated that “this will be the third cruise ship arrival following the reopening of cruise tourism in August 2021.  The schedule for the cruise season had been agreed on with Carnival Cruise Line prior to the […]

BUSINESS

Rising COVID-19 A Set Back For U.S. Airlines

Following a brisk resumption in travel, airlines are again in a spot of bother as the rise in the Delta variant of the COVID-19 begins to take its toll. The industry has seen a drop in bookings after a strong summer start. Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said people are still traveling, but key segments — business and international […]