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U.S. Bucks Historical Death Trends

According to a report released recently, nearly 300,000 more people have died in the United States this year during the coronavirus pandemic than expected, based on historical trends. About two-thirds of the deaths were due to COVID-19 illnesses. The report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that a little more than 299,000 more people died […]

SPORTS

Gayle And Russell Among Three West Indians For Inaugural LPL

Jamaicans Chris Gayle and Andre Russell along with Barbadian Carlos Brathwaite are the only West Indians set to feature in the inaugural Lankan Premier League (LPL) which will bowl off on November 21. All three were selected as marquee players at Monday’s player draft which was held virtually. Gayle will turn out for the Kandy Tuskers which will also include […]

BUSINESS

The U.S. And China Continue Conflict

The U.S. and China continue to do battle on the following fronts: Punitive tariffs placed by the U.S. on about $370bn worth of Chinese imported goods, and retaliatory levies by China Accusations that Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei Technologies helps Beijing snoop on its rivals The coronavirus A row over Beijing’s move to impose a security law on Hong Kong […]

BUSINESS

China Sees Economic Recovery Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

China’s economic recovery accelerated in the third quarter as consumers shook off their coronavirus caution, although the weaker-than-expected headline growth suggested persistent risks for one of the few drivers of global demand. Gross domestic product (GDP) grew 4.9% in July-September from a year earlier, official data showed on Monday, slower than the projection by analysts but faster than the second […]

SPORTS

West Indies Name Test And T20I Squads For Tour Of New Zealand

St. John’s Antigua – Cricket West Indies (CWI) today announced the two squads for the proposed tour of New Zealand which will feature three T20 Internationals and two Test matches from November 27 to December 15. Details of the tour were ratified by CWI’s Board of Directors during a teleconference on Thursday. The Board agreed to the tour in principle, […]

LIFESTYLE

October 13 — No Bra Day

The month of October is marked as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). It covers an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast […]

Jamaica

Jamaica’s COVID-19 Continue Its Upward Climb

The Ministry of Health & Wellness, in its latest summary report, noted that an additional seven persons have died from the COVID-19 plague in Jamaica, taking the number of fatalities thus far to 146. Additionally, the report noted 95 new confirmed infections, which brings the total number of COVID-19 positive persons to 7,813. Among the latest confirmations, 48 are males […]

BUSINESS

Commonwealth Finance Ministers Appeal For Help

Commonwealth finance ministers, including those from the Caribbean, made an appeal recently for the G20, Paris Club, World Bank, and International Monetary Fund to extend financial support to vulnerable nations. This call comes against the deep and widespread economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic that is creating havoc on developing and underdeveloped countries. In a joint statement, the 54 member […]

BUSINESS

Microsoft Joins Work From Home Movement

Microsoft Corporation, the American multinational technology giant has now been listed among a new group of companies that is offering workers the option of working from home permanently. The company recently told staff that they will have the option of working from home permanently with managers’ approval. Companies such as Facebook and Twitter have already approved remote work as a […]

BUSINESS

IBM Seeks New Strategy For Marketing Repositioning

International Business Machines Corporation, the American cloud platform, and cognitive solutions multinational technology and consulting company is splitting itself into two public companies. This move comes after years of attempting to remake itself and regain its leading position in the technology space. IBM will list its IT infrastructure services unit, which provides technical support for 4,600 clients in 115 countries […]