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BUSINESS

President Trump Seeks To Remove TikTok And WeChat From App Stores

TikTok and WeChat will be banned from U.S. app stores unless U.S. President Donald Trump agrees to a deal involving American companies. The Department of Commerce said it would bar people in the U.S. from downloading the messaging and video-sharing apps through any app store on any platform. The Trump administration says the companies threaten national security and could pass […]

BUSINESS

Oil Prices Reclaim Lost Ground

Oil prices perked up last week, buoyed by both OPEC developments and Hurricane Sally. That is despite BP’s pessimistic 2020 edition of its annual outlook that suggests we have already seen peak oil demand. Oil prices reclaimed lost ground, with West Texas Intermediate topping more than $41 per barrel. Nigel Bell, Readers Bureau, Contributor Edited by Jesus Chan Do you […]

Jamaica

COVID-19 Death Toll Rise In Jamaica

Jamaica, over the weekend, recorded another five COVID-19 deaths, three of which were from previous cases under investigation. This brings the country’s COVID-19 death toll to sixty. Meanwhile, there were 187 new cases, increasing the total to 4,758. Kingston & St. Andrew accounted for 99 of the new cases. There are 3,291 active cases. An additional four persons have died […]

BUSINESS

U.S. vs. China — WTO Rules

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled that tariffs the U.S. imposed on Chinese goods in 2018, triggering a trade war, were inconsistent with international trade rules. The WTO said the U.S. did not provide sufficient evidence to support its assertions that China’s unfair technology theft and state aid justified the imposed border taxes. Chinese officials welcomed the ruling. The […]

BUSINESS

Economist — Five Years At Least For Global Economic Recovery

Carmen Reinhart, World Bank Chief Economist, has said the global economic recovery from the recession created by the COVID-19 pandemic will probably take at least five years. The economist, however, underscored the point that there will be rebounds. However, she said the real recovery will have direct bearing on how long the average person rebounds in terms of their income. […]

Jamaica

Jamaica’s COVID Case Count Now 4,374

Jamaica’s death toll due to COVID-19 now stands at 51. The disease has claimed the lives of an additional 5 persons based on the country’s latest COVID-19 update. The deaths include an 81-year-old woman from Kingston who had congestive cardiac failure, diabetes, and hypertension, a 71-year-old St. Catherine woman who had diabetes and hypertension and a 69-year-old Kingston man. The […]

SPORTS

Spinner — Bowling To Russell Is An Uphill Task

Photo credit: loopjamaica.com The name Andre Dwayne Russell aka Dre, Dre Russ, cannot be divorced from any conversation about T20 cricket. The 32-year-old Jamaican and Windies professional cricketer is widely regarded as one of the greatest T20 players to have ever played the game. Russell markets his cricket skills around the world as a right-hand batter and right-arm bowler.  “When […]

SPORTS

2020 IPL T20 Cricket Extravaganza Preview

World’s biggest T20 extravaganza, the India Premier League, is set to begin on September 19. IPL was earlier scheduled for March 29 this year, but the tournament was pushed back due to the novel coronavirus. After a 5-month long wait, India’s cricket festival is finally on. This competition will also be the first cricketing event for India since the South […]

SPORTS

A Look Back At The 2020 CPL Tournament

The Caribbean Premier League has been the first successful domestic T20 league in the post- COVID-19 era. Credit goes to the CPL management, government, ground staff, medical paramedics, and players for the tournament’s success – no one tested positive for the COVID-19 between the games. This year’s CPL was not as popular as the previous seasons due to the absence […]

BUSINESS

Trinidad And Tobago Reports 10% Contraction In Economy

Trinidad and Tobago is reporting a 10 percent shrink in its economy resulting from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The twin island republic shut down its borders and required people to remain at home in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.   Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley said oil and gas production declined significantly. He said the […]