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LIFESTYLE

Jay-Z Wins Dr. Dre Global Impact Award At Grammy

Jay-Z was awarded the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award and used his speech as a potshot against the Grammy organizers. He talked about the hip-hop greats that came before him – and heavily suggested change at the Grammys history of placing rap on the backburner – or at the very least, not in the televised version of the show. (This […]

LIFESTYLE

Taylor Swift Continues Her Winning Ways At The Grammy

Taylor Swift won Album of The Year at the Grammy Awards for “Midnights,” breaking the record for most wins in the category with four. She began her speech by thanking her producer and friend Jack Antonoff and added, “I would love to tell you this is the happiest moment of my life,” she told the crowd but said she feels […]

BUSINESS

Jobs Surge As U.S. Economy Continues To Defy Prediction

Job creation in the U.S. surged in January, as the economy continued to defy predictions of a slowdown. The Labor Department said employers added 353,000 jobs and average hourly pay jumped, while the unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent. The report extended a streak of job gains that has surprised economists, who have expected a jump in interest rates […]

BUSINESS

ExxonMobil Makes Multi-Billion Dollar Profits To End 2023

ExxonMobil has posted a better-than-expected $36 billion profit for 2023, lifted by fuels trading and higher oil and gas production. Profits from oil majors have been down in 2023 by about a third from record levels in 2022, pressured as oil and gas prices retreated after spiking when Russia invaded Ukraine. Exxon Chief Executive Darren Woods said the industry saw […]

BUSINESS

Meta Declares First Dividend

Meta Platforms issued its first dividend days ahead of flagship social network Facebook’s 20th anniversary while reporting revenue and profit that beat expectations on robust ad sales in the holiday shopping period. Shares soared more than 14 percent after the bell, pushing the company’s stock market valuation up by more than $140 billion and extending a long recovery that saw […]

Jamaica

Jamaica — 14,000 Jobs From Planned Resort Development

More than 14,000 temporary and long-term jobs are expected to be generated from the planned multifaceted resort development in St. Ann by the Spanish hotel chain, the Pinero Group, which owns the Bahia Principe Grand Jamaica. Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Barlett, who met with the Group’s principals in Madrid, Spain recently to discuss the project, said “it will mean more […]

BUSINESS

Tesla In A Spot Of Bother

Tesla shares have fallen after the electric carmaker revealed that it missed expectations for deliveries and will be cutting its vehicle prices by $2,000 in the US. The price cut, which will apply to Model S, Model X, and Model 3 cars, is in response to a reduction in green tax credits. Tesla said it delivered 90,700 vehicles in the […]

SPORTS

Windies — The Unslaughtered Lambs

WIndies 311 & 193: McKenzie 41, Athanaze 35 Australia 289-9d & 207: Smith 91*; S Joseph 7-68 West Indies won by eight runs Ooh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yea-a-ah, ye-yeah, yeah, yeahOoh yeah, yeah They got so much things to say right nowThey got so much things to sayThey got so much things to say right (now)They got so much things to say […]

BUSINESS

JetBlue And Spirit Airlines Set To File Appeal

JetBlue and Spirit Airlines have filed a notice of appeal with the 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals against a federal judge’s ruling that blocked their plan to combine into a single carrier. The United States Justice Department, which sued to block JetBlue’s proposed US$3.8 billion purchase of Spirit, declined to comment. JetBlue and Spirit are the nation’s sixth and […]

BUSINESS

Nokia Sees Decline In Sales And Profit

Nokia recently reported a double-digit decline in sales and a fall in profit in the last three months of 2023, with the wireless and fixed-network equipment maker saying operators are cutting back on investments into 5G and other technology due to economic uncertainty. “In 2023 we saw a meaningful shift in customer behavior impacting our industry driven by the macro-economic […]