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EDITORIAL

A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed

According to published reports, the Jamaican Government has reached out to the United States Government and other friendly jurisdictions around the world in a bid to increase the number of COVID-19 vaccines available for Jamaicans. However, to date, the country is yet to win the favor of any of the developed countries. “We have reached out to the United States […]

BUSINESS

WTO Forecast Growth In International Trade

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is predicting that international trade will pick up pace this year at a faster rate than previously predicted. The volume of global trade contracted by 5.3% in 2020, less than expected as the pandemic hit. The WTO is now predicting that global trade will grow 8% this year. According to the organization, while trade for this year will be […]

Jamaica

Jamaica’s COVID-19 Death Toll Now 672

Three more persons have died from COVID-19, pushing Jamaica’s death toll to 672. The Ministry of Health & Wellness said the deaths include two men – one 48 and the other 54 years old, and a 68-year-old female, all from the Corporate Area. One of the three deceased was among the 381 positive cases recorded on Saturday. The country’s overall case count […]

BUSINESS

Oil Prices Show Further Decline

Oil prices edged lower at the end of the week on rising supplies from major producers and concerns over a mixed picture on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on fuel demand. Brent crude futures for June fell 37 cents to $62.83 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude for May was at $59.24, down 36 cents. Both contracts are […]

EDITORIAL

McConnell In ‘Woke’ Woes

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), while sleeping, more and more companies are showing awareness of issues that concern social and racial justice. McConnel, the top GOP honcho in the Senate, recently blasted companies such as Major League Baseball, Delta Air Lines, and Coca-Cola for criticizing Georgia’s new election law. A law which President Biden called “Jim Crow in the […]

SPORTS

Take-Aways From West Indies vs Sri Lanka Home Series

Rally round the West Indies is the anthem in support of the West Indies Cricket team for nearly thirty years. It was a fitting song that became the team’s anthem when it was released in 1993. In the past twenty years, it has been tough to rally around the West Indies. However, the recent series against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka […]

SPORTS

WIPA Set To Launch Mentorship Program

Wavell Hinds, the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) CEO, is on a new path in bringing support and help to current West Indies players. Hinds opined that a mentorship program would provide tremendous support and build solidarity between current and past players. He argued that current players would benefit from the knowledge and experience of past players. The former Windies […]

BUSINESS

Beijing Is Now The Capital Of Billionaires

Beijing is now said to be not only the Chinese capital but also the capital of billionaires in the world. The Forbes Magazines in its latest report on the rich noted that the Chinese city added 33 billionaires last year and now hosts a total of 100. This narrowly beats the city that never sleeps — New York City, by […]

Jamaica

Jamaica: 204 New COVID-19 Cases As 15 More People Die

The Ministry of Health on Thursday reported 15 more deaths from COVID-19 in Jamaica. The deaths occurred between March 5 and April 5. The number of people who have died from the virus has increased to 646. Four of the deaths were in Kingston and St. Andrew, three in St. Thomas and two in Portland. St. Catherine, St. Ann, St. […]

BUSINESS

Cruise Ship Travel Set To Return In June

Cruise shipping in the Caribbean is set to return June 12, 2021, with the sail of global cruise giants Royal Caribbean International which will set sail from new home port, Nassau, The Bahamas. The cruise line, the second biggest in the world behind Carnival, has announced a summer line-up of seven-night cruises on board ‘Adventure of the Seas’, where “vacationers […]