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BUSINESS

US Black Friday Crowds Thin Despite Deals

Black Friday crowds in the U.S. have been described as “thin” despite attractive deals and discounts. Inflation-weary shoppers were expected to flock to Black Friday sales in record numbers. However, on what has traditionally been one of the busiest shopping days of the year, thin crowds were seen outside stores in a number of states. Many Americans who opened their […]

SPORTS

Pooran Scores 17-Ball 34 As Deccan Gladiators Win Again

Nicholas Pooran’s purple patch with the bat continued on Sunday as the Deccan Gladiators notched a close 18-run win over Delhi Gladiators in the Abu Dhabi T10. Pooran, who came into the match with scores of 77 and 80, scored 34 from just 17 balls as Gladiators posted 140-2 from their 10 overs. After losing Jason Roy for four in […]

Jamaica

Return Of Direct Flights From Italy Major Boost For Tourism

The return of direct flights from Italy is being hailed by local stakeholders as a major boost for air connectivity out of Europe and for the upcoming winter tourist season. “The addition of these direct flights speaks to the confidence our airline partners have of the destination,” Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett told JIS News. Government officials, attraction and […]

Jamaica

Economy Grew 5.2 Percent For January To September

Jamaica’s economy is estimated to have grown by 5.2 percent for the first nine months of 2022, from January to September. Director General, Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Dr. Wayne Henry, said the growth reflects positive performance for the Services industry, up 6.7 percent, and the Goods Producing Industry, up 0.6 percent. He pointed out that all industries, except ‘Mining, […]

SPORTS

Powell Praises Scorpions’ Bowlers, JCA Hails ‘Exceptional’ Team On Long-Awaited Title Success

The Jamaica Scorpions had two of the top three leading run scorers in the 2022 CG Insurance Super50 competition that ended on Saturday night with the Jamaican franchise defeated the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by three wickets in a tense encounter at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. Captain Rovman Powell ended the tournament with the highest aggregate […]

Jamaica

Jamaica Recovers from COVID-19 Downturn in All Major Tourism Markets

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says Jamaica has recovered from its COVID-19 downturn in all major markets to where a record 283,000 airline seats are now expected out of Canada for the upcoming winter tourist season. Mr. Bartlett, who is currently in Canada meeting with travel partners and other tourism interests, said it is an “amazing” reversal of fortune […]

Jamaica

Stakeholders Upbeat About 2022/23 Winter Tourist Season

The impending inaugural visit on December 1 by the world’s largest cruise ship, the ‘Wonder of the Seas’, has heightened local stakeholders’ optimism about the prospect of a positive 2022/23 winter tourist season, especially for cruise shipping. Executive Director of Jamaica Vacations (JamVac), Joy Roberts, says Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s decision to send their Oasis-class vessels to the island is […]

Jamaica

Ambassador Marks Hails Jamaicans Who Won In Mid-Term Elections

Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States (US), Her Excellency Audrey Marks, has extended congratulations to candidates of Jamaican heritage, who won in last Tuesday’s (Nov. 8) Mid-Term elections in the US.   Topping the list is Westley Omari Moore, who created history by being elected the first African American Governor of Maryland, and only the third Black person to be elected […]

BUSINESS

UK Sees Drop In Living Standard

The Living standards in the UK has a taken a nosedive as the rise in cost of living takes a toll on people’s wages. Reports indicate that household incomes would be lowered by 7 percent in coming years once rising prices continue to impact household incomes. The number of people who are unemployed is also expected to rise by more […]