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Jamaica

Dunn’s River Offering Special Summer Package

Persons looking for an adventurous activity to do this summer are being encouraged to take advantage of the ‘Summa Thrills’ promotion being offered by the world-famous Dunn’s River Falls and Park. The promotion, which ends September 15, includes paying one cost to climb the Falls, ‘Tek-A-Hike’ and Zip over the Falls via the Chukka Falls Flyer. In addition, persons will […]

BUSINESS

U.S. Job Openings Fall

According to the latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, U.S. job openings fell by the most in just over two years in June as demand for workers eased in the retail and wholesale trade industries. But overall, the labor market remains tight, allowing the Federal Reserve to continue raising interest rates. The total of employment vacancies fell to about […]

BUSINESS

Oil Producers Set To Pump More Oil

The world’s largest oil producers have agreed to increase the production of oil marginally in a bid to help ease high prices. Members of the oil producers’ group Opec+ – which includes Russia – today agreed to add 100,000 more barrels per day to the market from September. The latest production output increase is at a much slower pace than […]

SPORTS

Thompson-Herah, Thomas-Dodd Push Jamaica’s Medal Tally At Commonwealth Games

Elaine Thompson-Herah and Danniel Thomas-Dodd pushed Jamaica’s medal tally to three at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, picking up gold and silver, respectively. Thompson-Herah won the women’s 100m in 10.95 seconds ahead of St. Lucian Julien Alfred with 11.01 and Briton Daryl Neita at 11.07. The other Jamaican in the race, Natalliah Whyte, finished eighth in 11.32 seconds. Meanwhile, […]

SPORTS

Jamaicans Mine Gold And Silver At World U20 Champs

National junior champion Tina Clayton defended her 100m title at the World Athletics Under 20 Championships on Wednesday night. Clayton dashed to the line in a championship record of 10:95 seconds.  She was followed by her compatriot, Serena Cole, who copped the silver in a time of 11:14 seconds.  Third was Shawnti Jackson of the United States, who finished in […]

SPORTS

West Indies And India Set To Do Battle In Florida In Remaining T20 Matches

The West Indies and India players are now in Miami, Florida, ahead of the fourth and fifth T20 internationals at the Lauderhill ground in Florida.  There were doubts over the completion of the series due to visa issues for both teams, but those fears were alleviated after they received the required documents in Guyana on Wednesday morning.  India leads the […]

SPORTS

U-20 Championships Silver Medalist Cole Eager To Get Back To Pet Event Long Jump

World Athletics U-20 Championships 100m silver medalist Serena Cole admits she still prefers the long jump event despite an outstanding performance in the final on Wednesday. A fast-finishing Cole powered home to come in behind compatriot and high school teammate Tia Clayton, who stopped the clock in a championship record of 10.95.  Cole finished a respectable 11.14 for second spot. […]

BUSINESS

ExxonMobil Profits Ratchet Up

ExxonMobil and Chevron ratchet up profits to record levels in the second quarter, as both companies benefitted from the windfalls gained from the increase in energy prices. The war between Russia and Ukraine is partly responsible for the company’s current position. The huge earnings come as consumers reel from sky-high fuel costs that have helped drive inflation to levels not […]

BUSINESS

Jet Blue Flies With Spirit Airlines

JetBlue Airways has announced that it would purchase Spirit Airlines, thus making the combination America’s fifth-largest airline. The announcement comes after Spirit pulled the plug on a deal to merge with Frontier. JetBlue had been pursuing a hostile bid for Spirit even while Spirit sought shareholder approval for a lower-priced deal with Frontier. The announcement comes after Spirit pulled the […]

Jamaica

Montego Bay, Jamaica Tops Summer Destination Cities

KINGSTON, Jamaica; June 29, 2022: Jamaica’s second city has been ranked the top summer travel recovery city of 2022. The revelation follows a summer travel Outlook Report that was produced for the World Travel Market (WTM) by ForwardKeys (provider of travel trends and analysis). The summer travel outlook 2022 report revealed that “at the city level, summer travel recovery is being […]