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Oil Prices Slip

Oil fell more than $2 per barrel on Friday, on track for a second weekly decline, as investors worried about weakening Chinese demand and further increases in US interest rates. Brent crude was down $2.80 at $86.97 per barrel. US West Texas Intermediate crude was down $2.79 at $78.85. Support The Readers Bureau Buy A T-Shirt Today (4 different colors)! […]

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Twitter Offices On Lockdown Temporarily

Twitter has told employees that the company’s office buildings will be temporarily closed, with immediate effect. Workers were told that the offices would reopen on Monday, November 21. It did not give a reason for the move. The announcement comes amid reports that large numbers of staff were quitting after new owner Elon Musk called on them to sign up […]

SPORTS

Brathwaite looking Forward To Doing Great Things With Windies New Boy Chanderpaul

 West Indies Test captain Kraigg Brathwaite admits he is looking forward to a potential partnership with newcomer Tagenarine Chanderpaul, who could make his debut in the upcoming series against Australia. Chanderpaul, the 26-year-old son of legendary Windies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul, was called into the team earlier this month and is widely expected to get his first cap when the series […]

SPORTS

Carl Hooper Appointed Adelaide Strikers’ Assistant Coach

Former West Indies captain Carl Hooper will add his vast cricketing knowledge and experience to the Adelaide Strikers as an Assistant Coach for KFC BBL|12. A veteran of 329 international matches with the Windies, Hooper’s professional career spanned more than 15 years following his ODI and Test debuts in 1987. A stylish but powerful all-rounder, Hooper was the first cricketer […]

Jamaica

Kingston Is Growing As A Tourist Destination

Regional Director at the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), Odette Soberam-Dyer, says Kingston is growing as a tourist destination and lauded Frontier Airlines for helping to push that growth. Speaking with journalists on November 7, on the arrival of passengers from the airline’s inaugural flight from Atlanta in the United States (US) to Kingston, the JTB official said, “It is a […]

Jamaica

Jamaica’s Culture Lights Up US Capital City

Art, music, food, and other facets of the island’s rich cultural heritage were on full display in the United States capital city last weekend as the Jamaican Embassy in Washington DC continued its yearlong activities to celebrate Jamaica 60. The ‘Jamaica Fest’ event, held at the historic Hall of the Americas at the Organization of American States (OAS) headquarters, brought […]

BUSINESS

G7 Flex Its Muscles At Russia

The Group of Seven (G7) countries, which represents the world’s most advanced economies, has agreed to set a fixed price for Russian oil. The G7 coalition says floating rates on seaborne oil shipments will be phased out by the end of the month. The actual price has not been set but should be announced in the coming weeks. The price […]

BUSINESS

U.S. Job Growth Shows Letup In Pace

Although job growth continues in the U.S., there is a dip in pace as rising prices and higher borrowing costs have put the economy in a spot of bother. The U.S. Labor Department, in its recent report, noted that employers added 261,000 jobs in October, while the unemployment rate rose slightly to 3.7%. The news comes as the economy remains […]

Jamaica

Tourist Arrivals Up For October

Jamaica’s tourism sector is on track for record arrivals for the month of October 2022, surpassing pre-pandemic levels. According to the Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, preliminary figures released by the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) for the first three weeks of October show stopover visitor arrivals of 123,514. This topped figures for the same period in October 2019 by […]

Jamaica

Health Minister Concerned About Prevalence Of Kidney Disease Among Jamaicans

The prevalence of kidney disease among Jamaicans has become increasingly worrying, according to the Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton. The Minister was speaking with journalists after touring the Cornwall Regional Hospital’s (CRH) Renal Department on Friday (November 4) to view dialysis machines used to aid patients with renal failure. “There are 18 machines here [at […]