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BUSINESS

Yahoo Gets New CEO

Yahoo has hired Tinder’s top executive to become its new chief executive officer. Jim Lanzone is set to take up his new position on September 27. He is succeeding Guru Gowrappan, who has led Yahoo since 2018 and will now shift to a senior adviser role. The move comes just four months after Verizon announced it would sell Yahoo to […]

BUSINESS

Oil Prices Up

Oil prices climbed at the start of the week to a one-week high in a second straight session of gains, as concerns over U.S. supplies following damage from Hurricane Ida supported the market, along with expectations for higher demand. Brent crude for delivery in November rose 48 cents, to US$73.40  a barrel to kick off this week’s trade. U.S. West […]

Jamaica

Appointment Of New Permanent Representative To New York

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, has announced the appointment of Mr. Brian Wallace as Jamaica’s new Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Mr. Wallace succeeds Ambassador E. Courtenay Rattray who demitted office in May 2021 to take up an assignment at the United Nations. A lawyer by profession, Mr. Wallace has considerable experience in […]

Jamaica

Jamaica: Over 2,000 Tourism Workers Vaccinated In First Three Days Of Vaccination Drive

Well over 2,000 tourism workers have been vaccinated using one of three vaccines made available to them at a number of strategic blitz sites organized by the new Tourism Vaccination Task Force, in its first three days of major activities. The Task Force, which was established to facilitate the vaccination of all tourism workers island-wide, has organized a series of […]

BUSINESS

U.S. Economy Shows Jobs Decline In August

The U.S., economy added fewer jobs than expected in August as employment rose by 235,000 much less than anticipated pundits. It shows a dramatic decrease from that of the 1.05 million jobs created in July. The report suggests that the recovery from the pandemic may be on a downturn. That said, the unemployment rate fell to 5.2% in August from […]

SPORTS

Review — The Rise And Fall Of The European Super League

The year so far in sports has been thrilling, dramatic and kept us on the edge of our seats or couches. Fans have enjoyed the return of most major sporting competitions and leagues in 2021. Also, major sporting events postponed in 2020 have occurred. It includes the Olympics, Copa America, and the Euro football championship. Therefore, with an endless news […]

SPORTS

Top 5 Players To Move In The Wildest European Football Transfer Window Ever

On August 31, 2021, the off-the-field sporting drama known as the European summer transfer window was officially closed for business. Most pundits and fans have labeled this window the best in history when you consider the magnitude of the players that changed clubs and the amount of money that was spent to bring them to the clubs. Last year, the […]

SPORTS

Drawn Test Series Put Windies In A Spot Of Bother

The West Indies summer of international cricket came to a close disappointingly for the men in Maroon. The weather ruined their chances in the T-20 series against Pakistan with 3 of the 4 matches abandoned. Therefore, they lost to their Asian counterparts by a margin of 1-0. The team hoped to rebound by claiming the two-match test series at Sabina […]

Jamaica

Jamaica’s COVID-19 Death Count Continues Upward Trend

The Ministry of Health & Wellness has reported 26 new deaths associated with COVID-19. This brings overall deaths since the start of the pandemic in Jamaica to 1,619. There were also 687 new confirmed cases on Saturday, pushing the overall tally to 71,344. St. Elizabeth accounted for the highest number of deaths in the new report, with nine. Westmoreland and […]

SPORTS

Top 5 West Indian Players Who Made A Difference With Bat And Ball

In the 93-year history of West Indies test cricket, there have been only 326 players to represent the region. There have been outstanding batsmen like Brian Lara, Vivian Richards, George Headley, and Clive Lloyd. Additionally, there have been superb bowlers like Michael Holding, Joel Garner, Courtney Walsh, and Lance Gibbs. However, a look at the 5 best players in history […]