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SPORTS

Windies “Agrees In Principle” To Play

According to a press report, Cricket West Indies has agreed “in principle” to play against England in a three-match Test series this summer. The Windies players and staff, however, have been asked to take a 50% cut in pay. At the same time, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is expected to announce a revamped summer schedule. The three-match Test […]

SPORTS

Cricket West Indies (CWI) Announces Pay Cut

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating havoc across the globe in many different sectors. However, one of the areas that are hardest hit is the sports industry. Cricket West Indies (CWI), like other organizations, is faced with the unenviable task of balancing its book to remain viable. Consequently, the announcement of a temporary 50 percent reduction in salaries and cricket funding […]

TALKING BOOKS

The Search For God At Harvard

The novel titled, The Search For God At Harvard by Ari L. Goldman is not only inspirational but also educational. The following is Dallas Librarian Catherine Ritchie’s take on this book: In 1985, New York Times religion reporter Goldman – currently a Professor of Journalism at Columbia University – was granted leave to take a year of classes at Harvard […]

TALKING BOOKS

The Year Of Ice

Brian Malloy’s acclaimed debut novel titled, The Year Of The Ice has its setting in Minneapolis in the late 70s. This book is a story of a painfully revealing year, threatening to shatter the tenuous bonds between a father and his teenage son. Teenager Kevin, our narrator, is coping with the recent death of his mother in a car accident […]

TALKING BOOKS

Hidden Love

Oh, how I wish to hold you in my arms And protect you from all fears and harms Although you are far away I pray to be with you night and day   I love you my dear And there’s a lot I’d like to share Red roses, wine, and candlelight dinner too And to look you in the eye […]

SPORTS

Windies Set To Travel To Australia

There are now plans afoot for the Windies to do battle against Australia in three T20 Internationals in October, Cricket Australia has announced. According to a press release by the Australian Cricket Board, the boyz from the Caribbean will go head to head with Australia at the Riverway Stadium in Townsville on October 4 at the Cazaly Stadium on October […]

Jamaica

Jamaica’s Economy Set To Shrink

The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is reporting that the economy contracted by an estimated 1.7 per cent for the January to March 2020 quarter, relative to the corresponding period last year. The Institute says that the March 2020 quarter out-turn largely reflected implementation of measures to manage the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which commenced in mid-March; and lower capacity utilization […]

Jamaica

Jamaica’s COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise

Although Jamaica’s recovery numbers of COVID-19 cases climbed to 279, the number of people tested positive for the disease continues to rise. In the government’s latest update, five new cases have brought the total number of confirmed cases in Jamaica to 569. The five new confirmed cases include four females and one male, whose ages range from 32-46 years and […]

TRAVELOG

Jamaica Prepping For Tourism Reopening

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaica is preparing for a phased reopening of the tourism sector with the necessary health and safety protocols being put in place to guard against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). “So we have to plan in advance and anticipate when our largest tourism market would be ready for us, and what we wouldn’t want […]

BUSINESS

Apple Set To Reopen In U.S.

Apple Incorporated plans to reopen about 100 U.S. stores, mostly with curbside pickup but some with walk-in service. The company made the announcement earlier in the week. Apple shuttered stores worldwide as the coronavirus pandemic spread but has slowly opened them based on local health data. The company reopened a small number of stores earlier this month in Alaska, Idaho, […]