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Troy Bridge — A Politician’s Shame

Photo source: Nearly four months after the Troy bridge that borders Manchester and Trelawny collapsed, citizens who traversed both parishes on a daily basis for their social and economic well-being have been left stranded and yet to see any tangible move by the Government to address the situation. Meanwhile, the citizens have embarked on a daredevil attempt to help […]


CWI Set To Consider Gayle’s Last Game Request

Christopher “Universe Boss” Henry Gayle may get the desire of his heart to end his cricket career before his Jamaican home crowd. Cricket West Indies (CWI) Vice-President Dr. Kishore Shallow says the Board would seriously consider such a request from the player himself, albeit the selectors would have the final say. Speaking in an interview on Jamaica’s radio station Hitz […]


Malala Yousafzai — Girl’s Education Activist Assumes New Status

Malala Yousafzai, the campaigner for girls’ education and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who survived being shot aged 15 by a Taliban gunman in her native Pakistan in 2012, has got married, she said on a Twitter social media post. Malala who is now 24-year-old, and living in Britain, said she and her new husband, who she named only as Asser, […]


Oil Prices Continue To Rise

Oil prices continue its upward trend on the backdrop of positive signs for global economic growth supported the outlook for energy demand.  The United States said it was weighing options to address high prices. Brent crude was up $0.65, at $83.39 a barrel, having lost almost two percent last week.  U.S. oil gained 56 cents, to $81.83 after a three […]


Will CWI Reappoint Selection Panel?

Jamaica’s has announced that there are unconfirmed reports that Cricket West Indies (CWI) selection panel led by Roger Harper and Miles Bascombe have been reappointed for another 2-year term. Bascombe, who had never held a senior selection post previously, was a surprise choice announced by Cricket West Indies (CWI) when he was first appointed. The high-profile three-man committee currently […]


How To Write A Marketing Plan

According to, a marketing plan is an operational document that outlines an advertising strategy that an organization will implement to generate leads and reach its target market. A marketing plan details the outreach and PR campaigns to be undertaken over a period, including how the company will measure the effect of these initiatives.” A marketing plan may be a […]


More Flights Coming To Sangster Int’l Airport

Manager of Commercial Business Development and Marketing at Sangster International Airport, in Montego Bay, St. James, Sharon Hislop-Holt, says there has been an increase in flights coming into the facility. Mrs. Hislop-Holt was speaking to journalists after American Airlines landed two Dreamliner aircraft at the airport on November 2. One of the flights, a Boeing 787-8 came from Miami, Florida, […]


Jamaica Doles Out Over One Million Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine

According to the Minister of and Health Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton, over one million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered. “Almost three weeks ahead of target, I am happy to announce that we have hit the one million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered,” the Minister wrote on his personal Facebook over the weekend. “Thanks to every Jamaican that has received […]


Domestic Violence Signal

Isolation can increase the risk of violence at home. Use this discrete gesture during a video call to show you need help: 1. Hold hand up with palm facing another person. 2. Tuck thumb into palm. 3. Fold fingers down over thumb. Readers Bureau, Contributor Edited by Jesus Chan Do you want to add feedback to this story? Please add […]


Luxembourg — One Of The Richest Nations In The World

GDP per capita: $131,781.72GDP: $84.07 billionPopulation: 632,275Avg. life expectancy at birth: 82.4 years Luxembourg is a small country located between Belgium, France, and Germany. Though it has just over 630,000 residents, it is an economic powerhouse. Today, the country ranks amongst the most important financial centers in the world, although till the early 20th century, its economic fate was intrinsically linked to the […]