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Jamaica

Jamaica Continues To See More Airlifts For The Winter Season

Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, is upbeat regarding airlift commitments for the 2020/21 Winter Season. In a speech in the House of Representatives recently, the Minister posited that the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is maintaining strong engagement with tour operators and airline companies to drive bookings for the winter. “In a strong show of confidence in Destination Jamaica, our airline partners […]

SPORTS

Estwick Says Adapting, Focus Key On ‘Difficult’ Bangladesh Tour

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Assistant Coach Roddy Estwick has urged players to make a quick adjustment to conditions in Bangladesh if they are to be successful on what he anticipates will be a “very, very difficult tour,” which gets underway in just under two weeks. Speaking just prior to his departure with the last group of West Indies players on […]

Jamaica

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Charges That Rich Countries Are Hoarding COVID-19 Vaccines

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has accused rich nations of hoarding COVID-19 vaccines while poorer countries wait to get doses. Mr. Holness made the charge while speaking on Bloomberg QuickTake program recently. He said Jamaica might not receive vaccines until around April and rich countries have a false notion of security if they think by excluding other countries, they are safe. […]

EDUCATION

‘Time’ Names Gitanjali Rao Kid Of The Year

Time magazine named 15-year-old Gitanjali Rao, a Colorado teenager who invented a mobile device to test for lead in drinking water, among other inventions as Time’s Kid of the Year for 2020. The magazine announced the award recently, citing Rao’s ability to apply scientific ideas to real-world problems — and her desire to motivate other kids to take up their […]

SPORTS

ICC — No Place For Racial Abuse In Cricket

Following a charge of racial abuse against India’s right-arm-medium fast bowler, Mohammed Siraj, from the Sydney crowd on Day 4 of the third Test against Australia, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has condemned the incident and has asked for a detailed report on the matter. In a media statement released on Sunday, ICC chief Manu Sawhney said that there is […]

BUSINESS

Elon Musk Is Now The World’s Richest Person — Move Over Jeff Bezos

Elon Musk has become the world’s richest person as his net worth crossed US$185 billion. The Tesla and SpaceX entrepreneur was pushed into the top slot after Tesla’s share price increased recently. He takes the top spot from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who had held it since 2017. Mr. Musk’s electric car company Tesla has surged in value this year […]

COMMENTARY

A Wonderful And Marvelous New Year

Everyone wants a Better New Year! Fair enough. And of course, if we are better (than we were), then the year will also be better. How so? We think we are the ones reacting to a strange year. I think it’s mostly the year reacting and responding to the things we do. However, it may be of no big deal […]

SPORTS

Some Of The Tallest Players To Grace The Cricket Pitch

Robert Pershing Wadlow holds the title as the tallest man who ever lived. Wadlow reached 8 ft 11.1’’ (2.72 m) in height and weighed 439 lb. (199 kg) at his death at age 22. However, Wadlow was no cricketer. The player with the record of being the tallest to play the cricket game belongs to Pakistan’s 38-year-old left-arm fast bowler […]

SPORTS

Australia vs. India 3rd Test Preview

The third Test match between Australia and India will be held on 7th January 2021 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The series has become more interesting and exciting after the recent win of the Indian team in the 2nd Test.  There has been a long break for the players between the 2nd Test and 3rd Test. Australian media has kept […]

SPORTS

Cricket Players Cry Bio Bubble Is Tough To Move Around In

The Biosecure environment in cricket was adopted after the COVID-19 pandemic. The standard operation protocols (SOP’s) were introduced by the England Cricket Board (ECB) during the England-West Indies series in July 2020.  This 240-page document was made for the players and team management to ensure a safe and secure environment from the novel coronavirus.  Before the start of a series, […]