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Action Jackson Hits Meet Record

In another blazing performance, Shericka Jackson set a meet record at the Diamond League finale in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday. Although the Jacksonites looked forward to the breaking of the world record from the 200m world champion, who has run times of 21.41, 21.82, and 21.48, heading into Eugene that was not to be but rather a postponement some would […]


Amazon Goes Big In Latin America

Global e-commerce firm Amazon opened its largest last-mile delivery center in Latin America. The warehouse in Mexico City was established as the company hopes to offer quicker deliveries in one of the region’s most populous cities. Reuters has reported that the e-commerce giant launched in Mexico in 2015, and has since invested 52 billion pesos or US$3 billion, in an […]


Jamaica’s Sprint Star Jackson Keeps On Winning

There is no stopping the Jamaican 2-time world 200-meter champion Shericka Jackson. She avenged her defeat to American Sha’Carri Richardson in the 100 meters at the World Championships in Budapest to capture the Diamond Trophy for the event on Saturday’s opening day of the final Diamond League meet in Eugene, Oregon. Jackson showed her class by upping her game to […]


Jamaica Makes List As Major Drug Transit Point

Jamaica is listed among many countries by the United States as a major drug transit or major illicit drug-producing nation. The designation was made by U.S. President Joe Biden in the required report for Fiscal Year 2024. Some of the other countries include Afghanistan, The Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Burma, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican […]


Just Over 19,000 Jamaicans Migrated To The USA, Canada And UK In 2021

A total of 19,063 Jamaicans were granted visas for permanent residence or citizenship in the United States of America (USA), Canada, and the United Kingdom (UK) in 2021. This is contained in the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) 2022 Economic and Social Survey, which was tabled in the House of Representatives recently. The document notes that the USA remains the […]


Jamaica’s Financial System Remains Safe And Sound – Governor Byles

Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor, Richard Byles, is assuring that the country’s financial system remains safe, sound, adequately capitalized, and liquid. He gave this assurance while speaking during the Central Bank’s recent quarterly monetary policy media briefing at the BOJ Auditorium in downtown Kingston. Mr. Byles’ comment comes against the background of the BOJ’s mandate of ensuring and preserving Jamaica’s […]


Accommodation Subsector Spurs Earnings Of Over US$100m From 500,000 Stopover Visitor Arrivals In 2022

More than US$100 million in earnings flowed into the coiffeurs of Jamaicans participating in the sharing economy during 2022, specifically the provision of peer-to-peer Airbnb accommodation. This out-turn was generated from expenditures by approximately 500,000 of the 2.6 million tourists making stopover visits to Jamaica, who chose to utilize the lodging option during the period, underlining its growing popularity. The […]


Coco Gauff Did It Her Way In Winning The Grand Slam

Coco Gauff, the 19-year-old American tennis player, was in command performance, winning her first Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open. She defeated Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in three sets, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, to become the youngest American woman to win the U.S. Open since Serena Williams in 1999. Gauff is also the first American teenager to win a Grand […]


Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson Creates Meet Record

Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson was in a no-nonsense mood when she stepped on the track to run at the Diamond League meet in Brussels on Friday. The Jamaican track star set the track ablaze, winning the women’s 200 meters in 21.48s in a slight tailwind of 0.2 meters per second. Although failing in her attempt to break the World Record, she […]