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Jamaica

Jamaica’s COVID-19 Continue Its Upward Climb

The Ministry of Health & Wellness, in its latest summary report, noted that an additional seven persons have died from the COVID-19 plague in Jamaica, taking the number of fatalities thus far to 146. Additionally, the report noted 95 new confirmed infections, which brings the total number of COVID-19 positive persons to 7,813. Among the latest confirmations, 48 are males […]

BUSINESS

Commonwealth Finance Ministers Appeal For Help

Commonwealth finance ministers, including those from the Caribbean, made an appeal recently for the G20, Paris Club, World Bank, and International Monetary Fund to extend financial support to vulnerable nations. This call comes against the deep and widespread economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic that is creating havoc on developing and underdeveloped countries. In a joint statement, the 54 member […]

BUSINESS

Microsoft Joins Work From Home Movement

Microsoft Corporation, the American multinational technology giant has now been listed among a new group of companies that is offering workers the option of working from home permanently. The company recently told staff that they will have the option of working from home permanently with managers’ approval. Companies such as Facebook and Twitter have already approved remote work as a […]

BUSINESS

IBM Seeks New Strategy For Marketing Repositioning

International Business Machines Corporation, the American cloud platform, and cognitive solutions multinational technology and consulting company is splitting itself into two public companies. This move comes after years of attempting to remake itself and regain its leading position in the technology space. IBM will list its IT infrastructure services unit, which provides technical support for 4,600 clients in 115 countries […]

SPORTS

Sunil Narine Plagued With Calls For Suspect Bowling Action

Windies spinner Sunil Narine has again been reported for suspected bowling action after a thrilling match encounter against King’s X1 Punjab in Abu Dhabi. The 32-year-old Windies “mystery bowler” played a crucial role in the game, bowling the 18th and 20th overs in the Kings XI chase on his way to returns of 2 for 28. “The report was made […]

SPORTS

Is Batting First A Better Option Than Bowling In IPL 2020?

It has become a trend in T20 cricket that after winning the toss, teams usually prefer bowling first. The primary reason is while batting second, teams get a clear picture of the target required. Assessing the UAE’s pitches, the captains aren’t sure of the target deemed necessary in the first innings. The Dew Factor Dew plays a significant role in […]

Jamaica

Jamaica — COVID-19 Robs Government Coffers Of $43.8 Billion

According to Jamaica’s Finance Minister Dr. Nigel Clarke, the COVID-19 pandemic has so far cost the government $43.8 billion. Speaking in the House of Representatives earlier in the week, Dr. Clarke said $36.8 billion was spent on COVID-19 related non-debt expenditure. “To date, COVID-19 related non-debt expenditure includes $2.6 billion in the Third Supplementary Estimates of 2019-20 that was advanced […]

SPORTS

IPL’s Kings XI Punjab Has Lost Its Mojo

Kings XI Punjab currently occupies 8th position in the IPL’s points table with one win and five defeats. We haven’t seen a regular playing XI in all the six matches played so far. They are still seeking to find the right combination of players and have a balanced team on the park. Their only win to date is against the […]

SPORTS

Mumbai Indians And Delhi Capitals — Strong Contenders To Win IPL 2020

After more than 20 matches of IPL, we finally see a difference between settled teams and unsettled ones. Initially (first ten matches), it was tough to separate the eight teams as each team had at least one win and one defeat to their name.   Slowly and steadily, as the tournament has progressed, we are getting a clearer picture of who […]