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BUSINESS

U.S. Consumers See Price Increases

Prices in the U.S. spiked again in June, driven higher by the cost of used cars and food increasing. Consumer prices jumped 5.4 percent in the 12 months to the end of June, up from five percent the previous month. The U.S. Labor Department says it marks the biggest 12-month increase since August 2008. Inflation, which measures the rate at […]

COMMENTARY

Advising On Jail Break

Burdened with legacy injustices and specific instances of miscarriages of justice-that others don’t seem to suffer a friend wrongly convicted of a heinous crime contemplates a prison break turns to you for advice. If as happened before innocence is jailed to appease fear or install it, to subdue rage or provoke it, or is randomly selected to be the face […]

COMMENTARY

Drop Catches

We often explain failures by the impediments put in our way. If that erudite splash of wisdom and knowledge update leaves you educated as to why you are still in a dark hole, that piss ain’t no rain. It is foolishness. The essence of where we are or have been is not to lament obstacles but rather to become intuitive […]

EDUCATION

14-Year-Old Zaila Nails US Scripps National Spelling Bee Competition

Zaila Avant-garde, a 14-year-old from New Orleans, Louisiana, won on a canter the U.S. Scripps National Spelling Bee competition. She became the first African American to lay claim to the trophy after spelling the word “murraya,” a type of tropical tree. To get to that final stage, she had to spell out “querimonious” and “solidungulate”. Zaila sees spelling as a […]

SPORTS

Gayle Shines As Windies Take Unassailable 3-0 Lead Against Australia

The West Indies was in a no-nonsense mood last evening when they took Australia to the sword by scoring a 3 – nil lead in their T20 International series encounter in St. Lucia. Chris Gayle was back to his utmost best, hitting 67 from 38 balls as the West Indies canter to victory with 31 balls to spare. Stand-in captain […]

Athletics

That Girl Shelly-Ann

Photo credit: Erik van Leeuwen Assessing Fraser-Pryce’s Shot At Winning Olympic 100 And 200 Meters Double It is said that the only thing in life that ages well is fine wine. Well, at 34 years old, Shelly-Ann Fraser is proving to be like that fine wine in the world of athletics.  In 2019, her win as a 32-year-old made her […]

SPORTS

Windies Stars Fail To Shine — Disappointing T-20 Series Loss To The Proteas

After a disappointing 2 nil loss in the Test series to the South Africans, Caribbean Cricket lovers were eager to see the Men in Maroon stamp their authority in the T-20 format.  Their confidence stemmed from the Windies being the reigning World champion in this format and boasting several stars who are renowned and revered for their brilliance in 20 […]

Soccer

A Mix Take On the 2021 Copa America…. Thus Far

South American football brings the sizzle and flair to the beautiful game we love. Therefore, it was a disappointment in March 2020 when the decision was taken globally to postpone major sporting events like the Copa America championship. In 2021, the tournament is now underway, and it has given us talking points that are good, bad, and downright ugly. In […]

SPORTS

South Africa Clinch Series Decider As West Indies Fall Short

Quinton de Kock and Aiden Markram paved the way for South Africa to claim their first Twenty20 series win since March 2019 as they held off West Indies to secure a 25-run victory. Having decided to bat first in Grenada, Temba Bavuma’s side went on to seal a decisive triumph to round off a 3-2 series success. De Kock’s 60 […]

Jamaica

Jamaica Welcomes Flights From Canada And Germany

Jamaica welcomed flights, Air Canada Dreamliner and Condor airline from Germany, which touched down at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St. James, on Sunday, July 4. Air Canada Dreamliner landed with 190 passengers and a 10-member flight crew, whereas Condor had 210 passengers and 12 crew members. These airlines resumed flights to Jamaica, which had stopped following the […]