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Jamaica Contemplating Going Back To Venezuela For Oil

Jamaica’s Energy Minister Daryl Vaz has indicated that the JLP government is open to discussions on reapproaching Venezuela for the purchase of oil. The relationship between Jamaica and Venezuela soured in 2019 after Jamaica voted not to recognize the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s election win. The Petrocaribe Agreement, under which Jamaica imported oil from the South American country, ended a […]

EDITORIAL

Donkey Want Water Hold Him, Joe

Nearly three months after the misadventure of Russia into Ukraine by invasion, we are yet to see an end to this war in sight. Meanwhile, the wanton killing of people and the destruction of properties continue unabated. This unnecessary cost caused by one man to another country in the 21st century should never be allowed, but it has come about […]

Jamaica

India Gives Johnson Smith’s Candidature The Nod For Commonwealth Post

According to press reports, India’s External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar has endorsed Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith’s candidature for the post of Secretary-General of the Commonwealth. Dr. Jaishankar on Monday held talks with Mrs. Johnson Smith ahead of President Ram Nath Kovind’s visit to Jamaica later this month. He noted that Johnson Smith has strong credentials and her […]

SPORTS

Shimron Hetmyer Exits IPL — Gets Baby Call!

Guyanese and West Indian rising batting star Shimron Hetmyer exits his IPL team Rajasthan Royals, to get home to Guyana on time for the birth of his first child. With plans to rejoin his team, the pugnacious left-handed batsman said in an interview, “My stuff is still left in the room.” “Shimron Hetmyer has travelled back to Guyana early morning […]

BUSINESS

BP Sees Mammoth Increase In Profit

BP plc, the British oil and gas company has seen its profits for the first quarter of this year more than doubled after oil and gas prices soared. The energy company reported an underlying profit of $6.2 billion compared to $2.6 billion in the same period last year. BP said the increase was ahead of expectations and due in part […]

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Poetry Corner

MULTA RES Never trade in excuses Fire incompetence Hire imagination Pay premium wage Discuss failure’s remedy Raise expectation Cultivate innovation Benchmark standards Challenge Mediocrity with superiority Wonder aloud about Improvement Cry at Misunderstanding Work smart instead of hard Throw ineptitude out the door Don’t be a bore Enjoy today and listen to what others say Show your courage, obstacles or […]

Jamaica

Jamaica Healthcare Cost Spiraling Into Billions Of Dollars

According to Jamaica’s Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton, the spiraling cost of healthcare is a challenge facing Jamaica that needs to be addressed now if the country is to adequately meet the healthcare needs of its people in the future. The Minister noted that a close look at the National Health Fund (NHF) budget shows that costs […]

Jamaica

Jamaica The First To Launch Climate Risk Analysis Tool

Photo credit: JIS Rudranath Fraser Jamaica now has the capacity to conduct more informed climate risk analyses to better guide the public sector’s decision-making regarding future infrastructural investments. This follows the official launch of the Jamaica Systemic Risk Assessment Tool (J-SRAT) by the Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator the Hon. Matthew Samuda, […]

BUSINESS

Judge Tosses Trump’s Lawsuit In Twitter Case

According to press reports, a San Francisco judge threw out former President Donald Trump’s lawsuit challenging his permanent ban from Twitter. The report said the U.S. District Judge James Donato charged that former President Trump failed to show Twitter violated his First Amendment right to free speech. It also noted Mr. Trump failed to show that Twitter was working as […]