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Windies Announces Squad For Test Series In Sri Lanka

The Cricket West Indies (CWI) Selection Panel has announced the West Indies squad for the Test Series in Sri Lanka. The Selection Panel named one uncapped player in the 15-member squad – Jeremy Solozano, the left-handed opening batsman – following the two recent three-day Best v Best matches and training sessions at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua. Roger Harper, […]


Global COVID-19 Deaths Rise To More Than 5 Million

According to Data from Johns Hopkins University more than five million people are said to have died of COVID-19 worldwide, 19 months since the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease. Although experts said the death rate could be much higher than reported the vaccines have slowed the death rate. However, health officials have warned that cases and deaths in some places […]


Cricket West Indies Announces Best vs. Best Team For Final Match

Cricket West Indies (CWI) yesterday announced the two teams for the second and final Best v Best three-day match at the Coolidge Cricket Ground. The match will be played from today to Wednesday. The teams will again be led by Kraigg Brathwaite and Jermaine Blackwood. The selection panel has made several changes with most of the bowlers switching sides to […]


Cruise Operations Expected To Resume At All Ports By December

The Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) is working assiduously to ensure a safe and secure return of cruise operations at all the island’s ports by early December 2021. Assistant Vice President, Marketing Communications at the Port Authority, Kimberley Stiff, said that the entity is hosting a series of meetings “to apprise various interest groups and the communities in which we […]


Frontier Airlines Set Sight On More Flights To Jamaica

According to a JIS press report, the United States (U.S.)-based Frontier Airlines has announced plans to increase the number of weekly flights to Jamaica, beginning November 1. International Sales Manager, Alfredo Gonsalez, said that three new gateways will be added to the existing slate, to bring the number of destinations from which scheduled service into Montego Bay is provided, to […]


Return Of Cruise Shipping, A Strong Vote Of Confidence In Brand Jamaica — Minister Bartlett

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says that the scheduled return of cruise shipping across the island’s ports in mid-November is a strong vote of confidence by major international stakeholders in brand Jamaica. “Our tourism industry is quickly recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Arrivals figures are climbing, airlift for the winter season is looking good, and the […]


U.S. Economic Growth Slows

There has been a slowdown in U.S. economic growth during the third quarter of the year, following the fast-spreading Delta variant of coronavirus which has limited consumer spending. The economy expanded at an annualized rate of just two percent in the three months to September that down from a high of 6.7 percent in the previous quarter. The situation is […]


Twitter Gets Income Squeeze

Twitter’s payout of $809.5 million to settle a long-running lawsuit impacted negatively on its bottom line in its quarterly report ending September. The social media firm was accused of misleading investors over user engagement in 2015. Despite this one-off charge, its quarterly revenue grew 37 percent as it managed to shrug off the impact from Apple’s privacy changes which hit […]


U.S. Oil Companies See Profits Flow

ExxonMobil and Chevron have seen profits soar on the back of the rise in oil prices. ExxonMobil, America’s largest oil company, posted a net income of $6.8 billion, compared to a $680 million loss a year ago.  Oil prices took a beating at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic until recently when travel and other economic activities resumed. But they’ve […]


Will Bernie Sanders Bow?

The U.S. Senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, has failed in his presidential bid in the 2016 and 2020 general elections. However, he has always been the voice of the voiceless in the U.S. Congress. He is now serving his third term in the U.S. Senate after winning re-election in 2018 with 67 percent of the vote. Dubbed as a left-wing […]