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BUSINESS

Boeing Set To Cut Jobs

Boeing says it is eliminating more than 12,000 U.S. jobs, including involuntary layoffs of 6,770 US workers as the largest American planemaker restructures in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.  Boeing also disclosed it plans several thousand remaining layoffs in the next few months but did not say where those would take place. The company announced in April it would […]

SPORTS

Curtly Ambrose — I’ll Knock You Out!

“Once upon a time” is a stock phrase used to introduce a narrative of past events, typically in fairy tales and folk tales, but this story is neither – it is real! Legendary West Indies fast bowler Curtly Ambrose was tempted to put his career on the line after an infamous incident happened during the 1995 Australia tour of the […]

SPORTS

Grave Gives Update On Windies Tour Of England

Members of the West Indies Test team returned to training in small groups days ago at Kensington Oval. This new move comes after an extended period away from the nets – due to the COVID-19 lockdown. This latest move also suggests that the pending three-match Test series against England may become a reality. In training, captain Jason Holder was joined […]

Jamaica

Jamaican Gets Overseas Supreme Court Appointment

A Jamaican has been appointed a judge in Florida’s Supreme Court. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Renatha Francis, who is currently a judge for the Florida 15th Circuit Court. The governor said Ms. Francis is the first person from the Caribbean to be appointed to Florida’s Supreme Court. Francis received a Bachelor of Science from the University […]

BUSINESS

JetBlue, United Airlines Takes Safety Measures Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has almost brought travel by air in the U.S. to a halt. Passenger traffic is down about 94 percent, and half of the industry’s 6,215 planes are parked at major airports and desert airstrips, according to Airlines for America, a trade group. Now, with the opening up of the country, airlines expect an increase in domestic travel […]

BUSINESS

U.S. Slams Break On Huawei’s Tech Progress

The U.S. federal government has unveiled a new rule set to restrict the sales of chips to Huawei. The rule requires foreign manufacturers using U.S. chipmaking gear to get a license before being allowed to sell semiconductors to Huawei. In an interview on Yahoo Finance’s On The Move, Huawei CTO Carrier Business Group Paul Scanlan argued that Washington’s move not […]

Jamaica

Jamaican Flag Gets Hi-Five Globally!

And the winner is…The Jamaican Flag! The Jamaican Flag got its mojo. It was the winner of the World Cup of Flags 2020 event, staged on twitter recently. The 64 elimination rounds and voting over a six weeks-period would see the Jamaican Flag rising to the top of 192 flags around the world. What began as a game on Twitter […]

SPORTS

Nicholas Pooran Big On Faith

When darkness veils his lovely face, I rest on His unchanging grace; in every high and stormy gale, my anchor holds within the veil. On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand. — Edward Mote Pooran’s reflection on his cricket career during a recent interview on the social media […]

SPORTS

Powell — The Selection Panel Has A Case To Answer

The exclusion of Kieran Powell from the provisional Windies 30-man squad for the tour of England this summer is one of consternation. Over the years, some Windies players have felt hard done by Windies selectors, and not including Powell in its current squad is another case in point. It cannot be that one of the criteria for the Windies selection […]

SPORTS

CWI — Head Coach Wanted!

Anybody following the Windies women at play recently would have noticed a significant falloff in their game. This situation, no doubt, has led to Cricket West Indies taking action to set their house in order. Consequently, the search for a permanent head coach for the West Indies Women is on in earnest. The new coach will replace interim head coach […]