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Jamaica

British Airways Set To Fly To Montego Bay In October

Starting October 13, British Airways says it will be operating flights from London Gatwick to Montego Bay. The new flights will be twice weekly, departing on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The airline resumed flights from Kingston on Monday. British Airways says customers whose flights were affected over recent months, and who claimed a voucher, can use it towards the flights. Readers […]

EDUCATION

South Africa Puts School Under Lock Down Following COVID-19 Rise

South Africa has been forced to close its public schools again for a month from Monday following the recent surge of the novel coronavirus in the country, said President Cyril Ramaphosa. The country has witnessed 408,052 people infected by the disease, the fifth highest in the world, and the death of more than 6,000 people. Rising infections have caused concern […]

SPORTS

Windies Team Selection — A Spot Of Bother

West Indies: 1 Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 John Campbell, 3 Shai Hope, 4 Shamarh Brooks, 5 Roston Chase, 6 Jermaine Blackwood, 7 Shane Dowrich (wk), 8 Jason Holder, 9 Rahkeem Cornwall, 10 Kemar Roach, 11 Shannon Gabriel “With the overhead conditions, there’s a little moisture in the surface and we’re going to try and make use of it,” said Captain Jason Holder. […]

SPORTS

West Indies Seeks Upper Hand In Third Test — Preview

Got to have kaya now Got to have kaya now Got to have kaya now For the rain is falling Kaya — Bob Marley  West Indies won the first Test, credit to brilliant performances by Shannon Gabriel, Jermaine Blackwood, and skipper Jason Holder. However, in the second Test, Ben Stokes led an outstanding comeback against the Windies to give England a […]

SPORTS

England Buried Windies In 2ND Test

Wake up and turn I loose Wake up and turn I loose Wake up and turn I loose For the rain is falling Got to have kaya now Got to have kaya now Got to have kaya now For the rain is falling Kaya — Bob Marley  England 469/9d & 129/3d vs. Windies 287 & 198 England beat the West Indies […]

Jamaica

Jamaica’s COVID-19 Cases Climb To 774

Jamaica recorded six new COVID-19 cases, thus pushing their total to 774. In its latest media release, the Ministry of Health and Wellness said the new cases comprise two females and four males, with ages ranging from three to 53 years. Four of the cases are imported. Three arrived on flights from the United States and one on a cruise […]

SPORTS

Holding — No Sympathy For Archer

Former Windies fast bowler and current Sky Sports cricket commentator Michael Holding has lashed out against Jofra Archer, the English pace bowler. Archer violated the rules governing the bio-secure environment in which the current Test series is being played between England and the Windies. His behavior could have exposed other players to the COVID-19 disease and cost the England and […]

COMMENTARY

Fixing Stuff

 Our heroes may not escape criticism in our analysis. However, our villains may not merit scorn or derision for the simple reason that inspite of our valiant efforts to fix the mess we accuse them of, we are yet to revalue our dollar- the store of our values and production. It is a waste of time to criticize those leaders […]

COMMENTARY

Understanding The Issues

Error is instructive. Pay attention. With the caveat that if you are doing wrong and you do not know or made to know you are doing something wrong, you will think you are right. Moreover, unencumbered by the guardrails of advice, introspection, warning, or even common sense, one is apt to proceed with increase pace the haste to make waste. […]

BUSINESS

China Sees Economic Recovery

China’s economy is bouncing back and is described as a “V-shaped recovery,” — a quick and sustained recovery in measures of economic performance after a sharp economic decline. The world’s second-largest economy performed much better than analysts expected as reports show a rapid turnaround in the second quarter as coronavirus lockdowns were eased, allowing factories, shops, and restaurants to resume […]