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SPORTS

Head Coach Hubert Busby Upbeat Despite 4-0 Loss To Brazil

Reggae Girlz Head Coach Hubert Busby is upbeat despite a 4-0 drubbing by Brazil in a two match international friendly series.Brazil’s superstar Marta was in a no nonse mood scoring two second-half goals to put her team in unbeatable position.Notwithstanding, Busby argued that his team is seeking to regain the playing spirit and chemistry.The Girlz trailed 2-0 at half-time with […]

SPORTS

Reggae Girlz Caught Napping

Jamaica Reggae Girlz had no answer to the marauding Brazilian girls who made sure their opponents stayed trapped at 4-0 in the first match of their two-game friendly series at Arena Pernambuco in Recife on Saturday.Marta was the main tormentor scoring two second half goals to put her team in winning position.The home team, which is preparing for the Paris […]

BUSINESS

Red Lobster In Bankruptcy Act

According to press reports, Red Lobster has filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Florida, the company confirmed in a statement late Sunday night.The 56-year-old seafood chain — the largest of its kind in the U.S. — said it would “drive operational improvements, simplify the business through a reduction in locations, and pursue a sale of substantially all of its […]

Jamaica

PM Affirms Commitment To Republic Status For Jamaica

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is assuring citizens that the Government is committed to pursuing Jamaica’s transition to a Republic in keeping with the wishes of the people.   He noted that members of the Constitutional Reform Committee (CRC) have done a lot of work to garner the views of citizens across the island, and opinion polls have repeatedly […]

COMMENTARY

The Dynamics Of Poverty

We have a rich experience of being poor. For many of us, our lives since the 70s have been a series of unfunded promises and dreams, to be further and predictably compounded by our reluctance to fund or afford our own dreams.  Admittedly, someone else had to fund or afford us, so we could get a leg up and change […]

COMMENTARY

How To Think About Dual Citizenship?

A few years ago, a PNP candidate as a St Mary candidate for MP was found, without renouncing his acquired Canadian citizenship, to be ineligible to stand for election. I was of a different view from the Court’s since Commonwealth citizenship along with a year’s residency in Jamaica satisfied the eligibility question in my view. Apparently, if a Commonwealth citizen […]

SPORTS

West Indies Blanks South Africa 3-Nil

West Indies was in a rampant mood on Sunday, blasting the South African attack to win the T20I cricket series 3-0. The result no doubt will boost the morale of the Windies team as they head towards the World Cup. The Brandon King’s led side had already secured an unassailable 2- nil lead after a 16-run victory in Kingston on […]

EDUCATION

UWI And State University Of New York Sign MOU

According to JIS report, the University of the West Indies (UWI) and State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY) have signed an agreement to help achieve the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and to facilitate programmes to foster and develop cooperative relationships.  The memorandum of understanding (MOU), was signed in Buffalo, New York, recently by UWI Vice Chancellor, […]

Jamaica

Jamaica’s Minister Of Tourism Seeks Connectivity Between Emirates And The Caribbean 

Following fruitful discussions with Senior Executives of Emirates Airline, Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett, says plans are underway to leverage the airline’s routes and networks into the Caribbean and Latin America. Emirates Airline, based in Dubai, is one of the world’s largest airlines that connects its customers to a network of over 150 destinations. Based on the airline’s current […]

SPORTS

America’s Christian Coleman Wins Big At Diamond League Meet

American Christian Coleman won the men’s 100m in a season’s best 9.95s, at the Diamond League Prefontaine Classics in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday. The runner-up was Ferdinand Omanyala also clocking a season’s best at 9.98s. Another American Brandon Hicklin (10.08s) was third.  Jamaica’s Ackeem Blake (10.12s) and Sandrey Davison with a personal best 10.13s, were fourth and fifth, while British […]