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SPORTS

Master Blaster Expressed Disappointment At Windies World Cup Performance, Questions Players’ Commitment

Sir Vivian Richards has questioned the commitment of the current crop of West Indies players and has expressed his disappointment at the team’s performance and early exit from the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia. This latest embarrassment from the two-time world champions has not gone down well with the Master Blaster, who won two ICC World Cup titles with […]

BUSINESS

The World Bank — Brace For Higher Prices

According to press reports, the World Bank has warned that developing countries are to brace for higher food and commodity prices. It says the shrinking value of the currencies is driving up food and fuel prices, which could further deepen the food and energy crises. It noted that because of currency depreciations, almost 60 percent of oil-importing emerging-market and developing […]

BUSINESS

ExxonMobil Sets Profit Record

America’s largest oil company ExxonMobil set a profit record for the second-straight quarter as oil and gas prices remained high. No. 2 US oil company Chevron also posted much-better-than-expected results. ExxonMobil earned $18.7 billion, excluding special items, up 6% from the second quarter results, which had been the record, and up 177% from a year ago. Earnings per share of […]

BUSINESS

Musk Completes $44 Billion Twitter Deal

Twitter has confirmed in a securities filing that Elon Musk has completed his $44 billion acquisition of the company. This has put the world’s richest man in charge of one of the world’s most influential social media platforms. Twitter said the deal “became effective” on Thursday, as part of a filing notifying its intention to de-list from the New York […]

SPORTS

Player Responsibility, Coaching Innovation Lacking: Sir Andy

Test legend Sir Andy Roberts has again pointed to the lack of “personal development” by players as central to West Indies’ run of poor form but has also criticized the coaching staff for their lack of innovation. Speaking in the wake of the Caribbean side’s shock exit from the ongoing Twenty20 World Cup in Australia, Sir Andy said there was […]

SPORTS

West Indies Name Test squad For Tour Of Australia

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Cricket West Indies (CWI) Selection Panel today named the Men’s Test squad for the upcoming series in Australia. West Indies will be under the leadership of Kraigg Brathwaite and will face the hosts in two Test matches at the Perth Stadium (30 November to 4 December) and the Adelaide Oval (8 to 12 December). The Selection […]

SPORTS

All Eight Squads Unveiled For CG United Super50 2022

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies (CWI) has confirmed the players who will compete in the CG United Super50 Cup after all eight teams finalized their squads. The 50-over tournament will bowl off in Antigua on Saturday, 29 October, with a match between the Leeward Islands Hurricanes and the West Indies Academy at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium (SVRS). […]

Jamaica

New US$100 Million Resort-Style Development For Mo’bay

A new US$100 million luxury mixed resort-style residential development is coming to Montego Bay, which will provide some 300 jobs for Jamaicans.  Ground was officially broken on Friday (Oct. 21) for The Vista, which will be situated on Jimmy Cliff Boulevard, popularly known as the ‘Hip Strip.’  The project is a joint venture between C and H Property Development Company […]

COMMENTARY

Export Or Die?

“Jamaica is not going to get rich selling to three million people who are relatively poor,” says Jamaica’s Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill. Sounds like gospel? Many of us have been fed this rubbish. What this statement reveals in no uncertain terms is the poverty that afflicts us. Specifically, the disregard and contempt with which we […]

BUSINESS

Commonwealth Finance Ministers Call For Change

At a meeting of Finance Ministers of Commonwealth Countries, a call has been made for a more holistic review of rules governing the global financial system. The ministers opined that a number of the fiscal rules are no longer relevant to today’s economic settings and expressed the views that many of the rules are skewed against small states. Additionally, they […]