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China Set To Miss Target Growth

China has signaled that it may miss its annual economic growth target as Covid restrictions weigh on the world’s second-largest economy. The Politburo – the ruling Communist Party’s top policy-making body – says it aims to keep growth within a reasonable range. It did not mention the official growth target of 5.5% it had earlier set. China is continuing to […]

Jamaica

Sacaj’s ‘Nuh Wey Nice Like Yard’ Is 2022 Festival Song

Sacaj with her original entry, ‘Nuh Wey Nice Like Yard,’ was crowned the winner of the 2022 Festival Song Competition. The St. Mary native walked away with a trophy and $3 million in prize money at the grand finals of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC)-organized competition held on July 28 at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston. Minister […]

Jamaica

Gov’t Targets Southern Jamaica For Development Of New City

The Government is targeting the southern section of the island for the development of a new city in Jamaica. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, made the disclosure while addressing the 8th staging of Black River Day in St. Elizabeth on Friday (July 29). “We are looking at the southern end and it appears to be that we are heading […]

Health

President Biden COVID-19 Positive Again

President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 again on the weekend, three days after a negative test allowed him to resume work as usual from the Oval Office. The presidential physician, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, wrote in a memo that the antigen test represents a “rebound” case of the coronavirus. He attributed it to the Paxlovid treatment Biden was prescribed; the […]

SPORTS

Coach Simmons Bets On Windies In T20s

West Indies coach Phil Simmons has backed the One Day International (ODI) team to eventually pull things together after a number of discouraging recent results. The ODI format has been the team’s least productive over the last few years, having won just 9 of 51 series played in the last 10 years, which amounts to a 17 percent win rate.  In the […]

SPORTS

Woeful Windies Falls Short Again

The West Indies have now lost seven consecutive white ball games after going down by 68 runs to India in the first of five T20 Internationals at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba on Friday. West Indian captain Nicholas Pooran won the toss and elected to field first. India’s opening pair of returning captain Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav […]

SPORTS

No Stopping Of Shericka Jackson

Jamaican World 200m Champion Shericka Jackson got back to winning ways in the shorter sprint with victory at the Meeting Internazionale di Atletica Leggera in Italy on Saturday. Jackson, who also took silver in the 100m at the recently concluded World Athletics Championships in Eugene, ran a modest, by her standards, 11.13 into a -0.2 m/s headwind to take the […]

BUSINESS

The U.S. Economy In A Mirage

The U.S. economy showed signs of weakness, experiencing a second straight quarterly decline from April to June, dropping at an annual pace of nine-tenths of a percentage point and pushing the world’s biggest economy into a recession by one common measurement. The Commerce Department reported the decline in the gross domestic product – the broadest gauge of the American economy […]

SPORTS

Windies Batting Star Shimron Hetmyer Passes Fitness Test

According to press reports, West Indies star batsman Shimron Hetmyer has passed his fitness test and is now available for West Indies selection. The report noted that Hetmyer and other players did the fitness test at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Tuesday morning, where he surpassed the required 40-mark on the Yo-Yo test. Hetmyer expressed his satisfaction and delight in […]

Jamaica

Critical Issues Discussed At Jamaica-EU Political Dialogue

Jamaica and the European Union (EU) continue to collaborate on critical global, regional, and national issues that are also linked to achieving sustainable development. Matters, including security, human rights, EU blacklisting, environment, and climate change, were discussed during the sixth Jamaica-EU Political Dialogue, held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. Portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson […]