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Jamaica’s COVID-19 Death Toll Now 3,283

Six more COVID-19 related deaths have been confirmed in Jamaica, bringing the country’s death toll since the start of the pandemic to 3,283. The health authorities also confirmed 73 more cases of the disease on Friday. These cases were detected in 528 samples, for an infection rate of 14.2 percent. The Ministry of Health & Wellness has reported that there […]


Jamaica Wins Top Prizes at World Travel Awards

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says that while brand Jamaica has traditionally done well on the international stage, receiving several accolades at the World Travel Awards during an ongoing pandemic was a major milestone. Speaking to reporters following the 29th World Travel Awards held at Sandals Montego Bay on August 31, Mr. Bartlett said it was a reminder that […]


Jamaica’s NIR Shows Increase

There was a US$90 million increase in Jamaica’s Net International Reserves (NIR) in July. At the end of the month, the reserves were at US$3.75 billion. The NIR was valued at just over 24 weeks of goods and services imports.  Support The Readers Bureau Buy A T-Shirt Today (4 different colors)! Click Readers Bureau, Contributor Edited by Jesus Chan […]


Spirit Airlines Set To Increase Service To Jamaica

U.S.-based Spirit Airlines is increasing service to Jamaica with direct nonstop flights between Connecticut and Montego Bay. The service will begin on December 15 this year and operate four times weekly. Delano Seiveright, the Senior Strategist in the Tourism Ministry, says the new flight will boost the number of gateways to Jamaica.  Support The Readers Bureau Buy A T-Shirt Today […]


The U.S. Economy Rolls Jobs Strong

The U.S. economy added 315,000 jobs in August, much more than economists anticipated, albeit way below July’s mega numbers, when employment surged by a revised 526,000 positions. The nation’s unemployment rate rose to 3.7 percent as more people entered the labor market looking for work, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. The labor force participation rate ticked up by 0.3 […]


Tourism Recovering Faster Than Anticipated – Minister Bartlett

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the sector is recovering at a faster than anticipated pace. “We projected that we would recover to 2019 levels by 2023/24. We had a mid-year review in Ocho Rios this [past] weekend and I am very pleased to tell you that, to date, we have [had] 1.7 million visitors and they have spent […]


Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz Suffered Setback Against South Korea

Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz were pushed back 1-0 against a clinical South Korean team in a friendly international at the Hwaseong Stadium on Saturday. After the 13th minute of the start of the game, an early goal by Choe Yu-ri was all the South Korean ladies needed to halt any ambition harbored by the young Jamaicans. The Reggae Girlz made a […]


Captain Rovman Powell Turns Up The Heat In CPL

Captain Rovman Powell no-nonsense play helps his Jamaica Tallawahs secure their second win in the 2022 Caribbean Premier League with a four-wicket triumph over the Guyana Amazon Warriors at Warner Park in St. Kitts on Saturday. The Tallawahs won the toss and decided to bowl first, restricting the Amazon Warriors to 142-6 from their 20 overs. On a difficult pitch […]


Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Bows Out

Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has called it quit on an outstanding 2022 season after suffering her first loss at the Diamond League series in Brussel, Belgium, on Friday. The Jamaican, who had won the event 9 times heading into Brussels, narrowly lost out to compatriot Shericka Jackson, who finished runner-up at the World Championships in Eugene, Oregon in July.  Following the […]


Windies Fail To Grab ODI Series Against New Zealand

Kyle Mayers scored a brilliant second ODI century and first on home soil but his 105 was not enough as West Indies went under to New Zealand in a high-scoring contest on Sunday night. Under lights at the picturesque Kensington Oval, the visitors produced a superb run chase to overhaul a target of 302 in the decisive third encounter and […]