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U.S. Government Ignores TikTok ‘Kill Switch’ Offer

According to press reports, TikTok has disclosed that it offered the U.S. government a “kill switch” back in 2022 to address concerns over data protection and national security. The ByteDance-owned app made this offer as part of its efforts to prevent a ban in the United States. According to TikTok, the proposed “kill switch” would have given the US government […]

BUSINESS

Suriname Makes Good In IMF Review

The International Monetary Fund says Suriname is eligible to receive US$61.5 million in financial assistance following a successful review of the multi-million-dollar Extended Fund Facility. The total funds allocated to Suriname so far are US$362.6 million. IMF deputy managing director, Kenji Okamura, said Suriname’s reforms under the EFF-supported program are increasingly reflected in macroeconomic stability and improving investor perceptions. Readers […]

SPORTS

Motie Claims ICC Men’s Player Of The Month Award

Motie, who continues to shine during the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, had a host of brilliant outings during May. He enjoyed plenty of success in the three-match home series against South Africa, picking up eight wickets across three matches at an average of 8.50. On the back of his performance, the hosts sealed a statement 3-0 victory […]

SPORTS

Windies Players In Command Performance

West Indies’ spinner Gudakesh Motie has become just the second player from his side to secure an ICC Men’s Player of the Month award. 2024 is turning out to be a fairly rewarding year for West Indies players. In January, young star Shamar Joseph won the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award for his sensational performance that led to […]

SPORTS

Blake Stumbles In Men’s Sprint

Jamaica’s rising star Ackeem Blake stumbled at the French Foray meet held at the National Stadium on Saturday night to place fourth. Blake’s time of 10.30 seconds was less than stellar given his standard but still commendable, all things considered.   Bouwahjgie Nkrumie emerged as the fastest athlete of the night with a time of 10.21 seconds.  Sandray Davison was close […]

COMMENTARY

The Game Changer

In the event of a wonderful announcement or an alarming non-commitment that could have undermined the most stoic among us, a thing of value that does not yet exist will be created to seamlessly embrace and support the growth and expansive horizon of the future. That thing, if it comes into being, will be a game changer.  The nature of […]

SPORTS

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Makes A Winning Start To Open Season

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce opened her sprint season in 11.15 seconds at the French Foray meeting held at the National Stadium on Saturday night.  The three-time Olympic gold medalist was in a no-nonsense mood as she sprinted home to victory to claim the number position at the meet. Her performance comes a mere two weeks before the start of the Jamaica national […]

COMMENTARY

Mad Roy Puts Poverty On Trial

Mad Roy has not been committed or certified by any doctor, but he is quite peculiar. That is enough for most of us to keep him at arm’s length, except where the game of cricket is concerned. He is knowledgeable about past cricketing history and quite shrewd in reading the game such that he can presciently call a game while […]

COMMENTARY

The View I Take

The view I take may well differ from yours. You sift through the smoldering ash, I through the wind strewn trash. You, to determine what really happened. I, to find the pattern to why that is a sequence.  Our approach is different. You seek clean, clear answers that broker no denials. I camouflaged the questions. I get a generous explanation […]

SPORTS

Thompson-Herah In A Spot Of Bother

Five-time Olympic gold medalist Elaine Thompson-Herah found herself in a spot of bother on Sunday. The Jamaican superstar had to be lifted off the track at the New York Grand Prix at Icahn Stadium in Manhattan. It is reported that Thompson-Herah injured her Achilles while running the 100m track event. The back-to-back Olympic Games sprint double champion finished last in […]