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NEWS

WHO Sees Record One-day Increase In Global COVID-19 Cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported a record one-day increase in global COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 307,930 in 24 hours. According to the agency’s website, the most significant increases were from India, the United States, and Brazil. Deaths rose by 5,537 to a total of 917,417. India reported 94,372 new cases, followed by the United […]

NEWS

Australia — Beijing’s South China Sea Claims Baseless

Australia has made known its rejection of Beijing’s territorial and maritime claims in the South China Sea to the United Nations. The country, in doing so, has now taken a similar position to the United States, thus putting Beijing on notice. Australia said in a recent statement there was “no legal basis” to several disputed Chinese claims in the sea, […]

NEWS

COVID-19 Takes Millions Down With No End In Sight

The U.S. continues to be ravaged by COVID-19, setting records in some states and countrywide. The number of people affected by the disease is now nearly 4 million, with over 137,000 deaths, thus making the U.S. the nation with most coronavirus cases in the world. Following next is India with a recent surge of 32,695, taking the nation closer to […]

NEWS

U.S. Citizens Return From Coronavirus-Hit Cruise Ship

Trapped in Japan on a coronavirus-virus cruise ship, hundreds of U.S citizens were permitted to leave and return home. The two planes carrying the U.S. passengers landed at a U.S. Air Force base in California and Texas, respectively. They will be quarantined at the military base for a period of two weeks before they can return to their families. There […]

Jamaica

The Jamaican Dollar Rachets Up

The US dollar on Wednesday, July 17 ended trading at J$137.31 up by 28 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$103.12 down from J$106.26, while the British pound sterling ended trading at J$167.69 up from J$167.56. Readers Bureau Edited by Jesus Chan Do you want to add […]

NEWS

Is Another Government Shutdown On The Table?

“Well, I don’t- I don’t take anything off the table. I don’t like to take things off the table. It’s that alternative. It’s national emergency, it’s other things and you know there have been plenty national emergencies called,” said President Trump in a wide-ranging interview on CBS Face the Nation program. The President noted that the country was being invaded […]

EDITORIAL

Washington Fiddles While Federal Workers’ Pockets Burn

Speaking to Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in the Oval Office, Trump said on December 11, “I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck. … I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down. I’m not going to blame you for it.” So said, so done as the government […]

BUSINESS Commerce

The U.S. Economy Boasts Strong Growth

The U.S. economy has shown an annual growth of three percent during the three months to the end of September, thus beating expectation. The growth extended the robust activity reported in the previous quarter when U.S. GDP grew at an annual pace of 3.1 percent. Analysts anticipated a serious setback in performance after a series of hurricanes took its toll […]