Tag: USA

BUSINESS

Japan’s Economy Running Out Of Heat

Japan’s economy sees its fastest rate decline in five years at the end of 2019. The country has been hit by a sales tax rise, a major typhoon, weak global demand, and the threatening coronavirus plaguing that part of the world. Annualized gross domestic product (GDP) showed a greater decline than anticipated, a 6.3% in October-December. Analysts are also speculating […]

EDITORIAL

NBA: A ‘Wholly-Owned Subsidiary’ Of China — Is It?

U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence has recently criticized the U.S. National Basketball Association (NBA) in a speech in which he also attacked Chinese diplomatic and trade policies. He accused both the NBA and the sports firm Nike of “kowtowing” to Beijing and “muzzling” criticism of China. Mr. Pence’s angst comes against the background of a tweet from Houston Rockets general manager […]

NEWS

Trump Tells U.S. Companies To Get Ready To Exit China

President Donald Trump has ordered American companies to leave China after Beijing announced plans to impose new tariffs on American goods. The White House did not immediately say what authority the president had to compel private firms to quit a country. China plans to impose additional duties on $75 billion worth of American goods later this year. Trump tweeted soon […]

NEWS

China Tells U.S. “Back Off” Venezuela

Following remarks made by U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton urging China and Russia to avoid doing business with President Nicolas Maduro’s government, China has appealed to Washington to stop the “bullying” of other countries. The blowback from China also comes against President Donald Trump announced a freeze on all Venezuelan government assets in the U.S. and barred transactions with […]

EDITORIAL

Trump Fails In Sales Pitch To China And North Korea

“Nobody understands politicians like I do – all talk and no action. They will never get our country where it needs to be, truly great again!” Trump tweeted before his election as President. Now, if President Trump was in the music business and one was given the task to create an alias for him, “D.J. Sweet Talk” would have to […]

BUSINESS

Huawei Set To Layoff Employees In U.S.

According to a Wall Street Journal report, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] is noted as planning a widespread layoff of many of its employees in the United States.  The Chinese telecom’s equipment company has suffered a serious setback since its operation has been blacklisted by the Trump Administration. The layoffs are said to affect jobs at Huawei’s U.S.-based research and […]

Jamaica

Outgoing USA Chargé D’affaires Commends Jamaica

According to a JIS report, outgoing United States of America (USA) Chargé d’Affaires to Jamaica, Eric Khant, has commended Jamaica on its growth in the area of disaster preparedness. “I think that Jamaica’s preparedness for disasters has improved tremendously over the last two years, because of the Local Government and Community Development Ministry’s efforts, and we can appreciate that. Still, […]

NEWS

North Korea Warns — U.S. Annual War Game On The Peninsula Could Spell Trouble

Don’t do it; North Korea seems to be saying after warning on Sunday that the United States could be “pouring gasoline on fire” by conducting an annual war game in the South next week amid heightened tensions between Pyongyang and Washington. The North latest warning comes amidst hostile utterances by both U.S. President Donald Trump and the North strong man, […]

cricket SPORTS

Wanted — U.S. Run Machine Steven Taylor

Don’t care where you come from As long as you’re a black man, you’re an African No mind your nationality You have got the identity of an African ‘Cause if you come from Clarendon And if you come from Portland And if you come from Westmoreland You’re an African — Peter Tosh It was Peter Tosh, the late great Jamaican […]