JAMAICA-TRADE-Jamaica records increase revenue from export trade

Jamaica received US$115 billion in export earnings over a nine month period last year, representing a 26.3 per cent increase over the US$910.7 million recorded for the corresponding period in 2020. Director General of the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), Carol Coy, said the increase during the period January to…

CRICKET-WIS/IRE-Simmons says batsmen’s assessment skills fell short in Ireland series

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons says the side’s One-Day International (ODI) batsmen failed at assessing what was required and operating accordingly, in the just-ended series which they lost to Ireland. And he agrees with captain Keiron Pollard that West Indies needs to take a holistic approach to fixing its…

ST. VINCENT-COURT-Opposition party condemns arrest of two men for illegal gathering near Parliament building

Two men will return to the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on March 29 after they were each granted bail on charges of gathering illegally near the Parliament building last Friday. The main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) has condemned the arrest of Dave Crosby, 53 and 72-year-old Richard “Ras Obah” Jacobs,…

FOOTBALL-CARIBBEAN-Spice Boy Charles-Cook inspires Ross County with brace

Grenada international Regan Charles-Cook bagged a brace as 10-man Ross County pulled off an impressive 3-1 win over Motherwell on Tuesday night, lifting his tally for the Scottish Premiership club to eight for the season. The 24-year-old who made his debut for the Spice Boys last year had a hand…

BRAZIL-POLITICS-Brazilian President to meet with his Guyanese and Surinamese counterparts

President Jair Bolsonaro are to hold talks with his counterparts from Suriname and Guyana on Thursday in Paramaribo, according to an official statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It said that Bolsonaro will have a working luncheon with Guyana’s President Dr. Irfaan Ali and the host head of…

FOOTBALL-JAMAICA-Inter Miami CF signs Jamaican defender

Major League Soccer (MLS) side Inter Miami CF has signed Jamaican national team defender Damion Lowe. The 28-year-old centre-back has been given a contract running through the 2023 season, with a club option for 2024. The club said Lowe will bolster the club’s backline, bringing years of experience, including as…

CARIBBEAN-TOURISM-CTO remains positive for the future, despite COVID-19 pandemic

The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) says it remains positive about the continued rebound of the tourism industry even in the face of the uncertainty caused by the ongoing pandemic. It said that over the past 18 months, Caribbean destinations, without exception, have shown their resilience in creating strategies for…

BARBADOS-COURT-Chief Magistrate to decide on fate of man who threatened to kill health care workers

Chief Magistrate Ian Weekes has adjourned to February 14, the fate of a man who threatened to “kill” health care workers after his seven year old nephew died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) amid reports that the child had been a casualty of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Chief…