FOOTBALL-JAMAICA-Bailey plays down injury fears after brilliant cameo

Reggae Boy winger Leon Bailey has played down injury fears after limping off following a brilliant 21-minute cameo in which he scored with a thunderous shot that wrapped up Aston Villa’s 3-0 English Premier League win over Everton. Bailey, 24, who came on in the 61st minute at Villa Park…

CMCFeature-HAITI- From the field: Haiti’s gruelling post-quake road to recovery

Ninety-year-old Prenelise Nozé used to sit outside watching her grandchildren play, including on the morning of 14 August when a 7.2 earthquake destroyed her house. She was knocked out as it came tumbling down. “My daughter pulled me out and brought me to safety,” she says. “I don’t know where…

BAHAMAS-ECONOMY-Moody’s downgrades Bahamas sovereign credit worthiness

The US-based rating agency, Moody’s has downgraded the sovereign credit worthiness of the Bahamas as the country welcomed a new government on Friday following general elections on Thursday. Moody’s slashed the country’s long-term issuer and senior unsecured ratings to ‘Ba3’ from ‘Ba2’, warning that the devastation inflicted by the coronavirus…

CARIBBEAN-LABOUR-Regional trade unions reject latest LIAT offer

Regional trade unions representing former employees of the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, say they have rejected the latest offer by Caribbean shareholder governments to meet their financial obligations to the laid off workers. The airline had laid off an estimated 90 per cent of its staff last year as part…

FOOTBALL-CARIBBEAN-Subs Bailey, Wells score; Toney, Matt also on target

Reggae Boy Leon Bailey, a second-half substitute, scored a late goal for English Premier League club Aston Villa, but was then taken off because of an injury as the Midlands outfit defeated Everton 3-0 with a brilliant display at Villa Park on Saturday. Bailey, 24, who came on in the…

NETBALL-JAMAICA-Nelson, Ward sign two-year extensions with Magpies

Sunshine Girls stars Shimona Nelson and Jodi-Ann Ward have committed their future to Collingwood Magpies for the next two years. The Jamaican pair were among six players, including Geva Mentor, Ash Brazill, Kelsey Browne, Molly Jovic, signing two-year deals while Gabrielle Sinclair and Jacqui Newton have put pen to paper…

CARIBBEAN-HEALTH-PAHO meeting to address COVID-19 pandemic

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) holds its 59th Directing Council meeting on Monday with Caribbean Community (CARICOM) health ministers joining their hemispheric colleagues in analysing and debating the response to the coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic. Jamaica’s Health & Wellness Minister, Dr.. Christopher Tufton, will serve as president of the Pan…

“The employer has to pay the employee what is due by law…”.

Regional trade unions representing former employees of the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, say they have rejected the latest offer by Caribbean shareholder governments to meet their financial obligations to the laid off workers. The airline had laid off an estimated 90 per cent of its staff last year as part…

GUYANA-COURT-Dutch national remanded into custody on drug charges

A Dutch national will return to court on October 15 after he appeared in court on Friday pleading not guilty to two charges following the seizure of more than five million (One Guyana dollar=US$0.004 cents) in ecstasy pills earlier this week. Magistrate Rhondel Weever remanded Dwight Garconious to prison until…