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US President Joe Biden.

Nearly 3 million American consumers took advantage of a special six-month period to sign up for subsidised health insurance coverage made more affordable by the COVID-19 relief law, US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday. He described the number...
Deputy Chairman of Barita Investments Limited Paul Simpson (left) and Chairman Mark Myers.

Brokerage firm Barita Investments Limited and its regulator, the Financial Services Commission, FSC, say last week’s release of an addendum to the prospectus for Barita’s current share offer seeking to raise at least $10 billion, is intended to...
Kingston Properties CEO Kevin Richards.

Kingston Properties Limited, KPREIT, is banking on a continuing property boom in the Cayman Islands. The real estate investment trust placed a US$3.13-million bet to that effect last Thursday, when it entered into an agreement with a developer to...

South Korea’s competition watchdog plans to fine Google at least 207.4 billion won (US$177 million) for allegedly blocking smartphone makers like Samsung from using other operating systems, in what would be one of the country’s biggest antitrust...

United States consumer prices rose a lower-than-expected 0.3 per cent last month, the smallest increase in seven months and a hopeful sign that a recent jump in inflation may be cooling. The August gain was weaker than the 0.5 per cent increase in...

Over the past 60 years, some development gaps across countries have narrowed impressively. But others have persisted. And one has widened, with ominous implications for the future. On the positive side, life expectancy in low-income countries has...

Uruguayan novelist Eduardo Galeano’s words are as relevant to Latin America today as they were when he wrote them 50 years ago. “We are entering times of rebellion and change. There are those who believe that destiny rests on the knees of the gods...

Jamaican manufacturers and exporters say they have seen at least a 20 per cent dip in earnings in the past month, due to the 'no movement' days, according to information released by the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association, which is...

An Israeli defence contractor on Monday unveiled a remote-controlled armed robot it says can patrol battle zones, track infiltrators and open fire. The unmanned vehicle is the latest addition to the world of drone technology, which is rapidly...

The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association, JMEA, is already in discussions with another air cargo carrier that would serve as the third preferred logistics solution company for its members, having recently struck a deal with Caribbean...
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