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January 16, 2019 5:23 AM China's global trade surplus fell 16.2% in 2018 — Customs

BEIJING, China (AFP) — China's global trade volume rose last year but its surplus fell again, as its imports outpaced its exports, official data released Monday showed. Total trade reached US$4.62 trillion, a 12.6 per cent rise from 2017, according to Customs data. But the trade surplus in the world's second largest economy fell 16.2 per cent to US$351.76 billion 10

January 14, 2019 4:49 AM Patriots make light work of Chargers

Sony Michel ran for 129 yards and had three touchdowns and the New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Chargers 41-28 in the divisional play-offs yesterday to earn their eighth straight trip to the AFC championship game. New England (12-5) will play at Kansas City in next week's AFC title game. The Patriots beat the Chiefs 43-40 in Foxborough in Week six. It is the 13th conference 6

January 10, 2019 4:24 AM JCC to lobby for business supportive legislation

Lloyd Distant, president of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC), says that the organisation will this year be lobbying for the rationalisation and simplification of Jamaica's tax system and for the introduction of legislation and regulations to drive business growth. "We continue to be constrained by a system of high direct taxation that penalises 4

January 9, 2019 6:20 PM Still no release for man "lost in the system" for more than 20 years

Leslie Spalding, the man who has been languishing in Jamaica’s correctional system for more than twenty years without being convicted or sentenced, will have to wait until next week before it will be determined if he will be released. Mr Spalding was arrested and charged with assault occasioning bodily harm in 1995. The Legal Aid Council on Wednesday 6

January 9, 2019 4:35 AM Tufton defends not declaring dengue epidemic sooner

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has rubbished claims that his ministry should have declared a dengue outbreak sooner. Speaking in the House of Representatives yesterday, Tufton said that the health ministry acted in accordance with the international standard and so a dengue outbreak was not declared because the country remained below the epidemic 2

January 7, 2019 4:46 AM Chargers down Ravens in playoff opener

Michael Badgley kicked five field goals and the Los Angeles Chargers contained rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens to carve out a 23-17 victory in the opening round of the NFL play-offs yesterday. The Chargers (13-4) will next face the second-seeded New England Patriots (11-5) on the road next Sunday. The Chargers last won two games 9

January 4, 2019 5:27 AM Cayman Islands on track to surpass 2017 stayover visitation

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands (CMC) — The Cayman islands says it welcomed more than 410,000 stayover visitors to the island during the first 11 months of this year. It said that the 11.26 per cent increase over the 2017 figure is the highest number of stayover visitors in recorded history. Total visitation was 410,984 as compared to 418,403 the entire 5

January 3, 2019 5:51 AM Early bird registration for Sigma Run opens

EARLY bird registration for the 2019 Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run opened yesterday. This will provide a special registration cost of $1,200 per individual participant for race day, which is set for Sunday, February 17, 2019, a release from Sagicor said. Early bird registration will close on January 18, 2019, at which point full cost for registration will be $1,500. The release 4

January 1, 2019 4:18 AM Tony Rebel encourages artistes to go all out despite show numbers

The sentiment of always giving your best because you never know who is watching is something that seasoned reggae artiste Tony Rebel holds near and dear to his heart. With more than three decades of performing all over the world, the Fresh Vegetable singer said that he has appeared before audiences that vary in numbers but learnt early on to give a stellar 4

December 28, 2018 4:40 AM Mariah Carey's Christmas classic sets new record on Spotify

Mariah Carey's 24-year-old Christmas classic is so popular it set a new one-day streaming record on Spotify on Christmas Eve. Chart Data reported that All I Want for Christmas Is You, released in 1994, was played 10.8 million times on Spotify on Monday. The song bested the record set by rapper-singer XXXTentacion, who logged 10.4 million streams with SAD! a day after 5