Lisa Hyper jumping on carnival energy | Entertainment

Best known for her raunchy, hardcore lyrics and outspoken personality, dancehall star Lisa Hyper is now taking that attitude and style in another direction. “My aim is to crossover into a different market,” Lisa Hyper said. “The latest single I have, which is a collaboration with Shatta Wale, is definitely bound to expose me to […]

JN to establish commercial bank in Cayman

Following the launch of JN Bank in the United Kingdom last year, the Jamaica National Group is set to establish JN Bank in the Cayman Islands. Speaking at the fourth annual general meeting (AGM) of the group, Earl Jarrett, chief executive officer, said the group has signalled its intention to Cayman authorities that it will […]

How a 10-second video clip sold for US$6.6 million

LONDON — In October 2020, Miami-based art collector Pablo Rodriguez-Fraile spent almost US$67,000 on a 10-second video artwork that he could have watched for free online. Last week, he sold it for $6.6 million. The video by digital artist Beeple, whose real name is Mike Winkelmann, was authenticated by blockchain, which serves as a digital […]

International Year of Fruit & Vegetables

Eating fruits and vegetables (Third Instalment) Fruit and vegetables are a vital part of cuisines around the world. Each country has its favorite dishes. Our fruit and vegetables help define our culture. Consumption Parents around the world try to cajole their children into eating their greens or snack on fruit rather than junk food. They […]

Please wear your mask | Entertainment

Please wear your mask | Entertainment | Jamaica Gleaner Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2021 | 12:08 AM Patrons are required to wear masks and observe social distancing in queues at the box office and concession. A maximum of four persons from the same household may sit together as a group. Individual patrons or groups, will […]

NCB invests in digital training for employees

As the National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited (NCB) seeks to become a fully digital organisation by 2024, the entity, through recent investments, is also seeking to facilitate the digital development of its employees. Through the complete digital transformation of its Atrium-based Corporate Learning Campus (CLC) into virtual labs, the bank is now able to facilitate […]

Companies Put Return-to-Work Plans in Motion

A year and a pandemic ago, over 100,000 people filled the central business district in Charlotte, N.C., pouring out of offices, including several recently built skyscrapers, and into restaurants, bars and sports venues. Then as the coronavirus sent employees to their homes, much of the city center quickly went quiet and dark. The return of […]

Exxon Mobil ordered to pay US$14.25M penalty in pollution case

HOUSTON — A federal judge ordered Exxon Mobil to pay a US$14.25 million civil penalty Tuesday in an 11-year-old lawsuit alleging it violated the Clean Air Act for eight years at its flagship Baytown, Texas, refinery. In setting the penalty, which would go to the U.S. Treasury, U.S. District Judge David Hittner of Houston reduced […]

Pushing back COVID-19 key to global economic growth this year – IMF

The January 2021 World Economic Outlook Report issued by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is projecting a 5.5% growth in the global economy this year, though its projection is underpinned by a distinct hedging of bets arising out of what is now believed to be fresh chameleon-like assaults from the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Fund […]