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Nov 05
FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried convicted of defrauding cryptocurrency customers

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried’s spectacular rise and fall in the cryptocurrency industry — a journey that included his testimony before Congress, a Super Bowl advertisement, and dreams of a future […]

Nov 05
Joseph Nye | Defining the Global South

The term ‘Global South’ is in constant use nowadays. For example, some commentators warn that Israel’s incursion into Gaza is “alienating the Global South” and we often hear that the […]

Nov 05
Oran Hall | Bracing for a financial earthquake

Financial shocks can be as sudden and devastating as a serious earthquake. They can come in the form of the death of a major breadwinner, serious injury, serious investment losses, […]

Nov 05
Cedric Stephens | Anodyne disaster response to quake

“Jamaica has a well-developed disaster-response mechanism.” This statement was attributed to Prime Minister Andrew Holness in the aftermath of last Monday’s 5.6 magnitude earthquake, according to this newspaper. Disaster-response mechanism, […]

Nov 05
High drug prices, brain drain hit pharma sector

The University of Technology Jamaica, which churns out the most trained pharmacists annually, is of the view that the numbers certified should be enough to serve the sector. But there […]

Nov 05
Biden pledges at Americas summit an alternative to Chinese-led infrastructure and development loans

United States President Joe Biden on Friday welcomed government leaders from countries across the Americas to an economic summit by pledging to increase US investment in the region in part […]