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Global death toll from COVID-19 tops two million amid vaccine rollout
The global death toll from COVID-19 topped two million Friday as vaccines developed at breakneck speed are being rolled out around the world in an all-out campaign to vanquish the threat. The milestone was reached just over a year after the... - 2021-01-15 14:06:09
UK imposes travel ban amid worries of new Brazil COVID-19 variant
LONDON (AP) — The British government banned travel from South America and Portugal to ensure a new variant of COVID-19 found in Brazil doesn’t derail the United Kingdom’s vaccination programme, although there are no signs the... - 2021-01-15 12:52:33
One more COVID-19 death, 77 new cases
Jamaica on Thursday recorded one more COVID-19 fatality, pushing the total to 323. The deceased is a 42-year-old woman from Manchester. Two more cases were recorded as coincidental deaths. The health ministry says that one of the cases was... - 2021-01-15 10:33:10
Region could source COVID-19 vaccines through Africa
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has been offered access to approved COVID-19 vaccines from a shipment recently secured by the African Union. Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced Thursday that... - 2021-01-15 10:07:23
 
 

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National Prayer Breakfast to keep hope alive
Jamaica's 2021 Rhode Scholar Fitzroy Wickham will offer prayer on behalf of youths in this year's National Leadership Prayer Breakfast (NLPB), which will be hosted virtually for the first time in 41 years. The event will be hosted on Thursday,... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Woman unable to walk since getting injection
Usually, on a weekday, it would be impossible to find Yvette Spencer at her Maxfield Park, St Andrew home. She would be out vending to provide for herself and her 81-year-old mother, Francilla Patterson. However, the 48-year-old said she has been...

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Penwood High forced to close after teacher tests positive for COVID-19
Penwood High, one of the schools participating in face-to-face teaching, has been forced to...

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Paper or plastic? How has Jamaica benefited?
Do you remember what happened on this date – January 1, 2019? Well, that was the Government will impose a ban on single use plastic bags, straws and polystyrene. The ban covered the importation, manufacture and distribution of the materials. The plastic bags that were banned were those that were commonly referred to a 'scandal [...]

7 ways to live Green!
Since we have all been under lockdown. I have tried to engage in all kinds of hobbies to keep me from sliding into ‘pandemic fatigue’ which essentially means I was going crazy and needed a mental boost. 1. Create a compost and use in your garden So one of my hobbies that I started was [...]

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On June 1, 1970, planes streaked across the Jamaican skies, trailing banners that read Life of Jamaica For a Better Life, announcing to the Jamaican people the birth of a company that would revolutionize the local insurance and financial landscape. Read more in the Firstlook»

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