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UN agency says coronavirus presents opportunity to fix remittance systems
ROME, CMC – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) says that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is both a challenge and an opportunity to fix the remittance systems in the Caribbean and other places. “With a Euro... - 2020-06-03 11:10:48
Continue breastfeeding during COVID-19 pandemic – WHO, UNICEF
A NEW report by World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF), and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) has revealed that despite efforts to stop the harmful promotion of breast-milk substitutes,... - 2020-06-03 00:13:30
World Bank says countries take steps now to rebuild from COVID-19
WASHINGTON, Jun 2, – The World Bank Tuesday said countries, including those in the Caribbean, can take steps now to speed recovery after the worst of the health crisis caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) has passed and blunt long-... - 2020-06-02 13:37:01
China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO
Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus. It repeatedly thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genetic map of the virus “immediately,”... - 2020-06-02 09:32:37

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More scrutiny on COVID clean-up
The Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) has called on the Integrity Commission or any other appropriate state body to investigate the $46-million contract awarded to Rahim Cleaning and Trucking Limited to carry out cleaning... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Men charged with robbery and illegal possession of firearm in St James
Two men were charged with robbery and illegal possession of firearm by the St James Police in separate incidents last week. One of the two charged is 19-year-old Patrick Williams, otherwise called 'Chris', a waiter of Retirement...

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INDECOM calls for psychiatric ward for mentally ill inmates following man's death after 40 years in prison without trial
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDEOM) has called for the establishment of...

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How to plan for financial emergencies!
It can happen suddenly. One minute you are in a comfortable job able to pay all your expenses, the next minute you are unemployed. Others might suddenly get sick and be faced with hefty medical bills. Their recovery might also limit their ability to provide for their families. The financial impact of the Covid pandemic [...]

Meal ideas on a budget!
If you have children you have heard this statement many times: ”That’s for dinner, again!” It has become even worse during the Covid-19 pandemic. Meal planning which was always a challenge, has now became even more of a headache. As I drove past several fast food entities recently, I noticed that there were very long [...]

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The JN Group Pays Tribute to Oliver Clarke
Chief Executive Officer of The Jamaica National Group, the Hon. Earl Jarrett, has paid tribute to Chairman of the JN Group, Hon. Oliver Clarke, who passed away at home, yesterday, May 16. Read more in the Firstlook»

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