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Hanover residents urged to emulate Bustamante in COVID-19 fight
Residents of Hanover are being urged to emulate the strength of character and sense of community of noted son of the parish and National Hero Sir Alexander Bustamante in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19). Custos of the parish, Dr David... - 2021-02-27 00:09:49
Ronald Sanders | US-Cuba normalisation could increase production of COVID-19 vaccines
If United States President Joe Biden eases the trade embargo against Cuba, one benefit to developing countries, including the Caribbean, could be greater access to coronavirus vaccines at an affordable price. Cuban scientists have been working on... - 2021-02-27 00:05:19
US advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health advisers endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday, putting the nation on the cusp of adding an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic. The acting head of the Food... - 2021-02-26 21:12:44
Jamaica to get COVID-19 vaccines from India next week
Jamaica is set to receive a donation of COVID-19 vaccines from India next week. This was announced by Indian High Commissioner to Jamaica His Excellency Ambassador Masakui Rungsung at a function this morning. He declined to give the exact date of... - 2021-02-26 12:06:05

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VAX HOPE - Jamaica won't be sharing COVID jabs with CARICOM, says Tufton; first shipment expected next week
As Jamaica gears up to receive a gift of 50,000 AstraZeneca vaccines from India next week, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said that unlike Barbados, the island will not be sharing any doses with Caribbean neighbours as the... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Police constable stabbed 14 times in attempted highway robbery
A police constable is now recuperating in the May Pen Hospital after he was attacked by a man who attempted to rob him, shortly after leaving the Mineral Heights toll booth in Clarendon. Superintendent Christopher Phillips, who is in charge of...

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Prime Minister to announce new measures to fight COVID-19
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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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Haitian migrants, one Cuban arrested in Brazil
Twenty-six Haitian nationals and one Cuban, all of whom left Guyana and entered Brazil illegally, have been arrested by members of the Brazilian Federal Police. According to a release from the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) the interception...
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