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Almost 1,700 Bermuda residents get first COVID-19 jab
HAMILTON, Bermuda, Jan. 20, CMC – A total of 1,665 Bermuda residents have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in the week since the government launched its programme on January 11, health officials have confirmed. Health Minister Kim... - 2021-01-20 10:24:17
Two additional COVID-19 deaths, 68 new cases
Jamaica on Tuesday recorded two more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 331. The deceased are a 48-year-old female of a St Mary address and a 58-year-old female from Kingston and St Andrew. Meanwhile, one more fatality is being probed... - 2021-01-20 09:36:16
Update | COVID INJECTION - Coronavirus fight boosted but Budget slashed by $3.5 billion
The Holness administration has rejigged expenditure to help bolster its capacity to fight the coronavirus outbreak as Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke unveiled a $3.5-billion cut for the 2020-2021 fiscal year when he tabled the third... - 2021-01-20 00:19:49
New COVID-19 challenge: Mutation rises along with cases
The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it is that a variant that can elude current tests, treatments and vaccines could... - 2021-01-20 00:16:42

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COVID INJECTION - Coronavirus fight boosted, fire trucks scratched as Budget slashed by $3.5 billion
The Holness administration has cut spending on education to help bolster its capacity to fight the coronavirus outbreak as Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke unveiled a $3.5-billion Budget shift for the 2020-2021 fiscal year when he tabled the third... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Allman Town bleeding - Four dead, three injured in two gun attacks Four dead, three injured in two gun attacks
As two boys passed the scene on Prince of Wales Street in Allman Town, Kingston, where a drive-by shooting claimed the lives of three men, one was heard telling the other 'Mi nuh wah stay here, mi nuh have nuh reason fi stay here'. A long trail...

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STATIN reports reduction in labour force in October
The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is reporting that the Employed Labour Force...

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We Are the Zoomers
If someone had mentioned the word “Zoom” to me in 2019, I would have looked at them blankly, wondering what it was. When explained to me, I would have said vaguely, “Oh, that’s interesting,” and moved on. In 2019, we were meeting in cafés, holding retreats, signing up for various forums in hotels, caught up […]

Living Online with Humans and Birds: NAOC 2020
In this COVID-19 life (yes, we’re “living with COVID,” aren’t we?) I, for one, am mostly living online. Whether it’s writing blog posts, posting on social media, or attending Zoom meetings, I spend a lot of time in front of a screen. It is actually quite tiring, sometimes. But I am staying home. This is […]

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Stocks Round Up | 78 stocks traded
The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) combined index declined on Wednesday with an advance/decline ratio of 39/26. The JSE Combined Index declined by 753.99 points or 0.20 per cent to close at 38,812.29. The JSE Main Market Index declined by 925.66...
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