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Coronavirus surge makes US weak link in global economic recovery
People in China are back to buying German luxury cars. Europe’s assembly lines are accelerating. Now the global economy is waiting for the United States to get its coronavirus outbreak under control and boost the recovery, but there’s little sign... - 2020-08-14 00:20:32
Letter of the Day | God is in control, but we need to observe COVID-19 protocols
THE EDITOR, Madam: The Jamaica Umbrella Groups of Churches (JUGC) is deeply concerned about the recent upsurge in COVID-19 cases in Jamaica and, in particular, about reports of the flagrant disregard of many of the regulations established to... - 2020-08-14 00:08:20
One day at a time - Sports psychologist warns against anxiety during COVID-19 spike
Sports psychologist Dr Olivia Rose believes that sports stakeholders should not lean towards worst-case scenarios regarding the possibility of another shutdown of sports because of sharp COVID-19 increases. The recent double-digit increases of... - 2020-08-14 00:06:45
Cuban scientists working towards COVID-19 vaccination
HAVANA, Cuba, CMC – Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel says local scientists at the BioCubaFarma Research Centre are working towards developing a COVID-19 vaccine. On Twitter, the Cuban president wrote that some researchers and... - 2020-08-13 10:16:38

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GOV'T FACING $220M LAWSUIT - Party promoter claims accounts maliciously frozen
A popular party promoter who had his bank accounts frozen for almost two months amid a probe by the Financial Investigations Division (FID) has filed a more than $220-million lawsuit against the Government. The lawsuit was filed in the Supreme... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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19 rivers, 17 beaches ordered closed for COVID breaches
Local Government Minister, Desmond McKenzie, has ordered the closure of 17 beaches and 19 rivers for breaches of the COVID-19. McKenzie says operators have been invited to a meeting to discuss the concerns, but in the interim, the rivers and...

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Most Jamaicans disagreed with decision to restart tourism sector in June - RJRGLEANER Don Anderson poll
The latest RJRGLEANER Don Anderson poll has found that most Jamaicans disagreed with the...

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Novak Djokovic on Sunday won his sixth straight Australian Open title and his 11th Grand Slam to join a pantheon of greats in the sport of tennis. Only Roger Federer with 17, Rafael Nadal 14, Pete Sampras 14 and Roy Emerson 12m have more than the Serbian, who now has as many titles as Bjorn [...]

The spectre of Steffi Graf loomed over the Australian Open final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber on Saturday. If Serena won she would have joined Graf on 22 Grand Slam titles the most ever by a woman in the Open era. Had Kerber won, she would have been the first German woman since Graf [...]

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