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Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll tops 500,000
RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil said Saturday that more than 500,000 people in the country are confirmed to have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. The nation of 210 million people has been reporting an average of more than 2,000... - 2021-06-19 15:46:03
Clinical trial on COVID-19 vaccine for children underway in Cuba
The head of  the Centre for State Control of Medicines, Equipment and Medical Devices (CECMED), says a clinical trial on a COVID-19 vaccination for children is currently underway and is progressing satisfactorily.  According Dr Meiby... - 2021-06-19 11:44:38
Three additional COVID-19 deaths, 43 new cases
Jamaica on Friday recorded three COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 1,031. Those who have died are: – a 71-year-old woman from St Ann – a 37-year-old woman from St Mary – a 55-year-old male from Kingston and St Andrew One... - 2021-06-19 11:09:18
Fathers coping with COVID-19
Below is a summary of a presentation which is to be delivered today at a pre-Father’s Day event, titled ‘Daddy Matters’, organised by Fathers Incorporated in collaboration with the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of the West Indies, Mona... - 2021-06-19 00:08:54

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Two men who used a fake taxi to rape three women during a near month-long crime spree four years ago have been convicted for a slew of sex-related crimes. In one incident, which occurred in 2017, a then-23-year-old woman boarded the fake taxi in... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Police probing suspected suicide in St Mary
The Oracabessa Police are investigating a suspected case of suicide in Jacks River, Crescent in Oracabessa, St Mary on Thursday, June 17. Dead is 60-year-old Leric Silvera of a Bonnie Gate in the parish. Reports are that at about 6:30 a.m.,...

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Three more COVID-19 deaths on Friday
Jamaica's Covid-19 death toll has increased to 1,031 after the virus claimed three more lives on...

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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 boost1 Create a compost and use in your gardenSo one of my hobbies that I started was my garden I did all the research and started planting various plants with much enthusiasm Then they died All of them Frustrated I tried again and to

Pet Care Basics How to keep your pet healthy
I have always been a dog person Growing up I had my share of dogs who in various ways provided companionship protection and love Of course I am not adverse to other kinds of pets in fact I also have had a cat turtle fish birds and a goat as my pet Yes I said goat but that is a story for another dayPets can be wonderful additions to the family They teach children responsibility and how to care for

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Jamaica to receive more vaccines
Minister of Health & Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, is assuring Jamaicans that more vaccine supplies will come into the country as negotiations continue with suppliers and donors. "We are anticipating the receipt of supplies of...
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