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WHO: World coronavirus cases fall 24%, deaths rise in Asia
LONDON (AP) — New coronavirus cases reported globally dropped nearly a quarter in the last week while deaths fell 6% but were still higher in parts of Asia, according to a report Thursday on the pandemic by the World Health Organization. The... - 2022-08-18 11:03:43
MoH offering second COVID-19 booster dose to vulnerable groups
The Ministry of Health has announced that a second booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccines is to be offered to vulnerable groups. It's being offered to healthcare workers, people over 60 years old and immunocompromised persons. The... - 2022-08-17 19:49:08
US First Lady Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19, has ‘mild’ symptoms
United States First lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 and was experiencing “mild symptoms,” the White House announced Tuesday. President Joe Biden continues to test negative after recently recovering from the virus but will wear a mask i - 2022-08-16 09:13:38
CDC drops quarantine, screening recommendations for COVID-19
NEW YORK (AP): The nation’s top public health agency on Thursday relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines, dropping the recommendation that Americans quarantine themselves if they come into close contact with an infected person. The United States Centers... - 2022-08-12 00:08:02
 
 

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REPARATION TRAVEL TAX
President of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), Steven Golding, is lobbying the Holness administration to pursue reparation by imposing a special tax on foreigners from countries with a history of trading in chattel slavery. The... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Men caught smuggling contraband into Portmore police station
Two men were arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle contraband into the Greater Portmore Police Station in St Catherine. The incident happened some time before midnight. Charges are likely to be laid. It is reported that the men were spotted...

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Textbook prices increase ahead of new school year
Parents are forking out more for textbooks for the new academic year. The Book...

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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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Puerto Rico governor denounces power company amid outages
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor on Thursday denounced the private company his administration contracted to take over the island's power transmission and distribution system amid a recent spike in electricity...
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50 YEARS IN HOW ONE COMPANY CHANGED THE FACE OF AN INDUSTRY
On June 1, 1970, planes streaked across the Jamaican skies, trailing banners that read Life of Jamaica For a Better Life, announcing to the Jamaican people the birth of a company that would revolutionize the local insurance and financial landscape. Read more in the Firstlook»

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