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West Indies Women receive COVID-19 vaccine
ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): West Indies Women and support staff have received the first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca through a partnership between Cricket West Indies (CWI) and Antigua’s Ministry of Health. Eighteen players and members of the... - 2021-05-16 00:17:17
T&T declares State of Emergency to battle COVID-19 surge
Trinidad and Tobago has declared a State of Emergency (SOE) and an eight-hour daily curfew, as a "scared population” looks to the authorities to implement new measures to deal with rising numbers of deaths from COVID-19 and... - 2021-05-15 16:45:38
Four additional COVID-19 fatalities, 130 new cases
Jamaica on Thursday recorded four more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 838. The deceased are a 58-year-old man from Manchester, a 74-year-old woman from St Catherine, a 33-year-old woman from St James whose death was formerly under... - 2021-05-14 10:34:01
Petition with 350,000 signatures wants Tokyo Games cancelled
TOKYO (AP) — An online petition with more than 350,000 signatures calling for the Tokyo Games to be cancelled was submitted Friday to local organisers, the International Olympic Committee, and others. The Olympics are scheduled to open in... - 2021-05-14 10:08:16

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LONDON (AP) -- Travellers in England were packing their bags, bartenders were polishing their glasses and performers were warming up as Britain prepared Sunday for a major step out of lockdown -- but with clouds of worry on the horizon....

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COVID-19: State of Emergency declared in Trinidad & Tobago
The Government of Trinidad & Tobago declared a state of emergency on Saturday as it steps up...

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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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Earthquake rocks three Eastern Caribbean countries
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake was felt in three Eastern Caribbean states early this morning. There have been no reports of damage or injuries. The Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies (UWI) said the quake occurred...
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