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COVID-19 death rate increases- 54 reported dead so far this week
The number of deaths from COVID-19 continue to rise at an increased pace, with eight people confirmed dead from the disease yesterday, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported.  This means that since the start of the week 54... - 2021-04-10 11:45:03
COVID-19 patient receives lung transplant from living donors
TOKYO (AP) — Doctors in Japan have announced that they have successfully performed the world’s first transplant of lung tissue from living donors to a patient with severe lung damage from COVID-19. The recipient, identified only as a... - 2021-04-09 14:03:49
15 more COVID-19 deaths, 239 new cases
For a second day this week, Jamaica recorded 15 additional COVID-19 fatalities, increasing the tally to 661. A similar amount died the day before. Those who died on Thursday are: * A 61-year-old man from Portland * A 78-year-old man from Hanover *... - 2021-04-09 10:55:21
Floyd Morris | What of COVID-19 vaccination for persons with disabilities in Jamaica?
The Government of Jamaica (GOJ) is currently implementing its COVID-19 vaccination programme. The programme is being implemented amid growing shortage of the COVID vaccines on the international market as selfish developed countries move to purchase... - 2021-04-09 00:13:09
 
 

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Remembering Philip | Jamaica visits in pictures
LONDON (AP): Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, died on Friday at age 99, Buckingham Palace... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Ash-covered St. Vincent braces for more volcanic eruptions
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) -- People who ignored an initial warning to evacuate the area closest to a volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent raced to get clear Saturday, a day after it erupted with an explosion that shook the...

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RADA, SRC to probe cause of reduced crop quality
Agriculture Minister Floyd Green says a team, comprising representatives from the Rural...

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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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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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