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COVAX trims forecast to supply COVID-19 vaccine
GENEVA (AP) — A public health group that manages the U.N.-backed program to ship COVID-19 vaccines to poor countries is paring back its supply forecast for this year by more than 100 million doses, largely because a key Indian manufacturer... - 2021-06-24 10:55:03
Five more COVID-19 fatalities, 60 new cases
Jamaica has recorded five more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 1,042. Those who have died are: * A 42-year-old male from St James * A 60-year-old male from St James * A 50-year-old female from St James, whose death was previously under... - 2021-06-23 11:33:33
Colombia reaches 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 as cases surge
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia reached 100,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 this week, becoming just the tenth country in the world to hit the grim milestone. The South American nation of 50 million has been registering a growing number... - 2021-06-23 09:47:19
Antigua extends state of emergency to curb COVID-19
ST JOHN'S, Antigua, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government has successfully tabled a motion to extend the current state of emergency, even as opposition legislators complained of the hardships being experienced by citizens as the... - 2021-06-23 09:28:41
 
 

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Ganja money exodus
A government lawmaker has raised alarm that some investors in Jamaica's cannabis industry are ready to pull out because of inertia on the export policy, with at least two stakeholders already abandoning the sector. Multimillion-dollar United... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Hickey on neck lands man in court
A man who is on bail for one incident was remanded in custody when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday for hitting his babymother. The court heard that in his latest matter before the courts, Jeavon Lee and the...

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No plan for Local Government election at this time, says McKenzie
The Holness administration has signalled that there are no plans at this time to call the...

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Three ways the Caribbean can strengthen financing for private companies
by Therese Turner-Jones Growing up in The Bahamas, I remember my grandmother's asue. There weren't any banks where she lived on the island of Inagua, and even if there had been, it wasn't customary for women to frequent them. To adapt, women (and sometimes men) formed their own informal savings groups, known as asues. As her […]

Learning about Jamaica's Forests by Hiking the Blue Mountains
by Anaitée Mills Panoramic view of the Blue & John Crow Mountains, Jamaica. Xaymaca is the Taino name for Jamaica which translates into "land of wood and water" but how much wood and how much water does Jamaica have today? The Forestry Department figured out a way to teach enthusiastic hikers about the state of […]

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Jamaica remains on Britain's 'amber list' for travel
Jamaican has again been left off Britain's 'green list' of places from which travellers will be exempt from quarantining upon arrival in England. Malta, Ibiza and several Caribbean countries, including Barbados have been...
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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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