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52 new COVID-19 cases, one more death
Jamaica has recorded one more COVID-19 fatality, pushing the tally to 1,179. The deceased is a 76-year-old man from Kingston & St Andrew, whose death was previously under investigation. And one other death is under investigation, moving that... - 2021-07-27 11:39:21
Scores protest gov’t’s COVID-19 policy
ST JOHN’S (CMC): Scores of people demonstrated outside the office of Prime Minister Gaston Browne on Monday, but the government remained resolute that it would not move away from its policy to get public servants vaccinated. The protestors, some... - 2021-07-27 00:06:48
David Abrikian | Can we recover from a third COVID-19 wave
For the 57 days preceding July 19, with the exception of one single day, the number of daily COVID-19 recoveries in Jamaica exceeded the number of daily new infections, and as a result, the number of active cases was steadily brought down from over... - 2021-07-27 00:06:23
105 additional COVID-19 cases, two more deaths
Jamaica on Sunday recorded two more COVID-19 fatalities, pushing the tally to 1,178. The deceased are an 81-year-old man from St Mary and a 76-year-old man from St Ann.   One more case has been recorded as a coincidental death,... - 2021-07-26 11:37:57

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Jamaica's teachers who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 have been put on guard that they will not receive the same treatment as their inoculated counterparts when schools reopen for face-to-face classes in September. That might include... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jul 27, CMC - St Lucia's outgoing Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, said the results of Monday's general elections that resulted in his United Workers Party (UWP) suffering a heavy defeat has come as a...

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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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Mexican ships taking fuel, medical aid and food to Cuba
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two Mexican ships carrying food, fuel and medical supplies were sailing to Cuba on Tuesday and a third was getting ready to head there Wednesday. The first ship left late Monday loaded with 100,000 barrels of diesel fuel...
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