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Hanover’s custos blames COVID-19 spread on indiscipline
WESTERN BUREAU: Hanover’s Custos Dr David Stair has said the ongoing spread of the deadly coronavirus in the parish and the wider Jamaica is a direct result of the rampant indiscipline being display by those persons, who are showing scant regard... - 2021-02-26 00:06:07
MAJ calls for inclusion of additional drug to manage COVID-19
In light of the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitalisations, the Medical Association of Jamaica wants the Government to include an additional drug that it believes will help with the management of patients. Up to Wednesday, Jamaica had 8,... - 2021-02-25 15:47:47
China approves two more COVID-19 vaccines for wider use
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China approved two more COVID-19 vaccines for wider use Thursday, adding to its growing arsenal of shots. The National Medical Products Administration gave conditional approval to a vaccine from CanSino Biologics and a... - 2021-02-25 13:38:11
Four more COVID-19 deaths, 248 new cases
Jamaica on Wednesday recorded four more COVID-19 fatalities, pushing the tally to 410. The deceased are: A 57-year-old man from St Catherine. A 66-year-old male from St Elizabeth. A 57-years-old woman from St James. A 103-year-old female from St... - 2021-02-25 10:24:30

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VACCINE CRY TO BIDEN - CARICOM appeals to US, says being 'squeezed out' by rich countries
The Dr Keith Rowley-chaired Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will write to the Biden administration in a matter of days appealing to Washington to share with states within the region supplies of COVID-19 vaccines. Rowley, who is also prime minister... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Castle for the apostle - Westmoreland church leader to live in style
The construction of a house for a minister of religion in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, has been creating quite a stir. The dwelling, which is being constructed for Bishop Winston Baker of the King Jesus Pentecostal Fellowship Church, is...

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MAJ calls for use of Ivermectin to help treat COVID-19
The Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) has made an urgent appeal for the Ministry of Health...

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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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