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CARPHA says multi-sectoral response is even greater in COVID-19 era
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Monday said that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has emerged as one of the most serious global public health challenges in recent times. “The... - 2020-11-30 16:31:00
1 more COVID-19 death, 54 new cases
Jamaica on Sunday recorded one more COVID-19 death, pushing the tally to 257. The deceased is an 87-year-old female from Westmoreland, whose death was previously under investigation. One other fatality is being probed, pushing that figure to... - 2020-11-30 09:59:38
Beware of COVID-19 scams as vaccine approaches FDA approval
WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus vaccine inching toward approval in the U.S. is desperately anticipated by weary Americans longing for a path back to normal life. But criminals are waiting, too, ready to use that desperation to... - 2020-11-30 09:15:58
6-day old baby dies from COVID-19 in Guyana
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Nov 30, CMC – The Caribbean recorded its youngest ever death from COVID-19, after a six-day old baby died of the virus in Guyana.  Guyana's Ministry of Health said that two deaths were recorded over the... - 2020-11-30 09:06:38

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Leaked Recording: Crawford slams new PNP president, says Hanna is popularity junkie
Claiming to be more popular than Lisa Hanna, People's National Party (PNP) firebrand Damion Crawford has ripped into President Mark Golding and suggested that he will launch a presidential bid in the next five years. The outburst is bound to open... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Lockdown fuels spike in sex doll sales
A sex doll company in the US has reported major increases in the sale of its products since the COVID-19 pandemic, and the sales manager said the entity is expecting a large volume of orders for the Christmas season. Sam Pfauth, sales manager...

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UK gov't stands firm in decision to carry out controversial deportation flight to Jamaica
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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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Kyle Butler alleges physical abuse in series of deleted Tweets
National men's Under 23 footballer Kyle Butler says he was attacked at a training session at the Mona High School in St Andrew on Monday. Butler, made the allegation in a series of since-deleted tweets, one of which contained images of graphic...
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