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UK aims to give 1st COVID-19 shot to all adults by September
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government plans to offer a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to every adult by September as the nation’s health care system battles the worst crisis in its 72-year-history. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said Sunday... - 2021-01-17 11:09:00
85 per cent COVID-19 recovery rate in St Ann, despite being a hotspot
Despite being declared as one of the current hotspots for COVID-19 transmissions in the island, the parish of St Ann has a recovery rate that is higher than the national trend. Noting that the recovery rate for St Ann is over 85 per cent, medical... - 2021-01-17 00:16:05
Doubting Thomases - Manchester residents unconvinced about seriousness of COVID-19
Despite news that the mid-island parish of Manchester has experienced a surge in COVID-19 cases in the last three months, many residents of the parish believe reports of the spread and ill-effects of the illness have been exaggerated and have been... - 2021-01-17 00:15:53
Black market expands - Lax identity verification system, messy PCR sample collections open door to fraud COVID-19 results locally
Unauthorised medical practitioners exploiting demand for COVID-19 tests locally have apparently expanded their reach into the favoured polymerase chain reaction (PCR) market, asking no verification of identity from patients, many of whom are... - 2021-01-17 00:14:42

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BILLIONS AT RISK - Inefficient controls at ministries, agencies exposing public funds to fraud or abuse
Poor decisions at dozens of government departments have exposed more than $40 billion of taxpayers' money to loss or misuse, an analysis of the last two auditor general annual reports has shown. And with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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104 new COVID-19 cases, no additional death recorded
Jamaica on Friday recorded 104 additional cases of COVID-19, with ages ranging from 1 month to 85 years, increasing the tally to 14,096. Of those cases, 1,936 are active. There was no new fatality, keeping the death tally at 323. One more case was...

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St Ann health officials renew call for COVID-19 education
Health officials in St Ann have renewed their appeal for councillors from the St Ann Municipal...

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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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UK aims to give 1st COVID-19 shot to all adults by September
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government plans to offer a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to every adult by September as the nation's health care system battles the worst crisis in its 72-year-history. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said Sunday...
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