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Trinidad police to monitor COVID-19 patients in home quarantine
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) says it will be monitoring persons who have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) and confined to home quarantine, amid reports that these persons have not... - 2020-09-18 14:05:45
Guatemalan president tests positive for coronavirus
GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei says he’s tested positive for the coronavirus. The 64-year-old Giammattei told a local radio station he feels well. He has multiple sclerosis and uses canes to walk. The... - 2020-09-18 12:47:32
Push underway to test COVID-19 vaccines in diverse groups
TAKOMA PARK, Maryland (AP) — In front of baskets of tomatoes and peppers, near a sizzling burrito grill, the “promotoras” stop masked shoppers at a busy Latino farmers market: Want to test a COVID-19 vaccine? Aided by Spanish... - 2020-09-18 11:57:25
Four more COVID-19 deaths, 197 new cases
Jamaica on Thursday recorded four additional COVID-19 deaths, increasing the tally to 55. One of them was from a previous case that was under investigation. Two other deaths are being probed, pushing that figure to eight. The new deaths are: * An... - 2020-09-18 09:43:46

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'Diabolical' contract killer watched as Beachy Stout's wife was stabbed to death
Denvalyn Minott has been married for more than two decades and is known to residents in his east Portland community of Norwich as a family man who is devoted to his four children. On Thursday, Minott was led from the Home Circuit Court in downtown... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Jamaica records 122 new COVID-19 cases
On Tuesday, Jamaica recorded 122 new COVID-19 cases with ages ranging from 11 months to 88 years. This pushes the country's tally to 4,164 cases with 2,858 of them being active. Of the new cases, 66 are male and 56 are female. Meanwhile, 17...

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Three shot, one fatally, in downtown Kingston
Three persons were shot, one fatally, when gunmen carried out an attack on Port Royal Street in...

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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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Stocks Round Up | 34 stocks advance, 32 decline and 9 trade firm
The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) combined index advanced on Friday with an advance/decline ratio of 34/32. The index moved up by 2,281.48 points or 0.63 per cent to close at 365,814.95. The JSE Main Market Index advanced by 2,608.75 points or...
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