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CMO: Too early for persons to develop immunity for COVID-19
Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, says not enough time has passed to determine whether persons who have had COVID-19 will develop immunity to the disease. “It is still early to determine if and when persons... - 2020-07-07 09:04:09
COVID-19 Tips | Reinforce everyday preventative actions
Parents and caretakers play an important role in teaching children to maintain proper hygiene, including the frequent washing of hands. Explain to them that handwashing can keep them healthy and stop the coronavirus from spreading to others. • Be a... - 2020-07-07 00:26:13
Burundi finally starts taking COVID-19 seriously
NAIROBI (AP): Burundi launched a campaign of mass screening for COVID-19 on Monday in the country’s largest city, Bujumbura, indicating that the new president is changing policies to combat the spread of the disease. Named ‘I won’t get infected and. - 2020-07-07 00:21:51
Compete at your own risk - Campbell warns athletes against competing in COVID-19 crisis
With athletics moving forward through a return to competitive meets, former national long-distance runner Kemoy Campbell has warned athletes about competing during the current health crisis. Campbell, who was speaking during a recent Gleaner Sports... - 2020-07-07 00:19:45

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Ardrene Edwards has had to watch helplessly as her son Jayden Donaldson has been fighting for his life. The boy has been in the hospital for the past year and a half and has been a frequent patient at the University Hospital of the West Indies (...

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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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Mahogany Vale in St Thomas to receive new bridge
The National Works Agency (NWA) and necessary stakeholders this morning broke ground for a replacement bridge to be built in the Mahogany Vale community in St Thomas. The original bridge, which was constructed over a century ago and spanned the...
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