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Second COVID-19 booster dose for vulnerable groups
THE MINISTRY of Health and Wellness has announced that a second booster dose of COVID-19 vaccines is to be offered to vulnerable groups. It’s being offered to healthcare workers, people over 60 years old, and immunocompromised persons. The health... - 2022-08-19 00:06:54
WHO: World coronavirus cases fall 24%, deaths rise in Asia
LONDON (AP) — New coronavirus cases reported globally dropped nearly a quarter in the last week while deaths fell 6% but were still higher in parts of Asia, according to a report Thursday on the pandemic by the World Health Organization. The... - 2022-08-18 11:03:43
MoH offering second COVID-19 booster dose to vulnerable groups
The Ministry of Health has announced that a second booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccines is to be offered to vulnerable groups. It's being offered to healthcare workers, people over 60 years old and immunocompromised persons. The... - 2022-08-17 19:49:08
US First Lady Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19, has ‘mild’ symptoms
United States First lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 and was experiencing “mild symptoms,” the White House announced Tuesday. President Joe Biden continues to test negative after recently recovering from the virus but will wear a mask i - 2022-08-16 09:13:38

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Dancehall as crime trigger
Despite strong public sentiment that dancehall music fuels criminal behaviour in Jamaica, an Anglican priest and human-rights advocate is insistent that proponents of that view are scapegoating the popular genre. Father Sean Major-Campbell has... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Fighting for her life - Shaunice Dean refuses to bow to colon cancer
Diagnosed with colon (colorectal) cancer more than two years ago and now given a year or less to live, 29-year-old Shaunice Dean is refusing to let the dreaded disease steal her happiness, even as it takes a toll on her health. According to the...

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Most Jamaicans opposed to lottery scamming, poll finds
A majority of Jamaicans strongly oppose lottery scamming. This is based on data...

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We Are the Zoomers
If someone had mentioned the word “Zoom” to me in 2019, I would have looked at them blankly, wondering what it was. When explained to me, I would have said vaguely, “Oh, that’s interesting,” and moved on. In 2019, we were meeting in cafés, holding retreats, signing up for various forums in hotels, caught up […]

Living Online with Humans and Birds: NAOC 2020
In this COVID-19 life (yes, we’re “living with COVID,” aren’t we?) I, for one, am mostly living online. Whether it’s writing blog posts, posting on social media, or attending Zoom meetings, I spend a lot of time in front of a screen. It is actually quite tiring, sometimes. But I am staying home. This is […]

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BOJ encouraged by declining inflation rate
The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is encouraged by the declining out-turns recorded in the last three Consumer Price Index (CPI) reports, Governor, Richard Byles, has said. The CPI, which measures variations in commodity prices for consumers, is...
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