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Nearly 3,000 released from Sri Lanka prisons amid COVID-19
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Nearly 2900 prisoners have been released from overcrowded prisons in Sri Lanka as the Indian ocean island nation has stepped up it’s efforts to contain the spreading of the new coronavirus. Sri Lanka has been under... - 2020-04-05 11:11:53
Barbados records first COVID-19 death
Barbados has recorded its first COVID-19 death.  The deceased, an 81-year-old Barbadian man, succumbed last night after suffering from diabetes complications and COVID-19 pneumonia. He had earlier travelled to the United Kingdom and... - 2020-04-05 10:39:54
Bermuda’s COVID-19 cases rise to 37 as lockdown starts
HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC  – Health officials on Saturday announced two more confirmed cases of COVID-19 , bringing Bermuda’s total to 37, as the island began a 14-day lockdown designed to stem the coronavirus that has... - 2020-04-05 09:39:37
Doctors beg J’cans to take COVID-19 threat seriously
Healthcare professionals at the frontline of the COVID-19 fight in Jamaica have issued a plea to their countrymen and women to treat with seriousness the measures implemented by the Government to stem the spread of the highly contagious virus –... - 2020-04-05 00:36:00

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Bigger than 9/11 - COVID-19 will change how medicine is practised, say doctors
One of the country's brightest medical minds, Professor Michael Boyne, believes that the crippling fear and death associated with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is comparable only to the terror attack of September 11, 2001 in the United... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Vybz Kartel lawyer 'expected' appeal would have been denied
A lawyer for dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel said she is not surprised by the decision of the Court of Appeal to dismiss the appeal to have his murder conviction overturned. "The public pressure is such that there is a lot of lot of negatives...

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PSOJ seeking to raise more funds for COVID-19 response
The Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ) is seeking to raise another $250 million through a...

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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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Nearly 3,000 released from Sri Lanka prisons amid COVID-19
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Nearly 2900 prisoners have been released from overcrowded prisons in Sri Lanka as the Indian ocean island nation has stepped up it's efforts to contain the spreading of the new coronavirus. Sri Lanka has been under...
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Heart Foundation keeps a strong pulse on fundraising with 5K
KINGSTON, JAMAICA: The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) will take to the streets of Kingston in three months to host the 2020 edition of the Run For Your Heart 5K. Read more in the Firstlook»

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