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COVID-19 vaccine boosters could mean billions for drugmakers
Billions more in profits are at stake for some vaccine makers as the U.S. moves toward dispensing COVID-19 booster shots to shore up Americans' protection against the virus. How much the manufacturers stand to gain depends on how big the... - 2021-09-25 12:16:10
Kristen Gyles | Why mandate COVID-19 vaccinations?
The fast-paced and constantly evolving COVID-19 virus is outpacing us. Those who refuse to recognise that the pandemic has presented very fluid circumstances are still stuck in 2020 when the only strain we knew of the virus was the strain on the... - 2021-09-25 00:08:17
Biden urges COVID-19 booster shots for those now eligible
President Joe Biden on Friday urged those now eligible for boosters of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to get the added protection a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the extra doses for millions of older or otherwise... - 2021-09-24 14:46:24
434 new COVID-19 cases, 12 more deaths
Jamaica has recorded 12 more COVID-19 fatalities, pushing the tally to 1,821. The deceased are: Manchester * A 64-year-old man * A 58-year-old female * A 62- year-old male St Catherine * A 62-year-old male * An 86-year-old woman *... - 2021-09-24 12:24:15

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Portland ganja boat goes up in smoke
The Portland Police are probing a Saturday night boat fire off the coast of the Manchioneal in the parish. Three men were aboard the vessel when the fire broke out. Two of them reportedly receive burns. The men, however, left the scene in a white... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Massive haul from COVID fines - St Thomas court collects $4.7 million in one day
A staggering $4.69 million was collected in fines for breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) in Morant Bay, St Thomas, on Wednesday. According to the Court Administration Division, just over 70 persons were brought before the court...

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Ten more COVID-19 related deaths
Jamaica has recorded 10 additional deaths associated with COVID-19. This has pushed the death count...

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Novak Djokovic on Sunday won his sixth straight Australian Open title and his 11th Grand Slam to join a pantheon of greats in the sport of tennis. Only Roger Federer with 17, Rafael Nadal 14, Pete Sampras 14 and Roy Emerson 12m have more than the Serbian, who now has as many titles as Bjorn [...]

The spectre of Steffi Graf loomed over the Australian Open final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber on Saturday. If Serena won she would have joined Graf on 22 Grand Slam titles the most ever by a woman in the Open era. Had Kerber won, she would have been the first German woman since Graf [...]

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