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Four more COVID-19 deaths, 248 new cases
Jamaica on Wednesday recorded four more COVID-19 fatalities, pushing the tally to 410. The deceased are: A 57-year-old man from St Catherine. A 66-year-old male from St Elizabeth. A 57-years-old woman from St James. A 103-year-old female from St... - 2021-02-25 10:24:30
Medical oxygen scarce in Africa, Latin America amid coronavirus
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A crisis over the supply of medical oxygen for coronavirus patients has struck nations in Africa and Latin America, where warnings went unheeded at the start of the pandemic and doctors say the shortage has led to... - 2021-02-25 09:55:24
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US
NEW YORK (AP) — February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors’ offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this year. Flu has virtually disappeared from the US, with reports coming in at far lower levels... - 2021-02-25 09:23:57
COVAX delivers first coronavirus vaccines
ACCRA, (AP): Ghana received the world’s first delivery of coronavirus vaccines from the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative on Wednesday – the long-awaited start for a programme that has thus far fallen short of hopes that it would ensure shots... - 2021-02-25 00:11:56
 
 

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Prep-school conundrum - Ministry directive can't compel them to scrap private face-to-face classes
Private schools will independently decide whether they will continue with face-to-face classes, dismissing the education ministry's declaration that only exit exam students should attend in-person sessions as merely "an announcement". A meteoric... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Bad roads batter Black X - Barefoot activist forced to take two-day rest due to injuries
Splinters, gravel and sharp stones have forced barefooted walker Black X off the road, three days after he began a cross country trek in salute of public health workers. Black X, whose given name is Derrick Robinson, started walking from...

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Gas prices up $4.50
Gas prices will continue to rise for the 12th consecutive week on Thursday. A litre of 87 and...

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HOW TO BUILD A LOW BUDGET RACE-CAR . Part 3
Now that you have ignored the protests from your significant other and you have decided that the race-car-plunge must be made at this time, meticulous thought must be given to the decisions which must be taken, if unbridled joy is to be realized when the machine hits the track. We have discussed two Steps thus [...]

HOW TO BUILD A LOW BUDGET RACE CAR. Part 2
If it was not clear before, it should be now – you have more time than you need to give undivided attention to things you always wanted to pursue but you were simply too busy and as such what pleases you most was ignored. We are aware that Covid-19 introduces its own financial constraints, therefore [...]

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Jamaican man in Barbados freed in case of COVID quarantine breach
Jamaican Dean George Scott was this morning freed by the Barbados Court Appeal in his case of a breach of a COVID-19 quarantine order. In handing down the ruling, Chief Justice Patterson Cheltenham said Scott should be freed by the prison once all...
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50 YEARS IN HOW ONE COMPANY CHANGED THE FACE OF AN INDUSTRY
On June 1, 1970, planes streaked across the Jamaican skies, trailing banners that read Life of Jamaica For a Better Life, announcing to the Jamaican people the birth of a company that would revolutionize the local insurance and financial landscape. Read more in the Firstlook»

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