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Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine works well in big ‘real world’ test
A real-world test of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in more than half a million people confirms that it’s very effective at preventing serious illness or death, even after one dose. Wednesday’s published results, from a mass... - 2021-02-24 17:20:48
St Vincent PM criticises EU blacklisting of Dominica amid COVID-19 pandemic
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Feb. 24, CMC – Outgoing CARICOM Chairman Dr Ralph Gonsalves on Wednesday called on regional leaders to speak out against the “awful” decision by the European Union (EU) to blacklist Dominica as a non-... - 2021-02-24 15:56:54
193 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death
Jamaica on Tuesday recorded one additional COVID-19 death, pushing the tally to 406. The deceased is a 55-year-old man from St James. Two more cases were recorded as coincidental deaths, pushing that figure to 81. Meanwhile, there were 193 new... - 2021-02-24 10:34:09
Ghana 1st nation to receive coronavirus vaccines from COVAX
ACCRA, Ghana (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... - 2021-02-24 09:52:58

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CORNWALL CRISIS - Patients on oxygen clutter corridors as Gov't launches COVID recruitment drive
WESTERN BUREAU: Patients are now forced to sit out their stay in the corridors at Cornwall Regional Hospital receiving oxygen - stark imagery of the scale of Jamaica's coronavirus crisis which is choking public healthcare facilities. "We are in a... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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McGrath hope to build on McGregor's success - Thomas
Although his school is not traditionally known as a schoolboy football institution, McGrath High School head coach, Jermaine Thomas, says that past student Peter McGregor's move to Europe has put a positive spotlight on their schoolboy football...

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Only students sitting exams to continue face-to-face classes
Education Minister Fayval Williams has instructed that only students sitting exit exams will...

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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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UHWI says it's not operating without water
The University Hospital of the West Indies is dismissing claims that it has been operating without water since Saturday. In a statement this afternoon, the hospital says it has water storage for several days should there be water restrictions from...
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