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Global death toll from COVID-19 tops two million amid vaccine rollout
The global death toll from COVID-19 topped two million Friday as vaccines developed at breakneck speed are being rolled out around the world in an all-out campaign to vanquish the threat. The milestone was reached just over a year after the... - 2021-01-15 14:06:09
UK imposes travel ban amid worries of new Brazil COVID-19 variant
LONDON (AP) — The British government banned travel from South America and Portugal to ensure a new variant of COVID-19 found in Brazil doesn’t derail the United Kingdom’s vaccination programme, although there are no signs the... - 2021-01-15 12:52:33
One more COVID-19 death, 77 new cases
Jamaica on Thursday recorded one more COVID-19 fatality, pushing the total to 323. The deceased is a 42-year-old woman from Manchester. Two more cases were recorded as coincidental deaths. The health ministry says that one of the cases was... - 2021-01-15 10:33:10
Region could source COVID-19 vaccines through Africa
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has been offered access to approved COVID-19 vaccines from a shipment recently secured by the African Union. Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced Thursday that... - 2021-01-15 10:07:23

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National Prayer Breakfast to keep hope alive
Jamaica's 2021 Rhode Scholar Fitzroy Wickham will offer prayer on behalf of youths in this year's National Leadership Prayer Breakfast (NLPB), which will be hosted virtually for the first time in 41 years. The event will be hosted on Thursday,... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Woman unable to walk since getting injection
Usually, on a weekday, it would be impossible to find Yvette Spencer at her Maxfield Park, St Andrew home. She would be out vending to provide for herself and her 81-year-old mother, Francilla Patterson. However, the 48-year-old said she has been...

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Calls for field hospital in St. James premature, says Tufton
Minister of Health Dr. Christopher Tufton has said calls for a field hospital in St. James...

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Jamaica COVID-19: Day-19 – The Value of Quarantine
It has been 19 days since Jamaica first record its first COVID-19 case. Sadly there are 4 more reported cases, two with travel histories from New York, a health worker with contact to a know case and 1 under investigation. This brings the COVID-19 cases in Jamaica to 36. New York has become the epicenter [...]

Jamaica COVID-19: Day-18 – 2 more cases announced
Jamaica’s first case of COVID-19 was announced on March 10, 2020. Today, 2 more cases have been announced bringing the total to 32 with sadly 1 death. So far 21 cases are listed as imported, 8 as local transmission and 3 are under investigation. There is some good news today. Firstly, the Jamaican government has announced [...]

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ATL Pension Fund loses appeal in dismissal of former general manager
The ATL Pension Fund has lost its appeal in the matter of the dismissal of former general manager Catherine Barber. The Court of Appeal handed down its unanimous judgment Friday upholding a decision of the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT)...
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