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142 new COVID-19 cases, five additional deaths
Jamaica has recorded five more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 1,173. Those who have died are: * A 72-year-old man from St James * A 51-year-old man from Kingston and St Andrew * A 38-year-old male from St James * An 83-year-... - 2021-07-24 12:14:13
JHTA says tourism sector 98 per cent COVID-19 compliant
WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica’s tourism stakeholders are steering clear of any blame that they have contributed to the latest COVID-19 surge on the island, which is threatening to reverse recent decisions made by the Government to relax restrictions on... - 2021-07-24 00:10:02
Get vaccinated, take COVID-19 test or stay home without pay
ST JOHN’S (CMC): All frontline government workers will be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine, or get tested for the virus every two weeks at their own expense. Those who refuse to do either will have to remain off the job without pay. The... - 2021-07-24 00:08:09
West Indies and Australian players return negative COVID-19 tests
All members of the West Indies cricket team and its support staff have returned a negative COVID-19 test on Friday. This follows the postponement of their second One-Day International match against Australia at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown,... - 2021-07-23 16:31:26

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The board of the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) should be sacked for the controversial $443m investment in start-up First Rock Capital Holdings that broke the law, the opposition People's National Party has said. Transport Minister Robert... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Greedy persons raid food boxes for the needy
A humanitarian effort to provide food for less fortunate Jamaicans by way of food donation boxes is being challenged by unconscionable persons who seek to raid them without considering the needs of others. The initiative, spearheaded by De-Andrea...

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The Disabilities Act of 2014 this week moved one step closer to coming into effect.The regulations...

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We Are the Zoomers
If someone had mentioned the word “Zoom” to me in 2019, I would have looked at them blankly, wondering what it was. When explained to me, I would have said vaguely, “Oh, that’s interesting,” and moved on. In 2019, we were meeting in cafés, holding retreats, signing up for various forums in hotels, caught up […]

Living Online with Humans and Birds: NAOC 2020
In this COVID-19 life (yes, we’re “living with COVID,” aren’t we?) I, for one, am mostly living online. Whether it’s writing blog posts, posting on social media, or attending Zoom meetings, I spend a lot of time in front of a screen. It is actually quite tiring, sometimes. But I am staying home. This is […]

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French protesters reject bill requiring vaccine passes
PARIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of people, including far-right activists and members of France's yellow vest movement, protested Saturday across the country against a bill requiring everyone to have a special virus pass to enter...
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