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Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million people Saturday amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in places such as Brazil, India and France. The... - 2021-04-17 13:31:07
211 new COVID-19 cases, eight additional deaths
Jamaica on Friday recorded eight new COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 721. Those who have died are: * An 81-year-old male from St Mary * An 83-year-old male from St Ann * A 61-year-old male from Portland * A 48-year-old male from... - 2021-04-17 10:44:37
World Bank moves to aid Caribbean COVID-19 recovery
WASHINGTON (CMC): The World Bank has launched an early replenishment process of the International Development Association (IDA) to support Caribbean and other countries in their recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, and transition to “green, resilient... - 2021-04-17 00:13:41
16 more COVID-19 deaths, 233 additional cases
Jamaica has recorded 16 more COVID-19 fatalities, pushing the tally to 713. Those who have died are: * A 58-year-old man from Kingston and St Andrew * A 60-year-old man from Kingston and St Andrew  * A 54-year- old woman from Hanover * A... - 2021-04-16 12:33:14

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Officers attached to the Kingston Central Division say they have seized two firearms and arrested four men following an incident at the intersection of Law Street and George's Lane in the parish on Friday, April 16. Reports are that about 6:...

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Eight more COVID-19 deaths
Jamaica confirmed eight more deaths from COVID-19 on Friday, bringingthe death toll to 721.The...

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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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AmCham Jamaica says increase in domestic violence needs immediate attention
The American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica (AmCham Jamaica) says the significant increase in domestic violence cases in Jamaica is a major problem which needs immediate and focused attention. AmCham Jamaica says continued and sustained efforts...
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