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West Indies Women receive COVID-19 vaccine
ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): West Indies Women and support staff have received the first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca through a partnership between Cricket West Indies (CWI) and Antigua’s Ministry of Health. Eighteen players and members of the... - 2021-05-16 00:17:17
T&T declares State of Emergency to battle COVID-19 surge
Trinidad and Tobago has declared a State of Emergency (SOE) and an eight-hour daily curfew, as a "scared population” looks to the authorities to implement new measures to deal with rising numbers of deaths from COVID-19 and... - 2021-05-15 16:45:38
Four additional COVID-19 fatalities, 130 new cases
Jamaica on Thursday recorded four more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 838. The deceased are a 58-year-old man from Manchester, a 74-year-old woman from St Catherine, a 33-year-old woman from St James whose death was formerly under... - 2021-05-14 10:34:01
Petition with 350,000 signatures wants Tokyo Games cancelled
TOKYO (AP) — An online petition with more than 350,000 signatures calling for the Tokyo Games to be cancelled was submitted Friday to local organisers, the International Olympic Committee, and others. The Olympics are scheduled to open in... - 2021-05-14 10:08:16
 
 

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'IT'S ALL A BIG LIE'
A day after Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith named former Senator A.J. Nicholson as the People's National Party (PNP) official who sent her threatening and harassing emails in 2014 and 2018, Nicholson has called her out, challenging... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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CDC director says mask-wearing guidance is based solely on science
(AP) - The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday defended the decision to ease mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, stressing that increasing political pressure had nothing to do with the abrupt shift in...

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17 more COVID-19 deaths
Jamaica confirmed 17 more deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the country’s...

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Three ways the Caribbean can strengthen financing for private companies
by Therese Turner-Jones Growing up in The Bahamas, I remember my grandmother's asue. There weren't any banks where she lived on the island of Inagua, and even if there had been, it wasn't customary for women to frequent them. To adapt, women (and sometimes men) formed their own informal savings groups, known as asues. As her […]

Learning about Jamaica's Forests by Hiking the Blue Mountains
by Anaitée Mills Panoramic view of the Blue & John Crow Mountains, Jamaica. Xaymaca is the Taino name for Jamaica which translates into "land of wood and water" but how much wood and how much water does Jamaica have today? The Forestry Department figured out a way to teach enthusiastic hikers about the state of […]

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Israel kills 42 in Gaza, as Netanyahu warns war will go on
Israeli air strikes on Gaza City flattened three buildings and killed at least 42 people today, Palestinian medics said. Despite the heavy death toll and international efforts to broker a cease-fire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
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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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