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COVID spike forces St Ann schools to delay face-to-face classes

OCHO RIOS, St Ann — Some schools here in St Ann which were approved for face-to-face classes have delayed their reopening because of the resurgence of the number of coronavirus cases in the parish. Read More

Walsh contracted COVID in Caribbean, says Mansingh
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Dr Akshai Mansingh, a member of Cricket West Indies' (CWI) Medical Advisory Committee, believes leg-spinning all-rounder Hayden Walsh Jr contracted COVID-19 before he left the Caribbean.... Read More

Imagine journalists in jury boxes, of all places
This is the third in a series by our reporters on how they managed to cover the news at the onset of the novel coronavirus in 2020.... Read More

Pilot concluded for Horizon remandees' virtual trial mention dates
GOVERNMENT has completed the pilot project to have detainees from the Horizon Adult Remand Centre appear virtually for mention dates in court cases.... Read More

Vaccine scepticism hurting antivirus efforts

Monday, January, 18 2021    

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Vaccines from the West, Russia or China? Or none at all? That dilemma faces nations in south-eastern Europe, where novel coronavirus vaccination campaigns are off to a slow start — overshadowed by heated political debates and conspiracy... Read More

5,000 laptops for secondary PATH students arrive in island

Monday, January, 18 2021    

THE Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has received the first shipment of 5,000 laptops to be distributed to secondary students in grades 10 to 13 on the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH). Read More

Tufton lauds staff at Cornwall Regional Hospital

Monday, January, 18 2021    

MONTEGO BAY, St James – Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton has lauded staff of Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in St James for their continued commitment to outstanding service delivery, despite the challenges being experienced at the facility. Read More

UK aims to give 1st COVID-19 shot to all adults by September

Monday, January, 18 2021    

LONDON, England (AP) — The UK Government plans to offer a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to every adult by September as the nation's health-care system battles the worst crisis in its 72-year history. Read More

Chinese city reports coronavirus found on ice cream

Sunday, January, 17 2021    

BEIJING, China (AP) — The coronavirus was found on ice cream produced in eastern China, prompting a recall of cartons from the same batch, according to the government. Read More

Hard-hit Brazil approves first two COVID vaccines — regulator

Sunday, January, 17 2021    

BRASÍLIA, Brazil (AFP) — Brazil's Anvisa health regulator gave emergency approval Sunday for its first two coronavirus vaccines as the country gears up to roll out a mass inoculation campaign amid a devastating second epidemic wave. Read More

COVID-19 survivor shares experience

Sunday, January, 17 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Sasheena Douglas admits that she knew the coronavirus (COVID-19) should not be taken lightly, because of the toll it takes on the body; however, she was not prepared for the impact it had on her mental health. Read More

COVID-19: Here's what you need to know today

Sunday, January, 17 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — More than 94.4 million coronavirus infections have been confirmed worldwide, with over 2 million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 57.5 million having recovered from the virus. Read More

93-y-o St Mary woman dies from COVID; 65 new cases

Sunday, January, 17 2021    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— A 93-year-old woman from St Mary has become Jamaica's latest COVID-19 fatality, bring the country's death toll from the virus to 324. Read More

UK seeks to give 1st COVID shot to all adults by September

Sunday, January, 17 2021    

LONDON, England (AP) — The UK government plans to offer a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to every adult by September as the nation's health service battles the worst crisis in its 72-year-history. Read More

COVID-19 deaths recorded in St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines

Sunday, January, 17 2021    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — St Lucia recorded two new COVID-19 related deaths on the weekend, bringing to eight, the number of fatalities attributed to the virus. Read More



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