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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

Special Olympics Jamaica brings joy to students with tablet gifts

Saturday, January, 16 2021    

WITH the novel coronavirus pandemic ruining plans for many of its sporting activities, Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) has committed to providing tablet computers for students with disabilities. Read More

Global virus death toll hits two million

Saturday, January, 16 2021    

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) — The global death toll from COVID-19 topped two million yesterday, crossing the threshold amid a vaccine roll-out so immense but so uneven that in some countries there is real hope of vanquishing the outbreak, while in other, less developed parts of the... Read More

Barbados prime minister, seven others take COVID-19 vaccine

Saturday, January, 16 2021    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Prime Minister Mia Mottley told the nation Thursday that she was among eight people here who recently received COVID-19 vaccines, and reported that in a few weeks more front line workers and vulnerable residents could get theirs. Read More

PAHO: COVID-19 developments make continuing public health measures in Caribbean urgent

Saturday, January, 16 2021    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (CMC) – Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Dr Carissa F Etienne said on Thursday that the appearance of new variants of the COVID-19 virus in several countries of the Americas, including the Caribbean, combined with an acceleration... Read More

Vaccine deployment under COVAX facility to start by March

Saturday, January, 16 2021    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (CMC) — The deployment of COVID-19 vaccines in the Caribbean and other countries across the Americas, under the World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) facility, is anticipated to get under way by the end of... Read More

Blow to global vaccine drive as Pfizer delays deliveries

Saturday, January, 16 2021    

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) – A global coronavirus vaccine roll-out suffered a major blow yesterday as Pfizer said it would delay shipments of the jabs in the next three to four weeks due to works at its key plant in Belgium. Read More

Westmoreland Western MP welcomes the relaxing of curfew measures

Saturday, January, 16 2021    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — Member of Parliament for Westmoreland Western, Morland Wilson, has welcomed the relaxing of the curfew hours in the parish. Read More

Walsh contracted COVID in Caribbean, says Mansingh

Saturday, January, 16 2021    

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

Biden recruits federal muscle for vaccine blitz

Saturday, January, 16 2021    

WILMINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President-elect Joe Biden announced Friday he would surge federal resources into making "thousands" of vaccine sites, while also deploying mobile clinics and expanding the public health workforce to accelerate the rollout of COVID-19... Read More

Canada buys additional 20 million Pfizer vaccine doses

Saturday, January, 16 2021    

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Canada announced Tuesday a deal to secure an additional 20 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, which would allow for more than half of Canadians to be inoculated before summer. Read More

Guyana concerned about new COVID-19 strain in Brazil

Saturday, January, 16 2021    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Health officials across the country on Friday announced that the Takutu River Bridge, which links the town of Lethem to Bonfim in Brazil, will remain closed as part of precautions to guard against the spread of the new highly transmissible COVID-19 variant which... Read More

C'bean countries confirm commitment to agenda for tackling COVID-19 crisis

Saturday, January, 16 2021    

SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) — The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) says regional countries have confirmed their commitment to the Regional Agenda for Inclusive Social Development (RAISD) for tackling the current COVID-19 crisis and moving towards a transformative... Read More



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