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Virus mutations down to chance, in more ways than one 9:31 pm

PARIS, France (AFP) — The emergence of several, more infectious strains of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has worried governments and scientists, who are investigating how and why the virus became more transmissible. Read More

17-y-o Sashanique Richards reported missing 8:31 pm
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — An Ananda Alert has been activated for 17-year-old Sashanique Richards of Avon Park, Spanish Town, St Catherine who has been missing since Tuesday, January 18.She is of dark complexion, medium build and is about five feet six inches tall.... Read More

Grange wants more support from UNESCO and UN for activities seeking reparatory justice 8:17 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has called for support from UNESCO and the United Nations for activities which seek “reparatory justice for afro-descendants of Jamaica and the Caribbean”.... Read More

Trump impeachment trial to begin week of February 8 — Schumer 7:22 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — Opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial for Donald Trump on the charge of incitement of insurrection for the Capitol riot will begin the week of February 8.... Read More

Severe reaction to Moderna vaccine 'rare' — US study

Friday, January, 22 2021 7:02 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Severe allergic reaction to Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine is "rare," US health authorities said Friday, with only 10 cases arising from more than four million first doses. Read More

Martinique authorities suspect case of COVID-19 variant

Friday, January, 22 2021 6:42 pm    

FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique (CMC) — Health authorities are investigating a case in which a returned national may have contracted a variant of COVID-19 overseas.The case was reported to the Regional Health Agency (ARS) by the Fort-de-France CHU laboratory. Read More

Grange pays tribute to Nasralla

Friday, January, 22 2021 6:24 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has expressed sadness at the death of the Jamaican music entrepreneur and impresario, Ronnie Nasralla. Read More

21-y-o Xavier Woolery missing

Friday, January, 22 2021 5:56 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Twenty-year-old Xavier Woolery otherwise called 'Hawaian Rose', recording artiste of East Avenue, Linstead, St Catherine has been missing since Friday, January 15.He is of brown complexion, slim build and about five feet seven inches tall. Read More

'We have lost a prolific sporting icon' — Senator Morris

Friday, January, 22 2021 5:46 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition Spokesperson on Sports, Senator Gabriela Morris, has expressed sadness at the passing of former national footballer Luton Shelton. Read More

Too early to draw COVID origin conclusions — WHO

Friday, January, 22 2021 5:38 pm    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization said Friday it was too early to draw any conclusions from its mission to Wuhan as to whether the COVID-19 pandemic started in China. Read More

WHO says fabric facemasks still work against virus variants

Friday, January, 22 2021 5:12 pm    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization said Friday it had no plans to change its guidance recommending fabric facemasks as new coronavirus variants spread, because the mutated strains are transmitted in the same way. Read More

Woman among three arrested following St Elizabeth murder

Friday, January, 22 2021 4:59 pm    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — Police here are reporting that three people were last night taken into custody following the murder of a man in the community of Bluntas near Treasure Beach. Read More

Grange 'very sad' at Luton Shelton's passing

Friday, January, 22 2021 4:51 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has expressed deep sadness at the passing of the Jamaican footballer Luton Shelton.The 35-year-old had been ill for some time. Read More

15-y-o Theresa Smith is missing

Friday, January, 22 2021 4:46 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — An Ananda Alert has been activated for 15-year-old Theresa Smith of Bayshore Park, Kingston 17, who has been missing since Monday, March 23, 2020.She is of brown complexion, slim build and is about five feet five inches tall. Read More

Luton Shelton was a 'true ambassador' — KSAFA

Friday, January, 22 2021 4:40 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) has expressed its deepest condolences to the family and the Harbour View United Football Club of former national player, Luton Shelton. Read More



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