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The Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT) is urging the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) to adjust its syllabus amid the continued impact of COVID-19 in the region and now the eruption of the La Soufriere volcano in St Vincent. According to...

Health authorities say they are now investigating one suspected COVID vaccine-related death in Jamaica.  At a press conference on Wednesday, they did not provide details. However, Chief Medical Officer Dr Jacquiline Bisasor McKenzie described...

Jamaica exceeded its COVID-19 vaccination blitz target by 12 per cent with 83,828 people receiving their first dose of the vaccine over five days. The latest figure brings to 135,473 the total number of people vaccinated since March.

Gas prices will go down by $0.58 effective Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $137.31 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $140.14. Automotive diesel oil will move up by $1.26 per...

Warning that COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to the Americas have slowed, Pan American Health Organization Director Dr Carissa F Etienne is urging countries to employ a “comprehensive strategy” of not only immunisation but also public...

Reputed gangster Christopher Linton, more widely known as ‘Dog Paw’, has had his conviction thrown out by the Court of Appeal. Linton’s co-convict Micah Allen was also freed by Jamaica’s second-highest court. Both men...

A probe has been launched by the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) into allegations of corporal punishment of wards of the State at the Clifton Boys’ Home in Westmoreland. The agency says it received reports of alleged abuse...

COPENHAGEN (AP) — Denmark has decided not to resume use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine following reports of rare blood clots. The decision, which would remove the shot from Denmark's vaccination scheme, could delay the country...

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia’s president has defiantly signed into law an extension of his mandate and that of his government as the United States and others threatened sanctions and warned of further instability in one of the...

Jamaica on Tuesday recorded 10 new COVID-19 fatalities, increasing the tally to 692. The deceased are: * A 73-year-old woman from Manchester. * A 98-year-old female from Kingston and St Andrew. * A 70-year-old man from Kingston and St ...

Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie says Jamaica is organising support for St Vincent and the Grenadines, which is being impacted by the erupting La Soufrière volcano. McKenzie says Jamaica has been in contact with the Government...

The police are reporting the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition during an operation on Dapper Lane, Montego Hills in St James. The seizure was made yesterday around 3:17 p.m. The police report that a team was on an operation in...

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Desperate to jumpstart Europe’s sluggish vaccination programme, leaders from across the continent scrambled Wednesday in the wake of an unexpected delay in the rollout of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19...

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC - Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe has announced his resignation with President Jovenel Moïse saying that his departure “will make it possible to address the glaring problem of insecurity” in the French-...

BRUSSELS — The head of the European Union’s executive arm has announced plans for a major contract extension for COVID-19 vaccines with Pfizer stretching to 2023. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday that...
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