Gov’t signs US$3.6-million agreement with CDC

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OFFICIALS of the Ministry of Health and Wellness and the United States-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday signed an agreement aimed at strengthening access to and delivery of quality services for prevention, care and treatment of HIV and other STIs.

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Tufton takes COVID-19 fight to communities

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THE Ministry of Health and Wellness is undertaking community consultations aimed at engaging stakeholders at the parish level in the process of heightening public awareness and adherence to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection-prevention measures.The first in the series of meetings was held digitally on Wednesday with representatives of civic, business and community groups, among others in Manchester.

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Jamaican sworn into office as ITLOS judge

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HAMBURG (CMC) – Jamaican attorney Dr Kathy-Ann Brown was among judges sworn into office as members of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) on Thursday.An ITLOS statement said that the five judges were sworn into office at a public ceremony, following their election at the 13th meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to serve a term of nine years, commencing October 1.

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UWI students without Internet access take leave of absence

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AT least 1,500 University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona students have applied for leave of absence from their studies because they were either without Internet access or did not have devices to access their online last semester.This was disclosed recently by Sujae Boswell, president of the UWI Guild of Graduates, in an address at the virtual Rotary Club of St Andrew North Education Foundation’s grant awards ceremony.

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Liveable wage

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MINIMUM wage earners could begin to receive incomes that are closer to a liveable wage if the recommendations of the minimum wage advisory committee, which were submitted to the labour ministry earlier this year, are accepted.

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Double murder in Patrick City

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Police at the scene of a double murder in Patrick City, St Andrew, yesterday.Information on the shooting was not immediately available.(Photo: Karl Mclarty)

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COVID diagnosis rocks final stage of US election campaign

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WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — An election year already defined by a cascade of national crises descended further into chaos Friday with President Donald Trump declaring that he’s tested positive for the novel coronavirus after consistently playing down the threat.

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$950-m rehabilitation

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MAJOR rehabilitation of Kingston’s shoreline is under way as part of a Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project implemented by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF).

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‘Children need to enjoy the process of learning’

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IN 2012, Shauna-Gay Case and her husband made the decision to homeschool their children.Seven years later, in September 2019, the two older children, at ages 11 and 13, were re-enrolled in the formal school system, while the youngest, at five years old, continued to be tutored at home.

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Push to bring coronavirus vaccines to the poor facing trouble

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LONDON, England (AP) — An ambitious humanitarian project to deliver coronavirus vaccines to the world’s poorest people is facing potential shortages of money, cargo planes, refrigeration and vaccines themselves — and is running into scepticism even from some of those it’s intended to help most.

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