19 rivers, 17 beaches ordered closed for COVID breaches

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Local Government Minister, Desmond McKenzie, has ordered the closure of 17 beaches and 19 rivers for breaches of the COVID-19. McKenzie says operators have been invited to a meeting to discuss the concerns, but in the interim, the rivers and…

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Scientists uneasy as Russia approves 1st coronavirus vaccine

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Tuesday became the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine, a move that was met with international scepticism and unease because the shots have only been studied in dozens of people. President Vladimir Putin…

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Rastafarians stage protest in front of Education Ministry

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Several Rastafarians today staged a peaceful protest in front of the head offices of the Ministry of Education. The Rastas say they are fed up with the discrimination meted out to children with dreadlocks by school administrators. Fuelled by a…

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St Kitts’ gov’t imposes 500 dollar fine for not wearing mask in public

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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts-Aug 10, CMC - The St. Kitts-Nevis authorities have imposed an EC$500 (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) fine on persons who fail to wear a mask in public as efforts continue to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19)….

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Jamaicans encouraged to manage cancer risks

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Regional Medical Epidemiologist, Dr Maung Aung of the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), says Jamaicans have a personal responsibility to manage health risks that can lead to cancers. He pointed out that cancers are among the top-five…

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Digicel’s Kingston office closed after employee tests positive for COVID

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The downtown Kingston headquarters of telecoms group, Digicel, is now closed after a member of staff tested positive for COVID-19. A company official said the building will be sanitised before staff returns tomorrow for normal operations. The…

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Global coronavirus cases top 20M as Russia approves vaccine

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ROME (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide topped 20 million, more than half of them from the United States, India and Brazil, as Russia on Tuesday became the first country to approve a vaccine against the virus. Russian…

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OPM implements COVID-19 measures following suspected case

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The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has implemented protocols consistent with COVID-19 guidelines and has moved to temporarily suspend operations at one of its buildings on the property due to a suspected coronavirus case. Out of an abundance of…

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Woman dies days after being set ablaze

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A St Ann woman who was burned in a fire allegedly set by her husband on August 1, succumbed to her injuries yesterday. The family of 31-year old Racquel Rattray is now overcome with grief. The incident took place at the couple’s Seville…

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Good friends murdered - Two women killed along a section of Windward Road

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Two women, who persons said had been friends for eight years, were both shot dead by gunmen last Friday along a section of Windward Road. The deceased have been identified as Carlene Campbell, 47, and Bunisha Carr, 30. Reports are that about 9:…

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