Trinidad: No new protocols following discovery of UK COVID-19 variant

Jamaica Gleaner - Ven, 22/01/2021 - 21:49
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jan. 22, CMC – As health officials urged the population not to panic about the discovery of the United Kingdom variant of COVID-19, Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh on Friday said there would be no new...
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UK chief scientist says new virus variant may be more deadly

Jamaica Gleaner - Ven, 22/01/2021 - 21:24
LONDON (AP) — There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death .than the original strain, the British government’s chief scientific adviser said Friday -- though...
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PNP calls for improved access for disabled at municipal buildings

Jamaica Gleaner - Ven, 22/01/2021 - 20:10
Senator Lambert Brown, the Opposition spokesperson on the Public Service, has called on the municipal authorities in Westmoreland and Portmore to take remedial action to ensure that each municipal building is fully accessible to persons with...
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Criminal Records Office to relocate as of February 1

Jamaica Gleaner - Ven, 22/01/2021 - 20:03
The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) says the Criminal Records Office (CRO) will be relocating to 56 Duke Street in downtown, Kingston, as of Monday, February 1, 2020. JCF says that in order to facilitate the reopening, special...
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US Senate confirms retired general Austin as first Black chief of Pentagon

Jamaica Gleaner - Ven, 22/01/2021 - 19:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lloyd J. Austin, a West Point graduate who rose to the Army’s elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a 41-year career, won Senate confirmation Friday to become the nation’s first Black secretary of...
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Fletchers Street in Bog Walk to be closed for the weekend

Jamaica Gleaner - Ven, 22/01/2021 - 19:01
The National Works Agency (NWA) has advised that a section of Fletchers Street in Bog Walk, St Catherine will be closed to vehicular traffic for two days between 9:00 a.m., Saturday, January 23 and 9:00 a.m. Monday, January 25. The road...
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Trump impeachment to go to Senate on Monday, launching trial

Jamaica Gleaner - Ven, 22/01/2021 - 18:28
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, launching the start of the former president’s trial on a charge of incitement of insurrection over the...
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Gov't strengthening capacity of labs to undertake COVID-19 tests

Jamaica Gleaner - Ven, 22/01/2021 - 18:10
The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce says it is working with the Ministry of Health & Wellness to improve the capacity of local laboratories to undertake coronavirus (COVID-19) tests and clamp down on unauthorised facilities....
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Roads in St Andrew to be closed or reduced to single-lane this weekend

Jamaica Gleaner - Ven, 22/01/2021 - 17:27
The National Works Agency (NWA), is advising that traffic will be curtailed this weekend on three corridors in St Andrew. The Agency says Constant Spring Road, Woodglen Avenue and Omara Road will all be impacted by works. Manager of...
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Guyana ranks high among cervical cancer cases in Americas

Jamaica Gleaner - Ven, 22/01/2021 - 17:10
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jan. 21, CMC – Guyana continues to top the list of countries in the Americas that are most  affected by cervical cancer. According to the Ministry of Health, while figures for the last two reporting years...
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UWI launches probe into sale of fake degrees

Jamaica Gleaner - Ven, 22/01/2021 - 16:42
The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, says it is currently investigating the sale of certificates purporting to be undergraduate and post graduate degrees conferred by the institution. The University has condemned the actions of...
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108 new cases, one additional COVID-19 death

Jamaica Gleaner - Ven, 22/01/2021 - 16:07
Jamaica on Thursday recorded one more COVID-19 death, pushing the tally to 332. The deceased is a 43-year-old female from Westmoreland. Three other deaths are under investigation, pushing that tally to 34. Meanwhile, there were 108 new cases...
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Japan vaccination uncertainty casts doubts over Olympics

Jamaica Gleaner - Ven, 22/01/2021 - 16:00
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is publicly adamant that it will stage its postponed Olympics this summer. But to pull it off, many believe the vaccination of its 127 million citizens for the coronavirus is key. It’s an immense undertaking in the...
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British Airways cuts back to one flight a week from London to Bermuda

Jamaica Gleaner - Ven, 22/01/2021 - 15:52
HAMILTON, Bermuda, Jan 21, CMC  – British Airways (BA) has announced a further cut to service between Bermuda and the United Kingdom because of  the coronavirus pandemic. The airline – which had offered five...
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Firearm and ammunition seized in Allman Town

Jamaica Gleaner - Ven, 22/01/2021 - 15:12
Detectives assigned to the Kingston Central Police Division say they have seized a firearm and several rounds of ammunition on Prince of Whales Street, in Allman Town, Kingston 4, on Thursday, January 21. Reports are that about 1 p.m., a team of...
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NWC introduces interactive voice response system to improve customer service

Jamaica Gleaner - Ven, 22/01/2021 - 15:11
The National Water Commission (NWC) says it has implemented an Automatic Call Distribution and Interactive Voice Response system, to improve its customer service. Corporate Public Relations Manager, Andrew Canon shared the...
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