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Another Experimental COVID Vaccine Shows Promise

One of the world’s leading COVID-19 experimental vaccines produces an immune response in both young and old adults, raising hopes of a path out of the gloom and economic destruction wrought by the novel coronavirus. The vaccine, developed by the University of Oxford, also triggers lower adverse responses among the elderly, British drug maker AstraZeneca Plc, which is helping manufacture...

Gov’t to Issue 40,000 Devices for E-Learning in Nov

The Government will complete the distribution of 40,000 devices under the Tablets in Schools programme during the week of November 4. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Fayval Williams, made the disclosure at a ceremony for the handover of tablets at the Buff Bay Primary School last Thursday. The Government, through e-Learning Jamaica (e-LJam) began the distribution of devices to students...

Search on for Body of Entrepeneur

A search is still underway for the body of popular entrepreneur Andre Burnett who is believed to have drowned yesterday in St Elizabeth. According to reports, Burnett and his family were on a weekend getaway in St Elizabeth when they decided to go for a swim. He was swept away by waves shortly after. Officials say the search is being hampered...

JAY-Z IN THE CANNABIZ

Hip-hop mogul Jay z has announced his first cannabis line, Monogram on Friday. The brand gave birth from JAY-Z’s partnership with California-based cannabis company Caliva, with whom he joined forces as Chief Brand Strategist in July 2019. According to a press release, Monogram prides itself on its “careful strain selection, meticulous cultivation practices, and uncompromising quality,” while seeking to “redefine what cannabis means to consumers today.”...

BEENIE MAN GAVE UP AT MOTHERS FUNERAL

Recording artiste Moses Davis who is known to the world as Beenie Man fainted while laying his mother to rest yesterday in St Elizabeth The entertainer, overcome by emotion, as he saw the casket being lowered into the wet soil at the all-white farewell event. In a video that was circulating on social media, mourners could be seen weeping openly. Beenie's mom, Lilieth...

PRINCE HARRY UNCONCIOUS ABOUT RACIAL BIAS

The Duke of Sussex Prince Harry has stated that his upbringing as a member of the Royal Family meant he had no understanding of unconscious racial bias. Harry made the remarks in conversation with Black Lives Matter supporter Patrick  Hutchinson at the launch of British GQ's Heroes Festival. Prince Harry said it took him many years - and the experience of...

2020 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS NODS ARE OUT!

Nominations for the 2020 American Music Awards are out and topping the list are The Wknd, Roddy Ricch and Megan The Stallion. The Wknd and Roddy scored the most nominations this year with eight nods, but Megan wasn’t far behind the guys and racked up the most nominations with five nods for a female artiste, putting her on top of...

George Nooks To Return to Court Jan 13

Singer George Nooks is to return to court on January 13, in relation to charges of possession of cocaine and perverting the course of justice. Back in April last year, Nooks was at a plaza in the corporate area where he was allegedly found in possession of cocaine. The entertainer denied the allegations and was subsequently released by the police and...

NWC Says Several Lines Affected By Heavy Rains

The National Water Commission, NWC, is reporting that high turbidity issues, blocked intakes, and dislocated pipelines have forced the continued shutdown of a number of its water supply facilities in the eastern end of the island. The NWC says these issues, which have resulted from the persistent and severe rainfall, have disrupted regular water supply operations. The company is advising that...

4 New Deaths, 35 New Cases

Jamaica recorded four more COVID-19 related deaths on Sunday, bringing the country’s fatality figure to 192. There have now been 8,749 infections since the first case was confirmed on March 10, with 35 new confirmations coming on Sunday as well. Among those infected, 4,303 have now recovered, while 4,139 remain active cases. The Corporate Area (Kingston & St. Andrew) accounts for 12...
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