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Health

Israel Data Shows Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine As The Real McCoy

According to press reports, Israel’s health ministry’s latest data has shown that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been ‘dramatically’ effective against coronavirus disease. The latest figures, which were compiled through Feb. 13 and compared the vaccinated and unvaccinated populations, show that the jab has been nearly 96 percent effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 infections two weeks after individuals receive their […]

Jamaica

Jamaica COVID-19 Cases Jump

Jamaica, in its latest report, has recorded 458 new COVID-19 cases and five virus-related deaths. This report means that the country’s total number of cases since the outbreak has now been ratcheted up to 21,328 and the death toll to 396. The Ministry of Health and Wellness reports the latest victims as a 47-year-old female from St Elizabeth, a 68-year-old […]

COMMENTARY

A Chicken Back Or Breast Pursuit?

Instead, as the principal in a venture to operate a shop or service to financially challenged customers, would you advocate for selling chicken back or chicken breast? In my role as the junior partner, I’d be enthusiastic to recommend chicken back on one celebratory day of the year instead of a total ban, and if that presents a dilemma which […]

SPORTS

West Indies Thrash Bangladesh 2-0 In Test Series Win

What a game of Cricket we have witnessed from the West Indies-Bangladesh Test series as Windies win the series 2-0. No one would have ever imagined that a West Indies second-string team would dominate in the Asia subcontinent. West Indies proved their critics wrong by winning in a situation where all odds were against them. “Cricket means everything to us. People […]

SPORTS

India Vs England — 2nd Test Preview

India and England are set to play the 2nd test match on 13th February at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. The Vistors England are 1-0 up in series with 3 more matches to be played in this tour. India playing at home will be very disappointed with their performance in the first test. Losing the toss had also costed the team […]

Jamaica

Finance Minister Sets Economic Priorities For Jamaica

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. Nigel Clarke, posited that Jamaica has a clear path towards economic recovery following the fallout caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. He said that this will require the Government to focus on specific priorities. “Our priorities are going to centre around [but not] limited to, economic recovery, maintaining a healthy population, protecting […]

Jamaica

Dr. Clarke — A 3-8 Percent Growth ‘Very Realistic’ For Jamaica

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. Nigel Clarke has argued that the prospects of Jamaica rebounding from the economic fallout because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) to record growth within the range of 3-8 percent, beginning the fiscal year 2021-22 are “very realistic”. “As long as we can roll out our vaccine programme, beginning April 2021, and our markets […]

Culture

Pussy Riot Supports Russian Protests

Nadya Tolokonmivoka, the lead singer of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot – long-time critics of President Putin – has released a song in support of the protesters. Thousands of people were detained across Russia during protests in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Tolokonmivoka said, “Art is the most important weapon I have against a repressive regime that’s […]

Jamaica

Jamaica To Continue Assessment Of COVID-19 Economic Impact

Following a projected, 10-12 percent economic contraction for the fiscal year 2020-21 in Jamaica’s economy, the Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. Nigel Clark, said that the Government would continue to assess the extent of the economic impact on Jamaicans to determine whether to extend additional financial assistance to those adversely affected. The Administration previously initiated a $25 […]