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Health

Japan Gets ‘Eek’ COVID-19 Variant

According to press reports, about 70% of coronavirus patients tested at a Tokyo hospital last month carried a mutation known for reducing vaccine protection. The E484K mutation, nicknamed “Eek” by some scientists, was found in 10 of 14 people who tested positive for the virus at Tokyo Medical and Dental University Medical Hospital in March, the report said. For the […]

Health

WHO Warns — Drug Deals Threaten COVAX Supply

The World Health Organization (WHO) in a recent report noted that countries seeking their own COVID-19 vaccine doses are making deals with drug companies that threaten the supply for the global COVAX program for poor and middle-income countries. Jamaica is one of the countries set to benefit from the COVAX Facility. WHO senior adviser Bruce Aylward said in a briefing […]

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 […]

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 […]

Culture

India — Christmas Celebration In Goa

The Christian population in India is relatively small, about 25 million of the nearly 1.4 billion people in the country. That said, the Christmas celebration is recognized throughout the country albeit at the commercial and secular level. On the other hand, it’s a small religious festival celebrated among small Christian communities in areas such as Mumbai, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland and […]

LIFESTYLE

Kanye West Gains Gospel Cred As Billboard’s Top Gospel Artiste

Kanye Omari West, the American rapper, record producer, and fashion designer has been named Billboard’s Top Gospel Artiste of 2020. The 43-year-old controversial rapper bested the top five acts including Kirk Franklin, Tasha Cobbs, Leonard, and his own Sunday Service Choir. His album Jesus Is King topped the Billboard 200 chart and is among the Top Gospel Albums and Top Christian Albums. […]

LIFESTYLE

October 13 — No Bra Day

The month of October is marked as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). It covers an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast […]

LIFESTYLE

Trinidad And Tobago’s Bacchanal Not On For 2021

The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Keith Rowley, has declared carnival a ‘no go’ for 2021. Dr. Rowley, who was speaking at the Spotlight on the Economy forum, said that unless there is a dramatic change by Christmas, the carnival is ‘not on’. “I see no future for Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago in the months ahead…unless there’s […]

Culture

Kanye West Still Seeks A Place At The Table

Kanye Omari West, the American rapper, record producer, and fashion designer, continues his bid to become the next U.S. President. However, the 43-year-old rapper has a daunting task ahead as he struggles to get his name on the ballot for November. Since declaring his candidacy in July, West has met the requirements to get his name on the ballot in […]

Food

How To Make Your Noodle Soup With A Difference

The sizzle is nothing. Food is everything. Obey your taste. Cheers to something completely different – the chicken noodle soup! Packed with onions, and pungent pepper with a hint of garlic, and ginger to help boost the immune systems and that’s just to get you ready. Don’t forget the veggies for extra nutrients—and to put you into cruise motion use […]