Month: June 2021

Principal of Anchovy High Calls For Increased Vigilance Against Child Abuse

Principal of the Anchovy High school in St. James, Lavern Stewart, is calling for increased vigilance by Jamaicans to protect children from all forms of abuse. Speaking with Jamaica Government news agency JIS, Ms. Stewart said that the time has come for parents, guardians and members of communities to join together to tackle the issue. …

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Government Senator Lauds Diaspora For Contributions to Jamaica

Government Senator, Don Wehby, has lauded members of the Diaspora for making significant contributions to Jamaica through charities and direct investments in agriculture, education, and health, and through community development initiatives. “Regardless of where they live, the one thing [that] I know is [that members of] our Diaspora are passionate about and love our country,” …

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Sports For Life Barbados Praised For Its Work with youths

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Sports for Life (SFL) Barbados has been praised for its work with the youth. Minister of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment, Dwight Sutherland, speaking during the 11th graduation ceremony of SFL Barbados at the Whitepark Wesleyan Holiness Church, on Saturday, stressed that such organisations play a vital role in society. “It is programmes such as this …

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Barbados Sports Minister Congratulates Hall Of Fame Inductees

The Barbadian sports Hall of Famers were lauded by their Government for being inductees into the West Indies Cricket Legends were inducted into the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Hall of Fame. Desmond Haynes and the late Sir Learie Constantine were lauded for their phenomenal contribution made to cricket globally, by Barbados and the region.  The …

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“Spirit of unity” in the Americas lauded by PAHO director

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne reported on Tuesday that 1,857,523 people have died from COVID-19 in the Americas while the region has suffered an “unprecedented rise in poverty.” “These have been extremely difficult times as we have had to grapple with the world’s worst health crisis in 100 years,” Dr. Etienne said …

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Cuban COVID vaccine Abdala 92 percent ‘effective’, maker says

According to the Cuban government, its Abdala coronavirus vaccine has shown 92.28 per cent efficacy in the last stage of clinical trials. “It has great scientific relevance and a potential medical impact. Just ten months after initiating the projects in the laboratories of the CIGB (Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Centre) and the Finlay vaccine institute,” Rolando …

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