Day: October 18, 2021

Amid gunshots, Haiti’s PM lays floral offering in memory of Jean-Jacques Dessalines

Prime Minister of Haiti Ariel Henry says he has “deposited a floral offering” at a ceremony marking the 125th anniversary of the assassination of Jean-Jacques Dessalines, even as video recordings emerged showing that Henry and other government ministers were forced to retreat after they came under gunfire from a gang on Sunday. “On the occasion …

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Major Projects Coming to Deal With Lifestyle Diseases in Jamaica

Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, says every effort must be made to reduce the incidents of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), as these beset too many Jamaicans. He pointed out that the coronavirus (COVID-19) has increased the vulnerability of persons to poor health outcomes, while presenting a significant challenge to the economy. Approximately 15 …

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Reggae Singer Joseph Velvet Overcomes Obstacles for Debut Album ‘Perseverance’

Against all odds, singer Joseph Velvet has released his debut album “Perseverance.” The suitably titled effort is a true testament to the talent’s long journey in the music business and overcoming numerous obstacles, including a motor vehicle accident, resulting spinal injuries, decades of rehabilitation and bouts of depression. If the name Joseph Velvet, aka Joseph …

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