Over 168 million children miss nearly a year of schooling, UNICEF says

(United Nations News) New York, March 3, 2021 - More than 168 million schoolchildren globally missed out on learning in class, as schools in some 14 countries remained largely shut for almost an entire year due to coronavirus-related lockdowns, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Wednesday. 

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JAMAICA | As COVID-19 cases spike, Holness announces new measures

KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 1, 2021 -   As Jamaica's COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced new and stricter measures under the Disaster Risk Management Act, effective today until the next three weeks.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health

CUBA'S COVID-19 Vaccine, Soberana 02 could be ready by late April

HAVANA, Cuba, February 27,  --  Forced by punishing economic sanctions from the United States to come up with its own vaccine against the COVID-19 virus, Cuba could be one of the first nations to immunize its entire population, when it becomes available in late April.

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  • Countries Cuba
  • Published in Health

JAMAICA | Tourism Industry Needs Vaccination Roll Out Plan

MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA: February 25, 2021 - The Shadow Minister of Tourism, Senator Janice Allen says the failure on the part of Government to provide a clear timetable for a roll out of a national vaccination programme is causing heightened concern among hoteliers and other tourism interests. 

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Tourism

JAMAICA | Second breach of Jamaica’s JamCOVID Website

KINGSTON, February 22, 2021 - As the country awaits the official report on the security breach of the Jamaica government’s JamCOVID immigration site, TechCrunch is reporting that there was a second security lapse that exposed private keys and passwords for the government’s JamCOVID app and website.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Tourism

JAMAICA | PNP wants Plan for Reopening of Sports Industry

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Shadow Spokesperson on Youth and Sports is again calling on the Government to urgently put forward an operational plan for the phased reopening of Jamaica’s Sports Industry. 

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Sports

CARICOM is preparing a joint policy on tourism

Bridgetown, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are currently working on outlining a joint tourism policy in order to revive this key sector for the region's economies.

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  • Countries CARICOM
  • Published in Tourism
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