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JAMAICA | Opposition wants Gov't to Lobby CXC for students to defer Exams

KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 8, 2021 - The Opposition Shadow Minister of Education and Training Dr Angela Brown Burke, is calling on Government to make proper representation for Jamaican students to be allowed to defer all aspects of their Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) exams until January or June of 2022. 

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BRITAIN | Yes, there is structural racism in the UK – COVID-19 outcomes prove it

The release of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report has generated a groundswell of negative reaction, specifically of disappointment and frustration. The report minimises structural racism, a reality for so many that negatively impacts on their opportunities to achieve their full potential. It cites deprivation, geography and differential exposure to key risk factors as the major drivers of health inequalities but fails to include ethnicity.

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COVID-19 | New CDC cleaning guidelines:GO easy on disinfectants

ATLANTA GA, APRIL 6, 2021 - The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), says  the application of disinfection to reduce transmission of COVID-19 at home, is not likely to be needed any longer, unless someone in your home is sick or if someone who is positive for COVID-19 has been in your home within the last 24 hours.

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G24 urges fair vaccine distribution to help recovery in developing countries

WASHINGTON DC, IMF - April 6, 2021 - Intensified action is needed to end the COVID-19 pandemic and prevent long-term economic damage in vulnerable nations.  This is the word from Abdolnasser Hemmati, Governor of the Central Bank of Iran and Chair of the Group of Twenty-Four (G-24) nations, which gathered virtually today to coordinate response efforts. 

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JAMAICA | Health Minister downplays the importance of COVID-19 Testing

KINGSTON, April 1, 2021 -  Despite repeated concern from Opposition Spokesman on Health and Wellness, Dr.  Morais Guy over the lack of adequate COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has doubled down in defending the government’s lack of widespread testing, claiming that more testing does very little to suppress spread of the virus.

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JAMAICA | Its now official, you can soon be fined for appearing in public without a mask

KINGSTON, Jamaica March 31, 2021 - Despite repeated warnings from Opposition Leader Mark Golding that sweeping powers being given to the Prime Minister to create offences, which could lead to criminal penalties appearing on a person's criminal record, under the Amendments to the Disaster Risk Management Act, the government dismissed the Opposition concerns and  used its majority on Tuesday evening to pass the amendments to the statute.

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