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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday gave full approval to the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer Incorporated and German partner BioNTech for use in people aged 16 and older.
Monday, 23 August 2021 22:11

Covid Record!

Jamaica has recorded its highest number of Covid-19 cases since the onset of the pandemic in March last year.

Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, is commending Canadian High Commissioner to Jamaica, Her Excellency Emina Tudakovic, for assistance in paving the way for 200,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines being scheduled to be delivered to Jamaica on Thursday this week.

The Firearm Licensing Authority, FLA, has launched an investigation into the circumstances in which Maroon Chief, Richard Currie, had what appeared to be a shotgun strapped to his back during a confrontation with the police.

Acclaimed musician Nigel Staff of the Ruff Kutt band suffered a stroke while at his home on Friday. He was hospitalised but is reportedly doing well.

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced that the government will be celebrating Jamaica’s athletes to the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is scheduled to appear in open court March next year to provide answers in the more than a decade’s long Trafigura Beheer corruption probe.

An eight year boy was shot dead by gunmen in Content, York Town, Clarendon on Sunday morning.
Monday, 09 August 2021 16:38

Hospitals Creaking Under Covid Pressure

Pressure is now mounting on health care workers with the Ministry of Health & Wellness on red alert amid the surge in COVID-19 19 cases.

Karl Samuda, MP for St. Andrew North Central, has expressed grave concern about the fact the peace process in Park Lane has suffered a major setback with Saturday night's deadly attack by gunmen.

Investigators believe the shooting of seven people stemmed from an intra-gang dispute.

Two brothers were among three persons killed.

Mr. Samuda said that it was only recently he had praised the community for maintaining peace for an extended period.

“Absolute disappointment” was how the MP characterized his reaction to the shooting, adding that “it is going to take a lot of internal discussion and understanding of the specific reasons that led to it,” in order to restore peace to the traumatized community.

Nevertheless, he said he was committed to the endeavor, “to see if we can have the matters settled down again begin to enjoy the sort of peaceful atmosphere that had prevailed for such a long time

Following the shooting some residents of Park Lane moved out of the community.