Report: WHO Urges Countries To Lift Travel Bans, Not Ask For Vaccination Proof For Entry

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Jamaica Observer: KINGSTON - THE World Health Organization (WHO) has urged countries to lift travel bans and not ask for vaccination proof, according to a story published Thursday by the online publication It further said that the State parties should consider a risk-based approach t... Read more

UK Coastguard Joins Forces With RBR Counterpart

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News Release: WARWICK CAMP, Bermuda - UK Coastguard officers have mounted a major training exercise with the Royal Bermuda Regiment Coast Guard and other emergency services. The exercise was led by Commander Phil Bostock, the HM Coastguard Operational Lead, Overseas Territories Search and Rescue Cap... Read more

Rio De Janeiro Delays Carnival Parades As Omicron Spreads

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Associated Press: RIO DE JANEIRO — The world-famous Carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro will be held in late April rather than the final weekend of February, as the number of coronavirus cases in Brazil spikes and the omicron variant spreads across the country. "The decision was made respectin... Read more

Historic Day As Jamaica Welcomes First Female JDF Chief Of Defence Staff

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Jamaica Observer: KINGSTON, By Candice Haughton — It was a historic day today as the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) welcomed its first female Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Rear Admiral Antonette Wemyss-Gorman, at its 12th Change of Command Parade.  Wemyss-Groman, who joined the Force in 1992, sai... Read more

‘Jamrock’ Back On Charts

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Jamaica Observer: KINGSTON, By Kevin Jackson - Between September 2005 and 2007, Welcome to Jamrock by Damian “Junior Gong” Marley spent more than 30 non-consecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard Reggae Albums chart. The Grammy-winning set makes a return to the chart this week at number... Read more

Jamaica Looking To Expand Export Base For Blue Mountain Coffee

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Jamaica Observer: KINGSTON — Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Pearnel Charles Jr, says Jamaica is seeking to increase production and expand the export base for Blue Mountain Coffee. These include targeting markets such as the United States, which currently accounts for 20 percent of exports... Read more

HSBC Bermuda Warns Of Increase In Scam Attempts

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HSBC Bermuda warned today that there has been an "increase in attempts by scammers to trick the public into surrendering confidential information or transferring funds to unintended recipients". In a statement issued today, a spokesperson said: "We would like to add our voice to recent messages prov... Read more

UN Chief: World Worse Now Due To COVID, Climate, Conflict

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Associated Press: UNITED NATIONS, By Edith M Lederer — As he starts his second term as U.N. secretary-general, Antonio Guterres said Thursday the world is worse in many ways than it was five years ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis and geopolitical tensions that have sparked ... Read more

Baby Orangutan Being Bottle-Fed, Which Intrigues Others

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Associated Press: NEW ORLEANS — The endangered Sumatran orangutan infant at New Orleans’ zoo is being bottle-fed because his mother wasn’t producing enough milk.   The still unnamed baby was being tube-fed as well, but the tube was removed Jan. 13, Audubon Zoo spokeswoman Annie Kinler... Read more

Bronx Native Cardi B To Cover Funeral Costs For All 17 Victims Of Deadly Borough High-Rise Blaze

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New York Daily News: MANHATTAN, By Larry McShane - Grammy-winning Bronx native Cardi B pledged Wednesday to cover the funeral costs of all 17 victims of a devastating high-rise building fire in her home borough. The hip-hop star’s financial commitment includes the expenses to return some of th... Read more