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No warning for TCI with Zika disease now in Caribbean; Jamaica launches alert

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Providenciales, 15 Dec 2015 – Jamaica’s Health Minister is calling for Jamaicans to safeguard themselves from the newest mosquito borne virus, Zika.

Ten countries in the Americas and the Caribbean are trying to fend off the disease which is also spread by the Aedes mosquito.

Nearby Dominican Republic, Brazil, Chile (Easter Island), Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname and Venezuela have all recorded the virus; Jamaica is on high alert.

CARPHA has put the region on alert too, but there have been no official warnings from TCI Ministry of Health.

Some symptoms are rash, fever, joint pain and conjunctivitis aka, pink eye.

The World Health Organization says the virus has also been linked to birth defects in unborn babies.

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Morgan Heritage Member dies

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Rashaed Esson

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#MorganHeritage#PeterMorgan, February 26th, 2024 – Peter Morgan, member of the Grammy Winning Jamaican Reggae Band Morgan Heritage, died on Sunday February 25th at the age of 46. His family made the announcement on Instagram, however the cause of his death was not mentioned. Morgan Heritage, an all family group, children to Jamaican reggae artist Denroy Morgan, was known for hits like “She’s Still loving me.”

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Jamaica Local Govt Elections held

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Rashaed Esson

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#Jamaica#LocalGovElections, February 26th, 2024 – Jamaica’s long awaited local government elections were held today February 26th, after being postponed on several occasions since November of 2020. Reports indicate that just over two million Jamaicans are eligible to vote and that the electoral system was well prepared with a total of 6,726 polling stations in 2,148 locations across the island, open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Voters selected from 496 nominated candidates across the island. The date for results is yet to be announced

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Ariel Henry to Finalize Agreement with Kenya for Multinational Force – Could Bring Political Tensions.

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Rashaed Esson

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#Haiti#Kenya#ArielHenry, February 26th, 2024 – Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry is flying to Nairobi Kenya on Tuesday February 27th, to finalize the paperwork with Kenyan authorities for the deployment of the multinational force. However, the legitimacy of anything he agrees to or signs is already being questioned because Haiti currently has no parliament and Henry should have demitted office since February 7.  

 

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