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Month: August 2020

India Building Collapse, Dozens Feared Trapped

At least 60 are feared trapped in the debris of a five-storey building that collapsed in an industrial town in western India’s Maharashtra state, officials said. According to Reuters news agency, not all the roughly 200 residents of the  47Read More

The Jamaica Diaspora Health Taskforce rolls out a series of online Seminars

August 17, 2020 – The advent of the novel coronavirus has brought a halt to many pre-approved plans for 2020 and has made it virtually impossible to execute the usual health missions to Jamaica every year. The Jamaica Diaspora HealthRead More

US, China Talks Postponed This Weekend

The U.S. and China have postponed a review of their Phase 1 trade deal progress initially slated for Saturday, sources familiar with the plans told Reuters. The talks that would involve Chinese Vice Premier Liu, U.S. Trade Representative Robert LighthizerRead More

Back to School Supplies Drive

Following the success of the COVID-19 Care package project which to date has distributed over 14,000 packages, JDTAN and partners will be supporting the  Crime Prevention and Community Safety branch of the Ministry of National Security’s Back-to-school initiative to provideRead More

Concerns Deepen over Russia’s “Speedy” Roll-out of Covid-19 Vaccine

Concerns are looming over Russia’s announcement, that it has registered a vaccine which its President, Vladimir Putin said will offer “sustainable immunity” against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. On Tuesday, Putin announced Russia was the first country to registerRead More

Jamaican Organizations In Canada To Celebrate 58th Year of Independence

On August 6 – 8, 2020, Jamaican organizations across Canada will come together to celebrate Jamaica’s 58th year of Independence in a special three-day event! This year, due to the ongoing pandemic, celebrations could not be held in person asRead More

Trump Confirms US Election Set For Nov. 3 As Planned

US President Donald Trump, has shut down speculations that the presidential election will be delayed, noting there will be an election on November 3 as planned. Trump on Thursday suggested delaying the U.S. elections, an idea that was greatly opposedRead More

PM Holness says Children Must not be discriminated Against

Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness has expressed concerns about children who are discriminated against and are barred from attending school due to their hair style. His response came amid a court ruling on the case surrounding a seven-year-old JamaicanRead More