Cuba begins clinical trial of HIV vaccine

One year after being elected to office, Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness is preparing to assess the performance of members of his Cabinet, stating that they have six more months to prove that they deserve to keep their jobs. Holness said he reviewed the performance of his government one year after the general election, that while the ministers were not given the job descriptions as promised in the lead-up to the polls, they are all aware of their targets.

A therapeutic vaccine aimed at reducing the viral load of patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), is currently in phase one of a clinical trial, in Cuba. According to Yayri Caridad Prieto Correa, a researcher from the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) nine patients involved in the trial did not show any adverse effects or toxicity, which is the main objective of the phase

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Residents of Liberty City in  Miami-Dade County, experienced bitter disappointment and splendid elation on Sunday night. The residents experienced the disappointment when the movie “La La Land” was announced as Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Approximately, 90 seconds later the producer of “La La Land” Jordan Horowitz sparked spontaneous elation when he announced there was a mistake, holding up the winning card indicating  “Moonlight” the movie made in Miami about a young gay boy growing up to adulthood in Liberty City was the winner.

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Reggae Boyz international and Leicester captain Wes Morgan has faced an avalanche of criticism after he recently thanked booted coach Claudio Ranieri via the social media platform Twitter. However fans of the football club have hit out against Morgan, who they claim is one of four players who approached the club’s board and complained about the estranged manager.

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President Donald Trump has taken credit for a foul up at the Oscar awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Trump said the blunder that was made with the wrong film, ‘La La Land’ being mistakenly announced as best picture winner, was because all the attention was focused on him and not the awards.

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It will be partly cloudy in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties with a High of 86 degrees and a low of 70.  For more information on these and other stories, visit us online at Make Sure to pick up your copy of the National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.