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Jamaica — ‘Novel COVID-19 Resilient Corridor’

Jamaica is seeking new ways to do business as it resumes activities within the tourism industry come June 15. The Ministry of Tourism has established a “novel coronavirus (COVID-19 resilient corridor,” restricting the movement of visitors to the northern coast of the island. In a virtual media briefing held recently, the Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett said the corridor forms […]

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Jamaica — Chinese Company Donates Masks

Photo credit: JIS D. Reid  The Chinese commercial vehicle manufacturer, Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Company Limited, has donated 9,900 masks to the Ministry of Transport and Mining. They were handed over recently by the local partner of the Chinese manufacturer, Stewart’s Automotive Group, in a recent ceremony. The masks are to be distributed to staff of the Ministry’s affiliate agencies, Jamaica […]

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Jamaica 5 Shy of 600 COVID-19 Cases

As at Friday (June 5), Jamaica has recorded 17 more recoveries. This brings the total number of patients, who have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released from isolation to 385. The country’s recovery rate now stands at 64.7%. In the meantime, four new samples have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the country’s total confirmed cases to 595. All four […]

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Jamaica — Healthcare Professionals Tested Positive For COVID-19

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr. Christopher Tufton, announced at a recent virtual press briefing that to date eight healthcare professionals have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19)  “As of June 4, 455 tests have been conducted on our healthcare workers, and eight have returned positive results,” said the Minister. He also noted that 62 tests were carried out in […]

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Jamaica’s Economy Set To Shrink

The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is reporting that the economy contracted by an estimated 1.7 per cent for the January to March 2020 quarter, relative to the corresponding period last year. The Institute says that the March 2020 quarter out-turn largely reflected implementation of measures to manage the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which commenced in mid-March; and lower capacity utilization […]

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Jamaica’s COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise

Although Jamaica’s recovery numbers of COVID-19 cases climbed to 279, the number of people tested positive for the disease continues to rise. In the government’s latest update, five new cases have brought the total number of confirmed cases in Jamaica to 569. The five new confirmed cases include four females and one male, whose ages range from 32-46 years and […]

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Jamaican Gets Overseas Supreme Court Appointment

A Jamaican has been appointed a judge in Florida’s Supreme Court. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Renatha Francis, who is currently a judge for the Florida 15th Circuit Court. The governor said Ms. Francis is the first person from the Caribbean to be appointed to Florida’s Supreme Court. Francis received a Bachelor of Science from the University […]

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Jamaican Flag Gets Hi-Five Globally!

And the winner is…The Jamaican Flag! The Jamaican Flag got its mojo. It was the winner of the World Cup of Flags 2020 event, staged on twitter recently. The 64 elimination rounds and voting over a six weeks-period would see the Jamaican Flag rising to the top of 192 flags around the world. What began as a game on Twitter […]

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Jamaica Set To Benefit From UK’s Contribution

Jamaica is among eight Caribbean countries which will benefit from a US$3.8 million contribution from the British Government to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease and mitigate its impact. The other countries are Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The contribution will come through the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). […]

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Minister — Internet Access A Right To Every Citizen

Fayval Williams, the Minister of Science, Energy and Technology says the coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought home forcefully the need to make access to the Internet a right to every citizen. “This right is fundamentally inseparable from the right to education and healthcare,” the Minister said while participating in an online webinar hosted by the Organization of American States (OAS), titled […]