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JLP Paints Jamaica Green

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has been re-elected to serve as Government for a second consecutive term, after winning the General Election, held on (Thursday) September 3. Preliminary results show that the JLP, led by the Andrew Holness, has won 49 seats, while the People’s National Party (PNP), led by Dr. Peter Phillips, won 14 seats. In his victory speech […]

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Jamaica’s Opposition Leader Throws In The Towel

President of the People’s National Party (PNP), Opposition Leader Dr. Peter Phillips, has decided to call it quits after the shellacking by JLP in the recently held general election. Dr. Phillips submitted his resignation letter to the party’s chairman Fitz Jackson and told reporters in a media briefing that it was the right thing. “As is now recognized, the result […]

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Jamaica Now JLP Country!

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has been re-elected to serve as Government for a second consecutive term, after winning the General Election, held on (Thursday) September 3. Preliminary results show that the JLP, led by Andrew Holness, has won 49 seats, while the People’s National Party (PNP), led by Dr. Peter Phillips, won 14 seats. Holness, in his victory speech, […]

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Jamaica — No Let Up In COVID-19 Cases

The total number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Jamaica now stands at 2,357, with 245 persons testing positive according to the latest report. The country is now managing 1,374 (57.1 %) active cases across the island, including 14 moderately ill patients and four critically ill patients. Some 71 cases recorded in Jamaica have returned to their countries of origin. […]

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Jamaica Gets Additional US$1 Million From USAID

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), recently announced that it is providing an additional US$1 million to assist Jamaica’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. USAID will use the funds to deliver social welfare support to vulnerable youth, families, and communities, as well as assistance to address issues such as child abuse and domestic violence.  U.S. […]

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Earthquake Shakes Up Jamaica

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake shook several parishes in Jamaica yesterday. It was felt in the morning at about 7:28. The Earthquake Unit says the epicenter was located approximately eight kilometers east of Mile Gully in Manchester, a parish located in the center of the southern half of the island. The earthquake had a focal depth of 24 kilometers. According to […]

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High Profile Jamaicans Among COVID-19 Cases

Several high-profile Jamaicans have tested positive for the coronavirus, among them: Olympic legend Usain Bolt Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson Port Maria Mayor Richard Creary Mayor of Mandeville Donovan Mitchell  Meanwhile, in its latest report, the Ministry of Health and Wellness announced that Jamaica had recorded 116 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours. This brings to […]

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Jamaica’s PM — Rise In COVID-19 Cases No Need For Panic

In a recent report, Prime Minister Andrew Holness noted that while the spike in new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Jamaica is cause for concern, there is no need for panic. “The Government of Jamaica continues to manage the epidemic on a day-to-day basis, and I personally keep a direct track and [have] a direct hand in the management of the […]

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Jamaica Delays Back To School Reopening

The increase in COVID-19 cases has forced the Jamaican government to delay the reopening of schools on the island. Schools are now set to reopen on a phased basis starting Monday, October 5, 2020. According to the Ministry of Education, school re-engagement will be based on a blended approach, which includes: Face-to-Face teaching and learning, online and offline Computer Aided […]

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Jamaica COVID-19 Cases Hits A New High

The total number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Jamaica now stands at 1,290, with 98 persons testing positive over the last 24 hours. At the same time, 16 more patients have recovered from the virus, increasing the number of recoveries to 788, and one person has died from the virus within the last 24 hours, bringing the total to […]