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Positioning Jamaica For Significant Growth

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is on the right track to position the country for significant future growth. “I’m very proud of the fact that Jamaica has resolved [issues related to the] financial/fiscal management of its economic affairs. I believe we are on a very good course, having gone through several International Monetary Fund (IMF) programs, to […]

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Guyana Gushes More Oil

Guyana’s Government has announced the country’s latest oil discovery within the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana. Natural Resources Minister Vickram Bharrat said the 19th offshore oil discovery will add to the previously announced gross discovered recoverable resource estimate for the block, which is currently estimated to be more than nine billion oil-equivalent barrels. Mr. Bharrat said the new development in Guyana […]

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Venezuelan Government Accused Of Tortures

The Venezuelan opposition has declared that some military personnel that the government has detained over the last few years are being tortured in confinement. “Our officers of the Armed Forces, who are imprisoned for defending the Constitution, are tortured and subjected to the worst conditions of confinement,” said Julio Borges in a Twitter post.  Borges was appointed as commissioner for […]

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A Humanitarian Crisis Overwhelms Small Towns In Northern Chile

Authorities of small border towns located in northern Chile have asked the Chilean government to intervene and solve the crisis they face due to the huge number of Venezuelans who have arrived in recent days. Complaints include food shortages and lack of control by the police, who have been unable to prevent some undocumented immigrants from occupying homes. According to […]

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Jamaica — COVID-19 Robs Government Coffers Of $43.8 Billion

According to Jamaica’s Finance Minister Dr. Nigel Clarke, the COVID-19 pandemic has so far cost the government $43.8 billion. Speaking in the House of Representatives earlier in the week, Dr. Clarke said $36.8 billion was spent on COVID-19 related non-debt expenditure. “To date, COVID-19 related non-debt expenditure includes $2.6 billion in the Third Supplementary Estimates of 2019-20 that was advanced […]

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Jamaica Places Stay-At-Home Order On The Elderly

According to a press report, Jamaica has placed a stay-at-home order for persons 70 years old and older. However, they are allowed to leave once per day for food, medicine, exercise, and other life necessities. This restriction forms part of the Government’s efforts to control the coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the most vulnerable from the virus. “Given the high vulnerability […]

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Jamaica Gets Field Hospital Valued At $105 Million

Jamaica’s capacity to monitor and treat patients with the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been boosted by the donation of a field hospital, valued at approximately $105 million by the United States (US) Government. The 70-bed facility, located on the grounds of the National Chest Hospital in St. Andrew, was officially handed over on Thursday (September 24) by US Ambassador to Jamaica, […]

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COVID-19 Death Toll Rise In Jamaica

Jamaica, over the weekend, recorded another five COVID-19 deaths, three of which were from previous cases under investigation. This brings the country’s COVID-19 death toll to sixty. Meanwhile, there were 187 new cases, increasing the total to 4,758. Kingston & St. Andrew accounted for 99 of the new cases. There are 3,291 active cases. An additional four persons have died […]

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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 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 […]