Tag: Jamaica


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 […]


Jamaica’s COVID Case Count Now 4,374

Jamaica’s death toll due to COVID-19 now stands at 51. The disease has claimed the lives of an additional 5 persons based on the country’s latest COVID-19 update. The deaths include an 81-year-old woman from Kingston who had congestive cardiac failure, diabetes, and hypertension, a 71-year-old St. Catherine woman who had diabetes and hypertension and a 69-year-old Kingston man. The […]


JetBlue Set To Launch Major Caribbean Expansion

U.S.-based carrier, JetBlue, is set to launch a major Caribbean expansion in November, with new routes across the region including Jamaica. Starting November 19, the airline will commence seven new nonstop routes out of Newark Liberty International Airport. The new routes will include one daily flight to Montego Bay, Jamaica. JetBlue says the new routes are aimed at generating cash […]


Prime Minister Andrew Holness Announces Full Slate Of Ministers

The Office of the Prime Minister has announced the full slate of ministers that will be appointed to the Cabinet. The Cabinet Ministers and the Attorney General will take the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of Office in a ceremony at King’s House on Sunday, September 13, at 4:00 p.m. The swearing in ceremony for Ministers of State will […]


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, […]


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. […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]