Tag: Jamaica


Over 1.2 Million Visitors, US$1.7 Billion In Tourism Earnings Since June 2020

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says Jamaica has welcomed a total of 1,285,368 visitors since the reopening of the country’s borders in June 2020, with estimated earnings of US$1.7 billion. He said that the figures, up to September 2021, comprise approximately 1,276,987 stopover visitors and 8,381 cruise passengers. He noted that the forecast for 2021 is for 1.57 million visitors […]


IMF Still Bullish On Jamaica’s Economy

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is projecting the Jamaican economy will grow by 4.6 percent in 2021. The information is contained in the IMF’s World Economic Outlook released a week ago. Overall, Latin America and the Caribbean are expected to record economic growth of 6.3 percent this year. Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Contributor Edited by Jesus Chan Do you want […]


Jamaica Still Sits High On The COVID-19 Chart

Jamaica recorded 157 new cases of the COVID-19 and seven virus-related deaths up to the end of the weekend, pushing the total number of confirmed cases on the island since the outbreak to 87,389 and the confirmed deaths to 2,110. The new cases comprise 91 females and 66 males with ages ranging from 18 days to 99 years. According to the […]


Jamaica Loading Up On Vaccine

Jamaica’s Foreign Affairs Minister has disclosed that Jamaica is set to receive Covid-19 vaccines from at least five countries based on its vaccine sourcing activities and commitments which have been made. The Minister of  Foreign Affairs, Kamina Johnson-Smith, says the drawdown would include the popular Pfizer vaccine. The Foreign Affairs Ministry has been collaborating with the Health Ministry and various […]


No Let Up In COVID-19 Cases In Jamaica

Jamaica recorded 221 new COVID-19 cases at the end of the week, bringing the overall infection total to 86,126. The Ministry of Health and Wellness reported that the new cases comprise 118 females and 103 males with ages ranging from 62 days to 96 years. The cases were recorded in Clarendon (18), Hanover (10), Kingston and St Andrew (70), Manchester […]


Samuels Set To Rumble With The ICC

Former Jamaica and West Indies star batsman Marlon “Icon” Samuels will contest recent charges leveled at him by the ICC under its anti-corruption code. The 40-year-old former batsman retired from the sport in 2020 but was charged by the ICC on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) for breaching the anti-corruption code during his participation in the 2019 T10 […]


Jamaica On Show As ‘No Time To Die’ Opens In Major Markets

Port Antonio and Jamaica will be showcased to an international audience as the James Bond film ‘No Time to Die’ is released in major markets around the world. The 25th James Bond film, which stars British actor, Daniel Craig, premiered in London on Tuesday (September 28) and opens in various countries beginning September 30. Some of these are India, United States, […]


Jamaica’s COVID-19 Death Count Increases To 1,909

Jamaica has recorded 25 new deaths associated with COVID-19. The deaths occurred during the period August 23 to October 1 and now push the country’s tally since the start of the pandemic to 1,909. The country also recorded 284 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, taking total infections since March 10, 2020, to 84,701. Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Contributor Edited […]


Eye On The Elderly

Research suggests many could be at risk of dementia from COVID-19 complications MEDICAL officials in Jamaica are keeping a close eye on the elderly who have contracted COVID-19 as global research suggests millions could face increased or accelerated risk of dementia as a result of long-term complications. Dementia is described by the Oxford Dictionary as a chronic or persistent disorder […]


Sangster’s International Airport Set to Get Longer Runway

According to MBJ Airports Limited, the long-awaited runway extension at Sangster International Airport in Montego St. James will be over soon. The project is set to get started this year and is projected to cost US$70 million. MBJ Marketing Manager Sharon Hislop Holt revealed that the procurement phase for a contractor has been completed, and the preferred contractor will be […]