Tag: Jamaica


A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed

According to published reports, the Jamaican Government has reached out to the United States Government and other friendly jurisdictions around the world in a bid to increase the number of COVID-19 vaccines available for Jamaicans. However, to date, the country is yet to win the favor of any of the developed countries. “We have reached out to the United States […]


Jamaica’s COVID-19 Death Toll Now 672

Three more persons have died from COVID-19, pushing Jamaica’s death toll to 672. The Ministry of Health & Wellness said the deaths include two men – one 48 and the other 54 years old, and a 68-year-old female, all from the Corporate Area. One of the three deceased was among the 381 positive cases recorded on Saturday. The country’s overall case count […]


Jamaica: 204 New COVID-19 Cases As 15 More People Die

The Ministry of Health on Thursday reported 15 more deaths from COVID-19 in Jamaica. The deaths occurred between March 5 and April 5. The number of people who have died from the virus has increased to 646. Four of the deaths were in Kingston and St. Andrew, three in St. Thomas and two in Portland. St. Catherine, St. Ann, St. […]


Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Calls For Caution In Vaccination Certificate

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has argued that the inequity in the COVID-19 distribution globally is cause for concern and could be considered discriminatory if demand is placed on travelers to show vaccination proof for travel. He said, “Effective management of COVID-19 and recovery of the global economy requires a concerted and collaborative effort from all member states. We need to […]


Jamaica’s Prime Minister Expresses Optimism In Financing Of Recovery

The Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness has declared optimism in the financing of the recovery of developing nations from the economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “I am optimistic, based on what I am seeing [and] hearing in the international community,” Mr. Holness told leaders gathered recently at a virtual High-Level Meeting of Heads of State and Government […]


COVID-19 Deaths and New Cases Continue To Hit Jamaica Hard

Six more COVID-19 related deaths were confirmed in Jamaica on Monday even as the country recorded a further 561 cases. There have now been 27,465 cases of the highly infectious respiratory illness and 460 deaths since the start of the pandemic in Jamaica on March 10 last year. Readers Bureau, Contributor Edited by Jesus Chan Do you want to add […]


Jamaica’s Health Minister Bemoans Chronic COVID-19 Situation

Health and Wellness Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, in a report noted that the coronavirus virus spread in Jamaica is putting Jamaica in a dire strait. He said the situation in hospitals has become more pronounced given the latest increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. The country recorded 723 new infections, pushing the total to 26,026, with 11,039 of the […]


BOJ Governor — Jamaica On Path To Economic Recovery

Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor, Richard Byles, has stated that Jamaica is on the path to economic recovery following the devastation of the economy brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Byles pointed to the foreign exchange market inflows, adequate reserves, a sustainable balance of payments position, and the containment of inflation within the Bank’s 4-6 percent target range, as degree […]


Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Maintains Bullish Outlook On Travel Industry

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the estimated gross earnings from the tourism industry for fiscal year 2021-2022 are projected at US$1.87 billion, with corresponding visitor arrivals of 1.6 million. He was addressing Wednesday’s sitting of the Standing Finance Committee, which is reviewing the 2021-22 Estimates of Expenditure. Just over one million stopover arrivals are projected representing a 117 per cent […]


Jamaica — 723 New COVID-19 Cases

Jamaica recorded a new high with723 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, a 38% increase over the previous day’s record of 527. There were also seven additional confirmed deaths from the disease, taking the total to 453. The Corporate Area had by far the largest number of new infections, with 265. The adjoining parish of St. Catherine saw an increase of […]