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P1 Variant: Jamaica Bans Travel from T&T

  JAMAICA has restricted travel from Trinidad and Tobago because of the Brazilian variant of the Covid-19 virus. This was announced by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley at a press conference on Monday. Dr Rowley said, “Yesterday, the Prime Minister of Jamaica gave me the courtesy of informing me that from today, Jamaica will put […]Read More

Reggae Month 2021 Goes Virtual

  JAMAICA’s Reggae Month 2021 will be conducted virtually this year. The month-long activities usually celebrated in February is being held under the theme, Come Ketch Di Riddim Virtually. It is expected to attract the attention of thousands of patrons especially from locations as far as Europe and Asia. At a virtual launch recently, Minister […]Read More

16% of Jamaicans to Receive Covid Vaccine

  APPROXIMATELY 16% of Jamaica’s population will receive a Covid-19 vaccine when it becomes available to the country later this year.    Chief Medical Office Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie at a virtual media conference said this was an increase from initial estimates.   She said, “Initially, it was one 1% that we would receive in the […]Read More

Professor Urges No-Build Zones in Jamaica

  JAMAICANS are being urged to have no-build zones in order to protect lives and properties during natural disasters and adverse weather incidents. Professor of Sedimentary Geology in the Department of Geology and Geography at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, Simon Mitchell made the appeal following the weekend’s incidents of both […]Read More

Jamaica Extends Covid Curfew to November 16  

  THE curfew that has been implemented in Jamaica to limit the spread of Covid-19 has been extended to November 16. In addition, persons who are 65 years and over will have to adhere to the curfew times until November 30. In a virtual media conference on Wednesday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the continued […]Read More

School Term Begins in Jamaica

  JAMAICA’s school term begins today with much uncertainty about the new way of learning, online classes. School begins for primary and secondary school children but many still lack electronic devices required for learning, the Jamaica Observer reported. The strain will be on families who have more than one child attending school, reports out of […]Read More

Holness: Power is a Test of Character

  POWER is a test of character. This was the statement made by Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness after his new cabinet was sworn in on Sunday. The swearing-in ceremony took place at King’s House on Sunday under strict Covid-19 protocols and was streamed live on social media. Holness released the names of his Cabinet […]Read More

General Elections in Jamaica on September 3

    JAMAICANS will head to the polls on September 3, to elect their next government. This follows the announcement made by Prime Minister Andrew Holness in Parliament, on Tuesday. He said the general elections would be held on Thursday, September 3. Holness also announced that nomination day would be next week Tuesday (August 18). […]Read More

Covid-19: More Staff to Help Burnout in Jamaica

  THE Jamaican Government has promised to deal with the increased workload of staff since the Covid-19 pandemic by hiring more doctors and nurses. This according to Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton on Monday, after the government was criticised for failing to reduce burnout among the nation’s nurses. President of the Nurses Association […]Read More

Young Wants To Talk to US on Deportees

MINISTER of National Security Stuart Young hopes that if the United States is to deport Trinidad and Tobago nationals back home they would enter into a process of negotiation just like with Jamaica. He was speaking at the virtual news conference on Monday morning. Due to an executive order in the US, Jamaica has had […]Read More