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Report positive COVID-19 self-test results, Jamaicans urged
Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, is encouraging persons who use coronavirus (COVID-19) home test kits to report positive results to the health authorities. She said that this will help the Ministry to better track the... - 2022-05-20 10:03:37
Taste of Jamaica Medicinal Herb Garden and Farm rises after COVID-19
While Jamaica slowed almost to a halt during the COVID-19 lockdown, St Ann business couple Lascelles and Elizabeth Broderick toiled tirelessly to upgrade their herbal garden and farm, near Hinds Town in St Ann. It was a task that has seen their... - 2022-05-20 00:08:38
Peter Espeut | Examining published COVID-19 data
The government has – belatedly – admitted that Jamaica is now in the fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Two days ago (May 18) Minister of Health Christopher Tufton announced that the wave began on April 20 – about a month before – and five days. - 2022-05-20 00:07:26
Infants among hospitalised COVID-19 patients
Two infants are among the three severely and critically ill people who have been hospitalised with COVID-19, as the number of children occupying bed space at health facilities across Jamaica climb.  Dr Naydene Williams, director of health... - 2022-05-18 15:58:41
 
 

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WESTERN BUREAU: PRIME MINISTER Andrew Holness has spurned the Opposition's latest call for a rollback of the gas tax amid what it dubbed a worsening cost-of-living crisis, noting that this would affect revenue targets. "The Government considered... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Mandatory mask mandate to return - PM
Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that Jamaicans will once again be required to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and combat the current fifth wave of the pandemic the island is experiencing. Holness emphasised that...

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Fire severely damages China Express Restaurant
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Three ways the Caribbean can strengthen financing for private companies
by Therese Turner-Jones Growing up in The Bahamas, I remember my grandmother's asue. There weren't any banks where she lived on the island of Inagua, and even if there had been, it wasn't customary for women to frequent them. To adapt, women (and sometimes men) formed their own informal savings groups, known as asues. As her […]

Learning about Jamaica's Forests by Hiking the Blue Mountains
by Anaitée Mills Panoramic view of the Blue & John Crow Mountains, Jamaica. Xaymaca is the Taino name for Jamaica which translates into "land of wood and water" but how much wood and how much water does Jamaica have today? The Forestry Department figured out a way to teach enthusiastic hikers about the state of […]

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Update| JAAA/SDF Jubilee Series: Seville shatters personal best in 100m; Thompson-Herah wins 100m and 200m
Oblique Seville recorded a massive personal best to win the men's 100 metre final at the JAAA/SDF Jubilee Series at the National Stadium this evening. Seville, who is coached by Glen Mills at the Racers Track Club, won the event in 9.86...
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50 YEARS IN HOW ONE COMPANY CHANGED THE FACE OF AN INDUSTRY
On June 1, 1970, planes streaked across the Jamaican skies, trailing banners that read Life of Jamaica For a Better Life, announcing to the Jamaican people the birth of a company that would revolutionize the local insurance and financial landscape. Read more in the Firstlook»

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