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COVID-19 test bar lifted for vaccinated travellers to Barbados
BRIDGETOWN (CMC): The government of Barbados has announced that effective Wednesday, May 25, vaccinated travellers to the island will no longer be required to present a negative COVID-19 test for entry. During a press conference on Saturday, Prime... - 2022-05-23 00:07:03
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

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Call for Jamaica Zoo crackdown
The head of the island's chief lobby against animal cruelty has criticised the culture of provocation at Jamaica Zoo in Lacovia, St Elizabeth, as "reckless endangerment" after a worker's finger was apparently ripped off by a lion. Managing... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Two men killed in car crash
Two men died from injuries they sustained in a motor vehicle accident which occurred along a section of the Rosehall main road in St James, on Sunday night. According to the Coral Gardens police, shortly after 11:00 pm, the driver of a white...

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433 new COVID-19 cases
Jamaica's daily COVID-19 case count has passed 400. The Ministry of Health has reported that...

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Paper or plastic? How has Jamaica benefited?
Do you remember what happened on this date – January 1, 2019? Well, that was the Government will impose a ban on single use plastic bags, straws and polystyrene. The ban covered the importation, manufacture and distribution of the materials. The plastic bags that were banned were those that were commonly referred to a 'scandal [...]

7 ways to live Green!
Since we have all been under lockdown. I have tried to engage in all kinds of hobbies to keep me from sliding into ‘pandemic fatigue’ which essentially means I was going crazy and needed a mental boost. 1. Create a compost and use in your garden So one of my hobbies that I started was [...]

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Beautification at Buff Bay High to boost morale
Principal of Buff Bay High School in Portland, Sandra Buchanan, says the beautification works undertaken at the institution will boost the morale of students. The school today saw its exterior walls as well as a perimeter fence painted for Labour...
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