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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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Funeral home owner's dog gets fancy burial
The saying that 'a dog is a man's best friend' was real for Peter Perry, owner of Perry's Funeral Home, as he laid his pooch Ringo to rest yesterday. The funeral was held at the funeral home's Jobs Lane, Spanish Town, parlour in St Catherine. The...

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Move quickly to reintroduce mask mandate, Opposition urges Government
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Jamaica COVID-19: Day-19 – The Value of Quarantine
It has been 19 days since Jamaica first record its first COVID-19 case. Sadly there are 4 more reported cases, two with travel histories from New York, a health worker with contact to a know case and 1 under investigation. This brings the COVID-19 cases in Jamaica to 36. New York has become the epicenter [...]

Jamaica COVID-19: Day-18 – 2 more cases announced
Jamaica’s first case of COVID-19 was announced on March 10, 2020. Today, 2 more cases have been announced bringing the total to 32 with sadly 1 death. So far 21 cases are listed as imported, 8 as local transmission and 3 are under investigation. There is some good news today. Firstly, the Jamaican government has announced [...]

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