April 15, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Jamaica Now Has 125 Confirmed Cases

The National Influenza Centre has reported that in the last 24 hours, 20 samples have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed […]
April 14, 2020

Seniors 70 Years And Older Must Stay Home

With effect from April 8 until April 21, 2020, persons 70 years and over and persons who are ill with flu-like or respiratory symptoms must remain […]
April 14, 2020

Recovery Of Tourism Industry Critical – Minister Bartlett

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says recovery of Jamaica’s tourism industry is critical to the overall COVID-19 recovery programme. Speaking at a recent digital media […]
April 14, 2020

32 New Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In 24 Hours – St. Catherine On Lockdown

Jamaica now has 105 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). This update was provided by the Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, during […]
April 9, 2020

Gov’t Receives Shipment Of Medical Equipment And Supplies

The Government has received the first shipment of some $1 billion worth of medical equipment and supplies that have been procured to bolster Jamaica’s coronavirus (COVID-19) […]
April 9, 2020

Jamaica Not Using Antimalarial Drug To Treat COVID-19 Patients

Jamaica will not be using the antimalarial drug, hydroxychloroquine, to treat persons who have contracted the coronavirus (COVID-19), says Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Ministry of Health […]
April 9, 2020

Decision On Schools To Be Made Before Break Ends

Before the Easter school break ends, Jamaicans will know whether schools will be reopened and also whether the school year will be extended. The nation will […]
April 8, 2020

Culture Ministry Adds 78 Million to Coral Gardens Trust Fund

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says her Ministry has contributed a further Seventy-eight Million dollars into the Trust Fund […]
April 8, 2020

Rural Field Hospital A Possibility

With an increase in cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in some parishes, the Government is looking at establishing a rural field hospital. Chief Medical Officer, Ministry […]
April 8, 2020

Cabinet Approves Outfitting Of National Arena As Field Hospital

Cabinet has approved the outfitting of the National Arena as a 72-bed field hospital to respond to any surge in local coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. Permanent Secretary […]
April 8, 2020
Breaking Jamaican News

Dr. Peter Phillips, Leader of the Opposition, Diagnosed With Cancer

April 8, 2020 | By Hopeton O’Connor Dennie | Opposition Leader Dr. Peter Phillips has been on leave since his March 23 Abdominal surgery. He will […]
April 7, 2020

Creative Industry Stakeholders Urged To Streamline Activities To Access COVID-19 Relief Benefits

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, is encouraging creative industry stakeholders to formalise their businesses in order to benefit from the Government’s […]