Author Archive: Donique Weston

COVID-19 grant payout to start on April 30
Persons, who have applied for grants under the government’s $10 billion COVID -19 relief programme, are to start receiving their grants
Growing frustration and anxiety among Jamaican ship workers stuck at sea
With the closure of the Jamaican borders extended until the end of May, there is growing frustration and anxiety among Jamaican ship
Gov’t says measures taken to ensure that deportees do not add to COVID-19 cases
The Ministry of National Security has sought to assure that all precautionary measures are being taken to ensure that Jamaicans
COVID-19 cases up to 233
There are now 233 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jamaica.   This, after 10 additional cases were recorded over the last 24 hours.
US reportedly blocked sales of medical equipment meant for Jamaica
Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton has confirmed that the United States blocked the sale of COVID-19 testing equipment meant for
Jamaica reports 18 new COVID-19 cases, pushing total to 143
Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton has confirmed that 18 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the last 24 hours.  
Gov’t receives first shipment of critical supplies to fight COVID-19
The government has received its first shipment of critical supplies needed to aid in the fight against COVID-19.   Health Minister
US Embassy in Kingston remains closed
Acting Consul General at the US Embassy in Kingston, Scott Feeken says the embassy is closed to all routine services, but it will make