Author Archive: Donique Weston

SLB to suspend loan payments for 3 months in light of COVID-19
The Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) will waive late fees for three months, as part of measures to assist persons affected by the
Finance Minister says Jamaica in for a massive economic shock; promises $100,000 grant for small businesses
Finance Minister Dr. Nigel Clarke says Jamaica is in for a massive negative economic shock, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   He
Government will not close Jamaica’s borders as yet
Health and Wellness Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, says there is life after COVID-19; so much has to be considered before closing
Nurses Association receives seven buses to transport members
The Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) has received seven buses to facilitate the transportation of nurses.   This, as taxi
PM denies being slow in reacting to COVID-19 pandemic
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has rejected claims from the opposition People’s National Party (PNP) that the Government was late
Jamaica could see major increase in COVID-19 cases, with a peak at 8 weeks after first case identified
Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaica could see a major increase in cases of COVID -19, and a peak at 8 weeks, after the first
Citizens could face fines of 1 million JMD for breaching COVID-19 containment orders
  Citizens are being warned that failure to abide by the new orders effected by the government to help curb the spread of the
Restrictions on public gatherings, closure of bars and other measures to stem COVID-19 spread
A new hospital policy will see visitations being cut back to only one person, per day.   This is among a raft of measures being