Author Archive: Patrice Walters

PNP President Dr Peter Phillips has colon cancer
People’s National Party (PNP) President and Opposition Leader Dr. Peter Phillips has been diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer.  
National Arena to be retrofitted for use as field hospital
As part of the country’s covid-19 response plan, Cabinet has given approval for the National Arena in St Andrew to be retrofitted
Shipment of masks arrives in island
Half a million medical grade masks landed in the island yesterday and are being cleared for distribution to the health sector.  
Some travellers report to Health Ministry following sanction warning
The Health Minister has confirmed that 4,000 travellers who were being sought by the government, have now made contact.   The
Confirmed Covid cases now at 63
Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton has confirmed four additional positive Covid-19 cases.   This brings Jamaica’s total number
Nightly curfew to be extended
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that the government will extend the current islandwide nightly curfew.   The curfew
Some UWI students stuck at various campuses until ports reopen
The University of the West Indies, Mona campus, says it has had discussions with Caribbean Airlines to bring home its students studying
UWI Mona examinations scheduled for June / July
The University of the West Indies, Mona, will be moving its lessons to online platforms when classes resume on April 14, with students