Author Archive: Patrice Walters

Finance Ministry working to fix glitches on Covid We Care grants website
The Finance Ministry is encouraging persons who are experiencing challenges with their online application for the care grants to keep
Long lines and crowds as shoppers rush to beat 3:00 p.m. curfew
There were several long lines and crowded supermarkets in some parishes today, as many citizens sought to get a little shopping done
Jamaica now has 69 Covid cases
Jamaica now has 69 confirmed cases of coronavirus.   The 4 new Covid cases are:   A 52 year old male from Manchester who is a
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