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Author Archive: Shanice Gibbs

Handover of COVID-19 vaccines from India to take place this afternoon
The handover of COVID-19 vaccines donated by India will take place at the Norman Manley International Airport this afternoon.  
UPDATE: Another massive increase in COVID-19 cases with 878 new cases and 1 death
Another record has been set for the number of new COVID cases for a 24-hour period.   The Health Ministry says the country
Jamaica sets another COVID-19 daily record, with 878 new COVID-19 cases
Another record has been set for the number of new COVID cases for a 24-hour period.   Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, in
Public Health Professor suggests Government considers other COVID-19 measures including lockdowns
  Professor of Public Health at the University of the West Indies, Peter Figueroa says the country is facing a serious situation.
Opposition wants special attention placed on securing oxygen for COVID-19 patients and persons with regular respiratory illnesses
The Opposition says special attention must be placed on securing the requisite supplies, including oxygen for the 271 COVID-19 patients
Health Minister says Government to undertake one of the most significant logistic exercises with COVID-19 vaccination programme
  Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the Government is about to undertake one of the most significant logistics exercises
University Hospital of the West Indies launches investigation into the death of 17-year-old
The University Hospital of the West Indies, UHWI,  says it has launched an investigation into the death of 17-year-old Jalisa McGowan.
Civil Service Association welcomes work-from-home order for public sector entities but calls for remote work policy
The Jamaica Civil Service Association says, while it welcomes the new work-from-home order for public sector employees, measures must
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