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1st Case of Coronavirus (“Covid-19”) Confirmed in Jamaica

10 March 2020

Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton has announced that Jamaica has its first confirmed case of the Coronavirus. The female patient is in isolation having returned from the United Kingdom on March 4. She has been showing respiratory symptoms since yesterday. A clinical sample was collected and sent to the National Influenza Centre, where laboratory tests […]

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Support for GI Tag for Blue Mountain Coffee Increases

28 February 2020

Jamaica’s bid to secure a geographical indication (GI) tag has gained momentum with Japan providing its support. The effort to get the tag is in part to counter counterfeit marketers who have been capitalizing on the world renown coffee brand. Japan is a major importer of coffee beans from Jamaica. The GI tag is one […]

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78 Teacher Resignations in Region 2 Since Start of the Academic Year

19 February 2020

There have been 78 teacher resignations in Region 2 (St. Thomas, Portland & St. Mary) between September 2019 and February 5, 2020. A figure only surpassed by Region 1 (Kingston & St. Andrew) where there were 134 resignations. The resignations are attributed to teachers accepting jobs at other institutions in Jamaica or overseas; as well […]

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5 Persons in Car Accident by Yallahs Pond Treated at Princess Margaret Hospital and Released

18 February 2020

The 5 persons in the car accident by Yallahs Pond yesterday were treated at Princess Margaret Hospital and have been released. The accident occurred at approximately 6:00 am yesterday morning and involved a Nissan AD wagon heading to Kingston. It was reported that the driver lost control of the vehicle and headed off into the […]

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Testing for the Coronavirus, COVID-19, is Now Possible in Jamaica

18 February 2020

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton has disclosed that testing for the Coronoavirus, COVID-19, can now be done in Jamaica. The disclosure was made during a visit to the National Influenza Centre (NIC), at the University Hospital of the West Indies. Tests will be performed at the NIC with the assistance of the […]

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Car Accident by Yallahs Pond; 5 Persons Rushed to Hospital

17 February 2020

At approximately 6:00 am this morning there was a car accident involving a Nissan AD wagon heading to Kingston. Reports are that the driver lost control of the vehicle and headed off into the Yallahs Pond. 5 persons from the vehicle were rushed to the hospital and their injuries have not yet been confirmed.

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Fatal Shooting at Club Miami by The Yallahs Main Road

13 February 2020

A fatal shooting occured yesterday at Club Miami located along the Yallahs Main Road, Baptist District, in St.Thomas. The shooting took place around 3:30 am. Preliminary reports are that a licenced firearm holder hosted an event at Club Miami. He left the venue and was walking toward his vehicle when he saw the now deceased […]

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Kiwanis Club Of St. Thomas Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair

13 February 2020

The Kiwanis Club of St. Thomas held the 1st staging of their Community Health and Wellness Fair at the Heartease Community Centre on February 12. The fair featured a variety of well known organizations in Jamaica including, among others, CARI-MED, First Heritage Co-operative Credit Union, The Ministry of Health and Wellness, Registrar General Department, National […]

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State of the Art Fire Station Slated for St. Thomas

13 February 2020

Under the Fire Safety and Protection Programme, the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development will be building a new state of the art fire station in St. Thomas in 2020/21. New fire stations are also slated for the parishes of St. Mary and St. James. Additionally, four fire stations are to be renovated in […]

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Jamaica Deportation Flight Proceeds Despite Court Ruling

11 February 2020

Notwithstanding a last minute ruling from the Court of Appeal, a chartered flight with 17 people on board has left to Jamaica. 25 people were temporarily rescued from deportation due to the court ruling, however the UK government will be appealing the decision. Before the ruling, 50 people were expected to be on the flight. […]

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