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COVID-19 test bar lifted for vaccinated travellers to Barbados
BRIDGETOWN (CMC): The government of Barbados has announced that effective Wednesday, May 25, vaccinated travellers to the island will no longer be required to present a negative COVID-19 test for entry. During a press conference on Saturday, Prime... - 2022-05-23 00:07:03
Report positive COVID-19 self-test results, Jamaicans urged
Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, is encouraging persons who use coronavirus (COVID-19) home test kits to report positive results to the health authorities. She said that this will help the Ministry to better track the... - 2022-05-20 10:03:37
Taste of Jamaica Medicinal Herb Garden and Farm rises after COVID-19
While Jamaica slowed almost to a halt during the COVID-19 lockdown, St Ann business couple Lascelles and Elizabeth Broderick toiled tirelessly to upgrade their herbal garden and farm, near Hinds Town in St Ann. It was a task that has seen their... - 2022-05-20 00:08:38
Peter Espeut | Examining published COVID-19 data
The government has – belatedly – admitted that Jamaica is now in the fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Two days ago (May 18) Minister of Health Christopher Tufton announced that the wave began on April 20 – about a month before – and five days. - 2022-05-20 00:07:26

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Jamaica Zoo has no attraction permit to operate - TPDCo
Jamaica Zoo, where a lion recently ripped off the finger of a taunting employee, does not have a licence to operate as an attraction, the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) has confirmed. In fact, the state agency said that zoo owner Paul... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Police in motor collision with Tarrus Riley
Earlier today, a police service vehicle collided with a sport utility vehicle (SUV) driven by entertainer Tarrus Riley on the Mandela Highway in St Catherine. No injuries were sustained, however, the police car was reportedly damaged. ...

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NCB reports increase in fraud attacks against customers
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Three ways the Caribbean can strengthen financing for private companies
by Therese Turner-Jones Growing up in The Bahamas, I remember my grandmother's asue. There weren't any banks where she lived on the island of Inagua, and even if there had been, it wasn't customary for women to frequent them. To adapt, women (and sometimes men) formed their own informal savings groups, known as asues. As her […]

Learning about Jamaica's Forests by Hiking the Blue Mountains
by Anaitée Mills Panoramic view of the Blue & John Crow Mountains, Jamaica. Xaymaca is the Taino name for Jamaica which translates into "land of wood and water" but how much wood and how much water does Jamaica have today? The Forestry Department figured out a way to teach enthusiastic hikers about the state of […]

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UPDATE | Second person dies in Rose Heights birthday party attack
A second person has now died following a shooting at a birthday party in Rose Heights, St. James, this afternoon. Five other persons were injured. One of the deceased men was allegedly a member of a gang that operates out of the area, a highly placed po
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