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Jamaica Gleaner

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Jamaica Information Service

Jamaica Information Service

Jamaica Information Service The Voice of Jamaica

  • Project To Grow Fisheries Sector
    by Candice Stewart on January 15, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    During the upcoming fiscal year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will pump millions of dollars into building out a fish hatchery in Jamaica, in ... Read More The post Project To Grow Fisheries Sector appeared first on Jamaica Information Service.

  • State Minister Highlights Significance Of National Quality Policy
    by Candice Stewart on January 15, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr. the Hon. Norman Dunn, says a national framework for the development of a sustainable ... Read More The post State Minister Highlights Significance Of National Quality Policy appeared first on Jamaica Information Service.

  • Savage Pen Road in St. Andrew to be closed for Paving Works
    by Candice Stewart on January 15, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising that effective Sunday, January 17, the Savage Pen Road in St. Andrew will be closed to vehicular traffic. ... Read More The post Savage Pen Road in St. Andrew to be closed for Paving Works appeared first on Jamaica Information Service.

  • Biometric Data For NIDS Database Will Be Encrypted
    by Candice Stewart on January 15, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    Programme Director for the National Identification System (NIDS), Warren Vernon, says that biometric data for the national identification database will be encrypted to prevent unauthorised ... Read More The post Biometric Data For NIDS Database Will Be Encrypted appeared first on Jamaica Information Service.

  • Public Comments Invited On Beach Access And Management Policy
    by Candice Stewart on January 15, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    The public is being invited to make comments and provide recommendations on the Beach Access and Management Policy for Jamaica, which is now at the ... Read More The post Public Comments Invited On Beach Access And Management Policy appeared first on Jamaica Information Service.

  • COVID-19 Update for Thursday, January 14, 2021
    by Candice Stewart on January 15, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    NEW CASES 24 HRS OVERALL   Confirmed Cases 77 13,992   SEX CLASSIFICATION       Males 31 6,361   Females 46 7,629   Under ... Read More The post COVID-19 Update for Thursday, January 14, 2021 appeared first on Jamaica Information Service.

  • Vaccine Deployment Under COVAX Facility To Get Under Way By March
    by Candice Stewart on January 15, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    The deployment of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines in countries across the Americas under the World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) Facility is anticipated ... Read More The post Vaccine Deployment Under COVAX Facility To Get Under Way By March appeared first on Jamaica Information Service.

  • COVID-19 Testing Capacity Of Private Labs Boosted
    by Candice Stewart on January 15, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    The Ministry of Health and Wellness is distributing 30,000 antigen test kits and reader machines to six private laboratories, to increase national testing capacity for ... Read More The post COVID-19 Testing Capacity Of Private Labs Boosted appeared first on Jamaica Information Service.

  • Thousands Of Young People To Be Trained As Software Developers
    by Candice Stewart on January 15, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    Thousands of young Jamaicans will be trained as software developers to create cutting-edge technologies through the Amber HEART Coding Academy. The academy, which was officially ... Read More The post Thousands Of Young People To Be Trained As Software Developers appeared first on Jamaica Information Service.

  • NROCC Partners With Rotaract Club To Plant Over 400 Trees
    by Candice Stewart on January 15, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    The National Road Operating and Constructing Company (NROCC), has partnered with the University of the West Indies Rotaract Club to plant more than 400 trees ... Read More The post NROCC Partners With Rotaract Club To Plant Over 400 Trees appeared first on Jamaica Information Service.


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Jamaica Star

Jamaica Star

  • 104 new COVID-19 cases, no additional death recorded
    on January 16, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    Jamaica on Friday recorded 104 additional cases of COVID-19, with ages ranging from 1 month to 85 years, increasing the tally to 14,096. Of those cases, 1,936 are active. There was no new fatality, keeping the death tally at 323. One more case was...

  • Pfizer temporarily reducing European deliveries of vaccine
    on January 15, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer confirmed Friday it will temporarily reduce deliveries to Europe of its COVID-19 vaccine while it upgrades production capacity to 2 billion doses per year. The EU Commission chief...

  • JCF seizing more guns under 'Give up the Guns' campaign
    on January 15, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    The Ministry of National Security is reporting that, a total of 103 illegal guns and 1,208 rounds of ammunition have been seized over the period December 1, 2020 to January 12, 2021, since the roll out of its 'Give up the Guns' campaign...

  • UK toughens up borders over Brazil virus variant fears
    on January 15, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    LONDON (AP) -- The U.K. moved Friday to toughen up its entry requirements beyond its surprise decision to ban travel from South America and Portugal in the face of a new virus variant in Brazil, arguing that the measures are needed to ensure...

  • Global death toll from COVID-19 tops 2M amid vaccine rollout
    on January 15, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    (AP)- The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 2 million Friday as vaccines developed at breakneck speed are being rolled out around the world in an all-out campaign to vanquish the threat. The milestone was reached just over a year after the...

  • Do you know this man? The police want him!
    on January 15, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    The Half-Way-Tree police is seeking the public's assistance to identify a man who allegedly robbed a female security guard at gunpoint, at the University of the West Indies, Mona, St Andrew, on Tuesday, January 12.  Police reports are that...

  • Haiti braces for unrest as opposition demands new president
    on January 15, 2021 at 3:39 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Flying rocks. Burning tires. Acrid smoke. Deadly gunfire. Haiti braced for a fresh round of widespread protests starting Friday, with opposition leaders demanding that President Jovenel Moise step down next...

  • Vaccine rollout under COVAX to begin by March across the Caribbean
    on January 15, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    By the end of March, countries across the Americas can begin to expect the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, under the World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) Facility. This diclosure was made by Pan American Health...

  • Over 100 COVID patients in hospital, 77 new cases, one more death
    on January 15, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    Over 100 COVID-19 patients are now hospitalised in Jamaica, as some 107 persons have been accounted for, with 18 being moderately ill, and eight critically ill. Meanwhile of the 784 samples tested in Jamaica in the last 24 hours, 77 have...

  • Rats have infested sections of Spanish Town
    by Rasbert Turner - STAR Writer on January 15, 2021 at 10:02 am

    Investigations have confirmed that rats have infested sections of Spanish Town and other sections of St Catherine. This was confirmed by Chief Public Health Inspector for St Catherine, Grayson Hutchinson, who told the monthly general meeting of...


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