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Bahamas relaxes COVID-19 measures for fully vaccinated individuals
NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis says that persons who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be able to travel to The Bahamas as of May 1 and be exempted from testing requirements. Minnis, who made the announcement... - 2021-04-22 16:43:38
Seven more COVID-19 deaths, 165 additional cases
Jamaica has recorded seven more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 751. Those who died on Wednesday are: * A 67-year-old woman from St James * An 80-year-old female from Westmoreland * A 65-year-old man from Kingston and St Andrew * A... - 2021-04-22 11:23:13
Spread of COVID-19 trending down - Tufton
Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, says data indicate that Jamaica’s COVID-19 reproductive rate is trending down, noting that the country has recorded its lowest positivity rate in eight weeks. “Based on our... - 2021-04-22 09:44:26
St Ann Parish Court, Brown’s Town Outstation closed due to COVID-19
The St Ann Parish Court and its Brown’s Town Outstation have been closed due to COVID-19. Matters that were scheduled to be heard today and on Friday, including cases before the Circuit Court, will be adjourned and new dates assigned.... - 2021-04-22 09:35:59

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'I am living like a slave!'
WESTERN BUREAU: As Stephina Ralston returned to her home in Warsop, Trelawny, on Tuesday, she was paralysed with fear that the man who had butchered her within an inch of her life was still lurking around. The 23-year-old, who survived several... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Guns seized at gangster's funeral
Three illegal guns and a motor vehicle were seized in Woodside, Clarendon, on Wednesday as the funeral for slain gangster, and Clarendon's most wanted man Fitzroy 'OJ' Coore was being held. Several people who were at the funeral have been taken...

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Bills tabled to allow prosecution to appeal court judgments
The process to allow the prosecution to appeal against certain judgments of the court has finally...

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Jamaica COVID-19: Day-19 – The Value of Quarantine
It has been 19 days since Jamaica first record its first COVID-19 case. Sadly there are 4 more reported cases, two with travel histories from New York, a health worker with contact to a know case and 1 under investigation. This brings the COVID-19 cases in Jamaica to 36. New York has become the epicenter [...]

Jamaica COVID-19: Day-18 – 2 more cases announced
Jamaica’s first case of COVID-19 was announced on March 10, 2020. Today, 2 more cases have been announced bringing the total to 32 with sadly 1 death. So far 21 cases are listed as imported, 8 as local transmission and 3 are under investigation. There is some good news today. Firstly, the Jamaican government has announced [...]

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Integrity Commission orders public bodies to provide info on contract overruns and variations
All public bodies have been asked by the Integrity Commission to furnish it with detailed particulars concerning contract cost overruns and/or variations that were incurred during the last financial year. They have been given until May 31 to do so...
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