The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has confirmed an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases among the inmate population at the St Catherine Adult Correctional Centre in recent weeks.
One billion doses — India's COVID-19 turnaround
It was in May and June of this year that the second COVID-19 wave struck India. The positive cases ballooned to over 400,000 daily, and deaths increased proportionately. The sudden jump severely strained our medical resources. The highly contagious Delta variant necessitated lockdowns...
Mandeville Hospital seeing better days – CEO
IN recent times Mandeville Regional Hospital has been seeing much better days, says chief executive officer at the facility, Alwyn Miller.
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — British High Commissioner to Jamaica Judith Slater has pledged to support Jamaica with its vaccination efforts.More
LONDON, United Kingdom — The travel and tourism sector in the Caribbean is recovering at a faster rate than any other region in the world, with its contribution to gross domestic product (GDP) expected to increase by just over 47 per cent this year, compared to 30.7 per cent...More
MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — Coronavirus infections and deaths in Russia climbed Friday to another pandemic record, putting a growing strain on the country's health care system.More
UNITED STATES (AP)— Kid-size doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine appear safe and nearly 91per cent effective at preventing symptomatic infections in 5- to 11-year-olds, according to study details released Friday as the US considers opening vaccinations to that age group.More
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC)— All students in forms 4 to 6 have been instructed to return to the classroom next Monday, whether or not they are vaccinated against COVID-19, and all online classes for them will be discontinued, Minister of Education Nyan Gadsby-Dolly announced on...More
OCHO RIOS, St Ann — Adamant that her husband died due to a shortage of oxygen at the country's public hospitals in August, a nurse is endorsing a call for the Government to facilitate an independent investigation into the shortage of the life-supporting...More
MAY PEN, Clarendon — The Clarendon Municipal Corporation (CMC) is working alongside the parish's health department to devise a strategy to get the homeless and mentally ill vaccinated.More
PORT MARIA, St Mary — As of November 1, anyone physically attending meetings at the St Mary Municipal Corporation (SMMC) will need to provide proof of vaccination or provide a negative antigen test for COVID-19.More
PHENIX CITY, United States (AP) — Sometimes when she's feeding her infant daughter, Amanda Harrison is overcome with emotion and has to wipe away tears of gratitude. She is lucky to be here, holding her baby.More