EMPLOYERS who say they will not be accepting liability for employees who contract COVID-19 on the job, may find themselves on the wrong side of the law, says attorney-at-law Gavin Goffe.
TO PUNISH OR NOT?
TWO lawyers are of the view that there is nothing wrong with employers punishing employees who refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
A dream deferred
It has been just over a year since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the current coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. Across the globe, sectors and industries have been hit by the effects of this health crisis and the entertainment industry has not been...
MINISTER of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports Olivia “Babsy” Grange believes that her ministry's latest venture, creating a mural on the outside wall of Sabina Park in Kingston, will add to Jamaica's post-coronavirus pandemic recovery.More
JUST over a year since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic, we continue to see cases fluctuate worldwide, with approximately 140 million cases recorded in total and more than three million people having lost their lives to the virus.More
YOUNG Jamaican men should take notice of what COVID-19 is doing to male erections and go get the vaccine as soon as it is available to you.More
Concacaf executive Howard McIntosh has called for full-scale resumption of sports in Jamaica, in particular club football where he estimates that in excess of $1.5 billion is being lost.More
INDIVIDUALS who have received the first dose of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine are being cautioned that they are not fully inoculated and should ensure that they take the second dose at the required time, or their levels of protection from the disease could deteriorate...More
TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — A senior Japanese politician said cancelling the Tokyo Olympics because of the novel coronavirus pandemic remains a possibility, on Thursday, as a surge in cases renews concerns about the Games with less than 100 days to go.More
TORONTO, Canada (AP) — The premier of Canada's most populous province said Friday he will be limiting outdoor gatherings to those in the same household and will close playgrounds and golf courses amid a record wave of coronavirus infections fuelled by variants.More
KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Ministry of Health and Wellness is urging persons to contact their health provider if side effects from the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine persist beyond 72 hours.More
WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — The US is setting up a US$1.7 billion national network to identify and track worrisome coronavirus mutations whose spread could trigger another pandemic wave, the Biden administration announced Friday.More
MUMBAI, India (AFP)— The head of the world's largest vaccine maker directly tweeted US President Joe Biden on Friday urging him to lift an export ban on raw materials desperately needed to make more coronavirus shots.More