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The number of deaths from COVID-19 continue to rise at an increased pace, with eight people confirmed dead from the disease yesterday, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported.  This means that since the start of the week 54...

The opposition, People's National Party (PNP), has called for the finance minister and health minister to intervene in a situation at the South Eastern Regional Health Authority (SERHA) that has resulted in employees' personal statutory...

The Gleaner understands that well-known attorney-at-law, Captain Paul Beswick has passed.  He passed earlier today. He had tested positive for COVID-19.  Beswick was an attorney with the firm Ballantyne, Beswick and...

Education Minister Fayval Williams says that 25 per cent of Jamaica's students are not attending school consistently or at all owing to illness or lack of interest. At the same time, teachers are only conducting classroom management and engaging...

The COVID immunisation programme has been going well but is still affected by ‘vaccination hesitancy’ which the government is planning to overcome with a greater public awareness drive, according to Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher...

There are mixed views among stakeholders in the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) and the Jamaica Independent Schools' Association (JISA) on whether the nation's teachers should be given self-defence training to strengthen their capacity to...

Authorities in St Catherine are reporting that today's mass vaccination exercise has been progressing smoothly. The St Catherine aspect of the country-wide roll out is taking place at the Portmore HEART Academy, where several...

The Manchester police are probing allegations that a four-year-old boy was buggered by a teenager at a daycare centre in the parish. The alleged perpetrator is a 14-year-old boy and is the son of the daycare operator. A police officer in the...

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is looking to administer 50,000 COVID-19 vaccinations at blitz events across Jamaica over the next four days. Targeted are persons aged 60 years and over, teachers and other employees of educational...

A GoFundMe has been launched to raise money to assist persons displaced as a result of the eruption of the La Soufrière volcano in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The volcano began erupting this morning, hours after the government...
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