OPPOSITION Senator Peter Bunting says the Government should take responsibility for the island's spike in COVID-19 deaths because it has not implemented a meaningful vaccination plan, but is rather focused on public relations-driven strategies instead of data-driven policy in governing...
FLORENCE HALL, Trelawny — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has debunked the notion that COVID-19 vaccines have debilitating effects on the male sexual organ, one of the falsehoods about the jab making the rounds currently.
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JAMAICAN parents have given mixed responses to Monday's announcement by American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech that clinical trials have shown that their vaccine is safe and effective for children ages five to 11 at one-third of the dose given to adolescents...
THE Jamaica National Group yesterday revealed it is gearing up to embark on a comprehensive drive to achieve full immunisation against COVID-19 among its more than 2,000 employees and, by extension, Jamaicans islandwide.More
FLORENCE HALL, Trelawny — While underscoring that he will not be forcing anyone to take the COVID-19 vaccine, Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday said that mandatory vaccination will become unavoidable when a larger segment of the population becomes inoculated and demand that...More
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte has sided with employers who have made vaccination against COVID-19 mandatory for staff in an effort to slow the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus. However, she made it clear that the Government's stance is that...More
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica recorded 435 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths on Wednesday, bringing the infection total to 81,394 and the virus death toll to 1,809.More
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In person and on screen, world leaders returned to the United Nations' foremost gathering for the first time in the pandemic era yesterday with a formidable, diplomacy-packed agenda and a sharply worded warning from the international organisation's...More
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Joe Biden addressed a COVID-19 summit of world leaders Wednesday with a promise to donate a "historic" extra 500 million vaccines to countries struggling to overcome the pandemic.More
THE Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) will seek the Government of Jamaica's permission to allow fully vaccinated spectators the opportunity to cheer on Jamaica's Reggae Boyz in their Concacaf World Cup qualification game at the National Stadium on Sunday, October 10.More
Jamaica's Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday emphasised the importance of strengthening multilateral cooperation and addressing current weaknesses in the global public health system in order for countries to recover fully from the effects of...More
WASHINGTOIN, DC, United States (AP) — COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-1919 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000. And, like the worldwide scourge of a century ago, the novel coronavirus may never entirely disappear.More
KINGSTON, Jamaica— Employees at pharmaceutical company, Cari-Med Group, will soon be required to present proof that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or produce a negative PCR test, to be paid for out-of-pocket every two weeks, to maintain their status in the...More
UNITED STATES (AP)— COVID-19 deaths in the US have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March, with experts saying the virus is preying largely on a distinct group: 71 million unvaccinated Americans.More
KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reminding the more than 50,000 Jamaicans who will shortly be due their second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine to visit a vaccination site for their jab.More
PARIS, France (AFP)— The United States' decision to lift restrictions on incoming travellers vaccinated against COVID-19 was met with a sigh of a relief by the global airline sector, which has been dealt a body blow by the pandemic.More