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COVID-19 BACKLOG TO BE CLEARED IN TWO WEEKS

Approximately two weeks ago the Ministry of Health and Wellness announced a backlog of about ten thousand (10,000) Covid-19 samples. This as a result of high global demands for the reagents used for testing. Now that the Ministry has obtained reagents, well over half of the backlog has been cleared, and the remainder is expected...

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Jamaica Boosts COVID-19 Testing With New Private Lab For Environment And Air Contamination

Jamaica Boosts COVID-19 Testing With New Private Lab For Environment And Air Contamination

Come July 27, Jamaica will have a private sector capability dedicated to testing high-touch surfaces and air for Covid-19. This COVID-19 resilience support centre is being set up in Kingston by Technological Solutions Limited ( TSL) and Biomerieux, subsidiary, Invisible Sentinel headquartered in France. On Thursday both entities signed a Memorandum of Understanding. This comes...

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COVID-19 Testing Backlog of 10,000 Being Cleared

On Sunday, July 19, Jamaica recorded 16 new cases of COVID-19 and on Monday, July 20, 19 new cases. The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jacquiline Bisasor-Mckenzie on Tuesday revealed that more double-digit figures are expected in the next couple of days until the testing backlog is cleared. Recently, the Minister of Health and Wellness Dr. Christopher Tufton...

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Are Beach Operators Adhering To Protocols Following Government’s Warning?

Are Beach Operators Adhering To Protocols Following Government’s Warning?

On Wednesday, July 1, Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond Mckenzie declared that all beaches and rivers will be strictly monitored and those in breach of the Covid-19 safety protocols will be closed with immediate effect. On Sunday CVM LIVE visited the Boston Beach Complex in Portland and 876 Beach Club in Falmouth Trelawny...

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Family Blames Hospital For Negligence 

Family Blames Hospital For Negligence 

The National Chest Hospital is being accused of negligence after a patient met her demise after falling through a laundry chute at the facility. The victim, 43-year-old Carsha Johnson Sinclair who suffered from lung disease was admitted to the health facility on Friday and was found dead on Wednesday morning. Her daughter shared information on...

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Promoters Urge Govt Not To Drop Beat On Entertainment Industry

Promoters Urge Govt Not To Drop Beat On Entertainment Industry

Kingston, Jamaica – Promoters urge Govt not to drop the beat on the entertainment industry following a breach at Reggae Mill Bar. The Jamaica Association of Professional DJs, Event Promoters & Sound System Owners, (JAPPS), says it is hoping that the recent breach of the Disaster Risk Management order by popular restaurant Reggae Mill Bar...

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Review Of Constituency Development Projects

Review Of Constituency Development Projects

The date of the next general election has not been called, but Members of Parliament are in preparation mode knowing their work over the years will be a factor in being re-elected. The Constituency Development Committee met on Tuesday to review proposals for work in their constituency from the MPs. “Member Miss Lisa Hanna, Constituency...

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Saharan Dust Affects Jamaica

Dust blowing all the way from the Sahara desert in West Africa is expected to affect Jamaica from Monday evening through to Thursday of this week. The arrival of the Sahara Air Layer was confirmed by the meteorological service. It has triggered widespread anxiety , but Director Evon Thompson says dust blowing from the Sahara...

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Calls Intensify For Urgent Conclusion On Crime Consensus 

Calls Intensify For Urgent Conclusion On Crime Consensus 

In these challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jamaica continues to battle the lethal impact of criminal minds. In less than a month the country has seen a flare-up of gang-related activities, the tragic death of two law enforcers, and a gruesome incident in Trelawny that has left a family distraught and at a loss....

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Engaging Students Post COVID-19

Engaging Students Post COVID-19

A great task lies ahead for educators once school reopens in September. Students had spent months trying to adapt to the virtual learning environment but in a matter of months, they will back in the classroom. Education Minister Karl Samuda says educators will now have to find new methods of engaging students in the classroom....