Home CVM-TV

Author: CVM-TV (CVM TV)

Post
From Bill to Law: Ready or Not For NIDS?

From Bill to Law: Ready or Not For NIDS?

The National Identification Systems (NIDS), has become a major discussion point once again. Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government is putting measures in place to have the bill pass into law by year-end. This latest development has been met with skepticism in some quarters following the court’s decision, to strike down the initial bill. Aspects of...

Post
COVID-19: The Implications of Community Spread

COVID-19: The Implications of Community Spread

COVID-19: The Implications of Community Spread Since the Emancipendence celebrations in early august, the number of fatal COVID cases has almost tripled, and on September 2, the day before the elections, government  declared community transmission of COVID-19. So will there be a spike as a result of the election campaigning? And what are the implications...

Post
Vendors Asked To Pay Stall Fees Despite Forced Closure

Vendors Asked To Pay Stall Fees Despite Forced Closure

Vendors operating in Half Way Tree, St Andrew are disgruntled with the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC). They have been told to pay fees for stalls that were closed for three months following the outbreak of COVID-19 on the island. However, they have indicated they will not pay-risking possible eviction from the location....

Post
More Than 25 Million Cases of Coronavirus Cases Globally 

More Than 25 Million Cases of Coronavirus Cases Globally 

Coronavirus cases have exceeded twenty-five (25) million globally with more than eight hundred and forty thousand (840,000) deaths. While countries continue to implement lockdowns and other restrictions to ease the pressure the virus is having on their health care systems, the pressure continues to mount. Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus...

Post
Election 2020: Tension and Political Violence

Election 2020: Tension and Political Violence

The death of a political activist and a fire near a supporter’s home has triggered concerns about political violence. The police are investigating cases but those on the ground say both incidents are politically motivated. There is now political tension rising in South East Clarendon and East Central St. Catherine following the two separate incidents. In...

Post

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...

Post
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...

Post

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...

Post
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...

Post
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...