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Protesting Entertainers: No Entertainment, No Vote 

Protesting Entertainers: No Entertainment, No Vote 

Entertainers and promoters went into a peaceful protest in New Kingston on July 1, with the aim of making their voices heard on behalf of Jamaica’s entertainment industry. On Monday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness addressed the entertainment industry explaining that the cabinet will review the measures in place on Friday. However, they are not prepared...

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British High Commissioner to Jamaica Addresses Racist Symbol Row

British High Commissioner to Jamaica Addresses Racist Symbol Row

The symbolism of oppression as well as whether Jamaica should still be ruled by a monarchy promoting racist symbols were assessed on CVM LIVE’S Panel Discussion on Monday, with UK’S High Commissioner to Jamaica Asif Ahmad.  This follows the Governor General’s decision to suspend the use of the order of St.Michael Badge, insignia which depicts a white...

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St. James Municipal Corporation Working To Contain COVID-19 Spread

St. James Municipal Corporation Working To Contain COVID-19 Spread

In an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Montego Bay, the washing and sanitizing of several streets in the city took place on Sunday, June 28. On Friday, community surveillance began in Norwood St. James after at least 7 close contacts of a confirmed case tested positive for the disease. Mayor of Montego...

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New Orleans Couple Calls Jamaica’s COVID-19 Response A First World Effort

New Orleans Couple Calls Jamaica’s COVID-19 Response A First World Effort

As Jamaica continues to deal with the Coronavirus, COVID-19, a New Orleans couple who arrived on the island recently has lauded the Government for ensuring the safety of tourists and locals. They say the country’s screening protocols are miles ahead of the United States of America, adding that the most unsafe part of their journey was...

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Jamaica’s Food Supplies Remain Sufficient

Jamaica’s Food Supplies Remain Sufficient

Despite a global economic slowdown due to COVID-19, the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is assuring citizens that food items are still insufficient supply. The update was made during a meeting convened with Jamaica’s distributive trade on Friday by state minister in the Agriculture Ministry, Floyd Green.  Aladden Love reports:

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Tourism Minister Outlines Scale Of Losses Due To Shutdown

Tourism Minister Outlines Scale Of Losses Due To Shutdown

At the end of 2019, tourism was expected to create 41,000 new jobs by 2022. However, the impact of the COVID-19 crisis will result in a revision of this estimate. Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the phased reopening of Jamaica’s borders on June 15 is not just about tourism but a matter of economic life or death.  In...

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Negril Devastated By Shutdown Of The Tourism Industry

Negril Devastated By Shutdown Of The Tourism Industry

CVM LIVE spoke to the president of the Negril Chamber of Commerce about the impact the pandemic has had on tourism in the town and the plans going forward.  Richard Wallace describes it as crippling, but says business operators remain hopeful. Aladden love reports:

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Chukka Caribbean Is Ready For Post-Lockdown Adventure Tours

Chukka Caribbean Is Ready For Post-Lockdown Adventure Tours

Chukka Caribbean Adventures, one of Jamaica’s biggest attraction company has been busy updating sales and marketing plans in anticipation of reopening. Chukka Caribbean Adventures has also been working overtime to develop systems to ensure the safety of staff and guests. We spoke to Executive Director Marc Melville on Business Live Extra. Aladden Love has this report:

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New Bowden Hill Bridge Finally Completed

New Bowden Hill Bridge Finally Completed

After multiple delays and great inconvenience, the residents of Bowden Hill, Stony Hill, St Andrew finally have a new bridge. In February 2019 the bridge collapsed making it difficult to access the West Rural St.Andrew communities of Airy Castle and Bowden Hill. A 33 million dollar contract was awarded by Kingston and St.Andrew Municipal Corporation...

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Groundbreaking In St Catherine For Housing Development

Groundbreaking In St Catherine For Housing Development

The ground was broken in St Catherine on June 17, to make way for the building of affordable housing for Jamaicans. Prime Minister Andrew Holness who was present at the undertaking says the plan has been 10 years in the making and has now come to fruition. “It’s not a political ploy. It is something...

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