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Church Leaders Urge Jamaicans to Get Vaccinated

Church Leaders Urge Jamaicans to Get Vaccinated

Church leaders are spreading the word as they encourage Christians and every Jamaican to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. During one of several meetings held by the Health Ministry on Thursday, August 19, the leaders encourage the locals to arm themselves with the facts about the vaccines lest they be led astray by false findings.

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Gordon Town Breakaway Almost Complete

Gordon Town Breakaway Almost Complete

Fear lingered during the torrential downpour on Tuesday, August 17, as Gordon Town in St. Andrew was again in the crosshairs of Tropical Storm Grace, but since it was badly damaged by heavy rainfall last year, significant progress has been made.

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Third Wave Could Be Linked to Delta Variant

Third Wave Could Be Linked to Delta Variant

Third Wave Could Be Linked to Delta Variant- One health expert is linking the upsurge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalization to the possibility of the delta variant. The comments come as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations see a continued increase. Jamaica’s COVID-19 positivity rate is now at 46.1% as the country experiences the third wave of infections with...

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Jamaica Remains Under Tropical Storm Watch

Jamaica Remains Under Tropical Storm Watch

The Meteorological Service of Jamaica says the country of Jamaica remains on a tropical storm watch as the tropical depression Grace nears Haiti.  The Director of the Met Service, Evon Thompson, says the island will be impacted by intense conditions associated with Grace on Tuesday as it develops into a tropical storm. For the next 48...

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Less than 10% of Inmates Have Taken the Vaccine

Less than 10% of Inmates Have Taken the Vaccine

The COVID-19 health crisis continues to impact the country's correctional facilities with active cases among staff and inmates and low vaccine take-up. Currently, there are eight active cases of COVID-19 among inmates and five active cases among staff in the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) across the island.