According to Chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee, (EPOC) Keith Duncan, says amidst signs of economic recovery, Jamaica’s economy remains vulnerable.
Author: Javine Mclean (Javine Mclean)
Supporters of the People's National Party, (PNP) came out on Thursday, September 23, at the party's headquarter to air their frustration with the current leadership. PNP Activist Karen Cross who spearheaded the protest says she is in favor of reuniting the party, not to cause further division. Cross however says the party president and some of his colleagues must go.
The National Identification Bill, (NIDS) was tabled in the House of Representatives Tuesday, September 21, by Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck. The five-part document outlined various sections that speak to personal identification, identity theft, and fines for breaches.
In keeping with the Government's vaccination initiative, the Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services, (TODSS) today launched a public education and vaccination awareness drive. This as the group notes the importance of being vaccinated while providing public transportation services.
Medical expert in the Health Ministry, Dr. Audrey McIntosh, says Jamaicans that the hesitancy among persons who are due for their second COVID-19 shot percentage is minimal. She however notes, the Ministry has provided adequate information for individuals to make informed decisions and highlights the Ministry is working assiduously to get reach more communities across the island.
A tour was carried out earlier today by Opposition Leader Mark Golding in the St. Andrew South Division. Golding sought to inquire updates regarding crime and security measures within the western police division.
Amidst continued damage to the Jamaican economy by the pandemic, businesses are set to receive a boost from the Development Bank of Jamaica, DBJ. The DBJ has created an online server creating an opportunity for businesses to be rebound.
Amidst several calls for the reopening of the entertainment sector, one operator of a popular entertainment joint in St. James says he's been using new ways to cater to his customers. He is however urging stakeholders to end the blame game and collectively adhere to the COVID-19 protocols to swiftly return to normality.
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jacquiline Bisasor-Mckenzie sought to reassure persons that prior testing before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine is not required. This follows concerns from persons who are hesitant to take the jab. The CMO was speaking at this week's COVID-19 media press briefing on Thursday, September 9.
In a bid to ease pressure on the already burdened public health system, construction has begun for another field hospital at the University Hospital of West Indies, (UHWI). The initiative is being spearheaded by the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, (PSOJ).