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Guyana Govt liaising with partners to source COVID-19 vaccines for children

The Ministry of Health has been in discussions with several of its partners to procure COVID-19 vaccines for children over the age of 12, who may be eligible to take any of the vaccines with emergency use authorisation. Minister Dr. Frank Anthony, MP, made this disclosure during Thursday’s COVID-19 update. “We have been working with …

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Jamaica Prime Minister expresses confidence in country’s economic recovery

Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica says that the construction sector is experiencing a major boom, which is a clear sign of economic recovery. “We are now seeing a very strong resurgence in building and construction. During the pandemic [it] increased and it is a good sign for the country that persons are taking the …

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Jamaica Tourism Minister Says Country’s Response To COVID-19 Has Attention Of Airline Partners

Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett says the country’s COVID-19 response, plus the country’s ever-growing reputation as a safe and seamless destination, has been getting the attention of airline partners and travelers from all over the world. Mr. Bartlett, who was speaking to reporters at the Sangster International Airport (SIA), following the inaugural Edelweiss Air …

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St Lucia Cabinet Ministers to Meet with Key Agencies to assess Hurricane Elsa Damage

The Cabinet of Ministers met on Saturday, July 3, 2021 in an emergency session to continue the assessments of the damage done by Hurricane Elsa which hit the island on Friday 2nd July 2021 bringing with it rain and heavy winds. Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet visited the hardest hit communities immediately following the passage …

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Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport Now Open For Business

After being closed for three days, the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) re-opened for business Sunday morning at 11:00. Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Senator Lisa Cummins, indicated that there will be a “higher than normal volume of flights” at GAIA, due to the recent closure. “For example, American Airlines has four flights; Jet …

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Jamaica Gov’t Prioritising Protection Of Women Against Abuse

Government Senator, Dr. Saphire Longmore, says the Administration is prioritising the protection of women against abuse through the enhancement of legislation as well as other interventions. “We have seen where there were amendments to the Domestic Violence Act, which includes a new definition of domestic violence as not only physical but also psychological, emotional and …

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CARICOM to receive 800 000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from African Union

The outgoing chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley, said Saturday, said that the 15-member regional integration grouping will receive at least 800 000 doses of vaccines to help curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) from the African Union later this month. In addition, Rowley, who hands over the chairmanship …

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Principal of Anchovy High Calls For Increased Vigilance Against Child Abuse

Principal of the Anchovy High school in St. James, Lavern Stewart, is calling for increased vigilance by Jamaicans to protect children from all forms of abuse. Speaking with Jamaica Government news agency JIS, Ms. Stewart said that the time has come for parents, guardians and members of communities to join together to tackle the issue. …

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Government Senator Lauds Diaspora For Contributions to Jamaica

Government Senator, Don Wehby, has lauded members of the Diaspora for making significant contributions to Jamaica through charities and direct investments in agriculture, education, and health, and through community development initiatives. “Regardless of where they live, the one thing [that] I know is [that members of] our Diaspora are passionate about and love our country,” …

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