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JAMAICA | Three more COVID-19 deaths and 120 new cases

KINGSTON, Jamaica, August 25, 2020 - As the number of  new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 infection continues to explode in Jamaica,  the Ministry Of Health and Wellness says the island has recorded three more COVID-19 related deaths and 120 new cases in the last 24 hours.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health

JAMAICA | Who Protects Worker's Health, as Tourism Industry Opens?

MONTEGO BAY, June 1, 2020 - With the opening of Jamaica’s borders to international visitors on June 15, there is widespread concern that uncontrolled access by visitors to Jamaica’s tourism product may expose the island’s tourism workers to a-symptomatic covid-19 virus carriers to the detriment of our product.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Tourism

JAMAICA | PIOJ predicts 14% contraction of Jamaica's economy in June quarter

 KINGSTON, May 28, 2020 - The Jamaican economy is expected to contract by as much as 14 per cent during the April to June quarter. This is the forecast from the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) which says the economy is continuing the weak performance seen in the last quarter, which registered a 1.7 per cent downturn, based on preliminary estimates.

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JAMAICA | GOJ To Launch CARE Programme Website Tomorrow

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - KINGSTON, Jamaica - Starting tomorrow, Thursday, April 9, 2020, Jamaica-based individuals and businesses will be able to begin applying under the COVID-19 Allocation of Resources for Employees (CARE) Programme for benefits when the website goes live online.

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JAMAICA | To get growth, Ja needs to reduce poverty, tackle crime and properly compensate public employees, says IMF

WASHINGTON, DC, November 4, 2019 - The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), says Jamaica is in need of “Supply side reforms, to promote inclusive growth and reduce poverty. To do this, they say, “requires public investments in human and physical capital, strengthened governance, greater financial inclusion, and tackling crime”.

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