KINGSTON, July 26, 2021 - With Jamaica’s COVID-19 figures going in the wrong direction, and an increase in hospitalisations and Coronavirus cases, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said he had no choice but to tighten the island’s COVID-19 restrictions.
Washington DC, July 23, 2021 - United States Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, says the Biden Administration is working through logistical and legal matters to begin distributing vaccines to Jamaica and other CARICOM countries within the shortest possible time.
Kingston, Jamaica. June 28, 2021: Shadow Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Morais Guy, M.P., says he is genuinely concerned about the latest development regarding health care personnel whose employment contracts have been cancelled or reduced to six months with no definitive time for payment of outstanding salaries and the promised incentives.
Kingston, Jamaica, July 2, 2021: Opposition Leader Mark Golding, in responding to reports that the Ministry of Health finally met with the Medical Doctors Association over what he called their “long-standing and clearly valid concerns”, noted that “yesterday’s pandemonium in the country’s health system was occasioned by the Government’s callous disregard and negligence. The Prime Minister should never have allowed it to get to this point.”
MONTEGO BAY, JUNE 25, 2021 - Opposition spokesperson on tourism Senator Janice Allen has raised her voice in support of the speedy completion of the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay which after five years has shown no sign of completion anytime soon.
Kingston, Jamaica, January 19, 2021: The Opposition has noted the countless reports that the Vaccine Blitz scheduled today for second doses has been a fiasco, frustrating those who came out, and revealing a major shortage in vaccine supply.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 19, 2021 - Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Dr. Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, is appealing for continued adherence to the coronavirus (COVID-19) health and safety measures during the summer period.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 18, 2021 - More than 220,000 Jamaicans have received at least one dose of the AstraZeneca coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. Of this number, 51,908 persons are fully vaccinated while 168,758 have received their first dose of the vaccine.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 15, 2021 - Member of Parliament for Central St. Mary and Opposition Spokesman on Health and Wellness, Dr Morais Guy, has called on the Government of Jamaica to launch a diplomatic initiative to obtain from the United States, a portion of the millions of COVID-19 vaccines reportedly set to expire shortly.
KINGSTON, June 2, 2021 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced recrafted Covid-19 measures under the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA). The amended measures will begin on June 3, 2021, and expire June 30, 2021.