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JAMAICA | Health Minister downplays the importance of COVID-19 Testing

KINGSTON, April 1, 2021 -  Despite repeated concern from Opposition Spokesman on Health and Wellness, Dr.  Morais Guy over the lack of adequate COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has doubled down in defending the government’s lack of widespread testing, claiming that more testing does very little to suppress spread of the virus.

JAMAICA | Health Minister downplays the importance of COVID-19 Testing

CARICOM | CARICOM member states interested in Cuba's COVID-19 Vaccines

GEORGETOWN, March 31, 2021 - Cuba is the only country in Latin America and the Caribbean developing COVID-19 vaccines. There has been interest in these vaccines within the Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). In Jamaica, there have been calls for the Government to explore the possibilities with Cuba and it was reported recently that Suriname wants to take a Cuban vaccine.

CARICOM | CARICOM member states interested in Cuba's COVID-19 Vaccines

JAMAICA | Its now official, you can soon be fined for appearing in public without a mask

KINGSTON, Jamaica March 31, 2021 - Despite repeated warnings from Opposition Leader Mark Golding that sweeping powers being given to the Prime Minister to create offences, which could lead to criminal penalties appearing on a person's criminal record, under the Amendments to the Disaster Risk Management Act, the government dismissed the Opposition concerns and  used its majority on Tuesday evening to pass the amendments to the statute.

JAMAICA | Its now official, you can soon be fined for appearing in public without a mask
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