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JAMAICA | As COVID-19 cases spike, Holness announces new measures

KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 1, 2021 -   As Jamaica's COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced new and stricter measures under the Disaster Risk Management Act, effective today until the next three weeks.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health

JAMAICA under cyber threat says PM Holness, urges vigilance

KINGSTON, February 25, 2021- Prime Minister Andrew Holness says It has been assessed that over the past few weeks there have been increasing instances of malicious cyber activity directed at both Government and private entities. 

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  • Countries Jamaica

JAMAICA | Tourism Industry Needs Vaccination Roll Out Plan

MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA: February 25, 2021 - The Shadow Minister of Tourism, Senator Janice Allen says the failure on the part of Government to provide a clear timetable for a roll out of a national vaccination programme is causing heightened concern among hoteliers and other tourism interests. 

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Tourism

JAMAICA | Second breach of Jamaica’s JamCOVID Website

KINGSTON, February 22, 2021 - As the country awaits the official report on the security breach of the Jamaica government’s JamCOVID immigration site, TechCrunch is reporting that there was a second security lapse that exposed private keys and passwords for the government’s JamCOVID app and website.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Tourism

JAMAICA | PNP wants Plan for Reopening of Sports Industry

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Shadow Spokesperson on Youth and Sports is again calling on the Government to urgently put forward an operational plan for the phased reopening of Jamaica’s Sports Industry. 

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Sports

JAMAICA | Immigration website exposed thousands of travelers’ data

KINGSTON, Jamaica, February 18, 2021 -  The government of Jamaica says a security vulnerability associated with the file storage service on the JAMCOVID-19 application that was discovered on February 16,  has been repaired. This is after TechCrunch, a technology website reported that a security lapse on the JamCOVID19 website, has exposed immigration records and COVID-19 test results for hundreds of thousands of travelers who visited the island over the past year.

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  • Countries Jamaica
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