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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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JAMAICA | JA COVID-19 Cases skyrocket to 468 in 24 hours

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica has recorded 468 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, by far its highest one-day increase in COVID-19 infections to date, bringing the total number of cases in the island to 19,773. The death toll remains at 378.

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JAMAICA | Sugar Holdings defend demolition of Innswood residents' homes

ST. CATHERINE, JAMAICA, Monday, 15 February 2021- Managing Director of the SCJ Holdings Limited Joseph Shoucair is refuting claims made in the media that the state-owned company has, without due process, “ordered the demolition of homes of 15 families at Innswood Estates in St Catherine.”

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JAMAICA | Dr. Alfred Dawes gives 'thums up' to Covid-19 vaccines

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, February 12, 2021 - Fears that vaccines now being manufactured for the coronavirus Covid-19 can’t be safe because they are being developed too quickly, have been dispelled by leading Caribbean surgeon, Dr. Alfred Dawes.

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  • Published in Health

JAMAICA | With record COVID-19 cases, Holness tightens curfew hours

KINGSTON, February 9, 2021 – In light of the record increase in the number of persons testing positive for the  SARS Cov2 virus in Jamaica over the past few days, prime minister Andrew Holness has announced that starting Wednesday  February 10, the islandwide curfew will begin at 8:00 pm nightly and end at 5:00 am.

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  • Published in Health

JAMAICA to get first doses of COVID-19 vaccine in two weeks

KINGSTON, February 2, 2021 - Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton informed the House of Representatives on Tuesday that Jamaica is set to receive its first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in another two weeks instead of what was initially projected in April.

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  • Published in Health
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