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Prostate cancer continues to rise in Jamaica

(Jamaica Gleaner) Regional medical epidemiologist at the Western Regional Health Authority, Dr Maung Aung, says the country continues to see an increase in the...

Jamaica: Families Cut Meals As COVID Eats Away Earnings – Educator Worried Situation Could Affect Learning

“Boy, finding food is hectic. Dem eat more now and me haffi find breakfast, lunch and dinner.” That was the response of Lisa*, a mother...

Jamaica: Teen and Farmer Killed By Lightning As Rains Pelt Island

(Jamaica Gleaner) Tragedy rocked the rural district of Keynsham, St Elizabeth, yesterday after a lightning strike killed a teenager and a farmer under an...

Chicken shortage hits Jamaican market

(Jamaica Star) Retailers and shopkeepers across the island are reportedly rationing chicken due to a shortage of poultry meat in the market place. Shannon West...

1.5 million Jamaicans could contract COVID-19

(Jamaica Gleaner) Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton says based on modelling, up to 1.5 million Jamaicans may contract COVID-19. Dr Tufton said a...

Jamaica: JLP wins general election, Opposition party concedes defeat

KINGSTON, Jamaica,– The ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has won the Thursday’s general election by a resounding margin according to preliminary results with the...

Jamaican con man steals $20,000 worth of chicken meat

(Jamaica Star) Farmer Nadine Christian said she was swindled out of 83 pounds of chicken by a man pretending to be a restaurant owner. She...

Jamaica: Community stunned by 8-year-old girl’s suspected suicide

(Jamaica Observer) Young Jasmine Keeling was always smiling. She was such a cheerful child that her neighbours in the Burke Road, Old Harbour community of...

COVID-19 spike could cost Jamaica millions of tourism dollars

(Jamaica Gleaner) The “perverse” reaction of the British government to Jamaica’s rising coronavirus infection rate could cost Kingston millions of dollars in well-needed tourist...

Jamaica: Police probe launched into birthday party for COVID positive Usain Bolt

(Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaica’s Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says retired sprinter Usain Bolt has now been officially informed that he has tested positive for...
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