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COVID-19 test bar lifted for vaccinated travellers to Barbados
BRIDGETOWN (CMC): The government of Barbados has announced that effective Wednesday, May 25, vaccinated travellers to the island will no longer be required to present a negative COVID-19 test for entry. During a press conference on Saturday, Prime... - 2022-05-23 00:07:03
Report positive COVID-19 self-test results, Jamaicans urged
Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, is encouraging persons who use coronavirus (COVID-19) home test kits to report positive results to the health authorities. She said that this will help the Ministry to better track the... - 2022-05-20 10:03:37
Taste of Jamaica Medicinal Herb Garden and Farm rises after COVID-19
While Jamaica slowed almost to a halt during the COVID-19 lockdown, St Ann business couple Lascelles and Elizabeth Broderick toiled tirelessly to upgrade their herbal garden and farm, near Hinds Town in St Ann. It was a task that has seen their... - 2022-05-20 00:08:38
Peter Espeut | Examining published COVID-19 data
The government has – belatedly – admitted that Jamaica is now in the fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Two days ago (May 18) Minister of Health Christopher Tufton announced that the wave began on April 20 – about a month before – and five days. - 2022-05-20 00:07:26

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Call for Jamaica Zoo crackdown
The head of the island's chief lobby against animal cruelty has criticised the culture of provocation at Jamaica Zoo in Lacovia, St Elizabeth, as "reckless endangerment" after a worker's finger was apparently ripped off by a lion. Managing... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Mandatory mask mandate to return - PM
Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that Jamaicans will once again be required to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and combat the current fifth wave of the pandemic the island is experiencing. Holness emphasised that...

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Be alert for arrival of monkeypox, particularly in tourism sector, doctor urges
In the face of heightened concern about the current outbreak of monkeypox elsewhere, a...

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We Are the Zoomers
If someone had mentioned the word “Zoom” to me in 2019, I would have looked at them blankly, wondering what it was. When explained to me, I would have said vaguely, “Oh, that’s interesting,” and moved on. In 2019, we were meeting in cafés, holding retreats, signing up for various forums in hotels, caught up […]

Living Online with Humans and Birds: NAOC 2020
In this COVID-19 life (yes, we’re “living with COVID,” aren’t we?) I, for one, am mostly living online. Whether it’s writing blog posts, posting on social media, or attending Zoom meetings, I spend a lot of time in front of a screen. It is actually quite tiring, sometimes. But I am staying home. This is […]

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