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Education Minister Fayval Williams says that 25 per cent of Jamaica's students are not attending school consistently or at all owing to illness or lack of interest. At the same time, teachers are only conducting classroom management and engaging...
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Minister of Health and Welness Dr. Christopher Tufton looks at the 75,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines shortly after it arrived in the island via a chartered flight from Ghana on Thursday.

The COVID immunisation programme has been going well but is still affected by ‘vaccination hesitancy’ which the government is planning to overcome with a greater public awareness drive, according to Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher...
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There are mixed views among stakeholders in the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) and the Jamaica Independent Schools' Association (JISA) on whether the nation's teachers should be given self-defence training to strengthen their capacity to...

The St Catherine mechanic accused of the murder of 20-year-old accounting clerk Khanice Jackson was remanded when the matter was called up in the Home Circuit Court this morning.    

For a second day this week, Jamaica recorded 15 additional COVID-19 fatalities, increasing the tally to 661. A similar amount died the day before. Those who died on Thursday are: * A 61-year-old man from Portland * A 78-year-old man from Hanover *...

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen says the legacy of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away today, will live on. His passing was announced by Buckingham Palace today. He was 99. Reacting to the news, Allen said that the...

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) says it will be increasing the deposit charged to accounts and certain categories of delinquent and disconnected customers. JPS says it will be bringing customer deposits in line with the average monthly...

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn is awaiting the completion of a police report to decide whether St Ann pastor, Peter Chambers, will be charged for public comments he made regarding Prime Minister Andrew Holness.   

Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health and Wellness Dr Jacquiline Bisasor McKenzie says there have been no reports of blood clots in persons who received the AstraZeneca vaccine in Jamaica. She made the disclosure while speaking...

The Jamaica-born Bishop of Dover and former chaplain to Queen Elizabeth II has expressed sadness at the passing of Prince Philip, the husband of The Queen.
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