At last, some good news! I just received a petition update on Winnifred Beach in Portland – see below. I am so happy for the Benevolent Society members, and urge them and all beach users to keep it safe and clean and to OBSERVE ALL COVID-19 PROTOCOLS! DEC 21, 2020 — Dear friends of Winnifred … More Winnifred Beach Is Open Again!
The Ministry of Health and Wellness gave us a short update today on the situation at the Golden Age Home in Kingston, where testing has been under way. The “first case,” (a somewhat impersonal phrase) – died yesterday – along with a resident of the St. Elizabeth Infirmary in Black River. Both institutions are the … More An Update on COVID-19 at the Golden Age Home
The Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) has expressed grave concern at the outbreak of COVID-19 at the Golden Age Home in Kingston – the largest such facility in the English-speaking Caribbean. Minister of Health and Wellness Christopher Tufton gave an update on the situation at this evening’s press briefing… You may well recall that … More CCRP Jamaica Expresses Concern at COVID-19 Outbreak at Golden Age Home
The Ministry of Health and Wellness held two press briefings this week – the first, with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, was to break the news of the outbreak at the Golden Age Home in Kingston. First of all, our latest COVID numbers (which are posted daily after 10:00 a.m. on the … More COVID-19 Update from Jamaica: Golden Age Home, Mustard Seed, and More
Well, the past week has been – I would say, chaotic. We point fingers at the Americans and the British madly partying during the pandemic, but we have had some shameful incidents ourselves. What has gone wrong? COVID-19 protocols are being flouted uptown, downtown and in rural areas. Gang violence seems to be on the … More ICYMI in Jamaica: September 29, 2020 – The Law and Order Edition