The continuous flouting of coronavirus (COVID-19) safety protocols has forced the Government to order the closure of 17 beaches and 19 rivers across the island come Friday, August 14).
As of Monday, August 24, the staging of small outdoor events will only be allowed on four specific days as the Government tightens restrictions in light of the continued breaches of established coronavirus (COVID-19) health protocols.
Members of the Senate on Wednesday (August 12) approved Resolutions to end the States of Public Emergency (SOEs) that are currently in place in sections of the island.
Six new samples have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours, which brings the total number of confirmed cases in Jamaica to 1,071.
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has announced that the General Election will be held on Thursday, September 3 this year.
Tensions are high in sections of East Kingston this afternoon following the killing of a well-known PNP activist and the reputed leader of the Burger Gully gang, Devon Murray.
The Kingston East Criminal Investigations Branch arrested and charged a man for the murder of 16-year-old Justin Foster of Harbour View in Kingston.
Jamaica has recorded two new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. There are now 588 confirmed positives for the island.