Monthly Archives: August 2021


Hospital’s wards, isolation area for COVID patients all full; new patients accommodated in area for outpatients Mandeville Regional Hospital (MRH) has resorted to placing some of the over 145 confirmed and suspected COVID-19 patients on mattresses and temporary bed spaces when available. At the same time, the facility’s liquid oxygen supply ran out yesterday, forcing […]

Fine form!

Elaine Thompson-Herah, a five-time Olympic winner, led a trio of Jamaicans to victories at yesterday’s Paris Diamond League meet at Charléty stadium, as she bounced back from a setback to compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on Thursday. Fraser-Pryce did not compete in yesterday’s race, claiming exhaustion as the reason for her absence. Thompson-Herah surpassed Fraser-meet Pryce’s record […]

COVID crisis worsens

Oxygen demand more than being produced, but four shipments due this week, starting tomorrow, says IGL The novel coronavirus pandemic’s crisis intensified locally yesterday as oxygen supplies ran out, leaving hospitals scrambling to care for dangerously ill COVID-19 patients, some of whom have been placed in surgical wards and intensive care units due to the […]

Vaccine mandate issued by UWI Mona; all residents of halls must be properly immunized.

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Campus has announced that all students staying in its halls of residence must be properly vaccinated against COVID-19. Students living in halls have until September 3 to comply with the vaccination mandate, according to a statement released by the University of the West Indies on Friday. The […]

Jamaicans are dissatisfied with Nike’s support for their Olympic athletes.

Jamaicans and other track and field fans are venting their frustrations online, vowing to boycott Nike unless Olympic champion and fastest woman in the world Elaine Thompson-Herah is treated with respect. At the Eugene Diamond League race on Saturday, Thompson-Herah, who signed a professional contract with the American sportswear company in 2016, ran the second-fastest […]

Health crisis looms as nurses call in sick

As a number of nurses around the island called in ill on Wednesday morning, officials scrambled to determine the scope of the situation. The group industrial action has harmed the hospitals of Cornwall Regional, Mandeville Regional, and May Pen, as well as the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI). A sickout is an unjustified […]

At the World Under-20 Championships, Tina Clayton and Hibbert were lauded as standout performances.

Tina Clayton and Jaydon Hibbert, two of Jamaica’s 40-member athletics team, have been praised by technical leader of the championships, David Riley, for their outstanding accomplishments at the World Athletics Under-20 Championships recently held in Nairobi, Kenya. The two were among the five people Riley deemed deserved special mention at the event, which saw Jamaica […]

Cops called to restore order at Eltham High vaccination site

People claiming to know a member of parliament or a councillor attempted to force their way into a COVID-19 vaccination blitz site at Eltham High School in St Catherine yesterday, forcing their way in ahead of dozens of children 12 years and older and their parents, who have deemed a priority. “The police had to […]