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Jamaica Hosts “Together We Stand” Telethon To Raise Funds For PPE To Protect Frontline Healthcare Workers

Jamaica Hosts “Together We Stand” Telethon To Raise Funds For PPE To Protect Frontline Healthcare Workers

KINGSTON, Jamaica –The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is raising awareness to help Jamaica fight the spread of COVID-19 with ‘Telethon Jamaica, Together We Stand.’ On Sunday, April 12 at 4:00 pm ET (3:00 pm Jamaica time), the virtual fundraising concert will feature remote performances by some of Jamaica’s leading artists and celebrities including Koffee, Shaggy, […]

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Caribbean Hoteliers Invest In Downtime to Manage Crisis and Prepare for Future

Caribbean Hoteliers Invest In Downtime to Manage Crisis and Prepare for Future

MIAMI – The Caribbean tourism industry has a proven track record of bouncing back from crisis, often better and stronger, a message which resonated throughout the first in a series of online training programs being conducted by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) aimed at equipping the industry to cope with its immediate challenges while […]

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One Heart, One People: Jamaica Tourism Industry Aiding in Relief Efforts

One Heart, One People: Jamaica Tourism Industry Aiding in Relief Efforts

  KINGSTON, Jamaica – Coming together as one nation, Jamaica’s resilient spirit is shining stronger than ever during these unpredictable times as its tourism industry has become a major part of the destination’s relief efforts.   The Jamaican government in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism is staging ‘Telethon Jamaica: Together We Stand,’ a virtual […]

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PAHO appeals for $95 million to help Latin America and the Caribbean cope with the COVID-19 pandemic

PAHO appeals for $95 million to help Latin America and the Caribbean cope with the COVID-19 pandemic

Washington, DC – A donor appeal from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is seeking $94.8 million to fund priority public health measures to help countries in Latin American and the Caribbean face the 2019 coronavirus disease pandemic (COVID-19). The funds will be used to carry out PAHO’s COVID-19 Response Strategy, which in alignment with the […]

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Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica launches new COVID-19 Response Fund

Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica launches new COVID-19 Response Fund

Kingston, Jamaica – The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica today announced that, in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic presently affecting Jamaica, it is launching and spearheading a private, public and social sector partnership geared towards mobilizing and distributing resources towards the protection and welfare of the citizens of Jamaica. The Fund, dubbed the PSOJ COVID-19 Jamaica Response Fund, organized […]

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World Bank Releases US$150 Million for COVID-19 Response in Dominican Republic

World Bank Releases US$150 Million for COVID-19 Response in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO – Following a request from the Government of the Dominican Republic, the World Bank released US$150 million to support the country’s efforts to implement emergency measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and manage the impact of the pandemic. On March 19, 2020, the Dominican Republic declared a State of Emergency that will be in place for […]

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Countries of the Americas must act now to slow the spread of COVID-19

Countries of the Americas must act now to slow the spread of COVID-19

PAHO Director calls for urgent action to ensure hospital space, beds, health professionals and medical equipment to cope with the coming influx of coronavirus disease 2019 Washington, DC – With many countries of the Americas now reporting community transmission of COVID-19, there is still a short window of time for governments to slow the spread of […]

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Jamaica’s Ambassador to USA to host Digital Town Hall: COVID-19 – Challenges & Opportunities

Jamaica’s Ambassador to USA to host Digital Town Hall: COVID-19 – Challenges & Opportunities

Hon. Audrey Marks, Jamaica’s Ambassador to the USA Makes Appeal to Assist Seasonal Jamaican Workers in the U.S. – Digital Town Hall set for March 31st 7pm-8pm EST WASHINGTON, DC – From the Desk of Audrey Marks, Jamaica’s Ambassador to the USA:   Good morning friends. Thank you all for your support of my appeal. […]

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St Kitts-Nevis Welcomes Cuban Medical Team to help Fight COVID-19

St Kitts-Nevis Welcomes Cuban Medical Team to help Fight COVID-19

Basseterre, St Kitts -The St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) candidate for St Christopher 8, Dr Terrance Drew, who co-holds the portfolio of health in the Shadow Cabinet, was at the Robert L Bradshaw International Airport Saturday (March 28th) to welcome a medical team from the Republic of Cuba. The 30-person team is on a mission […]

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American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) Donates Protective Equipment to Jamaica’s Ministry of Health

American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) Donates Protective Equipment to Jamaica’s Ministry of Health

By Derrick Scott WASHINGTON, DC – As the Jamaican government continues to take steps to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus on the island, the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment is expected to be eased with the donation of a large shipment of sterile gloves, Surgical Gowns and Nebulizers, courtesy of the New York […]

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