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Jamaica reports presence of Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants

Eighty-seven samples were sequenced with sample dates from May 31 to July 11, 2022. All were identified as the Omicron variant. Of the 87 samples with sequencing, eight (9 percent) were BA.5, and 5 (6 percent) were BA.4 sub-variants. 

St Lucia: Health Ministry confirms new “variant of concern” consists Omicron lineages

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has confirmed the new variant of concern after receiving new gene sequencing results from the Caribbean Public Health Agency-CARPHA

Other than Omicron, upcoming variants will be really very high, warns WHO

By considering the new COVID-19 variants as the "wild card," a top World Health Organisation official has warned that the Omicron will not be the last one.

The number of infections are slowing-down in Omicron hit places: PAHO

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on Wednesday said that the rate of illness and number of deaths due to COVID-19 might be increasing, but the continuous spike in the number of infections might be slowing down in places that the Omicron-new variant of COVID-19 has the earliest hit.

Jamaica: public hospital’s bed capacity crosses limit amid COVID-19 crises

Jamaica-The Health Ministry reports continuous collapse in healthcare facilities as COVID-19 bed capacity at public hospitals across the nation has crossed the limit of overall capacity.

Jamaica-Spain signs a memo of understanding on rebuilding tourism sector

Jamaican Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett and their Spanish counterpart have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) as the Caribbean tourist destination rebuilds its hospitality sector.

Foreign Minister Mark Brantley calls youngsters to apply for scholarship in Taiwan, Serbia and Turkey

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of St Kitts and Nevis, Mark Brantley, calls upon the nation's youth citizens to use the international scholarships that the island's authorities retain utilizing the nation's diplomatic relations.

Education ministry considers announces new dates for resumption of physical classrooms

Barbados Minister of Education, Technology and Vocational Training have announced Monday, February 21, as the new date which the ministry has proposed for resuming face-to-face classes.

COVID-19 pandemic could come to an end by this year: WHO

The worst part of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic-deaths, hospitalizations and lockdowns- could come to an end if nations come together with a plan to execute vaccination and medicines to get addressed quickly, said the head of emergencies at the World Health Organization on Tuesday.

NBA star James Harden donates over 5,000 essential supplies to Haiti children

Brooklyn Nets star shooting guard and point guard James Harden is not just rocking on the court, but off-the-court too. Via his Impact13 Foundation, the nine-time NBA All-Star donated over 5,000 essential supplies to Haiti children last week.

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