Author Archives: Caribbean Digest

AG responds to critics on laws to address the COVID-19 pandemic

ATTORNEY General Marlene Malahoo Forte has responded to concerns that the Government may not have acted within the law in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are monitoring and managing a crisis that is unprecedented. I see the debate raging in the public space about the constitutionality of the measures that we have taken. […]

Gov’t will get the 600 rooms, says JHTA

MONTEGO BAY, St James — President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) Omar Robinson last night expressed confidence that the 600 hotel rooms being sought by Government to accommodate COVID-19 patients will be realised. “The JHTA understands fully the dilemma that is facing the Government and the nation at large, and is willing […]

A cry in Cornpiece for more food

There was relative calm at quarantined Cornpiece settlement in Hayes, Clarendon, on Friday, day two of lockdown, as the Government mobilises to contain the local spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the island. This, except for one man, Adrian Nembhard, a resident of the community who complained that the package of food provided […]