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KEEP THEM SAFE.
CHILDREN AGES 12-17 CAN NOW BE VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19.
Get your child vaccinated for a safe return to school. Children who have been
vaccinated against COVID-19 are less likely to get and spread COVID-19.
Caribbean Life, S 18 EPTEMBER 24-30, 2021
According to health authorities, the
island started recording an upsurge
of COVID-19 cases mid-August due to
mass gathering events some of which,
were not authorized by the authorities.
Cases moved from 5 on Aug. 17
to 4,213 on Sept. 20 with 63 deaths
Health authorities have declared
that there is community spread with
the Delta variant, which was detected
in early August as the main stream.
Commissioner of Police, Edvin Martin
said less than 50 percent of the
force have been vaccinated.
The United States is
providing Jamaica with
more than US$5 million
in urgent COVID-19
According to an official statement, the
funds are being made available through
the United States Agency for International
Development (USAID) and will support
Kingston’s urgent needs and fill gaps in
order to accelerate widespread, equitable
access to and the delivery and uptake of
safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines.
It said the funds will also help in
reducing morbidity and mortality due to
COVID-19 through critical public health
and clinical interventions.
The statement said that “this additional
assistance from the historic American
Rescue Plan builds on the more than
US$10 million in COVID-19 assistance
the US government has donated to the
government of Jamaica since the pandemic
first broke out in March last year.
After canceling 10 flights between
Sept. 9 and 24, American low-cost airline
JetBlue announced that it will be
resuming service between Trinidad and
New York from Sept. 26.
This is according
to JetBlue’s corporate
communications in New
The airline did not explain the reasons
for the cancellations.
JetBlue stated it is resuming its service
to Trinidad and Tobago, which was
temporarily suspended due to border
closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“On Sept. 26, 2021 JetBlue will restart
operations with four flights per week
from New York’s John F Kennedy International
Airport to Piarco International
Airport in Trinidad. Travelers should
check local mandates and advisories
before travel,” the airline said.
It said the planned service remains
subject to changes based on local and
— Compiled by Azad Ali
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LET’S KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE AND OUR SCHOOLS COVID-FREE.
For more information about COVID-19 vaccines
and where to get one, visit nyc.gov/covidvaccine.