Get the Facts – Novel Coronavirus (nCoV)

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), coronaviruses (CoV) are a family of viruses known to cause respiratory illnesses ranging in severity from the common cold to Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.

The virus can be transmitted from animals to humans and between humans by physical contact or through the air.

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Get the Facts – CARICOM Day

July 4 is Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Day, the official day to commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Chaguaramas, the agreement that established CARICOM. The …

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Get the Facts – Registration of Deaths

All deaths should be registered, by law, within five days, unless the Coroner is probing the death, and no later than 12 months. If a death is not registered within 12 months, the permission of the Registrar General is needed to conduct a Late Registration of Death.

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Get the Facts – New Tax Initiatives

Jamaicans on April 1 began experiencing the impact of several new tax measures as announced by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the …

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Get the Facts – Wigton Windfarm Shares

From April 17th to May 1st, Jamaicans may purchase shares in Wigton Windfarm Limited, Jamaica’s wind energy facility. Eleven billion shares are being offered at …

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