Amid the discovery of the new COVID-19 variant 'Omicron' in the nations of South Africa, countries across the globe are now banning or hardening the COVID-19 travel protocols. The Jamaican government has also imposed travel restrictions on the South African nations. 
Gunmen in Portmore, St Catherine, shot a security guard, leaving hospitalised a taxi operator on Wednesday night. The police officials have informed that the gunmen posed as passengers to eliminate their targets. 
Another murder has been reported in the island, where a 17-year-old boy has been shot dead, while the other three were injured by gunmen in Westmoreland on Thursday night. 
The prices of Gasoline, Diesel, Petrol and Kerosene has been reduced by the Jamaican government, which will be in effect from today onwards only. 
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has transferred the responsibility of CAP - Clarendon Alumina Production Limited from the Ministry of Mining to the Ministry of Finance and the Public service. 
Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah who brought laurels to the island by winning three gold medals in Tokyo Olympics this year, has now been shortlisted for the 'World Athletics Female Athlete-of-the-Year' award. 
Another incident of shooting has been reported in the Caribbean island of Jamaica. Two men were shot dead by gunmen in the quiet rural community of Moore Hall in Islington, St Mary. 
New York court has pleaded guilty, a 30-year-old Jamaican woman who slit her American husbands' wrist, with whom she married illegally to acquire US citizenship.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness noted that his administration is making necessary efforts to tackle the flooding in some regions of St James, adding that the funds have already been allocated by the government to improve the drainage, especially in the north gully.
The funding of US$1.085 million will prove to be a life saviour amount for the vulnerable Jamaicans who have been severely impacted by this contagious COVID outbreak. This fund donation has been provided under the United Nations World Food Programme - (WFP).