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Four Additional Locally Transmitted Cases of Chikungunya Confirmed


The Ministry of Health has confirmed another four locally transmitted cases of Chikungunya. Director, Emergency, Disaster Management and Special Services, Dr. Marion Bullock DuCasse said the positive results were received today from samples sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA).  This brings the total number of confirmed cases for Jamaica to eight - six from local transmission and two imported.

"The Ministry will continue with its public education and intense vector control activities including fogging of the surrounding areas and communities in which the affected persons reside," Dr. DuCasse said.\



Jamaican Business Climate to Receive a Boost


Existing and new businesses operating in Jamaica will benefit from streamlined regulations and processes, public-private partnerships, as well as training and access to financing as a result of a US$ 50 million loan for the Foundations for Competitiveness and Growth Project, approved by the World Bank’s Board of Directors.

“This project complements Jamaica’s fiscal and monetary measures by supporting efforts within the public sector to enhance competitiveness among Jamaican enterprises,” said Jamaica’s Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. Peter Phillips. “Creating the environment for innovation and enterprise will afford many vulnerable citizens real opportunities to earn their way out of poverty and marginalization.”


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