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· March, 2020

Stories about Jamaica from March, 2020

17 March 2020

Cooped up? Trinidad & Tobago's Bocas LitFest has released its 2020 longlist

Self-quarantined? Dive into any of these “nine books by writers with roots in seven Caribbean territories,” which just made the 2020 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature longlist.

14 March 2020

New COVID-19 disaster area order places a Jamaican community under quarantine, but ‘not under curfew’

COVID-19

As Jamaica confirms eight cases of COVID-19, the government has activated legislation which expands the authorities' powers in an effort to contain the outbreak.

12 March 2020

Life in the time of COVID-19: Jamaicans adjust their lifestyles as country records second case

COVID-19

After two cases of COVID-19 are confirmed in Jamaica, anxiety is high and Jamaicans are limiting their social contact.

6 March 2020

Kosovo politicians falsely claim Jamaica recognition. Why didn't media verify?

On February 19, Kosovar officials' tweets about Jamaica recognizing their country as a sovereign state received wide media coverage. And then Jamaica denied everything.

4 March 2020

Caribbean tourism threatened by the region's first cases of COVID-19

COVID-19

Three confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus have shown up in the French-speaking Caribbean and another in the Dominican Republic, placing the region on even greater alert.

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