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Pressure mounts for tourism workers to take coronavirus vaccine

KINGSTON, JAMAICA — Some tourism workers are facing increased pressure to become inoculated against COVID-19 as they stand to face heavy social interaction with visitors amid the burgeoning restart of a most crucial industry. Jamaican Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett recently called those employed in the sector “frontline workers” and stressed the importance of them…
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Growing need for healthcare workers as Caribbean battles renewed COVID-19 surges

COCKBURN TOWN, TURKS AND CAICOS — Many Caribbean nations have scrambled to shore up healthcare worker complements in the face of vicious third waves of COVID-19 that are quickly pushing hospitals over capacity. But those efforts might prove inadequate if an “expected worsening of the pandemic” comes to pass, according to Chief of Medical Services…
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Private and public sector moving towards mandatory vaccination for employees

KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT — “Vaccinated only need apply” might be the notice affixed to job advertisements in some Caribbean jurisdictions moving forward as regional employers and governments weigh mandatory vaccination policies for certain workers.
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