Did You Know That Elise Kelly Is Back On Radio?

A lot of people were surprised to learn that one of Jamaica’s beloved radio personality, Elise Kelly, who left Irie FM after 29 years in 2020, is now back on the FM dial.

She launched her new show, Un-Tengle, on The Bridge 99FM at the beginning of October. The program can be heard on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10AM to 1PM (local time).

Jamaica’s Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding Joins The Bridge 99FM (@thebridge99fm)

Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has joined the team at Jamaica’s newest radio station, The Bridge 99FM. His show, Jamaica Live, premiered on-air this past Monday, September 27th between the hours of 11AM and 1PM, and will broadcast weekly at the same time.

Jamaica Live will see Mr. Golding engaging local and international guests and discussing topical issues affecting the nation, the region and the world at large.

Dave Chappelle Gets The Green Light To Build His Own Comedy Club

Comedian Dave Chappelle has finally gotten the go-ahead to begin construction on what he says will be a comedy club and restaurant in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Chappelle has said that he wants to create a place where he and his friends can showcase their talents and be all they were created to be.

It is now being reported that the restaurant will be named Firehouse Eatery, while the comedy show will be called Live From YS. More information to follow.

Andrew Holness Announces New Covid-19 Measures In Parliament

The following are the new covid-19 measures that were announced by the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, while in Parliament on Wednesday, September 15th.

Effective from Saturday, September 18, the curfew hours will be as follows:

  • Mondays – Fridays, from 8 pm nightly to 5 am the following morning.
  • On Saturdays, the curfew will commence at 6 pm and continue all day Sunday until 5 am on Monday morning.
  • Sundays will therefore be no-movement days. The weekday no-movement days will be discontinued.
  • National Heroes Day, Monday, October 18, will also be a no-movement day.
    We have changed the curfew from 7 pm to 8 pm on Mondays to Fridays to reduce the congestion on public transportation which could be another area of spread.

Jamaica’s The Bridge 99FM Adds Former Minister To Its List Of Broadcasters (@thebridge99fm)

Former Minister of Education, attorney at law and radio broadcaster Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Thwaites will return to prime time radio, as host of the ‘Public Eye’ that will simulcast starting Wednesday, September 15th on The Bridge 99FM in Jamaica (11am-1pm) and Irie Jam radio, WVIP, 93.5FM (noon – 2pm) in the tri-state area.

Mr. Thwaites has been an important voice in the community for over 50 years and he promises to have a different approach than the status quo when he sits behind The Bridge’s megaphone.

The former Minister of Education comes to the table with vast experience in media. He began his journalism career in 1966 and hosted his very first radio talk show in 1976. As an attorney, he established the Jamaica Legal Aid Clinic in 1972 and has provided legal representation for thousands of Jamaicans at home and in the Diaspora. Minister Thwaites has been credited with the establishment of the Jamaica Legal Aid Clinic in 1972. He was also the clinic’s Managing Director.

Jamaica’s Covid-19 Restrictions Extended For Another Two Weeks

Please see below a statement made by Andrew Holness, the Prime Minister of Jamaica, in a press briefing held earlier this evening (Sept. 1).

“The existing no-movement days will be continued for another two weeks. Therefore, there will be six no-movement days:
Sunday, September 5th
Monday, September 6th
Tuesday, September 7th
Sunday, September 12th
Monday, September 13th
Tuesday, September 14th

The normal curfew hours will be 7 PM nightly until 5 AM the following morning on Wednesdays to Fridays; and 6 PM on Saturdays.

To allow persons to prepare for the three consecutive no-movement days, on Friday, September 3rd and Friday, September 10th, 2021, workplaces / businesses will be required to close at midday. The list of workplaces / businesses which will not have to close at midday remains the same as the last two weeks of no-movement days.”

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Announces Seven No Movement Days To Curb COVID-19 Surge

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has announced seven no movement days in a bid to curb the latest surge in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Jamaica.

Those days are Sunday, August 22; Monday, August 23; Tuesday, August 24; Sunday, August 29; Monday, August 30; Tuesday, August 31; and Sunday, September 5.

Tightening of the curfews, which form part of the Government’s infection prevention and control measures, are also aimed at reducing hospitalisations and deaths.

The new measures come as the virus’ more transmissible Delta variant was confirmed to be present in Jamaica.

Source: Jamaican Information Service