The Nigerian man who set off alarm bells at the Mandeville Regional Hospital in Manchester last Saturday, after medical personnel there mistakenly thought he was displaying symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus...
REELING FROM a storm of criticism in relation to how the Government has handled the chikungunya virus outbreak, Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson says the administration is in the process of developing a clear road map to deal with the Ebola virus in the event it lands on local soil.
Bunting says ban on travellers won't hurt JaThe ban imposed by Jamaica on persons travelling from three Ebola-affected West African countries is not considered "a big economic loss", National Security Minister Peter Bunting said.A total of 142 persons...
PRESIDENT AND chief executive officer of Sagicor Richard Byles says the tourism sector could be a major casualty of Ebola if there is an outbreak of the disease in Jamaica.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tightened its guidelines for health-care workers treating Ebola patients.
Only hours after three children were shot with a firearm that fell into the hands of a reckless youth, Fletcher's Land in Kingston was hit by a second tragedy on National Heroes Day.
Western Bureau: When The Gleaner Company's premier tourism product, Hospitality Jamaica, celebrates its 10th anniversary during a glitzy awards gala this Saturday night at the Montego Bay Conference Centre in St James, the event will have the full blessing of major stakeholders in the local hospitality sector.
With Yasin Abu Bakr considered a threat to Jamaica's national security, Peter Bunting, who has ministerial responsibility for the portfolio, said in Parliament yesterday that the Government feared he could indoctrinate Jamaicans if he had been detained, having been denied entry to the island last week.
WESTERN BUREAU: Finance and Planning Minister Dr Peter Phillips says the country is now undergoing a process of economic reform, which has launched it on the road to economic recovery.
Vere, Clarendon: Education Minister Ronald Thwaites visited Vere Technical High School yesterday to offer sympathies to the school family following the deaths of two teachers and a student last week due to complications associated with the chikungunya virus (chik-V).
EVEN AS the country recognises and celebrates his skills, livestock geneticist, Dr Karl Wellington, who has done extensive work with all four Jamaican cattle breeds...
JAMAICA'S ATTRACTIVENESS as an ideal destination for investors in the business process outsourcing/information and communications technology (BPO/ICT) market received a significant boost last week...
GUILTY DRUGS Innocent Plant is an annual forum held at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, discussing issues surrounding the legalisation of marijuana in Jamaica.
THE MINISTRY of Agriculture and Fisheries is looking to establish additional agro parks in western Jamaica.
ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary: REPRESENTATIVES OF the National Water Commission (NWC) last Thursday addressed dozens of residents of Annotto Bay, St Mary, at a reconciliation meeting six days after demonstrators protesting against the company blocked a section of the town's main thoroughfare for seven hours.
A MASSIVE parish clean-up day is the result of a sub-committee meeting of the St Ann Parish Council Disaster Preparedness Committee held last Friday to discuss the outbreak of the chikungunya virus affecting the island, and more specifically St Ann.
DOLSIE ALLEN, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), has called on business owners to refrain from illegal pricing practices.
AS THE Government seeks to implement preventive cancer measures, it is collaborating with the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency to include nuclear technology in the fight against the disease.
University of the West Indies lecturer in the Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy, Dr Keren Cumberbatch, received the top award at the 10th staging of the University of the West Indies (UWI)/Guardian Life Limited Premium Teaching Award recently held at the Mona Visitors' Lodge.
The 2014 Vincent Hosang University of the West Indies Venture Competition (UWIVC) was launched at the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) yesterday evening.
More than 1,000 persons across the island experienced a 'Random Acts of Kindness' from Scotiabank as part of its 125th anniversary celebrations.
The Barita Education Foundation, in celebrating its 10th anniversary, presented 10 stakeholders with bursaries aimed at assisting and improving their lives.