Ja not Ebola-ready: Manchester patient who sparked virus fears lashes Government on preparedness

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...

Government crafts Ebola road map

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.

No big loss

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...

Byles: One case could cripple tourism sector

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.

Ebola facts - NEW GUIDELINES FOR HEALTH-CARE WORKERS

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tightened its guidelines for health-care workers treating Ebola patients.

Double murder follows shooting of children in Fletcher's Land

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.

Thumbs up for Hospitality Jamaica Awards

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.

PM: It would cost us more than $4 million when him soak us. Abu Bakr deportation was money well spent, Government insists

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.

Gov't proud of work on economic front - Phillips

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.

Thwaites visits Vere Tech after chik-V-related deaths

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).

Jamaica cattle breeds at risk of extinction

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 gets historic 200-seat incubator

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

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.

Western Jamaica to get agro parks

THE MINISTRY of Agriculture and Fisheries is looking to establish additional agro parks in western Jamaica.

NWC, St Mary residents meet over broken pump

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.

St Ann clean-up today

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.

Supermarkets under scrutiny for illegal pricing practices

DOLSIE ALLEN, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), has called on business owners to refrain from illegal pricing practices.

Health ministry collaborates with atomic agency to fight cancer

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.

Teaching accomplishments recognised by UWI award

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.

Vincent Hosang UWI Venture Competition launched

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.

Scotiabank shows 'Random Acts of Kindness'

More than 1,000 persons across the island experienced a 'Random Acts of Kindness' from Scotiabank as part of its 125th anniversary celebrations.

Barita Education Foundation presents 10 bursaries

The Barita Education Foundation, in celebrating its 10th anniversary, presented 10 stakeholders with bursaries aimed at assisting and improving their lives.

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