Ebola scare probe. Health authority launches investigation into Mandeville Regional Hospital incident

A FULL investigation is now under way into how nurses and other medical personnel at the Mandeville Regional Hospital, in Manchester, treated a Nigerian man they believed was displaying symptoms of infection with the deadly Ebola virus when he turned up there last Saturday.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is cautioning healthcare facilities that to provide safe care to patients with Ebola, they must practise the five pillars of safety:

Irwin High gets promised tablets

WESTERN BUREAU: Students at Irwin High School in St James were yesterday given tablet computers valued at J$59 million, as a part of the Ministry of Education's pilot distribution of tablets in schools to usher in digital learning for students.

Gleaner is ad agencies' Media of the Year

The Gleaner Company has again taken home the Media of the Year Award, announced during the 2013 Advertising Agencies Association of Jamaica (AAAJ) awards luncheon held yesterday at the Terra Nova All Suite Hotel in St Andrew.

Heaven stepping aside as SIA boss

Western Bureau: After serving as chairman of the Sugar Industry Authority (SIA) for 11 years, Ambassador Derrick Heaven is set to demit office on December 31, paving the way for a raft of leadership changes aimed at revolutionising the sector.

New team to ensure trade balance

A trade enforcement team, set up to ensure that the treatment meted to Jamaica is fair and balanced under its trade agreements with other countries, is to be unveiled by Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister Anthony Hylton.

'Abu Bakr case being politicised'

NATIONAL SECURITY Minister Peter Bunting has blasted the parliamentary opposition for nitpicking and using the Yasin Abu Bakr's $4 million deportation cost to seek to score political points.

Bunting likens Opposition's position on Abu Bakr to Dudus delays

IT APPEARS that a specialised aircraft was used to remove Trinidadian Yasin Abu Bakr from Jamaica at a cost of $4 million to local taxpayers.

Jitters among funeral homes over threat of Ebola

WITH MORE than 100 unregulated funeral homes operating in Jamaica, there are jitters in the industry over how they will manage if an Ebola crisis hits the country.

Scotiabank does Random Acts of Kindness for hundreds

More than 1,000 persons across the island experienced a random act of kindness from Scotiabank as part of its 125th anniversary celebrations.

Auditor general needs top-class staff to avert IMF consequences

The implications of the Auditor General's Department not being able to attract top-class personnel could spell danger for Jamaica's economic programme, which has been agreed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Public-sector reform increases agency's workload... but auditor general not yet able to spend $150m to attract best minds

AUDITOR General Pamela Monroe Ellis has expressed unease with the pace at which efforts to strengthen her office as part of enhancing transparency in the public sector have been proceeding.

Jamaicans recognised with Musgrave awards

Nine distinguished Jamaicans yesterday received Musgrave Medals during the annual Musgrave Medals Award Ceremony at the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) in downtown Kingston, as part of its celebration of Heritage Month.

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