6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 4, 2014

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  1. Jamaica Angel In Liberia – Doctor Calls For Local Colleagues To Join Ebola Fight In West Africa. Jamaican medic Dr Coril Curtis-Warmington has urged colleagues in Jamaica to join her in Liberia, one of the countries at the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak, to get first-hand experience in treating the deadly virus which has already claimed more than 5,000 lives… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Cornwall Regional Ready To Battle Ebola – Old Renal Unit Being Converted Into Temporary Isolation Area. The board of management of the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay believes the hospital, the premier health-care facility in western Jamaica, is now in a state of readiness to combat the deadly Ebola virus, which has been wreaking havoc in West Africa… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Stalled Cardiac Centre For Children Gets $2.4m Donation. The stalled construction of the cardiac centre being built on the Bustamante Hospital for Children is expected to get a much-needed push-start today with a donation of US$20,000 (J$2.4 million) by the United States-based Allegheny Petroleum Products Company… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Former NHT Chairman Criticises Agency’s Outameni Investment. The former chairman of the National Housing Trust (NHT), Howard Mitchell, says the agency’s investment in the Outameni tours and entertainment project raises questions of fiduciary responsibility, prudence and governance… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Jamaica Targets The Lucrative Travellers-With-Disabilities Market. According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), persons with disabilities are fast becoming an emerging segment in terms of tourism demand. The wide consensus is that the demand is growing, especially as each visitor with a disability tends to travel with a companion. The World Health Organization estimates that in 2011, about 15 per cent of the world’s population, or nearly one billion people, had at least one disability. That number is on the rise due in part to persons living longer… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. St George’s Get A ‘Hyde-Ing’. Former national Under-17 striker and track and field star Jaheel Hyde netted a brilliant hat-trick to fire Wolmer’s Boys’ into the semi-finals of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/LIME Manning Cup football competition with a 3-0 victory over St George’s College in Group H yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
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