Tag: West Africa

4 Popular ‘Jamaican’ Foods And Their Origins

There are many fruits and vegetables that are so common around Jamaica that many of us just assume that they are native plants. However, many of our local favourites are not indigenous. This and every Thursday during Farmer’s Month, we

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

DPP Could Face Parliament Over ‘Kentucky Kid’ Case. The nation’s chief prosecutor Paula Llewellyn could be called before the Parliament to explain her office’s handling of the controversial ‘Kentucky Kid’ murder case… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Churches Urged To Take On

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

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

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6 Things You Need to Know Today – October 17, 2014

Keep Out! Jamaica Bans Travellers Who Have Been In Ebola-Hit West Africa. The Government yesterday evening announced an immediate travel ban on persons travelling from or through the three West African countries being ravaged by the deadly Ebola virus, hours after

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A Quick Ebola Fact Sheet

Jamaicans are on high alert following the news that the dreaded Ebola virus has reached our great neighbour to the north, the United States. Yesterday, the US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed the case in Texas. The patient, now identified as Thomas

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 1, 2014

Jamaica On High Alert As Ebola Reaches The US. Jamaica is now on high alert following reports that the deadly Ebola virus has reached the Western world. The Ministry of Health is stepping up its response, monitoring travel, and is affirming

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