6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 24, 2014

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  1. Bring In The Obeah Man… Sensitise Traditional Healers About Ebola. As Jamaica continues to make preparations and put structures in place to deal with the deadly Ebola if it lands on local soil, one general practitioner who is also a practitioner in alternative and complementary medicine, is urging health officials to incorporate indigenous traditional healers, commonly called obeah man/woman, into their Ebola sensitisation exercise… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Spread Of Infectious Diseases Being Propelled By Globalisation. An infectious disease originating in the wildlife in the deep jungles on the continent of Africa can find its way clear across the globe to the North American continent in a matter of hours, thanks to the convenient, easy, continuous flow of fast-paced transportation. That’s the pitfall of globalisation… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Brand Jamaica Worth $Billions. Jamaica as a brand is one of the most recognised globally. But while this has created opportunities that have the potential to generate substantial economic benefits for the island, it has also presented local authorities with a growing challenge – that of effectively monitoring and protecting the brand from exploitation by some in the global marketplace, which is resulting in Jamaica losing out on billions in potential earnings… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. LGBT Tourism Makes Regional Splash. The Bahamas, Cancun, Cuba, Barbados, Puerto Rico, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro are named among the top 10 Caribbean and Latin American countries for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) vacationers in 2015… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Ja’s Health Standards High. Safeguarding human and animal health continues to be a priority for the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, which is implementing several policies and programmes geared towards enhanced disease surveillance, monitoring and control and improvement of food safety systems… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Dazzling Global Stars, Weak Support Structure. Despite being, arguably, the chief architect of one of Jamaica’s most significant sporting accomplishments – the nation’s historic qualification for the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) boss, Captain Horace Burrell, does not believe enough is being done to maximise the nation’s mammoth global presence… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com