6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 15, 2014


  1. Jamaica On High Alert For Ebola – PM. An integrated National Coordinating Team, headed by the Ministry of Health and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), has been established to lead the country’s heightened preparations in the event that the deadly Ebola virus hits Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Shaw Over Phillips – Opposition Spokesman Picked As Better Finance Minister. With the political tide drifting away from the governing People’s National Party (PNP), Audley Shaw, the former finance minister in the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) administration, is currently viewed by a majority of Jamaicans as the better economic manager than the man who succeeded him in 2012… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Chik-V Seen As Costing Billions In Lost Productivity. The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is estimating that about 13 million man hours may have been lost to the chikungunya epidemic, potentially resulting in economic losses of more than $6 billion as workers stay off the job while recovering… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Goat Islands Port Plans Scare Potential KCT Leaseholders. Two of the three entities which prequalified for the grant of a long-term lease of the Kingston Container Terminal (KCT) have backed out, citing competition from the proposed Goat Islands port as a factor that could impact viability… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Dump ‘Em! Bunting Heads List Of Gov’t Ministers Some J’cans Want Booted. Having given up his job as general secretary of the governing People’s National Party (PNP) to focus on his portfolio responsibility of making Jamaica safer and more secure, Peter Bunting finds himself atop the list of ministers Jamaicans want shuffled out of the Cabinet… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. CHEC Builds Football With $23m PLCA Sponsorship. China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), in its commitment towards the development of local football, contributed $23 million to the Premier League Clubs’ Association (PLCA) for the 2014-15 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com