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


  1. 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 an American businessman who spent weeks in Liberia was asked to leave a Montego Bay, St James, hotel where he was vacationing with his wife… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Diplomats, Doctors Wary Of Million Man March. Sections of the diplomatic and medical communities are indicating that given the looming threat of the Ebola virus, the Government has been too silent on facilitating the well-known Million Man March, which has been organised by the Nation of Islam… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Education Ministry Launches Nat’l Clean-Up Campaign To Tackle Chik-V. Noting that six persons have so far died from suspected chikungunya complications in schools in the Corporate Area and Clarendon, the Ministry of Education says it will be working to ensure that its clean-up campaign, slated to go on until October 22, will assist in lessening the spread of the virus among persons in the education sector… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. J’cans Want Direct Vote For PM. Eighty per cent of Jamaicans want to vote directly for their prime minister, according to a Gleaner-commissioned Bill Johnson poll… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Cops To Beef Up Security For CHEC Sites. In the wake of the murder of four men transporting a large sum of cash for the payment of salaries, China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has been assured of round-the-clock, high-level security for the massive road-construction programme it is currently undertaking in St Catherine… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Six-Star Reggae Girlz. Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz marked a successful start to their stretch run for a berth in the 2015 World Cup by running roughshod over Martinique 6-0 in the CONCACAF Women’s Championships here yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com