6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 22, 2014


  1. Ja Not Ebola-Ready: Manchester Patient Who Sparked Virus Fears Lashes Government On Preparedness. The Nigerian man who set off alarm bells at the Mandeville Regional Hospital in Manchester last Saturday, after medical personnel there mistakenly thought he was displaying symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus, has warned that Jamaica is in trouble if his ordeal is any indication of the country’s preparedness for the disease… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Government Crafts Ebola Road Map. Reeling from a storm of criticism in relation to how the Government has handled the chikungunya virus outbreak, Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson says the administration is in the process of developing a clear road map to deal with the Ebola virus in the event it lands on local soil… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. No Big Loss: Bunting Says Ban On Travellers Won’t Hurt Ja. The ban imposed by Jamaica on persons travelling from three Ebola-affected West African countries is not considered “a big economic loss”, National Security Minister Peter Bunting said… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Law Reform Needed For Hub Success. The Jamaica Logistics Hub initiative has been described as “…the major plank of the Government of Jamaica’s growth strategy over the next 15 years, and all government agencies are geared towards modernising their processes to improve the experience of doing business in Jamaica.”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. What Lies Ahead? Logistics Hubs must factor not only today’s movements in goods and services, but those of the mid-term and the long-term… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Task Force To Probe Pull-Out. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) says it will establish a task force to probe the circumstances that gave rise to the dramatic pull out by the senior West Indies cricketers from their tour of India… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com