6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 23, 2014


  1. Ebola Scare Probe – Health Authority Launches Investigation Into Mandeville Regional Hospital Incident. A full investigation is now under way into how nurses and other medical personnel at the Mandeville Regional Hospital, in Manchester, treated a Nigerian man they believed was displaying symptoms of infection with the deadly Ebola virus when he turned up there last Saturday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Irwin High Gets Promised Tablets. Students at Irwin High School in St James were yesterday given tablet computers valued at J$59 million, as a part of the Ministry of Education’s pilot distribution of tablets in schools to usher in digital learning for students… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. New Team To Ensure Trade Balance. A trade enforcement team, set up to ensure that the treatment meted to Jamaica is fair and balanced under its trade agreements with other countries, is to be unveiled by Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister Anthony Hylton… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. MPs Clash Over Garvey’s Childhood Home. Opposition Raps Hanna For Slow Pace Of Restoration. Culture Minister Lisa Hanna has said persons who occupy lands at the childhood home of Marcus Garvey, Jamaica’s first national hero, will soon be relocated. This is despite criticisms from two opposition members of parliament (MPs), who said the process has proceeded at tortoise pace under her watch… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. EU Laments Jamaica’s Failure To Maximise EPA Benefits. Ambassador Paola Amadei, head of the delegation of the European Union to Jamaica, has chided the country and its business operators – manufacturers and exporters especially, for their continued failure to derive greater benefits from the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) signed with the European Union (EU) in 2008 and which effectively granted free access to all goods from CARIFORUM countries, while allowing them gradual and controlled liberalisation over 25 years… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Work Now To Correct Mistakes – Schäfer. As he battles criticism and calls for his sacking owing to a series of losses and the consequential nosedive in FIFA’s world ranking, head coach of Jamaica’s senior men’s national football team, Winfried Schäfer, is arguing that a collective effort is needed to move the country’s football forward… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com