6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 29, 2014


  1. Cuba To The Rescue – Neighbour To Help Jamaica In Ebola Fight. The Cuban government is next week scheduled to begin a comprehensive plan to assist Jamaica with its Ebola preparedness and response as the world continues to grapple with the deadly disease that has infected more than 10,114 persons and killed 4,912… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. More Ebola Help Coming. Patrick Jolly, chief executive officer, of Tower Isle Frozen Foods (United States), announced last Tuesday at the Jamaican Consulate General in New York that his company has just purchased 10 Welch Allyn ThermoScan thermometers for use at Jamaican airports, seaports and hospitals, to help boost the island’s preparedness for Ebola in the event that Jamaica has to deal with the crisis… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Jamaica Jumps 27 Places On World Doing Business Report. Jamaica has jumped 27 places and now ranks the highest in the Caribbean for the ease of doing business… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Customs Changeover Begins. Only two employees at the Jamaica Customs Agency have, to date, opted for retirement as the state-owned body pushes ahead with plans to change to an executive agency under the country’s public sector transformation programme… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. US Firm Seeks To Advise Gov’t On Moving Ganja Industry Forward. A Colorado-based firm with legal and regulatory expertise is in Jamaica engaging the Government and United States representatives on the way forward in the move to decriminalise the use of small quantities of ganja on the island… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. $63 Million ‘Gold Rush’Netball Jamaica Launches Ambitious Plan To Win World Cup Gold Medal. In a bid to raise $63 million for the Sunshine Girls’ preparation for and participation in next year’s Netball World Cup (NWC) in Sydney, Australia, Netball Jamaica (NJ) yesterday passed off its ‘Gold Rush Down Under’ fundraising campaign and launched its new websitemynetballJamaica.com… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com