6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 3, 2014

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  1. Ebola Help: PAHO, CARICOM Pledge Assistance To Help Jamaica With Preparedness. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and some CARICOM countries have committed to assist Jamaica in its preparedness and readiness to deal with an Ebola outbreak, should the deadly virus pose a threat to the country. This comes in light of the fact that the United States is now on high alert with its first confirmed Ebola case earlier this week and the tracing and isolation of persons the patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, is suspected to have come in contact with… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Ferguson: I’ve Done Nothing Wrong. Badly bruised over his performance and particularly his handling of the chikungunya (chik-V) crisis, Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson has said he and his Government have done nothing wrong… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Local Airport Staff To Be Trained In Ebola Fight. Immigration and Customs officers at the island’s two main international airports are to receive training on how to detect and assess persons entering the country who may have had exposure to Ebola… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Legislators Urges To Give Disabled Greater Protection From Abuse. The Joint Select Committee of Parliament reviewing the Sexual Offences Act, the Child Care and Protection Act and the Offences Against the Person Act heard from the disabled community on Wednesday but presentations from church groups had to be rescheduled as presenters were said to be ailing from the effects of the chikungunya virus… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Attorney General Called In Again Over Casino Resort Bid. Amaterra Jamaica Limited has challenged the decision to disqualify its casino resort bid, a claim that the lawyer for the developer says has since been referred to the Attorney General by the Ministry of Finance for legal advice… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Hue Stands Firm. Embattled Reggae Boyz midfielder Jermaine Hue is standing firm on his civil action suit against the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and Dr Carlton Fraser, rejecting the body’s demands of a withdrawal within 48 hours… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com