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Ebola panic: Local doctors say they are not equipped to handle deadly virus

If the Ebola virus should reach Jamaica, doctors at the nation's hospitals, particularly the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), do not have the safety gear needed to treat affected persons...

… Jamaica focuses on points of entry

As countries in the Caribbean and the Americas continue to monitor the Ebola situation on this side of the world, the Ministry of Health is having high-level meetings with stakeholders in the health sector...



ICT/BPO players hail new no GCT regime

WESTERN BUREAU: STAKEHOLDERS IN the information and communication technology/business process outsourcing (ICT/BPO) industry have welcomed the passage of a bill in the Senate to remove general consumption tax (GCT) from goods purchased locally for use in free zones.



JFF tells Hue to withdraw lawsuit

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has given former national midfielder Jermaine Hue 48 hours to withdraw his lawsuit against the local governing body and Dr. Carlton Frazer.



More business in brief

Judge rules against investors in gov't dispute. A federal judge on Tuesday ruled against investors who are trying to collect billions of dollars in profits of government-chartered mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Campari takes on Mission Catwalk

With Campari being featured on the recent episode of Mission Catwalk, it was no surprise that the drink company would have a special viewing of the show.



Whither the political ombudsman?

After a year without a political ombudsman and with local government elections on the horizon, the minister with responsibility for electoral matters, Phillip Paulwell, said the appointment of a new political ombudsman will be made by the end of the year.



Open letter to PM Simpson Miller

THE EDITOR, Sir: Madame Simpson Miller, At the start of your political journey, what was that one thing you wished for all Jamaicans? What was your real motive for entering the said arena?



A 'Simply Red' wine experience

Wine, food and friends all coming together for charity is the absolutely perfect combination for a lovely evening. Last week's Heart Foundation wine and food festival, Simply Red, was such an event.



Parliament passes counter terror laws

CANBERRA, (AP): The Australian Parliament yesterday passed a raft of counterterrorism laws that extend secret service powers despite concerns about their impact on press freedom.



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