Health Ministry Gets $7 Million to

Purchase Items for Ebola Preparedness

By Latonya Linton – October 27, 2014


Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson (second left), accepts a cheque valued at $7 million from President and Chief Executive Officer, Supreme Ventures Limited, Brian George, for the purchase of items for Ebola preparedness, during a press briefing held at Jamaica House on October 27. Looking on is Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Dr. Wykeham McNeill (right) and Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting. – Photo by: JIS Photographer

Supreme Ventures Limited handed over a cheque valued at $7 million on Monday, October 27, for the purchase of equipment to assist with the Ebola preparedness and response.

The items to be bought include: one thermal sensing unit for the Falmouth Cruise Ship Complex, inclusive of installation and training; 10 Ebola kits containing operating theatre gowns, shoes, bags for bio-hazardous materials and disposable needles; two type B complementary kits containing heavy duty surgical aprons, body bags, safety goggles, anti-fog liquid for the lenses, one litre chemically resistant insecticide sprayer tanks and 12 litre polypropylene backpack model sprayer insecticide tanks; and 25 rechargeable non-contact infra-red forehead thermometer units.

The cheque was presented to Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, by President and Chief Executive Officer of Supreme Ventures Limited, Brian George, during a press briefing held at Jamaica House.

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Jamaicans Urged to Adhere to

Guidelines on Use of National Symbols

By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker – July 31, 2014

Lilyclaire Bellamy

Executive Director (Acting) and Legal Counsel of the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO), Lilyclaire Bellamy, makes a point during an interview at the JIPO offices in New Kingston July 28. – Photo by: JIS Photographer

It is two days before Emancipation Day and eight days until Independence, and Jamaican flags are adorning cars, homes and business places in a show of patriotism and celebration of nationhood.

Other national emblems and symbols are often used as part of the various ceremonies and festivities held during the annual ‘Emancipendence’ period.

While this practice is encouraged, citizens are being reminded to adhere to the guidelines and rules governing the appropriate use of the country’s seven national symbols and emblems.

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Charities Must Register to Benefit from 

Tax Exemptions

By Latonya Linton – November 29, 2013.

Charitable organisations that wish to benefit from tax exemptions or other statutory relief must register with the relevant authority in order to access such benefit.
This was stated by Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Senator Mark Golding, in the Senate on Thursday, November 28, in response to a comment by Opposition Senator, Alexander Williams, during debate on the Charities Act 2013. The Bill, which was passed, provides for the regulation of all charitable bodies intending to, or are already operating in Jamaica.
A key part of the Extended Fund Facility between Jamaica and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the legislation makes provision for the establishment of a comprehensive legal and institutional framework and will facilitate the registration, regulation, administration and governance of the private voluntary sector operating in Jamaica.

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