KINGSTON’S NORMAN MANLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO RECEIVE WALK-THROUGH FEVER SCAN MACHINE

TAPPAN, N.Y—

The Vincent HoSang Family Foundation (VHFF) announced that it will donate US$38,000 to purchase Jamaica’s first Diaspora-donated walk-through thermal sensing unit to outfit the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, as part of that country’s Ebola Preparedness and Response Activities.

The announcement followed an appeal made by the Jamaican Consulate in New York, which is spearheading the Jamaica Ebola Prevention Program’s response activities in the Diaspora.  “After hearing the Jamaican Consulate’s appeal at the recent Cornwall College Old Boys’ Association Dinner Dance outlining the urgency for Jamaica’s preparedness against the Ebola virus, it resonated with me,” said Vincent HoSang, Chairman.

Vincent HoSang

Vincent HoSang

The VHFF’s donation will cover the cost of one of five thermal scanning machines needed.  “The Jamaica Ebola Prevention Program calls for the urgent procurement of several items, including five (5) state-of-the-art thermal scanning machines,” said Jamaica’s Consul General, Herman LaMont.  “The Consulate is extremely appreciative and thankful that the VHFF has responded to the call for assistance.”

He said he is particularly thrilled that the Diaspora can join forces with corporate Jamaica to fight the threat of the deadly Ebola virus.

The donation is the third of its kind, as two similar thermal scanning machines were earmarked for the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay and the Falmouth Cruise Ship Complex in Trelawny, donated by Jamaica-based Sagicor Insurance Group and Supreme Ventures, respectively.

 

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