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Tanker blocked due to Ebola fears


Tanker blocked due to Ebola fears

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MINISTER OF TOURISM and International Transport Richard Sealy says Barbados’ systems to keep Ebola at bay are working.

He made the comment in the House of Assembly last night while wrapping up debate on a tourism-related matter.

He dismissed out of hand claims by Opposition Leader Mia Mottley that Government was not giving enough attention to the dreaded disease. “We are doing what we have to do and I dare say the systems are working,” he remarked.

He disclosed for the first time that Barbados had recently blocked a tanker, the Noble Spirit, which was carrying two crew members with Ebola-like symptoms, from berthing at the Bridgetown Port.

He also told parliamentarians that there was no reason for Barbados to slap an entry ban on nationals from the West African nations hard hit by the disease. (TY)