6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 28, 2015

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  1. Ferguson Defensive As Opposition MPs Fire Questions Over Dead-Babies Issue. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has given the clearest indication yet that she has no intention of relieving Dr Fenton Ferguson of his ministerial responsibility for health, telling the minister in Parliament yesterday to ensure that adequate systems are in place to prevent the recurrence of another dead-baby scandal… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Lightbourne Requested Privy Council To Sit In Jamaica Before 2010. However, prior to its correspondence with the Jamaican authorities, John G. Almeida of the law firm Charles Russell in the United Kingdom had written to L di Mambro, acting registrar of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London in November 2009 on behalf of the Jamaican Government… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Gunmen Offered Cops Safe Passage Out Of Tivoli. A high-ranking police officer yesterday recounted how gunmen from Tivoli Gardens offered safe passage to about 30 members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) hunkered down inside the Denham Town Police Station after it was attacked with explosives… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Jamaica To Benefit From UN Climate Population Project. An in-depth look at the population’s resistance to climate change, in addition to an analysis on vulnerable groups in the country, are among several issues that will be integral in the new Population Dynamics and Climate Change Resilience project, to be undertaken by the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Confidence Declines! Businesses, Consumers Impatient With Pace Of Growth. Businesses and consumers are becoming increasingly impatient about the slow progress on economic policy goals and the concomitant sluggish pace of growth, even though they view the fiscal policies being pursued by the Government as the best hope for restoring the country to good health… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. MoBay’s Powell Announces Bid For Jamaica Football Federation Presidency. Having attained much success with Montego Bay United, businessman Orville Powell is now setting his sights on bigger goals. He desires to unseat Captain Horace Burrell as president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

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