6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Caricel woes grow
  2. UHWI cancels surgeries
  3. Symbiote goes to court today
  4. Police want legal defence fund
  5. CCTV programme extension
  6. Seprod flag colour mishap

1. Caricel woes grow

The United States government, through its embassy here, has reportedly turned over ‘hard evidence’ to the Andrew Holness administration on why it should revoke the spectrum licence to Symbiote Investments Limited, the Jamaican company that wants to become a provider of telecoms services. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. UHWI cancels surgeries

All major surgeries at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) have been cancelled because there is not enough critical care nurses and operating theatres. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Symbiote goes to court today

Lawyers for embattled Symbiote Investments Limited are heading to court today to battle with the Government to keep the licence that has brought United States pressure on Jamaican authorities. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Police want legal defence fund

The Jamaica Police Federation says it will be lobbying to have a sustainable legal defence fund for rank and file members of the force. Chairman of the Federation, Sergeant Raymond Wilson, says a fund was set up following negotiations for the 2012-2015 contract period. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Gov’t CCTV programme extension

National Security Minister, Robert Montague, says the Government’s Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) programme is to be expanded as part of measures to fight crime across the country. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Seprod flag colour mishap

The colossal error in the colour misplacement of what was supposed to be the Jamaican flag, printed on the package container of the popular and widely distributed Chiffon premium soft margarine, has left the management of Seprod Limited infuriated and embarrassed. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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