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  1. Truckers strike
  2. Power outage to affect Westmoreland water supply
  3. Diaspora encourages medical tourism
  4. Strengthen whistleblower provision – Opposition
  5. Lepto infections from garbage, says PNP
  6. New chancellor for UWI

1. Truckers strike

Disgruntled truckers at the Kingston Container Terminal have withdrawn their services over frustration with delays in retrieving cargo that is causing them to lose money. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Power outage to affect Westmoreland water supply

The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising that, due to scheduled JPSCO maintenance work between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Tuesday, some customers in Westmoreland will be without piped water.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Diaspora encourages medical tourism

With members of the Jamaican diaspora expressing serious interest in pouring investments into the local health sector, the Government, through its trade and investment promotion vehicle, JAMPRO, is working feverishly with the health ministry to craft a policy to facilitate health tourism in Jamaica. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Strengthen whistleblower provision – Opposition

Opposition Senators believe that the whistle-blower provision in the proposed Integrity Commission Act does not adequately protect workers. The Senate debated the bill on Friday. The provision states that it is a criminal offence for an employer to victimise a worker who files a report. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Lepto infections from garbage, says PNP

The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) is blaming the increase in leptospirosis infections in Clarendon on poor garbage collection and waste management. Opposition spokesman on Local Government, Noel Arscott, says there is now a rat infestation problem in the northern section of the parish. He is raising alarm that there could be an outbreak of leptospirosis infections beyond the borders of the parish if the situation is not addressed. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. New chancellor for UWI

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has a new Chancellor, Trinidadian Robert Bermudez. The Chancellor is the highest office-holder in The UWI system. Chancellor Bermudez assumed duties today as the 6th Chancellor of the University, having been appointed at the University Council’s annual business meeting on April 27, 2017 to succeed Sir George Alleyne. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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