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  1. Tufton apologises to CRH staff
  2. Developer hits back at Samuda in sewage row
  3. More J’cans embrace cremation
  4. C’bean girls to ‘hack’ safer future
  5. Commonwealth Games: Ja hopes for more gold
  6. Butch Hendrickson doubles support with manufacturers

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton

1. Tufton apologises to CRH staff

In the wake of recent reports from the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) that more than 100 nurses have been adversely impacted by the noxious fumes at Cornwall Regional Hospital, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has apologised for the discomfort suffered by the medical staff. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

2. Developer hits back at Samuda in sewage row

Landmark Developers Limited has fired back at the minister with responsibility for housing for asking the police to bar them from disconnecting residents of Liberty Estate, St Mary, from the incomplete sewerage system. The company argued that it is inappropriate for the police to intervene in a civil dispute. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

3. More J’cans embracing cremation

In-ground burial is still the leading and preferred type among Jamaicans. However, Ingrid Chambers, chief executive officer of Meadowrest Memorial Gardens in St Catherine, has disclosed that cremation is becoming more popular. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

4. C’bean girls to ‘hack’ safer future

Over 800 girls across five Caribbean countries – Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and St. Vincent and the Grenadines – will come together for an immersive experience in technology in celebration of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Girls in ICT Day on April 26. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

5. Commonwealth Games: Ja hopes for more gold

Jamaican long distance runner Aisha Praught-Leer was full of confidence ahead of her women’s 3000m steeplechase final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast this morning (Jamaica time). The Jamaican will be among those looking to continue Jamaica’s impressive showing at the championships, after yesterday’s double gold and double silver medals performances. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

6. Butch Hendrickson doubles support for manufacturers

Small local manufacturers are to benefit from a doubling of support from the National Baking Company when it hosts the Bold Ones at Expo Jamaica 2018 at the National Indoor Sports Centre next month, Butch Hendrickson, the company’s chairman and chief executive officer, disclosed yesterday. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.