6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Class action lawsuit looms over SOE
  2. Public defender under fire for wanting end to SOE
  3. Windrush gen urged to contest deportation
  4. Gov’t thinking on next move re UC Rusal
  5. Knutsford Express profits dip amid SOE
  6. Ja bid to host Commonwealth Games?

1. Class action lawsuit looms over SOE

Junior doctors at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) have indicated that they will pursue a class-action suit against the Government regarding the unhealthy environment at the western Jamaica hospital. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

2. Public Defender under fire for wanting end to SOE

The Police High Command has said that the “greatest area of concern being aired by citizens is the premature ending” of the state of public emergency in St James. Reacting to a recent call by Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry for the ending of the state of emergency, the Police High Command asserted that the “measure has proven to be effective and has saved at least 54 lives since its inception”. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

3. Windrush generation urged to seek justice contest deportation

Jamaicans and other Caribbean nationals dubbed the Windrush Generation who have been aggrieved by the actions of the United Kingdom (UK) government should immediately take steps to seek redress, advised Diana Baxter, solicitor in Britain. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

4. Gov’t deliberating move on UC Rusal

Minister of Transport and Mining Robert Montague should be in a position to address growing concerns regarding the implications of Jamaica’s engagement with United Company (UC) Rusal, Russian operator of West Indies Alumina Company (WINDALCO), following the imposition of sanctions by the United States (US), after he is briefed this week. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

5. Knutsford Express profits dip amid SOE

Knutsford Express Services Limited underperformed financially during its third quarter ending February, for which the luxury bus company places some blame on the crime-control measures in St James, where it now operates two depots. Revenue grew in the quarter by 14 per cent to $231.7 million but the company, which operates various bus routes cross-country, had expected better outcomes. See full story on the Gleaner’s website.

6. Ja bid to host Commonwealth Games?

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, revealed last night that serious discussions are taking place to bring back the Commonwealth Games to Jamaica. Jamaica hosted the Games in 1966 and remain the only Caribbean nation to date to have done so.  See full story on the Gleaner’s website.