Your news in a nutshell
- 450 domestic violence deaths in 6 years
- injured in NMIA car crash
- Woman awarded $4.5m from UHWI
- Ja contemplates new oil hedge
- No plastic rice so far
- Call centre myth debunked
1. 450 domestic violence deaths in 6 years
More than 450 persons have been killed in domestic disputes across the island in the past six years. Statistics released by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) show that 290 were males and 166 were females. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
2. Two injured in NMIA car crash
Two people sustained injuries when a motor car crashed into the glass facade of the departure lounge at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston yesterday morning. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
3. Woman awarded $4.5m from UHWI
A woman who was twice given the wrong blood transfusion by medical personnel at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) 10 years ago has been awarded close to $4.5 million in damages. Barbara Wright complained, in a lawsuit filed against the UHWI, that she endured days of pain, suffering, and depersonalisation before hospital officials informed her of the error. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
4. Ja contemplates new oil hedge
Consideration is still being given to the implementation of further hedge contracts for crude oil imports when the current arrangements expire this month, the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) said last Thursday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
5. No plastic rice so far
he Minister of Industry and Commerce Karl Samuda says tests conducted by the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) have confirmed that there is no contaminated or plastic rice on the local market. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
6. Call centre myth debunked
Country Head and associate vice-president at Sutherland Global Services Odetta Rockhead Kerr wants to erase the perception of call centres in Jamaica as a low-skill employer. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.