6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Five hospitalised after three-vehicle collision
  2. Nurses walk
  3. 28-y-o UK memo highlights J’can drug involvement
  4. Operation on to recapture escaped murder suspect
  5. Holness to rightsize public sector
  6. Unions ready for public sector restructure

1. Five hospitalised after three-vehicle collision

Five persons were last night rushed to hospital following a three-vehicle collision along the Albion main road in St Thomas.The accident involved a truck and two motor cars and occurred some time after six o’clock yesterday evening. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Nurses walk

At least 10 specialist nurses in the Accident and Emergency Unit of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) have resigned effective the end of this month, leaving the 240-year-old institution haemorrhaging in the wake of the crisis now bedevilling the health sector. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. 28-y-o UK memo highlights J’can drug involvement

A key policy adviser to late prime minister Margaret Thatcher claimed that the black community’s use of cannabis was so widespread that it was given to babies and young children.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Operation on to recapture escaped murder suspect

A joint police-military operation is on in St Mary to recapture Dwight Henry, a suspect in the murders of two American missionaries in the parish last year April. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Holness to rightsize public sector

Indicating that he has the political will to implement the long-awaited public-sector transformation exercise, including job cuts, Andrew Holness, the head of the Government, yesterday announced some far-reaching measures to overhaul the public sector, a move that union leaders say comes as no surprise. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Unions ready for public sector restructure

With the Government yesterday outlining plans for the implementation of the public-sector transformation programme this year, unions representing workers in the service have said that they are on board. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.