6 Things You Need to Know Today – December 2, 2015

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  1. Cut The Ties – Blair Says Gov’ts Must Detach Resources From Dons. Former Political Ombudsman Bishop Herro Blair has suggested that future administrations must commit to disconnect government and party resources from area dons as a first step towards diminishing their power and influence… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Medical Labs Still Operating Without Specific Regulation. Medical laboratories in Jamaica have been operating without a specific regulatory regime despite the passage of the Health Facilities (Medical Laboratories) Act and subsequent assent by the governor general 10 years ago… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Trafigura Returns: Latest Oil Contracts Valued Upwards Of $2.8b. Netherlands-based Trafigura Beheer Limited won six spot order agreements to supply billions of dollars in fuel to Petrojam for the first half of 2015 or twice the number in 2014, which appears to mark a heightened re-engagement with Jamaica, according to official documentation seen by Wednesday Business… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Cop Blames Lack Of Inspection For Jailbreak. While negligence is being blamed for Monday’s jailbreak at the Freeport Police Station in Montego Bay, the alleged failure of senior police personnel to carry out regular mandated inspections of the cell block is also being advanced as a contributory factor… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Jamaicans Lose Priority For Jobs In Economic Zones Bill. Industry Minister Anthony Hylton has sought to defend the position of the Government to confer the same level of priority for securing jobs in the proposed Special Economic Zones (SEZ), on both Jamaicans and nationals of other Caribbean countries… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Wolmer’s Defence Vs St George’s Attack – Coaches Say Manning Defeat Won’t Affect St George’s. Wolmer’s Boys’ coach Vassell Reynolds does not expect any lingering effects from Saturday’s 1-0 Manning Cup final loss to Jamaica College to affect St George’s College when they meet in today’s ISSA-FLOW Walker Cup at Stadium East, beginning at 3 p.m… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com