6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 22, 2015

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  1. ‘Slap In The Face’ – Mothers Offended By UHWI’s Failure To Accept Liability For Dead Babies. Tears flowed freely down the face of Malissa Bryan, one of the mothers whose babies died from the bacterial outbreaks at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), as her lawyer read a letter he said came from attorneys representing the hospital yesterday, stating that they were not responsible for the death of her baby boy… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. UHWI Wants $114m More To Overhaul Systems After Deadly Bacterial Outbreaks. The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) has said 80 per cent of the recommendations of a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) review of operations of the neonatal unit have been implemented. However, it needs an additional $114 million to complete the remaining items… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Notice Remains Hospitalised After Gun Attack At Home. Family members were last night maintaining a vigil at the hospital bedside of former Spanish Town Mayor Dr Raymoth Notice, even as one lawmaker suggested that his shooting is a reminder that all Jamaicans are at the mercy of rampaging criminals… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Gov’t Needs Noranda To Pay Up. Senior director of Jamaica Bauxite Institute (JBI), Dennis Morrison, has served notice that the Government is in need of the bauxite levy owed by the Noranda Bauxite Ltd to finance the Budget… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. JMA In Support Of Paying Maths And Science Teachers More Than Colleagues. The Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) is supporting a proposal for the government to pay science and maths teachers more money than their other colleagues… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Petrojam Given 24 Hours To Test Petrol Islandwide. Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell has given Petrojam and the Bureau of Standards Jamaica, 24 hours to test samples of petrol across the island and submit a report… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com