6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 10, 2014

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  1. IV Fluid Crisis – ‘People Are Going To Die’ As Hospitals Face Shortage. A severe shortage of intravenous fluids which had impacted two-thirds of United States hospitals in February is now being felt in Jamaica’s public hospitals, with a well-placed source revealing that the life-saving fluid ran out at the Spanish Town Hospital last week… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. IMF Managing Director To Visit Jamaica This Month. Managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, and a delegation are scheduled to arrive in Jamaica on June 27 for a two-day visit, the Ministry of Finance and Planning said yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Opposition Blasts Energy Team. The country’s parliamentary Opposition has signalled that it is withholding its support for the Electricity Sector Enterprise Team (ESET), the panel appointed by the Government to oversee construction of the 381-megawatt power plant… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Shanique Myrie ‘Frustrated’ – Still No Funds From Barbados. Shanique Myrie, the Jamaican woman who won a landmark discrimination case against the Barbados government, says she is now very frustrated that eight months after the ruling, she cannot collect money awarded to her… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Tomblin Urges Caution On Renewables. President of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPSCo) is urging caution as the country moves to embrace renewable sources of energy, in the effort to reduce the country’s whopping importation of petroleum pro-ducts which last year exceeded J$2 billion… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Gayle’s Century Of Tests. Chris Gayle remembers his first Test match well. He smiles when reminded about the 33 runs he scored against Zimbabwe in Trinidad and Tobago 14 years ago… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com