6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 17, 2015

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  1. Dalley Cleans House – JMA Pleased As New Minister Dumps Health Officials. The private sector is applauding the “swift” action taken by newly appointed Health Minister Horace Dalley in holding hospital managers accountable for the tragic circumstances that led to the deaths of 19 premature babies… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. New Boards Named For Western Regional Health Authority, UHWI. Businessman Tony Hart is the chairman of the new board of the Western Regional Health Authority. The board was approved by the Cabinet yesterday following a request by the Health Minister Horace Dalley for the previous members to resign in the wake of a damning health sector audit and the deaths of seven babies amid an infection outbreak at the Cornwall Regional Hospital… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. White Won’t Quit – PNP Candidate Vows He Won’t Give Up North Trelawny Despite Pressure To Give Up Seat. Despite a raging political firestorm in Northern Trelawny, John-Paul White, the man who stands at the centre of the fury, yesterday declared he had no intention of stepping aside as the People’s National Party (PNP) candidate for the constituency… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Urgent Labourites Ready To ‘Save’ Jamaica. There were signs of heightened anticipation among platform speakers of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) during its mass rally on Sunday, in Alexandria, St Ann South West… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. ‘Be Frank, Feisty And Firm’ – Blair Tells Parchment Brown. Declaring that she stands ready to be an advocate, mediator and arbitrator for the safe conduct of Jamaica’s elections, Donna Parchment Brown yesterday created history when she was sworn in as the first female political ombudsman and the fourth to hold that office in Jamaica since Independence… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Boyz Desperate For Victory In World Cup Qualifier Against Haiti. Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz and the team they will tackle today, Haiti, are under pressure to rebound with a victory, when they clash in their second Group B match of the CONCACAF Semi-final World Cup Qualifying competition in Port-au-Prince, beginning at 6 p.m… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com