6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 18, 2015

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  1. ‘Cut The Nonsense’ – Portia Urges PNP Factions To End Divisiveness And Unite. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller yesterday cracked the whip on factions within her People’s National Party (PNP) that have been embroiled in a public quarrel over who should represent the party in North Trelawny in the upcoming general election… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. JLP Pushing To Install Tufton. There are indications that the leadership of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is engaged in a push to fast-track an internal process to install Dr Christopher Tufton as its candidate in the troubled St Catherine West Central constituency… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. ‘We Have Nothing To Be Ashamed Of’ – Outgoing WRHA Chairman Defends Board And CRH Staff. In a staunch defence of his stewardship and that of the staff at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay, St James, outgoing chairman of the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), Calvin G. Brown, has declared he has nothing to be ashamed of… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Simpson Miller Hails Economic Support From EU. An expected boost to the living conditions of residents in sugar-dependent communities, in addition to a push for debt reduction, are some critical elements Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says are to be addressed through more than $2 billion in budget support from the European Union (EU)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Removal Of Mandatory Fees Would Be A Retrograde Step – JTA President. The plans of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to remove mandatory fees in schools should it form the next government have not been met with favour from Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President Norman Allen… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Reggae Boyz Secure Crucial Victory Over Haiti In World Cup Qualifying. A 63rd-minute header by new Reggae Boyz recruit Clayton Donaldson powered Jamaica to a crucial 1-0 victory over Haiti in their second match of the CONCACAF semi-final round World Cup Qualifiers at the Stade Sylvio Cator in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, yesterday evening… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com