6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 26, 2015

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  1. Come Sit With Me, Dr Dawes – Health Minister Invites Former JMDA Head To Discuss Concerns. Health Minister Horace Dalley has invited immediate past president of the Jamaica Medical Doctors Association (JMDA), Dr Alfred Dawes, to sit with him after the outspoken medical practitioner called on Jamaicans to rescue the “soul of the country”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. High Tension – Energy Plan Faces Uncertainty As Power Plant Preferred Bidder Starts Bankruptcy Proceedings. Although Abengoa, the Spanish company selected as the preferred bidder to build a major power plant in Jamaica, has initiated steps that could lead to a bankruptcy declaration, Jamaica Public Service Company CEO Kelly Tomblin is not yet ready to call it quits on the multinational corporation… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Jamaica Records One Murder Every 7 Hours, But Cops Say Clear-up Rate Improving. At least one person is murdered in Jamaica every seven hours, according to the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) weekly crime statistics, which show that, up to Monday, the number of homicides for this year stood at 1,116. Despite the increase in killings, the top brass of the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) said they have effected more arrests of perpetrators responsible for these atrocities this year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Girls Leaving State Care To Be Housed In Apartment Complex. “As the project’s principal investi-gator, it does my heart good, as they say, to see the actualisation of this phase of the Transitional Living Programme for Children in State Care in Jamaica. The beginning of the construction of Jamaica’s first independent living apartment complex for our young girls who will be leaving state care at 18 years of age is the culmination of the work of many persons committed to the … development of our young people”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Sir David Proposes Special Tribunal To Examine Compensation For Tivoli Residents. Chairman of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Sir David Simmons has floated the proposal for the establishment of a special tribunal to examine issues of compensation for residents of Tivoli Gardens and its environs, who suffered losses in the May 2010 police-military incursion… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Big Jumps In Four Years – Riley. Noted athletics coach, David Riley, says Jamaica could develop top-class male horizontal jumpers in three to four years… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com