6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 3, 2015

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  1. Private Sector Calls For Accountability Over Dead Babies. Two of the country’s leading private-sector organisations are demanding greater accountability for the tragic deaths of 19 premature babies, after they were infected during a bacterial outbreak at two of Jamaica’s major public hospitals… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. US Firm To Develop Biodiesel Plant In Jamaica. One of the largest biodiesel producers in the United States (US), HERO BX, has been exploring the possibility of developing Jamaica’s and the Caribbean’s first commercial-scale biodiesel plant on the island… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. OAS Wants Region To Copy Jamaica’s Campaign Finance Bill. Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro Lemes, is welcoming the tabling of a campaign-finance bill in Jamaica’s Parliament and has expressed the hope that other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean will adopt similar legislation… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Sale Of Downtown Kingston Properties Moves UDC Out Of The Red. The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has divested four of the properties it owns in downtown Kingston in the past 11 months as the state entity continues its push for the redevelopment of the market district… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Commission Chair Declares Senior Cop’s Evidence ‘Suspicious’. Chairman of the West Kingston commission of enquiry, Sir David Simmons, yesterday told a senior police officer that he was “suspicious” of aspects of his testimony… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Professional Groups Deny Backing Any Caymanas Bid. Head of three professional associations at Caymanas Park – the Jamaica Racehorse Trainers Association, Jamaica Jockeys Guild and Grooms Association of Jamaica – issued a joint press release on Saturday, distancing their organisations from “putting support behind particular bidders” in the Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) divestment process under way… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com