6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 5, 2015

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  1. ECJ Convention Broken – Gov’t To Say No To State Funding Of Campaigns. A long-established convention of Parliament following the dictates and wishes of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) is to be broken, with the Government indicating it will not be supporting a provision for state funding of political parties that has been proposed in the campaign-finance reform bill… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. I Take No Blame – McCartney. Former medical chief of staff at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) Professor Trevor McCartney has adamantly declared that he did not resign because he felt responsible for the circumstances that led to the deaths of premature babies at the institution… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Foundation Calls For More Research On Lupus. The paucity of data on the presentation, treatment and care of lupus in Jamaica is making it difficult for doctors to effectively deliver care to patients… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. A Third Of Police Vehicles Out Of Service. More than 32 per cent of the vehicles in the fleet of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) are out of use and another 28.7 per cent of police vehicles are more than 11 years old, a document tabled in the House of Representatives on Tuesday has revealed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Trade Board Wants Vehicle Importers To Play By The Rules. Trade administrator at the Trade Board Limited Victor Cummings has asserted that motor vehicles that arrive in Jamaica without the requisite import licences are being handled by the Jamaica Customs… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Hydel Sweat On ISSA Decision. Despite being reduced to nine men, a resilient Hydel High refused to surrender Group I leadership to their rivals and are still occupying pole position with four points, courtesy of a fighting come-from-behind 2-2 draw with former champions Camperdown High at the Constant Spring Field yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com