6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 20, 2015

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  1. Ferguson To Give Update On Infection Among Newborn Babies At UHWI, Opposition Wants Full Disclosure. The opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) says Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson must put the national interest over any partisan interest when he updates the country this morning on the spread of an infection among newborn babies at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) in St Andrew… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Root It Out – Public Defender Renews Calls For Legislation To Tackle Discrimination. With her investigation into the removal of St Hilda’s High School head girl now complete, the public defender is renewing calls for the Parliament to pass legislation banning discrimination in all forms. Arlene Harrison-Henry says they are all rooted in bigotry… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Stand Up For Jamaica Head Wants Supervised Internet, Phone Access For Inmates. While founder of Stand Up for Jamaica and Italian Consul to Jamaica Carla Gullotta is making it clear that she is not in support of the illegal use of phones and the Internet in prisons, she is making a case for supervised use, given the need for inmates to keep in touch with family and do research as they prepare for the Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) exams… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Reparation Talks Still On – Golding. The Jamaican Government remains committed to pursuing the issue of reparation for the historical injustice of African slavery with the United Kingdom, according to Minister of Justice, Mark Golding… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Chung Working To Get NSWMA Financial House In Order. The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) may be on the cusp of a turnaround in regards to its financial affairs… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Decision Soon On Olympic Camp. President of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) Mike Fennell is not ruling out a local-based training camp ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as the organisation considers an offer from another Brazilian city… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com