6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 21, 2015

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  1. Scientist Says Germs That Killed 18 Babies Could Have Been Controlled. At least one microbiologist is saying that more could have been done to prevent the outbreak of deadly bacteria at two of the country’s major hospitals, which has claimed the lives of 18 babies… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Parents Can Take Legal Action – Attorneys. Two of the country’s attorneys-at-law believe the parents of the babies who died or were infected with the klebsiella and serratia bacteria at two major public hospitals since June could take legal action against the relevant authorities. And one mother is already contemplating a lawsuit… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. NDM Broke And Soul Searching, May Not Contest Upcoming General Election. The National Democratic Movement (NDM) may be a no-show in the upcoming general election… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Holness Remains Ahead. Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Andrew Holness remains ahead of People’s National Party (PNP) President Portia Simpson Miller, from whom he is trying to wrest political power, as the person who more Jamaicans believe would do a better job as prime minister… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Diaspora Market Wide Open For Local Businesses. With an estimated one million Jamaican nationals in the diaspora living in the United States, the market is wide open for local businesses looking to increase market share. It is against this background that New York-based Irie Jam Media Group has taken the bold step of presenting its Corporate Mixer at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston today, where company executives will provide an overview of their current media platforms and outline specific opportunities for businesses looking to get a foothold in the Caribbean Diaspora market… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Two Bids Received For CTL. The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) has received bids from two entities that have expressed an interest in acquiring the state-run horse racing promotions company, Caymanas Track Limited (CTL)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com