6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 27, 2015

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  1. University Hospital Of The West Indies Boss Resigns; First Casualty After Baby Deaths. The chief executive officer of the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Dr Cecil White, is the first casualty from the deaths of 18 babies at the UHWI and the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James, from infections caused by outbreaks of the klebsiella and serratia bacteria… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Red Herring Letter Causes A Stink From Jamaica To Britain. Justice Minister Senator Mark Golding has argued that embattled Opposition Senator Marlene Malahoo Forte failed to divulge in the Senate that the arrangements that led to the letter, purportedly written by the Privy Council, was facilitated by a law firm which has a strong financial interest in Jamaica’s continued relationship with the United Kingdom (UK)-based final court… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Murders Soar. As the bloodletting across the island continues unabated, the latest police statistics have confirmed that with two months still remaining in this year, Jamaica has already recorded more murders than all of last year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. JDF Officer: I Was Not Told Of Police Killings In Tivoli. A senior Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) officer has testified that none of the men and women under his command reported to him that they saw police personnel kill unarmed civilians during the May 2010 operations in Tivoli Gardens… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Rain Brings Premature End To Wolmer’s, Vauxhall Manning Cup Clash. Torrential rain and a water-logged Constant Spring football field affected yesterday’s ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup second-round double-header… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. My Novels Are Vulgar, Explicit And Violent – Man Booker Prize Winner. Two weeks after winning one of the world’s most prestigious literary prizes, the Man Booker Prize 2015, Jamaica’s Marlon James says locally there needs to be a reassessment of how literary works come to be branded as pro-or anti-Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com