6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 29, 2015

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  1. Public Defender Subpoenas UHWI Heads Over Dead Babies. The Office of the Public Defender has issued subpoenas for three of the University Hospital of the West Indies’ (UHWI) top heads to answer to the circumstances under which 12 premature babies died from bacterial infections there over a five-month period… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. CMO Will Not Resign As A Result Of Dead Babies Scandal. Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in the Ministry of Health Dr Marion Bullock DuCasse has indicated that she has no intention of stepping aside in the wake of the dead babies scandal at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) and the Cornwall Regional Hospital… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. ‘Everybody Beats Up The Poor’ – Experts Say Economic Gap, Class Gulf Affecting Public Health System. Noted Violence anthropologist Dr Herbert Gayle has suggested that the deaths of 19 premature babies under public health care could be attributed to class or the economic gulf… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Secret Money – Campaign Donors Won’t Be Revealed. The identity of persons and entities that give under $1 million in campaign contribution is to be kept secret by the country’s electoral authorities even as one of Jamaica’s most prominent private sector bodies – the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) – calls for greater transparency… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. CCJ Debate Continues Today – Sanction Against Malahoo Forte To Be Lifted. The Upper House of Parliament issued a notice yesterday that debate on three bills for Jamaica to accede to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as its final court will continue today… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Burrell Won’t Comment Until Nominations. Facing what is likely to be the most serious challenge to his presidency of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Captain Horace Burrell is refusing to respond to comments made by Montego Bay businessman Orville Powell, who is seeking to boot him from the sport’s top position locally, until nomination closes next week Thursday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com