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Published:Sunday | November 8, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Dr Andrei Cooke, chairman, SERHA.

 

Trevor McCartney

 

The former medical chief of staff at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) last week came out swinging as he declared that he did not resign from his post because he felt responsible for the circumstances that led to the deaths of premature babies at the institution. According to McCartney, the health ministry was notified long before it claimed, and he resigned because the UHWI board wanted the hospital staff to take the blame for the bacteria outbreak.

 

Lamine Diack

 

The credibility of another major sporting body was called into question last week when it was announced that the former IAAF president was placed under criminal investigation on suspicion of taking more than US$1 million in bribes from Russia to cover up positive doping tests.

 

Sir David Simmons

 

The usually unflappable chairman of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry visibly lost his cool last week as he pronounced aspects of the testimony of Superintendent Everton Tabannah to be "suspicious". Tabannah was testifying about what he described as "terrifying" stories related to him by residents of Tivoli Gardens a day after the launch of the May 2010 operations to capture drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke.

 

Andrew Hussey

 

The Everglades Farms CEO last week confirmed that there will be a redundancy exercise with respect to factory workers and staff. It was revealed that more than 1,000 sugar workers could join the unemployment line this year as production will discontinue at the Long Pond factory in the coming crop.

 

Dr Andrei Cooke

 

The South East Regional Health Authority board chairman confirmed last week that the National Health Fund had been called on to assist with the sourcing of the required drugs to fight multi-drug-resistant bacteria at the Kingston Public Hospital after three patients suffered acinetobacter infections.

 

'Dr Death'

 

The crime monster continued to stalk the land with several more murders, but the three that stunned the nation were the killing of one-year-old Alljaye Green and his 31-year-old father, Kemoy, in St James, and 22-year-old University of Technology student Shanique Walters in St Andrew.