UWI confirms guild president's probation
The University of the West Indies yesterday confirmed that the institution has taken disciplinary actions against two members of its students' guild who were involved in a protest in April.
According to a release from the university, Daniel Wilson, who was elected guild president for the 2012-2013 academic year, and Hall chairman for Chancellor Hall, Patrick Fenton, were each placed on disciplinary probation for one year with immediate effect. The release further stated that in accordance with the Code of Principles and Responsi-bilities for students, disciplinary probation in this instance means that they are debarred from representing the university in any sports and other activities and from membership on university boards and any recognised student society or club of the university.
Hewitt murder suspects not picked out at ID parade
The three men who the police had named as persons of interest in the fatal shooting of retired Senior Superintendent Anthony 'Tony' Hewitt were not pointed out at an identification parade yesterday.
"I hope the police will release them immediately," their lawyer Christian Tavares Finson said after the identification parade.
The men are Raymond Francis, Jermaine Smith and Jomo McLeod, all of Common, off Red Hills Road in St Andrew.
They have been in custody since last Monday after surrendering to the police in the company of their lawyer.
It was reported that a fourth man had turned himself into the police but The Gleaner was unable to ascertain if an identification parade was held for him.
New chief medical officer named
A new chief medical officer (CMO) has been named at the Ministry of Health following the retirement of Dr Eva Lewis Fuller, who served in the position since March 2011.
Dr Michael Coombs, who previously served as regional technical director for the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) for more than 12 years, began duties as CMO on August 28.
Coombs comes to the position with nearly 30 years experience in health care and has been credited with the establishment of a chronic disease prevention model through a joint Technical Cooperation Project between the governments of Jamaica and Japan, the expansion of services and upgrading of several hospitals within the SRHA and the establishment of a haemodialysis unit at the Mandeville Regional Hospital among others.