$500M for nurses

Gov't, NAJ reach agreement for end of October payment. Nadine Wilson, Jamaica Observer, September 9, 2010 The Government, after months of lobbying by the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ), yesterday agreed to pay the island's registered nurses their outstanding allowances by the end of October. "I think it will come up to about $525 million, but you have to understand that it has to be divided among everyone. We have 10 levels of nurses and we have about eight special interest groups and regional groups throughout Jamaica, plus, we are looking at over 2,800 nurses," NAJ President Edith Allwood-Anderson told the Observer yesterday. ... $500M