6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 3, 2013

1. Amnesty Rakes In Little $. Less than 20 per cent of the outstanding traffic-ticket fines which the Government sought to fish through an amnesty, which expired on Monday, has been collected…. read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

2. ‘We’ve Greatly Disrupted The Scam’. The Jamaican police have revealed that just over $40 million in cash and electronics equipment were confiscated last year from persons believed to be involved in the lottery scam, but conceded that this has done very little… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

3. Gov’t Urged To Protect Women’s Rights. Several women’s organisations are calling for an improvement in the way women are treated in the island, stating that last year was a less-than-favourable year for the vulnerable group. Executive director of Women’s Resource… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

4. No Truth To Cockpit Country Quarrying Claims, Says Edwards. Ronald Edwards, the deputy chief commissioner of the Geology and Mines Division, has shot down claims by residents and the Southern Trelawny Environmental Agency (STEA) that the Government is making… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

5. Centre of Excellence Making Its Mark In Rural High Schools – Students’ Grades Improving Under Programme. The Centre of Excellence Programme is achieving success in improving the performance of students in six upgraded high schools, many of which were functioning below grade level. University of the West Indies… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

6. Warren Pops The Question – Natalya Says ‘Yes’. London Olympics 200-metre bronze medal-list Warren Weir and his belle, Natalya McGhie, are engaged. The sprint star, who shocked many by getting to the podium last year, thus making it a Jamaican trifecta in the event, got his timing… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

 

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