5 Things You Need To Know Today – December 4, 2012

  1. Flash Flood Watch Extended For Eastern Parishes. A flash flood watch has been extended for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St. Ann, St. Mary, Portland, St. Thomas, Kingston and St. Andrew until 5 p.m. today. [Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  2. Civil Group Starts Online Petition For Tivoli Report.The Jamaica Civil Society Coalition has started an online petition to get the parliament to demand the long-awaited report of the Public Defender into the West Kingston operation of May 2010. [Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  3. Appeal Court To Rule On NTCS Partial Payout TomorrowThe Court of Appeal is to rule tomorrow if the members of the National Transport Co-operative Society (NTCS) are to get 20 per cent of the $2 billion which was awarded to them last September. [Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  4. Hundreds Of Weapons Seized At Schools. More than 600 weapons have been confiscated from students at educational institutions islandwide since the start of the year. Constable Ricardo McCalpin, a school resource officer with the Safe Schools Programme, claims the statistics are being collated for the first time. [Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  5. Signs Of A Fraudster. Several persons are pretending to work for the United Kingdom Border Agency, using the name of the agency to steal money from unsuspecting persons. UK attorney John Bassie outlines the signs of a scam artist. [Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com]