5 Things You Need To Know Today – December 9, 2012

  1. Jamaica Racks Up $12.5 Million Per Hour In Debt. Data gathered from http://digjamaica.com has revealed the rate at which Jamaica has added debt per day, per hour, per minute.  Find out how many teachers could have been paid, ventilators could have been bought and homeless people could have been fed plus other information about the debt….[Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  2. Public Health Disaster Waiting To Happen.  Serious public health concerns have been raised about the absence of basic sanitary facilities in squatter settlements.  Dr.  Winston Davidson explains the risk to the nation…[Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  3. Parish Councils Refusing To Pay Light Bills In Full.  Even with streets and avenues in darkness, Parish Councils are withholding payments to JPS and collectively owe the company more than $2 Billion. The municipality with the highest arrears is… [Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  4. New Airlift To Boost Tourist Arrivals.  Expected growth in arrivals is expected to come from countries like France and Columbia.  Challenges have included the US economy, Hurricane Sandy and…[Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  5. Gleaner Takes 12 PAJ Awards.  The most of any news organization, The Gleaner’s journalists were recognized for investigative journalism, children’s rights, photography, print, online and cartoons in the National Journalism Awards Banquet 2012 of the Press Association of Jamaica.  [Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com]