6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 7, 2014


  1. Deadly Beating. While Jamaicans celebrated the country’s 52nd Independence yesterday, Marcia Frazer, the mother of 31-year-old construction worker Mario Deane, was mourning his death… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Millions In Questionable Assets Turned Over To State. After mounting a legal fight to keep what Jamaican investigators claim are millions of dollars worth of ill-gotten assets, the family and friends of a suspected drug dealer have agreed to turn them over to the State… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. United States Pleased With Decision To Merge MOCA. The United States Government has expressed satisfaction with the decision of its Jamaican counterpart to merge the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force and the Anti-Corruption Branch, the embassy in Kingston says, but insists that it is not interfering in local affairs… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Eight Awarded For Contribution To St James’ Development. The parish of St James saw eight of its most outstanding contributors to national development receiving the Spirit of Independence Awards during yesterday’s celebration of Jamaica’s 52nd year of Independence at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre in the Second City… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Smirnoff Dream Weekend Rocks Negril. The throng in the parking lot at Hedonism II Negril spilled onto the road outside its main gate, and this was normal for most of the resorts in the Capital of Casual, as thousands invaded the resort town for Smirnoff Dream Weekend (SDW)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Tallawahs Have ‘A Lot Of Work To Do’. The Jamaica Tallawahs left the country yesterday en route to St Kitts where they are slated to play their two remaining first-round matches in the Limacol-sponsored Caribbean Premier League Twenty20… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com