6 Things You Need to Know Today – December 11, 2015


  1. Fraud Alert – Cops Warn Citizens To Watch Out For Tricksters This Christmas. With fraudsters making off with more than J$500 million each over the past two years, the police are warning citizens and business operators to be wary of tricksters this Christmas season… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Apologise And Compensate Rastafari, Says Public Defender – Investigations Reveal Rastas Suffered Unjustly In Coral Gardens Incident. After years of agitation, the local Rastafarian community has finally got an official acknowledgment, through an investigation conducted by the Office of the Public Defender, that its adherents were unjustly treated in the 1963 Coral Gardens incident in Montego Bay, St James… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Prisoner-Transfer Clause In DNA Law Triggers Concerns In Senate. Opposition Senator Marlene Malahoo Forte yesterday raised questions about a clause in the DNA law which speaks to a prisoner-transfer arrangement and the taking of DNA samples of those persons transferred to Jamaica to complete their sentences… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Damion Preparing To Leave Politics – PNP MP, Brown Burke Square Off On Social Media. Damion Crawford is getting ready to leave representational politics. The East Rural St Andrew member of parliament (MP) made the revelation yesterday, hours after a testy exchange between himself and Dr Angela Brown Burke blew up on social media… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Access Stalled – Amendment To Bill Releasing Official Government Documents Delayed. Some four years after a joint select committee of Parliament delivered a report on the Access to Information (ATI) Act, the Government is yet to make any real attempts to incorporate the far-reaching changes that have been suggested… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Bolt, Fraser-Pryce Head Nominees For RJR Awards. Track superstars, Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, headline a stellar cast of five men and eight women nominated for the 55th annual RJR Sports Foundation’s 2015 National Sportsman and Sportswoman Awards… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com