6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 16, 2014


  1. Government Admits State Websites Were Hacked. The Government has acknowledged that some of its websites have been targeted by computer hackers over the past three weeks… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Extortion Clean-Up. In a move to smash what law-enforcement officers are describing as a major extortion ring, involving at least three major gangs that have been making a killing in the busy downtown commercial district, the Kingston Central Police Division has seized control of two hot spots in the area… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Rain Batters Portland. Road-maintenance crews and other officials were kept busy for the most part of yesterday after heavy rains in Portland resulted in several blockages caused by land slippages and fallen trees in Black Hill… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Jamaica May Have To Import Weed In 10 Years – Expert. A leading proponent of drug-policy reform says Jamaica could pay a heavy price for its years of adherence to demands from the United States if it fails to exercise greater urgency in local ganja-reform policies… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Don’t Hold Out For Gov’t Jobs, Tufton Tells Graduates. Dr Christopher Tufton, co-executive director of the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) and former minister of agriculture and fisheries, has told Jamaicans entering the working world that to adjust their expectations of what the Government and politicians can and should do for them… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Windies Face Tough Test In South Africa. The West Indies will trade their off-field problems for a tough on-field cricket examination when they meet No. 1-ranked South Africa in a three-Test series starting tomorrow (3:30 a.m. Ja time)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com