6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 19, 2013


  1. Arrests In Major Money-Laundering Ring By Weekend – Bunting. National Security Minister Peter Bunting has revealed that by the weekend, the Jamaican police will be making several arrests in a major money-laundering investigation… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. IMF Gives Jamaica Thumbs Up For Second Test. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday officially confirmed that Jamaica has passed the second test under the four-year extended fund facility when the IMF Executive Board approved a US$30.8-million disbursement to the Jamaican Government… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. ‘PNP Reaps Crime’ – Holness Says Gang Resurgence Could Have Been Prevented With Extension Of 2010 State Of Emergency. Opposition Leader Andrew Holness is claiming the People’s National Party’s (PNP) failure to support an extension of the 2010 state of emergency has played a key role in allowing gangs to reform and crime to flourish across the island… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Ferncourt High Cops Debate Mate Jamaica Cup. St Ann-based school, Ferncourt High, copped first place, earning them the Sandals Foundation Digicel Foundation Debate Mate Jamaica Cup… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Shelter To Be Built For Homeless Gays. Following months of complaints from residents in New Kingston about a group of homeless gay men terrorising their community, there are now plans to build a home for these young men… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. New-Look Selection Committee – Hinds Chairman Of Panel For National Senior Team. Former West Indies batsman, Wavell Hinds, has been appointed chairman of a new-look national senior selection panel for cricket… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com