6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 20, 2013


  1. Drug Lord Link – Money-Laundering Probe Connected To Former Jamaican Cop Jailed In US. The Kingston-based attorney now in custody as part of a multimillion-dollar money-laundering probe is being investigated for what local law-enforcement officials believe are ties to admitted Jamaican drug dealer Andrew Hamilton, her lawyer has confirmed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Clarendon Group Needs Help To Aid Needy. With just a few days to go before Christmas, the Clarendon Association for Street People (CLASP) is seeking the public’s assistance to continue its charity work… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Jamaicans Spending For Christmas At A Slower Pace. While the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) expects J$71 billion to be in circulation by Christmas Eve, it says it is yet to see the strong demand for cash which is customary for the holiday season… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Ministry To Hold School Boards, Principals More Accountable. Education Minister Ronald Thwaites has indicated that steps will be taken in the new year to hold school boards and principals more accountable for what happens in their institutions… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Ocho Rios Upgrade To Cost $400m – McNeill. Tourism and Entertainment Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill has said the current J$400-million upgrading work being carried out in Ocho Rios will result in a complete transformation and a huge enhancement of the resort town… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Sherwin Williams To Remain Sponsors Of Women’s Football. Sherwin Williams Limited will continue its sponsorship of women’s football competitions locally as the long as the resources are available, managing director Ian Forbes said yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com