6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 22, 2012

  1. Slashing Murders.  Police Commissioner Owen Ellington has said Jamaica is keeping pace on the road to slashing its murder rate to 12 per 100,000 by 2017…[read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  2. Customs Seizes ‘Mosquito Medicine’.  Five major seizures have taken place at the ports and businesses as customs warns it will not tolerate importation of black mosquito coils…[read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  3. Court Of Appeal Denies Libel Award.  A special jury award of $8 million for defamation, which was awarded to Vivian Cohen, former headmaster of Kingston College, against former board member Rudolph Wallace six years ago has been set aside by the Court of Appeal…[read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  4. Road Fatalities Plunge This Year.  Dr Lucien Jones, vice-chairman of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), is confident that the target of under 300 traffic deaths for a calendar year will finally be met for the first time since 1999 with just nine days remaining in 2012….[read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  5. Rebel Salute 2013 Targets Family.  Centered entirely on serving patrons and their families, Rebel Salute 2013 will boast an array of health and wellness information and services, local food, and a cultural showcase that pays tribute to Jamaica’s indigenous and current art forms…[read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  6. West Gears Up For Merry Christmas.  Based on the ambitious projections of several stakeholders in the region’s business, commercial, social, and security sectors, it would appear that Christmas 2012 will be quite a merry affair in western Jamaica….[read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com]