6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 23, 2012

  1. ‘You Better Watch Out’ – Shifty Sellers With Big Deals Concern Consumer Protection Agencies.  Some unscrupulous merchants are luring shoppers into their entities promising deals they have no plan of delivering.But the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) and the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) are keeping a close watch on entities and are prepared…[read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  2. Abject Failures – Critics Say PNP And JLP Wasted 2012.  An abysmal failure is how some prominent political observers have rated the performance of the Government and the Opposition in 2012…[read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  3. Shocking $41m ‘Sound’ Bill – Golden Jubilee Spend Raises New Questions.  Information is emerging that just shy of US$500,000 was spent to provide technical services at the Jamaica Golden Jubilee Village at Independence Park in July and August.  The approximately J$41 million contract was awarded to…[read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  4. No Deals Yet For Digicel New Kgn Properties – Issa Blames Delayed IMF Agreement.  Realtor Andrew Issa, the head of Coldwell Banker Jamaica, has reported limited success in his efforts to sell off two properties owned by Digicel in New Kingston, despite, he said, clear interest from investors.  The hold-up, said Issa, is linked to Jamaica’s delay in reaching a bail out agreement with the International Monetary Fund… [read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  5. Pick 4 Winnings Hit J$1.4 Billion In Payouts.  Almost a year on the market, Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) says its newest game, Pick 4, has paid out winnings of J$1.4 billion to the end of November in a sign of its growing popularity…[read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  6. ‘Jamaica Condom Style’ Makes Waves. With Psy’s Gangnam Style climbing past one billion YouTube views, local actors from the Independent Actors Movement (I AM) are also raking in views for their informative parody, Jamaica Condom Style, that is advocating safe sex…[read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com]