6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 24, 2012

  1. Drop That Drink! – Cops On Watch For Drunk Drivers Leaving Christmas , New Year Parties.  With the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation granting approval for 118 entertainment events between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the Police Traffic Division has drafted a plan to target drunk drivers leaving some of the more popular shows. (read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com)
  2. Fireworks On The Waterfront.  Telecommunications giant Digicel and Scotiabank have partnered with the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) to stage ‘Fireworks on The Waterfront 2012’, on New Year’s Eve Monday, December 31. The event supports the promotion of downtown Kingston as the place of choice for business or pleasure. (read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com)
  3. Portlanders Get House Keys For Christmas – Supreme Ventures To The Rescue.  Four more families who lost their homes during Hurricane Sandy have received keys to their new houses, built by Food For The Poor and financed by a $3-million donation by Supreme Ventures Ltd. (read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com)
  4. It’s Time For CRU! Rooftop Bar/Lounge Now Open For Business.  Just days after its soft opening, and already the uptown CRU is getting rave reviews from patrons who have been sampling its delights. CRU is a French wine term which traditionally translates to “growth”. (read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com)
  5. Stadium Pool Closed For $5-Million Fix-Up.  The National Stadium pool has been drained and is currently undergoing a four-week refurbishing exercise, which is expected to rack up a $5-million bill; most of which is yet to be secured by the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ). (read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com)
  6. Partnerships For Youths.  With approximately 9.9 per cent of Jamaica’s 2.7-million population living below the poverty line in 2007 and rural areas accounting for 71 per cent of the nation’s poor, the Scientific Research Council (SRC), through its partners the United States Agency for International Development and the United Nations Development Programme, developed the Rural Youth Employment Project (RUYE). (read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com)