6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 26, 2012

  1. In Preparing For FATCA, American Government Relations Specialist Tells Jamaican Firms: Stop Wasting Your Money.  A senior government-relations specialist in the United States (US) has declared that Jamaican financial institutions should “stop wasting their money” trying to revamp their operations in preparation for the implementation of the new American tax law, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)…[read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  2. Trelawny Health Facilities To Get Shot In The Arm.  The Government has embarked on a concerted move to improve the delivery of health care in Trelawny, and is slated to spend an estimated $60 million to upgrade two facilities in the parish in the new year…[read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  3. FSC Taps Former Insider To Run Agency – But Contract Negotiations Continue.  Colin Bullock, chairman of the Financial Services Commission, regulating entity for securities, pension and the insurance industry has confirmed negotiations with former employee Janice Holness to head the organization…[read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  4. Holiday Shoppers More Discerning, No Spendthrifts This Season.  There was a noted uptick in shopping activity heading into the Christmas weekend, with retailers reporting a fair amount of customer traffic comparable to last year, but whose spending priorities appear to be focused on getting the best value from diminishing disposable income…[read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  5. Remembering The Needy – Artistes Use The Season To Give Back.  A number of reggae artistes have opted to give back this season…[read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com]
  6. Click these links for Christmas Messages from The Governor General:  Spread Love, Spread Hope, Spread Good Cheer  , The Prime Minister:  Embrace Spirit Of Peace, Joy, Togetherness and The Leader Of The Opposition:  ‘Make This Christmas About Children’