6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 29, 2012

1. Scammers’ D-Day. There are indications that United States (US) law-enforcement personnel could be close to wrapping up their investigations of several Jamaicans who are considered major players in the lottery scam… read more at the Jamaica-Gleaner.com

2. Ticket Amnesty Packs Island’s Tax Departments. It was a second day of long lines yesterday at Corporate Area tax offices as persons tried to beat the expiration of the traffic-ticket amnesty… read more at the Jamaica-Gleaner.com

3. Bolt Treats Children From Sherwood Content. The grounds of Piedmont Basic and Waldensia Primary schools in Sherwood Content Trelawny were abuzz with excitement as 200 children from the Sherwood Content community were treated to a day of fun and frolic by Digicel… read more at the Jamaica-Gleaner.com

4. Food For The Poor Donates Well-Needed Boat. Equipped with a refurbished 38-foot contender boat courtesy of Food For The Poor, the Marine Police Department said it would be better able to clamp down on drug smugglers and make major success in the fight against the drug… read more at the Jamaica-Gleaner.com

5. Lloyd Charmers’ Passing A Big Loss. Charmers, who was a member of the original singing group, The Uniques, which included Slim Smith and Jimmy Riley, was also well known for producing a string of hits for a number of Jamaican singers, including Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths, The Heptones, John Holt, Johnny Nash, Pluto Shervington and Roy Shirley… read more at the Jamaica-Gleaner.com

6. Western Jamaica On A Crescendo For 2013. Despite economic uncertainties, there is optimism in western Jamaica among several stakeholders who believe 2013 will be a prosperous year for the region… read more at the Jamaica-Gleaner.com