6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 31, 2013


  1. Downtown Despair – Cops Walk Among Potential Victims As Robbers Wreak Havoc. A massive police operation has been under way in the commercial district of downtown Kingston as rampaging criminals carry out their promise to hold up and rob the very people who care for them whenever they wound each other – nurses, ward assistants and porters at the Kingston Public (KPH) and Victoria Jubilee (VJH) hospitals… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. No More RGD Delivery – Courier Service Stopped To Improve Customer Service. As part of the continued effort to further improve customer service, the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) is announcing that effective today, it would discontinue the delivery of all certificates/packages through contracted couriers… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Importers Get $4.2b In Waivers Despite Owing $1.2b In Taxes. Eleven importers who owed the Government some $1.2 billion in general consumption tax (GCT) and other taxes from 2011 were still able to get waivers valued at $4.2 billion in the last financial year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Traffic Changes For Downtown Fireworks. The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has revealed a number of traffic changes to take place in downtown Kingston today to accommodate the annual staging of Fireworks on the Waterfront… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Tae Kwon Do War Heats Up! The Jamaica Taekwondo Federation (JTF) has come out swinging at Master Peter Lue of the Jamaica Taekwondo Association (JTA), shooting down assertions made by the tae kwon do veteran, relating to the local presence and international activities of the rival martial-arts bodies… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Shaggy’s Friends Can Pledge On Spot – Scotiabank Creates Avenue For Giving During Concert. Scotiabank has announced that attendees to the Shaggy & Friends benefit concert for the Bustamante Hospital for Children will be able to complete pledges in support of the institution while at the event… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com