6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 4, 2014


  1. Jamaica Falls On Corruption Perception Index. Former Contractor General Greg Christie has harshly criticised the Government for its seeming lacklustre approach to fighting corruption even as the country slips in the latest corruption perception index (CPI) rankings released by global anti-corruption watchdog, Transparency International (TI)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. House Call! Onika Miller, permanent secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, is to be summoned back to Parliament to explain the extent to which she has been doing her job as the chief accounting officer… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Shots Fired In Councillor’s Direction. Venesha Phillips, Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) councillor for the Papine division has declared that she will not give in to criminality, and the construction work in that area will continue despite the fact that several shots were fired in her direction yesterday while she was visiting the site… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Don’t Drop Your Guard – ODPEM. Making reference to the heavy showers that the country experienced over the weekend, acting director general at the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), Richard Thompson, has urged persons to put in place comprehensive preparation mechanisms that are not limited to the hurricane season… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Badminton Squabble Over Pan Am Failure. The Jamaica Badminton Association (JBA) president, Robert Richards and the island’s top player, Gareth Henry, have proffered different reasons for the country’s showing at the recent Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. ‘Princess Boonoonoonoos’ To Ignite Boxing Day. If you ever wondered what it was like to hang several letters of ‘O’ on a string, think no more. Just have a look at the last word in the title of The Little Theatre Movement’s (LTM) 2014 Pantomime, Princess Boonoonoonoos. And if the word triggers feelings ofdéjà vu, yes, you may have heard it before. The word ‘boonoonoonoos’ was indeed coined by the late “Miss Lou, the queen of words” – so declared Mr Justice (played by Kevin Halstead), one of the characters from the Pantomime… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com