6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 8, 2014

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  1. This Win Is More Than About Me, Says Alia. Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson is in awe over her historic gold-medal win in the women’s 100m breaststroke final at the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships in Doha, Qatar… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Righteous Anger – Church Members Upset Over Priest’s Embrace Of Gays In Worship Service. A decision by the Reverend Father Sean Major-Campbell to openly embrace and show love to members of the lesbian, gay and transgender community during yesterday’s service at the Christ Church in Vineyard Town, Kingston, caught members of the congregation by surprise, with some telling The Gleaner afterwards that they felt betrayed by their spiritual leader… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. It’s An Outrage! Tourist Harrassment Angers Ocho Rios Business, Community Interests. Ocho Rios, St Ann, the one-mile geographical pearl on Jamaica’s north coast and a key part of the country’s tourism product, is being submerged under the heavy weight of tourist harassment and business operators in the area say they are fed up… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Ebola Town Hall Meeting This Afternoon. The Ministry of Health is inviting members of the public to a town hall meeting in Half-Way Tree’s Mandela Park this afternoon at 6 p.m., as it continues its public education and awareness campaign on Ebola… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Family Members On Lottery Scam Charges To Get Lawyer. Three St James family members, who were arrested during a police operation against the illicit lottery scam, had their bails extended when they appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court last Friday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Caribbean Not Realising Full Potential Of Film Industry. From as early as the 1960s, it became obvious the Caribbean would be an amazing location for visually stimulating films and not just a place where tourists enjoyed hanging out. Hollywood film crews found their way here too. Whether it’s James Bond, Jack Sparrow or Red and Andy from The Shawshank Redemption, many of our favourite movie characters have set foot in the West Indies… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com