6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 10, 2013


  1. $1 Million A Day Down The Drain.  The Montego Bay Convention Centre, constructed at a cost of US$51.7 million and branded as a major outlet to garner foreign exchange from the lucrative meetings and conventions market, is instead bleeding the public purse.  The Sunday Gleaner has confirmed that the centre is costing the country approximately $1 million each day and earning significantly less…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com (Image Above: The Montego Bay Convention Centre)
  2. Child Killers On The Loose?  The failure of the police to make a breakthrough in the killing of 14-year-old Shariefa Saddler more than one week ago has prompted one children’s rights group to question if enough attention is being given to catch child killers…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Danger Online.  Thirty per cent of social-media networking sites are not who they claim to be in their profile.  Among the persons online are cyberspace predators and criminals stalking innocent persons – including children, who are specially targeted…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Lights Out At Palmyra.  A number of homeowners and tenants of the Palmyra Resort & Spa, Montego Bay, have been forced to vacate the premises because of a refusal by the property’s overseers to continue funding increasing maintenance costs.  The receiver has already curtailed access to electricity to a few hours each day…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Smooth Start For Bolt.  Olympic 100 and 200 metres sprint champion Usain Bolt began his 2013 season on a moderate note yesterday with a 46.71 clocking over 400 metres at the Camperdown Classic track and field meet at the National Stadium.  Bolt took things easy throughout then admitted he felt nervous on the blocks…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Jamaicanising Uncle Sam.  Since late 2012, the international hip-hop community has become more and more involved with Patois and reggae. Several episodes of BET’s flagship entertainment show 106 & Park have seen the hosts attempting to speak like Jamaicans…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com