6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 6, 2014

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  1. No Stopping Tajaun: Clarendon Speller Is Champion Bee. H-Y-P-O-G-E-U-S-I-A! That’s the word 12-year-old Tajaun Gibbison spelt correctly to win the 2014 Gleaner’s Children’s Own Spelling Bee championship… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Celebrating The Gong – Major Marley 69th Birthday Observances Centred In Kingston. The major Kingston-based celebrations marking Bob Marley’s 69th birthday were slated to get under way at 5:30 this morning with a Nyabinghi drumming session at his former home, 56 Hope Road (now the Bob Marley Museum). Organisers at the museum said some of Bob Marley’s children and grandchildren will be cutting his birthday cake, which will be shared throughout the day… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Talk Cuts Crime – Canadian Cop Believes Community Forums, Social Intervention Help Ease Violence. Jamaica-born Police chief of Winnipeg, Canada, Devon Clunis, has offered to assist local law-enforcement personnel in crime-fighting efforts… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Banks Depleting Dormant Accounts. A parliamentary select committee on Tuesday demanded answers from the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) about a raft of bank charges, including a $500 monthly fee for dormant accounts and charges for interim bank statements ranging from $1,800 to $2,200… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Shaw Wants PAC To Examine Contractor General Reports. Opposition Spokes-man on Finance Audley Shaw wants the role of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) expanded to include scrutiny of reports coming out of the Office of the Contractor General… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Serge Island Taps Into Weir’s Popularity. Warren Weir has become the latest track and field athlete to land a corporate deal after he was yesterday unveiled as the brand ambassador for Serge Island Milk and Monster Milk… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com