6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 12, 2013

  1. Don’t Panic! Health Ministry Says Latest Malaria Case Being Treated Adequately.  The Health ministry is urging Jamaicans not to panic in the wake of reports that a Jamaican living in St Ann has contracted the potentially deadly malaria disease…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Garbage Pile-Up Across Island Causing Concern.  The Ministry of Health is indicating that the pile-up of garbage in sections of the island poses significant threat to health as it could lead to an outbreak of various illnesses…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Shelly And Usain Reign.  Sprint royalty Usain Bolt claimed his fourth RJR Sportsman of the Year award, while Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce walked away with her first Sportswoman of the Year prize at last night’s ceremony at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. UN Vows To Stand By Jamaica During Tough Times.  As Jamaica eagerly awaits the results of negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator Arun Kashyup is reassuring Jamaicans that the UN is committed to assisting the Government in tackling the deep economic crisis facing the country…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. OUR Head Demits Office.  The Director-General of the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), Ahmad Zia Mian, is to demit office at the end of his current term on February 8…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Michelle Black – Yam Farmer By Day, Cabaret Star By Night.  It’s a combination unheard of for a female – a glamorous cabaret star by night, wowing audiences along Jamaica’s north coast – but only a few hours earlier she was in dirty jeans, T-shirt and hat, planting yams for export, in the hills of St Ann.  But singing sensation, Michelle Black, is quite comfortable in the dual role and does not intend to drop either passion…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com