6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 20, 2013


  1. SUICIDE OR MURDER?  Initial reports suggested that Special Constable Chong had committed suicide at his upper St Andrew home.  However, later official reports were restricted to the fact that the special constable died from a single gunshot wound to the head. They made no mention of suicide or murder…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Bus Drivers Beware.  The Transport Authority has signalled that it intends to accelerate initiatives to clamp down on illegal school-bus operators this year…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Fear Fuels Not-Guilty Verdicts.  There are growing fears in St James that guilty men are being allowed to walk free because jurors are too afraid to deliver the correct verdict.  Last week, judges assigned to the St James Circuit Court lamented the overwhelming number of not-guilty verdicts returned by juries in the last two weeks…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Hold Teachers Accountable.  Educator and programme manager at the Mutual Building Societies Foundation (MBSF), Dr Renée Rattray, is urging school administrators to cultivate a culture of documenting while rigorously analysing data to improve the management of the institutions…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. NCB Will Do Some Business With Cambios.  National Commercial Bank Jamaica (NCB) says it will continue dealings with Jamaica’s cambios and remittance companies, but will not accommodate some foreign-exchange transactions…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Restaurant, Resort Rides.  The use of automobiles to advertise businesses is nothing new, as many business owners capitalise on the inherent mobility to attract customers. Common choices are public passenger vehicles and motor cars in working condition.  However, for the owners of Jakes in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, the vehicle of choice is a 1941 Ford Prefect. Despite – or perhaps because of – its antiquity, the car continues to attract the curious to the property…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com