6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 26, 2013


  1. Digicel Hacked.  A 30-year-old man was yesterday picked up by the police in connection with an alleged hacking of telecommunications company Digicel’s database. According to reports, the hacker was able to access personal information, including text messages and voicemail, of thousands of Digicel customers. It is alleged that the hacker also made attempts to blackmail the company with the stolen information…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. G2K Urges Gov’t To Export Labour.  “If we don’t have enough jobs here and we have people who are trained, I think it would serve us better if the Government were looking for opportunities outside of the country that they can facilitate our young professionals taking up employment in other jurisdictions,” [Floyd] Green [president of Generation 2000 (G2K)] said…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Students Hospitalised After Inhaling Fumes.  Twenty students from Tacky High School in St Mary had to be rushed to a nearby clinic for treatment yesterday after inhaling chemical fumes while in a computer class at the school…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Farmers’ Watch Groups Formed To Strengthen Security In Rural Areas.  The importance of farmers and other community members partnering with the police was highlighted as a key step to curbing rural crimes, including the scourge of praedial larceny, during Monday’s launch of the Windsor Farmers’ Watch in Clarendon…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Appeal Court Says Full Story Wasn’t Told In Brady Case.  The Court of Appeal has said that attorney-at-law Harold Brady’s appeal was allowed on the basis that the prosecution failed to present the entire story of what took place when he refused to testify at the Manatt-Coke commission of enquiry…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Meet Ralston Irving – Jamaica’s Hot Nuts King. It is impossible to miss him: short locks, a scar on one side of the face, pushing a whistling peanut cart emblazoned with red, green and gold symbolic colours in and around May Pen selling hot peanuts. Meet Jamaica’s most accomplished hot peanut vendor: 39-year-old Ralston Irving…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com