6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 29, 2015


  1. Extradition Buzz: Alleged Scammer Yields To US Request – More Cases In Works. Almost two years after lawmakers in the United States (US) demanded that Jamaicans involved in the lottery scam – that has fleeced elderly American citizens of millions of dollars – be sent there to stand trial, there are indications the extradition requests have begun to come in… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. US Has Role To Play In Tivoli Enquiry. The Tivoli Gardens incident is not just a problem for Jamaica. It’s a problem for the United States (US) as well. More than 70 people died. Fewer than 10 guns were recovered in the immediate aftermath. Bodies were loaded on to trucks. Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke was already long gone. This wasn’t an incursion. It was a massacre… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Don’t Panic, Judges Told. Court of Appeal President Seymour Panton has declared that if comments attributed to National Security Minister Peter Bunting in relation to the assignment of bodyguards to judges on a needs basis only are correct, then the minister’s statement is “silly”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Teachers Concerned About Delay In Salary Negotiations. Jamaica Teachers’ (JTA) president Doran Dixon has said members of the teachers’ union are concerned over the delay by the Ministry of Finance in beginning new salary negotiations… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Growing ‘Non-Traditional’ Events. In the 11 years in which the Big Shot Invitational has been staged, throwing has flourished. The Big Shot and its companion meets, the King of the Ring and the Final Fling, organised by Michael Vassell, put throwers on centre stage. The throwers seem to love it… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Grammy Museum Declares February 6 Bob Marley Day – New Exhibit Planned For US, Brazil. Last year, they celebrated Marley’s 69th birthday by naming the Bob Marley Museum on Hope Road as their first affiliate, and this year the Grammy Museum has decided to step it up a notch by officially declaring February 6 as Bob Marley Day at the international museum… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com