6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 31, 2013


  1. Harrison ‘Humbled’ By Contractor General Appointment.  Senior Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Dirk Harrison’s appointment as contractor general has been welcomed by his predecessors in the post, as well as the head of the office he leaves behind…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. ‘All-Inclusive Concept Hurting Jamaica’.  The all-inclusive tourism package, which is being offered by some hotels in Jamaica, is said to be depriving visitors of a chance to get a genuine Jamaican experience as, for the most part, it does not allow them to go out and interact with the average local…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Younis At Odds With Gov’t Over Lady Musgrave Land. A week after a young homosexual man was doused with a flammable substance – allegedly lit by one of his cronies – and subsequently died, controversy rages over the ever-growing gang of self-proclaimed homosexual young men squatting on government land at 62 Lady Musgrave Road in the upscale Golden Triangle of St Andrew…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. ‘Jamaica Needs Independent Anti-Corruption Agency’.  A West African anti-corruption official has declared that the establishment of a single anti-corruption agency with prosecutorial powers in Jamaica would make a significant difference in the fight against corruption…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Volkswagen Ad Sparks Racism Claims.  In spite of the exposure for Jamaica from an advertisement that German automaker Volkswagen has produced, there has been some controversy.  The advertisement, titled ‘Sunny Side’, features a white office worker by the name of Dave, who shares his new-found ‘happiness’ with his co-workers after driving a VW…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com (Image above:  Jimmy Cliff who sings the theme song: Get Happy)
  6. Reggae Month Begins With Dennis Brown – Full Slate Of JaRIA Events For February.  Crediting the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) for helping with the resurgence of reggae music, the organization’s vice-chairman, Charles Campbell, says he is looking forward to February’s staging of Reggae Month.  Campbell, who is also JaRIA’s executive director, said Reggae Month will be staged under the theme ‘Reggae 50…A New Dawn’…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com