6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 9, 2013

1. Christie In Demand – Trinidadian Coalition Brings Christie On Board. Jamaica’s former contractor general Greg Christie has been brought on board by a coalition of private sector and civil society groups in Trinidad and Tobago to advise it on draft legislative proposals now before… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

2. Acting Contractor General Does Not Understand His Role – Atkinson. Attorney General Patrick Atkinson has castigated acting contractor general Craig Beresford for referring the Cabinet to the director of public prosecutions (DPP) for criminal prosecution.In a statement yesterday, Atkinson said Beresford acted… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

3. Digicel Pays Bus Fares For Students. Hundreds of students traversing the Half-Way Tree Transportation Centre in St Andrew as well as downtown Kingston were on Monday treated by Digicel employees who handed out complimentary hot beverages and paid their bus fares for the first day back… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

4. Customs Falls Short Of Revenue Target. The Customs Department is pointing to a fluctuation in the importation of petroleum as a major reason for a reported shortfall in its revenue target in 2012.The department noted that petroleum is its main revenue product… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

5. LIME To Upgrade Network, Says Sinclair Via Live Chat On Facebook. Telecoms firm, LIME Jamaica has spent US$12 million (J$1.2 billion) to fortify its network to absorb the influx of 150,000 new subscribers.Concurrently, the firm plans to launch cable TV and also revealed steps to offer a successor to its 3G data… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

6. Fraser-Pryce, Bolt Win Golden Cleats Awards. The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, and women’s 100m Olympic champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, walked away with the respective male and female Athlete of the Year awards yesterday at the Scotiabank-sponsored Jamaica Athletics… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com