6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 23, 2012

Source: Jamaica-Gleaner.com – Jamaican lotto scammers draw attention from US legislators…

1. Scam For Congress – US Lawmakers Contemplate Discussing Jamaican Con Artists At Highest Legislative Level. With evidence indicating that Jamaica lottery scammers are continuing to run rampant in at least three American states, two United States (US) legislators are considering bringing the multibillion-dollar industry to the attention of Congress… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

2. Jamaica Loses Little-White. Nutritionist and Gleaner contributor, Dr Heather Little-White, is dead. Little-White, 60, was admitted to Andrews Memorial Hospital in St Andrew for four weeks and later taken to the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) where she died yesterday evening.”… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

3. Agro-Parks To Decrease Nation’s Food-Import Bill. The development of agro-parks is being touted by the Government as a critical plank of the country’s food-security plans.Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke has declared that the country’s food import bill is unacceptably… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

4. GC Foster Needs New Track – Wilson Says Present One Has Done Its Time. Maurice Wilson, a senior lecturer at the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sports, says the institution needs a new running track. Wilson, head coach of Jamaica’s successful team at last year’s Olympic Games in London… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

5. Zoukie Rides To The Top With Kir-Dex Acquisition. Zoukie Trucking Services Limited officially signed off on the purchase of equipment and contracts from Kir-Dex Transportation Services Limited on Monday.Both trucking companies are located portside at Newport West… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

6. Business Optimism At Four-Year Low. Economic optimism among businesses fell in the fourth quarter of 2012 to near its lowest level in four years, largely based on the protracted delay on a bailout agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Consumer confidence remained flat when… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com