6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 12, 2016


  1. Golden League – Jamaica’s Track-And-Field Stars Take Their Mark In Rio. The first pages of the newest chapter of Jamaica’s Olympic track-and-field history will be turned inside the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro today…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Cops Against Using Electionic Station Diaries. Some members of the 151-year-old Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) are resisting efforts such as moving from making manual entries into station diaries to using computer-based systems to improve basic policing Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake has revealed…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Negril Hoteliers Urged Not To Remove Seagrass Meadows. Some residents of Negril say many owners of hotels on the Norman Manley Boulevard, in the resort town, have contributed to the degradation of the beach by removing coastline vegetation, including seagrass meadows, making the areas vulnerable to erosion…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Thoroughly Investigate Negril Coast Before Applying Solutions, Say Dutch Experts. One coastal management expert from the Netherlands has recommended that Negril stakeholders ensure thorough investigation of solutions to beach erosions are conducted to prevent the implementation of beach restoration projects which may further degrade the coastal zone…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Blake Set To Explode – ‘I Am Faster Than In 2012’. Back from several miserable years of injury setbacks and looking like a threat again, Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake says he is faster than he was in 2012 when he won double sprint silver at the London Olympics and is not ruling out the possibility of beating Usain Bolt for gold in Rio…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Start-Up Company Normalising Drones As Tool Of Business. A nascent and little-known drone operating company, Agrocaelum, is already making inroads in the local agricultural sector as farmers tap into the new technology to improve their output and bolster farm management practices…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com