6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 16, 2013


  1. Goodbye, God? Irish Scientist Predicts Atheism Will Overtake Religion In Jamaica. By the year 2041, the majority of Jamaicans will not believe in the existence of God, says one Britain-based scientist who is arguing that the move towards atheism is a global trend… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Azurest Talks Up Bid For 360-Megawatt Plant. Cutting the cost of electricity to half the current price by 2015 is among a slew of promises being touted by one of the companies seeking to become the preferred bidder for the much-anticipated 360-megawatt electricity-generating project… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Citrus Farmers Switching To Sugar Cane. Overwhelmed by thieves and diseases, citrus farmers are cutting their losses and abandoning oranges for sugar cane… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Bernard Lodge Estates Makes Housing Affordable For First Timers. Jamaicans turned out in droves at the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) Open Day Fair on Wednesday to view model units of the Bernard Lodge Estates, which will house more than 1,000 persons along the Spanish Town bypass… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Best Sprinter Of All Time? Track And Field Greats Pick Bolt. Jamaican icon Usain Bolt is the greatest sprinter of all time – better than Carl Lewis… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Bell Doubtful As Jamaica Target Medal. Javere Bell believes that Jamaica stands a good chance of at least repeating its bronze medal in the 4×400 metres from the last IAAF World Championships in Athletics, in Daegu, South Korea, but there is strong doubt about whether or not the national 400m champion will be able to line up in the final today… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com