6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 21, 2015

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  1. Bank On Bolt – Jamaican Sprinter Confident Ahead Of World Championships Titles Defense. Usain Bolt is said to be in 9.6 seconds shape heading into the IAAF World Championships, and he’ll give the first indication of his conditions on today’s opening day of competition at the Bird’s Nest in Beijing as shot-putter Danniel Thomas looks to become Jamaica’s first finalist here… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. DK Backs Down From Hayles Clash. Dr DK Duncan yesterday warned the governing People’s National Party (PNP) to take stock of itself, arguing that no political party beset by significant internal conflict can be successful in a general-election campaign… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. ‘Deedo’ Set Free, Fights For Assets. Jamaican authorities are now holding on to nearly $150 million in assets and other properties linked to drug kingpin Norris Nembhard through court-ordered restraint, but the man who has just completed a nine-year prison sentence in the United States has signalled that he is not prepared to give them up without a fight… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Gov’t Warned To Give Primacy To Water In Decision On Cockpit Country Boundary. With bauxite mining a potential threat to water, the Government is being cautioned to tread carefully in its consideration of a boundary for Jamaica’s Cockpit Country, the source of roughly 40 per cent of the precious resource on the island… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. BOJ To Auction Repos, Foreign Exchange Is Next. Within six weeks, banking institutions will be required to bid on the two-week repo developed by the central bank as a liquidity tool, under a new auction to be introduced by the central bank… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Thompson In Line To Extend Ja’s Run In 200m. If Elaine Thompson wins the 200 metres at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing, she will extend a long history of Jamaican success. The women’s 200m has given Jamaica more medals than any other individual discipline. A win for the University of Technology sprinter would match gold-medal runs by Merlene Ottey, Veronica Campbell-Brown (VCB), and Thompson’s training partner, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com