6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 24, 2015

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  1. Never A Doubt – Bolt Defies Naysayers To Become Most Decorated Male In World Champs History. Like he did in the semi-final a couple of hours earlier – when he almost fell on his face but came back to win – sprinting legend Usain Bolt showed that it’s not how you start, but how you finish, covering an otherwise miserable season in Beijing gold after retaining his 100m title at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Wolmer’s Math Whiz- First Former Gets Grade I, Straight-A Profile In CSEC Math. When this unassuming 12-year-old turned up at The Gleaner, it was difficult to tell that he had just secured a grade one in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) mathematics examination, with a straight-A profile… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Hayles Takes Charge Of PNP’s Region Six. As was widely anticipated, Ian Hayles, member of parliament for western Hanover, was yesterday elected unopposed as the new chairman of the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Region Six during a delegates conference at the Mannings School in Westmoreland… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Planes Fly Again! – ‘Sick’ Air Traffic Controllers Get Back To Work. Normal operations returned to Jamaica’s airspace Saturday night when air traffic controllers returned to work after a poor turnout of staff forced a closure of the island’s airports from Friday night into Saturday morning… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Public Sector Wage Target In Jeopardy. Finance and Planning Minister Dr Peter Phillips said the wage target of nine per cent of GDP by fiscal year 2016-17 is in jeopardy and will depend on the settlement reached with public-sector groups which have not yet accepted the Government’s offer… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. SLB Offers Students Pay As You Study Loan. Students can now look forward to their education loan debt being slim to nil by graduation, thanks to the innovative Pay As You Study (PAYS) loan from the Students’ Loan Bureau of Jamaica (SLB)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com