6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 26, 2015

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  1. Murders Near 800 – Ja Records 20% Jump Over Corresponding Period Last Year. Figures obtained by The Gleaner show that 775 persons were reported killed up to Monday, a 20 per cent increase when compared with the 643 murders reported over the corresponding period last year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Church Motivates Jahiem After Loss Of Parents. Jahiem Grant lost both of his parents to violence within a 10-hour period. That was back in 2009 when, as a six-year-old child, he had to come to grips with the realities of death and loss… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. More Renewable Energy For Grid. Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell said yesterday that he expects renewable energy to comprise 12.5 per cent of the national grid by the end of 2016… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Sea-Level Rise A Daunting Reality In St Thomas. Though he is yet to fully understand the intricacies of the science associated with the concept of climate change, 83-year-old Walter Reynolds has seen enough evidence of sea-level rise to appreciate its potentially devastating and far-moving consequences at Rocky Point Beach in Morant Point, St Thomas… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Get Rid Of Mosquito Breeding Sites- Ferguson. Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson has urged continued vigilance by members of the public to search for and destroy mosquito-breeding sites, especially given that the island is now experiencing rainfall… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. 200m Title Means More To Bolt – Sprint King Admits Task Is ‘Harder’ Than Winning 100m. His 100m clash with American Justin Gatlin may have been the main talking point, but as far as sprint king Usain Bolt is concerned, retaining his 200m title at the IAAF World Championships would mean more to him than Sunday’s 100m triumph inside the Bird’s Nest… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com