6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 29, 2014

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  1. Remembering Roger…Champion Farmer Sleeps. Roger Harold Clifford Clarke, the colourful Comrade who captivated cohorts on the political platform, yesterday took his last breath in one of a series of ironic dramatic twists. Clarke, who ruled the political roost in St Elizabeth for a quarter of a century, before spending a number of years in Central Westmoreland…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Institute of Jamaica Mourns Former Maroon Chief.  THE AFRICAN Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank, a division of the Institute of Jamaica, has said it is saddened by the passing of Colonel Sydney Peddie, former leader of the Accompong Town Maroons. According to a release from the institute, in 1999 and again in 2004, Peddie was elected to serve Colonel, the title given to the head of the…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Campbell-Brown By A Whisker. Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown snatched victory in a photo finish to post her first Diamond League 100 metres win in over three years at the popular Weltklasse Zurich meet last night. The former Olympic 200-metre champion out-leaned Cote d’Ivoire’s Murielle Ahoure to win the event in 11.04 seconds…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Jamaica Broilers To Fork Out Big Money For Awards. THE LARGEST cash prize to be offered to local journalists for outstanding work in a competition is to be presented this year by the Jamaica Broilers Group in its Fair Play Awards of Excellence. The winner and two runners-up in the 2013-2014 staging of the awards programme will receive…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Jamaica Advances To CFU Under 17 Finals. Jamaica defeated Guadeloupe 3-0 at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex, St Andrew on Wednesday night and qualified for the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Under-17 tournament eight-team finals. The young Reggae Boyz topped Group One of the World Cup…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6.  Cecil Charlton Park To Get 10 Shops. THE GOVERNMENT of Canada has donated US$100,000 (approximately J$11 million) for the redevelopment of the Cecil Charlton Park through partnership with Caribbean Local Economic Development Project (CARILED)…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com