6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 3, 2016

A youngster walks along the Rocky Point main road in Clarendon yesterday
A youngster walks along the Rocky Point main road in Clarendon yesterday

Storm Relief – Jamaicans Rejoice At Escaping Earl. Jamaicans, surprised by the suddenness of warnings to prepare for a major weather system, are breathing a sigh of relief after the country escaped the worst of an “unusually” fast-moving tropical wave which developed into a…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

Parchment’s Olympic Hope Ends – Recovering Hurdler Leaves Rio Camp. A communication mix-up appears to have forced the London 2012 bronze medal winner in the 110m hurdles to leave Jamaica’s pre-Olympics training base at the Linx Hotel late last night, ending his hopes of…Jamaica-Gleaner.com

Government To Strengthen Compliance With Building Standards. In order to encourage good building practices and compliance with existing standards, as well as to mitigate construction mishaps, technical and senior officers in the local authorities recently benefited from a special training session aimed at…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

Francis Backs Medical Exemption. MVP head coach, Stephen Francis, while reporting that his athletes, Janieve Russell and Elaine Thompson, are in good shape following recent injuries, believes Jamaica should retain the medical exemption system, even if…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

ATL Automotive Enters Car Rental Market, To Represent Enterprise Brands. Both Hertz and Avis have long operated in Jamaica, but the partnership with ATL will represent Enterprise Holdings’ market entry. One of the agencies, National, previously operated in Jamaica but…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

Independence Village To Resume Normal Operations Today. As Tropical Storm Earl continues to move further away from the island, the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) has confirmed that the Emancipation and Independence activities scheduled to take place from today onward, will…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com