6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 8, 2016


  1. In Hunt For Gold, Alia Is … Final Bound. She is already a world record holder and is also the first black woman to win a World Championships title, but having returned to the final of the 100m breaststroke at the Olympic Games, Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson is looking for more…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. VCB, Richards Selected As Team Captains. Jamaican sprint legend Veronica Campbell-Brown and leading shot put standout O’Dayne Richards were last night named captains for Jamaica’s track-and-field team at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Patterson Continues Push For UWI Alumni To Give Generously. University of the West Indies (UWI) patron and former Prime Minister PJ Patterson is once again appealing to alumni and other benevolent well wishers to contribute generously to the institution…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. ‘Trailblazer’ Williams Hoping Gymnastics Takes Off In Jamaica. It was a day of firsts for Toni-Ann Williams. She was the first to walk on to the Rio Olympic Arena floor. She was the first to start competing. Oh, and, of course, she became the first person to represent Jamaica in gymnastics at the Olympic Games when she hit the floor exercise mat shortly before 10 a.m. (8 a.m. Jamaica time) yesterday…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Not A Big Deal’ – Francis Says Fraser-Pryce-Thompson Rivalry Healthy For Camp. One is the reigning two-time Olympic champion, while the other is her biggest threat for a historic three-peat. They are both trained by the same man, Stephen Francis…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Court Invokes Orders Against Persistent Litigants – St Ann Couple Files 28 Claims Against Rulings. The Court of Appeal has refused a motion by two St Ann residents who sought permission to appeal to the Privy for guidance on the code of conduct of Jamaican judges against whom they filed multiple challenges…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com