6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 3, 2014

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  1. Hell Of A Beating. Following a marathon five-hour long autopsy, famed American pathologist Dr Michael Baden yesterday confirmed that Mario Deane, who died from injuries sustained while in custody at the Barnett Street Police Station in Montego Bay, suffered a brutal beating…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Don’t Blame Us For Steep Highway – Chinese. The China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) is distancing itself from any responsibility for the steepness of a section of the new North-South Highway. Motorists have complained that they are facing difficulties make it over the gradient of the highway…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Phillips In Washington For Talks On Jamaica’s Economic Path. Finance and Planning Minister Dr Peter Phillips is in Washington, DC, where he is expected to engage officials from the US Treasury, the US State Department, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Inter-American Development Bank, and the World Bank in a series of discussions…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Big-Hitting Bolt Delights India. A showman on the track, Jamaican sprinting star Usain Bolt yesterday brought his flair to the cricket pitch, wooing Indian fans with a powerful match-winning effort – almost as impressive as his larger-than-life image…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. GOJ Seeks Self-Financing Rail Operation, Three Show Interest. With its main aim being to avoid new financial obligations, the Government of Jamaica is pressing ahead to put the railway back on track by soliciting investors with a game plan. Milverton Reynolds, managing director of the DBJ, said Tuesday that three firms have expressed an interest in the rehabilitation of the rail service…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Philly To Host First Jerk Festival. On September 7, Philadelphia will host its first annual Jerk Festival. The Philadelphia Jerk Festival joins the list of annual festivals held in various States across the United States, including New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Atlanta. The hugely anticipated event is projected to attract over 7,000 people…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com