Chinese national beats child assault case | News

January 13, 2018   A Chinese national who is at the centre of a viral video which appears to show her slapping a 13-year-old girl has been freed by the court. The woman, Yuemei Pan, who operates a grocery store on Main Street in Clarks Town, Trelawny, was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm for the incident. However, she was freed when she appeared before the Trelawny Parish Court on Wednesday as no evidence was offered against her. Reports are that at about 12:45 p.m., the teen went into the…

Blackwood, Campbell hand Scorpions initiative | Sports

Test batsman Jermaine Blackwood confirmed his return to form with his second half-century of the match, as Jamaica Scorpions took the initiative over Leeward Islands Hurricanes in their ninth round clash here yesterday. The right-hander, who top-scored with 81 in the hosts’ first innings on Thursday’s opening day at Sabina Park, returned with another fiery 70 as his side reached 182 for seven at the close. Left-handed opener John Campbell hammered 55 and all-rounder Fabian Allen chimed in with 24 but Scorpions squandered much of their advantage after slipping from…

Saudi stadiums open for first women spectators | Sports

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP): Saudi women were allowed into a sports stadium for the first time yesterday to watch a football match between two local teams though they were segregated in the stands from the male-only crowd with designated seating in the so-called ‘family section’. The move was the first of Saudi Arabia’s social reforms planned for this year to ease restrictions on women, spearheaded by the kingdom’s 32-year-old crown prince. The kingdom has also announced that starting in June women will be allowed to drive, lifting the world’s only…

JFF guilty of dissing 'Tappa'

As I have stated in this column in the recent past, I desperately want Michael Ricketts, president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), to create a cohesive national programme because, based on the coaches and the players we now have at our… Source link

Bayern beats Leverkusen 3-1 as winter break ends | Sports

BERLIN, Germany (AP): The Bundesliga resumed yesterday after the winter break with Bayern Munich going 14 points clear after a 3-1 win at hosts Bayer Leverkusen, for whom soon to be Reggae Boy Leon Bailey played all 90 minutes. Goals from Javi Martinez and Franck Ribery in either half, and a brilliant free kick from James Rodriguez in injury time kept the defending champions on course for a record-extending sixth consecutive title. It was Leverkusen’s first defeat at home this season, and ended a 12-game unbeaten run. “We weren’t brave…

OLD WOMAN BLAMES OBEAH MAN FOR ARREST … Drug mule says witchcraft debt led to capture | News

The failure to pay her obeah man resulted in Margerett Alexander’s cover being blown as she attempted to smuggle ganja out of the country. Well, that is the story she gave the judge when she appeared before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court for offences related to the Dangerous Drug Act yesterday. “Is true me owe the obeah man mek unuh find me,” Alexander, 62, of a Clarendon address, said. EXPORTGANJA Alexander was charged with possession of, dealing in, taking preparatory steps to export and conspiracy to export marijuana.…

Equal opportunity …Daley Morris says all players have fair chance of national selection | Sports

President of Netball Jamaica, Dr Paula Daley-Morris, said all players will be given a fair chance of being selected for the upcoming Quad Series and Commonwealth Games regardless of where they are playing. “We have nine players who are overseas playing in their clubs and we keep an eye on them whether they are in the local programme playing or not, we keep an eye on their performance,” said Daley-Morris. “They are judged based on their ability to play, so that is the criteria, which is your ability to play…

Barbican face red hot Molynes in Super League | Sports

Former champions Barbican FC will be looking to put an end to Molynes United’s three-match winning streak when both teams clash in today’s Magnum/KSAFA Super League competition at the Molynes United Football Field. The match is expected to be very competitive as both teams are coming off noteworthy victories in their last games. Molynes United, who are the favourites to win this year’s competition, recorded an impressive 8-0 victory over hosts Central Kingston, while Barbican got the better of Brown’s Town 3-2. In other games, demoted Premier League side Maverley/Hughenden…

Chinese woman beats child assault case | News

January 13, 2018 A Chinese national who is at the centre of a viral video which appears to show her slapping a 13-year-old girl has been freed by the court. The woman, Yuemei Pan, who operates a grocery store on Main Street in Clarks Town, Trelawny, was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm for the incident. However, she was freed when she appeared before the Trelawny Parish Court on Wednesday as no evidence was offered against her. Reports are that at about 12:45 p.m., the teen went into the store…

Rum Rum Waterhouse return in limbo | Sports

Romario ‘Rum Rum’ Campbell’s attempt to return to Waterhouse after half-a-season with Humble Lion FC has been stalled, as the Drewsland based outfit is not willing to pay the $500,000 asking price, and Humble Lion will not sell for less. Humble Lion general manager, Sheldon Holness, insists a loan was out of the question as the club wants to recuperate the money paid for Campbell, who had a disappointing three months at the Clarendon club. “We are awaiting on Waterhouse to do what they are suppose to,” Holness told Star…