Morocco hires consultants for World Cup bid | Sports

LONDON (AP): The Morocco 2026 World Cup bid, which has presented scarce details with five months until the vote, has hired international strategy consultants. London-based VERO, which worked on Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid, says that it will “shape the vision” of the expanded 48-team tournament in Morocco. Its only rival for the 2026 World Cup is a joint bid from the United States, Mexico, and Canada which presented its first plans last April. Morocco announced its bid with a two-sentence statement in August, and is yet to provide details…

Mother and son found dead in Portmore home | News

January 13, 2018 The St Catherine South police are investigating the mysterious death of a mother and her son whose bodies were found at their home in Portmore Pines Housing Scheme on Wednesday. Sandria Murray, 52, and her 33-year-old son Shaon Barnes were found about 1 p.m. in their home on Breadnut Street in Portmore, St Catherine. The STAR gathered that the discovery was made when a friend went to visit. The police were summoned and the bodies removed to the morgue. Information reaching THE STAR is that a tea…

Waterhouse hold transfer talks with Ottey | Sports

Former national and Montego Bay United (MBU) striker Allan Ottey is prepared to make a return to the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) and is very close to a deal with Waterhouse FC following talks on Thursday evening. When contacted yesterday on the matter Donovan White president of Waterhouse FC told Star Sports that he did not have much to say on the matter as his club is still in negotiations with Ottey’s current club Faulkland FC of the JFF Western Confederations/ Charley’s JB Rum Super League. “The only thing…

Speid accuses H’View of pettiness over players | Sports

Rudolph Speid, Cavalier Soccer Club technical director, is disappointed with what he considers poor behaviour of Harbour View, who refuse to sign the release of two young amateur players, Nicque Daley and Sheldon McKoy, who have signed to Cavalier for the second-half of the season. According to Speid, both players signed for Cavalier without what he describes as “duress”, and he believes Harbour View’s attempt to block the players’ departure is “unbecoming”. However, he said that he is willing to take things to the next level, which he said would…

Man stabbed for owing bar bill | News

A bartender who was dragged before the court for wounding her customer because he refused to pay money he owed had her bail extended yesterday in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. Charged with wounding is Tameka Martin. She pleaded not guilty to the offence. Martin told the court that she was not the person who stabbed the complainant and caused him to be admitted at the Kingston Public Hospital for three days. BROKENBEERBOTTLE The court heard that Martin allegedly used a broken beer bottle to stab the complainant.…

VCB to skip World Indoors

Coming off a nasty knee injury which ended her 2017 track and field season, Jamaica’s most decorated female athlete, Veronica Campbell-Brown, said that she is skipping the indoor season in hopes of making a return at the Commonwealth Games later… Source link

Zidane downplays Madrid struggles | Sports

MADRID, Spain (AP): As far as Zinedine Zidane is concerned, things are not as bad as they look for Real Madrid. Zidane downplayed Madrid’s recent setbacks, blaming critics for exaggerating the team’s struggles and wanting to create turmoil at the club. “I’m tired of hearing that Madrid is struggling,” Zidane said on Friday. “It’s easy to say that everything is wrong, but it’s not all bad here. It’s pretty to talk negatively about Real Madrid, it sells more.” Madrid has been under increased pressure since it lost to Barcelona 3-0…

Nuff cash for Dancin’ Dynamites in ‘Clash 13′ | Entertainment

More than $2 million in prizes will be up for grabs in this season’s Charles Chocolates Dancin’ Dynamites competition, which is being staged under the theme ‘Clash 13, Cut and Clean’. This season, Dynamites will draw and randomly select a card with Clash 13 each week. They will have a one-minute face-off against a group that is not in the competition, for a chance to win $13,000. A prelude to Clash 13 took place during the launch of this season’s competition at Limelight Entertainment Complex, Half Way Tree, St Andrew.…

TREVOR WILLIAMS: Dedicated lawman and father laid to rest | News

There was not enough space in the Naggo Head Church of God of Prophecy last Saturday, as many turned out to show their appreciation and pay their last respects to Detective Sergeant Trevor Williams. Williams was gunned down on December 1 last year. He served in many divisions within the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), but he spent most of his time in the Criminal Investigative Branch. He retired in 2016. Throughout the service, persons reminisced on the type of person he was and the love he showed to many. His…

Desperate Humble Lion host improving Tivoli | Sports

Humble Lion’s coach, Merron Gordon, is going full force to beat Tivoli Gardens to start a move up the table in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL). Struggling Humble Lion will host improving Tivoli Gardens at Effortville Community Centre in Clarendon, tomorrow, starting at 3 p.m. Tivoli Gardens are in third position on 36 points, behind leaders Portmore United (44) and Arnett Gardens (37). While, Humble Lion are close to the bottom in 10th place on 21 points, ahead of Sandals (16) and Boys’ Town (12). “We need the three…