Game of two halves – Duckie looking for positive first leg win over Harbour View | Sports

Waterhouse’s head coach Donovan Duckie said his side is very determined to secure a positive result in their first leg tie against Harbour View in their quarterfinal encounter of the Red Stripe Premier competition on Monday night at the Harbour View Mini Stadium at 8:30 p.m. Duckie told STAR Sports that his players are very focused and they are looking forward to giving a good account of themselves against the Stars of the East. “Irrespective of where you are playing a positive result is key,” said Duckie. “The game is…

Testimony: Davie finds happiness in the Lord | Features

Davie Blair, like many individuals, knows that there are no challenges that the Lord cannot help him to get over. Blair, who is a member of the Living Water Apostolic Community Church at Four Paths in Clarendon, got baptises in February and testified that his life has changed significantly since then. “The Lord has done so many things for me. I have been going through some challenges since September of last year, but since I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour and Lord, He has been removing all the…

Life & Times: Ethlyn is no fool – retired businesswoman celebrates 99th birthday tomorrow | Features

She may have been born on April 1, but Ethlyn Johnson is certainly no fool. In fact, she has managed several businesses, including a bakery, hair salons and retail stalls. As Johnson prepares to celebrate her 99th birthday, she told THE STAR that she was never teased about her date of birth while growing up in Charlton, St Ann. “I was never teased about being born on ‘Tom Fool Day’ because mi parents never give out my exact birthdate. People did just know say me born April,” she said between…

Adrian Frater | Windies woeful in qualifying | Sports

In what, for me, was strictly a case of parochial loyalty, I took time out to watch the recently concluded eight-team ICC World Cup 2018 Qualifier, which featured the Windies, and I must admit that while some aspect of the cricket was quite intriguing, I was far from impressed, especially with the Caribbean side. With our opponents being mostly cricketing neophytes, I expected the Windies team to blow through the competition easily, albeit that we were without established stars such as the powerful Trinidad and Tobago quartet of Kieron Pollard,…

KSAFA U20s scrapped! Ricketts warns about negative effects on Olympic qualifying | Sports

President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Michael Ricketts, said the cancellation of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Under 20 football competition this year will affect the federation’s ability to scout talents for the Under 23 programme, which is looking to create history by qualifying for the Tokyo Olympic Games. “It certainly will affect us because we will not be able to see them in a game situation,” Ricketts said. On Tuesday, president of KSAFA, Wayne Shaw, announced that the competition will not be held this year…

I won’t celebrate if I score – Spence | Sports

If any team knows anything about Michael Spence, it is Tivoli Gardens. The 29-year-old spent his entire youth football career at the west Kingston based club and was their top scorer for a couple of seasons. Although he played a few top-flight games for them, he eventually moved on. However, three seasons ago, the wily striker picked up a horrific ankle injury, while playing for Highgate United, that kept him sidelined and only made full recovery recently. That was when a friend encouraged him to get back into the game.…

Cartel one to watch in Easter Sprint Cup | Sports

CARTEL has a great draw and would do well with a change of tactics in Monday’s 1100-metre Easter Sprint Cup after trying to match strides with SIMPLY THE BEST and TALENTED TONY K in a suicide mission two Wednesdays ago. Well touted at odds of 5-2, going 1000 metres round, CARTEL was actually the leader for the first furlong before being relegated at the half-mile marker by speedballs SIMPLY THE BEST and TALENTED TONY K. Whatever plan was hatched by CARTEL’s connections, champion apprentice Anthony Thomas seemed intent to go…

Hamilton bringing back the vibes for Cavalier | Sports

After serving a one-match ban, Nicholas Hamilton says that the experience is behind him, and he is ready to help Cavalier progress from its two leg quarter-final tie in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) against Tivoli Gardens tomorrow at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex. “I missed one game against Arnett Gardens,” Hamilton said. “I was on the bench for the game against Reno, and the coach (Rudolph Speid) said I showed a bad vibe, so I was suspended against Arnett.” However, he said this vibe Speid picked up was…

Leading by example …Paul Wilson ready to guide Cavalier youngsters against Tivoli | Sports

The Rudolph Speid-coached Cavalier SC team is crawling with young, exciting talent that has taken the Red Stripe Premier League by storm. However, most football pundits will tell that you cannot win titles with schoolboys or that inexperience can be a handicap when in the hunt for a title. However, in midfielder Paul Wilson, Speid has a highly experienced player who has kept the young players grounded, focused and their level up to the required standard of the league. Tomorrow, the former Portmore United player knows how important his influence…

Gage to headline Ice Surge | Entertainment

Dancehall artiste Gage is upbeat about his performance on Sunday at Ice Surge, to be hosted at Cave Valley Square in St Ann, Jamaica. “I am excited about this event because fans will get a chance to hear my new material and see the new wave that I have been creating,” he said. “Most people already know that I have rebranded myself; however, they don’t see how it is when I perform these new songs. So Ice Surge is about introducing them to the new Gage, and overall just giving…