Community Focus: Jericho – 40 years of dry pipes | News

The community of Jericho in Hanover is growing ever more restless as residents blast the authorities for neglect. The people said they have had enough of empty promises by their political representatives and the National Water Commission (NWC), and are demanding that water be returned to their taps as it was 40 years ago. “Jericho has done its waiting, 40 years of it,” said resident Brown-Morris, a retired principal. We have to be buying water from trucks that costs anywhere between $5,000 to $8,000, or some person go down a…

Edwards shoots down Speid’s call | Sports

Cavalier’s Rudolph Speid has questioned the omission of defender Jamoi Topey from the list of invitees announced for the Reggae Boyz’ friendly match against South Korea in Turkey next Tuesday. Speid, Cavalier’s coach and former president of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association, described Topey as “the best central defender in the country” and ready to take his place in the Jamaica senior team. “He has always been a national. He was national Under-15, national Under-17, national Under-20 player. He came right through the system,” Speid pointed out. “He…

Reno’s hope built on defence | Sports

Reno’s coach, Vassell Reynolds, says that his team now fully understands the importance of being a strong defensive unit. Reynolds, who guided his team to a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Tivoli FC at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex on Sunday, said that the fact that his team has got a defensive philosophy will go a far way in Reno’s qualifying for the play-offs. “I think that we were one of the better teams over the last few games, defensively, which was one of our focuses,” said Reynolds. Reno has conceded…

Crime Stop received more tips in 2017 | News

Crime Stop Jamaica is reporting that there was a 74 per cent increase in tips received during 2017 compared to the previous year. In a release yesterday, the organisation noted that in 2017, it received 912 tips, compared to the 523 tips received in 2016. The organisation is also reporting that the total number of arrests rose by 79 per cent. In 2017, 61 arrests were made, compared to 34 in 2016. However, the success rate fell from one in six in 2016, to a one in eight. In 2017,…

Faulkland strong despite loss of Ottey | Sports

Faulkland FC continues their dominance of the JFF Western Confederations-Charley’s JB Rum Super League despite losing their former national and most experienced player, Allan Ottey. The striker, last Wednesday joined Red Stripe Premier League outfit Waterhouse FC. Faulkland remains unbeaten in six games so far, scoring 20 goals, which sees them topping the overall points table with 16 points. Their most recent victory came on Saturday at Jarrett Park, where they put four unanswered goals past Roaring River FC of Westmoreland. Coach Gregory Palmer said losing Ottey was tough.  …

Kibaki still hunting big break after 14 years | Entertainment

Dancehall artiste Kibaki believes that single mothers are the backbone of most communities in Jamaica and ought to be applauded for the work they do in shaping future generations. That is why he recorded and released his latest single, Mama. “A just the livity mi see a gwaan inna the community. I am a dedicated father, but when mi look around, mi realise is mostly the mothers are the glue a keep society together. So this song is not so much a tribute as a statement of fact. Mothers really…

No lights, bad roads hamper STETHS’ Champs progress | Sports

St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) track and field coach Reynaldo Walcott, says that poor infrastructure in the parish has prevented the school from breaking into the top five at Boys’ Champs after finishing fifth at the last three meets. Walcott, 29, said unlit streets and bad roads have caused him to cut his practice time to suit parents who are worried when students leave practice at the Santa Cruz school after 5 p.m. “If six o’clock hits and the child doesn’t reach home, the parent is going to call…

Hollywood director seeks local celebs for new film | Entertainment

Shenseea, Konshens, Ding Dong, Chris Gayle, and Shaggy may soon be in a local movie. Along with the experienced Ky-Mani Marley, the five local celebrities are in talks with United States film director Joshua Coates for the production of the upcoming film So Enticing. Adapted from Colin Don Rose’s debut novel of the same name, Coates expects filming will begin in June, with a tentative wrap scheduled in August. Thorsten Kaye of the Bold and the Beautiful, and Torrei Hart (ex-wife of Kevin Hart) have also been in talks to…

Vox Pop: Do you believe that Jericho in Hanover is being properly represented by its Government representatives? | News

  Aston Ellis, farmer: “No, I don’t think so, because I want to see some water and road, but all now, nothing. The authorities are not doing enough for Jericho and more work is needed from them this year.” Floyd Grant, pensioner: “There are no roads or water around, plus the community lacks employment for the people. We are being neglected, and this has gone on for decades. Persons even lost their lives just to get some water. Current (electricity) go away often and the roads need fixing.” Nichole Taylor,…

Tivoli’s Shaw eyes Reggae Boyz cap | Sports

Tivoli Gardens central midfielder Tevin Shaw is confident of making his debut for the Reggae Boyz in next Tuesday’s friendly against South Korea in Turkey. Shaw is among 14 local players named in a 20-man squad scheduled to depart the island this afternoon. He had travelled to Peru for a friendly against that country last June but was benched for the entire game. Now, he has another opportunity to get his first cap for the Reggae Boyz. “I feel overwhelmed. It is a great achievement to represent the country at…