Pacey Sotomayer expected to deliver

SOTOMAYOR got the cobweb out of his system, on his third try off a seven-month lay-up, scoring a comfortable victory at a mile on 1000 Guineas Day, a week-and-a-half ago, beating non-winners-of-three like an out-of-class horse. Having hardly broken… Source link

Man killed in front of his family | News

Armed and dangerous thugs struck in Kew, Hanover, on Monday night, invading a home in the community where they murdered a man in front of his family. Information reaching THE STAR is that 37-year-old Lincoln Muir, otherwise called ‘Fat Head’, was shot and killed after gunmen kicked off the door to his home. THE STAR gathered that his attackers took turns pumping bullets into his body. Reports are that the incident occurred about 11:45 p.m. According to the police, Muir was at home with his family when they were awoken…

Cockpit Community Centre in shambles | News

Residents of Cockpit are pleading for attention to be given to their community centre. Laurel Livingston and Fiona Gordon, executive members of the Cockpit Citizens’ Association, desire to offer programmes to unattached youth and young mothers at the centre. “We want to reach those on the verge of breaking out. You see them on the roadside, just idling – both young men and women. We want to capture them before the police do,” Gordon, president of Cockpit Citizens’ Association, said. The centre, she said, would be the perfect place to…

Edwin Allen to continue Champs celebrations | Entertainment

Edwin Allen High School will continue celebrating its fifth consecutive hold on the coveted the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships title on April 28 with a massive family fun day on the school premises at Frankfield, Clarendon. According to past student and member of the organising team, Duane ‘Chozenn’ Besentie, the celebration means a lot to the parish and it is not just an event for the athletes. “This is not just a celebration for Edwin but the entire parish. Before winning our first title, it took years of…

Tempers flare in Parliament | News

Tempers flared in Parliament yesterday afternoon as the Opposition and the Government discussed the issues surrounding the scaling back of operations at the Cornwall Regional Hospital. A shouting match started after Daryl Vaz, member of parliament for Western Portland, suggested that Dayton Campbell’s criticism of Health Minister Christopher Tufton’s handling of the situation at the hospital, following reports of patients and doctors falling ill because of poor air quality and calls for a reduction in activities, were personally motivated. He insinuated that Campbell, the opposition spokesperson on health, worked at…

Excelsior retain schoolgirl football title | Sports

  Excelsior High School showed their dominance in schoolgirl football on Monday when they outclassed Denham Town High 4-0 in the ISSA/Locker Room Sports Schoolgirls Football final, at the Prison Oval in Spanish Town. The defending champions took the lead in the 35th minute through a sublime free kick from their captain and national representative Tarania Clarke. They extended their lead in the 64th minute, when Clarke’s corner kick met the head of the leading goalscorer of the competition, Chevel Henry.   Not totally pleased   The two would combine…

Hood Celebrityy to make Jamaica debut | Entertainment

Overseas-based dancehall artiste Hood Celebrityy is gearing up to make her first appearance as a performer in Jamaica. Since getting her big break in the music industry, the entertainer has gained a huge following on the local scene, and her song, Walking Trophy, has become a dancehall anthem. The Jamaica-born artiste is expected to perform at an event, Tease, on June 24. The event is set for Sugarman’s Beach in Portmore. Event promoter and artiste manager Michael Wilson said that Hood Celebrity is one of the hottest dancehall artistes in…

Goats for guns? – farmer believes thieves using meat to buy weapons | News

John Brown*, a Clarendon farmer, believes goat farmers are becoming a target for men who are using the animal’s meat to trade for guns and ammunition. He said the men who engage in this trade will stop at nothing to get the meat, even if it means killing a person for it. “The other day, a man chop one a the tief and him run still, enuh, and him shout out ‘yow, me a come back fi yuh’; and dem come back and shoot up the house and kill him,”…

Denham Town girls flourish despite ZOSO | Sports

Kimathi-Nkrumah, the coach of Denham Town High schoolgirls football team, said the upsurge in violence in the western Kingston community in the past few weeks has affected the psychology of his players coming into the final of the ISSA/Locker Room Sports Schoolgirls Football final, which took place on Monday at Prison Oval. Denham Town were trounced 4-0 by defending champions Excelsior High, but Nkrumah had high praises for his girls because of the many social challenges they encountered en route to the final. “We worked hard all year to get…