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…

Mobay mayor hopes state of emergency will ‘brake’ crime | News

  Montego Bay’s mayor, Councillor Homer Davis, hopes support will be given to the state of emergency that is now under way in St James. “Many stakeholders, some openly and some quietly, were calling for such action, and now that it has been declared, I am hoping that they will support the action; and I hope that the police will be able to put not only a dent, but a major lid on the crime activities that are taking place in the parish, especially murders,” said Davis. St James recorded…

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,…

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,…

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…

Kelly ready for ANZ league | Sports

Sunshine Girls’ defender Malysha Kelly said she has prepared, mentally and physically, to handle the rigours of playing in this year’s ANZ Championships in New Zealand, which is scheduled to get under way in May. Kelly, 27, will ply her trade for the Southern Steel this season after switching from the Suncorp Super League in Australia at the end of last season. Kelly told STAR Sports that she has been working hard in preparation for this season’s competition and is confident that she will do well. “I am really excited…

De Bruyne inks new City deal | Sports

MANCHESTER, England (AP): Kevin De Bruyne has signed a new five-year deal with Manchester City, tying him to the English Premier League leader until 2023. The Belgium midfielder joined City in the summer of 2015 from Wolfsburg and has set up more league goals 38 than any other player in that period. De Bruyne has been one of City’s best players during the team’s record-breaking start to the season that has pushed it 12 points clear after 24 games. De Bruyne says: “Not only are we winning, we are playing…

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…

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…

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.  …