Son killed on mother’s birthday | News

A father is mourning the tragic death of his son, who was murdered last Monday in Admiral Pen, Kingston. The deceased Andre Smith, 27, was killed on his mother’s birthday. Lloyd Smith, 60, told THE WEEKEND STAR that his last conversation with his son was only minutes before his untimely death. “Me seh to Gut Man [Andre]: How you come from work so early? Him seh, ‘Mah Lloyd, today a mommy birthday, enuh.’ So him beg some money fi go buy credit. Me leave him and go a me daughter…

Shunned from poor relief home? – Homeless man claims he is being denied access | News

A homeless man claims that the Marie Atkins Night Shelter has refused to re-admit him because he left the facility after finding a job three months ago. Kemar Diaz, 29, told THE WEEKEND STAR that he has been living on the street for a few weeks because the Hanover Street-based night home refuses to accept him. Diaz says that prior to leaving the home late last year, he had slept there nightly for more than a year. He said that he stopped going there after he got a job. “After…

Bishop defends Young Windies after controversy | Sports

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand (CMC): Former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop has leapt to the defence of the West Indies Under-19s after their actions during the Youth World Cup fixture against South Africa Under-19s on Wednesday, drew strong criticism from current and former international players. Young Windies captain Emmanuel Stewart sparked controversy at Bay Oval here when he successfully appealed against opener Jiveshan Pillay for obstructing the field during the 17th over of the South Africa innings. The incident arose when the left-hander picked up the ball and tossed…

‘Professional’ Foster attracts MLS scouts at Combine | Sports

Real Salt Lake assistant coach Tyrone Marshall said that Portmore United’s striker, Maalique Foster, drew interest from coaches and scouts at the Major League Soccer (MLS) Caribbean Combine in Florida last week. Foster was among three Jamaicans and a total of 22 players from the Caribbean who participated in the annual event. “I thought Maalique was the best player at the Caribbean Combine,” Marshall, who is a former MLS star and Jamaica national senior team defender, told Star Sports yesterday. “I understand that he (Foster) was approached by coaches and…

Brooks century gives Pride edge over Scorpions | Sports

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Barbados Pride captain Shamarh Brooks hit his fourth first-class hundred to lead his side’s batting against Jamaica Scorpions in the Regional 4-Day Championship yesterday. Brooks was undefeated on 104, as Pride reached 261 for two in their first innings after they decided to bat on the first day of their 10th and final-round match at Kensington Oval. The incumbent West Indies “A” Team “Test” captain shared two successive significant stands with left-handers Shanye Moseley, who made 72, and Jonathan Carter, not out on 36. Brooks, a hometown…

Queens Meet to serve as trial for C’Wealth Games | Sports

  The Invitational men and women’s 60m-hurdles events will contested for the first time at this year’s 17th staging of the Queen’s/Grace Jackson track and field meet which will be held on January 27 at the National Stadium. Meet organiser, Olive McNaughton, said there will be the return of the boys’ Class One 800m event at this year’s championships. “Having the men and women’s 60m events help to facilitate persons who are looking to qualify for the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham this year,” said McNaughton, during yesterday’s press launch,…

Brathwaite stars for Sydney Sixers | Sports

SYDNEY, Australia (CMC): Sydney Sixers were winless in six outings before the arrival of West Indies Twenty20 star Carlos Brathwaite. With the all-rounder in their ranks, they have now gone unbeaten in three games, and he was among the wickets again yesterday as they trounced Brisbane Heat by nine wickets. Playing at the Sydney Cricket Ground in their penultimate fixture of the Big Bash League, Sixers routed the Heat for 73 off 16.4 overs, with seamer Brathwaite grabbing two for 20 from 2.4 overs. Fast-bowling Sean Abbott led the attack…

Marvellous Marva going from strength to strength | Sports

  MARVELLOUS MARVA must have been the most improved horse in training last year, moving from non-winners-of-two to open allowance in eight starts – her last two victories recorded up in class. The mare, who appeared to be a one-paced sluggard as a three-year-old, transformed into a dangerous middle-distance runner at four last season, closing the year by beating overnight and open allowance in back-to-back victories. Making her 2018 debut in Saturday’s Alexander Hamilton Trophy, her second bite at open allowance, MARVELLOUS MARVA comes in at a paperweight 52 kilos…

Jungle justice is a crime – police | News

Amid much public outcry to stop crime, the police are cautioning persons not to take justice into their own hands. Senior Superintendent Steve McGregor told THE WEEKEND STAR that what many call ‘jungle justice’ is not justice at all. “People who engage in this act are doing it for revenge and not justice,” he said. He added that the police have received many reports of people engaging in this act, and on many occasions, the vigilantes harm the wrong person. “There was one case where persons beat a man who…

Russia to wear ‘neutral’ Red and Gray at Winter Olympics | Sports

MOSCOW, Russia (AP): The Olympic Athletes from Russia will be wearing gray and red in Pyeongchang. Under an International Olympic Committee (IOC) ruling last month that formally banned the Russia team, as many as 200 Russians could end up competing under the Olympic flag next month. Russian sportswear company Zasport published sketches yesterday, of what it says are IOC-approved designs for the competitors, who will be officially known as Olympic Athletes from Russia. There are winter coats, tracksuits, and hooded sweaters in gray, as well as an outfit in red…