Barbican, Mount Pleasant in hot clash | Sports

Barbican will look to maintain their lead atop the Magnum/Charley’s JB/JFF Premier League promotion play-off series, against highly fancied Mount Pleasant Football Academy at Drax Hall, St Ann, at 4 p.m. The Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Super League champions are early leaders in the four-team play-off series for two spots in next season’s Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL). Barbican, who are on four points from two games, will play away to third-place Mount Pleasant FA (three) in a crucial clash to finish the first round. Having won…

Big win for Newstead Primary | News

Newstead Primary School from St Mary on Thursday won 10 computers and $100,000 after placing first in the 2017-18 staging of the LASCO Releaf Environmental Awareness Programme (REAP). Eleanor Nelson, a Peace Corps volunteer at Newstead Primary, said the students collected 132,000 plastic bottles as part of the exercise. She said the children devoted themselves to the protection of the environment. Nelson said the school had only one working computer before Thursday’s win. “It was an incredible feat,” she said. Meanwhile, Lascelles Chin, founder and executive director of the Lasco…

Argentina’s injured Lanzini to miss World Cup | Sports

BARCELONA, Spain (AP): Argentina midfielder Manuel Lanzini tore a ligament in his right knee yesterday, ruling him out of the World Cup. Lanzini was injured while the team trained in Barcelona, Spain, before heading to Russia for the tournament. Team doctor Daniel Martinez said they would announce soon when and where Lanzini will undergo the operation to repair his anterior cruciate ligament. Argentina opens its World Cup campaign in eight days against Iceland in Moscow. The 25-year-old Lanzini, who plays for English club West Ham, was expected to be a…

Student attempts suicide at school | News

A 15-year-old schoolboy yesterday attempted suicide in his classroom. “Wi go in one of the classrooms and saw him with the cord around his neck and the other end was in the ceiling and he was standing on the chair,” an eyewitness told THE STAR. The incident took place just before 8 a.m. Students who discovered the boy standing on the chair with the cord around his neck raised an alarm and persons rushed to get him down. The Children’s Advocate, Diahann Gordon-Harrison, said that she wasn’t aware of the…

No room for Slayers error – Rohan Robinson | Sports

St George’s Slayers’ coach, Rohan Robinson, said he is well aware of the threat UWI Runnin’ Rebels present when the teams face off in the decisive game three of the National Basketball League (NBL) final tomorrow at the National Arena at 6 p.m. The Rebels scored a close 65-62 victory over Slayers in game two of the finals at the same venue on Thursday to level the series at 1-1. Robinson says that although they know Rebels can be dangerous, they are mentally ready for anything their opponent can throw…

Young man stones stepfather | News

A man was lucky to escape prison time after he chased his mother’s fiance and threw stones at him. The court heard that the defendant, Zumar Lindsay, 21, was being aggressive towards his girlfriend, when the complainant told him that he should not be arguing with the female, especially on his mother’s birthday. The complainant reportedly walked away, only to be attacked by Lindsay shortly after who was armed with a machete. Lindsay chased him and when he couldn’t catch the complainant, he started to throw stones at his mother’s…

Whitmore implementing new style of play | Sports

With increasing calls for the country to adapt a unified style of play, Jamaica’s senior men’s football team coach, Theodore Whitmore, says he is working assiduously with his technical team to devise and implement a style that will suit the natural abilities of Jamaican players. Whitmore, who was present at the Captain Horace Burrell Memorial Lecture at the Courtleigh Auditorium on Thursday evening, says implementing a style of play from the grass root level would give a clear indication of where the football programme is going. “It is something that…

Ananda alert out for missing teens | News

Ananda Alerts have been activated for two Clarendon teens and another from St James. Rhana Warren of Elliot Street, May Pen has been missing since Tuesday, May 15 and Jamalla Folkes of Rock District, Osbourne has been missing since yesterday. Both are 15 years old. Shenequa Heslop, 14, of Content district St James has been missing since Tuesday, May 15. Rhana is of dark complexion, medium build and is about 163 centimetres (5 feet 4 inches) tall and has tattoos to the neck, ankle and right leg. Reports from the…

Adrian Frater | Why isn’t Trelawny exploiting Bolt’s legacy? | Sports

Ever since Usain Bolt’s triple gold assault on Beijing, China, in 2008, I have been using this column to call for the erection of at least one monument in his honour in his home parish, Trelawny, to immortalise his success, and, hopefully, inspire future generations to strive for excellence. Now some 10 years later and another five Olympic gold medals, three world records, an enviable amount of IAAF World Championship gold medals and the undisputed title as the greatest track athlete of all times, there is still no monument to…

World Cup match official resigns after cash sting revealed | Sports

GENEVA (AP): A World Cup assistant referee resigned from duty after being caught taking a US$600 (about $J76,000) cash payment in an undercover television sting. Aden Range Marwa of Kenya told FIFA he would not go to Russia, the world football body said Thursday. FIFA said it passed details of Marwa’s case and others linked to misconduct in a Ghanaian journalist’s documentary to its “investigatory and judicial bodies to follow up.” The Kenyan official, who was approved by FIFA for international games since 2008, was filmed taking the cash at…