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Posted by Dresonic on February 22, 2009
St Catherine – Edwin Allen High School’s Class One sprinter Gayon Evans and Holmwood Technical boys’ 4x800m relay team made it three-from-three in the Milo Junior Grand Prix Series after winning their events at last Saturday’s 31st Milo Western Relays at GC Foster Sports College in Angels, St Catherine.
The Grand Prix Series was introduced this season and offers $500,000 to the winners of the boys and girls 100m and 4x800m races in five meets through the season.
The schools from where the winners emerge will get the prize monies with $100,000 going to the 100m winners and $150,000 to the relay winners.
Evans beat her schoolmate and World Junior Championship teammate Kaycea Jones in the 100m race on Saturday, in a meet record 12.06 seconds to 12.08 seconds, while Herbert Morrison’s Class Two runner Shavine Hodges took third place in 12.19 seconds.
With two races to go, next week’s Gibson Relays at the National Stadium and the GC Foster Classic, Evans leads with 27 points, six more than Jones who has been second in all three races so far. Manchester High’s Leslie-Ann Mitchell who was fourth last week is third on 15 points. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Dresonic on February 19, 2009
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth – Four records were broken, two in the discus events on Tuesday as defending champions Munro College opened a commanding 67-point lead after 14 finals at the Milo/Cornwall Athletics Association’s Boys’ Western Champs eliminations at STETHS.
Munro’s Levar Dunchie smashed the Class 3 1,500m and 3,000m marks, both times beating Cornwall College’s Tarik Fullerton.
Dunchie shaved the 1500m time to 4:42.49 seconds then clocked 10:24.4 in the 3,000m.
Another Munro athlete, Emanuel Oniya, established a new record in the Class 2 discus when his final throw in the preliminaries landed at 48.55m, smashing the 46.53m mark set last year by teammate Rajae Gayle. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Dresonic on February 15, 2009
OLYMPIC sprint relay gold medallist, Asafa Powell, was in scintillating form at yesterday’s 31st Milo Western Relays, anchoring MVP Track Club to victory in the 4×100 and mile relays at GC Foster College.
Running on anchor after Ainsley Waugh, Michael Frater and Nesta Carter had given the team a lead, the former 100m world record holder sped to the finish line in a new meet record 38.72 seconds.
They shaved 0.15secs off the old mark established by another MVP quartet in 2006. Sprint Unit was a distant second with 40.12 while UTech timed 40.21.
Thirteen other records were broken at the meet which was being staged outside of Western Jamaica for the first time.
Powell, who opened his season with 47.75 seconds on January 31, ran another good 400m, this time in the mile relay to carry MVP to victory.
Collecting the baton some 10 metres behind in fourth position, he went out conservatively before sprinting the last 200m to overtake his competitors in the home stretch as MVP won in 3:10.56.
Powell, who was timed at 46.27secs on his anchor leg, told the Sunday Observer he planned to run a good 400 after taking instructions from coach Stephen Francis.
“When I saw that I was close to them coming out of the 200 metres, I knew that I would have passed them,” Powell said. “I’m feeling very good to finish the day with a 400 and run so well as a sprinter… I’m feeling very good about my performance today,” he added.
Meanwhile, Olympic 100m gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser gave the MVP women a splendid start as they won the 4x100m relay for Club and Institutions in record 43.37.
The other members of the team were Brigitte Foster-Hylton, Shericka Williams and Kaleise Spencer.
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Posted by Dresonic on August 21, 2008
Jamaican Usain Bolt, who competed in the 200-metre Olympic final yesterday, has been drug-tested at least 11 times in 2008, according to Nick Davies, a spokesman for the world track & field federation (IAAF).
Bolt was tested four times out-of-competition by the IAAF and three times in-competition, Davies said. He also has been tested four times by the International Olympic Committee – including three blood tests – ince he arrived to China, Davies said.
Davies said Bolt and fellow sprinter Asafa Powell are among the 22 elite Jamaican track & field athletes included in the IAAF’s targeted testing programme.
The IAAF spends US$2 million to US$3 million annually on the programme, Davies said, to ensure that athletes in nations such as Jamaica and Kenya that do not have national testing programmes get tested frequently.
Powell, Davies said, has been tested 13 times this year – six out-of-competition by the IAAF, three in-competition and four by the IOC.
Davies said IAAF medical officials assemble longitudinal profiles of the athletes’ blood work to look for abnormalities that suggest doping could be going on.
Bolt’s and Powell’s results “look OK,” Davies said. “If it didn’t, there would be massively targeted testing on them, simple as that.”
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Posted by Dresonic on August 14, 2008
NEWS FLASH!! — China customs sieze package that was intended for the Jamaican Olympic team!!
A 200 kilo shipment of suspected PED’s (Performance Enhancing Drugs) addressed to the Jamaican track team at the Olympic Village in Beijing, was siezed by authorites at the Wong Hung Lo docks early this morning. Coming on the heels of the disclosure that a member of the Jamaican team has tested positive for a banned substance, the news has rocked the Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association (JAAA) and cast an even greater shadow over the team’s preparations for the 2008 Olympic Games.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, a senior customs inspector told Reuters that suspicions were aroused by the bulky and lumpy shipment which was wrapped in rough, dirty burlap. Stenciled in bold letters on the bag, was the address of the Jamaican team at the Village and also the words:
DELIVER TO ASAFA, USAIN, VERONICA and the other Jamaican sprinters … DEM CYAAN RUN GOOD WITHOUT IT.
Upon opening the package, dozens and dozens of a dirty, tubular product were discovered and immediately sent to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) lab in Beijing for testing. Chinese customs are certain that they have intercepted a shipment of pure, unprocessed steroids, and have put the IAAF and the JAAA on notice that severe action will be taken as soon as WADA confirms their findings.
The picture below is of one of the mystery tubular ‘products’ from the shipment that was taken to the lab for testing.
Jamaican Yellow Yam (from Trelawny … Bolt country)
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Posted by Dresonic on June 28, 2008
THE world’s two fastest men, Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell, have cruised into the semi-finals of the men’s 100m at Jamaica’s Olympic track and field trials. Powell was the more aggressive in his heat, racing to victory in season-best 9.90 seconds.
“I am just using this as my practice going into Beijing,” Powell said.
He continued to play down a clash with Bolt. Asked about the showdown, he replied, “whatever it takes to get to Beijing, I will be there”.
Bolt, in heat one, stopped the clock in 10.19 seconds.
“I came out here this evening to get a feel of the track and the atmosphere, but will come back tomorrow to take care of business,” Bolt said.
Reigning Olympic 200m champion Veronica Campbell meanwhile booked her spot in the women’s event.
Profile: Asafa Powell
own won heat one in 11.28 seconds but Kerron Stewart stole the show, winning heat three in 10.99 – the day’s fastest time.
Shelly-Ann Fraser (11.01) and Sherone Simpson (11.11) recorded the next-best times.
In the men’s 400m hurdles, Isa Phillips, who won heat one in a season-best 48.78 seconds, leads Markino Buckley (49.21) and Danny McFarlane, the silver medalist from Athens (49.54) into Sunday’s final (EST).
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Posted by Dresonic on May 11, 2008
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Posted in Caribbean, Dancehall, Entertainment, Hip Hop, International, Jamaica, Lifestyle, Love, Marijuana, Montego Bay, Music, Music Video, News, Poems, Reggae, Reggae Sumfest, St. Elizabeth, Stephen Marley, The Web, Twins of Twins, Uncategorized, Western Jamaica, Youths | Tagged: Versatyle | 1 Comment »
Posted by Dresonic on July 23, 2007
Montego Bay, St James – Dancehall heavyweights used their musical platform at the just concluded Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest to appeal for a peaceful election, putting to rest fears by the local police that utterances by the artistes would have stirred political tension.
|Chuck Fender. led the way in calling for a peaceful election.
“It’s quite refreshing to see them taking that stance,” said St James commanding officer Superintendent Steve McGregor, who warned last week that any such utterances would have been dealt with sternly. “You could see that they were really making an effort and it augurs well for Reggae, which is an integral part of our culture.”
Prior to the start of the four-day festival, McGregor said he had met with Sumfest organisers and warned that inflammatory political utterances by artistes would not be tolerated.
In response, chairman of Summerfest Productions, Robert Russell, pledged to support the police in ensuring that the artistes refrained from negative political statements, but noted that it was unusual for them to get involved in politics in any negative way.
True to form, several artistes made good on this and on Thursday, as Reggae music exploded on the Catherine Hall stage, Chuck Fender led the way in calling for a peaceful election, set for August 27, 2007.
Several others of the genre’s leading lights followed suit, including the hard-hitting Anthony B.
“Mi a beg oonu, duh, nuh kill off none a yuh bredda dem dis election,” he pleaded.
Deejay Cham, who lashes out against vicious criminals in his latest single Conscience, also spoke out against election violence. “Election a come, please, mi a beg oonu, it a affect the yout dem, it a affect old people,” he said.
Deejays Idonia and Assassin also added their pleas, while dancehall’s arch rivals Beenie Man and Bounty Killer found common ground on the issue. “All who bun dutty JLP and dutty PNP put up oonu hand,” Beenie Man instructed during his closing set Friday morning, while Bounty declared, “mi nuh waah hear who say dem a go do dis and do dat, mi waah hear when minimum wage a go rise and how dem a go help poor people”.
And in what was the only broadside directed at any one party Ninja Man, the dancehall’s ‘Don Gorgon’, scolded, “dem have whole holiday fi run dem dutty election and a wait til di pickni dem fi go back a school”.
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Posted by Dresonic on June 28, 2007
A football academy to benefit underprivileged children on the north coast should become operational by January 2008, following Tuesday’s signing of a declaration of intent between the Spanish-Jamaica Foundation and representatives of Spanish champions Real Madrid at the Rose Hall Complex.
According to Jesus Silva, Spain’s Ambassador to Jamaica who is also president of the Spanish-Jamaica Foundation – formed by the Spanish groups currently investing in Jamaica – the first phase of the proposed academy, which is being modelled on the Real Madrid Foundation’s Schools for Social Integration, is estimated to cost US$500,000.
“There is no problem of financial support for this project. I mean, the Spanish companies represented on the board have expressed a commitment to do it and they are willing and ready to finance it,” Silva said at a press conference at the Spanish Embassy offices at the Courtleigh Corporate Centre in New Kingston yesterday.
He said that figure for the first phase of the project, which includes two pitches, classrooms, changing rooms, offices and parking facilities, could be increased if needed.
“It could be less, could be more and of course, if we have other partners that want to join it… the figure might be even higher, because the more partners we have the bigger we can go and the better we can do the installations,” Silva said, adding that his organisation has tentatively budgeted US$100,000 to run the project for the first year. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Dresonic on February 28, 2007
Worker shot and injured; offices, motor vehicles destroyed
LUCEA, Hanover – Work on the US$150-million Fiesta Hotel development at Point, near Lucea, has been suspended indefinitely, following a violent clash between construction workers, the police and security guards.
One construction worker was shot and injured, while fire was set to three offices and several motor vehicles belonging to the Spanish hotel chain.
The injured worker, Alvan Campbell, 54, of Prosper in the parish, was admitted to the Cornwall Regional Hospital and was last night said to be in stable condition.
Last night, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, in a statement, called for a full investigation into the disturbance, and expressed sympathy to the injured worker.
Simpson Miller, according to Jamaica House, instructed her minister of development, Donald Buchanan, to convene an urgent meeting of the parties involved to try and arrive at an early resolution.
|Assistant Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake (left) addressing workers in front of the Fiesta Hotel development at Point, near Lucea, after an uproar in which sections of the property were set ablaze by protesting workers .
According to a member of Acid Security firm, employed by Fiesta, the conflict began after the management of the Spanish hotel chain gave orders that workers without identification cards should not be allowed on the premises. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Dresonic on February 7, 2007
Nain, St Elizabeth – Jamaica took first-innings points, but thanks to a sensational last-wicket partnership, Trinidad & Tobago fought back from the brink of disaster to a position of parity on day two of their final round Carib Beer Series clash at the Alpart Sports Club yesterday.
At 139-9 in mid afternoon, the Trinidadians replying to Jamaica’s 254 seemed doomed to a large first-innings deficit.
But No 10 batsman Dave Mohammed, who hit an unbeaten career-best 74, and last man Amit Jaggernauth (25), shared a last-wicket stand of 97 in 100 minutes to carry the visitors to 236 all out – within 19 of overhauling the Jamaican total.
Fastbowler Ravi Rampaul then removed Lorenzo Ingram (4) in late afternoon before the umpires offered bad light at 4:32 with 17 scheduled overs remaining and Jamaica 26-1.
That leaves the Jamaicans, who must win this game while denying the opposition any points in order to reach the Carib Beer Challenge Final, with a second-innings lead of 44 with nine wickets standing.
First-innings centurion Brenton Parchment, not out 19 – dropped at 0 by Kieron Pollard at second slip off Rampaul – will resume today on 19 with Danza Hyatt, three, on a pitch that was reasonably good yesterday, despite a cracked surface.
The Jamaicans should have been blaming themselves last night for the extent of the Trinidad & Tobago recovery as Mohammed was dropped three times, at 29, 59, and 65.
By the time the innings ended, the 27-year-old left-hander, who is a good enough batsman to average 32.14 in five Tests with a highest score of 52, had hit eight fours and two sixes off 89 balls. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Dresonic on January 24, 2007
Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth
St Elizabeth’s tourism product is being jeopardised by poor road conditions which, according to one hotel operator, are turning away business.
“It’s been like this since (Hurricane) Ivan and it’s turning business away,” said Kory South, operator of Sunset Resort at Calabash Bay in Treasure Beach.
According to South, who feels that the authorities have abandoned the area, tourists have had to wade through craters of waist-deep water to get to his property.
“We used to get lots of locals from Mandeville and Kingston,” he said. “They have stopped coming because they say the road mashing up them cars.”
National Works Agency (NWA) communications and customer service manager, Stephen Shaw, told the Observer West that a $35-million contract which was awarded to Construction Solutions Limited last November to fix the road will bring a reprieve anytime soon. Read the rest of this entry »
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