The communities that will be affected are New Harbour Village I, II, III, Kelly Pen, Terminal Road, Blackwood Gardens, Bay Bottom, Station Lane, Budhoo and Moore Pen “JPS apologizes for the inconvenience caused by this outage and will make every effort to restore power to the affected areas in the shortest possible time,” the company stated.
On Saturday, Old Harbour Bay continue to occupy fourth spot in Zone I after playing to a nil-all draw with overall leaders Blackstars at Marlie Acres. Tru Juice slipped to third after being held 1-1 at home by Porus to remain four points from the top. Geo Givans (18th) fired the visitors in front, while Keeva Thomas (56th) leveled for the hosts early in the second half. Vere are now only two points adrift of Blackstars after hammering Downs FC 6-1 on the road. Goals from Shantel Mundle (29th), Shemar Nairne (12th, 52nd), Rafique Graham (64th) along with Shorndee Webb’s (79th) own-goal completed an embarrassing afternoon for the host, who managed to pulled a goal back via Ajay Chin sixth minute from full time. Real Treasure Beach also won on the road with Jhavon Williams (49th) ensuring that they left the Riverside Football Field at Moores with maximum points. The competition continues next week.
Getting children to love and appreciate mathematics is a perennial problem for educators. However, recent data is showing slight improvement with fundamental changes applied to improve performances. At Marlie Mount, making those fundamental adjustments are starting to bear fruit, its principal said. “I think one of the problems with math, which is right across the country, the foundation has to be laid. If children are turned off not liking math from grade one, from grade two, they’re going to have a challenge catching up when they reach grade five, four and six. Certain fundamental things that we take for granted that we thing at their age they should not be exposed to,” said Harris, who rose through the ranks from classroom teacher to become headmaster. “We have started the process and I think our grade fours are benefactors of that. We have started to make sure that from grade one certain fundamentals are taught to the children, reinforced at grade two and it goes on through to grade four. “Our treatment plan is to start at grade one and I believe our current grade four would have been in grade two when we recognized where the problem exists,” he said. Harris said the team is anticipating significant improvements when they will be no longer operating as a double shift school. The school is among several other institutions the State plans to take off the two-shift system geared towards guaranteed improved learning. He said, the team he leads continues to find creative ways to improve learning. For example all grade six students preparing for GSAT function on a straight day schedule from seven o’clock in the morning to 1:30 pm. Immediately after sitting GSAT grade six operations return to its normal two-shift system, while grade four is move to a straight day operation in preparing for the national assessment in literacy and numeracy. As for the upcoming GSAT exams, Harris is anticipating improvement all round. “We expect the students to do extremely well. We are going to try again what we did last year; we have our little small group that we are going to be pulling out with the intention to maximize their potential, and then we still have the ones at the bottom that we are going to be working with,” he said.
Finding the mother of the child could be very difficult an officer told Old Harbour News, as businesses are not under any obligation to supply video footage to law enforcement agencies irrespective of the situation. The officer cited past incidents that occurred in the town in which business owners refused to furnish any video footage that would assist police investigation. However, new legislation currently before Parliament will make it compulsory for business operators to hand over video footage of importance to law enforcers, the police said. This is the second time that a baby has been discovered at the same establishment in the last two years. In May 2016 a baby approximately one week old was found at the same location with a bag and a note, stating that the mother was raped and unable to care for the toddler.
Old Harbour News understands that the deceased lives alone and all his immediate family members reside overseas. His death has come as a shock to his neighbours who described him, as a quiet individual who didn’t speak much. The Old Harbour Police are investigating.
Upon seeing the police two men ran in separate directions, firing at the officers. The police return fire during which Wright was hit. Wright was then taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. A 9mm browning pistol was taken from Wright, while the other suspect escaped. Investigation continues.
The Clarendon side’s route to the final was largely due to Powell’s individual brilliance. But after seeing them outclass St Elizabeth’s Burnt Savannah Primary in the semi-final, Marlie Mount’s plan was obvious. “In training the girls said Miss ‘all we have to do is the mark the goal-attack’,” Green informed. “And that is exactly what they did. We marked her out of the game and got her confused and we won the game.” For the first three quarters, Green’s girls executed their plan to perfection, as they led by as much as eight points at one stage. Portland Cottage would rally in the last quarter – a nervous period for Marlie Mount players and supporters – but the damage was already done. This feat achieved, though, goes beyond just winning, the Marlie Mount principal said. “We wanted to show our support as the management of the school… and I think it is only fitting for us to be here to represent Marlie Mount Primary and Infant,” Harris said, while adding “I want to commend the coach and the PE (Physical Education) Department because they’ve already put in plans in place for next year. We want to expand the offerings of the school as it relates to sports.” Harris’ counterpart Dale Edwards, the headmaster at Portland Cottage, says the competition has done a whole lot for his school based in a community more known for its flood-prone issues. “We are very proud of what the girls have achieved. They did well. Yes, we are a bit disappointed. I must say congratulations to Marlie Mount who played extremely well. “But I think we didn’t bring our A-game today. The girls seem a little bit nervous by the occasion, but we are still proud of what we have done. Asked how the competition has helped his school, Edwards added: “It has done a lot. I think people don’t remember Portland Cottage because of where we are from, but this has given us a lot of exposure, persons have been calling us, congratulating us… so it has really put Portland Cottage out there.” As for Marlie Mount, a different kind of pressure awaits them next season, but Green says they will be ready. “The plan is to start training from now because we are coming back to defend our parish title and out national title,” said Green after copping her biggest achievement as a coach.
In highlighting the work of the men and women under his supervision, head of the CIB Inspector Jermaine Anglin said it is always important to reward people and let them know their efforts are appreciated. “You have to find creative ways to boost moral in this difficult environment that our officers have to function within. Take for example Detective Corporal Andrey Smith his experience especially in court cases helped to guide not only the detectives but other uniform personnel in ensuring proper cases are placed before the courts. He is like a technical director/vetting officer,” Anglin told Old Harbour News. Parent of the year was awarded to Detective Constable Kerry Fearon who, according to the CIB chief “displayed a high level of bravery and support to his family during a tumultuous time but still not compromising his investigations”. Constable Kadeem Earle was given a certificate and cash award for his contribution to investigation, whilst Woman Constable Andrea Henry was welcomed to the section with a certificate. Special guest and keynote speaker was noted attorney-at-law Althea Grant. Anglin also thanked sponsors McKay Security, Auto King Parts and Cars, Dong Dong Restaurant and Justice of the Peace Joseph Parker.
“Also, my appreciation is heightened by my knowledge of the range and number of people doing outstanding work in the tradition of the principles and practices of Martin Luther King Jr.” In explaining its reason for choosing Gordon ahead of several other outstanding individuals and groups, chairperson of the selection committee Erin Lee says “he demonstrates exemplary leadership that embodies the values of equity and inclusion and, for many years, has promoted and advocated for a campus environment and city that embraces racial and cultural differences. “The committee is thrilled to present the service award to Dr. Dexter Gordon. “A former student of his said that taking his class was a life-changing experience. That testimonial and all of the other community comments about Dr. Gordon convinced us he truly embodies this year’s theme, ‘Be the Change’.” As a community advocate, championing social change, Gordon said the award goes to the very root of his cause. “Perhaps, most significantly, I see this as a recognition of the long tradition and history of struggle by people who have resisted oppression by every means available to them. This long struggle includes my parents Ms. Love and Maas. Murrel, Eutedra (Perkins) Gordon and Murrel Gordon and all my sisters and brothers and their children who take their example from them. “Finally, this award has deep meaning for me as I also receive it in honor of the memory of my brother Rev. Dr. Owen Constantine Gordon, the first of my 15 siblings to pass. He died July 4, 2017,” he said.