Scille was rushed to the hospital but died as doctors tried desperately to save his life. However, Scille’s brother is now a wanted man with the police urging citizens to come forward with any meaningful information that may result in his capture.
De Grasse, who ran a wind-aided 9.69 seconds earlier this year in 100m, was touted as one of the main challengers to Usain Bolt for the 100m crown. He won bronze in the 100m and silver in the 200m at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. Instead Bolt, the fastest man ever in the 100m and 200m sprints, will have one less rival to worry about when the 100m heats get underway on Friday. De Grasse, according to Doyle Management, picked up the injury on Monday while training at the Mile End Stadium with initial scans diagnosing the athlete with a “hamstring strain affecting the long head of the biceps femoris”. “The next day he flew to Munich to meet with Dr. Muller Wolfhart for further advice and potential treatment. Dr. Wolfhart diagnosed a grade II hamstring strain, and ruled out the possibility of Andre competing in The World Championships 2017 in London,” the athlete’s agent stated.
In the early game, Heartease of St Thomas defeated St Ann champions Summer Hill by five wickets. In another close battle, Summer Hill first posted 184 for nine off 20 overs, while Heartease responded with 185 for five, achieving victory with one ball to spare. Meanwhile, defending champions Junction/Bull Savannah remain on course to retain their title after completing an easy seven wicket win over Trelawny’s Granville at Treasure Beach. The St Elizabeth champs dismissed the visitors for 71 all out in 17 overs, before racing to 72 for three in 11.3 overs. Wild card entrant, Greater Portmore’s amazing run continue as they claimed a fantastic last-ball win over Orange Hill of Westmoreland in the Treasure Beach curtain-raiser. Batting first after winning the toss, Orange Hill amassed 130 for nine from 20 overs. In their run chase, Greater Portmore remained in the hunt until the very last ball. With two runs required off the final delivery they achieved victory to set-up another clash with arch nemesis Old Harbour in the August 13 semi-final double-header at Ultimate Jerk Centre at 10:00 am. Junction/Bull Savannah will play Heartease in the second semi-final at the same venue, starting 2:00 pm.
The move by the state agency is a welcome one for shoppers and businesses, except that it’s not done on a regular basis.
On July 19, Smith, who is an ex-police officer and deportee, was attacked by three men while walking in the community at about 11:48 pm. One of Smith’s attackers then pulled a gun a shot him dead. Smith is said to be a close friend of Corniffe. However, minutes later, Francis, alias Jay Jay, a 26-year-old labourer from a section of Burke Road called Africa, was chopped to death by men. It is believed, the police say, that Francis was among the men who attacked Smith and also the one who pulled the trigger. One man is in custody in relation to the killing of Smith, who was employed as a liaison officer on a construction site. When contacted by Old Harbour News, head of the Old Harbour Police Division, Supt. Herman Miller says they are doing their very best with the very limited resources. “We have a clear lead in the last murder. We’ll be going after a certain individual… We are gathering some more information to make sure we don’t miss when we go at him,” said Supt. Miller. “We are going to increase our operations despite the limited resources, especially in the town centre. And we are going to deal drastically with the illegal vending especially at nights. “I can reassure members of the public and the business community that with their support we will be able to stabilize the area.” The veteran cop who has been in charge of division since February 2016, added: “We have to be moving around our resources… and if an incident should take place in one of our hot spots it’s the same person who would normally patrol Old Harbour Bay and other areas, we would have to place there. But sometimes we get support from our head office in Portmore. “At the same time these criminals are watching and using telephones to know when to move, so it’s not an easy task.”
The Big Pond conundrum has been a perennial problem for decades, leaving many residents frustrated and feeling hopeless. But the planned project is welcome relief for the affected residents who advisedly should turn out in droves to ensure their input is ventilated and given consideration. Mr. Shaw says that there are naturally occurring sinkholes at the location and as part of the proposed project, these sinkholes will be rehabilitated. The project will also include the installation of pipe culverts, the upgrading of existing culverts and the widening of sections of the Myton and Fraser gullies. The project will be implemented in two phases and, once completed, should mitigate flooding in Old Harbour and surrounding areas.
Meantime, Old Harbour News has learnt that work along the Bushy Park main road from Gutters is slated to commence in approximately six weeks. The road has been in a terrible state of disrepair for many years and also the subject of quite a number of demonstrations staged by affected commuters and residents. The road works, including Old Harbour Bay, forms part of a massive $50 million road repair programme in the parish of St Catherine.
The odds of an Old Harbour victory improved dramatically when Powell was included in the starting XI. And the West Indies batsman wasted little after Old Harbour won the toss and opted to bat. Powell, walked to the crease after Old Harbour lost their first wicket with 32 runs on the board and immediately took on the Melrose attack, belting nine sixes and six fours from during his 60-ball knock. Erron Downer, who struck 51 off 24 balls, also batted brilliantly, while Devoy Smith’s 38 came off only 19 deliveries in a fantastic display of power-hitting. In the field, the hosts were equally impressive against the Kingston representatives, also Romario Lynch (26) offered any real sort of resistance against the bowling of Givans and Downer, who took two for 22. Earlier Richmond made 182 for nine from their 20 overs with Horace Miller (65) topscoring. Heartease responded successfully with 184 for five in 18.5 overs, thanks to Jowayne Robinson’s match-winning knock of 97.
“The NHT is doing all that it can to make homeownership much easier, and we are going to reach the point in Jamaica, where the cost of squatting will be higher than the cost of acquiring your legal home,” he told the audience. During the ceremony NHT contributors were reminded that they can access increased funding following improvements made to the Home Grant programme. Persons earning below $12,000 weekly and who have been contributing for over seven years, can now get up to $2.5 million. By combining this, with their mortgage loan, contributors should be able to purchase a unit equivalent in value to an NHT studio. “We are widening the reach of the NHT (by) increasing the allocation to ensure that all Jamaicans have a housing solution,” Holness said.