Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson suffers first defeat the season

first_imgFormer Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush will be the next premier of the Cayman Islands, after striking a deal with eight independent candidates who won seats in last week’s general election and announcing that his Cayman Democratic Party (CDP) would join forces with the incumbent People’s Progressive Movement (PPM) to form a new government. Bush, who served as premier from 2009 to 2012, heads the CDP which won only three of the 19 seats in the Legislative Assembly in last Wednesday’s polls.Three Jamaicans are among six people now in United States Border Patrol custody, in connection with a suspected human smuggling case. The Jamaicans  were nabbed along with an Israeli, a Jordanian, and another person who claimed to be a US citizen. They were on a 36-foot cabin cruiser, approximately 11 miles east of Fort Lauderdale, when they were intercepted by a Coast Guard vessel. During initial questioning, the vessel operator reported they had two people aboard, but the Coast Guard officials who had boarded the boat discovered four additional people on the cruiser.Jamaica National Money Services (JNMS) celebrated its 20th Anniversary in South Florida with a service at the Merrell United Methodist Church yesterday. Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, Broward Commissioner Dale Holness, State Rep Barrington Russell, Mayor of Lauderdale Lakes Hazelle Rogers were among the dignitaries in attendance. JNMS Regional Manager Carmen Bartlett led the Greetings on behalf of JNMS. Earl Jarrett, CEO and JN Group Chairman, gave official remarks, and JNMS team member Susan Palmer, motivated the audience with a ministry in song.And in sports.Jamaica’s Olympic champion, Elaine Thompson suffered her first defeat this season when she placed third in the women’s 200 metres at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugeneon on Saturday. Thompson, who won the sprint double at the Rio Olympics last Summer, clocked 21.98 seconds as American Tori Bowie won the race quite easily in 21.77 seconds. Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas, the 400meters gold medalist in the 2016 Rio Olympics, finished second. Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers placed fourth, and American Allyson Felix was fifth.Here’s what’s trending…The Trump White House is reportedly considering a major personnel shake-up, in response to the latest in a string of Russia-related scandals that have kept the administration on the defensive for weeks. Trump returned to the US from a nine-day international tour on Saturday – a day after the Washington Post reported that Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and senior aide, sought to set up secret “back channel” communications between Russia and the Trump presidential transition team in December 2016.For Today’s weather forecast.It will be mostly sunny in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties with a high of 91 and a low of 77. For more on these and other stories visit us at caribbeannationalweekly.com Make sure to pick your copy of Caribbean News weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.Today’s news was brought to you by the Florida Department of Health in Broward County, who encourages you to ask your child’s doctor about the HPV vaccine that prevents many types of cancer, protects girls and boys, and is recommended at age 11 or 12.last_img read more

Hospital denies throwing out old man and leaving him to die

first_img80-year-old Christopher Phillip died on the front lawn of a Trinidad hospital Following the posting of a disturbing video on social media which showed an 80-year-old man left to die outside the Port of Spain General Hospital, staff at the institution claim they followed all protocols and did everything to help the man.The elderly man, 80-year-old Christopher Phillip, suffered and died on the grounds of the hospital on Wednesday.The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) issued a statement to disclose that a full investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the death of Phillip.“Preliminary reports indicate that Mr Phillip was brought into the hospital yesterday evening via ambulance and was seen at the Accident and Emergency Department. He was treated following all protocols of care and was later discharged.  Subsequently, Mr Phillip was seen lying on the floor outside the department and was assisted by members of staff back into the department to be seen a second time. Mr Phillip then left on his own accord. His body was later discovered on the front lawn of the hospital’s compound,”. The NWRHA stated.The NWRHA extended condolences to his relatives.“We would like to assure them and members of the public that every effort is being made to complete the investigation within the shortest timeframe.  The NWRHA remains committed to the provision of quality and compassionate health care to all”.Former Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan has called for an full investigation into the death of Phillip and is questioning whether protocol has changed at public health institutions since the September 2015 general elections.He said, “I am now asking whether the protocol has changed since 2015 where people are no longer receiving medical treatment at the hospital but being manhandled and thrown out and left to die.”Khan said the incident involving Phillip was clearly a case of medical negligence and brutality. “That is a case of medical negligence and the family should sue the system. That man died. And he didn’t die just so. He went for medical assistance and they missed something. That man could have suffered greater injury when he was manhandled by two security guards,” he said.Khan said the death of the elderly man should be investigated and action taken against those responsible.The video showed the final hours of the life of the elderly man as he lay writhing in pain on the grass outside the hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department.Phillip, who lived in Laventille, was apparently removed from the Port of Spain General Hospital and placed outside the compound where he soiled himself and died overnight.The six minute, 50 second long video was posted Facebook has been shared multiple times.It is unclear whether the man had received medical treatment.A conversation between two women indicated that Phillip was asked to leave the compound, but was unable to walk as he appeared to be in pain.“I witnessed this at the Port of Spain General hospital this afternoon. Two MTS security officers lifting a very sick gentleman and placing him on the ground in the carpark. The gentleman was unable to stand or walk but he was discharged and they were instructed to remove him,” one woman said.The women attempted to seek help Phillip who complained that his legs were paining.His pants were soiled with blood, the women said.One of the women left to get help, but returned seconds later saying that she was told by security that the man was discharged and could not be taken back inside the A&E Department. She was advised to call an ambulance from the hospital to take him back to the facility.“When I enquired about him being given some sort of medical care, I was told by the security he cannot be taken back inside unless an ambulance brings him, because he was discharged. This is total madness . What is our country coming to? This gentleman is 80 years old and this is how he was treated.,” she said.The man was never removed and he died at the entrance of the hospital on Wednesday.He was found lying face down on the grass near the walkway to the casualty department at daybreak.last_img read more

Jamaica to amend Gun Court Act

first_imgMove to ease court backlogThe government said the move to amend the act was to ease the heavy backlog that now burdens the country’s justice system.“The backlog in the courts is a real problem. We have too many cases that drag on for years,’ Chuck said. Plans are afoot by the Jamaican government to amend the Gun Court Act to allow for all non-capital murder cases to be tried by a judge only.Non Capital murder cases are those that are not usually punishable by the death sentence.The disclosure was made by Attorney General Marlene Mahaloo-Forte during a recent debate on the criminal Justice Act in parliament.Trial by judge alone“The Gun Court Act is going to be amended. Currently, this act provides for most firearm offences to be tried by a judge alone. There is a glaring exception in relation to the offence of murder committed with a firearm. In such a situation, the current law provides that trial should be by jury. It is therefore being proposed that a firearm offence, in the non-capital category, will be tried by a judge alone,” she said.Her proposal was bolstered by Justice Minister Delroy Chuck who argued that it would make sense to amend the act “as all other gun offenses are tried by a judge alone.”In Jamaica, capital murder cases are currently tried with a panel of 12 jurors while non-capital murder cases are tried with seven jurors.last_img read more

“Fifty-Five by Two” fundraiser celebrates twin anniversaries of Jamaica and Dr….

first_img“Fifty-Five by Two” Fundraiser Celebrates twin anniversaries of Jamaica and Dr. No on Nov 28th Fifty-Five by Two to be held on November 28 at Miracle Theatre, Coral Gables, Florida.Jamaica and James Bond mark an important milestone this year as they both celebrate their 55th anniversary. To commemorate these two special anniversaries, the birth of an independent Jamaican nation and the release of the first James Bond movie ‘Dr No’, The Jamaica Committee, Inc. in collaboration with Ortanique on the Mile and the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) will host Fifty-Five by Two on Tuesday, November 28, at the historic Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables, Florida. This charity gala will begin at 7 p.m. with a red-carpet event in the theatre’s grand vestibule.Pleased with partnership “We are pleased that the Jamaica Tourist Board is partnering with The Jamaica Committee Inc. of Florida to celebrate these two significant milestones,” noted Donnie Dawson, Jamaica’s Acting Director of Tourism. “As a destination, we have contributed much to the global landscape in not just film, but music, sports as well as the performing and fine arts and hope Jamaicans and lovers of Jamaica will support Fifty-Five by Two.”Benefitting charitiesThe Jamaica Committee Inc. sought to use the occasion of both anniversaries to organize this gala event from which the proceeds raised will go toward five charities: Chi Chi Bud, Jamaica Epilepsy Association, Maxfield Park Children’s Home, The Animal House and Victims of the September Storms.James Bond created in JamaicaThe Bond series was written by Ian Fleming at Jamaica’s very own “GoldenEye” in Oracabessa, St. Mary, where he lifted the name James Bond from a book on Jamaican birds. Fleming admitted that having created the charming, debonair, devilish, charismatic character, the simple, steely name, James Bond was a perfect summation. Thus, James Bond, played by Sean Connery, in his first appearance as Dr. No, premiered on world screens with phenomenal success fifty-five years ago. The film was released just two months after Jamaica gained Independence from Great Britain in August 1962.Ortanique on the mileOrtanique on the Mile, which is providing the culinary fare for the occasion, will highlight the nation’s birth, as well as the glitz and dynamism of Bond.  The event will also feature Bond’s exclusive martini “Shaken, not Stirred”.  Entertainment for the evening will comprise a variety of genres including mento and ska which is expected to keep the patrons captivated. Exclusive photographs taken on the Dr. No set, which have not previously been released will be on display during the night.A screening of the film Dr. No, will be held following the reception in the Miracle Theatre. Tickets for the gala cost $55.00 and are available from The Jamaica Committee, Inc. by calling (305) 775-5191.last_img read more

5.2 earthquake felt in Jamaica

first_imgAn earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 rocked sections of Jamaica on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or destruction to property.The Earthquake Unit at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) said the quake which occurred at 9.35 am (local time) was located offshore, approximately 150 kilometers (km) West of Negril, Westmoreland.It said that the quake was reportedly felt in the parishes of Kingston and St Andrew and had a focal depth of 13.0 km.last_img

Betway offers 3/1 on Crouch celebrating 100th goal with Robot

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Share Share Related Articles Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Betway has offered odds of 3/1 on Peter Crouch reproducing the iconic ‘Robot’ dance celebration when he scores his 100th Premier League goal.Last week, the 42-times capped England international scored his 36th Premier League goal for Stoke City, and his 99th in total, to move just one short of joining the illustrious 100 club.More than a decade on from debuting the ‘Robot’ in an England friendly against Hungary, Crouch is 3/1 to repeat the celebration when he reaches the landmark.The striker is 100/30 to score the goal against Manchester United tomorrow, 5/1 to get it against Everton on 1 February and 2/1 to draw a blank in Stoke’s next five league games. He is 6/4 to reach 100 with his 49th headed goal.Alan Alger, PR Manager for Betway, said: “It seems like Peter Crouch has been around forever and his determination to play at the top level deserves to be rewarded. He’s clearly a tricky man to defend against and poses an obvious aerial threat.“At 6/4, we think the big man is most likely to score his 100th Premier League goal with his head. To mark the occasion, he could well treat us all to a rendition of the robot, which we price up at 3/1.”In addition to the 36 Premier League goals for Stoke, Crouch has scored 22 for Liverpool, 12 for Tottenham, 12 for Southampton, 11 for Portsmouth and six for Aston Villa.last_img read more

Draft Fantasy is heading to the UK

first_img Share StumbleUpon Gaurav Assomull: Livepools – Fantasy numbers a realistic goal in India December 11, 2019 Share Related Articles Draft Fantasy, the market leader for Premier League draft style fantasy, has been in the process of raising capital investment in order to begin development of its daily fantasy platform. Tyler Swartz, Draft FantasyThe operator currently has ‘the largest draft style user base in the industry’ and plans to continue its growth by allowing users to participate in weekly and daily drafts for the Premier League. It aims to disrupt the market in the UK and Europe.In response to the recent capital funding, Tyler Swartz VP of Marketing at Draft Fantasy stated: “Our game has experienced tremendous traction to date, and Draft Fantasy plans to implement daily and weekly games in hopes of continuing our current growth trajectory.“Daily and weekly games should increase sign ups and traction, as well as complement our season long offering.” Draft Fantasy has been in touch with numerous niche influencers and aims to work closely with them once the weekly offering is launched.”The company is planning to move into various territories beginning in the UK. A number of second tier operators in the UK switched to B2B offerings in recent times but the Draft Fantasy team is convinced that a business model in B2C is viable. Indeed others agree with the likes of Premier Punt recently raising over £200,000 on Seedrs and ASAP Italia launching its Sportito vertical.Swartz told SBC: “We plan on starting our offering in the U.K. and then moving to other markets across the world. Right now we have users from over 130 different countries and plan on bringing them a dfs style of game in the future. The plan is to focus on perfecting the product for our U.K. users before we expand to other markets.“The state of DFS is still in the very early stages and we expect to see the game become more adopted as time goes on. To me, the adoption of the style is based off of education.” Better Collective Spotlight: Moving into DFS through RotoGrinders deal June 14, 2019 Sportito makes LatAm debut in Brazil October 30, 2019 Submitlast_img read more

Live CS:GO at ICE thanks to the Betradar Esports Invitational

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Submit Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 Sports betting data supplier Betradar‘s stand will be one to visit if esports is on your list of interests at ICE Totally Gaming next month.Alexander Inglot, SportradarEsports will play a big part at this year’s ICE, which incidentally is the largest ever, and Betradar is playing along by putting on the ‘Betradar Esports Invitational’. This will see two CS:GO teams, in the form of Endpoint and Impulse Gaming, battle it out with renowned esports veteran Paul ‘ReDeYe’ Chaloner as host.Elsewhere at the ExCeL Centre, esports will rear its head at the GamCrowd Pitch ICE competition. Four of the start-up companies that have made the shortlist are esports focused, and our sister publication Esports Insider took a closer look at these here.Alex Inglot, Director of Communications at Sportradar, commented: “We are really looking forward to welcoming operators and other ICE delegates to our stand S1-150 on Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am and 2pm both days. During those time slots, Betradar will be bringing its esports betting solutions to life alongside our Betradar Esports Invitational.“The Invitational, a head to head between two leading UK teams, will be punctuated by the inimitable commentary and input of ReDeYe, who needs no introduction to anyone who has been to pretty much any significant esports event around the world. It should make for a great atmosphere to experience, understand and learn more about esports and esports betting.”Betradar can be found at Stand S1-150, this is where the action will be at 11am and 2pm on the Tuesday and Wednesday. It’s also where the company’s experts, such as Head of Esports James Watson, can talk any interested operators (or other parties) through esports and what Betradar has to offer in that regard. Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Related Articles Share ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020last_img read more

El Cap proves the perfect Nap for bettingexpert at Thirsk

first_img ‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development June 15, 2020 Submit 1Sarah Shannon – OneBet210.38 2Stephen Harris – bettingexpert210.07 3Alexman – OLBG25.10 4Tim Reynolds – Sun Bets25.00 5Steven Mullington – 888sport24.57 6Ben Cleminson – Square in the Air24.50 7Conall McSorley – Metric Gaming14.00 8Charlie McCann – BetVictor12.25 9Alex Donohue – ODDSbible12.00 10Rupert Adams – William Hill10.50 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon The Sir Michael Stoute-trained El Cap (4-1) proved to be the correct Nap of the Day for bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris in the Tipster Challenge at Thirsk.Harris and Alexman, a hot horse racing tipster from the OLBG sports betting community, shared the same two victories across the eight-race meet.However, while a win for El Cap cemented Harris’ place in second with a 10.07 average, OLBG could only squeeze into the top three with a 5.10-point total.Race Winners at Thirsk:Trusting Friend – 8/1Rockies Spirit – 3/1Give Em A Clump – 11/10Sir Billy Wright – 6/1Mango Chutney – 7/2Original Choice – 5/4El Cap – 4/1Questo – 4/1Tipster Challenge 2017 Leaderboardcenter_img Share RankTipsterRace WinsPoints Better Collective moves fast to mitigate COVID-19 as esports journey begins May 15, 2020 Better Collective secures esports vision by acquiring HLTV.org for €35m February 28, 2020 bettingexpert and a rotation of guests will be providing expert tips for a specific Wednesday race meet.We will keep record of points won each week and the number of race wins for each.The guests will compete individually, with their points going up against the average total for bettingexpert.The new tips will be published on Wednesday ahead of the race meet, and the results will be available on Thursday.For the competition, we will assume that all selections are backed with 1 point.Lost tips will count as 0 and won bets will be added to the leaderboard at SP value.Each tipster will get a ‘Nap of the Day’ each week which scores double points.For example, if bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris backs a winning horse at 8/1, he will get 8 points; if he has put this horse forward as his ‘Nap of the Day’, the reward is 16 points.last_img read more

BetBright ups football social reach with uMAXit

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Share Share Entering a new European football season, independent online bookmaker BetBright has moved to boost its social media profile and coverage by sponsoring the YouTube channel of uMAXit Football.Launched in 2016, uMAXit’s YouTube channel which features high-quality illustrations of football tactics, news, trends and history has quickly gained popularity amassing a significant audience on social media channels. At present, the uMAXit Football YouTube channel has over +120,000 dedicated subscribers.BetBright marketing detailed that it had partnered with uMAXit in order to expand its brand to a broader football audience engaging daily with content on social media channels.Detailing the sponsorship of uMAXit’s YouTube channel Conor White, Marketing Communications Manager for BetBright commented:“At BetBright we have long been about facilitating/increasing a sports fans enjoyment of their chosen sport. Our partnership with uMAXit for the upcoming football season is just another step in that direction. uMaxit have built an incredibly loyal base of followers via in-depth conversation around the beautiful game and we look forward to being a part of that conversation throughout the football season.”uMAXit Footballlast_img read more