Windies hoping to turn corner

JOSEPH…19-year-old fast bowler (WICB/Media)

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — On the heels of an embarrassing whitewash in the preceding Twenty20 series, West Indies’ three-match One-Day International series against Pakistan will take on new value when it bowls off here today. The reigning T20 World champions showed little of ... Read More

Sponsors of the rich FLOW Super Cup competition pose for the camera during the launch of the event yesterday at the Spanish Court Hotel. (From left) FLOW's Kim Lee; Andrei Roper of KFC; Crysta-Jaye Walker of Huawei; Brian Schmidt of IRIE FM; FLOW's Carlo Redwood; ISSA's Dr Walton Small; Stephen Miller of FLOW; Coca-Cola brand manager Michaela Francis; Simone Jackson of LockerRoom Sports and Jermaine Brown, Wisynco sponsorship manager. (Photo: Garfield Robinson) Super Cup MVP Award to be named in honour of Dominic James
Organisers of the FLOW Super Cup have decided to name the most valuable player (MVP) awardof the tou ... Read More

Cornwall College’s Giovanni Reid (left) shoots at goal as Irwin High’s Joel Roberts tries to block the shot in yesterday’s ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup Zone A return-round game played at Irwin High. Cornwall College won the game 2-1 to qualify for the Inter-zone round. (Photo: Paul Reid) CC join Vere as early Inter-zone qualifiers
IRWIN, St James — Former champions Cornwall College joined Vere Technical as the early qualifi ... Read More

Kevon Campbell (left) of St Mary’s College comes under a strong challenge from Trayvone Reid of Kingston College during the ISSA/FLOW Group C contest at Stadium East Field. (Observer) Wolmer’s, KC look to extend winning run
Kingston College (KC) and Wolmer’s Boys’ are tipped to continue their impeccable run of ... Read More

UNICEF grant to benefit SOJ rural programmes

Friday, September 30, 2016    

Physiotherapist Patricia Lu Chin (right) and Melissa Palomino (left) assess an athlete during the healthy athletes screening at Llandilo Special School. (Photo: Collin Reid)

Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) celebrated the 2016 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day (EKS) on September 24 by offering free health screening to over 120 children with intellectual disabilities from ages four to 14 in Westmoreland. The health screening was held at Llandilo Special School and was quick on the heels of the recent UNICEF grant to Special Olympics Jamaica. As part of the Special Olympics healthy athletes programme, screening was carried out in five areas: eye, dental, ear and foot ca ... Read More

Patrons could win signed Huawei Messi jersey upon purchase of handset

Friday, September 30, 2016    

Huawei marketing and public relations manager Crysta-Jaye Walker (centre) poses with FLOW hostesses Toni-Lee Lopez (left) and Kaydiann Kidd during the launch of the FLOW Super Cup yesterday at the Spanish Court Hotel.

Patrons attending this year’s ISSA/FLOW Super Cup competition could walk away with an authorised jersey from arguably the greatest player around, Lionel Messi, when they purchase a Huawei handset. That’s the revelation from Huawei Technologies’ marketing and public relations manager Crysta-Jaye Walker to the Jamaica Observer at the launch of the FLOW Super Cup yesterday at the Spanish Court Hotel. “For the Super Cup we are giving persons the chance to win authorised je ... Read More

Wounded Windies remain dangerous, warns skipper Azhar

Friday, September 30, 2016    

Pakistan’s batsmen Shoaib Malik (right) and Sarfraz Ahmed gesture to each other during the second T20I match between Pakistan and the West Indies at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on September 24, 2016.  (Photo: AFP) 

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (CMC) – One-day captain Azhar Ali said yesterday Pakistan would not be taking success in the upcoming series for granted, despite West Indies’ easy capitulation in the preceding Twenty20 Internationals. He told reporters his side was aware of the quality players in the Windies line-up and would not make the mistake of underestimating them, especially with the format now changing to 50 overs. “In limited overs they are a dangerous side and have pl ... Read More

Trainers’ associations want to see final divestment prospectus

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Friday, September 30, 2016    

MURPHY... we as stakeholders have a right to know what is in store for us and going forward, it has to be something good.

The Jamaica Racehorse Trainers Association (JRTA) and the United Racehorse Trainers Association of Jamaica (URTA) are not in total agreement with the divestment process of the racing complex and have written to the government for further documentation. The decision was taken at a joint meeting between the JRTA and URTA at Caymanas Park on Tuesday last. JRTA president Vincent Edwards explained the reason for the meeting and the decision taken by both associations. “The Minister of Financ ... Read More

Typewriter returns in ‘Big Sub’ Memorial Trophy

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Friday, September 30, 2016    


The inaugural running of the Errol ‘Big Sub’ Subratie Memorial Trophy will be graced by the presence of former Derby winner and Horse of the Year, Typewriter . The race is at the Overnight Allowance level and is over a mile. Typewriter ( Western Classic – Doc’s Paladin), trained by Spencer Chung, last raced on Boxing Day 2015 and finished third at the top level behind Perfect Neighbour and Long Running Train in the Harry Jackson Memorial Cup. Since then, howev ... Read More

WHAT THEY SAY: Adin Williams - Racehorse Trainer

Friday, September 30, 2016    

Adin Williams
Racehorse Trainer

When did you start your career as a trainer? I am in the sport of horse racing for a very long time. I came to Caymanas Park as a young boy growing up, after I finished school. I came here at the Park and started out holding horses for people to look after and things like that as a start. From there, I began to pick stalls, which is the cleaning out of the horse’s stall. Then after picking stalls, I started to ride horses and from there I moved up the ladder to be a groom, an assistant t ... Read More

Denbigh, Holmwood on show in Rural High schools netball

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Friday, September 30, 2016    

DEFENDING champions Denbigh High and Holmwood Technical will be on show as the 2016 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) High Schools Junior and Senior Leagues continue today. Junior League champions Denbigh will face Glenmuir High at Glenmuir School, while Holmwood play away to Bellefield High in Senior League action, at 2:00 and 3:15 pm, respectively. Denbigh are also down to take on Glenmuir in the Senior League, likewise Holmwood facing Bellefield in the Junior League competit ... Read More

Franfield – the choice to be the ‘governor’

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Friday, September 30, 2016    


After failing to get the required number of entries which led to an abandonment of the Governor General’s Stakes on Saturday last, this long-standing event on the racing calendar returns tomorrow with six runners. Only three trainers – Ian Parsard, Richard Azan, and Wayne DaCosta – are represented in the race, and they will saddle two horses each. The Complete Racing Guide analyses the race for readers. 1 - Wonder Girl: Will perform no superhero act in this one, but will e ... Read More

WADA expert defends exemptions system

Friday, September 30, 2016    

Montreal, Canada (AFP) — The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) panel overseeing therapeutic use exemptions (TUE) defended the system yesterday, rejecting suggestions athletes were manipulating rules in order to take banned substances. David Gerrard, the chairman of WADA’s TUE Expert Group, said criticism of the system used to issue exemptions in the wake of the “Fancy Bear” hacking revelations was misplaced. Reports of an “upsurge” in appli ... Read More

Seven horses claimed on Sunday

Friday, September 30, 2016    

Seven horses were claimed on the nine-race programme at Caymanas Park on Sunday. Italiano was claimed from Neive Graham by Ryan Darby for Raphael Gordon for $450,000 from the first race. In the fourth race on a $180,000 claiming tag, Awesome Cat was taken from Carl Anderson by Adin Williams acting as both trainer and owner. Tyrone Prince claimed Laguna Point for Gary Laing for $250,000 from Christopher Pierre; Winchester McIntosh claimed St Bernard for himself from Ryan Darby for $250,000; Mi ... Read More



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