Group E’s top two teams will put their undefeated records on the line as many-time champions Jamaica College (JC) face Wolmer’s Boys’ School in ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup action at the Stadium East Field today at 3:30 p.m. Tipped by many as the favourites to advance from the group and beyond, the two teams will lock horns for the first time since last year’s quarter-final clash, which JC won 2-1 en route to the semi-finals. Wolmer’s head coach Alex Thomas is expecting a fierce contest, saying that this is the perfect game to gauge the temperature of his team at this early stage in the season. “This game will push us,” he said. “This game will see where we are at in the season. We are up and ready for the challenge. The players are upbeat. They know the task ahead, and they know what type of game this is.” JC have been in imperious form in the competition, securing their third straight win of the season on Friday, defeating Vauxhall … [Read more...] about Wolmer’s, JC battle for group supremacy
I’m smarter than her. She’s more beautiful than me. Why can’t I be as successful as her? That’s simply comparison! It begins as early as preschool, or maybe even before. You compare measure up yourself to others. Flair is intrigued. So, is it ever helpful to compare myself to my friends? Erin Hayle Erin Hayle, the coordinator at the Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation, believes there are benefits. “It is hard not to, because we might see other people’s successes as ‘yardsticks’, but we fail to realise that what is relevant to them might not be relevant to us. Each individual’s path and timing is different so it is not useful to pressure ourselves unnecessarily. It sounds cliché, but we really should only compare ourselves with the self we once were, and the self we aspire to be. That way, we can appreciate our own achievements and goals as they measure up to our own values and definition of success,” she said. Jayshree … [Read more...] about Comparing yourself to friends, Yes or No?
She is a shadow, a teaching assistant in the special education unit at the Ocho Rios Primary School which, at the end of the last school term, had 47 students with varying mental (including intellectual and learning) and physical disabilities. Nadine Grant supports a young boy with cerebral palsy, which affects his movement. Mrs Grant assists the boy with his writing. She first transfers what is written on the board by the teacher, on to a smaller board so the youngster can then write at his pace. Even then, she helps him with the actual writing. Grant spoke with The Gleaner news team during a recent visit to the school’s special education unit, which examined some of the challenges faced by educators who deal with children with disabilities. “I enjoy my work. Apart from just being a shadow I am mommy because of all the things I have to do for him from time to time,” Grant said with a broad smile.” Grant has a natural love for children, she herself being a … [Read more...] about Caregivers making life easier for children with disabilities…
MCLEAN’S TOWN, Bahamas (AP): Jeffrey Roberts lifted a mustard-yellow curtain from the ground to hunt for passports and other documents at the place where his family’s home stood before Hurricane Dorian blasted into Grand Bahama Island. What was underneath was sodden and unrecognisable. He shuffled across a white tile floor, the only clear sign this had once been a house, and found a pair of rusty old pliers, only to toss them in frustration. They clattered across the tiles, breaking the silence that had enveloped the fishing community of McLean’s Town. Roberts was one of thousands of people beginning to return to salvage what few scraps they can from the devastation of Dorian, even as the dark storm clouds of Tropical Storm Humberto hovered above to remind them that the storm season has not yet passed. “We got to take what God gives us,” Roberts said. In this case, at least, that was a break: Humberto narrowly missed the island on the weekend and was … [Read more...] about Clean-up resumes as Humberto swirls away
Two years after Prime Minister Andrew Holness apologised for the State’s role in the 1963 Coral Gardens Massacre and promised compensation to victims and families of the deceased, The Gleaner understands that no money has been disbursed. Holness, in April 2017 in the House of Representatives, apologised for the killings and announced the establishment of a trust fund of $10 million to compensate the victims. “(It) was wrong and should never be repeated,” the prime minister said at the time about the 1963 Good Friday attack when the police raided a Rastafarian camp in Coral Gardens, St James, killing eight persons and injuring hundreds. However, the Government’s decision to withhold the findings of a social enquiry report, which it requested, and which was conducted by the Office of the Public Defender, and submitted in April, appears to be heading to the courts. Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ), which has been retained by Rastafari Coral Gardens Benevolent … [Read more...] about No Rasta recompense