“Again we are disappointed. It’s an unfortunate turn of events, but understandable. Most unfortunate.” That’s Captain Horace Burrell’s succinct reaction to striker Marlon King’s announcement that he’s bringing the curtains down on his international football career. On the upside, the JFF boss (speaking with TV J Sports) made an announcement of his own: four UK-based players have expressed interest in “becoming a part of the Reggae Boyz.”
What a week…. The pair of brutish security guards involved in that caught-on-tape beating of a male UTech student accused of homosexual activity, have finally been hauled into police custody. According to investigating officers, the two guards were picked up on Saturday and will be held pending further investigation. The attack on the student captured local and international headlines all of last week and has been condemned by such human-rights bodies as Jamaicans for Justice.
UPDATE: Speaking of police matters, the trial of broadcaster Wayne Whyte and his co-accused, both of whom have been implicated in the vicious April 2012 gun-attack on media darling Jody-Ann Gray is reportedly set to get going next February.
And in case you’re one of the many Jamaicans still without power supply at home, the latest bulletin from the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) indicates that the power company’s efforts to restore supply to several communities in eastern Jamaica (Portland and St. Thomas) is being hampered by “strong rains and flooding.”
ISLAND IN THE SUN: Jamaica is all over the newest season of America’s Next Top Model. Kudos to the oh-so-lovely and talented Tyra Banks, ever the true visionary. Tune in to the CW this Friday night for more splendid highlights from The Rock, including appearances by such homegrown talents as Yendi Phillipps.