WINNER TAKES ALL: One of the highlights of the annual Denbigh Agricultural Show in Clarendon is the crowning of the National Farm Queen. This year’s winner is Trudiann Ashmead, a 25-year-old St. Thomas native currently pursuing gender and development studies at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI). In addition to a handsome cash prize from title sponsors Nutramix, Ashmead won a scholarship to pursue studies of her choice at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) and will embark on a two-week exchange programme courtesy of Delaware State University.
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? What’s the way forward for Jamaica’s senior athletics programme in the wake of the disappointing results gleaned at the 16th IAAF World Championships in London – not to mention the shocking report of an altercation between two of the country’s female representatives at the championships? Taking stock and looking ahead, technical leader Donald Quarrie has laid down the law. “Guidelines are going to have to be set up and enforced, and athletes are going to have to understand that if you are not prepared to step up to the line, you can be replaced – even if it means we are not going to win,” Quarrie told The Gleaner’s André Lowe. “We have to start somewhere as it relates to certain disciplinary means of making sure our athletes realize that when it comes to the country – especially in the relays – the country comes first.”