>> Marva Bernard has been elected President of the Americas Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA). “My objectives are to build on what I have inherited to make [the sport in] the region better than I found it,” says the former Netball Jamaica president. “Umpiring, coaching and administration are critical areas for further development. According to insiders, Bernard’s involvement was crucial to the success of the recent inaugural staging of the AFNA High School Championships, hosted in Kingston.
>> Former parliamentary colleagues, friends and bereaved relatives are mourning the death of Easton Douglas. The former MP for South East St. Elizabeth, permanent secretary and Chairman of the National Housing Trust died on Sunday after a long battle with cancer. He was 81 years old. “Easton Douglas has etched his place in the history of Jamaica,” says PM Andrew Holness. “His legacy is one of sacrifice, dedication and service for the development of Jamaica and its people.”