>> Team Ultimate are the 2018 winners of the World Reggae Dance Championships, which had its finale inside the National Arena on Friday night. The five-member dancing squad was awarded a $600,000 cash prize and the winner’s trophy. Second place ($300,000) went to the Schengen Squad out of Italy, which also copped sectional prizes for Best Costume and Best International Group. Fantastic Steppaz emerged third-place winners ($150,000). Two crews had to share the award for Most Disciplined Team: Kingston’s SB Team and Poland’s Full A Vibe, which also won Most Popular on Social Media.
>> Thanks to Rev. Al Miller and other stalwarts of the Jamaican clergy, the MAN Ting initiative (Men Advancing the Nation) was recently launched in Kingston. Committed to the fight against crime and violence, it’s being promoted by the Independent Churches of Jamaica. “We want to emphatically declare that, as the church, we will make the matter of guns and ammunition recovery a prayer priority,” Miller says. A ‘rededicating the nation’ exercise is slated for Wednesday at the National Stadium car park.
>> The Jamaica Tallawahs are now in camp for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL) cricket championships, bowling off on August 8. “The expectations are always high,” says team manager Andrew Richardson. “We had our first day of camp (last Wednesday) and the guys are looking good, and they are in high spirits and everybody is ready to go.”