The good, the bad, and the ugly (November 10)


Alia Atkinson’s continued her great form in swimming World Cup into Tokyo leg, with another fine win in 100 metres breaststroke. She keeps swimming close to the world record in that event. She finished the leg with two gold medals and a bronze.


Jamaica’s under 17 women failed to advance beyond the semis in CONCACAF tournament, losing 5-0 to Canada, then losing 8-0 to USA in 3rd place match. The ladies looked to have run out of legs, after excellent group play. So, no place in 2014 FIFA World Cup in Costa Rica, but plenty of promise. Mexico and Canada have booked their spots toCosta Rica next March.


Jamaican Police beating of allegedly mentally ill, Kamoza Clarke, to a near vegetative state and remains in hospital. Incident was caught on closed circuit television, thus contradicting claims that ‘he fell’ down stairs. The policemen accused of beating an inmate at the Falmouth Police Station in Trelwany last month have been placed on interdiction following a probe including the viewing of video footage. Police High Command has concluded that the matter should now be dealt with by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).