It’s a battle of the blues in today’s ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup final at Sabina Park.When the opening whistle blows at 5 p.m. dark blues Jamaica College (JC) will come face to face with the light blues of St George’s College.Before the grand final Jonathan Grant High and Denham Town High will meet in a third place play-off at 3 p.m.Defending champions JC will be seeking their 27th title today, while St George’s College, with 22 liens on the trophy, are hunting their 23rd crown.JC have lost in other competitions this season but are unbeaten in the Manning Cup. They do not have an outstanding scorer to match last year’s top man Junior Flemmings, but their attacking players have done enough to get them to the final.The Miguel Coley-coached JC only failed to score once in a 0-0 draw with Holy Trinity in the second round. Senior players Donovan Dawkins and Ronaldo Brown are among their leading scorers, with 15 goals between them. Dawkins has six and Brown nine.JC’s main strength lies in defence where versatile captain Allando Brown has been outstanding in both midfield, and at the back. Most of his impressive work has come while he playing in the heart of his team’s defence at centre half.Meanwhile, St George’s, who lost two preliminary round matches, have bounced back emphatically after every defeat, and are strong favourites to win today after an impressive 4-0 win over JC in the FLOW Super Cup final two weeks ago.Neville ‘Bertis’ Bell is aiming to win a sixth Manning Cup with the light blues.His attacking front three of Alex Marshall (26 goals), Shevon Stewart (14) and Gregory Messam (14) have been hard to contain all season.St George’s have also done well in defence as only JC have conceded fewer goals. They are also the only team to have scored in all their games.Today’s main battle should be between JC’s tough defender Allando Brown and St George’s wily forward Marshall. Marshall is difficult to contain and if he is allowed to roam freely in the JC half he could ensure another miserable evening for the dark blues.
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The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Lewis G. Brown, has disclosed that the Board of Inquiry set up to investigate the death of little Shaki Kamara has finally submitted the report to the President through the Minister of National Defense, Brownie Samukai.Speaking at the Ministry’s weekly press briefing yesterday on Capitol Hill in Monrovia, Minister Brown said the report contained appropriate recommendations and facts relating to the death of Shaki Kamara during the West Point’s riot with state security.According to the government spokesman, the President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will consider all the recommendations and facts of the report and have it published.“We are convinced that all the recommendations and facts are available in the report of Shaki Kamara’s death, submitted by the Board of Inquiry, who have properly handled the process with care and concerned.”The President, Minister Brown said, has promised keenly to review the report, especially the recommendations and facts provided by the Board of Inquiry.“We want to assure the public that in the shortest possible time the report of late Shaki Kamara will be released, including the cause of his death and the recommendations made by the Board,” Minister Brown said.He explained that, the report was made available to the President through the office of the Defense Minister, who is also member of the Board of Inquiry on the death of young Kamara, which occurred on August 20, 2014.According to Mr. Browne, the report contained the facts, which led to the shooting incident in West Point on August 20 by state security, and established all the possible recommendations.Meanwhile, Minister Brown has disclosed that at the end of September, the Liberia National Police (LNP) and the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN) will replace the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) at all borders and checkpoints.He explained that, “The Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) will complete its withdrawal by the 30th of September from all the checkpoints. They will be replaced at the border points by BIN officers and other places by our LNP officers.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Northern Development Initiative Trust has a new Board Chair.Chetwynd Mayor Evan Saugstad will replace Bruce Sutherland after he retired following 5 years of service. Lita Powell from Taylor was confirmed as Vice Chair of the Board and Mike Tarr of Prince Rupert remains Finance Chair.The Northern Development Initiative Trust was created in December of 2003 in order to use the 135 million dollars from the lease of BC Rail assests. The group uses that money to help create economic development in the North and Central areas of the Province.- Advertisement –