They made the news last week
Jamaica's quartet of 4x400m relay runners, Christine Day, Shericka Jackson, Stephenie-Ann McPherson, and Novlene Williams-Mills, last week delivered gold for Jamaica in the penultimate race on the final day of the World Athletics Championships in Beijing, China. The girls, running in the order of Day, Jackson, McPherson and Williams-Mills, beat overwhelming favourites, the United States, for only the second time in a major sporting event.
Unhappy with the lack of participation by the Chinese business community in the building of the social fabric of Montego Bay, St James, businesswoman Gloria Henry, president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, says unless the Asians change their attitude, they should be censured through the boycotting of their businesses. However, one member of the Chinese community in Montego Bay said the allegations levelled against them were less than factual. He said that while their involvement was not widespread, they did offer special deals to persons who shop with them on a regular basis.
The Simpson Miller Government is being urged to consider leading a process of renewal in Jamaica's inner cities by purchasing, on a large scale, property owned by poor people and selling them to developers to build housing solutions for middle-class and affluent people. Delroy Chuck, the member of parliament for North East St Andrew, a constituency of mainly middle- to upper-class residents, interspersed with inner-city areas, said the State should lead the way in removing the less affluent persons, thus paving the way for development. Speaking in the first-ever State of the Constituency Debate in the House of Representatives, Chuck complained that developers are "coming in communities and changing the character of the neighbourhood". He later said he was not anti-poor.