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Published:Sunday | June 7, 2015 | 6:00 AM
Khan-Haqq
Dalley
Arnett Gardens FC
Blatter
Warner
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Sepp Blatter

 

The most powerful man in sports shocked the world last Tuesday when he announced his intention to stand down as president of FIFA. Blatter has been under intense pressure to go since United States prosecutors issued indictments against 14 current or former football officials. The 79-year-old Blatter was first elected president on June 8, 1998. He was re-elected as president in 2002, 2007, 2011, and 2015.

 

Austin 'Jack' Warner

 

The feisty former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner, who has been indicted in the wide-ranging bribery scandal, has vowed not to go down alone. Warner last week threatened to unleash a tide of evidence relating to the dealings of world soccer's governing body and how his money was used to fund the general election campaign of current Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamal Persad-Bissessar.

 

Arnett

 

 

Gardens FC

 

Andre Clennon in the 59th minute and Leon Strickland in the 65th carried the 'Jungleists' to a 2-0 win over Montego Bay United and their first Premier League title in 13 years.

 

Police rank-and-file members

 

A mysterious virus struck several members of the police force last week causing them to miss work for days. Though they never admitted it, there was no doubt in the minds of most Jamaicans that this was a part of efforts by the Police Federation to force the hand of the Government in ongoing wage talks.

 

Horace Dalley

 

The man in the eye of the storm surrounding wage negotiations with the public sector, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Finance, Dalley warned last week that up to 15,000 public-sector employees could lose their jobs if the Government gives in to the present wage demands.

 

Rashidah Khan-Haqq

 

The female member of the Islamic Council of Jamaica sparked a firestorm when she declared that many of Jamaica's social problems would be solved if men were allowed to have more than one wife.