Fri | May 26, 2017

They made the news last week:

Published:Sunday | July 5, 2015 | 7:00 AM
Brown
Samuels
Thompson
Arscott
Ferguson
Bolt
Mahfood
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Dustin Brown: The former Jamaica representative announced himself to the world by defeating two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal in three sets. Brown's triumph brought into sharp focus the lack of support locally for the so-called 'minor sports', as he had complained bitterly about not getting any support from Jamaica before switching his allegiance to Germany.

Oliver Samuels: The renowned comedian made the front pages after a court was told that he and his family received death threats after two of his high end phones were stolen. The man charged with the crime was been remanded and is scheduled to return to court on July 29.

Evan Thompson: Senior meteorologist at the Met Service left Jamaicans parched after he warned that there would be no relief from the sweltering heat and drought that has been affecting the island any time soon.

Noel Arscott: The Local Government Minister made the announcement that everyone had been expecting, an 18-month delay in the holding of local government elections, which were due no later than June 30.

Dr Fenton Ferguson: Back on the front pages was the health minister as he purposed amendments to the Road Traffic Bill to include a $10,000 fine for persons who smoke ganja and operate motor vehicles.

Usain Bolt: Slowed by injuries, the reigning 100m and 200m World Champion withdrew from Diamond League races in Paris and Lausanne sparking fears that he might miss the next staging of the event in August.

John Mahfood: The outspoken businessman called for a cut in the taxes on building material and a significant reduction in the waiting time for approvals from the regulatory agencies and utility companies as a means to stimulating the economy through the housing sector.