Un feu a ravagé des habitations à Pointe-à-Pitre

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Samedi 30 Juillet 2022 – 17h26

Deux habitations en tôle et en bois étaient concernées par le feu violent. – Sdis

À la mi-journée, deux habitations de Fonds Laugier ont été la proie des flammes.

Peu avant midi, ce samedi 30 juillet, un incendie s’est déclaré à la rue Alexandre-Isaac, dans le quartier de Fonds Laugier. Deux habitations en tôle et en bois, sur une emprise au sol de 150 m² environ, étaient concernées par le feu violent. Avec les flammes très importantes, le risque de propagation avec des habitations et des véhicules limitrophes et véhicules était bien réel. Comme le risque d’électrocution avec la présence de câbles au sol.

21 pompiers ont combattu les flammes. – Sdis

L’intervention des pompiers a permis de circonscrire le sinistre. Une personne ayant inhalé de la fumée de combustion a été dirigé vers le CHU. Et un relogement des habitants était envisagé par la municipalité. Sur cette intervention, dans le centre ancien de Pointe-à-Pitre, les services d’incendie ont engagé 4 fourgons incendie, 1 VSAV (véhicule de secours et d’assistance aux victimes) et 21 soldats du feu. À noter également la présence de la police, EDF, du responsable sécurité de la Ville et du président du CA du SDIS.

Peu avant midi, ce samedi 30 juillet, un incendie s’est déclaré à la rue Alexandre-Isaac, dans le quartier de Fonds Laugier. – Sdis
Une personne ayant inhalé de la fumée de combustion a été dirigé vers le CHU. – Sdis
De nombreux riverains ont suivi l’intervention des secours – Sdis

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Denbigh Show back with usual sway and some COVID protocols in the mix Loop Jamaica

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The annual Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show is back in almost full swing with the usual crowded setup at the showground outside May Pen in Clarendon, but amid it are some notable attempts to maintain some of the established COVID-19 protocols.

On day one of the three-day show on Saturday, dubbed the Agricultural Minister’s Day, there are as many exhibitors as could be expected, with vehicular traffic being heavy into and inside the grounds, but crowd control measures being noticeably evident at many points.

Hand sanitisation has been a noticeable feature, with significant mask wearing among exhibitors and other stakeholders and staff, but much less consistent among the patrons, whose numbers are yet to build up to the staggering levels that are anticipated for Sunday and Monday.

But with all concerned seemingly just happy to be back at the historical showground for the 68th staging of the show which is labelled as the largest and most diverse agricultural event across the English-speaking Caribbean, it was a pretty relaxing day prior to the official ceremony in mid-afternoon.

Among the notable attendees on Saturday was new United States Ambassador to Jamaica, Jamaican-born Nick Perry; Jay Ebanks, Minister of Planning, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure in the Cayman Islands; Jamaica’s Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Pearnel Charles Jr; State Minister Frank Witter; and Opposition Spokesman on Agriculture, Lothian Cousins.

With youth in agriculture a highpoint of the day, activities and judging are under way with the Farm Queen Competition and the National Youth in Agriculture Competition, both of which are scheduled to culminate later on Saturday.


Sunshine Girls dominate South Africa at commonwealth Games Loop Jamaica

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Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls made it two victories from two games on day three of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England after defeating South Africa 68-49 in Pool A on Saturday.

The result means that Jamaica have won 13 out of their 16 previous encounters against South Africa.

The Sunshine Girls, who are looking to improve on their bronze medal four years ago in Australia, were led to victory by captain and goal shooter Jhaniele Fowler who had a perfect scoring record in the game.

Fowler played 40 minutes and scored 33 goals from 33 attempts as the Sunshine Girl won three of the four quarters.

They won the opening quarter 18-17, the second 19-12, and the third 17-12. South Africa took the fourth and final quarter 18-14 but lost the tie by 19 points.

Goal shooter Shimona Nelson and goal attacker Rebekah Robinson were also perfect on the day.

Nelson had 14 from 14 and Robinson ended with six from six.

Shanice Beckford supported well with 15 goals from 18 attempts.

Ine Mari Venter was the leading scorer for South Africa with 30 goals from 36 attempts.

Jamaica beat Wales 72-43 in their opening game on Friday. South Africa were playing their first match.

Jamaica will play their third game against Barbados on Monday while South Africa return to action against Barbados on Sunday.

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Caribbean Creators: Ameer Hosein Loop Jamaica

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The sprint legend turn music producer has released his fifth studio album with several dancehall artists.

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“It was just the energy the riddim gave me. It has the tempo and vibes, so the idea just came to me to name it after my 100m record,” Bolt said about the name.

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The project is available on all streaming platforms, including Apple Music and Spotify.

Bolt previously released his first album ‘Olympe Rosé’, his second ‘Usain Bolt Presents: Immortal Riddim’, his third, ‘Usain Bolt Presents: Clockwork Riddim’, and his fourth project, Country Yutes, which saw good reception with fans, having debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Reggae Albums chart in the U.S.

According to the producer, his latest album shows his growth as a producer.

“I just want to continue to grow as a producer in the business… I’m learning each day,” he continued.