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  1. McLeod hurdles to gold
  2. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce announces Zyon’s birth
  3. Warren Weir retiring from athletics
  4. Denbigh 65 honours outstanding athletes
  5. St Andrew High claims misleading, says Reid
  6. Probe ordered into Sav-La-Mar Hospital children’s ward

Omar McLeod

1. McLeod hurdles to gold

Moments after adding the World 110m hurdles title to the Olympic crown he won in Rio last year, Omar McLeod not only dedicated his win to Usain Bolt’s legacy, but also noted that he is already thinking about next season’s challenges – the 100m and 200m. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce announces Zyon’s birth

Iconic Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has announced the birth of her son Zyon Pryce. Fraser-Pryce, the multiple Olympic and World Championships gold medal winner made the disclosure on her Facebook page on Tuesday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Warren Weir retiring from athletics

Warren Weir has apparently brought an end to his athletic career after failing to advance from the heats of the 200m at the World Championships in London. The 2012 Olympic bronze and 2013 World Championships silver medal winner could only manage a 20.60 clocking in his first round contest, which left him in fourth spot and out of the qualifying places for the semi-finals. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Denbigh 65 honours outstanding athletes

On Sunday, at the 65th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural Show in Clarendon, 65 outstanding farmers from across the island were honoured for their achievements. President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Norman Grant, said it was all about saluting the farmers for their tremendous contribution to the development of Jamaica. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

Ruel Reid

5. St Andrew High claims misleading, says Reid

The Ministry of Education,Youth and Information has described a release issued by the St Andrew High School for Girls as ‘misleading in a number of areas’. The girls’ school was one of the schools Education Minister Ruel Reid declared as being extortionists and corrupt, while addressing a post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House in St Andrew, recently.  See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Probe ordered into Sav-La-Mar Hospital children’s ward

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has described as troubling a video and images circulating on Facebook of construction work being done at the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital’s paediatric ward while being occupied by children. Tufton noted that under no circumstance should the children in the hospital’s care have been subjected to such conditions. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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