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  1. Whitmore offered contract extension
  2. Heroes Circle contract cancelled
  3. #London2017: McPherson was ready to run
  4. JUTC buses stoned, damamged
  5. More investigations into $8m ganja bust
  6. Traffic changes for Mona Road

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1. Whitmore offered contract extension

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has offered Theodore Whitmore a new contract as coach of the national senior men’s team, after his contract ended at the conclusion of the Gold Cup last month. Whitmore was given an interim role by the late former JFF president Captain Horace Burrell, last year. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Heroes Circle contract cancelled

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has terminated the contract it had with Kenneth ‘Skeng Don’ Black-owned Black Brothers to construct a perimeter fence around National Heroes Park in central Kingston because of non-performance. The $152-million project, which started in 2015, is reportedly only 70 per cent complete, despite the deadline for completion being twice shifted. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. #London2017: McPherson was ready to run

Jamaican quarter miler Stephenie-Ann McPherson has rejected reports that she did not run in the women’s 4x400m relay final at the World Championships on Sunday because of an injury. “I was ready to run,” said McPherson but she admitted that out of anger, she had told team mates that she did not have to take to the tracks. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. JUTC buses stoned, damaged

Three Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses have been stoned by unscrupulous persons.Communications Manager Cecil Thoms says two buses were damaged in Bull Bay in St Andrew and another in Spanish Town, St Catherine yesterday afternoon. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. More investigations into $8m ganja bust

The police are continuing their investigations into the seizure of over $8 million worth of compressed ganja, along with a high-powered rifle during a six-hour police/military operation in Culloden, Westmoreland, yesterday. A 52-year-old man of a Whitehouse, Westmoreland address was arrested in connection with the seizure of the drug weighing just over 2,000 pounds. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Traffic changes for Mona Road

The National Works Agency (NWA) has implemented traffic changes along Mona Road in St Andrew. The NWA says the Mona and Wellington Drive intersection has been reduced to single lane traffic. The change took effect on Saturday and will remain until the end of September. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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