Reggae Warriors started brightlyBut as soon as the game kicked off Jamaica opened the scoring in the third minute through fullback Joseph Shae, with Canada replying abruptly when Denny McCarthy converted for a 6-4 Wolverines lead.Doncaster’s Aaron Jones-Bishop then released flyer Kenneth Walker twice then on the left for tries for the Reggae Warriors and stand-off Fabion Turner scored a superb solo effort from 30 meters, Jones-Bishop converting to give the Reggae Warriors an 18-6 lead at the break.Canada ate into the deficit shortly after the resumption when veteran winger Tony Felix crashed over on the right edge to make it 18-10. Hosts beat Canada 28-14Jamaica’s Reggae warriors beat Canada 28-14 in the second match in the 2017 Americas Championships in their first home Test, held at the Mona Bowl, University of West Indies, Kingston on Sunday.Inclement weather delayed the start of the game by 15 minutes. Historic winJamaica’s Kareen Harris scored next but Canada again responded, this time through hooker Jack Couzens to make it 22-14 and set up a tense finish.Both teams exhibited firm defense but Jamaica debutant Steve Miller sent the crowd into joyous celebration when he recovered a chip kick from Shae on half way and raced untouched to the try line, Jones-Bishop converting to seal a historic win.
(L to R) Marlene Gardner-Matthews, Administrative Attaché, Embassy of Jamaica, Havana; Peter Bailey Charge d’Affaires, Embassy of Jamaica, Havana; Mrs. Sharon Miller Director Economic Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade; Hon. Pearnel Charlea Jr, Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade; and Ms. Liliana García SocarrásLiaison Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cuba(Source: Facebook) Senator the Honourable Pearnel Charles Jr., Jamaica’s Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade travelled to Havana, Cuba over the past weekend to participate in the 37th Session of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).The biennial Session, which will run from May 7-11 at the Palacio de Convenciones in Havana is the intergovernmental mechanism used to steer the work of ECLAC. It will also be used to examine and assess the organisation’s work and progress over the last two years.Environmental sustainable practices “It is in this forum that pressing issues affecting the region’s sustainable development are addressed and modalities for action agreed. I look forward to sharing with regional colleagues the most environmentally sustainable practices as we seek to advance economic and social development,” stated Charles.High-level seminar The Senator’s statement is in direct relation to the high-level seminar titled, “The Inefficiency of Inequality”. Jamaica has been invited to sit on Panel 4 of that seminar which will address the theme of, ‘Territories, Infrastructure and the Environment: a space for the environmental big push’.Other agenda items for the Session include: enhancing South-South Cooperation, promoting deeper Caribbean engagement with Latin America in pursuit of opportunities for growth and sustainable development and examining the regional agreement on access to information, participation and access to justice in environmental matters in Latin America and the Caribbean.This will be HMOS Charles’ first official overseas trip as State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, following his Toronto, Canada, Diaspora engagement in April, which overlapped with his time at the Ministry of National Security and the Foreign Ministry.