Hines looking to double at Champs

first_imgKimone Hines, the 2017 Western Championships class one 100m winner, is going for gold. Hines, an outgoing senior at Green Island High School, says she is looking forward to the ISSA GraceKennedy Boy’s and Girl’s Championships where she will do her best to win in both the 100m and 200m sprints. She was speaking just after winning the shorter event on Saturday at the Western Championships in Montego Bay.The Green Island sixth former took the 100m in 11.95 seconds with a composed performance. Having won a bronze medal in the class one 100m behind Shellece Clark of Edwin Allen Comprehensive High in 2015, and a silver in the class one 200m last year while chasing Ashley Williams, then of Holmwood Technical, Hines has her eye on top spot. “I want to see if I can go for the gold, the 100 or the 200, because I got bronze and silver there already”, she revealed, “so I’m, going to put in the work, train hard and see what I can get out of it.”She described her Western Champs race as ‘great’. “I just went out there and all I have to do was just keep focused and have the confidence in myself and that’s what I went out to do”, she recalled.Michael McIntosh, Hines’ coach at Green Island, spoke highly of her Western Champs performance. “She executed all the phases that we have practised and she’s on the bubble and she is destined to execute well come March and beyond.”When she heard his assessment, she was moved. “Oh my God”, she exclaimed, “he made me cry, yes, honestly.”While she is the highest returner to the class one 200m, the Edwin Allen pair of Clarke and defending champion Patrice Moody will stand in her way in the 100m at Champs when it begins on March 28. Nevertheless, McIntosh is optimistic. “She has a very, very good chance”, he said, noting that her best wind legal time at Western Champs last year was 12.14 seconds, the coach who tutored Odail Todd to the 2011 World Youth Championships gold in the 100 said, “That’s a great improvement at this time of the year and with 41 days to go, or 40 days to go, I have the plan and she will execute it.”McIntosh has reduced her training load since Hines, who has 8 CXC passes, is busy with schoolwork. However, he is aiming to help Hines qualify for the Pan American Games. That could prepare her for the future which will also include university studies.Her presence amongst the best high school sprinters in the country is remarkable for an athlete described by her coach as a late bloomer. He reckons that she has a bright future in the sport.”She’s very, very, very in tune with what is happening around her so I don’t see her stopping here”, he intoned about the young athlete. “I expect her to go as far as the Olympics, the World Championships and beyond”, he concluded.Hines completed her Western Champs career with second place in the 200m. That event was won by Debra Wallace of Herbert Morrison High School, 24.52 to 24.59 seconds for Hines.last_img read more

Woman jailed for falsifying passport

first_imgA woman, who Police had issued a wanted bulletin for last month, was on Wednesday jailed for six months and fined $40,000 when she appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Thirty-one-year-old, Unique Angelica Hope of Thomas Street, Kitty, Georgetown admitted to the offense of falsifying a Guyanese passport when she stood before Magistrate Faith McGusty.Unique Angelica HopeThe prosecution’s case contended that on January 17, 2019, at the Central Immigration and Passport Office, Georgetown, for the purpose of procuring a new passport, she signed a written document stating that she was Coretta Hope. After the police could not locate her a wanted bulletin was issued for her and she was subsequently arrested.During her first court appearance Hope denied the allegation after which she was granted $100,000 bail. The woman was unable to post bail. On her second court appearance on Wednesday she changed her plea and has the sentence handed down. The court heard that Hope had previously forged a passport after she was deported from Barbados for overstaying. Following deportation, hope forged yet another passport and was again deported from Barbados for overstaying.However, this time around, she attempted to use her physically challenged sister’s identification to forge her third passport but was caught.last_img read more

Stars AFCON last 16 hopes quashed by Benin

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga gestures during the Africa Cup of Nations clash against Senegal in Cairo on July 1, 2019CAIRO, Egypt, Jul 2- Kenya’s hopes of progressing to the round of 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations fell flat on Tuesday night after Cameroon failed to pick maximum points against Benin with the two sides playing to a 0-0 draw in Ismailia.Te result meant Benin move to three points and with a better goal difference pip Kenya to the fourth spot among the third placed teams with Kenya dropping to fifth, something that effectively ends their dream of a last 16 slot. Benin will qualify for the last 16 as the last third placed team if Angola and Mauritania fail to pick maximum points in their matches later Tuesday night.Cameroon meanwhile went through as second placed and will play Nigeria in the round of 16 in Alexandria on Saturday with Ghana going through as group winners with a 2-0 win over Guinea Bissau.They will face the runner up in Group E in the round of 16.0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more