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    Peta-Gaye French wrote a new post, Four in a row for Edwin Allen, Six for Calabar, on the site YowLink 4 weeks ago

    #Champs2017 is over with Edwin Allen Comprehensive and Calabar winning and retaining the Girls and Boys Champs respectively.

    Calabar High School and KC went down to the last event, the 4x400m relay, where h […]

    • A huge congratulations to Calabar High and Edwin Allen High for winning Boys and Girls Champs 6 and 4 consecutive times respectively. That’s indeed a great feat. The athletes were the best, they performed well, and their coaches were the best two coaches at the event.

      The results on the Boys side was not expected by many, including me BUT I always knew it was a two-horse race between eventual winners Calabar and Kingston College (KC). On the Girls side, I always felt Edwin Allen had too much fire power to be caught but Hydel High, St Jago High, and Holmwood Technical made it quite interesting for most of the championships.

      I congratulate ISSA, the TVJ staff, 1SpotMedia, the student athletes, coaches, the great fans, and others for a great championships. As analyst Bruce James said at the end, and I paraphrase, “This is the best track meet in the world… notice I didn’t say high school”.

      On behalf of Yowlink, I beseech you to come together Jamaicans… Caribbean people, and see how we can impress the world with things like #Champs2017 and the brave kids 11-18 who performed well and hard. Those things build the great nation of Jamaica and their loving, God-fearing, law-biding, competitive citizens. It’s a good place. Let’s not continue to destroy our image with murders, rape, gangs, scams, fights, and nonsense. Lets stomp out the madness with great events and participation like this. Show the world, we can root for different teams and still be “one people”.

      I must thank the Yowlink staff for their contribution during the entire #Champs2017.

    • Calabar won. Edwin Allen won. Congratulations to both schools, students, athletes, coaches, and fans.

      Check this out. I wonder if The College decided to protest the final score of 317 (Calabar) to KC (314) because of what happened in the 800m finals where they originally got 2 points to Calabar 1, if people would be upset and calling out KC on FB and Instagram for being sore losers?

      During the race, the man from KC had been pushed earlier and lost a bit of ground so he warded off the runner coming up on his left to sandwich him. It happened to be the man from Calabar who ran up and threw punches at the man from KC. First time I have seen that at champs. After they finished 7th (man from KC) and 8th (Calabar), the man from Calabar went after the man from KC and had to be restrained by ISSA / Champs officials. The 7th place finish gave KC 2 points and 8th place gave calabar 1 point.

      You might remember that they took away the 2 points from KC and the 1 point from Calabar, disqualifying both. Think about that.

      But later in the final moment, we learnt that they took disqualified only the man from KC but the man from Calabar was not disqualified so KC lost the 2 points but Calabar gained 2 points. That made the final score what it was.

      Pushing and shoving while jockeying for position in these long distance races is nothing new.

      1. If the man from Calabar and the man from KC were both disqualified, the final score would have been 317 – 2 = 315 Calabar, 314 – 0 = 314 KC, giving Calabar a 1 point Champs win. No difference.

      2. If neither the man from Calabar nor the man from KC were disqualified after the race, the final score would have been Calabar 317 – 2 + 1 = 316 to KC 314 + 2 = 316, a tie and they go to which team won the most gold medals. I don’t have those numbers but, of course, if it was KC, they would have to hear endless complaints about Ari Rodgers and that 800m decision but they’d be Champs winners.

      3. If the man from Calabar had been disqualified for throwing punches and going after the man from KC after the race and the man from KC kept his 7th position finish, the final score would have been Calabar 317 – 2 = 315 to KC 314 + 2 = 316, then KC wins Champs by 1 point. KC would have to hear endless complaints about Ari Rodgers and that 800m decision but they’d be Champs winners.

      I should write for Yowlink.

      • @asewell, if you are interested in your own site (e.g. asewell.yowlink.com, for example), PM us and we’ll create an empty one for you. Of course, you’d have to provide the content. We used to allow registered users to create their own and people were abusing.

        Good, detailed assessment on #Champs2017 potential outcome, by the way.

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    Peta-Gaye French commented on the post, Fidel Castro, former Cuban President, dies at 90, on the site YowLink 5 months ago

    In reply to: Peta-Gaye French wrote a new post, Fidel Castro, former Cuban President, dies at 90, on the site YowLink Former Cuban President, Fidel Castro, has died. After overthrowing then Cuban president, Fulgencio […] View

    But tell mi nuh, if you are so inclined Mr Noons (@tnoon), how do you feel?

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    Peta-Gaye French wrote a new post, Fidel Castro, former Cuban President, dies at 90, on the site YowLink 5 months ago

    Former Cuban President, Fidel Castro, has died.

    After overthrowing then Cuban president, Fulgencio Batista, Castro governed Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976. Then he was President from 1976 to 2008, […]

    • I man first. To the people, mostly wealthy, whose land he stole or whose relatives he killed because they opposed him, they will celebrate. For others who saw him as a revolutionary, they will feel sadness. I can tell you that most Caribbean people I man talk to over di years nuh have issues with Fidel Castro. No politician, revolutionary or not, is perfect. Castro definitely had many many flaws, did many many bad, but did many many good.

      • But tell mi nuh, if you are so inclined Mr Noons (@tnoon), how do you feel?

      • Thanks for comments @tnoon. I see your point that he was and all politicians did bad and good. I suspect you understand both sides. I do agree that most peoples of non-Cuban or non-American descent that I run into have reported that the government of their country of origin have been friendly towards Castro’s Cuba and vice-versa. I suppose nothing more needs to be said.

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    Peta-Gaye French wrote a new post, 5 in a row for Calabar, 3 in a row for Edwin Allen, on the site YowLink 1 year, 1 month ago

    #Champs2016 is over with a celebration akin to “New Years eve/night” without fireworks with Edwin Allen Comprehensive and Calabar winning the Girls and Boys Champs respectively.

    Calabar High School, heavy […]

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    Peta-Gaye French wrote a new post, JLP wins elections in Jamaica, on the site YowLink 1 year, 2 months ago

    Andrew Holness is now Jamaica’s Prime Minister-elect as his opposition Jamaica Labor Party (JLP) won the February 25 elections over the ruling People’s National Party (PNP), winning 33 of the 63 seats. […]

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    Peta-Gaye French wrote a new post, Opposition PNM defeats PP in Trinidad & Tobago general elections, on the site YowLink 1 year, 7 months ago

    The Keith Rowley-led opposition People’s National Movement (PNM) party defeated the incumbent Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s People’s Partnership (PP) coalition of parties yesterday in Trinidad and Tobago’s (T&T) gen […]

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    Peta-Gaye French wrote a new post, Edwin Allen has won Jamaica’s Girls Champs 2015, on the site YowLink 2 years, 1 month ago

    With only 5 events to go (score), we can safely say Edwin-Allen has repeated as girls champions in Jamaica’s Inter-Secondary Schools Athletic (ISSA) Boys and Girls Championships 2015.

    On the Boys side, KC’s […]

    • Yes indeed. Congratulations to Edwin Allen who are well on their way to repeat as Champs after 10 years of Holmwood dominance. @csharpe may not want to hear this but, the thread KC is hanging on is getting thinner and thinner. Let’s see what happens there.

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    Peta-Gaye French wrote a new post, Calabar, Edwin Allen Dominant at Champs 2014, on the site YowLink 3 years, 1 month ago

    Calabar has now three-peated, winning Boys Champs 2012, 2013, and now 2014 ahead of 30-time winners Kingston College (KC) and Jamaica College (JC) at the National Stadium tonight.  In the ISSA Girls Championships, […]

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    Peta-Gaye French wrote a new post, Vybez Kartel Faces Life After Guilty Verdict, on the site YowLink 3 years, 1 month ago

    Dancehall Reggae artist Vybz Kartel has been convicted of murder. In a high-profile trial under heavy security, Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, and three of the four co-defendants were found guilty of […]

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    Peta-Gaye French wrote a new post, Wayne “Sleng Teng” Smith legacy, on the site YowLink 3 years, 2 months ago

    On Monday, news hit Jamaica, the Caribbean, North America, the UK, and the world that the creator of the first fully-computerized Dancehall Reggae “riddim” (rhythm), “Sleng Teng”, Wayne Smith, has passed at the […]

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    Peta-Gaye French added the event Happy 2014 and beyond to everyone 3 years, 4 months ago

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    Peta-Gaye French added the event Merry Christmas everyone 3 years, 4 months ago

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    Peta-Gaye French commented on the post, IAAF World Championships of Track and Field 2013, on the site YowLink 3 years, 8 months ago

    With the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) going on, the start of English League soccer – Barklay’s Premier League soccer, among other events, Jamaicans still were glued to their television sets in support of their […]

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    Peta-Gaye French added the event Happy Independence Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) 3 years, 8 months ago

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    Peta-Gaye French added the event Happy Independence Trinidad & Tobago (T&T) 3 years, 8 months ago

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    Peta-Gaye French wrote a new post, Vybez Kartel in court, on the site YowLink 3 years, 9 months ago

    Vybez Kartel, if not guilty on a technicality (key witness cannot be found), may still not go free because he’s to be held until 2nd murder trial later this year.  The dancehall reggae artist, born Adidja Palmer, […]

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    Peta-Gaye French commented on the post, What will the Reggae Boyz do against Costa Rica?, on the site YowLink 4 years ago

    Although our team lost, let’s rally behind the only Caribbean team still with good hope to make it to the World Cup. Rally round the Black Green and Gold/Yellow nuh man.

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