Arnett’s Dicoy Williams punishes former club Harbour View in Red Stripe Premier League

first_img Boys’ Town 1 Portmore United 2 FC Reno 0 Montego Bay United 2 Maverley-Hughenden 2 Jamalco 3 Humble Lion 1 Waterhouse 0 Tivoli Gardens 1 UWI FC 2 Arnett Gardens 1 Harbour View 0 Dicoy Williams punished his former club, Harbour View FC, when he scored for Arnett Gardens in a 1-0 victory in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex in Trench Town, St Andrew, yesterday. Williams played a big role as he also marshalled the backline to ensure a clean sheet. He found the winner for Arnett Gardens, popularly named ‘Junglists’, in the 12th minute. “It was a good performance from the team following a loss last week to Humble Lion. We stuck in and came away with the three points,” Williams, who was duly adjudged Man of the Match, told The Gleaner. “It was definitely a big plus for me to score the winning goal. I had said to myself before the game that I have scored many goals in the Premier League and want to continue doing that. My aim is to score at least five goals this season,” the central defender disclosed. Williams transferred from Harbour View, know also as Stars of the East, three seasons ago and holds no grudge against his former club. “Harbour View has done well for me. It wasn’t anything special to score against them. It is a regular game for me,” the 29-year-old pointed out. Arnett won the title two seasons ago, but finished third last season, and Williams said the aim is to win the Premier League again. “The goal is to build a family of players just like we did when we won the title. Last season was not good. We have to focus on team unity and spirit in order to challenge for the championship title,” the former national defender said. With regards to representing the national team again, Williams said: “There is always hope to play for Jamaica.” Arnett’s head coach Jerome ‘Jerry’ Waite said his team should have won by a wider margin. “We created numerous goalscoring chances, especially Lennox Russell, who missed three chances, and Damari Deacon, who missed one chance. We played in spurts, but it was an important win,” Waite said. Harbour View’s captain John-Ross Edwards was the best player for his team. The midfielder troubled Arnett with his dribbling and passes. However, striker Ross Burton was ineffective upfront. Yesterday’s Resultslast_img read more

Charity hospital’s dental department in deplorable state

first_imgResidents living in the north of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), particularly in the Pomeroon areas, continue to face tremendous economic hardship accessing public oral health services owing to the condition of the Charity Oscar Joseph Hospital’s dental department, which is currently out of operation.The department’s unsanitary conditions have forced staff to send patients to Suddie and Anna Regina dental departments.The current condition of the Charity Oscar Joseph dental departmentResidents related that they have to travel long hours and when they reach Suddie, they were often sent away.“When we reach Suddie, we are told that they already reached the amount of patients for the day and as such, we have to come back, I travelled from as far as Wakapao in the Pomeroon River to do an extraction and that is what I was told,” a resident told Guyana Times.Other residents related that they have to incur additional expenses to venture to the Anna Regina Health Centre to access dental services. This poses an extra burden on persons’ pocketbooks.In March 2017, the Charity Oscar Joseph Hospital’s dental department was closed as a result of bat and ant infestations. The matter was discussed at the last statutory meeting of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) in detail.Head of the Region Two RDC, Devanand Ramdatt said he was not aware that Suddie’s dental department has a “cut off” on the numbers of persons it treated, but he would investigate.Ramdatt said he was, however, concerned about the way a particular contractor was carrying out his job at the Charity facility. He noted that a contract was awarded for works to be done at Suddie and Charity hospitals, but the contractor was moving at a snail’s pace. Ramdatt further said on account of the slothfulness of the contractor, the dental department at the Charity hospital remained out of operation. He stated that the works at the hospitals needed to be sped up so that services could be made available to the people. (Indrawattie Natram)last_img read more