KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Manning Cup champions Jamaica College (JC) are also the 2013 Olivier Shield champions, the pinnacle of local schoolboy football, defeating St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) 2-0 at the National Stadium Saturday afternoon, and 5-0 on aggregate.
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NEW YORK, United States -- Despite suffering a crushing defeat in last September's Democratic primary elections, Jamaican-born businessman Mark Escoffery-Bey is seeking to become Bronx Borough president.
The Kingston native will face off against incumbent Borough president Rueben Diaz in the elections here tomorrow. While he will be running as an independent, Escoffery-Bey will also be on the War Veterans' ticket.
In an interview after losing the September primary, Escoffery-Bey told the Jamaica Observer that he had learnt valuable lessons as a result of the defeat. He said, for example, that he should have delegated more responsibilities to people in his campaign.
His priorities, if elected, is to reform the political system in the Borough and provide quality education and jobs. He has often described the system there as "corrupt", saying that that corruption had made the Bronx the worst district in the country.
A number of voters here, however, give Escoffery-Bey a small chance of scoring an upset win against Diaz, whose family has built a political dynasty in Bronx politics over several years.
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