KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, has announced that the Government has initiated a $500 million infrastructure programme to rehabilitate roads across the island.
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THE second group stage of the ISSA/LIME Manning Cup resumes today with the playing of the first set of matches in Group J at the Constant Spring field.
In the opening match at 1:00 pm, a duo of past champions — Wolmer's Boys and Norman Manley High — will lock horns in what is expected to be an entertaining clash.
At 3:00 pm, Holy Trinity High, in unfamiliar territory in the second round, battle the 2001 and 2006 winners Bridgeport High.
The Wolmer's team, who made a positive start to the defence of the Walker Cup Knockout title by hammering Spanish Town High to reach the semis, was the runaway top outfit in Group C during the Manning Cup first round.
Wolmer's have played attractive and incisive football all season and start favourites against Norman Manley, who finished second in the Group B preliminaries to Excelsior High.
The second match at the venue could be a tight contest based on the evidence of the first round.
Holy Trinity did win Group G in some style, but some would argue that the opposition was not of the highest calibre. They showed some ability in a 1-2 Walker Cup loss to Charlie Smith High last week but they lacked potency in the attacking third and that was their ultimate undoing.
Bridgeport did not make the Cup KO cut after finishing second behind Jamaica College in Group E, but they are likely to be toughened mentally and tactically as a result of the formidable challenges of the first round.
The competition continues tomorrow with games in Group K at the Spanish Town Prison Oval. In the curtain-raiser at 1:00 pm, champions St George's College, winners of four of the last five titles, face Calabar High, while at 3:00 pm, former holders Camperdown High meet Spanish Town.
Only the top team in each of the four second round groups will advance to the semi-final of the Manning Cup.
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