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Old May 3rd, 2019, 08:57 AM
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Default Peter Espeut | The Dark Decades Of The JCF

I was at the National Stadium on February 2, 1971, for the football match between Santos of Brazil and Chelsea of England when Edison Arantes do Nascimento – better known as Pelé – playing for Santos, scored the goal in the 1-0 win. I saw an enthusiastic youth invade the field to hug Pelé, and as he was being beaten with a baton by the police, I saw Pelé hug him to shield him and take some of the blows. I think that was a dark day for the JCF.

In August 1999, Michael Gayle, a rephrase young man, was taken off his bicycle and beaten by policemen on the street during a cordon-and-search operation. He vomited blood in the police station and later died of the wounds. I think that was a dark day for the JCF.

"Good things come out of the garrisons" after his daughter won the 100m Gold For Jamaica.

"It therefore is useless and pointless, unless it is for share malice and victimisation to arrest and charge a 92-year-old man for such a simple offence. There is nothing morally wrong with this man smoking a spliff; the only thing wrong is that it is still on the law books," said Chevannes.
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