Young Brigade – Price hoping youngsters will lift Boys’ Town in RSPL

first_imgBoys’ Town head coach Andrew Price is highly confident that the young players added to the Red Stripe Premier League squad will move the club from the cellar position they currently occupy and into a more respectable spot. Despite being in last place on 15 points from their 20 games, Price believes that the youngsters have brought renewed energy to the Collie Smith Drive-based club, which he expects will reflect in results. A 1-0 win over old foes Harbour View on Sunday night in their most recent assignment, courtesy of a third minute Andrew ‘Alvez’ Allen strike, gives credibility to Price’s conviction. In that game, the brave coach introduced several youngster including three schoolboys in the starting eleven. Among the youngsters that played were 17 year-old goalkeeper Shavian Wilson of Excelsior High as well as Chavanney Willis and Orlando Brown of Manning Cup champions Jamaica College. PUSH FORWARD “We are blending the youngsters with the experienced players as I am willing to put young players on the field,” Price told The Gleaner yesterday. “A lot of youth have been promoted from the squad that won the KSAFA Under-20 title last summer. Right now we have a cadre of players that can help the team. We are not far away so the aim is to push forward with 12 games remaining in the preliminary stage,” Price stated. In addition to the schoolboys, Boys’ Town’s roster includes the competition’s leading goalscorer Shamar Nicholson, who is on ten goals, former Bridgeport High standout Jamiel Hardware, plus veteran players such as Michael Campbell, Daemion Benjamin, Wayne Ellis and Garfield Gillespie. Boys’ Town is scheduled to tackle promoted Maverley-Hughenden in their next Red Stripe Premier League assignment on Sunday at Barbican Complex, starting at 3 p.m. Price will be hoping that youthful exuberance will continue to drive the ‘Red Brigade’ away from the drop zone.last_img read more

Tourmaline to invest $1.7 billion in creating more jobs in natural gas sector

first_img“There’s a lot of money coming into this area from Tourmaline alone, and what does that mean? Well, Allan talked about family-supporting jobs, hundreds of jobs – hundreds of directs and hundreds of indirect jobs – for this area as a result of their investment.” FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Tourmaline Oil Ltd. held an announcement on Saturday, October 12, in Fort St. John regarding a major investment and a grand opening of a new deep-cut natural gas facility in Gundy.On hand for the announcement was B.C. Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Michelle Mungall, Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman, Taylor Mayor Rob Fraser, Dawson Creek Mayor Dale Bumstead, Peace River North MLA Dan Davies, and Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier.Tourmaline’s Chief Operating Officer, Allan Bush, announced that the company will be investing an additional $150 million in expansions to the new Gundy facility over the next few years.- Advertisement -Bush says Tourmaline also has plans of investing $1.7 billion dollars, over the next five years, to create more full-time and indirect jobs for people in areas such as production operations, construction, and technology.According to Bush, in the past four years, the company has invested $1.8 billion dollars in capital projects relating directly to the Peace Region, with $312 million of that going to local vendors.Minister Mungall says this investment is huge and is one that is expected to create hundreds of family-supporting jobs for people living in Northeastern B.C.Advertisementlast_img read more