Jamaica College (JC) captain and top schoolboy defender, Allando Brown refers to today’s ISSA/Flow Super Cup final, which put defending champion JC against Manning Cup favourite, St George’s College as the ‘El Clasico’ of schoolboy football.The reference points to the high-profileclashes between Spanish rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona.Brown’s mature leadership and commanding presence at the back has many observers calling him the best schoolboy defender this season.But this weekend he will be up against one of the most feared attacker in this year’s competition, in Alex Marshall.Brown, however, insists that there is no fear among his teammates and himself and that they will come with their A game.”As we say (at JC), this is El Clasico. So we are going out there to do it,” he told The Gleaner.”All season, even in preseason, we didn’t get a chance to play against St George’s, so we don’t know what they are really about. But by seeing them we see that they have a lot of passing. But Jamaica College is about that as well, so we are going out on Saturday (today) to deliver and hopefully we get to defend the Super Cup,” he continued.However, he admitted that keeping tabs on Marshall and company will be a very difficult task.”It’s a rough task, honestly. But when top strikers are going up against top defenders, they have to come with their A game, trust me. But we are coming with our A plus game.”Nobody is a threat to Jamaica College, whoever they bring we are just going to do our job.. as Jamaica College is always about guts, fight and determination,” he added.
Parking meter debacleBy Ramona LuthiAs a controversy regarding the installation of parking meters in Georgetown continues to rage, a war ofDeputy Mayor Sherod Duncanwords seems to be emerging between Mayor Patricia Chase Green and her deputy, Sherod Duncan, who evidently have different views on the contract for the installation of the meters.Duncan had previously stated the contract for the parking meters was shared between two companies, with Smart City Solutions receiving 50 per cent and another company the remaining 50 per cent.However that was disputed by Director of Smart City Kamau Kush, who said his company has a contract for the installation of all the meters.Commenting on Duncan’s position, Chase Green on Tuesday made it clear that the Deputy Mayor was not speaking on behalf of the Council.However, on Wednesday, Duncan fired back at the Mayor, making it clear that he was elected to represent the views of his constituency.He said while she was correct that the Council has a Public Relations Officer who speaks on the Council’s behalf, he was reelected as a Councillor to represent all of Georgetown in keeping with the laws.“The day I was elected to the Council, I did not give up my right to speak on my own behalf or my right to speak on the behalf of all those residents of my constituency and municipality at large. And I most certainly speak for the officer of the Deputy Mayor of the municipality of Georgetown. I don’t believe the argument put forward, whether in a personal capacity or officially on behalf of Council, diminishes the potency and veracity of said arguments,” Duncan asserted.Duncan also brushed aside reports that there is a “rift” between him and the Mayor.He said that there are often clashes between persons with differing opinions.“This is what happens when people with differing views meet. There is a reason why there are 30 Councillors and not just a Town Clerk or just a Mayor and administrative staff. City Hall has to become a place of rigorous discussion, high ideals, and the cross fertilisation of ideas.”Both Duncan and Chase Greene were elected on APNU/AFC tickets; however, Duncan came from the AFC faction of the coalition, while Chase Green is from the APNU.