Portmore United’s dream start to the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) came to an unlikely end yesterday after they fell 1-0 to bottom-of-the-table University of the West Indies (UWI) Football Club at the UWI Bowl. The St Catherine-based club had a perfect three wins from as many matches, but Kemar Cummings’ 87th-minute strike ended that record and gave newcomers UWI their first-ever Premier League win. “We were hungry for it,” UWI’s coach, Marcel Gayle, told The Gleaner. “We were more disciplined and more organised, but most importantly, we got the win.” The three points lifted UWI to ninth, tied with eighth-place Harbour View (three points), but sit above Tivoli Gardens, Boys’ Town and Waterhouse, who are all yet to win this season. The defeat also meant Port-more lost their place at the top, as they slipped to second behind Reno, who stopped Tivoli 3-2. Randell Morris netted the winner from the spot in the third minute of added time after the teams were locked at 2-2. At Stadium East, Cavalier registered their second straight win with a 2-0 win over Rivoli. Ryan Miller fired the home team ahead on the stroke of half-time before Chevone Marsh sealed the win seven minutes from time. “It was a harder game than I thought it would be,” winning coach Rudolph Speid said afterwards. “They came close to scoring on a few occasions, but once we settled and started passing the ball, we got the first goal, and the second goal was just a matter of time.” The win carried Cavalier to third on seven points, ahead of Humble Lion only on goal difference, three behind leaders Reno (10) and two adrift of Portmore United (9). At Barbican field, Montego Bay United continue Boys’ Town’s miserable start, handing the hosts a 3-0 defeat. MoBay sit mid-table with Arnett Gardens, on six points. Waterhouse currently sit at the bottom with one point from their games, and will play Harbour View in the Monday-night game at Harbour View this evening at 8:30 p.m.
Go back to the enewsletterAccor has expanded its footprint in the Maldives with the officially partial opening of the extravagant Raffles Maldives Meradhoo. The opening of the 21-villa Beach Island Experience in the rare Maldivian oasis of Gaafu Alifu Atoll is Accor’s fourth property in the Maldives and the first under the Raffles brand.Raffles Maldives Meradhoo | Arrival PavilionThe main island is home to Beach Villas and Beach Residences which opened on 9 May 2019, featuring private pools, generous living spaces and lavish marble bathroom with a sunken bathtub and outdoor shower.The Raffles Royal Residence and a secluded collection of Overwater Villas and Residences, which lies adjacent to one of the vibrant house reefs and can be reached by a traditional Maldivian Dhoni boat, is set to launch during the last quarter of 2019.In each of the terraces, guests can marvel at the marine life below through the glass flooring panels. There is an extraordinary display of natural beauty with white, powdery sand that frames sparkling clear waters. Two magnificent reefs provide a thriving habitat for marine life, including baby sharks, turtles and a myriad of tropical fish. For those that wish to know more about this marine life, the hotel’s resident marine biologist and a team of marine butlers are on hand to personalise guest experiences and offer beautiful insights about the underwater world. At night, the moon and stars reflect on the mirror-like ocean, creating an extraordinary spectacle.Raffles Maldives Meradhoo | Pool VillaDining options include the all-day diner Thari; Yuzu, a fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine; The Firepit for flame-grilled dishes; the overwater Yapa Sunset Bar for a selection of tapas, sashimi and cocktails and the Long Bar.Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is located at the southern end of the Maldives archipelago, near the equator on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll. The resort is accessible by domestic flight, 55 minutes from Male International Airport followed by 15-minute speedboat ride from Kaadedhdhoo Airport.Raffles Maldives Meradhoo | YuzuLots more images of Raffles Maldives Meradhoo on LATTE‘s Facebook page here.Lead image: Raffles Maldives Meradhoo – Beach VillaGo back to the enewsletter