Jamaica will know by the end of the year whether it will be selected to host the 2016 Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Volleyball Championship set for July 7-17. President of CAZOVA, Mushtaque Mohammed, visited the island from December 27 to yesterday and toured the facilities which could be used to host 16 male and female teams from across the region if Jamaica is successful in its bid. A decision should be made by the end of the week. The Jamaica Volleyball Association successfully hosted the CAZOVA Beach Volleyball Olympic qualifiers earlier this year and won rave reviews for organising the event. JAVA President Rudolph Speid said he is optimistic that Jamaica will be selected to host the tournament. He revealed that CAZOVA will donate an indoor volleyball court, which, if it gets the tournament, JAVA will use as a practice court inside the National Arena. During his short visit, Mohammed also met with Major Desmon Brown of Independence Park Limited (IPL), as well as Denzil Wilks of the Sports Development Foundation. If Jamaica is selected, the tournament would be staged at the National Indoor Sports Centre (NISC) run by IPL. The CAZOVA president looked at hotels in Kingston and also the courts at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, during his trip. Mohammed, who is also a vice-president of the North, Central American and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation, was in attendance at the 2015 JAVA Senior Awards Ceremony held Monday evening at the offices of the Jamaica Olympic Association on Cunningham Avenue, where UWI and Vikings received their awards as the champion male and female teams for 2015. Jamaica’s male Under-19 team, the CAZOVA Under-19 champions, head coach Steve Davis, assistant coach Adrian Ramdeen, and manager Tracey Ann Findley were honoured during the ceremony. Also recognised for their significant achievements during the year was the country’s female beach volleyball team of Kai Wright, Danielle Perry, Sasha Lee Wallen, and Alicia Malcolm, who won the first round of the Olympic Beach Volleyball qualifiers in May in Ocho Rios. The men’s team of Rick Webb, Mark Lewis, Christopher Wallen, and Donovan Richards, who were second in their qualifiers in CuraÁao, were also honoured.
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The Business Secretary has said that nationalisation of the Tata steel works is not the solution to the crisis. Sajid Javid made the comment in a statement issued shortly before he stepped on a plane to return to the UK from Australia.Javid insisted that the government is looking at all viable options to keep steel making continuing in Port Talbot. He added: I dont think nationalisation is going to be the solution because I think everyone would want a long-term viable solution.And if you look around Europe and elsewhere I think nationalisation is rarely the answer, particularly if you take into account the big challenges the industry faces. Prime Minister David Cameron will chair a meeting of key ministers on 31 March to discuss the crisis with at least 15,000 permanent jobs under threat. According to analysis conducted by IPPR think tank, some 40,000 jobs could be on the line if no buyer is found.Cameron has resisted calls from the Labour party to recall Parliament despite Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn launching a petition calling on the prime minister to act to protect our steel industry. The petition has garnered over 37,000 signatures.Calls for a bail out intensifyCorbyn was the first senior Westminster politician to travel to Port Talbot, after cutting his holiday short. He warned that the government needs to step in. We need a steel industry in Britain. We need a manufacturing base to our economy in Britain, Corbyn told Sky News.If you leave it to market forces, we will end up with a Chinese-dominated steel industry in Europe, he added. There has to be intervention.Surely the function of government, the function of being Prime Minister or Business Secretary is where necessary to intervene to protect jobs and communities and this crucial industry. The Labour leader added that losing more than a century of steel making in towns and cities across Britain would be unacceptable.His call for intervention was echoed by fellow politicians, who pointed out the governments role in rescuing banks. This industry is as important to Wales, I would argue, as the banking sector is to the whole of the UK, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood told BBC News. If the banks could be bailed out, then the steel industry should be bailed out too, she added.