Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Robert Ide announced today that the Department will be moving its Chittenden County office from its current Burlington, North Avenue location to 4 Market St. in South Burlington. The move will occur over the weekend of July 15-17 and will require the DMV to close the North Avenue office at noon on Friday, July 15th. The new office in South Burlington will open for business at noon, Monday July 18th. ‘We pride ourselves on the quality service we provide to Vermonters. However, in order to ensure a successful move, with all the logistics involved, it is necessary to close our Chittenden County operation from noon Friday until noon on Monday.’ Commissioner Ide said. The move from the North Avenue location is due to a construction project currently underway at that site and scheduled to continue for the next two years. ‘The North Avenue location has served the Department well for many years. With the on-going construction at the old Thayer School site we feel extremely fortunate to have found quality office space for both our employees and our customers that has allowed us to remain in the Greater Burlington area.’ Commissioner Ide added. A grand opening for the new DMV office in Chittenden County will be announced at a later date.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaican football community is mourning the death of slain Reggae Girl, Tarania Clarke, the midfielder for the Jamaican women’s senior football team, who was killed in Kingston on October 31.Reports are that the 20-year-old athlete was stabbed with a knife by another female in a dispute over a cellphone in Half-Way-Tree. She later passed away at a hospital in Kingston, having succumbed to her injuries.The Reggae Girlz Foundation and the Jamaica Football Federation both made tributes to the footballer, who was affectionately called “Plum Plum” by her teammates and coaches.President of the Jamaica Football Federation, Mr. Michael Ricketts stated in his statement that he was saddened by the news.“The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) is indeed deeply saddened by the untimely passing of young Ms. Clarke, someone who would have shown so much promise, not just as a player but as a person. I must use this opportunity to personally and certainly on behalf of the JFF extend my most profound condolences to the immediate family members and friends of Ms. Clarke, her school family at Excelsior and of-course her club Waterhouse. The JFF must give as much support as we can during this time of bereavement to her mother and close friends.”Meanwhile, the Reggae Girlz Foundation President Michelle Adamolekun said that football truly changed Tarania’s life. “Tarania “Plum-Plum” Clark was the breadwinner for her family at the tender age of 20. Football provided her with the opportunity to develop academically and athletically, to travel and to utilize her talents to achieve her dreams and goals. Tarania’s Family, community, teammates and friends are mourning the loss of a beautiful young woman.”Clarke scored for Jamaica on debut when Jamaica drubbed Cuba 12-1 at the National Stadium in Kingston on September 30. The 20-year-old midfielder was also captain of the Waterhouse FC in Jamaica’s Women’s League.Clarke was a recent graduate of Excelsior High School where she was also captain of the football team. Her coach Xavier Gilbert, devastated by the news, described Clarke as a wonderful individual who put the needs of others before her own.“We were very close. She was captain for the last three years and was a wonderful leader, a wonderful person,” he said.He revealed that Clarke was set to leave Jamaica in January 2020 for school at Daytona University in Florida and was awaiting the completion of paperwork.Other tributes came from the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange who said the incident was a “senseless killing” and Cedella Marley, one of the major investors of the Reggae Girlz, who said she was heartbroken by the news.Just last month, the Reggae Girlz pulled off four stunning wins against Cuba, Barbados, St. Lucia and the US Virgin Islands to top the Caribbean zone of the qualifiers. The girls advanced to second round of Olympic qualifiers to be played in February 2020. The top two teams from that final round of eight will advance to the Tokyo Olympics next summer.