This is a fall out between drug cartels and the Government and even in paradise there are problems although walking down town today there is no sense of danger and it seems like a regular day.
My condolences go out to the families of the fallen officers!!
The big game was today!!!
Hull City 2-1 Sheffield United
Halmosi steers in the winner for Hull against Sheff Utd
Hull booked their FA Cup quarter-final spot with a win over Sheffield United in a fifth-round replay.
The home side went ahead after Blades defender Kyle Naughton's header was adjudged to have crossed his own goal-line after bouncing off the crossbar.
It was a controversial decision but Billy Sharp poked in a shot to level.
Sharp had a strong penalty shout turned down after a Kamil Zayatte foul before Peter Halmosi guided in a Nick Barmby cross for Hull's winner.
Hull have reached the last eight for the first time in 38 years and will now play either Arsenal or Burnley, while Sheffield United will feel aggrieved at the decisions which went against them in the tie.
However, Hull's appetite to progress in the competition may have been questioned looking at their starting line-up for the game.
Manager Phil Brown rested Ian Ashbee and made seven changes from the side which lost to Tottenham on Monday, with his priority Premier League survival.
But the home side quickly grabbed a stranglehold on the game and imposed themselves on a depleted Blades side, who could not name a full complement of seven substitutes.
Halmosi outmuscled and outpaced Naughton to get a low cross in for Barmby but he could only side foot horribly over.
Zayatte headed wide at the near post as Hull piled on the pressure before they contentiously took the lead.
Naughton inadvertently powered a header at his own goal and, after the ball bounced off the own crossbar, a goal was given, with the officials deeming that the ball had crossed the line.
It was a close call and did not go down well with the Sheffield United camp after replays on the big screens at the KC Stadium.
A sense of injustice drove the visitors forward and they were rewarded with an equaliser.
Greg Halford crossed to the far post where Lee Hendrie guided a header across goal for Sharp to turn in from close range.
Hull were rattled and Sharp should have had the chance to add a second but the Blades striker was booked for diving instead of getting a penalty after Zayatte clipped his ankle.
Halmosi compounded Sheffield United's misery when he stole in at the near post to steer in Barmby's cross.
It looked as though Hull had eventually done enough to shrug off their determined opponents and so it proved as the Blades failed to muster a second wind.
Hull City boss Phil Brown:
"I'm happy with the commitment and the way the players are performing.
"But, when the pressure situation comes along everyone tightens up a bit.
"You saw a bit of that towards the end of the game. But if a side has two shots in the second half and don't hit the target, then we're worthy winners."
Sheffield United boss Kevin Blackwell:
"There first wasn't a goal. It hasn't crossed the line.
"I've seen a replay (of the Billy Sharp foul). It is a penalty. The officials have been poor and need to look at themselves.
"To be knocked out is disappointing. We feel we have been robbed."
Thanks to Andy watched the game live this afternoon.
Some where here my brother is gloating!!!!
One of my pet peeves as a soccer referee is when teams leave the field of play thinking they lost because of the Referee. Having said that I do believe that today’s Referee made two very costly mistakes for my team BUT they did not deserve to win and congratulations to the Mighty TIGERS and Mally and Andy, here I am tonight showing true support and then eating a huge dose of humble pie!! Ok I forgot to shave this morning!!
Went for a walk this morning into town, passed this neat scene on the way in.
Went into the local market and it was a hive of smells, noise and activity, although not much activity for these birdies!!!
Then another one of those you had to be there moments. I was walking by the stalls and at the fish stall these 4 young ladies and the two old guys with music put on a song and dance routine, wish I had a video of this.
This little girl had all the moves it was the best 5 minutes of the day!!!
After the game this afternoon went fishing again. That same yellow fish was there.
Caught this beauty
then immediately ran down to the local fish market and put it on ice!!!!!!!
So a different day tinged with sadness and highlighted by a free spirited little girl, loss of a soccer game seems quite unimportant in the grand scheme….blessings to all