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Antigua vs Anguilla 2018-09-20 at Salem Park

Antigua & Barbuda and Montserrat top LICB 50 Overs Tournament Standings

Adapted from LICB: Vincie Bowen’s report

September 19, 2018 – Salem Park Montserrat


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Orlando Peters’ 98 ball 75 helped pilot Antigua and Barbuda to the winning total of 244 all out and secure a 28 run victory against Anguilla.

After being asked to bat by Anguilla who won the toss, Antigua and Barbuda started shakily, immediately losing the wicket of Kofi James in the first over to Kelbert Walters for a duck. However the innings continued briskly until the end of the eleventh over when Damien Lowenfield was run out for 20 runs after a 62 run partnership with Karima Gore. The wickets of Gore (40 runs) and Rahkeem Cornwall (1) followed before a 99 run partnership between Orlando Peters and Shane Burton (28) consolidated the innings. Burton’s 44 ball knock came to an end in the 37th over when he was bowled by Yannick Leonard and was followed immediately after by Peters in the next over. Useful knocks by Kenrick Scott, 25 from 26 balls and an unbeaten 19 by Shavon Moore from 16 balls helped to propel the score to 244 all out in 47 overs.

Bowling for Anguilla, Walters ended with 2 wickets for 32 runs from 7 overs, Leonard had 2 for 47 from 10 overs and Chesney Hughes 2 for 48 from 9 overs.

Anguilla started steadily in its reply before losing their first wicket in the ninth over when Montcin Hodge was stumped by Michael Haynes-Dover for 15 runs off 31 balls. After that, Anguilla lost wickets steadily around the batting of Deon Burton who scored an unbeaten 48 ball 50 before Anguilla was bowled out for 212 in 47 overs.

Antigua began looking shaky; and with just over 3 overs (18 balls) to go and needing 32, the way Anguilla was batting must have caused some jitters, but for a careless run out, the match dwindled to an eventual easy win.

Asharn Hodge contributed 28 runs from 53 balls and Jadell Richardson contributed a 30 ball 21 in support of Burton’s efforts.

Nino Henry took 3 wickets for 53 runs from 9 overs, Gore took 2 for 16 from 7 overs and Kofi James’ 9 overs conceeded 27 runs while taking 2 wickets.

Peters’ efforts earned him the Man-of-the-Match – Little Bay

Montserrat also had a scare at Little Bay, where Jaison Peters’ with an unbeaten 71 helped steer Montserrat to victory over Nevis by 3 wickets in a somewhat close encounter.

Chasing 167 for victory, Montserrat started shakily at 15 runs for the loss of 2 wickets (Joshua Grant and captain Shernyl Burns) by the fifth over, both batsmen bowled by Nelson Boland. Peters joined Shawin Tuitt to feature in a 62 run partnership in 59 balls before Tuitt was stumped by Jason Campbell for a 37 ball 38. Wickets fell steadily thereafter taking the score to 88 for the loss of 6 wickets before a needed 38 run partnership between Peters and Damion Jacobs (20 form 45 balls), staved off another sccare. McPherson Meade then joined Peters, needing 41 runs with 18.3 overs (111 balls) to take Montserrat to victory in the 46th of 50 overs (28 balls to spare).

Boland took 2 overs for 31 runs form his 10 over allotment and was assisted by Jason Campbell’s 2 for 28 from 10 overs and Tonito Willet’s 2 for 22 form 4.2 overs.

Earlier, Nevis reached 166 runs in 44.4 overs with the main contribution coming from Tonito Willet who scored 49 runs off 78 deliveries. Adelvin Phillip scored 30 runs in support of Willet.

The two Damions led the bowling for Montserrat.  Willams took 3 wickets for 35 runs from 7.4 overs while Jacobs took 3 wickets for 31 runs; while Quinton Boatswain took 2 wickets for 23 runs from 7 overs.

Peters’ heroic knock earned him the Man-of-the-Match award.

The score cards

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Antigua vs Anguilla 2018-09-20 at Salem Park

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No play all day at Little Bay

Cornwall Dominates in Antigua and Barbuda victory

Sept 19, 2018 – Salem Park Montserrat

After a late start due to a wet pitch from overnight rains, Antigua and Barbuda won the toss and elected to field against Nevis in a match reduced to 25 overs. After a brisk start, the initial breakthrough came in the fourth over with the score on 28 when Jamie Cornelius was caught by Kofi James off the bowling of seamer Stanny Simon for 22 runs from 12 balls. Nino Henry followed in the next over with the wicket of Ross Powell, LBW for 5 runs. Nevis were 30 for the loss of 2 wickets. However, looking to build quick runs in the reduced format, the Nevis lost wickets steadily before closing the innings at 134 for the loss of 9 wickets from the allotted 25 overs. Top-scorer for the innings was middle order batsman Adelvin Phillip who scored an unbeaten 40 runs from 38 balls which included 5 fours and a six.

Bowling for Antigua and Barbuda, Orlando Peters picked up 3 wickets for 36 runs from his 5 over allotment while Rahkeem “Jimbo” Cornwall picked up 2 wickets for a miserly 14 runs from his 5 overs. Nino Henry was alos very econimical grabbing a wicket while conceeding only 12 runs from his 5 overs.

In reply, Antigua and Barbuda started cautiously getting to 33 runs in the seventh over before the opening stand was broken by Nelson Boland with the wicket of Damien Lowenfield, caught by Jamie Cornelius for 16 runs off 23 deliveries. Two deliveries later, Karima Gore was also sent back to the dressing room caught also by  Cornelius off the bowling of Boland for a duck. The Antiguan and Barbudan team consolidated its chase with a 42 run partnership between Orlando Peters and opener Kofi James before Peters lost his wicket for 27 runs from 29 balls.

Cornwall in action

The fall of Peters’ wicket opened the way for a belligerent 52 run partnership between James and Rahkeem Cornwall, 39 of those runs scored by Cornwall taking the score to 128 before James perished for a patient 32 runs from 47 deliveries. Cornwall and Shane Burton both completed the job getting to 135 for the loss of 4 wickets. Cornwall ended with 40 runs from just 18 deliveries smashing 5 fours and clubbing 3 sixes.

The pick of the Nevisian bowlers was Boland who took 2 wickets for 19 runs while conceding 19 runs from his 5 overs.

Cornwall was adjudged Man-of-the-Match for his all-round performance.

No play all day at Little Bay

At Little Bay, the match between St. Maarten and St. Kitts was abandoned due to unplayable conditions.

Matches continue tomorrow with Antigua and Barbuda vs Anguilla at Salem Park and Montserrat vs Nevis at Little Bay.

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MNi team practices catching

Winning starts for Montserrat and St. Kitts to open LICB 50-Over championship

September 18, 2018/in LICB 50 OVERS, News /by admin

Sept 18, 2018 – Salem Park, Montserrat

Montserrat team in training

Montserrat defeated St. Maarten by 5 wickets to open the LICB 50 overs Championship. Chasing 133 runs for victory, Monserrat completed the task with 24 overs to spare.

The Montserrat team

Montserrat were piloted to the victorious total by leading scorer Shawin Tuitt who scored 39 runs from 36 balls opening the innings for Montserrat. He was assisted by his opening partner Joshua Grant who scored 32 runs from 48 balls both of whom featured in a 58 run opening partnership in 10.1 overs. After

MNi team practices catching

losing 3 quick wickets for in the space of 3 overs and 9 runs, Jaison Peters (20 runs) and Deno Baker (26 runs) both steered Montserrat to victory with an unbeaten 35 run partnership.

Leading bowler for St. Maarten was Daniel Doram who took 3 wickets for 55 runs from 10 overs assisted by 1 apiece by Chad Hampson (1-35) and Shadrack Descarte (1-33).

Earlier St. Maarten was bowled out for 132 in 36.2 overs with the left handed Akeem Charles top-scoring with 34 runs. Marinal Wadhwa contributed 23 runs to the total. Both batsmen contributed to the most productive partnership of the innings scoring 60 runs for the third wicket.

But Deno Baker’s 6 wicket performance which included the wickets of both batsmen ensured that St. Maarten were limited to 132 runs. Baker’s final figures were 6 for 25 from 10 overs contributing to his stellar all round performance that earned him the Man-of-the-Match.

Meanwhile at Little Bay, St. Kitts trounced Anguilla by 8 wickets. After winning the toss, St. Kitts elected to field and immediately took control of the game. After Jeremiah Louis made the initial break-through, off spinner Terrance Ward and left-arm spinner Elvin Berridge, dominated the Anguillan batsmen to bundle them out for 85 runs. Ward ended with 5-20 from his 10 overs while Berridge ended with 3-13 from 8 overs. Top-scoring for Anguilla was Keacey Carty who scored 23 runs from 46 balls.

In reply, Larry Audain steered St. Kitts to victory with an unbeaten 38 runs from 60 ball assisted by Akeem Saunders’ 55 ball 33 runs as they scored 88 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in 22 overs. Successful bowlers for Anguilla were Jadell Richardson and Yannick Leonard with a wicket each. Ward earned Man-of-the-Match honours for his outstanding performance.

L Is Umpires after receiving jerseys with sponsors

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Montserrat hosts Leewads Mens’ 50-Over championship

The Leeward Islands Senior Cricket Team Men’s 50-Over Cricket Championship, announced by L Is Drector, Cricket Operations in July is set to start on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 in Montserrat.

Captain Burns receives his team jersey

On Wednesday evening, September 12, 2018 the Montserrat Senior Cricket Team unveiled it’s Uniform Launch for the Cricket Championship at Summer Breeze at 8.00 p.m.

This function was hailed as a very welcome and special one, with Premier Romeo, Minister of Sports Delmaude Ryan along with Communications and Works Minister Paul Lewis each giving brief remarks on the occasion.

The tournament was due to begin on Friday 14th, but due to the passage of hurricane Isaac and the the burial services of a former Montserrat opening batsman, and former Chief Minister Bertrand B. Osborne and other related circumstances, such as transportation into Montserrat of the other five competing teams, the beginning of the tournament was set to a Tuesday start.

Already the championship organisers are thanking Digicel for Partnering with the Leeward Islands Cricket Board to help execute this major project and to sell to the world that Montserrat is open for Business. At the uniform unveiling, some other support sponsors were acknowledged.

These supporting sponsors are: Digicel, Rovika, Victor’s, Montserrat Bottling Company, Amsa Sports and Summer Breeze.

Following are the names of the Montserrat 16-man squad.

Shernyl Burns (Captain)
Damion Williams (Vice Captain)
McPherson Meade (Player Coach)
Quinton Boastwain
Dalston Tuitt
Jaison Peters (Leeward Island Hurricane Franchise Player)
Kriston Murrain
Theodore Frye
Shawn Tuitt
Zawandi White
Aidan Livan
Joshua Grant
Jemuel Cabey
Damion Jacobs (Leeward Island Hurricane Franchise Player)
Tavis Harrison
Deno Baker

Kenton Weekes (Sports Therapist)

Vernon Springer, L Is Drector, Cricket Operations

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eathquale Jamaica

Earthquake rocks Jamaica’sCorporate Area and neighbouring parish

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sep. 16, CMC –  Sections of the Corporate Area and the neighbouring parish of St. Catherine were rocked by an earthquake on Sunday afternoon.

According to the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) , it had not received reports of damage.

“We are aware of the earthquake…however the ODPEM and the Earthquake Unit will continue to monitor the situation and provide on update once it becomes available,” the agency said in a post on its twitter page.

The Gleaner reported meanwhile, the tremor was felt mainly in Old Harbour, Portmore and Spanish Town in St Catherine, as well as Kingston and St Andrew, according to the Earthquake Unit.

However, callers to our newsroom from as far away as Clarendon and St Mary reported feeling the tremors.

The United States Geological Survey in its report said the earthquake with a magnitude of 3.3, had a  depth of 10 kilometres and was centered in Riversdale, St. Catherine.

Later reports from the Jamiaca Observer headlines the shake as a  Light 4.6 magnitude earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6, felt in the Corporate Area and St Catherine at 1:47 this afternoon.

The tremor had a focal depth of 23.1 kilometres, the unit reported.

Meanwhile, The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, says it has, so far, not received reports of damage.

Many social media users across the Corporate Area, St Catherine and Clarendon have confirmed feeling the tremor, while others as far away as Falmouth in Trelawny, and some in St Ann, have reported the earthquake.

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Guyana and Austria sign MOU

Guyana and Austria sign MOU

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Sept 12, CMC – Guyana Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Austria for transport, innovation and technology to enhance the local healthcare facilities.

Health Minister Volda Lawrence said the MOU is the beginning of a process which will result in enhanced healthcare facilities for citizens and that “concrete” projects could begin next year.

Health Minister Volda Lawrence and Dr. Gernot Grimm signing the MoU

“We are looking at the GPHC (Guyana Public Health Corporation) since it is our tertiary institution. You will be aware that particularly our A and E (Accident and Emergency) department is really under the threshold, in terms of a standard operating procedure that should pertain in a critical care unit.

“So, the first two aspects we will be getting involved with is a trauma centre and a critical care centre which will be able to take off the deficiencies which we do have presently. This will ensure improved delivery of care for our patients and also upgraded equipment for the staff works,” Lawrence said at the signing ceremony.

Chief of staff at the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Dr. Gernot Grimm said the signing of the MOU is in keeping with the good relations enjoyed by the two countries over a number of years.

He said the success of the MOU would be seen in the tangible achievements sooner rather than later.

“We have brought along a couple of technical experts from Austria to have this work done as soon as possible to our bilateral negotiations, so we really want to show and speed up the whole process to be in a position to start as soon as possible,” he said.

The signing of the MOU was witnessed by Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, Minister within the Ministry of Public Health Karen Cummings along with GPHC chief executive officer, Patrick West.

Meanwhile, the Austrian-based AMED Engineering Company has pledged to support Guyana in its efforts to modernise the public health and other sectors.

The company is holding discussions with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Public Health in developing the “Lighthouse” project and Grimm said ‘the health sector is not the only technology we are ready to co-operate with you but it’s the first one.

“I call it the lighthouse project to show the public in Guyana and in Austria that a co-operation can exceed political excellent relations by far through well-functioning economic ties and relations.”

VAMED is recognised internationally as one of the leading companies in the healthcare sector. VAMED provides a complete package of services for every type of healthcare facility. The range of services provided covers the entire healthcare value chain, from project development, planning and construction to total operational, biomedical engineering and facility management.

Greenidge said Guyana has long benefitted from initiatives introduced by the Austrian government. He added however that the administration is prepared to take advantage of the advanced ideas and projects that VAMED has to offe

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UWI opens new faculty of engineering

UWI opens new faculty of engineering

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sept 14, CMC – The University of the West Indies (UWI), has opened a new Faculty of Engineering at its Mona campus here, hoping to train more professionals to satisfy the growing demand of Jamaica’s booming construction and industrial sectors.

“I can’t graduate enough for [our] industry. Engineering has the advantage over medicine and law, where our programmes are seeking international accreditation. It means that our students, upon graduation, can work anywhere in the world,” said Dr. Paul Aiken, Dean at the Faculty of Engineering.

Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal, University of the West Indies (UWI), Professor Dale Webber (left); Managing Director, Global Public Affairs, Jake Suski; Deputy Principal, Professor Ian Boxill and Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Dr. Paul Aiken, examine a cake with the logo of the new Faculty of Engineering

He said the UWI is aware of the high demand for local engineers, and wants to help with satisfying this demand, thus the reason they decided to make this investment.

“I know the banking sector is hiring our computer systems engineers. They are hiring electronics engineers. They are saying banking is an information and communications technology (ICT) company now, because of all the technologies involved. Civil engineers go to firms, to companies with electronics, telecommunication, manufacturing [and] all industrial sectors in Jamaica,” he added.

Aiken said the new faculty will offer Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Power Engineering and Electronics Engineering.

“They are three-year degree programmes with foundation courses in Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science (for full-time students). We have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Engineering, but we are about to merge that with Electronics, because the graduates tend to go into the same sector,” he said.

Aiken said the faculty will be open to train students with basic high school education up to the fifth form level, who are interested in pursuing a career in the area of engineering.

“For students who find it a little hard to be qualified to go into these Bachelor of Science programmes, we do have the preliminary engineering [course]. It’s a one year qualifying period that we pretty much take you from fifth form, as long as you have English, Mathematics [and] Science. We mould you, we transform you and get you ready to take on the three-year Bachelor of Science Engineering programmes,” Aiken said.

“We have research in all engineering programmes. We have research partners that are willing to give us access to their multimillion dollar laboratory facilities, and we intend to be involved in cutting edge research, and we are going to transform Jamaica,” he said.

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Opening of the New Law Year 2018 to 2019- Saint Christopher and Nevis

Opening of the New Law Year 2018 to 2019 – Saint Christopher and Nevis


Opening of the New Law Year 2018 to 2019- Saint Christopher and Nevis

On Tuesday 18th September 2018, the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court will commence the New Law Year 2018/2019 with its usual Ceremonial Opening in the form of a Special Sitting of the Court in Saint Christopher & Nevis.  There will be simultaneous special sittings in the other eight (8) Member States and Territories of the OECS.The proceedings will commence with a church service in each Member State and Territory followed by the procession to the High Court where the formal sitting will be held.  In Saint Christopher & Nevis, the Church Service will be held at the Zion Moravian Church, located at Victoria Road, Basseterre, St. Kitts, commencing at 8:00 am, followed by the inspection of the Guard of Honour and the formal Court Sitting which will be held at High Court.

The Chief Justice, Her Ladyship, Dame Janice M. Pereira, DBE will deliver the Opening Address at 10:00 a.m. from Saint Christopher & Nevis where the Court of Appeal is scheduled for its first sitting in the New Law Year.

The theme for the opening of the Law Year’s address is Challenges, Opportunities and Resilience: The ECSC paving the way to a Modern and Efficient Judiciary for the Eastern Caribbean

The Chief Justice’s address will be carried live via simulcast to the other Member States and Territories of the OECS and will also be broadcast throughout the region via the local media.

The public is encouraged to participate in the Ceremonial Opening of the Law Year 2018/2019 by attending either the church service or the special sitting or by listening to your local radio station.

The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) was established in 1967 by the West Indies Associated States Supreme Court Order No. 223 of 1967. The (ECSC) is a superior court of record for the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), including six independent states: Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and three British Overseas Territories (Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, and Montserrat). It has unlimited jurisdiction in each member State.

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CARICOM SG praises late Montserrat chief minister

CARICOM SG praises late Montserrat chief minister

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Sept 14, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary General, Irwin La Rocque, Wednesday described the former Montserrat chief minister, Bertrand Osborne as a person of “integrity, honesty and trustworthiness”.

Bertrand Osborne (File Photo)

Osborne, who served as chief minister of the volcano-ravaged British Overseas Territory for a nine month period in the 1990’s, died last Tuesday. He was 83 year-old.

Osborne, a prominent businessman, served as chief minister from November 1996 to August 1997. He resigned after he came under severe criticism from politicians and demonstrators alike for being too pro-British, and for failing to negotiate firmly enough with London over an aid package after the eruption of the Soufriere volcano.

In a condolence message sent to Premier Donaldson Romeo,  La Rocque lauded Osborne’s dedication to politics and the private sector, noting that his “heightened sense of social responsibility will long be remembered in his native land.

“He will be remembered for his integrity, honesty and trustworthiness which has been acknowledged by all regardless of political affiliation. The Community extends its condolences to his wife Lystra, his children and the entire Osborne family and the Government and people of Montserrat,” La Rocque added.

No details have been given regarding Osborne’s death and the state-owned ZJB Radio said that he had served in the Legislative Council for 14 years.

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Former CCJ President to speak at educational seminars ahead of upcoming referendum

Former CCJ President to speak at educational seminars ahead of upcoming referendum

ST. GEORGE’S. Grenada, Sep. 13, CMC – Former President of the Trinidad and Tobago based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Sir Dennis Byron, is scheduled to address two education seminars ahead of the November 6 referendum which is seeking to make the CCJ the island’s final appellate court.

Sir Dennis will be the guest speaker at  the educational activities on September 18, organised by the CCJ Advisory Committee aimed at bringing a better understanding about the work of the Court to the voting population.

Sir Dennis Byron

“He will be engaging the students at TAMCC (T.A. Marryshow Community College) on matters of the CCJ and then we expect him to address the public at the Deluxe cinema on the same day,”  said Senator Norland Cox

Sir Dennis, who has a long history as a regional and international judicial officer demitted his CCJ post in July 2018. He was replaced by Adrian Saunders.

In 1986, as Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Grenada on secondment from the  Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court  Sir Dennis presided over the famous murder trial of the Grenada 17 who were all accused of playing a role in the assassination of then Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and others.

Since launching its promotional activities last month,  members of the CCJ Advisory committee have been engaging in radio and television discussion programmes all aimed at enlightening the voting population about the role of the regional court.

Last week Friday members of the Lower House of Parliament unanimously approved the CCJ  Bill as it went through its first stage of Parliamentary approval.

On Friday, the Bill will be presented in the Upper House for deliberation and approval .

Following this, it must be Gazetted ahead of the referendum.

The law provides for two third of the voting population to vote yes for the constitutional change to occur.

This will be the second time that the CCJ Bill will be voted on a referendum. In 2016, Grenadians voted against the CCJ by a margin of 9,492 in favour and 12,434 voted against.

The  CCJ settles disputes between Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States and presently serves as the highest court of appeals on civil and criminal matters for the national courts of Barbados, Belize, Dominica and Guyana.

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