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Caribbean Times 42nd Issue - 23rd November 2016

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Wednesday 23rd November 2016 A n t i g u a a n d B a r b u d a

Vol.8 No.42 $2.00

PRINCE HARRY

GOES GREEN

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His Royal Majesty Prince Henry of Wales, second left, planted a Lignum Vitae at the Arbour Day Fair. Also pictured is the Governor

General Sir Rodney Willams, second right, and his wife. They are seen here with particpants in the Arbour Day celebrations.


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Wednesday 23rd November 2016

Local group pens letter to Prince Harry

By Everton Barnes

While a local debate rages

on the appropriateness of

lack thereof of comments

made by Prime Minister

Gaston Browne at a function

in honour of Prince Harry,

one local group wants the

visiting Royal to address

past atrocities against the

African peoples by the British

colonials.

In an open letter to Prince

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Henry of Wales, commonly

called Prince Harry, the

Antigua and Barbuda Reparation

Support Commission

noted that while it does not

recognize the accession to

special privileges of anyone

simply on the nature of his

or her birth, it however welcomed

him as a representative

of the governance of the

United Kingdom.

Penned by ABRSC Chairman

Dorbrene O’Marde the

letter described Britain as ‘a

country with which we have

had a four hundred year relationships

– alas – categorized

by the enslavement

and colonial domination of

our ancestors’.

O’Marde called on the

Prince take some time to

explore with the people of

Antigua and Barbuda the

legacies of slavery and colonialism

that continue to

thwart ‘our efforts at sustainable

economic development

and the psychological and

cultural rehabilitation of our

people’.

The ABRSC chairman

noted that in January of this

year, the Prime Minister of

Barbados, acting in his role

as Chairman of the Caribbean

Community (CAR-

ICOM) Prime Ministerial

Sub-Committee on Reparations,

invited former British

Prime Minister, David Cameron

and his Government to

meet with CARICOM ‘in

order to discuss how best

we may amicably exchange

views on reparations with

the framework established

by the United Nations. That

framework called on the developed

world to ‘acknowledge

and profoundly regret

‘the untold suffering and

evils inflicted on millions of

men, women and children as

a result of slavery, the slave

trade, the transatlantic slave

trade, colonialism, apart-

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heid, genocide and past tragedies’

and further to ‘find

some way to contribute to

the restoration of the dignity

of the victims.’

O’Marde said to his dismay

Prime Minister Cameron

declined to discuss the

matter in any meaningful

way, but was however more

forthcoming with respect

to the Holocaust; declaring

there was need to preserve

its memory for generations.

“We simply ask the question

‘are African people and

their descendants in the Caribbean

not worthy of the

dignity expressed through

reparations to Israelis/Jews,

Japanese Americans, Native

American Indians, The Allies

of World War ll, Polish

slave laborers, The Canadian

Eskimos, the Australian Aborigines,

the New Zealand

Maoris and a host of others

who have been compensated

for crimes committed

against them?” he wrote.

The Antigua and Barbuda

Reparations Support

Commission (ABRSC)

highlights the fact that the

African is the only wronged

race that has not received

even an apology from those

who committed the most

brutal crimes against us. We

hold that Reparation is not

only about compensation for

lost labour. The injury to Africa

and African peoples was

the comprehensive destruction

of human lives, human

cultures and human possibilities.


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By Renio Abbott

His Royal Majesty

Prince Henry of Wales affectionately

known as Prince

Harry has concluded his visit

to Antigua and Barbuda.

Before bidding farewell to

our lovely twin island state,

which was the first stop in

his visit to the Caribbean to

commemorate the Independence

celebrations of Antigua

and Barbuda, Barbados

and Dominica as well as the

celebration of the Queen’s

90th birthday.

The 3-day visit that introduced

the prince to Caribbean

hospitality, was

concluded with the prince’s

presence at the dedication

to The Queen’s Commonwealth

Canopy and Arbour

Day Fair at the Queen Victoria

Park Botanical Gardens.

The fair is an annual

Upon his arrival at the

fair, he was introduced to

representatives from various

organizations such as

including Victory Centre,

the Antigua and Barbuda

Horticultural Society, the

Environmental Division and

various vendors who offered

Prince Harry goes green

the opportunity to purchase

a tree or products that were

the by-products of agro

processing, such as locally

made juices and ice creams.

The at the end of his visit,

before moving on to St.

Kitts planted a Lignum Vitae

tree which marked the dedication

the Queen Victoria

Park Botanical Gardens to

the Queen’s Commonwealth

Canopy.


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Wednesday 23rd November 2016

Stakeholders meet to discuss

mental health among the youth

By Joanna Paris

The Ministry of Social Transformation

and Human Resource Development

is hosting a four day working

with emphasis on training for risk

assessment and mental health screening

in juvenile justice programmes in

Antigua and Barbuda.

The opening ceremony took

place on Tuesday at the Jolly Beach

Resort and Spa and was widely attended

by a number of key individuals

who will also be participating in

the sessions.

Acting Permanent Secretary within

the Ministry, Stacey Greg-Paige,

welcomed the participants and expressed

the hope that the knowledge

garnered will be put to good use.

“I do hope that the information

that you learn here will better equip

you for the tools to understand and

assist our youth as we as a nation

strengthen our capacity to handle

mental health issues among our

youth”, she noted.

Also addressing the gathering was

Chairperson of the Juvenile Justice

Reform Steering Committee, Sharon

Peters, who described the workshop

as timely and very important.

“Mental health awareness reduces

the stigma and increases help seeking

behaviour.

“This workshop comes at an opportune

time and will provide the

participants with the tools for the

necessary screenings.

“Mental health screening provides

a quick, confidential and effective

way to recognize individuals who are

at risk for treatable mental health disorder”,

Peters indicated.

She added that the manual for the

risk assessment and mental health

screening is one that has many benefits

for the OECS/USAID Juvenile

Justice Project.

Peters also commended the Ministry

of Transformation and Human

Resource Development for embarking

on the important training session.

Minister of Transformation and

Human Resource Development, the

Hon. Samantha Marshall, is very

happy that the workshop is taking

place and looks forward to the results

that will come as a result of the information

shared.

“This training for risk assessment

and mental health screening is very

timely and this is just one aspect of it.

“We also need to ensure that the

Ministry of Health is fully on board

to give the necessary support for our

young people in the 12-17 age category.

“There are many reasons why

children may develop these problems

and we need to help”, she emphasized.

The training is being facilitated

by Alethea Byers, Master Trainer for

the OECS Risk Assessment and Mental

Health Screening.

First China Latin America and

Caribbean Summit hosted in Chile

By Renio Abbott

The 2016 China – Latin

America and Caribbean

Media Summit commenced

in Santiago Chili under the

theme “Media organization

working together for better

China-Latin America Organization”.

The media focused event

marks a historical moment

for Latin America and the

Caribbean Region, with

the Chinese President Xi

Jinping paying state visit

to three Latin American

countries, Ecuador, Peru

and Chile while attending

the 24th APEC Economic

Leaders’ Summit.

The first China Latin

America and Caribbean

Media Summit in an event

of pioneering significance.

It marks the primary establishment

of a high-level

media dialogue mechanism

between China Latin America

and the Caribbean and

leads media exchange and

cooperation into a new age.

It was discussed that Media

should clearly report on

investment policies, market

demands and interest,

deliver more comprehensive,

specific and friendly

information for each other;

media should set the tone

of sincerity, friendliness,

openness and inclusiveness

for China Latin America

and the Caribbean cooperation

with the goal to consolidate

media traditional

policy coordination, personnel

dialogue, business

exchange and production.


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Local police force credited for

Ghonim’s capture, conviction

By Everton Barnes

Local police have expressed

satisfaction with

their role in the capture and

eventual conviction of former

business man, Morrad

Ghonim, who was convicted

of first degree murder in the

United States on Monday.

Ghonim operated the

popular Ayoushie’s Department

store on Corn Alley

and Redcliffe Street before

he was arrested and extradited

to the United States to

stand trial back in 2015.

He faces life in prison

without the possibility of parole

when he comes up for

sentencing on December 19.

He was charged with

the 1992 murder of his first

wife, Victoria Ghonim, a

crime that took place in the

Los Angeles area. She was

17 years old at the time of

her death, while Ghonim

was 19.

Reports from Los Angeles

said the prosecutors

outlined to the court that

Ghonim planned his wife’s

death by paying a local drug

Major road-works to

commence in 2017

By Everton Barnes

Following months of intense negotiations

between the government and the Caribbean

Development Bank, representing

the British government, a timetable for the

start of long-awaited road-works has been

released.

According to a release from the Ministry

of Works May, 2017, is the time set for

the selected contractor to commence work

on the road rehabilitation project.

The project is being financed through a

grant made available by the U.K government

channeled through the CDB. Antigua

and Barbuda and the CDB signed the agreement

for the financing of the project earlier

this month.

“Despite the setbacks leading up to the

signing of the agreement, I am very pleased

that Antigua and Barbuda was able to secure

the grant funding being made available

to developing states like ours by the United

Kingdom,” Minister of Works, Eustace

Lake said

The minister said based on the recommendations

and outcomes of the recently

concluded feasibility study, the Government

took a decision to commence work on

two of eight major roads that were assessed

based on the priority areas.

He added that the focus of this project

is on the social and economic viability of

the nation.

“I wish to commend the local team

which comprises of representatives of the

Ministry of Works and Housing and the

Ministry of Finance and Corporate Governance

for their work in getting us to this

phase. Local and foreign resources will be

utilized to see the full implementation of

the multi-million dollar road project for the

state,” the Minister added.

Project Coordinator Dennis Cudjoe

has identified the major roads that will be

targeted through the project. “The GOAB

considered the top priorities presented by

the consultants and it was decided that Sir

George Walter Hwy formally called Airport

Road and Friars Hill Road will undergo

complete rehabilitation work,” he revealed.

He described the next step as the awarding

of contracts to successful bidders. Work

on the project could last as much as two

years.

dealer to murder her and

make it look like an attempted

robbery.

He was able to throw off

the investigators by inventing

a tale involving random

catcallers who leered at

his wife while they walked

through the park with their

son.

The case remained unsolved

until the Los Angeles

County Sherriff Department

decided to reopen the case

and to subject the evidence

to DNA testing. This led

them to Leon Martinez, who

was at the time incarcerated

for an unrelated robbery.

After first trying to pin

the crime on someone else,

Martinez finally confessed

to the murder, but said it was

Ghonim’s idea all along.

Based on Martinez’s testimony,

Ghonim was extradited

from Antigua to stand

trial and on Monday the jury

returned a verdict of guilty.

Police Commissioner,

Wendel Robinson said he is

pleased to have been able to

work along with US Authorities

to bring the fugitive,

Ghonim, to justice.

He said, as commissioner,

he was singled out for

commendation from the US

Ambassador to the Eastern

Caribbean, Larry Palmer, for

his role in the capture and

extradition of Ghonim to

face his day in court in the

US.


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Wednesday 23rd November 2016

The Government of Antigua and

Barbuda secures UK grant funding

The Government of Antigua

and Barbuda (GOAB)

has made good on securing

grant financing from the Caribbean

Development Bank

(CDB) – United Kingdom

Caribbean Infrastructure

Partnership Fund to cover

the cost of construction

aimed at improving the twin

island’s road network.

On Monday in Barbados,

Representatives of the Government

of Antigua and Barbuda

the Attorney General

Hon. Stedroy Benjamin and

the Principles of the CDB

were signatories to the grant

funding contract that makes

way for Antigua and Barbuda

to access the funds effective

Tuesday 15 th November

2016.

As early as May next year

(2017) the selected contractor

will commence work as

part of the Road Rehabilitation

and Infrastructural Capacity

Building framework.

The Minister of Works

and Housing Hon. Eustace

Lake was present at the signing

ceremony. He said:

“Despite the setbacks

leading up to the signing of

the agreement, I am very

pleased that Antigua and

Barbuda was able to secure

the grant funding being

made available to developing

states like ours by the

United Kingdom.

Using the recommendations

and outcomes of the

recently concluded feasibility

study, the Government

has taken a decision to commence

work on two of eight

major roads that were assessed

based on the priority

areas.”

The focus of this project

is on the social and economic

viability of the nation.

I wish to commend the local

team which comprises of

representatives of the Ministry

of Works and Housing

and the Ministry of Finance

and Corporate Governance

for their work in getting us

to this phase.

Herein after, local and

foreign resources will be

utilized to see the full implementation

of the multi-million

dollar road project for

the state,” the Minister added.

Project Coordinator Dennis

Cudjoe responded to the

positive outcome of what has

been described as a lengthy

process saying:

“The GOAB considered

the top priorities presented

by the Consultants and it

was decided that Sir George

Walter Hwy formally called

Airport Road and Friars Hill

Road will undergo complete

rehabilitation work.

“Consultants will be

contracted to supervise the

design and build type project

that will take place early

next year.

“The work could extend

over an 18 to 24 month time

frame. We are taking a very

close look at mitigating associated

cost.

“The next phase of the

project is tendering the work

and awarding contracts.” He

added.

Equally enthused about

the signing of the Grant

Agreement is Director of

Works and Housing, Lucine

Hanley:

“It is a proud moment for

the Government and People

of Antigua and Barbuda. The

signing of the United Kingdom

Caribbean Infrastructure

grant for road works

locally means that the Ministry

of Works and Housing

has been able to meet compliance

procedures of the

CDB to secure the funding

even against certain constraints

and limitations.

The next phase is identifying

the major issues that

will be involved with the

implementation of the project

namely: Land acquisition

and dealing with potential

displacements. The Director

concluded.


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Local designers participate

in Guyana Fashion Week

Guyana Fashion Week came to a

spectacular close after one week of

constant activities, all designed to upgrade

the the status and scope of the

burgeoning fashion industry in Guyana,

primarily and within the region,

holistically.

Over the weekend, Guyana witnessed

three amazing fashion showcases

at the Savannah Suite, Pegasus

Hotel Guyana.

The shows featured designer collections

from local regional and international

clothing brands.

The first runway presentation

highlighted a select group of aspiring

designers together with a line-up of

up and coming models, in a production

called ‘the new guard’.

Winners of the male and female

model category, respectively, were

Kenny Hercules and Candacy Subrattie.

The winner of the aspiring designer

award was Linden native, Setra

Oselmo with a highly creative showing

utilizing hair to create spectacular

costume art.

The other seven aspiring designers

brought interesting story lines to

impact on their collections, rendering

unique Guyanese style on their creative

showings. Candacy Mc Clean,

Abeni Sullivan, Tandica Favourite,

Stephen Validum, Mark Junor, Audrey

Callendar, Shevaun Abel shared

the spotlight on that Saturday afternoon

showcase of fresh New world

style. Walter Greene, US based, Guyanese

style connoisseur and fashion

editor par excellence commented on

the cutting-edge, pushing-the-envelope

contributions of our creative nationals.

There was an Antiguan contingent

comprising of three new brands, developing

in the tiny nation. All the designers

emerging out of a programme

coordinated by Vanda Neale Gardner,

under the Antigua Barbuda Festivals

Commission, whose creative consultant

is none other than, the Caribbean

fashion guru, Richard Young. Based

on the vision of the Honourable E.

P. Chet Greene, Minister of Trade,

Commerce and Industry, Sports, Culture

and National Festivals of Antigua

and Barbuda, Mr Young has facilitated

this intra-regional interface

to promote the Caribbean aesthetic as

a brand, in spite of its multi-faceted

nuances.

He believes in a collective signature

trademark for the region’s style

offerings and his mission supports

the overarching principles of Minister

Greene, whose mandate is to

advance the creative industries, empower

youth initiatives and integrate

regional trade.

Kareem Simon of the Jsimon label,

presented his Jsimon Bridal and

Couture and was touted as a budding

Caribbean Marchesa. Kareem Blucher

and Krystal Benjamin of KB squared

showcased their ‘Chance’ collection,

with an eclectic range of scintillating,

modern silhouettes and Shirrine Gillon

of Rainbow Expressions expatiated

with her afrocentric regal Caribbean

couture, Dreamcatcher.

The designers were elated to participate

in this merchandizing platform,

beyond the boundaries of Antigua

and Barbuda. And boy, were they

well received. The collections were a

hit!

Other seasoned designers Sonia

Noel, CEO of Guyana Fashion Week

presented nubian renaissance a

Neo-African twist on her traditional

architectural lattacing.

Tracy Douglas’ modern tie dyes

in deep pigments of forest life were

a telling signature expression of her

tribal influence.

Nelsion Nurse brought a menswear

collection, metamorphosis,

showcasing red, black and white

trendy urban-wear

revealing the diverse attitudes of

today’s male. Paula Evans brought

her special trademark hand painted

flora and fauna motifs, walking

on sunshine, on breathing fabrics

and returning Guyanese designers

- Dawn Vanrossum, Antiguan resident,

showed curvaceous couture in

high-grade linens, in captivating hues

and Stacy Angoy’s afrocentric resort

wear was a compelling favourite of

the event.

Creative director, Caribbean fashion

guru, Richard young, says that the

second longest fashion festival in the

region is indeed proving its mettle.

“With a nine day event schedule

that was successful, in terms of attendance

and promotional reach, we

commemorated Guyana’s 50th Independence

anniversary celebrations,

with amazing aplomb and incredible

dignity” Dr Sonia Noel was exuberant

about the return of GFW, expressing

the relevance of its subtitle, ‘On

the Pulse’, to the youth empowerment

and creative arts mandate.

Minister Greene met with the

CEO and the creative director while

in Georgetown and commended them

for their efforts and committed to

keep flying high the flag of Antigua

and Barbuda, in the name of national

development through economic

diversification initiatives as well as

regional integration of the cultural

industries.


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Wednesday 23rd November 2016

A Commonwealth case of concern

Is it a case of an overzealous

and prejudiced British

media blowing things out of

proportion with the objective

of bringing down a successful

black woman who would

have defied considerable

odds to rise to a position of

power and influence within

the white-dominated British

establishment?

Or is it a case where the actions

of the particular individual,

which appear to smack of

cronyism in one case and extravagance

in another, needed

to be exposed because public

funds were involved and the

media were simply fulfilling

their watchdog role in the

public interest?

We will not rush to pass

judgement but the allegations

being levelled against Dominica-born

Commonwealth

Secretary General, Baroness

Patricia Scotland, are cause

for concern to Caribbean

countries, especially since

she was elected with regional

support to head the 53-nation

grouping, with Dominica

and Barbados as her foremost

sponsors.

Now, six months after

assuming office, the Labour

peer who served as Britain’s

first black attorney-general,

has found herself under

intense media scrutiny with

several newspapers accusing

her over the past fortnight of

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engaging in “lavish spending”

on renovations to her

official residence while the

Commonwealth is reportedly

in bad financial shape.

Writing in the Times, columnist

Oliver Kamm said the

Baroness “needs to get a grip

or go”. The former Tony Blair

supporter said while Scotland

has denied the allegations of

extravagance, has pointed

out that the renovations were

okayed by her predecessor

and that the cost was about

£330,000 and not £450,000

as the media alleged, such expenditure

still amounted to “a

betrayal of the ethos of the organization”

which is based on

modesty. “Lady Scotland’s

spree bears scant relation to

these original ambitions,”

Kamm posited.

The Daily Mail said

leaked documents in its

possession revealed how

Scotland asked for dozens of

lavish additions, drawn up by

a celebrity interior designer,

at the six-storey London residence.

However, Scotland

responded: “I can say there

are no chandeliers, there are

no marble fireplaces, none

of those things which are alleged

has been spent at all.”

The Daily Mail said,

however, that emails and

other leaked documents

between Scotland’s aides and

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Wednesday 23rd November 2016 c a r i b b e a n t i m e s . a g 9

cont’d from pg 8

Commonwealth staff, appear

to contradict her denial. The

Sun tabloid said Scotland

had received a “public dressing

down” over the matter

from Conservative British

Prime Minister Theresa May

while on a recent visit to India

which reportedly has threatened

to cut Commonwealth

funding because of concerns

related to spending and the

overall direction of the organization.

“We believe [the Commonwealth]

does need to

operate as effectively and efficiently

as possible,” Prime

Minister May said. “That

means there does need to be

reform of the secretariat. For

Baroness Scotland, of course

she needs to respond to the

allegations that have been

made.

She will be judged on

how she delivers on that need

for reform for the Commonwealth

secretariat to be operating

effectively and efficiently.”

Scotland’s office has

blamed the furore on “false,

misleading and distorted allegations

and outright lies by

a profoundly disaffected individual”.

The whistleblower,

an ex-Commonwealth

official identified as Ram

Venuprasad, raised concerns

over “procurement, transparency

and use of public funds”.

Since taking office, Scotland

has also been accused

of giving lucrative jobs to a

few political friends and using

£45,000 to visit Rio for

this past summer’s Olympic

Games. She said the Rio visit

was primarily to open a Commonwealth

sports ministers

meeting and meet officials.

The British media are suggesting

the latest revelations

will increase pressure on

Scotland to quit the £160,000

a year post.

Reacting to the developments,

Antigua and Barbuda’s

Prime Minister Gaston

Browne was reported as saying

the reports were an embarrassment

for the region.

His government had proposed

veteran diplomat Sir

Ron Sanders for the top Commonwealth

post but withdrew

his candidature after it failed

to attract sufficient regional

support. Antigua and Barbuda

then threw its support behind

Scotland.

Browne reportedly said

that instead of bringing benefits

to the Caribbean, Scotland

had brought shame. In

apparent reference to Sir Ron,

he also said the election of “a

real Caribbean citizen of great

competence and experience

was missed because of insularity,

a culture of non-cooperation

and hate of our own”.

We wonder what are

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s

thoughts on the issue.

We also wonder what informed

the his Government’s

decision to go with Scotland

instead of Sanders, as the reasons

were never made public.

We can only wonder because

of the Stuart Government’s

policy of maintaining a deafening

silence on most issues.

Given the damaging allegations

which have emerged

against its preferred candidate,

Bay Street (the office

of Prime Minister Freundel

Stuart) surely ought to be

concerned. (Reprinted from

Barbados Today)

Government of Antigua and Barbuda

Ministry of Tourism, Economic Development,

Investment and Energy

Vacancy Notice

Date: 10 th November, 2016

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons

to fill the vacant non-established position of Tourism Community

Relations Officer within the Ministry of Tourism,

Economic Development, Investment and Energy.

Key Functions:

a) To coordinate activities and to help improve communication

among the Government Communities, non-Governmental

Organizations and Private sector.

b) To build tourism-community relationships

c) To communicate directly with communities on all Government

related projects that will be of great benefit to communities.

d) To assist community groups to source funding and applications

for external donor funding for the development of

community projects.

e) To assist in drafting a Community- based Tourism

Strategy and Policy.

f) To develop and promote community tourism enterprises

and activities in order to attract visitors and produce significant

economic benefits for residents.

g) To work closely with residents and businesses in a local

community to support the local economy of an area.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Interpersonal Skills

Leadership Skills

Excellent organizational and time management skills.

A BSc in Management or related field

An attractive remuneration package is being offered.

Applications along with two references and certified copies

of documents pertaining to qualifications should be addressed

to:

The Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment

and Energy

Government Office Complex

Queen Elizabeth Highway

St. John’s

Antigua

Applications should be submitted to the Ministry on or before

3 rd December, 2016.


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Wednesday 23rd November 2016

Antigua and

Barbuda to take

on the world

After an eight year absence

from international beauty contests,

National Director for the

Miss World and Universe Pageants,

Calvin Southwell says

it’s time to get back on the international

stage and expose

our beautiful twin island state

for all to see.

After the recent staging of

his Miss Regal International

pageant over the summer

right here in Antigua, his love

and passion for pageantry was

burning bright once again.

This excitement propelled

him into, sometimes very grueling

tasks with little support at

times, but as he always says…

.”My country comes first, just

doing what I love to and contributing

to our Tourism product.

We have had some success-


Wednesday 23rd November 2016 c a r i b b e a n t i m e s . a g 11

es at these pageants in the past most

notably in 2003 when Kai Davis was

voted Miss Congenial at Miss Universe

Pageant in Panama and 2004

when Shermaine Jeremy was judged

the most talented and Top 15 delegate

at the Miss World contest held in Sanya

China ,but at the inception of “Antigua

Pageants” our first delegates in

2001 made waves when Janil Bird

our first beauty on the international

circuit after a 24 year absence from

the Miss Universe pageant.

Antigua first competed in 1977 –

Sheryl Ann Gibbons in the Dominican

Republic . Unfortunately for us

Miss Bird placed 13th that year. The

LIVE positions announced was TOP

10 , which has since change to TOP

15. That same year Zara Razzaq was

3rd runner up at Miss Intercontinental

pageant in Germany.

We have also had some time off

from Miss World as well but the small

group of sisters who can call themselves

Miss Antigua /Barbuda World

will have a new member to the party.

This year at the 66 th annual Miss

World Pageant we will be ably represented

by Miss Latisha Green, a

24 year old beauty who was crowned

STOP LOOK TWICE

SAVE A LIFE

Antigua Carnival Queen and most recently

in July 2016, Miss Antigua and

Barbuda Regal International.

She will follow the likes of a small

sisterhood of ladies who have previously

represented our country proudly.

The names of the past delegates

are as follows:-

1986 Karen Knowles

1991 Joann Bird

2001 Janelle Williams

2002 Zara Razzaq

2003 Ann Marie Browne

2004 Shermain Jeremy

2008 Athina James

Miss World 2016 pageant will be

held in Washington DC, USA.

Over 110 Contestants are scheduled

to arrive on Saturday, 26 th November,

2016 to compete for the

coveted title of the 66 th Miss World

Pageant.

The Finals will be held on Sunday,

18 th December, 2016 during a LIVE

telecast.

Antigua Pageants wish Latisha the

best of luck as she carries the torch as

Antigua and Barbuda’s representative

once again.

Miss Antigua /Barbuda World representative

Miss Latisha Greene


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Wednesday 23rd November 2016

Government of Antigua and Barbuda

Ministry of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy

Vacancy Notice

10 th November, 2016

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the vacant non-established post of Business Analyst within the

Ministry of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy.

Job Summary:

The Business Analyst will identify and communicate the understanding of business change needs, assessing the business impact of

those changes, capturing, analyzing and documenting requirements and supporting the communication and delivery of requirements

with relevant stakeholders.

Key Functions:

Defines and documents customer business functions and processes.

Consults with functional unit management and personnel to identify, define and document business needs and objectives, current

operational procedures, problems, input and output requirements, and levels of systems access.

Acts as a liaison between departmental end-users, technical analysts, information technology analysts, consultants and other governmental

organizations in the analysis, design, configuration, testing and maintenance of case management systems to ensure optimal

operational performance.

Analyzes the feasibility of, and develop requirements for, new systems and enhancements to existing systems; ensures the system

design fits the needs of the users.

Tracks and fully documents changes for functional and business specifications; writes detailed universally understood procedures

for permanent records and for use in training.

Identifies opportunities for improving business processes through information systems and/or non-system driver changes; assists

in the preparation of proposals to develop new systems and/or operational changes.

Plans, organizes and conducts business process reengineering/improvement projects. (Examples are projects requiring strategic

analysis of an entire process or operating area where specific issues or items to be corrected, examined or recommended have not been

identified. Recommended solutions should be developed in consultation with impacted internal and external stakeholders, but should

remain objective and independent of the specific stakeholders.)

Researches and prepares statistical reports. Consolidates information into cohesive and understandable correspondence or other

written form for use in management decision-making.

Assists in developing an overall change management strategy for Tourism.

Provides technical assistance in training, mentoring, and coaching professional and technical staff.

Directs or participates in studies of new and existing programs and special projects to’ determine feas1bility, resolve

problems including organizational, procedural” technical and fiscal research and analysis; develops policy and procedures

to improve efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and/or improve internal and external customer service; develops information system

documentation to support efficient Ministry operations; prepares reports and written findings and recommendations; and

monitors changes.

Provides work direction to one or more technical or clerical staff or acts as a team lead on designated projects or assignments.

Specifications

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

5 years’ experience in the field.

Excellent organizational and time management skills.

Can clearly explain financial information and recommendations to non-financial individuals.

Knowledge of financial markets.

BSc Business Administration

Masters an advantage

An attractive remuneration package is being offered.

Applications along with two references and certified copies of documents pertaining to qualifications should be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy

Government Office Complex

Queen Elizabeth Highway

St. John’s

Antigua

Applications should be submitted to the Ministry on or before 3 rd December, 2016.


Wednesday 23rd November 2016 c a r i b b e a n t i m e s . a g 13

Government of Antigua and Barbuda

Ministry of Tourism, Economic Development,

Investment and Energy

Vacancy Notice

Date: 10 th November, 2016

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons

to fill the vacant non-established post of Director - Tourism

Policy and Planning within the Ministry of Tourism, Economic

Development, Investment and Energy.

Job Summary:

Plan, organize, direct, control and coordinate policy advice

and strategic planning within the Ministry of Tourism

Economic Development, Investment and Energy

Key functions:

Develop, implement and monitor strategic plans, programs,

policies, processes, systems and procedures to achieve the goals,

objectives and work standards of the Ministry.

Develop, implement, administer and participate in policy

research and analysis

Develop strategies and programmes to strengthen the linkages

between tourism and other sectors.

Coordinate the implementation of policies and practices

Establish activity measures and measurements of accountability

Oversee and participate in the elaboration of policy documents

and reports

Consult with and provide expert advice to government officials

and board members on policy, program and legislative

issues

Represent the organization in negotiations, and at conventions,

seminars, public hearings and forums convened to

discuss policy issues

SPECIFICATIONS:

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Leadership Skills

Excellent organizational and time management skills.

5 years’ experience in Tourism to include three (3) years of

experience in administration and tourism planning, policy, research

and/ or evaluation.

Master’s degree in Tourism, Planning, Measurement or Research,

or a related field preferable.

An attractive remuneration package is being offered.

Applications along with two references and certified copies of

documents pertaining to qualifications should be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and

Energy

Government Office Complex

Queen Elizabeth Highway

St. John’s

Antigua

Applications should be submitted to the Ministry on or before

3 rd December, 2016.

Government of Antigua and Barbuda

Ministry of Tourism, Economic Development,

Investment and Energy

Vacancy Notice

Date: 10 th November, 2016

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons

to fill the vacant non-established post of Economist

within the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Development,

Investment and Energy.

Key Functions:

Compile, analyze, and report data to explain economic

phenomena and forecast market trends, applying mathematical

models and statistical techniques.

Develop economic guidelines and standards and prepare

points of view used in forecasting trends and formulating

economic policy.

Forecast production and consumption of renewable resources

and supply, consumption and depletion of non-renewable

resources.

Study economic and statistical data in subject areas of the

portfolio of the Ministry.

Formulate recommendations, policies, or plans to solve

economic problems or to interpret markets.

Work with and across the various portfolios within the

Ministry to provide technical support.

Provide analysis and advice on risk- measurement issues

to do with projects within the Ministry.

Analyze proposed projects and their impact on areas like

job creation or economic activity.

Reporting

SPECIFICATIONS:

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

5 years’ experience in the field of economics.

Excellent organizational and time management skills.

Knowledge of financial markets.

BSc Economics

Masters in Economics or related field would be an asset

An attractive remuneration package is being offered.

Applications along with two references and certified copies

of documents pertaining to qualifications should be addressed

to:

The Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment

and Energy

Government Office Complex

Queen Elizabeth Highway

St. John’s

Antigua

Applications should be submitted to the Ministry on or before

3 rd December, 2016.


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Government of Antigua and Barbuda

Ministry of Tourism, Economic Development,

Investment and Energy

Vacancy Notice

Date: 10 th November, 2016

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill

the vacant non-established positions of Junior Research Economist

within the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Development,

Investment and Energy.

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Permanent Secretary, the Junior Research

Economist will be responsible for undertaking analytical and

research projects across the various portfolios that make up the Ministry.

The Junior Research Economist will be expected to function

among a team of professionals with multiple priorities and tight

deadlines.

Having an active commitment to continuously improving quality

standards when performing statistical analysis of industry and economic

data.

Possessing an ability to communicate complex and sensitive information

in an understandable form to colleagues.

Key Functions:

Assist in Tourism \Business Economic Impact Assessment.

Carry out economic impact surveys.

Assist line Advise on Economic Issues.

Assist with the Ministry’s planning process.

Responsible for providing research assistance, proof reading, fact

checking and publishing economic research reports, while working

under strict deadlines

Conduct value-added economic research, including gathering

and analyzing economic and financial data

Respond to internal and external requests for data, charts and

analysis

Work with other members of the team and help with Ministry

presentations, information requests and meetings.

Specifications:

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

2 years’ experience

Excellent organizational and time management skills.

Can clearly explain financial information and recommendations

to non-financial individuals.

Knowledge of financial markets.

Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, to make linkages

and to use common sense in solving problems and making decisions

BSc Economics or related field

An attractive remuneration package is being offered.

Applications along with two references and certified copies of documents

pertaining to qualifications should be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy

Government Office Complex

Queen Elizabeth Highway

St. John’s

Antigua

Applications should be submitted to the Ministry on or before 3 rd December,

2016.

Wednesday 23rd November 2016

Get Yuh Act

Together

By Mrs. Jacqueline Wetherill

Too long this foolishness ah go on;

Yuh nah want to work, but tief people man.

Not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, every man that passes

yuh pull through yuh door.

Yuh house always have an obnoxious smell, as your

little ones saying, “Mommy crying for help”.

Get Yuh Act Together.

Your body looking droopy cause

yuh nah get none rest;

Because 24 hours in a day you

choose to vibrate yuh mattress.

Pickney, them left all alone,

while you in yuh bedroom ah moan and groan.

Look, this life you are living is not good; take a look

at Jane Doe, she’s a living jumbie fashion book.

Get Yuh Act Together.

They have all types of sexually transmitted diseases

out there, and you fool,

boasting that they like to go bare.

You have 8 pickney fuh 9 different men; yuh live in

a shack and always on yuh back.

Chubby, bimbo, corn curls with sweet milk are your

children’s meals; woman,

who nah hear would surely feel.

Yuh think yuh doing something nice, ask Jane Doe

with AIDS, she is paying the price.

Get Yuh Act Together.

Where are your morals? What example are you

setting for your children?

You have 8 children for 9 men,

with 2 men claiming 1 child.

What monkey see monkey do,

and it will be a shame on you.

Get off yuh back, put on some clothes and

send people man through the door.

The woman at the well had her sins forgiven;

you too can be like that woman.

Please change this life style, it nah good.

Get Yuh Act Together.


Wednesday 23rd November 2016 c a r i b b e a n t i m e s . a g 15

Tuesday’s Sudoku Solution

S U D O K U

CROSSWORD

Across

1. Doctor-turned-wordsmith

6. Poetry Muse

11. Curtail one’s freedom of

speech

14. Renee, opposite Jim Carrey

15. Aesop’s form of expression

16. University of Utah athlete

17. Cornucopia on Thanksgiving,

often

19. Jasper Johns’ field

20. A distance close enough to

eavesdrop

21. Music store section

22. Barbecue treat

23. Noted presidential monogram

24. Cambridgeshire cathedral

town

25. Dreamer’s phrase

27. Styling substance

28. Readied for finish

30. Away from the wind, nautically

33. Secure against leakage

35. Jagged

38. Single-celled organism

40. Season during which this

puzzle is appropriate?

41. It’s hard to endure

42. Tony Gwynn his entire career

43. Type of brake

45. Exist, in latin

46. University of Arizona locale

48. That ship

50. Pop off to

52. Auction action

53. Largest book of the OT

56. Nail

57. Loaded org.?

59. Draws out

61. Hurt

62. Places where flies are found

64. Direct extender

65. Lucy’s landlady

66. France’s longest river

67. ‘’___ Miserables’’

68. Chanteuse Taylor

69. Blunted swords

Down

1. Sieved food to a certain consistency

2. Mountain nymph

3. Arts category

4. Tolkien’s trees

5. Titter-titter

6. Powerless, as a threat

7. King of France?

8. ‘’Iliad’’ figure

9. Add at the last moment

10. Fragrant yet poisonous Eurasian

shrub

11. Great Pyrenees, for example

12. Open areas in office buildings

13. Manage

18. Status car, for short

26. Twice as spooky

27. Prepare for action

28. 2000 U.S. Open champ

Marat

29. ‘’___ well that ends . . . ‘’

30. Current unit

31. Mauna ___ (Hawaiian volcano)

32. Spots for lamps and alarm

clocks

34. Within prefix

36. Dot, dot, dot, dash, dash,

dash, dot, dot, dot

37. Prepositional palindrome

39. Served wine fancily

44. Santiago’s country

47. Layers, as in geology class

49. Like taro root or service berries

50. Symbol of sluggishness

51. Certainly not worldly

52. ‘’Beauty and the Beast’’

beauty

53. Sprite

54. One cubic meter

55. Epitomes of stubbornness

58. In need of ointment

60. Spot for the chicken-hearted?

63. Writer Kesey


16 c a r i b b e a n t i m e s . a g

Wednesday 23rd November 2016

Today’s weather forecast

Antigua and Barbuda

Rain showers early with some

sunshine later in the day.

High - 83ºF

Low - 76ºF

Wind: East North East 14 mph

Sunrise 6.16 am; Sunset 5.31 pm

Tuesday’s Crossword Solution

HOROSCOPE

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.

21). Since it requires setting

aside self-interest and being

guided by curiosity, the person

who really tries to get inside the

head of another is few and far

between. You do it so regularly

you don’t even realize how special

you are.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.

19). To endear yourself to a

mentor or to serve a potentially

wonderful customer very well

would be the very best use of

your efforts today. With your

natural charms, this shouldn’t

be hard.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18).

How is needless fear and anxiety

avoided? Scientists worldwide

are paid ‘round the clock

to sort this out, and yet the solution

may be quite simple. Identify

which fears are “needless”

and focus elsewhere.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20).

To believe in the probability

that something wonderful will

happen is often the cause of

something wonderful happening.

And if you never lose that

belief, then you can never be

wholly disappointed.

ARIES (March 21-April 19).

To some extent you believe

as your peers do, though you

also have private beliefs that

you don’t share often. It’s a

joy when a like-minded person

comes along with whom you

can converse frankly and honestly.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21).

As for that problem you’ve

been unable to solve — it’s time

to approach it from a theoretical

place. Think bigger. Ponder the

philosophy that’s causing the

pain. Then put those thoughts

aside and try once more for a

practical fix.

CANCER (June 22-July 22).

You could say that, when it

comes to relationships, you

have an impeccable sense of

rhythm. Every relationship

needs closeness and space.

You’ve a knack for sensing the

right amount of each.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’re

not the first one with this problem.

It’s been experienced by

kings and slaves, poets and

politicians and saints. The solutions

have been written down

through the ages. Seek the wisdom

of the ancients.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).

Use what works for you. It

doesn’t matter where the item

comes from, what matters is

how well you can apply it to

your life for the outstanding

results you’ve been wanting to

achieve.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You

do what you do because you

are who you are. Then again,

all that will change when you

do different things and become

someone else. Nothing is fixed.

Change will begin with an inspiration.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20).

Watch your words, especially

the ones you tell yourself. Keep

it sunny. It does you no good to

assume that when bad things

happen it’s “just your luck” —

especially today, when fortune

is truly smiling on you.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).

Montaigne wondered if he was

playing with his cat, or if he

was a toy to his cat. You may

feel similarly toward a love interest

today. It’s something to

stay aware of as the week progresses.


Wednesday 23rd November 2016 c a r i b b e a n t i m e s . a g 17

VACANCIES REGISTERED AT OSEC

(Effective November 17, 2016)

1) SECURITY OFFICER

2) CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES

3) LINE COOK/CHEF (RESTAURANT)

4) ROOM ATTENDANT

5) PAYROLL CLERK

6) INVENTORY CLERK

7) DRIVER/DELIVERY CLERK

8) FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVERS (TEMPORARY)

9) BARTENDER (TEMP.)

10) COCKTAIL WAITRESS

10) BUTCHER (HOTEL)

If you are currently registered at OSEC and interested in this

listed vacancy, kindly contact OSEC. If you are NOT registered

with OSEC you may call the centre for more information

on registration requirements. Our centre is located on

Old Parham Road in the Ryan’s Building, next to Antigua

Motors.

OSEC telephone numbers are 562-8533/34/35.

Kindly note that the DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATION

is Thursday 24th November, 2016

The LTHMC (Leonard Tim Hector Memorial Committee)

presents the Annual Tim Hector Memorial Lecture, on

Thursday 24th November 2016 @ 8pm at the Multipurpose

Cultural Centre. This year the lecture will be delivered by

Justin Simon Q C Cuba-USA Relations: The Way Forward

for the Caribbean. All are invited. See you there.

The Liberta Wesleyan Holiness Church invites you to its

Harvest Fun Fair on Saturday November 26th, 2016, from

12:00pm – 7:00pm on the church grounds in Liberta. There

will be lots of attractions for the children including bounce

castle, face painting, donkey ride. Other attractions include

hat show competition, live music and entertainment. Come

and enjoy an afternoon of food, fun, fellowship and the

bountiful blessings from the Lord. An entry fee of $2:00 will

be charged per person. All proceeds from the fair will go

towards the building of the new sanctuary.

The Antigua and Barbuda Coalition of Service Industries

is putting on another important workshop targeting small

business owners and service providers. Sign up now for our

Digital and Social Media workshop geared to help you get

an understanding of how to use the internet and social media

to enhance your business and increase your visibility. November

21st to 23rd, Heritage Hotel 6.00 to 8.00 p.m. For

more information and to register email: info@abcsi.org or

antiguabarbudacsi@gmail.com or call: 464-9349 or 721-

6251.Seats are Limited. Regsiter Now!

The St. John’s cathedral parish presents its Annual Family

Christmas bazaar on Saturday, 3 rd December, 2016 from 2:00pm

– 9:00pm at Deanery Grounds St. John’s Street. Lots of food and

drinks will be on sale.Attraction for ALL ages. Santa Claus will

be rolling through with his elves. Come on out with the family

and have a wonderful time. Proceeds in aid of Restoration of our

beloved Cathedral Church. NO outside vendors will be allowed.

Under the Distinguished Patronage of Dame Louise Lake

Tack The Short Term Fund-raising Committee of the St.

John’s Cathedral present The Annual Black Tie Dinner &

Dance. Friday 25th November, 2016, 7:30 p.m. until. Grand

Royal Antiguan Resort. Price $175.00 Entertainment by the

Specialist Band, Chiki Hi-fi, door prizes, lots of surprises,

including the Master of Ceremonies who is a Priest. Continue

to support our efforts as all funds raised will assist the

ongoing restoration work at our beloved Cathedral.

The Antigua State College invites the public to participate in

CARD 2017 – Conference for Academic Research and Development.

A community outreach programme of the college,

CARD’s mission is to present research on issues of national

and regional significance with the aim of promoting societal

change. CARD 2017 is slated for March 2017. The location

will be announced at a later date. The organizers are working

to prepare an attractive open environment for the sharing of

knowledge and experience in an array of subject areas. Papers

may be theoretical, archival or experimental in nature. We are

asking those who are interested in presenting at the conference

to submit an abstract of their research paper along with a resume

or one page bio of themselves to the following e-mail,

asc.cardconference@gmail.com. The contact person is Dr. Patricia

Benn. The organizers invite the submission of papers by

January 30th. For more information, contact: Antigua State

College: 462-1434. Email: asc.cardconference@gmail.com

The Hon. E.P. Chet Greene Parliamentary representative for

St. Paul's invites all constituents to a Town Hall meeting on

Thursday 24th November at 7:30 p.m. at the Cobbs Cross

School. Do come out and be enlightened about the plans for

the community for the Christmas season and plans into the

new year going forward.

The ABLP St. Paul's Branch will hold a Tasty fund-raiser

breakfast on Saturday 3rd December 2016 at the Cobbs

Cross Corner from 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. On the menu will

be Fungi and shad, Link fish, Red herring, Sausage, chop up,

johnny cakes, and more. with a free cup of Bush Tea. Cost

of Breakfast: $15.00. Local Drinks will also be on sale. Do

support this worthy cause. Proceeds in aid of Community

Development.


18 c a r i b b e a n t i m e s . a g

Wednesday 23rd November 2016

Miller routs Volcanoes in stunning win

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Champion

left-arm spinner Nikita Miller

snatched his 24th five-wicket haul in

first class cricket to fire Jamaica Scorpions

to a stunning come-from-behind

41-run victory over hapless Windward

Islands Volcanoes here Monday.

With the visitors set a mere 106

to win at Sabina Park, captain Miller

scythed through their innings with

five for 22 to send them tumbling for

64 all out on the final day of the second

round game in the Regional Four-

Day Championship, that saw 18 wickets

fall.

He was well supported by leg-spinner

Damion Jacobs who finished with

three for 17, as Scorpions picked up

their first win of the season following

their defeat to Guyana Jaguars in

Georgetown last week.

For Volcanoes, it was their second

straight loss, coming on the backs

of their nine-wicket defeat to Trinidad

and Tobago Red Force in Port of

Spain in the last round.

No such result for Scorpions

seemed possible when they slumped

from their overnight 92 for two to 159

all out, with opener John Campbell

top-scoring with 67 and Test batsman

Jermaine Blackwood getting 27.

The pair extended their overnight

third wicket partnership to 46 before

being separated, when Blackwood

departed in the day’s sixth over after

adding 11 to his overnight score.

His dismissal triggered a terminal

decline for Scorpions as they lost their

last seven wickets for just 31 runs in

quick time, as 21-year-old left-arm

spinner Larry Edward picked up career-best

figures of six for 20.

Campbell, unbeaten on 43 overnight,

completed his seventh first class

half-century, striking six fours off 141

balls in three hours at the crease.

Then, what should have been a

straightforward run chase quickly

turned into a nightmare for Volcanoes

as they lost wickets steadily, with

only opener Devon Smith (19) and

all-rounder Kyle Mayers (15 not out)

reaching double figures.

Scorpions claimed 16.2 points

while Volcanoes picked up 5.2.

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Wednesday 23rd November 2016 c a r i b b e a n t i m e s . a g 19

Bruce Arena returns as US coach,

replacing Jurgen Klinsmann

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Barbados

Pride pulled off an emphatic victory

over Trinidad and Tobago Red Force

here Monday, when they crushed their

perennial arch-rivals by 292 runs, to

notch their first win of the newly minted

Regional Four-Day Championship.

The visitors secured victory in the

first over after lunch on the final day of

the second round contest as Red Force

crumbled for an embarrassing 99 in their

second innings, in pursuit of an unlikely

target of 392 at Queen’s Park Oval.

Pride’s assault was led by captain

Kevin Stoute who snatched three for 14

while fellow seamer, Test bowler Kemar

Roach, finished with three 33.

NEW YORK -- Bruce

Arena was a decade removed

from the U.S. national team

when he received a telephone

call from U.S. Soccer Federation

Secretary General Dan

Flynn on Sunday asking him

to meet with USSF President

Sunil Gulati the following

day.

By midday Tuesday,

the winningest coach in the

team’s history regained the

job he had not wanted to give

up.

“I never expected to be

back in this role the way it

came about over the last 48

hours,” Arena explained. “I

hate to say this now to Sunil:

I would’ve done this for free.”

A day after Jurgen Klinsmann

was fired following

two losses that began the final

round of World Cup qualifying,

Arena agreed to a contract

running through the 2018

tournament in Russia.

With the Americans 0-2

at this stage for the first time,

the USSF wants to spark a

turnaround when competition

resumes March 24 with

a home game against Honduras

followed four days later

with a match at Panama. The

65-year-old Arena, inducted

into the U.S. National Soccer

Hall of Fame in 2010, starts

work Dec. 1.

“We need to build the

chemistry of this team and

have a common goal and really

work on a team concept,”

he said during a telephone

news conference. “I really

believe individually and positionally

we have good players

and we’ve just got to get them

working together as a team.

Resuming the day on 57 for three,

Red Force lost their last six wickets for

42 runs – with opener Jeremy Solozano

again unable to bat because of illness.

Other than Kyle Hope (26) and Yannic

Cariah (25) who perished on Sunday’s

third day, no other batsman made it

into double figures.

Pride were forced to wait until the

eighth over of the morning before finding

success when Roach had captain Yannick

Ottley, yet to score overnight, caught at

the wicket for two with the score on 64.

In the very next over, left-arm spinner

Jomel Warrican had nightwatchman

Marlon Richards caught at bat-pad for

seven without any addition to the overall

Bruce Arena returns as US coach.

“There are no real secrets time, a little bit patience and a

on how you build good teams: lot of hard work.”

It takes a lot of hard work, it Arena first took over as

takes communication, it takes national team coach after the

discipline and it takes some 1998 World Cup and led the

talent, and I think we have U.S. to a 71-30-29 record. Gulati

fired him, failed to reach a

enough talent to build a good

team and end up in Russia deal with Klinsmann and then

2018. It’s going to take a little brought in Bob Bradley. (AP)

Pride crush Red Force to snare first win

score, to leave Red Force reeling.

Debutant Jyd Goolie spent 46 minutes

and 26 balls over nine before he was

bowled by Stoute who struck again in his

next over by removing Roshon Primus to

a catch at the wicket for two, at 80 for

seven.

Wicketkeeper Steven Katwaroo holed

out in the deep off pacer Justin Greaves

for eight before lunch as the Red Force

innings lay in ruins at 99 for eight at the

interval. And Roach applied the finishing

touches immediately following the break

when he bowled Jon-Russ Jaggesar for

three. For their efforts, Pride took away

18.4 points while Red Force mustered

four. (CMC)


20 c a r i b b e a n t i m e s . a g

Wednesday 23rd November 2016

Windies Women complete T20I sweep

VIJAYAWADA, India

- West Indies Women defeated

India Women by 15

runs to complete a three-nil

sweep of the T20 International

series at Vijayawada

here on Tuesday.

A solid half century

opening partnership between

Hayley Matthews

and Captain Stafanie Taylor

laid the foundation for

West Indies 139 for four in

20 overs after they won the

toss and elected to bat.

Their bowlers then

suppressed the Indian run

chase, restricting them to

124 for three in 20 overs

despite a fighting unbeaten

half century stand between

Veda Krishnamurthy and

Harmanpreet Kaur.

Matthews and Taylor

powered the early part in

the innings for the visitors

by adding 61 runs for the

For Sale

first wicket in 6.4 overs.

Matthews dominated the

partnership with a 22-ball

47 that included seven fours

and one six before she was

caught behind.

Taylor batted throughout

the innings to finish not out

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Stafanie Taylor shared a 61-run opening partnership with Hayley Matthews, who scored a 22-ball 47

on 44 and picking up four

boundaries in the process.

The Windies Women

skipper also featured in two

crucial partnerships, putting

on 16 with Kycia Knight

and 11 with Britney Cooper.

The hosts suffered an

early setback when opener

Vellaswamy Vanitha was

run out by Taylor without

scoring of the first ball of

the innings.

Their innings plunged

into further chaos when

they lost another two wickets

and stumbled to 32 for

three.

Krishnamurthy and Kaur

stayed together to the end of

the match, adding 92 runs

for the fourth wicket.

Krishnamurthy scored

a boundary less 40-ball 31,

while Kaur struck three

fours and three sixes in her

51-ball 60.

Deandra Dottin and Matthews

picked up a wicket

each for West Indies to contain

India, who fell 15 runs

short with seven wickets intact.

(CMC)

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