Caribbean Times 93rd Issue - Wednesday 8th February 2017


Caribbean Times 93rd Issue - Wednesday 8th February 2017

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Wednesday 8th February 2017 A n t i g u a a n d B a r b u d a

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By Joanna Paris

Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston

Browne has expressed his intentions to

sue the Public Relations Officer of the

United Progressive Party, Senator Damani


Speaking in Parliament on Monday,

Prime Minister Browne mentioned that

Senator Tabor continues to publicly suggest

that public monies were being used

to finance the operations of Share Incorporated,

a charity managed by the Prime

Minister’s wife Mrs. Maria Browne.

Prime Minister Browne reiterated

that “not a single cent of public money

has ever been placed in my wife’s charity”.

He noted that Senator Tabor continues

to be “salacious” with his accusations.

“I have taken the position that I am

going to sue Mr. Tabor. This is not because

I am trying to curb free speech, in

fact we on this side welcome and value

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free speech, we want you to be critical

of us. But when you deliberately go to

lie and undermine and consistently with

impunity, I think that I have an obligation

certainly to protect my government

and the members of my family members”,

he stated.

He said that Senator Tabor will be

Public Relations Officer of the United Progressive

Party, Senator Damani Tabor.

served with the necessary documentation.

Prime Minister Browne also told the

House that both he and his wife have

taken the decision to suspend the operations

of Share in order to advert public


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Wednesday 8th February 2017

Cuba: An inspiration for the Caribbean

By Everton Barnes

Antigua and Barbuda

and the rest of the Caribbean

can learn from the examples

of the late Fidel Castro, the

Cuban revolutionary leader,

as they too, seek to crave out

their own space and advance

their economic and social


This is the observation

of Prime Minister, Gaston

Browne, as he shared an

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evening with the Cuban Ambassador

Gustavo Olivares

Veliz and guests at a function

to mark the anniversary

of the Cuban revolution.

“As we undergo our own

revolution in Antigua and

Barbuda, our economic revolution,

as we seek to transform

Antigua and Barbuda

into an economic powerhouse,

we can draw on the

experiences of Fidel Castro

Ruz, his brother, Raul, and

others who led the Cuban

revolution,” he noted.

He added that the Cuban

revolutionaries showed

significant strength of character,

significant stickability

recognizing that success

would not come overnight.

Browne stated that while

there may be some who are

of the view that Antigua and

Barbuda can be transformed

overnight, he is aware that

this is an impossible task.

“I have no doubt that we

have the resilience and the

skills to ultimately transform

the country into an economic

powerhouse. But, it requires

commitment of all,”

he declared.

The prime minister said

he is aware that not everyone

will ‘catch the vision’,

but that for him, what is important

is that the majority

of the people ‘buy in’ to this


In his brief remarks, Ambassador

Veliz noted that

Fidel Castro was inspired

by the works and teaching

of the Cuban National Hero,

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cont’d from pg 2

Jose Marti, adding that Cuba

reaffirms its commitment to

continue to join Antigua and

Barbuda and the Caribbean

on the path taken by both Fidel

and Marti.

Venezuelan ambassador

to Antigua and Barbuda,

Carlos Perez, called for

an end of the US embargo

against Cuba, calling it ‘cruel

and criminal’.

During the function,

representative of the Cuban

Universities Alumni

Association of Antigua and

Barbuda, Edwin Ambrose,

presented a plaque in appreciation

to the assistance of

the Cuban government and

people in assisting hundreds

of nations attain higher education

in a variety of disciplines.



The highlight of the evening

was the showing of a

documentary highlighting

the aspects of the life of the

late Fidel Castro.

Don’t Dream it.

Drive it








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Wednesday 8th February 2017

Consultation begins on styrofoam ban

By Everton Barnes

The first in a series of consultations

that will take place prior to the implementation

of a ban on Styrofoam containers

was convened by Health Minister,

Molwyn Joseph, on Tuesday.

Present at the meeting was a cross

section of people who were importers,

wholesalers, retailers and vendors who

use the containers as part of their business.

A spokesman for the minister said the

tone of the meeting was encouraging as

the attendees expressed unanimous support

for the government’s efforts.

“The minister asked everyone present

to express his/her views on the matter

and they all agreed with implementing

the ban. However, questions were raised

on what was the most effective method

to implement the ban,” the spokesman


The meeting agreed to the appointment

of a technical committee that will

consider this question and all its ramifications,

including a cost analysis as there

was a concern that implementing the ban

would negatively affect consumers.

The spokesman said the minister

revealed that the Cabinet has already

agreed to a waiver of taxes on the importation

of alternative containers if and

when the ban goes into effect. This move

is aimed at helping to keep down the

price of whatever replacement utensil is


According to the spokesman the ministry

is planning to hold further consultations

with stakeholders following the

submission of the report from the technical


These will target the wider vending

community, importers and wholesalers

of Styrofoam.

Joseph told parliament this week

that he hopes the implementation of the

ban on Styrofoam containers will go as

smoothly as the one on plastic bags that

went into effect from July of last year.

Antigua and Barbuda imports some

one million pounds of Styrofoam each

year and the ministry says there are two

reasons why it wants the ban.

Firstly, it said studies show that Styrofoam

containers expand when they are

used in heating food. During this process

it releases toxic fumes unto the food making

it unhealthy to consume. Secondly,

because Styrofoam are not biodegradable

they pose a risk to the environment.

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Health Minister promises upgrade of community clinics

By Joanna Paris

Residents who seek medical

services at community

clinics can expect an improvement

in the facilities and amenities

available in short order.

Minister of Health and the

Environment, the Hon. Molwyn

Joseph gave that commitment

in his debate on the

2017 Budget presentation.

He said that upon entering

office in 2014, he became

aware of the dilapidated conditions

that are present at several

of the country’s primary

health care facilities.

He gave the indication that

very soon this will be a thing

of the past.

“We intend for the clinics

to play a greater part in

the delivery of health care in

Antigua and Barbuda. We are

going to change the hours too.

Some clinics will be opened in

the evenings as well to serve

persons who come home from

work”, he said.

There are also plans to establish

six polyclinics to be

located in Villa, Grays Farm,

All Saints, Jennings, Brownes

Avenue and Jennings.

The Health Minister mentioned

that funding for the

clinics in Villa and Willikies

have already been secured,

with ground breaking expected

later this year.

He added that the facilities

have been strategically placed

to serve the needs of the public.

“Our whole goal is that if a

patient goes to the poly clinic,

it should be the closest point

to the hospital of they need to

be further transferred, so we

are looking at distance”, he


Prime Minister Browne celebrates

By Everton Barnes

Radio personality, Kenny Nibbs, has done

it again! He has invited Prime Minister Gaston

Browne to join him on the Kenny Nibbs Show

on ABS Radio tonight.

Nibbs said the prime minister will celebrate

his 50th birthday on Thursday and he will be

on air tonight to ‘ring-in’ his birthday playing

music and talking about his childhood and related


According to Nibbs the Prime Minister will

join him at 11 o’clock, one hour into the programme,

and remain until the end. During the

programme listeners will get an opportunity

to call in and wish the prime minister happy

birthday. It’s the second time Nibbs has invited

the PM Browne to share with his audience and

to celebrate.

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Wednesday 8th February 2017

Zika’s Emergency Phase gives way to

a long-term public health challenge


USA — The Pan American

Health Organisation

(PAHO) says experts now

consider Zika to be a longterm

public health challenge,

following the declaration

by the World Health

Organisation’s (WHO)

Emergency Committee on

Zika that the epidemic’s

emergency phase is over.

Experts are nevertheless

still grappling to understand

the mosquito-borne virus as

the world marks one year

since a global public health

emergency was declared

over the rapid spread of the

virus from Brazil to 75 other

countries, including most

in the Caribbean and Latin


PAHO’s latest update

lists 48 countries and territories

in the Americas with

confirmed transmission of

the virus through mosquitoes

since 2015, while five

countries in the Americas

have reported sexually

transmitted Zika cases.

Some 200,000 cases

have been confirmed,

more than half from Brazil,

where 2,618 children have

been born with confirmed

Zika related congenital syndrome.

The risk assessment of

Zika has not changed globally,

and the virus continues

to spread geographically to

areas where competent vectors

are present, PAHO said.

The latest WHO assessment

notes: “Although a

decline in cases of Zika infection

has been reported in

some countries, or in some

parts of countries, vigilance

needs to remain high.”

PAHO’s Incident Manager

for Zika, Dr Sylvain

Aldighieri, said that when

clusters of babies with microcephaly

and cases of

Guillain-Barré syndrome

were reported at the same

time and place as Zika virus

outbreaks during the

last months of 2015, PAHO

published a series of alerts

starting in December 2015.

“After PAHO mounted

a robust regional response

to the outbreak, a turning

point came in January 2016

as research provided the

first evidence regarding the

link between Zika and microcephaly

in babies born

in Northeast Brazil,” Dr Aldighieri


This led to the WHO declaration

of a Public Health

Emergency of International

Concern (PHEIC) on February

1, 2016, PAHO said,

adding that Zika spread rapidly

not only through the

Americas but also to other


PAHO said it continues

providing technical support

to its member countries in

the Americas in all aspects

of Zika surveillance and

control, with special focus

on clinical management,

laboratory services and

controlling the mosquito

vectors of Zika virus, which

also transmit dengue, chikungunya

and urban yellow


In Washington, a group

of experts on public health

entomology has been meeting

in Washington, with

the aim of issuing updated

guidance on controlling

mosquitos and other vectors

of disease through improved

surveillance, prevention,

integrated vector

management, and eventual

control and elimination

of vector-borne diseases,

PAHO said.

It added that regional

partners are involved in

vector control research, including

pilot studies of new

control methodologies such

as mosquitoes infected by

the Wolbachia bacteria.

Although there is no

treatment for Zika, PAHO

said researchers continue

to work on vaccines, with

five potential vaccine candidates

headed for clinical


It noted that a crucial

tool in the long-term fight

against Zika is community

education and participation

in eliminating mosquito

vectors and breeding sites.

According to PAHO,

more than 1,500 research

papers have been published

on Zika, confirming that the

virus can infect mothers and

unborn children and kill

brain cells, causing a variety

of birth defects.

Researchers continue to

find a widening range of

effects in “congenital Zika

syndrome,” including brain

abnormalities, neural tube

defects, eye abnormalities,

hearing problems, irritability,

seizures, feeding difficulties

and others, PAHO

said. (Caribbean360)

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Caribbean Airlines new website

showcases the pride of being Caribbean

Piarco, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.

Caribbean Airlines has launched its

new leading edge website that reflects

the airline’s continued commitment to

enhancing the customer experience by

delivering a unique, compelling and

memorable travel experience.

The new website, designed by

MBLM features:

· a responsive design, which can be

viewed with ease on any size/resolution


· an inviting user interface, and

· access to the airline’s multiple

products and services as well as the

best deals for customers who book online

The vibrant design is friendly and

authentic, inviting customers to experience

the warmth andpride of the region

and what it means to be Caribbean.

Sean Quong Sing, Caribbean Airlines

Vice President Commercial (Ag)

stated, “Our new website is further evidence

of our commitment to improved

customer service and reinforces our

core message that we are the Caribbean.

The updated content structure is

much easier to navigate and features

exciting destination guides with locally

produced content and imagery of popular

Caribbean attractions”.

“As an integral part of the project

team, MBLM’s goal was to create an

outstanding user experience, ensure

seamless technology integration and

provide an appealing visual design that

would showcase the essence of being

Caribbean”, stated Claude Salzberger –

President, MBLM.

Caribbean Airlines operates more

than 600 weekly flights to 18 destinations

in the Caribbean and North and

South America. The airline’s fleet is

comprised of Boeing 737-800 and

ATR72-600 aircraft. Jointly owned by

the people of Trinidad & Tobago and

Jamaica, headquartered in Trinidad

and Tobago, and with an operational

base in Jamaica, Caribbean Airlines

employs more than 1600 people. The

airline is a member of the International

Air Transport Association (IATA) and

is recognized as an IATA Operational

Safety Audit qualified airline. It is a

certified FAA repair station as per regulation


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Wednesday 8th February 2017

Unite for safer internet, says Flow

As the world observes Safer Internet

Day today, leading telecommunications

provider Flow is urging all stakeholders

to join together to make the internet a

better place for all, especially young children

and teenagers.

“From cyberbullying to social networking,

each year Safer Internet Day

aims to raise awareness of emerging

online issues and chooses a topic reflecting

current concerns,” said Joe Mathieson,

Flow. This year’s theme is ‘Be the

Change: Unite for a better Internet’.

“Safer Internet Day is celebrated

by hundreds of countries around the

world and at Flow, we are concentrating

our efforts this year on promoting the

healthy use of the internet and connectivity

among our young people,” said Joe

Mathieson, Country Manager Flow Antigua

& Barbuda.

In some of its markets across the region

Flow, will today deliver an interactive

presentation about Safer Internet

Day to Teachers, students and various

Parent-Teacher Associations.

“The internet provides excellent

learning and communication opportunities

but it also opens the door to some unwanted

elements,” said Shand Merchant.

Merchant added, “As the region’s

leading telecommunications provider it

is our responsibility to share our knowledge

and provide relevant information

as it relates to the effective and safe use

of the internet. Our children are spending

more and more time online, and with

this trend, we are seeing a diversification

in the dangers they face. Parents must

make it a priority to familiarize themselves

with the devices and media that

their children are using.”

As part of Safer Internet Day activities,

Flow is providing Parents and Children

with safety tips on how to use the

internet more safely. Here are just a few:

Keep computers in a high-traffic area

of your home and establish limits for

which online sites children may visit and

for how long. Most children also have

mobile access so make sure to monitor

cell phones, gaming devices and laptops

as well.

Remember to surf the Internet with

your children and let them show you

what they like to do online. Encourage

regular dialogue with your children and

make it your business to know who is

connecting with your children online.

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cont’d from pg 8

Set rules for social networking, instant

messaging, e-mailing, online gaming

and using webcams.”

According to research conducted by

internet security company ESET to mark

Safer Internet Day, millions of children

around the world are being exposed to a

wide range of online threats at an increasingly

young age, with less than half of

parents using parental controls to block

unsuitable material.

The research also noted that over the

last eighteen months, almost eighty percent

of parents bought their children an

internet-enabled device. However, parental

controls available within anti-virus

software, online or the device itself are

only being used by half of all parents.

C&W is a full service communications

and entertainment provider and delivers

market-leading video, broadband,

telephony and mobile services to consumers

in 18 countries. Through its business

division, C&W provides data center

hosting, domestic and international managed

network services, and customized

IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology

to serve business and government


C&W also operates a state-of-the-art

submarine fiber network – the most extensive

in the region.

Liberty Global is the world’s largest

international TV and broadband company,

with operations in more than 30

countries across Europe, Latin America

and the Caribbean. We invest in the infrastructure

that empowers our customers to

make the most of the digital revolution.

Our scale and commitment to innovation

enables us to develop market-leading

products delivered through next-generation

networks that connect our 29 million

customers who subscribe to over 60

million television, broadband internet

and telephony services. We also serve

10 million mobile subscribers and offer

WiFi service across seven million access


Liberty Global’s businesses are comprised

of two stocks: the Liberty Global


and LBTYK) for our European operations,

and the LiLAC Group (NASDAQ:


which consists of our operations in Latin

America and the Caribbean.

The Liberty Global Group operates

in 12 European countries under the consumer

brands Virgin Media, Ziggo, Unitymedia,

Telenet and UPC. The LiLAC

Group operates in over 20 countries in

Latin America and the Caribbean under

the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty,

Mas Movil and BTC. In addition, the

LiLAC Group operates a subsea fiber

network throughout the region in over 30


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Wednesday 8th February 2017

Tuesday’s Sudoku Solution




1. Musician ____ Clapton

5. Burn slightly

9. Screen ____

14. House (Sp.)

15. Angel’s headwear

16. ____ minister

17. Mound

18. Passenger vehicle

19. Tiny particles

20. Butter substitute

21. Walk heavily

23. Caustic liquid

24. Pace

26. Finally (2 wds.)

29. ____ down (inverted)

32. Buying frenzy

34. Capital of Oregon

35. Albert Einstein, e.g.

39. Self-esteem

40. Hawaiian ____

42. Corporate VIP

43. Going away

45. Thoughts

47. Lowest tides

48. Uses the oven

49. Changes for the better

52. Very little

53. Actor ____ Gibson

54. Wading bird

57. Field cover

61. Adjust

64. Specks

65. Band instrument

66. Lustrous fabric

67. Words of understanding (2


68. Not messy

69. Winter forecast

70. Turner and Kennedy

71. Tacks on


1. Canyon sound

2. Train track

3. ____ of Man

4. Dieter’s unit

5. Morally pure

6. ____ couture

7. Chorus voice

8. House division

9. Resort

10. Museum offering

11. Fiddle’s kin

12. Television awards

13. Adjust again

22. Trimmed

25. Looked up to

27. Emotional stress

28. Lease

29. Operated

30. Senate messenger

31. Sow’s chow

32. Reads quickly

33. Metallic sound

35. Lady’s undergarment

36. Summer treats

37. Throne

38. Throw

41. Hide away

44. Columnist ____ Landers

46. Florida racetrack site

48. Removes suds

49. Accumulate

50. Hero’s award

51. Make jubilant

52. Carried

55. Revise copy

56. Thorny bloom

58. Not up yet

59. Address word

60. Household animals

62. Baked dessert

63. Explosive initials

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Today’s weather forecast

Antigua and Barbuda

A few passing clouds, otherwise

mostly sunny.

High - 80ºF

Low - 74ºF

Wind: East South East 17 mph

Sunrise 6.37 am; Sunset 6.03 pm

Tuesday’s Crossword Solution


AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.

18). The day features a rather

intricate game. You’ve a

talent for strategy today. Plan

several moves in advance. A

temporary move backward

will lead to a giant move forward.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20).

You’ll have success when you

employ your instinct about

what other people like. You’re

so adept at placing yourself in

the hypothetical, seeing things

how others might, empathizing—

perhaps because you

find the exercise enjoyable.

ARIES (March 21-April 19).

Work under pressure, handle

crises, impress your peers, be

independent, stand out in a

crowd — yes, that’s one way

to go. Or you can chill until

you’re quiet enough on the inside

to see what needs to be

done and why.

TAURUS (April 20-May

20). You own a lot of items.

Something about that will be

today’s main problem. You

may find yourself in elimination

mode. Instead of asking,

“Will I use this someday?”

ask, “Do I use it now? Does it

work well? Do I love it?”


LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The

cat doesn’t agonize about

when, where and how to catch

the mouse. It watches, alert,

and when it feels an advantage

it pounces. You benefit

from going deeper into the

feline nature of your sun-sign

symbol. Be the cat.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).

When you take a moment to

watch the grace of a bird, the

elegant pattern of leaves or

the peaceful way the grass

recognizes the wind, you are

letting the nature spirits energize


LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).

Resist the temptation to get

involved in the struggle. You

may want to make things

right, but this is not your battle.

The combatant’s interests

are not your interests. You

grow stronger with every conflict

you avoid.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).

The greatest asset you have

for making a contribution to

the world is yourself. Follow

the essential rule every skilled

company owner understands:

Protect the asset.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21).

You’re not entirely comfortable

making people work for

your respect and attention,

but it happens that way sometimes.

Though you’re too

compassionate to make them

work too hard, some amount

of effort is good for all.

CANCER (June 22-July 22).

You may hear the words of

contrition you have been waiting

for, but how valuable is an

apology really? Ultimately it

will be deeds, not words, that

bring a situation back into


Dec. 21). Conversations get

increasingly interesting —

not because of what is said,

but because of what’s in the

pause. Silence will be the connective

essence of words.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.

19). Maybe not today, but

someday you’ll regret settling

for a poor quality of attention

from the people around you.

Stand up for yourself. If they

don’t show signs of respect,

go where your input will be

better appreciated.

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Wednesday 8th February 2017

The Antigua Girls High School invites all parents, old girls,

past teachers and well wishers, to its 131st Anniversary Service

and Prize Giving, on Wednesday 8th February 2017,

at the Spring Gardens Moravian Church, beginning at 8:30

am. Following the service there will be an EXHIBITION OF

WORKS at the school’s auditorium. ALL are invited to view

the creative works of our young ladies.

Bring along your picnic blankets and folding chairs and enjoy

a relaxing evening on the lawn watching a movie or just

mingling with a bowl of delicious hot soup at the South Zone

Planning Committee of the Anglican Church's Pre-Lenten

Water Night and Movie on Friday, February 24, 2017 from

6 pm to 9 pm at All Saints Anglican Rectory Grounds, Matthews

Road, All Saints. The contribution is only $10. Patrons

will have a choice of various types of soups. There will

be Hot Dogs, Cupcakes, Popcorn and a bounce castle. Beverages

will also be on sale. Tickets are available from Parish

Priests and members of South Zone Planning Committee.

The fundraising post Valentines for Antigua & Barbuda Diabetes

Association is now rescheduled for Tuesday 21st February,

2017 from 4:00-6:00pm.

Ministry of Education, Science and Technology will be having

their Education Week from the 03-10 February 2017

under the theme : Increasing Learning Outcomes through

tangible Investments in Education.

The monthly meeting for family and friends living with or

care for someone living with Diabetics is on Wednesday

8th February, 2017 at first floor auditorium at MSJMC at

5:00pm. We are asking for all members to be in full attendance

and also bring a family member or friend. Looking

forward to seeing you there.

The Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission is inviting

all Soca Artistes to attend a very important meeting on the

8th of February 2017, at the Multi-Purpose Cultural &Exhibition


The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the formation of

a Soca Artistes Association. All are asked to make a special

effort to attend and be on time.

The meeting will commence at 5:00 pm. Thank you for your

continued support.

Are you interested in becoming a Certified Bodybuilding

Judge? If so, the Antigua Barbuda Amateur Bodybuilding

Federation Inc will be hosting a Judges Workshop on Saturday

11th February 2017 at the ABI Financial Building,

2nd Floor, Redcliffe Street, St John’s, Antigua from 2pm to

6pm. Come prepared to learn about the new judging criteria

for all bodybuilding categories.

You and your


don’t talk

By: Mrs. Jacqueline Wetherill

Long time ago it was not so,

Please tell me how the story goes;

You see, we used to work hand in hand,

Helping each other with good intentions.

I would call out to Mavis

to keep an eye on my house,

And Mavis would never

let those children run about.

We used to look out for our neighbour,

Because they used to be our life saver.

In this day and age you and

your neighbour don’t talk,

What could have torn you guys apart?

You better get a grip and face reality,

One day that same neighbour will have to

rescue you with a cup of tea.

People are dying, oh so fast,

Thrash out your differences and make

amends with the past.

Children get involved in big people feud,

Then we turn around and say they are rude.

Look out for your neighbour,

starting from now;

Evaluate yourself and you would see how;

Be the first one to make the change,

And start to talk to your neighbour again.

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Aston Villa lay waste to All Saints

United in ABFA First Division

By Marver Woodley

Aston Villa was the sole winner

during yesterday’s two encounters

hosted in the ABFA First Division.

Playing against All Saints United,

United was defeated 3-1 in quick time.

Teammates Jashine Lawrence, Gavin

Lewis and Akeem Lee netted the tree

successful attacks needed to bring

home the win and boost their team’s

chances of dominating the Division.

The other match of the day however,

resulted in a nil all score as Rangers

were quick on their feet to ensure Five

Islands were denied a win while Five

Islands returned the favor handsomely.

Meanwhile five games were played

on Monday, but Police’s match up

against 5P’s was they true show stopper

as 5P’s trounced Police 6-4 during

By Carlena Knight

Liberta Primary gained

double victories in the Cool

and Smooth Ministry of

Sports Inter-School Basketball

League on Monday after

at the JSC Sports Complex.

Liberta playing in both

the Mini-boys and Mini-girls

Primary divisions picked up

convincing wins over Urlings

Primary and S.R. Olivia

David Primary.

The Mini-boys team defeated

Urlings, 12-3 with

Zendari Henry scoring 8

points for the victors. Daniel

Santana of Urlings Primary

had 2 points.

The girls were then in action

as they triumphed over

S.R. Olivia David Primary,

the 90 minutes of play. Rudolph McCary,

Jermaine Harriott and brother duo

Ricardo and Peter Bellanfontie all netted

one while Danny Martin braced the

back of the nets twice.

Although the Law men were unable

to secure yet another win the were on

fine display as Cecil Daley and Trevor

Scott both scored the 4 goals, 2 each.

Another eye-catching game was between

Blue Jays and Bolans, not for the

goals scored but the skill executed on

the field.

Striker Mitchell Francis netted the

only set of successful goals during the

match to secure Blue Jays the win on

2-nil result.

Frances braced the back of the nets

with only a 12-minute break as he secured

the points on in the 56th and 68


Destiny Francis led her

team with 10 points while

for Olivia David Jemisha

Jeremy had 3 points.

In other matches played

that day, Ottos Comprehensive

ran a clinic on Princess

Margaret, 45-24 in the Junior

Boys Division.

Lincoln Weekes was an

By Carlena Knight

Asot’s Arcade Parham FC have claimed

their 6th title in the Premier division of

the Antigua Barbuda Football Association


Parham cemented their status as champions

after defeating Glanvilles FC, 3-1 in

the feature match of the triple header on


Sweetes also rejoiced for another

win after they defeated Hill Top 1-nil

during their encounter. The lone successful

strike was from Wayne Phillip

in the 42nd minute.

The other two games resulted in a

1-1 draw as the four teams refused the

go down without a battle during their

respective matches.

Seaview Farm’s was tacked with

defeating Urlings while St. John’s

United was given the opportunity to

trump Golden Grove.

The fur men who were able to secure

a goal for their team were Desmond

Bleau, Joseph Telemacque, Orian

Anthony, Stevenson Dyett for Seaview

Farm, Urlings, St. Johns United and

Golden Grove respectively.

Liberta gains double victories in School Basketball

unstoppable force with 35

points with assistance from

Rocky Abad with 7 points.

PMS’ Deandrea Elien

had 11 points with teammate,

Jaden Martin chipping

in with 6 points.

St. Joseph’s Academy

flexed their muscles on Antigua

Grammar School in the

Mini-boys Secondary category.

The 27-11 victory saw

the dynamic duo of Gnobele

Cornwall and Jaden Andrew

scoring 11 and 4 points respectively.

Geron Goodwin chipped

in with 4 points.

Dante Trimmingham of

AGS had 6 points in a losing


Parham FC claim sixth title

Sunday at the Antigua Recreation Grounds.

The front runners moved up onto 41

points with two games in hand extending

the gap between them and closest

teams Sandals Inet Grenades and Cool and

Smooth AC Delco Green Bay Hoppers who

both drew and lost matches over the same


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ABFA announces national U-20 team

By Carlena Knight

The Antigua Barbuda Football Association

announced its 20-member

squad who will contest the CONCA-

CAF Under 20 Men’s Championship in

Costa Rica.

The team comprises of: Christian

Suttie- Corbett (SAP FC), Kahendi

Jackson (SAP FC), Kenduka Challeneger

(SAP FC), Leroy Graham (Aston

Villa), Denie Henry (Parham FC),

Matthew Hall (Fort Road FC), Shalon

Knight (Swetes FC), Vashami Allen

(All Saints United FC), Benedict Bowers

(Bishop Burton College), Mohammed

Hakeem (Mansfield Town FC),

cont’d from pg 16

head to a scoop over fine leg,

once in the same over.

Farhaan Behardien was

not simply a passive observer.

He scored almost half the

runs (31) in a 74-run stand

but was happy to hand strike

back to du Plessis as he went

in search of the record.

Du Plessis wanted it and

hit Nuwan Kulasekara for

six in the penultimate over

to overtake de Kock and then

tried to repeat the feat with

four balls to go.

Du Plessis did not get

enough power behind his

shot and long-on took the

catch to end his quest. For Sri

Lanka, though, the damage

seemed done.

Their batting throughout

this trip has left much to be

desired but with nothing to

lose, they came out blazing.

Tharanga and Dickwella,

who had already scored two

half-centuries on this tour,

enjoyed the batting conditions

as much as South Africa

Cristian Fernandez (Oklahoma Wesleyann

University), Andre Brown (Old

Road FC), Elliot Webber (Leicester

City), Jamarlie Stevens (Old Road FC),

Javorn Stevens (Seattle Sounders), DJ

Buffonge (Manchester United), Luther

Wilden (Notts County), Elijah Jarvis

(Rochester University), Jacob Blackstock

(Banbury FC) and Kalis Gore

(Leicester City).

Rolston Williams is the Technical

Director, Cedric Joseph-Team Manager,

George Warner-Head Coach,

Vorne James-Assistant Coach, Brentton

Muhammad-Goalkeeper Coach,

William Richards-Trainer, Julio Gonsalvez-Physiotherapist,

Malcolm Challenger-

Equipment Manager, Courtney

Francis- Equipment Manager and Mark

Bowers- Press Officer.

These youngsters will compete in

Group A of the championships and will

face Mexico on the 17th, Honduras on

the 20th and Canada on the 23rd. The

top two overall teams will advance to

the Under 20 FIFA World Cup in South


Team Wadadli who left on Monday

will take part in a pre-preparation camp

from February 6th.

All games will be broadcasted on

Fox Sports TV.


Wayne Parnell and

Dwaine Pretorius opened the

bowling, JP Duminy was given

the ball when it was three

overs old, Imran Tahir was

called on in the powerplay

and Tabraiz Shamsi was not

used until the 14th over. By

then, Sri Lanka had made

their intent clear.

Pretorius made the first

breakthrough in his second

spell, when he had started to

use the short ball more. Dickwella

played early to a delivery

that got big on him and

he top-edged to Behardien at

deep square leg to end a 139-

run opening stand. Like du

Plessis, Tharanga continued

almost completely unaffected

by a dismissal and brought up

a 73-ball hundred.

At the halfway stage,

Sri Lanka had scored more

runs they had in this series

so far - when their best performance

was 186 - and had

brought the required runrate

down to just under seven

an over. Much rested on

Tharanga though, especially

when Kusal Mendis walked

across his stumps and gloved

a Parnell delivery to de Kock.

Tharanga only managed two

more shots in anger before he

steered Parnell to backward

point and Sri Lanka’s challenge

looked over.

But there was some depth

to the Sri Lankan effort and

it came in the form of Weerakkody.

He started slowly

and lost Dhananjaya de Silva

to an lbw, but put on a 79-

run fifth-wicket stand with

Asela Gunaratne, the intent

against Shamsi and Pretorius’

short ball was noticeable. He

brought up fifty off 46 balls

to keep them alive. But Tahir

had other plans to give South

Africa an opportunity of inflicting

a series whitewash.


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Du Plessis’ 185 makes it 4-0 for SA

CAPE TOWN, South Africa

- A Sri Lankan line-up

that was dismissed for under

190 in the first three ODIs

and had not topped 300 in

any format on the current

tour of South Africa made a

fist of chasing a record total

at Newlands, but eventually

fell 40 runs short. South

Africa’s batsmen filled the

boots by posting the highest

total at the ground, overtaking

the 354 for 3 they put

on against Kenya in 2001.

It proved enough to extend

their winning streak at home

to 13 matches and put them

one win away from the No.1

ODI rankings.

Quinton de Kock scored

his first fifty of the series, AB

de Villiers his 50th ODI fifty,

but Faf du Plessis stole the

show. His second century of

the series also made him the

holder of the second-highest

individual score by a

South African, surpassing de

Kock’s unbeaten 178 against

Australia in September 2016

and three runs short of Gary

Kirsten’s 188* against the

UAE at the 1996 World Cup.

Sri Lanka’s reply started

strongly as Upul Tharanga

and Niroshan Dickwella

plundered 100 runs off the

first ten overs. Tharanga went

on to score the first century

by a Sri Lankan batsman on

this trip but was dismissed in

the 30th over. It left Sri Lanka

with a tough task of having

to sustain momentum.

Sandun Weerakkody,

playing in just his second

Faf du Plessis unleashed a variety of drives during his 185 - the second-highest score by a South

African in ODIs.

ODI, ensured that by bringing

up a maiden half-century to

keep Sri Lanka within range,

and even put them ahead of

South Africa at times. After

45 overs, Sri Lanka were 317

for 7. In comparison, South

Africa had only reached 317

at the end of 46 overs. But as

is so often the case for South

Africa, Imran Tahir came up

with crucial incisions.

He took two wickets in

his final over - trapping Nuwan

Kulasekara lbw and

having Weerakkody caught

at backward point - to leave

Sri Lanka needing 51 off the

last four overs with just one

wicket standing. They didn’t

get there, but neither have 22

other chasing teams in daynight

matches at Newlands.

Sri Lanka, however, put on

the most runs among all sides

that have attempted to chase

down totals.

South Africa knew the

advantages that could be

gained from setting a target

and chose to do that on a

flat deck. Hashim Amla was

dismissed early but that only

gave du Plessis enough time

to settle in and build an innings.

He shared a century

stand with de Kock by the

time Sri Lanka could have

their first drink. De Kock

brought up fifty off 40 balls

and was threatening more but

added five more before he

edged Sachith Pathirana to

Tharanga at slip.

If Sri Lanka thought that

would slow South Africa

down, they were wrong. De

Kock and du Plessis had motored

on at a rate of 6.89; de

Villiers picked up exactly

where they left off and put

on 137 runs with du Plessis

at 6.90. Their contributions

were almost mirror images of

each other - du Plessis scored

70 runs in their stand; de

Villiers 64. Du Plessis’ fifty

came off 46 balls with a drive

off a half-volley. De Villiers

reached his fifty off 51 balls,

the delivery before du Plessis

dug out a Kumara yorker to

get to a hundred. De Villiers

only added another 14 runs

before being bowled around

his legs; du Plessis did not

give them any such let-off.

As his innings went on, he

batted more aggressively. His

first fifty came off 46 balls,

his second off 43 and his

third off 40 as he brought out

everything from a straight

drive back over the bowler’s

cont’d on pg 15

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