Friday, July 24, 2015
|Young Constable Curtis Lewis|
In the one short week since this column reflected on the courage of the members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, two officers have been killed by heartless thugs. The first was 21-year-old Constable Curtis Lewis who tried to stop a speeding motorcyclist on the Sheffield main road in Westmoreland last Monday. Instead of stopping, the hit-and-run rider mowed down the policeman, severing his leg. Constable Lewis later died in the Savanna-la-mar Hospital. The senior policeman who was on duty with him had to be hospitalized, as his blood pressure shot up, stressed out at the tragic event.
|Constable Crystal Thomas|
He quoted Constable Thomas’ mother, Jacqueline Brown: "She was a person like that who, despite the challenges, stuck to the task and was just days away from collecting her first degree, only to have criminals cut her life short … It hard, it hard; what mi going do now; no more rice and peas, no more seeing my baby; the man dem just kill off mi daughter like that.”
|Jacqueline Brown weeps|
He continued: “So today I mourn with the serving fraternity, families and all law abiding Jamaicans who mourn the loss of the two young Constables. They paid the ultimate price in service to their country; may their memories within the service of the Force never die. I know it will never die for the families, relatives and friends. Let us lift our voices collectively as a group, nation so that the warriors who serve this noble institution and country never go in vain; put in place a monument, a scholarship, a symbol to remember the fallen, place it in a place for all to see the ultimate sacrifice they made with their lives, for they want a better place for all Jamaicans to live. Let not the tears shed go unseen, let not the heartaches go unfelt. Let us wipe the tears and do the right for our unsung heroes; put in place the monument to remember them all, fallen warriors of the Constabulary Force.”
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Here is an important message to parents from Women's Outreach Resource Centre (WROC)
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Monday, July 13, 2015
By Jean Lowrie-Chin
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
A group in South Africa refers to themselves as folks who have been 'refired', not retired - the members of the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) are living up to this description!
|Kim Isava and Sarah Warren of CaribbeanJobs.com and Patrice Smith-Sterling of Digicel assist CCRP members|
|Watching the screen for instructions|
Over 20 CCRP members CCRP attended a session with CaribbeanJobs.Com, hosted by the Digicel Foundation last Thursday. They uploaded their resumes, having become available, post-retirement to re-enter the job market on either a full-time or part-time basis. Companies would do well to hire such persons. They are qualified and experienced and do not appear remotely old!
|Rochelle Vassell of CaribbeanJobs.com gives pointers.|
Younger members expand CCRP Caring Committee
Sunday, July 5, 2015
"THE MIND OF THE MASTER" - BRIAN LARA LAUNCHES ULTIMATE BATTING MASTERCLASS AHEAD OF HERO CPL 2015 FINAL
Record-breaking West Indies cricket legend to inspire thousands of local children in Trinidad ahead of competition finale
Saturday, 4th July 2015 - Basseterre, St Kitts: West Indies legend and Hero CPL T20 ambassador, Brian Lara, has today announced that he will be giving an exclusive cricketing masterclass to thousands of children from Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday 25th July, the eve of this year's Hero CPL final.
Lara, who still holds the world records for the highest ever score in first-class cricket (501 not out) and the highest individual score in a Test innings (400 not out), will deliver the masterclass at the iconic Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad, the venue for this year's Hero CPL final.
Commenting on the announcement, Brian Lara said:
"Passing on my skills and experience to youngsters is something that has always been really important to me and I'm excited about this chance to work with all these talented kids in my home town. CPL is all about inspiring West Indians of all ages to get excited about cricket again, and I hope events like this will help us find our next generation of cricketing legends."
Damien O'Donohoe, CEO of the Hero Caribbean Premier League, commented;
"Brian is a living legend and it's going to be amazing to see the positive impact his masterclass will have on the local kids who will attend. This year's CPL has seen thousands of children entertained and inspired by the best cricketers from the West Indies and across the world. The CPL players have attended schools across the region, speaking to the children about what it takes to make it to the top of whatever profession they choose. Brian's masterclass will be the perfect way to sign off this programme of events with the children of Trinidad and, fingers crossed, we may even identify the next Brian Lara while bringing the biggest party in sport to the Queen's Park Oval".
Further information on the masterclass and tickets to be announced soon.
ABOUT THE HERO CARIBBEAN PREMIER LEAGUE
The Hero Caribbean Premier League is a franchise-based T20 format cricket tournament that combines two of the most compelling aspects of Caribbean life – dramatic cricket and a vibrant Carnival atmosphere. The Barbados Tridents are the defending champions from 2014.
From :James Wynne