Daily Archives: May 30, 2013

Cricket: Bravo to build on Sammy era – Champions Trophy 2013

Champions Trophy 2013 – Bravo to build on Sammy era

Alan Gardner –  ESPNCRICINFO.COM  May 29, 2 013    Comments: 33 |

Dwayne Bravo, West Indies' new one-day captain, speaks to the media, Cardiff, May 29, 2013

Dwayne Bravo was speaking in his first press conference as West Indies’ ODI captain © Getty Images

When Dwayne Bravo was announced as West Indies’ ODI captain, replacing Darren Sammy, a few weeks ahead of the Champions Trophy there were familiar rumblings about island politics. Sammy, who remains the captain in Test and T20 cricket and is part of the Champions Trophy squad, has proved a popular and unifying leader and guided West Indies to a memorable victory at last year’s World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.

But while West Indies have won their last six Test matches, both Sammy’s own form and that of his team had been less impressive in ODI cricket. Bravo, speaking at his introductory press conference in Cardiff, suggested his appointment would give Sammy a well-earned rest from his previously all-encompassing responsibilities. Evolution, not revolution, was the message.      [Read More]

CARICOM leaders to meet with China’s president

CARICOM leaders to meet with China’s president

President Xi’s visit: the first to the Caribbean

President Xi’s visit: the first to the Caribbean

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Thursday May 30, 2013 – China’s President Xi Jingping arrives here on Friday for a three-day visit during which time he will meet with Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders.

The visit follows that of the United States Vice President Joe Biden earlier this week and according to a Chinese Embassy statement the visit is to “further increase political trust and consolidate friendship and cooperation with the entire region”.    Continue reading

John Paterson 1816-1898- The last of his generation – Dmitri Allicock

John Paterson 1816-1898- The last of his generation – Dmitri Allicock 

From a British Guiana Chronicle Newspaper Clipping 1898

The priceless value and meaning of an 1800′  obituary tells many tales of the forgotten times and paints a vivid picture of contemporary life. It testifies to the passing of time, it illuminates, vitalizes memory and brings us tidings of antiquity. The British Guiana Daily Chronicle carried such a death announcement of the last member the Paterson’s family who once held the reign of success and became legend in the early history and the building of British Guiana. This historical newspaper clipping was saved by a descendant of John Paterson and has survived for 115 years.

John Paterson was born the third child of John Dagleish Paterson and Elizabeth Hill at Plantation Christianburg, Upper Demerara in the year 1816. He was the last member of his generation to pass on.   [Read more: The 1898 Obituary of Brandy John Paterson ]

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