Daily Archives: 01/31/2022

CRICKET: Holder’s helmet trick seals the T20 series for Windies vs England + video highlights

Jason Holder gets helmet trick – 4 wickets in 4 balls

Watch “Highlights | West Indies v England | Holder Takes 4 Wickets in 4 Balls! | 5th Betway T20I” 
Windies Cricket Channel – 31 January, 2022 – http://Windiescricket.com

(ICC) Jason Holder claimed four wickets in four balls in front of an ecstatic home crowd in Barbados, to put a very personal seal on an outstanding series win for West Indies. In a pulsating finale at Bridgetown, Holder built on a career-best haul of 4 for 30 from the left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein, to outlast an England team that was once again left to rue its own shortcomings at the death, as they succumbed by 17 runs to lose the series 3-2.

England were set 180 for victory, after a two-paced batting display from West Indies, in which Kieron Pollard and Rovman Powell cracked 66 runs from the final four overs to re-ignite an innings that had gone flat during a masterful display of legspin from Adil Rashid.

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GUYANA: The 2021 Report – Transparency Corruption Perceptions Index – Commentary

By January 28, 2022

Recently, he Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index Report of 2021 was released. READ THE FULL REPORT HERE: https://www.transparency.org/en/cpi/2021

It covers the first full year of the PPP/C’s current term in office, although the Guyana results are not that much different from the previous year. In the 2020 Index Guyana scored 41 points and was recorded as having moved up 13 places since 2012. This year’s report revealed a score of 39 for this country, a decline of two points, and a rank of 87 in the listings, representing a downward move of two places.

Transparency International surveys 180 countries across the globe, and scores them on the basis of the perceived level of public corruption on a scale of 0-100, where 0 signifies very corrupt and 100 very clean. Ranking, on the other hand, is affected by the scores obtained by other countries in the Index, or if there has been a variation in the total number of countries included.  As we reported, therefore, the score is more important than the ranking.      Continue reading

POLITICS: Proportional Representation in elections – key to democratic representation – By Sir Ronald Sanders

Jan 30, 2022 – Kaieteur News – By Sir Ronald Sanders

The second consecutive general elections in Barbados on January 19, at which Mia Mottley’s Barbados Labour Party (BLP) won all 30 seats in the House of Representatives, were hailed as historic. They certainly were for Barbados, but not for the English-speaking sub-region of the Caribbean.
The New National Party (NNP) of Dr. Keith Mitchell achieved this feat three times in Grenada. Under the system of constituency divisions and first-past-the-post, which also exists in Barbados, the NNP won all 15-seats in 1999, 2013 and 2018.

Winning all the seats in both Grenada and Barbados left opposition political parties without representation in the legislature, and, therefore, unable to question the laws being proposed or the policies being pursued by the governing political party. Thus, an important check on the actions of the ruling party does not exists.        Continue reading

CRICKET- West Indies – Haynes-Led Selection Panel Gambles On Darren Bravo and Kemar Roach For India Tour Squad!

By Tony (McWatt) and Reds Perreira

As the first exercise of its associated duties since having been appointed, the Desmond Haynes-led Selection Panel recently announced its chosen 15 member squad for the West Indies limited-overs tour to India. The West Indies will play three ODIs and an equal number of T20I matches against their Indian hosts, during the two-week tour which runs from February 6-20.

Except for just two of the players named by Haynes and his fellow Section Panel members, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Head Coach Phil Simmons, the remaining thirteen of the fifteen chosen can now be said to have been wholly expected. The two whose selections have since caused a fair bit of consternation, as well as quite a few raised eyebrows, are Darren Bravo and Kemar Roach.      Continue reading

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