Emancipation Message 2007 from His Excellency the Most Hon. Professor Kenneth Hall, ON, OJ, Governor General

first_imgAdvertisements Emancipation Message 2007 from His Excellency the Most Hon. Professor Kenneth Hall, ON, OJ, Governor General UncategorizedAugust 1, 2007 RelatedEmancipation Message 2007 from His Excellency the Most Hon. Professor Kenneth Hall, ON, OJ, Governor General RelatedEmancipation Message 2007 from His Excellency the Most Hon. Professor Kenneth Hall, ON, OJ, Governor Generalcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail This year, more than any other, the real meaning of emancipation and the opportunities that it has provided for our growth and empowerment as a people and a nation, have been articulated as we continue to recognize the bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade.The dialogue that has emerged has helped us to accept the reality of our violent history in the pre-emancipation era; as well as, the resultant dignity and value of our freedom.It also provides a new opportunity for us to use the legal framework that emancipation provided to chart a new and more peaceful course of national development; as we seek to shape a just and sustainable society for our people.History has already taught us that we can only achieve a strong nation through the collective effort of all Jamaicans. Therefore, we must now work to build communities from within by galvanizing the energies and passions of our people. We must move swiftly to answer the calls for justice, by teaching the tenets of law and order. And, most of all, we must accept that the answers to these issues are within our own hands.We must also seek to instill in our citizens respect for the selfless contributions of our ancestors-Sam Sharpe, Paul Bogle, George William Gordon, Sir Alexander Bustamante and Norman Washington Manley, and all the others, whose heroic interventions secured our emancipation and independence.As we celebrate this day, let us pay tribute to these stalwart nation builders, not only in words but also in our deeds. And, in honour of their pioneering initiatives, let us recommit to:Educate our children about their rights and privileges as free citizens of this nationBuild caring communities that will impact on the lives of all peoplesBecome new Jamaican citizens, committed to the rule of law, and the promotion of freedom and justiceSo my fellow Jamaicans, I invite you to think on these things and to honour both the heroic achievements made by our ancestors and the legacy of courage, optimism, abiding spirituality and determination which they have bequeathed us. RelatedEmancipation Message 2007 from His Excellency the Most Hon. Professor Kenneth Hall, ON, OJ, Governor Generallast_img read more

Thomas,Brathwaite hurt TKR as Patriots win

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Twenty20 World Cup star Carlos Brathwaite shone with both bat and ball as St Kitts and Nevis Patriots inflicted reigning champions Trinbago Knight Riders with their second defeat of the Caribbean Premier League here late Saturday night. Asked to chase a challenging 204 or victory at Queen’s Park Oval, TKR were held to 161 for eight off their allotted 20 overs, to slip to a 42-run defeat.Sent in, Patriots racked up 203 for seven off their 20 overs with Man-of-the-Match Devon Thomas top-scoring with 58 from 34 balls and Brathwaite bludgeoning a stunning 41 from a mere 15 deliveries.They were backed up by an unusually sedate Chris Gayle who made 35 from 30 balls and Australian Ben Cutting who chipped in with an unbeaten 25. Fast bowler Ali Khan was outstanding with three for 23 from his four overs while off-spinner Sunil Narine finished with two for 24 from his full complement.All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite … struck 41 and claimed two wickets.Left-hander Evin Lewis’s wretched form continued when he fell to the second ball of the match without scoring, pulling Ali Khan to Narine at mid-wicket, and when Tom Cooper was brilliantly caught one-handed at first slip by Dwayne Bravo three balls later, Patriots were three runs for two wickets.Thomas arrived to add impetus to the innings, striking nine fours and a six as he added 66 for the third wicket with Gayle and 39 for the fourth wicket with Anton Devcich (15). When Thomas played on to Narine in the 14th over, Brathwaite took responsibility for the innings, blasting a four and five sixes in posting 60 for the seventh wicket with Cutting. In reply, TKR slumped to 34 for three in the fourth over before Kevon Cooper, with an unbeaten 42, Darren Bravo with 41 and Colin Munro, 35, adding respectability to the innings.Brathwaite proved miserly with his medium pace, finishing with two for 19 as Jeremiah Louis (2-42) and Cutting (2-43) also ended with two wickets apiece. Narine (4) recklessly skied left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell to point off the third ball of the innings and Chris Lynn was undone by a Sandeep Lamichhane googly and bowled for six at 32 for two in the fourth over.Cutting then got the prized wicket of Brendon McCullum, taken at point off a leading edge and the in-form Munro followed in the seventh over after striking six fours and a six in a 17-ball cameo, whipping Brathwaite to square leg. Darren Bravo tried to rally the innings but lacked momentum, needing 38 balls for his knock which included a four and two sixes.The real burst came from Cooper at number eight, the right-hander slamming two fours and four sixes off just 22 balls but by then the game had slipped away from TKR.last_img read more

Mike comes second again

first_imgNine players this week, with everyone in all competitions, and after a very hot and humid round of golf it was good to get back into the club house for prize giving.Andy Oz and Tony Cowe (standing rear) pose with the staff outside Blue Sky Bar.Tony C won the Stableford competition with 37 points and Mike came second for the third week in a row on 33 points.  Terry C took nearest the pin prize and the skin results were as follows: Andy Oz (5) plus (4) rollovers, Mike (5), Martyn (5), John MAC (2), and finally Tony C (1).As per every week it was off to Ban Chang for photo op and a few beers which tasted even better as Mike forgot his tee shirt so his run of seconds places has also costs him a round of drinks! The Backyard Golf SocietyBecause of the public holiday on Friday we moved our weekly game with the Backyard Golf Society to Thursday at Emerald Golf Course.  We welcomed back Tony C and with a tee time booked at 09:20 we managed to get off early on a nearly empty golf course.last_img read more

Raul Albiol joins Villarreal from Napoli

first_img After a bad season in defence, Villarreal are looking for an experienced defender to bring solidity. They may also want to replace Pablo Fornals, who joined West Ham for 27m, later in the market. Villarreal paid Napoli four million euros to sign Raul Albiol on Thursday. The centre-back, who turns 34 in September, put pen to paper on a three year deal.  Albiol signed for Napoli in 2013 after they paid Real Madrid 12m euros. Last season he played 20 games and scored one goal, winning one Italian Cup and one Super Cup during his time in Italy – six seasons. Previously he played for Valencia and Getafe. Upd. at 19:46 Raul Albiol, nuevo jugador del Villarreal CEST 27/06/2019 Andreu Miralles IN SPORT.ESlast_img