WIPA mourns passing of Basil Williams

first_imgKINGSTON:The West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) has expressed sadness at the passing of former Jamaica and West Indies cricketer Basil ‘Shotgun’ Williams.Williams died on Sunday in Atlanta in the United States after suffering a heart attack. He was 65.In a release, WIPA said it “is saddened by the passing of former West Indies and Jamaican cricketer Basil ‘Shotgun’ Williams.”WIPA would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the family, friends and the greater cricketing community across the Caribbean.”It added: “Alvadon Basil Williams was one of the elite few players to score a century on debut. He had a healthy Test average of 39.08 and an average of 36.02 in the regional first-class game.”WIPA’s President and CEO Wavell Hinds, on learning of Williams’ passing, said: “I am deeply saddened by the passing of Mr Williams. I wish to send my sincerest condolences to his family and friends and to the Jamaican and West Indian cricket community.”last_img read more

Father of 2 killed in hit and run

first_imgA father of two was in the wee hours of Sunday killed after he was struck down by a speeding car along the Supply Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD).Dead is 34-year-old Shayne Haynes of Supply Village.Dead: Shayne HaynesBased on reports received, the now dead man left his sister’s home about 04:00h, and as he was walking along the roadway, he was struck by a speeding car which fled the scene. The impact was loud enough to wake his neighbours who, upon checking, saw the injured man lying on the roadway.An alarm was raised and the injured man was taken to the Diamond hospital, but was later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he died while receiving medical attention.The Police have since visited the scene and retrieved Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage from a resident.The recording is being reviewed in an attempt to identify the registration plates of the vehicle which caused the accident. Police are continuing their investigations.Earlier in the month, Karamchand Khemraj was killed while his friend, Reaz Shaw was injured after they were struck down by a minibus while riding along the Annandale Public Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD). After hitting the two teenagers, the minibus driver continued on his way without stopping to render assistance.Both young men were tossed off the pedal cycle they were riding and landed on the roadway. Khemraj died while receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital while Shaw was admitted a patient in critical state.However, days after the accident, the minibus was found under a tarpaulin at a house in Mon Repos, ECD. The driver has since been identified as a Chinese National. He, along with his wife, has reportedly gone into hiding since the accident.The Chinese Association had visited the families of the two victims and offered compensation, but it was refused.last_img read more

Update – Gas station runs out of gas in Fort St. John

first_imgPhoto: The pumps were taped off late Friday night – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca**Update – As of Sunday the station was back to normal.- Advertisement -Don’t expect to get any gas from the Shell station next to the Totem Mall anytime soon.Late Friday night, the gas station ran out of gas and is currently closed. At the moment the other Shell station in Fort St. John still has gas and diesel.It’s unclear if the shortage in Fort St. John is connected to a shortage in Alberta and southeastern B.C. In late July. Several stations, starting in Alberta, ran out of gas starting around July 20th.That shortage was caused by supply problems and and minor production issues at more than one Alberta refinery as of late.Advertisementlast_img