The absence of radio personality and entertainer Devon Matthews from the Carnival scene this year has not gone unnoticed.
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Tributes pour in for Roberson
As family and friends of former national Under-19 cricketer Tevin Robertson prepare for his funeral on Thursday, local cricket clubs are lining up to pay special tribute. Robertson’s aunt Nicole St John said the service will take place at the New Calvary Tabernacle at the corner of Contention Road and Amour Street, Princes Town from 1.30 pm. St John said yesterday that although the date has been set, relatives were still finalising the programme as several of his past clubs and schools have made requests to make presentations at the funeral.
She said St Benedict’s College, where Robert attended school; Moosai Sports, his last club and Evergreen Cricket Club, who he played against, had all planned to pay tribute. The promising left-arm fast bowler was killed around 5 am, Saturday when his Mazda 323 station wagon crashed into a fence along the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway, flipping several times before landing inside Petrotrin’s compound. Reports stated that he was returning to the T&T Under-19 cricket camp at Tunapuna after dropping off a female friend in Princes Town.
Robertson would have turned 20 on April 11 and according to T&T Cricket Board president Azim Bassarath, he was on the verge of gaining national recognition with the T&T Red Force.
An autopsy by pathologist Dr Hubert Daisley at the San Fernando Mortuary on Monday showed that Robertson died instantly after suffering a fractured spine. Relatives were told that there were no other broken bones in his body, however, the fracture caused him to suffocate. They were also told that if he had survived, he would have lived in a comatose state.