One of the survivors of the deadly attack that claimed the life of schoolboy Joshua Andrews, 15, was inconsolable at Andrews’ funeral yesterday.
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Sebastien thanks Viv, Logie and Gabriel
West Indies selector and Dominica resident Lockhart Sebastien has thanked Sir Viv Richards among other cricketers for coming to the aid of residents of Dominica who were badly affected by hurricane Maria.
Sebastien the former Windward Islands opener was speaking at a press conference at the Queen’s Park Oval yesterday, to promote the upcoming T20 clash in support of hurricane victims that is carded for Saturday.
He said: “I really want to say thank you to everyone but there are some guys that I want to make special mention of and they are Viv, Andy (Roberts) and Hugh Gore.
“Immediately after the hurricane they sent down a boat from Antigua with suppliers for me.
“Also Gus Logie was very helpful and Shannon (Gabriel). He came to me and said he had something for me to take home. When I went to his vehicle, he opened up and I asked which box should I take and he said to me both. There he had two generators and over US$1000 in stuff.
“I really want to thank the people of Trinidad for what they have done for Dominica. I want to thank the government for opening their doors to Dominicans because they are looking for a place to go.”
A very strong T&T Red Force team will come up against a regional team in a T20 clash that is expected to draw a large number of fans.
Tickets are selling reasonably well and a packed crowd is expected at the Queen’s Park Oval.
Tickets, reasonably priced at $100 are not specific to any stand and patrons should get into the venue early to secure the best seats.
The gates at the Oval will be opened at 5 pm, which is two hours before the scheduled start of the match at 7 pm.
Children under 12 years will be admitted free but must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Collection bins will be placed throughout the Oval to for donations of non-perishable goods which will be handed over to relief agencies to be sent to the stricken islands.