A 23-year-old man, who hails from Amelia’s Ward was granted bail in the sum of $50,000 by Magistrate Annette Singh when he appeared at the Linden Magistrate’s Court on a charge of unlawful wounding.Lennox Estwick, a sawmill attendant of Lot 640 Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, Linden was charged in connection with the incident which the Court heard has left the Virtual Complainant (VC) with a three centimetre laceration on the head.The prosecution indicated that Estwick was previously convicted for a similar incident.As a condition for bail, Estwick is required to report to the Officer in Charge of the Amelia’s Ward Police outpost every Friday until the completion of his trial
The President, Executives and members of the Hilbert Foster-led Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) have said they would like to offer profound congratulations to Roger Harper, former Guyana and West Indies Test cricketer, on his appointment as a selector for Cricket West Indies (CWI). “The appointment of Harper is welcome by the entire county, and we are confident that the selection of West Indies teams would be done on merit”, the BCB personnel have said.Roger Harper: appointed Selector for Cricket West Indies“West Indies Cricket needs all of the leaders, especially selectors, to be professionals; and in Roger Harper we have the complete product with a long (and) distinguished career on and off the cricket field. Harper was a highly successful captain of Guyana for several years, and also served as vice captain of the West Indies team under the great (Sir) Vivian Richards. “After his playing (career) ended, Harper earned respect as a coach for the West Indies and Kenya, while his performances as President of the Georgetown Cricket Association is only surpassed by the BCB in Guyana.Roger Harper is widely respected as a disciplined, knowledgeable and fair person. “For many years, Berbicians have watched on as players like Veerasammy Permaul, Anthony Bramble, Erva Giddings, Tremayne Smartt, Romario Shepherd, and even Devindra Bishoo, have been treated unfairly by selectors, who seem more interested in selecting players from one country. The BCB would like to recommit itself to working along with every legally recognised stakeholder to develop our cricket to its highest level in the West Indies.Hilbert Foster: BCB President“Congratulations are also extended to the other newly appointed selectors. We are confident that the four selectors would work together and take West Indies Cricket to a new level”, the BCB have said.