first_img Illustrious career Known as the ‘voice of West Indies cricket’, Cozier chronicled the fortunes of the West Indies team for nearly six decades in an illustrious career which saw him rise to the summit of the industry. Cozier was eulogised by son Craig, who described him as an outstanding family man, a true professional and a pioneer in the field of cricket journalism. Cozier was the editor of the West Indies Cricket Annual and was also a senior editor of leading local newspaper, The Nation, with whom he remained closely affiliated up to the time of his death. In 2007, cricket authorities here renamed the upgraded media centre at the redeveloped Kensington Oval, The Coppin, Cozier and Short Media Centre, in honour of his contribution to the sport. Cozier died last week Wednesday at age 75 following brief hospitalisation. He is survived by his wife, Jill, and children Craig and Natalie. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Cricket media titan Tony Cozier was laid to rest here on Friday following a service at the Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, which was attended by several dignitaries and influential members of the regional cricket community. Barbados’ only living National Hero, Sir Garry Sobers, topped the list of mourners, along with former Chief Justice Sir David Simmons, noted Caribbean jurist Sir Richard Cheltenham, West Indies batting great Sir Everton Weekes, and outstanding former West Indies fast bowler ex-government minister, Sir Wes Hall, who conducted the ceremony. Several former West Indies players were also in attendance including legendary captain and current chairman of selectors, Clive Lloyd; legendary fast bowler and current Barbados Cricket Association president, Joel Garner; current West Indies head coach Phil Simmons, and former West Indies vice-captain, Trinidadian Deryck Murray. Barbados Sports Minister Stephen Lashley and Opposition Leader Mia Mottley were also among the mourners.last_img read more

first_imgUpdate – As of 4 p.m. the transfer station is once again open. Fort St. John’s waste transfer station has been shut down for nearly a day and the closure is causing problems for several residents and industry in the area.- Advertisement -The transfer station has been closed since around 2 p.m. Thursday.The billing computer which records the amount of waste that is dumped at the station failed along with the backup system, says Jeremy Garner, the City’s utilities superintendant.Garner says the computer system should be up and running by late Friday afternoon. However, that’s providing little consolation to Garry Brimacomde, owner of NOR-VAC Vacuum Truck Services.Brimacomde says he generally services 300 clients and right now eight of them are waiting for him to drain their sewer tanks. He says those eight customers have full tanks and are unable to even go to the bathroom. The problem also occurs, he says, because there are other companies in the same situation, and the number of customers with full tanks is growing.Advertisement However, since the 24-hour transfer station is the only one in the area, it causes problems when it is shut down not only for rural residents, but industry that also uses the station.Garner says the dump had to be closed because the City has to be able to monitor what goes into the station.[asset|aid=3466|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=19a2111bfcca6251799fab977b918808-Jeremy Garner – Sewer Dump_1_Pub.mp3] Garner says the City needs to be able to ensure certain chemicals that could harm the lagoons are not dumped at the transfer station.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgSome of the huge crowd which gathered for the first Shaun Graham memorial Race this evening. ALL PICS BY BRIAN McDAID OF THE CRISTEPH STUDIOA staggering crowd of almost 2,000 runners and walkers turned out for the first Shaun Graham Memorial Run in Letterkenny this evening.The late Shaun Graham’s mum Katriona during this evening’s memorial event for her son. Pic by Brian McDaid.The popular young Letterkennny man was tragically killed in a car crash in Rathmullan last year.The huge turn-out, which even caught organisers by surprise, was testament to the high esteem in which young Shaun was held. Among those who took part in the 3K race was Shaun’s beloved mum Katriona and other family members.Another family member spoke at the end of the event to thank all those who came out.Participants took advantage of the beautiful evening to take part in the event with many pushing buggies for what was areal family event.The huge crowd come back in the Port Road towards the town. PIc by Brian McDaid.   MASSIVE CROWD TURN OUT TO PAY A LOVING TRIBUTE TO TRAGIC SHAUN was last modified: September 10th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkennyraceShaun Graham Memoriallast_img read more