to be back at the Triniposse Stand in the Queens Park
Oval, the Carib Girls join posse member Sam
Salloum, at centre, to display their national colours.
weekend I was forced to remove an entire omelette off my
face as I apologised profusely to one of T&Ts
most revered cricketers. In last Fridays edition,
a slip of the mind caused me to refer to Andy Ganteaume
as having kicked the proverbial bucket when in fact the
former West Indies test batsman is alive and well, and kicking
I may add, at around 83. I even saw the great man in the
flesh on the weekend, apologised and, thanks to his usual
gracious and gentlemanly demeanour, shared a good laugh
Last weekend, I was the butt of much fatigue over this faux
pas from the likes of Nasser Khan, William Lucie Smith,
Dave Francois, Royston Packy Moore and Graham
On the topic of cricket, I must say thanks to Dane Darbasie,
his beautiful wife Karen, Kurtis Rudd and the folks of Prestige
Holdings for hosting me at their corporate box at the Queens
Park Oval for the four days of the T&T vs Jamaica Carib
Beer Shield cricket match. It afforded me the opportunity
to rub shoulders with my favourite West Indies opening batsman,
living legend Gordon Greenidge, now convenor of the WICB
selectors panel, and newly installed T&T cricket manager
It was also good to feel the vibe of the vibrant Triniposse
Stand once more, reactivated on Saturday having being in
hiatus since last years ICC ODI World Cup.
Curry was the main staple on Saturday in the posse
Stand, along with much liquor, a live tea time performance
by Adesh Samaroo, and eight of the vivacious Carib Girls,
in itsy bitsy denim shorts.
A couple notes though to the Oval management, please do
something about that public address system, and lets
have the close circuit replay screen at the western side
of the ground by the time Sri Lanka gets here later this
with the old, in with the new as new T&T cricket
manager Colin Borde, left, greets outgoing manager,
and new West Indies manager Omar Khan.
Photos: Lester Forde
regarded as the West Indies cricket teams most
staunch and travelled supporter, Peter Matthews devastates
the fair-weather fans of team T&T stayed away from the
Queens Park Oval in huge numbers last weekend, there
were girls galore at the venue on Saturday.
left, Gerard Yorke (Yorke Inc), Frederick Bowen (member
of Prodigy), Richard Marcellin (Kreative Concepts) present
the motorised wheelchair to one of the children. Looking
on, second from right is Peter Knaggs, Vice President of
the Board and Management of Princess Elizabeths Home
for Handicapped Children.
Photos: Lester Forde
their successful all-inclusive Carnival fete held at Windsor
Road, North Valsayn on January 13 this year, promoters Yorke
Inc, Kreative Concepts and Prodigy have lived up to their
promise of assisting a charitable organisation or needy
cause annually out of proceeds from the event.
In 2007, the group assisted Rainbow Rescue of Jerningham
Avenue, Belmont, with a cash donation as an appreciation
of the tremendous work that this organisation is conducting
in caring for street children.
For 2008 the promoters have stepped up the ante with their
donation to the Princess Elizabeths Home for Handicapped
Children with a state of the art motorised wheelchair for
use at the Institution.