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            [post_content] => An estimated EC$200,000 from ticket sales for three upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL) commencing on Thursday has been stolen, according to Police reports in Trinidad. Investigators state that the money went missing from the ticketing office of the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad between Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

The Police also confirmed that an official report was made by Queen’s Park’s ticketing co-coordinator Karen Bynoe. Popular media outlets in Trinidad quoted Ms. Bynoe as saying that she secured the money in an envelope before placing it in a drawer around 5 pm but could was not able to locate on her return to the venue on Sunday morning.

Investigators believe the robbery was an inside job, indicating that there was no force entry or tampering of the door to the general office. A number of suspects have been questioned but an arrest has not yet been made.

“CPL can confirm that there is an investigation currently underway regarding an issue with tickets. However, it cannot comment further until such a time as the relevant authorities have completed their enquiries.” said CPLT20 media officer for Trinidad and Tobago, Abigail Edwards.

CPL features Red Steel against Guyana Amazon Warriors on Thursday, Jamaica Tallawahs on Saturday and St Lucia Zouks on Sunday.
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Money For Upcoming CPL Matches Has Gone Missing

July 23, 2014
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An estimated EC$200,000 from ticket sales for three upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL) commencing on Thursday has been stolen, according to Police reports in Trinidad. Investi...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => There's this new trend where people from the Caribbean diaspora who lives either in the United States of America, Canada or the United Kingdom, are making videos expressing their frustration and disdain with their family and friends in the Caribbean who constantly asks them for money and other favors. The videos that they have made are starting to go viral.

Some of these videos are hilarious, but they all have an element of truth to them.

These individuals were being serious. And the truth is, for those who hail from the Caribbean and have migrated overseas, or went there temporarily, they would have felt the frustration of being asked for favors or money to some degree. Their relatives or friends back home, are of the impression that living overseas is tantamount to living in a land where money grow on trees and life is a bed of roses.

The truth is, that belief is far from reality. Living overseas, is not as easy as living in the Caribbean. A person has to work hard to survive and you better make sure you pay your rent, especially in the winter months! Landing good jobs aren’t always that easy and there’s virtually nothing free. If you want a mango, you’re going to have to go to the market and buy it. Whilst in the Caribbean you can simply climb a tree and pick a dozen mango if you'd like.

The frustration of foreigners who are from the Caribbean diaspora, is that relatives and friends back home just don’t understand the struggle they face and ask for money and favors unceasingly without remorse. The ones overseas often complain that even when they explain that life is hard overseas, those back home don’t buy it. They also complain that instead of asking for money to start a small business or to go to school to add value to themselves, they are asking for money to buy frivolous things or requesting the latest gadget or cellphones.

Most islanders who have never ventured overseas will not understand the challenge. They don't understand the fact that you have to work harder to keep up with your bills and abide by the laws of the land or suffer the consequences.

In the videos that have been circulating the foreigners suggested that if you’re going to ask for financial assistance from a relative or friend overseas, unless it's an emergency, you should inform them of your ambition of how you plan to take care of yourself in future or your intention to start something rewarding (like a business) with the money you are requesting. Also, it would be nice to call them once in a while, to find out how they are doing without having an ulterior motive of "begging them something".

Living overseas? Share your experience with us, right here at IslandMix. And be sure to walk good.
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Send Me A Money Nuh?

July 19, 2014
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There's this new trend where people from the Caribbean diaspora who lives either in the United States of America, Canada or the United Kingdom, are making videos expressing their f...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => A women's rights group in Antigua lashed out against Jamaica Tallawahs cricket captain Chris Gayle after he was deemed to have made a sexist remark to one of the nation's female journalist. Head of the Women Against Rape (WAR) organization, Alexandrina Wong has also criticized the response of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) with regards to the incident.

Gayle, a former West Indies Test skipper, was asked by the journalist: “How does the pitch feel so far in terms of the training (and) the weather?”, ahead of Thursday’s Caribbean Premier League clash here between Tallawahs and Antigua Hawksbills. The 34-year-old Gayle responded: “Well I haven’t touched yours yet so I don’t know how it feels”, before adding “I like your smile; that’s nice.”

The CPL was quick to dismiss the incident and stated that Gayle was just sharing a "light" moment with the female journalist.  “Chris is excited for the tournament and was having a laugh with a journalist, who had a laugh back; there was no malice intended,” the Antigua Observer quoted a CPL spokesman as saying. “The lady in question had a jovial goodbye chat with him and we don’t believe this was the action of someone who was offended.”

Mrs. Wong has not been so forgiven and has asked the CPL to elicit an apology from the Twenty/Twenty star. “What it’s implying is one person’s power over another in the use of the language and so we can either say it’s sexist and hegemonic,” Wong said, adding that the response from the reporter “indicates that she obviously doesn’t know her right to autonomy.”

“She obviously doesn't know her right when it comes to agency of body so that she can identify certain types of language, how they allude to her biology and what its saying about her as a person,” Wong continued.

“CPL should demand [an apology] from him because as senior officials they ought to know and to behave better when it comes to gender equality.”

 

 
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Chris Gayle Angers Women's Rights Group with "Sexist" Remark

July 19, 2014
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A women's rights group in Antigua lashed out against Jamaica Tallawahs cricket captain Chris Gayle after he was deemed to have made a sexist remark to one of the nation's female jo...Continue reading