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            [post_content] => The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced that before the third round of the Professional Cricket League (PCL) commences, a minute of silence will be observed as a form of tribute to emerging Australian batsman Philip Hughes who died on Thursday.

During South Australia's Sheffield Shield clash with New South Wales, Hughes was struck on his head by a short ball from Sean Abbott. He was hospitalised at the Sydney hospital where he was reported to be in a critical condition.

WICB calls on all players and match officials to wear a black armband during their matches that will begin on Friday.

The WICB statement proposed, "To honour the memory of our fallen colleague and show solidarity with our friends in Australia, we have asked that a minute’s silence be observed prior to the start of all matches in the third round of the WICB Professional Cricket League Regional 4-Day Tournament tomorrow – and that all players and match officials wear a black armband during the match."

“This is truly a tragic loss of a fantastic young player who promised to deliver so much for Australia and who has already done so much in proving his pedigree as a top flight batsman on the international stage”.

They also expressed that they were truly saddened by hearing of the passing of the 25 year old cricketer following his head injury.

“It was with a sense of shock and sorrow that we learned of the death of Philip Hughes and I know that these feelings are shared by all who knew him and played with or against him,” Dave Cameron, President of the WICB said.

“There is little one can say at such a time, but we would like to express our very sincere sympathy to his family, friends and all those involved with the game in Australia”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RkQQj8CVfw

Cricketers of the West Indies including former West Indies cricketers Brian Lara and Phil Simmons pay  their tributes to Hughes in given interviews.

https://twitter.com/vivrichards56/status/537942158611726336

https://twitter.com/henrygayle/status/537841814636879872
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WI Cricketers Pay Tributes To Late Cricketer Philip Hughes

November 28, 2014
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The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced that before the third round of the Professional Cricket League (PCL) commences, a minute of silence will be observed as a form of...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => Last week United States law enforcement officials arrested a Guyanese national after it was discovered that he was smuggling over US$600,000. Puerto Rican media house, Primera Hora, said Guyanese Khamaraj Lall was detained on the 22nd of November after US$620,000 was found on the private aircraft. Reports state that during routine investigations, US federal agents at the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport detected the money stashed in plastic bags.

According to an affidavit by a federal agent, Lall, who migrated to the United States 30 years ago, was the passenger of the private plane that landed in Isla Verde. Primera Hora also reported that Customs Officers asked the detainee to report the sum of money he was carrying. Lall, who was travelling with the his father and the pilot of the craft, however initially reported only US$5,000 between him and his father, but later reiterated that the two had US$12,000.

The information from the electronic file of the Federal Court also states that the plane had stopped at the airport to refuel with the intention of continuing to Guyana. The arrest warrant for Lall issued by Judge Marcos Lopez, states that he will face charges of falsely filing federal reports and smuggling more than US$600,000.

 
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Guyanese National Arrested For Smuggling US$620,000 On Private Plane

November 27, 2014
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            [post_content] => St. Lucia has initiated a temporary ban on the importation of all poultry and poultry products from the United Kingdom due to a outbreak of bird flu in the country.

After being informed by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the United Kingdom that the country recently experienced an outbreak of a Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), the ban was enforced by the Ministry of Agriculture.

“The start date of the outbreak event is November 14, 2014 and pertains to the entire country,” the Ministry said in a statement.

Reports state that the importation ban is imposed with immediate effect and applies to all poultry, poultry meat products, and processed internal organs of poultry raised, slaughtered or processed in the United Kingdom that were manufactured 21 days prior to the start date of the outbreak.

“These importation restrictions are part of quarantine measures aimed at preventing the entry of the Avian Influenza Virus into St Lucia and will remain in effect until further notice,” the Ministry stated.

One local supplier expressed to reporters that the temporary ban could help local farmers that have been complaining about a backlog of local products significantly.

An importer, speaking on the condition of anonymity however disagreed saying that local poultry suppliers do not provide "specialized cuts", such as chicken wings, which are imported into the island. The importer also explained that St. Lucia buys over a quarter of a million pounds of chicken from the United Kingdom annually at a cheaper price than imports from the United States.
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November 26, 2014
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