Public Domain Pictures GERRY — New York State Police have released more information regarding the drowning death of a three-year-old boy in the Town of Gerry.Troopers said that at 4:40 p.m., Monday, they responded to a call for a missing child on Damon Hill Road.While patrols were in route to the area, the child was found unresponsive at the bottom of an above ground pool.Troopers and a Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted life-saving measures but were not successful. Police said the child was not wearing a life vest. His body was transported to the Erie County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.Sinclairville Fire Department and EMS assisted in this incident, which remains under investigation. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Taboo explores the extravagant 1980s punk club scene, bringing to life some of the scene’s usual suspects, such as Steve Strange, Leigh Bowery, Sallon and of course, Boy George. While Taboo includes pieces of Boy George’s biggest hits with his band Culture Club, George also penned an original score for the show, which features a book originally written by Mark Davies Markham and adapted for Broadway by Charles Busch, and additional music by Kevan Frost. The latest script is by Markham. Could Taboo bow once more? According to Boy George, it very well might, and with some new changes! The iconic pop star revealed on the red carpet at the GLAAD Awards earlier this month that the odds of a revival of his bio-musical “are very good.” He went on to say: “We’ve actually written a new script and we are in talks with people to do a new production…it’s something that I want to happen.” The tuner originally premiered in 2002 in London prior to transferring to Broadway the following year, with Euan Morton, Raul Esparza and Boy George himself in the cast. Despite closing on Broadway after only three months, the musical gathered a strong cult following. Members of the original cast reunited for two concert performances on February 8 this year at 54 Below, ten years to the day that the musical shuttered. The musical was revived in London in 2012. View Comments
W. Virginia Questions FirstEnergy Plan to Buy Another Coal Plant FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Andrew Brown for the Charleston Gazette-Mail:First Energy, the parent company of MonPower and Potomac Edison, is facing tough questions about the company’s future energy plan in West Virginia.The Public Service Commission staff sent a request to First Energy officials last month asking them to explain why they believe buying another coal-fired power plant in the near future is the best way to provide electricity to its 520,000 customers in the Mountain State.The line of questioning by the PSC staff comes two months after First Energy provided the commission with its integrated resource plan — a 15-year forecast that is meant to outline the lowest cost options for electricity in the future. It marked the first time electric utilities were required to disclose those planning documents in West Virginia.While many electric utilities throughout the country have moved toward lower-priced natural gas and other renewable energy sources, MonPower’s and Potomac Edison’s resource plan suggests the companies would seek to buy another coal-fired power plant in the region.In 2013, the PSC allowed the state’s largest electric utilities to buy large coal-fired power plants from their parent companies, which were capable of providing more electricity than their customers in West Virginia used. Opponents of those purchases criticized the plans as bailouts for the parent companies’ shareholders by electric users in West Virginia.The utility companies had argued that they could sell excess electricity onto the regional grid, helping to cut the cost of those coal plants for West Virginia customers. But natural gas plants have largely become cheaper than coal power in recent years, meaning West Virginia’s power plants are called on less by the regional grid, known as the PJM Interconnection.As the rest of the country is benefiting from low-priced natural gas, West Virginians are required to get the vast majority of their electricity from coal.First Energy’s plan to further invest in coal power in West Virginia is being sharply analyzed by the PSC staff members.The four-page inquiry sent to the company questions many of the most fundamental cost and market calculations that are laid out in First Energy’s report.The PSC staff asks why coal-fired generation is the only option being considered, whether the company factored in possible regulations on carbon pollution and how First Energy actually came up with the estimated cost of other fuel sources like gas, solar and wind, all of which were priced substantially higher than coal in the company’s report.The staff also asked company officials how they came up with the reported growth rate in customer electricity usage, which First Energy estimates to be around 2.2 percent annually between 2015 and 2020. As part of the questions, the PSC staff ordered the company to submit the data they relied on for their calculations.In response, First Energy maintained that an exiting coal plant would be the cheapest energy option for customers, even compared to new combined cycle gas turbines.Meanwhile, First Energy continues to idle some of its largest coal-fired plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania because of the low prices those electric generators were receiving in the market, and MonPower is considering retrofitting the Harrison Power plant near Clarksburg to burn natural gas.Full article: First Energy being questioned about future plans
By Dialogo April 13, 2011 In the hot, rugged central Pacific beach towns of the Puntarenas province in Costa Rica, improved maritime security is a welcome thing. As Costa Rica and much of Central America amp up their efforts to combat drug-trafficking throughout the region, residents in the port city of Caldera were pleased to see some much-needed assistance had arrived. On 7 April, the Costa Rican government inaugurated a new 3,200 square meter Coast Guard station off the central port in Caldera. The station, which includes a new communications center, docking strip, ship repair station and a lengthy pier, was made possible through assistance from the U.S. Southern Command. “This was a tremendous effort we put forth to allow the Coast Guard to have this facility which will be able to support three Costa Rican 40-foot high-speed intercept boats, as well as barracks and administration facilities for operational support,” said COL Norberto Cintron, chief engineer for USSOUTHCOM. “This pier will enhance the Coast Guard’s capabilities and enable collaboration between the U.S. and Costa Rica to deter drug trafficking.” At the inauguration ceremony, Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla, who considers security a top priority, reminded on-lookers of some of the current criminal issues facing the nation and how the new Coast Guard station will aid in combating the problems. “My government is executing an integral citizen security policy. We are working diligently to fight drug trafficking and delinquency, and to scourge those that are attacking our society,” Chinchilla said. “I recognize the work that our police, judges and criminal courts are doing. This donation will allow us to improve the vigilance of our coasts.” In September of 2010, the U.S. government released a revised list of the world’s 20 major drug trafficking and producing countries. For the first time in its history, Costa Rica was included on the list. Since the announcement, Chinchilla’s administration has taken an assertive role to increase national security on the coasts and borders, improve national police training, and heighten screening measures at airports and seaports. Other residents of Caldera also were encouraged by the sight of a new Coast Guard station near the main port. Several citizens say that the amount of drugs that are making their way to Caldera and Puntarenas has increased dramatically during the last 10-15 years. “You can get drugs in this town in about 10 minutes if you ask the right people,” said Yolanda Arguedas, a restaurant owner about 50 meters from the central port. “It’s easy. If someone brings it in on ships, there isn’t anybody to stop them from coming in. Just walk right straight from the boat to the street and sell it in the community. Ten years ago you’d hardly hear about drugs. Now you can’t walk to the corner store without seeing people using them.” Arguedas said she was happy to see that the country is making good on their promises to increase maritime security, though she still thinks more help will be needed. “It looks great and should intimidate someone who is thinking about trying to bring drugs to this area,” she said. “But the ocean is big and there are a lot of places to dock boats around here. I think if the government really wants to try to control this like they say they do, they’d need about 10 of these stations.” Chinchilla also mentioned in her speech that the dock was “a first step” in improving maritime security on the Pacific coasts. She said that the next step needed to continue to improve coastal security was for the national Legislative Assembly to permit U.S. ships to dock in Costa Rica. Currently, the Legislative Assembly is blocking a Joint Patrol Agreement between Costa Rica and the U.S. which allows U.S. Navy vessels to enter national waters. The agreement, which was signed in 1999 to slow drug-traffic in the region, is currently being reviewed in Costa Rica’s Supreme Court. “The government of Costa Rica and the government of the U.S. must be able to collaborate to effectively fight drug-trafficking,” she said. “The U.S. is a government that is a friend of Costa Rica and is attempting to assist us in the fight against drugs. At this time, we are not allowing them to help us and have prolonged the entrance of their naval ships. If we are serious about fighting drug-trafficking, the Legislative Assembly must assist in doing so.” While the new Coast Guard station is considered a “first step”, Chinchilla and Anne Andrew, the U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, mentioned that the two governments are already developing plans to establish more Coast Guard and security stations along the nation’s Pacific and Caribbean coast.
LIMA, Peru – Carmen Masías Claux, the recently appointed executive president of the National Commission for a Drug-Free Life (Devida) is confident her strategy will lead to the Andean nation’s making major strides in its fight against narcotics. “We’re betting on being able to control drug-making substances, preventing people from using drugs, providing rehabilitation to addicts and getting farmers to grow alternative crops [instead of coca], she said. “This is not merely about eradication or interdiction.” Masías Claux, a practicing psychologist, took over as director last month, replacing Ricardo Soberón, who stepped down after the government disagreed with his strategy to fight narcotics, as he didn’t want farmers to stop growing coca – the main ingredient used to produce cocaine. But eradicating illegal coca fields is a top priority for Masías Claux, who said Devida’s goal is to eliminate 14,000 hectares (34,594 acres) of coca fields nationwide annually. She’ll enlist the services of the National Police Anti-Drug Agency and the Special Project for the Reduction of Cocaine Harvesting in the Alto Huallaga, an entity of the Interior Ministry. Previously, Devida’s goal was to eradicate 12,000 hectares (29,652 acres) of illegal coca annually. In 2010, a total of 151,228 acres was used to grow coca in Peru compared to 148,016 the previous year, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). In 2009, Peru was home to 45.4% of all global cultivation of coca, ahead of Colombia (39.3%) and Bolivia (15.3%), according to the UNODC report. But Peruvian authorities are taking steps reduce that number. In January 2012, 157 hectares (390 acres) of illegal coca leaf crops were destroyed, according to the Peruvian Anti-Drug Police. “The eradication of coca leaf crops will be carried out in a parallel way with the development of alternative crops in the coca leaf-growing areas,” said Masías Claux, adding authorities will try to replicate the success it’s had in the San Martín region, where farmers have successfully switched from growing coca to harvesting coffee, cacao and palmetto. Óscar Valdés Dancuart, president of the Ministers Council, said the government would conduct a nationwide agricultural census over the next several months to establish how many farmers are growing coca. “Our aim is not to allow these farmers involved with drug trafficking to pretend they are harvesting coca leaves legally,” he said. Peru spent about US$18 million on drug eradication efforts in 2010, about US$3.9 million more than in 2009. Devida’s budget to fight illegal drugs was increased from US$33.3 million in 2011 to US$44.5 million for 2012. Narco-traffickers paying top prices for coca The National Coca Corporation (ENACO), an institution that is authorized to produce coca and its derivates, purchased an average of 10,647 metric tons (23.47 million pounds) annually from farmers during the past four years, paying about US$18.50 per 25 pounds. But narco-traffickers pay as much as US$55.50 for the same amount, which explains why 91% of the 119,000 metric tons (262 million pounds) of coca harvested in Peru annually ends up in the hands of narco-traffickers, according to the UNODC. Of the 30,000 farmers authorized to cultivate coca, only 8,000 actually sell their crops to ENACO, according to Jaime García Díaz, a development analyst with the International Studies Institute at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. “ENACO can buy only the coca leaf produced by the coca farmers who were granted prior authorization,” he said. “The dried coca leaf is mostly used in the labs where the drug is made.” About 8% of the national production of coca is used for its traditional use – chewing it for energy – with less than 1% of it used as a sweetener for beverages, like soda, according to a 2003 national survey on the traditional use of coca leaf by the National Statistics and Informatics Institute and Devida. Public Prosecutor Jorge Chávez Cotrina, in charge of investigating organized crime involved in drug trafficking and money laundering, said the anti-drug strategy has been bolstered by recent changes in the law. “We can now pursue [suspects] and film in public places, and we can use undercover agents,” he said. “We can also investigate remittances and can ask a judge for permission to tap phone lines.” The result: A narco-trafficking ring can be dismantled within six months instead of in 12 to 18 months as in previous years, Chávez Cotrina said. Those found guilty of narcotics trafficking face eight to 35 years in prison. Masías Claux, an advocate for the stiff sentences, said she will not endorse any proposal that legalizes narcotics. “Countries that have liberalized [drug consumption] are turning back on that,” she added. “Just because you tell criminals that drugs are going to become legal, they are not going to become law-abiding, too.” ‘Clans,’ not cartels Unlike in Colombia, where the narcotics trade is controlled by violent cartels, Peruvian narco-trafficking is dominated by “family clans,” who are prevalent in the rich, coca-producing areas of the Alto Huallaga and the Valley of the Apurímac and Ene rivers (VRAE), Chávez Cotrina said. The clans’ narco-trafficking system centers on secrecy: Those who transport the drugs don’t know the farmers and the farmers who grow coca don’t know who is financing the operation or where the cocaine made from their coca is sold, be it in Peru or abroad. The narco-traffickers in this region have “adopted the same systems used by the Shining Path terrorist group in which they compartmentalize so everyone in the clan has a specific role,” Chávez Cotrina said. But he added advancements in resources, technology and manpower will bolster the government’s fight against narcotics, enabling authorities to dismantle these groups. By Dialogo February 09, 2012
By Eduardo Szklarz/Diálogo November 13, 2018 The Argentine Armed Forces activated the Antarctic Joint Command (COCOANTAR, in Spanish), kicking off their restructuring process. COCOANTAR, which comprises members of the Argentine Navy, Army, and Air Force, oversees planning and execution of Argentine bases’ logistics support during the annual Summer Antarctic Campaign (CAV, in Spanish) CAV, which used to rotate at the beginning of each campaign. The permanent command will now operate in a stable, continuous way. The effective change took place on August 15, 2018. Argentine Air Force Colonel Enrique Oscar Videla, second Antarctic joint commander, and Argentine Army First Lieutenant Diego Fabián Nieva, who supervises the organization’s institutional relations, met with Diálogo at COCOANTAR’s headquarters in Buenos Aires. “In the past, COCOANTAR was assembled three months before each CAV and was dissolved when the campaign ended. What improved is that this group of people stays together and remains active year round,” Col. Videla said. “We don’t have to start over with new people every September. This continuity ensures much more precise planning.” Restructuring the Argentine Armed Forces The creation of a permanent COCOANTAR is the first step in restructuring the Argentine Armed Forces, which President Mauricio Macri announced in July 2018. “The restructure is a government policy that seeks to make the organization more efficient. Part of this restructuring is the change that took place in COCOANTAR,” 1st Lt. Nieva said. “Restructuring means optimizing resources,” Col. Videla added. “The idea is to start doing more joint work among forces, which in turn lowers operating costs.” According to Col. Videla, the worldwide tendency among armed forces is to implement joint doctrines, peacekeeping operations, and special forces. “It all tends toward jointness,” he said. “The Antarctic Campaign has always been carried out jointly, but from different places. This leads us to start combining a bit more.” Base logistics Argentina has the largest number of operational bases in Antarctica. Of its 13 bases, six operate year round (Orcadas, San Martín, Carlini, Esperanza, Belgrano II, and Marambio) while seven are temporary and only open during summer (Matienzo, Petrel, Brown, Primavera, Cámara, Decepción, and Melchior.) COCOANTAR supplies this entire structure with fuel, clothes, food, medicine, and tools. The command also coordinates the change of personnel and provides support for scientific activities. During the 2017-2018 CAV, COCOANTAR transported 2,400 tons of supplies, including Antarctic diesel oil (fuel with an antifreeze additive), gas tanks, and construction materials. Service members also bring back to Argentina the waste, containers, plastic boxes, and all household garbage daily life in Antarctica produces. “In winter, a small base can accommodate 20 to 25 people. A large base, such as Esperanza, 50 to 60,” said 1st Lt. Nieva. “The number increases in summer, when we have about 90 people in Esperanza and 70 to 80 in Carlini.” Argentine service members will deploy the icebreaker Almirante Irízar, two polar ships, a C-130 Hercules aircraft, two helicopters, and a Twin Otter aircraft, in addition to amphibious and land vehicles from the Army and the Navy, for the 2018-2019 CAV. Present for more than 100 years Argentina is also the country with the longest continuous presence in Antarctica: 114 years. Argentines raised their national flag in the Orcadas Islands upon setting up a weather station on February 22, 1904. “For us, this is a symbol of pride and commitment. Not only for having the longest-standing presence and the largest number of bases deployed in the summer, but also for our closeness to Antarctica,” said Col. Videla. “And even more so for the importance of the scientific activities carried out. We have to practice everything in a very precise way.” Argentine bases have scientific cooperation agreements with the United States, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom, among other countries. Carlini Base even houses a German lab. The interaction enables the study of climate change effects as well as chemical pollutants, radiation, mammals, and marine plankton. “Camaraderie in Antarctica is not only among different forces, but also among different countries. For example, at Carlini Base I was with Germans and Americans. The personal connection is unique, and everybody wants to return,” 1st Lt. Nieva said. “What do we get from 100 years in Antarctica? We get local expertise, experience that not every country has. We are proud of being able to provide that knowledge.” Camaraderie is also reflected in the mutual help among nations. For example, the icebreaker Almirante Irízar rescued five U.S. scientists stranded on a Joinville Island camp in March 2018. “Thank you very much, Argentina, for sending Almirante Irízar to rescue our scientists stranded in Antarctica, reaffirming the spirit of cooperation that drives our relations,” the U.S. Embassy in Argentina said on its Twitter account.
The regulatory overhaul being proposed by House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) should be considered a starting point for legislation to repeal the Dodd-Frank Act, CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle told the House panel Tuesday.“We think this is a good place to start,” Nussle said, in the first hearing on Hensarling plan, dubbed the CHOICE Act. He added, “We know this is a work in progress.”In written testimony, Nussle said that CUNA supports much of the legislation, but is still reviewing the massive plan and will inform the panel of the association’s objections. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Police have come up with unusual methods to encourage people to stay home to halt the spread of the deadly disease, including wearing coronavirus-shaped helmets.But officers in some states were also seen in videos on social media beating drivers on roadsides and making people out and about during lockdown do squats and leapfrogs as punishment.On Sunday, police said they arrested nine people violating the lockdown after an officer’s hand was chopped off in northern Punjab state’s Patiala district.The group were stopped in a vehicle at a checkpoint and — refusing to turn back as ordered — hit the accelerator and smashed into steel barricades, officials said.During the clash, one of the group pulled out a sword, slicing off a policeman’s hand. Six more officers were injured in the attack, police said.India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to extend a nationwide lockdown that was originally slated to end on Tuesday, for another two weeks.Some states have already extended the restrictions.On Sunday, India had registered more than 8,300 coronavirus cases and 273 deaths from the disease. Local police officer Vinod Sharma said they were each made to write “I did not follow the rules of lockdown so I am so sorry” 500 times.More than 700 foreign tourists from the US, Australia, Mexico and Israel staying in the area had flouted the lockdown rules, Sharma said, adding the unusual punishment was handed out to teach them a lesson.Police said they would direct hotels in the area to allow foreign guests to step out only if accompanied by local helpers.Establishments that did not follow the order could face legal action, Sharma said. Topics : Ten foreigners who broke a coronavirus lockdown in an Indian town made famous by the Beatles, were forced to repent by writing “I am so sorry” — 500 times, officials said Sunday.The nationwide lockdown was imposed near the end of March, with residents permitted to leave their homes only for essential services such as buying groceries and medicine.The travellers — from Israel, Mexico, Australia and Austria — were caught taking a walk in Rishikesh, where the Beatles sought spirituality at an Ashram in 1968.
LocalNews Portsmouth man sentence hearing adjourned by: – June 26, 2012 David St. Jean of PortsmouthA twenty-three year old man from Portsmouth who was found guilty of murder had his sentence hearing adjourned to July 2nd, 2012 when he appeared at the High Court on Monday.David St. Jean was found guilty of murdering Clement “Johnson” James of Good Hope by a nine member jury on May 23rd, 2012.Evidence from St. Jean during the trial indicates that he was walking on the Indian River Bridge about 3:30pm on Monday 20th September, 2010 when he observed Clement James on the opposite side of the bridge.He claimed that James was “staring” at him “in a sexual manner while holding his crotch”.St. Jean then crossed the bridge in an attempt to “warn” James, however James grabbed a stick which he had and lashed him with it on his back.A scuffle ensued, he took a knife which James had and “lashed him with it on his hand”.James died later that evening at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Roseau.Justice Birnie Stephenson-Brooks explained to St. Jean on Monday that she did not have sufficient time to peruse a pre-sentence report to be conducted by Welfare officials, due to a two week trial which ended on Friday, June 22. “The last trial took a toll on me and I want to be in a position to look at everything,” Justice Brooks stated.In related news, Clement Labassiere who has been charged with the murder of Ambrose LeBlanc of Vieille Case, had his trial adjourned to 17th July, 2012.Justice Brooks who ordered that a further psychiatric evaluation be conducted by Dr. Sharma as well as a social inquiry report, warned Labassiere to cooperate with his attorney.“I want you to understand something; this is a very serious offence, one of the most serious offences one can be charged with. You need to sit down and talk to your lawyer about what happened, not about everything else in the world, so he can come to this court and properly represent you”.She inquired from him whether he wishes to remain at the prison as if found guilty he could face a lifetime prison sentence and he replied; “I was trying to avoid all those troubles there my lady”.Labassiere is being represented by Darius Jones.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share Share 11 Views no discussions
By Frederick HalleyTORONTO, Canada – Dant took the lion’s share of the Division A titles when the Ontario Softball Cricket League (OSCL) held its glittering 22nd annual Presentation Dinner and Dance at the Estate Banquet Hall, Scarborough, recently.Dant were crowned Division A regular season (20 overs) conference winners, Division A playoff champions and T10 tournament winners; but had to settle for the runner-up spot in the 15-over competition, going down to archrivals Sunshine in the final.In the process, they copped the Twilight Family Restaurant, Remax All Stars Realty, DTE Industries and the Norman Sue Bakery trophies; the latter for being runners-up.It was also a fantastic year for Restoration Warriors and Enmore; the former capturing the B Division playoff crown, while Enmore were regular season conference winners, victors in the T10 tournament and runners-up in the regular season playoffs.For their efforts, Restoration Warriors walked away with the Fundex Investment Inc trophy while Enmore took away the I Saw That on TV and DTE Industries trophies and the Starlite and Cabana restaurants trophies for being runners-up in the playoffs championships.The 15-over Norman Sue Bakery A Division Consolation winners were EC Bannas who trounced Rebels in the final, while Betterhope won the DTE Industries 10-over consolation title with victory over Caribbean Sensation. Ramblers were the B Division consolation champions with Bacchus Cricket Club (BCC) being the runners-up.Not to be outdone, Wakenaam were crowned Norman Sue Bakery B Division 15-over champs following their victory over GTA Storm B, while Ramblers carted off the Consolation title with Good Success being the runners-up.Among the Most Valuable Players (MVP) recipients were Dant’s Damodar Daesrath and EC Bannas’ Elton Baker in the Conference A playoff final; Fazil Rasool (Restoration Warriors) and Mohamed Zakeer Yusuf (Enmore) in the Conference B playoff final; Hemnarine Chattergoon (Dant), Azam Haniff (Sunshine), Andy Persaud (EC Bannas), Troy Gobin (Rebels), Kemraj Dhanpaul (GTA Storm B), Sharaz Hamid (Wakenaam), Moin Khan (Good Success) and Mark Chablall in the Norman Sue-sponsored 15-over tournament.The DTE Industries sponsored 10-over MVPs were Chattergoon (Dant), Imtiaz Moursalien (Rebels), Steve Ramdas (Enmore), Krishna Arjune (Restoration Warriors), Avinash Singh (Betterhope), Imran Khan (Caribbean Sensation), Hardat Chablall (Ramblers) and Bisnauth Singh (BCC).OSCL vice-president Terry Mathura (left) hands over the B Division Conference winners trophy to Enmore skipper, Shiv Persaud.Betterhope’s Avinash Singh, with 270 runs, led Conference A with the most runs while Surujpaul Deosarran (Rems) and Riaz Kadir (Dant) were second and third respectively, with 229 and 202 respectively.In the B Division, Bharrat Latchman (Carr Tec) led the way with 348 runs and he was followed by Suresh Persaud (Carr Tec) and Shiv Persaud (Enmore) with 334 and 331 respectively.The three top bowlers in Conference A were Raja Amit Pooran (EC Bannas), Davendra Ramkissoon (Betterhope) and Rabindra Diaram (Dant) with 20, 19, and 17 wickets, respectively.The B Conference saw Shiv Persaud (Enmore) topping the bowling with 30 wickets, six more than Surendra Persaud (Wakenaam) and Dinannauth Mangru (Cougars) who ended the season with 23.Centuries were recorded by Scarbo Angels’ Anil Girdharry (168) and Enmore’s Steve Ramdas (100), while there were five-wicket hauls for Ashok Ramhas (Carr Tec), Mangru (Cougars), Diaram (Dant), Naveed Ali (Good Success), Ameer Baksh (Wakenaam) and Surendra Beepat (Wakenaam).The annual Independence Cup, sponsored by Trophy Stall (Guyana), was won by Team Jaguars with Zakir Khan emerging as the MVP. Jaguars also carted off the All Stars trophy with the MVP being Aftab Shamshudeen for the winning team and Alvin Budhram taking the coveted prize for the losing Kaieteur side. Coordinator Vish Jadunauth was the manager for both winning teams.The Norman Sue Spirit Awards, given annually to worthy individuals who have played big roles, both on and off the field, were presented to members of Carr Tec team for their role in moulding Alisha Ramadhar, the one female player in the league. Ramadhar represented Ramblers.