Tweet Sharing is caring! The response crew will arrive via this vesselSaint Lucia’s first response crew departs for Dominica today, Saturday 29 August 2015.The Press Secretary to the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia reported on Friday that officers from the Special Services Unit (SSU) of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) as well as other officials will arrive in Dominica via “The Defender” on Saturday morning to assist with search, rescue and recovery efforts. The vessel will also be carrying emergency supplies such as hygiene and medical kits, supplied by the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO). LocalNews St Lucia response crew departs for Dominica by: Dominica Vibes News – August 29, 2015 Share Share Share 779 Views no discussions
(BBC) Long-serving former West Indies captain and wicketkeeper Merissa Aguilleira has retired from international cricket. The 33-year-old played in 112 one-day internationals since 2008, including 74 as captain, and also led the side in 73 of her 95 Twenty20 internationals.However, last week she was left out of the Windies squad which will tour England and Ireland this summer.“It is an absolute honour to have been of service to West Indies cricket,” the Trinidadian right-hander said. Under Aguilleira’s captaincy, West Indies were losing finalists to Australia in the Women’s World Cup in 2013, while she was also part of the side which won the Women’s World Twenty20 in 2016. Her record of 70 T20 international dismissals is joint second on the all-time list, behind England’s Sarah Taylor (73).Cricket West Indies director of cricket Jimmy Adams, himself a former Windies captain, added: “From my own experience this cannot be the easiest of times for Merissa. However, her dignity and candour in communicating this decision has been exceptional.“Far exceeding the statistics, Merissa has been the epitome of professionalism throughout her career whilst consistently upholding the highest possible standards on and off the field.”
A Portland man whose body was found in the Columbia River last week died of accidental drowning, according to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office.The body of John David Martin, 51, was found in the river near the Interstate 205 Bridge at about 1 p.m. on June 12.The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office was the agency in charge of the death investigation.