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Cricketing legend Sir Gary
Sobers is coming to T&T to
auction one of his prized
Sir Gary was invited to be
the guest of honour at a
called Batting for Children,
hosted by the charity the Chil-
dren s Ark at the Hyatt
Regency on October 16.
A release said Sir Gary will
be bringing with him a full-
sized, autographed cricket bat
for auction, in order to raise
funds for the Children s Ark.
The bat will also be inscribed
with a record of Sir Gary s
Anthony Harford will act
as the MC and field questions
from the audience to Sir Gary
and Daren Ganga, former cap-
tain of the T&T cricket team.
President Anthony Car-
mona, patron of the Children s
Ark and his wife Reema, will
bring greetings to the hun-
dreds of guests, comprising
corporate leaders, national
sporting icons, the news media
and supporters of the Ark.
Apart from Sir Gary s bat,
the Children s Ark will offer
for auction another collector s
item---a miniature cricket bat
signed by such cricketing
celebrities as Brian Lara, Richie
Richardson, Ravi Rampaul,
Andy Ganteaume, Curtly
Ambrose, Courtney Walsh and
A painting by a local artist
will also be available for a col-
lector to snap up. (All items
will be sold by silent auction.)
And there will be entertain-
ment by a local performer.
Former international foot-
baller Shaka Hislop, a sup-
porter of the Children s Ark,
cannot be here for the event,
but has sent his words of sup-
"I really hoped I could be
there, but my schedule dic-
tates otherwise. In my day,
cricket played a significant role
in my own youth. It was
through realising that I was
better when part of a team,
that I was as significant as any
other, that sport provided
direction in my own life," His-
Tickets are priced at $500
each and the Children s Ark
is asking corporate sponsors
to purchase tables of ten and
to put in a bid for the prized
"Do the right thing because it is the
right thing to do," a quote taken from
President Anthony Carmona s speech.
A statement that is simple yet pro-
found. Simple yet profound epitomises
the character of President Carmona.
On October 6, the Law Society invited
our president to be the featured speaker
for the Eminent Speakers Lecture 2014
on the topic, Law as a Tool of Social
President Carmona stood at the podi-
um as a fountain of scholarly knowledge
as he explored the law s role as a pro-
tective yet permissive tool to achieve
corporate social responsibility. He rein-
forced the need for legislation and good
practice to prevent repeats of the failures
of the Hindu Credit Union (HCU) among
other financial institutions.
After the event, he warmed our hearts
as he ensured he met every member of
our T&T Student Association (TTSA)
Executive before posing for a much cher-
PS: The T&T Executive hopes Pres-
ident Carmona enjoys his gift.
The Cave Hill Campus is not only
the home campus for Barbadian nation-
als but also the Eastern Caribbean States.
As such the campus benefits from a rich
blend of nationalities and cultures.
Islands are represented by the respective
Island Associations. Island Associations
are registered with the Guild of Students
and are given a week to treat the campus
to different aspects of their culture.
St Kitts and Nevis (SKNSA), Antigua
and Barbuda (ABSA) and Belizean (Bel-
sac) students shared the week of Sep-
tember 21 to 27. During this week the
campus was treated to a cultural show,
expo, food day and much anticipated
Union Social in the Guild of Students.
The goat water (soup) from SKNSA,
pepperpot (ABSA) and burrito from Bel-
sac made my week.
Halls of Residences Week (September
28 to October 4) which is customarily
themed Unity Week, ironically saw a
week of activities which entailed Blocks
and Floors of the three halls in com-
petition. Competition was uniquely used
to achieve integration. In the first
instance, Block and Floor members are
forced to work together to produce culi-
nary, cultural, entrepreneurial and sport-
A highlight for me was a dramatic
piece done by Olympus (Top B Floor)
on Sherlock Hall depicted a class titled
Caribbean Integration 101. The class
was difficult to control and included
different regional nationalities which
were identified by the audience because
of mimicked accents. The teacher even-
tually left the class and threatened only
to return when the class worked out
their differences on their own. It seemed
like an insurmountable task and as soon
as calm was being restored, another
student personifying Haiti arrived. The
class was at odds on whether or not to
accept this most recent addition.
Their message was that the Caribbean
ought to remember the sacrifices Haiti
endured as the first Caribbean state to
gain Independence from colonial powers.
Dominica (Domsac), St Lucia (Lusac)
and Debate Society student associations
also combined to present an eventful
week of activities from October 5 to 11.
The two territories also collaborated
to stage Dario and The La Jablesse at
the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative
Imagination. TTSA proudly participated
in the Inter Island Associations Debate
hosted by the Debate Society.
We are in the seventh week of the
semester and half of the semester has
elapsed. Further, the exam timetable has
already been released and general cry
of the student population is, "time to
get serious about life."
• Kyle Cox is the president of the T&T
Students Association at UWI, Cave Hill.
Time to get serious
Sir Gary 'batting for
children' at charity auction
Sir Gary Sobers is the guest
of honour at Batting For
About the Children's Ark
The Children's Ark is a registered, charitable, non-profit, non-
denominational organisation launched in October 2013. It is
dedicated to relieving the dire needs of children up to age 16,
whether they are marginalised, underprivileged, challenged or
disabled. But it is particularly catering to the needs of at-risk
children in crime-prone areas. The event on October 16 is the
first major fund-raiser for the organisation since it was
Members of the T&T Students Association pose with President Carmona on his recent visit to Barbados.
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