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HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS AND PREPAREDNESS KIT
Contact the Red Cross: Headquarters - 627-8215/8128, Northern branch - 627-8214, Southern branch - 652-2024, Tobago branch - 639-2781
Put aside these items in the event you
need to evacuate:
Plastic sheeting and duct tape.
Foods (canned goods and non-perishable foods) that do not
need cooking. Enough for one day and three meals. A non-
electric can opener should also be provided.
Drinking water in non-breakable containers (at least two
quarts per person per day).
Any special dietary food, if required.
Identification, cash, valuable papers, insurance policies and
photos in a waterproof container.
Battery-operated all-weather radio with extra batteries.
Personal hygiene items such as soap, deodorant, shampoo,
toothbrush, toothpaste, aspirin, antacid, diapers, washcloths,
feminine products, towels etc.
Utensils such as disposable plates, cups, forks, knives,
spoons, napkins etc.
Personal aids such as eyeglasses, hearing aids (with extra
batteries), hand shavers, cream, prosthetic devices etc.
Books, magazines, cards, toys and games.
Infant care items such as formula, food, wipes and disposable
Flashlight and extra batteries.
First aid kit with prescription medications, betadine solution,
gauze bandages, adhesive tape, sterile pads, band aids, trian-
gular bandages, safety scissors, non-prescription medication,
sun screen, insect repellent, non-latex gloves, absorbent com-
press 5x9 dressing, adhesive bandages (assorted sizes), anti-
septic wipes, antibiotic ointment packets, etc.
Sleeping bags or blankets, sheets and pillows, garbage bags,
Change of clothing plus an extra pair of shoes.
Easy carrying container (bag) for all items.
Are you ready for ahurricane?
Source: The T&T Red Cross Society
As we brace for the unpredictability of
the hurricane season, it is important
to be prepared. Here are some simple
steps to help protect your family from
a storm or hurricane.
T&T Red Cross Society
Valiants Sports Club has emerged as
the pride of La Romaine with their out-
standing run in the Championship Divi-
sion which has earned them promotion
to the Premiership Two Division of the
T&T Cricket Board National League com-
The unsponsored club qualified with a
match to spare accumulating 132 points
from five outright victories, one default win
and a solitary loss to Barrackpore playing
a weakened team in the swan song of the
2015 season with promotion already secured.
Manager of Valiant Sports Club, busi-
nessman Pirthie Ramnarinesingh said he
is looking forward to the challenge the club
faces in the 2016 season where they will
have to raise their performance against
more experienced and better funded teams.
But he expressed confidence that his team
will rise to the occasion, much like they
did this past season, in Premiership II and
continue to improve against Calcutta Sports,
Preysal, Esmeralda, Central Sports and
either Courts or Caldrac.
The T&T Cricket Board official said
Valiants was proud to emerge as the only
south Trinidad team which will be partic-
ipating in the Premier League, only the
second rung of local cricket, and his objec-
tive is to take the club into Premiership
One. However Ramnarinesingh is firmly
focused on the future and is currently on
a spirited drive to secure sponsorship for
Valiants to ensure they successfully compete
in the Premiership II next season.
He has calculated that it will cost approx-
imately $300,000 which will cover the cost
of team kits and uniforms, transportation
to and from matches for the "A" and "B"
teams, salaries and stipends for the "A"
team for six months, food and refreshments,
and other expenses including balls for
"It has become very expensive to properly
field teams in the top bracket of national
competition. We appreciate all the support
and help from well-wishers but we are in
dire need of a dedicated sponsor who will
stand to benefit big from the success of
Valiants," said Ramnarinesingh.
Anyone interested in making a contri-
bution to the success of the Valiants Club
can contact Ramnarinesingh at 313-0291.
It will cost the National Associ-
ation of Athletics Administrations
(NAAA) $1.5 million to stage this
month s series of track and field
events, says Allan Baboolal, chair-
man of the Games Committee.
Fortunately for the national sporting
organisation, corporate T&T fulfilled
its pledge to partner with the aim of
honing the skills of the future
State-owned National Gas Com-
pany (NGC) signed as the title spon-
sored for the National Junior Cham-
pionships which took place last
weekend, the Juvenile National Cham-
pionships scheduled for this weekend
and the Combined National Cham-
pionships advertised to take place on
between June 21 and 22. NGC shares
the spotlight with insurer Sagicor at
the National Open Championships a
But that s not where the list of good
corporate citizens ends. Phoenix Park
Gas Processor Limited (PPGPL) a sub-
sidiary of NGC, state-owned Petrotrin
and Blue Waters have partnered with
the NAAA, too, and this has helped
made our 2015 programme of activities
Baboolal, who holds the post of
secretary on the NAAA executive, said
the budget for last weekend s
NGC/NAAA National Junior Cham-
pionships, held at the Hasely Crawford
Stadium in Woodbrook, was an esti-
The first leg in the planned four
consecutive-weekend of action saw
sprinter Jonathon Farinha, of Abilene
Wildcats complete a double in the
under-20 boys 100m and 200m
respectively. In the process he achieved
the qualifying time for the Junior Pan
American Games in Edmonton, Cana-
da, this July. Meanwhile, while Carifta
triple medalist Akanni Hislop of
Zenith successfully defended his boy s
U-18 100m crown to secure qualifi-
cation in the World Youth Champi-
onships to be held in Cali, Colombia,
next month. His time was 10.48 sec-
The competition schedule was
expected to continue this weekend
with the NGC/NAAA National Juve-
nile Championships at the Hasely
Crawford Stadium in Woodbrook.
The budget for that production is
Baboolal said, "The budget for the
NGC/Sagicor Open Championships
has increased to $678,000; relatively
small compared to what other events
may have gotten and probably not
produced the calibre of events. The
NGC/NAAA Combined Champi-
onships is under $100,000."
But efforts to get the Sport Com-
pany of T&T (SporTT) on board with
the NAAA had not gone as seamless
in comparison to the relationship the
national sporting organisation enjoyed
with its corporate partners.
The Games Committee undertook
repair work on two sets of hurdles. It
was discovered that the newer sets
were not as durable as the ones
replaced. The NAAA had them all
"Since the Open Championships
is the only one that goes into the
evening, the request from the call
room referee Dawn Washington is to
see what we can do with the lights.
Now, we spoke to the SporTT Com-
pany. If nothing is forthcoming then
the NAAA have to do something. So
we have already engaged an electrician
to fix the lights that are over the warm
up tracks. We have written to the
SporTT Company asking them to re-
lay the warm up track. Over the years,
we have the issue of Richard Thomp-
son and Keston Bledman and Marcus
Duncan and all these guys not warm-
ing up on the warm-up track; so we
have to use the back straight, which
is not the best, because you want
competitors only in the arena,"
He added, "We always have the
issue with the focusing of the lights.
They shift it for football. Photo-finish
and darkness are not friends. We need
lights. If it cannot be fixed we are
going to install some temporary lights."
NAAA digging deep to finance
four championships events
Jeminise Parris (Memphis Pioneers) made up for a close second in the
400m the day before with a comfortable win in Sunday's Girls Under-20
200m Final at the NGC-NAAA Junior Championships at the Hasely
Crawford Stadium, Port-of-Spain. Parris' time was well under the qualifying
standard for the Pan American Junior Championships, which will be held
later this year. Second was Pioneers team mate Thyla-Marie Scott (24.59)
and third was Jael Fergusson (left) of Abilene Wildcats in 24.73. Kadisha
Francois (Abilene), right, placed fifth in 24.89. PHOTO: DENNIS TAYÉ ALLEN
Promoted Valiants cricketers look for sponsor
Valiants Roster: Marcus Richards, Devon Nelson, Mervyn Wells,
Nazim Mohammed, David John, Ryan Cassie, Nieve MacNally,
Jewan Ramroop, Akile Timothy, Junior Gibbs, Kyle Marshall,
Vickram Cajai, Amrit Narinesingh, Darin Sumair, Peter Samlal
Died peacefully at the age of 60 on Wednesday 3rd June, 2015.
Funeral Service to be held on
Thursday 11th June, 2015 at
Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church
Bushe Street, Curepe at 11:00am.
Interment Belgroves Funeral Home
10 Orange Grove Road, Trinity
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