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The Legal Aid and Advisory Authority recently honoured Ms. Claire Blandin,
who retired from the Public Service after a long and productive career spanning
some 42 years, the majority of which time was spent at the Probation Services Division.
Ms. Blandin has also served on the Legal Aid and Advisory Authority in her capacity
as Chief Probation Officer for the last 13 years.
The Authority takes this opportunity to thank Ms. Blandin for her unstinting service
to the nation and to wish her a rewarding and enjoyable retirement.
We welcome Mrs. Sintra Maharaj, Chief Probation Officer (Ag.) to the Authority.
l-r: Israel Khan S.C. Director/Chairman LAAA, Ms. Claire Blandin, Mrs. Sintra Maharaj Chief Probation Officer (Ag) with other members
of the Authority--Mr. Kemrajh Harrikissoon, Mrs. Deborah Moore-Miggins, Mr. Anand Singh,Ms. Gwendoline McLaren, Mrs. Rhonda-Ann Parris-DeFreitas
Yohansey Williams fought back from a set down
yesterday afternoon to win the BG T&T Tranquillity
open tennis men s singles title at Victoria Avenue,
After losing the first set 4-6 to Vaughn Wilson,
Williams stormed back to win the second set 6-0.
In the third and final set, Williams proved too strong,
winning the set 6-3 to clinch the title.
Also claiming titles on the final day of the tour-
nament were Olivia Bennett (ladies singles) and Rawle
Boyce (veteran singles).
Men's Singles Final
def Vaughn Wilson
4-6, 6-0, 6-3
Ladies Singles Final
Olivia Bennett def
Mohammed 6-1, 6-1
Rawle Boyce def
Brian Jackson 6-4,
back to win
Yohansey Williams makes a return during the BG
T&T Tranquillity open tennis men's singles final
against Vaughn Wilson at Victoria Avenue, Port-of-
Spain, yesterday. Williams won 4-6, 6-0, 6-3. PHOTO:
Jerwyn Balthazar and Devorn
Jorsling were both on target as defend-
ing champion Defence Force kept alive
its hopes of retaining the Digicel T&T
Pro League crown with a hard fought
2-0 win over fellow title hopefuls
North East Stars.
This was in a rescheduled league
encounter at the Ato Boldon Stadium,
Following their disappointing exit
from their Caribbean Football Union
Club Championship qualifying cam-
paign in Jamaica last week, a qualifier
to the Concacaf Champions League,
the Army/Coast-Guard combination
was eager to extend its three match
winning streak in the league, against
an Angus Eve-coached Stars team that
was unbeaten in its last eight.
Balthazar eventually broke the dead-
lock in the 17th minute for Defence
Force while the prolific Devorn Jorsling
added the other in the 68th to give his
team a cushion.
Stars which was hoping to take
advantahe of leaders W Connection
1-1 draw with third place Pt Fortin Civic
FC at the same venue on Friday night
ended the match with ten men after
inform striker Trevin Ceasar s frustra-
tion on the day resulted in a straight
red card from referee Michael London
for dissent with less than two minutes
left in the match.
In the end it was a crucial three
points earned for fifth placed Defence
Force, now with 29 from 16 matches,
13 behind W Connection, but with four
matches in hand.
Stars , meanwhile remained fourth
on the standings with 33 points from
20 matches, the same as Pt Fortin
which has a better goal-difference while
Central FC which had its match against
Police on Friday night postponed stayed
second with 35 from 19 matches.
On Friday, Pt Fortin s Sean Cooper
snatched an equaliser for his team in
the fourth and final minute of stoppage
time, keeping W Connection within
striking distance with four matches left
The 32-year-old Cooper, a January
signing blasted past goalkeeper Julani
Archibald from the right of the area
and inside the near upright.
Earlier on, W Connection had taken
an eight minute lead when an Alvin
Jones free-kick from 25-yards out took
a wicked deflection off former "Savon-
netta Boys" player Nickholson Thomas,
standing in the defensive wall, to beat
an unlucky goalkeeper Marvin Phillip
inside the far upper corner.
Phillip then kept his team in the
match with saves to deny Jerrel Britto
and Jamal Clarence before Cooper
stunned W Connection.
Army blanks Stars,
W Connection held
Defence Force 2 (Jerwyn Balthazar
17th, Devorn Jorsling 68th) vs
North East Stars 0
W Connection 1 (Alvin Jones 8th)
vs Pt Fortin Civic 1 (Sean Cooper
Venue: Ato Boldon Stadium,
Caledonia vs Police, 6pm
Defence Force vs Pt Fortin Civic,
T&T s Tonya Nero ran a season s
best of one hour, 18 minutes and 26
seconds, to place 77th out of 90 of
the best women runners in the world
at the IAAF/Al-Bank World Half
Marathon Championships yesterday
in Copenhagen, Denmark.
This was Nero s second trip to the
Championships. In the 2012 edition
in Kavarna, Hungary, she finished 27th
and set a new national record mark
of 1:15.13 for the 13.1 miles road race.
Her record run two years ago capped
off a successful year as the 25 year old
broke national marathon standard
clocking 2:43.45 in Rotterdan, Nether-
lands in April, missing qualifying for
the 2012 London Olympics Games by
less than a minute (B standard
Yesterday after the event, she posted
on her facebook page: "It was such a
great experience. I look forward to
Kenya, as expected, produced a
totally dominant performance in the
women s race as they reclaimed indi-
vidual and team honours from their
Gladys Cherono led them home in
a season s best of 1:07:29 ahead of sil-
ver medallist Mary Wacera Ngugi, who
clocked a personal best of 1:07:44,
and Sally Chepyego Kaptich, who also
produced a personal best on this flat
and fast course in 1:07:52.
Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor of
Kenya won the men s title, while five-
time winner Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea
only came fourth. Kamworor com-
pleted the 21.0975-kilometres flat route
through downtown Copenhagen in
He was followed by Samuel Tsegay
of Eritrea and Guye Adola of Ethiopia,
who were both 13 seconds behind. The
trio of Kamworor, Tsegay and Adola
managed to shake off Tadese, and the
Kenyan then pulled away from his two
rivals in the final kilometres.
Nero places 77th in
World half marathon
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