Deadly smash-up involving Trinidad’s acting chief judge

first_img Share Trinidad and Tobago’s acting Chief Justice Kangaloo seriously injured in crash that kills four. (Photo: guardian.co.tt)PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Monday May 21, 2012 – The popular Trincity area became the scene of early morning horror on Sunday (May 20) as a two-vehicle collision left body parts strewn across the Churchill Roosevelt Highway and Trinidad and Tobago’s acting Chief Justice Wendell Kangaloo fighting for his life.Four people were killed and three others were injured, Kangaloo critically so, in the accident that occurred around 5:45 am along the island’s main east-west thoroughfare.Up to press time reports were that Justice Kangaloo, 56, of Westmoorings, was listed in critical condition with head trauma and internal bleeding at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, where he and two of his bodyguards, were transferred to after initially being rushed to the Arima District Hospital following the accident.Hospital sources said Kangaloo suffered complications which caused his heart to stop and had to be resuscitated by doctors who performed emergency surgery. He has been said to be drifting in and out of consciousness.Travelling with the judge were two policemen, Police Constables Martin Caesar and Terrence Fortune, who had been assigned as Kangaloo’s security detail during his stint as acting Chief Justice. Caesar, who is attached to the Guard and Emergency Branch, was driving Kangaloo’s vehicle while Fortune, a Special Branch officer, was in the front passenger-seat. Neither were said to be critically injured.The name of one of the four dead has not yet been disclosed, but police said that all those killed were in one vehicle and all died at the scene. Among the dead are: Roy Ramthahal, 25, of Industry Lane, Belmont; Jevon Spencer, 22, an employee of the Port-of-Spain City Corporation from Willis Street, Belmont; Jeremie John, 24, of St James. The lone unidentified passenger is female.The accident occurred in the vicinity of Savannah Drive, between the Trincity and Orange Grove intersections on the east-bound lane. The four were said to be returning home from the opening of Club Status (formerly the Living Room Nightclub) in Arima. Eyewitnesses have been quoted as saying their vehicle, a white Honda Civic, crossed the intersection and slammed into the black Toyata Prado SUV in which Justice Kangaloo was a passenger.Several ambulances rushed to the scene minutes after the crash, as well as fire officers from the Tunapuna Fire Station, to render assistance. Several Special Branch officers and personnel from the Guard and Emergency Branch also congregated at the accident site.The wreckages of both vehicles were towed to the Arouca Police Station where they will remain impounded until the police complete their investigation of the fatal crash. Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Terry Young and Inspector David of the Northern Division have been reported as among those investigating the accident.A spokesperson from Police Traffic Branch has reportedly said the accident pushed the number of road fatalities for the year up to 70.Caribbean 360 News 116 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img Share NewsRegional Deadly smash-up involving Trinidad’s acting chief judge by: – May 21, 2012 Sharing is caring!last_img read more


With Antetokounmpo sidelined, Bucks thump Bulls in another road win

first_imgRogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief The Bucks used a huge second quarter to grab a nine-point lead after falling behind by 14. That propelled them to their eighth straight road win — their best streak since a nine-game run during the 1981-82 season.Brogdon hit four 3-pointers. Middleton nailed three from beyond the arc. Nikola Mirotic scored 13, and the Bucks moved a season-high 32 games over .500.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsLauri Markkanen and Robin Lopez each scored 26 for Chicago. But the Bulls’ season-high three-game win streak came to an end.It was the ninth straight 20-point game for Markkanen, who scored a career-best 35 against Boston on Saturday. Bulls: G Kris Dunn (migraine) and F Otto Porter Jr. (strained lower left leg) missed the game. Coach Jim Boylen said he thinks Porter “will for sure” travel with the team to Memphis on Tuesday, though he was less certain about Dunn. … The Bulls are scheduled to visit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis on Tuesday.UP NEXTBucks: Visit Sacramento on Wednesday.Bulls: Visit Memphis on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Lopez had his highest scoring game of the season. But Zach LaVine finished with 11 coming off a career-high 42-point game.The Bucks trailed by 14 late in the first quarter, only to outscore Chicago 38-16 in the second to grab a 63-54 halftime lead.Brogdon had nine points in a 16-2 run to start the period as Milwaukee erased a 13-point deficit. Middleton scored 12 over the final 4:07, including a step-back 3 in the closing seconds to send Milwaukee to the locker room up by nine. And the Bucks never really were threatened after that.TIP-INSBucks: Coach Mike Budenholzer said Antetokounmpo worked out Monday and the Bucks are “hopeful” his absence is “very short term.” The Greek Freak is averaging 27.2 points and 12.7 rebounds per game, putting him among the league’s top 10 in both categories. … The Bucks were also missing guards George Hill (strained left groin) and Sterling Brown (right wrist). Budenholzer said Hill likely will be out at least a few games. … Milwaukee signed G Isaiah Canaan to a 10-day contract and recalled F Christian Wood from the G League’s Wisconsin Herd. … The Bucks completed a four-game sweep against Chicago this season.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Devin Booker, Suns snap miserable 17-game slide, slip past reeling Heat Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Chicago Bulls guard Shaquille Harrison (3) tries to get the ball away from Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nuccio DiNuzzo)CHICAGO — Khris Middleton and Malcolm Brogdon each scored 22 points, and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks beat the Chicago Bulls 117-106 Monday night without All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo.While the Greek Freak sat out with a sore right knee, the Bucks overcame a sluggish start to pick up their 17th win in 19 games.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


Harbhajan among eight ambassadors for ICC Champions Trophy

first_imgnull File Photo of Harbhajan Singh.   –  The Hindu SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on RELATED File Photo of Harbhajan Singh.   –  The Hindu April 12, 2017 The Ambassadors will be involved in the Trophy Tour and will be part of an ICC editorial team. × COMMENTS cricket SHARE Ganguly, Ponting among commentators for Champions Trophy Veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh was today named one of the eight ambassadors for the ICC Champions Trophy scheduled in England from June 1 to 18.Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi, Bangladesh’s Habibul Bashar, England’s Ian Bell, New Zealand’s Shane Bond, Australia’s Mike Hussey, Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka and Graeme Smith of South Africa were unveiled as the other ambassadors for the tournament.The announcement comes exactly 50 days before the first ball is bowled in the tournament-opener between England and Bangladesh at The Oval.Harbhajan, who was a member of the India side which shared the 2002 trophy with Sri Lanka in Colombo, said he feels honoured. “To be appointed as an Ambassador for a global event in which India will be the defending champion is one of the highs for me as a cricketer and something to be really proud of,” Harbhajan was quoted as saying by the ICC in a statement.“I am confident that team India will achieve greater heights and am sure that millions of fans back home will be following the side’s fortunes.”The eight Ambassadors, between them, have played 1,774 One-Day Internationals, scoring 51,906 runs with 48 centuries, and taking 838 wickets.The Champion Ambassadors will be involved in the Champions Trophy Trophy Tour and will also make appearances in the UK.In addition to this, the eight cricketers will be part of an ICC editorial team and will provide match previews and match analysis through exclusive columns which will be available on the ICC website.ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said, “The programme will connect these greats of the game with a new generation of fans and players through our Cricket For Good project and leave a real lasting legacy for the sport.”Former Pakistan captain Afridi said it feels good to be part of an esteemed group. “Three more Ambassadors and we would have made a tournament-winning side,” he quipped. COMMENTlast_img read more