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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent – Leg-spinner Camarie Boyce grabbed five wickets and tore through Trinidad and Tobago’s lower order to lead Barbados to victory when the second round of the Regional Under-19, 50-over Championship continued here Saturday.

Led by opener Shian Brathwaite’s knock of 72, Barbados ended on 193 for seven in 43 overs, after a downpour had seen the number of overs being reduced.

Set a revised target of 209 under the Duckworth Lewis System, T&T were coasting at 138 for four at one point, before Boyce claimed the final four wickets for just two runs to dismiss them for just 149.

With T&T battling on 139 for five, Shemar Prescod trapped Joshua James lbw for 11.

Boyce then accounted for the wickets of Rivaldo Ramlogan (5), Avinash Mahabirsingh (1), Jayden Seales (3) and Justyn Gangoo for one, to send them crashing to defeat.

Earlier Brathwaite, along with fellow opener Mekhail Marshall (29) gave Barbados a good start by adding 67 runs for the first wicket.

Even though there was a bit of a middle order collapse which saw them losing four wickets for 32 runs, Matthew Forde, who finished unbeaten on 24 and Joshua Bishop who made 19 not out, ensured they would post a competitive total.

There were also wins for the Windward Islands and Jamaica over the Leeward Islands and Canada respectively.

The Windwards easily overhauled the Leewards’ total of 155 for nine in their 43 overs, finishing on 156 for four in 33.3 overs.

Opener Kimani Melius scored an aggressive 65 off just 53 balls, hitting four boundaries and five sixes to jumpstart the Windwards’ run chase.

Jamaica wasted no time in dismissing Canada, limiting them to a paltry 91 for eight in 30 overs, before rushing to their revised target of 99 for the loss of just three wickets in 20.5 overs.

Carlos Brown, who scored 37 not out and Andre McCarthy who finished unbeaten on 36, shared an unbroken stand of 54 for the fourth wicket to guide Jamaica to victory.

Source: CMC

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Kofi Annan a skilled international statesman – PM Mottley

Prime Minister Mia Mottley says the world has lost a skilled international statesman, Ghana has lost a son of its soil, and Barbados has lost a friend, with the passing of former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan this morning.

"Kofi Annan’s legacy will forever live in the history of the world. Barbados will always remember this great statesman for his dignity, his vision and his support to our national development efforts," Prime Minister Mottley said in tribute.

In a release from the Government Information Service this evening, Mottley said she was deeply sadden to learn of the 80-year-old's death.

She reflected on his January 2002 visit to Barbados in the capacity of Secretary General of the United Nations in order to open the UN House here.

"In commending Barbados for its achievements and its profile in the international arena, Secretary General Annan said that Barbados 'punches above its weight'. This phrase quickly became an iconic description of Barbados’ state of development and our role in international politics. This was a status that we enjoyed for many years in the past, and which my Government is working assiduously to re-instate for the benefit of the country and the people. Today, to say that Barbados 'punches above its weight' is a call to action," the Prime Minister stated.

Mottley said during Annan's "historic stewardship" of the United Nations he "redefined, revitalized and brought a measure of reform" to that premier multilateral organization.

"His achievements were many, but of particular significance and relevance to Barbados was his work on building an international development agenda. Annan’s insightful work in this area was far-reaching.

"The foundation laid by the Millennium Development Goals has brought the world to a point today where we have the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Development Agenda. Barbados accords highest priority to these development objectives and the resulting collaboration with our development partners," she said.

"On behalf of the Government and people of the Barbados, I extend deepest condolences to Mr Annan’s wife, his children and his other family members," Mottley added.

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