A confident Jamaica Scorpions squad left the island yesterday to compete in the WICB Super50 tournament.”This is one of our better teams in years, and, as such, I am really looking forward to us going there and representing ourselves,” said captain Nikita Miller.”It’s a lovely balance with several players having West Indies experience.”The Robert Samuels coached-unit, which numbers 14, is without top batsmen Chris Gayle, due to injury, and Marlon Samuels, who has been drafted by the Leeward Islands Hurricanes.However, in fast bowler Jerome Taylor, batsman Jermaine Blackwood and wicketkeeper Chadwick Walton, they have players who have played at the highest level for the West Indies.”I like our chances, as, although we have been drawn in a fairly competitive zone, I believe we have the players to pull us through,” said Samuels.The Scorpions are due to participate in Zone B of the tournament. The zone will be contested in Barbados and also features last year’s beaten finalists Barbados Pride, Guyana Jaguars, Combined Campuses Marooners and guest team, ICC Americas.Jamaica will open their campaign on Tuesday against the Marooners at 3 W’s Oval, Cave Hill Campus.Jamaica Scorpions: Nikita Miller (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Gavon Brown, John Campbell, Andre McCarthy, Damion Jacobs, Brandon King, Reynard Leveridge, Rovman Powell, Damani Sewell, Jerome Taylor, Steven Taylor, Devon Thomas, Chadwick Walton. Robert Samuels is head coach.
It has been a tough two weeks trying to get all the necessary requirements in place to prepare Genevieve for her trip to Ghana.There have been challenges, tears as Genevieve awaits her removal from the ELWA Hospital.So, how is Genevieve? The medical report by ELWA hospital has since been released and it confirmed that Genevieve would have to be taken to Ghana for an EMG and muscle biopsy by a neurologist. Presently, this newspaper has contacted the hospital to which Genevieve would have to be taken and is waiting to speak with the doctor directly.Two young Liberians now based in the United States came together and created an account for Genevieve and so far they have been able to raise U$4,056 from 130 supporters.Senora Teasly, the campaign organizer, recently deposited U$2,000. While the family waits for their sick daughter to me removed for the procedure, the fundraising continues.Meanwhile, Genevieve’s flight is being prepared, but it has been a challenge because she needs an oxygen tank. Her oxygen level is presently at 98, which is better than the average 95 she had last week.“If her oxygen level drops to 92, then she needs oxygen,” stated a doctor at ELWA.Meanwhile, Genevieve has spent the last 6 months suffering from muscle weakness, appendix and a list of other conditions. Without money to address her illness, they fell behind and now Genevieve is almost 75 percent paralyzed.Strong and determined to live through her challenges, Genevieve is optimistic that she will be saved and calls this newspaper her ‘guardian angel.’“She is responding to treatment, the swelling is going down and she is relieved from too much pain. The only thing is her shoulder blades which cause her to cry at times when someone is holding them,” stated her mother and caretaker Doris Sawie.As the family waits for further funds from the bank to be released to them, everyone is further encouraged to donate to Genevieve’s treatment. The goal is US$7,000.Listed below are the names of those who donated through the site. The family sends their heartfelt appreciation to all those who want to see their daughter fight to live.1. Mamawa2. Samuelina3. Louise Nyalousa4. Kahina5. Fanta6. Naffiesa7. Bishop Wilfred8. Stanley9. Mahnkerlay10. Tracy11. Elizabeth12. Maima13. Yayah14. Rachel15. Jmama16. Veronica17. George18. Jannave19. Mariam20. Josephine21. Michael22. Nahima23. Romel24. Henrietta25. Pauline26. Ogechukwu27. Garpu28. Andrea29. Deddeh30. Queenie31. Ralph32. Memunatu33. Alfred34. Mimi35. Youjay36. Foday37. Gbuo38. Zanwon39. Josephine40. Ben41. Ola42. Eugene43. Erica Nani44. Nazarine45. Bassie46. Daisy47. Christine E.48. Senora’s49. Antoinette50. Sara51. Josephine52. Precious53. Princess54. Jackson55. Lynn56. Vivian57. DEDDEH58. Frank59. Christiana60. Sweetie61. Debbie62. Patience63. EDITH64. Patience65. Princess66. Isata67. Vivian68. Carlton69. Robert70. Min.71. Archie72. PATRICIA73. Younger74. Patience75. Decontee76. Tonia77. Leo-Constance78. Elio79. Madelyn80. Ramatu81. Patrick82. Sofaphine83. Nemade84. Thelma85. Marlinda86. Tenneh87. Walton88. Al89. AlfredaMeanwhile, 40 persons donated anonymously… Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)