FLORENCE HALL, CMC – Shimron Hetmyer led a triumvirate of left-handed batsmen that collected half-centuries, as the WICB President’s XI made Pakistan toil in the field all day in their first-class tour match yesterday. Hetmyer led the way with a typically enterprising 97 (11×4, 2×6), fellow Guyana Jaguars batsman Vishaul Singh was unbeaten on 81 and resurgent Kieran Powell made 58, as the President’s XI reached 311 for five in their first innings at the close, after deciding to bat on a windy, but clear first day of the three-day contest at the Trelawny Multiplex. Hetmyer dominated the first half of the day and shared 148 for the second wicket with Powell to give a solid platform for the rest of the home team’s batting to flourish which Singh did to anchor two half-century stands with Jahmar Hamilton and left-handed Jaguars teammate Raymon Reifer to advance claims for higher duty. The day started bitterly for the President’s XI, when Kyle Hope, one of the contenders to open the batting with Kraigg Brathwaite in the forthcoming three-Test series against the Pakistanis, was caught at forward short leg for two from a sharply rising, second ball of the match from left-arm fast bowler Muhammad Amir.
Dear Editor,It was promised that on January 24, 2019, all staff were supposed to be paid in full for the months of November 2018 and January 2019, along with overtime services for November.A message from the Chairman and CEO, Paul Ronald Reece, stated that the Kingston office shut its doors along with the new office and only the Georgetown office will remain functional so as to facilitate passengers.More recently, in their address to us, they said, “We truly understand the hardships you have experienced and advise you that salaries to staff will be paid on Friday, March 22, 2019”.After they failed to pay us on March 22, Captain Reece ensured us that we would receive our pay within seven working days from the date previously mentioned.To date, no payments have been received.We learned of our dismissal from the news that the company will shut its doors on March 31, 2019. There were no announcements, termination letters or promise to pay us our salaries.We agreed to work and receive payment at a later date in support of the company because they indicated to us that should they dismiss us, they would have to pay to train a new set of employees. However, we never agreed to be taken advantage of and not be paid.Sincerely,Aggrieved FlyJamaica staff