PREMIUMIndonesians held hostage at sea, exonerated death row inmate reunite with families

first_imgThe Foreign Ministry handed over on Thursday three Indonesian crew members of fishing vessels and an Indonesian female migrant worker in Saudi Arabia to their respective families.The three crew members, Aldi Fauziansyah Suwandi, Amin Sumardi and Sobirin, were previously held hostage by pirates off Gabon waters in May. Meanwhile, Etty Toyyib, a death row inmate for 20 years after she was convicted guilty by the Saudi government for allegedly poisoning and killing her employer Faisal Al- Ghamdi in 2001, has been exonerated.“I am going to say that the whole process to help Ibu Etty escape death row was long and complicated. However, I am grateful that many people supported us in the process,” Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said on Thursday.Etty, a migrant worker from Majalengka, West Java, was released from her capital punishment sentence after paying Rp 15.5 billion… Forgot Password ? Google LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Linkedin indonesian-crew-member migrant-workers Saudi-Arabia Amerger-II-fishing-vessel Amerger-VII-fishing-vessel kapal-ikan DeathRowConvicts Log in with your social account Topics :last_img read more

Charles to lead Essequibo in Under-15 Inter-county tournament

first_imgNATIONAL Under-15 batsman Sheldon Charles will lead Essequibo in this year’s Inter-County tournament scheduled to be held in Georgetown from March 14.The squad was selected after the Essequibo Cricket Board held two trial matches at the Imam Bacchus Sports Complex ground in Affiance.In the first match, Charles’ XI defeated Ronaldo Scouten’s XI by 64 runs. Batting first, Charles’ XI amassed 180-8 in 50 overs as Charles enhanced his growing reputation with a commanding and unbeaten 102 (14×4, 3×6). Off-Spinner Devindra Ramdahin captured 3-21 from 5 overs while Imzamam Bacchus had 2-5 from 3 overs bowling for Scouten’s XI.In reply, Scouten’s XI was all out for 116 in 45 overs with Scouten top-scoring with 22. Impressive figures of 4-12 from nine overs from Manoj Dasrat ensured his team’s ascendancy.Meanwhile, another masterful innings of 149 decorated with 23 fours by Charles proved the main highlight in the second trial match. His fluent composed innings was followed by Wazim Mohamed’s 34 and Mark Mohabir’s 32 in the total of 286 in 50 overs.In reply, Scouten’s XI was demolished for 86 after a hostile spell of fast bowling from Raphael David who claimed 4-14 from 5 overs. He also received clinical support from Manoj Dasrat with 3-18 from 7 overs.The Essequibo Under-15 squad reads:- Sheldon Charles (captain), Devindra Ramdahin, Oren Gibson, Ronaldo Scouten, Raphael David, Manoj Dasrat, Chaitram Seurattan, Wazim Mohamed, Ardesh Ramdial, Mark Mohabir, Sunil Persaud, Inzamam Bacchus, Shawn Munroe and Tyron Brandon. The manager is Vickram Ramnarine with Forbes Daniels serving as coach. (Elroy Stephney)last_img read more