Jamaica-born top-order batsman, Nkrumah Bonner, has been appointed captain of the Leeward Islands Hurricanes for their sixth-round WICB First-Class Champion-ship encounter against Jamaica Scorpions at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, starting next Friday. Bonner, who joined the Leewards at the start of the season as one of the franchise’s two overseas players, has been the team’s most consistent batsman to date. He is now the leading scorer for the Hurricanes and at the WICB Super50 one-day tournament in Trinidad and Tobago last month, he topped the batting for the eastern Caribbean team. It is the first time that a Jamaican is set to assume the post, with Bonner replacing Anguillan wicketkeeper, Jahmar Hamilton. The latter was the captain of the Hurricanes during the Super50. They did not advance from the first round. Young Antiguan batsman Orlando Peters, who was Hamilton’s deputy during the Super50, will serve as the 27-year-old Bonner’s vice captain. The Leewards are having a difficult season and are firmly entrenched at the bottom of the standings of the first-class championship on 13 points. This is 16 points off fifth place held by the Windward Islands Volcanoes. Trinidad and Tobago Red Force are fourth on 37 points with Jamaica third on 53, Barbados Pride second on 63, and leaders Guyana Jaguars on 85. Meanwhile, there is no place in the Hurricanes latest 13-man squad for their other Jamaican-born representative Odean Brown. The leg-spinner represented the franchise in the Super50 tournament, but did not play in all of the six first-round encounters. Leeward Hurricanes squad: Nkrumah Bonner (captain), Orlando Peters (vice-captain), Quinton Boatswain, Nelson Boland, Rahkeem Cornwall, Daron Cruickshank, Colin Hamer, Jahmar Hamilton, Monticin Hodge, Jeremiah Louis, Sherwin Peters, Jacques Taylor, Gavin Tonge.
DONEGAL has been allocated €750,000 for storm damage repairs – with Killybegs getting an additional investment of €500,000 for the development of a small craft harbour.Deputy Joe McHugh welcomed today’s announcement from The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Simon Coveney.Deputy McHugh said “Today’s announcement by Minister Coveney is a very positive one for Donegal and specifically for the development of a small craft harbour in Killybegs. “The recent damage caused by storm and severe weather was considerable across the country, and while there are some areas that were hit harder than others, there were many businesses and infrastructures in Donegal which were badly affected and I warmly welcome the Minister’s acknowledgment and investment in the region.“The Minister also announced today that Killybegs Harbour would receive nearly a quarter of a million euro in funding towards the development of a small craft harbour. This is a very significant investment for the area, both in terms of local business and the additional access this will give to small and medium fishermen, but also to the local community and creating local employment for the project.“I have worked closely with Minister Coveney and his Department in ensuring that the importance of the fishing industry in Donegal is continuously on the radar and this commitment highlights the Minister’s dedication to ensuring that coastal communities are a key focus for this Government.”Minister Coveney commented that “the projects consisting of €23m in total capital expenditure will repair the storm damage to our vitally important fisheries piers and harbours network and will develop our harbours for the benefit of our seafood industry and the coastal communities dependent on this infrastructure. This package will help to ensure that this important infrastructure is fit for purpose in the modern era and will bring significant added value to local communities and much welcome jobs and economic activity”. Table of Storm Damage breakdown below –Donegal County CouncilMountcharles Pier€36,000Magherarorty Harbour €45,000Buncrana Harbour€45,000Arranmore, Rannagh Pier Slip €27,000Bundoran Pier€7,200Malinmore Pier€6,750Doonalt Pier (near Glencolmcille)€6,750Bruckless Pier€16,200Port Inver€18,000Cladnageeragh Pier (near Kilcar)€22,500Portsalon Pier€22,500Bunaniver Pier€31,500Wyon Point & Rinnalea Navigation Lights€9,000Nancy’s Rock Navigation Perch€31,500Cassan Sound Pier€9,000Malinbeg, Ballyederlan, Gortalia, Tawney (Piers & Slipways)€18,000Donegal Town Pier€3,600Bunagee Pier€135,000Ballysaggart Pier€13,500Owey Island Pier€27,000Rathmullan Pier€27,000Leabgarrow Harbour, Arranmore€45,000Ballyshannon Harbour€45,000Curransport Slipway€9,000Arranmore,Stackamore, Slipway€6,750Cruit Island Slipway€6,750Inis Caoraigh Slipway€18,000Killybegs Harbour, Shore Road€63,000Total Donegal Co. Co.€751,500KILLYBEGS IN LINE FOR NEW HARBOUR AS COUNTY GETS €1.25M PACKAGE was last modified: March 20th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)