By DVIDS October 23, 2020 Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command and service members with Joint Task Force Bravo (JTF-Bravo) donated boxes of single-use medical and reusable masks, wheelchairs, and kits for expecting mothers to Hospital Salvador Paredes in Trujillo, Honduras, on September 16.This joint service collaboration with the nongovernmental organization and local charity CEPUDO, provided medical supplies to help the people of Trujillo in their fight against COVID-19. Carlos Ramón Aguilar, governor of the department of Colón, and Héctor Mendoza, mayor of Trujillo, attended the donation ceremony.“This donation was a collaborative effort between SPMAGTF-SC 20, U.S. Southern Command and a nongovernmental organization,” said U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Taylor Ngo, a civil affairs marine with SPMAGTF-SC 20. This donation not only will benefit patients, but will augment relief for hospital staff during a time when hospitals in this region are trying to keep pace with the influx of patients due to COVID-19.“Our biggest benefactors of the donation are the patients from Hospital Salvador Paredes,” said U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Lazart Sekulits Rodriguez, psychological operations noncommissioned officer. “The wheelchairs are going to benefit those who are pregnant while here at the hospital and are going to help with transportation. The disposable masks are going to be utilized mainly by the patients who receive regular care. The reusable masks will be utilized by the hospital staff to keep themselves safe and they can keep fighting the fight against COVID-19.”SPMAGTF-SC strives to continuously maintain the relationship between JTF-Bravo and its host nation of Honduras, while giving back to the community at every opportunity.“On behalf of the United States, we thank Honduras and its people for their hospitality,” said Sgt. Ngo. “We have a long history of working with Honduras and look forward in continuing our work together through this pandemic and into the future.”
-Nandan and Ramsammy hit centuriesTRANSPORT Sports Club (TSC) settled for first innings points against Third Class in a rain-affected fixture of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA), Noble House Seafoods Second-Division Two-Day competition over the weekend.TSC won the toss and opted to take first strike. It proved a good decision as Devaughn Nandan and Mark Ramsammy stroked centuries. The pair batted their team to a formidable total of 335-5 in just 38 overs.Thirteen-year-old Alvin Mohabir spun his way to 4-22 for Transport.Nandan struck 14 fours and eight sixes in a score of 114, while Ramsammy caressed 17 fours and two sixes in a top score of 117.Sunil Singh supported with 39. Bowling for Third Class, Mark Roopchand finished with 2-79.SPIN/PACE COMBINATIONThird Class, who were undone by the spin/pace combination of 13-year-old national U-15 cricketer, Alvin Mohabir, and Kevin Ross, fell in 20 overs for 77 (Anand Persaud top scored with 24).Mohabir, who made his second-division debut in this match, flighted his off-spinners well to finish with figures of 4-22, while medium pacer, Ross, grabbed 4-24.By the end of play on Saturday, Transport, who were looking to secure maximum batting points, had reached 40-1 in their second innings, but several interruptions led them to 151-6 declared yesterday. Unfortunately, rain forced the umpires to call off the game at 15:45hrs, with Third Class yet to bat a second time, resulting in a draw.Mark Ramsammy finished with 17 fours and two sixes in a top score of 117.Shaun Massiah and Ramsammy scored 23 and 22 runs respectively. Lenny Panchan spun his way to 5-41 to lead Third Class’s bowling attack.