St Lucy Parish Independence Committee gives lighthouse a facelift Loop Barbados

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The content originally appeared on: Barbados News

The St Lucy Parish Independence Committee (PIC) mobilised to give the lighthouse at Harrison’s Point St Lucy and its environs a much-needed facelift.

As part of the committee’s “Community Service Day Project”, the clean-up and beautification exercise was undertaken on July 23, to enhance the environs’ physical features while making the surroundings safer to traverse. It was specifically executed at the lighthouse since it and its immediate environs were seemingly attracting more visits from both local and foreign individuals and it tied back into the committee’s overall goal of promoting diversity of the local tourism product that could be experienced throughout the northern parish.

The day’s activities included the cleaning and clearing of much of the overgrown vegetation surrounding the lighthouse and the lighthouse keeper’s quarters, inclusive of the roadway from its entrance and leading to the location.

The parish committee, led by ambassadors Chloe Collymore and Paul Cato, was joined by attendant Tony Pompey and the Parliamentary Representative for St Lucy the Honourable Peter Phillips. Also on-site to assist with the beautification efforts were members of the Lions Club of Barbados North, members of the Fustic Wesleyan Holiness, members of the Youth Milan Football Club Youth Programme, family members of the PIC, 2021 Most Outstanding Ambassador Shaquille Griffith along with representatives from National Conservation Commission.

The committee received donations of mixed soil from Ramon Worrell as well as refreshments from former Parliamentary Representative of St Lucy, Dennis Kellman. The St Lucy PIC expressed gratitude to all those who contributed to the successful operation.

Their “Community Service Day” project will be implemented using a phased approach with Phase 1 activities set to conclude in 2022, while Phase 2 activities will end in 2023.

Firefighters battle big blaze at Cuba tank farm for 2nd day Loop Barbados

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Cuban firefighters were joined by special teams sent by Mexico and Venezuela on Sunday as they battled for a second day to control a fire blazing at a big oil tank farm in the western province of Matanzas.

The blaze began Friday night when lightning struck a storage tank during a thunder storm, and the fire spread to a second tank early Saturday, triggering a series of explosions, officials have said.

Authorities said Sunday that a body found at the site had been identified as firefighter Juan Carlos Santana, 60. Officials previously said a group of 17 firefighters had gone missing while trying to quell flames, but there was no word if he was one of those.

A total of 122 people had been treated for injuries, including five in critical condition, officials said.

Provincial Governor Mario Sabines said Sunday that 4,946 people had been evacuated, mostly from the Dubrocq neighbourhood, which is next to the Matanzas Supertanker Base in Matanzas city. The facility’s eight huge storage tanks hold oil used to fuel electricity generation.

Dense black smoke billowed up from the tank farm and spread westward more than 100 kilometres (62 miles) to Havana. The Ministry of Science and Technology said Sunday that the cloud contained sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide and other toxic substances.

The disaster comes as Cuba struggles with a severe economic and energy crisis, with frequent power blackouts hitting during a torrid summer. It was unknown how much fuel had been lost to the flames.

Cuba’s government had appealed for help Saturday from oil nations, and specialised firefighting teams began arriving with their equipment from Mexico and Venezuela late Saturday.

“The support (is) in the prevention of risks and also help to quell the fire by means of cooling based on water and foam,” Mexican Brigadier General Juan Bravo said upon arrival. “We hope that more support will arrive soon, such as chemical material.”

Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Fern?ndez de Coss?o said Saturday evening that the US government had offered technical help. On his Twitter account, he said the “proposal is in the hands of specialists for the due coordination.”

Minutes later, President Miguel D?az-Canel thanked Mexico, Venezuela, Russia, Nicaragua, Argentina and Chile for their offers of help.

By ANDREA RODR?GUEZ Associated Press

Gold for Sada Williams, Bronze for Jones; Barbados 20th at CWG 2022 Loop Barbados

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The content originally appeared on: Barbados News

Barbados has secured a gold, silver and bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in three different events and from three different athletes, all in Athletics and Para Athletics.

Today the medal haul jumped from one to three in less than 18 minutes.

The first medal for the country was Shane Brathwaite’s silver in the Men’s 110m hurdles final on August 4.

This morning, at 5:45 am, Barbados’ 400m runner, Jonathan Jones had the second fastest reaction time out of the blocks, and for his good start and endurance, the collegiate champion was able to hold on for third place and win Barbados its second Commonwealth Games 2022 medal, a bronze. Running out of lane 5, de finished with a time of 44.89 on the clock. Winning the race was Muzala Samukonga.

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley tweeted:

“I am so happy to see @Imthatjones4L win the bronze medal in that Commonwealth Games M 400m Finals. I’m certain all of Barbados feels the same way! Congratulations Jonathan!”

Then 15 minutes later, at 6am, Barbados’ own Sada Williams was in the blocks to run the Women’s 400m Finals. Not only did she win by almost a second and a car-length, but she is also now the only woman to ever break the 50 seconds barrier, going below and posting a time 49.90. Williams now holds the Commonwealth Games record.

Chatting with the SportsMax reporter after her win, she said that she had no clue that going below 50 meant that she was the one to beat now in future Games.

Having written her name on history’s page in such a historic way, she said:

“I guess you can say it was all a part of the plan. Win the gold medal and get the championship record, so it was into the plan.

“I ran the race exactly how I wanted it to be.”

Her 2022 season is not done but she did share, “so far this is my best season yet and looking forward to more great things to come this season.”

With three medals, Barbados is now 20th in the medal standings overall.

PAHO: Monkey pox vaccines limited, case numbers growing Loop Cayman Islands

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The content originally appeared on: Cayman Compass

As monkeypox cases continue to rise in several countries of the Americas, Member States of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) held a Special Session of the Directing Council on August 5, 2022 to consider a Resolution to address the outbreak, including supporting equitable access to vaccines for at-risk populations in the region.

The outbreak

According to PAHO, the Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak on July 23, 2022, which began in mid-May and has affected 89 countries across all six WHO regions, a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

Around 10,000 monkeypox infections have been reported by 24 countries of the Americas since the start of the outbreak. This accounts for 36 per cent of global cases.

Recommended measures

Regarding measures recommended in connection with the outbreak, PAHO Director, Carissa Etienne said:

The PHEIC declaration came with detailed recommendations for both countries and territories who haven’t detected any cases as well as for those who already have imported cases or transmission in their communities.

We believe that when the recommended measures are appropriately implemented, we can stop transmission of the monkeypox virus.

These recommendations, which PAHO is working with Member States to implement, include communication and engagement with affected communities, early detection and surveillance, treatment and isolation of patients, and contact tracing.

However, “post- or pre-exposure vaccination might need to complement the other measures,” the Director added.

Access to the vaccine

During the session, Dr. Etienne noted that there is currently only one third-generation vaccine for monkeypox, which is produced by just one manufacturer.

While supplies of this vaccine are extremely limited, PAHO has engaged in early negotiations with its manufacturer.

In light of this, the Resolution adopted requests PAHO’s Director to facilitate a coordinated response and take steps to support Member States in obtaining access to this vaccine through the PAHO Revolving Fund. It also requests that countries of the Region of the Americas continue to recognize PAHO and its Revolving Fund as the strategic regional technical mechanism most suitable for providing equitable access to this vaccine and others.

The recommendations of PAHO’s Technical Advisory Group on Vaccine Preventable Diseases, as well as those of the Emergency Committee of the International Health Regulations, convened by the World Health Organization (WHO), stipulate that countries should prioritize vaccines for specific groups, such as close contacts of a confirmed monkeypox case, in order to maximize impact considering the limited vaccine supply.

More about the Monkeypox disease

Monkeypox is a viral zoonotic disease caused by the monkeypox virus. Symptoms include fever, intense headache, swollen lymph nodes, muscle ache, and a rash that blisters and crusts. The rash tends to be concentrated on the face, palms of the hands and soles of the feet. The mouth, genitals, and eyes may also be affected.

The symptoms can be mild or severe, and generally last for several weeks during which time a person can be infectious to others. Most people recover within a few weeks without treatment.

Monkeypox disease is reported regularly in nine countries of Central and West Africa since it was first recognized in 1958 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. However, since mid-May 2022, an increasing number of monkeypox cases have been reported first in multiple countries in Europe and later in other regions, including the Americas.

As of August 4, 2022, 26,326 probable and laboratory-confirmed cases were reported to the WHO from 89 countries across all six WHO regions.

(Source: PAHO)

Water Authority disconnections set for Monday, August 8 Loop Cayman Islands

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Water Authority is advising members of the public that the next set of disconnections will occur on Monday, August 8 and will affect Red Bay, Crewe Road, South Sound, Prospect and Fairbanks Road.

If you are a customer in one of these areas and have a past due balance, Water Authority is encouraging you to pay your bill online using the following link:

Customers are also reminded that the Water Authority offers payment agreements to customers who have had a leak, are facing an unexpectedly high bill, or who are experiencing personal hardships and require financial assistance as a result.

If you know that you are not going to be able to pay your entire bill on time, please contact the Customer Service Department via email at or by telephone at 949-0094 at your earliest convenience before the payment due date to discuss the possibility of a payment agreement.

Otherwise, services may be disconnected.

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Cops denied bail on charges of murdering St Andrew man Loop Jamaica

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The content originally appeared on: Jamaica News Loop News

Two members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) were on Friday denied bail on murder charges stemming from the killing of a tiler whose death allegedly resulted from his refusal to pay a bribe.

Corporal Miguel Ebanks and Constable Purcell Carter appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.

The men are also charged with shooting with intent and making use of a firearm to commit a felony in relation to the fatal shooting of Phillip Wallace at East Kirkland Heights in St Andrew on Saturday, July 16, 2022.

Ebanks was further charged with two counts of committing an act of corruption, contrary to section 14(1)(a) of the Corruption (Prevention) Act.

In court on Friday, prosecutors opposed bail for the lawmen on the basis that may interfere with the witnesses.

However, defence attorneys representing Ebanks argued that the officer was on duty at the time of the alleged murder.

Carter’s legal team, on the other hand, contended that the description that an eyewitness gave did not match those of the accused officer.

Following submissions, Parish Judge Leighton Morris refused to grant bail to the law enforcers.

Morris also urged the prosecution to ensure that the witness is protected, and measures be put in place to ensure there is not interference with the witness.

Defence attorneys have indicated to the judge that they will be appealing his decision to deny the officers bail.

In response, the parish judge said his written decision for denying bail will be ready by Monday.

Carter and Ebanks were remanded in custody until September 6.

A third police officer who has been implicated in the case was pointed out in an identification parade late Friday, and is expected to be also charged with murder.

It was reported that Wallace was shot dead while outside a bar in his community of Green Glide Close in Red Hills, St Andrew.

A woman escaped serious injury during the gun attack.

It has been further reported that Wallace was murdered because of his refusal to pay for criminal charges to be not laid against him in a matter.

Man described as ‘humble soul’ killed in St James double shooting Loop Jamaica

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The content originally appeared on: Jamaica News Loop News

Grief struck Catherine Hall, Montego Bay in St James on Friday night after gunmen shot and killed a popular man from the area.

The deceased is 29-year-old Kemar Wilson, a cable technician.

A teenager was also hit by stray bullets, and was hospitalised for his injuries.

According to the police, Wilson and other persons were at a shop at about 10pm on Friday, when gunmen opened fire and shot him.

The male teen who was on his verandah in the vicinity, was also hit.

After the gunmen escaped, the two wounded persons were transported to hospital, where Wilson was pronounced dead and the teen was admitted.

As news of Wilson’s death surfaced on social media, several persons said that despite his physical appearance, the deceased was a “calm soul” and a “humble soul”.

Instagram user, _.iammiamora, wrote: “RIP Kemar. Only who know you knows that you’r just a calm soul”.

Unstoppable_shamieboo_march 12 shared: “RIP Kemar. Was such a humble soul. Missed working with you”.

Another Instagram user, jodiannafinnikin, said: “Kemar is a humble soul. Don’t trouble ppl (people).

“Every time I see him, him greet mi wit a smile n (and) say u good browning. Him love music n always a smoke him weed. He was must fren and it’s sad his life was taken away just like that. SIP Kemar.”

Meanwhile, the St James are probing the development.

The Realities and Rewards of Running a Sibling Business

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The content originally appeared on: Antigua News Room

Today is National Sister Day and this is an opportunity to celebrate and cherish the bond between sisters. Ever since we were teenagers my sister Megan and I fantasized about starting a business together. But our adult life took us on divergent career paths that didn’t seem to have any common ground. She is an accountant and lawyer and although I have significant experience in developing financial education programs from my years at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), my specialty is PR and marketing. After years in the corporate circuit, my sister and I have both started our own individual businesses and often tap into each other’s ‘world’ for advice or guidance.

Megan and I are 13 months apart and growing up, it was clear that we had different personalities and interests. We grew up in a home where there was a lot of support but also a lot of fun and laughter. Our mantra was: if you trip and fall, I will be there to help you up – but after we have a good laugh. We always complement each other, but never compete with each other. I can safely say, there has never been any sibling rivalry between us and as we age gracefully together, the mutual respect for each other’s differences has continued to grow.

When COVID hit, like all small business owners, we began to brainstorm about how we could shift our businesses. Somehow it evolved to a discussion about possible projects that we could collaborate on. My sister and I came together to approach our first Request for Proposal (RFP), which required a mix of finance and marketing skills. Although we did not win the bid, we both recognized that there were some synergies just waiting to be explored and we became extremely excited about the possibilities.

For the past year my sister and I have been working together to build SamuelFields Consulting Group (SFCG).  We first had to transform the brand from a legal and financial consultancy into an eLearning enterprise with a network of experts to provide a range of professional services and training in: financial planning, accounting, auditing, financial wellness, management and marketing. Many of these are professional services that we have mastered in our individual careers. After doing a few successful free webinars and getting a favorable response, we knew that SFCG was on the right track in providing financial training and education.  We now do a weekly digital show, Likkle Byte Ideas, send out a weekly newsletter, run training programs for clients, hosted 2 financial wellness conferences and we have some other creative projects in the pipeline. It has been a phenomenal year! Surely, if anyone celebrates siblings working hard together and having fun while doing it – it’s us.

Working with your sister can be a dream. A happy experience of shared ideas, celebrating our strengths and weaknesses and constant laughter. This means that we have experienced both the very best of each other’s strengths, as well as exploring new capabilities and areas of business together. For any siblings who may be considering working together, I promise that it will be a journey that you won’t forget; one that will ensure that your relationship is richer, more resilient and ultimately rewarding.

Halving the Problems. Doubling the Solutions

My sister and I both agree that running a business alone is tough. Entrepreneurship is not a single player sport. There is no corporate shadow to cower in. No company policies to hold us back. Instead, self-employment reinforces our determination and strengths. Whether this business sinks or swims is a responsibility we must carry together. Working with your sister offers so much (emotional) relief. Realizing that not only are you saved from shouldering the burden of self-employment alone, but that you need not maintain (so much) professional decorum, can be enormously empowering.

Whether it be worries about income, anxieties over a cryptic email response from a client, or concerns that your latest proposal has bombed, each problem is shared with your sister and as a result, the burden is miraculously halved. There is something incredibly reassuring when we  identify a particular niche and we bring our unique talents to address it.  It is particularly fulfilling when we can be entirely honest about our insecurities or concerns and then leverage our talents to provide solutions.

We also find that when a problem rears its ugly head, it tends to be only one of us that worries. Whereas one sister jumps into action to shoulder the stress, the other jumps to the rescue – offering rational, objective reassurance. “We will get that sponsorship. I have faith.” Or “Let’s do the research, I know that someone, somewhere has done something similar.”  It’s this dynamic – the story of The Worrier and The Rationalist – that motivates us. It stop us from drowning in irrational worries and helps us to bounce back happier, more confident and fully reassured.

Blood is Thicker Than Water

When setting up a new business, it is advisable to pull in the help of others. However, in the uncertain world of self-employment and the pressures that come with it, there is no one better to work with than your sibling. Indeed, if I were working with another partner or alone, I have little doubt that we would have gone our separate ways by now. Brought down by the stress and tension of self-employment, and as two individuals with no loyalties to each other, except the fact we quite like one another, it is easy to imagine such a partnership falling apart. However, when working with your sister – or running a business with your sibling – your relationship comes complete with an industrially strong dose of resilience, trust and a shared history.

A sisterly business comes with an insurance policy of its very own. After years together and a lifetime of disagreements behind you, sibling relationships are made from Teflon: nothing can stick to them, not even the worst of disagreements. Having grown up together and bound by blood – I’d even go as far as to say that siblings make for the strongest of business partners. From experience, I know that however bad the disagreement, the dust will settle. And based on our mutual respect for each other both personally and professionally, it will be business as usual.

Business Colleagues or Playmates?

Now that the advantages of working with your sister are out of the way, let’s get to the nitty gritty: the challenges of running a business with your sibling. While working with your sibling can provide your business with a strong foundation, there are other aspects of the sisterly relationship that can cause these sturdy roots to splinter.

There is an unspoken rule that we can contact each other wherever we like, whenever we like. In fact, Megan and I share Whatsapp messages almost every day; a constant stream of consciousness and creativity passing back and forth between our phones. Working with your sister is like a professional and personal free for all – a vortex in which neither of you can entirely relax, just in case the other one wants to work.

However, it is these lack of boundaries and clarity that prove our greatest stressor. I am extremely deadline-oriented and I run a tight operation when it comes to dates and pacing ourselves to be able to address unforeseen circumstances. So there are times when I feel like I am cracking the whip and perhaps making my sister feel guilty. This is a dynamic that if not managed could potentially jeopardize the sibling relationship.

If I had one piece of advice for siblings considering working together, it would be to clearly define the boundaries surrounding your working relationship. How will you work together? Will you have days off when you can’t contact one another? What happens if one sibling wants to work, but the other wants to brainstorm a new idea? Deciding on these ground rules could be the saving grace of your working relationship: affording you both valuable downtime to be ‘just sisters’, rather than ‘colleague workaholics.’

Bolder In Business

Working for yourself is a high stress, high stakes business. Although you’re undoubtedly driven by a determination (read: fear) to succeed, you’ll also find yourself walking something of a tightrope regarding how far you’ll go to make this success a reality. Indeed, how big a risk are you willing to take? How far out of your comfort zone will you reach?

I have no doubt that had I been running SFCG alone (albeit, with a different name), I would not have taken a fraction of the risks, chances and opportunities as I have done with my sister by my side. It pushes you out of you comfort zone because you have someone to hold your hand.

It provides a sense of infallibility – of invincibility. Of course, there is always the prospect that you might fail, or that a venture will go down in bright, burning flames. But, if it does, at least it does so for your sister too. You’ll simply pick up the pieces together.

“Throughout the past year, we have been offered some fantastic opportunities that I would have certainly been too nervous to tackle alone. From television opportunities, business ideas to public speaking. I have agreed to each and every one of these opportunities because I know that my sister and mentor will prepare me,” said my sister Megan.

It is a little surreal just how much confidence our relationship brings: a combined bravery that allows us to take on things that would be too overwhelming if pursued alone. I doubt that a friend or colleague would provide the same feeling of reassurance or support. Of course, there might be times when this unbridled bravery results in disappointment. Maybe, caught up in each other’s excitement, we haven’t fully thought through an opportunity, or have assumed that the other has carefully audited or assessed the situation. Yet, these instances are far outnumbered by the rewarding sense of achievement that we have both felt when finding ourselves miles away from our comfort zone.

In summary, it is perhaps this combined superpower that makes working with your sister so rewarding. On my own, I am only half as confident, making rash decisions, or alternatively retreating into uncertainty or insecurity. On my own, I am only one half of SFCG. Yes, being alone might also mean half the stress, but it would also mean missing out on a chapter of my life that has – without a doubt – been quite rewarding.

So, if you are considering working with your sister – or running a business with your sibling – my advice to you would be: go for it. I can’t say that this advice holds for all sibling relationships, but it certainly worked for us. Siblings are the best mentors, they know who we are and they inspire us to be our best selves with fairness, kindness and collaboration – even if the love is tough. Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know whatever you do, they will always be there for you.

About the Author

Derede Whitlock is a seasoned marketer and former Director of Tourism for Antigua and Barbuda in the USA. She is the CMO of SamuelFields Consulting Group (SFCG). Her sister, Megan Samuel-Fields is the CEO and also a CPA, attorney-at-law and financial coach. As a Community eLearning Partner, SFCG’s dedicated network of experts provides a wide range of professional services and training in financial planning, accounting, auditing, financial wellness, management and marketing.


PNM Women’s League condemns attack on Prime Minister’s wife

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The content originally appeared on: Trinidad and Tobago Newsday


Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and his wife Sharon. File photo: Sureash Cholai

THE WOMEN’S League of the People’s National Movement is condemning attacks on the Prime Minister’s wife.

In a statement on Sunday, the PNM’s Women’s League said attacks on Mrs Sharon Clarke-Rowley, was “repugnant and reprehensible.”

The group accused the Opposition UNC of leading the attacks on the prime minister’s wife.

The league spoke of Mrs Clarke-Rowley’s contribution to society as not only a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and daughter but also as patron to many non-governmental organisations as well as her professional achievements as a practising attorney for 37 years.

The league said Mrs Clarke-Rowley was not involved in active politics nor had she ever mounted a political stage or made representations in Parliament and continued to be a strong advocate for women and children despite constant attacks on her by Dr Rowley’s political opponents.

The league said Mrs Clare-Rowley was an avid supporter of the Down’s Syndrome Family Network; the Women in Action for the Needy and Destitute (WAND) Foundation; and the Epoch Foundation – which is aimed at empowering young people -, and several other NGOs. She is also patron of the Caribbean Association of Oncology and Haematology.

“It is against this backdrop that the Women’s League of the People’s National Movement stands in solidarity with Mrs Clarke-Rowley.”

“Whilst politicians expect to be attacked by their opponents on the issues of policy, personality and delivery – of which the PNM stands ever ready to defend its record in this regard – the current attempt to drag the name and reputation of the Prime Minister’s wife into the grime and much filled trenches, is a new low.”

The league said these types of “repulsive, abhorrent, vile and antagonistic” attacks must stop.

“Women are to be respected, cherished, protected and not attacked -verbally, physically or emotionally – because of whom they are married,” the league maintained.

It added, “Politics cannot be left to become so base. If the leaders in our society stoop to these abhorrent levels, we cannot expect those whom we leave to aspire to anything greater. The Women’s League abhors and condemns this debasing and disrespect of Mrs Clarke-Rowley and we are always ready to defend the women of Trinidad and Tobago.”

West Indies bamboozled by spin as India seal T20 series 4-1

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The content originally appeared on: Trinidad and Tobago Newsday


West Indies’ Devon Thomas, right, is bowled by India’s Axar Patel during the fifth and final T20 cricket match, on Sunday, in Lauderhill, Florida. At left is India wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik. (AP Photo)

THE WEST Indies lost all ten wickets to spin, the first time a team have suffered such a fate in an international T20 innings, as India cruised to an 88-run victory in the fifth and final match of the series, on Sunday, at the Central Broward Park, Lauderhill, Florida, United States.

In the process, India completed a 4-1 win in the T20 series, to follow up their 3-0 series sweep in the One Day Internationals.

West Indies Shimron Hetmyer bats during the fifth and final T20 cricket match against India, on Sunday, in Lauderhill, Florida, US. (AP PHOTOS)

India, who decided to bat first after winning the toss, tallied 188 runs for the loss of seven wickets with opener Shreyas Iyer scoring 64, Deepak Hooda 38 and stand-in captain Hardik Pandya 28. Pace bowler Odean Smith claimed three wickets for 33 runs for the WI.

Leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi took 4/16, and the left-arm spin pair of Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel got 3/12 and 3/15 respectively, as India skittled out the WI for 100 in 15.4 overs.

Shimron Hetmyer (56), Shamarh Brooks (13) and Devon Thomas (10) were the only WI batsmen to reach double figures.

The West Indies will now turn their attention towards a three-match T20 series, against New Zealand, at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica, from August 10-14. India, on the other hand, will head to Zimbabwe for a three-game ODI series, from August 18-22.