Local football’s transfer window closed at midnight last night, but with the Red Stripe Premier League set to begin in little over a week, many of the anticipated big moves did not happen.There were unconfirmed reports that Rivoli United’s Corey Burke and Kemar Beckford would be joining their former coach, Calvert Fitzgerald, at Waterhouse. Montego Bay United were said to be very keen to acquire the services of last season’s topscorer, Craig Foster of Reno, and there was even talk of Tivoli star man, Keammar Daley, training with Harbour View but despite all the rumours, none of those big moves materialised.Cavalier were the busiest in the window with six acquisitions. The Rudolph Speid-coached team finished ninth with the second-best defensive record last season, and they have added more steel to their back line after contracting experienced goaltender Carlloyd Walters from Boys’ Town and imposing defender Shawn Lawes from Barbican.The club has also drafted in former Tivoli and Boys’ Town striker Owen Powell to bolster their attack. They have also signed Kaheem Parris from Time and Patience, Romario Sterling from Dela Vega City, and Brown’s Town’s Akeem Christie.Boys’ Town were the biggest losers in the window, with four seasoned campaigners leaving the club. Apart from selling Walters and Powell to Cavalier, they traded promising defender Hugh Evans and midfielder Jason Jackson to Harbour View.New playersPortmore United, who are making a return to the top flight after one season, only added two players to their roster. They are midfield general Andrew Christie, who returns to the club after spending last season at Barbican, and Paul Shaven Sean, who also joined from Barbican.UWI made one of the biggest deals when they signed Rivoli striker Jason Greenland. The striker has shown a lot of promise over the past few seasons and will be a good asset to his new club. The other signee is Stephen Lowe from Cedar Grove.Waterhouse’s only acquisition in the window was Jermaine Henry of Rivoli United, while Boys’ Town only signed a Super League player, Mikhail Robinson, from Santos.There were no new signings by Arnett Gardens, Tivoli Gardens, Montego Bay United, Humble Lion, Rivoli United, and Reno.
A young man who assisted his mother with her beverage business was on Sunday killed after the car in which he was travelling slammed into a utility pole at Golden Grove, West Coast Berbice.Injured Shemar HerculesLincoln CarmichaelThe mangled car after the accidentThe dead man’s mother Samantha CarmichaelDead is 22-year-old Lincoln Carmichael of Seafield Village, WCB, while his childhood friend, Shemar Hercules, was admitted a patient at the Fort Wellington Hospital. Based on information received, the two friends were heading home after a night out when the driver, Hercules, lost control of the car and crashed into a utility pole.Upon impact, the car reportedly wrapped around the pole, thus causing severe injuries to Carmichael, who was the front seat passenger.Guyana Times understands that the driver might have been under the influence of alcohol and more so, he was speeding.However, Carmichael was reportedly pinned in the mangled vehicle and it took some time to pull him out but it was too late. He reportedly died on the spot.Hercules was nevertheless pulled from the wreckage by public-sprinted persons and rushed to the Fort Wellington Hospital where he remains hospitalised.At the home of the dead man, his mother, Samantha Carmichael, was still in a state of shock and disbelief that her son was no more.She explained that she was awakened by a phone call from a friend of her now dead son enquiring about his whereabouts.“He ask me if my son reach home as yet and I say no, and then he seh is truth Lincoln reach up with an accident…so I got up right away and put on some clothes and then my brother-in-law confirm that he was indeed in an accident but he was unconscious but while going in the bus, the news come back that he died” the woman cried.According to the woman, her son left home at about 17:30h on Saturday, claiming that he was going with Hercules to a bar-b-que but she did not hear back from him until she received the news of the accident on Sunday morning.She further stated that the now dead man was supposed to return to Barbados but his father asked him to hold on a little while longer. “So that is [what] was keep him here all now”, the mother stated.The young man, his mother stated, only recently completed a course at MACORP but was yet to gain employment. “This is why we say let him go to Barbados with his father and see what he can do over there”, she stated.His intention, however, was to open a business but he was encouraged by his friends to apply for a US Visa since there are endless opportunities there. The plan, she added, was for them to complete their home and the business would have been opened in the lower flat.The mother, nevertheless, stated that her son was a jovial person, one who was very outgoing and friendly. “Everybody does say is a good boy because in the afternoon, he normally go out on the road to help me sell and he friends them use to say that he mother got he doing something good” Carmichael relayed.The dead man’s uncle said that he will miss Carmichael since the two shared a close relationship.“I will miss him because I used to spend a lot of time with him in Barbados. He was very loving but this is life budday, I will miss he a very lot” the man cried. An investigation into the accident is in progress.