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CHARITABLE, unique, and larger-than-life were some of the words used to describe Joe Brown, the popular chef and avid cyclist, who was fondly remembered at a memorial service held at the Queen's Park Oval, Tragarete Road, today.

Brown and another cyclist, Joanna Banks, died after they were struck by a car along the Beetham Highway at around 6.30 am on November 10.

Both Brown and Banks–a manager at BpTT–were British nationals living in Trinidad. Banks' body was recently flown to her family in England.

Brown's funeral was held earlier in the week, before his family hosted a service yesterday for the public to pay their respects.

Brown was remembered as an avid sports fan, player, executive chef, a sailor, a friend, brother and father. Well-wishers took to the Oval's ballroom, by the hundreds, spilling out of the door and into the stands of the oval.

Riders from Slipstream Cycling Club attended in their fluorescent outfits, together with members of Northern Rugby Football Club–for which he famously played in the 1980s and later sponsored–his employees, friends and many influential members of society.

"He had the energy of a 16-year-old," said Jaffa's sales and banqueting co-ordinator, Patrina Thomas, who fought back tears in a moving tribute.

"Honourable, principled, straight-forward, dependable and respectful. I'm sure there are some words that you recognise and share with us and others that may surprise you.

"Chef, for most of us, was not just seen as a boss but also a mentor, who would really challenge you to be the best version of yourself and to aspire to be a perfectionist," Thomas said.

Dr Ajit Kuruvilla, who was among the Slipstream cyclist injured during the incident, but suffered only minor injuries, also paid tribute to Brown.

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Rheeza Grant Interview - August 2019 - 2019 Pan Am Games, Lima, Peru

Colin Murray |

2019 Pan Amer­i­can Games

A few fans stopped me to ask what I thought about the West In­dies' per­for­mance so far in the se­ries against In­dia in both the T20's and the ODIs.

DOUBLE GOLD MEDALLIST! Nicholas Paul of T&T celebrates beating compatriot Phillip Njisanel, also of T&T, to win the gold medal in the track cycling men's sprint final at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru on August 3. (AP)

2019 Pan Amer­i­can Games

The Pan Amer­i­can Games closed on Sun­day but T&T is still cel­e­brat­ing its his­toric per­for­mance, claim­ing 13 medals, the most ever.

GOLFER Ysabelle Lawrence and martial arts’ Gabrielle Wood brought team TTO’s triumphant performance at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru to an end yesterday, hours before a ceremony closed the curtains to the quadrennial event after more than two weeks of action.

31 July is CANOC day. A message was sent out. That it barely registered or caught the attention of sport stakeholders in the Caribbean is an opportunity not a slight. CANOC must embrace the opportunity to heighten awareness and engage in enhanced outreach to provide information about the organisation.

It is cold in Lima, Peru, host city of the 2019 Pan Am Games. In fact, it is winter here in the South American nation.

I came in for some withering criticism recently for adopting the position, that as painful as it is, the current intolerable crime situation is an opportunity for T&T to recalibrate.

With the one-year countdown to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games officially underway, the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee, (TTOC) has announced that TTO athletes will benefit from a pre-games training camp at the Japan Athlete Training Center Osumi, in Osaki Town, Kagoshima Prefecture, as part of Japan’s Host Town Initiative.

Dylan Carter

Tokyo 2020

National swimmer Dylan Carter has qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan after reaching the semi-final in the 100m freestyle at the 2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships in South Korea.

In this file photo, (from L) TT's Keston Bledman, Emmanuel Callender, Richard Thompson and Marc Burns celebrate after winning silver in the men's 4×100m relay final at the National Stadium during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 22, 2008.

Tokyo 2020

TEAM TTO has been assured of a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Twelve years after their second place finish at the 2008 Beijing Games, sprinters Richard Thompson, Marc Burns, Emmanuel Callender and Keston Bledman will receive their 4x100m relay gold.


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