Sunbird, 3540 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach. Sunbird, 3540 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach. 22/3482 “The Waterford”, Main Beach Pde, Main Beach. 13/18 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters Sunbird, 3540 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach Spectators crowd the Gold Coast 600 track to catch a glimpse of the supercars.THE Glitter Strip will be transformed into a revhead’s paradise this weekend as supercars take to the streets for the highly anticipated Gold Coast 600.While thousands of spectators will swarm around the track trying to get the best view, some Surfers Paradise and Main Beach residents won’t need to leave their homes.We’ve rounded up the top five apartments on the market with the best view of the circuit. This renovated apartment has two balconies with ocean and Hinterland views, making it the ideal position to watch the supercars speed up Main Beach Pde.It has two bedrooms and comes fully furnished for those who would rather use it as a holiday home.Adam and Jim Keys, of Keys Realty, are marketing the property without a price. 1801/3440 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise 22/3482 “The Waterford”, Main Beach Pde, Main Beach. This half-floor apartment has ocean views and access to the Nerang River, meaning the Supercars can be seen speeding down Main Beach Parade and the Gold Coast Highway.Marketing agent Barbara Posch, of Lucy Cole Prestige Property, said it was rare to come across apartments in this building because they were so tightly held.“This apartment offers large open plan living areas all flowing out to wraparound balconies to take advantage of mesmerising ocean views all the way up to the Broadwater,” she said.It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and one parking space and is listed with a $849,000 price tag. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago1801/3440 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise. 13/18 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters. On the 18th floor of the Rhapsody building, this apartment has an good vantage point to watch the event.In fact, it’s one of the best spots to see the Glitter Strip.“This one-bedroom apartment … overlooks the most stunning aspects of the city, the ocean and its golden beaches,” Ray White Surfers Paradise agent Tyler Dickson said. “Take in the view from the comfort of your living room or visit the rooftop garden where you’ll get breathtaking 360-degree views of Surfers Paradise and the hinterland.”It’s listed with an asking price of $306,000. 2552 “Mantra Circle On Cavill” 9 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise This Paradise Waters apartment’s north facing balcony has one of the best views of the circuit.The Gold Coast Highway, which forms almost half of the track, can be seen from the apartment’s two bedrooms, living room and kitchen.“The apartment offers views over the beautiful grounds, parkland, and the Main Beach and Southport city skylines,” marketing agent Paul Collins, of Ray White Main Beach said.It is on the market for $399,000. 13/18 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters. 22/3482 “The Waterford”, Main Beach Pde, Main Beach 2552 “Mantra Circle On Cavill” 9 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise. Watch the event in style from this sub-penthouse in the Circle on Cavill building.Given its position on the 55th level, the supercars may appear small but you can see them for longer than most people would as they race down Main Beach Pde.Mantra Group Surfers Paradise agent Rob Patis said the east-facing balcony had “awesome” views.“The views from here are simply awesome and almost equal to those the thousands of locals and holiday makers queue and pay for every day from Q1’s observation deck,” he said.It comes fully finished for the price of $1.42 million. 1801/3440 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise. 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…Walton and Blackwood smash centuriesTHE Jamaica Scorpions are through to the final of the WICB Regional Super50 after a commaning performance against the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the semi-final at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua last nightOn the way to a 292-run victory, the Scorpions, through centuries from Chadwick Walton and Jermaine Blackwood, racked up 434, more runs than any Caribbean team in history.Walton, who was disappointed when he got out at 117, started the ball brilliantly with Steven Taylor, who made 88.Jermaine Blackwood celebrates his century at Coolidge Cricket Ground.(Photos by WICB Media/Randy Brooks of Brooks Latouche PhotographyThe two shared in a 174-run opening stand that ended in the 22nd over. Blackwood would pick up the mantle, batting with Walton before the latter went with the score on 269 for two.By that time, Walton had faced just 96 deliveries, while Taylor took 71 to get to his total. Blackwood would then find a partner in Rovman Powell, who was jsut as keen to put his foot to the pedal, scoring 95 from 45 deliveries before he was bowled in the final over by Ravi Rampaul. The Red Force pacer would end with figures of 2-83.Blackwood would end unbeaten on 108 from 88 deliveries.If it was possible to bat a team out of a game, the Scorpions had done just that, and by the time Jerome Taylor, 3-27, and Reynard Leveridge, 2-31, had made some inroads into the top order, the game was over.When Powell, who came on to bowl later on in the T&T innings, started carrying over his arm, the momentum from his batting spilled over and he ended up with 5-36 on a pitch that it was assumed was good for batting.Only Jason Mohammed showed some fight, scoring a run-a-ball 62 with his captain, Denesh Ramdin, hanging around for 35 deliveries to score 27. The game was over in the 27th over, as Taylor took great pleasure in bowling Shannon Gabriel, who may want to forget this game as quickly as possible, for a duck.Earlier, Gabriel had bowled nine wicketless overs that yielded 91 runs. SCORPIONS+C Walton lbw b Imran Khan 117S Taylor c Ottley b Mohammed 88J Blackwood not out 108R Powell b Rampaul 95J Campbell c wkp Ramdin b Rampaul 0Extras (b1, lb11, w12, nb2) 26TOTAL (4 wkts, 50 overs) 434To bat: D Thomas, A McCarthy, D Jacobs, *N Miller, J Taylor, R Leveridge.Fall of wickets: 1-174 (Taylor), 2-269 (Walton), 3-432 (Powell), 4-434 (Campbell).Bowling: Gabriel 9-0-91-0 (w3), Rampaul 10-0-83-2 (w1), Emrit 8.3-0-78-0 (w3, nb2), Pierre 6.3-0-77-0 (w1), Mohammed 6-1-24-1 (w1), Imran Khan 10-0-69-1 (w2).RED FORCEK Hope c Miller b Leveridge 17E Lewis c wkp Walton b Taylor 18K Ottley c wkp Walton b Leveridge 1J Mohammed not out 62N Alexis lbw b Taylor 0*+D Ramdin c wkp Walton b Powell 27I Khan c Blackwood b Powell 6R Emrit c Taylor b Powell 3K Pierre c wkp Walton b Powell 2R Rampaul c wkp Walton b Powell 0S Gabriel b Taylor 0Extras (b1, lb1, w4) 6TOTAL (all out, 26.3 overs) 142Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Lewis), 2-38 (Hope), 3-39 (Ottley), 4-40 (Alexis), 5-103 (Ramdin), 6-118 (Khan), 7-136 (Emrit), 8-141 (Pierre), 9-141 (Rampaul), 10-142 (Gabriel)Bowling: Taylor 5.3-0-27-3, Leveridge 5-1-31-2 (w2), Jacobs 3-0-24-0 (w1), Powell 8-1-36-5, Miller 5-0-22-0 (w1)
Linden pageant scandalIn light of recent allegations of sexual assault against delegates of the Miss Linden Town Week (LTW) pageant by a Linden businessman, former Mayor of Linden Carwyn Holland is calling on the municipality of the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) to cancel this year’s pageant. He said the delegates should be crowned as municipal ambassadors, whereby they would become a part of the development process of Linden and spread positive messages to young girls.Former Mayor of Linden Carwyn HollandIn a statement issued on Tuesday, Holland said this should be done on the heels of the observance of an International Women’s Day observance which was staged in Linden recently, where a call was made for society to “guard our girls”.“These revelations are deeply troubling. So, I commend the young ladies’ courage and believe that they should be hailed as ambassadors for our municipality, championing the call for young women to resist the pressure to be demoralised and abused by some in our society. And I believe their courage to speak out, goes well in strengthening others to speak out in spite of threats or the rhetorical silencing that often follows these incidents,” Holland said.He added that though he was not apprised of the scandal before it became public, he finds it imperative that law enforcement conduct a thorough investigation of the matter so that justice is served.“We all have a responsibility to instil wholesome values in the next generation of young men and women and should not chastise or silence them when they uphold such values. This should be commended…,” Holland indicated.Meanwhile, pageant coordinator Crystal Lam has called for the pageant to continue, amidst calls for it to be cancelled. “We have to start somewhere, and the solution cannot be to end all pageants… Over the past few months I have come to know a group of young women who are very passionate about empowering, leading and making positive changes in society… We have to start somewhere. We have to come up with more creative ways in finding solutions.”Lam added that at a meeting on Monday, the delegates indicated that they no longer care about the prizes.“They suggested that should they continue, their platforms must change. Though a ‘greener economy’ is a worthy platform; they all have social ills they are passionate about, and they want to be able to represent and bring awareness to these issues. In my opinion, the pageant should go on. Give these women a chance to be role models in society. Give them a chance to change society’s misconception of pageantry. Our women must not feel like selling one’s self to potential sponsors is an undeniable part of pageantry,” she said.The allegation of the sexual assault went viral on social media after a post that a businessman from Amelia’s Ward, Linden had made sexual advances towards the delegates when they were at his premises to seek sponsorship during March 2018. The post alleges that the LM&TC tried to cover up the matter and officials tried to silence the victims.But the LMTC has said that aiding or abetting any activity and behaviour that is demeaning to women or any other individual or group of individuals is incompatible with its ideals. As such, given the sensitive nature of the case, the LM&TC conducted an independent investigation into the incident.The investigation found irrefutable evidence that an incident occurred on March 3, 2018, and the said matter was settled between the parties involved on March 6, 2018.Meanwhile, the Alliance For Change (AFC) said in a statement on Monday that it is aware of a social media post regarding an alleged incident which took place in Linden.The party also admitted that the incident involved a member of the AFC’s Region 10 Regional Management Committee.Based on some sources, the AFC member was one of the persons who accompanied the victim to the businessman’s premises to seek sponsorship, which led to her allegedly being assaulted.