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Icacos Point

Icacos Point is the southwestern most point in Trinidad and Tobago. It is at the end of a long peninsula. A channel called the Serpent's Mouth separates Icacos Point from the coast of Venezuela, only 11 kilometers away. A good image of the Serpent's mouth is seen in Travelling Luck's link which provides additional detail on the area "Although Icacos is referred to as a Point which suggests a narrow piece of land, parts of the area are been referred to as a village in Teneil Nurse's blog where Ms Nurse writes on the history of Icacos; the Icacos Beach, photographed in the link, is identified as being after Icacos. While this may be so, given that Icacos is an area, exposed to the sea on many sides, there may be other beaches worth exploring, however the state of the road may need to be taken into account in planning a visit to the beach in Icacos. In 2008, a new primary school was opened in Icacos in what was a coconut estate; the new primary school replaced the older wooden structure in which persons such as one of the former Prime Ministers of the country, Mr. George Chambers was educated.

Designed as a model school, the structure houses a music room and a library. There is the intent to offer classes to the adults, in addition to the children of the nearby villages. A Health Centre was established in Icacos under the South Western Regional Health Facility to serve adults and children. According to information provided in a 2009 photo of the coconut oil factory on Constance Estate, "the coconut oil factory was erected in 1907, the chimney was constructed using 20,000 Glasgow bricks which were used in the hold of a ship as ballast". There are photos of the chimney which extends into the sky above the ruins of a nearby building in 2010. Located on the Constance Estate is an old Steam Boiler, still in place in a Sept 2010 photo; the steam boiler was used on the estate from the 1920s to the 1960s according to the post accompanying the photo. There are photos of well preserved Barrack style housing which were built in the 1850s for use by the indentured laborers on the Constance Estate.

In the image is a jalousie style window which may have been at odds with the concept of barrack style housing as this style of window would have been out of character for the style of the building, however it is in keeping with the style of other amenities of the property. In 2010, according to Angelo Bissessarsingh, one of the units of the barrack style house was still in use by a single employee of the estate. 10°03′38″N 61°55′40″W

2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals

The 2018 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner's Cup Finals was the best-of-7 championship series of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup and the conclusion of the conference's playoffs. The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and the San Miguel Beermen competed for the 18th Commissioner's Cup championship and the 123rd overall championship contested by the league; this was the sixth Finals match-up between the two teams, with the Beermen winning four of the first five series. They last met during the 2016–17 Philippine Cup Finals which the Beermen won, 4–1. Barangay Ginebra's sole series win came during the 2007 Philippine Cup Finals; the series highlighted the match-up between Greg Slaughter and 4-time MVP June Mar Fajardo, arguably two of the best centers in recent PBA history, who last faced each other in a finals series during their college days in CESAFI in 2009, which Slaughter's University of Visayas won. The series featured the match-up between the PBA Best Import of the Conference award front-runners Justin Brownlee and Renaldo Balkman, who won a title as teammates with the San Miguel Alab Pilipinas of the ABL three months back.

This was Barangay Ginebra's fourth Commissioner's Cup Finals and 25th overall. They last appeared in a Comm's Cup Finals in 2013, with their last Commissioner's Cup title coming in 1997; this was the Beermen's 40th Finals appearance, who won all of their six previous Finals in the last ten conferences. This was their sixth Commissioner's Cup Finals appearance, was the defending champion entering the series having won the previous year's series. Entering the game, Barangay Ginebra won 10 of their last 11 games and had the momentum to start strong in the series, they got into a fast start, leading by 15 in 19 after the half. Import Justin Brownlee was red-hot, having scored 29 points at halftime, with 18 coming in the first period; the Beemen was trailing by 19 after three quarters. However, Barangay Ginebra started the last period with a 25–5 run for a 39-point advantage, 119–80, the largest of the game, they never dealt the Beermen their worst loss of the conference. Chris Ross had to head to the locker room.

After the game, he confirmed that he will be able to play in Game 2. Brownlee led the Gin Kings with 42 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists on 17-for-19 shooting and had support from the locals, with 4 other players scoring in double figures led by Joe Devance who had 22 points. For the Beermen, import Renaldo Balkman scored 27 points and top rookie Christian Standhardinger added 26, with four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo registering a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Ginebra shot 13-for-25 from the arc. San Miguel only shot 39% and was 7-for-29 from 3. Ginebra registered 37 assists. During the third quarter, Devance scored, he was the 41st PBA player and 19th among active players to reach that milestone. A Chua serves as Barangay Ginebra's board governor; the 2018 Commissioner's Cup Finals was on TV5 with simulcasts on PBA Rush. TV5's radio arm, Radyo5 provided the radio play-by-play coverage. ESPN5 provided online livestreaming via their official YouTube account using the TV5 feed; the PBA Rush broadcast provided English-language coverage of the Finals.

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