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Sporting Community shocked over death of popular sport official



Steadroy-Tish-TechieraBasseterre, St. Kitts, Wednesday, 15th February, 2017, ( - One of the most dedicated sporting officials known in St. Kitts and Nevis has died.

He was high school teacher and coach, Steadroy “Tish” Techeira, who served at the Washington Archibald High School, for many years.

His body was discovered on Wednesday morning, (15th February, 2017), at his home in Baker’s Corner, Basseterre, after his absence from school became obvious, knowing that he was always on time for assignments.

He was also very active in leading the school’s preparation of athletes for the upcoming national high school athletic championships, due next month.

Though not confirmed, many friends and people who knew “Tish”, as he was fondly called, said they never knew him to be suffering from any serious medical complications, and are therefore shocked and saddened over his untimely passing. However, there has been no official word on the cause of death.

Already, tributes have started to flow in on social and mainstream media for a humble man who was known to be a strong supporter of sport and a willing volunteer for all types of national events in the country.

Techeira was, at the time of his death, a very active football referee, cricket umpire, official of the Special Olympics and a technical official for athletics.

It was only last evening, (Tuesday night, 14th February), that Tish officiated in his last football match at Warner Park, St. Kitts, in the national league organized by the St. Kitts and Nevis Football Association.

Last weekend, (on Sunday), Techeira also officiated at the Beach Allen Primary School athletic championships.

He was also a well-known mas player for decades, seen on the streets on Basseterre on J’ouvert and Carnival Day in St. Kitts.

Steadroy “Tish” Techeira was a committed national, a great guy and a willing volunteer, a dedicated teacher and a pillar of his community.

He will be sadly missed.


(Editor’s note: The management of extends its sympathies to the family of the late Steadroy Techeira).



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