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Chairman expresses dissatisfaction at Finance Ministry’s “slothfulness”

first_imgResuscitation of Linden airstripRegion 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) Chairman Renis Morian, has expressed his dissatisfaction over what he described as the “slothful” movement by the Finance Ministry in dealing with investors to the region.He was at the time responding to a question posed by Regional Councillor, Gordon Callender, during the monthly statutory meeting of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) on Thursday, regarding the progress of the Linden airstrip resuscitation.In seeking a response, Callender reminded members of the Council that the airstrip had been rated as second, only to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, in terms of airstrip quality. He reminded that Morian had recently declared the region to be a “new economic hub”.In response, Morian registered his dissatisfaction with the treatment of the region’s investors by the Finance Ministry regarding the airstrip, noting that about four investors had shown interest in the project but have not received clearance from the Ministry.“I am not satisfied with the slothfulness and the way how the Ministry of Finance, the Minister of Finance is dealing with investors to Region 10. I did pen a letter to this effect to the President and Minister Harmon… there are about four investors who’ve shown interest, brought in their proposals and they got clearance at the Office of the President, the Ministry of Communities, and when they meet to the Ministry of Finance, it’s like the Ministry of Finance is a different country altogether,” Morian said.He said Councillors had visited the site and had sent off a proposal after meeting with officials from the Public Infrastructure Ministry, adding that the proposal will be injected into plans of the relevant Ministry for the 2017 budget.“So we won’t see anything now in 2016 but all the proposals for the airstrips right across the length and breadth of Guyana will be fed into that Ministry’s budget for 2017. But we did send the proposal based on what we’ve come up with on the ground,” the Regional Chairman said.In July, regional officials sought to have the partially abandoned airstrip at Linden made fully operational again and embarked on preparing a proposal to the Public Infrastructure Ministry to that effect.According to information coming out of the RDC, a meeting was planned in an effort to chart the way forward after the Council agreed that it was a project it was interested in pursuing.Councillor Callender has disclosed that the airstrip was considered as one of the best in the country and that $200 million was expected to go towards its upgrade.last_img read more

President Sirleaf Consoles Germany

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of condolence to President Joachim Gauck on the heartrending shooting incident at the Olympia Shopping Mall in Munich, Germany, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs release said.On July 22, ten people were killed and 16 others wounded, three of whom were critical, at a McDonald’s attached to the Olympia Einkaufszentrum shopping center in Munich, Germany. The unidentified attacker was an 18-year-old German-Iranian who had lived in Munich for at least two years.In her message to President Gauck, President Sirleaf joined in mourning Germany’s loss noting that Liberia is deeply troubled and saddened by the fatal shooting incident and expressed sincere thoughts and empathy to the aggrieved family members of the victims.She noted that during this peculiar time, when acts of terror are looming the world over, it is Liberia’s ardent hope that the people of Germany will be further strengthened and united so that the environment of peace, happiness and prosperity may continue to prevail.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Attack on Rose Hall Town Police Outpost thwarted

first_imgBandits on Sunday morning attempted to break into the Rose Hall Town Police Outpost, but their efforts were thwarted after an alert Police Officer during routine checks saw the men who had already cut a hole in the fence.KODAK Digital Still CameraReports are that shortly after midnight four armed men were seen in the compound of the Police Outpost. Guyana Times understands that the Outpost at the time might have been securing high-powered weapons of the Guyana Police Force.It is believed that the Force had taken the weapons there as a reported attack was being planned on the business community. B Division (Berbice) Commander, Assistant Commissioner Lyndon Alves confirmed that it was unusual to select a police outpost as a target to break into.B Division Commander Lyndon Alves“To attempt an attack on law enforcement and more so, a police outpost is a grave concern for this division and the administration of this Force. What I am happy about is that the ranks were alerted having been privy to information as it relates to the said attack. There were some systems that were put in place and as a result of those systems, they were able to thwart the attempt by persons unknown.”Residents of the community reported that shortly before midnight they heard persons asking whether the patrol vehicle had already left.This publication understands that intelligence led Police to believe that there was a planned attack on the business community of the town – more so, on one businessman who was previously attacked, but Police in the area were able to foil that alleged assassination plot.On October 2, 2017, a detective constable intercepted a man with a .38 revolver at Williamsburg, Rose Hall Town.After questioning the suspect, investigators were told that he was supposed to execute the businessman. One month later, a Rose Hall Town businessman was shot by two gunmen.Rajendra Prasad, called “Bobby”, of Bobby and Son Boutique, located at Arch Road, Rose Hall Town, received two gunshots – one to his abdomen and the other grazing his head. He survived the attack.It is believed that Police intelligence led them to believe that the plot was to ‘finish the job’. Meanwhile, on Sunday, shortly after the thwarted attack on the outpost, residents said they heard gunshots.In recent times the Sergeant in charge of that outpost has been receiving threatening phone calls. The Sergeant is said to have been instrumental in putting an end to criminal activity in and around the town.Back in 2016, Rose Hall Town was a major concern to crime fighters as robberies, burglaries, and theft were almost daily occurrences. Now instances of such crimes are almost down to zero. The Station Sergeant is allegedly being referred to as ‘public enemy number one’ in criminal circles.There are also reports that on Saturday evening persons were heard asking whether the Sergeant’s car was at the station or whether he had gone home. This newspaper was told that the lighting around the Outpost was poor.At the time of the thwarted attack, Guyana Times was also told that there were two officers at the Outpost. When questioned, the Commander stated: “There was an adequate amount in numbers to adequately protect the station and assets therein.”Meanwhile, as the Division had put mechanisms in place following information on the pending attack on the business community, members of the Major Crime Unit were seen in Berbice on Saturday evening. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

Bandits terrorise Chinese national, rob Supermarket

first_imgFour men pretending to be customers tied up and robbed the proprietor of the Chinese owned Convenience supermarket at South Ruimveldt, Georgetown on Wednesday morning.The Chinese owned Convenience Supermarket at South Ruimveldt that was robbed on WednesdayThe men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, entered the supermarket at about 09:35h, locked its doors and held the proprietor and cashier at gunpoint as they demanded cash.The Chinese national proprietor handed over a small amount of cash that he acquired from the morning’s sales but the men demanded more.This newspaper was told that the unsatisfied bandits took the proprietor to the upper flat of the building and threatened to shoot him if he did not hand over more money. He was gun butted and beaten about the body as the bandits made their demands.Guyana Times was told that the man then handed over close to a $1 million more in cash after which the men made good their escape.When this publication visited the supermarket, the establishment was closed to the public as Police ranks were seen taking statements from the employees and a few customers who were in the supermarket at the time of the incident. One man recalled that he stopped at the supermarket to purchase an item but realised the door was locked.This, he stated, was abnormal, noting that since the supermarket opened about a month ago, it always opens on time. Nevertheless, he said that he saw movements but at that time, he did not know that a robbery was in progress.It was after the men rushed out of the doors, he realised what was happening. Soon after, an employee ran out of the building and raised an alarm. Guyana Times understands that the gunmen took close to $1 million in cash and other items.The Police are reviewing the surveillance footage that was taken from the supermarket. No arrests were made.last_img read more

Man Utd fans should be ‘mad’, admits Pogba

first_img“We always play for the shirt and the fans, this is not the result we or they wanted,” Pogba told MUTV. “They should be very mad. We should be mad. Everybody is mad.”Pogba scored his second penalty of the season deep into stoppage time at the Amex, but by then it was too little, too late for the visitors as Mourinho’s pre-season predictions of defensive problems were realised on a difficult afternoon for centre-backs Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly.United were also beaten on their previous visit to Brighton in May and Pogba believes they failed to approach the game with the right attitude.“That’s twice in a row we’ve lost against them here,” said Pogba.“I think that shouldn’t happen. Last year we had almost maybe the same attitude as today, and it’s not right.“Myself first, should have done much better, less mistakes, control more the game. This was a bad performance for all of us. It’s wrong we dropped points.“You have to wake up for the next game and definitely not play like we did today.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paul Pogba belives Manchester United fans are right to be furious with their performance in losing to Brighton © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 20 – Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba believes the club’s fans have every right to vent their anger after a first-half collapse saw the Red Devils beaten 3-2 by Brighton.Jose Mourinho’s men are already three points adrift of Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham, who they face in their next Premier League fixture.last_img read more

Sean Penn, wife ending marriage of 11 years

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonBut it wasn’t the singing that scared Depp – or any of his character’s numerous gory murders. It was a flashback to young Sweeney’s happy life before he was sent to prison by Judge Turpin (Alan Rickman). It’s arguably the most normal scene in the movie, and both Depp and Burton could hardly stomach it. “I think that was the weirdest thing I ever had to shoot,” Depp told The Associated Press in a recent interview. “(Burton) literally was sobbing. He left the set of his own movie.” Burton said the extreme melodrama of the scene was difficult to watch. “That’s when I knew (Depp) was a great actor, because that was terrible,” the 49-year-old director said. “That was so bad.” Mediation ordered on Oscars’ owner Lawyers will decide who gets these Academy Awards. A Los Angeles judge has ordered mediation in a lawsuit over two Oscars presented to legendary actress Mary Pickford and a third given to her former husband, Charles “Buddy” Rogers. A trial would be held next year if the mediation ordered Friday fails. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is suing heirs of Rogers’ second wife, Beverly, to prevent the public sale of the statuettes. The Academy claims that under its bylaws it gets first chance to buy the Oscars for $10 each. Pickford won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1930 for “Coquette.” She received an honorary Oscar in 1976. Rogers won a humanitarian award Oscar in 1986. Brandy won’t be charged in death The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office said Friday that it will not charge Brandy in a deadly December 2006 freeway crash. Spokesman Nick Velasquez said there is “insufficient evidence” for a jury to find the 28-year-old actress-singer guilty of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter beyond a reasonable doubt. The decision runs counter to a recommendation from the California Highway Patrol that Brandy, whose real name is Brandy Norwood, be charged in the Dec. 30, 2006, crash. Brandy was driving on a Los Angeles freeway when traffic slowed and her Land Rover smashed into the back of a Honda. That car was involved in several other collisions. The driver, 38-year-old Awatef Aboudihaj, died in the crash.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It’s over. Or it will be soon. The marriage of Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn, that is. The two are splitting up after 11 years, they announced Friday, according to People. Their rep, Mara Buxbaum, confirms that the couple, who have two teenage children, will be going their separate ways. Those are the only details available so far. Flashback scene hardest for Depp In a career that has included drunk pirates and a scissor-handed recluse, Johnny Depp says the strangest scene he’s ever filmed is a simple flashback in “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” The movie is the sixth collaboration for Depp and director Tim Burton – and one of their riskiest. It’s based on Stephen Sondheim’s bloody Broadway musical about a murderous barber, and Depp had scant singing experience. last_img read more

CHANCE TO SEE ONE OF DONEGAL’S RAREST BIRDS WITH GUIDED WALK

first_imgA Grey Partridge at Inch Island.A planned walk is set to give members of the Co Donegal public a chance to see one of the country’s rarest birds. The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), in consultation with National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) are seeking to introduce farmland bird prescriptions within the GLAS scheme for Grey Partridge at Burt and Inch in North East Donegal.The Grey Partridge is a locally extinct farmland bird of traditional importance within the Irish countryside. However, Inch Island Gun club in association with their parent organisation the NARGC and the National Parks and Wildlife Service and Heritage Council have begun a reintroduction program for Grey Partridge on Inch island.The Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine (DAFM), in consultation with NPWS are holding a farm walk on Wednesday next, 6th of July at 6pm at Strahack Farm, Inch Island.The walk will provide an opportunity for department officials to answer questions and provide information on best practice for existing and future GLAS participants in the delivery of Grey Partridge measures and farmland bird prescriptions.Information will be provided on Grey Partridge, as to why they are included as a Tier 1 priority within GLAS and a demonstration plot for farmers who wish to join the GLAS scheme will be available for them to see what they must do to comply with the scheme specification in order to draw down GLAS and GLAS Plus payments. Farmers that are currently participating in GLAS are also invited to attend. At the end of the Farm Walk, there will be an opportunity for general Q&A on the GLAS scheme.The Farm walk will take place on Bryce’s Farm, Strhahack, Inch Island, starting time is 6pm sharp.DAFM would like to thank the Bryce’s for making their lands available for the GLAS Farm Walk and would remind all attending to wear suitable clothing and footwear.An old game crop strip from 2014CHANCE TO SEE ONE OF DONEGAL’S RAREST BIRDS WITH GUIDED WALK was last modified: July 1st, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGrey PartridgeInch IslandWALKlast_img read more

GAEIL FHÁNADA EARN SUPERB WIN OVER KILLYBEGS TO CONTINUE FINE RUN OF FORM

first_imgGaeil Fhánada GAA News:Lotto ResultsNumbers drawn were 01,08,12,14,16. Bonus 01.€100 winner R.A.Nic Súibhne€50 winner Julie Mc DevittNext weeks jackpot €1,200John and Jp on duty. Seniors and Reserves Gaeil Fhánada 1:04 v Na Cealla Beaga 0:05Comhghairdeas mór buachaillí. Well done Michael and Gaeil Fhánada boys keep up the good work!Team- Oisin Blaney, Frank Sweeney, Paddy Heraghty, Fergal Una Friel, Ryan Mcgonigle 0:01, Cathal Martin, Mark Sparky Friel 1:00, Kevin McElwaine, Shaun McElwaine, Brian Teddy McVeigh, Seimi Coshia Friel 0:02, Ronan McElwaine, Joe Blaney, Michael Sweeney, Johnny Nanny Friel, Niall Carr for B McVeigh, Eoghan Carr for J Friel, Odhran Shiels, Paul Dougie Coyle, Conor McGonigle. Dún na nGall v GaillimhÁdh mór chuig Rory agus foireann Dún na nGall ó Gaeil Fhánada.Bord na nÓg / Cumann na mBanMINOR LADIESGaeil Fhánada 3-08 Baile na nGalloglach0-02The minor ladies had a very decisive win over local rivals Milford on Friday night .In a very low scoring first half Fanad found it very hard to break down Milford’s defense. It was Milford who put it between the posts first with a point in the 4th minute. With Fanad’s goalkeeper Rosheen Mc Ginley in great kicking form Fanad countered with Fanad first point from Maireád Coll in the 5th minute. Fanad had most of the play but found it hard to get into good scoring positions. Milford were very quick on the break but Aisling Howe, Eimear Mc Conigley and Orla Sweeney closing down Milford’s attacks and Rosheen Mc Ginley pulling off two great saves stop Milford from scoring again in the first half. It wasn’t till the 18th minute before Fanad was able to get their 2nd point from Hannah Shiels. Milford did well in keeping Fanad from scoring and forced Fanad into taking shots from distance and causing Fanad to have 8 wides. With the 1st half coming to an end Rachel Sweeney was able to get on the end of a quick Fanad attack and get the first of Fanad goals.The 2nd half started well for Fanad with Aoife Mcdevitt getting a point in the first minute followed by a goal in the 33rd from Lauren Carr, Aoife McDevvitt got her 2nd point just 2 minutes later in the 35 minute. Milford responded with a point but was to be their last. Michelle Doherty got Fanads 3rd goal in the 41st minute follow by points from Hannah Shiels ,Rachel Sweeney, Shona Rogers and Maireád Coll finished off Fanad’s scoring with a point in the 57th minute.Rachel Sweeney 1-0,1 Lauren Carr 1-00, Michelle Doherty 1-00, Maireád Coll 0-02, Hannah Shiels 0-02, Aoife Mcdevitt 0-02, Shona Rogers 0-01.Great result Ladies. Maith sibh. U8,U1O,U12, SWILLY MULROY CREDIT UNION GAEIL FHANADA PARISH LEAGUE.Final round of games this wed the 29th in trialough @6.30pm, could all the teams be at the pitch @6.20pm, this promises to be a great evening of football with all 3 leagues very close and competitive, the winning team of each league will automatically qualify for the finals which are being played on Friday evening the 31st in conjuction with the opening of the fanad festival, and the 2nd and 3rd team in each league will have to play a semi final on the Friday before the final, so the reward for topping your league is straight through to the final. in the u8 league it has being a tough battle between Dunmore and Ballinacrick both teams sharing the top of the table, with muineagh chasing them down with every game thats played, in the u10 league the ross are setting the pace at the top with glassagh in 2nd place and doaghbeg in 3rd, and with a lot of football to be played over the next 2 evenings its going to be hard to call which team will be lifting the credit union cup come friday evening. in the u12 league this is also a very close call with rinboy leading the way and playing some very good football, and with both carland and glenvar hunting them down in joint 2nd and both teams showing great skill and determination, overall to date it has been very sporting and enjoyable with a large number of parents brothers and sisters and grandparents coming out to watch all the games, so far the weather has been kind to us, so hope it stays like that for our last 2 evenings of a really enjoyable parish league kindly sponsored by Swilly Mulroy Credit Union. A massive thanks to everyone who helped out in anyway during the parish league.TIMEABLE FOR THE FINALS ON FRIDAY THE 31ST.( PROV FIXED)U8 FINAL 6.15PMU10 FINAL 6.45PMU12 FINAL 7.15PM.Presentations of cups, trophies and medals will take place straight after the u12 final.Cúl CampDetails on our facebook page – August 10th to 14th in Tria Lough. There is a special draw for parents who register and pay by July 31st.First prize – one free place in camp.Second prize – Club Donegal JacketThird prize – Club Donegal polo shirt.Terms and conditions apply. More information from 0851555645.GAEIL FHÁNADA EARN SUPERB WIN OVER KILLYBEGS TO CONTINUE FINE RUN OF FORM was last modified: July 28th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Sportlast_img read more

SUMMER ON STUNNING TORY ISLAND – A PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgTory as far as the eye can see! Tory’s famous lighthouse Still ready to answer the call  Time to take a seat and daydream A fishing boat parked up on the pier. The lighthouse stands proud on the island The ferry reaches Tory once more.  “Did someone say there was a place around here to snorkel?” Tory from above Another exotic creature arrives on the island What time is the tide due in at? Beauty as far as the eye can see This window is not for sail! More of Tory’s rugged landscape The hut once owned by artist Derek Hill Street furniture fit for an island Windows to the soul of ToryCove after cove of hidden beautyOff the mainland but still loyal to the teamSUMMER ON STUNNING TORY ISLAND – A PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: August 10th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:picture specialTory Islandlast_img read more

Galaxy loss sets up playoff rematch

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Galaxy scoring sensation Herculez Gomez, who was guarded closely all night and was credited with just one shot on goal, said the Galaxy will need to be much improved in the return engagement. “We got beat in every aspect of the game,’ he said. “We have to learn from this, come into the next game and really take it to them. “They’re a good team. They took advantage of their opportunities and we didn’t.’ San Jose coach Dominic Kinnear, however, scoffed at those who felt Saturday’s result was an affirmation of the Earthquakes’ superiority. San Jose, interestingly, was 0-6-1 all-time in Carson before Saturday’s game. “The playoffs are brand new and everyone starts over,’ Kinnear said. “We did well this week, but next week is more important than the week before.’ The Galaxy’s postseason fate pretty much was decided 38 minutes into the first half when it was announced that FC Dallas tied Kansas City 2-2. That meant the Galaxy could do no better than third in the conference. Saturday’s loss to the Earthquakes left the Galaxy (13-13-6, 45 points) tied with Colorado (13-13-6, 45 points) for third place, but the Rapids got the edge on goal differential and a matchup with Dallas in the first round of the playoffs. The Galaxy, in turn, finished fourth in the West and get the Earthquakes. The Galaxy beat the Earthquakes 2-1 in the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals in late August, but it hasn’t won a regular-season match in San Jose since a 1-0 victory on Sept. 21, 2002. There was plenty of action early on, but it was more a war of attrition than anything. Two players, one from each team, were ejected in the opening 22 minutes. The first to go was Galaxy defender Tyrone Marshall, who was red- carded by referee Jair Marrufo in the 17th minute for stepping not once, but twice on prone San Jose midfielder Alejandro Moreno as they battled for a loose ball. The second ejection occurred five minutes later and was Earthquakes defender Kevin Goldthwaite. He appeared to trip Gomez, who had just intercepted a pass to Goldthwaite at midfield and had plenty of running room ahead of him. Both players will miss next week’s first game of the MLS playoffs. The action appeared to open up after the ejections and the Earthquakes took a 1-0 lead in the 42nd minute. Brian Mullan lofted a beautiful pass across the goal crease to Mark Chung, who had slipped behind the Galaxy defense at the corner of the net. Galaxy goalkeeper Kevin Hartman was a split-second late in getting over to prevent the score. Hartman had no chance on San Jose’s second goal three minutes later. Dwayne De Rosario leads the league in assists, but he’s not bad at scoring goals, either, and got his ninth of the season on a 30-yard free kick in the 45th minute. His attempt barely evaded the Galaxy defensive wall and rocketed into the upper corner of the net. Landon Donovan got the Galaxy goal on a penalty kick in the 68th minute. San Jose’s Brian Mullan closed out the scoring nine minutes later. Larry Morgan can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2272, or by e-mail at larry.morgan@sgvn.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Galaxy’s best-laid plans were laid to waste on Saturday. The Galaxy, clinging to hopes of a second-place finish in the Western Conference and a matchup with FC Dallas in the first round of postseason play, instead were forced to settle for fourth in the West and will get another meeting with conference champion San Jose, which rolled to a 3-1 victory over Los Angeles on Saturday in front of an announced crowd of 27,000 at Home Depot Center. center_img “We felt very confident we could go up to Spartan Stadium and get a result up there,’ Galaxy coach Steve Sampson said. “Now we have an opportunity to play here and there. We don’t like the fact we finished fourth, but I believe this club can get a result against them.’ The first game of the two-game set will be played at noon Sunday at Home Depot Center and will be televised by ESPN2. The return match the winner of the series will be decided on goal aggregate is scheduled for at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in San Jose. last_img read more