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  • Supreme Court rules in favour of Tennis Ja

    first_imgThe Supreme Court of Jamaica has dismissed an application made last Friday for interim injunctions against Tennis Jamaica brought by one of its members, Joseph Dibbs, to restrain the holding of an extraordinary general meeting (EGM).The EGM which was scheduled for yesterday was postponed by the board of Tennis Jamaica at a special emergency meeting on Monday shortly after the ruling was made. According to a release from Tennis Jamaica a new date for the EGM will be announced shortly. The meeting was postponed, the release said, to allow members to be apprised of the situation and to participate fully in the process of selecting a new administration.The injunctions were sought in a claim which was seeking, among other things, a determination that John Azar was duly and validly elected president of Tennis Jamaica arising out of the annual general meeting of Tennis Jamaica held on November 19 last year.last_img read more

  • Mother still searching for missing son

    first_img“I do not mind if they kill him or hiding he, I just want to know that he is alive or if he is dead,” were the words of Seeta Persaud, mother of missing Troy Greenidge.Missing: Troy Greenidge08A devastated mother whose son went missing two years ago is pleading with the public for help about her son’s whereabouts.Greenidge of John Fernandes Housing Scheme, Georgetown, went missing on October 15, 2014. He had left home to collect his salary from his employer in Diamond, East Bank Demerara and that was the last time his family saw him.Speaking with Guyana Times on Saturday, his mother related that her son was a miner and had only returned from the interior days before he went missing. “He came out of the interior with only half of his salary and he said he was going to collect the balance.”The distraught woman said Saturday marked two years since her son went missing and she is still unclear of details surrounding his disappearance.The woman explained that she is frustrated with the investigations being carried out by the Guyana Police Force (GPF) since she has been running around for two years with no formal word from the Police.“I am doing my own investigation and every time I get a lead I would give it to the Police officers but they would just take it and say that they are still investigating. It is like they just get the case, put it down and forget about it. All they keep saying is that they are investigating. Every officer I go to they say go to another person. They just gat me running from station to station”, said the frustrated mother.Persaud is further pleading with the GPF to carry out a thorough investigation into her son’s disappearance.“I am only asking the GPF to do a proper investigation for my son. He deserves to be found. All my family and I want is some closure, to know what happen to my son; he was only 27 years at his disappearance; he would have been 29 this year,” Persaud related.Greendidge is the father of two children.Anyone with information that will lead to Greenidge is asked to make contact with the nearest Police Station, or relatives on 610-1537.last_img read more

  • Those Clowns at the Senate

    first_imgThe Editor,Youth unemployment is a major threat to the peace and stability of our country, but yet those clowns in the senate are busy passing a legislation that would kill jobs for our young people. How dumb is that?? (Re “Decent Work Bill Sails at the Senate”)This so called Decent Work Bill, setting the minimum wage at US$3.50 a day for domestic workers and US$5.50 for other skilled workers, is nothing but a job killer!By the way, I’d like to know how our senators arrived at those numbers (US$3.50 and $5.50). Did they use some sophisticated math equation? Or was it divine revelation, or the average price of Senator Ninny Karnga-Lawrence’s bad hair perm? Regardless of how they got those numbers ($3.50 and $5.50), the Decent Work Bill should be renamed the Harmful Work Bill because it harms our youths!The law of demand (economics) tells you that, the higher the price of something, the less people will take it, and the lower the price, the more people will take it. It applies to EVERYTHING, including the labor wages for low skilled workers (mostly young people)! There are no known exceptions to the law of demand!So why did our economically illiterate senators take upon themselves to pass a bill that would increase the wage of a maid from US$50 per month (current market rate) to US$70 per month??Because, according to the Bill, it would give economically vulnerable Liberians the ability to exercise “their rights at work”. Really…. can someone tell me “what are their rights at work”?? Where is Senator Ninny Karnga-Lawrence when you need her?Hey Senator, exactly what part of the Constitution gives the legislature the “right (s)” to force one Liberian (employer) to pay another Liberian (employee) more than what he or she worth? Please..there is no such “right (s)” in the Constitution!Look. If someone offers you a job, at U$50 a month, to provide maid services for him or her, and you think your maid service is WORTH more than that ($50 a month), you don’t have to take the damn job. I repeat: You. Don’t. Have. To. Take. The. Damn. Job. You’re free to go find someone who’s willing to pay you US$70 or more. I’m sure Senator Ninny Karnga Lawrence and her colleagues (13 senators) will be more than happy to you more than that!But what do you think will happen after this Decent Work Bill becomes law and forces ALL employers to pay their domestic workers US$70, instead of US$50? Do you think they will still have a job? Don’t bet your rent money on it…Why?Because most employers, like normal people, are responsive to changes in price. Higher labor costs will cause many of them to lay off their domestic workers!But hey, don’t worry. As the price of maid services jumps from US$50 to US$70!, and people start laying off their maids, Senator Ninny Kargar-Lawrence and her colleagues (13 senators) will take another 5 years to pass another legislation prohibiting people from laying off their nannies!!! It’d called the Nanny Must Work Bill..How cool is that?In the meantime, can Senator Ninny Karngar-Lawrence tell me what will happen to those ALL low skilled workers (domestic workers) who will lose their job because they’ve become too expensive for their employers??Oh, one more question, Senator: Which one is better, a job at US$50 per month or NO job at US$70 per month? Simple math here, Senator. Pick one. Oh wait, I forgot, math is not her area!!!It is not rocket science to conclude that when prices rise, people adjust their behavior by purchasing less. So when the cost (wages) of hiring low-skilled Liberians go up, jobs are lost! Don’t be surprised if you see more and more young hoodlums roaming the streets, after this Decent Work Bill become law!This decent Work Bill is not only economically disastrous, but it’s also disastrous for our democracy!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • GAWU moves to CCJ to halt estate closures

    first_img…as Appeal Court adjourns case until January 2018Following the High Court denial of its application to quash the decision to shut down the Rose Hall and East Demerara Estates and the subsequent adjournment of its appeal, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) has now moved to the Caribbean Court of Justice to have a hearing.GAWU President, Komal Chand, told a press conference that the Court of Appeal on Thursday adjourned the appeal hearing filed by GAWU and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) until January 15, 2018.The two unions were appealing the decision by acting Chief Justice Roxanne George Wilshire when she denied their application to halt the closure of the East Demerara and Rose Hall Sugar factories.Chand noted that lawyers representing the unions have approached the CCJ to have the matter heard, since it is one that is based on time.“We are reliably informed that the CCJ will immediately organise a panel of judges to hear the arguments of NAACIE and GAWU, through our lawyers, why this must be granted. We are now waiting what will be the position of the CCJ; whether they will direct the Court here to listen to this matter, since it is important and timely as you rightly pointed out. If the closure takes place and the matter is heard afterwards, then it might not be a fruitful exercise,” Chand said.Chand said the unions are hopeful that the CCJ gets down to business by the end of Friday (December 29), so that the issue could be addressed, since the estates are expected to be closed by December 31.The two Unions appealed Chief Justice (ag) Roxanne George-Wiltshire’s November 10, 2017 denial of their application to quash GuySuCo and Cabinet’s decision to close the East Demerara and Rose Hall Estates. They are contending that the closure decisions were improper, and there were insufficient consultations between the Government and GuySuCo, and the GAWU and NAACIE.He added that this case points out to the Court that consultations between the Unions, the Opposition and the Government regarding the future of the sugar industry cannot be deemed as acceptable. He noted that just about four hours in total were spent on the three occasions the parties met.“Our Unions pointed out that the Sugar CoI spent hundreds of man hours, and, at the end of that process, recommended that closure should not be pursued. We further pointed out that the closure decision clearly was not informed by the full consideration of all the factors which we have pointed out, especially that a socio-economic study was not pursued, though it was necessary,” General Secretary Seepaul Narine said.“Furthermore, we argued that the closure decision did not follow the clearly set out procedure contained in the Trade Union Recognition Act and the Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act. Our Unions are seeking that the Government and GuySuCo engage in a proper and full consultation, as we hold that such an exercise will result in a different decision being taken,” he added.GAWU said the unions believe their appeal has great merit and substance, and that the learned Chief Justice had erred in her determination to deny their application.In what is described as the largest retrenchment by a private or public corporation in recent history, GuySuCo is expected to send home an estimated 4,000 workers by the end of the year as part of plans to restructure the sugar industry.At the end of 2017, estates at Rose Hall, Skeldon, Wales and Enmore would cease operations, and only three would be kept in operation – at Albion in East Berbice, Blairmont in West Berbice, and Uitvlugt on the West Coast of Demerara.last_img read more

  • Record amount of teams take part in Crime Stoppers golf tournament

    first_imgSandy Levac is the Chairperson of the tournament. She says the tournament is the lone fundraiser for the group and it’s much needed after the region expanded that Crime Stoppers covers.“A huge thank you to our sponsors out there and all the people that came out here and are golfing with us. It’s the only fundraiser that Crime Stoppers does to keep the group going throughout the year,” she states. “I don’t know if everybody knows this but about six years ago we went regional so we cover now from the Alberta border through Tumbler Ridge, Chetwynd, and all the way to Fort Nelson so we need to raise funds.” Whatever is raised at the tournament will go towards the running of the club and to paying out the tips that come in. There wasn’t a fundraising goal established for the event but Levac is hoping to surpass last year’s total which was around $14,000.- Advertisement -Crime Stoppers is also looking for volunteers to help with the cause. Volunteers dedicate an hour a month and those interested can call 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more

  • Video from Wildcat Video fire in Dawson Creek

    first_imgSeveral video clips have been uploaded to Youtube from Wednesday’s fire.  Thanks to Gordon Currie for sending us two videos as well.  Below is a play list of all the videos we can find at this time.  Please be aware some videos contain strong language.For more on the story, click here.- Advertisement –last_img

  • Kenga earns Bandari point against Posta

    first_img0Shares0000Shabaan Kenga in action against Posta Rangers during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Mbaraki Complex in Mombasa on October 3, 2019. PHOTO/Bandari FC/TwitterNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 3 – Shabaan Kenga struck at the stroke of half time as Bandari came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Posta Rangers in a rescheduled Kenyan Premier League tie at the Mbaraki Sports Complex on Thursday evening.The mailmen had gone ahead through Francis Nambute, but Bandari, who just returned to the country two days ago from their CAF Confederation Cup heroics in Tunisia, fought to get a point at least in a rain-drenched pitch. Posta got into the lead in the 21st minute when Nambute reacted quickest after keeper Mike Wanyika had spilled a shot, handing Sammy Omollo’s charges a good cushion away from home.The Dockers had started well and even after conceding kept the surge and attacking play. In the 28th minute they came close when Darius Msagha’s freekick from the edge of the area was deflected and went inches wide with the keeper thrown the other way.Yema Mwamba in action against Posta Rangers during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Mbaraki Complex in Mombasa on October 3, 2019. PHOTO/Bandari FC/TwitterFour minutes later, it was Ugandan William Wadri’s chance to test the keeper off another set piece, but this time he had it well gathered in his arms.They were rewarded a minute into added time when Kenga nodded home unmarked inside the area after rising to meet a Abdallah Hassan cross.None of the two sides could get a winner in the second half, the slippery condition of the pitch making it difficult for anyone to have a real go at goal.0Shares0000(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

  • Exciting! Tottenham XI for next season, including Wanyama, Janssen and Gotze

    first_img 11 11 11 Central midfield: Victor Wanyama – New boy Wanyama will likely slot in alongside Eric Dier to start the campaign but could well be limited to cup competitions once Mousa Dembele returns from his ban. 11 Centre back: Jan Vertonghen – When fully fit, he will partner his compatriot at the back but Kevin Wimmer may get the chance to stake a claim for his spot at the start of the season. Left back: Danny Rose – Ben Davies will keep the pressure on the English full-back after his excellent Euro 2016 but Rose will keep his role for now. Right wing: Erik Lamela – He might be the Gareth Bale replacement many fans thought they were getting for £30m back in 2013, but he’s winning over supporters with his bustling displays from the flank. He will need to deliver more goals next season but nine assists was a good haul in the Premier League. Centre back: Toby Alderweireld – The Belgian was brilliant in his first full season at Spurs, and he will be key to any possible Premier League title challenge. Attacking midfield: Mario Gotze – It hasn’t worked out at Bayern Munich but if Pochettino can land the player and get him back to the form he showed between 2012 and 2014 then Spurs could have a really good signing on their hands. He will compete for a starting role with Dele Alli, who could do with more rest than he had last time out. 11 Central midfield: Eric Dier – Prove he’s developing excellently as a defensive midfielder at Euro 2016 with England, as well as his tackling, he showed he’s a very capable passer too. His free-kick against Russia may see him compete with Christian Eriksen, Harry Kane and Erik Lamela when there is a set-piece in shooting range. Right back: Kyle Walker – One of England’s only good performers in France, Walker will stay ahead of Kieran Trippier in the pecking order at White Hart Lane. Centre forward: Vincent Janssen – Set to sign in a £18.5 million deal from AZ Alkmaar, Janssen will compete with Harry Kane as a centre forward but will have to be patient and understand he is likely to only start in cup matches for the time being. 11 Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris – Click the right arrow above to see how Spurs could line up… – Proved himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the world at Euro 2016, he’ll remain Spurs’ No.1 – unless he gets sold. 11 TOTTENHAM DONE DEAL – CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL STORY AS SPURS SEAL SIGNINGTottenham Hotspur seem to be about to get the majority of their transfer business done as they plot another Premier League title bid.Spurs finished third as they crumbled at the last hurdle, but Mauricio Pochettino’s youthful side will be better for the experience.Now, the Argentine boss must add to his squad this summer, especially as he will want his men to compete in the Champions League as well as domestically.Victor Wanyama has already moved to White Hart Lane from Southampton, while other stars have been linked.So how will the team look, with all of their rumoured signings involved? Click the right arrow above… 11 11 Left wing: Christian Eriksen – The stylish Dane, is Tottenham’s roaming playmaker. Starting from wide positions but linking play in the middle. He’ll continue the role this season and is likely to keep covering the yards he did last campaign. 11 11last_img read more

  • DONEGAL ARTIST BOOKS HER PLACE IN WINNER’S ENCLOSURE!

    first_imgLegendary jockey Ruby Walsh with Donegal artists Marina Hamilton and one of her famous blue horse sculptures in the background.One of the richest men in horse racing will be hoping to get his hands on a piece of sculpture by a Donegal artist today. Richie Ricci’s champion horse Annie Power is the hot favourite in the big race at the Punchestown Festival.If she wins the €100,000 Mares Champion Hurdle, Richie will take home a big cheque and a horse sculpture by St Johnston artist Marina Hamilton. “It’s a great honour to have your work showcased at such a major event. It will be extra special if Annie Powers wins as she is an exceptional horse,” said Marina.The horse is trained by champion trainer Willie Mullins and will be ridden by top jockey Ruby Walsh who visited Marina’s stand at the festival this week.Ruby has already won five of Marina’s blue horse sculptures which were presented at the annual racing awards for ten years.“The sculpture for today’s race is of a horse lying down in a contemporary black and white glaze. The horse is quite elegant and stylised which reflects the fact that’s this is a mares race. The race is due off at 3.50pm and is live on RTE TV.Annie Power is the odds on favourite and if she wins it will be her 12th win in 13 races and it will bring her earnings to almost half a million euro. DONEGAL ARTIST BOOKS HER PLACE IN WINNER’S ENCLOSURE! was last modified: May 2nd, 2015 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:donegalMarina HamiltonPunchestownRuby WalshSt Johnstonlast_img read more