Father dies after blow to head from son

first_imgA 71-year-old pensioner is now dead after succumbing to injuries sustained at the hands of his son.The dead man is identified as Rickford Bourne of 732 B Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown. It was reported that on May 19 about 22:30h, Bourne’s son, identified as Kwame Bourne, 36, “lashed” his father to the head following an argument over the television remote and some money he wanted.The younger Bourne is reported to be a drug addict.Information reaching Guyana Times indicates that after the incident took place, the young man casually walked over to the neighbour’s premises where he was confronted by his sister. Kwame then related what had taken place between him and his father to his sister who subsequently rushed over to her father’s aid.Upon arrival at the home, the woman saw her father lying in a pool of blood with three wounds to his head.The injured man was then rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he died on May 24, as a result of the injuries suffered.The Police have since detained Kwame Bourne, who related to them what transpired between him and his father. He is expected to be charged for murder.last_img read more

GPSU struggled for Guyana’s Independence – President Granger

first_imgThe Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) has been hailed by President David Granger for being an integral part of the struggle for Guyana’s Independence.The President was delivering brief remarks before the unveiling of plaques at the organisation’s headquarters on Thursday, inPresident David Granger unveils the GPSU’s plaque for Guyana’s 50th Independence anniversary at the organisation’s head office on Thursdaycommemoration of the country’s 50th Independence anniversary, observed on May 26, 2016.The GPSU’s mission is to represent the interest of persons working in the public service. President Granger said there was absolutely no way Guyana could have freed itself from the clutches of colonialism without the unflinching work of the Union and public servants.“I think we can mark the 50th anniversary of our country by expressing collectively, our pride in the work that the GPSU has done over the past nine decades and the work of the public service itself. It has not been an easy route that the Union has traversed over the nine decades… The struggle for Independence itself was not without the massive contribution of public servants,” the Head of State told the small gathering.Speaking on the conditions that prevailed during colonialism, President Granger said very few people knew and understood the struggles endured during that time.“We were coming out of a colonial period and very few people know what that meant. People think there was some golden age, when everything worked, but it’s quite the contrary. Colonialism was an era of degradation, and ordinary Guyanese had to struggle to achieve Independence.”“The Chief of Staff was foreign, the Police Commissioner was foreign, the Chancellor of the Judiciary, the Bishop of the Anglican and Catholic Churches were foreign, and the Governor General of Guyana was foreign,” he recalled.According to the Head of State during that period, no Guyanese could have aspired to reaching any high-ranking position within the country.“In the 1960s, even to get someone to become the Postmaster General, the Union had to threaten to strike, because the assistant to the Postmaster General was about to be superseded by a foreigner and the Union, the GPSU, drew the line and said no”. That was the only way a Guyanese was able to become Postmaster,” he said.Guyanese were being kept down under the British Empire, the President said, and the GPSU, then called the British Guiana Civil Service Association (BGCSA), was part of the organisation that was part of the struggle for independence.He said when the country commemorated the 50th anniversary of Independence, it was not just a ceremonial occasion, but a landmark which showed that public servants were part of an organisation of making Guyana free.In his remarks, GPSU President Patrick Yarde said Government and the Union were partners in the social lives of those who work for the country.“There is much that we could reflect on at this time.” He said it was intended to underscore the relationship the Union had with Government, at a time the country was celebrating its Independence anniversary. Moreover, he said, it was important to note that the two institutions were significant players in the lives of the nation’s public servants: “the Government as the employer and the Union as the legitimate representative of workers in the public service”, Yarde explained.“We, the Union, serve public servants in different capacities. In this regard, you will know of the important nature of the discourse between Government and the Union regarding the welfare of public servants,” he said.Yarde added that the history of the Union would show that its role extended beyond workers’ representation, adding that the GPSU has publicly identified itself as a patriot and contributor to the building of the nation.Union members and other supporters gathered on Thursday for the event, exactly 50 years after former Prime Minister Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham carried out a similar exercise, when he too unveiled the plaque to celebrate a new independent Guyana. The Union this year celebrates 93 years of existence.last_img read more

Dialogue Among Peace Messengers: Partnership for Peace, Dignity for All

first_imgAs young Liberians prepare for the International Peace Day and the official launch of the Amman-Declaration on Youth, Peace and Security declaration, Messengers of Peace –Liberia Inc (MOP) would devote its column for the month of September 2015 to the perspectives of youths on Peace and Security Issues.By the way of introduction, Amelia Washington was born on 10th September 1998 to a Christian family; she attends Len Millar High School as a 12th grade out-going senior. She says peace means right, justice, and unity, lawful and free from violence.She joined MOP as Volunteer Peace Messenger to help young people stay away from violence, to educate young people on their rights and to unite youth especially so as to make the country we find ourselves in a suitable place. Amelia is an inspiring young lady. In her own words, Amelia writes:I have never served as volunteer in my community but getting into peace volunteerism is my first incursion to volunteerism. I believe that Messenger of Peace will help me learn about peace, to be a peaceful person to help me build up my career to be outspoken.In the next five (5) years, I see myself as an advocate for peace, a law abiding citizen and independent woman who stands for her word and a devoted child of God that mama Liberia can boost of.I dream of a peaceful Liberia where citizens will inform others about peace so as to transform our country positively.My message to young people is that they should stay away from violence and focus on education because it is the key to success. A biblical quote 2 Timothy 2:15, “ Let me win if I cannot let me be brave to make an attempt cause one day my opportunity will surely come” guides my day.The outcome of the global forum on youth peace and Security Council that was held in Amman Jordan to ensure an inclusive and integrated approach to peace and security motivates me. Young people should be engaged in shaping lasting peace in our communities as positive contributors to peace, justice and reconciliation. We need to work as partners to ensure the implementation of the action point which says that we as young people are essential in transforming conflict, countering violence and building peace yet, our effort remain largely invisible, unrecognized and even undermined due to lack of adequate participatory and inclusive mechanisms. Youth should also dissuade themselves from violence and focus on peace building, gender equality and also the empowerment of youth socially and economically. Amman Declaration on Youth, Peace and Security will serve as a blueprint in the work of MOP-Liberia as it presents a common vision and road map towards a strengthened policy framework to support other organizations in transforming conflict, preventing and countering violence, and building sustainable peace, and recognize the involvement of youths in peace building activities in and around Liberia. Until next week, when we come to you dialogues among peace messengers: “Partnership for Peace-Dignity for All-Part 3”, Peace First, Peace above all else, May Peace prevail on earth.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Nursing student charged for cyberbullying

first_imgA 19-year-old nursing student on Friday appeared before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for the misuse of a telecommunication system after she allegedly bullied a friend by means of a fake account on social media.It is alleged that Nanshalee Bowen between November 14, 2018, and December 14, 2018, in Georgetown, created a fake Facebook profile and sent threatening messages to Omeika Frank.In court on Friday, the teen of Middle Walk, Buxton, East Coast Demerara (ECD) denied the charge.According to the police report, both the defendant and the victim are friends and students at the Guyana School of Nursing.It was further noted that in November of 2018, Frank received a threatening message from a Facebook account named “Perfectly Bhad”.A fearful Frank made a report to the Criminal Investigations Department where an analysis was done after which detectives discovered the said fake account in Bowen’s phone.Nevertheless, Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh made no objections to bail but asked that conditions are applied.The teen was released on $20,000 bail. The case will continue on February 27, 2019.last_img read more

Senior Flyers suffer game one loss in home-and-home series with Rangers

first_imgSpirit River led on the scoreboard 2-1 following the first, and added to that lead in the second, scoring two unanswered for a 4-1 score entering the final frame.It was a high intensity game in Spirit River, as both teams wracked up over 36 minutes of penalties, with Fort. St. John going 3-for-8 with the man-advantage, while on the other end of the ice, the Rangers managed to go 3-for-9.Todd Alexander scored one power-play marker, as well as an even strength goal, while Clayton Bahm scored once and chipped in with two assists, Luke Middleton scored a goal on the power play, while adding an assist, and both Girard Dicaire and Jeff Shipton each found the back of the net once.- Advertisement -It was a busy night in net for Senior Flyers goaltender Jared Andersen, who got a serious workout, facing 40 shots Saturday night.Despite the loss, the Senior Flyers have still won the previous 8-of-11 meetings between the two clubs.The Senior Flyers will have to use this loss as motivation, as the two teams will meet again December 1 in Fort St. John, for game two of the home-and-home series between the Senior Flyers and the Rangers.  Advertisementlast_img read more

Pat Pimm named B.C. Minister of Agriculture

first_img“My new team has the experience and the fresh perspectives that government needs, representing all regions of the province and united by a common commitment to work on behalf of every British Columbian,” she said. “Together, we have the opportunity and obligation to grow the economy, control spending, and put B.C. firmly on track to a debt-free future.” As Minister of Agriculture, Pimm will work to make sure British Columbians buy local agri-food products from the province, and work to ensure B.C. takes advantage of market opportunities in Asia. He will also be tasked with creating new opportunities to market B.C. wine in other provinces across Canada. Pimm has previously served as Parliamentary Secretary for the Northeast and has served as chair of the Northern Caucus and two Select Standing Committees, including Aboriginal Affairs and Finance and Government Services, as well as served as a member of Treasury Board. – Advertisement -He will be formally sworn in on Monday, June 10, at Government House by Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon.last_img read more

DRUMKEEN MARCHING BAND TO RISE FROM THE ASHES!

first_imgThe big drum is set to bang once more in Drumkeen!The county has a strong tradition of music and marching and none more so than the St. Patrick’s Accordion Band (Drumkeen Marching Band).This small village produced one of the finest marching bands in the country. They were DMBA League Champions, All Ireland Slogagh Champions and World Manx Champions to name but a few.Not bad for a village the size of Drumkeen? Like many of the bands than marched before them, a slow decline in numbers meant they disbanded in the early 90’s. These ladies enjoyed their tea at the fundraising tea dance.More often than not, old friends who marched along side each other, each and every Sunday of the Summer months have more recently met on more somber occasions.The passing of band stalwarts & most devoted supporters reminded these dear friends of their shared days. These bands were the backbone of a community. Each Summer Sunday was spent at a competition. The children learned music and marching, with a health dose of competitive spirit too. Friends and skills were forged for life.A few moths ago, a small group of enthusiastic people met to see if a reunion of the St. Patrick’s Marching Band, Drumkeen could be arranged.Plenty to smile about for the fundraising tea for the Drumkeen Marching Band.A strong team of people have been busy fundraising for the bands reunion. The first big fundraiser was on Sat 27th September. It was extremely well attended. The Guest tea had all the appeal of a vintage afternoon tea with friends. There was a few games of bingo too for extra fun. The highlight of the day was the a special performance by local legend Raymond Sweeney creative director & lead dancer of Titanic Dance along with Realta Dance. It was an fantastic spectacle. The total raised at the fundraiser was €1162.00. Community Spirit is alive & kicking in Drumkeen.The next meeting is Saturday 8th November in the Drumkeen Parish Hall. The organising committee plan to have the reunion event next year on Saturday 6th June. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for more details. DRUMKEEN MARCHING BAND TO RISE FROM THE ASHES! was last modified: October 9th, 2014 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:donegalDrumkeen Marching Bandlast_img read more

Tottenham and Everton rivals in race to sign international midfielder

first_img Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland IN DEMAND targets RANKED moving on Yves Bissouma could be on the move Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 2 Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REVEALED He has gone on to represent the Ligue 1 side 47 times in total, and has made 13 appearances for Mali, scoring three goals.And now, according to France Football, Bissouma is a target for both Tottenham and Everton, as well as other unnamed clubs. Latest transfer news 2 Bissouma, 21, may be one the players allowed to leave with Lille likely to use Tottenham and Everton’s interest against one another to start a bidding war. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LATEST The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LIVING THE DREAM Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing three-way race Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are both interested in signing Lille star Yves Bissouma, according to reports.Bissouma, the midfielder, joined Lille in summer 2016, spending time in their reserve team before making his senior debut later that year in a Europa League draw with Qabala. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Lille faced financial uncertainty last season, and reports suggest they may be forced to sell this summer to keep themselves in the black. Bissouma has scored four goals in 55 appearances for Lille TOP WORK last_img read more

Former Liverpool ace responds when asked if he’s signing for Chelsea

first_img 2 2 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets Reina spent eight seasons as Liverpool’s No.1 RANKED “I just arrived, I want to enjoy these days with the boys, insert myself as soon as possible, give my best, my contribution, and continue to grow.“He [Sarri] is a coach who gave me so much, I feel very close and I wish him the best.” Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? TOP WORK Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Pepe Reina has downplayed suggestions he could sign for Chelsea this summer, despite reports claiming Maurizio Sarri wants the Spanish goalkeeper.Reina, the former Liverpool star, was Sarri’s No1 in each of the coach’s three seasons as Napoli manager. The 35-year-old departed the San Paolo at the end of last season following the expiration of his contract, and he penned a three-year deal with Napoli’s Serie A rivals Milan. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REVEALED targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January However, recent reports have claimed that Sarri wants to reunite with his former player, with the Daily Star running that story last week.With doubts over the future of Thibaut Courtois – who has been linked with a move to Real Madrid – replacement keepers are being considered, and Sarri is said to have asked the Chelsea board to move for Reina. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Latest transfer news moving on The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LATEST Reina played under Sarri in each of the Italian’s three seasons as Napoli manager three-way race Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing However, the Anfield favourite has downplayed any chance of him leaving Milan less than a month after officially joining the Rossoneri.Speaking to Calciomercato ahead of Milan’s departure to the US for a pre-season tour, Reina said: “Me at Chelsea? It’s just a hypothesis. IN DEMAND LIVING THE DREAM Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer last_img read more

TD PRINGLE’S DELIGHT AT EUROPEAN COURT DATE

first_imgThomas Pringle TD has welcomed the Court of Justice of the EU’s (CJEU) announcement of October 23rd as the date for an oral hearing regarding the questions referred to it from his recent case in the Supreme Court.Speaking on the matter today, the Independent TD for Donegal South West stated: “I welcome the decision of the CJEU to use the accelerated procedure available to it to allow for an oral hearing in October. This shows that the Court recognises the urgency of this matter and its upmost importance to all EU states involved, including Ireland.”In his action Mr Pringle has questioned the compatibility of the ESM Treaty with existing EU Treaty provisions. He has also questioned the lawfulness of a related amendment to the EU Treaties. The Supreme Court, having heard Mr Pringle’s case in July, referred the following questions to the CJEU: 1. Is the ESM Treaty compatible with the EU Treaties?

2. Is the related decision by heads of government to amend the EU Treaties legally valid?

3. Can the ESM come into operation before the EU Treaty amendment comes into force (1st January 2013 at earliest)? “The questions that have been referred to the CJEU are key to establishing the legality of the ESM which commits Ireland to potential payments of up to €11 billion to a fund being set up to protect the financial system,” added Pringle.“We have seen how there is a new legal challenge being taken in Germany on the ESM. This is another example of the continuing and growing scepticism of this fund across Europe and Ireland, and I look forward to the outcome of the oral hearing in Luxembourg.”“It’s high time that we brought democracy and transparency to Europe – the fight’s not over yet,” stated Pringle.  TD PRINGLE’S DELIGHT AT EUROPEAN COURT DATE was last modified: August 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:TD PRINGLE’S DELIGHT AT EUROPEAN COURT DATElast_img read more