Vivian Ross, also called ‘Jerry’, a 40-year-old shoemaker of Lot 58 Bulletwood Street, Rose Hall Town, Corentyne, Berbice, was on Friday arraigned before Corentyne Magistrate Renita Singh on a murder charge alleging that, on July 13, he murdered painter Wayne Sundar Singh.Represented by Attorney-at-Law Mursaline Bacchus, Ross was not required toplead to the indictable charge.Dead: Wayne Sundar SinghThe 43-year-old Singh had reportedly been seen at a house at Bulletwood Street in Rose Hall Town on July 13, imbibing with several persons while gambling. An argument had reportedly ensued, and Singh had been beaten and had sustained injuries to his head. Hours after the incident, a friend had told Singh’s mother that Singh had been injured and left unconscious.Family members had rushed him to the Port Mourant Hospital, from where he was subsequently transferred to the New Amsterdam Hospital. However, because of the extent of his injuries, he was being rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital when he succumbed en route to that facility. The accused, Ross, was subsequently arrested and charged.The case is being prosecuted by Inspector Aslthia Soloman. Ross has beenAccused: Vivian Ross, also called ‘Jerry’remanded until July 31, when statements in the matter are expected to be available.
Health concerns being raised by a number of persons in light of the large influx of migrants in the country are warranted but presently there are no indications that there is a threat to the public health sector.This is according to the Public Health Ministry’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Terrence Esseboom, who told Guyana Times on Saturday that although there is nothing to panic about in relation to the large numbers of Haitians and other migrants here, the Ministry will continue to take preventative measures to ensure that citizens in Guyana are protected from any potential health threats.“As far as I know, there has been no outbreak of anything among Haitians but I understand people’s concerns. I could understand that,” Esseboom said during an interview with this publication.He explained that in the case of Venezuelan immigrants flocking Guyana over the past year, certain precautionary methods had to be implemented, since the majority of those Venezuelans were entering Guyana without clinic cards or necessary health documents.“So from the abundance of caution they were given vaccinations. Simply because if they came with their clinic cards there would have been nothing. So to safeguard them and the communities in which they live, there was vaccinations given to most of them,” Esseboom stated.According to the PRO, just recently, the Health Ministry put the country on high alert about the Ebola disease, following the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) which claimed the lives of almost 2000 persons inclusive of health workers.“Because people can contract it, because of the speed of travel, so what we did was just caution that we should be on the alert. So, it is not that we are preventing people from coming, or that we are fearful that there is going to be an imminent outbreak of anything, nothing of the sort. But you cannot just take things for granted.” Over the past week, reports revealed that thousands of Haitians have entered the country through the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), where provisions were made for them to acquire accommodation at hotels and other boarding houses predominantly within Georgetown.In March of this year, the coalition Government ordered an automatic six month stay for Haitians entering Guyana.Under the Immigration Act, Chapter 14:02, amendments were made to “allow Haitian nationals to be entitled to an automatic stay of six months”. The amendment was made by Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams.This change in the immigration policy came on the heels of the unaccountability of thousands of Haitians in Guyana. Over 8600 Haitians entered Guyana from January to June 2019 but only a small number has departed.This is not the first time issues of public health has been raised over the influx of migrants. Earlier this year, Indigenous leaders from Amerindian communities called for stricter security in border communities as the influx of migrants has resulted in an increase in health and security issues in their villages.Some of the alarming issues have been identified as the prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and increase in criminal activities and were raised on March 4, 2019 during the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) 10th Annual General Assembly.These concerns were voiced by APA’s unit representatives particularly for Arau and Kaikan Villages, in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), who pleaded for the situation to be taken under control immediately by the Government.Likewise, in Region One (Barima-Waini), Regional Chairman, Brentnol Ashley had continuously voiced concerns about the strain that the migrants placed on the health system in that region.Additionally, Mabaruma Mayor Henry Smith had also warned of a health crisis in Region One given the large number of Venezuelans that had migrated to the area.The unaccounted figures for thousands of immigrants entering Guyana and failing to leave have led the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) to call out Government on a smuggling racket, which it has failed to address.The PPP said that it believes that there is a massive people-smuggling racket and inaction cannot be the order of the day. “This is an issue that was raised a year ago and the APNU/AFC coalition has refused to address it,” the party said in a statement.According to the party, the more recent exposés – detailing the arrival of over 8600 Haitians in the last seven months – have focused on one group of foreign nationals, but the issue at hand involves other nationals, including Cubans. This may just be the tip of the iceberg.Concerns were also raised about reports that foreign nationals are being issued with Guyanese documents, allowing them to be registered as eligible Guyanese voters in the ongoing House-to-House Registration.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Western Canada Wilderness Committee has put an entirely different spin than has the provincial government on the draft report released last week by the Canadian Assessment Agency on the Pacific Northwest LNG project.Recall Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman indicated the government was not phased by the CEAA questions regarding the impact of greenhouse gas emissions.However, Wilderness Committee Climate Campaigner Peter McCartney argues it certainly should be phased, because the project would be one of the largest point sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the country.- Advertisement -Thus because of the risks it poses, the committee is calling on the federal government to reject the project, and McCartney is disappointed with the CEAA finding, that the export terminal will ‘not’ lead, to adverse Skeena salmon fishery impacts, at its proposed Prince Rupert area location.McCartney has also issued a warning about the idea recently pushed forward by Energy Minister Bill Bennett to build a billion dollar power line to send BC electricity to Alberta.The provincial Energy Minister says the federal government is keen to help build a new one billion dollar power line between BC and Alberta.Advertisement Bill Bennett says he raised the issue last week with his federal counterpart and he claims, “Ottawa is very interested from the perspective of Alberta getting off fossil fuels as much as possible.”Alberta’s NDP government is phasing out the use of its eighteen coal-fired power plants by 2030 as part of a climate change plan to replace two-thirds of the power with renewable electricity — primarily wind power — and the rest with natural gas.There’s already one electrical line connecting the two provinces, but reports suggest its capacity is limited, and by building another one, B.C. is reportedly hoping to capitalize on the Alberta power transition.Alberta’s Energy Minister says, “B.C. certainly offers renewable production potential, but this is something we in Alberta would need to study,” and he adds, “It is quite a ways down the road.”Advertisement McCartney put an entirely different spin on the proposal, and focused primarily on B.C. government motivation.That echoes the views of former NDP leader Adrian Dix, who argues BC Hydro’s domestic demand is dropping and its’ estimates for power consumption over the next 20 years — used to justify the Site C construction — are far off the mark.However, Bennett says Hydro is properly forecasting a 20 year demand which anticipates the need for Site C, and he adds, “In this case we can see an opportunity for both jurisdictions to benefit from the sale of our electrical to them.”
Sunderland have entered into discussions with a number of parties over a potential takeover of the club.Current owner Ellis Short has been looking to sell the club for some time and, following the side’s relegation from the Premier League, it appears as if the American will finally cut his ties.However, in a club statement, Sunderland admit that the takeover talks are likely to delay the process of finding a new manager.Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes had initially been approached by the club but rejected the offer in favour of staying in Scotland on Thursday.Since the end of the season, our focus has been to appoint a new manager,” said a Sunderland statement.“Recently, however, discussions have been entered into with parties who have expressed an interest in acquiring ownership of the club.“With this backdrop, we have been unable to give the assurances any potential candidate would need regarding the plans a new owner could have for the manager’s position.“The recruitment process, whilst still very much active, cannot therefore be concluded imminently.“In talking to parties who have shown interest in acquiring the club, owner Ellis Short is determined to make sure that the best interests of Sunderland AFC are at the heart of any decision regarding its future.“We are of course acutely aware of the need to act swiftly to appoint a manager and to ensure that this is the case, have placed a time limit on discussions regarding a potential sale. “If discussions are not concluded within our defined timeframe, we will terminate the process and move swiftly and positively forward with plans for the new season.“Detailed pre-season preparations are already in place and our aim is to do everything we can to ensure Sunderland’s return to the top flight.” Sunderland have entered into takeover talks 1
THE Football Association of Ireland has paid a touching tribute to the late Conor Boyle, the young Rosses man who died two months ago.The brave 18 year old from west Donegal passed away in September, two weeks after a road traffic accident in England.Conor was a fine young sportsman and played soccer, gaelic football and was a good boxer. On Friday night FAI boss John Delaney invited Conor’s parents Sheila and Hugh and brothers Liam, James, Darragh, Shane and Owen to the Aviva Stadium in Dublin to watch Ireland take on Latvia.A tribute to Conor was included in the match programme.Conor played soccer with Keadue Rovers.“Conor was a very caring and popular character away from the playing fields, full of fun and very popular with everyone,” said the tribute. A number of other relatives bereaved in tragic circumstances were also at the match. FAI BOSSES IN TOUCHING TRIBUTE TO CONOR BOYLE was last modified: November 18th, 2013 by John2Share 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:Conor BoyleFAI TRIBUTE
Loris Karius enjoyed his weekend as a string of saves from the goalkeeper helped Besiktas to a 2-1 win against Yeni Malatyaspor.The 25-year-old made a number of saves to keep the club’s opponents at bay, with Pepe and former Liverpool forward Ryan Babel scoring the goals. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won BEST OF smart causal REVEALED possible standings Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade impact Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions First league game at home ✅First win at home ✅Now focus on Thursday 🔜 #LK1 #BJK pic.twitter.com/nAjEqrhgrs— Loris Karius (@LorisKarius) September 15, 2018Karius is at the start of a two-year loan from Liverpool and was greeted at the airport by thousands of screaming fans upon his arrival. After a dodgy start with the Turkish club, he will hope this is the beginning of something good. MONEY ADVICE Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED RANKED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Most popular football news silverware Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Fly like an Eagle 🦅 @LorisKarius pic.twitter.com/F1KoLIa6no— Beşiktaş Transfer Dedikoduları (@dedikodubjk) September 16, 2018His final competitive game for the Reds is not a happy memory as he allowed a long range effort from Gareth Bale to slip from his grasp and into the net during the loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League final.Speaking about the goal, Bale said it was actually a difficult shot to save and added he consoled his opponent afterwards.“I always try to put a bit of wobble on the ball,” he said. “It’s the same with free-kicks. You try to make it more difficult because if it doesn’t go in the corner I always give them a problem if it’s right down their throat.”
BREAKING NEWS: A person has been arrested in connection with the investigation into the murder of Donegal man Seamus Doherty.The late Seamus Doherty.The father of four was found dead at his home at Drumacanoo, Churchill on morning of 17th June 2012.The 67-year-old’s body was discovered in the bathroom of his house. It was initially believed his death was not suspicious but a postmortem revealed the OAP had suffered a severe beating before he died.Gardai have carried out a number of appeals in relation to his death.Crimestoppers also issued an appeal for information on Mr Doherty’s death on the first anniversary of his murder in June 2013.The arrest was made last night in Co Donegal but Gardai are remaining tight-lipped about the ongoing development. The person arrested is currently being questioned at Letterkenny Garda station.Mr Doherty was known to Gardai and had appeared in court for a number of minor public order offenses. PERSON ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH CHURCHILL MAN’S MURDER was last modified: February 4th, 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:arrestChurchilldonegalGardaimurderSeamus Doherty
WEEKEND PREVIEW: Letterkenny’s First Ever Outdoor Dance Event will take place this Bank Holiday weekend.The exciting event takes place this Sunday May 31st and it promises to be an incredible event. Flying in from WE ARE FSTVL London, International Superstar DJ Sonny Fodera headlines the event with joined by guests Reuben Keeney, iRadio’s Justiy plus many more!Buy your Ticket Online here (€15 + bf) http://angrianan.ticketsolve.com/shows/873533466/events?show_id=873533466Tickets available In-Store at all Four Lanterns Restaurants (Letterkenny/Donegal Town/Buncrana) and Chocolate Clothing Derry priced €15 + bf.This is a Limited Capacity Event and going by demand, this event will sell out! Don’t Miss out and Buy your Ticket fast!Live Coverage will be broadcast live from The Orchard and will be hosted by Timmy and Tommy from 6pm.Gates Open: 4.00pmLocation: Orchard Carpark, High Rd, LetterkennyIn association with Pulse Nightclub, Orchard Letterkenny, Heineken.See more information athttps://www.facebook.com/outhouseletterkennyLETTERKENNY READY FOR ITS FIRST EVER OUTDOOR DANCE EVENT THIS BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND was last modified: May 25th, 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnews
Children with special needs in Donegal will benefit from 44 extra Special Needs Assistants in our local schools for the coming academic year.There will be 35 extra SNAs in Donegal primary schools, seven in Post-Primary positions and two in Special Needs schools sector. It brings the number of SNAs in Donegal schools to 698.This follows the Taoiseach’s announcement this morning that 975 new SNAs will be appointed across the country during the period of September to December 2017, bringing the total number of SNAs to almost 14,000 – the highest ever number of SNAs. Fine Gael TD and Government Chief Whip Joe McHugh has welcomed the news this afternoon.Minister McHugh said: “This increase reflects the growing participation of children with special educational needs in our local schools in Donegal and will support their full participation and progression within the educational system.“I have been in constant communication with my Fine Gael colleague, Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton, highlighting the need for extra supports for children with special needs here in Donegal.“The extra posts will ensure that every child that needs access to SNA support in Donegal can receive this support. “The aim of this Government is to continue to use our economic success to ensure that children with special educational needs can be supported to fully participate in schools and fulfil their potential.“In the worst years of the crash, when the public purse declined massively, investment in special education was not only protected and prioritised, but it was significantly increased.“The increase in total investment in this area has been more than 30% since 2011. There are now 698 SNA posts in Donegal.“It is essential that we continue to provide for children with special educational needs in our local schools so they can reach their full potential.“Fine Gael measures success in this area by looking at the number of children with Special Educational Needs that are fully participating and progressing through the school system. “More children with SEN are participating than ever before and we are investing more than ever before to support this. In 2017 my Fine Gael colleague, Minister Bruton’s Department will invest €1.68 billion in special education, almost one fifth of the entire education budget.”Education Minister Richard Bruton said: “I am very pleased that 975 additional Special Needs Assistants will be available to allocate to schools by the end of this year. It brings the total number of SNAs to nearly 14,000 – the highest ever number of SNAs.“In parallel, the NCSE are conducting comprehensive work to examine whether the current SNA scheme represents the best possible means of supporting the additional needs of children with special needs.“I look forward to receiving the full reports of this process when that work is complete. Special needs assistants have continued to play a key role in helping children to participate and progress.” 44 extra SNAs to be appointed in Donegal for the coming academic year was last modified: July 5th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:donegalSNAvaradkar