“Fine Man” wanted for armed robbery

first_imgRanks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) are on the hunt for an Albouystown, Georgetown man who is wantedMark Prince called “Fine Man”for questioning in relation to a robbery under arms.The wanted man has been identified as Mark Prince called “Fine Man”, 36, of Lot 169 James and Curtis Streets, Albouystown.The Police are asking anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of Mark Prince to contact them on telephone numbers 227-2128, 225-6411, 225-2227, 225-8196, 227-1149, 226-7065, 911 or at the nearest Police Station. All information will be treated with the strictest confidence.Prince is a known character to Police and has faced similar charges in the past. In fact, back in January, he was slapped with an armed robbery charge, which stated that on November 23, 2015, at Bel Air Park, Georgetown while in the company of others and armed with a gun, he robbed Nicola Coats of a cellular phone valued $50,000.And, in June last year, he was charged for possession of 1269 grams of marijuana and six live rounds of unlicensed .32 ammunition.last_img read more

New contractors in Region 5 to be given equal opportunities – REO

first_imgContractors who are now coming on board are the ones likely to be providing services for the AdministrationContractors in Region Five at the meeting on Fridayin the next 10 years. That is according to newly appointed Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), Ovid Morrison.He made the comments on Friday as he met with contractors in the Region to brief them on what was expected of them.Morrison noted that the small contractors must be given a chance to grow. “They may not have the equipment to build a road, but they can repair a bridge or a building and if they save their money, they will be able to purchase equipment needed for larger contracts. Start-up contractors are an integral part of the system because they are the future and so, you are just as important as any of the other contractor,” Morrison said, while addressing the contractors at the Regional Boardroom at Fort Wellington on Friday.However, he noted that any contractor with “corrupt behaviour” would be blacklisted. The REO said that since he arrived in the Region he has received allegations of discrimination. “I want to assure that this team here is going to be as transparent as possible with dealing with contractors. The Administration will adopt a no-nonsense approach on proven allegations of bribes being given for the awarding of contracts. Small contractors will get contracts when work is to be carried out in the Region. You may not have heavy-duty tools, but we will not leave you out. We will make sure that we give you employment in keeping with your capabilities,” he assured.At the meeting, Morrison also assured that “start-up contractors” were free to visit the Regional Democratic Council at any time for assistance on how to start getting contracts from the Region. The REO is urging all contractors to provide a quality service to the Region, in their respective work areas.last_img read more

LFA League in Full Swing

first_imgLISCR FC took a step toward the title fight on Sunday evening when she narrowly whipped Aries FC 1-0 in their debut game in the ongoing 2014/2015 1st division league of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) at Antoinette Tubman Stadium.Skipper and lanky striker Mohammed Varney capitalized on their rational rebound from Aries’ goaltender Walloh Weah, a junior brother to Africa’s legend George M. Weah. Sunday’s defeat tallied their second loss to the Ship Boys in two weeks.LISCR’s hit man was quick to put his legs on the ball in the 58th minute, which probably left goalkeeper Weah’s hands intentionally to bluff on the re-grabbing.Aries’ quartet Kpini Togbah, Dominic Barlee, Boakia Paasewe and Meekie Freeman would not pick up the go close to the woodwork, but substitute Thomas Kpehe, dubbed Red came close in the 72nd minute with a wide shot in the 18 yard box.Though his side could not at least put up a draw against LISCR FC, Coach D. Arab Fofana of Aries said the officiating of Chief Referee Lamine Kamara, especially on the goal was an embarrassment.But Cooper Sarnor, the manager of LISCR FC laughed-off Coach Fofana’s assertion arguing that the “elementary mistake from the goalie led to their win.”On Sunday’s opener, newly promoted outfit Keitrace FC convincingly whipped NPA Anchors 4-1.At the Nancy B. Doe Sports Pitch in Kakata, FC Fassell and LPRC Oilers settled to a 1-1 tie.On Saturday, Jubilee FC thrashed IE 4-1 and BYC 1 and Monrovia Club Breweries drew 2-2 at the ATS.Nimba United and Watanga drew 1-1 on the Nimba United Sports Pitch on the Roberts International Airport (RIA) highway.In the 2nd division league, Conquerors and Sesay FC drew 1-1 on Monday at the ATS.On Thursday, June 4, BYC II and Mighty Blue Angels tied 0-0; ELWA United beat Small Town FC 2-0 and Mighty Barrolle and Gardnersville FC drew 1-1.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Govt opens secret account to receive Exxon’s US$20M bonus

first_imgDespite vehement denials….evidence shows bank account was set up in 2016 to facilitate depositBy Samuel SukhnandanAlthough Finance Minister Winston Jordan had claimed that there was no advance payment made to the Government by United States oil giant ExxonMobil, a confidential document seen by the Guyana Times now proves that the Administration was fully aware of receiving the signing bonus granted by the same company, while a request was also made to open an account at the Central BankOpposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeoto facilitate a deposit.A missive dated September 20, 2016 and addressed to the Governor of the Bank of Guyana has this subject: “Signing bonus granted by ExxonMobil – Request to open bank account”. It shows that Finance Secretary at the Finance Ministry, Hector Butts, has requested that a foreign currency account be opened at theThe missive that was sent requesting the opening of a bank account to facilitate the deposit of Exxon’s US$20M bonus for the Government of GuyanaBank in order to receive a deposit in the form of a ‘signing bonus’ to be given by ExxonMobil.The letter stated, “This account should not be treated as part of the Bank’s reserves. Instead, the proceeds should be held in the currency of the deposit, that is United States dollars, and invested in secured interest-bearing securities.”The missive also listed the signatories to the account: Hector Butts, Finance Secretary at the Finance Ministry; Louise Bouyea, Deputy Finance Secretary atFinance Minister, Winston Jordanthe Finance Ministry; Jawahar Persaud, Accountant General (Acting) at the Finance Ministry; and Jennifer Chapman, Deputy Accountant General at the Finance Ministry. The letter was also copied to Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman.At a press conference held two weeks ago, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo demanded that Government come clean on this signing bonus, stating that he could ‘reasonably confirm’ that it was true, especially since members of Government have neither confirmed nor denied the allegation when confronted.“They received this money, it seems, almost a year ago. If this turns out to be true, then I believe that the entire Government should resign; because if you cannot be transparent about receipts from a company or from any company in Guyana, particularly a company in the extractive sector…,” he said.Jagdeo told the press that coming clean on receipt of this signing bonus is perhaps the most appropriate thing to do, especially since Guyana was now seeking membership of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) — an organisation that promotes open and accountable management of oil, gas and mineral resources.He also queried the whereabouts of the money. “If this turns out to be true, and the Government received the money and (Finance Minister) Winston Jordan did not know about this, then where did the money go? And if he does know about it and he lied to the country, saying he did not know about it, then that is just as bad.”The Opposition Leader has said he is still planning on asking ExxonMobil about the bonus when he meets with its representatives. He noted that the matter is of grave concern if it turns out that Government did in fact receive money from ExxonMobil and did not tell the nation.Jagdeo had promised to place this issue on the front burner until the truth was revealed. He said the issue has languished in the media because no one felt that any Government would make such a move.Not long after Jagdeo had made these statements, Minister Jordan had responded to say that such a claim is “a figment of the imagination”, and that there is “no agreement for any bonus”. He told sections of the press that the Government did not request such a bonus.The coalition Government has been tight-lipped on its dealings with ExxonMobil amidst calls for more transparency regarding the oil and gas sector.Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman has also been tight-lipped in regard to receipt of this alleged bonus.Repeatedly avowing release of the oil contract between Guyana and ExxonMobil could have national security ramifications, and the Government has been “advised” against such a course of action. Trotman has said the decision to release the contract is not his to make, but Cabinet’s.The allegation about Government receiving this bonus was first made by Chartered Accountant and Attorney Christopher Ram. Ram had said that this payment may be one of the reasons why Government was not disclosing the new contract between itself and the US oil giant.Minister of State Joseph Harmon had only last week announced that the contract would be made available for public scrutiny by the end of December. Giving reasons why the Government has now decided to release the contract, Minister Harmon said the administration took into consideration the need expressed by citizens for greater inclusiveness, and the need for information-sharing in the interest of transparency.last_img read more

Local mall invaded by two thieves

first_imgOfficers with the Fort St. John RCMP are looking for the public’s assistance in locating whoever broke into a local business Monday morning.- Advertisement -An investigation has found that the two thieves got into the Totem Mall by breaking a window on the east side of the building. The culprits then broke another window at an undisclosed clothing store inside the mall.Police say the suspects took an undetermined amount of money ‘or’ clothing.The Police Dog Services unit was called to the scene, and discovered that the suspects fled the scene through a rear exit door. Witnesses also report seeing a blue car speeding through the parking lot around the time of the burglary, though it has not been located by police.Officers are now turning to the public for help in locating the thieves. Anyone with information on this crime is urged to contact the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8140, or to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.Advertisement By Energeticcity.ca stafflast_img read more

Brazil 0-3 Netherlands: Hosts bow out with a whimper in Brasilia

first_img1 Any Brazil fan expecting a response to the 7-1 semi-final humiliation by Germany was left bitterly disappointed as the Netherlands comfortably secured third place at the World Cup.True, the Dutch did not rack up the goals but after just 16 minutes such a scoreline looked possible in Brasilia as the Orange raced into a 2-0 lead.Selecao supporters belted out the national anthem with a pride despite a difficult week but that was the only moral victory they secured on another difficult night.The third place play-off is a match no team ever wants to be a part of and despite Louis van Gaal lambasting it as being pointless, it was his side who took the early initiative.With just two minutes gone Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben combined as the latter raced past Thiago Silva, only to be hauled down for a penalty when clear through on goal.Contact appeared outside the box and referee Djamel Haimoudi then made a further hash of the incident by only giving the Brazil captain a yellow card, before Van Persie tucked away the spot-kick.Passionate Brazilian support instantly fell flat and switched to boos as the Selecao players fumbled their way around looking for some form of reprieve.But the Netherlands were not willing to provide it and Daley Blind soon doubled their tally, thanks to some further horrow show defending from David Luiz.The £50million Paris Saint-Germain signing was embarrassing in the semi-final and his reputation took another blow when he poorly headed straight to the Dutchman to fire past Julio Cesar.It was practically game over already with every Brazil player looking like they wanted the ground to swallow them up, while every Selecao fan took the opportunity to vent their spleen at the team and boss Luiz Felipe Scolari when he appeared on the big screen.Oscar was the one bright spark for the hosts with the Chelsea midfielder testing the gloves of Jasper Cillessen and being unfortunate to be denied a penalty.Referee Haimoudi again fluffed his lines bizarrely booking the 22-year-old when he was clearly taken down by Blind in the box.But Brazil deserved nothing from the game and, in truth, they never looked capable of conjuring up a real chance without talisman Neymar, who sat injured on the bench looking emby what he saw.The remainder of the match was played at a snail’s pace with Netherlands keeping the Selecao comfortably at arm’s length until the final moments when Georginio Wijnaldum stroked in Blind’s cross.It was thoroughly deserved for Van Gaal’s side as the Dutch finished third at the World Cup and Brazil bowed out to the sound of boos from their devastated fans. The Netherlands’ Daley Blind celebrates his goal against Brazil last_img read more


first_imgIn what has become an annual event, a group of motorbike enthusiasts will take to the roads on Thursday, 25th April to raise funds for life-saving equipment for Neo-Natal Intensive Care Units and Special Care Baby Units in hospitals from Letterkenny to Limerick.The four-day ‘Ride Out For Prems Motor Bike Road Trip Challenge’ will take place between 25th and 28th April to help raise funding for vital equipment such as incubators, heart monitors, ventilators and apnoea monitors. The equipment will help babies who have been born premature and may have developed complications or need extra support in the early stages of their lives.Over the four day road trip in the West, the motorbike fund-raisers will visit Neo-Natal Intensive Care Units in Letterkenny General Hospital, Sligo General Hospital, Mayo General Hospital, University Hospital Galway and St. Munchin’s Unit, Limerick.This will give them a unique insight and opportunity to see firsthand what a difference their fundraising efforts are making. The bikers will also be able to meet with the parents and medical staff that they are helping through their fund-raising motorcycle ride.Irene Dowling of the Irish Premature Babies Association says; “We are delighted that the motorcyclists are going to “ride out” for vital life-saving equipment for babies in the neo-natal and special care units. Every rider had to raise €1,000 to go on this trip, so it was a huge commitment by these people to help out, many of whom had no ties to prematurity or the charity. “The bikers were so emotionally touched from last year they signed up straight away and are striving to make a huge difference to babies and families this year. Members of the IPB team have worked tirelessly in this fundraising event, which has accumulated in up to 30 bikers participating in the road trip and visiting nine Neo-natal units around the country.”On Thursday, 25th April, the saddle-bound fundraisers are expected to arrive at Letterkenny General Hospital at 5pm and will spend some time in the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit there.On Friday, 26th April, they will head to Sligo General Hospital, arriving at around 10.15 am, and then on to Mayo General Hospital, arriving at 1.45pm. They will then journey towards Galway City, and are expected to visit the Neo Natal Unit at University Hospital Galway at around 4.30 pm on Friday afternoon. On Saturday, 27th April, the fund-raisers will continue on towards Limerick and are due to visit St. Munchin’s Regional Maternity Hospital at around 10 am.To find out more or to learn how to join, please log on to the website www.irishprematurebabies.com and register in the events page or email irishprematurebabies@gmail.com If you wish to donate to the Irish Premature Babies Association, you can text prem to 57802. MOTORBIKERS FUNDRAISE FOR NEO-NATAL AND SPECIAL BABY-CARE UNITS – STARTING IN LETTERKENNY! was last modified: April 19th, 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:letterkennymotorbikersNeo Natal unitslast_img read more

Final call to take part in Donegal’s Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

first_imgSpecial Olympics Ireland is calling on Co. Donegal to get “Freezin’ for a Reason” in one of Ireland’s most unique fundraising events this spring. Donegal’s Polar Plunge will take place on Saturday 4th March at 11am at Rathmullan Strand, Rathmullan, and invites families, sports clubs, businesses and individuals to bravely plunge into icy cold waters to raise funds to send athletes to Austria for the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 later in March.While the Polar Plunge is a worldwide Special Olympics event, it was initiated in Ireland by the Law Enforcement Torch Run and is now a nationwide annual fundraising event with the support of Community Policing Units from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and officers affiliated with the LETR. Commenting on the Polar Plunge, Paul McGee, a LETR affiliated officer stated: “We were thrilled to get a date back in the diary for this event. It’s important that people in Donegal get their chance to contribute to such a great cause.“I’ll be heading to the Special Olympics World Winter Games with the LETR in Austria next Month and I want to be able to say that Donegal played its part in helping support Team Ireland’s 26 athletes at the games in one of the biggest undertaking in their lives.”€50,000 was raised last December from similar plunges in Galway, Cork, Wexford, Dublin and Louth, and Special Olympics Ireland are hoping that the event in March will be just as popular with potential plungers. While the event has traditionally taken place in December since its inception in 2008, rescheduling to March has brought with it a unique challenge.Commenting on this, Special Olympics Ulster Regional Director Shaun Cassidy said: “When we were looking at new dates for the Polar Plunge we discovered something remarkable about the waters of Lough Swilly. The air around us might be milder in March, but sea temperatures rise and fall at a different rate so the water will actually be almost two degrees colder than they were in December at around 9.1°C. What that means is that anyone who gets involved in Rathmullan can say they took on the Polar Plunge in the most extreme conditions you’ll find in Ireland.” Those who think they are brave enough to take the Polar Plunge can register at www.specialolympics.ie/polarplunge. Registration costs just €15 with plungers asked to raise an additional €35. The full €50 goes directly to supporting athletes with intellectual disabilities in sport and competitions. Plungers who raise more than €50 will also receive a complimentary Polar Plunge t-shirt.Final call to take part in Donegal’s Polar Plunge for Special Olympics was last modified: February 21st, 2017 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:Polar PlungeRathmullanSpecial Olympicslast_img read more


first_imgJim McGuinness has said the decision to suspend the Donegal SFC has helped bring his side to the All-Ireland final.Donegal manager Jim McGuinness has credited the decision made by clubs in the county to suspend the Donegal SFC until their involvement in the All-Ireland series ends.McGuinness believes the decision has helped his side greatly, and is one of the major reasons his side are still standing in September.McGuinness said the negative dynamics that surrounded his team as a direct consequence of the Donegal SFC helped hamper his preparations last season. Donegal surrendered their Ulster title, and then they were emphatically thumped by Mayo in an All-Ireland quarter-final.However, Donegal and McGuinness have roared back this season, they regained the Anglo Celt and are now on the brink of their second All-Ireland title in just three years.McGuinness believes one of the main reasons behind the renaissance this year, was the decision by clubs to suspend the Donegal SFC until after they were knocked out of the All-Ireland series.McGuinness told The Irish Daily Star, “Our clubs made the decision to postpone the club championship, not Jim McGuinness. “I proposed two rounds of the championship early in the season – one at the end of April and one at the beginning of May.“However, the clubs said that’s too early Jim, it’s not going to work, so we’ll propose putting it off.“And that decision has brought us to the All-Ireland final.McGuinness felt injuries arising from those club championship matches meant he was managing a situation rather than a team, and also said an incident in a club match between St.Michaels and Glenswilly saw two county teammates engage in ‘fisticuffs’.McGuinness added, “We had a situation last year where we picked up a number of injuries just two weeks before the Ulster Final. “We then had fisticuffs in the match between St Michaels and Glenswilly, county boys were going to toe-to-toe with each other, then the same boys were going in to battle together in two weeks.“That was just one of a number of negative dynamics that plagued our campaign last year.MCGUINNESS – “POSTPONING CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP HAS BROUGHT US TO THE ALL-IRELAND FINAL” was last modified: September 11th, 2014 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:ALL-IRELAND FINALDonegal SFCHome-page SportJim McGuinnessnewslast_img read more