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– team to be dispatched to areaBy Indrawattie NatramCash crop farmers cultivating in the Cozier, Lower Pomeroon River in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are currently inundated with water due to the alleged negligence of drainage and irrigation workers attached to the Region Two administration. Scores of cash crop farmers are counting their losses and reported to the Region Two Regional Democratic Council (RDC) that their crops are under threat.Speaking at the monthly RDC meeting on Tuesday after the standing order was adjusted, cash crop farmer Lyvan Layne said currently, over 1345 roots of water melon are under threat for him. Layne related that water from the New Road area keeps overtopping into the low lands of Cozier and accused the rangers attached to the administration there of doing nothing to bring relief to those affected, despite making several reports to the rangers.Addressing the RDC Councillors at the meeting for the month of July, Layne related that over 40 cash crop farmers are affected. The father of seven said his watermelon crop is in bearing stage and if the water remains on his land, then he will be losing hundreds of thousand of dollars in crops.He further explained that farmers have cultivated peas and within the next four weeks, harvesting will commence. After listening to the farmer’s concerns, Head of the RDC, Region Two Chariman Devanand Ramdatt, said a team consisting of Councillors, himself and the Regional Executive Officer Rupert Hopkinson will visit the area shortly to assess the situation.Base on the assessment, necessary recommendations would be made. Ramdatt also told the farmer that they should visit the RDC regularly and report issues affecting them as opposed to waiting until RDC meetings to raise such concerns.Farmers are calling for proper drainage and irrigation in the area and alleged that the workers operating the sluice are very old and do no lift the doors regularly.Farming is the main economic activity for persons living in the Cozier area.
Tourism alone contributes greatly to the Gross Domestic Product of many of the Region’s economies, including Guyana, and as the second day of the Air Transport Meeting got underway in Georgetown, safety and security in the sector were on the agenda.The Air Transport Meeting panel Day 2 – Air Transport and SecurityDuring his presentation, Programme Manager, Regulatory and International Aviation, Transport Canada, Andrew Larsen, spoke of the need for greater security measures to be implemented on both domestic and international flights.Larsen said Canada stands ready to lend support in this area to the Region.“One of the ways Transport Canada will improve aviation safety is through a collaborative approach; through safety promotion, education, training, and through a programme called the Canadian Collaboration Aviation Safety Forum,” Larsen is quoted by the Department of Public Information a saying on Thursday.Focus was also placed on creating a ‘smart product’ for the Region. This smart product seeks to manage a traveller’s time in an effective way. The intention is to evaluate how the use of technology before, during and after a visit influences the tourist experience.Smart tourism is seen as a logical progression from traditional tourism and is more e-tourism and technology-based. For now, the initiative is still in the discussion stages, as massive amounts of data sharing would be required for it to actually be implemented.Also presenting on day two was Chief Executive Officer of LIAT, Julie Reifer-Jones.Her presentation focused on the decline in intra-regional travels, which she says, is a challenge for the Region that must be addressed immediately.“Hindering the growth of tourism in the Region, are difficulties with domestic travel connectivity. There are limited policy measures in place to deal with this issue and the CTO and regional heads must take a special look at it”.Reifer-Jones says once this issue is addressed and rectified, intra-regional travels will increase, thus further developing regional tourism.The objective of the three-day Air Transport Meeting is to offer practical solutions to remove existing regulatory impediments to air transport liberalisation and to finance the development of quality aviation infrastructure.
Four of the 12 firemen who are accused of stealing the personal belongings of crew members and passengers from the Fly Jamaica aircraft which crash-landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) over two weeks ago, are to be charged and placed before the courts for the crime.The crash-landed Fly Jamaica aircraft at CJIAThis is according to Guyana Police Force (GPF) Public Relations Officer (PRO) Jairam Ramlakhan.“Please be advised that legal advice has been obtained to the effect that four of the implicated firemen be charged criminally,” Ramlakhan said on Tuesday.Based on advice from the Force’s Legal Advisor, Justice Claudette Singh, one of the firemen will be charged with simple larceny, while the other three will face charges to the effect of “having under their control articles reasonably suspected to have been stolen”.The four firemen are likely to appear in court soon.The Guyana Fire Service (GFS) was the first responder to the November 9, 2018 crash site when the Fly Jamaica plane crashed during an emergency landing less than an hour after taking off for Toronto, Canada, due to technical complications.The incident occurred around 02:45h and later that day, several crew members and passengers complained of missing belongings. Several firefighters were later implicated in the act of theft, which has been described as an embarrassment by many, since they had exclusive access to the crashed plane.It was reported that one of the firemen had reportedly returned some of the stolen items while some were found at the Timehri Fire Service. The following morning the matter was reported to the Police.Fire Chief Marlon Gentle subsequently confirmed that the dozen firemen were suspended from duties pending investigations by the Police. In the meantime, the Fire Service had also held an independent inquiry into the theft allegations.Justice Singh had ordered Police investigators to carry out further work before advising on a way forward.Meanwhile, at the recently-concluded International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Air Transport Conference held in Guyana over a five-day period.Several ranks of the Police Force’s Steel Orchestra were also implicated in stealing some model planes.It was reported that eight ranks were placed under close arrest and were being questioned on the theft of the items that were exhibits at a cocktail reception held at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre.According to the Force’s PRO, the case file into this incident is still with the Police Legal Advisor.
– call for President to rescind GECOM Chair appointmentBy Vahnu ManikchandFollowing a two-month hiatus, Parliament reconvened on Thursday with high drama, as Opposition supporters and members of civil society staged a picketing exercise to voice their concerns over the unilateral appointment of Justice James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).Braving the light afternoon shower, hundreds of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) supporters stood in front of Parliament Buildings holding up placards and chanting slogans. Many of those protesters were also heard venting their anger at the President’s appointment of the 84-year-old retired judge at the helm of the Elections Commission.The protesters criticised the move, calling for the President to rescind his decision and appoint a new chairman – this time, from the three lists submitted by the Opposition.One protester told Guyana Times the President is answerable to the people of this country as to why he rejected the 18 names nominated by the Opposition Leader for the GECOM Chairmanship post and went ahead to not only unilaterally appoint a chairman, but appoint an 84-year-old.PPP MP Irfaan Ally (at the back) and businessman Peter Ramsaroop also protested the appointment of the GECOM Chairman“He pick an old man like (Justice) Patterson to be the GECOM Chairman… The president should ask him to step down immediately, and give the post of GECOM Chair to a younger person, someone who is on one of the three lists,” the woman asserted.Region Five Representative Fizal Jafarally told this newspaper that he and dozens of PPP supporters had travelled all the way to Georgetown to protest the fact that the Head of State had violated the ‘letter and spirit’ of the Constitution by making a unilateral appointment.“The Constitution is very clear that (the President) must appoint from a list submitted by the Opposition Leader, and the only way he can appoint unilaterally is if the leader failed to provide the list. However, the Leader of the Opposition, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, has indeed provided three lists, and that is why we are here in our hundreds, because we see this unilateral appointment as an attack on democracy in Guyana,” he posited.PPP supporters outside of Parliament Buildings on Thursday afternoonAccording to Jafarally, the party and its supporters will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that citizens’ rights and democracy are preserved.Several Opposition Parliamentarians participated in the picketing exercise, reiterating their disapproval of the appointment of the new GECOM Chairman.PPP Executive Member and Member of Parliament, Irfaan Ally, explained that the exercise is a “peaceful” demonstration of Guyanese standing up for their rights, for democracy, and standing up against dictatorship and the unilateral appointment of the GECOM Chairman without any regard for the Constitution.“You are hearing the voices of the people against this undemocratic and unprincipled move… We are hoping that good sense will prevail when the President hears the voice of the people, standing up against his unilateral decision that is undemocratic and unconstitutional,” he said.Ally noted that citizens of the country have a responsibility and duty to protect the democracy, and that is what they are doing through the protest action.Meanwhile, upon his arrival at Parliament, Jagdeo was greeted by the protestors with loud cheers and praising chants. He took time to greet the supporters and engage media operatives before heading into the Chambers for the day’s session.He posited that while being cautious because of the ongoing court proceedings, his party will continue efforts to denounce the unilateral appointment of the GECOM Chairman.“The President has taken a very divisive action that is polarising the country and making it about race too. His entire government is making this about race. What he has done here is abandon 25 years of history between the PPP and the PNC (People’s National Congress) – a common understanding of the Constitution… What they’ve been doing is to say it is time to appoint an Afro-Guyanese, so the President had no choice but to do this. But what about the five Afro-Guyanese on the list? The only disqualification is that they are impartial, (but) he wanted an Afro-Guyanese that is pro-PNC, and that is not provided for in the Constitution,” the Opposition Leader stated.Jagdeo noted that the Head of State was not only unconstitutional in his unilateral decision, but he broke the law by not adhering to the ruling handed down by acting Chief Justice Roxanne George-Wiltshire, who had said that the President must give reasons for rejecting candidates submitted by the Opposition.“Why not give reasons for why each of the 18 candidates were unsuitable, unfit and improper? Why not do that?” Jagdeo asserted.Guyana Times caught up with the newly elected GECOM Chairman late on Thursday afternoon. He had attended Parliament to hear the President’s address to the National Assembly, done earlier, and he indicated that he is unfazed by the activities held.“That is not something that excites me, you know; but you can’t be timid when you getting into politics and, indeed, law,” he said to reporters in the compound of the Parliament Buildings.But as the Opposition supporters continued their protest, eager and angered bystanders started to converge and begin an informal counter-protest, praising the work of the Coalition Government.
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But, as Sarri prepared to send on reserve keeper Willy Caballero, Kepa signalled that he was fit to carry on.Sarri insisted Kepa come off, but the Spaniard wouldn’t budge, leading to a furious meltdown from the Chelsea boss, who briefly stormed down the tunnel before returning to his post.The match finished 0-0 and City went onto win 4-3 on penalties, despite Kepa saving Leroy Sane’s effort in the shoot-out.Kompany, who came on at half-time for the injured Aymeric Laporte, said he had never seen anything like it.“Of course I’ve never seen it. I wish I could do it every now and then when I don’t want to get subbed off,” Kompany said.Kompany said he was glad not to face Caballero, who helped City win the 2016 League Cup final by saving three penalties in a shoot-out against Liverpool.“I know how good Willy is on penalties, when we won this competition against Liverpool he was tremendous, he won the penalties for us and it would be another mind game to be played,” Kompany said.“It didn’t happen and the confidence was there to score the penalties.”Former Chelsea captain John Terry, watching the match as a pundit for Sky Sports, called on Sarri to resolve the situation immediately.“It will be interesting to see if Kepa plays the next game. If I was in the dressing room I would expect the manager to come in and deal with it straight away,” Terry said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany was stuned by the row between Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri and Kepa Arrizabalaga © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 24 – Manchester City star Vincent Kompany admitted he was stunned to see Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga refuse to be substituted during an astonishing League Cup final row with Blues boss Maurizio Sarri.Kepa was set to be replaced in the final moments of extra-time after going down with cramp for the second time in the Wembley clash.
DANIEL O’DONNELL and partner Kristina Rihanoff got off to a flying start in their foxtrot routine on Strictly Come Dancing this evening – and landed 23 points from the judges on the hit BBC TV show.And now the judges believe Daniel can get better – if he gets the better of his nerves.“It’s the most nervous I’ve been in 35 years,” said Daniel after his dance. Judge Bruno joked that the performance was “premium ecomomy” and told Daniel he had to have more confidence.And Daniel joked: “We might have hit an air pocket or two.”Judge Craig said however the routine was “lacking in style” but did praise the Donegal man for his “great musicality” adding that Daniel “needs to be more dynamic”.But judge Darcey said Daniels lifts were “seamless and very good” telling Daniel:”Throw those nerves away – and give more and more.” And Len told the couple: “You must have been on EasyJet because there was a lovely flow to it – there’s a charm and an elegance to it.”Daniel said afterwards: “I love the foxtrot – it feels like I’m going to take off. Even if we go home now, I loved it….and the good thing is I can fly home now.”Daniel and Kristina scored 23 points – two more than last week as follows:Craig 5Darcey 6 Len 6Bruno 6Total: 23DANIEL DONS AIRLINE PILOT UNIFORM FOR FLYING STRICTLY PERFORMANCE! was last modified: October 17th, 2015 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:BBCdaniel o’donnellfoxtrotKristina RihanoffStrictly Come Dancing
TOP WORK Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LATEST Latest Transfer News targets The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star The Merseysiders have long been linked with the Roma goalkeeper, who donned the gloves for Brazil at World Cup 2018, and now the wheels are in motion on a transfer.And despite various sources, including the Liverpool Echo believing a bid had been made, Liverpool have refuted claims, according to sources of Sky Sports, of a £62million offer for Alisson, which will be £53million and then £9million in add-ons, but the Italian club are holding out for an extra £4.4million on the transfer fee. This bid has since been backed up by various sources.Should a deal go through, Alisson will become the most expensive goalkeeper in the history of the game.If they do make a move, Liverpool may still face competition from Chelsea, especially as Real Madrid close in on signing Thibaut Courtois, but they were handed a boost in their pursuit as Alisson’s representative liked the Instagram picture above, which reported he was set to present the offer to Roma. LIVING THE DREAM Liverpool have denied making a world-record bid for Roma and Brazil star Alisson.A series of clangers between the sticks have seen Reds fans and coaching staff lose faith in both Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet, and it seemed they would go all out to land a replacement. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool are set to formally bid for Alisson. IN DEMAND three-way race Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 1 REVEALED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January moving on targets RANKED Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing