Making hay…

first_img…while darkness fallsThere was a very revealing exposé of the mindset of this government illustrated by the actions of their chosen “friends and PNC members” who’ve been given employment. Your Eyewitness is talking about the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) created by the Government to oversee the selling off of the four shuttered sugar estates. It’s headed by one Colvin Heath-London, who not long after his appointment in March 2018 shared the podium with PNC executives at a conclave of the North American Chapter of the PNC! We don’t know whether he was a member of the PNC – but it was obvious he was a “friend”!!Around the same time, the full-page advertisements were splashed in all the national dailies announcing that the same Head of the SPU– and friend of the PNC – was made Chairman of a new Board of Governors of GuySuCo!! Your Eyewitness thought it odd that the fella selling off the store would be running the rump. Evidently with an MBA, he had some theoretical experience in business – but running sugar estates?? It’s always nice to have friends in high places!!His “appointment” was quickly squashed after the public outcry – and the non-PNC Agriculture Minister – at the fella’s overreach! But that didn’t stop the PNC ‘friend” from enjoying his perch. Next we heard was when the SPU using GuySuCo’s assets as collateral floated a $30 billion bond – that’s US$150 million, folks!! – but decided to park it in the back earning .01% interest while forking out 4.7% interest payments!! Was this new finance?A clue was provided when he used some of the money to redo the entire old-time “Manager’s Club” at LBI Estate – complete with tennis courts, swimming pool, bar and a dance hall!! What was this all about? Massa day come back? Evidently it had. Soon there were invitations for private soirees for the inside crowd – presumably “friends of members of the PNC”!  But the folks at GuySuCo, who’d been put on a stringent budget after 7000 workers had been fired – didn’t take too kindly. They’re protesting.The mindset exposed is one that is willing to not only live high off the hog at the people’s expense, but to rub it in the face of the most deprived – in the industry they’re supposed to be “saving”!! Hasn’t it crossed the minds of Heath-London and PNC friends that LBI/Enmore Estates – where they insist on “sporting” – just fired 1700 persons who are on the breadlines?But that’s the PNC style, isn’t it? The old folks remember when “ice apple” and grapes were banned – along with flour and split peas (for dhal) – but were flown in for PNC big ones and friends!The more things change……with “lef or write”Your Eyewitness had a chuckle when he read about the Jamaican Police Commissioner working on a “Strategy to deal with ‘lef or write’”. In case you didn’t get his subject, he was talking about the proclivity of Jamaican Traffic Police, flagging down motorists for specious reasons, then demanding that they “lef’ something” or they’ll “write a ticket”!! “Lef’ or write”!!Now your Eyewitness thinks his Guyanese counterpart should follow this strategy closely when it’s unveiled. Whatever might be the “shakedown” rate of motorists in Jamaica, it’s a hundred times worse here. Your Eyewitness spent some time in Jamaica – and he knows!!  Why the disparity? Not that our Traffic Cops are greedier, but simply here, they have more opportunity because of our traffic regulations.Where else in the world would they allow a cop to haul a motorist who overtook on a yellow line to the Police Station and have him sit on the bench with criminals for four hours?So, here most motorists “lef’” not to be “left” on the bench!…or making joke??Someone suggested the Government should aim to present a “balanced Budget”. Are they kidding? How do you tell that to “PNC Ministers” who have to hire all their members and friends?last_img read more

Buxton man wanted for Region 7 murder

first_imgpolice investigators in F Division (Interior locations) are on the hunt for a Buxton, East Coast Demerara (ECD)Wanted murder suspect: Andrey Gouveiaman who is wanted for questioning into a murder which occurred at Black Water Landing, Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) last month.The wanted man has been identified as 26-year-old Andrey Gouveia of Oronoque, Port Kaituma, North West District, Region One and also of Side Line Dam, Buxton, ECD.According to Police Public Relations Officer Jairam Ramlakhan, Gouveia is wanted for questioning in relation to the murder of Eric Godfrey Angel, which occurred on May 9, at Black Water Landing, Cuyuni River.The Police is asking anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of Gouveia to contact the Police on telephone numbers 225-6411, 225-2227, 455-2222, 455-2238, 911 or the nearest Police station. All information will be treated with the strictest confidence.last_img read more

I will snub Chelsea to stay at Boca, says Tevez

first_img0Shares0000Carlos Tevez training with Argentina at the Copa America in Chile. PHOTO/FileBUENOS AIRES, Argentina, July 26 – According to Carlos Tevez both Chelsea and Napoli are chasing his signature, but he insists he will turn both of them down in order to remain at Boca Jumiors.Tevez first came to Europe when he and compatriot Javier Mascherano made the surprise move to West Ham United from Boca 10 years ago in 2006. The striker went on to have stints with Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus before returning to Argentina last year.His career in Europe was littered with instances of him claiming homesickness and stating outright that he wanted to end his career back home with Boca Juniors so, while the rumoured interest from Chelsea and Napoli may come as a surprise, his announcement that he has no intention of moving back to England does not.“I’m fine at Boca,” he told Corriere dello Sport. “Indeed my idea, my dream is to finish my career as a player in this wonderful club.“Europe? Yes, it’s true Napoli and Chelsea seek me, but I repeat what I said before. My desire is to stay at Boca until I retire.”There were also rumours of a possible return to West Ham during the off-season, but the deal broke down.However, contrary to what Tevez has been saying about retiring at Boca, Hammers co-chairman David Sullivan claims the 32-year-old turned down the chance to return to the club simply because they weren’t willing to match his salary demands.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Broken fuel line causes 100 litres of fuel to spill on Highway 97

first_imgCHARLIE LAKE, B.C. – Traffic was delayed on Highway 97 yesterday after a semi-truck had its fuel line break.Chris Cvik with the Peace River Regional District says that close to 100 litres of fuel was lost.“There was a fuel spill just outside of the Charlie Lake Firehall on Highway 97 Southbound. A tidy tank and trailer broke the fuel line.”Environmental officers as well as fire crews, CVSE officers and RCMP had one lane of traffic blocked while cleanup took place.- Advertisement -There were no injuries reported.Photo: Jessica FediganAdvertisementlast_img

Grande Prairie RCMP searching for missing teen

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Mounties in Grande Prairie are asking the public for help in locating missing teenager.13-year-old Samuel Sanderson was reported missing Thursday, after he was last seen in Grande Prairie at around 4:30 on Tuesday afternoon. Cst. Melanie McIntosh said that Sanderson may be in the area of Muskoseepi Park.Sanderson is described as Aboriginal, standing 5’9” tall, weighing 130 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a grey sweater, black pants, and a baseball cap.- Advertisement -Anyone with information about his whereabouts, is asked to call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700, or Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS) and by Internet at Photo by RCMPlast_img

Tottenham news: Pochettino hopeful Harry Kane will return against Swansea

first_img Tottenham striker Harry Kane 1 Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is optimistic top striker Harry Kane will be fit enough to return to action against Swansea on Sunday.Kane sat out the Europa League victory over Fiorentina on Thursday night after breaking his nose against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup last weekend.The striker underwent an operation on Wednesday and then took part in light training on both Thursday and Friday in a bid to prove his fitness for this weekend’s match at White Hart Lane.Tottenham will be cautious while Kane remains in discomfort, but the forward could wear a face mask if it means he can play and help his team’s title charge.Pochettino said on Wednesday he expected Kane to return to action against Swansea but, speaking after the win against Fiorentina, the Spurs head coach was more circumspect.“We need to assess him day by day,” Pochettino said.“On Thursday he was on the training ground, he ran, he made some exercises and we are happy with the way he is.”We will see. We hope he will be available for Sunday.”Pochettino will want his top scorer back ahead of a testing run of fixtures.Swansea are the first of three opponents in six days for Spurs, with West Ham and Arsenal to follow, while Manchester United, Liverpool and two legs against Borussia Dortmund are also to come in the next six weeks.Sitting two points behind Leicester, victory this weekend could see Tottenham go top of the table but Pochettino is determined to keep his players’ feet on the ground.“Our mentality is always next game,” Pochettino said.“The players are very excited to play again after two weeks away from the Premier League. We are in a position in the table where the motivation is big.“We need to explain nothing to them. We don’t need to motivate them. Only we need to be sure we arrive in a good condition to compete.“It is important for us to keep winning games in the Premier League, it is an exciting period for us. We need to rest and try to give our best on Sunday.”last_img read more

Lancaster man guilty in ’03 gunshot slaying

first_img (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Stephens was arrested seven days after the slaying on an unrelated auto theft charge and was in custody when he was arrested on suspicion of murder, investigators said. The eyewitness had gone with Stephens to Andersen’s house, but had not come forward earlier because he was afraid, investigators said. A second witness, a day laborer employed by Andersen, saw the two men arriving at and leaving the house, investigators said. Investigators also received anonymous tips from other people as to who the killer was, officials said. Andersen’s family in March 2003 offered a $15,000 reward for information leading to the identification and conviction of his killer or killers. A Lancaster man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the 2003 slaying of a Quartz Hill man whom authorities believe was killed after an argument over stereo speakers and drugs. Richard Stephens, 27, was found guilty Friday in Norwalk Superior Court of killing 44-year-old James Andersen, who was found dead from two gunshots Feb. 23 in his backyard garage workshop at his home, where authorities found marijuana plants drying. Stephens was charged with Andersen’s murder after an eyewitness, a friend of both the victim and the defendant, came forward, investigators said. Stephens was being held without bail. He is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 14. last_img read more

Youth League – Martin double gives derby delight to Bonagee

first_imgJASON MARTIN’S deadly double, either side of the interval, saw Bonagee United move within two points of second-placed Letterkenny Rovers in the Donegal Youth League.Letterkenny Rovers 0 Bonagee United 2By Chris McNulty at Leckview Park Martin struck on 41 and 50 minutes to give Paul Higgins’ Bonagee a derby win over their cross-town rivals.Martin slammed the opener high into Aaron Hepburn’s net after the Rovers net-minder couldn’t hold onto Dylan O’Brien’s drive from distance.Rovers had won all of their League games until this one, but the Leckview men were left reeling when Martin headed home from a pin-point Liam McAlary cross. McAlary flung in the ball after a fine move down the right and Martin nodded in from close range.Bonagee had sent an early warning shot across the Rovers brows when Peter Carr’s cracking effort rattled the post after Jack Murphy’s deft touch teed up the attempt. Murphy saw a free kick well charged down before Rovers almost fashioned an equaliser when Jack Dwyer headed against the crossbar from a Conor Friel cross. Dwyer had been in a similar position earlier in the game, but couldn’t direct that one on target.Letterkenny RoversFriel himself tested Cian Harkin, but the composed and reliable Bonagee ‘keeper had little trouble in holding the effort.Jonathan Coady saw his shot fly wide as Rovers probed in search of an equaliser.The visitors argued that they should have had a penalty late in the first half when Carr went down under Kyron Coyle’s challenge, but Packie Coll, the referee, was having none of the loud appeals.Rovers were rocked when Martin headed in goal number two, but Anthony Gorman’s hosts had chances to get back into the game. Adam Yisau should have hit the target when a great chance presented itself while Corey Brolly headed wide soon after.A Dwyer shot deflected wide and Leon Doherty fizzed a fine shot just past the Bonagee post.As Rovers pushed, Thomas Keys headed into the arms of Harkin. Largely, though, Sergey Alcorn and Taylor Cassidy were able to clear their lines when Rovers broke, but Bonagee did need a goal-line intervention from Dylan O’Brien to deny Dwyer.The lively Dwyer, who had been booked for a foul in the 20th minute, was given his marching orders in the dying moments as a second yellow and an accompanying red were flashed for dissent. Letterkenny Rovers: Aaron Hepburn, Leon Doherty, Caolan McConnell, Thomas Keys, Kyron Coyle, Corey Brolly, Jonathan Coady, Adam Yisau, Corey McBride-Gillen, Conor Friel, Jack Dwyer. Sub: Fouad BasharBonagee United: Cian Harkin, Darragh Kirk, Taylor Cassidy, Sergey Alcorn, Jason Martin, Dylan O’Brien, Liam McAlary, Jack Murphy, Peter Carr, Josh McCullagh, Adam Murphy. Subs: Caolan Maltha, Ryan Creevy, Luke Doherty, Adam Carr.Referee: Packie CollYouth League – Martin double gives derby delight to Bonagee was last modified: August 29th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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)last_img read more

Birthday cash goes to help the pups

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d seeNew Leash On Life officials were very impressed with Daniel and his donation and could not stop singing his praises. Kaufman continues: “Daniel’s generosity typifies and exemplifies what is best within each of us.” New Leash On Life is a nonprofit animal rescue organization. Founded in 1997, New Leash On Life rescues dogs from local shelters and educates the public on responsible pet ownership. Dogs are entered into a comprehensive training program to become better citizens, companions, or Social/Therapy pets, with their final destination being permanent placement into a loving home. For more information, to volunteer, or donate, call (661) 255-0097 or visit To post your own stories and photos, log on to An Encino boy collected $640 dollars from his puppy-themed birthday party on Dec. 8, but instead of going out to buy the latest, hottest toy with the money, he donated it all to New Leash On Life Animal Rescue. Daniel Jacobs, 10, decided to donate his birthday loot when his father and mother, Michael and Patti, realized that in inviting all 40 of his classroom friends, Daniel would get a lot more gifts than they felt he really needed. “I thought about 40 kids walking in with 40 presents and thought maybe we can find a good charity,” Patti said. So, as a family, they all decided to give to a charity which benefits something close to Daniel’s heart – dogs. They did some research and fell in love with New Leash On Life. Daniel, with his mom, dad and brother, presented the donation to New Leash On Life during their Holiday Winter Roverland Open House, which took place Dec. 16 at their 13-acre Newhall-based Education, Rehabilitation and Adoption Center and treated visitors and their dogs to door prizes, raffles, a silent auction, pictures with Santa, and low-cost vaccinations, microchipping, and wellness exams by Dr. Rick Garcia of Paws and Claws Mobile Vet. Despite the rainy weather, close to 100 people showed throughout the day, touring the facilities, meeting the rescued dogs and simply celebrating the holidays with New Leash On Life. “I was pleased to see so many people brave the weather for our first annual open house and for our neighbors to see what work we do,” said Mark Kaufman, Executive Director of New Leash On Life. “I look forward to next year – with more sunshine – to showcase our programs and, most importantly, our dogs.” last_img read more

Murphy believes Real Madrid should look to Man City for Pogba alternative

first_imgMurphy, the former Premier League midfielder, believes Manchester City’s De Bruyne would be a better buy.The Belgian only made 19 Premier League appearances this season due to injury and started on the bench for the FA Cup final victory over Watford.Murphy told talkSPORT: “If you think of Real Madrid going for Pogba and saying, ‘We’ll build a team around him’ – they’d have to spend a hell of a lot of money. LATEST Danny Murphy suggests Real Madrid should be trying to sign Kevin De Bruyne instead of Paul Pogba.Madrid are reportedly desperate to sign Manchester United star Pogba this summer, with manager Zinedine Zidane a known admirer of the Frenchman. Paul Pogba got 13 goals and nine assists in the Premier League this season Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LATEST TRANSFER NEWS targets IN DEMAND LIVING THE DREAM Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? GETTY Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Kevin De Bruyne spent most of the season on the sidelines Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The midfielder has previously said it would be a ‘dream’ to play under Zidane – and reports claim he would even take a pay cut to make the move happen.However, Madrid fans aren’t overly keen on the asked 160,000 fans who the club’s most important purchase would be this summer and only 11 per cent went for Pogba. REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father moving on Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer TOP WORK Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets GETTY 2 2 “If you’re Real Madrid and you’re the biggest club in the world and you’ve got unlimited funds, I’d be trying to tempt De Bruyne.“City might never let him go because he’s that good, but he hasn’t played much.“I’d be saying to him, ‘We’ll pay you whatever you want and we’ll build this team around you’.”last_img read more