Dear Editor,Editor, in an earlier letter I have addressed the curious timing of comments made by the CCJ President, Sir Dennis Byron, about the need for substantive appointments of a Chancellor and Chief Justice in Guyana, when he was silent about the same state of affairs prior to 2015. I have also written about his frequent visits to Guyana and comments by the Attorney General, Basil Williams, made about ‘close’ relations between Sir Byron and the Coalition Government – comments that were made by Williams on the corridors of the High Court.I feel it necessary to question linkages between Sir Byron and the Coalition Government, since I have received some feedback after my first letter on this issue and was told that there is no clear linkage between the CCJ President and the Coalition Government other that comments from the Attorney General.Editor, aside from the Attorney General, personalities close to the Coalition Government also have close links to the CCJ President. In 2012, according to a Stabroek News article, dated October 13, 2012, it was Senior Counsel Donald Trotman (Minister Raphael Trotman’s father) and retired Judge James Patterson – current Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission – who presented the petition for Patterson’s grandson, Richard Layne, to be admitted to the local Bar.Richard Layne – whose grandfather’s appointment is currently challenged in Guyana’s courts and could very well end up at the CCJ – is currently the Judicial Assistant attached to Sir Byron, according to his LinkedIn profile. Layne, among other things, prepares legal opinions and advice to the President on matters brought to the attention of the Court.Also, Editor, Mr Layne’s matriculation is another curious matter, given that after his matriculation he served at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and moved swiftly without any experience to his current position. Someone should question how this happened.Editor, it was none other than Sir Byron who talked about an independent and impartial judiciary when he spoke at the Guyana Bar Association last August. But in light of worrisome linkages in Guyana, the question now is – Is there cause to worry? Like I said in my last letter, Sir Byron has not clarified his involvement in local happenings.Regards,Todd A Morgan
Essequibo Coast fatal accidentA 20-year-old driver from Abram Creek community in the Upper Pomeroon River, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) is in Police custody following the death of a farmer, whom he allegedly struck at Evergreen Village Public Road.The 53-year-old man died while receiving treatment at the Suddie Public Hospital following the accident at about 21:30h.Initially, the young driver had told Police that he was blinded by the lights of an oncoming vehicle. However, Guyana Times was told that a breathalyser test revealed that the young man was well above the legal alcohol limit. As such, the case file was sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.
The President Pro Tempore of the Senate Armah Jallah has made a cash contribution to the umbrella organization of journalists covering the Legislature at the Capitol Building. Pro Temp Jallah, who presented the amount to the president of LISPOL, Nathaniel Daygbor, said the amount is to help defray the cost of their retreat slated for July 14-15 in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County. The Buchanan retreat is intended to provide training for journalists assigned to cover events at the Capitol Building. Montserrado County Senator and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Executive Geraldine Doe-Sherif is expected to serve as lead speaker at the retreat. The Secretary General of the Senate, J. Nanborlor F. Sengbeh, who has several years of experience in Legislative matters, will serve as facilitator. The Gbarpolu County lawmaker and chair of that county’s Legislative Caucus said his ‘widow’s mite’ contribution is in appreciation of the professional coverage given to Legislative matters at the Capitol, and assured journalists that as long as they remain committed to the dictates of professionalism and objectivity he gives his and the Senate’s unreserved blessing. In another development, Pro Temp Jallah yesterday sent a congratulatory message to Vice President of Liberia and President of the Senate Joseph N.Boakai, on his unanimous election to the position of the new standard bearer of the ruling Unity Party.In a letter to the Vice President, Pro Temp Jallah said he is persuaded that the confidence imbued in VP Boakai is a result of his commitment, devotion and dedication to duties and responsibilities as a partisan who has worked assiduously over the years to earn the trust and respect of his fellow partisans. Jallah believes that the Vice President’s preferment as the political leader of the Unity Party will enable him to work harder towards national reconciliation, unity, security and harmony within the perimeters of Liberia. The Gbarpolu lawmaker urged his presiding boss at the Senate to continue striving for a better Liberia and as he endeavors to lead the UP in the country’s first democratic transition after years of civil unrest. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Republic Bank Mashramani Panorama Competition will once again light up local theatres as representatives of Republic Bank Guyana on Wednesday handed over the sponsorship cheque, which will facilitate the annual steel band competition. The cheque amounting to $2.8 million was received by Social Cohesion Ministry Permanent Secretary Melissa Tucker.The Panorama competition first began in 2009 with three bands and has grown over the past 10 years into a major Mashramani event. Speaking about the initiative, Republic Bank representative Celine Davis noted that the company believed that facilitating the competition was its corporate responsibility. She further stated that the company could be depended upon to sponsor the competition for many years to come.This year’s competition will see participation from 13 school bands, three large bands and an undisclosed number of youth bands. The competition is divided into five categories namely: school and youth band, large bands, junior and senior solo, pan jazz, and pan duet.Republic Bank public relations representative Jonelle Dummet highlighted the company’s fostering of steel bands outside of the Panorama competition. Dummet explained that the Republic Bank Ltd “Right Start Music Literacy Programme”, which is held over the August holidays teaches and furthers steel pan skills in students. The programme curriculum includes the history of steel pan, theory and practice. Some 1000 persons are said to have passed through the programme, most of those students are usually a part of the Panorama competition.Aside from Republic Bank’s involvement, the Government is also seeking to strengthen steel bands in Guyana. Coordinator Tyndall explained that over a five-year period, 15 new steel bands would be introduced within the school system “and that is supported by the School Steel Bands development programme which is dispatching instructors to these schools to promote training for children in that area”.The first leg of the Panorama competition will be held at the Theatre Guild on February 15, 2018. This segment will see the junior and senior solo, pan jazz and pan duet categories. The larger segment will be held at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall and will see the school and youth band and large band segments of the competition. This will begin on February 18, 2018.
…denies robbery chargesTwenty-nine-year-old miner David Alexander of Lot 61 Hadfield Street, Lodge was yesterday arraigned in Georgetown Magistrate Judy Latchman’s court on a charge of escaping from Police custody.Particulars of the charge state that on May 19, 2018 at North Road, Georgetown, while being in Police custody for questioning in a robbery-with-aggravation offence, he escaped from lawful custody.He pleaded guilty with explanation, telling the court that he had been badly beaten by Police ranks, and was being taken to recover the items which he had reportedly stolen when he was left alone in the Police van; and fearing for his life, he escaped.However, Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore told the court that Alexander pushed an officer and made good his escape. He was later apprehended in a minibus at Industry, East Coast Demerara (ECD).As such, Alexander was jailed for 18 months on this charge.He denied two other charges brought against him, alleging that on May 19, 2018, at both Hincks Street and Regent Street, Georgetown, while being in the company of others, he robbed Junior Azim and Johnny Loham respectively of items with a total value of $25,000. These cases will continue on June 11.
The list of Councillors includes Trevor Bolin with 940 votes, Bruce Christensen with 1148, Dan Davies with 1275; Larry Evans with 1181 votes, Gord Klassen with 1016, and Byron Stewart with 1223 votes.The voter turnout for this election is 15.1 per cent, compared to 21.1 per cent in 2011.Mayor Lori Ackerman also secured her seat for another four year term, although that was won by acclamation in October.- Advertisement -For more election coverage, click here.
Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer three-way race targets moving on Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father And, according to the Mirror, Leeds are hoping to take advantage of this situation by moving to sign Quina this summer.It is reported that the Whites, who recently appointed Marcelo Bielsa as their new manager, have ‘made contact’ with West Ham over a deal for the 18-year-old, who has entered the final year of his contract at the London Stadium. Quina is rated as one of the best prospects in Portuguese football Latest transfer news Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 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 He quickly made two appearances in the Europa League, but after two full campaigns at the London Stadium he has featured in just six matches.Despite impressing for the Hammers’ Under-23 side, and for Portugal at every youth levels from Under-17 up to Under-20, Quina has not been afforded the first-team opportunities he wishes, and the teenager wants to guarantee consistent football to further his development. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LATEST Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing RANKED Quina has been restricted to cup appearances in his two years at West Ham 2 Leeds have made contact with West Ham in a bid to sign teenage midfielder Domingos Quina, according to reports.Quina, the Portugal youth international, has played for the Hammers since 2016, when he joined after three years in Chelsea’s academy system. LIVING THE DREAM TOP WORK Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti IN DEMAND 2 REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets Newcastle are also named as having expressed an interest in Quina, though West Ham are unlikely to be willing to lose a player rated as one of the best prospects in Portuguese football.
A ‘who’s who’ of top athletes from home and abroad are among the final line-ups for the Sub4 Minute Mile challenge on Saturday as Donegal honours double Olympian Danny McDaid by naming the Aura track in Letterkenny after him.Letterkenny Athletic Club has released the final line-ups below.And the ‘Danny McDaid Track’ – which will be its official name after this weekend – will be graced by a host of stars. Local boys Darren McBrearty, Ruari Finnegan and Danny Mooney will all take part in the invitational mile – all hoping to record the first mile under four minutes in the county.Kenyan’s Jonathan Kiplimo and Hillary Kipkorir are also in Letterkenny, having arrived on Friday.Fionnuala Britton (3,000m) and Brian Gregan (400m) will be among the elite fields and the men’s 800m will showcase the class of local star Mark English.Mary McLoone of Tir Chonaill AC will also be hoping for a medal. The final line-ups are below = at the bottom of this story we reprint the running order as well!Men 100mRichard Kilty EnglandDean Adams Ballymena & Antrim ACChris Russell Ferrybank AC David O’Shea Dooneen ACAdam McMullan Ballymena & Antrim ACZak Irwin Sligo ACIsreal Ibeanu Clonliffe Harriers Odhran Byrne Gildea Sligo ACKeith Pike Clonliffe HarriersJonathan Browning Ballymena & Antrim ACMen 400mLuke Lennon Ford EnglandCurtis Woods Lagan Valley ACDara Kervick Carrick on Suir ACJason Harvey Crusaders ACEoin Mulhall Crusaders ACJohn Houston Ballymena & Antrim ACBen Maze Lagan Valley ACKieran Elliott North Sligo ACMen 800mMark English UCD ACMark Patterson North Down ACShane Fitzsimons Mullingar HarriersDarragh Greene Dunleer ACKris Valters Clonliffe HarriersPatrick Hamilton City of Derry ACMark Hoy Finn Valley ACMark McDonald Clonliffe HarriersDarragh Lynch Ennis Track ClubMen MileAnthony Whiteman EnglandMaiyo Hillary Kipkorir KenyaSawe Joathan Kiplimo KenyaDarren McBrearty Letterkenny ACJames Tartt EnglandConor Bradley City of Derry ACDanny Mooney Letterkenny ACEoin Everard Kilkenny City HarriersJoe Warne Doheny ACRuairi Finnegan Letterkenny ACMark Hanrahan Leevale ACJeroen D’Hoedt BelgiumMen 3000mJohn Travers Donore HarriersMark Kenneally Clonliffe HarriersMichael Mulhare Portlaoise ACGary Thornton Galway City HarriersColin Costello Star of the Sea ACDavid Fitzmaurice Clonliffe HarriersRay Hynes Crusaders ACCiaran Doherty Letterkenny ACAaron Hanlon Clonliffe HarriersRobert Corbally DSD ACDeclan Reed City of Derry ACMen 3000m mixedMichael Maher Ennis Track ClubEdgars Sumskis Clonliffe HarriersEmmett McGinty City of Derry ACEoin O’Callaghan Star of the Sea ACGary Slevin City of Derry ACJonathon Phillips Sli Cualann ACRoger Barrett Ballina ACPeter Gibbons Letterkenny ACScott Rankin Foyle Valley ACKeith Shiels Foyle Valley ACMen High JumpKourosh Foroughi Star of the Sea ACDerek Gillespie Letterkenny ACKevin Grant Letterkenny ACAdam McMullan Ballymena & Antrim ACBarry Quigg Sliabh Liag ACPeter Glass North Down ACShane Aston Trim ACAiden Gillespie Rosses ACMen Shot PuttKim Christensen DenmarkDaniel Stahl SwedenTomas Rauktys Clonliffe HarriersSean Breathnach Galway City HarriersPeter Glass North Down ACDiarmuid Hickey Riverstick Kinsale ACJohn Kelly Finn Valley ACJeremy Worth Letterkenny ACAndrew Doyle Mid Ulster ACMen JavelinDamian Crawford Strabane Track ClubAdam Rice Sli Cualann ACDaniel Mullan Strabane Track ClubTom Rafferty Tullamore HarriersSean McBride Strabane Track ClubPeter Glass North Down ACSeán Breathnach Galway City HarriersSean Lorinyenko Tir Chonaill ACWomen 200mKelly Proper Ferrybank ACMary McLoone Tir Chonaill ACLouise Holmes Kilkenny City HarriersSarah Lavin Emerald ACLaura Ann Costello Galway City HarriersJenny O’Brien City of Derry ACWomen 800mLaura Crowe Riocht ACRachael O’Shea West Muskerry ACEmma Mitchell Banbridge ACMaebh Brannigan Galway City HarriersAlanna Lally Galway City HarriersWomen 3000m mixedFionnuala Britton Sli Cualann ACTeresa McGloin Finn Valley ACSiobhra O’Flaherty St. Lawrence O’Toole ACWomen Long JumpKelly Proper Ferrybank ACMary McLoone Tir Chonaill ACLinzi Herron City of Lisburn ACWomen Shot PuttNiamh Murphy Blarney/Inniscara ACFiona Tuite Fingallians ACKelly Proper Ferrybank ACLisa Gibson Letterkenny ACIsabella Breslin Lifford ACLETTERKENNY sub 4 mile Challenge Event sat 18th May at aura.History in the making4.15PM 1 Hour Run M/W5.30pm Opening Ceremony Speeches6.00pm 100m M 6.00pm L.J. W6.10pm 3,000M Mixed 6.05pm H.J. M6.25pm 800M W 6.10pm Shot M6.35pm 400m M 6.40pm Javelin M6.45pm 1 Mile M 7.05pm Shot W7.00pm 200m W7.10pm 800M M7.20pm 3,000M M7.35pm 4 X 400M Relay MATHLETICS WEEKEND: TOP STARS IN DONEGAL AS LINE-UP REVEALED was last modified: May 17th, 2013 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:ATHLETICS WEEKEND: TOP STARS IN DONEGAL AS LINE-UP REVEALED
Still, the report’s findings provide a strong framework for what homeless advocates have been working toward, experts said. Recommendations based on the findings include developing more affordable housing and introducing a voucher program to assist homeless people who receive Social Security, disability or other monthly income. The study also found that, of those who use winter and year-round shelters, 66 percent are males. About 59 percent of men and women who used winter shelters were between the ages of 24 and 44. About 39 percent of winter-shelter clients have no income. About 25 percent of shelter clients receive disability or pension benefits. Each year, winter shelters are filled to capacity as soon as they open for the season, said Mitchell Netburn, executive director of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. “They are full and over capacity,” Netburn said of the winter shelters. “I think (the report) shows that the vast majority of the people in the streets would go to a shelter if they needed (to).” Susan Abram, (818) 713-3664 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Within the next few months, the coalition plans to release a 10-year strategic plan to county and city officials. Shelter Partnership’s study comes at a time when both city and county officials are re-examining their policies to tackle homelessness. Last week, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa appointed new members to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, including the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. The ACLU has sued the city numerous times over homelessness issues. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors, concerned about more families on Skid Row, voted to direct officials to visit each shelter daily to ensure that eligible families receive public benefits. But researchers said there might be more beds for the homeless than estimated by Shelter Partnership and other groups. There are centers dotted throughout Los Angeles that provide beds for the homeless – both long-term and winter-only centers – that do not label themselves as shelters. Others serve people with problems on top of homelessness. Those beds were not accounted for in the study, said Ruth Schwartz, executive director for the Shelter Partnership. Highlighting the need for more emergency shelters, a recent report has found that 61 of the 88 cities in Los Angeles County make no provision for emergency shelters or transitional housing in their zoning ordinances, according to researchers. The study, commissioned by county government and compiled by the Shelter Partnership Inc., found that there are 116 emergency shelters countywide, with about 5,240 beds for the roughly 84,000 people who are homeless each night. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority is expected to use the report’s findings to ask for more funding to allow winter shelters to be open year-round. “It is one more powerful wake-up call that we have an enormous crisis in the county of Los Angeles,” Bob Erlenbusch, executive director of the Los Angeles Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness, said of the study. “The ratio of homeless people to emergency beds is huge.”
Live Stats Watch Live In the 51st minute (51:17), senior Mason Leonard (Overland Park, Kan.), who scored his first goal of the year Sunday against Western Michigan, sent a pinpoint cross to a driving Ciszewski who got his head on the ball in the box and sent it past the Green Bay (2-1-2) goalkeeper, Nikola Kahvedzic. Preview The Valley on ESPN3 GREEN BAY, Wis. – Paul Ciszewski (Germantown, Wis.) scored his first goal of the season to send the Drake University men’s soccer team past Green Bay, 1-0, Wednesday evening at Aldo Santaga Stadium in Green Bay. “I am pleased to see our performance rewarded with a tough away win this evening,” said head coach Gareth Smith. “We played and managed the game well for long spells and created a number of very good chances to score more goals. I’m pleased with the clean sheet and overall defensive organization which restricted Green Bay to limited clear opportunities in and around our box. Overall, it is a very good result and performance as we prepare for conference play this Saturday against Valpo.” Drake goalkeeper Cade McCullough (Evansville, Ind.) collected his first career win and shutout with four saves. Next Game: The Wisconsin native’s score helped Drake (1-5-0) earn its first win of 2017 as it heads into Missouri Valley Conference play. The Bulldogs will welcome MVC newcomer Valparaiso (2-2-1, 1-0 MVC) on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. The Crusaders sit atop the Valley standings after edging preseason favorite Loyola, 2-1, on Sept. 1 in Chicago. Full Schedule Roster Valparaiso 9/16/2017 – 7 PM Saturday’s MVC match against Valparaiso at the Cownie Soccer Complex will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. Print Friendly Version