Where is President Granger’s Code of Conduct for his Ministers?

first_imgDear Editor,I am on record recognising the good work of Minister Broomes when she was the Labour Minister.  I stand by my record of celebrating the fact that she tried to bring justice to the plight of the Regent Street, Georgetown workers, until the powers that be clipped her wings.But I am since at a loss to comprehend the actions of this minister. Today, this same minister is being accused of fibbing on two members of the working class, causing them to spend sixteen hours in the Police lock-ups based on a gross untruth.Thank the Lord for technology!  The factual video exposed the shameful “BOOM BANG” behaviour that unveiled the core characteristics of a schoolyard bully. And if you think I am wrong, WebMD, an online magazine associated with the American Medical Association, outline these characteristics of a bully:1.    A need to dominate others.2.    Quick to anger3.    Poor impulse control4.    Lack of empathy for the other party5.    Intolerance to a different opinion6.    Does not accept responsibility for their action7.    Feeling of superiority8.    Blame the victim.Looking at that video, one can easily conclude we have ourselves here a bully in Ms. Broomes. Under her command, and in a taxpayer-funded vehicle, why did Ms. Broomes’s driver choose to use the Government’s vehicle as a weapon to attempt to force their way forward into human beings, even after they were advised that the area was a “no-parking” zone?  This action laid bare the fact that the minister and the driver needed to dominate the space, while at the same time exhibiting poor impulse control.But when we thought that was the end of it, the image shows a woman, who is alleged to be the minister, opening the door with haste and rushing to push down two of the “No-Parking” signs, with no empathy for the fact that all these security guards were doing was executing their jobs. Even though the guards told her it was a no parking area, the only opinion that mattered in that incident was the minister’s, because “WE PUN TAP” and “THIS IS OUR TIME”.To add icing to the whole situation, the Police were instructed to arrest the security guards (the victims), and the morons did.  Meanwhile, the real oppressors went home to bed.How can this be fair? When confronted by the media to answer the charge against her, the immoral and dishonest woman said, “I do not know what you are talking about,” and sauntered away from them.The sad reality though, is that except for Minister Volda Lawrence, who apologised to the victims, the entire leadership of the PNC circled the wagon on this act of public misconduct by a public official. When asked for a comment, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, said no comment to cement his position that, as the de-facto President, he is not willing to take responsibility for the actions of his ministers; especially this one, who is one of the lead campaigners in his bid to become Chairman of the PNC and the next Leader of that party.  All of this is happening while the elected President appears to be on a prolonged vacation abroad, achieving very little for Guyana, or in sustained siesta in the State House.What these collective actions expose is that these people are public frauds, who pretended when they formed the APNU+AFC that they were going to step away from the violent, tyrannical and deceitful actions of the old PNC, and, as a team, will serve the nation in the best interest of its people.  But today, as we can see, they lied, and we are living with “the same old PNC”, which has increasingly made the people the enemies of its immoral regime.Does the pageantry President not comprehend the nexus of this situation? These actions from Ms Broomes are helping to wreck the PNC as a political force.By the way, where is President Granger’s Code of Conduct for his ministers?Sincerely,Sase Singhlast_img read more

GPHC records increase in abandoned patients

first_img…urges relatives to show compassionWith the increased abandonment of patients at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), the administration is urging relatives of these persons to contact the hospital and collect their family members.GPHC Chief Executive Officer, Brigadier (ret’d) George Lewis1This was announced by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the GPHC, George Lewis, during the celebration of Social Worker’s Day. At the event, Lewis used his time at the platform to address the issue of abandonment of patients at the medical facility.“I would like to use this forum to ask relatives and family members of patients who have been abandoned at the Georgetown Hospital to please assist the administration by coming to the hospital and collecting your relatives and caring for them,” he stated.The CEO further noted that while the GPHC primarily functions as a medium for patients to receive medical treatment, undue advantage is taken by persons who desert their family members that are suffering from a communicable disease.“The Georgetown Hospital is a medical institution. It is not an institution that deals with abandoned patients,” he noted.The CEO highlighted that many persons are not aware of the circumstances surrounding patients with these communicable diseases, the most popular one being Tuberculosis (TB).“I would also like to ask relatives and family members out there to not abandon your relatives because in your opinion, they’re suffering from a communicable disease such as tuberculosis. Tuberculosis, while it may be a communicable disease, it’s also a treatable disease and many patients, when they come to this institution, after receiving medical attention, they’re cured.”However, persons desert their loved ones because of the stigma attached, that other persons who are in close proximity to the patient can still contract the disease, but this is not the case, he added. Thus, Lewis is urging relatives of the patients to show some compassion and take their family members home.“It is not fair to those children, who are abandoned in our wards. It is not fair to those aged persons. So please, help the administration of the Georgetown Hospital by collecting your relatives,” Lewis explained.These are steps that the organisation is taking towards achieving their vision of providing an efficient, well-managed hospital, comparable to the “best in care, education and research”.last_img read more

“Raise standards, not fees” – UG students threaten days of disruption

first_img– Deputy Mayor joins protest By Devina SamarooResounding were their voices though the turnout was small as University of Guyana (UG) students vented extreme disgust over the mounting issues that continue to cause many inconveniences and obstruct their pursuit of higher education.Fired up by University of Guyana Student Society (UGSS) president Joshua Griffith, the handful of disgruntled students threatened more days of disruption, as they demanded a raise in the standard of services provided, as opposed to a raise in tuition fees which the administration continues to impose.Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan joined the protest at UG“The issues here are real and we know because we faced them… Mr President, do you know that because of the services provided by the same loan agencies, and the laxity thereof and the substandard delivery, that students are unable to write exams because they don’t get their loan awards on time!” Griffith, with loudspeaker in hand and the colours of the Guyana flag draped around his neck, charged to the students.“How many more students would it take to be allegedly raped, and actually raped but not publicised, before you intervene; how many cars must be broken into; how many fires must we have, before you intervene decisively,” the young leader declared as he explained the relentless efforts made by the UGSS to reach out to government.“Like Peter, three times we tried and three times we were denied to meet with the President. How long more must we wait for an audience?” Griffith demanded as he threatened to move the protest to outside of the Ministry of the Presidency and Education Ministry on Wednesday morning, providing they do not receive a satisfactory response from the relevant authorities before.“How can you, our government, not include us in your 100 days plan? And a few weeks from now would make your one year in Office and you still have not met with the students of your national tertiary education institution; stop playing politics with our students, stop playing politics with our education,” Griffith exploded as he explained that all the students want is for government to ensure the delivery of better services that meet the desired standard they spoke so vociferously about during the campaign trail.Deputy MayorDeputy Mayor of Georgetown Sherod Duncan, currently pursuing his masters in communication at UG, joined in solidarity with his fellow students, calling on the administration to proactively intervene and address the numerous concerns.“I am a student as well, and this is a struggle that we’ve been under for a very long time, so I had to come and show my support with these students,” he explained.Duncan posited that the affairs of UG are also a concern for City Hall.Also, given his strong alliance with the APNU/AFC coalition, Duncan is certain he will be able to influence central government to reach out to the disheartened students.LabsStudents under the Faculty of Natural Sciences are beyond perturbed over the fact there are no labs for first- and second-year students who are in their final academic year.Faculty representative Xiomara Griffith explained that the administration proposed that all outstanding labs be done during the summer.“For over 200 students! We strongly believe that this is unfair and students weren’t consulted so they could not prepare their minds for it. And UG fails to realise that we are in a global space and there are international students who live here who do these very course and they would want to go home to their families on their holiday,” she posited.GradesThe untimely release of students’ grades also continues to be a worrying concern.According to one student, students usually have to wait about three months before their grades are released. Students are also concerned about the customary increase in the various fees required by the administration. They disclosed that there are rumours that there will be the announcement of another increase.“They are raising our fees so by now we expect some sort of change because our fees are bumped up so high. My mother is a single parent, you understand, she has to find money to pay for me to come to this University and they are treating us this way… we need a change, it is about time,” explained Chelsea Lewis. Law school  Likewise, law students are up in arms over the way injustice continues to be meted out against them, especially regarding the extra mile they are required to take in order to pursue an education in the field.                                                                       Demands for a local law school were fresh as concerns were over the limit on the number of students who are entitled to move on to attain their law degree.“We need a law school here; the Attorney General Basil Williams is telling us that that is not a priority. How distasteful is that. It is not right, it is hypocritical because, you are saying one thing before you got into power and now because you now have the power and the authority to make a difference, now you’re saying something else; and then next elections you are going to come and give us some pity story because you want our votes, it is not right,” expressed Yonica Rolland, a second-year law student.She added: “This is the only university here and it is a shame that we have to go to Trinidad and Tobago to finish off our degree and pay a lot of money. And this is only restricted to the top 25 student. Our class has 80 strong, what will happen to the remainder, everybody can’t make the top 25. There is no system in place for others who will not make the top 25. You’re telling me because I am not in the top 25, I cannot fulfil my dream of becoming a lawyer or an attorney?”last_img read more

National Youth Week commences with grand rally

first_imgA grand parade was held on Sunday along Brickdam, Georgetown to signal the commencement of National Youth Week, which will be celebrated under the theme “Empowering young people to foster national and community development through innovation”.Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton and Telecommunications Minister Cathy Huges interact with a student at the Youth rallyHundreds of young people marched from Parliament Building to D’Urban Park where a rally was held in commemoration of National Youth Week. Those in attendance were entertained by their peers who performed several dance routines, skits, and songs.The week of activities was kicked off by Director of Youth, Melissa Carmichael on Friday last.The week of activities will offer Guyanese the opportunity to reflect on the critical role that youths play, and youths themselves will be able to express their concerns in relation to their welfare.According to Carmichael, events planned for the week include a Youth Forum, a Career and Training Fair, a Youth Business Summit, an Arts Expression and a Youth Exhibition.However, addressing the gathering at D’Urban Park, Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton encouraged youths to use this time in their lives wisely.“It is important for young people to use their time wisely. Youth is not the age to be idle, it is not the age to waste time. This is the time when you should forge ahead and invest in yourselves especially when it comes to your education,” Dr Norton encouraged.The Minister explained that the achievement of Guyana’s youths boosted the entire nation.Dr Norton further stated: “We have many examples of this in our nation; we have young people making strides in every facet of our society and we ought to celebrate them.”He recognised several young people who have been doing exceptionally well. These include Amber Low, Guyana’s youngest female commercial pilot; Temika Henry, Guyana’s youngest forensic analyst; Randy Madray who has been blazing the trail in fashion designing and Anaya Lee Wilabus, Guyana’s youngest female publisher.The Social Cohesion Minister encouraged the youths in attendance to ‘strive big’, assuring them “you have the capacity, we will shatter records in the coming future”. (Kizzy Coleman)last_img read more

Agenda 2/19

first_imgMEETINGS TUESDAY The Institute of Management Consultants will meet, 4:30 p.m. at the Ayres Hotel, 14400 Hindry Ave., Hawthorne. Call (310) 541-7946. WEDNESDAY The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation will present its 2007-08 economic forecast, 8 a.m. at Los Angeles Marriott Hotel Downtown, 333 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles. Call (818) 340-5300 or (818) 618-9229. FRIDAY B2B Power Exchange will hold a networking breakfast, 8 a.m. at Polly’s, 4680 Los Coyotes Diagonal, Long Beach. Call (877) 722-2769. CONTINUING EVENTS TODAY The Stargazer Oriental Restaurant & Bar will host a business networking mixer at 5 p.m. at 6501 Fallbrook Ave., West Hills. Call (818) 704-6633. Temple City Toastmasters meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month at Live Oak Park, 10144 Bogue St., Temple City. Call (626) 444-1482. Pre-Paid Legal Services will meet at 7:15 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Call (818) 781-1111. The Winnetka Chamber of Commerce meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at Canoga Park Bowl, Canoga Park. Call (818) 348-6908. The Toluca Lake Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Mondays of each month at Paty’s Restaurant, 10001 Riverside Drive, Toluca Lake. TUESDAY The YMCA’s Coed Service Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at various restaurants. For more information, call (818) 841-0387. California Entrepreneur Women meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Carrows Restaurant, 18355 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Call (818) 996-4226. The Mayor’s Office of International Trade offers free international-trade assistance the second Tuesday of each month at the Valley Economic Alliance, 5121 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 379-7000. The Business Works Networking Group meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Carol’s Restaurant, Northridge. Call (805) 497-0092. To Network meets at 7 a.m. each Tuesday at Mimi’s Cafe, 400 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Call (805) 377-0853. The Greater San Fernando Valley Business and Professional Women meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, call (818) 789-5414. The Kiwanis Club of Tarzana will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Paul’s Cafe, 18588 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Call (818) 996-1020. Business Network International, Lunch Bunch Chapter, will meet at noon at Carousel Restaurant, 150 E. Angeleno St., Burbank. Call (818) 519-1717, Ext. 220. The Professional Business Network of the San Fernando Valley will meet at 7:05 a.m. at IHOP, 19100 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. For more information, call (818) 585-0632 or log on to www.leads4business.com. The Network Advantage of Santa Clarita will meet at 7 a.m. at Coco’s Restaurant, 24930 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 702-9687 or (661) 702-9316. The Harbor chapter of Business Network International will meet at 7 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe in Ventura. For more information, call (805) 647-3600. The International Association of Administrative Professionals, Satellite Chapter, meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Chaminade College Preparatory, 10210 Oakdale Ave., Chatsworth. Call (818) 704-0763. BizNet Online magazine will host a networking breakfast from 8 to 9:30 at Denny’s Restaurant, 9001 Tampa Ave., Northridge. Call (818) 892-7883, Ext. 6, or visit the Web site at www.biznetonline.com. Burbank Business Network International will meet at 7 a.m. at the Carousel Restaurant Holiday Inn, 105 E. Angeleno Ave., Burbank. Call Harvey Branman at (818) 954-9294. The Business Referral Group of Tarzana will meet from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the International House of Pancakes, 19100 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Call (818) 881-4900. The Computer Users Group meets at 7 p.m. each Tuesday at Granada Pavilion, 11128 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills. Call Mariam Radcliffe at (818) 249-1629 or visit the Web site at www.tugnet.org. Empowerment Systems workshop: “Helping Achievers Succeed.” Call Steve Chichester at (661) 287-4753. Crescenta Valley Chapter of Ali Lassen’s Leads Club will meet at 7:15 a.m. at the Decadence Espresso Bar, 3820 Ocean View Blvd., Montrose. Call (800) 767-7337. LeTip of Calabasas will meet at 7 a.m. at Marmalade Cafe, 4783 Commons Way, Calabasas. Call Glenn Neely at (800) 617-5626, Ext. 210. LeTip of Santa Clarita will meet at 7:15 a.m. at the International House of Pancakes, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call Dr. John at (661) 222-9021. Motivated Toastmasters will meet from 6:50 to 8:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 5525 Sepulveda Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (310) 979-5777. North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Senior Services Business Council will meet at noon at Tango D’amore Restaurant on Nordhoff St., Northridge. Call (818) 349-5676. Pre-Paid Legal Services meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Glendale Hilton Hotel, 100 Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. Call (818) 781-1111. Power Partners of Santa Clarita will meet at 7 a.m. at Marie Callender’s, Magic Mountain Parkway and The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 298-5330. Premier Business Xchange will meet at 7:15 a.m. at the Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills. Call (818) 832-1463.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

KILLYBEGS KIDS PROVE THEY LOVE TO WALK IN ALL WEATHERS!

first_imgPupils from Niall Mor walking back to happiness!Killybegs children have proved they just LOVE to walk in all weathers!Pupils and teachers from Niall Mor National School in Killybegs celebrated St Valentine’s by holding a ‘Love to Walk to School Week’ from 10th to 14th February.Under the guidance of Green-Schools co-ordinator Geraldine McGuire the whole school community are working hard to travel to school in a sustainable way as part of their Green-Schools Travel programme. The aim of the walking week was to encourage more active travel to school instead of travelling in the car every day. This benefits the environment, the community’s health and makes the road outside the school much safer.Daily monitoring by the Green-Schools Committee has recorded a significant increase in walking, cycling and Park and Stride where families are parking the car further away from the school and walking part of the way.“We were delighted to see so many parents and children walking and cycling to school this week even in the snow and hail. A big thank you to all those that made such a fantastic effort” acknowledged Lisa McDaniel, Green-Schools Education Officer with An Taisce Green-Schools.  KILLYBEGS KIDS PROVE THEY LOVE TO WALK IN ALL WEATHERS! was last modified: February 12th, 2014 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:KillybegsNiall MOr National Schoolwalkinglast_img read more

LATE REPORTER’S FAMILY LEAVE THEIR FATHER’S THANKS AT LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL

first_imgThe Coll family present the cheque to the Oncology Unit at LGH.The family of one of Donegal’s best-known reporters have made a cheque presentation to Letterkenny General Hospital following his recent death. Freddi Coll (Feardocha O Colla) from Middletown, Gaoth Dobhair, was one of Radio na Gaeltachta’s first journalists back in 1972.He worked at the station for more than 20 years. Freddie Coll in typical pose as he worked for RnaG.Mr Coll (Feardorcha O Colla) was also involved with Udaras na Gaeltachta and was involved heavily with the local community including the local GAA scene.The Coll family presenting a cheque of €3,000 to the oncology unit in Letterkenny in memory of their father and brother.Freddie passed away suddenly in October. The family wish to thank everyone who gladly donated.      LATE REPORTER’S FAMILY LEAVE THEIR FATHER’S THANKS AT LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL was last modified: June 17th, 2014 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:donegalGOATH DOBHAIRletterkenny hospitalREDDIE COLLRnaGlast_img read more

€6million settlement for Donegal woman in High Court case against HSE

first_imgA young woman with cerebral palsy who sued the HSE over complications with her birth has had her case settled today for €6 million.Nadine Wilkin, aged 20, from Manorcunningham, took High Court action against the HSE through her mother Judith Wilkin.The court heard that Nadine suffered brain damage following her birth at Letterkenny General Hospital in 1996. It was claimed that there was a delay of up to two hours in the carrying out of a caesarean section on Nadine’s mother, which caused her to suffer a deprivation of oxygen. It was claimed that this delay, combined with an alleged failure to treat her birth complications as an emergency, caused her to become severely disabled. The HSE did not admit to any liability.The court heard that Nadine has dyskinetic cerebral palsy and requires 24-hour care and must use a wheelchair. The family’s counsel, Denis McCullough SC, said that Nadine was a “bright young woman”.The settlement was approved without hesitation by Mr Justice Kevin Cross in order to take care of her needs.A statement from the family said the settlement has given them the comfort to know that Nadine will receive everything that she needs to make her life more comfortable and she will be looked after for the rest of her life.  €6million settlement for Donegal woman in High Court case against HSE was last modified: October 12th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Smith savours historic Bees win but fears for Macleod

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesDean Smith savoured Brentford’s first win at QPR for 52 years – but their triumph was somewhat marred by an injury to Lewis Macleod.Goals from Josh Clarke and Romaine Sawyers gave the Bees a 2-0 victory at Loftus Road, where they were by far the better side and could have won by a bigger margin.“The first half was as good as we’ve played,” said boss Smith.“We were outstanding in the first half – our intensity on the ball and off the ball. In the second half we needed to defend manfully at times and we did that as well.“It’s great to get the win – not just the victory but the performance we put on tonight.”Romaine Sawyers scored Brentford’s second goalBut there is concern for Macleod, who was stretchered off late in the match with what appeared to be a serious knee injury.Sidelined for much of his time at Brentford, the midfielder now appears to be facing another long spell out of action.“He was on crutches and in a brace. He said he felt a click in his knee,” said Smith.“It doesn’t sound great but I’m hoping it’s nothing long term. We won’t know anything until he’s had a scan.” See also:Brentford’s derby triumph: as it happenedBees beat woeful QPR in derby clash’Pressure’ will not help QPR – HasselbainkBrentford defeat worse than Newcastle thrashing – HasselbainkQPR v Brentford player ratingsBees man steps up fitness bid and scores in win over ReadingOur west London Championship team of the week  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Google Labs Launches Listen Podcast App

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Google Labs just launched Listen – an “audio magazine” that allows Android users to subscribe to programs and search terms to queue up their podcasts for easy listening. While Listen only offers English audio podcasts for now, the company plans on expanding to index video and content in other languages in the coming months. The product allows you to keep a couple hours of audio on your phone for your daily commute, lets you share podcasts with friends, and helps you find the latest updates for breaking news stories. To get started, users can search for specific podcast titles or topics including technology, politics or news. From here, you can start listening immediately or choose to subscribe to a program and save it for a later date. The Listen Queue also allows users to rearrange their episodes in the order of their choice. The ability to search for new content via the device is something missing from many of the current iPhone services like RSS Player. Listen is currently only available for Android-powered phones such as the G1 and myTouch 3G from T-Mobile. To download the application, users can scan the enclosed QR code and follow the onscreen instructions or look for Listen in the Google Android Market. Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… dana oshirocenter_img Tags:#Google#Podcasts#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more