SOCU needs to investigate money given to Minister’s children

first_imgDear Editor,I commend the whistleblowers who courageously exposed the secretive and unethical transfers of tens of millions of dollars from the treasury to the kids of former Minister Broomes for personal use.Such a situation arouses suspicion that there is rampant stealing of State finances within the former Government (APNU/PNC/AFC). SOCU needs to investigate these problems or else Guyana will never stand a chance to develop in spite of our vast natural resources.It is clear that the Granger Government is hell-bent on holding to power to continue stealing. Life is good in Government.And it needs to be highlighted that the PNC eliminates racial/ethnic diversity to create a secretive environment to simply steal. And this is one of the major reasons why the Granger Government largely shuts out Indo-Guyanese from the public service.Editor, I am convinced that such PNC values embolden dysfunction and they are responsible for rampant corruption and armed robbery in Guyana.Also, it can easily be predicted that the current lawlessness will worsen because of dysfunctional PNC values being modelled in Guyana.Under the current level of corruption, there is a dire need for whistleblowers. But the executive head of the WPA, Dr David Hinds, took a retaliatory stance when three whistleblowers exposed the illegal transfer of funds to the kids of former Minister Broomes. Dr Hinds can’t be fair and he can’t be of any good to Guyana because he is fixated on unjustly defending an Afro-Guyanese-backed Government. He even stereotyped the whistleblowers as PPP/C moles and PPP/C spies and he even called on the former Granger Government to fire them. Flagrantly, Dr Hinds supports wrongdoings in the Granger Government because he is blinded by the issue of race/ethnicity. Dr Hinds is downright divisive and destructive.Dr Hinds needs to be informed that whistleblowers are patriotic citizens whose contributions cannot be underestimated. They are needed. They selflessly expose corruption so that Guyana becomes a better place where every Guyanese can benefit from the fruits of this country, not just PNC Ministers.To this end, I urge every Guyanese to call out stealing within the Granger Government but Dr Hinds will never endorse this. He will use his voice to destroy Guyana. Dr Hinds is the least interested in the welfare of all Guyanese. His actions can never benefit Guyana and its people.Also, the former WPA Minister within the Granger Government confirmed to Dr Hinds when she unjustly fired three whistleblowers to also conceal corruption in her Government. This is abuse of power. This former Minister ought to be fired.Her actions are inexcusable. This is all corruption which can never be good for Guyana. Guyana needs whistleblowers or anyone who will expose outright stealing, corruption and lawlessness.And it needs to be clear that whistleblowers ought to be protected and at the very least, those whistleblowers who were fired by the former WPA Minister need to be reinstated in their jobs.They did nothing wrong. And I once again commend the whistleblowers for their selfless act. The former Minister Broomes needs to return the tens of millions of dollars to the treasury. This is the decent thing to do.Sincerely,Annie Baliram PhDlast_img read more

Sons were main breadwinners for home – mother

first_imgA 69-year-old mother is lost for words following an incident that took place at her Enterprise, East Coast Demerara (ECD) home which resulted in one of her sons fatally stabbing another during a drinking spree on Monday evening.Dassie Samroo of Lot 471 Charlotte Street, Enterprise, ECD is yet to come to grips with reality as she has lost two sons on the same day; 47-year-old Satnarine Jattan, also called “Dalim”, is dead and the other will soon be incarcerated for the heinous crime.Dead: 47-year-old Satnarine Jattan, also called “DaliSpeaking with Guyana Times on Tuesday at her home, in tears, she stated that her now dead son and the suspect were her support system since they made sure that she was financially taken care of.She is now left to fend for herself, since she is also a widow. Her third son, who left moments before the fatal stabbing on Monday evening, is yet to be heard from.However, when asked to recount what took place between her sons on the fateful night, she replied, “I don’t know what happened between them two, I can’t say because me deh at the back and one deh in the hammock here and one sitting on the chair”.Samaroo recalled that about 15:00h on Monday, the now dead man and his younger brother were imbibing at home after completing two weeks of work.Mother of the two brothers: 69-year-old Dassie SamarooAccording to Samaroo, she went to check on her sons after hearing loud talking and as such, warned them about arguing with each other. They, nevertheless, assured her that they were having a peaceful conversation.However, the woman went back to her hammock, after which the place went quiet. This, she added, prompted her to make another check. It was at that time she saw the now dead man holding onto his abdomen with blood gushing out – he later collapsed.The visibly shaken woman described both sons as “gentle” and “hardworking”. At the loss of her two sons, Samaroo is now left to depend solely on her monthly pension to maintain herself.Meanwhile, Police reports indicate that Jattan and the suspect, who is his younger brother, were consuming alcohol together at the residence when an argument ensued.After being warned by their mother, the men suddenly stopped talking. The mother became suspicious and, as such, ventured outside to check on them. However, the woman stumbled upon Jattan’s body, which was on the floor near their bathroom door.The dead man’s body is presently at the Lyken Funeral home, whilst the suspect is in Police custody assisting with investigations. He has since admitted to the Police to killing his older brother.last_img read more

Fort St. John RCMP arrest two suspects in string of robberies

first_imgThe first was Express Pawn Shop, robbed by a single male on March 2, 2015.Next on the hit list was the Chevron gas station robbed by a male suspect the very next day, March 3, 2015.The final robbery, March 4, 2015, was on a local taxi driver and its alleged two male suspects are responsible.- Advertisement -It was on March 4, 2015 that Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says a search warrant on a local residence was executed, which led to evidence being found that implicates two 23-year-old suspects previously known to police.Shayne Stephen Hewer, 23-years-old, is being charged with two counts of robbery, possession of a prohibited weapon and failure to comply with a probation officer.Robert Duncan McDonell, 23-years-old, is being charged with two counts of failure to comply with recognizance.Advertisement Police say further charges against McDonell are pending.Both Hewer and McDonell remain in custody with their next court appearance scheduled for March 18, 2015.last_img read more

Iraq War casualties

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The latest deaths reported by the military: A Marine was killed by small-arms fire Friday in Ramadi. On the Net: As of Saturday, at least 2,215 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,741 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers. The figures include six military civilians. The AP count is four higher than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated at 10 a.m. EST Thursday. The British military has reported 98 deaths; Italy, 27; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 17; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Slovakia, three; Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, two each; Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, one death each. Since May 1, 2003, when President George W. Bush declared that major combat operations in Iraq had ended, 2,076 U.S. military members have died, according to AP’s count. That includes at least 1,632 deaths resulting from hostile action, according to the military’s numbers. 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


first_imgTHERE was a huge turn-out today for today’s Lifford 5k with runners coming from all over the North West on a damp but mild day.John Paul Williamson from City of Derry won the race in a time of 15:50.More than 180 runners took part. You can see the results by clicking here: Lifford 5K Results  ATHLETICS RESULTS: HUGE TURN-OUT FOR LIFFORD 5K was last modified: January 30th, 2012 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:lifford 5k resultslast_img read more


first_imgDonegal are to appeal the sending off of captain Michael Murphy in yesterday’s Ulster Championship game against Cavan.The big Glenswilly man was only settling into the game when he was harshly shown a red card after he shouldered his marker in the 13th minute of the game.Murphy caught his opponent in the chest but television analysis of the encounter showed the Murphy did not raise his hands. Manager Jim McGuinness said later that they will be awaiting the referee’s report but will appeal the sending-off.“We will await the referee’s report to see what he has to say but I think it was harsh. WE will be appealing it,” he said.If the sending-off is upheld, Murphy will be banned for a month and will miss the vital semi-final encounter against Tyrone in two weeks time.However former Donegal legend and BBC pundit Martin McHugh said he thinks Murphy could be given the benefit of the doubt. “I think it will be appealed and I think Donegal have a good chance of getting the red card overturned,” he said.EndsDONEGAL TO APPEAL CAPTAIN MICHAEL MURPHY’S SENDING OFF was last modified: June 12th, 2011 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:donegalGAAMichael Murphysending offlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal Daily’s Fitness Columnist Emmet Rushe will host one of the sessions on Saturday morning as Letterkenny Musical Society’s Relay for Life Team continue their fundraising for the Irish Cancer Society at Pinehill Studios, Letterkenny.Mr Motivator himself Emmet Rushe!And everyone is welcome to come along and get their weeked off to an energetic start in an action packed session from 12 noon to 1.30pm that includes Zumba and Piloxing plus art sessions for children.“We are so lucky to be able to avail of the services of three fantastic trainers – Maire Kelly for Zumba, Sarah Marie of SMFitness for the Piloxing and of course Emmet Rushe of Rushe Fitness who is now so well known for his brilliant advice in his Donegal Daily column every Monday. What’s more we have even super art workshops with Crona Kerr for children (aged 5 and over) at the same time, so people can bring their kids while they take part,” said Lorraine Porter the captain of the LMS Relay for Life Team.She added that there is no set charge for Saturday’s sessions either, with anyone who comes along just being asked to make a donation on the day.The idea behind the ‘Get Ready for Relay’ event is that there will be three half-hour sessions with everyone urged to come along and take part from 12 noon until 1.30pm.“One of the key educational messages of Relay for Life, Donegal is that a healthy and active lifestyle can help in the prevention of cancer. Saturday’s event will certainly be healthy and active, but it is also a fun event and if you’ve never gone along to classes like this before it’s a great opportunity to get a taste of what it’s like in a really fun environment,” Lorraine concluded.  DONEGAL DAILY COLUMNIST EMMET RUSHE TO HOST SESSION AT FUN FITNESS MORNING was last modified: May 8th, 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:emmet rushelast_img read more

Allan Kabonge resigns as Entebbe head coach

first_imgKabonge has helped promote 4 teams to the top flight (file)ENTEBBE – Big League specialist, Allan Kabonge has resigned from his position as head coach of Entebbe FC.The Self-proclaimed messiah put down the tools at the Entebbe based side sighting a bleach of contract.The CAF C licenced coach has helped promote 4 clubs from the lower division to the top flight, Premier League.He stated;“I want to thank the management of Entebbe Football Club for the time I have worked with them, said Kabonge.“I have decided to leave on mutual Consent due to failure to fulfill my contract.”“Management has always been frustrating and i cannot cope up.“I am a champion i was born a champion and i have to work with champion sides.The former Uganda cranes U-23 plied his trade at Express FC, SC Villa, Victors among others, refused to disclose information about his next step and destination.Kabonge has formerly guided Onduparaka, Aurum Roses, Masavu FC and Paidha Black Angels to the top flight League.Kabonge’s prime moment was when Paidha Black Angels qualified to the Uganda Premier League from the lower big league side after ditching his job at Lira United Football Club.His time at Entebbe FC has been a bit disastrous, winning one match, drawing six and loosing 4 out of the 11 games played.Comments Tags: allan kabongeAurum RosesEntebbe FConduparaka fclast_img read more

NFL Week 6 picks: Raiders solve ‘Scotland Yard’, 49ers fall in Lambeau

first_imgLadies and gentlemen, start your engines for our NFL Week 6 picks:Raiders 31, Seahawks 28: Let’s make “Scotland Yard” a goal-line play-call in honor of Marshawn Lynch taking on the Seahawks in London. Line: Raiders +3Packers 33, 49ers 26: Kyle Shanahan remains 0-for-October as the 49ers coach. But if he culled 92 plays out of last game’s patchwork offense, he’ll mystically keep the 49ers close under Lambeau Field’s Monday night lights. Line: 49ers + 9 1/2Eagles 29, Giants 22: A Super Bowl …last_img

Daniel Düsentriebs Fitnesspause (Lesen!) — Geocache of the Week

first_imgNestled just north of Frankfurt, Daniel Düsentrieb’s Fitnesspause awaits its next challenger just off of a main road in a patch of woods. According to the cache owner, the goal of this cache was to offer a nice break from traveling by car. Often when on a long drive, people forget to get out and stretch or get our blood flowing. Approaching the cache, which is tucked away in the tree-line, you’ll understand what needs to be done to get to the logbook. Near ground zero, there’s a bike hidden under a tarp on a plank and the front spokes are attached to a wooden box. You’ll need to continuously bike for 2 minutes to get the electrical power needed for the next step. In front of the cache, an electronic screen is enabled when you start to pedal. It shows the voltage and a countdown starts to run down from 90 seconds. After the countdown ends, another screen shows rolling text with the combination for the padlock of the box. Step into the winners circle and claim your smiley on this Geocache of the Week! Where will you go next for a find?Share with your Friends:More TraditionalGC5K2A9by TCapitano Fitness is an essential part of life. For some it’s running, cycling, climbing, or going to the gym; for others it’s geocaching. One cache owner (TCapitano) has added a component to their geocache that requires some movement on your behalf. Maybe we spoke too soon, don’t worry the cache owner is no cycle-path: the cache is geared towards fun not the Tour de France.This crowd favorite has garnered over 2,600 Finds since 2015 in Hessen, Germany. Of the geocachers who have found the magnificent geocache, 89% of them gave a Favorite point, making it one of the highest Favorited caches in the world. 2.5 Location:Hessen, GermanyN 50° 14.070′ E 008° 39.730′ Difficulty:1.5Terrain: SharePrint RelatedCache ‘o Mat (GC1A11C) – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – January 24, 2013January 21, 2013In “Community””Lego – einer ist zuviel” GC13Y2Y GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK February 14, 2011February 14, 2011In “Community””First Germany” GC77 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – April 4, 2011April 4, 2011In “Community”last_img read more