By Utamu BelleLocal Government Elections (LGE) Nomination Day in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) saw a smooth and peaceful process being executed at the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) office at Mackenzie on Friday. Contesting party members were in full campaign mode before and after handing in their lists of candidates vying for the eight constituencies which fall under the Linden municipality.Four parties submitted lists in Linden, inclusive of the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), the Alliance For ChangeAPNU Linden campaign manager, Valerie Adams-Patterson on Friday after submitting the party’s list(AFC) and the United Republican Party (URP).Independent group, the New Horizon Movement was unsuccessful in handing in its list, having arrived late. Meanwhile, individual candidate, Orrin Miller, announced that he had joined forces with the PPP and was no longer contending as an individual for Constituency Four.Additionally, Independent Group Linden For Lindeners was a no show for submission. APNU was the first party to submit as the office opened its doors to facilitate the process. The party’s campaign manager, Valerie Adams-Patterson, after submitting the list told members of the media that the party is currently in full campaign mode and is sending a strong message. APNU has submittedThe Linden PPP group outside the GECOM office in Lindencandidates for all eight constituencies in Region 10.Speaking after the PPP handed in its list, party representative Akani Blair said the process was very smooth, as he applauded GECOM’s staff for professionalism. He said the Party will work hard to effect positive change, once given the opportunity. “We’re covering all the constituencies… these Local Government Elections, we’re excited about it and we believe if the voting public give us that opportunity, we are going to effect change like never before in this town of Linden. This municipality would have suffered immensely and we (will) make the changes that are required for the upward mobility of this community… and we know that we are going to do much better than previous Councils if given this opportunity,” he said.
The Long Beach City College women’s basketball team began its preconference schedule in impressive fashion, winning 10 of its first 17 games. South Coast Conference divisional play has begun in a similar way. Led by 23 points from freshman guard Christina Edwards, the visiting Vikings topped El Camino 54-49 on Friday to improve to 2-0 in SCC South play. Freshman point guard Amber Thomas added 18 points and freshman forward Tiana Whitaker had nine rebounds. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Jaquata Chatman sank a 3-point basket with 1:02 left and those proved to be the game’s final points as the Cougars (20-4, 2-1) beat the visiting Falcons (12-14, 1-1) in a South Coast Conference game. Maltresa Neely led Cerritos with 22 points and had 11 rebounds. The Falcons also got 10 points from Anna Conrad and 11 rebounds from Eboni Echols. Cerritos led 33-26 at halftime and 62-58 in the late going before falling short. The Cougars were led by Brittany Sheppard with 17 points, and Tyniqua Richard added 16. Cypress 83, Saddleback 24 Marinna Figueroa led four Chargers in double figures with 15 points as Cypress (18-5, 4-2) beat visiting Saddleback (3-19, 0-6) in Orange Empire Conference play. MEN’S BASKETBALL Long Beach City 72, El Camino 58 Pearson Smith scored 20 points to lead the Vikings (12-13, 2-0) to a South Coast Conference South Division victory at El Camino (4-18, 0-2). Long Beach State-bound Chris Fields had 18 points, while Chris Hart contributed 16 points for LBCC, which will host Cerritos on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Cerritos 85, L.A. Southwest 77 Aaron Thompson scored 17 points and Brandon Nevens and Brian Tollette scored 14 points each to lead five Falcons in double figures as the visiting Falcons (14-11, 2-0) beat the Cougars (8-14, 2-1) in a South Coast Conference game. In winning their eighth consecutive game, the Falcons also got 13 points from Alex Nixon and 10 points from Brandon Ivery. L.A. Southwest was paced by Brandon Turner with 17 points. Saddleback 63, Cypress 62 Houstan Downey scored 17 points and Brandon Void and Eric Taylor each added 12 for the Chargers (11-12, 0-5), but visiting Saddleback (18-5, 3-3) prevailed in Orange Empire Conference play. WOMEN’S TENNIS USC 6, Long Beach State 1 The 49ers won one singles match and one doubles match, but fell in their season opener at USC. Rachael Porsz posted the Long Beach State singles victory, beating Whitney Peterson at No. 6 singles, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. LBSU’s Hannah Grady pushed USC’s Lindsey Nelson at No. 1 singles, with Nelson prevailing, 3-6, 7-6, 10-5. In doubles, Grady and Jessica Weeks beat Amanda Fink and Carine Vermeulen, 8-5, but the 49ers lost the other two doubles matchups as the Trojans won the doubles point. The 49ers will play at Pepperdine on Jan. 28. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LBCC hosts Cerritos at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. L.A. Southwest 63, Cerritos 62