Another PPP appointed REO contract not renewed

first_imgThe last holdover Regional Executive Officer (REO) from the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) era has been removed as Government has opted against renewing the contract of long-time Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) REO, Peter Ramotar.The last holdover Regional Executive Officer (REO) from the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) era has been removed as Government has opted against renewing the contract of long-time Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) REO, Peter Ramotar.Guyana Times learnt that the former REO of Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), Roderick Edinboro was transferred to Region Seven earlier this month replacing Ramotar. When this newspaper contacted Ramotar on Saturday, he confirmed that he was ushered out of his post, pointing out that his was the final REO from the time of the former administration:“Bulkan made it quite clear that all the REOs would go except me…[Region Seven] was always a PNC-controlled region and they felt once they kept me, there was very little room for me to do outside of the norm.”Ramotar, brother of former President Donald Ramotar explained that an official reason for the non-renewal was not given.“They didn’t agree to renewal. They didn’t give a reason. I did ask if it had to do with the quality of my work and I was told no….when they came into power they send off all [the] other fellows, they gave me a contract for a year, when the time came for renewal, I applied and they wrote saying that it would not be renewed,” Ramotar noted.“I had a year-to-year contract and I do not think there was any necessity to give a reason,” he noted.The ex-official also opined that he executed his duties with professionalism and left on good terms with his now former colleagues in the region. Ramotar suggested that government perhaps did not have full confidence in his performance: “I guess they probably have people who they have more confidence in doing what they want done…I [tried] to be professional as far as possible, I had a very good working relationship with all the team players –the Regional Chairman and all the councillors; nobody in anyway showed me any disrespect,” he notedWhen asked about his future now that he is unemployed, the former REO indicated that he is currently in a “job-seeking mode”.Ramotar served as Region Seven’s REO from January 2007 up until the July 7, 2016 date when his contract expired. Before then he served as Region’s Eight REO from 2000-2007.Since the coalition’s assumption to Office in May 2015, several PPP/C REOs have been axed by government, causing the Party to accuse the administration of political witch-hunting.Nigel Fisher – Region One (Barima-Waini); Ashford Ambedkar – Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice); Paul Ramrattan – Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) and Yolanda Hiliman – Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), were served with letters of termination.Additionally, government had terminated the services of REOs for Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) Donald Gagraj; Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) Deolall Rooplall; Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) Ronald Harsaywack and Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) Claire Singh.Government had sought to defend this action by claiming that it needed more qualified persons to fill the posts, “given the complexity of managing five sectors within the region.”Time and time again, the PPP/C has been condemning the current government for its indiscriminate dismissal of Guyanese professionals on the basis of their “race and political affiliation.” More than any other thing, the PPP/C has objected to the manner in which the dismissals were effected, pointing out that the employees were not afforded due process. (Shemuel Fanfair)Guyana Times learnt that the former REO of Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), Roderick Edinboro was transferred to Region Seven earlier this month replacing Ramotar. When this newspaper contacted Ramotar on Saturday, he confirmed that he was ushered out of his post, pointing out that his was the final REO from the time of the former administration:“Bulkan made it quite clear that all the REOs would go except me…[Region Seven] was always a PNC-controlled region and they felt once they kept me, there was very little room for me to do outside of the norm.”Ramotar, brother of former President Donald Ramotar explained that an official reason for the non-renewal was not given.“They didn’t agree to renewal. They didn’t give a reason. I did ask if it had to do with the quality of my work and I was told no….when they came into power they send off all [the] other fellows, they gave me a contract for a year, when the time came for renewal, I applied and they wrote saying that it would not be renewed,” Ramotar noted.“I had a year-to-year contract and I do not think there was any necessity to give a reason,” he noted.The ex-official also opined that he executed his duties with professionalism and left on good terms with his now former colleagues in the region. Ramotar suggested that government perhaps did not have full confidence in his performance: “I guess they probably have people who they have more confidence in doing what they want done…I [tried] to be professional as far as possible, I had a very good working relationship with all the team players –the Regional Chairman and all the councillors; nobody in anyway showed me any disrespect,” he notedWhen asked about his future now that he is unemployed, the former REO indicated that he is currently in a “job-seeking mode”.Ramotar served as Region Seven’s REO from January 2007 up until the July 7, 2016 date when his contract expired. Before then he served as Region’s Eight REO from 2000-2007.Since the coalition’s assumption to Office in May 2015, several PPP/C REOs have been axed by government, causing the Party to accuse the administration of political witch-hunting.Nigel Fisher – Region One (Barima-Waini); Ashford Ambedkar – Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice); Paul Ramrattan – Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) and Yolanda Hiliman – Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), were served with letters of termination.Additionally, government had terminated the services of REOs for Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) Donald Gagraj; Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) Deolall Rooplall; Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) Ronald Harsaywack and Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) Claire Singh.Government had sought to defend this action by claiming that it needed more qualified persons to fill the posts, “given the complexity of managing five sectors within the region.”Time and time again, the PPP/C has been condemning the current government for its indiscriminate dismissal of Guyanese professionals on the basis of their “race and political affiliation.” More than any other thing, the PPP/C has objected to the manner in which the dismissals were effected, pointing out that the employees were not afforded due process. 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Looking for a fulfilling new career? Why not try a Reflexology Diploma?

first_imgSeptember is a month when people start to look at going back to train and study something that they are interested in. Why not find something you are really passionate about? The Irish School of Reflexology will start a new term of its own Practitioner’s Diploma in Foot Reflexology on the 8th and 9th of September at The Base Enterprise Centre, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal. The ISR is Accredited with the National Register of Reflexologists IRL (http://www.nationalreflexology.ie/nrri_accredited_schools). Accredited Schools are teaching in adherence to NRRI Syllabus (150 hours of tutorials, approx.12-14 months and 60 hours of case studies) and their graduates are automatically eligible for NRRI Membership with many benefits. Principals of those schools are known members of NRRI and described by the NRRI Registrar as the best training providers in Ireland. The Diploma is part-time (one weekend per month) and will cover A&P, the theory of Reflexology, holistic approach, practical work and much more. The course is designed to enable students to develop the skill and in-depth knowledge required for effective treatment and evaluation of a client, by having good techniques, by taking good consultation notes and keeping accurate records; by using good listening skills and by an overall caring attitude; to help students gain confidence and experience through supervised work; to understand the holistic approach – mental, physical, spiritual and social; and to become informed about the skills necessary to start up and manage a professional practice.At the end of the year, students will be awarded a Diploma in Traditional Foot Reflexology (recognised by all the major health insurance companies-VHI, Aviva, etc.) and will be able to start their own practice.After their graduation, students are eligible for Membership with the National Register of Reflexologists (IRL). It will open up many opportunities for them: start their own practice, work in beauty salons, hotels, hospitals and much more.Tatiana Lawless Grosso, Principal of the Irish School of Reflexology said: “We are very proud of our school and the level of preparation we provide during the class and one to one teaching we supply during the year. The sequence we teach is the Eunice Ingham’s sequence and it has proven to be very effective as we use it all the time in our practices.”“The demand for Reflexology is growing,” Tatiana added.“More people are getting into Complementary and Holistic Therapies, because they start to understand that health is the results of a balanced life – mentally, physically, spiritual; and diet is important too. “They start to realise that we cannot be healthy if one of these factors is missing. We cannot be physically healthy if our mental health is not there. Our patients find also they get more long-lasting results with the help of Reflexology and they came back because of that.“Our students really enjoy the year, what they learn about Reflexology and about themselves. They grow in confidence as human beings and the fact that they can make the difference in helping other people in such an easy and noninvasive way, it is so important for them. “The aim of Reflexology is just to let the body do the healing by only applying pressure to the feet. That is why reflexology is a safe therapy because the reflexologist doesn’t use any medication but just pressure on certain parts of the foot which will free energy and blockages. Then the body will do the healing.”Here are what students have to say about studying at the ISR:I couldn’t miss out on learning a new skill that interested me:I decided to [enroll in] the course because I had seen the ad last year and thought it would be good. Then when it was advertised again for this year I knew it was for me and I couldn’t miss out on learning a new skill that interested me. I chose the Irish School of Reflexology because weekend [study] works best for me and home study in between each class means I can still continue with the childcare I do while learning. The course is everything I hoped it would be. Tatiana is a great tutor with practical and theory knowledge about reflexology and Denise brings the anatomy and physiology to life in plain and simple language so it’s fun and easy to remember!! Both are beautiful people. I’m enjoying it more than I could have imagined.Studying with the Irish School of Reflexology has made a big difference to me. I’m enjoying having a new skill and knowledge. I’ve realized that it was time for a career change as my children are older now and need different things from me so doing childcare at home won’t suit for much longer. I’ve met lovely girls in the class and made some new friends. Doing the practice with my family and children has opened up a new way to be together nicely without the pressure of making conversation and asking constant questions. New bonds growing!!  Thank you, Tatiana!! – Sharon Lee, Diploma Student It fits in well with my work and home-life:I had been looking into completing a course like this as I didn’t enjoy my working life, had no job satisfaction and I was always stressed and dreaded going to work. I had also recently given birth and I knew that I needed to work in an area that would provide for a positive and balanced home. I chose to complete this course as I wanted one with the best quality and qualification that this provides I love [the course]. It fits in well with my work and home-life and is giving me the best foundations to build upon with home study and practise after each class.I feel more confident and positive in myself now that I’m working towards a goal that suits me. I’ve always wanted to be self-employed and help people be healthier and live better lives so this course enables me to do that. – Maggie Russell, Diploma Student For more inquiries and to apply for the next term in September 2018, contact: Tatiana Grosso Lawless, N.R.I.I.PrincipalIrish School of ReflexologyDublin & DonegalTel: 086 20 71 065irishschoolofreflexology@gmail.comwww.irishschoolofreflexology.comFacebook/irishschoolofreflexologyLooking for a fulfilling new career? Why not try a Reflexology Diploma? was last modified: May 31st, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:careerseducationholisticirish school of reflexologytraininglast_img read more