Dear Editor,I have seen advertisements by the Ministry of Agriculture concerning its World Food Day activity. The activity, from what I saw, was being held on October 16 at the Ministry’s complex at LBI.Being interested in the activity, I began to enquire from friends and relatives about the Ministry’s LBI complex as I wasn’t aware that the Ministry had established such a facility. Several persons I asked, were like me, clueless about the Agriculture Ministry’s complex.I have, however, come to learn that the complex is really the former LBI Estate complex which the GuySuCo Head Office is now located. I recall not too long ago, GuySuCo and NICIL were fighting, almost like cat and dog, regarding the ownership of the very property.Each side, I had read, claimed ownership in one way or another. It is now a surprise to learn that all of a sudden that the Ministry of Agriculture, it seems, is now the owner of the property. I do not recall any publication about this in the media.Did the Ministry purchase the complex from GuySuCo? If so what was the cost? Through what means did the Ministry acquire the property? Was there an open tender to determine the highest bid?What was the Ministry’s purchase price, if there was a purchase? And did the purchase price bear any semblance to a credible valuation since the Government has a penchant, it seems, for selling State assets at the valuation price.Yours sincerely,Liebert Alleyne
A policewoman on Thursday appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to a charge of theft.Yonnette Jupiter, 35, pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on Friday, August 12, 2016, at the Commissioner of Police’s Office, Eve Leary, Georgetown, she stole one Samsung Galaxy S4 valued 9,000, one 32 gigabyte memory card and a GTT Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card valued 00, property of Royston McPherson.The unrepresented defendant told the court that she has a small daughter hence she is pleading for bail.She was placed on ,000 bail and will have to return to Court on August 19.
By Jemima HolmesThe Guyana Police Force Football Club overcame their shortcomings manifested in last year’s staging of the Limacol Knockout Football tournament to finally cop the top prize on Friday evening in a thrilling encounter with Pouderoyen FC.After the official greeting party, wherein both teams interacted with Limacol’s Marketing Manager Elizabeth Ram and Petra’s Co-Director Troy Mendonca, the fast-paced match got underway.The victorious Guyana Police Force FC celebrate their scintillating victory in the wee hours of Saturday morningThe Police team took to the playing field clad in white like a bunch of avenging angels, while Pouderoyen forsook their usual green and opted for an ‘all black’ attire as if they were attending a funeral; little did they know it was their own.On the hunt from the first whistle, Pouderoyen were obviously looking to draw first blood. They were, however, arrested in the 12th minute by the on-duty policemen, whose early goal signalled a coherent game plan being purposefully and resolutely executed with a passion to win.Thereafter, the officers detained Pouderoyen and restricted them from scoring, or even getting close to the box.Like a dive bomber with the target perfectly in sight, Anthio Wallace swooped down to score his second goal of the game in the 32nd minute.After half an hour of unsuccessful play, the Pouderoyen response was swift and decisive when Alex Andrews caught the Police goal-keeper slacking in the 34th minute.Tournament MVP Anthio Wallace receiving his prize from Limacol’s Marketing Manager Elizabeth RamThe drought that followed this Pouderoyen breakthrough – induced by the Police use of special weapons and tactics – spawned a Pouderoyen frustration that showed in their mode of play.Any thought the West Side team had of equalising was further diminished when Anthio Wallace again swooped down to deliver his third bomb in the 60th minute. Twenty minutes later, the Police lead was further extended by Dexroy Adams with a self-assured rocket fired from just outside the box.Pouderoyen were granted another chance at making the game competitive when a few minutes of stoppage time were added to the life of the game. Within those minutes, the West Side team managed to capitalise on a foul, netting a penalty to take their score to two. However, it was not enough to catch-up with the Police, who were already soaring to their championship title with a 4-2 victory being inevitable.Despite having doubts after the semifinal, Coach Dwayne Bobb was pleased with the performance of his possee of lawmen.“From semifinals we didn’t have such a good game, and we went back to the drawing board. We went back home and worked, and they played much better tonight,” the coach stated.After their shaky semifinal on Sunday evening, the coach had stated that one player does not make a team. Acknowledging Anthio Wallace’s game winning hat-trick, the coach took the opportunity to modify his statement.“One player indeed can make a difference in a team, but it takes the rest of the players to work in tandem so that we could come out victorious,” he acknowledged.2018’s highest goal scorer Manasseh Primo receiving his accolade from Petra’s Jackie BoodieNot only did the law enforcers confiscate the $600,000 cash first prize on offer, but their striker Anthio Wallace was adjudged the MVP of the tournament. Noting that he was pleased with the accolade, Wallace revealed that he was happy foremost with the Police win.“First of all, I must give God Almighty thanks. I thought we played a compact game and (the win) was well deserved. It was a nice feeling, scoring those goals and Police winning again; it was a great feeling,” he stated.The third place clash between Riddim Squad and Santos was equally entertaining. Kicking off at 19:00 hrs before the grand finale, both teams were unwavering in their pursuit of the next best thing, the third place win.The thrills began just five minutes into the game, when Sherwin Hope netted an own goal to put Santos up by one. After playing relentlessly to correct their teammate’s error, James Bowman found the answer in the 44th to equalise the scores.With the game plunging into extra time, both teams had another chance to make it their own. A goal from Kevin Gordon in 90+22’ saw Riddim Squad emerging with a 2-1 victory over Santos.In special awards, Manasseh Primo was awarded for his tally of 6 goals, making him the highest goal scorer of the 2018 season; whilst the Police goalkeeper was hailed as the best of the lot.
“I will pray he was sincere,” John March said. Barbara March said she knows her son’s heart and that he would forgive his killer. “This day is very sad for me because the man over there chose to do evil with his life,” she said. March was killed April 29, 2002, after he pulled over Garcia on Live Oak Avenue in Irwindale on a traffic stop. Garcia told friends if he ever got pulled over by an officer he won’t hesitate to use a gun, said sheriff’s Homicide Capt. Ray Peavy, who was the original homicide lieutenant on the case. March started walking toward the car and Garcia walked toward him. Peavy said detectives believe the deputy told Garcia to turn around so he could pat him down. He thinks Garcia turned, reached for his gun, turned back and shot March. He said Garcia then stood over March as he lay on the street and shot him again. “People driving by saw part of this which made it even more of a horrendous crime. They were shocked,” Peavy said. Using a translator, Garcia read a statement apologizing to March’s relatives, friends and colleagues who filled the courtroom. Garcia never looked at the family. “I know they don’t want to see my face,” he said. “I know this will not take the hatred you feel for me. I know when I ask for forgiveness for what I have done I know the hatred is going to \ but I know someday you will forgive me.” March’s parents; his sister, Erin Hildreth; and his widow, Teri, spoke in court about their loss, what March meant to them and addressed Garcia. Hildreth said there was a time when he was sweet like all of God’s children. Now he’s a murderer and has to pay for what he did, but she will be praying for him. Teri March said she will learn and pray to forgive Garcia. She said that she doesn’t have hate for him anymore because it took too much energy. Detectives said Garcia fled to Mexico within 24 hours of the killing. He remained on the run until Feb. 23, 2006, when Mexican authorities arrested him at a relative’s house in Jalisco. The delay was due in part to a 2001 ruling by the Mexican Supreme Court that said life in prison without the possibility of parole was cruel and unusual punishment. Because of the court decision, suspects who faced a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole couldn’t be extradited. Mexico already doesn’t send back suspects who could get the death penalty in the U.S. The March case became a national example of the problem. The deputy’s family kept the issue on the forefront for years, going to events, lobbying legislators, pushing for change to the treaty. In November 2005, the Mexican Supreme Court reversed the ruling which paved the way for Garcia and other suspects to be extradited. “He will spend the rest of his days in prison until he is dead. This is a very proud day for the justice system,” District Attorney Steve Cooley said, adding that a lot of credit has to go to the March family. “When it comes to murder, there is no justice. However, there is accountability. Today Garcia accounted for his crime,” said Sheriff Lee Baca. He called March a good man and said the deputy will forever be a hero in the eyes of his family and the Sheriff’s Department. “Armando Garcia does not deserve to live, but the justice system has made its decision and the decision is guilty,” Baca said. Teri March said the way her husband died by himself on that street was more than they could bear and then to find out his killer fled as well. She said Garcia hid behind a system that was broken. She vowed to finish her husband’s work that day even if it took her entire life. “It’s over. The fight is finally over,” she said. “Dave lives on in my heart. I think a lot of good came out of something so awful.” email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2718160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! As part of the plea bargain, two counts of attempted murder and three counts of being a felon in possession of a weapon were dismissed. The attempted-murder charges stemmed from incidents that occurred in Baldwin Park on Feb. 16, 2002, and Nov. 18, 2001. Garcia, also known as Armando Garcia, asked the deputy’s family to forgive him. “I only want to ask forgiveness for what I have done and I know you will forgive me,” he said through a translator. John March, David March’s father, said it was a bittersweet day. He said Garcia apologized but only God knows if that apology was sincere or that of a sociopath trying to get off the hook. • Photo Gallery: Garcia pleads guilty • Video: Garcia pleads guilty POMONA – A man who tried to escape prosecution by hiding in Mexico pleaded guilty Friday to killing Deputy David March during a 2002 traffic stop and will spend the rest of his life in prison. At what was supposed to be a routine preliminary hearing, Jorge Arroyo Garcia agreed to plead guilty to one count of second-degree murder with special allegations for using a gun to commit the murder, and intentionally killing a peace officer in the line of duty. Pomona Superior Court Judge Charles Horan immediately sentenced Garcia to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Garcia will be sent to Calipatria State Prison.
For Knott, the most important part of the book being published and available are the people that are reaching out and telling her what the book has meant to them in context to their own stories she shares.“The return of love that I feel from the level of truth-telling in the book that was put in, on purpose, is now meeting its purpose in what it was meant to do, heal,” said KnottKnott is currently travelling to Festivals with her book and writing her second book which could be published by 2021.The book, In My Own Moccasins, a memoir of resilience can be purchased at Cole’s at Totem mall and Online sites such as Amazon.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Local Indigenous Author, Helen Knott has published her first book, In My Own Moccasins, a memoir of resilience which has made a bestseller list for new releases.The book took Knott three years to write and two years for publishing. The five years in total has been a process to get the book into the world shares, Knott.- Advertisement -Knott shares, she has always loved writing since a little girl and something she has wanted to do yet says she was never set on sharing her story.The idea of the book came to her during a state of prayer which told Knott to write. She started writing and this evolved into her now published book.The book has been impactful for readers and this can be seen through testimonials on social media and the internet. “The reaction to the book has been pretty amazing, ” said Knott, “In terms of vocal support, that has been huge.”Knott shares, finding out the book was on a bestsellers list for new releases in the first week was pretty crazy for her, as she figured this would happen eventually, yet not as soon as it did.Advertisement
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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“Verizon is proud to join with these three leading civil rights organizations to reach out to the victims of this violence — speaking their language and in ways that will resonate — and help them rise above their circumstances to make a better life for themselves and their children.” The PSAs premiered at the New Los Angeles Theater Center. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. Three Los Angeles-based nonprofit groups premiered a series of public service announcements today to raise awareness about domestic violence in Southern California’s Latino, black and Asian communities. The 30-second spots, in English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin and Vietnamese, will provide victims of domestic violence with information on how to protect themselves. The Asian Pacific America Legal Center, Los Angeles Urban League and Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, representing the Los Angeles Domestic Violence Prevention Collaborative, created the ads with a $1 million grant from Verizon. “Domestic violence is a serious problem within all communities and is further complicated by the cultural and linguistic barriers that prevent some domestic violence victims from seeking assistance,” said Tim McCallion, Verizon’s West Region president.
Crystal Palace’s record signing is Andros Townsend for £13m from Newcastle United in 2016 20 Watford’s record signing is Isaac Success, who cost £12.75m from Granada in 2016 20 20 20 Southampton’s record signing is Dani Osvaldo, who cost £14.6m from Roma in 2013 Hull City’s record signing is Abel Hernandez, who cost £10m from Palermo in 2014 Stoke City’s record signing is Gianelli Imbula, who cost £18.3m from Porto in 2016 20 20 20 20 20 Chelsea’s record signing is Fernando Torres, who cost £50m from Liverpool in 2011 20 20 Sunderland’s record signing is Asamoah Gyan, who cost £13m from Rennes in 2010 Liverpool’s record signing is Andy Carroll, who cost £35m from Newcastle in 2011 Middlesbrough’s record signing is Alfonso Alves, who cost £12.5m from Heerenveen in 2008 Tottenham’s record signing is Erik Lamela, who cost £30m from Roma in 2013 Everton’s record signing is Romelu Lukaku, who cost £28m from Chelsea in 2014 Manchester United’s record signing is Paul Pogba, who cost £89m from Juventus in 2016 West Ham’s record signing is Andre Ayew, who cost £20.5m from Swansea City in 2016 20 Bournemouth’s record signing is Jordon Ibe, who cost £15.3m from Liverpool in 2016 20 20 Burnley’s record signing is Andre Gray, who cost £9m from Brentford in 2015 Premier League clubs are awash with money as the latest television deal kicks in this season, meaning the transfer window will be busy once it officially opens on 1 July.It is likely that transfer records will be broken, which is why we’ve trawled through the books to find out the highest fees previously paid by each of the 20 clubs set to compete in the top flight in 2016/17.Take a look at the gallery above to see each club’s record transfer fee paid, updated on 10 August 2016. 20 20 Leicester City’s record signing is Ahmed Musa, who cost £16.6m from CSKA Moscow in 2016 20 West Bromwich Albion’s record signing is Salomon Rondon, who cost £12m from Zenit in 2015 Swansea City’s record signing is Wilfried Bony, who cost £12m from Vitesse Arnhem in 2013 20 20 Arsenal’s record signing is Mesut Ozil, who cost £42.4m from Real Madrid in 2013 20 Manchester City’s record signing is Kevin De Bruyne, who cost £55m from Wolfsburg in 2015
RAPHOE NOTESRaphoeRaphoe Family Resource CentreWelcome The Family Resource Centre would like to welcome Sinead Mc Daid to the project as Youth Support Worker through the Tús Programme. Sinead joins our hard working Youth Team in supporting the Afterschool Programme, Youth Café, Young Girl’s Group, and the Young Boy’s Group. We look forward to working with Sinead over the next twelve months. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Donegal Local Development Company Limited for its continued support.‘Connecting With Young Men’ TrainingThe Family Resource Centre and the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI) are hosting a free one day workshop on engaging with young men on Monday 30th November 2015. The workshop has been developed by MHFI, a new Unit within the highly successful ‘Engage’ National Men’s Health Training Programme. It has been funded by the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention.From March 2011 to October 2012, the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland coordinated an all-island action learning project which sought to identify a range of possible means to promote positive mental health among young men. The final report made 12 key proposals with number 10 outlining the need to develop a training programme for frontline staff on how to effectively engage with young men. The Workshop content/format is based upon follow-up research which MHFI conducted to identify the training needs of a wide variety of organisations, how the training might be delivered and the content of the package.The Workshop will focus on the WHY and HOW to build relationships with young men and the objectives are to demonstrate why it is important to work with young men as a specific group; help participants reflect on their own value base, experience, attitudes towards, and expectations of young men; explore the world of young men, the issues that they face, and the opportunities that exist to engage with them; consider the practicalities of what works; increase the confidence of participants in relation to working with young men.The workshop will be of interest to a broad range of service providers and practitioners who wish to connect in more meaningful ways with young men. To book a place please contact Tony on 074-9145796 or on 087-3641503.Little Smiles with Big Dreams Little Smiles with Big Dreams is a parent and toddler group that meets every Wednesday morning at 10:30am – 12 noon in the Family Resource Centre. Anyone who is in care of a child whether an aunt / uncle/ child-minder or grandparent is welcome. The kiddies can get involved in messy play, free play, story time and music time where the adult can enjoy a cuppa tea and meet other adults. Parent and Toddler Groups are a great way to enhance your little one’s confidence and meet others of their age.Raphoe Walking GroupThe Walking Group meets every Thursday morning at 10.30am. All abilities are catered for. And an important element of the group is coming in afterwards to have a chat and a cuppa! New members are always welcome so please feel free to join us on Thursday mornings!Springboard Family Support ProjectSpringboard Family Support Project are seeking to recruit a Childcare Worker (Maternity Cover January to July 2016). The post will cover our Parent and Toddler Group and Afterschools Club. Location: Springboard Family Support Project, Castlegrove, Raphoe, Co. Donegal. Ph.: 074 – 9173918The Successful Candidate will have:Relevant qualification in Childcare. Minimum Fetac Level 5.Minimum of one year’s experience in a preschool and afterschool setting.Be hardworking and flexible. Must be willing to work as part of a team and also work on their own initiative.A sound working knowledge of the National Childcare Regulations and the Siolta and Aistear Curriculum.Child Protection TrainingFirst Aid Qualification is desirableHours of work: Part Time Position. 17.5hrs. Application Process: Application by email to include CV along with a covering letter outlining how skills and experience match the job description and requirements of the post. Enquiries, Job Description and Person Specification can be obtained from Theresa by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.orgCompleted Applications to be emailed to The Project Manager at: email@example.com Lagan Community Health Forum & Lagan Primary Care TeamLagan Community Health Forum & Lagan Primary Care Team invite you a Conference on “TheImpact of Alcohol & other Drug Usage on the Individual, Family and Community in An Grianan Hotel, Burt on Thursday 26th November from 10am to 1.30pm. Registration at 9am. Lunch provided. Guest Speakers include: Sinead O’Gorman, Accident & Emergency; Brian O’Donnell, Donegal Co. Council Road Safety Officer; Evelyn Smyth, Director for Women and Children’s Services; Donegal Youth Council; Ciara Doyle, Hidden Harm. There will also be a personal perspective. If you wish to attend please email Pauline at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 074-9148551 by 4pm on Friday 20th November.“Get Men Talking” Free Cancer SeminarThe Marie Keating Foundation is hosting a free “Get Men Talking” Seminar in Gallagher’s Hotel, Letterkenny on Tuesday 24th November from 6-8.30pm. The Seminar will include: An overview on male cancers; A survivor’s story; a talk on life after cancer and a session on Mindfulness. Speakers include: Mr. Kevin Moran, Consultant Urologist; Dr. Janice Richmond, Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Oncology; a survivor, and Patricia Swann, Complementary Therapist. The seminar is free and open to men who have an interest in health or who are affected by cancer. The seminar is proudly supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Astellas Oncology. Registration is essential by logging onto www.mariekeating.ie or telephoning 01-6283726 or by emailing email@example.com Raphoe Boxing ClubEveryone at the local boxing club would like to say a sincere thanks to Marcus Roulston (Browns Restaurants) our major sponsor, to all the generous business people of the town and surrounding area’s for all their financial support and to everyone who turned out to support our recent major boxing tournament in Deele College Sports Pavilion as it was a great success and a great fundraiser for the local club. To all the boxers, referees and judges, to all the ladies in the canteen, to Aileen McCullagh who looked after the tuck shop, to the ticket sellers, Damien McDevitt and Gerard Crawford of Deele College Sports Pavilion and to anyone who played any small part on the night it is greatly appreciated by everyone at the local boxing club, and a special thanks to all the boxers and officials who travelled from England to take part in the tournament.Annual DanceThe Annual Dance will be held in Carnone Hall on Friday 27th November. Dancing from 9pm until late. Supper provided. Everyone welcome.Slimming World RaphoeRaphoe Slimming World has moved to a new venue. We will now meet every Tuesday night in theCathedral Hall, Raphoe at 7.30pm. Now is your chance for a fresh start. How would you like to be a half stone or a stone lighter by Christmas? Come along and join our warm friendly group. For further information contact Geraldine on 086-3348048.Please note that items for the Raphoe Notes should be placed in the box provided in the Post Office on or before 12 noon on Fridays. Items can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or handed in to the Family Resource Centre, The Volt House. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance of publication of local press.DD LOCAL: RAPHOE WELCOMES SINEAD TO FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE was last modified: November 13th, 2015 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:Raphoe notes
A New Zealand woman has launched an appeal to track down a couple from Kincasslagh.The woman contacted Donegal Daily following the death of her mother who was in regular contact with the couple.The couple are known to her only as Daniel and Mary-Anne. “I am desperately trying to find two people my mum has been in contact with over the phone for many, many years. She has recently died and, because I know they were very important people to her, I would like to be able to somehow get in touch with them so that I can tell them personally what happened,” revealed the woman.The woman said she believes the couple have a large family and that their eldest son is called Daniel also and he is studying in Oxford. Mary-Anne’s parents were named Frank and Mary who are now deceased.If any of our readers know of the couple they can contact us at email@example.com and we will pass the woman’s details on.NEW ZEALAND WOMAN LOOKING TO TRACK DOWN LONG-LOST DONEGAL FRIENDS was last modified: February 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:KINCASSLAGHNew Zealandsearch
The General Manager of Letterkenny General Hospital has promised a full report on the placing of a covert camera at the hospital.Mr Murphy, rightSean Murphy has said the report into the incident has been commissioned, carried out and is almost complete.He stressed that the area in which the camera was found was NOT a changing area for staff and was an office used by maintenance staff. He would not confirm if he knew the camera had ben commissioned but said he had ordered an investigation when the presence of the camera became known.He said members of the maintenance staff knew the camera was present in the office.He said it would be unfair to comment any further as the report into the situation had not been completed or published. HOSPITAL MANAGER SAYS REPORT INTO COVERT CAMERA IS ALMOST COMPLETE was last modified: July 3rd, 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:donegalletterkenny hospitalManagerSean Murpohy