Pensioner denied medical attention at Uitvlugt Estate Dispensary

first_imgA 73-year-old pensioner on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD) was forced to seek alternative healthcare after she was denied medical attention at Uitvlugt Estate Dispensary on Friday during her monthly visit.The Uitvlugt Sugar EstateRamrajie Singh, who suffers from a heart condition and hypertension, was scheduled to make her visit on Thursday but owing to the fact that she was not feeling well, she opted to visit the facility the following day.“I’m a regular patient at the GuySuCo (Guyana Sugar Corporation) dispensary. I’m a heart patient and I suffer from hypertension. Thursday was my day to go to clinic but I was sick and I couldn’t make it to go. I had to go and collect my pension today so I said I would go over to the clinic because it is in the same building,” she told Guyana Times.Upon arriving at the facility, the woman was reportedly told by a medical staff that they could not aid her on the said day.The medical personnel claimed that she missed her scheduled date and refused to attend to Singh, despite the woman explaining that she was unwell.“When I go over to the dispensary, the medic in charge refuse to look at me or give me anything. She said I was supposed to come yesterday (Thursday) at the clinic. I told her I haven’t been able to come. I go to her twice and she said she can’t look after me. I worked in the estate and I’m very disappointed. What bothers me is that I am a regular clinic patient. People were coming in without any emergency and she looked after them,” Singh recalled.Meanwhile, the elderly woman was given a date to return to the clinic on October 10. She argued that for one month, she would be denied her services and medications attributable to slackness on the part of the health officials.This publication contacted the medic of the facility on Friday, who denied that such an incident occurred but referred all questions to the personnel manager of the estate.last_img read more

1 dead in Moruca River boat collision

first_imgA two-boat collision in the Moruca River, Region One (Barima-Waini), on Friday evening has left at least one person dead. The accident occurred sometime around 19:30h in the vicinity of the Parakese Village along the Moruca River, one of the three sub-regions in the North West District (NWD).While details of the accident were sketchy up to press time, Guyana Times was able to confirm the death of 32-year-old Rodwell Daniels, a miner of Santa Rosa Village. He reportedly sustained serious injuries from thecollision.According to reports reaching this newspaper, Daniels was operating a boat in the Moruca River, when it collided into another boat coming in the opposition direction. That boat was being driver by operator Thomas Norton, 32, of Kamwatta Village. Further information revealed that one of the boats was heading to Moruca while the other was leaving. Meanwhile, when contacted Friday night, F Division (Interior Locations) Commander, RavindradatBudhram, confirmed the accident and that Daniels died as result of the collision.Budhram further indicated that Norton has been arrested and is assisting with the investigations.last_img read more

Motion to grant duty-free concessions for FIU officials defeated

first_img– Ramjattan, Gaskin break ranks, abstain from vote…empty Govt seats shift power balanceBy Jarryl BryanThe coalition Government has held a one-seat majority since 2015, but in a series of unprecedented events in the National Assembly on Monday, its own motion was defeated when a division of votes was called.This was as a result of the absence and even abstention of several Members of Parliament (MPs) from the Government side, which ultimately doomed the motion to grant duty-free concessions to two Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) officials.The Opposition argued that the motion, in Social Cohesion Minister Dr George Norton’s name, should be withdrawn and the benefits be granted across the board. It was argued that even though the qualifications of the two officials were similar toOpposition MP Irfaan Aliseveral Attorneys or accountants in the State’s employ, others did not enjoy duty free concessions for 2000-cylinder capacity (cc) vehicles.“The fact is the appointments committee wants to bring a benefit to two employees within that unit. To do this, they have to amend the law and make it part of their benefits in the law,” Opposition parliamentarian Irfaan Ali said.Ali also noted that the granting of these concessions should reside with Finance Minister Winston Jordan and Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Commissioner General Godfrey Statia.“We can’t adjust based on the committee. We have to adjust based on principles and on position. So, we have to say here we are going to create a new category of posts that would benefit from such concessions. For example, you will have other persons appointed by the committee that will now say, we are of the same qualification. We were appointed by the same committee, on the same level. Why is it we are not considered for the granting of such concessions.”“So, I want to propose he bring an amendment to the Act to deal with this issue, or we take a holistic position dealing with all positions in this category, that we will now give equal treatment. And that we cannot direct the Minister of Finance or Commissioner General,” Ali argued, noting that this would breach existing laws and principles.CriteriaMeanwhile, Opposition parliamentarian Adrian Anamaya argued that certain criteria have to be used before a public official should be granted a duty-free concession. He noted that such persons should not only have a need for the vehicle, but also should have put in years of service.“It is only conferred on you depending on your posting, if where you’re posted requires a vehicle of a certain kind and then you’re qualified. For example, if you’re a prosecutor in a particular district and you’re required to travel a lot, then you understand that rationale. Similarly, if you’re a Police Officer at the level of ASP, you are automatically qualified. But you would not have reached here unless you put in your dues.”Former Minister within the Finance Ministry, Juan Edghill, also raised concernsOpposition MP Juan Edghillover the motion. As a member of the Committee of Appointments that Dr Norton had chaired, he made his disagreement with the motion clear.“I sat as a member of the Committee when the terms of reference and qualifications were set for all these positions. The qualifications for the Attorney at the FIU were the same as a State Counsel at the AG Chambers and the Director of Public Prosecutions chambers. Do the State Counsels enjoy duty-free vehicles of 2000 cc? The answer is no!” Edghill said.“The criteria for the accountant are the same as the accountant for any ministry or agency. This is not a super person. And do any public servants with ACCA or bachelor degree in accounting enjoy a duty-free concession of 2000 cc? The answer is no!” Edghill added.A division was subsequently called, but even though the Chambers rang bells calling all members to take up their seats, it was evident that several seats, including Finance Minister Winston Jordan’s, would remain empty for the vote. By the time the dust had settled, 26 voted for the motion to be carried and 28 voted against. There are 65 seats in Guyana’s Parliament.When their names were called, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan and Business Minister Dominic Gaskin both announced they were abstaining. A few members, including Jordan, reappeared following the vote.If passed, the motion in question would have granted the newly-appointed accountant and Attorney-At-Law for the FIU duty-free concessions. The FIU is an agency that acts under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) laws. The powers of the agency – which is intended to liaison with other agencies in the AML fight – when dealing with judicial arms of the State have already been criticised by the Opposition.last_img read more

Sims performing well in Boxing at 2019 Canada Winter Games

first_imgSims will be in the Gold Medal Fight, which is taking place on Wednesday, February 20.Recently, Sims competed at the Alberta Golden Gloves where he came out on top, beating Alberta’s National Champion Kyle Oliver. RED DEER, A.B. – Local boxer, Brayden Sims, is off to a good start at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.Sims is representing the Team B.C. Boxing Team in the 60 kg Class.On Sunday, February 17, Sims competed in Bout One and managed to defeat Noah Squires of Newfoundland and Labrador.- Advertisement -From that win, Sims earned five points and advancing him to the Semi-Final.In the Semi-Final on Monday, February 18, Sims competed against Jad Khabbaz Quebec.The Bout was Referee Stopped in Round two. Sims managed to claim two points from this match.Advertisementlast_img

Wall Street still paved with profits

first_img“The stronger-than-anticipated earnings releases have definitely been the catalysts for prices to move higher and the merger deals continue to reduce shares in the market and put fresh cash back in investors’ hands,” said Tim Hartzell, chief investment officer at Kanaly Trust Co. The Dow rose 75.74, or 0.58 percent, to 13,211.88. The blue chip index hit a fresh trading high of 13,256.33 after reaching 13,184.14 Tuesday. The Dow has set 16 record closes this year and 39 since the beginning of October; the latest closing high came Tuesday. Broader stock indicators also rose Wednesday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index advanced 9.62, or 0.65 percent, to 1,495.92. Wall Street has been eyeing the index, waiting for it to move back above 1,500; the S&P 500 hasn’t closed above that level since September 2000. The Nasdaq composite index rose 26.31, or 1.04 percent, to 2,557.84. Bonds fell following release of the factory order data. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose to 4.65 from 4.64 percent late Tuesday. The dollar was mixed against other major currencies, while gold prices fell. NEW YORK – Stocks jumped Wednesday, sending the Dow Jones industrials past 13,200 for the first time after a strong reading on U.S. factory orders stoked investor optimism about the economy. The Dow gained more than 75 points and secured its second straight record close. The Commerce Department said orders to U.S. factories rose 3.1 percent in March – the largest increase in a year – amid strong demand for commercial aircraft and a sharp rise in an indicator of how much companies are investing in their business. The increase easily outpaced the 2 percent rise analysts had been expecting. As investors begin to look toward Friday’s Labor Department reports on March job creation and unemployment, they are also keeping watch over corporate profits as they try to determine how quickly the economy might be slowing and whether the stronger-than-expected earnings might continue to give stocks a lift. Time Warner Inc. and Yum Brands Inc., parent of fast-food chains KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, each reported robust quarterly results. Light, sweet crude fell 77 cents, to $63.66 per barrel, on the New York Mercantile Exchange after weekly government figures showed larger-than-expected domestic supplies. In what some investors perhaps regarded as an early read on Friday’s jobs numbers, an employment indicator published by ADP and Macroeconomic Advisers reported an increase of 64,000 private jobs in April. A healthy job market is important because worries about jobs could push consumers to curb their spending. 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

Chelsea news: Tammy Abraham signs new five-year contract ahead of Swansea loan

first_imgEngland under-21 striker Tammy Abraham says he has signed a five-year contract with Chelsea prior to his anticipated season-long loan to Swansea.The 19-year-old, who scored 26 goals on loan at Championship side Bristol City last season, announced his new deal on Twitter – although moments later the message was deleted.He had written: “Happy to sign a new 5 year contract with @ChelseaFC.”Abraham has been linked with loan moves to Brighton, Newcastle and Celtic, but Swansea appear to have won the battle for his signature.Swans boss Paul Clement used to be the Chelsea assistant boss.It is normal practice for Chelsea’s talented young players to sign contract extensions before departing on season-long loans. 1 Chelsea starlet Tammy Abraham last_img

‘DRAGON’ GALLAGHER HOPING FOR SUPPORT FROM COUNTY COUNCIL

first_imgDragon’s Den star Sean Gallagher is to ask Donegal County Council to back his Presidential bid.The businessman’s father originally comes from the village of Killygordan.Cllr Patrick McGowan is to officially table a motion at tomorrow’s county council meeting in Lifford calling for support for Mr Gallagher. Mr Gallagher says many people do not know there is much more to him than the hard-nosed businessman they see on RTE.“I spent all my summers in Donegal and it’s a great honour to be back by the people of Donegal.“Most people know me from Dragon’s Den but I spent many years as a community worker and it will be important to explain I am an ordinary person.“I have been unemployed many times and I have had to fight back. We all have to work together to fight back. “I want the idea of community and working together to be the focal point of my campaign and not just business as much as that is so important,” he said.Ends‘DRAGON’ GALLAGHER HOPING FOR SUPPORT FROM COUNTY COUNCIL was last modified: June 26th, 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)last_img read more

JOB VACANCY: GRACE ANN CONSULTANCY LOOKING FOR A WEB DEVELOPER TO JOIN THEIR DYNAMIC TEAM

first_imgGrace Ann Consultancy a Letterkenny based digital media, design and marketing company and her team are currently looking for a creative, highly motivated, experienced web developer to join their dynamic team!! If you fit into this category – Can work independently & with team direction, have strong database skills.Have knowledge in PHP, MYSQL, WordPress, SEO, Responsive Web Design. Up to date web based technologies, managing & upgrading / updating websites through CMS, possess skills of E-Marketing & have a knowlegde of Adobe Suite.Or you know some one who does – all you have to do is email a current CV with references & links to your portfolio as soon as possible to ga@graceannconsultancy.comInterested candidates should email CV to Grace Ann by Friday 1st August 2014.JOB VACANCY: GRACE ANN CONSULTANCY LOOKING FOR A WEB DEVELOPER TO JOIN THEIR DYNAMIC TEAM was last modified: July 28th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Digital mediaGrace Ann ConsultancyjobsnewsVacancylast_img read more

Hittner Named MVC Newcomer Of The Week For Second-Straight Week

first_imgST. LOUIS – Freshman Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) of the Drake University women’s basketball team was named the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week for the second-straight week, the league office announced Monday, Dec. 26. Hittner averaged 16.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 55.5 percent from the field and 62.5 percent from behind the three-point line in Drake’s two games at the Tulane Classic last week. On the season, Hittner is scoring 12.7 points and averaging 6.3 rebounds per game.This is the second career MVC Newcomer of the Week award for Hittner, who claimed her first on Dec. 19. Drake opens league play at Wichita State on Friday at 7 p.m. The game will be online via The Valley On ESPN3.  Print Friendly Version Hittner opened the tournament with 13 points, six rebounds, four assists and one steal against Auburn. She followed that performance with a career-high 19 points behind 7-of-11 shooting, including hitting a career-high four three-pointers, along with nine rebounds, four assists and two steals in the win over Eastern Washington.last_img read more

Watch the press conference to announce Groves’ clash with Johnson

first_imgHammersmith’s unbeaten super-middleweight George Groves, his manager and trainer Adam Booth, and promoter Frank Warren, announce a fight against former world champion Glen Johnson at ExCel London on 15 December.Video courtesy of iFilm London.See also:Groves to face former champion JohnsonGroves believes he can stop JohnsonFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img