Ja Scorpions skipper expects tough clash

first_imgJamaica Scorpions captain John Campbell expects a tough match when his team faces ICC Americas in today’s WICB/NAGICO Super50 Tournament in Trinidad and Tobago.The contest in Group ‘A’ will see both teams looking to rebound from opening-round losses to Trinidad and Tobago Red Force and Barbados Pride, respectively.Jamaica lost to the defending champions by 84 runs at the Queen’s Park Oval, while the Americas, a composition of players from the western hemisphere, fell to Barbados Pride by four wickets.”They, like us, lost their opening match, but I had a look at the scorecard and noticed Barbados Pride lost six wickets to get the runs in 47 overs,” noted Campbell.”It appears, therefore, that the (Americas) have a decent bowling attack, and as such, it should be a hard-fought game.”SIMILARLINE-UPJamaica, looking to eventually cop one of two available spots from Group ‘A’ to the semi-finals, are expected to keep a similar line-up to that of the Trinidad fixture.Despite losing several players, Jamaica Scorpions showed glimpses of their ability and are likely to be given another opportunity to show their worth.Among these are batsmen Brandon King and Guyanese-born opener, Trevon Griffith.King top-scored with 26. Opener Griffith, in the meanwhile, was making his debut for Jamaica after sitting on the sidelines since the start of the season. He made a third-best score of 20.Nikita Miller and emerging leg-spinner Damion Jacobs who shared five wickets in the opener, are again expected to lead the bowling along with left-arm fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell.”Everybody appears to have put the defeat behind us and are ready,” Campbell told The Gleaner yesterday.”We had a good training session this morning, and all the guys were in high spirits and looking for us posting our first win.”Trinidad and Barbados will do battle at Queen’s Park Oval in the day’s feature encounter.Over in Group ‘B’, being contested in St Kitts, Windward Islands Volcanoes, who surprised Guyana Jaguars in their opener, will square off with Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners.The latter drew their match against Leeward Islands Hurricanes in a rain-affected encounter.The Leewards and Guyana will meet in the day’s other fixture at Warner Park.Jamaica Scorpions: John Campbell (captain), Trevon Griffith, Jermaine Harrison, AndrÈ McCarthy, Tamar Lambert, Brandon King, Devon Thomas, Nikita Miller, Damion Jacobs, Aldaine Thomas, Marquino Mindley, Sheldon Cotterell, Shacaya Thomas, Nicholson Gordon.ICC AMERICAS: Ruvindu Gunasekara (captain), Danial Ahmed, Timroy Allen, Alex Amsterdam, Akeem Dodson, Navneet Dhaliwal, Muhammad Ghous, Jeremy Gordon, Nitish Kumar, Muhammad Khan, Hammad Shahid, Timil Patel, Hamza Tariq, Steven Taylor, Srimantha Wijeyeratnelast_img read more

Peace Island to Get Borough Status

first_imgThe Act establishing the Peace Island Community as a Borough was sponsored by Montserrado County District # 10 Representative Julius BerrianBy Leroy M. Sonpon IIIThe Peace Island Community, popularly known as ‘540,’ in Congo Town is headed for a borough status, through an Act approved by the House of Representatives.The Act was approved into law by members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, June 6.The House passed the Act based on a report by the Joint Committee on Judiciary, Ways, Means, Finance and Development Planning and Internal Affairs.“Taking into consideration the rapid growth in population, about thirty-eight thousand (38,000) inhabitants on Peace Island as well as infrastructure development such as schools, clinics, recreation centers, churches, and mosques; and realizing that these residents are peaceful Liberian citizens and have lived on the Peace Island in the Township of Congo Town for the past 20 years, we therefore, crave the indulgence of the plenary to pass this Act into law,” the Joint Committee’s report said.If the law is concurred by the Senate and attested to by the President, the borough shall be headed by a Governor, who will be appointed by the President.It will have a nine-member council to have geographical balance and be subject to elections for a period of four years, and a Magisterial Court will be established for its administration.The Act was sponsored by Montserrado County District # 10 Representative Julius Berrian.Rep. Berrian told reporters that the creation of the Borough of Peace Island is meant to buttress government’s efforts to implement the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as well as the Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS).The lawmaker said “it is an inevitable need for the creation of the Borough of Peace Island Community in order to enhance the livelihood of the more than 38,000 persons” resident there.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Invincible Eleven Intensify Season Preparation

first_imgFormer Mighty Barrolle head coach Tyrance Dixon instructs players after regular training session. (Photo credit: Anthony Kokoi.) Having been relegated to the second tier of the Liberian national league, the “Sunshine Yellow Boys” – Invincible Eleven (IE), have intensified their regular training sessions ahead of the pending league season.IE was last season relegated to the second division after finishing at the bottom of the 12-team table. Though the ‘Yellow Boys’ became stronger during the final half of the season, it was, however, late for them to remain in the league following their poor performance in the first half of the season.For the past weeks, the team have been conducting justification sessions in their quest to recruit new players. During yesterday’s training session, former Mighty Barrolle coach Tyrance Dixon was spotted conducting basic training with the players after being away from the touchline since phase two of last season.Since the climax of last season, IE have only announced the appointment of coach Thomas Kojo as Technical Director. It is yet unclear whether coach Dixon is taking over from former head coach Samuel Sumo, who is currently leading County Meet football champions Montserrado County.Coach Sumo took over IE during the second half of last season and managed to secure three wins and two draws out of 11 games. He conceded his worst defeat in his first match at the Blue Field after his team was thrashed 6-0 by BYC.IE will compete in the second division next season along with traditional rivals Mighty Barrolle that were also relegated after finishing in the 10th position, with 24 points out of 22 games.In another development, club president Sekou Keita has congratulated former IE player George Weah on his achievement as President-elect of Liberia. According to Mr. Keita, Weah deserves the post due to his humanitarian gestures over the years. He expressed hope that the ascendancy of Weah will be a great help to the club that he played for during the early stage of his football career.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guyana’s telecoms sector liberalised

first_img…Minister gets ‘sweeping’ power – AliAfter six hours of heated debate, the Government on Monday evening passed the Telecommunications (Amendment) Bill 2016, despite pleas from the Opposition that certain sections of the Bill needed to be reviewed.“We are taking all the powers and putting it monopolistically in the hands of the Minister…their powers are too much and too great for the Ministers,” Opposition Member of Parliament Irfaan Ali argued, stating that the Bill was moving the monopoly from a company straight into the hands of the Minister. He further stated that the passage of the Bill in its present state would move the country backwards from a “monopolistic position to dictatorship”.He pointed out that there were errors in the Bill, but they were overlooked. He contended that the “mischief” in the Bill was in plain sight as it related to the Minister’s control in the sector. Therefore, he suggested that the Bill be sent to a special select committee to correct its “deficiencies”.The much-anticipated Bill was on Monday read for a second time in the House by Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes, who touted the importance of its passage in developing the country’s economy and standard of living.After eight speakers and back and forth heckling, the Bill was passed. Hughes, in her presentation, pleaded with the House to recognise the importance of information and communication technology as the transformational agent for the overall improvement of citizens’ lives and the building of a 21st Century economy.“Critical to this improvement is the creation of a telecommunication sector that is competitive and flexible enough to need a modern rapidly evolving technological environment. This transition is long overdue,” she insisted, adding that the sector should be an open one in order for Guyana to progress in the area of service provision and delivery and not lag behind other Caricom countries and most of the rest of the world.She said the landmark legislation would provide for an open, competitive telecommunications sector where new market entrants and investors would be attracted to invest in the country.The Minister stated that consumers would be given more choice and access to reliable and advanced telecommunications services. “The intention is clearly to be an Act to provide for the establishment of the telecommunication agency and for a regular, coordinated, open and competitive telecommunication sector.” “Any suggestion that there has been no consultation on this Bill is clearly inaccurate. This Bill is the work of both sides of the House and we should be proud that we were able to work together to come up with such an excellent piece of legislation.“This Bill is a very important one. Guyana cannot waste any more time lagging when it comes to information communication technology. It is one that is awaited with much anticipation by all Guyanese. It will guarantee that we get better service…”In crushing the monopoly and levelling the playing field, Hughes stated that much effort was placed into the design of the legislation to ensure that it was effective and could be implemented as early as possible. She insisted that it was enshrined with transparency and non-discrimination in the issuance of licences and frequency authorisation, adding that the Bill provides for regulation to ensure that consumers receive good quality service. The Bill comprises 14 parts with 95 clauses.GTT, which has claimed a legal monopoly on international voice and data transmissions and the domestic wireline service, has always declared that the sector was free because of the existence of other service providers. However, Digicel, its giant competitor, has lambasted the company for its statement.Member of Parliament Odinga Lumumba who described the monopoly as a noose around the necks of Guyanese, stated that when GT&T took over the sector, it became a “cash cow” and instead of building a national cable network and advancing the sector, the company’s only interest was maximising profits.He stated that from his research, the passage of the legislation would enable better landline services, lower-cost landline and mobile service, more dynamic Internet service and new job opportunities. Stating that the population was dealt a bad hand by the monopoly, Lumumba declared that now was the time to break it and create an open market.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, during his presentation, gave his full support to the passage of the Bill, citing that the issues that have risen in the debate were void.He urged Ali to reconsider his statement that the piece of legislation should be sent to a select committee and instead “let us do what we have to do and pass the Bill”.Citing the experience and knowledge the committee leaned on, Harmon announced that he felt proud of the work of the committee and to stand and represent the Bill in the House.He stated that there have been extensive consultations on the legislation and the time has come for its passage. He went as far back as to mention that former Prime Minister Samuel Hinds had called for the passage of the Bill.Harmon stated that the Bill would have been passed if not for the prorogation of the Parliament.In November 2013, the National Assembly sent the legislation to a special select committee with the then Opposition indicating that while it supported the Bill, it was uneasy over the then Minister’s control.The Bill was pushed back several times and the two communications giants in Guyana were in discussions to break the monopoly held by GTT.PPP/C Chief Whip Gail Teixeira, who moved a motion for the Bill to be sent to a special select committee, stated that it was the Government’s responsibility to fix the sector. “We failed, you fix it. We are not in government, hon, you have to get the fibre-optical cable,” she said, minutes before her motion was shot down and the Bill passed.last_img read more

“Killer Man” nabbed for fisherman’s execution in Suriname

first_img– another Guyanese boat captain arrested for deadly attacks Surinamese law enforcement officers on Wednesday evening nabbed the notorious “Killerman” who was fingered in the murder of Guyanese businessman, Somnath Monohar, who was shot and killed during a drive-by shooting in March.“Killerman” was arrested by the law enforcement agents after they received information from an informant about his whereabouts.Based on reports received, the informant who is an enemy to “Killerman”, was shot to his chest during an attempted execution by the suspect who drove off the scene with another man in his vehicle.After leaving the scene, they were pursued by Police ranks who were summoned and the duo was subsequently arrested. The injured Police informant is presently in a serious condition in a hospital in Paramaribo.Only on Tuesday, it was reported that Monohar’s family who travelled to Suriname after his shooting offered US$50,000 as revenge money for his murder. Monohar was killed on March 30 while he and a colleague were standing in front of a relative’s home.He was shot several times about the body and succumbed to his injured a few hours later.It is believed that the slain Police rank, Premcharan Ravikan, who was found dead hours after he was allegedly kidnapped by Guyanese, might have been in possession of critical information about the shooting death of Monohar, apart from being the one who provided the gun to carry out the attack.He was kidnapped on Saturday afternoon and his body was discovered in the wee hours of Sunday morning with five stab wounds and a gunshot injury to his abdomen. His throat was also slit.Now with “Killerman” in custody, the Police will make every attempt to get information with respect to the recent piracy attack that has left four dead and 11 others still missing.To date, “Crackhead” has confessed to killing at least five Guyanese fishermen and disposing their bodies in the Atlantic Ocean. Upon his arrest, he reportedly confessed to killing five fishermen in the recent attacks.He claimed that he was following orders which were to attack the boat and “get rid” of the occupants. He remains in custody as the lawmen continue their investigations.However, Guyana Times understands that another suspect in connection with the deadly attacks on April 28, 2018 and May 2, 2018, was arrested in Guyana. The suspect, Ron Drepaul, a 37-year-old fishing boat captain was reportedly in the company of Nakool Monohar.Drepaul is the captain of Cristina-1 SK 1221 and was arrested following a description passed on by survivors of the robberies to the Police. He operates out of Number 43 Village foreshore on the Corentyne.Nakool Manohar, however, was arraigned on Friday last at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for three piracy-related offences and is expected to be charged shortly with the most recent attacks.Meanwhile, following a recent meeting with fishermen a Police inspector reportedly stated that a lot of information is circulating but that little information is officially obtained from the fishermen themselves.As such, he stated “We want to investigate this matter to the bottom, but we depend on you”. He could not disclose details, but the guarantee “that we are right with the research.”last_img read more

UPDATED – Alleged abandoned car found in Hudson’s Hope under RCMP investigation

first_imgThe RCMP are still searching near Gillam for the suspects. UPDATE as of 11:00 am: Cpl. Chris Manseau, Division Media Relations Officer, B.C. RCMP Communication Services has been in touch with Hudson’s Hope RCMP and can say the vehicle owner has been located and identified as someone visiting family locally. The vehicle is of no suspicion in connection to Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky and is purely coincidence.HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – Over the weekend, a grey Toyota that looked to be abandoned with Manitoba plates was found in Hudson’s Hope and is now being investigated by RCMP.The Facebook post shared on Sunday, August 4th, 2019, shows pictures of the vehicle parked in an area near Hudson’s Hope, with comments from people wondering if this vehicle could be associated with Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky.- Advertisement -The original person who posted the photos on Facebook said they contact the RCMP and Cpl. Chris Manseau, Division Media Relations Officer, B.C. RCMP Communication Services confirms the vehicle is now under the investigation of the Hudson’s Hope RCMP.There are no further details at this time and will update the story when we know more.The last confirmed sighting of Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod was on July 22 in Gillam Manitoba.  The pair are wanted in connection with three homicides in Northern B.C. that all occurred during the week of July 15, 2019.Advertisementlast_img read more

DDTV: Monday blues? This amazing performance is sure to cheer you up

first_imgRecorded at last year’s Rory Gallagher festival in Ballyshannon, here is a performance by the unbelievable Johnny Gallagher playing “Oh Well”.A crowd quickly gathers around Johnny and after a few minutes he has everyone tapping their feet to the infectious beat. The Rory Gallagher festival is on every year to celebrate the life of the multi-instrumental Rory Gallagher. A bronze statue of Rory overlooks Ballyshannon.DDTV: Monday blues? This amazing performance is sure to cheer you up was last modified: October 24th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:buskingfestivalguitarJOhnny GallagherMUSICRory Gallagherlast_img read more

NEIL GALLAGHER NOMINATED FOR SEPTEMBER PLAYER OF THE MONTH AWARD

first_imgNeil Gallagher has been nominated for the September Player of the Month award.Donegal star Neil Gallagher’s chances of getting an All-Star this season have shortened after the influential Glenswilly man was nominated for the September Player of the Month award.Gallagher has been tipped to get his second All-Star award after a stunning year for Donegal.The Glenswilly man was an integral part of Jim McGuinness’s side and helped Donegal regain the Ulster SFC and reach the All-Ireland final. He was one of Donegal’s best performers against Kerry in the All-Ireland final a fortnight ago and he was nominated for this month’s award along with Kerry duo Paul Murphy and Kieran Donaghy.Gallagher played in Glenswilly’s Donegal SFC defeat to Kilcar last weekend and he’ll feature for them this weekend when they travel to Bundoran in search of a crucial win to keep them in the championship. NEIL GALLAGHER NOMINATED FOR SEPTEMBER PLAYER OF THE MONTH AWARD was last modified: September 30th, 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:donegalGAANeil GallaghernewsSportlast_img read more

CAN YOU HELP FAMILY FIND THEIR MISSING PET DOG?

first_imgMISSING: A Donegal family have been left heartbroken following the disappearance of their beloved pet dog.The family have contacted Donegal Daily tin the hope that somebody somewhere has spotted their cute little King Charles Spaniel called Casey. Casey went missing yesterday afternoon in the Castlefinn area.However, despite an extensive search being carried out all over the area there will unable to locate Casey.The worried owner Lisa told Donegal Daily, “He’s a very friendly dog and we’re desperate to have him home.“His name is Casey but he also responds to Ned. “He has a birth mark at the top of his head, and has very distinctive brown spots on him which can be seen in the pictures.He’s easy to recognise so we’re hoping some of your readers may have spotted him and we can get him home ASAP.“He also has a black leather collar on him with a small black bandanna on the back.“Please phone 0749146022 if anyone has seen him, we would really appreciate it. CAN YOU HELP FAMILY FIND THEIR MISSING PET DOG? was last modified: July 16th, 2015 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:DOGfamilymissingnewsNoticespetlast_img read more