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Date: 21 Oct 17 05:44pm
– survivor clings to life in ICUSeveral hours after one of the most gruesome attacks in recent times at Soesdyke, relatives as well residentsJohn Blanchardof the area were still trying to grapple the fact that two innocent children were hacked to death by their father.Up to press time yesterday doctors, at the Georgetown Public Hospital were battling to save the life of six year-old Joy Blanchard, the only one of three siblings to survive a cutlass attack by their father, John Blanchard.Joy’s two other siblings, 10 year-old Belika and her four-year-old brother, Daniel, were brutally chopped to death around 21:30 hours on Tuesday at their Dr. Charles Sand Road, Soesdyke, home.Joy is in a critical condition at the Intensive Care Unit at the Georgetown Public Hospital.The man’s sister, Annie Blanchard, said that she spoke to her bother probably minutes after the he committed the act.According to the woman, her brother’s wife, Onica, who was in Mahdia at the time, Nike Air Max 2018 Womens, contacted her and begged her to go check on him.“Normally I do not answer my cell phone in the night so it was only when one of my other sisters called my landline phone at around 9:45 that I knew something was wrong with my brother.” She added that she is very close to her brother and when she checked her cell phone, she realized that he had tried contacting her. She speculated that the incident might have happened within that 15-minute period after her brother placed his first call to her.“After my sister contacted me I called him and he said he was sorry and he said he was going to kill himself. I begged him. I say ‘John wait till I come when I come you could kill yourself in front of me.”Blanchard added that her brother begged her not to be angry with him and not to cry. “All I could do was tell him I love him.”Annie Blanchard was forced to fight back tears when she was asked about what greeted her when she arrived at her brother’s home the woman said “It was not nice. It was not nice.”“I love my brother. What he did was wrong but something had to trigger my brother. He loved his children and his family.”She added that about a week and a half ago, her brother’s wife relocated to Mahdia to work as a cook because as she said, ‘the money her husband worked for was not coming in fast enough’When asked what may have triggered her brother’s action the woman said that she learnt that her brother had a telephone conversation with his wife prior to his attempts to contact her.“I was told that he and his wife were on the phone and she apparently told him that she with her man in Mahdia and that he can kill himself or do what he wants.”Annie Blanchard related that the last time she saw her brother and his children was on Sunday when she prepared a family meal for them.“I cooked and we all had a good time and on Monday, John came at me saying that he forgot his tablets so he collected them and said I would see him on Friday.” John was infected with malaria.The years of separationThis publication was told that John had made several attempts to save his marriage even after his wife admitted to having an affair.“One time while he was in the interior he found out that his wife had an affair and he moved out. Not long after he said he forgave his wife and wanted to save his marriage.”Relatives indicated that John never showed signs that he would hurt his children as he was described as a very loving father and husband.Residents in the area also attested to the fact that John always appeared to be very caring. One resident said that earlier on Tuesday afternoon the man was seen at a creek in the area with his three children.“They went running up and down in the water and he tell them stop or he won’t bring them back there.”Persons also spoke of the man’s wife leaving the children with relatives since she felt “it was too much responsibility”.John Blanchard up to press time yesterday was still in police custody after he was handed over to the police the night of the incident. Charges are pending.
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Date: 21 Oct 17 05:44pm
Shem John, who allegedly had in his possession 690 grams of cannabis sativa for the purpose of trafficking was yesterday refused bail when he appeared before Magistrate Hazel Octive-Hamilton.The allegation was that on June 1, at the Port Kaituma airstrip, Cheap Air Max 90, John had the substance in his possession. He pleaded guilty to the charge. He was unrepresented.The prosecutor told the court that on the day in question John was seen acting in a suspicious manner at the airport. The officers present conducted a search and the “weed” was found in a biscuit box that was in John’s possession. He was questioned by the ranks and he allegedly told them “it was lil’ weed officers”.The magistrate asked John if he had anything to say, he told the magistrate that the police never tested to see if it was indeed cannabis.“Meh worship how they know is weed I had….they never test nothing, ” said John. After hearing that, the magistrate changed John’s guilty plea to not guilty and remanded him to prison.John is expected to make another court appearance on August 3, the matter was also transferred to the Matthew’s Ridge Court.
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Date: 21 Oct 17 05:43pm
…Owner says company cannot be found, because it do not put ads on internet By Latoya Giles The Company, with which Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to set up a US$30 Million recycling plant here, could not be found on any Canadian business registration listings.Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon announced the MoU, last week and said that it was a Canadian Company.That Company was later identified as Natural Globe Inc headed by Mohamed Osman.When Kaieteur News contacted Osman yesterday seeking clarifications about his company and the fact it could not be found registered in Canada, he claimed that it is in fact registered in Guyana.Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development, Collin Croal (right) handing over the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to Natural Globe Incorporated’s Chief Executive Officer, Mohamed Osman.Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Ganga Persaud, also claimed when contacted that the company is Guyanese with a Canadian owner.Osman, by telephone, Air Max 2018 Shoes, told Kaieteur News that his company, Natural Globe Inc, was registered in Guyana five years ago.According to Osman, Natural Globe Inc has a Canadian parent company that has several branches.He was however unable to give this publication a name for this company, only to say that it operates in Ontario, Canada.Osman said that ‘Mogford Llc’ is one of the branches under that Canadian parent company. It is the one that is working in collaboration with Natural Globe Inc.However a search online also failed to unearth any record of this company, Mogford.When asked about the fact that none of the companies he mentioned can be found on the internet, Osman then said that they do not do any “internet ads.’He said that this was because his company “uses innovative techniques which persons could steal.”Osman in the same breath however, agreed that the “internet” was a great business market place. When asked about any other countries in which he has operations, Osman said pointed to the Caribbean but declined to name any specific country.“I have personnel people working there but I can’t mention too much because I don’t want it blown away, ” Osman said.Meanwhile Local Government Minister, Persaud, told Kaieteur News that he could not say for sure whether Dr Luncheon made a mistake by saying the company was Canadian.According to the Minister, he does not know if the company is registered in Canada, but he knows that it has a Guyanese registration.Persaud said that the company is being run by a Canada-based Guyanese.Questioned about whether any investigation was undertaken by the Ministry into the background of and ability of the Company to undertake what it has promised, Persaud responded that government is “satisfied” with all the information which was submitted by the company.“We just needed a recycling plant which is in keeping with the needs we outlined, ” the Minister said.The Minister said that he does not know about the technical capabilities of the company, or about its business in Canada.Ghost CompanyPanther Corporation is another Canadian company that had submitted an offer to build a recycling plant but was turned down by Government.This company is headed by Michael Mosgrove who had offered to pursue a US$26M recycling centre locally, complete with curbside pick-up for less than the garbage collection costs today.Panther Corporation had also offered the government a Bio diesel section to the facility, but was asked not to include that.“I’m very disappointed in how the government has concluded to go with a company that has no proven track record or experience….It’s like you’re giving it to a ghost, ” said Mosgrove.Speaking with Kaieteur News yesterday, Mosgrove said that he has read what was reported about the company which signed the MoU and “nothing makes sense.”According to Mosgrove, it is clear that based on what Mohammed Osman said, “he has no knowledge or experience in recycling.”Mosgrove said, “He (Osman) speaks about a US$30M plant in Guyana that is expected to service  Georgetown, East Coast Demerara and the East Bank Demerara.That plant would probably serve around 250, 000 persons which is  nowhere close to being a national provider, ” Mosgrove explained.He said that for any company to invest $30M to service such a small market, “something is definitely wrong.”Mosgrove also noted that Osman did not indicate any information about the type of systems he would be using.“He (Osman) said he would be making byproducts, but still does not indicate what these byproducts are.”Mosgrove said another thing that baffled him was the fact that Osman’s company has only ever built a prototype and not a commercial establishment.“Everything which was said by Osman does not hold merit…it’s more idiotic, but it is unclear why the Ministry did not pick up on this, ” Mosgrove opined.Last year Mosgrove’s Canadian-based recycling company embarked on a project in Jamaica to build the first solar-powered recycling centre representing a multi-billion-dollar investment and the prospect of thousands of jobs being created.The company invested US$26M to construct and outfit a 30, 000 square foot modular facility in Retirement, St James.With the approval of the St. James Parish council and the Mayor of Montego Bay, Panther signed an MOU with the Parish.Over the last several months Panther worked with all the parishes to establish a National Recycling Programme.Although it was taking time, there has been great progress with each and every parish.
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Date: 21 Oct 17 05:43pm
Minister Ramsammy addresses the gathering during the launch of the survey.The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) conducted by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the Bureau of Statistics has revealed that domestic violence and abuse remain a challenge in Guyana.According to the MICS 2006 survey, 74 percent of children aged between two and14 years are subjected to at least one form of psychological or physical punishment by their mothers, or caretakers, or other household members.The survey also found that 16 percent of children have experienced severe beatings, such as being slapped or hit on the head, or hit as hard as possible repeatedly with an object.It was also noted that approximately one in every five women (20 percent) has been beaten by her husband or partner, and they believe that their spouses have a right to do so.“This belief was most prevalent among women who reside in interior areas (39 percent), where the proportion with this belief was nearly double that on the rural coast (20 per cent), and five times that in the urban coast (eight per cent). UNICEF applauds, in this context, the efforts of the Government and different sectors of civil society to stamp out violence against women and children, and encourages the entire nation to join in this endeavour, the survey stated.UNICEF is now urging the Government to learn from the successes achieved over the past years, so as to ensure that progress is made even further in the years ahead to ensure that all children, irrespective of their geographic location or socio-economic status, enjoy their rights and are protected from abuse and harm.At the launching of the survey, yesterday at the Georgetown Club, Health Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy said that domestic violence and sexual abuse, particularly of children, are public health issues, and Guyanese must be aware that these are significant issues that deserve immediate attention.He explained that many persons are requesting that research be done to find out why men abuse women, but according to him, this should be secondary to doing something about the issue immediately.“While we continue to want to have insight, women are dying because of physical abuse… children are being sexually abused… when we have enough resources, we can have the researchers pursue insight; but for now I want action… action to stop domestic violence and sexual abuse, ” Minister Ramsammy said.The MICS is an important tool in the process of monitoring the improvements in the wellbeing of children and women across the world.It is a household survey developed by UNICEF in response to the World Summit for Children, held in 1990 to measure progress towards an internationally agreed set of goals for children. The second Guyana MICS was conducted in 2006 (the first being done in 2000) by the Bureau of Statistics to monitor the situation of children and women at the national and sub-national levels. That report now contributes to the improvement of data and monitoring systems in Guyana.The survey indicated that the mortality rates have steadily decreased in Guyana, with both the infant mortality rate and that for children under five having decreased by one-third between 1997 and 2003.“While the under-five mortality rate has continued to drop in Guyana, with an average value of 47 per 1000 live births, the value was lowest in Regions Two and Three (31 per 1000 live births) and highest in the hinterland regions, such as Regions One, Seven, Eight and Nine (68 per 1000 live birth).“In order to achieve the Millennium Development Goal on child mortality, the current efforts will have to be sustained and accelerated over the coming years, with particular focus on interventions that impact rapidly on child mortality in the hinterland.”During the survey, it was also found that over two in five women (43 percent) started breastfeeding within the recommended period of one hour after birth, while three out of every four (75 percent) started within one day. However, only one of every five children under six months of age was exclusively breastfed.The survey found that 49 percent of children in Guyana between the ages of 36 and 59 months were enrolled in some form of organized early childhood education programme in 2006.However, Cheap Jerseys Outlet, while the percentage of children of primary school age enrolled in school at the national level was very high (96 percent), only 69 percent of the children of secondary school age were enrolled at secondary school, according to MICS 2006.The survey noted that Guyana has managed to achieve a balance of male and female students, or gender parity at the primary level, yet the same is not true at the secondary level, where there are only nine boys for every 10 girls. This is a reflection of a general trend in the Caribbean, where more boys than girls drop out before completing their secondary education.In this regard, Minister Ramsammy said, Guyana has invested tremendously in the social sector of the country, the effects of which will lead to social development. Looking back, the Health Minister said, in 1991, investment in the sector was just seven percent of the country’s national budget, while health attracted just one percent and education four percent. He added that the administration has made an overall investment of 40 percent from the national budget in the social sector — 12 percent in health and approximately 17 percent in education.Minister Ramsammy said that surveys such as those like MICS give the Government a measure to know whether indeed those investments have worked. (Fareeza Haniff).
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Date: 21 Oct 17 05:43pm
Two men who pleaded guilty to stealing five bags of rice were yesterday sentenced to two months imprisonment by Magistrate Annette Singh.Michael Gaynor, 43, and Mark Anode, 25, Cheap NFL Jerseys, stole five bags of rice valued at $7, 800 – property of Ramray, also known as Jerry, between February 22 and 23.The prosecution’s facts stated that on the day in question, Corporal Bristol, who was on duty, saw the two defendants and approached them in the presence of the persons who bought the rice. The facts further related that the defendants admitted to the police that they stole the items; hence they were cautioned and arrested.
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