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Date: 19 Jan 18 07:24am
The Police Traffic Department will not be compromising this Christmas season when it comes to the question of drinking and driving.So if you’re thinking about going out for a drink as is customary around this time of the year, make sure you have a designated driver.This time around the police are armed with breathlysers and they do not intend to use it sparingly.According to Traffic Chief Neil Semple, the Police Traffic Department will be proactive and random testing will be the order of the day.Speaking to Kaieteur News yesterday, Semple said that the police will not wait for an accident to occur before applying the breathlyser test.“What we’ve already started to do is to monitor the bars. Our patrol vehicles will be out there and we will be doing checks at all the popular bars. I’ve had discussions with all my officers in the various divisions and we have a principled approach to dealing with this throughout the holidays, ” the Traffic Chief said.Semple explained that ranks will be positioned at concealed locations outside the nightspots and when they observe a person suspected of being under the influence of alcohol – above the prescribed limit – jump into a vehicle and drive, they will move in.The fine for persons found guilty of exceeding the prescribed limit of alcohol is $7, 500 for the first offence.A person can even have his licence suspended if he violates the drink driving laws more than two times.Meanwhile the traffic department will also be paying keen attention to those motorists who park their vehicles in such a position where they obscure the view of others.“We’re going to be enforcing all the laws and we found out that that is one of the areas that needs our attention during the season, Wholesale Jerseys China, ” the Traffic Chief stressed.
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Date: 19 Jan 18 07:23am
Occupants of the Egbert Benjamin Exhibition and Conference Centre, in Mackenzie, Linden, received quite a treat when the semifinalists of the 2009 Cellink Jingle and Song Competition visited the institution last Monday.While there, they interacted with tots as well as teenaged ‘special needs’ occupants, who were more than excited to have the contestants in their midst. The contestants told stories and serenaded the kids with some of their favourite ballads and lullabies.Thereafter the semifinalists served lunch to the kids who were more than elated to receive the treat. The semifinalists and children alike engaged in ring games and other activities, and hugs and kisses were all around. The children beamed in satisfaction and even engaged in a little ‘dance-off’ that saw some of them executing some of the most popular dance routines.They posed for photo shoots with the contestants and exchanged telephone numbers, a sign that they were totally blown away by another ‘Cellink Phenomenon’.The children were given bags containing sweets, cakes and other niceties, much to their childish delight.Quite recently the contestants repainted a bus shed in Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, Berbice. The bus shed served as a vital feature that protected residents from the elements of weather, especially those who would await transportation to conduct duties in the fields. At the request of the community, GT&T took up the challenge of repainting the structure and bringing comfort to residents.Each year during the competition similar projects are conducted in Georgetown, Linden, Berbice and Essequibo.The contestants are now gearing for the semifinals – date and time to be announced – even as they are intensifying their acts for the Grand Finale at the National Park.At this year’s Cellink Jingle and Song Competition the winner will walk away with a Toyota VIOS (Blue) motor car, a one-year endorsement contract with GT&T, complementary recording of a single, an Apple IPod Touch, a Samsung Bluetooth Headset and a cellular phone.The second place winner will be awarded $500, 000, a one-year endorsement contract with GT&T, an Apple IPod Touch, a return trip to Jamaica and a cellular phone, while the third place contestant takes home $250, 000, a return trip to Trinidad, and an Apple IPod Touch and cellular phoneThe Cellink Jingle and Song Competition is broadcast every Thursday night on NCN, and HJTV at 21:00 hrs and 20:00 hrs respectively.The event, this year is sponsored by Ansa McAl Ltd, Beharry Automotive Ltd, NCN, Impressions, HJTV, Caribbean Airlines and Wireless Connection, cheap jerseys, under the theme ‘Caribbean Rhythm, Guyanese Vybz’.
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Date: 19 Jan 18 07:23am
– residents call for urgent EPA intervention The operations of two business entities on the Good Hope Public Road have led to calls from residents in the vicinity for the urgent intervention of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).The issues are dust pollution caused by a woodworking concern and the hazard posed by the rearing of swine by another businessman in close proximity.The dust emanating from this sawmilling establishment is cause for concern But the businessmen are insisting that they are only trying to make a living and develop their businesses.Christopher Singh, whose house at Lot B, Good Hope Public Road is completely surrounded by the business concerns, told this newspaper that for the past three years he has been suffering from dust pollution since the woodworking establishment began operating on the western side of his house.He told this newspaper that he had approached the owner of the establishment and the man had promised to make every effort to minimize the pollution.When the situation continued Singh again approached the owner but this time his complaints were dismissed, China NFL Jerseys, prompting Singh and other residents to seek the intervention of the EPA.This newspaper understands that the EPA had visited the location in 2006 and spoke to the owner of the woodworking establishment.But according to Singh, the situation was further compounded by the setting up of a pig-rearing facility on the eastern side of his house.The EPA was also apprised of this activity this year, prompting three visits from the agency so far for 2009.But still the activities continue, much to the annoyance of the nearby residents, including a private school which was forced to relocate.“When the EPA people left, they (businessmen) cursed me out. I went to the police and reported the matter, ” Singh told Kaieteur News.In an effort to solve the problem, the woodworking establishment has been taking the excess sawdust which is piled up behind the establishment to the pig rearing facility.This move is also annoying the residents since they claim that the dust becomes unbearable when it is being taken to the other facility.But according to Sarwant Tapsie owner of the Kishun’s Aluminum Window Factory and who runs the swine rearing business, the taking of the sawdust to his property is all in an effort to prevent his business from flooding.“Since I bought this place last year we have tremendous flood here from time to time..I never received any assistance here at Good Hope. I does see the Ministry of Agriculture and the ministers pass in their vehicles and never come here to ask me about my losses, ” Tapsie told this newspaper.He stated that during the last flood his pigs were on the road and he suffered severe losses.“I didn’t want them to be there but I had no choice, ” he added.“I have to loose the pigs because I can’t fence my place, my pigs are stolen, some died by accident and I had to pay $400, 000 to dig the drains at my business between me and the Good Hope Crematorium, ” he explained.He stated that he had asked the owner of the woodworking establishment fill his land with the shaving from the wood.“I would also fill my land with sand …my neighbour who is complaining about the dust he spent all his life overseas and now he return here and want to make people’s lives miserable. I have 27 employees and we are providing employment for people… The government has to look that we are creating jobs for people and they should help us to drain the land and help us, ” Tapsie stated.Pandit Tiwari who owns the sawmilling establishment said that the sawdust doesn’t really affect people and his business was approved by the EPA and the Forestry Commission.He too is using the argument that he employs over 20 people at his business.But these arguments have not been convincing to the nearby residents.Christopher Singh firmly believes that the EPA should not have granted permission for the establishment of such businesses in the area.“Toolsie Persaud and Barama have sawmilling businesses and they are not operating where people live and could be affected. These people don’t live here, they only have their businesses here. When they lock up and go home in the afternoon, it is we the residents who have to put up with the dust and the smell of pigs, ” Singh stated.
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Date: 19 Jan 18 07:23am
The 36th Biennial Conference of the Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT) is gearing to slam a Report of the World Bank which essentially seeks to discredit the role of Teachers’ Union in the education of children.The content of the Report was highlighted by President of the Education International Organisation, Ms Susan Hopgood, during a keynote addressed she presented at the Princess International Hotel on Tuesday.General Secretary of the Caribbean Union of Teachers, Adolph CameronAnd according to General Secretary of CUT, Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping, Adolph Cameron, the revelation will certainly be one that will be deliberated on at length over the next few days.The conference commenced on Sunday and will come to an end tomorrow.“We are calling the attack on the Teachers’ Unions, ” said Cameron, who condemned the fact that the World Bank, as an organisation, “does not believe that Teachers’ Unions have any worthwhile contributions to quality education for our children, and that is shocking.”However, he emphasised that all of the countries that have been highlighted by the World Bank as models of quality education, are known to have strong Teachers’ Unions that are recognised by their Governments.“When we think about Singapore and Finland, they have strong Teachers’ Unions and we are making the point based on those experiences that wherever there are strong Teachers’ Unions, it is better for education.”Cameron premised this notion on the fact that Teachers’ Unions are made up of practitioners who are in the field and understand the issues that are impacting themselves, students as well as parents.“They can bring prolific experiences to the policymakers so that they develop policies that really reflect the realities, and they can also suggest solutions, ” insisted the CUT General Secretary.Moreover, he insisted that there is no way that an education system can effectively operate without Teachers’ Unions because “in saying that the unions are useless, you are saying that teachers are not valuable.”The conference therefore, will see delegates from the 21 countries represented seeking to scrutinise the World Bank Report, since according to Cameron, “it is an eye-opener.” He contended that some of the facts that have already been revealed from the damning Report are contrary to what are being played out in many Caribbean territories.But the World Bank is certainly not alone in condemning the operations of Teachers’ Unions, as according to Cameron, even in Jamaica where he has taught for some 47 years the Government is being forced to disregard these bodies.He disclosed that not so long ago Jamaica inked an agreement with the International Monetary Fund following which a similar daunting observation was made.“We realised that a lot of the indications, in terms of the letter of intent, prepared by our Government in order to get that agreement, dealt with the removal of a lot of the negotiating benefits of teachers.”“That is what the IMF is requiring of Governments to do that are facing economic challenges or need support from them, ” lamented Cameron.He amplified that “they are saying they must impose austerity measures that impact the education system on teachers in particular, and I am really very angry.”
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Date: 19 Jan 18 07:22am
– Minister FoxEven as the Education Ministry strives to improve the level of education, Minister within the Education Ministry, Dr Desrey Fox, related that teachers are a crucial factor to the strategies for achieving quality education in structured ways.According to Dr Fox, who was addressing a group of senior education officials at the time, the education system must be served by professionals who are guided in their operations by a set of systemic and incisive understandings, beliefs and values about education in general.“This means that schools must be run by teachers who are professionals and are informed. They must operate as a part of a learning community to which the development of a student is an integrated process fostered by an instructional environment that is conducive to learning and involving a collaborative effort between teachers, support staff, parents, guardians and the community.”And even as Education Month is being observed under the theme: ‘Education of the child: a parent and teacher obligation’ the minister pointed out that the collaborative team should see themselves as facilitators engaging the participation of students.“Parents and other stakeholders must be involved in the education process, so teachers must therefore see themselves as educators with a high sense of security, confidence, self-esteem and integrity.”The minister, however, admitted that the task that teachers are expected to carry out is in fact “a huge, huge undertaking.”But while much is expected of teachers, the minister pointed out that the work of teachers actually constitutes the second level by which children are nurtured to become productive members of the society.“Teachers are second to parents in terms of taking the children another step in life, ” Minister Fox asserted.And in order to ensure that teachers are able to fulfil their supporting role to produce good students, the minister disclosed, Cheap NFL Jerseys, one of the goals of the Ministry of Education’s strategic plan is the reform of teacher education in Guyana.Minister within the Education Ministry, Dr Desrey FoxAccording to her, teacher education is an indispensable part of the whole reform effort, and without appropriate separation of teachers at all levels of the school system, the system will not be able to meet the new order for education of the young in the present world environment.“Teachers are being called up to teach in ways that they had not experienced as students and to teach subjects that may be new to them.”And, according to the minister, there are many teachers who give of their best to deliver quality education, and feel obligated to nurture the best of the best.Equally, the minister said, the standards of education have been compromised by some teachers who have no pride and no sense of dedication.“Some teachers still feel that parents have no right to challenge teachers’ approaches to educating their children…They feel that parents are ignorant about what they want in the education of their children. Others continuously breach regulations and remain adamant to change their ways and remain in the teaching profession for money. They do not want to improve themselves academically and are not delivering quality education, ” Minister Fox asserted.With the observance of Education Month focusing on educating students as an obligation, it is the hope of the minister that there will be a notable all-round improvement in the delivery of education.
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