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Date: 18 Jan 18 08:16am
A 32-year old man was killed after the tray of a Bedford truck he was driving fell on him. Dead is Leon Phillips called “Big Head” of Regent Street, Georgetown.The incident happened at the corner of Albert and Church Streets around 14:00 hours yesterday.Leon PhillipsKaieteur News was told that Phillips had used a tree stump to prop the tray of the truck while he fixed a mechanical problem that had developed.According to reports, the stump crumbled under the weight of the tray and fell on his neck, Adidas NHL Jerseys China, killing him almost instantly.Eyewitnesses could only stare in horror at the man’s body as the life was being squeeze out of it.Kaieteur News was told that Phillips was employed with RRT group of companies as a driver.Relatives at the scene refused to divulge any information about the man.His wife who was at the scene was inconsolable and she too declined to say anything to the media.
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Date: 18 Jan 18 08:16am
Gilbert Gill called ‘Bizen Bull’ was yesterday sentenced to forty years imprisonment by Justice Roxanne George, at the High Court in Georgetown, for the murder of West Bank Demerara Fisherman Khemraj Dass called ‘Lakeram Dass’ or ‘Lako.’A psychiatric evaluation and probation report was ordered after Gill opted to plead guilty to the capital offence, last month.Gill admitted to killing Dass between July 7 and 10, 2012 while they were working on a boat together.   Gill confessed to brutally slashing the throat of the 42 year -old seaman before tossing his body overboard.According to reports, the two men were on board a barge that was destined to carry lumber to a timber grant at Yaruni, Demerara River, when they were engaged in a confrontation.The captain (Gill’s father) reported that he went to sleep leaving the two men awake.The man said that when he arose from his sleep, Wholesale China Jerseys, he inquired from his son about Lako’s whereabouts and was told that he had been killed.Gill reportedly told his father “What you asking me about ‘Lako?’ I give he two lash, cut he throat and shove he overboard.”Based on his observation, Dr. Bhiro Harry, a psychiatrist attached to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), told the court last week that Gill suffers from mental retardation, organic brain syndrome and subliminal seizures.The psychiatrist said none-the-less that Gill is fit to stand trial since he has a coherent recollection of the incident, and understands the charge and penalty attached.Meanwhile, the probation report outlined that Gill has taken full responsibility for the crime and has since been remorseful about the incident. The report also stated that Gill, who has a history of outburst due to his mental condition, was brought up in a home where violence was common.In his plea of mitigation, attorney- at-law Madan Kissoon spoke of the aforementioned factors and requested that the court imposes a sentence which will allow Gill access to treatment for mental and psychiatric reformation. The lawyer also noted, that his client had no prior convictions and did not waste the court’s time; he pleaded guilty to the offence from the beginning.Gill, on the other hand, told the court before the sentence was handed down that he is innocent of the charge. “Me aint really understand what you tell me the other day, ” he said in reference to the charge which was read to him.Taking all the factors into consideration, Justice George noted that it is her view that “the accused callously took the life of another.”The judge also indicated that given his mental issues and prior outbursts, she considers Gill to be a danger to society.Justice George initially sentenced the accused to 50 years imprisonment, but deducted five years for the guilty plea, two years for the other mitigating factors and three years for the time already spent in prison pending trial.The judge also ruled that while serving his prison sentence, Gill should be allowed the necessary treatment for his mental illness.   She said that he will be eligible for parole after serving a maximum of 25 years in prison.
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Date: 18 Jan 18 08:15am
The West Berbice Sheep and Goat Farmers Association staged its eighth annual exhibition at the Norman Singh Memorial Turf Club Ground, Number Six Village, West Coast Berbice, on Sunday. The event attracted a large crowd.One of the farmers at the exhibition.Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder, said that he was quite impressed with the display staged by the Association; some 65 percent of the membership is comprised of women, many of them being the heads of households.Minister Holder classified the event as very important. He said that the efforts of the West Berbice Sheep and Goat Farmers Association could be used as a vehicle to educate people in the regions.The minister advised the farmers to work on increasing their production as well as to work towards quality production for the Caribbean Region which depend heavily on import. He also assured farmers that the government stands ready to support them. He promised that there will soon be improvement in security and the fight against rustling.FAO representative, Dr. Reuben Hamilton Robertson, congratulated the association for having put on a tremendous display. He pledged the commitment of the FAO to provide support with the aim of improving management as well as the quality of animals.Region Five Chairman, Mr. Vickchand Ramphal commended the association for its effort. He suggested that the members of the association organize activities to attract more members. Mr. Ramphal also said that he felt that the association can be used as a model for the rest of the country.There were prizes on offer for the best animal in each category, and the panel of judges included professionals Dr. Robin Austin –GLDA; Mr. Arnold DeMendonca – IICA; Dr. Nicholas Waldron – Private Vet; Dr. Dexter Allen – GSA.Some of the things that the judges looked for in assessing the animals, included the overall balance of the animal; fleshing; positive physical masculine or feminine features as the case may be; the loin, Cheap NFL Jerseys, back and rump must be meaty, but the animal should not be too fat.Other attractions included horse race, bun eating competition, and beer drinking completion among others.
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Date: 18 Jan 18 08:15am
Thursday was apparently a ‘bad bridge’ day on the Lethem trail. Two accidents with large trucks occurred, one of them resulting in a fatality.The first and most serious incident occurred shortly before sunrise at a bridge near the Surama Junction. While the truck driver was crossing, Cheap NFL Jerseys, one of the lengthwise planks at the edge of the bridge gave way and the truck slipped off the bridge and into the creek below.The driver, Ozario Khan, was pinned under the water and died before assistance could be rendered. Reports indicate that his body was removed and taken to the Lethem Morgue.According to sources the truck was heavily laden to the extent that it may have been overloaded. Residents say that this has been a common occurrence in recent days as the demand for goods in Lethem and the surrounding areas is currently very high.The communities were cut off during the floods. The demand encourages some truckers to take exceptional risks as in this case.The issue, however, is that these bridges have a weight limit and in situations where that limit is exceeded the consequences can be disastrous such as this one or plain inconveniencing such as the second incident.Further down the road at Moco Moco Junction another heavily laden truckThe 'death truck'passed right through the bridge which just gave way under its weight. Reports indicate that this occurred some time Thursday afternoon.
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Date: 18 Jan 18 08:15am
With the introduction of the newest measure to boost the delivery of education – the Educational Television Broadcasting Service (ETBS) – a number of employment opportunities are likely to open-up.According to President Bharrat Jagdeo, who launched the channel on Friday at the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD), the possibility exists that the Ministry of Education will buy content to broadcast.“It can spawn into an industry and I hope those who are thinking about working in content for television… that they start preparing themselves. There is an opportunity that the state will buy content if it has educational value, NFL Jerseys China Cheap, ” the President asserted.However the suitability of content will have to be decided on by the Ministry of Education, the President noted, adding that “they will buy content from people to put online that has a distinct Guyanese-Caribbean flavour because we don’t want to just import content with a set of values that are alien to our culture.” He pointed out though that while the fact remains that there are some universal values there are yet some that are unique to Guyana and the Caribbean.Underscoring the point that the channel is a supportive mechanism to online educational efforts and physical access, the President pointed out that efforts must be made to retain the support of the best experts to ensure that the channel is a true success.“We need to get some of the best teachers and we have done some of this already, doing this sort of stuff, and not just using teachers…How do we allow our culture workers to start putting their content online too?”The President recounted that it was just a couple of years ago he had suggested that efforts be made to convert to DVD the entire syllabus, inclusive of Maths, the Sciences and English, in order to distribute, free of cost, to households. However, with the advent of the channel, he noted that this move may very well become irrelevant.“The idea was that if people didn’t understand the lessons on Calculus or Stats they could’ve gone back and looked at the DVD but this (channel) probably has overtaken that because you can do it now by broadcasting and people can record it…but still we need to have good quality content.”The channel, according to Dr Seeta Shah Roath, is different from other channels in that it is a satellite broadcasting system which is backed by infrastructural systems to produce and acquire educational programmes to uplink signals to a satellite which has its footprint across the Americas. She revealed that in less than three months it is expected that infrastructure will be completed to download and retransmit in the 10 regions of Guyana.“We will start out in the first phase where we will start in Georgetown and go right up to Essequibo, Berbice and to the very ends of the Coast, then we go into Linden, Kwakwani, Bartica and then we go further into all the Regions…So every single household, every school, every person with a television set will receive our transmission at the end of our complete infrastructural set up.”In essence, Dr Roath said, the ETBS has pioneered the move to combine satellite with terrestrial transmission from origin (NCERD) to receivers (all of Guyana and beyond).The ETBS signal is expected to be so powerful that, according to Dr Roath, “anybody outside of Guyana with a receiver could get our signal.” Additionally, programmes will be advertisement-free but will include public service announcements on health, education, and social issues.ETBS is established along the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) model that India, Mexico, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada are using, and the content is intended to target pre-schoolers, kindergarteners, primary, secondary school students, early school leavers, life-long learners, parents, educators, farmers and others interested in instructional info-educational programmes in their areas of interest.This initiative, she said, comes as part of Guyana’s ICTs development.“We are creating and acquiring programmes that are entertaining yet educational; that are Guyanese and Caribbean and international; that follow, support and/or complement our academic curricula, our lifestyles, our culture and our development goals. We are attempting to capture our viewers’ interest, maintain that interest, achieve the different learning outcomes, inspire our viewers to think beyond borders, to be creative, and to really achieve their learning goals.”As such, she noted that the ETBS’s message to all viewers is to “never give up. You can be whatever you want to be. You could achieve whatever you dream of as long as you apply yourself, make the necessary effort and work hard at achieving your goal.”The launching of the channel, according to Minister of Education, Shaik Baksh, “heralds in a new era in the provision of educational services in our country.” He pointed out that this move is in keeping with the Ministry’s mission to modernise education and in so doing modernise Guyana. He noted too, that it is designed to allow for an expansion of access to educational programmes to all corners of the country and represents a strong vision of the Government.Baksh highlighted that over the past two decades the education system has undergone significant transformations in response to the socio-cultural economic and political needs of the society.“This is in line with the education sector’s contribution to both the material development of the country in the form of well educated and well trained human resources and in keeping with the objective of promoting harmony, equity and respect of all citizens of Guyana.”
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