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Date: 23 Apr 18 02:15pm
The alleged gunman behind the killing of Tucville resident Sheldon Cheddie did not know his victim personally, and investigators therefore believe that someone hired him to commit the execution-style hit.Dead: Sheldon CheddieA source said that police are hoping to question the suspect further to find out who hired him and the motive for the killing.This newspaper was told that the injured suspect, identified as Omal Williams, Air Max 90 Essential White And Black Mens, of Berbice, is still hospitalised. Detectives have already swabbed his hands for possible traces of gunpowder residue. Results of those tests may be known today.Kaieteur News understands that police who scoured the scene failed to find any spent shells or warheads and no firearm was recovered from the suspect.Cheddie, also known as “DJ Cheddie, ” of 39-949 Jackson Street, Tucville, was shot at least seven times at around 20:30 hrs last Monday by one of two men who rode up to him on bicycles.An eyewitness told Kaieteur News that Cheddie and several of his friends were sitting under a tent near the Tucville area known as Turning Point when the two men approached.There was no exchange of words and one of the two men walked up to Cheddie and shot him at least seven times. The two, according to eyewitnesses, quickly rode away. However, while some of Cheddie’s friends rushed him to hospital, others pursued the alleged shooters.They managed to apprehend one of the men, who was later identified as Williams, in East La Penitence, and inflicted a beating on him.
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Date: 23 Apr 18 02:15pm
Suriname police on Saturday seized some 50 cartons of Bristol cigarettes that were smuggled from Guyana.Suriname’s Starnieuws has reported that the seizure was made at control point in Coronie.The cigarettes were stashed in a large black bag.The apprehended man was heading to Paramaribo in a taxi.  Starnieuws said that the arrested man was not known to police and did not speak Dutch. The matter is under further investigation.Cigarettes smuggling has been troubling Suriname authorities for a while.Besides cigarettes, Air Max 97 For Sale, meat, medications and fruit are also being smuggled through the backtrack route.Cigarettes from Guyana are sold cheaper on the blackmarket in Suriname.
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Date: 23 Apr 18 02:15pm
In order to map the way forward, the European Commission/African, Caribbean and Pacific States/ World Health Organisation (EC/ACPS/WHO) partnership as it relates to achieving the Health Millennium Development Goals, a meeting was held at Le Meridien Pegasus Hotel on Thursday.The meeting attracted officials from the eight countries targeted by the partnership; representatives of the European Commission, including local Head of the European Delegation, Geert Heikens; local PAHO/WHO Representative, Dr Kathleen Israel; and Assistant Director General of WHO, Ms Susanne Weber-Mosdorf, among other officials.The EC/ACP/ WHO partnership on MDGs was signed in September 2006.According to WHO Representative, Raul Paula, the partnership is intended to address and contribute to poverty alleviation and to achieve the Health MDGs in Guyana, Haiti and six African countries.“This partnership is to foster close collaboration at all levels between the organisations on subjects relating to health and development, with a view to strengthening and scaling up ACPs health system in order to improve health results.”As such, he noted that the ACPs are expecting WHO to first assist Ministries of Health in the coordination and the policies dialogue with the donors and to provide technical input in the designing of health policies, among other factors.The meeting, according to Paula, comes as a re-confirmation of the European Union commitment to help countries achieve the MDGs, and is an important step in the re-enforcement of the cooperation.According to him, having observed certain scenarios, it has been deduced that health and education are the key factors for the attainment of the MDG goals and development of countries.Weber-Mosdorf, pointed out that addressing public health could be very challenging, as it is not only about medical devices and advices, but also about combating the determinants of health, such as safe water, good sanitation and nutrition.“It is a very challenging endeavour, but I have heard that the Health Minister (Dr Leslie Ramsammy) is doing very well, and he is also steering the discussions within the Government to get health priorities into the governmental budget…”However, he noted that while donor institutions are important, without the commitment of people who are clear in their views as to what they have to do, the best institutions would fail.And, Air Max 97 Silver, since it has been recognised that, with regards to health some countries would fail especially as it relates to Maternal Health, Mosdorf said that countries and partners have been motivated and have promoted measures to push for more effective policies and implementation at the country level.“We have to count on our people at the country level, because there could be no more important objectives for this partnership than to achieve the commitments of the MDGs.”He alluded to the financial crisis and economic recession as a motivating factor to create safety nets for countries that are at a disadvantage.Additionally, Dr Kathleen Israel pointed out that financial challenges must inevitably have implications when it comes to the availability of resources from donor entities for the much-needed public health work that must be done.“The current troubling situation signals the need to take nothing for granted, and to redouble our efforts to ensure that resources that are already committed, such as those from the EC for this project, be put to the very best use so as to achieve the highest possible level of outcome.”And, with the insight anticipated over the next few days, Dr Israel expressed optimism that the participants would be able to establish the context and the background against which to view the achievements of the project in Guyana, as well as the formidable challenges to project implementation.“We must never lose sight of the fact that this project is very important in addressing some of the fundamental public health issues in Guyana, and that success is not only an option, it is an imperative if we are to help to improve the health and quality of life for the Guyanese people and all the people of the project countries.”In brief remarks to the gathering Chief Medical Officer, Dr Shamdeo Persaud, noted that the meeting will have tremendous benefit for Guyana, since local efforts have been made over the last couple of years to actively develop programmes, and to address the monitoring and evaluation aspects of the Millennium Development Goals. (MDGs).“I myself have been working with Dr Israel to ensure that these goals are addressed, that the indicators are serviced well, and that we have all of the data that are needed.”The meeting, which is slated to come to an end today, took on a field trip form yesterday when the participants travelled by road and river to a remote community to get a firsthand look at how the MDG programmes are being implemented here.(Sharmain Cornette)
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Date: 23 Apr 18 02:14pm
Guysuco will issue statementThere is a nationwide shortage of sugar, the People’s National Congress Reform said yesterday, as residents of Corentyne complained bitterly that sugar could not be obtained.Yesterday, the PNCR stated that it is clear that this shortage of sugar is not confined to that part of the country.According the party, its leader, Robert Corbin, visited the Corentyne to listen to the complaints of residents.There are reports, the party stated, that sugar is increasingly scarce in Georgetown and other urban areas.This is a troubling development because sugar is such an essential commodity for the citizens, the PNCR states.“A shortage will add to the burdens they have to carry on a daily basis.”In the circumstances, the PNCR is calling on the Jagdeo Administration to explain immediately why there is a shortage of sugar and what steps are being taken to end this shortage.Such an explanation, the party said, would not only be helpful to the Guyanese consumers but would also bring a degree of predictability in the activities of those business entities, which rely on sugar for the production of pastries, soft drinks and other related items.“Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Robert Persaud, must be put on notice that propaganda will not help him here. It is either he has sugar or he does not, ”Up to June 13 last, Guyana was still importing sugar, even as Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) maintains to record a shortfall in sugar production.In justification, Agriculture Minister, Robert Persaud confirmed that the decision to import sugar had not yet been reversed.At the end of the just-concluded sugar crop, Guysuco recorded a shortfall of 6, 000 tons.According to Persaud, the decision to import sugar was taken strategically to get much of Guyana’s sugar into Europe, before the end of the sugar protocol, which expires at the end of September.He claimed that Guysuco makes more money by importing sugar for consumption and exporting the local sugar, for which it gets a premium price, Nike Free Run Shoes On Sale, while at the same time not compromising consumers’ demand.In February during the Budget debate, Alliance For Change leader, Raphael Trotman, said that Guyana’s economy is precariously poised on a ‘one-legged stool’. He was referring to the sugar industry.During the debate, the sugar industry came in for much criticism, in light of the position that the growth of the economy is touted to be solely dependent on expected good performance of the industry this year.Trotman said that the most frightening aspect of the 2009 budget is the ‘unreasonable burden’ being placed on the sugar industry to be the ‘bedrock’ of the country’s economic sustainability for development.Last year was a very tough year for Guysuco, as the company ended the year with a deficit of more than $3B.Over the years, Guysuco has consistently been reviewing its production targets, including last year’s, and among the many excuses proffered were far reaching strikes, weather and loss of opportunity.When this newspaper contacted the Ministry of Agriculture on the issue last evening, it was told that Guysuco was going to issue a statement on the matter.
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Date: 23 Apr 18 02:14pm
For more than 50 years Barticians have been holding the annual Easter Regatta. And since then Guyanese from across the country have been traveling to the former mining community to associate with the annual Easter Regatta.This year has been no different.The out-of-town itinerant vendors along First Avenue The Avenues of Bartica (the community is divided into nine streets and seven avenues) can give anyone a clear picture of what can be expected over the next few days.Although this is traditionally the season for kites, up in Bartica it is a different scenery. Occasionally one can hear the buzzing of a kite but very few have dotted the skies. Instead the sound of racing boats engines is more dominant.For diehard Regatta fans this season in the ‘Gate way to the interior’ is about power boat racing.With the racing activities slated for some time later today, Adidas Ultra Boost Shoes Cheap, the dare devil champion racers are already out in the river testing out their engines as they gear up for their races.Also, jet skis which have swiftly become a new feature of regatta happenings over the years can also be seen lining the river.Adding to the attraction are the few yachts that have been sitting in the calm Essequibo River over the past few days in anticipation of the events to come.For those who will be using the events as business opportunity they could not have chosen a better time to bring their services to Bartica. The opportunity comes with a little sacrifice which according to some vendors, they don’t mind making.Most dominant along the Avenues of Bartica are clothes vendors mainly from Georgetown and some even some from as far as East Coast Demerara.While accommodation is limited in the community most vendors have been utilising their makeshift stalls as their guest houses for their rest at nights.This they will continue to do  until Tuesday. The Regatta over the recent years has been extended to Easter Monday.In the past the regatta was an Easter Sunday event preceded by a few football matches the day before.“Once I realise people stop shopping late in the evening I plan to go out and have a li’l fun too. I can’t come all the way up here and ain’t enjoy myself, ” one clothes vendor said.The situation is no different for those in the hotel industry as all hotels have been fully booked since last year. This is a tradition.While there have been some additional hotels built those too, from all indications, have not been sufficient to accommodate the influx of persons to Bartica for the weekend.This publication was told that an additional 30 rooms were made available for this year’s regatta but all were booked even before they were completed.Meanwhile the events for this year’s Bartica Easter Regatta began yesterday with the road race. The two days of power boat racing got underway later today to be followed by the Miss Bartica Regatta Pageant tonight at the Community Centre Ground.The races, which will include, canoe racing, jet ski and power boat racing will continue tomorrow to be followed by the Regatta Washdown featuring the Karma band out of Trinidad.
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