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The Opposition coalition yesterday said that it rejects outright a disrespectful offer by the state-owned National Communications Network (NCN) for a mere 10 minutes of airtime.File Photo: Protests in front of the NCN studios last month to demand equitable airtime for the Opposition.The Opposition has been complaining about the access and coverage given by NCN 11, Wholesale Authentic NFL Jerseys, its radio channels along with Guyana Chronicle Newspaper.A Partnership for National Unity and the Alliance For Change (APNU AFC) coalition, the country’s largest Opposition, said that on Wednesday, April 29, it received a letter, informing the grouping that in keeping with the company’s mandate, NCN  was providing 10  minutes  for “free political” broadcast to be aired on television.“The letter further stated that any additional time for other broadcast would be treated as a commercial arrangement.”An upset coalition in its statement, yesterday, said that over the last three months, the ruling People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) was able to use the immense reach of NCN to “out- message” the opposition.“The APNU AFC was not given equal time and because of the unfair distribution of broadcasting licenses, citizens continue to be inundated with pro-PPP/C messaging. APNU AFC has been reliably informed that NCN plans to air live, the PPPC’s final rally at Lusignan this Saturday May 9, 2015.”Overseas observers in past elections in their reports, have noted their unfair use of state media by the PPP/C and recommended steps taken to correct the situation, especially during elections time.“After the 2011 Elections, observers from the Organization of American States (OAS) cited  the disparity and lack of access to the state controlled media as an area of deep concern and one that had to be corrected if there were to be free and fair elections in Guyana, ” the coalition said yesterday.“APNU AFC feels strongly that for there to be free and fair elections, political parties must have equal access to the media, especially the state media. NCN as currently configured is a Government-entity that is funded by the Guyanese taxpayers and tasked with a mission to disseminate information to the people of Guyana.”However, APNU AFC said, what has happened is that the PPP/C has used the government airwaves as a propaganda arm of the party.“Guyanese taxpayer dollars are being used to maintain a network that is biased in its coverage of the news. The National Communications Network has been unbalanced in its reporting of current events and it has given the PPP/C an unfair advantage and unlimited access to the public airwaves.”The coalition said that as the largest political grouping in the country, APNU AFC sees this allotment of 10 minutes, as totally disrespectful and a continuation of NCN’s policy of unfair and unbalanced reporting.“We therefore reject the offer and register in the strongest possible manner our disappointment in the management and operation of the National Communications Network Inc.”There have been protests in front NCN’s studios in recent times.
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Senior officials of the Guyana Police Force are maintaining that Magistrate Chandra Sohan refused to submit to a breathalyzer test following an accident on the Coldingen Public Road on the East Coast of Demerara, last Thursday.In fact, the police are claiming that following his refusal, they had opted to have the Magistrate submit to a blood test at the Fort Wellington Hospital after he was detained by police in that district.Divisional Commander of the Police East Coast Division, Assistant Commissioner Gavin Primo told Kaieteur News that following the accident, the Magistrate was invited to the Vigilance Police Station with a view to have him submit to a breathalyzer test after ranks suspected that he was under the influence of alcohol.However, according to Assistant Commissioner Primo, the Magistrate “walked away”.He said that the ranks at the station, including the Duty Officer, Cheap Jerseys, were of the opinion that the Magistrate was securing his vehicle and it was not until he drove away that they realised what had happened.A message was subsequently dispatched to stations along the route to Berbice, where the Magistrate was heading, and he was subsequently stopped at the Weldaad Station on the West Coast of Berbice.The Magistrate in a statement carried by this newspaper yesterday indicated that he did take the breathalyzer test at Weldaad.But Divisional Commander of the Police Berbice Division, Assistant Commissioner Steve Merai had a different version of what transpired. He claimed that after the Magistrate was stopped at Weldaad, he was then taken to the Fort Wellington Station where he refused to take the test, claiming that he was suffering from a cough.The Commander then instructed an inspector at the station to escort the Magistrate to the Fort Wellington Hospital for him to have a blood test. However, the hospital informed the police that they were not in possession of a medical kit to conduct the test.According to Merai, instructions were given to have the Magistrate escorted back to the East Coast Division, where the entire episode originated, so that the appropriate action could be taken. However, the Duty Officer at the time in that Division advised that the Magistrate should be released on self bail and report to the Divisional Headquarters at Cove and John the following day.According to the police, the Magistrate never reported to Cove and John.Police ranks are claiming that the Magistrate was very abusive to ranks in the initial stages of the investigations, a claim the Magistrate denied.Kaieteur News understands that the police will be seeking advice on the way forward, since according o them, Magistrate Sohan is a senior public official.******************************Fuel boost for LethemWith the Linden/Lethem Road still partially closed to heavy traffic, a skyvan shuttle from the Guyana Defence Force on Saturday last, flew in one week's worth of fuel for the Lethem Power Station as supplies ran low. Arrangements have also been made for fuel trucks to transfer supplies to lighter vehicles to enhance depleted stocks. A team of government officials met with residents there over the weekend where it was indicated that repairs to the road, which was flooded by rains, will be completed and within three days it will be opened to heavy traffic again. Trucks have been banned from using sections of the road because of its state.
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Guyana yesterday observed ‘Hindi’ Day with a ceremony at the Indian Cultural Centre, where Guyanese were being urged to improve their Hindi vocabulary.Director of the Indian Cultural Centre, Malti Sahai, said that ‘Hindi’ is still alive among large populations such as Guyana.Director of the Indian Cultural Centre: Malti SahaiShe explained that the language has a place in the hearts and lives of the Guyanese people, especially since some of the words are being used by persons in their homes, in the places of worship, and also in celebrations.Persons performing a religious song in observance of the event. Sahai feels that if persons improve the vocabulary of Hindi, then they would have a deeper and better understanding of the language.She believes that there should be a concerted effort to learn Hindi. She explained that a Hindi word reflects the culture and tradition of the religion.Since September14, Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale, 1949, Hindi has been recognized as the national language of India.
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PULL QUOTE  “Whenever he lets his dog out to play in his yard, we have to go outside, whether it is raining or not. At one time the neighbours thought we were thieves because we had to shelter under a truck.”  No one expects a career in the military will be like the boy scouts, but then again no one expects that inhumane treatment will be a feature of any army especially if it is perpetrated by one’s own colleagues.If the experience of Private Dane Wilson is the yardstick to go by, then the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) is in an indictable situation.Wilson, who was finally given the clearance to leave the organization honourably after repeated requests were turned down, related some harrowing details of the treatment meted out to him by some of his colleagues – some who have already left and some of whom still remain in the organization that is supposed to be one of the main pillars of discipline in a nation.The fact that, like Private Wilson, many soldiers want to leave the organization is indicative of the number of those who are listed as absent without leave or AWOL.Private Wilson, who was recently released from the army lock-ups at Camp Ayanganna, spoke of soldiers being treated lesser than canines by top level officers. He spoke of the inhumane condition in the cells at army headquarters and the beatings and humiliation he endured for just refusing to work an extra shift.Private Dane Wilson will now have much more time with his two sons Josiah and Jaden.Wilson’s plight first came to light last week when this newspaper reported the concerns of his mother, Avril Hayley, over his welfare.Haley had reported that her son was beaten, stripped naked, and forced to endure the indignity of being handcuffed to a vehicle in the full view of persons in Camp Ayangana, many of whom laughed and took photographs of the scene.Wilson was then placed, with his hands still handcuffed, into a cell in which water was constantly poured to make life as miserable for him as possible.Although the soldier has subsequently confirmed what was reported by this newspaper, the GDF in a press release last week denied the allegations.The army is claiming that it was Private Wilson who stripped himself after he was placed into the cell and he was eventually clothed in detention uniform.“Our investigations have so far revealed that his mattress was withdrawn from him and his cell was deliberately soaked by another inmate.  The persons responsible will be appropriately disciplined.  Further investigations are being conducted into allegations that he was manhandled while in the cell, ” the GDF had stated in its release.“The GDF wishes to assure the public that all of its actions and practices are of a high standard and are above board; and it is on record of taking swift disciplinary action against deviant behaviour, ” the army added.Private Wilson, who was stationed at the G2 Branch, a military police unit, opted to leave the GDF rather than take the offer of being transferred to another unit.“The Chief-of-staff ask me if I want to stay in de force and be placed at another unit. I tell him no because I feel scared fuh know that in another two months or so they might try to victimise me, ” Private Wilson stated.When he subsequently explained what he really meant, it sort of confirmed the scary modus operandi of the military in Guyana.Of course, the GDF was angry by the position taken by Private Wilson and his family for approaching the media with their problem.But according to relatives, had they not done so, things would have remained the same for many other soldiers who are suffering a similar fate.In an exclusive interview with this newspaper last Thursday, a day after he was given permission to leave, Private Wilson indicated that since the revelations in the Kaieteur News about his situation, 14 other soldiers who were incarnated with him for being on the AWOL were released by the Guyana Defence Force.He said that following the publication of the story, he was subjected to constant surveillance, with a Military Police guarding his every move while he was in army headquarters.The Private, who was supposed to submit his SOS to enable him to be honourably discharged, dismissed the army ‘charade’ of investigating the matter thoroughly, since he pointed out that one of the officers involved in the investigation, “was present when everything took place”.“After they strip me naked (the officer) was one of the persons who come and tek a picture of me naked, and another corporal took out a picture. After that they tek a sheet and wrap it around me and put me in a car and put me in de cell.”The abuse did not end there as Private Wilson detailed further incidents of inhumane treatment.He claimed that a captain told him that if he had the power to discipline him, it would have been worse.“Me and he had a scuffle in the cell and he beat me, look I got the marks on my skin, ” Private Wilson informed, showing the faint bruises that were evident on his back.According to Private Wilson, during the initial investigations, Chief of Staff Commodore Gary Best enquired as to who was responsible for the wetting of the cell.“One of the cell men said: ‘Sir, I throw de water but I was instructed (to do so) by the MP (name given)to throw de water on Wilson.’”To clear their side, the GDF authorized a medical check-up for Private Wilson, which was done by the Force Medical Officer, and it was recommended that he be seen by another physician at the private Woodlands Hospital.Several hours later, Private Wilson was then allowed to leave Camp Ayangana to be with his mother and later with his wife and two sons.He said that many other soldiers are supportive of the decision he has taken, especially since they will take the same course of action if given a similar choice.“Most of the soldiers right now, say ‘Wilson, is the right thing you doing because somebody had to stand up towards this.’ After me incident, de Chief-of-Staff loose 14 soldiers wha went in de cell, dem wha been AWOL.”According to Private Wilson, some of those who were recently released were in the cell for 42 days without a court martial.“When dey get Court Martial now, de judge give dem another 42 days and they are not taking off the days that they already serve. They sending them to Camp Street and Lusignan. These soldiers ain’t commit no crime. They just want fuh leave de army, ” Wilson explained.Over the past few months, the GDF had published the photographs of many soldiers who are Absent Without Leave.But from what Wilson explained, it might be better to serve one’s sentence at Camp Street or Lusignan, where at least the conditions are better.He described the lock-ups at Camp Ayangana as filthy, and stated that inmates there are forced to eat sleep and do every other thing in there, except for a one hour for ‘fresh air’ which is sometimes denied.“It stink, is one, and dey got grills and dey does lock everybody up in one place. Dey does give you a pan that you got to pee and mess inside right in deh. One mess pan fuh everybody, ” Wilson told this newspaper.There are also reports that a senior officer prefers his canine to the soldiers who are deployed to guard his house.“Whenever he lets his dog out to play in his yard, we have to go outside, whether it is raining or not. At one time the neighbours thought we were thieves because we had to shelter under a truck, ” the soldier told this newspaper.“He treats his dog better than he would treat us, ” Wilson added.After seven years, Wilson is still a private. Why? Because as he puts it, he challenges authority – something that is taboo in most military organizations.In addition, he believes that his stagnation also has to do with the incident that involves his late cousin Edwin Niles.Niles was a prisoner at the Camp Street jail who was allegedly beaten to death by both prison and army personnel after he was found with several rounds of ammunition in the prison – this was minutes after he returned from Camp Ayangana where he and others were detailed to work as part of a clean-up exercise.Wilson said that he was detained as part of that investigation.“Is this year I get an opportunity to catch the course to become a Lance Corporal, Cheap Jerseys From China, ” Wilson stated.He credited his elevation to a particular officer who he claims is well respected by most of the ordinary soldiers at Base Camp Ayangana.“Right now I feel so good to be out of there. As soon as I meet home, I kiss my two sons and I tell them that now ‘daddy get time to spend with y’all, ’” Wilson stated.He feels strongly that within recent times junior ranks are being treated unfairly, and it is only the Officers who are benefitting from all the privileges.Wilson believes that his actions will pave the way for other soldiers to at least get their due reward.“Nuff ah dem soldiers dat talk to me say ‘Boy, I writing me SOS again, seeing this story come out, fuh see if I gone get through, ” Wilson pointed out.Wilson said  his revelations are not because he is bitter with anyone. “It’s just that I want them to treat those who are still in there, better, ” he said.
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