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Date: 27 May 18 08:25am
“Though of relative importance, the allocation of $22M to extend a fence at Camp Groomes should be used instead as an emergency payment to the sugar workers since the Guyana Sugar Company (GuySuCo) is cash strapped.”This is according to leader of the Opposition, Robert Corbin, who yesterday weighed in on the debacle surrounding the GuySuCo sugar workers and the company’s administration over the nonpayment of monies owed.The Sugar Company yesterday issued a release pointing out that it is exhausting all measures. It issued a statement late yesterday promising to pay the workers on Monday.Corbin, of the People’s National Congress Reform, told this newspaper, “This is the government that claims to love the sugar workers and yet plays with their daily bread at this critical juncture of the year.”He was referring to the impending Christmas holidays.Corbin said that while it is true that the inability to pay is the result off the ineffective management of GuySuCo, “to spring this catastrophe on sugar workers two days before they are entitled to be paid, is nothing short of the irresponsibility and political chicanery.”The opposition leader also stated that the whole episode is part of the grandiose plan for the corporation to show difficulty and for Head of State Bharrat Jagdeo to arrive like the saviour to save the day by announcing sometime soon that the government will come to the rescue of the sugar industry as they did when the rice industry was in crisis not so long ago.Alliance for Change leader, Raphael Trotman, told media operatives during a press briefing that the situation speaks of the lack of proper management and accountability at GuySuCo.Trotman pointed out that while it was in the public domain that there was a cash flow problem with the company, the hierarchy could have at the very least told the workers, “ I know you have worked; I know you are entitled but I cannot pay you now but I can do this for you now and by a particular date I can be able to meet my obligations.”Trotman said that to wait until last minute to inform that they could not pay, “I believe smacks of eye pass quite frankly…to know that you can’t pay and then to lead them up this path way and then on this day to just announce that you don’t have money to pay them…it really has to stop.”Trotman also emphasised that the debacle comes at Christmas time and people, “have certain expectations. Their children have expectations.”According to Trotman, times like these “a responsible government, seeing these things happen, Authentic Jerseys From China, should be coming with laws to protect those who are suffering. That is the purpose of Parliament…not to bring laws that will help a few of their friends.”This newspaper yesterday reported that sugar workers across the country would not have been paid at the stipulated time.President of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), Komal Chand, had said that he was informed that the company was experiencing cash flow problems and as such could not pay its workers today.Chand said that his union, upon learning of the news, immediately commenced informing the workers.GuySuCo subsequently issued a statement advising that the company is temporarily experiencing cash flow difficulties, due to the delay in one of its sugar vessels.According to the official, in the GuySuCo correspondence, the temporary cash flow shortfall has affected the corporation’s ability to meet its wages bill for the current week, “and it is working feverishly to find alternative arrangements; so as to ensure workers are paid for this week at the earliest opportunity.”The company was adamant that the situation was unavoidable due to external factors.“The Unions representing the workers have been previously apprised of this potential difficulty and we appreciate their understanding at this point in time.”GuySuCo also took the opportunity to state that the situation is a reminder of the financial difficulties of the company that has well been ventilated; as it continues to embark on the implementation of its turnaround plan.
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Date: 27 May 18 08:25am
Attorney Gail S. Seeram, [email protected]Through this “Question & Answer” column, our goal is to answer your immigration questions.  We appreciate your comments and questions.  If you have a question that you would like answered in this column, please email: [email protected]Question #1:    I tried to enter USA with a fake USA passport 23 years ago.  I was caught and was sent back to Guyana.  Soon after I decided to come to UK.  I am a law abiding UK citizen with a British passport. I applied to visit my parents who are US citizens and was denied a visitor visa due to my violation.  How can you help?Answer #1:      In general, United Kingdom (UK) citizens are eligible for a visa waiver so not required to apply for visa, just register using the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) program and automatically get to visit and stay in U.S. for 90 days.  So, your ESTA application was probably denied.  You may seek an INA 212(d) (3) waiver from the U.S. Embassy and show your parents in U.S., reason for travel to U.S. and your strong ties to the U.K.Question #2:     I tried to enter the United States illegally six years ago. I was caught up in Aruba. I was using a US citizen’s passport that was reported as stolen. They took my photos and my biographic data and I was sent back to Guyana. I was not formally charged with anything by the US government. Recently I tried to obtain a visa legally and was denied. My question is will I ever be allowed to enter the US?Answer #2:    The U.S. Immigration system probably has you noted as making a false claim to U.S. citizenship since you used a stolen U.S. passport to try to enter the U.S.  Most likely, you will not be allowed to enter the U.S. since you do not qualify for a waiver for a false claim to U.S. citizenship.  A waiver does exist for false claim to U.S. citizenship but you do not qualify for the waiver.Question #3:    My husband is a permanent resident in the USA. He filed for me and my children in June 2011. We received the DS-3032 paper. How much longer do we have to wait to get the other papers? How much longer do we have to wait to get the interview paper?Answer #3:    Once your husband submits the DS-3032 (now required to be submitted on-line as DS-261) along with DS-260 on-line (formerly Form DS-230) and the affidavit of support, then you should have an interview at any time.Question #4:    My father’s brother who is a citizen put in for us in Nov 2002.  How much longer do we have to wait to come to the US?  However me and brother will be over age, but we came 7 years ago to the US with a visitor visa and stayed.  We went to school and college.  Will that affect my parents when they go to get the visa to come?Answer #4:    Your overstay will not affect your parents petition.  Currently, Wholesale Jerseys From China, for sibling petitions, visas available for petitions filed on or before August 2001.  So, your parents have about a one-year wait.  Unfortunately, since you and your brother over stayed in U.S. and are over age 21, you both will not be eligible to gain legal status through your parents’ petitions.
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Date: 27 May 18 08:25am
Thirteen persons—nine men and four women — who were charged with possession of explosives and causing public terror, appeared before acting Chief Magistrate Priya Beharry, yesterday, at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.Eleven of the accused were present in the courtroom when the charges were read and were each placed on $25, 000 bail. They were ordered to return to court on January 7, 2011.Some of the “military type” fireworks.The charges resulted from polices’ response to reports received on Sunday, last, that persons who were attending a private party at Buddy’s Night Club, on Sheriff Street, Cheap Jerseys From China, Georgetown, were setting off explosive devices in the compound, which caused fear and panic to neighbouring residents.Residents, who are in close proximity of the Sheriff Street area, were greeted with what sounded like rapid gunfire early on Sunday morning as party revelers set off a large amount of ‘military type’ fireworks.The fireworks were set off in front of the Buddy’s Night club some time around 5:00 hours.According to reports, a popular city businessman was celebrating his birthday at the Buddy’s Night Club when persons attending the event decided to set off the fireworks, sending the entire Kitty/Campbellville area into panic, fearing that they were gunshots.
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Date: 27 May 18 08:24am
A sweeper/cleaner attached to the Edinburgh Primary School has filed charges against the headmaster for alleged assault. The incident allegedly took place on the school corridor on Thursday shortly before 09:00 hrs in the presence of teachers and students.Sharon George, 45, of New Glasgow Housing Scheme, East Bank Berbice claimed that while picking up garbage that morning, the headmaster, Mr. Mark Scipio called out to her in a loud tone.He said, “You, you I would like to talk to you!”Ms. George pointing to the injury under her left eye.“I told him I was coming and he said, ‘Come now I want you now!’ So I put down the broom and walked towards him. He went on that he will terminate my contract and was pointing up his hands and one his fingers injured me in my left eye. He was still going on….you could have heard him from the road, ” George claimed.  “The finger landed in my left eye and I got a mark and I told him I’m going to the Ministry [of Education] and he said I can go where the hell I want and he went on!” she alleged.George stated that for weeks she has been asking the headmaster for a new broom but claimed that he is exercising control over the stocks and other cleaning agents of the school. The school is staffed with two sweeper/cleaners.After the incident, the woman made a report at the Department of Education in New Amsterdam. The report was taken by Education Officer Mrs. Celeste La Rose. “I showed her the mark and I told her I was going to the station. I made a report to the Central Police Station and the police took a statement from me.”She also obtained a medical certificate and medication from the New Amsterdam Hospital. She is currently experiencing pains under her left eye, she said.“I never get a problem with a teacher or head teacher, ” said the woman who has been working at the school for more than eight years. Scipio assumed the position of headmaster last September.“He don’t talk to you nice at all. At one time, I asked for more cleaning agents and he was really rude, ” she claimed. “He didn’t talk really nice, so I was afraid to go back to him to talk to him about the broom, ” she added.She said, too, that while sweeping the corridor “ I asked him for broom because it got very hard and he mentioned that a lot of schools he worked at before that cleaners only asked for brooms twice per term and  he said he will look into it [issuance of more brooms].”The case is set for November 19 at 09:00 hrs at Sisters’ Magistrate’s Court on the East Bank of Berbice.“The whole school witnessed the incident, and the parents heard back that a teacher cuss me down, Stitched Jerseys, ” she added.Efforts to contact Mr. Scipio and Mrs. La Rose for comments, proved futile. (Leon Suseran)
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Date: 27 May 18 08:24am
–    two magistrates have to serve 10 courts and 11 districts  By Samuel WhyteThe absence of magistrates in the various courts in Berbice is severely affecting the dispensing of justice in the Ancient County. At the moment only two magistrates are serving 10 courts and 11 magisterial districts, from the Upper Corentyne to Berbice River.This dire situation has come about because two of the four magistrates, Magistrates Adela Nagamootoo and Fabio Azore, are currently on leave.The two remaining magistrates have to take up the slack. In many cases matters are postponed.  The situation is at a crisis level according to some legal minds.Magistrate Robby Benn serves on the West Berbice district and currently supervises courts at Blairmont, Fort Wellington and Weldaad while Magistrate Krisendat Persaud serves on the Upper Corentyne.  The two magistrates have to double up and supervise the other courts.A look at the court schedules for Berbice will show that sessions are scheduled for Springlands on the Upper Corentyne on Mondays, Tuesday Thursdays and Fridays. The No 51 Magistrate’s Court on the Upper Corentyne has sessions on Wednesdays. Whim Magistrate’s Court are in sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.The Black Bush Magistrate’s Court which has been abandoned, due to neglect will see those litigants attending sessions on every first and third Tuesdays at the Whim Court. The Albion Magistrate’s Court has sessions on Tuesdays and some Wednesdays. The Reliance Magistrate’s Court in East Canje sits on Wednesdays.The main court at New Amsterdam is expected to have sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays with special sessions being held on Thursdays. The remand centre in New Amsterdam is also held on Thursdays at the Prison Officers’ club.The Berbice magistracy has to take care of the Kwakwani court which is more than one hundred miles up the Berbice River. There sessions are held every third Friday. The East Bank Berbice District which has a court at Sisters village has not operated in years. Efforts were made to resuscitate that court, but those have now falled through. Matters listed for Sisters Village are heard at New Amsterdam.Some outspoken attorneys and prominent individuals in Berbice have said that the government is making a mockery of the situation, Wholesale Authentic Jerseys, because it is refusing to appoint magistrates. One prominent attorney stated that the situation is very unfair especially to defendants who have to languish in jail, due to no fault of theirs.“There is simple no magistrate to try their cases. It is tantamount to justice delayed being justice denied, since many persons on remand have to wait longer for their matters to be heard.”Residents expressed their disappointment as hundreds turned up at the various courts on requisite days only to be turned away and to be told that their matters have been postponed because the magistrate is on leave.Residents stated that with all the money being spent on the improvement of the justice system in Guyana at least the court system could do better. There are thousands of cases waiting to be heard; some are indictable while others date back more than 10 years ago.Additionally, the situation poses a problem for Prosecutors.“Whenever a case is dismissed for the lack of prosecution because witnesses don’t turn up, you hear all kinds of talk about bribery. This is unfair to us because we try our best in dire straits like these. But because of the delays in the court system, witnesses are fed up and don’t turn up. There is very little that can be done.
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