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Date: 18 Jun 18 12:09am
Created out of the need for greater scrutiny and improvement of the sector, the Ministry of Education’s Monitoring Evaluation Reporting and Development (MERD) Unit is achieving its objectives, Cheap Jerseys, says Minister of Education, Shaik Baksh.He emphasized that the Unit was visionary on the part of the Ministry and is advancing the quality agenda which is imperative to the Ministry of Education 2008-2013 Strategic Plan.“I am confident it is working, ” Baksh stated.The Minister made the bold statement at the review of the Ministry’s strategic plan last week where top managers gathered to discuss the implementation of the plan.It was noted that the MERD Unit has been supervising the school system and carrying out monitoring and a number of activities in schools.Reports from the visits are disseminated to the Regional Education Departments and other top managers. This allows the Ministry to improve where the deficiencies are in areas such as work and academic programmes.Minister Baksh noted that the Unit is not only about monitoring and evaluation it is about support to improve schools. However, if a school continues to be in default and performing below expectation, heads will be written to and action taken, he stressed.There have been some complaints that though this Unit is in operation, some teachers continue to be absent from schools during learning sessions. The Minister stated that the Unit has helped the Ministry put some delinquent teachers before the Teaching Service Commission for disciplinary action.He noted that though the MERD Unit looks into issues regarding delinquent teachers it also focuses on the overall growth and performance of schools at the various assessments. Delinquent teachers are a contributing factor to poor performance but it was observed that there have been improvements in the education system.
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Date: 18 Jun 18 12:09am
-PM confirms watchman strangledPolice are questioning a suspect in connection with the murder of 53-year-old watchman Kumar Plummer, whose bound body was found in a mining camp at Arimu Backdam, Cheap MLB Jerseys China, Cuyuni, last Wednesday.A source said that the man is being questioned at Bartica Police Station. It is unclear whether investigators have any clues to link the detained man to Plummer’s death.Meanwhile, a postmortem performed yesterday, revealed the cause of death as asphyxiation due to compound pressure to the neck.Plummer, of Line Path, Skeldon, was found at the site with his limbs bound with polythene rope.Another length of rope was tied around his neck.Relatives said Plummer had worked for several years with a miner who lives at Crabwood Creek, Corentyne.According to a source, the watchman was left alone in the camp to look over mining equipment, while his employer and other workers shifted to another camp about an hour’s drive away.He was reportedly last seen alive at around 05:00 hrs on Sunday.Kaieteur News was told that persons, who were passing through the area on Wednesday, spotted Kumar’s bound body and informed the police.
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Date: 18 Jun 18 12:09am
Amidst an announcement late last month that BOSAI had abandoned efforts to built an alumina refinery and smelter in Linden, calls have been made for Government to urgently revoke the company’s exclusive exploration rights.In a strongly worded statement yesterday, Member of Parliament of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Lance Carberry, also believed that the possibilities exist for another company to capitalize on a “credible” feasibility study.During his budget presentation late last month, Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, whose portfolios include the mining and minerals extraction, said that the feasibility study did not find favour in the construction of alumina plant.According to Hinds, the report had cited high stripping and freight costs as the prohibitive factors.Feasibility study?Carberry questioned the credibility of the report, especially with regards to any possible evaluation by Guyana.“It would be of interest if the Prime Minister could inform the nation which of the experienced aluminium consultants conducted the feasibility study for BOSAI and which consultant was retained by the Government of Guyana to evaluate the findings of the study.  It would be of greater service if he (Hinds) could make the study available for independent scrutiny and evaluation.”He also found surprising, the reasons cited by the PM.“What is surprising is that according to the PM, Bosai has advanced the perennial thread-worn reasons for backing out from the project— high stripping cost and high freight cost.”According to Carberry, the construction of the alumina refinery was a condition for the holding of the Block 37 Bauxite Deposit at Linden, categorised as the single largest deposit in the world of high grade Gibbsite  bauxite, capable of sustaining a 1M tonnes per annum alumina refinery for a period of more than 40 years.Promises“It should be recalled that President (Bharrat) Jagdeo amazed the nation and the mineral world with his November 2008 announcement of an agreement with BOSAI for a US$1B investment, premised on the construction of a 1.0 million tonne per year alumina refinery, to be followed by a 500, 000 tonne per year aluminium smelter.”The smelter would have used the alumina from the refinery and a hydro-power facility to provide power for the smelter.“BOSAI should have completed the feasibility study within two months of the signing of the agreement, i.e. January 2009.That date was shifted, according to the Prime Minister, to the middle of 2009 and later to September of 2009.”According to Carberry, it is now known, through the PM, after more than two years, that the feasibility study has been completed but it is an unequivocal “not feasible”.No track recordAccording to the MP, who is the PNCR Shadow Minister for Natural Resources, the PM should not be surprised by this since, apart from the fact that BOSAI has no track record or known experience in the operation of alumina refineries, “there was every reason to be skeptical that a company boasting total assets of US$350M, at the time, would have the capability to raise the finance needed for projects of the magnitude it proposed.”He noted that Hinds, a senior official in the Linden bauxite company in the 80’s, seems to have forgotten that alumina was previously produced and shipped from Linden, to aluminium smelters around the world, including Canada, United States, Norway, Germany, United Kingdom, USSR, and even China.“Any credible feasibility study should have taken account of the reality that the Gibbsite bauxite in Block 37 is one of the cheapest to process into alumina. That is why Guyana’s metallurgical bauxite was sold at a premium worldwide, as a “sweetener” for alumina refineries, ” Carberry said in his arguments.New technologiesThe MP pointed out that there have been significant developments in the technologies used for the stripping and mining of bauxite, as well as for the dredging of river channels, apart from the tremendous advances in the technologies used for the processing and shipping of alumina worldwide.“In any event, since BOSAI promised to build a 500, 000 tonne per year aluminium smelter, there would be no need to ship alumina once the smelter becomes a reality. It may be of interest to the PM and the Government to note that BOSAI promised, upon the acquisition in 2010 of an 80 per cent stake in Ghana Bauxite Company, to build a one million tonne per year alumina refinery by 2013; a 200, 000 tonnes per year aluminium smelter; and the possible expansion of Ghana’s hydro-power capacity.”According to Carberry, the only difference is that the company plans to ship 500, 000 tonnes per year of raw bauxite to China.“It would not be surprising if BOSAI makes a proposal to the Government of Guyana, in the near future, Cheap NFL Jerseys Supply, to ship Block 37 bauxite to supplement its dwindling resources in China or to sweeten the extraction of alumina from the low grade bauxite they would be forced to buy from other sources for their alumina refineries.”According to the official, now that BOSAI has “apparently abandoned its grand plan” for an alumina refinery, and consequently an aluminium smelter and hydro-power facility in Guyana, he is of the expectation that government would have the courage to revoke BOSAI’s exclusive exploration rights to Block 37.“…And given the opportunity to another interested company to have a shot at a credible feasibility study for an alumina refinery, based on that and the adjacent deposits.”
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Date: 18 Jun 18 12:08am
– Overseas based Guyanese family robbed, cop shot in face while responding to callConstable Sharam Singh at the GPHC yesterday.HAMPSHIRE VILLAGE, CORENTYNE – The daughter of a New Jersey-based Guyanese family vowed never to return to Guyana after gun-toting bandits attacked them at a Hampshire home, on the Corentyne Wednesday night.A policeman was also shot and hospitalized.The bandits shot a 20-year-old policeman, Constable 20387 Sharam Singh, of Lot 72 Mara’s Lodge, Essequibo, in the face on Wednesday night after storming the house and carting off millions in cash and jewellery from their victims, who included overseas-based Guyanese.The policeman was struck by shotgun pellets while he and other ranks were driving to the scene of the robbery, which was committed around 19:30 hrs by five masked men, armed with three shotguns and a handgun.Constable Singh has been admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation in a stable condition having been transferred from the New Amsterdam Hospital. He is yet to undergo surgery.Police investigating the robbery have detained a taxi driver and a sugar estate employee and have also impounded the suspected getaway car at the Albion Police Station. Both suspects are from Hampshire.Detectives recovered four spent cartridges from the scene. Two of the victims, including a woman, were beaten during the attack.Bullet holesPolice identified the victims as Ramsammy Moonsammy, 53, of Lot Seven ‘A’ Hampton Public Road, Corentyne, his wife, Nadeira Moonsammy, 47, Laleena Moonsammy, 20, a student of Houston County College, USA, and Rasheeda Moonsammy, 21.According to Laleena Moonsammy, the robbers made off with approximately US$11, 000 in cash, gold and diamond jewellery, mobile phones, a camera, an Ipod and other paraphernalia.Police in Berbice reported that the bandits escaped with two digital cameras, a quantity of jewellery, US$7, 000 and $600, 000 in local currency. The money was said to be stored in a wardrobeThe police also reported that the patriarch and one of his daughters were beaten with the weapons.Laleena Moonsammy suspects that the ordeal her family experienced was set-up by a relative who is only interested in her family’s money, jewellery and typically what Guyanese call ‘prags’.“While the robbers have us upstairs, everybody downstairs were beaten except this one guy (name given). He was basically laughing throughout this whole thing; nothing happened to him. The men even threatened to shoot little kids if they didn’t stop crying.”The woman added that her mother had made some gold jewellery for a relative in the United States.The father, Ramsammy Moonsammy, arrived in Guyana on November 1 to return to his adopted homeland within three weeks. His wife, Nadira, their two children Laleena and Ruchma, along with Ruchma’s husband, Lincoln Maharaj, 22, came on November 13 for a ten-day visit.Laleena recalled that her family hosted a barbeque and their visitors – about 20 relatives and friends — were all under their home entertaining. She and a friend she called Suraj, who lives at Belvedere, were downstairs at the bottom of the front stairway chatting on Wednesday night when she observed her cousin, Budo, of Hamphire Back entering the yard.Budo’s had his hands in the air and behind him was a man wearing a mask. She assumed that it was prank and did not take the situation seriously. “He had a silver gun and I thought it was a joke. The guy said get down on the floor and I started laughing. The man told me to take off my two pairs of jingles and my name band.”Laleena Moonsammy said her jewellery carried a US$1, 500 price tag. “When I was taking them off the man come and he grab me and say take the f***ing thing off. There were five of them in all and they were armed. While some of them ran in the back, some stayed under the house. The first pair (gold jewellery) I took off and I put it in my panty and when he pulled me down on the floor one of the jingles fell out. Then he reached into my panty to get the others.“When I reach down on the floor I saw him kick my daddy.”She said the man told her to lie on the ground between her father and her cousin then subsequently took them upstairs to get all the money.“He held the gun to my daddy head or neck, search him and told him to take off all his jewellery. My daddy had a lot; like six rings, two fat bands all gold and a gold watch – everything is gold. The man dragged my mummy and told her to go upstairs and put the gun to her back.”When they got to the upper flat, one of the robbers went to Laleena’s bedroom, another to their parents’ and the remainder stayed downstairs. While in the room she heard them hurling expletives as they demanded money and jewellery.Nadira Moonsammy gave them a quantity of cash but still they were not satisfied and this time requested all the mobile phones, “While we were upstairs, one of them dragged daddy upstairs and I heard someone get knock and then I heard daddy scream. The bandit pulled me and told me to sit before he shoot me. I saw my daddy bleeding in the back of his head, Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale, the bandits also kicked him. Is the gun butt burst his head.”The robbers reportedly made off with five pairs of gold and diamond earrings from Nadira Moonsammy.Laleena recalled that it would have been more had it not been for quick thinking on her mother’s part. “She fooled them and told them these are fake (earrings). They are stupid so they believed her; then when my sisters go to give her earrings they (robbers) told her they don’t want, it was fake.The Moonsammys were terrorized and robbed by bandits.“My mummy ankle bracelets couldn’t come off and the man dragged her foot with all the ankle brackets. They kick my mummy on her foot and beat her with the gun on her face and my sister started screaming and the guy say if she did not shut the f*** up they will rape her and we all have to watch.”Laleena Moonsammy said even though they were scared they spared no effort to protect her brother-in-law, Lincoln Maharaj. “We hide him because if they had found him they would have killed him. He comes to Guyana a lot and wears a lot of jewellery. “The gunmen never ceased their demands for more money and jewellery. “Me, my sister and mommy were all screaming for our lives. We lied and told them some man named ‘Swamp’ got the money and he is downstairs. One of the robbers, he left and went downstairs then he come back and say no man downstairs name Swamp.“When they went downstairs we locked the doors to keep them out. When they realized they cannot get back in they start shooting downstairs…I heard about five shots…I didn’t see when the police guy was shot.”She said that after all was done and the bandits left someone called police and ranks from both Albion and Whim responded in a timely manner.The house is only used when they are in Guyana, basically it is locked up and someone would go each Sunday to keep a religious ceremony.
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Date: 18 Jun 18 12:08am
As preparations move apace for the Bartica Regatta 2009, the committee continues to receive support from major entities.  On Monday, Scotiabank’s Bartica Branch made a sizable donation to Regional Chairman Holbert Knights.  The cheque was presented by the Bank’s Branch Manager Quacy Williams.Regional Chairman Holbert Knights, wholesale jerseys, left, receiving the cheque from Scotiabank Manager Quacy Williams in the presence of staff members. Meanwhile the committee has released their calendar of activities leading up to the Easter Sunday and Easter Monday celebrations. As planning is underway for the Miss Regatta 2009 Pageant, the contestants are busy with training both in Georgetown and in Bartica. On March 28, there will be a sashing ceremony and Designers’ Auction for the contestants. That event will be staged at Kool Breeze, First Avenue, Bartica.In addition the clothing that was designed for the ‘This is Bartica; Designer’s Quest’ programme will be displayed by the contestants and immediately auctioned. There will also be the Regatta football tournament which is slated for April 6 to 11 at the Bartica Community Centre ground.That event will see seven teams participating and all matches will start at 4:00 pm, with two matches on each scheduled day.On April 8 at Kool Breeze there will be a grand welcome party for visitors to Bartica. This will be followed by a Street Jam on April 11 at Platinum Square, First Avenue. The main events which will include boat races and jet ski events is slated for Sunday April 12 and Monday April 13 at the Golden Beach, Third Avenue, Bartica.Because of the number of boats participating, including jet skis, and the vast variation in engine sizes, it is now necessary to extend the racing to two days. A total of eighteen (18) events are billed for the 2009 regatta.
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