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Date: 22 Apr 18 03:18am
As Emancipation Day 2013 gets nearer, the Council of Friends of New Amsterdam (COFONA) kicked off its first activity for the 250th anniversary celebrations by commencing its initiative to plant 250 trees around the town of New Amsterdam.Last Friday, the first 20 trees were planted by youths of the New Amsterdam Drum Corps. The Deputy Mayor, Town Clerk, Councilors and members of COFONA were also involved in the exercise. The ceremonious planting took place in the Esplanade Recreation Gardens. Christmas ferns, fruit trees as well as almond nut treesCOFONA President, Dr. Lewis (Left) oversees the planting of the first tree as Councilor Winnie Haywood (right) look on.were planted.Two trees were planted in honour of two literary stalwarts of New Amsterdam, Edgar Mittelholzer and Sir Wilson Harris.COFONA has a list of activities ranging from panel discussions, seminars, workshops to other interesting events that are kicking off on July 28 and ending two weeks later. The aim is to commemorate the 250th Anniversary of the Berbice Slave Uprising as well as the 175th Anniversary of the Emancipation of Slaves. It is to be the largest planned set of activities Berbice has ever known.President of COFONA, Dr. Leonard Lewis, stated that the tree-planting exercise symbolizes “the number of years between 1763 and 2013, and so we will be planting one tree for each year.”“250 years ago, the slaves in Canje and in the Berbice River revolted and that is what led us to today when we are free. We asked the youths to take part in this activity because we would like them to understand the significant part they have played in the past and roles they can play in the future.”Dr. Lewis charged the young men with the responsibility to not only plant the tree but to maintain the trees and to care for them while they grow.“The 250 persons who plant these trees in the town—we’d like to be on record for posterity. Those who come after us would know who planted those trees and the impact they had on our community.”Deputy- Mayor of the town, Harold Dabydeen paid special tribute to Mittelholzer and Sir Wilson Harris. He said, “As we witness this tree-planting exercise, we know that its purpose represents 250 years of the Berbice Uprising and 175 years of emancipation and I urge OCFONA that records must be preserved.”Both Harris and Mittleholzer, he stated, left “the most extraordinary mark on world literature in the individual acclaimed novels, essays, poetry and short stories.” Mittelholzer wrote Guyana’s first novel, ‘The Corentyne Thunder’. “Sad to say, Adidas Nmd Pink Shoes, he took his own life on May 5, 1965.”Sir Wilson Harris, he stated, was born during the time of British Guiana and he did not begin his career as a writer. “He became a government scientist and surveyor. He mapped the rivers, islands and water tables of the Coastal Plains and journeyed up river into the interior becoming familiar with the forests, mountains and rapids that had been the homes of Amerindian peoples for generations and saw the forces of nature….”His first novel, ‘The Palace of the Peacock’,   “ was the journey into the heart of the interior of Guiana.” The Deputy- Mayor added, too, that Sir Wilson’s literary work ‘Jonestown’ chronicled the infamous massacre, “and he converted an investigation of the roots of evil and power within the human personality, the mysterious possibilities of redemption…”Sir Wilson Harris is 92 today and still has vivid memories of New Amsterdam. He resides in England.(Leon Suseran)
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Date: 22 Apr 18 03:18am
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a middle-aged woman whose body was discovered at her Lot 232 Duncan Street home yesterday.Eileen Fredericks, Nike Air Vapor Max Flyknit Women, said to be in her mid-fifties, was found lying motionless in her bed by relatives who had gone to check on her after not seeing or hearing from her since Thursday.The woman’s body bore no marks of violence but relatives are suspicious about her death since they claimed that she did not appear to be ill when they last saw her.Fredericks lived alone in a two-storey house and no one reported hearing or seeing anything suspicious.Neighbours were observed looking through their windows in disbelief when first the police then undertakers from the Lyken Funeral Home arrived at the scene. Some relatives who subsequently turned up broke down in tears without even seeing the body.The presence of the lawmen and undertakers confirmed the dreaded news they had received.The police are waiting on a post mortem examination to determine how the woman met her demise.
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Date: 22 Apr 18 03:17am
Ronald Forde, the 25- year- old teacher of the Fort Wellington Secondary School on the West Coast of Berbice, was charged yesterday (THURSDAY) with having carnal knowledge of one of his 14- year- old students, Cheap Nike Air Max Shoes, fully knowing that she was under the age of 18. The charge, to which he was not required to plea, was read to the trained teacher at the Weldaad Magistrate’s court. He was then refused bail by Magistrate Roby Benn after the prosecution made a few statements one of which being that if the defendant was granted bail, he could tamper with the witness.Meanwhile, the teacher’s lawyer, Charrandass Persaud argued for bail by stating that his client would even lodge his passport with the police and that his client has been a very active member of his Bel- Air, West Coast Berbice community. The defense further argued that the teacher’s pastor has been helping his client to deal with the ordeal. The lawyer also stated that the allegations against his client are just that, allegations and that this is not the first carnal knowledge matter in Guyana and questioned why the media has given it so much attention. He also expressed shock about the matter being told on the international scene. The magistrate then asked him if all of that was of any relevance to yesterday morning’s proceedings.Persaud also told the court that his client was also willing to resign from his job and relocate away from the district. Even after all of these promises and arguments, Magistrate Benn denied bail and deferred the matter to March 2, at the Weldaad Magistrates’ Court.The head teacher of the Fort Wellington School was among the many persons who turned up to witness the proceedings. She could’ve been heard saying, “He ain’t kill nobody”. Forde arrived in the court in handcuffs, shortly after 10am and was seated, awaiting his case to be called. He broke down in tears. When it was time for the matter to be called, the magistrate ordered the media and public out of the courtroom, saying that it was a matter that involved a juvenile.Everyone then retreated downstairs and listened as best as they could to the proceedings which lasted under 15 minutes.Forde was then escorted over to the Weldaad Police Station during which he covered his head with a shirt given to by a family member.Forde had complained of losing his cell phone about two weeks ago. The phone was eventually found and after it was perused, images of the teacher having sex with the female student were seen. It was rumored that the teacher and student were having an affair.The matter was subsequently reported and ranks of the New Amsterdam and Fort Wellington Police Stations, including Commander of ‘B’ Division, Steven Merai, swooped down on the premises and arrested the teacher.It was also alleged that the teacher is in the habit of sexually molesting a number of other students in the school.Now that the teacher has been charged, it is expected that the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) will lay charges leading to his ultimate dismissal from the profession.(Leon Suseran)
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Date: 22 Apr 18 03:17am
We wish to bring to the attention of the Guyanese people, the Caribbean society and international community a conspiracy from powerful quarters against this newspaper. We believe this plot forms part of an ongoing plan, parts of which are being implemented and which are likely to be intensified as the power players dictate.We believe that the powerful players are upset over the publicity and comments we have published about an investment issue that was of national importance.After we began our description, analysis, and thus exposure of this particular divestment project, we were informed by sources that it was said by one particular decision-maker that strategies had to be found to confront and stop Kaieteur News.We immediately published this threat, and advised the plotters against going down that route. This happened to a newspaper in Guyana before. A national tragedy resulted. Are we repeating the mistakes of the past?  We hereby promise the Guyanese people to be relentless in exposing the conspiracy against this paper and its inventors.Events are currently unfolding that are giving shape to the ongoing plan. We are convinced that vindictiveness and mischief are in progress.We are not going to be intimidated by these moving knives in the night.We recognize that the forces aligned against this newspaper are extremely powerful, but the voices of the Guyanese people are more powerful. We saw that in the past, and we expect that our current plotters know they will fail. We have on our side the people of Guyana, whom we have been serving for close to one and a half decades.We also have the reputation and credibility that come with being the newspaper in Guyana that has the widest readership. We have a duty to expose all bad things that are happening in Guyana. We are also committed to reporting on the good things, and no amount of pressure will stop us from so doing our job. We are an independent media house.Throughout our history, we have faced adversity. Kaieteur News is therefore not going to be intimidated. We are not going to pack up our bags and close our office and printery. Those who believe that they are dealing with weaklings should think again. We are not going to be pressured into submission.The dirty, Cheap Huarache Shoes For Women, nasty, devious campaign against this newspaper will be exposed, along with all those who are behind it. This newspaper knows the protagonists behind the plot to destabilize it. We know where they are coming from. We shall remain resolute and immovable in defending our right to bring information to the people of Guyana.In turn, we are confident that our readers and all those who cherish the right of newspapers to expose wrongdoing will stand by our side, as they have done over the years.We are equally confident that the international community will reject the pressures that are being brought against our newspaper. We shall not budge in the face of provocation. We shall remain strong and fearless, because that is what we are at Kaieteur News.We ask for your unshakeable solidarity in our moment of need.
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Date: 22 Apr 18 03:17am
Two Jamaican companies have been listed among the entities bidding for the US$20M four-lane extension road project on the East Bank of Demerara, from Providence to Diamond.The demanding project has also seen local companies teaming up. These include a combination of General Earth Movers Limited and Geico Construction Company Limited, as well as R. Bassoo and Sons with D&J Civil Works.This project is expected to run for a period of 18 months with funding which was sourced by the Guyana Government from the Inter-American Development Bank.Works on the additional lanes will include medians, a walkway, bicycle path and wherever possible, parking.Already, works have begun on another section of the East Bank Demerara thoroughfare, from the Timheri Police Station to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.These are all part of the efforts to transform the entire East Bank Demerara roadway into a four-lane highway, from Georgetown to Timehri. To date, works have been successfully completed from Houston to Providence. The next phase of this project will see extension works from Grove to Timehri.The East Bank Demerara four-lane extension Providence to Diamond was tendered in three lots. The Engineers’ estimates are: Lot 1 (US$10.5M); Lot 2 (US$6M) and Lot 3 (US$3.5M). The Bids are as follows: BidderAmount General Earth Movers Ltd. & Geico ConstructionLot 1. US$9, 864, 801.50Lot 2. US$5, 275, 127.00Lot 3. US$4, 108, 350.00R.Bassoo & Sons & D&J Civil WorksLot 1. US$10, 714, 673.00Lot 2. US$ 5, 730, 997.80Surray Paving & Aggregated Company (Jamaica)Lot 1. US$14, 936, 821.22Lot 2. US$ 9, 800, 631.16Lot 3. US$6, 253, 478.67BK InternationalLot 1. US$8, 805, 463.75Lot 2. US$5, 293, 761.25Lot 3. US$3, 130, 963.03Dipcon ConstructionLot 1. US$7, 918, 609.40Lot 2. US$5, 431, 675.00Lot 3. US$3, 260, 374.00YP Seaton Associates Company Ltd (Jamaica)Lot 1. US$12, Cheap Air Max Shoes With Free Shipping, 891, 687.50Lot 2. US$5, 314, 659.70Lot 3. US$2, 884, 365.28There were also tenders for rehabilitation and maintenance work on the Linden-Lethem road.Engineer’s estimate: $34, 637, 000. The bids:Bidder Amount Joshi Construction$160, 000, 000BK International$72, 298, 900SYMS General Contractors Inc.$24, 615, 800Mekdeci Machinery & Construction$29, 874, 000Bids were accepted by the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board on behalf of the Supreme Court for the supply and delivery of pre-printed materials. Bidder Amount Metro Office & Stationery Supplies$13, 520, 143A1 Printing Shop$12, 321, 150Print Rite$12, 460, 252Liloutie Motilall$7, 620, 500J’s Printers$11, 930, 892Pavnik Press$15, 790, 360There were two (2) bids for the provision of security service for the Supreme Court:Bidder Amount RK’s Security Services$15, 240, 080Strategic Action Security Services Ltd.$12, 320, 160
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