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Date: 26 May 18 11:34am
Picketing exercises were staged yesterday by supporters of the opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), expressing displeasure about the decision by Government to stop the ‘Because We Care’ cash grant for the time being, in order to facilitate a comprehensive review of the initiative.The Brickdam, Georgetown Ministry of Education and the Departments of Education in Regions Two and Three were among the venues for the demonstrations. The protestors were however few in number at the three locations. In the city, the placards revealed that the protestors were against a move by Government to stop the $10, 000 ‘Because We Care’ cash grant initiative for public school children.The first picketer this publication sought to solicit a comment from yesterday was Mark Adrian, who said that he resides at Yarrowkabra, Soesdyke/Linden Highway.“Me just come with dem man, me ain’t know nothing…me just come fuh de walk; me ain’t come to protest, ” said Adrian, although he stood on the picket line displaying a placard clearly stating “children need more, ministers should get less.”Gwendolyn John, also of Yarrowkabra, said that she was unable to explain why she was picketing. Drakes John, however, NFL Jerseys China, said that he heard rumours about Government stopping the cash grant and so he decided to join the picketing exercise. He said that he has two children attending public schools and told this publication that transportation was provided for him to travel from his Yarrowkabra home to Georgetown yesterday, at no cost to him, to join the picket.“I don’t know who send a bus, I didn’t find out all of that, but I jump in the bus and come down… and whenever they send the bus I will come down, because I am interested in this ($10, 000) grant, ” John stated.A very vocal Tasleem Drepaul, on the other hand, said that he was there to protest because “we care, PPP care, and we want that $10, 000 that would help our children.”The man who hails from Kuru Kuru, also on the Highway, said that the $10, 000 was a grant that was made available by the PPP/C while in Government for “all children going to secondary school and primary school and things like that.”Drepaul claimed that he was the mastermind behind the protest action outside the Education Ministry, even as he pointed out that “in general it was a plan that I had to come out here…I am like an activist in terms of looking at the interest of people and I stand firm behind the people…especially the vulnerable people.”He stressed that many children are unable to attend school because their parents can’t afford to buy some of the basic things such as uniforms for them. He revealed that there are plans for continued protests at various locations across the country to highlight people’s disappointment with Government’s decision to stop the cash grant.Aside from would-be Members of Parliament, Charles Ramson Junior and Gillian Burton, the other picketers declined to comment.Among the slogan on the placards were: ‘Give us our due! Reinstate the $10, 000 cash grant’; ‘Rupert stop the extravagance! Give us the $10, 000’; ‘the PPP Cares! They gave $10, 000. APNU-AFC show us that you care too, give us more’; ‘plenty for the Ministers nothing for the children. Shame on APNU-AFC’; ‘plenty ministers equal plenty salary equal no money for children’.Meanwhile, a number of parents and Region Two officials also staged protest action in front of that district’s Department of Education.Some of those protestors’ placards read, “Unite parents, uniforms for student”, “meals for students, Is this the change?, ” 100 day plan, APNU keep your promise, “Minister of Education is a sell out, ” Is this the change to send mothers on the street?, ” “we want our $10, 000 nothing more nothing less”.The protest was reportedly organized by concerned parents and joined by Region Two Regional Democratic Councillors, Devanand Ramdatt, Juliet Coonjah and Arnold Adams.
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Date: 26 May 18 11:34am
– Education MinisterThe full support of teachers is imperative ahead of the implementation of any policy in the school system. This view was expressed by Minister of Education, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine, when asked about a move by former Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand, to revise the nursery entry age policy.The Ministry had introduced the revised entry age for nursery children in September of last year.  Previously a child had to be three years old by March 31 in order to enter Nursery School in September of the same year. With the revised undertaking by the Ministry, children were eligible to enter the nursery level in September even if they would have turned three in June.There were reports that some teachers were not pleased with the move, as this meant more work for them, in terms of catering to the needs of the young children in their care. While the Guyana Teachers’ Union had embraced the move, there were complaints that there was not enough consultation ahead of the implementation of the revised policy.But this is not likely to happen under the tenure of Dr Roopnaraine. He insisted during an interview with this publication recently that “in any policy direction, we have to ensure that we engage the teachers, we have to engage their union and ensure that when we establish a policy it has the full support of the teachers.”“If there are teachers who are unhappy with particular policy directions then we have to resolve it. We can’t have policies that teachers have difficulties with – either because they are not committed to it or they really don’t believe are sensible. I think we have to win the teachers over to any policy we intend to implement in the Ministry.”And it is the firm belief of the Minister that there are competent enough people at the Ministry who will aid this process forward.“I told them that with all the accumulated wisdom and experience in the room I was quite sure that the enormous challenges faced by the Ministry will be faced head-on, ” said the Minister as he expressed optimism about successfully implementing needful policies.Manickchand, who had on numerous occasions acknowledged the competence of the Ministry’s staffers during her tenure, had earlier this year offered an update on the nursery entry programme pointing out that “we could have had a major problem on our hands if this was really going to hamper the learning environment for all the children in the classroom.”But according to her, the Ministry was able to minimise a series of potential problems by inviting about 90 per cent of the entrants’ parents to meetings, ahead of the start of the school year (July/August 2014 holiday), that sought to solicit their (parents&rsquo ;) support to prepare their children for school. And the end result was a success story, according to Manickchand.“Frankly we haven’t had any major complaints. I haven’t heard of any. But nursery-age children are always edgy when they get into schools. First they will bawl the school down for maybe the first week, Cheap Jerseys, and they bawl a little bit less for the first month, and by the end of the first term they settle in, ” she added.Another known issue that children face, Manickchand had highlighted was the limited independence, whereby some children were unable to use the toilets or were unable to eat by themselves.But according to Dr Roopnaraine, once proven to be workable and accepted by all stakeholders, he will be willing to embrace and continue any policy implemented by his predecessor.
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Date: 26 May 18 11:34am
After her three-year-old son was sodomised several weeks ago by his teen neighbour; the mother of the child had declared that she is “fed up” with the “royal run around” ranks at the Beterverwagting Police Station have been giving her.The woman stated that every time she attempts to inquire about the development into the investigation, officers have been treating her with hostility.She said that it had been more than three weeks since her child was sexual molested and up to now the police are yet to charge the teen who allegedly committed the act.   Assistant Commissioner of ‘C’ Division, Gavin Primo, in a recent interview, mentioned that the file that was sent to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for advice had since return and the charge was to be instituted since last Monday. But that does not seem to be the case because the teen had never been summoned.The child’s mother said that she fears that justice will not serve as a result of the teen’s mother being an Education Officer. “Look how many children were molested after my child and those perpetrators had already been placed before the court…what makes my baby case so different from the others, if he is brave to trouble my son let him face the consequence” added the woman who was fighting to hold back tears.According to reports, Cheap Jerseys, the teen who allegedly committed the illegal act has since been admitted back to school after being placed in custody for  a few minutes.Nevertheless, the child ‘s mother has voiced her unhappiness over the lengthy period the police are taking to charge the suspect.She also accused the police of carrying out “sloppy investigation” into the incident.The child has since been receiving treatments for a sexual transmitted disease he contracted after being molested.The Ministry of Human Services and Social Security, child care department has since been offering regular counseling to the molested child.Child Care executive Ann Green in an earlier report, told Kaieteur News that her office is not condoning sexual assault on minors.Green, commenting of the case of the molested three year-old, stated that she cannot see why the police cannot complete their investigation in order to prosecute the perpetrator.Citing the fact that her Ministry had already played its part, the rest is left to the police. Calls made to Assistant Commissioner Gavin Primo, yesterday to have an update on the allegation, proved futile.
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Date: 26 May 18 11:33am
Some people does married and believe that dem is bachelor but de Holy Book always seh that de two shall become one. Brassington never carry Ashni to church suh he never know that piece of de Scriptures.De holiday come and gone but Ashni rum appetite still deh deep in he soul. Last night he tell he wife “Honey, I going to 704 to have a beer.  I’ll be right back.”“Where are you going, Shaatie?” ask de wife.“I going to de Bar, Pretty Face, ” he answered, “I’m going to have a beer.”De wife said, “You want a beer, my shaat love?” She open de fridge door and show he 25 different kind of beer, brands from different countries.”Ashni didn’t know what to do and de only thing he could think of saying, “Yes Lollipop…But at de bar—You know—they have frozen glasses.”He didn’t get to finish de sentence because de wife interrupt he. “You want a frozen glass Puppy Face?” She tek a big beer mug out of de freezer, so frozen that she start fuh tremble wid cold just holding it. Ashni, looking a bit pale, seh, China Jerseys Cheap, “Yes Tootsie Roll, but at 704 they have cutters that are really delicious.—I wouldn’t be long. I would be right back. I promise.”“You want cutters Poochie Pooh?” She open de oven and tek out four different cutters—chicken wings, pig tail, mushroom caps and little cheekies.“But my sweet honey— at 704—you  know there is cussing, dirty world and all that.”“You want dirty words, Cutie Pie? Listen up, Chicken Sh*t, sit you shaat ass down and shut de f****k up. Drink you stupid beer in you f***ing frozen mug and eat you dumb ass cutters right here because you are married now and your shaat ass not going to any 704 bar.“That sh*t is over. Got it you shaat dumb ass?” But Ashni don’t tek lef. He get away and knock down somebody.Talk half and send Bee Kay to help him.
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Date: 26 May 18 11:33am
By Rabindra RooplallForty Death Row inmates are appealing their death sentence since the National Assembly in October 2010, voted to amend the Act abolishing the mandatory imposition of the death penalty against people convicted of murder. However, the death penalty remains applicable for certain categories of murder.This was done when Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Charles Ramson, successfully piloted the Criminal Law Offences (Amendment) Bill.It will still be mandatory for certain categories of murder which includes the killing of a law enforcement official while on duty, Wholesale Jerseys China, prison officers, members of the judiciary and legal officers, witnesses, as well as jurors, while in the execution of their duties.The amendments allow for a judge to issue a life sentence of or a minimum of 15 years or any amount above that.At least 23 countries were known to have carried out judicial executions in 2010. This is four more than 2009, when Amnesty International recorded the lowest number of executing countries since the organisation began monitoring death penalty figures.Sixty-seven countries imposed death sentences in 2010, under methods of execution which included beheading, electrocution, hanging, lethal injection and shooting.Before the change in the legislation Guyana was reviewed under the Universal Periodic Review on May 11, 2010, and it was reported that Guyana voluntarily committed to continue to consider and consult on the abolition of the death penalty and to report to the Human Rights Council on the matter in two years.However, countries that retain the death penalty defended their position by claiming that their use of the death penalty is consistent with international human rights law. Their actions blatantly contradicted these claims.According to Amnesty International, the death penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights. It is the premeditated and cold-blooded killing of a human being by the state. This cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment is done in the name of justice. It violates the right to life as proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.It was noted that too many governments still believe that they can solve urgent social or political problems by executing a few or even hundreds of their prisoners. Many people all over the world are still unaware that the death penalty offers society not further protection but further brutalization. Abolition is gaining ground, but not fast enough.“The death penalty, carried out in the name of the nation’s entire population, affects everyone. Everyone should be aware of what the death penalty is, how it is used, how it affects them, how it violates fundamental rights, ” Amnesty International noted. “We oppose it regardless of the nature of the crime, the characteristics of the offender, or the method used by the state to kill the prisoner.”In fact, the progress made towards abolition of the death penalty during the past ten years alone is enormous, with more than 30 countries becoming abolitionist in law or in practice.  This positive trend continued in 2010.The Human Rights Committee has repeatedly stated that the automatic and mandatory imposition of the death penalty constitutes an arbitrary deprivation of life, in violation of Article 6, paragraph 1 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, in  circumstances where the death penalty is imposed without any possibility of taking into  account the defendant’s personal circumstances or the circumstances of the particular offence.Many retentionist states, among them Guyana, continue to impose the death penalty and execute people for crimes that do not meet the threshold of “most serious” according to international law.In July 2010 the London-based Privy Council commuted the sentence of Earlin White, who  had been sentenced to death for murder in Belize in 2003. In its judgement, the Privy Council indicated one reason for the commutation was the lack of assessment of the social welfare and psychiatric condition of the defendant at the time of sentencing.In June 2010 however, the Caribbean Court of Justice Act came into effect in Belize, renouncing the Privy Council and establishing the Caribbean Court of Justice as the final Court of Appeal for all civil and criminal cases in the country. Transitional provisions allow for pending appeals to be considered by the Privy Council.The right to life and the right not to be subjected to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment are recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, other international human rights instruments and many national constitutions.Amnesty International believes that the death penalty in all circumstances violates these rights.
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