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Date: 21 Oct 17 05:45pm
Magistrate Fabayo Azore remanded a man to prison yesterday, when he appeared before her charged for the possession of a gun and ammunition.Harrynarine Persaud, 41, was charged with having in his possession a Smith and Wesson revolver without being the holder of a firearm licence on April 4, at Aru Landing.It was also alleged that on April 4, at the same location he had in his possession one Smith and Wesson five-chamber revolver.Persaud was also accused of having 31 live rounds of .38 ammunition without being the holder of a firearm licence.Persaud pleaded not guilty to the charges after they were read to him at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The defendant’s lawyer, Adrian Thompson, in his bail application told the court that the police never found the alleged gun and ammunition in his client’s possession. The lawyer explained that on the day in question, the police were chasing a man who allegedly shot another.Ranks at the Iteringbang Police Station went to his client’s business place and conducted a search.He said that the items mentioned in the charge were found on a table at the defendant’s premises. “I do not know who rest the stuff down on the table; anybody could have rested it down”, Thompson argued. He said that the shop is a public place that is frequently visited by employees and customers.The lawyer added that three other persons were held after the discovery of the gun and ammunition.He said that based on advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), his client alone was charged for the offences.The lawyer’s submission became more intense when he blurted out “Sometimes the DPP does not give the correct advice.”However, his statement was not taken lightly by Police Corporal Simone Payne. She said that a confession statement was given by the defendant, hence the DPP’s advise.In addition, the lawyer pointed out that no fingerprints were taken from the scene. He informed the court that the matter will have to be transferred to the Kamarang Magistrate’s Court. That sits once every three months, Hank Aaron Braves Throwback Jersey, citing that it would affect his client’s constitutional rights, should he be incarcerated for so long.The lawyer reassured the court that his client is not a flight risk and he will return to court for trial if granted his pretrial liberty. He went on to say that he has no pending or previous conviction.Nonetheless, bail was refused and the defendant was remanded to prison.The matter was transferred to the Kamarang Magistrate’s Court for June 15.
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Date: 21 Oct 17 05:45pm
Extension Officers of the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) are on the ground assisting farmers of Wakapoa, Curimaru, Myrie and Yarrashirima affected by the caterpillar infestation.A farmer shows off one the caterpillars during the NAREI visit to Wakapoa.Extension Officers operating in Region Two were informed on Wednesday, about the infestation in the riverain communities. An assessment was subsequently done and it was observed that over 200 acres of cassava farms were infested.NAREI will be assisting the farmers with chemicals (best-tac, Wholesale Authentic Jerseys, fast-tac, or alpha-cypermethrin) to combat the pest. It is important to note that these chemicals are available on the local market.Extension Officers will be conducting informal training sessions to educate farmers about the safe and effective usage of the chemicals for optimal result. In addition, NAREI will be working closely with the Toshao and Village Council to ensure all affected farms are treated.NAREI is cognizant of the devastating effects the caterpillar infestation would have on crops and by extension, the communities. As such, farmers are asked to be watchful and to report any abnormalities to Extension Officers immediately.
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Date: 21 Oct 17 05:45pm
Attorney Gail Seeram, [email protected], 1-877-GAIL-LAWBeginning March 4, 2013, certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens who are physically present in the United States will be allowed to request provisional unlawful presence waivers prior to departing from the United States for consular processing of their immigrant visa applications.  Effective March 4, 2013, the new law will benefit the following individuals :(1) crewman (or jump ships) who married US citizens, but do not have the benefit of Section 245(i);(2) people who entered the US without inspection (EWI), who married US citizens, but do not have the benefit of Section 245(i); and(3) people who entered the US on a K-1 fiancée visa, but did not marry the American who petitioned him or her, but instead married a different American; and(4) immediate relatives of U.S. citizens with an approved Form I-130 found ineligible to adjust status in the U.S.Will I be able to benefit from the NEW “provisional unlawful presence waiver” process if I entered with a fraudulent passport or have past convictions?This provisional waiver applies only to unlawful presence that triggers the three and ten year ban from returning to the U.S. If a person has other immigration violations, such as fraud (entry with another’s passport), criminal convictions, and the like, which also require a waiver, the person would have to depart the U.S. and file the waivers after an interview at the U.S. Embassy and wait abroad for the final decision.Can an immigrant already living outside the U.S. benefit from the NEW “provisional unlawful presence waiver” process?Unfortunately, individuals who are already outside of the United States must pursue a waiver of inadmissibility through the current Form I-601 process. The NEW provisional unlawful presence waiver process will remain available only to those individuals who are currently in the United States and will be departing for consular processing abroad.How will immigration decide whether to approve or deny my “provisional unlawful presence waiver”?For the waiver to be approved, Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys, there must be an extreme hardship determination based on a showing of extreme hardship to a U.S. citizen spouse or parent.  Documentary evidence to prove the “extreme hardship” must be submitted with the waiver form, Form I-601A.Can an immigrant with TPS benefit from the NEW “provisional unlawful presence waiver” process?TPS applicants who are immediate relatives of U.S. citizens can participate in the provisional unlawful presence waiver process if they are pursuing consular processing of an immigrant visa abroad.When can I file the NEW “provisional unlawful presence waiver”?Once you obtain an approved Form I-130 then a request for the unlawful presence waiver can be filed in the U.S. by using Form I-601A and you will be permitted to remain in the U.S. during the adjudication or decision-making process.  The filing fee for Form I-601A will be $585.00.How old do I have to be to file under the NEW “provisional unlawful presence waiver” process?Individuals must be 17 years or older request a provisional unlawful presence waiver.What happens if I go through the NEW “provisional unlawful presence waiver” process and my waiver is denied?The individual may depart the U.S., attend the visa interview at the Embassy and file the waiver under the current process and wait abroad for a decision on the waiver.  Also, the individual may appeal or re-file the waiver is new evidence will be submitted.  If the individual wants to remain the U.S. after a denial on his provisional unlawful presence waiver then they may face removal proceedings before the immigration court.Before deciding to proceed with the NEW “provisional unlawful presence waiver” process, speak with an experienced immigration lawyer who can assess your unique situation and conclude you will benefit from this new law and new process.
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Date: 21 Oct 17 05:44pm
While an earlier report carried by this publication suggested that teachers were promoted by the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) for the 2015-2016 school year, this has however not been the case. In fact the TSC in a statement said that it isGTU President, Mark Lytesaddened by a prolonged delay in the promotions of teachers in the public education system, because of an injunction filed by the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU).The GTU sought redress from the court since it was convinced that the TSC this year, and for years prior, deviated from written rules and regulations that govern the promotion of teachers in the public education system. As such, it has called for a complete review of the promotion process for this year which had resulted in the halting of the publication of a final list.The court matter regarding this issue is slated to be heard on Friday (November 6, 2015) before Chief Justice (ag), Ian Chang.The matter should have already been heard in court but this publication was informed that after the GTU had secured an injunction to stop the promotion process, the TSC’s lawyer went to court and requested the later date for the matter to be heard. This was reportedly to allow the parties involved to engage in dialogue towards a possible resolution outside of the court.“We would have been happy for that because it would have been a faster process, ” said GTU President, Mark Lyte, who told this publication that “TSC is still trying to dictate what they are going to do, and the GTU is not prepared to listen to TSC making demands on us.”“We have an issue with the list and we have maintained our concerns, ” Lyte noted, even as he pointed out that the TSC has acknowledged that it has not followed its own guidelines.“They (TSC) are aware that it is in breach of the rules, ” he added, disclosing that Chairperson of the Commission, Ms Leila Ramson had suggested at a meeting on October 29 last, that the list should go through as is this time around and next year attempts will be made to address the concerns raised.Lyte explained that while teachers are suppose to be promoted on a points basis, there were comments that were taken into consideration that could have served to deny or allow some teachers’ promotions.GTU, Lyte said, is convinced that the promotion process has been fraught with subjectivity on the part of the majority of the TSC Commissioners.Leila Ramson“They have been unfair to the teachers…to say that is what you have been doing over the years does not make it right; maybe over the years we have never been told what was happening, ” said the GTU President when asked why the body was only this year seeking to raise its concerns.Lyte informed that although the GTU usually has a nominee who functions as a TSC Commissioner, that nominee in the past might not have objected to the TSC’s process of promotion. But according to him, “Our nominee for this period did object to what TSC was doing but the objections were not heeded.”According to the GTU President, “Teachers have become so accustomed to how they are treated by TSC, that they never even challenge the TSC although they know that they were senior to somebody (teacher) who got a promotion…TSC has never been inclined to make any changes. As a matter of fact, if 40 people objected, they (TSC) only made one or two changes.”“We are not in agreement with TSC deviating from rules now that we are aware of what is going on, Cheap Jerseys From China, and we have taken a stance to deal with this matter once and for all, ” asserted Lyte.Lyte is convinced that had the TSC taken the time to review the applications, its final promotion list could have by now been completed. “We were not asking for fresh applications, we were asking for a review to ensure that teachers were not disenfranchised based on the comments made by officials within their respective Regions, ” said Lyte.But the TSC in its statement said that it views the Union’s demands for a review of all applications as an unnecessary task which seeks to question the integrity and autonomy of a constitutional body that is sworn to the impartial discharge of its mandate.“In our last meeting with the GTU hosted at the Teaching Service Commission on the 29th October 2015, the Commission reiterated that Promotion 2015 be concluded as is, and that any changes with the criteria for future Promotion exercises be agreed between the Teaching Service Commission and the Ministry of Education, ” said the TSC statement. It was however noted that the GTU has rejected this compromise.According to the TSC, it is deeply concerned about the negative impact and repercussions that the delay of 2015 Promotions would have on students and teachers preparing for the various forthcoming examinations and the delivery of quality education generally. It has therefore concluded that “apparently this is not the concern of the GTU.”The GTU is not buying the TSC’s explanation and remains adamant that the promotion process must be revisited even if at the expense of the teachers being delayed their promotions.Lyte yesterday asserted that “The real people who are not being fair to our teachers is not the GTU; GTU is fighting on behalf of the teachers and the TSC is not prepared to address the concerns of the GTU.”He added, “We have all of our teachers’ interests at heart and that is why we are fighting for them. We believe if we allow the list to go through we will not be truly representing our teachers and representing their concerns.”The TSC in its defence said that the promotion process was an important exercise done by all the Commissioners, representatives from Central Ministry, and a representative from the GTU.In seeking to dispel some of the concerns that have been highlighted by the GTU, the TSC in its statement insisted that the Promotion Application Form used, has one section for the applicant’s particulars and the other section captioned “For Official Use” for the comments of the HeadTeacher, District Education Officer, Regional Education Officer, and the respective level Assistant Chief Education Officer.Applicants are scored based on their experience, qualifications, and Appraisal Grades, the TSC explained. However, it added that in determining their suitability, the comments of the Head Teacher, District Education Officer, Regional Education Officer, and Assistant Chief Education Officer are also taken into account.According to the TSC, “they provide more insightful details in relation to the applicant’s performance. Their recommendations are therefore considered vital.”The TSC has asserted too, that the process adopted for the application for the year 2015 is the same process that has been applied over the years.It was stressed too that during the Senior Promotion Exercise, a GTU nominee is always present and in this particular year, the GTU Nominee who sat with the TSC during the Promotional Exercise made no objection, contrary to what Lyte told this publication.Upon completion of the exercise, the Preliminary List of Promotions was sent to all Regions and posted on the TSC website. Applicants were given two weeks to “Appeal” the decisions listed on the Preliminary List. Applicants did so and appeals were thoroughly dealt with by the Commission.“In this regard, the TSC in a bid to satisfy the Union’s grievance as stated in the injunction, requested an additional list of teachers with specific grievances, but the union refused to provide such a list and demanded 100 per cent re-examination of all the applications, ” the TSC added.According to the TSC, it has “For the school year 2015-2016, the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) has stringently followed set criteria and principles to promote between four to five thousand senior school administrators.”But according to Lyte, at no point in time would the TSC be required to fill in excess of 1, 000 vacancies in a single school year.
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Date: 21 Oct 17 05:44pm
– survivor clings to life in ICUSeveral hours after one of the most gruesome attacks in recent times at Soesdyke, relatives as well residentsJohn Blanchardof the area were still trying to grapple the fact that two innocent children were hacked to death by their father.Up to press time yesterday doctors, at the Georgetown Public Hospital were battling to save the life of six year-old Joy Blanchard, the only one of three siblings to survive a cutlass attack by their father, John Blanchard.Joy’s two other siblings, 10 year-old Belika and her four-year-old brother, Daniel, were brutally chopped to death around 21:30 hours on Tuesday at their Dr. Charles Sand Road, Soesdyke, home.Joy is in a critical condition at the Intensive Care Unit at the Georgetown Public Hospital.The man’s sister, Annie Blanchard, said that she spoke to her bother probably minutes after the he committed the act.According to the woman, her brother’s wife, Onica, who was in Mahdia at the time, Nike Air Max 2018 Womens, contacted her and begged her to go check on him.“Normally I do not answer my cell phone in the night so it was only when one of my other sisters called my landline phone at around 9:45 that I knew something was wrong with my brother.” She added that she is very close to her brother and when she checked her cell phone, she realized that he had tried contacting her. She speculated that the incident might have happened within that 15-minute period after her brother placed his first call to her.“After my sister contacted me I called him and he said he was sorry and he said he was going to kill himself. I begged him. I say ‘John wait till I come when I come you could kill yourself in front of me.”Blanchard added that her brother begged her not to be angry with him and not to cry. “All I could do was tell him I love him.”Annie Blanchard was forced to fight back tears when she was asked about what greeted her when she arrived at her brother’s home the woman said “It was not nice. It was not nice.”“I love my brother. What he did was wrong but something had to trigger my brother. He loved his children and his family.”She added that about a week and a half ago, her brother’s wife relocated to Mahdia to work as a cook because as she said, ‘the money her husband worked for was not coming in fast enough’When asked what may have triggered her brother’s action the woman said that she learnt that her brother had a telephone conversation with his wife prior to his attempts to contact her.“I was told that he and his wife were on the phone and she apparently told him that she with her man in Mahdia and that he can kill himself or do what he wants.”Annie Blanchard related that the last time she saw her brother and his children was on Sunday when she prepared a family meal for them.“I cooked and we all had a good time and on Monday, John came at me saying that he forgot his tablets so he collected them and said I would see him on Friday.” John was infected with malaria.The years of separationThis publication was told that John had made several attempts to save his marriage even after his wife admitted to having an affair.“One time while he was in the interior he found out that his wife had an affair and he moved out. Not long after he said he forgave his wife and wanted to save his marriage.”Relatives indicated that John never showed signs that he would hurt his children as he was described as a very loving father and husband.Residents in the area also attested to the fact that John always appeared to be very caring. One resident said that earlier on Tuesday afternoon the man was seen at a creek in the area with his three children.“They went running up and down in the water and he tell them stop or he won’t bring them back there.”Persons also spoke of the man’s wife leaving the children with relatives since she felt “it was too much responsibility”.John Blanchard up to press time yesterday was still in police custody after he was handed over to the police the night of the incident. Charges are pending.
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