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Date: 15 Aug 17 06:22am
– killer takes victim to hospitalAn argument between two brothers at their Blankenburg, West Coast Demerara home ended fatally last evening when the younger brother knifed his elder sibling to death.This newspaper has learnt that the argument stemmed from one of the men owing the other money and the two ended up fighting.In the end Gregory Roberts who is said to be in his late twenties, was mortally wounded.After stabbing his brother, Nike NFL Jerseys China, the younger man, Marlon Roberts, rushed his wounded sibling to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he subsequently died.Police arrested the suspect at the hospital.This newspaper understands that neighbors overheard the commotion and summoned the police.The murder weapon has not yet been recovered.
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Date: 15 Aug 17 06:21am
Guyana Power and Light Company (GPL) will be retrenching some 75 employees with full benefits.General Secretary of the National Agricultural and Industrial Employees Union (NACCIE), Kenneth Joseph, told Kaieteur News yesterday that the union has been informed of GPL’s intentions and discussions are currently ongoing.According to Joseph, the power company claims that it no longer needs the services of the employees given the fact that GPL is receiving power from the Skeldon estate and the Kingston Power plant. This has decreased the demand for labour.Joseph explained that the power company had initially targeted November 30, cheap jerseys nfl wholesale, last to issue the employees with severance letters, but that did not materialise. He said that GPL is now targeting December 15, 2009 as the dismissal date.However, Joseph said this chosen date by GPL is a bit insensitive, given that workers are preparing for Christmas and the New Year.The union is also challenging GPL reason for dismissing the workers. According to Joseph, the Skeldon estate and the Kingston Power Plant is not providing the adequate amount of power that GPL currently needs.The union is aggressively pushing for the workers to receive benefits that would enable them to live easily, while seeking other jobs.When contacted yesterday, Human Resources Manager of GPL, Dale Deroy, refused to comment on the situation.But the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bharat Dindyal told the ‘Caribbean Net News on Monday that with a recent inter-connection to the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) Skeldon operation, which is providing 14 megawatts of power and the commissioning of a 20.7 megawatts Computer Operated Wartsila Power Plant in Georgetown, GPL no longer needs the services of the 75 workers.“With the 20.7 megawatt Kingston Power Station in operation we could stop operating those diesel required sets… Of course when you stop operating them there would not be a need for the people there if you are not generating, ” Dindyal was quoted in the Caribbean Net News as saying.He added that the 75 employees will be severed from three of the company’s power station in Demerara and will be fully compensated.“The provision of the Severance Pay Act in our conditions is superior to that of the average separation so its not any meager sum… in fact the average benefits comes up to one and a half million dollars.”
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Date: 15 Aug 17 06:21am
Within weeks the Persons with Disability Bill could become law, paving the way for the rights of persons living with disabilities to be acknowledged on a national scale.This is according to Minister of Health, Dr Leslie Ramsammy, who was appointed Chairman of a Special Select Committee to further deliberate on the Bill before it becomes law. According to the Minister it was only last Thursday that the national Assembly approved his appointment as overseer of the committee.“I am convening with immediacy meetings of the Select Committee and I don’t think in Parliament we have too many differences surrounding the Bill, Pablo Sandoval Red Sox Jersey, ” Minister Ramsammy disclosed yesterday.He is optimistic that the Special Select Committee will be able to complete its work within the next two months allowing the Bill to evolve into an Act soon after.The Bill was introduced several years ago by the Minister himself but was only read in Parliament for the first time last November.And it has been quite a journey for the Bill. Minister Ramsammy had revealed to this newspaper that although the Bill was listed among the priority legislations early last year it had to be previously modified before reaching parliament.The legislation was submitted to Cabinet some time prior but some major concerns were highlighted at that level. The initial draft legislation had called for every disabled person to become the responsibility of the state; that each is provided with housing and will no longer be required to pay bills.“I also had major concerns about the draft legislation because we were trying to create a First World legislation in a developing country, ” the Minister had noted.Although failing to reveal the specific concerns that were highlighted, Minister Ramsammy had disclosed that it was based on the concerns raised at the level of Cabinet that the draft legislation was adjusted and returned to Cabinet, making it ready for tabling before parliament.In its current state, once passed, the Act will cater to the provision of certain rights for persons with disabilities including the promotion, protection and full equal enjoyment of those rights.It is also intended to facilitate the enforcement of the rights and eliminate discrimination on the basis of disability even as it serves to provide for the welfare and rehabilitation for such persons.In addition, the legislation will provide for the registration of persons with disabilities through the already established National Commission on Disabilities.Administrative Manager of the National Disability Commission, Ms Beverly Pile, had some months ago commented on the much needed Act, stressing that “We definitely hope that something will be done urgently.” Pile had disclosed to this newspaper that the Commission which is located at 49 Croal Street, Georgetown, has been the nerve-centre to which all concerns of disabled persons are voiced. According to her “they (persons with disability) keep asking about the Bill. All we can say is yes we are working on it…that the Minister is doing everything possible.”However, such an advisory only serves to make Persons with Disabilities and those within the Disabled People’s Organisations to become more despondent and frustrated, Pile related.Currently there is nothing that can be done on their behalf, as there is nothing documented to give disabled persons any special rights, she added.
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Date: 15 Aug 17 06:21am
By Latoya GilesJustice Diana Insanally yesterday struck from the records more than two hours of evidence given by defense witness, Dr. Dalgleish Joseph, because he was not deemed an expert before he challenged the cause of death given by Government Pathologist, Dr. Nehaul Singh.The trial judge acceded to an application made by Senior State Counsel Judith Gildharie-Mursalin at the conclusion of the doctor’s evidence. The Prosecutor submitted to the court that in accordance with Section 16 of the Evidence Act, Chapter 5:03, being deemed an expert in a particular field is a precondition to giving opinion evidence on that subject.Defense Counsel, Lyndon Amsterdam, submitted that no application was made because that was an “oversight” and asked the Judge to consider that the doctor had testified before in the void dire and was deemed an expert then and ought to similarly be deemed at this trial.However, Gildharie-Mursalin submitted that a voir dire was a separate trial which was held in the absence of the jury and distinct from this main trial. She added that the judge ought not to deem the doctor an expert retrospectively. The doctor had already left the court.Dr. Joseph was the second witness called by the defense when the trial of double-murder accused, Cyon Collier, called ‘Picture Boy’, Jerseys NFL Wholesale China Online, resumed before a mixed Demerara Assizes jury. Collier is charged with the murder of Victoria brothers, Ray Walcott, called ‘Sugar’, and Carl Andrews, called ‘Alo’ on September 23, 2006.Dr. Singh, a witness called by the prosecution, testified in relation to the two post mortem reports and gave the cause of death for Walcott as “multiple gunshot injuries.” Dr. Joseph told the court that such a finding was not a cause of death.When cross-examined by the Prosecutor, the doctor admitted that he was not a Forensic Pathologist. He was then asked about him challenging the cause of death given by a specialist Forensic Pathologist on the basis of him (Dr. Joseph) having been lectured to some 30 years ago on Pathology and his answer was that he was doing so based on his knowledge as a surgeon and the number of patients he had treated with multiple gunshot injuries.The Prosecutor asked the doctor to look at the findings on Walcott’s post mortem report and say what the cause of death would have been. The doctor said it would take time for him to read it but the judge told him to do so, after which he said the cause of death would have been “lethal injuries that occurred at the level of the head, neck and chest.”Pushed further as to what would have caused those lethal injuries, he conceded that it would have been the gunshots.The Prosecutor asked Dr Joseph if he considered Dr. Nehaul Singh to be a professional colleague of his and he said yes. He was then asked if he was aware of the Medical Practitioners (Code of Conduct and Standards of Practice) Regulations 2008 which has as one of its aims and objectives to promote public confidence in colleagues and that his testimony was in contravention of these Regulations. Dr. Joseph said he was brought to court as an expert to give opinion and that was what he was doing and there was no law in Guyana which prohibits an expert from so doing.He was then read 46(3) of the said Code of Conduct which stipulates that an unsustainable comment of a Medical Practitioner which, directly or by implication, sets out to undermine trust in the knowledge or skills of a professional colleague is unethical and prohibited and that by his testimony in court he was, by implication, undermining trust in the knowledge and skills of Dr. Singh.Dr. Joseph said his opinion was sought based on the evidence shown to him and no law or regulation can prevent a medical practitioner from giving evidence on findings in a court of law. He said if persons like him, in exercising their professional responsibilities can be accused of any unethical doings that obviously would be farfetched and dubious.Dr. Joseph also admitted that he did not examine the accused at any time and therefore could not say for how long he had the varicocele with hydrocele, nor could he say if Collier ever had a sexually transmitted infection or contracted filaria from mosquito bites which could have led to his condition.The Prosecutor referred him to Regulation 8(1)(c) of the Code of Conduct which provides that a Medical Practitioner shall be cautious that he should testify only to that which he has personally verified and then asked him about him testifying in direct contravention of same. Dr. Joseph said he testified based on the autopsy reports and medical records shown to him.Following Dr. Joseph’s evidence, the defense closed its case. The trial will resume on Monday when Amsterdam is expected to give his closing address.
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Date: 15 Aug 17 06:20am
The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health conducted a mini health fair outside of the GRA’s building on Main Street, Georgetown, yesterday, where persons were given the opportunity to learn more about “keeping fit and remaining healthy”.At the location while visiting the various booths, Minister of Health, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, told this newspaper that the event was one of the activities scheduled throughout “Occupational Health & Safety Month” where the focus is being placed on both employees and their employers to ensure that health and safety practices are enforced at all times.Dr. Ramsammy explained that knowledge of illnesses which shorten the life span, Cheap NFL Jerseys China, and result in persons living miserably, should be provided to the public so that they become more aware of the issues which they could face at any point in time.Kaieteur News was informed that the booths facilitated those interested in testing their blood pressure, body weight and height, free of cost. Also, there was a testing site for persons to check their sugar levels, and all booths had officials from the Health Ministry present to advise persons on the issues they were interested in.The Health Minister stated that the major contributor to chronic diseases which mostly affect the Guyanese population is the lifestyle of citizens, with some developing bad habits such as smoking, not eating properly, drinking excessive alcohol and being physically inactive.He stressed that many of these “lifestyle diseases” are totally preventable. Every year, over $600M is spent in medications for diabetes and hypertension, with over 60% of deaths in Guyana resulting from these chronic diseases.One of GRA’s managers, Dawn Pickett, told Kaieteur News that her company did not have enough staffing to conduct such a fair on its own, hence a request was made to the Ministry of Health to assist them in the activity. Pickett called on more work entities to facilitate such activities on a regular basis to ensure that their staff and persons in the area have the opportunity of becoming aware of serious health issues.
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