Dear Editor,Regarding a letter written by Dr David Hinds dated March 4, 2019, and captioned “We have been in a permanent state of constitutional crisis since 1953,” I looked for a solution in this missive but there was none to be found. His missive comes across as offering an excuse for the bully actions from the People’s National Congress (PNC)-led coalition today.What Dr Hinds is not telling the nation is that all sides have suffered because the human social development in Guyana has been extremely uneven over the years. More so, under the undemocratic Burnham regime and now clear for all to see, under Granger. He chooses to not assign the word evil to these periods but was quick to assign that word to the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) rule. That position is most unhelpful since it lacks honesty and integrity. All of our people are suffering from actions taken by all sides, Dr Hinds, and there may be shades of evil in all camps.In this letter Editor, I am paying particular emphasis from a strictly economic viewpoint rather than the political viewpoint, because politics has never put bread on people’s tables. While there is a myth being peddled by some social commentators that Indo-Guyanese are wealthy, when one disaggregates the facts, the evidence paints a very different picture. This fallacy has fuelled a PNC-led strategy of racial supremacy designed to reward mainly the friends and family and party members from the PNC with the top jobs, contracts, and other state benefits. These PNC policies continue to get buttressed by people like Dr Hinds as we can see in this letter of his where he can only assign evil to the PPP in the fourth paragraph. He sees nothing wrong with the PNC-ed coalition employing 85 per cent of the newly hired heads of department from one group and 16 of the 17 Permanent Secretaries from the same group. Such racist actions by a government are not evil in Dr Hinds’ books. It is people like Dr Hinds who continue to do the most harm to Guyana by continuing to provide academic cover for the misguided policy of this ethnically supremacist PNC-led Government who has done very little to economically empower all since May 2015.No one will dispute the fact that the majority of the top 200 richest families in Guyana are Indo-Guyanese families. But they are not an accurate representation of the demographic framework of the nation. Guyana has some 72,000 Indo-Guyanese families, so by no stretch of any imagination, can 200 families constitute the majority. Actually, the latest poverty statistics reveal that some 22,000 Indo-Guyanese families do live in poverty compared to 15,000 Afro-Guyanese families and 9000 Amerindian families. So clearly, the Constitution, the Judiciary, the several Executive governments have not worked for these people at the bottom of the economic barrel. But what is clear is that since Team Granger came to power, some 3000 more Indo-Guyanese families have slipped into poverty especially on the sugar estates and therefore all this academic gibberish from Dr Hinds illustrates that we are not committed to the solutions but rather prefer to kick the bucket down the road by meddling with the problem using academic cover.This PNC-led Government has enough time to implement constitutional reform that would have provided a solution to this nation of minorities but chooses not to act. So how can the PPP be blamed for this?The PNC had their chance to fix Guyana constitutionally and they deliberately choose ethnic supremacy as their tool of the rule rather than a model that socially, economically and politically empowered all. That is inexcusable. Time for a change is here again and the PNC, unfortunately, has now lost that moral right to the hot seat. Delaying the inevitable will just make their chances at the next polls less good, every day after March 21, 2019. Their choices are simple face the people for face the music.Sincerely,Sasenarine Singh
Electronic Document Preparation & Management Office Administration 80 Caribbean History 99.35 78.6 Biology 98.57 2018 86.57 Geography 47.81 Portuguese 68.45 89.53 57.99 14 4 4 44.45 Family & Resource Management Subjects with declined performance Grades I to III 3 52.92 2017 92.62 89.77 15 43.39 7 Subject Integrated Science 2017 8 Physics 1 10 9 94.75 11 Subjects with stable performance Grades I to III Technical Drawing 97.95 CSEC MAY/JUNE 2018Individual candidate performancesA list of candidates who have secured Grade Ones in eight or more subjects was requested from the Caribbean Examinations Council. In response to our request, a list of two hundred and thirty three (233) candidates was received.Of these, thirty nine (39) candidates secured twelve (12) Grades One or more. These candidates are listed below:School Name Results obtainedQueen’s College Christian Pile 19 OnesAnna Regina Secondary Shakira Bholo 18 Ones 2 twosISA Islamic Salma Majeed 18 OnesQueen’s College Areeb Ali 17 Ones 3 twos 1 threeAnna Regina Secondary Camecia De La Cruz 17 Ones 2 twos 1 threeQueens’ College Haema Dasrath 17 Ones 1 two 1 threeQueen’s College Aarti Hooblall 17 Ones 3 twosQueen’s College Reseda Hack 15 Ones 3 twos 1 threeQueen’s College Leshanna Bindah 15 Ones 2 twos 2 threesQueen’s College Reseda Hack 15 Ones 3 twos 1 threeQueen’s College Yashoda Samaroo 15 Ones 2 twosAnna Regina Secondary Begum Baksh 15 Ones 1 twoJ C Chandisingh Sec Darshanie Jadubir 15 Ones 1 twoQueen’s College Reseda Hack 15 Ones 1 twoAnna Regina Secondary Vishal Narine 14 Ones 1 twoQueen’s College Krystal Cummings 14 Ones 4 twosSkeldon Line Path Sec Yugeeta Kumar 14 Ones 2 twosQueen’s College Sushmita Mangru 14 Ones 1 twoSt Stanislaus College Sherlock Langevine 14 OnesQueen’s College Kirsten Caesar 13 Ones 4 twosSkeldon Line Path Sec Pravena Bhoge 13 Ones 3 twosBerbice High Renee Bisnauth 13 Ones 2 twosQueen’s College Navindra Persaud 13 Ones 2 twosQueen’s College Daniel Baldeo-Thorne 13 Ones 1 twoQueen’s College Shania Smith 13 OnesSaraswati Vidya Niketan Jasmattie Parbhu 13 OnesQueen’s College Jaishree Persaud 12 Ones 4 twos 1 threeQueen’s College Ansonette Thomas 12 Ones 3 twos 1 threeSkeldon Line Path Sec Sarveena Persaud 12 Ones 3 twos 1 threeAbram’s Zuil Secondary Lariel Narain 12 Ones 3 twos 1 threeAnna Regina Secondary Alexander Westford 12 Ones 3 twosSaraswati Vidya Niketan Jayaram Sanasie 12 Ones 3 twosMae’s Secondary Sayyid AAbidi 12 Ones 2 twosQueen’s College Brandon Chanderban 12 Ones 2 twosQueen’s College Mikayla De Freitas 12 Ones 1 two 1 threeMackenzie High Zoe Sills 12 Ones 1 twoQueen’s College Trisha Heeralall 12 Ones 1 twoSaraswati Vidya Niketan Rowena Gordon 12 Ones 1 twoSaraswati Vidya Niketan Ryan Ramkirath 12 Ones 1 twoSkeldon Line Path Sec Melisa Rama 12 OnesThe Bishops’ High Krista Bhagwandin 12 OnesThe ‘top’ two hundred and thirty three (233) candidates are from the following schools:Region School No of candidates1 North West Secondary 012 Anna Regina Secondary 13Abrams’s Zuil Secondary 02Cottonfield Secondary 01Aurora Secondary 01Total 173 West Demerara 04 Zeeburg Secondary 02Leguan Secondary 02Essequibo Islands Secondary 01Saraswati Vidya Niketan 12Total 21 89.64 10 67.14 58.08 64.4 12 39.23 4 President’s College 09Diamond Secondary 03Bygeval Secondary 01Hope Secondary 01Hindu College 02Apex 02Institute of Business Education 05Camille’s Institute 03Total 26Region School No of candidates5 Rosignol Secondary 05Fraser’s Educational Institute 02Total 076 J C Chandisingh Secondary 05Skeldon Line Path Secondary 05Berbice High 03New Amsterdam Multilateral 02 Total 157 Three Miles Secondary 0110 Mackenzie High 05G/town Queen’s College 52The Bishops’ High 21St Stanislaus College 20St Rose’s High 11St Joseph’s High 09Central High 02Richard Ishmael Secondary 01Mae’s Secondary 05Marian Academy 09ISA Islamic School 09New Guyana School 01Total 140 66.27 Music 8 81.52 55.35 63.9 7 2017 81.48 72.19 No. 83.04 4 56.73 85.17 89.06 98.57 85.42 78.69 1 96.69 11 Agricultural Science DA 97.25 71.72 13 2 2018 96.75 Visual Arts Industrial Technology (Mechanical) Theatre Arts Physical Education & Sports Spanish 16 44.45 54.57 66.28 5 Subject 56.4 6 5 Chemistry 5 Mathematics Agricultural Science SA No. 12 61.98 92.37 No. 83.65 88.74 2018 Industrial Technology (Electrical) 72.49 28.57 Human & Social Biology 84.2 96.4 59.12 2 100 Economics French 70.03 Principles of Business 76.31 71.55 71.94 68.61 100 3 49.1 99.92 97.5 80.12 English A 7 6 76.8 74.49 Principles of Accounts Social Studies Textiles Clothing & Fashion CXC – CARIBBEAN SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION – MAY/JUNE 2018 REPORT ON PRELIMINARY RESULTSA total of 12,269 candidates were registered for 2018 CSEC, compared to 12,684 registered for 2017. Subject entries for 2018 were 69,194. An analysis of the 2018 results revealed that the overall pass rate at the General and Technical proficiencies for Grades One to Three was 69.1%. The overall pass rate has improved from 2017 where a pass rate of 63.68% was attained.Improved performance was evident in 16 subjects, constant in 7 subjects and declined in 12 subjects. Outstanding performances were noted in 7 subjects where 90% and over gained acceptable Grades (Gr 1 – 3). Some subjects with outstanding performances were Agricultural Science (Double Award) with 96.14%, Information Technology with 97.5%, Religious Education with 96.69%, Physical Education & Sports with 99.92% and Industrial Technology – Mechanical with 98.57%.Mathematics and EnglishGrades One to Three passes in both English A and English B improved in 2018. English A recorded a pass rate of 67.14% in 2018 and 57.99% in 2017. English B pass rate in 2018 is 78.6% as compared to 44.45% in 2017. Mathematics also improved with a pass rate of 43.39% in 2018 as compared to 39.23% in 2017. Additional Mathematics remained constant with a pass rate 68.45% in 2018 to 68.61% in 2017.SciencesThere were improvements and declines in the Grades One to Three passes in the science subjects this year. Improvements were noted in the pass rate for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Biology moved from 61.98% in 2017 to 63.9% in 2018. Chemistry recorded a pass rate of 56.41% in 2018 as against 47.81% in 2017. In 2018 Physics recorded a pass rate for 66.27%, in 2017 the pass rate was 52.92%. Agricultural Science (Double Award) and Agricultural Science (Single Award) both recorded declined performances. Agricultural Science (Double Award) moved from 98.57% in 2017 to 96.14% in 2018. Agricultural Science (Single Award) moved from 92.37% in 2017 to 86.57% in 2018.Human and Social Biology achieved acceptable grades this year with a pass rate of 72.49%. The pass rate for this subject has improved from 2017 where a pass rate of 55.35% was attained. Integrated Science recorded a decline in pass rate from 59.21% in 2017 to 49.1% in 2018.BusinessImproved performance was noted in Office Administration with a pass rate of 84.2% in 2018 as against 80.12% in 2017. Principles of Accounts moved from 76.8% in 2017 to 74.49% in 2018. A decline was noted in the performances of Economics and Principles of Business. Electronic Documentation Preparation and Management attained constant performance with a pass rate of 97.95% in 2018 as compared to 97.25% in 2017.Humanities and Expressive Arts Religious Education and Caribbean History recorded constant performances in 2018 as compared to 2017. Religious Education attained a pass rate of 96.69% in 2018 and 96.75% in 2017. Caribbean History gained a pass rate of 71.94% in 2018 and 71.72% in 2017. An improved performance was noted in the pass rate for Geography from 56.73% in 2017 to 72.19% in 2018.The performance in Theatre Arts remained constant with a pass rate of 99.35% in 2018 and 100% in 2017. 50% of the entries for Visual Arts achieved acceptable grades.TVET SubjectsThe Technical and Vocational Education cluster of subjects recorded mixed performances in 2018. Textile, Clothing and Fashion improved from 69.49% in 2017 to 81.48% in 2018, Family and Resource Management recorded constant performance with a pass rate of 85.42% in 2017 and 85.17% in 2018. A decline in performance was noted in Food Nutrition & Health with a pass rate of 91.16% in 2017 to 89.06% in 2018.Industrial Technology Building, Electrical and Mechanical all secured pass rates of over 85% in 2018.Modern LanguagesPortuguese was written for the first time in 2017 and attained a pass rate of 83.04% , a decline was evident in 2018 with a pass rate of 71.55%. Over 60% of the entries for Spanish and French gained acceptable grades in 2018. Spanish moved from 58.08% in 2017 to 64.4% in 2018.CXC – CARIBBEAN SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE EXAMINATIONMAY/JUNE 2018REPORT ON PRELIMINARY RESULTS Outstanding Performance (90% and over Grades One – Three) Subject % Agricultural Science (Double Award) 96.14Information Technology 97.5Religious Education 96.69Theatre Arts 99.35Electronic Document Preparation & Management 97.95Physical Education & Sports 99.92Industrial Technology Mechanical 98.57Subjects with improved performance Grades I to III Food, Nutrition & Health 6 1 Religious Education 9 English B 3 Additional Mathematics Information Technology 50 87.86 85.62 99.01 Industrial Technology (Building) 91.16 Subject 2 69.49
With their backs fully against the wall the Fort St. John Huskies will try to stay alive tonight in the NWJHL playoffs as they take on the North Peace Navigators tonight at 8 p.m. at the North Peace Arena. The team will be looking for a strong effort and smart play as the story of the series has been turnovers in the neutral zone.Last time out it appeared as though the Huskies and Navigators were destined for overtime, however a power play goal with 30 seconds left in regulation lifted Peace River to a 4-3 win, and 3-0 lead in the series.Should the series be extended to a fifth game that will go down Wednesday night in Peace River at 8 p.m.- Advertisement –
Jamal Lewis is heading north without leaving the AFC North. The free agent running back and former 2,000-yard rusher for Baltimore agreed to a one-year deal with the Cleveland Browns. “We are pleased to add Jamal Lewis to our team,” Browns general manager Phil Savage said in a statement. “He is a proven NFL back who brings a toughness and demeanor to the game that his teammates and our fans will appreciate.” Lewis was released last week in a salary-cap move by Baltimore, which elected not to pay its career rushing leader a $5million roster bonus. He’ll now try to boost the Browns, who were last in the league in rushing in 2006. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Falcons were talking to 35-year-old wide receiver Joe Horn, who was cut last week by their NFC South rivals in New Orleans. ESPN.com quoted unnamed team sources as saying the Falcons reached agreement with the outspoken receiver, but the Falcons denied it. In other moves: The 6-foot-3, 257-pound Graham grew up in Denver and attended the University of Colorado. His father, Tom Graham, played linebacker for the Broncos from 1972 to 1974. The Broncos also signed veteran backup quarterback Patrick Ramsey to a two-year contract, according to The Denver Post. Ramsey is expected to make $4million to $5 million for the life of the contract, the paper reported. Green Bay released 36-year-old fullback William Henderson, leaving Brett Favre as the only member of the 1996 Super Bowl championship team still playing for the Packers. Baltimore released 350-pound guard Edwin Mulitalo, who missed most of last season with a torn triceps. Washington released kicker John Hall, a 10-year veteran who missed most of last season with a leg injury. Pittsburgh re-signed running back Najeh Davenport, who backed up Willie Parker after being signed last September. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! With the Ravens reportedly interested in acquiring Buffalo running back Willis McGahee, Lewis decided to look elsewhere and found a fit with the Browns – the team he torched for an NFL-record 295 yards in 2003. He rushed for 2,066 yards, the second-highest total in league history, that year. With Lewis on board, the Browns must decide what to do with incumbent Reuben Droughns. They owe Droughns a $1.75 million roster bonus later this month. Daniel Graham became the latest addition to the Denver Broncos, one of the most active teams so far this offseason. The Broncos agreed Wednesday with the former New England tight end on a five-year, $30 million deal that includes $15 million in guaranteed money. A team spokesman said he could not comment. The deal was disclosed by a person familiar with the deal who requested anonymity because it had not yet been signed.
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Prince, a 38-year-old native of Holland, Mich., started Blackwater with a few commando buddies from the Navy, using millions of dollars he inherited from his family’s auto-parts fortune. For its headquarters, he chose a tiny community called Moyock, on a remote, empty stretch of North Carolina swampland. A year after leaving the Navy in 1996, he founded Blackwater primarily as a training center for law enforcement. After the 2001 terrorist attacks, Blackwater expanded to become the largest of the State Department’s three private security contractors. Since 2001, it has earned more than $1 billion in federal contracts. The company first drew attention in 2004, after four Blackwater contractors were killed while escorting a convoy through the Iraqi city of Fallujah. When the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform investigated that incident earlier this year, Prince sent Blackwater’s attorney to represent his company. A few months later, he grew uncomfortable on stage as photographers snapped his photo at a technology conference in suburban Raleigh. Conference officials later asked the photographers not to publish the photos. By Mike Baker THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RALEIGH, N.C. – Since founding Blackwater USA a decade ago, Erik Prince has gone to great lengths to avoid attention, trying to prevent photographers from taking his picture and demanding that his contractors never speak with reporters. The veil of secrecy was lifted Tuesday as the former Navy SEAL was called to Congress to defend his security company against allegations it covered up the killings of Iraqi civilians. When in public, he often uses his hand to shield his face from cameras. Former and current colleagues demur when asked about him, not willing to betray Prince’s loyalty or annoy the secretive leader. “He’s trying to run a business and run it professionally under strenuous conditions,” said Scott Traudt of Cohort International, a Lebanon, N.H.-based competitor. “Realistically, there’s ongoing projects by (terrorist groups) to collect data on private contractors.” Prince’s family has long-standing ties to the GOP in Michigan, where his sister, Betsy DeVos, once served as chair of the state Republican Party. “We strive to perfection,” Prince told the the House committee Tuesday, noting that 30 contractors have died working for Blackwater.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
LETTERKENNY GAELS CLUB NOTESApplications are invited in writing for our Reserves, Under 21 and Minor Football Team Manager Posts. Written applications must be lodged with Jim McGlynn, Club Secretary by email or post not later than Friday, 8th January 2016. Further Information is available on our Club Website, Facebook and Twitter.There are still remaining Donegal GAA Yearbooks available which can be purchased by contacting 087 2931458. Priced at only €10 these 212 page glossy publications include full coverage of all things GAA in the county and also a comprehensive review of the season at Letterkenny Gaels. The annual Presentation Buffett took place last Tuesday night in the Arena 7. The Club Person of the Year was awarded to James Frain while presentations were made to the following players:Senior Players of the Year: Darren Hunter and Kevin Kilkenny, Reserve Player of the Year: Bobby Carey, Most Improved Player of the Year: Sean McDonagh, Under 21 Player of the Year: Conor McBrearty, Minor Players of the Year: Shane Graham and Cormac Cannon. For a full review and photos of the night please see our Club Facebook.The club AGM has been rescheduled for Saturday 16th January at 6pm in our Club Room at the Glebe. All club members are asked to make every effort to attend.Tickets for the GAA National Draw are now on sale. This is a great way of raising much needed funds for the club. Tickets priced at €10 are available from club members. For details of prizes see Letterkenny Gaels Facebook page.Camogie training and the winter league for u-8 & u-10 teams resumes on 29th of January from 6-6.45pm at the LYIT. U-12 camogie and girls circuits will also resume on 29th from 7-8pm. New members always welcome. Contact 086 8163505 for more details. Hurling training for u-6 to u-13’s resumes on Monday 25th January from 6-7pm at the Aura. All welcome. Please note change of time and venue. Contact 086 8405785 for more details.Underage football will resume on Friday 5th February at 6pm for u-6 at Woodlands NS and u-8 in the Aura at 7.30pm.Underage football presentation night will be on Saturday 30th January in the Gaels Club Room.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGaelGAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS SEEK NEW MANAGERS was last modified: January 5th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Letterkenny Gaels notes
Three Chambers of Commerce in the North West have come together to promote accessibility in Donegal and Strabane.The heads of the Chambers in Letterkenny, Ballybofey / Stranorlar and Strabane have come out in support of the Change a Little, Change a Lot Accessibility Awards. The awards programme encourages organisations make little changes to their work practices and working environment under four headings: access to information, built environment, communication and attitudes and awareness.Funding for this project has been provided by the European Union’s INTERREG IVA programme, secured by Co-operation and Working Together’s (CAWT) Community Awareness Programme.Toni Forrester CEO of Letterkenny Chamber says improving access is a smart business move.“This is a wonderful initiative rewarding businesses who make small changes to improve accessibility. The free support package from ADAPT will help organisations to get involved, even those who feel they have little or no additional financial resources to spend in this area. We will certainly be encouraging our members to participate.” Charlie Ferry is Chairman of Ballybofey Stranorlar Chamber of Commerce. He says the importance of accessibility just makes business sense given that 12% of the population has a disability.“Organisations who are committed to looking after all their customers including those with disabilities will be honoured through this campaign and we are delighted to be on board.”Declan Hughes, Chairman of Strabane Chamber of Commerce is inviting their members to get involved.“We are asking our members to consider entering under one of the eight categories which are transport, health, education, housing, retail, industry and hospitality. Winners will be rewarded with a free marketing package from Media Box, which promises to provide free media profiling to award winning organizations in this difficult time.The Change a Little, Change a Lot Accessibility Awards programme is open to businesses, non-profit and statutory organisations based in the Strabane District Council area and in adjoining border areas within Donegal County Council’s remit including Killea, Carrigans, St. Johnston, Newtowncunningham, Manorcunningham, Raphoe, Convoy, Castlefinn, Killygordon, Lifford, Letterkenny, Drumkeen, Ballybofey, Stranorlar and Cloghan.An independent Advisory Committee will decide on the allocation of all Awards. This programme will run until May, so organizations are encouraged to enter now and make those changes which will ultimately create a win-win situation for all involved. At the end of the Campaign, eight Change a Little, Change a Lot Accessibility Awards Category Winners will be chosen and one overall Change a Little, Change a Lot Accessibility Award Winner will be announced at a Gala Awards Ceremony on 30th May 2013. For more information on the awards log onto www.changealittlechangealot.com or find them on facebook and twitter. You can also contact Media Box on 00353 74-9168478 or email Joanne@mediabox.ieDONEGAL AND TYRONE CHAMBERS UNITE TO PROMOTE ACCESSABILITY was last modified: October 9th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)