Barbadian national nabbed with cocaine

first_imgA 22- year-old Barbadian national was on Sunday nabbed with almost one kilogram of cocaine at the Eugene F Correira International Airport, Ogle, East Coast Demerara. About 13:15h, the Barbadian national, who was an outgoing passenger destined for Barbados, was arrested by ranks of the Guyana Police Force at the International Airport, after 914 grams of cocaine, wrapped in undergarments was found strapped to his legs.The cocaine, wrapped in undergarments, that was found strapped to the passenger’s legslast_img

PI into possession of narcotics continues in Linden

first_imgThe preliminary inquiry into a possession of narcotics charge against 55-year-old minibus driver Garfield Parker continues at the Linden Magistrate’s Court.The Lethem resident is facing two charges of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. The first charge alleges that on November 1, 2017 at Mabura, Parker had in his possession 24.9 kilograms of cannabis sativa for the purpose of trafficking.The other charge alleges that on the same day and location, Parker had in his possession 200 grams of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.On Tuesday, two witnesses testified on behalf of the defendant as the trial continued. The matter has been adjourned to May 24, when the defence will make its submission.last_img

Students need to accept individuality in schools – UG VC

first_img“We are on the cusp of a political season where a whole host of differences will be accentuated…we are not all Indo-Guyanese, we are not all Afro-Guyanese, we are not all Portuguese and Chinese decedents (but) we have got to be able to respect and celebrate who we are in the individuality that we bring to our society and our young people, our students will need to be the champions of maintaining that respect, beginning in the schools.”Those were the sentiments shared by the University of Guyana (UG) Vice Chancellor and Principal, Professor Ivelaw Griffith during an award ceremonyVice Chancellor of UG, Professor Ivelaw Griffithhosted earlier this week.While speaking about ethnic relations and how it affects children, Griffith pointed out that often times the manifestation of disrespect takes place in the home, while parents down-talk other ethnicities.It is because of this that he urged the students who attended the event to be respectful to each other.The Vice Chancellor also reminded the children that they are obligated to be honest in their schools, while condemning the recent incident where firefighters were caught stealing from an air-craft that crash-landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).He did not exempt the ranks from the Guyana Police Force who were also fingered in the theft of a model aircraft at an international conference.He advised students that while they may want to pursue 15 or 20 subjects, achieving their goals is an important factor that they should be mindful of.last_img read more

CANU unearths large quantity ganja in air cargo

first_imgAgents of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) have intercepted a quantity of marijuana in a package that was shipped to Guyana through a prominent shipping company on Thursday.Based on reports received, the package arrived in Guyana on Wednesday via air freight and it was during an inspection on Thursday morning that the drug was discovered.This was confirmed by CANU Head, Major Michael Atherly during a telephone interview with Guyana Times According to Atherly, he cannot give the exact weight of the drugs since he has to be full briefed on the matter.He, nevertheless, confirmed that two persons were arrested and were assisting with the investigations.This publication understands that two males – one dressed as a male nurse – turned up at the shipping company on Thursday morning to clear the package.It was during the Customs inspection in the presence of the two men, the discovery was made. A source told this newspaper that the two men were left astonished and claimed that they were expecting personal items and not drugs.They were questioned by Customs agents and were subsequently taken to the CANU headquarters where they are being further questioned.This publication could not confirm the country from which the package originated.CANU has had several successful operations in the past weeks. In the latter part of January, 89.23 kilograms of cannabis and 20 grams of cocaine were discovered in a house at St Stephen Street, Charlestown.In addition, 1.564 kilograms of cannabis was found hidden in a motor car at the same address. One man was subsequently sentenced to four years imprisonment and fined $8.4 million.last_img read more

Buckeyes’ Conley fills in the gaps

first_img“Mike can take over a game when he wants to,” said Oden, his teammate at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis. “I just sat back and watched and did my part. He can do a lot. He’s a great player.” Conley was a constant for the Buckeyes (21-3, 9-1 Big Ten) as Oden battled foul trouble and sat out 8 minutes of the second half. Conley and Oden guided Lawrence North to state championships the last three seasons before coming to Ohio State. Their coach, Jack Keefer, always said that his team could win if Oden didn’t have a good game but that might not be true if Conley wasn’t on top of his game. “He took over that game tonight,” Butler said of Conley. Courtney Sims had 17 points and Dion Harris and Ekpe Udoh 14 apiece for the Wolverines (16-8, 4-5), who have lost four straight. At San Diego State 62, No. 15 Air Force 41 Mohamed Abukar scored 16 points as the Aztecs posted their first win against a ranked team in more than five years. The defending Mountain West Conference champion Aztecs (16-7, 5-4) have won three straight. Air Force (20-4, 7-3) lost for the third time in six games. San Diego State had lost 10 straight games to ranked teams since beating then-No. 21 Fresno State 93-78 on Dec. 8, 2001. Since moving to Division I in 1970-71, the Aztecs are 11-73 against ranked opponents. The Falcons got off to a horrible start and never recovered. They never led and tied the game only once, at 10-all. San Diego State scored the first eight points while Air Force missed its first six shots. The 41 points were a season low for the Falcons, who came in averaging 72.3 points per game. The Aztecs broke it open with a 17-6 run in the first 10 minutes of the second half to take a 41-22 lead. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The freshman point guard hit 9-of-12 shots from the field, including two 3-pointers, and made all three of his foul shots. He also had six assists, one steal and just one turnover in 38 minutes. “Conley’s outstanding,” Michigan coach Tommy Amaker said. “He scores when it’s there, he takes care of the basketball and he keeps everybody happy. He’s tremendous. I thought he was certainly the difference.” Oden added 15 points, eight rebounds and six blocked shots, in addition to altering the trajectory of numerous other shots inside. The Buckeyes totaled 14 blocked shots, one shy of a 27-year-old school record. “We played aggressive and didn’t get a lot of fouls called, and the guards did a good job funneling to the big guys,” said Oden, who tied his career high for blocked shots. “We just put our hands up.” Jamar Butler added 11 points for Ohio State, which has won its last eight games overall and its last 23 home games. center_img COLUMBUS, Ohio – Just like their high school days, when Greg Oden wasn’t on the floor, Mike Conley Jr. took over. Conley Jr. scored a career-high 23 points and when Oden was around he created havoc at the defensive end to lead No. 3 Ohio State past Michigan 76-63 on Tuesday night. last_img read more

Energy Minister discusses third proposed dam on Peace River

first_imgSpeaking in Vancouver, Bennett told the Annual General Meeting of Clean Energy B.C. that he expects the government will know in September whether the third dam on the Peace River will get federal and provincial environmental assessment approval.Bennett says he’ll have to make a recommendation to cabinet and that the decision won’t be an easy one for his colleagues.Bennett also says there could be as many as 10 mining projects under construction in the province by 2017, and in addition to all that, liquefied natural gas remains the key to the province’s economic future.- Advertisement –last_img

DONEGAL RELAY FOR LIFE – WHERE YOUR MONEY WILL BE SPENT

first_imgThe Irish Cancer Society has confirmed that, even before the event is held, Relay for Life Donegal has topped all the polls.The county has more teams than any previous Irish Relay event, more Candles of Hope pre sold and record amounts of money raised.So how will Relay for Life Donegal monies be spent?  Daffodil Centre – The new Daffodil Centre in Letterkenny General Hospital is scheduled to be opened in the second half of 2012 and will be staffed by a specialist cancer nurse, aided by a team of trained volunteers to provide free, expert support and advice to cancer patients, their families and the general public who have cancer concerns. The Daffodil Centre will also direct people towards other support services provided by the Irish Cancer Society like financial aid, Care to Drive or local support groups.Care to Drive – A free transport service to appointments and treatments in Letterkenny General Hospital for cancer patients. Care to Drive recruits and trains volunteer drivers to bring patients to their appointments and drop them home again afterwards, free of charge. Care to Drive reduces the stress of having to drive yourself to treatment or ask family and friends to help and also reduces the financial burden of cancer on the patients. National Cancer Helpline – Provides free cancer advice and support service to people concerned about cancer. All helpline staff are specialist cancer nurses. Often these helpline nurses can answer questions that the patient would otherwise need to wait for until their next hospital appointment. The Helpline can direct people towards other support services provided such as financial aid, Care to Drive, Daffodil Centre or local support groups.Cancer Research – In 2012 the Irish Cancer Society is investing €3.1m in Cancer Research programs across the country. For example, in the last 2 years 4 new research proposals in Galway (two Research Scholarships and two prostate cancer research projects) have been funded with a total value of over €500,000. Irish Cancer Society research made over 650 important findings in 30 years. Funding top class research in Ireland means Irish patients have access to the latest treatments and breakthroughs wherever those discoveries are made.Nursing Services – Irish Cancer Society’s night nursing team provides palliative and respite care for cancer patients and their families in their own home. In 2011, 85 nights of nursing care was provided by Irish Cancer Society night nurses to cancer patients and their families in their own homes in Donegal.Financial Aid – The Irish Cancer Society’s financial aid program provides a grant to support cancer patients who are experiencing financial hardship due to their diagnosis and treatment. In 2011 the Financial Aid program gave out over €1 million in grants.Cancer Awareness and Health Promotion Materials – 688,266 cancer information booklets and fact sheets were distributed to people concerned about cancer across the country in 2011.Plus much, much more…For more information on these programs and all the other services and supports the Irish Cancer Society provide, including support groups, advocacy and policy change, which are supported by Relay for Life Donegal, please visit www.cancer.ie or low call 1800 700 800 relayforlifedonegal@gmail.com26th and 27th May 2012 in LYITCelebrate, Remember, Fight Back.DONEGAL RELAY FOR LIFE – WHERE YOUR MONEY WILL BE SPENT was last modified: May 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)Tags:Relay For Life Donegallast_img read more

Glennie Finishes Second To Lead Bulldogs At ISU Spring Invitational

first_imgStory Links Results TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Madison Glennie finished tied for second-place to lead the Drake University women’s golf team to a fifth-place finish at the Indiana State Spring Invitational on Monday. The Bulldogs recorded a 314 in the final round for a total score of 629 (315-314) and were five strokes behind fourth-place William Woods and six behind third-place Butler. The Bulldogs returns to action on Sunday at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Print Friendly Version Sophomore Grace Dunn finished tied for 13th-place after shooting a four-over par, 76, on the final day for a total score of 156 (80-76). Freshman Sigurlaug Jonsdottir registered a total score of  161 (78-83), while junior Nicole Blanchard shaved off six strokes from her first round score for a total score of 166 (86-80). Freshman Aimee Gerschke capped of the team’s effort with a score of 167 (83-84). “We were close to having some really great team rounds, but just needed to clean up the silly short game mistakes,” said Pruett. “I am really proud of Maddie for fighting through some ball striking struggles. She’s been working really hard on her mental game and it’s showing,” said Drake head coach Rachael Pruett. Brooke Miller, who played as an individual, carded a 77 to match a career-best for a total score of 165 (88-77). “Brooke has worked so hard to come back and it’s nice to see that pay off for her. I’m proud of her,” said Pruett. Glennie fired a three-over par, 75, for a 36-hole total of 149 (74-75) to lead the team and was four strokes from medalist Kayla Katterhenry from Evansville.last_img read more

KELLY’S TOYOTA ‘REGISTER’ THEIR DELIGHT WITH MOST 142 REGISTRATIONS

first_imgKelly’s Toyota are delighted that Toyota has once again proved the most popular in the new 142 registration period with 58 new registrations. It is the best-selling marque in Donegal in 2014 with 14.5% market share and the continued success of the brand proves its reliability, value and popularity among our customers.According to SIMI the official provider of statistics in the Irish Motor Industry, Toyota leads the way in Donegal with 298 registrations for the year to date, followed by Volkswagen with 262 and KIA with 211. For the new period – July 14, Toyota had 58 registrations, Volkswagen 58 and Hyundai 51.Toyota models occupy 4 of the Top 10 spots in Donegal at the end of July with the Auris leading the way followed by the Corolla, Rav 4 & Yaris.The new Rav 4 and Corolla have proved extremely popular in 2014 among our customers, with the new Rav 4 available from just €299 per month there has never been a better time to buy.Toyota has picked up many accolades in the last year, the most recent of which was last week when they were voted the joint number one manufacturer topping two key categories in the 2014 Which? Car Survey. The Auris winning the category of most reliable medium sized car under three years old, while Verso earned the title of most reliable MPV under three years old.Late last year an independent study revealed that Toyota cars were No 1 in Ireland for retaining their value longer that other car brands.When it comes to buying a new car, the assessment of true value goes well beyond the initial retail price.People need to consider not only the day to day running costs, but also the total cost of ownership – including what the value of their car is when it comes time to change it.Toyota have recently launched a huge number of new models into the Irish market including all-new Corolla, Rav4, Prius+, Verso and Auris Touring Sports, and now have the widest and newest line of car models available from any manufacturer in Ireland. The good news is they are soon to be joined by the new Aygo and Yaris which are expected in September.It’s not too late to order your new car, call into our showrooms in Mountcharles & Letterkenny where our sales staff will be happy to discuss your needs.Your 142 Toyota is waiting for you.KELLY’S TOYOTA ‘REGISTER’ THEIR DELIGHT WITH MOST 142 REGISTRATIONS was last modified: August 7th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessDonegal 142 registrationsFeaturesKelly’s ToyotanewsNoticeslast_img read more

Chinese firms urged to invest in SA

first_img29 October 2013Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, in his opening address at the 5th South Africa-China Bi-National Commission in Beijing on Monday, called for greater participation by Chinese companies in renewable energy, mining, banking, manufacturing and rail infrastructure in South Africa.This, he said, would help to stimulate the South African economy through local procurement of inputs, technology transfers and skills development.Motlanthe, who is co-chairing the two-day meeting along with Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao, said the results of the strategic partnership between the two countries “speak for themselves, as China has become South Africa’s single largest trading partner in the world, and South Africa, China’s largest trading partner in Africa”.Motlanthe told the delegates that South Africa’s destiny was inextricably linked with that of the African continent.“As such, we look forward to more partnerships between South African and Chinese state-owned enterprises. Such partnership will contribute towards regional development and integration, as espoused by the African Union and its constituent regional economic communities.”During Monday’s meeting, the two countries signed agreements to cooperate in the areas of human resources development and tourism.Motlanthe’s delegation in Beijing includes Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk, Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu, Deputy International Relations Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim, Deputy Energy Minister Barbara Thomson, Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Thandi Tobias-Pokolo, and Deputy Public Enterprises Minister Bulelani Mangwanishe.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more