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As the downsizing of the sugar industry continues to take effect in several communities, particularly those in rural areas across the country, people in civil society and those who hold high offices in politics in Guyana continue to criticise Government for the move.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, is one such individual, who feels Government made a rash decision to downsize, without considering how their action would have affected thousands of households that depended on the industry for a daily income.Jagdeo told a recent conference that focused on how the industry could be salvaged, that some $47 billion was lost to a company by the Guyana Gold Board, which could have been used instead to resuscitate the industry and bring it back toOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeoa state of viability.The industry saw over 7000 sugar workers being retrenched in 2017.The former Head of State reasoned that although the Government’s continuing argument is that it lost billions each year due to the mismanagement of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), those monies could have been better utilised.But besides that, Jagdeo contends that Government can find the money to invest in the sector if it wants to. “We can find the money now to afford it,” he told the conference.According to Jagdeo, the debt figure for GuySuCo that has been repeatedly cited as $77 billion is incorrect. He explained that a significant part of the money was for long-term debt, personal liability and the Guyana Revenue Authority.He said based on his calculations, the only real short-term debt faced by the industry was somewhere around $10 billion. Jagdeo feels that was manageable and Government could have worked to ensure that that was fixed, and that the industry was sustained.Having been criticised for the Skeldon Sugar Modernisation Project, which did not deliver on its objectives, Jagdeo said the fault lies with the company that was hired to oversee the implementation of the project-Booker Tate. He said they simply did not deliver.“The company failed Government by not giving enough value for the consultancy service it paid for,” he added. Nevertheless, he said that the purpose of that project was to bring some greater level of employment safety to persons in the industry. He had been quoted in various events, stating that the project was aimed at keeping “sugar alive.”The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary also called out Government for the secret manner in which they are going about planning for the industry. He said sugar workers must be properly consulted and brought up to date with what is happening in the industry. He said thousands were caught by surprise over the retrenchment.He outlined that in Guyana, sugar is not a company, but an industry, hence Government needs to be more thoughtful when making decisions about the industry. “No viable decision can be made without a feasibility study,” he said, noting that it was a political decision.Jagdeo has long argued that the sugar industry could be sustained and can become viable if more attention is placed on fixing the current problems that exists. He recalled that between 1976 and 1996, sugar made a huge contribution to the Treasury and paid for the sugar levy.“At one time, one fifth of total Government revenues came from the sugar industry. We carried Guyana for a long period and even after that, when the sugar levy was ended in 1996 we then got GuySuCo to continue to make a positive contribution to the industry,” he had noted.The PPP/Civic General Secretary also pointed out that it was only when there was a cut in the European Union (EU) prices for sugar, it led to the industry losing $8 billion per annum in revenue. It was at that point that Government had to start looking to begin pumping revenue in the industry.However, the EU had given Guyana over €100 million as part of the transitional arrangement, which according to Jagdeo, was more than the cost of Skeldon Sugar Factory.“And so today it is not true that sugar cannot be restored in the future. It’s not true that sugar cannot be profitable. If we work real hard and we look at the multidimensional contributions of sugar to the economy we will through an economic analysis that sugar makes a bigger contribution to Guyana than the subsidy it gets in this difficult period,” he asserted.Contrary to what is being done with the sugar industry, Jagdeo said the PPP Government ensured that when the bauxite industry needed help, they pumped money into that industry to keep it alive. He said the same could be done for sugar.
Head coach Gerard Dicare stuck with his goaltender Dillon Maier in the game unlike the Pirates and he was rewarded for his faith in his goalie as he was solid in the final 20 minutes, plus overtime and the shootout.“It wasn’t pretty but we’ll take it. That was our game in hand against Grande Prairie so we’ll take the two points,” he explained. “It’s a tough call in a close game like that. They pulled him [Falher] after six and that goalie didn’t let anything in. After a tight game like that it’s hard to pull him. I thought Dillon played good. We didn’t help him out very much.”The game seemed to be lacking rhythm throughout because of the among of goals scored coupled with a higher than usual amount of icing and offside infractions. Regardless of the stop and go feel of the game the Flyers kept to their game plan and it paid off in the end.- Advertisement -“There wasn’t a whole pile of flow to the game it seemed like,” Dicaire said. “They’re a skilled team; they play a run and gun game, that’s the kind of game they like. It’s a tough game to play but the boys stuck with it. We’ll learn from it and go ahead with it.”Scoring in order for Fort St. John on the night was Brennan Giroux, Kyle Leahy, Robbie Sidhu, Jeff Shipton (2), and Josh Bruha.Next on the docket for Fort St. John is a home game against the Grande Prairie Athletics on Friday night at 8:30 p.m.Advertisement
For more information, please contact Ferris Fast Cycles at 250-785-3711, or visit their website. The Blizzard Bike Club is about to race the sixth stage of its seven stage race.The race began Thursday and on Friday, during the second stage of the event known as the Beatton hill climb, Pat Ferris placed first in an exciting sprint to the finish, beating Geroge Gamble and Kevin Shaw.- Advertisement -The third stage of the race, known as the Frozen John loop, took place Friday afternoon and was won by George Gamble, with Kevin Shaw and Pat Ferris finishing second and third, respectively.On Saturday, riders raced the Mile 62 road as part of event’s fourth stage. That leg was won by Colter Young, who finished ahead of Les Elliot and Kevin Shaw.Stage five, the Cecil Lake road race, took place Sunday and was won by Colter Young, beating Stephen Ferris and Kevin Shaw.The final two stages of the race will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. On Tuesday, stage six will be a short Montney road race, beginning at 6:30. Then, on Thursday, the seventh, and final stage, is the Baldonnel time trail, which also begins at 6:30.Advertisement
Chelsea welcome champions Manchester City to Stamford Bridge in what is being billed as the title-decider, live on talkSPORT, Saturday, from 5pm. 1 Chelsea welcome champions Manchester City to Stamford Bridge in what is being billed as the title-decider, live on talkSPORT, Saturday 31 January, from 5pm.Jose Mourinho’s side hold a five-point advantage over their Manchester rivals and victory could mean it is curtains for Manuel Pellegrini’s side as early as February.Striker Diego Costa will miss three games after the FA upheld their three-match suspension for the Spaniards’ apparant stamp on Liverpool’s Emre Can in Tuesday’s Capital One Cup semi-final triumph.Chelsea also have no fewer than five injury worries ahead of the game, with Cesc Fabregas, Branislav Ivanovic, Andre Schurrle, Filipe Luis and John Obi Mikel all doubts.Possible Chelsea line-up against Man City:GoalkeeperThibaut Courtois continues to impress in his debut season in England, and the Belgian stopper was vital in Chelsea’s midweek win.DefenceGary Cahill was on the bench against Liverpool and should be restored alongside captain John Terry although Kurt Zouma performed well against the Reds.Mourinho’s biggest concern is the fitness of Tuesday’s match winner, Ivanovic, who suffered a foot injury.Chelsea boycotted their pre-game press conference in protest at Costa’s FA charge, so no update has been made on the Serbian, but he is likely to play in such an important game.MidfieldThe midfield battle will be key to winning at the Bridge, and with City talisman Yaya Toure away with the Ivory Coast, Chelsea will look to dominate in the middle of the park.Fabregas’ hamstring injury could pave the way for Ramires to partner Nemanja Matic. Alternatively, Mourinho could opt for Obi Mikel who is no stranger to big games, but the Nigerian has also been struggling with injury.AttackCosta’s suspension should see 36-year-old striker Didier Drogba lead the line, supported by Eden Hazard, Oscar and Willian.Drogba is fond of the big stage – his only two league starts this season have come against Manchester United and Tottenham, and he scored in both.Chelsea fans, how do you think you’ll line-up against Man City? Comment below…
0Shares0000Karim Benzema scored the only goal in Real Madrid’s 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSMadrid, Spain, Dec 15 – Karim Benzema shot Real Madrid to within two points of La Liga leaders Barcelona with the winner in a scrappy 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano, while countryman Antoine Griezmann fired a brace in a 3-2 win over Real Valladolid to take Atletico Madrid level with Barca.Benzema’s 13th-minute strike was enough for Real to move up to third on 29 points, two behind Barca, who travel to Levante on Sunday evening, and second-placed Atleti. Sevilla have the chance to move back above Real and level with the leading pair when they host mid-table Girona early on Sunday. However they were made to sweat for the victory points by plucky Rayo, who are second-from-bottom but would have snatched a point in stoppage time had Sergio Ramos not cleared the second of Thibaut Courtois’ double saves, from Alex Alegria and Emiliano Velazquez, off the line.“That’s football,” said relieved Madrid coach Santiago Solari.“That’s why it’s such a beautiful game. When you’re not playing great, when nothing’s going right, you have to be prepared to suffer.”Little was seen from Real stars such as Luka Modric, who was presented with his Ballon d’Or ahead of the match at the Santiago Bernabeu, and fans showed their displeasure at the end of an uninspiring contest.“In the second half we could have added to our score, Marco (Asensio) had a clear chance and we didn’t see anything from them until their chance at the end,” added Solari.“We didn’t give much away to Rayo and we created quite a few chances. With all respect to Rayo, who are a great side, I think we should have scored more.”Earlier, Griezmann struck the winner for Diego Simeone’s Atleti 10 minutes from the end after Valladolid had fought back from a two goal half-time deficit.The Frenchman had played a key role in building the early lead. The World Cup winner laid on Nikola Kalinic’s second goal of the season in the 26th minute with a superb through ball, then put his side two up on the stroke of half-time.After Kiko Olivas handled Griezmann’s long-range shot, and referee Undiano Mallenco pointed to the spot after a video review, the Frenchman slotted home a neat penalty .The hosts came roaring back in the second half, twice forcing fine saves from Jan Oblak before Fernando Calero scored for the hosts from a 56th-minute corner. Saul Niguez then inadvertently pushed Enes Unal’s header into his own net nine minutes later, and Valladolid pushed for victory.However Griezmann stole the three points in a frantic finale, cooly steering home the winner after a scramble in the box following a corner.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Sepp Blatter 1 Sepp Blatter is being investigated by the FBI over the 100million US dollar ISL bribes scandal, according to BBC Panorama.Panorama said that during the 1990s, FIFA’s now defunct sports marketing company ISL paid that sum in bribes to numerous officials including former FIFA president Joao Havelange and Brazil’s former FIFA member Ricardo Teixeira, who was indicted by US authorities on corruption charges last week.According to Panorama, a letter apparently written by Havelange suggests Blatter, who is currently suspended from his position as FIFA president, was aware of the payments but took no action.The letter quoted by Panorama says: “I emphasise that Mr Blatter had full knowledge of all activities” and was “always apprised” of them.The letter is included in an FBI request to the Swiss authorities for help with their investigation, asking for the ISL file and the request states “among other things, the prosecutor is investigating Havelange’s statements implicating Blatter.”The programme, to be screened on Monday, also claims Qatar spent £117million on its 2022 World Cup bid.It quotes former England 2018 bid chairman Lord Triesman saying he was given the figure by sources close to British intelligence.Triesman said: “I was told by two sources that have always been very reliable with good information, good intelligence that the sum that Qatar had spent on their bid was £117million.”England spent £21million on its bid for the 2018 World Cup and the USA about £10million on its 2022 bid.
THE COPE Builders Providers Dungloe have received a nomination for a prestigious award in recognition for their services to the construction industry.Nominations for the OCTABUILD Builders Merchant Awards 2015 have just been announced and The Cope Builders Providers Dungloe have been nominated as one of three finalists in the Connaught/Ulster Category. OCTABUILD is a culmination of 8 of the countries top suppliers to the Building Trade, these are: Dulux, Kingspan, Gyproc, Irish Cement, Tegral , Sanbra Fyffe, Glennon Brothers and Wavin.The Cope Builders Providers were the 2011 winners of the Donegal Section and the team are delighted to be nominated again.Laurence McDaid, The Cope Builders Providers General Manager, says, “It is a fantastic achievement just to be nominated for an Octabuild Award.“In order to qualify for nomination we had to pass a series of inspections and rigorous testing and thanks to the staff, we have earned a nomination for this prestigious award”. The award ceremony takes place on Thursday May 21st in the Mansion House, Dublin.THE COPE BUILDERS PROVIDERS NOMINATED FOR PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL AWARD was last modified: May 20th, 2015 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsThe Cope Dungloe
Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL)DCL Interior Design – DCL Interior Design course with Sile Kelly will start on Wednesday 5th November for six weeks in the Dunkineely Community Ltd offices from 7pm to 9pm.There are still some places available so please book before Thursday 23rd October to guarantee your place. This course will be part-funded by the ETB and requires a minimum of 10 people to run. Cost €30 for the 6 sessions per person. Call the DCL office on 074 9737678 or 087 3421922.DCL Carpentry – DCL Carpentry course with John Henderson and it will start on Wednesday 5th November for six weeks in the Dunkineely Community Ltd offices from 7pm to 9pm. There are still some places available so please book before Thursday 23rd October to guarantee your place. This course will be part-funded by the ETB and requires a maximum of 10 people to run. Cost €30 for the 6 sessions per person. Call the DCL office on 074 9737678 or 087 3421922.Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) Indoor Car-boot Sale is on Bank Holiday Monday 27th October at 10am in Dunkineely Community Centre. Why not come along and get a bargain at a great Community event. Stalls ranging from Bric-a-brac/Furniture/Books/Clothes/Household or your own creations! Stalls cost €10. Anyone wanting to book a stall please contact the DCL office on 074 9737678. Tables must be provided by the stall holder.Killybegs Carpet Factory – Mid-Week Movies: Tue 28th Oct at 2pm “Night at the Museum”, Wed 29th Oct at 2pm “The Ant Bully”, Thurs 30th Oct at 2pm “The Shaggy Dog”. DCL Walking Group will be meeting Tuesday mornings at the Dunkineely Community Ltd offices/the Manse every Tuesday morning at 10am for a leisurely 40 minute stroll or 30 minute fast walk followed by a cuppa for those that want to.The Gillespie Family – The family of the late Bridgetta Gillespie wish to thank those people who expressed their sympathy, attended the requim mass at Bruckless Chapel and sent mass cards.Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) – Has a library of over 500 books from Children’s Literature, Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), Horror, Comedy, Booker-Prize etc. Rent a book from just 20c.Come into the office weekday mornings from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm and use the Internet (20c per half hour) or print or photocopy documents (20c per page). DD LOCAL: DUNKINEELY COMMUNITY LTD LAUNCH NEW CARPENTRY CLASSES was last modified: October 20th, 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:DD LocalDunkineely Community LTDFeaturesnewsNotices
Both countries also belong to the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). 8 November 2010 South African President Jacob Zuma and Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba agreed on a package of enhanced co-operation during Zuma’s latest visit to the country, while urging completion of the Trans-Kalahari Rail Initiative. Zuma, accompanied by a delegation of five ministers and two deputy ministers, concluded a successful working visit to Namibia on Friday. According to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Zuma and Pohamba agreed on a package of enhanced co-operation on issues including marine and coastal management, transport and communication, agriculture, energy, science and technology, trade, and regional integration. The two presidents also checked on progress made in the implementation of the Trans-Kalahari Rail Initiative, which forms part of the Trans-Kunene Corridor. Recognising the increase in cooperation in various sectors, Zuma and Pohamba also agreed the South Africa-Namibia Bi-National Commission should be held annually, focusing not only on economic issues, as is currently the case, but also on social and security issues. Speaking ahead of his visit last week, Zuma said the cooperation between Windhoek and Pretoria offered real prospects for mutual development and growth, while at the same time expanding economic opportunities and investment between the two countries. He said Namibia and South Africa should establish a symbiotic link between broader continental efforts, as well as those of the region, for infrastructure development. “In this regard, we should spare no efforts in increasing the momentum of integration between the South African Development Community (SADC), the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the East African Community (EAC)”, Zuma said. “This tripartite economic project holds real prospects for contributing to continental efforts aimed at increasing intra-Africa trade.” Namibia imports more than 80 percent of its goods from South Africa, while almost all Namibian exports end up in South Africa or go via it. “The two presidents highlighted the importance of this project and expressed the view that its completion would contribute to the intra-regional trade through the movement of goods, services and people,” said department spokesman Saul Molobi. Source: BuaNews