Dear Editor,Recent information in the print and electronic media revealed that Magistrate Rondel Weaver, at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, sentenced Police Inspector Prem Narine to seven days in prison. During the course of the same day, his attorneys petitioned Acting Chief Justice Roxanne George-Wiltshire, who ordered the policeman’s immediate release.I am not au fait with all the relevant facts in relation to this case. However, it is apparent that there was some exchange of words and other issues in open court between the Police Inspector and the Magistrate, who in her own judgement deemed the conduct of the policeman as contemptuous. No charge was read to the policeman. According to him, the Magistrate told him that he was in contempt of court and sentenced him to seven days in prison – all in one breath.The process leading up to the jailing of the policeman appears to be flawed. It was not in keeping with natural justice and standard operating court procedures. The principle of the right to be heard was dashed out of the court’s window. The Inspector was not given the opportunity to defend himself or to have an attorney to plead his case. Prisoners are entitled to this right, more so, policemen. He was cited for some alleged contemptuous act and immediately sentenced to seven days in prison. Luckily, during the day in question, his attorneys were given a hearing by the Acting Chief Justice who ruled against the Magistrate and ordered the release of the Inspector before the rising of the court. I am not certain what was the exact offence the law enforcement officer committed. I am also not certain if a charge of contempt of court lies within the ambit of the Magistrates’ Courts. Certainly, it is within the remit of the High Court.Flashback! A few decades ago, Justice Keith Massiah in the High Court cited a prominent attorney for contempt of court. It was during the morning session of the court proceedings. He ordered the Court Orderly to arrest the attorney and keep him there until 13:00h that day. Unlike Magistrate Rondel Weaver, Justice Keith Massiah instructed the attorney to appear before him at the appointed time with his defence team and address him, “or the jaws of the Georgetown Prison will open up and swallow him”.As instructed, the accused appeared before the Justice with a battery of attorneys including some seniors counsels. The defence was adequately put to the Justice who warned the accused. End of the case.The right to be heard is a God-given right. It is not only pertinent for legal matters but in resolving conflicts in our daily lives and living. It started in Genesis when Adam and Eve committed themselves. Although God knew exactly what took place, he did not pass judgement on them immediately. Instead, he called them and inquired what happened before imposing judgement. That is how it was in the beginning, so shall it be in the end. No one must be allowed to take away that right from us.I hasten to commend the members of the defence team of Inspector Prem Narine for their prompt and intelligent action in successfully petitioning the Acting Chief Justice on behalf of their client and to salute her for not only giving them a hearing but taking swift, certain and appropriate action which abbreviated a shocking case of miscarriage of justice committed by Magistrate Rondel Weaver. I hope that inspector Prem Narine will take legal action to expunge from the records the illegal conviction imposed on him.Yours faithfully,Clinton ConwayAssistantCommissioner ofPolice (retired)
By Kizzy ColemanSome 71 teachers benefited from training during the Limited Resources Teachers Training (LRTT) programme, which was extended to Region One when a team comprising 23 inspirational teachers left their homes in the United States to visit Guyana.The programme, which was founded in 2011 by Tom Greenwood, who resided in Guyana for six years and married a Guyanese, was held in collaboration with the Education Ministry and Nations University.Being the fourth visit by the organisation to Guyana, trained teachers from countries such as the US, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand came to the local shores to share the skills which they have utilised over the years in the profession over a period of three weeks.The teachers visited some eight schools in the Region. Additionally, the teachers hosted four one-day workshops focusing on the six principles of education which is expected to assist the Region One teachers with self-sustenance.Director of School of the Nations, Dr Brian O’Toole, described the visit which is to be done twice yearly, as a fruitful one and a tremendous success.“We are very excited about the possibilities…We are particularly excited to partner with LRTT because what they do is exciting,” O’Toole said on Sunday.However, in order for the programme to continue along a successful path, Nations will be providing a certificate programme through the Cambridge University for the trainees as well as the trainers.“If only they come in for a few weeks and leave, there would be no continuity. So when we had discussions with Greenwood, we decided to partner together on aThe visiting group of teacherscertificate programme that we are doing from the Cambridge University, a certificate in educational leadership… the visiting teachers will be a part of the training in the certificate programme so that they can see what they can do to support the said programme,” O’Toole disclosed.Memorable experienceGuyana Times sat down and chatted with a number of the visiting teachers who shared their experiences, delightfully so.Elizabeth Journo said: “I’m new out of college and thought that this would be an opportunity to see the world and to see what our countries are doing in education. I really didn’t have any expectations, but it was very inspiring and humbling at the same time. I saw teachers that love their students and the creativity is just amazing, I was floored by how creative the teachers that we worked with were.”While Jamie Joyce, whose love of travelling and teaching led her to join LRTT, explained, “I love to travel and I’ve always worked in education, so throughout my years I have been looking for a programme that would marry the two and that’s when I came across LRTT and their mission. I feel grateful to be able to help with every child to be able to receive an education. It was humbling to see the change and the excitement from before and after we left,”Brittany Barran, who was used to working in low-income areas, said: “I have been teaching for five years and I live in Chicago so I’m used to working in low-income areas; however, I felt like I needed to expand that into other parts of the world. So this programme just kind of fell into my lap. My experience here has been memorable, the people have been hospitable: kind, caring, they make us feel like we were a part of their family, which is something that you don’t always feel in the United States … I feel like I learned just as much if not more from the teachers.”“I have been teaching for 25 years and my job now is as an instructional coach inA LRTT teacher sits in a classroom in Region One as the class teacher pursues her day’s workthe classrooms. I love to work with teachers; I love to see them grow and the excitement for children when they get to do new things. I watched teachers really embrace us and really accept us and I realised that we really are all the same and in it for the same reasons and that is for the children,” another teacher, Juliana Smyth, related. She added, “I was at a river school and I watch these children come to school canoeing and they were paddling themselves and this was very powerful to watch. They were at school before the teachers and when we got there, they were waving at us. I’ve grown as a professional and as a person as well, and to be able to take this home with me and to talk to others about this experience is just amazing.”The teachers who visited are Lexa Hernandez, Eric Dejesus, Summer Hass, Chelsey Smith, Brittany Barran, Jobeth Aenchbacher, Bola Disu, Kristen Quintana, Juliana Smyth, Monica Benn, Eugenia Damron, Ramona Gray, Liz Giradot, Tyler Thomas, Mary Louise Delaney, Trish Milhiser, Misty Butterfield, Natasha Woode, Silvia Gonzalez, Abby Hubber, Debricka Peete, Jamie Joyce, and Lisa Narramore. LRTT is a global teacher movement of some 1500 teachers who have to date recorded training 3750 teachers in 11 countries. Their motto is “Every child has a right to quality education, regardless of the context they are born into.”The 23 teachers who visited Guyana will be journeying back to their homelands today.
Curwin Estwick, also known as Timothy Estwick, was on Tuesday granted bail in the sum of $300,000 by Magistrate Wanda Fortune in connection with a charge of conspiracy to commit a felony in the torching of ex-cop Teon Allen’s— also known as “Spoil Child”— car.It is alleged that Estwick, of Lot 57 Peter’s Hall, East Bank Demerara (EBD), on September 10, 2019, conspired along with other unknown persons to unlawfully and maliciously damage the ex- cop’s car, PXX4598 at Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, Linden. The car is valued at a cost of $2.4 million.As a condition for bail, the 25-year-old defendant has to report to the subordinate Police Officer in charge of the Mackenzie Police Station Criminal Investigations Department (CID) every Friday until the conclusion of the trail.He was also ordered to lodge his passport, which he indicated was already lodged at Police Headquarters.The case will continue on January 8, 2020, for report.
[asset|aid=1684|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=f92244f79173e3630b638be111cc898a-Stephan Howard 2_1_Pub.mp3]The agreement will expire Dec. 31, 2011. Howard says after that date, the BCGEU will begin the process again of renegotiating.Fort St. John municipal workers covered by the agreement include the following jobs: clerical, public works, pool attendants, labourers, equipment operators, prisoner guards, watch clerks, water treatment operators, building inspectors, bylaw enforcement staff, and visitor information services.Meanwhile, Mayor Bruce Lantz says the City feels the agreement recognizes the commitment and dedication of all staff, in providing the public the best services possible within the fiscal realities of the budget.Advertisement City workers will not be striking after ratifying a contract settlement on Monday.Talks began in March, after city employees were without a contract since January 1st, 2009. In June, City Staff voted 92 per cent in favor of a vote, should a deal not be reached.A Labour Relations board mediator managed to reach an agreement in mid-July. Spokesperson with the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union Stephan Howard takes it from there…- Advertisement -[asset|aid=1683|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=f92244f79173e3630b638be111cc898a-Stephan Howard 1_1_Pub.mp3]Howard says City Staff were primarily concerned about wage increases and benefits.Now, the roughly 140 municipal employees who work for the City of Fort St. John now have a three-year collective agreement, that provides wage increases and benefit improvements.Advertisement
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityAuthorities said two masked men followed him to his home on Feb. 8, 1999, and forced him into the car trunk. The pair also stole jewelry and other items from the home and fled in the car. Rawlings’ wife hid on the roof of the house with the couple’s children during the attack and she called 911. As police pursued the car, the Bentley hit another vehicle, crashed into a tree and burst into flames. Rawlings was thrown from the trunk and hit a brick wall. He died at a hospital two days later. Authorities said DNA evidence also led them to Kirrell Francis Taylor, who was in jail on an unrelated charge. He was convicted of murder with special circumstances in 2001 and sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. Graham, who had a 1988 assault conviction, fled to Chicago and then to Florida. The killing was profiled twice on the TV program “America’s Most Wanted” and prompted a tip that led to his 2004 arrest in Hollywood, Fla. LOS ANGELES – A man was convicted of murdering a businessman who was stuffed in the trunk of his Bentley and died as his kidnappers fled police eight years ago. Boris Graham, 37, was convicted Friday in Superior Court and could face life in prison without possibility of parole. During trial, prosecutors said DNA evidence linked him to a ski mask found in the car. The conviction will be appealed, his attorney Marilynn VanDam said. Graham was accused of helping kidnap Christopher Rawlings, the 30-year-old owner of a clothing store who wore a diamond-encrusted Rolex watch. Graham was convicted of first-degree murder with special circumstances, kidnapping to commit another crime; kidnapping to commit carjacking; robbery; burglary; carjacking and evading an officer causing death. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Naomh Padraig GAA News:CLUB LOTTOThe twenty-third Club Lotto draw of the year took place on Monday the 29th of June at the clubhouse. The numbers drawn were 10, 18, 21, and 29. There was no jackpot winner. Two players matched three of the numbers drawn. They were: Hugh Kelly (Porthall) and Eileen Doherty (Tamnawood, Ballindrait). Each received €50.Next week’s jackpot is €1500.THE WEEK GONE BYOn Saturday past, both Men’s Teams recorded victories over Moville in Round 13 of the All County League. Having suffered a comprehensive defeat to Moville earlier in the season, the Senior team ran out two-point winners on this occasion on a score line of 2-7 to 0-11. This result sees the Senior team move up to third place in the Division 4 All County League table. Meanwhile, the Reserve team recorded a comfortable victory over the same opposition on a score line of 2-19 to 1-04. The Reserve team still sit top of the Division 4 ACL Reserve table, two points ahead of Naomh Ultan (Dunkineely). THE WEEK AHEADU-14 Ladies, U-16 Ladies and Minor Ladies training continues on Monday and Wednesday evenings at our home pitch from 6PM to 7PM. All players are asked to contribute €2 towards the cost of each training session.Men’s team training continues as normal on Mondays and Thursdays at the Training Pitch in Rossgier. All players are asked to be on the pitch, ready to begin training at 7:20PM sharp on both nights.Under-16 Boys training takes place at our home pitch in Lifford on Wednesday evening at 5:30PM. All players are asked to contribute €2 towards the cost of each training session.Under-6, Under-8 and Under-10 team training continues at our home pitch in Lifford on Friday evenings from 6PM to 7PM. All players are asked to contribute €2 towards the cost of each training session. Under-12 team training continues as normal at our home pitch in Lifford on Saturday afternoons from 12PM to 1PM. All players are asked to contribute €2 towards the cost of each training session.On Saturday evening, our Men’s Senior team kick off their Junior A Championship campaign at home to Na Rossa. On paper, this game should make for interesting viewing with Naomh Padraig Lifford yet to lose at home all season; however the men from The Rosses did manage to secure the two league points when the sides met in Round 11 of the All County League a couple of weeks ago. Throw in for the game is 7:30PM.On Sunday evening, our Men’s Reserve team kick off their Junior B Championship campaign with a derby game against Robert Emmets of Castlefinn. The Men’s Reserve team come into the game on a high having lost just a single league game all season; however Robert Emmets represent something of an unknown quantity given that they only field a Reserve team for the Junior B championship. Throw in for the game is 5:00PM in Lifford.GAA NEWS: NAOMH PADRAIG HOST NA ROSSA IN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP CLASH THIS WEEKEND was last modified: June 30th, 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:GAANaomh PadraigNoticesSport
HAS this girl got the voice of an angel? We think so… Karen Kelly is another stunning Co Donegal singer and is one if the 12 finalists in the Audition Vocal Competition run by Full Tilt Studios.All finalists had just 1 hour to record this version for this stage of the competitionHow it works:The 6 finalists with the most likes and views on their video will be put to a panel of 6 judges, who will pick the top 4 from that and they will go into the final.The deadline for likes and hits on the video is Thurs 22nd Dec at 6 P.MEach “LIKE” is worth 50 views. DDTV: DONEGAL GIRL KAREN KELLY – THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL was last modified: December 20th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:competitionDDTVdonegalkaren kellysinger
MORE than 130 runners took part in the Orla 5K at Ards Forest Park on a glorious autumn day.Gavin Crawford from 24/7 Triathlon club took the honours.Also this year we held a Juvenile 2k for 10-14 yr olds. Results were:Juvenile Boys:1. Donal Farren LAC 2. Ben Carr FV3. Johnny Mc Groddy CranfordJuvenile Girls1. Karen Gallagher Individual2. Molly Trearty Cranford3. Amy Mc Memamin I ndividual All the results are below: Time FirstName Surname Club17.18 Gavin Crawford 24/7 Triathlon17.42 Sean Steward Letterkenny A C 18.16 Brian Crossan Unattached18.40 Hugh Duffy Cranford A C19.03 Conal McCambridge North Belfast Harriers19.07 PJ Boyce Cranford A C19.19 Paddy Fox Cranford A C19.31 Ciaran McBride Letterkenny A C19.53 John McCallion Rosses A.C.20.02 Eddie Sweeney Cranford A C20.03 Michael Gallagher Unattached20.03 Peter McGinley Letterkenny A C20.05 Paul McGonagle Letterkenny A C20.09 Paul Dillon 24/7 Triathlon20.14 Paul McGinley Unattached20.18 Peter Liliburn City Of Derry20.27 Noel McGarvey Unattached20.30 Hannah Shiels City Of Derry20.32 Brian Ferry Letterkenny A C20.33 Jamie Gallagher Unattached20.37 Paddy McGee Unattached20.42 Michael Cannon Unattached20.50 Drew Doherty Finn Valley A C20.51 Lee Clarke Unattached21.16 Luke Trearty Unattached21.16 Eugene McGettigan Letterkenny A C21.21 Matthew McDowell 24/7 Triathlon21.25 Martin Donnelly 24/7 Triathlon21.31 Colin Dean 24/7 Triathlon21.35 Irene McFadden Letterkenny A C21.39 David Harvey Unattached21.40 Declan Carlin Finn Valley A C21.55 Anthony Murray Finn Valley A C22.01 Paul Russell Unattached22.04 Sharon Black Letterkenny A C22.06 Nick Fowell 24/7 Triathlon22.08 Martin Kerr Unattached22.14 Gillian Marley Milford A C22.25 Cathal Morrison Unattached22.27 Sean O’Donnell Unattached22.31 Sinead Peoples Letterkenny A C22.35 Liam Marley Cranford A C22.37 Martin McGarvey Unattached22.39 Cliona Dunne Finn Valley A C22.41 Pauric Mitchell 24/7 Triathlon22.45 Noreen Bonnar Finn Valley A C22.48 Jamie McCarry Unattached22.52 Philip Boyle Letterkenny A C28 September 2013 Page 1 of 3 Time FirstName Surname Club22.59 Naoise Enright Letterkenny A C23.20 Seamus Cannon Unattached23.31 John Paul Gallagher Unattached23.32 Paddy Hegarty Unattached23.36 Dara Dunne Letterkenny A C23.47 Shane McLaughlin Unattached23.53 Tommy Hill 24/7 Triathlon24.14 Emer McClafferty Unattached24.17 Patrick McNulty Unattached24.29 Bridín Byrne City Of Derry24.30 Nancy McNamee Finn Valley A C24.35 Shannon McGroddy Cranford A C24.42 Danny Burns Lifford A C24.58 Paul O’Gara 24/7 Triathlon24.58 Cathal Roarty 24/7 Triathlon25.00 Cornelius McMullan Unattached25.02 Eddie McFadden Unattached25.08 Margaret Shields Letterkenny A C25.13 Lester Dobson Letterkenny A C25.16 Martin Toye Unattached25.18 Rachel Crossan Unattached25.24 Clara Quigley Unattached25.32 Susie Roarty Unattached25.38 Johnathan O’Donnell Unattached26.21 Zak Brolly Unattached26.22 Patrick Langan Unattached26.38 Damien Doherty Unattached26.46 Jordan Page Unattached26.47 Cathy Harvey Unattached26.52 Bernie Crossan Unattached26.54 Grace Trearty Unattached27.05 Anthia Hegarty Unattached27.08 Declan Breslin Unattached27.15 Shiela Doherty Unattached27.33 Madge Whoriskey Unattached27.34 Teresa Ward Unattached27.38 Adrian Wasson 24/7 Triathlon27.44 Paul Cullen 24/7 Triathlon27.45 Ruth McCrudden Letterkenny A C27.45 Sean McAuliffe 24/7 Triathlon27.59 Mary Martin Finn Valley A C28.03 Ann Kelly Unattached28.04 Denis McFadden Unattached28.05 Eileen Toye Unattached28.06 Paul Brolly Unattached28.12 Duncan Simith Unattached28.28 Eleanor Trearty Unattached28.30 Tanya Thornton Unattached28.32 Martin O’Donnell Unattached28.49 Liam McLaughlin Unattached28.57 Sandra Deary Unattached28.58 Marie Gallagher Unattached29.20 Valerie Coyle Unattached28 September 2013 Page 2 of 3 Time FirstName Surname Club29.30 Ladinia Finnegan Unattached29.31 Melissa Gibson Unattached29.32 Dayle Milkin Unattached29.32 Sophie Gallagher Unattached29.33 Margaret Slevin Unattached29.50 Enda Slevin Unattached30.09 Mary Ellen Friel Unattached30.15 Rose Lynch Unattached30.39 Mary O’Donnell Unattached30.58 Aoife Page Unattached31.14 Mary T Gallagher Unattached32.15 Margo McNally Unattached32.36 Neil Martin Finn Valley A C32.55 Anne McFadden Unattached32.56 Frances Wilson Finn Valley A C33.07 Jim Osborne Unattached33.18 Martina Carr Unattached33.18 Michael Doyle Unattached33.21 Rosemary Boggs Lifford A C33.22 Karen Carlin Lifford A C33.28 Mary McFadden Unattached33.40 Michelle Temple Unattached33.41 Edel Page Unattached33.55 Christine Brolly Unattached34.05 Helena Kenny Unattached34.15 Shauna McGettigan Unattached34.46 Judith McKinley Unattached35.35 Siobhan Bigger Unattached36.12 Fiona Williamson Unattached36.28 Fiona Gildea Unattached36.29 Caroline McCabe Unattached36.48 Mary Gallagher Unattached37.00 Aoife Cannon Unattached37.19 Charlotte Gallagher UnattachedTotal 13528 September 2013 Page 3 of 3 RESULTS FROM ORLA’S 5K AT ARDS FOREST PARK was last modified: September 28th, 2013 by John2Share 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 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HAPPY: NEIL LENNONFROM NEIL DOHERTY IN GLASGOW: IT was the late late show for Celtic as the Hoops snatched a draw in the fourth minute of injury time against newcomers Ross County.The Kris Commons strike from six yardscancelled out Richard Brittain’s second half free-kick to give Celtic a point.“I’m delighted,” said Lennon afterwards of a team missing a sackful of stars. “We showed great character. We were missing simple chances, which seems to be a bugbear of the team. I’m pleased to come away unbeaten.”Brittain’s goal – their first goal in the Scottish Premier League – came four minutes after the break.Celtic hit the County woodwork on either side of the interval and it looked as though the Dingwall side were heading for a memorable win in the top flight.“You never say never, and when we missed the quality of chances we had we were thinking it might not be our day,” said Lennon. “The players showed great character, which should give them a boost going into Tuesday, although we’ll be expecting a far better performance overall, and I think we’ll get it.“We were just a bit pedestrian with the ball at times, that was all. We created good chances in the first half and then in the second half we battered away and we had a lot of corners and free-kicks.“The over-riding emotion is that I’m pleased. We’re 11 players and four strikers short; to come away not losing the game is good.”Next stop: The Champions League €20M game against Helsingborgs on Tuesday. THE HOOPS REPORT: LENNON DELIGHTED WITH LAST GASP EQUALISER was last modified: August 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:THE HOOPS REPORT: LENNON DELIGHTED WITH LAST GASP EQUALISER
DONEGAL teacher John Ruddy has the biggest classroom of kids on the planet – all three million of them.For John’s online history lessons have gone global on social media channel YouTube. And so far his potted histories of the world and lessons on geography are going down a treat across the world.He’s even done a guide to the Wild Atlantic Way.John (below) will be showcasing his videos and books at the Donegal County Museum in Letterkenny on Culture Night, September 18 at 5pm.Click Play on the video above to watch his video – World War Two in 7 Minutes.On his YouTube channel he welcomes suggestions from followers over what period he should cover. Advertisement DDTV: DONEGAL TEACHER GETS 3 MILLION HITS ON YOUTUBE FOR HISTORY LESSONS was last modified: August 26th, 2015 by John2Share 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:history lessonsJohn D Ruddy