January 19, 2020
  • 4:02 pm Man City players dominate Premier League’s team of season
  • 3:56 pm Morado out indefinitely after aggravating shoulder injury
  • 3:46 pm NCAA: EAC bags 2nd win, sends Mapua to 3rd straight loss
  • 3:21 pm UST coach Ayo says Rike statement ‘unfair’
  • 3:21 pm Manny Pacquiao partners with Mayweather adviser Al Haymon

first_imgKoncz expects Pacquiao-Matthysse to generate more than Manny’s last fights ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding FILE – In this Sunday, March 4, 2018 file photo Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero runs during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. Aguero says he is recovering from having keyhole surgery on his knee. The Argentina international gave the update on his fitness on Twitter. He didn’t give a timescale for his return, with the World Cup starting in two months, saying only he is “fully motivated to get back soon to the field.” Aguero missed most of City’s games in March because of a left knee injury. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)LONDON — Five players who helped Manchester City become English champions for the third time in seven years have been included in the Premier League’s team of the season.Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Kyle Walker and Nicolas Otamendi were picked in the team, which is selected by fellow players in the Professional Footballers’ Association.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES City clinched the title with a record-equaling five games remaining.Tottenham had three players in the team — Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgCreamline just received a massive blow to its campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference after star setter Jia Morado suffered an injury Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “She didn’t say anything to us and Jia’s the type of player that when she’s not crying she knows that she can play through the pain but once she does we all know that she can’t take it anymore,” said Valdez in Filipino.“We understand her situation because the pain was already there in our last game and she was able to go through it but I think the pain was too much today,” said Valdez who had 19 points in the game.Morado was at the second spot of the Best Setters list with an average of 7.90 excellent sets per period prior to Creamline’s game against the Lady Oragons.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Morado aggravated a lingering injury in her right shoulder during the second set of their match against Iriga-Navy, a game the Cool Smashers eventually won 25-21, 26-24, 25-23.Team officials said Morado would be out indefinitely as the 23-year-old playmaker will have to rest the injured shoulder.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownMorado, though, has found a silver lining as the Cool Smashers received an automatic bye to the semifinals and are not scheduled to play for almost a month.Creamline captain Alyssa Valdez said Morado doesn’t easily give up, but the pain on her right shoulder may have just reached its peak in this game. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Walker dunk lifts Blackwater over Magnolia for 1st win Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lugo had a game-high 24 points for Mapua while Warren Bonifacio finished with 15 points, 11 boards, and six rebounds. View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steady from the line this time, Generals head coach Ariel Sison said their miserable free throw shooting in the opening game has helped them in the long run as it prompted the team to put more work into their charities. “Actually. the free throw disaster that happened to us in our opening game, we worked on that,” said Sison whose team went 20-of-28 from the free throw line. Noah Lugo managed to salvage a floater for the Cardinals to cut the deficit to 87-85 with 4.3 seconds left but Sean Neri’s two freebie iced the win for the Generals. Hamadou Laminou led EAC’s charge with 17 points, 12 rebounds, and six blocks while Jess Bautista also had a double-double with 13 points and 13 boards. Garcia added 14 points, on 3-of-8 shooting from deep, while Jan Natividad and Cadua put up 12 and 10 points, respectively. ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ Emilio Aguinaldo College chalked up its second straight win after surviving Mapua, 89-85, in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre. ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Koreas extend conciliatory steps to Asian Games The Generals improved to a 2-4 record and jumped to a sixth-place tie with College of St. Benilde while the Cardinals dipped to 2-5.With less than a minute remaining and only a point separating the two teams, 84-83, a mad scramble for the ball led to an unsportsmanlike foul on CJ Cadua forhis hit on Denniel Aguirre and oddly technical foul against the Cardinals. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Aguirre, though, missed the freebies with 13.5 seconds left while Jerome Garcia calmly did his job at the line with two free throws to put EAC up 85-83. Garcia then made two more free throws push the lead to 87-83 with 8.3 seconds left. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

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first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew READ: Rike doesn’t mind physicality but not dirty plays“That’s unfair because we also receive those kinds of hits,” said Ayo in Filipino Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. “Everything we’re doing is within the bounds of basketball rules so I think that’s unfair.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissRike went up against the likes of Germy Mahinay, Enrique Caunan, and Ira Bataller but it was Mahinay whom the Bulldog forward had some heated moments with.Mahinay and Rike got into it in the fourth quarter during a dead ball situation after the UST center pushed off JV Gallego away from the Growling Tigers’ huddle. Ayo said Rike’s statement might have been due to the different culture he was raised in.Rike grew up in the United States and studied his undergrad at Wake Forest.“I think it also depends on the culture,” said Ayo. “That’s why I don’t like recruiting Filipino-Americans except for Fil-Ams who really play like Filipinos.”“That’s why I like players from the Visayas, the guys from the south, and also the guys from Manila who really have that resilient spirit.”ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University forward Troy Rike decried the roughing up University of Santo Tomas big men, he claimed, did against him in the second round of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.Rike was on the receiving end of what he said were some elbows and knees during their 69-61 win but Growling Tigers head coach Aldin Ayo said the forward’s statements were “unfair.”ADVERTISEMENT Rike doesn’t mind physicality in UAAP but not dirty playscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

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first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award READ: UFC star Cody Garbrandt wants to fight Manny Pacquiao“I’m very excited about this new chapter in my career and I’m looking forward to a fresh start,” Pacquiao said in a statement. “I’m reinvigorated by the prospects of bringing up new fighters under the MP Promotions banner. My team will work closely with Al Haymon for the remainder of my career to deliver the most anticipated fights with the top PBC fighters. Those are the fights the fans want to see and the ones I want to have to close out my career.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissPacquiao and Haymon, who is also the long-time adviser of Floyd Mayweather Jr., will start their partnership with the Filipino boxing star’s next bout in January next year possibly against Adrien Broner.READ: Manny Pacquiao says he will fight Adrien Broner in January Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Seniors take over as San Beda trumps Perpetual ahead of Final 4 clash Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Broner, a former four-division champion, is also represented by Haymon.Pacquiao will still promote his own fights under MP Promotions as part of the “new alignment with Haymon.”MP Promotions will also team up with Haymon in providing more exposure to top Filipino and Asian fighters in the United States through the PBC series.The fighting senator won the WBA welterweight title after stopping Lucas Matthysse of Argentina in July in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments Philippines’ Manny Pacquiao attends the weigh-in in Kuala Lumpur on July 14, 2018, ahead of his world welterweight boxing championship bout against Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse on July 15. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP)Manny Pacquiao has reached a deal with influential advisor Al Haymon and his Premier Boxing Champions series.Pacquiao, who cut ties with long-time promotional outfit Top Rank early this year, announced his latest tie-up in a press release.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

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first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Especially since the points came from just about everybody in the Ateneo lineup, with Ponggay Gaston making 16, including six from the service area.Kat Tolentino added 15, while Jules Samonte and Maddie Madayag chipped in seven and six, respectively.“That’s the difference now, they are talking to each other. And they know what they want to do out there,” said Almadro.The Lady Eagles are now alone on top with a 5-1 card while inflicting on the Lady Falcons their fifth defeat in six games.Rookies Ivy Lacsina and Princess Robles combined for 31 points, while libero Jennifer Nierva had 29 excellent receptions and 26 excellent digs for the Lady Bulldogs, who snapped their three-game losing streak.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief MOST READ LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying The Lady Maroons, despite the 20 points from Tots Carlos and 15 from Justine Dorog, fell to their third defeat in six matches despite seemingly being in control for a majority of the match.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOn a day National University pulled off a huge stunner, Ateneo quietly locked up a fifth straight victory and tightened its hold on the top spot in UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball—and the Lady Eagles owe a lot of their success to the emergence of Bea de Leon as a team leader.The feisty team captain scored 14 points in her breakout game for the season as Ateneo demolished Adamson, 25-8, 22-25, 25-16, 25-10, on Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The win did not generate as much thrills as the one later in the day, when the Lady Bulldogs chewed off three match points to shock University of the Philippines, 25-17, 14-25, 17-25, 25-23, 17-15.But it cemented Ateneo’s status as top title threat after that label was put in question by an opening weekend defeat to defending champion and fierce rival La Salle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsDe Leon received profuse praises from Ateneo coach Oliver Almadro, who said his senior player “always makes things easier for me on the bench.”Known for providing leadership and spunk rather than piling up points, De Leon said she got a boost when Almadro told her that he doesn’t “always need my points, he just wants my voice.” Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title PH clubs Ceres-Negros, Kaya-Iloilo lead their groups after big victories View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgStaring at a scene she had never seen before, the realization of what was happening and about to happen in her life hit her like a blow.”Oh God, I can’t handle this. I want to go home,” Tina Swen mourned.On November 2014, Tina landed on the soil of Liberia after spending19 years of her life in America. Now 20 years-old and in total ignorance to Africa and its culture; Tina knew that her life was now over.According to the tall and athletic basketball player, when she was 14 years of age, she had a friend she had known for a very short period that would change her life forever. Because of that friend she says she has left her comfort zone and now finds herself back in Africa.”I told her that I’d always have her back, so she used me into getting even with old enemies, which led me into doing time and eventually getting sent back,” Tina said, shrugging her shoulders.It seems as if Tina’s memory of her childhood friend still haunts her. You can see the tears catching in the corner of her eyes when she has to recall her story.”She ruined my life eternally. Now I am here in the middle of nowhere, around people I don’t know nor understand,” she says in confusion.Tina spent 10 years in jail for assault, she says; and though she learned her lesson behind bars, she thinks there’s still another lesson to learn.” I spent too much time behind bars to know if I’ve truly changed. The real lesson at hand is being back here in the middle of nowhere. What will I do, who will look out for me; how will I survive,” she asked.A challenge that many deportees face when returning back home is not having stability. Some become so fruastrated with their siuation that they relapse and fall victim to crime, violence and drugs.”I don’t know what’s going to happen to me tomorrow, let alone after this interview is done. When you’re gone and I’m faced with loneliness, I guess I have to do what I gotta do to survive out here,” she suggested.As of now, there aren’t any safe homes for deportees or returnees who return back to Liberia. According to Tina, she was not given any money by Homeland security upon her release at the airport.”I don’t have anything, only a few bar’s of soap, lotion and the clothes I wore to go to court following 10 years of jail term. I’m depending on you to help me find a home cause without you, I’m done; lost,” she said, tears streaming down her face.Meanwhile, Tina says after going through what she has been through in the past 10 years of her life, she has a lot of psychological difficulties.”I was 14 years-old when I went to prison and it was in there that I got raped, turned out and inititated into lesbianism. I left my girl back home who took care of me and even brought me the things that I came back here with,” Tina added, ” People saw me at the airport and called me all kinds of names because of how I look and act. It’s disturbing being out here, I’ll need help to cope with this,” she said.Tina’s future is unclear and knowing how to trace her relatives has become a problem. In 1990 she says, her mother was reported missing after she stopped communicating with her relatives abroad.”When we came to America in the 80s, my mom used to call us all the time, along with my older brother. But around 1990, the calls stopped coming and we never heard from them again,” she said, adding that “…when I got locked up, well, my father turned his back on me because he was scared immagration would deport him because of my behavior.”Tina stands alone, dressed in a pair of baggy jeans, a prison t-shirt and a head full of braided hair, Tina needs help.” I’m looking all around this place hoping that someone will look into my eyes and see the good in me and take me in. For the past week, I’ve been sleeping around the airport in a shed with this old lady. I pay her but this is’nt life. I paid for the crime I committed and did 10 years of my life behind bars. Why am I doing time all over again? Why am I back here?” she wailed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgDear Editor,I could recall that a letter writer, Imtiaz Bacchus, questioned the health issues stemming from a GWI well located in the cemetery at Fyrish Village and which provides drinking water for thousands of residents on the surrounding areas.As far as I could recall, there was no comment offered by GWI on the issues raised by Bacchus. I found this to be very irresponsible. We are talking about the health of the people and the head of GWI is a doctor by profession and of all people, he should have proffered an explanation to allay the concerns of residents. Why was no explanation done to allay the fears of the residents?What I found was astonishing and I was shocked that experts at GWI and the health authorities would have allowed this dangerously high risk to the residents’ health to be so intentionally ignored or at least allay their well-founded fears (no pun intended).It must be noted that the Fyrish Cemetery is located just across the 12-foot dam where the residents live so it poses a high risk during flooding.The study also stated that the health hazards from cemeteries are nothing new and caught the attention of scientists at the end of the nineteenth century. In 1879, the French Society for Hospital Hygiene noticed the relationship between typhoid fever and groundwater contaminated by leachates from a cemetery in Paris. Since this finding goes back a long time, it befuddles the mind why this well should be located in a cemetery when there is an abundance of land nearby.According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) “Human or animal remains must not be buried within 250 metres of any well, borehole or spring from which a potable water supply is drawn”. This makes the location of the well at Fyrish highly questionable.In conclusion, the residents must know the rationale behind the location such as the type of soil and its permeability to permit leaching and seepage. The questions of how far above are the graves from the water table, and the effects of flooding in the cemetery on the percolation of the groundwater. However, it must be borne in mind that the location of the water well in a cemetery whether or not it satisfies the criteria of suitability will do nothing to alleviate the psychological fear which eats the minds of the residents, causing many of them to buy water for drinking purposes.Yours sincerely,Haseef YusufRDC Councillor,Region Sixlast_img read more

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first_imgDear Editor,The list of persons dying in road accidents due to the parking of vehicles on both sides of the Corentyne Highway continues to escalate while persons in authority display the tendency to be deaf, dumb and blind to this avoidable carnage of our citizens.The Prime Minister’s representative in Berbice, Gobin Harbhajan, highlighted these ‘weapons of mass destruction’ at the end of last year and he lamented the fact that no Ministry was taking the responsibility of removing these vehicles, which include abandoned and derelict ones. These obstructions include tractors, trailers, draglines, water pumps, combines, grain carts, tanks and other types of agricultural machineries. This gets worse when large swathes of paddy – which actually take over more than half of the road – are being dried by the same farmers guilty of illegal parking. It was stated that pedestrians also faced a high-risk venture when they traverse these areas.A few days ago, another horrific accident at Number 59 Village on the Corentyne sent shockwaves through Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) when a car returning from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport slammed into a parked lorry on the side of the road. Regardless of what explanation is given, the fact is if the lorry was not parked there then the accident would not have been fatal. One life is lost, and another is fighting for her life.Moreover, when one looks at all the deadly accidents on the Corentyne Highway, a common trend can be discerned – all the vehicles slammed into these parked obstructions. In one of the gruesome accidents, which claimed the lives of five persons, the driver tried in vain to evade a pothole and slammed into an approaching lorry after he tried to avoid hitting the obstructions on the road sides. According to onlookers, if there were no parked obstructions then the driver would have evaded the approaching lorry.There is now an increasing number of grain carts parked on the roadsides. Each gran cart has the capacity for 80 bags of paddy and they have no lights or reflectors and I am sure they are not licensed. I am not against the rice farmers using technology, but they must follow the law and they need to be reminded they should not present a risk to other road users.As an NDC Councillor, I am requesting the Commissioner of Police to investigate and to instruct his officers to enforce the laws so that we can save some of the lives of our citizens.Yours sincerely,Raj Lakhramlast_img read more

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first_imgDear Editor,I am reading the news for the day, and I see the bold headline captioned “Essequibians walk out of meeting with GPL.” It is quite a depressing scene to behold persons, utterly devastated by the constant blackouts, have as a last resort appealed to the state-owned GPL for some redress, only to be further frustrated by an endless supply of lame excuses from its representatives.It is a situation that would cause even the coolest of individuals in this country to become seriously irate. The point is: you cannot plan an event; say, a wedding, a church service, or anything for that matter, without that lingering backward thought in mind that there would be a blackout at some stage of the event. This is the naked truth, and it has tortured us these three doomed years of Coalition rule.The citizens’ utter frustration stems from the fact that, prior to 2015, all of us in this Guyana were recipients of a continuous and affordable electricity supply. With the ushering in of the Coalition and the so-called “good life”, we are now saddled with this retardation that would not go away.The plain truth, which this present regime cannot run away from, is that the PPP/C brought us out of those hellish years of the Guyana Embarrassing Corporation (GEC) into the marvellous light of success and enlightenment; but from what obtains at the present moment, we have gone right back into those PNC years of doom and gloom, where blackouts are our main concern.So what has this Government achieved in its three-plus years of illegal occupation, and the answer comes back: Nothing! As someone said, this PNC-led Coalition has chalked up on its debit side a series of failures that make the 28 years’ rule of Burnham pale into oblivion.  You are talking about every conceivable sector contracting while the hard life exponentially increases.The situation is more distressing when you realise that everything in the economy functions on a power base; without it, everything grinds to a halt whenever a blackout occurs. In this regard, the economy has since been on a backward trend.Is this ‘the good life’? Is this the flourishing economy the PNC has fashioned for us? I say, “Hell, no! From all appearances, it is the horrible life!”Compare the present scenario with the progressive and visionary Amaila Falls Hydropower Project, and you will get the real picture as to where we are going. The PPP/C has left us an internationally accredited project which has been the envy of many a First World nation.Hydroelectric power generation is cheap, reliable, and environmentally friendly. It is something which, if it had been pursued, would have put all of our energy matters to rest. But the PNC, with no plans of their own in that vision-less mindset of theirs, purposefully scrapped this project and ushered in the intendant evils we now see on a daily basis. Instead of implementing this world acclaimed project, the PNC, for political expediency coupled with vindictiveness, closed that important chapter in our history.Guyana is doomed to failure. We see it and experience it in every facet of our economy. Our only hope comes from the strength and resilience in the populace out there to break away from the decadence and make an about change for the good.The Year 2020 will soon be here. Come on, people; let us get back on to the beaten path of success.Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

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