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IMC takes back GPSU credit union

IMC takes back GPSU credit union

first_imgAs the tussle over present and past management at the Guyana Public Service Co-operative Credit Union Limited (GPSCCUL) continues, the High Court in an order has re-instated the Government-installed Interim Management Committee (IMC) at the body.This new move comes after High Court Judge Gino Persaud discharged a previous interim order – which was granted to the old management – to have a stay in the decisions of the IMC until the matter was resolved.The new order therefore means the Government-installed Chief Co-operative Development Officer and Commissioner, Perlina Gifth, is back in charge of the co-op. Guyana Times understands the Police were present to accompany the new management as they took control on Wednesday at the body’s Hadfield Street, Georgetown headquarters.The issues stem from allegations on financial improprieties where officials were accused of excessive spending for bonuses and travel, tuned the sum of $32 million. Some even alleged that a senior official at the Guyana Public Service Union (GSPS) paid out some $700,000 in bonuses to himself.The shareholders during their picket earlier this week said the evidence has been passed on to the relevant authorities, as the multimillion-dollar probe gets underway. They called for greater transparency at the body as one member even claimed that he received no dividends for the five for which he contributed to the credit union.In late May, then Chairman of the GPSCCUL, Patricia Went vented her frustrations when it was revealed that Government installed the interim committee. She explained that the matter was rooted in the demand by the Department of Cooperatives for an undue payment to the Audit and Supervision Fund for years 2002-2013 of an alleged balance of over $49 million.However, according to another member, Jermain Hermanstyne, documents were allegedly removed from the office before the interim committee first took office.He had vowed to continue to advocate for transparency at the Union. Guyana Times was provided with a list of eight names of persons, which the picketers say are part of the alleged financial improprieties. At one point, the doors on the credit union’s building were locked as several documents were retained for assessment.last_img read more

Essequibo man to serve life imprisonment for child rape

Essequibo man to serve life imprisonment for child rape

first_imgA man who claimed that he was heavily intoxicated when he raped a child under 16 in 2015 was on Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment by High Court Justice Jo-Ann Barlow, who termed his crime “the worst of the worst”.The offender, David Alexander was 31 years old at the time he committed the offence. The girl, who was eight at the time, was left in his care on February 24, 2015 in the county of Essequibo.Alexander, who entered a guilty plea upon presentation of the indictment by Prosecutor Abigail Gibbs, said he was very sorry for his actions and noted that he has been “suffering” on remand for the last three years. Justice Barlow, however, sentenced him to life, saying that she could see no mitigating factors as Alexander’s crime was among the worst the court has seen.The Judge also ordered that he be exposed to counselling sessions and sessionsJailed: David Alexanderto assist with his alcoholism. Justice Barlow said too that Alexander’s excessive alcohol use was “no excuse” for committing such acts, as one should be able to control his or her faculties when imbibing. She further noted that the evidence in this particular case was overwhelming.Alexander, through his attorney, Clyde Forde, said that he did not know what he was doing as he was drinking for most of the day in question. The court, however, considered that the girl needed surgery after the offender raped her. In the girl’s impact statement, read by counsellor Ira Ali, she said she felt hurt, sad and afraid of Alexander as she believed he was going to return and kill her.“I felt frightened he would come back,” the now pre-teen girl said in her statement.State Counsels Tiffini Lyken and Seeta Bishundial also appeared for the prosecution.last_img read more

La Serna names football coach

La Serna names football coach

first_img2:30 p.m. Margarito Beltran has been named La Serna High School’s new football coach. Beltran, 42, has been an assistant in the program for seven years under Ken LaVigne, who retired following last season. This is Beltran’s first head coach position. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

April fools to march Sunday

April fools to march Sunday

first_imgPASADENA – There’s the iconic Rose Parade, the Doo Dah, its spoof counterpart, and now there’s the April Fools Palm Sunday Peace Parade. “Make Fun Not War, April Fools For Christ” is ready to hit city sidewalks Sunday using humor to point out the “absurdity of war.” Since Palm Sunday and April 1 are on the same day this year, parade organizer the Rev. Bert Newton said it’s an ideal chance to point to the foolishness of war by using “silly costumes and kazoos” along with the palm branches symbolic of peace. “It’s probably not going to be as wacky as the Doo Da – we also have a serious message,” Newton said, “but we’re encouraging people to dress up kind of goofy.” Newton, a pastor at the Pasadena Mennonite Church, said the message of this fifth annual peace parade comes from the Palm Sunday story of Jesus entering Jerusalem, as told in Corinthians, in the days leading to his crucifixion. “It was basically political theater Jesus was engaging in,” Newton said. “Jesus rode a donkey, a beast of burden, into the city as a parody of a Roman emperor who would enter with a war-horse and chariots. It was absurdist theater, showing a different kind of power, the non-violent show of God’s power.” The idea for a parade came up five years ago, just before the war in Iraq, Newton said, and continues as a way of proPublic reaction has been positive to past parades, said Glen Stassen, professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary, who is taking part Sunday. He said this year’s Palm Sunday/April Fools’ combination is a legitimate way to connect Jesus as “prince of peace” with the Biblical text in Corinthians, which includes the words “Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?” Everyone is welcome to take part Sunday, Stassen and Newton said, and participants from several local churches, including First Baptist and All Saints Episcopal, will walk from Messiah Lutheran Church at 570 E. Orange Grove Blvd. to Paseo Colorado. Newton said the parade will end there with songs and prayers for peace. janette.williams@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4482last_img read more

Credit card case charges could expand

Credit card case charges could expand

first_imgVALENCIA – Model Beverly Peele, accused of using stolen credit card numbers for $10,000 in purchases, could face additional charges, a prosecutor said Thursday. Charged with two counts of grand theft, Peele was in Santa Clarita Superior Court for a bail reduction hearing, but because she already had posted bond on $65,000 bail, her appearance was a formality. “We are reviewing the evidence and considering additional charges,” Deputy District Attorney Annette Peterson said Thursday, when Peele made an appearance with her attorney, Brian Oxman, in Santa Clarita Superior Court. A runway and magazine model for designers Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Prada and Versace, Peele was arrested Dec. 26, accused of making multiple purchases of furniture – including a refrigerator, washer and dryer, bedding and decorative items for her Saugus home – sheriff’s investigators said. The purchases totaled $10,000 and were made by using credit card numbers from a wallet deputies said Peele found in a local supermarket. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Peele returned the wallet, but credit card numbers from the wallet owner were used to make several of the purchases. An Orange County resident also was victimized when he used his credit card at the John Robert Powers Agency, which employs Peele, according to the sheriff’s report. During Thursday’s brief hearing, Peele sat in the gallery knitting a multicolor scarf. Judge Lloyd M. Nash directed Oxman to make sure Peele met with a probation officer before her next hearing. Peterson could not elaborate on the pending charges, but said they would be ready by Feb. 3, when Peele is scheduled to make her next court appearance. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 carol.rock@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

CARNDONAGH PREPARING FOR THE COLGAN HERITAGE WEEKEND

CARNDONAGH PREPARING FOR THE COLGAN HERITAGE WEEKEND

first_imgThe Colgan Heritage Weekend takes place from Thursday 27th June to Sunday 30th June in Carndonagh on the Inishowen Peninsula.CarndonaghOn the Sunday afternoon, from 2pm to 3pm, participants from the History Links Project – a local history project that has twinned Inishowen with Limavady – will read and perform drama from their new book launched only days earlier called Forging Friendships.This will be followed by a question and answer session where audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions or share their own stories sparked by what they have seen on stage. Project co-ordinator Stephen Mc Namee said “The details contained in the stories and the enthusiasm of the authors to tell them is infectious, an hour will seem too short for many.”There will be a Folklore Exhibition featuring work by national school children from local schools from the 1937 school collection on display.The afternoon will conclude with a concise and comprehensive talk by Brian O Doherty, Greencastle, on the life story of Rosa O Doherty in Louvain, Belguim. She was a sister of Sir Cahir O Doherty and played a prominent role in Irish affairs following the Flight of the Earls in 1607.Among her contemporaries in Europe was the Franciscan Friar John Colgan in whose honour the heritage weekend takes place. The grand finale of the weekend is the Gala concert on Sunday night at 8pm. This will be an evening of song, music, dance and drama featuring prize winners from Feis Domhnaigh 2013. Admission €10, children €5. CARNDONAGH PREPARING FOR THE COLGAN HERITAGE WEEKEND was last modified: June 21st, 2013 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:CarndonaghColgan Heritage Weekendlast_img read more

LETTERKENNY WOMAN CHARGED WITH RUNNING A BROTHEL

LETTERKENNY WOMAN CHARGED WITH RUNNING A BROTHEL

first_imgTWO YOUNG women – one of them from Letterkenny – have appeared in court charged with brothelkeeping at a Drogheda apartment block on September 2nd.Florian Ciocan, ( 18), whose address was given as 7, Cameron Gate, Main Street, Longford and Andree Roman, (22) ,2 Fairleigh House, High Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal are accused of brothel keeping at apartment 10, Malt House, Drogheda earlier this month. After Ciocan told Judge Flann Brennan that she wanted an earlier court date because she had to go home to ‘go to school’, the court adjourned both their cases until September 23rd.LETTERKENNY WOMAN CHARGED WITH RUNNING A BROTHEL was last modified: September 15th, 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:brothelletterkennylast_img read more

GAA NEWS: MOVILLE LAUNCH NEW YEAR’S EVE TAG 7’S TOURNAMENT

GAA NEWS: MOVILLE LAUNCH NEW YEAR’S EVE TAG 7’S TOURNAMENT

first_imgMOVILLE GAA NOTES CHRISTMAS WISHESMoville GAA would like to wish all its members, their families and the wider community a happy and peaceful Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year. NEW YEAR’S EVE TAG 7’SThe annual Moville GAA Tag Gaelic Football Sevens will take place on New Year’s Eve at Carrick Field in what is sure to be a great days craic. Teams will consist of seven players which will be a mixture of both men and ladies with the tackle being replaced by a tag system. This will be the 3rd time the event has been run and always proves to be a very popular event with friendly competition between the competing teams. The event is open to all adult members with extra points available for the over 35s and female players in the team – so expect to see a few stars from the past make an impact! Registration will be at 11.30am with a 12 noon throw in for the first round of games. Refreshments will be provided to players and supporters so come along for a good day’s fun while running off some of the Christmas turkey. More details will be available on the clubs facebook page.LOTTOThere was no jackpot winner this week. The winning numbers were 4, 8, 9, 22. The €50 runner-up prize goes to Larry and Margaret O’Kane. Next week’s jackpot will be €6,700. Thank you for your continued support. We would like to appeal for more Lotto sellers as it is out main source of income. CLUB MERCHANDISEStill have some last minute Christmas presents to get? The club has in stock Moville GAA club jerseys, hoodies and half-zip tops. These would make an ideal stocking filler. Please contact Brigid Harkin for all merchandise.CONGRATULATIONSHuge congratulations to Ciaran Diver who won the higher education All-Ireland leacue final with NWRC. They defeated DCU by a score of 3-10 to 3-05 last Thursday in Monaghan. Playing centre half-forward, Ciaran scored 4 points in the final.Congratulations to Niamh Cavanagh of the Moville minor girls team who was included in Gaelic Life team of the week in last week’s paper. Thanks to everyone who voted for Niamh, as the poll closed on Monday morning she was voted player of the week with 36% of the votes, well done Niamh! Congratulations to our very own Con O’Donnell who was elected as Irish Cultural Officer (Oifigeach Cultúr) at the Donegal county convention in the Abbey Hotel on Sunday. Con has a massive role in the promotion of the Irish language and also Scór throughout the county.CLUB DINNER DANCEThe club dinner dance will take place in the Redcastle Hotel on Saturday 24th January. Adult tickets are €25 and U16 tickets are €12.50. Tickets are available from any committee member so why not come along and enjoy the post festive dinner dance, it promises to be a great night.UNDERAGE TRAINING The underage training will take a winter break after 6th December until 10th January. For future reference the times are as follows: Toddlers, U6s & U8s boys and girls from 10am-11am. U10 boys from 11-12 and U10 & U12 girls from 11-12. U12 boys training takes place on Wednesday evenings from 7 – 8pm. All new children welcome.MISCALLANEOUS NOTESIf anyone has any information or photographs that they would like included in the notes, the club website (www.movillegaa.ie) or the club facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MovilleGAA) feel free to e-mail it to the following e-mail address: pro.moville.donegal@gaa.ie.GAA NEWS: MOVILLE LAUNCH NEW YEAR’S EVE TAG 7’S TOURNAMENT was last modified: December 16th, 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:GAAmovilleNoticesSportlast_img read more

Nottingham Forest in talks to sign another Portugal starlet for free

Nottingham Forest in talks to sign another Portugal starlet for free

first_img ROUND-UP Nottingham Forest have held talks with Daniel Podence as they look to sign the Portugal youth international this summer.Podence, the winger, is one of the many players to have terminated his contract with Sporting CP, one of Portugal’s biggest clubs, meaning he is currently available for free. And ZeroZero in Podence’s homeland say Forest have already opened talks with the 22-year-old over joining the Championship side.Podence made 20 appearances for Sporting last season, chipping in with eight assists, and he should have increased that tally were it not for a foot injury, suffered in January, that ruled him out for the entire second half of the campaign. Podence has terminated his Sporting contract GREAT NEWS stalemate goalless REPLY Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack The wide player has represented Portugal at every youth level from Under-16 to Under-21, with three goals in nine appearances for the eldest age group. Latest Championship news Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer impact Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off EFL result Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship 2 2 Podence made 20 appearances for Sporting last season Forest have already completed the signings of three Portugal youth internationals this summer, bringing in Joao Carvalho, Diogo Goncalves and Gil Bastiao Dias, while the club’s former defender, Michael Dawson, also returned to the City Ground from Hull on a free transfer.last_img read more

DONEGAL REGISTRAR FORCED TO ADJOURN REPOSSESSION CASES BECAUSE OF MASSIVE BACKLOG

DONEGAL REGISTRAR FORCED TO ADJOURN REPOSSESSION CASES BECAUSE OF MASSIVE BACKLOG

first_imgThe Donegal County Registrar has been forced to adjourn dozens of repossession cases because of the backlog of applications.There were scores of applications to have homes repossessed due to have been heard today.A total of 271 cases were today listed for hearing at the registrar’s court in Letterkenny.But after taking more than two hours just to go through the list, 189 of these cases were adjourned to court sittings in June, July and September. The other 82 cases were listed as ready to go ahead.However Registrar Geraldine O’Connor only managed to get through a small number of the cases despite sitting after normal sitting hours of the court.Among the cases heard, Ms O’Connor refused to grant repossession of a family home in north Donegal as an up to date statement of arrears to Ulster Bank was not available to the court.She did grant the repossession of a site near Culdaff which has a caravan there. No figures were given on the arrears in the case but a solicitor for Ulster Bank said the motion had been served on the mortgage holder in England. No payments had been made since 2009.Registrar O’Connor refused repossession in another case because the statement of arrears was not up to date.In another case Kieran O’Gorman, solicitor, asked for an adjournment in one case involving a couple with six children saying they had been trying to engage with the bank.But solicitor Niall Sheridan, for EBS, said his instructions were there had been no constructive engagement.The last payment made, he said, was €100 on February 4, but that arrears for this year alone was more than €2,000. Another €13,000 was outstanding, he said. Mr O’Gorman said the case should not go ahead.“This couple have done their very best,” he said.The Registrar adjourned the case until July to allow the couple time to file a returning affidavit.Earlier the Registrar took more than two hours just going through the motions list. She said the hearings are already full in March and April and adjourned other cases yesterday to July and September.Mr O’Gorman told the court: “That’s just the start of it; I understand there are another two to three hundred cases coming down the line.”The cases listed today included 79 for the Permanent TSB, 33 for Ulster Bank, 54 for EBS, 26 for AIB, 13 for Bank of Ireland, 5 for Bank of Scotland, 12 for Springboard, 17 for KBC, 2 for Haven and 4 for ICS.DONEGAL REGISTRAR FORCED TO ADJOURN REPOSSESSION CASES BECAUSE OF MASSIVE BACKLOG was last modified: February 17th, 2015 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:courtdonegalhousesrepossessionlast_img read more