13-year-old murdered in CorentyneThe suspect in the killing of the Corentyne teen is expected to appear in a Berbice court today to face the capital charge.This was disclosed by Acting Crime Chief Hugh Jessamy on Wednesday.Dead: Akeem GrimmondJessamy told Guyana Times that investigators were not able to get a confession from the accused, but based on circumstantial evidence, he was charged.The partly decomposed body of 13-year-old Akeem Grimmond, of No 61 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, was discovered in a drain last Monday, behind a cemetery at Number 62 Village about 300 metres from his home. He had gone missing last Saturday.After Grimmond went missing, the wife of an associate told the Police that her husband had reported to her that he had killed the teenager and had planned to purchase biscuits and coffee to give to his parents for a wake.Following the revelation, Police arrested Terani Goolsarran, also called “Brozer” of Number 62 Village. However, he denied killing Grimmond.Jessamy said that there was enough circumstantial evidence to give weight to the charge.The former Bush Lot Secondary School student leaves to mourn a sister, mother and step-father.Eight years ago, Grimmond’s father disappeared in the backdam. His remains were discovered eight months after.
…Guyana delegation confident of favourable ruling A 15-member delegation from the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) and Guyana Trans United (GTU) is currently in Trinidad and Tobago as the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) prepares to hear arguments and seek clarification on submissions made in the appeal filed by four transgendered persons, who are challenging a ruling handed down by Guyana’s local courts which bars them from dressing in female attire for ‘improper purposes’.The appeal was launched on several grounds following a ruling handed down by then acting Chief Justice Ian Chang in September 2013 which said that while the act of cross dressing was not a crime, when it is done for an “improper purpose”, it does constitute an offence. That ruling was also appealed at the level of Guyana’s Appeal Court, but the appellants did not have any success as the case was dismissed.Altogether, the appellants: Quincy “Gulliver” McEwan, Seon “Angel” Clarke, Joseph “Peaches” Fraser and Seyon “Isabella” Persaud are also fighting the British colonial-era law, because they were detained, convicted, and fined by the then acting Chief Magistrate after their February 2009 arrest in Georgetown.It, therefore, means that today’s hearing will also see oral arguments being made in the final appeal that is challenging the 1893 Summary Jurisdiction (Offences) that deal with matters Against Religion, Morality & Public Convenience which makes it an offence for a man “in any public way or public place, for any improper purpose” to appear in female attire, or for a woman, “in any public way or public place, for any improper purpose” to appear in male attire.Speaking with Guyana Times on Wednesday from Trinidad and Tobago, SASOD Managing Director Joel Simpson said that those who were part of the delegation were confident that the case would be tried fairly and a favourable ruling eventually handed down.“We expect to have the opportunity to clarify any points of our submissions that the panel of Judges may have … We would have filed submissions months ago … the hearing could be half day or whole day,” he explained.Simpson said that the team felt strongly that the CCJ was the platform where they would finally have a fair hearing that was free from prejudice.“We think that it will be a fair opportunity to have the case heard by an independent panel of jurists who are of high standing and a lot of the arguments that we are raising in this case are very novel to Guyana and the Caribbean, so it calls for a mature level of judicial intelligence,” he remarked.Simpson said that the case was scheduled to be heard by a full panel as he explained that the recent rulings handed down by the CCJ have boosted the team’s resolve.“Well, we are extremely confident and that’s why we filed the appeal. We think so far in the Region in a number of cases that CCJ is showing a track record of being independent in its thoughts while moving beyond the Caribbean and looking at what is happening in the wider world,” he added.He said that the CCJ, appeared from its disposition, not afraid to make bold decisions and overturn decisions that were made by local courts as he expressed satisfaction in Guyana’s decision made years ago to make the regional body its final court.The litigants are also fighting against the then acting Chief Magistrate’s conduct when she told the individual appellants that they were confused about their sexuality and should follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, comments which they claim are inconsistent with our Constitution.Nevertheless, many religious groups argue that the laws should remain intact.The CCJ hearing will be streamed live on the entity’s website.
The inaugural graduation of the Georgetown American University was held on Saturday, introducing seven new doctors into the medical field.Founded five years ago and located on Croal Street, Georgetown, students from countries such as Nigeria, the United Kingdom, Canada and Russia completed the programme and were awarded at the Marriott Hotel. Members of the graduating class were Bruke Abenet, Ihiyemi Aderayo, Hayaat Amara, Amanda Amsterdam, Alicia Jaikaran, Lyndon Tuffulo and Isioma Oside.Isioma Oside was Valedictorian and highlighted the challenges she would have faced to finally graduate after waiting for three years.“Graduating isn’t the end but the beginning of the journey ahead. We have bought the land, set the foundation and now, it is time to build and building is the tough part. One thing we shouldn’t forget is how we started and what we have been called to do in this field,” Oside said to her fellow graduates and the extended gathering.Her advice for the future is to be inquisitive in this field and develop relations with persons who share encouragement.Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence also expressed that the graduates must be committed to leadership, in healing those who are suffering from diseases and other health factors.“The most significant words are leadership, alleviating human suffering, research [and] healthcare delivery; all of which are intrinsically linked to the global health mandate under the theme: ‘Universal Health, Everyone, Everywhere.”To the first graduating class, she said, “You are the first batch and the ambassadors of this prestigious institution. The expectations for you are therefore high. You will be the trailblazers and torch bearers, striving in your respective milieus to uphold the name of the institution.”President of the institution, Dr Melissa Varswyk sighted that the use of technology to develop a modern curriculum has always been on the agenda and they are hoping to expand the number of courses being offered.The Academic Honour Award was presented to Amanda Amsterdam, while Alicia Jaikaran was named the President Honour Awardee.
WHITTIER – The city is about to embark on a $345,600 alley-cleaning program. The money will be spent to provide street sweeping of alleys every other week and hire three new employees – two of whom will be used to pick up the material that have been illegally dumped. A third will be a code-enforcement officer. “It’s a terrible problem,” Councilman Bob Henderson said. “The alleys are deteriorating badly. We have all kinds of pot holes and debris.” However, it still will several months for the program – approved recently by the City Council – to get under way. The city must seek bids for the street sweeping program and hire the new employees. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 1:30 p.m.The Camino Real League track and field finals are scheduled Wednesday at Serra High School in Gardena. The meet will involve athletes from both Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary and St. Paul and will begin at 5 p.m. The prelims were held Saturday.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Following the fire, the city undertook a $50 million plan to repair the park . By City News Service A Los Angeles City Council committee allocated an additional $1.655 million Monday to revitalize Griffith Park, which was scorched by a brush fire five months ago. The funding, approved by the Budget and Finance Committee, is subject to approval by the council. The brush fire broke out May 8, just east of the Hollywood sign, and charred more than 820 acres of the park. Authorities suspect the fire was started by a man smoking near dry brush. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
ENTERTAINMENT: There is a family fun day for all the family this SATURDAY! PEPPA PIG will be at the cinema at 11am to meet all her fans. Then why not watch one of our KIDS CLUB films at 12noon (Hotel Transylvania, Paper Planes and Pan)Tickets for kids club are only €1.80 each.There will be lots of different stalls at the Christmas market to do that little bit of retail therapy.Santa will be here at 1.30pm to meet the children. Visit with santa including a present is only €2.00 per child. Elsa & Olaf will also be in attendance from 1.30pm to 2.30pm come in and say helloThere will be normal shows running through out the day.Check out our website for times @ www.eclipsecinemas.comTo finish the day SPIDERMAN & SPONGE BOB will be here from 3.30pm – 4.30pm.CHRISTMAS FAMILY FUN DAY AT ECLIPSE CINEMAS THIS SATURDAY! was last modified: December 3rd, 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:CHristmasEclipse CinemasFamily Fun DayMarkets
Walking continues to be one of the most popular and underestimated physical activities around with many great benefits to both the body and mind. Walking improves and strengthens many areas of our health reducing blood pressure, promoting circulation, strengthening our bones and muscles and reducing many of life’s stresses.In Ireland approximately 63% of our population participate in recreational walking on a regular basis with a general growth in the number of dedicated walking related groups and clubs throughout the country. Supporting the growth of walking as a key health benefit has been the exposure on the popular television series Operation Transformation, to kick start 2016 the RTE series which is due on air in January will team up with Sport Ireland and the network of Local Sports Partnerships to roll out a network of walks which take place on Saturday morning 9th January all across the country.In Donegal the Local Sports Partnership will team up with Community Group, An Mhachaire le Cheile for a dedicated 3.5 km morning walk in the scenic village of Maghery which is 4 mile south of Dungloe Town.This walk will welcome all abilities and ages will take people on the loop from the community centre via the Cullion road on to the main Dungloe Maghery road and back to the centre, for those with a bit more energy and alternative route can also be arranged via Clendra and back to the village via the old mountain route which has spectacular views of the local islands and Atlantic ocean.Registration will take place from 9.30am on the Saturday morning and will be free of charge. A hot cuppa is guaranteed for everyone on their return to the Maghery Centre.Further information on the walk will be available from Donegal Sports Partnership at 074 9116078/16079 or at email@example.com or via web site www.activedonegal.com OPERATION TRANSFORMATION WALK EVENT IN MAGHERY was last modified: December 30th, 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)
When are the EFL 2017/18 fixtures released? All you need to know… 1 Now the season is over, one of the things fans look forward to before the start of the new campaign is the fixtures release date.The first and last game of the season, derby day home and away and the clashes against the big teams are usually the first things we check out. All 24 teams have been confirmed in each division after the conclusion of the play-offs.READ MORE: talkSPORT becomes the new home of the English Football League In the Championship, the newcomers will be Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Hull City, Sheffield United, Bolton Wanderers and Millwall.League One will welcome Blackburn Rovers, Wigan Athletic, Rotherham United, Portsmouth, Plymouth Argyle, Doncaster Rovers and Blackpool.While in League Two Lincoln City and Forest Green Rovers will arrive from the National League, and Port Vale, Swindon Town, Coventry City and Chesterfield drop down from the third tier.Get these dates in your diary and check out all you need to know about the announcement below…When are fixtures for the EFL 2017/18 season released?On June 21, all 552 fixtures will be announced. These dates will be subject to change, due to television coverage and cup clashes etc.You will be able to see the full list of these matches on talkSPORT.com.When does the EFL 2017/18 season start and finish?The opening day of the new campaign is on August 5, 2017 and it will conclude on the weekend of May 5, 2018.The play-offs will follow the season’s end, with the finals taking place at Wembley on the weekend of May 26-28, 2018.talkSPORT and talkSPORT2 will be the only place to hear 110 regular season EFL matches as well as the play-off semi-finals and finals. The deal means our network will have more exclusive English football than any other UK broadcaster, with more than 220 games across the EFL’s three divisions, the Carabao Cup, the Checkatrade Trophy, EFL play-offs and Premier League in total. Read more hereREAD MORE: When does the Premier League 2017/18 season start and when will fixtures be released? All the information fans need to know
BUNCRANA CLG NOTES: Senior Football – All County League Buncrana senior were in action again over the weekend. They were not to be victors on this occasion with a scoreline of 1-12 to 1-7. Buncrana had lead at half-time but the second half was not to be. Buncrana had clawed back a first half deficit to hold the lead at halftime.Buncrana reserves were also in Fanad and for the second week in a draw drew with their opponents.NEED YOUR HELP Folks….Here is a great opportunity for us to received much need gear for our underage…..and it’s you that can help….Here’s how it worksWith every €40 you spend with your real rewards card over the next 8 weeks you will received a voucher for the club of your choice (preferably Buncrana Gaa Club Og) drop this voucher into the box at the entrance to the toilets, if we manage to get 2000 vouchers we will all the mentioned gear FREE courtesy of our local Supervalu…..Please Start Collecting Folk Recycling BinBuncrana GAA has a recycle bin at The Scarvey. Anyone who wishes to place old clothes, shoes, curtains, towels etc… can do so. This helps raise funds for the club. Open for anyone to use.Bord Na nOgGaelic footballBoys & GirlsU6 Fundamentals Fridays at 6.30pmBoys U8 Boys Friday from 6.30pm – 7.30pmU10 Boys Friday from 6.45pm – 8.00pmU12 Boys Friday from 6.30pm – 8.00pmU14 Boys Friday from 7.00pm – 8.30pm U16 Boys Monday 7.00pmGirls:Reminder to everyone that our underage girls training has moved outdoors!U10s girls on Friday from 3:30 to 4:30pmU8s girls on Friday from 4:30 to 5:30pmU12, & U16 Girls on Monday 6.30pmU14 Girls Wednesday 4.00pmTraining in The Scarvey, Bring gum shield and water and €2 for training contribution.Well Done to our U12 Boys who won both games at the Inishowen Gaa Finals Day on Sunday against a strong and talented Steelstown. After travelling to Donegal Town on Saturday to play a Blitz against Four Masters, Tir Conaill Gaels, Glenswilly & Kilcar, these lads got plenty of good & skillful football this weekend. Good Luck to them on Saturday as they head to Newry for the Newry Mitchels Tournament.Our U10 Footballers took a trip further than usual to Four Masters Donegal Town on Saturday, where they were invited to play in a blitz organised for visitors Tir Conaill Gaels (London). With 2 skelton teams due to First Communion in the Parish, they played their hearts out against strong opponents from Kilcar, St Nuals, Four Masters & Tir Conaill Geals. Leaving Donegal Town a happy and tired bunch. Thanks you Four Masters for their hospitality, it was a great day. Next up they are off to a tournament in Ardara on Monday 6th June.Our u10s girls have had a very busy few weeks playing several inishowen teams over the last while, dominating against every single one of them!They also played McCumhnaills on sunday, the toughest opposition they have met this year and a challenge they needed but our girls fought hard and came out on top again!U10s training continues at the Scarvey on Fridays at 3:30pm and new players are always welcome!Our u8s girls have played a few games this year and all really enjoyed them! This is a very young squad but they are working hard and will develop a lot this year! U8s girls training continues on Fridays at the Scarvey at 4:30pm and new players are always welcome!GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA U12’S EARN SUPERB WIN OVER STEELSTOWN was last modified: May 30th, 2016 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:buncranaGAASport