Historical misrepresentation in the Indian Arrival Monument

first_imgDear Editor,I believe that the picture shown in the Indian Arrival Monument at Palmyra in Berbice does not give a true reflection of the actual event in several aspects including the headwear of the male immigrant.The male immigrant is shown wearing a headdress reminiscent of what India’s first Prime Minister, the late Jawaharlal Nehru, initiated and popularised as the “Nehru cap”. I do not think that cap existed when the Indian immigrants came to British Guiana from India.As far as I know, the male immigrants wore a piece of cloth which they tied around their heads.Sincerely,Nowrang Persaudlast_img

CDC establishes Disaster Risk Management System in Region 3

first_imgThe Civil Defence Commission (CDC) continues to implement Regional Disaster Risk Management Systems (RDRMS) across Guyana, with Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) being the latest beneficiary.The RDRMS was established on Tuesday during the first day of a two-day event, which opened at the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) boardroom, Vreed-en-Hoop.CDC Director General, Colonel (Ret’d) Chabilall RamsarupIn his opening remarks, Regional Vice Chairman Sheik Inshan Ayube explained that the RDRMS was necessary since it was critical for the Region to have preparedness and response plans in place to quickly respond to disasters.Ayube highlighted that Guyana was at risk for many disasters, but these systems are put in place to educate and inform key players to “at least minimise these disasters”.He noted that for the Region to respond quickly and effectively to disasters, awareness and preparation were critical. He commended the implementation of the RDRMS and encouraged the participants to be aware and prepared for disasters. “We are caught up with our daily lives, ensuring that we are safe, but we must also be aware that disasters can happen anytime so it is necessary for us to also strive to keep our country safe.”CDC Director General, Colonel (Ret’d) Chabilall Ramsarup, while delivering brief remarks, endorsed the words of encouragement from Ayube. He added that index disaster management was important because “we don’t want to lose our lives from disasters”.Ramsarup explained that there were persons who were affected by heavy rainfall though it was the hottest time of the year. “Those persons in Region Five suffered great loss from the recent flood because there was not an effective RDRMS in place in the Region,” he explained.The aim of the forum is to, therefore, have systems in place to address those issues so that all the Regions in Guyana are prepared, the CDC head explained.“Everyone must know their roles and responsibilities since training was already done; we cannot allow a repeat of the 2005 flood,” he said.Ramsarup believes that there is nothing better than being fully prepared when disasters strike. The CDC head pointed out that climate change was heavily responsible for most of the disasters in the country since it affected mining, agriculture and infrastructure among other sectors.“We all need to play our part in keeping Guyana safe from disasters,” Ramsarup urged.CDC Preparedness and Response Unit Manager, Major Sean Welcome, and representatives from the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA); Guyana Defence Force (GDF); Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation (DHBC); Communities Ministry; Health Centres; National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) and the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) were all in attendance.The participants were educated on preparedness activities and declaring a disaster, preparedness and response functions, roles and responsibilities and emergency operations centre.In the first week in August, the forum will be taken to Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), and by the end of August, with funding from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), work will commence in Regions Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) and Ten (Upper Demerara-Berbice) to establish RDRMS, after which they will head to the other administrative regions.High-frequency radios will be installed in Orealla and Siparuni in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) and Moraikobai, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) as part of the strengthening of the regional mechanism to help with early warning.last_img read more

Mother Annie Kahn Gaye Dies

first_imgThe death is announced of Mother Annie Kahn Gaye, which sad event occurred on Monday, August 22, 2016 in Grand Gedeh County, following a protracted illness. She was 67.The late Mrs. Gaye was born on June 13, 1949 in Pour Town, Grand Gedeh County to the union of Mr. and Mrs. Kahn. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior in 1970 in the Zayee Town Assembly of God Church, now White Chapel A.G. Church.Mother Gaye was wedded to Mr. Borbor F. Gaye in 1966. This union was blessed with nine children, eight of whom have survived her. They are Esther, Amos, Mrs. Cecelia Gaye Diahn, Mrs. Susannah L. Gaye, Mrs. Evelyn Gaye-Tarn, Mrs. Theresa Gaye-Teah, Julie T. Gaye and Fester N. Gaye. Mother Gaye’s husband predeceased her in the year 2000 in the Ivory Coast. A son, Alfred P. Gaye, also predeceased her.Mother Annie Kahn Gaye is survived by eight children; 20 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; three brothers; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives in the Ivory Coast, other parts of Africa and in the United States.The funeral will take place in Grand Gedeh County. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Poison victims undergo testing

first_imgKovalevsky and her daughter emigrated from the former Soviet Union in the 1980s. The elder Kovalevsky practices internal medicine at a storefront clinic in West Hollywood and has admitting privileges at Cedars-Sinai. Relatives told reporters that the pair reported feeling pain and numbness after attending the wedding of a family friend. Both had been staying at a five-star hotel near Red Square and had planned to be home by Feb. 26. They were hospitalized Feb. 24. Russian doctors say the pair were contaminated with thallium, a reputed poison of choice for intelligence agencies and assassins. dana.bartholomew@dailynews.com (818) 713-3730 A Studio City doctor and her daughter poisoned while in Moscow were recovering Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center while awaiting toxicity test results, officials said. In a case that has attracted worldwide attention, Dr. Marina Kovalevsky, 49, and her daughter Yana, 26, were poisoned last month by the highly toxic element thallium while vacationing in Russia. The Kovalevskys arrived at LAX on Wednesday evening looking pale and weak and were taken by ambulances to Cedars-Sinai. They now await the results of local laboratory tests, a hospital spokeswoman said. A hospital statement said it was still too early to determine exactly what caused their illness, though it appears not to have been radiation. Family members did not respond to requests for comment. 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

Ozil dropped as Germany make changes for Sweden clash

first_img0Shares0000Germany’s midfielder Mesut Ozil is an injury concern before the World Cup with a knee injury and will miss Friday’s warm-up match against Saudi Arabia in Leverkusen.SOCHI, Russia, June 23 – Mesut Ozil has been dropped for Germany’s must-win World Cup clash against Sweden in Sochi on Saturday.The much-criticised Arsenal playmaker drops out as coach Joachim Loew makes four changes to the side that lost 1-0 against Mexico in the opening game of their trophy defence last weekend. Mats Hummels is absent due to injury, while Sami Khedira and Marvin Plattenhardt are dropped as well.Marco Reus, Jonas Hector and Bayern Munich midfielder Sebastian Rudy come into the team, as Chelsea’s Antonio Ruediger replaces Hummels in central defence.Mexico’s 2-1 win over South Korea earlier on Saturday in the same Group F means the World Cup holders will be eliminated if they lose to the Swedes on Russia’s Black Sea coast.A draw will leave them on the brink of being knocked out, while Sweden know a win would clinch their place in the last 16.Sweden coach Janne Andersson welcomes back Manchester United centre-back Victor Lindelof after he missed the 1-0 victory over the Koreans due to illness.Starting line-ups for the World Cup Group F match between Germany and Sweden in Sochi on Saturday (1800 GMT kick-off):Germany (4-2-3-1)Manuel Neuer (capt); Joshua Kimmich, Jerome Boateng, Antonio Ruediger, Jonas Hector; Sebastian Rudy, Toni Kroos; Thomas Mueller, Marco Reus, Julian Draxler; Timo WernerCoach: Joachim Loew (GER)Sweden (4-4-2)Robin Olsen; Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelof, Andreas Granqvist (capt), Ludwig Augustinsson; Viktor Claesson, Albin Ekdal, Sebastian Larsson, Emil Forsberg; Marcus Berg, Ola ToivonenCoach: Janne Andersson (SWE)Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Video: Arsenal and Liverpool targets score brilliant goals as Lyon defeat AC Milan in pre-season friendly

first_imgPre-season friendlies can be dull affairs sometimes but Lyon and AC Milan put on a real show on Saturday night.The two teams went head to head at Stade Gerland and in the first half Nabil Fekir, wanted by Arsene Wenger, had edged the hosts ahead with a fantastic free-kick.Following the restart Andrea Poli levelled for the Italians with a netbusting half-volley, but Lyon regained the lead after 78 minutes as Alexandre Lacazette, who has had both Arsenal and Liverpool interested in securing his services, slipped the ball home after a neat passing move.You can see all three goals above…last_img

Exclusive – Everton reject Seamus Coleman bid from Paris Saint-Germain

first_imgEverton have turned down a shock bid from Paris Saint-Germain for Irish defender Seamus Coleman, talkSPORT understands.The French champions are keen on bolstering their defensive options in the remainder of the transfer window and identified the Toffees full-back as their top target.According to sources in France, PSG were prepared to table a player-plus-cash deal worth £20million for the Republic of Ireland international, who was targeted by Manchester United earlier this summer.However, Everton rejected the offer outright, a move consistent with their stance all summer of not selling any of their prized assets.The Merseysiders have also refused to sell defender John Stones to Premier League champions Chelsea, who have had three bids rejected for the 21-year-old starlet.Coleman, 26, joined Everton from Irish side Sligo Rovers in 2008 for a mere £60,000, and his penchant for goals and assists has seen him develop into one the English top flight’s best attacking full-backs.Despite speculation over his future, Coleman signed a new long-term contract at Goodison Park last summer. Everton full-back Seamus Coleman 1last_img read more


first_imgRosses AC NewsWell done to Ciaran McGonagle who represented the club and Donegal at the All ireland Novice in Santry, Dublin on Sunday last to end a very successful 2014 for him. Ciaran ran a solid race in tough conditions containing a large number of athletes and was the first Donegal athlete home leading the team to 8th place county team overall.It was a great learning and new experience for Ciaran at the National level and will only stand him in good stead for the future. Well done !!!A successful year was reviewed at the Juvenile Presentation function held in Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Dobhar. Ita Gallagher and Bríd Doherty gave a comprehensive account of the many competitions the club was involved in during the year and the athletes involved in same. Awards were made to athletes who competed for club or county or both in an All-Ireland competition: Caoimhe Boyle, Aoife Mc Gee, Tara Geoghegan, Emily Croke, Leah Mc Garvey, Patrick Marry, Ethan Harkin. Donegal Track & Field Ch’s medals were presented to Leah Mc Garvey, Emily Croke, Aine Boner, Patrick Marry, Ferdia Doherty, Aoise Willoughby, Mia Mc Devitt, Luke Mc Dermott, Thomas Marry. The Highest Achiever award went to Patrick Marry and Leah Mc Garvey picked up the Club Athlete of the Year award.Louise Gillespie gave an account of the club’s involvement in Sportshall Athletics with eleven athletes from the club representing Donegal in the UK Finals in Manchester in April, the highlight of which being the gold medal won by Ailbhe O Donnell in the U-15 speed bounce and the bronze medal won by Marc Walsh in the U-13 relay. Noreen Mc Gee and Dawn Croke spoke about the success of the newly established training camps in Magheragallon and Maghery and made presentations to athletes from both groups. Thanks to the coaches in Gaoth Dobhair: Noreen Mc Gee, Sinéad Diver, Leigh Mc Geever and in Maghery: Dawn Croke, Vincent Mc Gee and Emer Magee. Various presentations were made to local schools. St Columba’s N.S., Burtonport for winning their section in the Schools Cross Country. Their teacher, Leanne Sharkey picked up the Club Appreciation Award. Scoil Phádraig, Dobhar for finishing 2nd in the Primary Schools Athletics in Carrickfinn, their first time taking part; Scoil Naomh Dúigh, Anagaire for winning the Senior Boys and Senior Girls Relays in the Primary Schools Athletics in Carrickfinn; Scoil Chróine, Dungloe for winning the Large Schools section in the Schools Cross Country. Keadue N.S. were presented with an award for winning the Donegal Cumann na mBunscol Athletics Ch’s for 1/2 teacher schools for the third year in a row, much to the delight of teacher Máire Mc Cole who was present. The final award of the night went to Roshine N.S., Maghery who had an outstanding year, winning: Best Small School section at the Rosses Primary Schools Sports; Best Small School section at the Schools Cross Country; Winners of the 3 Teacher section at the Donegal Cumann na mBunscol Athletics Ch’s. Thanks to Aidan Gillespie, Rosses AC and Fionnuala Diver, Letterkenny AC for making the presentations. Donegal Sportshall Athletics trials in the Aura, Letterkenny on Sunday 14th Dec from 1pm to 4pm. Fee €3.Age groups: U-13: Born Sept-Dec 2001, 2002 and Jan-Aug 2003. (2 lap, 4 lap, Shot , Speed Bounce, Vertical, Long, Triple). U-15: Born Sept-Dec 1999, 2000 and Jan-Aug 2001. (2 lap, 4 lap, Shot, Speed Bounce, Long, Vertical (G), Triple(B). If you intend going please text Sean Mc Ginley 0863775438 and include your name and date of birth. Training in the gym, RCS, Dungloe on Friday from 5.30 to 6.30The Adult presentation night will take place this Friday 12th December in An Chuirt starting at 8pm. All adults involved in the club are encouraged to come along. It will be nice to catch up after a hectic year and there will be food and beverages available. Anyone interested in going please contact Sinead Diver at 087 2064519. Tickets €10.Training sessions are happening on Wednesday evenings at 7pm at the Industrial Estate. Please feel free to come along and join the adult group who do a long run in the forestry every Sunday morning at 11am. Meet at the Blue Bridge, Arduns, Gweedore.Some upcoming events are: Dec 14th – Turkey Trot Letterkenny. Dec 16th – Goal Mile, Letterkenny. Dec 26th – Darren Mills Memorial 5k – Viking House.PICTURE SPECIAL FROM ROSSES JUVENILE PRESENTATION FUNCTION was last modified: December 9th, 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:athleticsNoticespicture specialrossesSportlast_img read more


first_imgMicheál Ó Giobúin, Príomhoide with the magic ticket for the gamesLETTERKENNY school Coláiste Ailigh is set to host two football games in both codes.Donegal captain Michael Murphy will lead the senior men in a challenge match at the school’s new football pitch on the weekend of December 5/6 – possibly against Derry.Finn Harps will also play a friendly game at the pitch on October 4, with the opposition still to be confirmed. It’s both teams way of saying ‘thank you’ to Coláiste Ailigh for allowing the teams to train there this season, using the school’s superb facilities.The college is hoping to raise much-needed funds – by selling tickets to cover BOTH games for just €10.And there’s more – each person who buys a ticket goes into a draw to win a Dolomite racing bike (worth €800) and two runners-up prizes of 32″ TVs.The events were announced last night by Micheál Ó Giobúin, Príomhoide Choláiste Ailigh. “Both Donegal and Finn Harps wanted to give something back to the coláiste and this is what we’ve come up with,” said Micheál.“The opposition for Donegal will depend on the draw for next year’s Ulster championship but it will possibly be against Derry, but certainly an Ulster side,” he said.“We’re still working on the Finn Harps opposition and hope to announce that soon. It’s great value for sports fans to see our premier gaelic football and soccer teams play two games for just €10, with the ticket giving access to both games.”The college was also celebrating last night – after being given the British Council’s International School Award.The award is for the school’s work on international connections, with five languages taught at the school and links made with schools in France, Germany and the USA. Anna Ní Ghallchóir, Ceann Cailín, Sam Mac Fhionntaí, Ceann Buachaill with the Dolomite bicycle which is a prize for those going to the gamesL -R Anne Mc Hugh, Acting CEO, Donegal ETB, Anna Ní Ghallchóir, Ceann Cailín, Micheál Ó Giobúin, Príomhoide, Sam Mac Fhionntaí, Ceann Buachaill agus Alma Uí Churraighín, Cathaoirleach, Bord Bainistíocht Choláiste AlightREVEALED: COLÁISTE AILIGH TO HOST DONEGAL COUNTY TEAM AND FINN HARPS GAMES was last modified: September 8th, 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:Acting CEOAnna Ní GhallchóirBord Bainistíocht Choláiste AilighCathaoirleachCeann Buachaill agus Alma Uí ChurraighínCeann CailíndonegalDonegal ETBfinn harpsMicheál Ó GiobúinPríomhoideSam Mac Fhionntaílast_img read more