first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:14Carpio 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 The Lady Tamaraws needed to score just 25 more points and the three-set win would be theirs, but instead of finishing things off, they just choked.Instead, the Lady Eagles pulled off a stunning comeback, 14-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-18, 15-12, for its second win in three games in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We should have a killer instinct,” said FEU head coach George Pascua in Filipino Sunday at Filoil Flying V Center. “No one led the team in the crucial moments, no one wanted to get the ball, no one wanted a kill.”“It should be in the character. We also had a few unforced errors and it happened to be crucial points.” MOST READ LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief The Lady Tamaraws showed some grit in the fifth set when it went tit-for-tat with the Lady Eagles all the way to a 12-12 stalemate.Then, disaster struck.Kyle Negrito, FEU’s fourth-year setter, first committed an overset to Celine Domingo that gave Ateneo the 13-12 lead.That error, however, was just the first of two when Negrito tossed the ball way over the Lady Eagles’ baseline that put FEU behind 14-12.Kat Tolentino, who entered the third set with just two points, then, finished things off with a booming kill that landed squarely on FEU’s defense for her 19th point.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Andray the giant: Returning Blatche comes up big for Fiba World Cup-bound Gilas Pilipinas Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Pascua said that even though his Lady Tamaraws botched the match, he’s still positive and that they will bounce back from their early 1-2 record.“We’re still a positive bunch,” said Pascua. “It’s a long journey, the UAAP is a long tournament. We’re taking it one at a time. We can’t go back, it’s already over, we just have to take a step forward.”“We just have to learn from this, that’s the important thing. Once they learn, things will eventually get easier and the players would be able to know how to handle these types of situations.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University had Ateneo by its throat on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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first_imgSEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Amer said that even though he had a poor shooting, by his standards, he knew he had to repay the trust Meralco head coach Norman Black gave him.“I just want to thank coach Norman because he’s always given me the trust that even though I shot badly he’s still confident that I can lift up the team,” said Amer in Filipino Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I think I just read the defense and as a point guard you should know how to go through it,” added Amer who had 23 points on 8-of-19 shooting.The win also snapped Meralco’s three-game losing streak to get to a 3-5 record for and stay in the hunt for a playoff spot with three games remaining in its schedule.Amer, the Bolts’ captain, said that he told his teammates before the game that they shouldn’t think too much of their standings and instead focus on just winning.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Amer was on a humble clip in Meralco’s first seven games in the PBA Philippine Cup converting on a 39 percent rate or 30-of-77 from the floor.But when the Bolts needed a spark in the second overtime of their game against NorthPort, Amer knew he had to rise to the occasion and deliver the big shots.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMeralco held a small 115-113 lead after Ranidel De Ocampo’s bucket at the 4:27 mark of the second extension when Amer drilled two consecutive three-pointers that gave the Bolts a 121-113 buffer with 2:11 remaining.That surge from Amer allowed the Bolts to build a sizeable lead that they held on to until the final buzzer for the 126-123 win. PBA: Well-rested San Miguel dispatches NLEX Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief “I told them before the start of the game that we should not think of the standings, or even our opponent,” said Amer. “We should concentrate on winning a game at a time for the rest of our schedule.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MANILA, Philippines—Baser Amer wasn’t about to let his poor shooting bring his confidence down.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgSeveral residents in Weala Community, Margibi Country, have begun leaving their homes seeking refuge in surrounding communities as a result of the government’s failure to remove alleged dead Ebola victims’ bodies from the community.Speaking to the Daily Observer last Saturday at the administrative headquarters of Weala in Cinta Township, the youth chairman, Chris David, said since August 5, two persons mysteriously died and all efforts to have the corpses removed by the local administration, including health authorities,  have proved fruitless.He identified the two corpses as Ellietta and Boll Tate. He said the two died in separate communities in Weala. He named Peace Community and the only private health center, the “Weala Community Clinic” that caters to residents in the area.Due to the poor sanitary condition, Mr. David stated that the clinic is currently closed and community dwellers in the area, including Peace Island residents, are leaving their homes to seek a safer environment.The situation prompted the residents to set up a roadblock on the Kakata-Gbarnga highway to compel government to remove the two corpses.“We blocked the car road and stopped all plying objects to claim the government’s attention to our plight,” Mr. David explained. “Since four days now, the two dead persons’ bodies have been decomposing, and residents in these communities can no longer bear it. So they have had to move to another area for safety. We don’t know what killed them, whether Ebola or some other disease.  But no one wants to risk his/her life by being exposed to these corpses,” he explained.For her part, the head of the women’s orgaization in Weala, Madam Fatu Coleman, said since the pronouncement of President Sirleaf’s State of Emergency and the forbidding of people burying dead persons, they (residents) have been reluctant to bury anybody. She confirmed that when Ellietta and Boll Tate died, the community had communicated the deaths to local administrations, including the County Health Team of Margibi, expecting them to bury or remove the corpses and have them appropriately handled; but no word from the County Health Team has been received.The Weala Women’s leader noted that the situation is posing a serious problem to women and children in that part of Liberia. Because of the government’s refusal to remove the bodies, the owner of the only community clinic in the area has closed the place down.Madam Coleman, who hailed the government for its decision to declare a state of emergency to fight against the deadliest killer Ebola virus, called upon government put into place a workable framework that will make for the speedy removal of dead persons from communities around the country.Also speaking on the issue, the Commissioner of Cinta Township, William Julye, described the delay of the government’s burial team to remove the decomposing dead bodies in his township as a total embarrassment.Mr. Julye said he had earlier informed his boss, the Margibi Superintendent, about this urgent matter, who gave assurance that a team, including health personnel were going to remove the two dead bodies. That has not happened.As a result, residents of Weala Town on Saturday August 9, 2014 set up a roadblock preventing vehicles from plying the Kakata-Gbarnga route.The residents’ roadblock action, which lasted for over 3 hours . It was later aborted by well armed Police Support Unit (PSU).Commenting on the death of Ellietta and Boll Tate, Commissioner Julye explained that his inquiry proved that the two were relatives, that they got sick in Kakata and had gone for medical treatment in Weala.According to Commissioner Julye, the father of Boll Tate, Mr. Christopher Tate, who also works for the Salala Rubber Corporation (SRC), had told him (Julye) that Mr. Tate’s now deceased son was sick and that he (father) had suggested that his the young man go to Weala for treatment. Upon arrival, Mr. Tate allegedly hired a private nurse to treat his son. Mr. Julye pointed out that after administering several medications without eqrw results, the nurse (name not given) instructed Mr. Tate to take his son back to Kakata for further treatment. Immediately, Mr. Tate hired a Motorcycle rider, including two family members, to transport Boll Tate to Kakata.It was while they were en route to Kakata that Boll Tate died and was later taken back to Weala.Mr. Julye lamented that prior to Boll Tate’s death, he vomited and showed other signs that were symptomatic of Ebola.  The Cinta Township Commissioner’s records show that prior to the deaths of Boll Tate and Ellietta, in the space of less than two months, seven family members have died in similar manner, bringing the total death toll in Weala to nine.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_imgEvents commemorating the 101st birth anniversary of Liberia’s ex-president William R. Tolbert, Jr. took place last week in the slain president’s hometown of Bentol, outside Monrovia, with a thanksgiving service at the Zion Praise Baptist Church.President Tolbert was born on May 13, 1913 and became president in 1971 following the death of long-serving President William V.S. Tubman to whom Mr. Tolbert was Vice President.Well wishers came from far and near to join the Tolberts as they marked the anniversary of their hero.The Vice President of the Baptist World Alliance and President of the Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention, Rev. Dr. Olu Menjay, in his words of inspiration to the congregation reflected on the legacies of the late president, challenging Liberians to keep the dream of President Tolbert alive by doing those things that will ensure a truly reconciled and harmonious nation.He called on Liberians “to stop and reflect on where we have come from” before deciding to move ahead.Unless this happens, he said “We run the risk of seeing things in ambiguous ways.”The Baptist prelate called for reconciliation, justice, job creation and care for one another.Rev. Menjay said in following the examples of the late Liberian president, Liberians should eschew “distorted vision” which he said leads to destruction.“Distorted vision led to the execution of 13 officials,” following the coup of 1980 and “distorted vision led to the killing of women and children during the civil war.”The late president’s grandnephew John Smythe thrilled the audience with songs of emotion and inspiration.Bong County Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor spoke at the ceremony, saying the day “should remind us of our own responsibilities to our nation, our families and communities.”On the back of the official program for the occasion were some of the late president’s favorite quotes he used to steer the affairs of the nation.Two of the quotations read:  “If we must rise as a nation, the masses of our people must be raised from the mats on the floors to the mattresses on the beds.”“If Liberia must be preserved, if she must bask in the sunshine of national prosperity and always be able to dictate her own policies, the strata of ignorance which is widening within her borders must be totally uprooted.”The thanksgiving service was followed by a benefit luncheon held on the grounds of the “LION HOUSE” in Bentol. The Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the William R. Tolbert, Jr. Foundation, Mrs. Christine Tolbert-Norman, says fund generated from the luncheon will support efforts to renovate the “LION HOUSE” compound and specifically, create a cyber café to be used to connect to global electronic libraries.The libraries targeted for connectivity include those of the Northwestern University, Indiana University, Sagamore Institute Research and Leadership Program, Universities and Leadership Institutes around the world, especially in Africa.Mrs. Norman sees the occasion the beginning of the restoration of the “LION HOUSE”, former homestead of President and Mrs. William R. Tolbert, Jr., which suffered severe looting and destruction during the country’s doomsdays. The Lion House building, with a lion statute before it, stands out among buildings in a town that is picking up fast following the appointment of Madam Christine Tolbert-Norman as mayor last year.The Lion House is now the formal headquarters of the WRT Jr. Foundation.A special William R. Tolbert, Jr. Lecture Series is one of activities lined up for the three day events.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_imgInternal Affairs Minister Morris Dukuly has observed that efforts aimed at taking the country to the next level will require peace and reconciliation as the only options.Minister Dukuly made the statement when he spoke Monday, May 19, at the event marking the first friendship and reconciliation luncheon held in Monrovia. The event was organized by the Liberia Peace Initiative (LPI) to reunite citizens of Nimba and Grand Gedeh counties.The Internal Affairs Minister said the two counties prior to the Liberian civil war had intermarriage tides. Minister Dukuly, however, expressed optimism that with the launch of the peace initiative between the two counties, it will eventually resolve their differences and stand for a just cause.He also urged Peace Ambassador George M. Weah not to focus his attention only on Nimba and Grand Gedeh Counties, rather to include counties that have issues of land related conflict in order to ensure that there is peace in every part of Liberia.“We must put to practice the peace we speak of every day, and carry out peace building activities in our various communities. The government remains committed to insuring there is peace and stability in Liberia.”“I am also urging the media because the media plays a major role in the peace process. Your role is major because many at times, people react to the kind of stories you published and your head-lines. But again, without the media, we cannot have a sustained peace.”Senator Prince Y. Johnson of Nimba County is of the opposing view that both counties are the real problems. According to him, if Ambassador Weah does not look at the root cause of the whole situation, then he will not have his (Sen. Johnson’s) support.  “I have already told him that,” Sen. Johnson added. “We don’t have money to buy guns, so let’s involve everybody including the traditional leaders and traditional council,” Senator Johnson suggested. According to the Nimba lawmaker, the peace process should include those who he claimed brought into the conflict the guns.“The Ambassador should set up a national conference to involve all of us and bring us to one voice then I know he is serious,” Senator Johnson urged.Like Senator Johnson, Senator Thomas Grupee of Nimba County is also of the view that both counties still maintain their good friendship, and there is no cause for alarm.He added that since the allotment US$5 million into the peace process, much has been done and the occasion is a dream comes true.He also agreed with his colleague, Senator Johnson on the inclusion of all the stakeholders to the Liberian conflict.For his part, George Bolly, a head of the disbanded rebel Liberia Peace Council (LPC) expressed gratitude for the Peace Initiative, which he described as ‘kind gesture.’He said that peace is about the young people and their future, therefore, the situation of Nimba and Grand Gedeh counties is a mere illusion of other people.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_imgAs part of her humanitarian contributions to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD), authorities  of the Special Emergency Activity to Restore Children’s Hope (SEARCH) yesterday presented a cash contribution of US$2000 to Montserrado Electoral District #13 Representative, Saah Joseph.The amount, according to SEARCH executive director Sondah Geepea-Wilson, is to help Rep. Joseph in his fight against the EVD through the provision of his personal ambulance service.Rep. Saah’s ambulance service transports persons within Montserrado County, who might show signs of Ebola, to isolation and treatment centers within the county.SEARCH, she said, received the money it presented to the Montserrado Lawmaker from her donor, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), to enhance Rep. Joseph’s capacity to run the ambulance service in this critical period.“We are honored by what you are doing with your ambulance service by transporting those being afflicted by Ebola to the various treatment units. We don’t have enough money to help you in the fight, but little is enough when God is in it,” Mrs. Wilson told Rep. Joseph as she presented the US$2000 cheque to the lawmaker on behalf of her staff. He could use the money either for fuel or to increase whatever given to his co-workers in the fight against the EVD.SEARCH is a locally based non-governmental organization (NGO) engaged in the provision of protection and welfare services, including health and medical, to Ivorian and Sierra Leonean refugees otherwise referred to as “persons of concern.”Receiving the cheque, Rep. Joseph expressed gratitude to SEARCH leadership for the empowerment, and promised to remain committed, because it is based on the fight to contain Ebola that he announced the arrival four new ambulances valued at US$40,000.“Our services look expensive, but it is the contrary since we have directed our efforts to save the lives of our people. Our goal is for every Liberian to have access to quality health services, whether Ebola exists here or not,” Rep. Joseph assured.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,Now that the events have ended, permit me to comment on the ‘Stink and Dutty J’ouvert’ event that took place in the night of 25th May, 2018.  Editor, this event was scheduled on what is usually the night that Guyanese witness the hoisting of the national flag to mark our Independence anniversary.Editor, was this event the reason that things changed this year? Was the event the reason that the midnight flag-raising was cancelled? Why was the midnight flag-raising really moved to 14:00h in the afternoon?The reports in the local newspapers about emails from Basil Williams, the Attorney General, about promoting certain events come to mind. The email said that the PNC’s re-election committee decided to support several entertainment shows with foreign artistes to win back support, especially from youths, because the PNC believed that “this will help to motivate the younger voting population” at the elections.  Is this why the midnight flag-raising was changed?I raise this question because the PNC were given scores of free tickets for distribution by the entertainers.The reports in the local newspapers also talked about Joseph Harmon, the Minister of State, engaging churches on the need for the religious community to play a bigger role in society. He talked about “an increase in goodness and righteousness in our society, in moral re-armament” in Guyana. Was Joseph Harmon being serious about moral re-armament? How does something named ‘Stink and Dutty’ line up with moral re-armament?  But this is just my view.    The main issue, Editor, is that the flag-raising ceremony’s timings were changed.I, like many other Guyanese, expected better of President David Granger, since he is the kind of man who would prefer to be in church on Old Year’s Night instead of at a party.Sincerely,Brian Azorelast_img read more

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first_imgDear Editor,Amidst the multitude of negatives attributed to this People’s National Congress-led coalition, one glaring and most disturbing fact is its penchant for loud, lewd and degrading parties. I am talking about an identifiable mark of this party, especially when they have nothing tangible to offer the people, so bamboozle them by offering a sideshow to dance away their troubles, wine away your fears.This is the naked truth about this party in Government that is, creating distractions for a population that is wallowing in deep poverty. But lest I digress, I shall proceed with the discussion at hand.I draw your attention to the latest debacle of the noise nuisance and the wild and licentious orgies right next to a five-star hotel the Marriott.The licentious behaviour is not so much a degrading factor as it is not done on the hotel’s immediate property, however, the non-stop deafening music is, something that goes on and on until the wee hours of the morning, this is need of urgent concern.The Marriott is an international hotel; one that is usually patronised by persons of decent, high moral calibre, and to subject them to such lawlessness is appalling to say the least. When these persons return to their homeland, I shudder to think of the stories they would relate to their friends and love ones.They would tell of the relentless assault that was forced upon their ears at the hands of some urban hooligans right below their hotel window, treatment that went way below civilised standards. Our country would have chalked up another rave review in backwardness.Now, this noise nuisance would not have seen any curtailment far less a ban by the authorities, save for the fact that the management of the facility issued a lawsuit against the Government. That was the final straw that prompted immediate action from Government. It has nothing to do with the Government showing care and concern for its citizens or any such thing, it is a lawsuit and only that caused them to sober up to the fact that persons are entitled to peace and quiet and restful sleep at nights.One can recall that a similar threat was made by private citizens on the East Coast where this uncultured lawlessness began.On that occasion the illiteracy was removed to the portion of the seawall between Camp Road and the roundabout. As this crazy street party gained popularity, it finally found a resting place in civilised space, the Marriott beachfront.The point I am making is if this bacchanal Government wants the lawlessness to continue then have them go into the National Park which is designed for such foolishness but not areas in and around decency and proper morals.Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

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first_imgDear Editor,I was wondering if I was going senile after reading about Nigel Hughes’ bizarre claims about what constitutes a majority vote in the Guyana Parliament. Any mathematician (or Common Entrance student) will tell you that 33 is the magic number that tilts in favour of the party.Hughes claims that one needs a total of 34 to constitute a majority in the House consisting of 65 seats. I therefore undertook some cursory research on the issue and ‘discovered’ the following stats which would be of interest to all parties (including the Caribbean Court of Justice, if the case goes that far):Source: TABLE FOR DETERMINING MAJORITY AND TWO-THIRDS VOTES (The Michigan State University); see https://msu.edu/~spha/documents/determinevote.pdfFor the sake of democracy, decency, detachment, and development, the Government should accept the results of the Parliamentary vote and prepare for elections due within the 90 days, according to the constitution.Sincerely,Dr Devanand Bhagwanlast_img read more

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first_imgDear Editor,It would be remiss of me to let a recent particularly glaring example of misinformation go unremarked upon, as presented by Member of Parliament Mr Jermaine Figueira. I refer to his letter captioned “All Jagdeo and his PPP party care about is votes from the sugar belt region”.Utter nonsense is my initial response, and I show why I arrived at this conclusion from the listed facts below.I wish to draw to the attention of the reading public the following facts, and then seek to humbly ask them to ponder on the veracity of this Member of Parliament; one who is not an angel, but one who was caught on national TV dishing out explicit language in the august house of Parliament on December 21, 2018 as he added to the chorus of threats against a fellow Member of Parliament. I presume his character lends to this sort of behaviour, which by extension bolsters his engagement in these blatant untruths.Here are some truths for him to learn from; it is clear he does have issues with his history.1.      In the 2013 World Development Report as published by the World Bank, it outlines the following thought, and I quote, “The downsizing of the bauxite industry in the absence of new opportunities has contributed to a deterioration in family and community relationships in Linden. Between the early 1970s and mid-1980s, the bauxite mines were cut by half, and layoff continued into the 1990s.  By 1999, formal unemployment in Linden stood at about 40 percent”.2.      Please permit me, Editor, to continue for this young man’s benefit, since he was not even born, I suppose, when these economically destructive acts were being perpetrated by the then PNC regime.  Did I say PNC?  Yes, I did; because it was the PNC who was in power when the bauxite industry was cut by half and thousands were sent into the army of the unemployed in Region 10.3.    In that report, one former bauxite worker told the World Bank Team, “They (meaning the PNC leaders in charge at the time) treat us like we don’t exist”.4.      From that experience, the World Bank Team found that there was an escalation of child violence and domestic abuse in the mining town, as the breadwinners of families were rendered into a stay-at-home people with little hope and purpose. The home was in crisis in the bauxite industry, and that did not happen under the PPP Government.  It was conceived, created and executed under a PNC Government.5.      It was the PPP — in 1999 — that saved the bauxite industry from total destruction by soliciting OMAI to contract mine between 1999 and 2004, and the process saved over 600 jobs.  These arrangements then led to a partnership between OMAI and Government.  This partnership led to OMAI injected US$10 million cash in vitally needed equipment and refurbishment works in the bauxite industry at Linden. This is what a caring Government does; not cut the industry by 50 percent, as the PNC did in the 1980s, and has again so done in the sugar belt.6.    The PPP has since injected an average of G$1.7 billion per year from 1999 to 2010 into the Linden Community Power Supply, and then an average of G$2.6 billion between 2010 and 2014, when they increased the cash transfers to the mining town.  In the last full year of a PPP Government, the cash transfers to LINDEN POWER were some G$2.8 billion.  Add that up, Jermaine; and do not use Nigel’s arithmetic.  From my detailed analysis of the individual years, it adds up to G$34 billion in subsidy being transferred to Linden by the rest of Guyana over a 15-year period.7.    As a cushion to the mess that the PNC left in the bauxite industry, the PPP launched a G$3 billion project, called LEAP, to incubate new businesses and to refurbish the infrastructure in the town.  It was fully executed.8.   Then the PPP paid off some US$40 million on the PNC borrowed SYSMIN Loans that were wasted under the PNC.  Much of these funds found their way into the pockets of the PNC leaders who were financing their relatives abroad.9.     On average, during the latter 15 years of the PPP administration, they spent over G$220 million a year on the Linden- to-Lethem road, which adds up to over $3.3 billion. This investment aided the increase in the volume of trade passing through the town, and led to many new business activities in Linden. Think 2018: What is the state of that road under this now PNC led Government?10.  Under the latter 15 years of the PPP, they spent some G$80 million per year on the Linden Technical Institute.  I am asking this question: Why was more not spent by this post-2015 PNC-led administration to expand the services at the Linden Technical Institute? Why are the children and youths of Linden being shortchanged today? Many would support such an agenda, which grants more scholarships to Lindeners, because history has taught us that Lindeners are a hardworking people who would exploit any opportunity provided to them.11. Then we must ask which Government invested more massively in the refurbishment of the Linden Water Works?  YES, the PPP; not the PNC, my brother Jermaine.How do you think all of this was being paid for – taxation from people like the sugar workers.We must all remain committed to the truth, and you are being very economical with the truth my brother Jermaine.  The PPP, like the PNC, did bring harm to the sugar belt, and I have written extensively of the harm that PPP appointees like Raj Singh and Donald Ramotar brought to the sugar belt. But let us be clear: as a developmental partner to the people, the PPP, as a team, was far superior to this incompetent and corrupt Team Granger and their PNC apparatchiks.As a young man who may be a future decision maker of Guyana, learn one thing: the truth outlives all of us, and you must be more aware of the facts.Regards,Sasenarine Singhlast_img read more

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