The man, a convicted fraudster to be charged soon – Police source

first_imgAccording to information reaching Guyana Times, Tameshwar Beekham, 38, of Crabwood Creek, Corentyne,Tameshwar BeekhamBerbice, is expected to be charged before the end of the week in relation to a series of death threats he issued to the Leader of the Opposition and former President Bharrat Jagdeo and a number of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) parliamentarians.Beekham, a self-professed A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) supporter, took to his Facebook page and ranted over the idealisation of the APNU/AFC Government’s accomplishments and vision of former President Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham, and openly stated his intentions to target Freedom House and “murder” Jagdeo and the PPP/C.Beekham was arrested on June 6 by Police in Springlands and was subsequently transferred to the Criminal Investigations Department, in Georgetown.According to a Police source, the man has confessed to investigators about his threats. “He admitted to the threats on Facebook and so we should proceed with instituting charges,” a Police source related to this newspaper.According to the man’s Facebook page, he had encounters with the Police in relation to the same issue, but still continued his anger filled threats.Beekham however, is no stranger to the courts and prisons as he was jailed for seven years on charges of fraud. According to reports, he allegedly fraudulently obtained money from a number of persons while he was a Customs Officer employed with the Berbice Anti-Smuggling Squad (BASS). He even stated that he was wanted for three years.Beekham was convicted for fraud and served a seven-year prison sentence from August 26, 2005 until November 24, 2012.His actions come on the heels of a recent incident where Police had detained a 52-year-old woman, who allegedly posted racially-inciting social media comments about African Guyanese, and what appeared to be threats to President David Granger.The woman has since been charged for attempting to excite hostility on the grounds of race contrary to Section 2 (1) (C) of the Racial Hostility Act, Chapter 23:01 of the Criminal Offences Act. Her Facebook post stated that “Granger want a bullet in head… I am out of a job now because of them.”last_img read more

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Liberia Marathon Appeals to Stage First Race after Ebola

first_imgThe organizers of the Liberia Marathon launched a fund-raising appeal Monday to enable them to stage the first marathon since the Ebola epidemic was successfully brought to an end in the country.The marathon, which has been hailed by former President Bill Clinton, former Prime Minister Tony Blair and Liberia’s President Ellen Sirleaf as a symbol of peace, was cancelled last year due the epidemic that swept the country in 2014, and continued until the WHO declared Liberia Ebola-free in September.The organizers said that this year’s race would be dedicated to those who lost their lives in the epidemic, and that Liberians and runners crave the opportunity to celebrate the country’s triumph and return to normal.They said the economic aftershock of the epidemic, in which Liberia’s GDP fell to zero and most foreign investors fled the country, led to the disappearance of the marathon’s traditional pool of sponsors.The non-profit Liberia Marathon is seeking to raise $30,000 through a crowd-funding appeal on the fund-raising website IndieGogo to pay for logistics, prizes and materials for the race.The marathon’s Race Director, Eunice Dahn said: “The marathon was created to symbolize Liberia’s unity and resilience. In the past year Liberia has been through hell again because of Ebola. Now that it is defeated, we just want to help bring back the normalcy that people in Liberia want and deserve. We need people’s support to do that, so we appeal to everyone to donate to help make the marathon possible.”The race is planned for November 8, and includes a 10km event – the only such race in West Africa open to athletes using wheelchairs and crutches.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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Appeal against CJ’s denial deferred to January 24

first_imgEstates closure challengeNearly two months after acting Chief Justice Roxane George ruled against an application to quash Government’s move to close the East Demerara and Rose Hall Estates, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) challenge against the ruling came up at the Appeal Court on Monday. However, the matter was deferred to January 24 when counsel for the parties appeared at the nation’s highest court.Guyana Times understands that Appellate Justices Rishi Persaud, Gregory Barnes and Acting Chancellor of the Judiciary Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards are presiding over the case.Rose Hall EstateThe unions brought the case at the Appeal Court based on the contention that the acting Chief Justice “erred” in denying the application. The original injunction in the High Court had noted that not enough consultations were held by Government with the affected parties.The majority of the Rose Hall and East Demerara Estate workers were let go by December 29, 2017. It was in May 2017 that Government announced plans to close the Enmore and Rose Hall Sugar Estates, sell the Skeldon Sugar Factory, reduce the annual production of sugar, and take on the responsibility of managing the drainage and irrigation services offered by GuySuCo. These decisions were, however, met with union and community-sanctioned protests, which saw many workers and affected residents taking to the streets to highlight the negative impact the closures would have on workers and the economy as a whole.The Private Sector, civil society and other interest groups have long decried the closures of estates, with many saying that the country’s overall economy and the economies of villages would be impacted as a whole. The social strain on families was also noted as a major possible setback as in many instances, multiple members of the same household, including some husbands and wives, are employed within the sugar industry. The Wales Estate was closed in December 2016.last_img read more

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USC ends desert drought

first_imgTUCSON – The last time USC won a men’s basketball game at Arizona, Ronald Reagan was president, the Berlin Wall stood tall and the first “Back to the Future” movie was No. 1 at the box office. Or, in basketball sense, Michael Jordan had yet to win an NBA Championship or scoring title, Tim Floyd was an assistant at Texas El-Paso dreaming of his first head-coaching job and Abdoulaye N’diaye was the only current Trojan player alive. Young and Stewart led USC with 26 points apiece, and Pruitt added 17 points and four steals. “I think it’s the best the three of them have played in sequence since we’ve been here,” Floyd said. Stewart didn’t start because he missed two days of practice this week, first to go to Mississippi for the funeral of his great-grandfather and then with a sore throat. But he provided a spark the moment he took the court, hitting a 3-pointer to start a 10-0 run that erased an early 19-10 deficit. Stewart was a factor at the end, too. He took two steps to his right and drained a jump shot to put USC ahead for good at 74-73 with a little more than three minutes remaining. He made 11 of 15 shots. Young extended the lead from there, nailing a jumper while being fouled and completing the 3-point play. Then Pruitt leaped high to steal an overhead pass from Mustafa Shakur and convert two free throws that gave USC a six-point advantage with just more than a minute remaining. Arizona is the sixth-ranked team that USC has beaten this season, making the Trojans a virtual lock for the NCAA Tournament. One more victory Sunday at Arizona State, to give the Trojans 20 victories, might close the deal. “We all knew this was the game to get us in the tournament,” said Young, who made 9 of 13 shots. “We came together before the game and talked about it.” Floyd had downplayed the 21-game losing streak in Tucson all week, saying his teams were 0-1 at McKale Center. But the sweep of Arizona impressed him. At his first press conference when hired as coach, Floyd called the Wildcats the barometer in the Pac-10. “It’s (bigger) to win against Arizona, who I consider the measuring stick in the league,” Floyd said. “No one has sustained a better program in the country than Lute Olsen. I feel proud of the team win.” matthew.kredell@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A lot has changed since Jan. 17, 1985, and USC showed Thursday that the state of Trojans basketball has earned a spot on that list. The hot shooting of Nick Young and Lodrick Stewart, along with pocket-picking defense from Gabe Pruitt, led No. 22 USC to an 80-75 victory over No. 19 Arizona, breaking the Trojans’ 21-game losing streak at McKale Center. center_img “It means a lot,” Young said of the victory. “I wasn’t born the last time they won here. I was born a few months later. It’s something I’ve been dreaming about all week, to come in and get this win.” With the victory, USC (19-7, 9-4) extended its third-place lead in the Pacific-10 Conference to 1 1/2 games over Arizona (17-8, 8-6) and Oregon. USC’s first win at Arizona in 22 years didn’t bring much of a celebration. Young hugged Daniel Hackett at midcourt, tossed the ball high in the air and pumped his fist while heading toward the bench. Most of the players just walked to the locker room. The Trojans had beaten Arizona two games in a row, both in Los Angeles, giving hope that this could be the year for USC to end the streak. last_img read more

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Gymnastics Club receives $1,500 donation through Live It! Active

first_imgThe North Peace Arena was scorched by a fire in July 2015, which left the Gymnastics building unusable. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The North Peace Gymnastics Club has received a donation of over $1,500, raised through The Moose FM and Fort St. John Co-op’s Live It! Active Challenge.Moose FM owner/manager Adam Reaburn presented recreation coordinator Chantelle Yates with the cheque of $1,577.87 on Wednesday.Yates said the club has also received almost $2,000 in other donations, but still doesn’t know what is happening with the building. In the meantime, the club has been using a room in the Stonebridge Hotel to practice.- Advertisement -“We’re still waiting to hear from the city, and they’re waiting on the insurance to let them know what’s happening with our old building,” she said.The club was first allowed to stay with the Stonebridge Hotel until June, but that has been extended until August, Yates confirmed.“We’re hoping by the end of August to have some answers,” she added.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Let’s help conquer cancer with Donegal’s ‘1for1@1 Schools Challenge’!

first_imgCalling all schools in Donegal – Relay for Life really needs your help!Cancer affects every family and for this reason we here at Donegal Daily are delighted to have teamed up with ‘Relay for Life Donegal’ in a novel fundraising idea called the ‘1for1@1 Schools Challenge.’Unfortunately, cancer does affect every family either directly or indirectly and it is for that reason that we, together with Robert O’Connor and his committee at Relay for Life Donegal, are asking every school in Donegal for your help. The challenge will run from Monday, 1st to Friday, 19th of May.Between those dates we are asking schools from Malin Head to Bundoran and from Lifford to Arranmore Island to choose a day and at one o’clock to carry out your challenge and when completed we ask you to hand in one euro per child to the school- hence the name 1@1for 1!If there is more than one child in the family one euro per family is all we are asking.Your school chooses the challenge, whether it’s walking around the school yard for one kilometre, a mannequin challenge, a singing or dancing challenge or indeed your school could possibly do a challenge that could go viral so over the Easter holidays put your thinking caps on. What we would really love you all to do is to challenge a school in your area to do the same and we will put your requested challenge here on Donegal Daily.If at all possible we would like all schools to do a one-minute recording of your challenge and to send it to :- relayforlifedonegal@gmail.com, and they in turn will forward it to us at Donegal Daily.As you can appreciate it would be impossible to put every single video up on our site but if you also include a photograph we will ensure that all photos will be posted. ( please note that Relay for Life will show all videos on a large screen during this year’s event).Why you may ask?A massive Research Programme is currently underway at Letterkenny University Hospital which when complete will determine how cancer survivors can live healthier and happier lives. It is vitally important that our cancer survivors are also looked after and when completed this research will have far reaching consequences not just for survivors here in Donegal but indeed nationally and globally. The cost of the research programme is approximately €100,000 and every single euro raised this year at Relay for Life will go towards the cost. That’s the reason your euro is so important to us. Are you up for the Challenge?Already having talked to various schools that we know through committee members we have a number of schools on board and we would love to add your school name to that list so please say yes to our request. Keep in touch with Donegal Daily for this challenge and will remind you as we approach the countdown date which is May 1st.Thanking you in advance and if you have any queries please phone – Robert O’Connor on (087) 2716344 or Seamus Mc Bride on (087) 2289477 or email relayforlifedonegal@gmail.comFull details are also available on our facebook page.Let’s help conquer cancer with Donegal’s ‘1for1@1 Schools Challenge’! was last modified: April 4th, 2017 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:cancerchallengecharityRelay for Lifeschoolslast_img read more

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GAA NOTES: URRIS

first_imgGAA Bingo- Every Thursday Night At 9pm In St Marys Hall Clonmany Everyone Welcome.Match & Win for 5/1/2012 No jackpot winner last week this weeks will rise to €2,780.00 numbers drawn were 3,12,19,24 the €15 consolation prizes went to Sadie McLaughlin Tullagh, Ellie & Nicole Gordon Isle of Dough,Susan Harkin Annagh, Joe Con Mindoran, Helen Toland GaddyDuff Clonmany.Underage Teams – A Meeting for anyone interested in helping out with our underage teams this year will take place on Saturday 14th January in Straid at 4pm, all existing managers and mentors welcome. Club Membership 2012 – Is now due for renewal Adults €20 Child (under 18) €3 all players must be registered before season begins, contact David Hession or John Friel.Club Executive Meeting – The next club executive meeting is on Wednesday 11th January 2012 at 8pm.Donegal Year Book – 2011 edition now available from the club at €15 contact John Friel.Foundation Coaching Course:- The Inishowen Board are looking for names of people interested in doing a Foundation coaching course in the early part of 2012.The course is usually run over two sessions which includes one evening and a full day session. Child protection is also included as part of the course and is a prerequisite to qualify overall.Any one intending to help with coaching teams for the club in 2012 should have this minimum level of proficiency.Anyone interested in doing the course should contact John Friel 0860523550 or David Hession 0860538537 as soon as possible. Club Merchandise – New Club Jersey and hat are now available in Centra, the club has a range of merchandise available in all sizes polo shirts hoodies jackets and not forgetting the all important urris hat for the coming winter contact Alan 0879029672.New Club Website is up and running at www.urris.gaa.ie so check it out for all the clubs up to date news.Any items for the notes please send to lckn3@eircom.net or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening. GAA NOTES: URRIS was last modified: January 9th, 2012 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:URRIS GAA noteslast_img read more

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TEARS FLOW AS TRAGIC DROWNING VICTIM ELAINE LAID TO REST

first_imgTHERE were heartbreaking scenes yesterday afternoon when the funeral took place of tragic drowning victim Elaine Morrow.The 23 year old Ballintra woman died when a diving trip went horribly wrong in Australia three weeks ago.More than 1,000 mourners turned up at the funeral service which took place at Drumholm Church of Ireland Parish Church in Ballintra. Leading the mourners was Elaine’s parents Jimmy and Margaret and her two younger sisters Kathryn, 19 and Tanya, 15.Kathryn thanked Elaine for being the best big sister ever even though sometimes she may not always have listened.And she promised to look after her parents and little sister Tanya.Tearful Tanya broke down as she tried to read a poem to her dead sister. Reverend Brian Russell said a multitude of people beyond Donegal had been touched by Elaine’s kindess and gentle nature and they will miss her also.Members of Elaine’s family all wore something purple for the sorrowful occasion in memory of the former biology graduate.The Order of Service contained a picture of Elaine in happier times – clutching a large sunflower and smiling.Elaine’s was given a guard of honour at her funeral service by pupils from her former secondary school Colaiste Colmcille in Ballyshannon.Meanwhile two investigations are being carried out into the circumstances surrounding the young Donegal woman’s death. The details of a post mortem into Elaine’s death have still not been released.Local county councillor Phonsie Travers said people in the area have rallied to the family in their time of need.“The Morrow family are decent, hard-working people and they didn’t deserve this. Everyone is still is shock.“The amount of people who have been calling to the family home in recent weeks since Elaine’s death has been unbelievable. “It will be difficult for the family, for Elaine’s parents Jimmy and Margaret and her two sisters in the coming weeks but the community will be here for them,” he said.EndsTEARS FLOW AS TRAGIC DROWNING VICTIM ELAINE LAID TO REST was last modified: May 6th, 2011 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:Elaine Morrowfunerallast_img read more

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DONEGAL LADIES IN STUNNING DISPLAY AGAINST ALL-IRELAND CHAMPS CORK

first_imgStarted at centre-half forward todayDONEGAL’S Senior Ladies put in a stunning display against the country’s top team in their league match today – and just came up short.In the lunchtime clash at Robert Emmett’s Donegal pushed Cork all the way, losing in the end by 3-13 to 2-10.But the six point margin in the end was a tad generous to the visitors, the queens of ladies football in recent years and the eight-times All-Ireland and current champions. Cork’s extra goal had kept them in it at the break as the sides went in tied Donegal 1-07, Cork 2-04.It was a superb display by the Donegal Ladies, one which new manager Margaret Foy can take great hope from. DONEGAL LADIES IN STUNNING DISPLAY AGAINST ALL-IRELAND CHAMPS CORK was last modified: February 9th, 2014 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:CorkdonegalFootballGAAlast_img read more

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All welcome to St Gabriel’s Preschool Enrolment Week

first_imgSt Gabriel’s Preschool is currently taking enrolments for September 2018, and all families are welcome to an Open Week from 12th- 16th March to come in and see the preschool:St Gabriel’s Preschool at Convent Road, Letterkenny is planned around the Aistear Curriculum for Early Childhood Education. Every day the children are learning through play. We want all children to feel valued with their interests reflected in the preschool environment.A healthy lunch is provided by St Gabriel’s Preschool each day for every child. We encourage and promote a strong multicultural preschool. Since 2010 we have worked alongside a variety of different cultures within the pre-school including; Irish Traveller, Irish, Scottish, English, Brazilian, Roma African, Chinese, Afghan, Iranian, Polish, Croatian, Philippines and Portuguese.Enrolment For September 2018:Dates: 12th– 16th of March 2018Time: Anytime between 9am-3.30pmWhere: St. Gabriel’s Pre-school, Convent Road, Letterkenny Morning and afternoon sessions available. Lunches provided.Places are filling up fast. Please call to the pre-school to enrol your child for September 2018 to avoid disappointment.All welcome to St Gabriel’s Preschool Enrolment Week was last modified: March 13th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:educationletterkennyOpen weekschoolsst gabriel’s preschoollast_img read more

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