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…fund will be utilised for consumables and other treatments – Dr Norton As Guyana improves its strategic approach in combating the mosquito borne Zika Virus, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has received a sum of US$206,000 from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for this cause.Although the number of persons who had fallen victim to the virus remains at a recorded 12, with other suspected unrecorded cases, the Health Ministry says it’s bent on ensuring that Zika does not become a pandemic in Guyana and that the figures are reduced.During an interview with Minister of Health Dr George Norton, he related to Guyana Times that his ministry is resolute in its goal of eliminating the Zika Virus from Guyana especially since the cases have not spiralled.The Health Minister outlined that the money received will be used primarily on consumables and other treatments that can decrease the effects of the virus but not get rid of it completely, since there has been no found cure.According to the Minister, the Health Ministry has already reserved US$50,000 for consumables while another US$50,000 is budgeted for the treatment. Treatment he said will involve the dispensation of medications from overseas companies that specialise in the production of Zika virus drugs.These drugs, he explained, are expensive to procure but highlighted that the IDB funds will aid significantly in the provision of the drugs.Currently, when persons test positive for the virus, they are usually isolated and treated with basic drugs that doctors have found to be effective in reducing the symptoms. Additionally, the use of fluids are prescribed.Norton noted however, that when the treatment becomes available in the near future, a more comprehensive approach will be taken to systematically rid the virus from the victims. With the cure not yet discovered, doctors are trying to at least relieve victims from the symptoms.According to the minister, at present the status of the virus in the country has not changed much but each week five samples are sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing. Thus far, all these have returned negative besides the 12 already recorded cases.Dr Norton informed that there has been a visible improvement in fighting the virus, “but the Ministry will not rest until it becomes dormant in Guyana.”Meanwhile, he said that the standard strategic measures remain intact with fogging campaigns, distribution of mosquito repellents and nettings, and the use of media to disseminate information pertaining to the virus.Furthermore, a number of medical personnel have been sent to Trinidad to be part of the training in Zika fighting, Dr Norton noted.These persons will be trained specifically in the area of testing of samples in Guyana. The equipment for this has already been made available, according to the minister.The first case of the virus was recorded in January of this year while at the same time, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added Guyana to the list of countries likely to face the severe impacts of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.Due to the close proximity of Guyana and Brazil, which has been severely infected with the disease, a greater effort from the government was exerted into fighting the virus.
– high rate of school dropouts due to lack ofaccess to secondary educationResidents of Great Falls, upper Demerara River (Region 10), are accusing the Government of neglecting the education system in their village. The community has a population of about 300 but there are no facilities for children to complete their secondary education as the secondary schools in closest proximity to the area are in Linden.Residents of Great Falls, Mabura Road and Number 58 Village said they had come together with the idea of building a school which would have served those communities but when they approached Government for assistance, their idea was shut down since the Government allegedly refused to provide teachers.Residents said due to their interest for their children to access secondary education, they made yet another proposal to the Administration and submitted a list of names of potential teachers from those villages that could have been trained to teach but they are yet to receive a response.A resident of Great Falls, who asked to remain anonymous, related that he and other residents have exhausted all avenues in seeking proper education for their children.“We have tried everything. First, they had no school. Then we built a school, self-help with no assistance from Government. Then we asked for the teachers, they then responded by saying that they don’t have accommodation for the teachers. We didn’t give up there. We submitted a names of high school graduates that would have attended secondary school elsewhere and attained subjects at CSEC and returned to the village. We asked the Government to train these persons in even if its four or five basic subject areas just so that our children can have an education accessible but to date, they haven’t even responded,” he said.The resident stated that the issue of lack of access to education is brought up by residents at every village meeting with officials from Government Ministries and other agencies to no avail.He added that recently they sought the intervention of Indigenous Peoples Affairs Minister, Sydney Allicock but there were more empty promises that never materialised.“This is distressing. They have no interest in the people here. It’s just promises on more promises and nothing is being done for us. Our children should have access to complete their education. That’s a basic necessity,” he added.He pointed out that as a result of this issue, there is a high rate of school dropouts in his village and surrounding villages as children were left with no other alternative than to leave school upon completion of their primary education.“Right now, most of the children finish school after the primary because Linden is a far distance from here and residents have to relocate if their children are to attend schools there. It’s unreasonable and unfair,” he said.The residents also noted that an Information and Communication Technology Hub which was built and powered by solar energy to serve the community in the area of computer training is still awaiting furnishings after five months.The building is empty and every time inquiries are made by the residents they are told that they are waiting for the Government to supply the computers.“This is a waste. The empty building sitting there. It was a big thing when they announced the ICT Hub for this area but months have passed and we are still waiting. They have no computers. They have no interest in the people. They are saying one thing but their actions show something totally different,” the resident argued.The frustrated residents are calling on the relevant authorities to intervene in the situation and to put mechanisms in place so that residents can access better facilities.Efforts to obtain a comment from Region Ten Regional Education Officer Robindra Singh on the issue were unsuccessful.Great Falls Village is a small Indigenous community located on the bank of the Demerara River with a population of about 300 persons. The community has two nursery and primary schools, a health centre and a village office. Its main economic activities are logging, traditional hunting and fishing.
Some 800 teenage mothers have been given the opportunity to reintegrate into the school system or further develop themselves through technical and vocational education.Education Minister Nicolette HenryThis is according to Education Minister Nicolette Henry. Speaking at a press conference of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) – the largest party in the APNU/AFC coalition – on Friday, Minister Henry said that prior to this initiative undertaken by her Administration, the reintegration of teenage mothers into the school system was a distanced dream for many.Henry noted that her Administration is now providing these young adolescences with not only a second opportunity to complete their schooling but also allowing them to get back on the path of development. This, she noted, in many instances, is breaking the chain cycle of poverty.“We believe that every Guyanese, irrespective of their circumstances, must have an opportunity to reach their full potential and this initiative is an opportunity to achieve that,” she stated.According to the Education Minister, these more than 800 teen mothers are from all 10 administrative regions across the country. Of those, she explained that some 500 of them were placed into technical and vocational education.“In the case of technical and vocational education, where we have trained or reintegrated the teenage mothers, we’ve also provided amenities such as care facilities for those mothers,” she stated.Minister Henry further explained that a lot of them were placed at Carnegie School of Home Economics while others would have exercised the option of going back to secondary schools.“In some instances, they went back to secondary schools where they would have started, in other instances they opted not to go to that same school,” the Minister said.The reintegration programme is funded by Government and is being facilitated by the Health and Family Life Education Unit within the Education Ministry.This was part of a policy initiative launched back in June 2018 to ensure that teenage mothers have the opportunity to go back to school. The policy was a collaboration between the Education Ministry and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) with the input of other important stakeholders such as the Public Security Ministry, Public Health Ministry, Social Protection Ministry and faith-based organisations along with other agencies.The policy, which took about one year to create, sets out clear guidelines to ensure that mothers are not denied the opportunity to re-enter the formal school system to continue their education. It further aims at not only managing the reintegration of the adolescent mothers but it is to also advance the prevention of adolescent pregnancy.
Superbet continues to extend its social obligation as it donates groceries and other items to the struggling children of Sunita Vandyke of Golden Fleece, Essequibo Coast – who died days after one of her eyes being removed. The six children are now left in the care of relatives who only recently pleaded for assistance to sustain them.Members of the Superbet team along with two of the children and their auntAfter the story was published in Guyana Times, several companies, including Superbet, have come forward to assist. On Tuesday, Nickoli Primo, Kishore Badruddin and Sanjay Mangal of Superbet handed over the items to the aunt, Cindy Vandyke, at her Lot 6, Reliance, Essequibo Coast home.The aunt was very thankful to Superbet for the timely donation. She explained that the three girl children, including the five-month-old baby, are presently staying with their grandmother in Parika, while she takes care of the three boys.She related that two of the three boys will be attending school in the new academic year and as such, would be seeking the assistance of the public for uniforms and other school materials. Primo stated that his company was happy to assist the family, while noting the items that were donated to the family cost over $80,000. This he added, included groceries, diapers, baby supplies and other items.He encouraged other businesses to come forward and donate to the family in need.
Rice farmers picketing the Ministry of the Presidency and the Agriculture MinistryHerman Ramjit is just one of the many farmers who fell prey to the empty promise of being paid $9000 per bag of paddy, made when the APNU/AFC Coalition Administration was on the campaign trail.The AFC component, which had significant support in traditional farming communities, was the main advocate of this promise.Today a bag of paddy costs some $2600, and Ramjit, also an AFC member, is highly disappointed in the APNU/AFC Administration.“I had so much confidence in these people them, with the sweet words they come and put forward to abbi. And when time come now, they can’t even come see what we doing. And me organise people to join the party,” he expressed. “Me had so much of confidence in our Prime Minister, Mr Moses Nagamootoo, with all them sweet promises he come and tell we; and when time come now, nothing at all! He nah even come visit abbi. He nah even come tell the people, ‘Thank you all fuh voting meh’. Never!”This rice farmer is not only disappointed in the Government’s failure to keep its promises regarding the price of paddy, but is also disappointed over its implementation of draconian policies which are already hurting the agriculture sector.Ramjit was among several other rice farmers who were protesting outside of the Ministry of the Presidency and the Agriculture Ministry on Monday. Their grouse is the increase in land rental rates imposed by the Mahaica/Mahaicony Abary/Agricultural Development Authority (MMA/ADA) earlier this year.Head of the Rice Producers Association, Dharamkumar Seeraj, has challenged the Government to rationalise why farmers should pay more for a service that is not improving.“Overall, it’s a backward move by the Government to bring about these increases; bearing in mind (that) when farmers lose due to flood or due to drought, the Government don’t compensate them. Bearing in mind also (that Government hasn’t) done anything to improve the conditions of the lands,” he emphasised.He also posited that a significant number of farmers were struggling to pay the previous fees, thus imposing higher rates would only cripple the agriculture sector.Seeraj, a parliamentarian, also lamented the added burdens which are prevailing as a result of the 14 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) on agricultural products.“It is a backward move to tax agriculture, to tax your exports. If exports dry up and you get less, then foreign exchange dries up and then that has a spin-off to affect every single section of our economy. Once the rate of foreign exchange starts to move, then cost of living starts to go up,” he explained.Seeraj also disclosed that a significant number of farmers were struggling to pay the previous fees, and he said imposing higher rates would only cripple the agriculture sector.“The RPA has had a discussion with the Board of the MMA/ADA…and they said that, even at the previous rates, farmers were unable to pay it. That is why…the arrears of the MMA/ADA (are) somewhere in the vicinity of more than $4 million,” he posited.Rice farmers have, for months, been protesting, and have pledged to continue so doing until Government heeds their cries.Among the changes they find objectionable are the new ones for drainage and irrigation for lands located from Profit village to Rosignol village. Those rates have moved from $2500 per year to $8000 per year. This represents a $5500 increase on charges. And farm lands that fall within the MMA Rice Development Scheme will now cost farmers $7000 per year, whereas they used to pay $1241 less during last year.Those who pay monthly for the lands will now have to fork out $666, whereas they used to pay $583 up until end of 2016.Agriculture Minister Noel Holder has defended these increases by insisting that he does not want to create another “GuySuCo situation”, wherein taxpayers continue to subsidise the sugar company.
The Fort St. John Knights of Columbus Bantam AA Flyers travelled to Olds, Alberta last Thursday to compete in a competitive tournament. The Flyers played well against three different teams but failed to come up with a victory. The team displayed great penalty killing as usual but couldn’t capitalize on the power play. The Fort St. John Knights of Columbus play Dawson Creek on Saturday, November 22, in Taylor Arena at 3:15 pm. They play again on Sunday in Dawson Creek at Kin Arena 2:30 pm. – Advertisement –
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SENIOR FOOTBALLA youthful and inexperienced Malin side completed their Ulster Intermediate League campaign with a 2.6 to 0.12 draw against Ogra Colmcille in Cookstown on Sunday, with Ryan Green netting both the goals. Malin recorded a win and a draw, from their 4 group games. As always, the competition allowed the management the opportunity to look at some of the fringe players, all who performed superbly and gives manager Terence Colhoun a welcome selection headache, for when the league begins in little over a months time. UNDER 21 CHAMPIONSHIPAfter last weeks revised draw Malin will now entertain Cloughaneely in the first round of the A championship.SENIOR TRAINING Circuit training continues for the senior and reserve panel at 7-00 on Tuesday and Thursday in the club gym. Any players who have not paid their club membership must do so before the beginning of the season. Any outstanding membership will be collected by Paul Mc Laughlin (Fildara) at training.LADIES TRAININGTraining continues Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30, training will now take place outside, so please bring suitable footwear and clothing.UNDERAGE BOYS TRAININGTraining continues for the Under 6 age group in the club, gym on Sunday mornings from 10 to 11-15. The sessions are based on GAA Fundamentals; a Croke Park initiative based on research aimed at bettering your child’s coordination (including hand eye) balance, agility and basic fitness in a fun filled environment. It is also an introduction into the basic skills of Gaelic games. All children are welcome to attend.Training for the Under 8 age group takes place in the club gym from 11 to 12-30 on Sunday mornings also in the club.This is followed by training for the Under 10 age group, which runs from 12.30 to 1.30. The underage 16-football squad are currently training in the club gym on Tuesday at 5.00 and in the Malin stables on Saturday evening at 7.00.UNDERAGE GIRLS TRAININGTraining for the U16/U14 girls is now in full swing as they prepare for the first game of the season in the coming weeks. Training continues on Wednesday at 5:15 and is now moved to outdoors so everyone is advised to bring suitable footwear and clothing,U12 Girls training continues at 4:15pm on Wednesday’s in the Clubhouse, with the girls preparing for the “Off The Wall” competition, which will be held shortly. U10/U8/U6 girls had the first training session of the year on Saturday, with a total of 19 girls attending. Those in the Under 8/10 bracket are currently practicing for the “Off The Wall” competition. It was great to see so many new faces at the session, and we hope to see a few more in the coming weeks.All sessions cost just €2 and newcomers are welcome to attend in each age group.HURLINGTraining continues for girls and boys continues at 5-6pm for under 6’s and under 8’s and 6-7pm for under 10’s and 12’s. Each session costs 2 euro and all equipment is provided. We would love to have new coaches to help out; no experience required just energy and enthusiasm, as we will provide training. If you need further information contact Grace on 086804719925 CARD DRIVEThe club will be hosting a 25 Card Drive on Friday March 1st in the clubhouse at 8.30. €10 to play and half of the pot will be paid out in prizes. Everyone welcome, for more details contact John Byrne on 086 2507380.CLUB SHOPThe Malin GAA club shop will be open in the clubhouse on Saturdays from 12-2 and on Sundays from 11-15 to 1-30. There are a large selection of club merchandise in stock, which can be purchased on the day. Also the club will submit an order to the suppliers on the first day of each month for any club stock, which is currently not available in the shop. Please note that the replica shirts are loose fitting, not the tight fit that the senior side wears. A list of other club gear, hoodies, rain jackets, shorts, socks, hats, scarves, kit bags etc are also available to order. For more details, contact Susan on 07493 70638.BIG BREAKFASTMalin GAA Ladies will be holding a Big Breakfast morning in the clubhouse on St Patricks Day. More details will be available in the coming weeks but remember to make a date in your diary.LOTTOThere was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot. The sequence drawn was 2-5-6-4-3-1-7. The €50 winner was Christina Crumlish, Malin Head with the €20 sellers prize going to Ryan Coffey. Next weeks lotto jackpot is €550 and we thank the local community for its continued support.NEW TO YOUHave you any spare clothes cluttering up your home? Well don’t throw them out!! Malin GAA are opening a NEW TO YOU shop in Malin in the coming days with all money received going to help fund the under 14 trip to Leeds. So why not start your spring cleaning and put any unwanted clothes into a large sack. More details will be available shortly on where to drop them off.MATCH DAY VOLUNTEERSYour club needs you!!! We are looking for volunteers to give 3 hours of their time during the season to help man the club tuck shop during home games. Duties include serving tea, coffee and snacks. If we can get enough people on board to help share the workload, it would mean you would only be required to help out for just one game during the entire season. Anyone interested is asked to send their name and contact number to Paddy on 0868668531.BAZAARThe club are hosting a Monster Bazaar in St Patricks Hall, Malin on Friday March 8th to help raise funds for the under 14s trip to Leeds in the summer. There will be some great prizes up for grabs, televisions and hampers, to name just a few, all for as little as 50 cent per ticket. Proceedings get underway at 8 o clock. More details will follow next week. If anyone would like to donate a prize, just contact Packo Mc Laughlin (Fildara).PITCH BOOKINGSCould all team managers contact hughie mccolgan(0863543210) to advise of your training and match times for the season ahead. Hughie will keep a timetable for the field to avoid double booking. Any team that do not the field booked in advance can not be guaranteed that it will be available when requested.NOTESAnyone wishing to have information included in the club notes are reminded to contact Martin Doherty on 086 1585880, or alternatively send an email to the new club email address email@example.com at no later than 9 o clock on the Sunday evening. Please note the new club email address.MAILING LISTAnyone wishing to be included in the club text service, to avail of club fixtures and news are asked to send their number to 0868668531 or also you can follow the club and receive regular updates on the clubs facebook page and on Donegal Daily.GAELIC GAMES: MALIN GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: February 25th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)