Congo Town – If you imagined a beach jam being all about loads of smashing hits and artists, people laughing and sharing fun while swimming in nearby puddles created by the ocean, think again! During HottFm’s Beach Jam over the weekend, held at Bernard’s Beach, HottFm’s CEO DJ Blue and one of Liberia’s top DJ’s, Weego Zico-Fresh Boy, held the show down by doing the unbelievable, taking it all off – literally.With performances by “Why She Cry” hitmaker Too Sweet, “Bartender” hitmaker F Dot A Dot, “Sender” songwriter Geno, “Look What You Done To Me” artist Cypha D King, and a bunch of others, the crowd was under hypnosis by their newest sensation DJ Mcgrady and the professional sounds coming from the state-of-the-art stage set up by Fidel Samukai. “I’m the newest on set here to change the game, make things happen around here now,” DJ Mcgrady bluffed.Meanwhile, DJ Blue and his team gave away t-shirts, some of the prizes from their partners. It was amazing watching the youths, some wearing slippers and torn clothes, receiving the holiday spirit through giveaways.“I love HottFm, they really know how to touch the people,” stated Musa, a fan who won a chance to sit in on Saturday’s flyest entertainment show, “Disturbing the Peace”.Meanwhile, the ultimate showstopper was when it was time for DJ Blue and his crew to step off the stage and let the artist perform. It began when Weego-Zico took off his shirt and threw it into the crowd, and then everything else followed.After throwing his bangles, beads on his neck, and hat to the excited crowd, when Weego Z-co noticed that there was nothing else left on his skin to throw at the crowd, he took off his US$62 shorts and threw that as well. There was a burst of movements and screams as hundreds ran towards every item that was being thrown by Weego. And then a pair of size 12 shoes followed…’them were DJ BLUE’s.’“Che! These two really killing us oh! Throw yourself too, Blue,” shouted someone in the audience.Weego-Zico now stood half naked in a pair of boxers on a some footies, looking incredibly impressed and pleased with himself for amusing his fans.Who said a beach jam is all about flying blown up balls, kites flying and ladies in bikinis? Just ask HottFm fans what it’s all about.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
“Great effort by the guys. There’s a reason TNT’s undefeated up to this point. We just made sure we were ready for them,” said coach Yeng Guiao as NLEX improved to 5-1.Kiefer Ravena fired 16 points off the bench to lead the local cast in scoring while Jericho Cruz, Poy Erram, and JR Quiñahan all tossed in 10 or more.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4KaTropa got the goods mostly from KJ McDaniels, who nearly had a triple-double in 42 points, 13 rebounds, and eight assists, but had to play without Jayson Castro, who suffered a calf strain, for most of the game.Roger Pogoy added 35 points while Don Trollano 10 to make up for Castro’s absence. Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘People evacuated on their own’ Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw NLEX vs TNT. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines–NLEX put together a cushion in the third frame and used it to put away TNT, 126-113, and formalize its entry into the PBA Governors’ Cup playoffs Friday night at Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.Import Manny Harris unloaded 20 of his 40 points in the pivotal third quarter as the Road Warriors, who had an early jump on things and led by as many as 10 in the first, ended the KaTropa’s unbeaten run at seven games.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES ‘Gago’ LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Tom Brady jersey stolen—again No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust View comments
Guyana is a truly unspoilt and a relatively undiscovered paradise; this is one of the primary reasons that the destination was rebranded “Guyana – South America Undiscovered”. One of the destination’s greatest assets is its abundant flora and fauna, in fact, the country has become known as the land of the giants; it is home to several of the world’s largest species of animals, including the highest number of fish and bat (90) species for any area this size; the freshwater fish – Arapaima; the Giant Otter; the world’s largest pit viper – the Bushmaster; the Giant River Turtle; the Black Caiman; the Jaguar; South America’s largest bat – the False Vampire Bat; the Harpy Eagle and the Anaconda.The abundant wildlife continues to lure scientists, filmmakers and adventure seekers and have resulted in the production of countless documentaries and publications. Guyana, through its rich biodiversity and intact rainforest, was an inspiration for Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Lost World”, and John Gimlette’s BBC production “Lost Land of the Jaguars” among many others. In fact with growing global concerns about climate change, Guyana possesses one of the most unique protected area systems on Earth – Iwokrama. The Iwokrama Canopy Walkway is situated in some of the world’s most species -rich rainforest. Wildlife that is regularly seen includes the red howler monkeys, spider monkeys, capuchins, mannekins, macaws, toucans, parrots, hawks, tannegers, trogans, puff birds, labaria snakes and butterflies.The Iwokrama Forest’s ecosystem is located at the juncture of Amazonian and Guianan flora and fauna. As a result, it contains high species richness and several species of animals that are threatened or extinct across most of their former geographic ranges, like the giant anteater. Of note, Guyana has an impressive list of over 800 species of birds and the Iwokrama Forest can boast to being home to about 500 species. With further studies, this list is expected to exceed 600 species.Then there is Mount Roraima, which is believed to have inspired the setting for Doyle’s 1912 classic “The Lost World”, where prehistoric creatures survived on a plateau. It certainly fits the bill. Defended by seemingly impenetrable 400 metre-high cliffs, the flat summit of Mt Roraima is home to many species found nowhere else on Earth. These endemic plants and animals have developed to be truly out of this world. Sitting on the border of Guyana, Venezuela and Brazil, Mt Roraima is part of the Pakaraima chain of flat-topped mountains, known locally as tepui.In fact, around 35 per cent of the species on Mt Roraima are endemic, such as the Roraima bush toad. And 70 per cent of those found on South America’s tepuis exist only on these plateaus. Other species are like living fossils, almost identical to plants and animals that are now extinct in the rest of the world. For millions of years, life has been existing completely independently on these mist-shrouded mountaintops, away from the prying eyes of civilisation.Iwokrama and Mt Roraima are just two examples of areas where wildlife thrives and where it is also protected. With regard to wildlife, Guyana is abundantly blessed and there is much to celebrate, particularly as World Wildlife Day comes around. Entrepreneurs too have long seen opportunities in Guyana for ecotourism and, more recently, the importance of forests in efforts to combat climate change has also been recognised.World Wildlife Day 2017 will be celebrated under the theme “Listen to the Young Voices.” As to the significance of the chosen theme, the United Nations pointed out that given that almost one quarter of the world’s population is aged between 10 and 24, vigorous efforts need to be made to encourage young people, as the future leaders and decision makers of the world, to act at both local and global levels to protect endangered wildlife.This year’s observation aims to encourage young people around the world to rally together to address ongoing major threats to wildlife, including habitat change, over-exploitation or illicit trafficking. Youths are the agents of change. Governments, law makers, enforcement officers, and officials across every region are scaling up their efforts to protect wildlife. Our country is celebrated internationally for our rich biodiversity; therefore, the responsibility rests with each of us to protect or wildlife and their habitats. We all have a role to play. Our collective conservation actions can be the difference between a species surviving or disappearing.
Over the past few months, we have heard of basic medications not being available at hospitals across the country. Imagine a patient in need of surgery or a pregnant woman in need of a Caesarean operation, but the surgeon cannot operate because vital supplies necessary for the safe functioning of the operating room are unavailable. These are only some of the consequences of medical supply shortages and, unfortunately, some of these scenarios have been occurring in our public health system in the last several months. There is a crisis in our health system owing to too many shortages of critical supplies.The shortages include the absence of critical laboratory test kits, like HIV test kits. Patients’ families are now being given prescriptions to obtain supplies in the private pharmacies or at private clinics and private hospitals.In several instances, the Public Health Ministry has confirmed that the public health system is experiencing a medical supply shortage.Regional officials and hospital personnel are on record bemoaning the crisis for months now. At two regional hospitals – West Demerara Regional Hospital and Suddie Public Hospital – a Police probe has been launched in missing medication.This situation is inexcusable and happening during the tenure of a government that castigated the previous Administration for occasional shortages in the past. But the shortages are now widespread and persistent, although we have had assurances that the problem will be fixed.During the period 2001 and 2015 when we had annual improvements in supplies and quality of medicines and medical supplies, Guyana utilised a prequalification system for suppliers. In spite of verification and clear evidence that the prequalification system works, in Guyana and around the world, and was recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the then A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Opposition deemed the system as sole sourcing and corrupt and vowed to discontinue the practice.But now in Government, the APNU/AFC has yet to resolve the issue despite the promise that a better system to procure supplies was at hand. From all that has happened over the recent months, including the scandals in this particular area, it seems that no concrete system has been arrived at.Whatever the reason, the procurement and distribution of medicines and supplies must be quickly resolved, because drug shortages threaten the capacity for clinicians and Governments to fulfil their moral obligations to patients and society—specifically, to provide benefit and minimise harm and to promote equity. Drug and medical supply shortages directly reduce the quality of patient care, but they also contribute to indirect costs on the system by requiring time and money to be spent hunting down alternatives, rescheduling procedures, or modifying drug usage protocols. Some drug shortages have dire consequences for patients, because there are no substitutes, while others may be less important. The time has come for the public health system to be provided with the supplies it needs to provide quality care.
Dear Editor,Just for the public record, I do not have any conflict with Kit Nascimento, neither at a personal nor at a professional level. I therefore find his words quite sharp and riveting for a man who is supposedly just doing his professional work as a PR consultant for the Correia family.I however, do Agree with Kit, Mike Correia is a is one of the ” Finest CEOs ” that is why I had personally agree to support his appointment as the chairman of the private company’s OAI board. It is important to note that the EFC Airport Board of directors was never established.What is unfortunate is that I also thought I could have trusted him to run the affairs of our company OAI while I was busy over the years struggling to build and transform Roraima Airways which was a newly startup Company.I in fact was too trusting of him which I now know was a massive mistakeWhen I finally discovered and understand what Mike was doing it was too late. He had already outsmarted us by cleverly maneuvering his family and friends into the shareholding of our company , OAI , with the clear objective of taking over our company and cleverly dominating the day to day operations of the airport , thereby creating the most unhealthy and acrimoniously anti-competitive environment I have ever witness in my 40 years as a professional aviator.I wish to acknowledge that I was not as smart as mike Correia nor was I as alert as I should have been. He is probable a better business man than I am , since I lack the basic killer instinct to be shrewd and ruthless.Kit went on to cast assertions that my own achievements was accomplished by political patronage while the development of ogle was clear of such political favors. Well, I would not even dignify kit Nascimento’s slanderous assertions with a reply but only to say the following1. Once again it leaves me to question his professional conduct.2. I wish to make it very clear that kit Nassimento was not around the five original investors at the time we were conceptualizing the development strategy for OAI. He therefore is in no position to comment on the lack of”political Patronage” as a contribution to the development of ogle airport.3. I do not expect him to know the details and the behind the Scenes work that was done.4. I do not expect him to know that the five of us was given the exclusive privilege of leasing the ogle airport , not because of the Correia’s family Wealth , but because of the diversity of who each of us was individually and what we represented as competitors giving the Government the comfort and assurance that the airport would be operated in a fair and equitable manner, where all of us would have equal say maintaining the balance since we were also fierce competitors.5. Unfortunately what has evolved and what in fact is obtained today is far removed from the what the expectation was when the airport was leased to us.6. The European Union tax Government injected 2 million USD in the airport development not for the benefit of one Operator but because they too felt it was for the benefit of Guyana.As I close this letter, which I hope is the final letter I would need to write on this subject , let me simply established the following facts.1. EFC Airport is a Government of Guyana facility which is leased to a private company called OAI with strict expectations on the part of Government.2. OAI was meant to operate the airport in a fair and equitable manner by appointing a management team that was professionally competent and very importantly , totally impartial.3. The fact that 9 of the 10 local aircraft operators at the airport has expressed unequivocally their lack of confidence in the management of the airport to be fair and impartial speaks for it self.4. Airports by their very nature are regulatory, therefore, It a totally unacceptable situation to have one competitor regulating his competitors.The business of a country’s international airport is not like any regular company , airports must be managed by impartial managers. The quantum of Shareholding should never give one operator more rights over the other operators who are their competitors.Aviation related Investors must be assured of the security of their investment but they cannot be allow to run the day to day operations of the airport because of the clear conflict of interest and disadvantage to the other airport aviation operators.OAI as a private company that no longer has the moral standing of impartiality to continue with the privilege of managing a public asset (EFC International Airport) in the public interest in an equitable and fair manner. ECF Airport belongs to the people of Guyana and we must never forget that fact. Our Government need to establish a national airport authority under which the management of our country’s international airports must operate.Sincerely,Captain Gerry GouveiaCEO, RoraimaAirways
Dear Editor,For Freddie Kissoon, (whose vote at the 2015 elections must seemingly be counted among those allegedly garnered by the APNU/AFC coalition) “one of the positive outcomes of politics in the current era in Guyana is the assignment of the PPP to long years in the wilderness.”What an asinine comment from Kissoon! Made in the face of a huge groundswell of support for the PPP led by Bharrat Jagdeo. Make no mistake, even Guyanese who would not ordinarily be perceived to be PPP supporters are clamouring for the return of the PPP. A frequent comment in the streets and market place is: “Life was better under the PPP.” Kissoon is a man about town, with nothing to do and a lot of time to do it. He knows the PPP is the most popular party in Guyana. He knows that the ordinary people of Guyana are suffering at the hands of brutish, vindictive, insensitive, and uncaring APNU/PNC/AFC political neophytes, but Kissoon, who does not particularly see himself as Indian, cannot bear the evidence of the rising tide of support for the PPP.Writing in the Kaieteur News of March 9, 2018, Kissoon, while predicting that oil income will bring economic transformation, and while referring to the expected oil income as a gold mine, very significantly asserted that:1) “the incumbent party (APNU/PNC/AFC) will not give up that gold mine”.This statement should be interpreted to mean that APNU/PNC/AFC will not give up political power. After all, to make sense of Kissoon’s prediction, it must be understood that control of the gold mine goes hand in hand with political control and power. What must therefore be understood from Kissoon’s statement is that even if the PPP/C were to defeat the APNU/PNC/AFC (as the current mood of the people suggests it undoubtedly would), the APNU/PNC/AFC would shed its mask of constitutional conformity and the PNC’s known propensity for elections fraud, thuggery and violence would be unleashed, in fulfillment of Kissoon’s prediction that “the incumbent party will not give up that gold mine.”In this scenario, there should be little wonder about the likely role GECOM may play. It’s role in the 2015 elections has not been forgotten, and a legal challenge to those elections has been affected by an unnatural and discomforting sloth in the judicial system, which, given the nature of the challenges to those results, facilitates the continued exercise of power by APNU/PNC/AFC with an extremely thin majority of votes.The second significant point that Kissoon made in his article is that:2) “certain powerful governments in the world, with formidable influence in Guyana, WILL NOT ALLOW the PPP back in power with Jagdeo in the driving seat.”On reading this, my mind immediately went to the governments of the USA, Britain and Canada. In 2015, the US and Canada had two very active diplomats in Guyana, Bryan Hunt and Nicky Giles. They will long be remembered by the present suffering people of Guyana.Kissoon makes an extremely serious contention. He has described himself as an investigative journalist. Was this prediction the result of his penetrative investigative journalism? This is not a statement Kissoon would make lightly. Every right thinking Guyanese would interpret Kissoon’s statement to mean that “those powerful governments with formidable influence in Guyana” will, or may, be planning to take either overt or covert action to prevent Jagdeo and the PPP from winning and taking power in the 2020 elections.Kissoon has laid a serious indictment principally against the British, American and Canadian governments. Guyanese are well aware of the role of the American and British governments in the destabilization of the PPP government of the sixties, under the leadership of the greatest nationalist of our country, Cheddi Jagan, and of the direct involvement of the US in efforts to install Forbes Burnham and the PNC in government here. History has recorded the untold suffering, the thuggery, the racially directed violence instigated by the PNC against Indians in Guyana; the near-starvation conditions and the gross human rights violations inflicted upon the people of Guyana by the illegal PNC regime, and to which the USA for many years turned a blind eye. Does Kissoon have information that the United States is to behave similarly in 2020, so that we are likely to see a return of the infamous role played by the US in the sixties with devastating consequences for our people?It is now more than two weeks since Kissoon made this very assertive prediction. To date none of the powerful governments represented here in Guyana has said anything by way of disclaimer or disavowal of Kissoon’s foretelling of their intention not to allow a return of Jagdeo and the PPP to the seat of Government. What should the people of Guyana understand by their silence?Kissoon also contended that only jumbies from the cemetery are flocking to Jagdeo and the PPP. By now, Kissoon would have seen the photographs of Jagdeo’s audience recently at Babu Jaan, Corentyne. There were nearly 5000 jumbies in attendance. I would like Kissoon to know that I, too, am a jumbie. In 2015, GECOM told us that 202, 694 jumbies flocked to the PPP, and the overwhelming evidence is that, come 2020, the number of jumbies flocking to the PPP would significantly surpass the 2015 numbers.I never met Kissoon. I do not know him, but when I first saw his photograph, I thought he looked like a person who could flock to Jagdeo and the PPP.Sincerely,Selwyn Persaud
Dear Editor,I have full confidence that a date for the upcoming elections will be released soon and a return to calm will ensue. There is no need for anyone to be portrayed as uncivilised or uncouth and less need for aggression and revenge. We must avoid the potential for violence and the insulting of each other.We the people of Guyana are all looking for a transparent and trustworthy election process free of violence, disorder and corruption. Once a date is provided, which will be soon, the key issue left outstanding is to ensure we as a nation have a very successful election process supported by our confidence in the list of voters. GECOM should have been working in parallel to the judicial process, but that is now water under the bridge.A partial House-to-House Registration process is concerning and the rationalisation of the lists should not be a complicated process. Data processing in this day and age is not in need of supercomputers for such a small data set. The lack of ongoing registration throughout the years is the possible root cause of today’s problems and has allowed for the current list to be seen as obsolete. I do not disagree that GECOM is an independent body, but the current Administration of President Granger should be supplying additional resources to ensure the acceleration of the election process to meet the required constitutional timeline. Given the level of anxiety within the populace, we must ensure that a thorough job is done to provide a result free of the perspective of corruption.Increase the size of the House-to-House Registration team and utilise the Local Government resources to speed up the process. It is now also in the Opposition’s best interest to participate to ensure a transparent and trustworthy list is finalised. The aim of this should be a completion date of one month max and should be reflected in the election project plan. The question the Executive should ask is what will it take to make this possible? Then it is the Executive’s responsibility to provide the team with what they need to be successful.The consolidation and finalisation objective should reflect a similar timeline. While training and preparation of polling stations are completed simultaneously. The final month should be used to fine-tune the list, printing of ballots, and the correction of any minor errors while absorbing potential delays. GECOM at a minimum should be providing weekly updates on progress to ensure that if additional resources are needed, they can be provided by the Executive branch in a matter of days. As the date for elections draws near the end of the 3-month timeline, a progress report should be provided at least twice a week and in the final weeks, this should be daily so as to mobilise resources quickly, and jointly resolve any issues that may arise.Instead of continually worrying and extending the time to get things done, we need to shift to getting busy at resolving the issues. There should be no need to request an extension from the National Assembly at this late juncture, this will only add to the controversy, and for this election season, such a request should only be made in the case of a national disaster or an act of God (force majeure). It is time for all hands on deck to get the job done correctly, quickly and peacefully.Best regards,Mr Jamil Changlee
Dear Editor,I started a paper on political stability and development that I need to complete. It will be the first study to examine the nexus between political stability and economic growth in the Caribbean. Using data for the period 1960-2018 and Generalized Auto Regressive Conditional Heteroskedasticity (GARCH) models, I found convincing evidence that political stability is negatively related to economic growth. My findings would appear to defy rational thinking since it means that when the economy performs poorly, the country enjoys relatively more peace and political stability. In civilised democratic societies, we would expect the reverse. That is, when the economy performs poorly, there should be more agitation from the ordinary man who would tend to suffer and rebel.While strange, there is a rational explanation for my findings. The PNC is perceived to control the coercive arms of the state in and out of power. Thus, even when this political party delivers hardships during their rule, as was the case in the 80s (eg, blackouts, food shortages) and trampled upon the rule of law as they did over the last year, the people fall in line. The false impression created by the PNC is that the security forces will stand behind this political party regardless of its performance or transgressions.My study shows that whenever the PPP is in power, which is usually characterised by economic and social development, there is less peace and stability in Guyana. For instance, the country was one of the most advanced economies in the Caribbean during the 1960s under the PPP-led government. However, during this period, we experienced the deadliest riots in our history. Similarly, during the 23 years of the PPP/C rule that ended in 2015, the country was crippled by riots associated with the ‘more fyah and slow fyah’ campaign, a crime spree supported by politicians who described the criminals as ‘freedom fighters’ and violent protest in Linden and East Bank aimed at destabilising the PPP/C Government. Paradoxically, during the 1992-2015 period, the country experienced two episodes of sustained economic growth under the PPP/C. The contradiction may be explained by the perceived control exercised by the PNC over the security forces.We are heading to elections in a few months from now. If the polls are free and fair, I am confident of victory for the PPP/C is guaranteed since the vast majority of Guyanese will support this party. However, whether the PNC-dominated Government will relinquish power without a fight is another issue. There is a real and genuine fear that there will be severe violence should the PPP/C win the election, as was the case in 1992 and 1997. Already, we are witnessing the open display of hate for the PPP/C by a small group of disruptive people across Guyana. I believe that this small group is signalling to all Guyanese that they will rebel if the APNU/AFC loses the elections. We should not ignore this signal. Instead, we should make the necessary arrangements so that violence is minimised during the election season. More importantly, measures should be put in place to ensure the results are respected by those who may choose to do otherwise when the results are declared. In the meantime, the supporters of the PPP/C should exercise restraint in the face of all the provocation engineered by this small disruptive group. We need to be mindful that the PNC-dominated coalition is desperate and wants to spread fear among the electorate as well as invoke racism to appeal to their traditional support base. The coalition is aware that it cannot win the upcoming elections based on policies and programmes or their track record over the past four-plus year. The only option available to the coalition is race hate and bullyism. We must not fall prey to this trap but greet supporters of the coalition with messages of hope and prosperity for everyone under a PPP/C administration.Regards,Name provided
Next Game: at X-Saginaw Valley State University 1/5/2020 | 6:00 p.m. Marauders stay up by seven at the half.🎥: DAUDU SAYS NO! ❌Q2 | TOR 43 | MAC 50WE ALL #BLEEDBLUE | #WeAreTO pic.twitter.com/fxIKzBmmDj— U of T Varsity Blues (@Varsity_Blues) December 1, 2019 Both fifth-year forward Daniel Johansson and second-year forward Somachi Agbapu ended the night with four points, while fourth-year wing Arash Dusek had two points, seven rebounds and two assists in the loss.UP NEXT: The Blues take on the Western Mustangs Friday, January 10 at the University of Toronto’s Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. First-year forward Anthony Daudu had a standout defensive performance with five points, eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals. Second-year wing Eli Mouyal notched 18 points and five rebounds, while fifth-year guard Chris Barrett ended the night with 13 points, two assists and one steal. Fourth-year University of California Riverside transfer Eric Rwahwire led the Blues with a game-high 29 points, seven rebounds, two assist and two steals. Preview Live Stats Third-year guard Evan Shadkami played more of a playmaking role, recording nine points, five rebounds and five assists. The University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s basketball fell to the No. 9 McMaster Marauders 88-84 on Saturday (Nov. 30).TORONTO STATS: Matchup History Watch Live Full Schedule Roster For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Version
A 39-year-old labourer from Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast, was on Thursday remanded to prison after he was charged for unlawful wounding.He made his appearance before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Suddie Magistrate’s Court. It is alleged that on July 10, he unlawfully wounded Govinda Persaud, a carpenter from Richmond Village, Essequibo Coast. The prosecution is contending that on the day in questioned at about 22:00h, the Virtual Complainant and defendant were on a drinking spree when an argument ensued and the suspect dealt several lashes about the victim’s body with a cutlass. The carpenter received injuries and was taken to the Suddie Public Hospital.Bail was objected to by Prosecutor Haimraj Ramsewack on the grounds of the prevalence and seriousness of the offence. As such, the prosecution’s submissions were upheld and the labourer was remanded to prison. The case will continue on August 10.