Members of new GuySuCo Board must be sugar savvy – Granger

first_imgThe search continues to identify persons who would comprise a new Board of Directors for the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), and President David Granger has said he wants the new members to be experts, so they could effectively lead the now downsized industry into profitability.“We are selecting a Board of Directors; the members of which would be more knowledgeable in sugar production. There has been a tendency or temptation in the past to put persons who might be socially prominent, but this is a business; this is an international industry; we have to compete with other efficient sugar producers in Mauritius, India, and other places around the world, and we need to have a serious Board and a serious CEO (Chief Executive Officer),” the Head of State said at a press conference on Friday – his first for 2018 and third since coming into office in 2015.Last month, Government announced the appointment of Dr Harold Davis Jr as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GuySuCo; and at the same time, it was highlighted that the long-awaited GuySuCo Board will be installed the following week, but this was never done.Nevertheless, the coalition Administration has faced considerable flak from various stakeholders for its indecisiveness in setting up the new Board, and also with the operation of GuySuCo in general.Last year, Government announced plans to minimise the local sugar industry and divest the Corporation’s assets. To this end, a Special Purpose Unit (SPU), which falls under the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), was set up to oversee the divestment plans by way of either selling off or restarting factories with minimal staff to attract investors – both domestic and foreign.The SPU is currently managing the now closed Skeldon, East DemeraraPresident David Granger(Enmore), Rose Hall and Wales estates. However, there have been reports of an apparent tug-a-war within the coalition of recent over the sugar industry, parts of which are now under the control of the SPU for the divestment process. In fact, reports had surfaced about disagreements allegedly between Ministers from the two coalition parties regarding the chairmanship and members of the GuySuCo Board. The last Board expired back in February.However in March, NICIL’s SPU had published a new Board, naming Colvin Heath-London, SPU’s Head, the Chairman while the other members include: Fritz McLean, Komal Singh, Verna Adrian, Vishnu Panday, Annette Arjoon-Martins, Arianne McLean, Roshan Khan (Jr) and George Jervis, with two other names to added to the 11-member body. The ad had detailed that the new Board was approved by Cabinet on February 26, 2018.But Minister of State Joseph Harmon had said the same day that there were some issues with regards to the timing of the publication and that Cabinet was reviewing the matter. Since then, “consultations and considerations” of the new GuySuCo Board has being “ongoing”.In the meantime, Heath-London has confirmed that over the next few months, special emphasis would be placed on transforming GuySuCo’s economic misfortune into a situation wherein a fully self-sufficient, viable and competitive enterprise operates. In order to do this, the NICIL sub-body has secured $30 billion, being sought in the form of a syndicated bond, to support GuySuCo and its remaining estates; that is, Uitvlugt, Blairmont and Albion.Meanwhile, concerns have been raised about Government’s vision for the industry and the genuineness of its actions thus far, since that very $30 billion could have gone into restructuring the industry while keeping all of the estates open and GuySuCo’s workforce employed and engaged.But the Private Placement Memorandum for GuySuCo’s $30 billion bond has received much criticism from Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, who said that he was shocked by the contents of the agreement, which now leaves more questions than answers.last_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsDon’t toss that cell phone; donate it NORWALK – The Norwalk Senior Center’s PREP (Phone Recycling Enhancement Program) has been successful in keeping more than 300 cell phones out of landfills. More than $400 has been raised from recycling used cell phones to enhance programming at the center. The center is still collecting. Phones can be turned in at the center from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 14040 San Antonio Drive. The Norwalk City Hall, Norwalk Social Service Center and the Arts and Sports Complex are also drop sites. SOUTH EL MONTE – The 19th annual Bill Bell Bird Walk will be held at 8 a.m. Dec. 15 at the Whittier Narrows Nature Center, 1000 N. Durfee Ave. Although Bell retired as editor of the Whittier Daily News in July, the Whittier Area Chapter of the National Audubon Society will continue with the bird walk and Bell will continue to participate this year, said Cathy Walters, chapter president and leader of the event. The group will meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Participants need not be experienced birders. The walk, which lasts 90 minutes to two hours, will be followed by light refreshments in the Nature Center building. Participants should dress comfortably and casually. Bring binoculars or scopes if you have them, but the regular birders are quite generous in sharing their expertise and views of birds through their scopes, said audubon officer Linda Oberholtzer. Don’t toss that cell phone; donate it NORWALK – The Norwalk Senior Center’s PREP (Phone Recycling Enhancement Program) has been successful in keeping more than 300 cell phones out of landfills. More than $400 has been raised from recycling used cell phones to enhance programming at the center. The center is still collecting. Phones can be turned in at the center from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 14040 San Antonio Drive. The Norwalk City Hall, Norwalk Social Service Center and the Arts and Sports Complex are also drop sites. The program is sponsored by the National Council on Aging, the National Institute of Senior Centers, the Norwalk Senior Commission and the city of Norwalk. For information, call (562) 929-5580. Adoption meetings open to families LOS ANGELES – Families curious about open adoption are invited to attend an adoption information session sponsored by the Independent Adoption Center, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 12 at the IAC’s Los Angeles office at 5777 W. Century Blvd., Suite 1450. At the session, an experienced adoption professional will discuss open adoption from the initial stages through finalization. Parents who have recently adopted will share their experience and take questions. Reservations are required. For information or to make reservations, call (800) 571-2913. University Women to host boutique LA HABRA HEIGHTS – The holiday luncheon meeting of the Whittier Branch of the American Association of University Women, together with the Montebello and Brea/La Habra branches, will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 15 at the Hacienda Golf Club, 718 East Road. A boutique featuring a large selection of handcrafted products such as scarves, dolls tea cozies, Christmas ornaments and baked goods, as well as “regifted” items, will precede the luncheon. Seasonal entertainment will be provided by the Tapestry Hand Bell Choir. Cost is $25. Reservations may be made by Saturday by e-mail at fswalk@verizonmail.com or by phone at (562) 693-8535. Seniors eligible for free shots LA MIRADA – The city of La Mirada, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Department of Health and Human Services and the Red Cross, will be offering free flu shots for seniors ages 50 and older, and those who have a chronic illness. Flu shots will be given from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. Participants must call to register for an appointment this year. For information, call the La Mirada Activity Center at (562) 902-3160 or visit cityoflamirada.org. District board sets special meeting SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Little Lake City School District Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the District Office Board Room, 10515 S. Pioneer Blvd. The purpose of the meeting is the presentation of school plans for the 2007-08 school year. The meeting is open to the public. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The program is sponsored by the National Council on Aging, the National Institute of Senior Centers, the Norwalk Senior Commission and the city of Norwalk. For information, call (562) 929-5580. Adoption meetings open to families LOS ANGELES – Families curious about open adoption are invited to attend an adoption information session sponsored by the Independent Adoption Center, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 12 at the IAC’s Los Angeles office at 5777 W. Century Blvd., Suite 1450. At the session, an experienced adoption professional will discuss open adoption from the initial stages through finalization. Parents who have recently adopted will share their experience and take questions. Reservations are required. For information or to make reservations, call (800) 571-2913. University Women to host boutique LA HABRA HEIGHTS – The holiday luncheon meeting of the Whittier Branch of the American Association of University Women, together with the Montebello and Brea/La Habra branches, will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 15 at the Hacienda Golf Club, 718 East Road. A boutique featuring a large selection of handcrafted products such as scarves, dolls tea cozies, Christmas ornaments and baked goods, as well as “regifted” items, will precede the luncheon. Seasonal entertainment will be provided by the Tapestry Hand Bell Choir. Cost is $25. Reservations may be made by Saturday by e-mail at fswalk@verizonmail.com or by phone at (562) 693-8535. Seniors eligible for free shots LA MIRADA – The city of La Mirada, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Department of Health and Human Services and the Red Cross, will be offering free flu shots for seniors ages 50 and older, and those who have a chronic illness. Flu shots will be given from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. Participants must call to register for an appointment this year. For information, call the La Mirada Activity Center at (562) 902-3160 or visit cityoflamirada.org. District board sets special meeting SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Little Lake City School District Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the District Office Board Room, 10515 S. Pioneer Blvd. The purpose of the meeting is the presentation of school plans for the 2007-08 school year. The meeting is open to the public. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!,SOUTH EL MONTE – The 19th annual Bill Bell Bird Walk will be held at 8 a.m. Dec. 15 at the Whittier Narrows Nature Center, 1000 N. Durfee Ave. Although Bell retired as editor of the Whittier Daily News in July, the Whittier Area Chapter of the National Audubon Society will continue with the bird walk and Bell will continue to participate this year, said Cathy Walters, chapter president and leader of the event. The group will meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Participants need not be experienced birders. The walk, which lasts 90 minutes to two hours, will be followed by light refreshments in the Nature Center building. Participants should dress comfortably and casually. Bring binoculars or scopes if you have them, but the regular birders are quite generous in sharing their expertise and views of birds through their scopes, said audubon officer Linda Oberholtzer. last_img read more

Chelsea BOOST! Blues leading race for ‘the next Neymar’

first_img 19-year-old Santos star Gabriel Barbosa is wanted by Chelsea 1 Chelsea have moved ahead of Juventus in the race for Santos star Gabriel Barbosa.The 19-year-old is being tipped as the next big thing to come out of Brazil and he has been likened to Barcelona star Neymar.Clubs from Europe have been scouting the striker for 18 months and he already has five goals in 10 league appearances this season.After selling Alvaro Morata back to Real Madrid, Juventus have been trying to bring in Barbosa as a replacement.But, according to Brazilian newspaper Globo Esporte, the Italian champions are now trailing in the wake of Chelsea.The Blues are ready to part with £25m for Barbosa, which dwarfs Juventus’ opening offer of £15m and puts them in pole position.Santos are now ready for talks with Chelsea and a conclusion to the transfer saga is expected to be reached by the end of July.last_img read more

Job Vacancies: Registered Nurses required for leading home care company

first_imgJob Vacancies: BAYADA Home Health Care is seeking reliable Registered Children’s Nurses or Registered General Nurses with at least 1 year of acute paediatric experience for homecare. Full time and part time  hours available with comprehensive training and clinical supervision provided.  BAYADA Home Health Care is a leading and innovative home care company with growth opportunities in the community. What we offer you:-Flexible schedules to meet your lifestyle needs-Competitive pay rates-Premium weekend and holiday pay rates -24/7 on-call clinical and administrative support from our management team-Full Induction Training-Ongoing training and development opportunitiesRequirements:-At least 1 year of paediatric acute care experience-Ireland NMBI registration. To Apply:www.bayada.iePlease send your CV to jobs@bayada.ie or call 01 4906217 for more informationJob Vacancies: Registered Nurses required for leading home care company was last modified: July 25th, 2017 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:EmploymentHealthcarejobNURSESrecruitmentVacancieslast_img read more

West Ham BOOST! Dortmund pull out of race to sign Hammers target Mario Gomez

first_imgWest Ham have been given a boost in their pursuit of Fiorentina striker Mario Gomez after Borussia Dortmund pulled out of the race to sign him.The striker is frantically trying to find a new club before the season starts after performing a u-turn over a move to Besiktas over concerns about the current political situation in Turkey.West Ham are keen on signing the Germany international and Fiorentina are ready to hold talks with them.A representative from Besiktas had also claimed that Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund were working on a deal for Gomez as interest in the striker hots up.However, Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has now moved to dismiss those reports and seemingly left the door open for West Ham to swoop in.“He [Gomez] might be in talks – but not with Borussia Dortmund. We always follows these rumours with curiosity, but there is not any truth to it,” said Zorc. West Ham target Mario Gomez 1last_img read more

DONEGAL SFC: FOUR MASTERS AND GLENSWILLY EARN BRILLIANT CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORIES

first_imgCiaran Bonner was in sensational form for Glenswilly in their Donegal SFC win over Bundoran.Glenswilly 6-16 Bundoran 0-09 Glenswilly bounced back from the disappointment of last weekend’s defeat to Kilcar, by hammering a lacklustre Bundoran side.Bundoran suffered a heavy away defeat to St Michaels last weekend and it was hoped they’d be a tougher proposition at home. Managed by Donegal GAA legend Brian McEniff, Bundoran had no answer to a rampant Glenswilly who were hungry, ruthless and clinical throughout the entire match.Goals from Neil Gallagher and Michael Murphy in the opening period ensured a comfortable win for Glenswilly.They added four more goals in the second-half which may prove crucial, as it could come down to the scoring difference to see who advances to the last eight.Kilcar and Glenswilly are both on two points each, while St Michaels have four. Kilcar will be expected to defeat Bundoran which would them on four, while if Glenswilly defeat St Michaels next week that would leave all three teams on four points apiece.It’s going to be interesting next week in the so-called Group of Death.Mac Cumhaills 0-09 Four Masters 2-14Four Masters delivered an excellent and assured performance yesterday evening to defeat Mac Cumhaills.Four Masters were dominant throughout and goals from Peadar Espie and Kevin McBrearty ensured they would leave Mac Cumhaill Park with the crucial victory they desperately needed. Mac Cumhaills lost Rory Dunleavy brother of Cork City captain Johnny Dunleavy to a black card in first-half injury time.In truth Mac Cumhaills battled gamely but were outclassed by a Four Masters team that were well organised, determined and clinical.Four Masters now play Glenfin who exited the competition following their defeat to Ardara.A win for Four Masters next week would see them advance to the last eight of the Donegal SFC. DONEGAL SFC: FOUR MASTERS AND GLENSWILLY EARN BRILLIANT CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORIES was last modified: October 5th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ArdarabundoranDonegal SFCfour mastersGAAglenswillynewsSportlast_img read more

NATALIE KICKS HER WAY TO THE TOP – AGAIN!

first_imgDonegal’s top female kick-boxer has done it again.Powerhouse Natalie McCarron has won yet another world title.The Carrigans boxer, who is trained by Paddy Toland, fought her way to the top when she beat Andrea Warbrick from England. This is the third weight in which Natalie has won a world title.    NATALIE KICKS HER WAY TO THE TOP – AGAIN! was last modified: April 1st, 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:CarrigansNatalie McCarronworld titlelast_img read more

Tuesday Home Game Against UNI First of Four Games for Softball this Week

first_imgLoyola (21-20, 7-10 MVC) is in a log-jam in the middle of the conference standings. Last weekend, the Ramblers picked up one 4-3 victory in a series loss against Missouri State after a midweek victory over Valparaiso. The Ramblers are scheduled to take on Valparaiso in a doubleheader Tuesday followed by a Big Ten matchup at Northwestern Wednesday before welcoming the Bulldogs into town. Loyola Game 2 ESPN3 Story Links Loyola ESPN3 Game 3 UNI ESPN+ Pitcher Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) was named MVC Pitcher of the Week for the fifth consecutive week following a 3-0 performance last week in the circle. Newman, who holds an impressive 16-2 record this year, lowered her earned run average to 0.44, a mark that leads the country. She has yet to give up an earned run to an MVC opponent and has struck out 109 with just eight walks in MVC play. Newman also leads the country in strikeouts per seven innings at 11.7 while the Bulldogs rank sixth nationally with a team ERA of 1.20. After defeating Illinois State by scores of 8-0, 8-3 and 3-0 last weekend, Drake (35-9, 18-0 MVC) extended its program-record winning streak to 21 games. The Bulldogs have matched the 1993 Drake team for the most wins in a single season and are only two wins away from setting the new record for the most Valley wins in a single season. UNI Live Stats Loyola Live Stats Game 1 center_img Loyola ESPN3 Game 1 Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) continued her stellar sophomore campaign by leading the team with a .563 batting average last week. She went 9-for-16 with one double, four walks, five runs batted in and seven runs scored while also hitting her first career home run. Roemmich compiled a .650 on-base percentage and .813 slugging percentage. In conference play, Roemmich is batting .429, which ranks third in the Valley. Loyola Game 2 Live Stats Loyola Live Stats Game 3 UNI (23-21, 8-10 MVC) comes to Des Moines following a series win over Indiana State, taking two out of three against the Sycamores. The Panthers continue to lead the Valley with a .299 team batting average while Brittney Roby has a league-best 63 hits, a mark that ranks 16th in the country. Earlier this season, Drake defeated UNI in Cedar Falls with 4-0 and 4-3 victories. DES MOINES, Iowa – Following its eighth series victory over a Missouri Valley Conference opponent, the Drake University softball team is set for a four-game week. The Bulldogs will host UNI Tuesday for a 6 p.m. matchup before traveling to Loyola for their final road series of the regular season. Drake opens play in Chicago with a Saturday doubleheader scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. before concluding the series Sunday at 11 a.m. Following this week, Drake will return home to host Missouri State, May 5-6. The home series will close out the regular season for the first-place Bulldogs, who have clinched a top-two seed for the MVC Tournament, May 10-12, in Des Moines. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Fulham ‘in pole position’ to sign French defender in January

first_imgFulham are weighing up a £3m bid for Porto centre-back Eliaquim Mangala, according to The Sun.The France Under-21 star has been linked with a number of clubs but Whites boss Martin Jol is apparently in pole position to sign him in January.The Sun also say angry referees are threatening to boycott Chelsea matches.They have held talks about not taking charge of Blues games and even discussed all-out strike action, it is claimed.Ex-referee Clive Wilkes told the paper that officials are angered by Chelsea’s accusation that Mark Clattenburg used “inappropriate language” to John Obi Mikel during Sunday’s clash with Manchester United.Wilkes said: “I keep in touch with a lot of the lads and there is such a strength of feeling about what is happening to Mark.“I know a few referees who are even talking about boycotting Chelsea games because of all this.”He added: “There have even been murmurings about strike action but that’s very much the last resort.“They’d much prefer to get around the table with the FA, PFA, the clubs and players to sort this out as quickly as possible.”The Daily Express suggest Chelsea will face an FA charge after Clattenburg was confronted by Mikel, Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo and others immediately after the United game.This page is regularly updated. 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more