Het belang van Bhadra Purnima

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INGEZONDEN In de Srimad Bhagavatam 12.13.13 wordt er gezegd: “Als iemand op de dag van de volle maan van de


‘The Boss,’ 2 men killed in a shootout with cops in Couva

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Convicted kidnapper Phillip “The Boss” Boodram and two unidentified men have been killed in a police-involved shooting in Esperanza, Couva.

A police report said Central Division CID and Gang Unit officers were chasing robbery suspects in a van shortly after 1 pm on Saturday.

The officers tried to intercept the van, but the occupants shot at them. The report said the officers returned fire, hitting the three occupants.

The van came to a halt, and the injured men were taken to the Couva health facility, where doctors declared them dead. The police also found three loaded guns.

Boodram, of California in Couva, was released from prison in June. He and four co-accused — Roger Mootoo, Ricky Singh, Kervin Williams, and Aaron Grappie — were convicted of the 2005 kidnapping of businesswoman Samdaye Rampersad.

Rampersad, of Petit Bourg in San Juan, was allegedly buried alive. Her body was found 41 days after the kidnapping in a shallow grave in a cashew field in Carolina Village, Claxton Bay.

Boodram and the four co-accused spent almost 17 years in jail.

Saturday’s killings was the second fatal shootout with police in the Central Division in the past few days.

On Thursday, at around 11 pm, the police shot and killed Ricky “Ross” Taylor, Ronelle Alexander, and Kwame “Tusty” Wallace at Enterprise Street, Enterprise in Chaguanas.

The police said the men shot at the officers, who returned fire, hitting the three men. The police found two guns.


12 new COVID-19 cases detected

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The Ministry of Health has reported that another 12 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Guyana.

This now takes active COVID-19 cases in the country up to 161 including eight persons 153 persons in home isolation and the remaining eight persons in institutional isolation.

Another two persons are also in institutional quarantine.

Guyana’s COVID-19 death toll remains at 1279, while some 69,746 persons have recovered from the life-threatening virus so far.


Vier arrestaties na gewapende overval Charlesburg

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PARAMARIBO — Inus A. (35 jaar), Revelino M. (33), Shawn M. (26) en de negentienjarige Rockey K. zijn in de


Rallye du Mont Blanc Morzine : Simon Jean-Joseph, show devant !

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Quelques avaries mécaniques sur la Subaru Impreza Groupe A n’ont nullement empêché Simon et Patrick de passer une deuxième journée enthousiasmante dans la région haut-savoyarde, avec un final en apothéose. 

Vendredi soir à l’arrivée de la première étape, Simon regrettait que son moteur soit un peu limité en puissance. Hélas ce n’était guère mieux le samedi. Depuis l’assistance de mi-journée, Graham Moore, son ingénieur anglais expliquait : “Une canalisation s’est mise à fuir dans l’habitacle de la voiture. Non seulement, Patrick (Pivato le copilote) et Simon en ont été quittes pour un bain de pieds, mais dans ces conditions, le moteur se met en mode sécurité, perd beaucoup de puissance et la voiture devient très difficile à conduire. “

Retour vers le futur ? 

 Heureusement, notre athlète put mettre à profit son excellente condition physique pour continuer à dompter la bête malade, sans rien perdre pour autant de son sourire : ” C’était un autre style d’exercice qui nous a rappelé que la vie en rallye est rarement un fleuve tranquille. Aucune inquiétude : notre bonne vieille équipe va nous réparer ça et l’aventure continue. “

Après l’assistance, Simon repartait à bloc avec une Impreza parfaitement remise en état. Du coup, Patrick Pivato s’avouait impressionné au point stop de la spéciale de Montriond : ” Géant ! Simon nous a refait des passages par les portes, à un rythme digne de 1998, j’ai dû m’accrocher à mon carnet notes. Un régal ! “

Séquence émotion à l’arrivée de la dernière épreuve chronométrée1: Simon avait du mal à parler en réalisant que son pari fou s’était déroulé au-delà de toutes ses espérances. Séquence de ferveur sur le podium final de Morzine. Après une anecdotique 19e place, il a pu vérifier que sa cote de popularité n’avait pas pris une ride depuis sa victoire en 1998.


Only 3,500 doses of monkeypox vaccine made available to Ja – Tufton Loop Jamaica

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With the monkeypox vaccine being in high demand and available doses being gobbled up by wealthy countries, Jamaica is set to receive just 3,500 doses by month-end.

Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton provided the update during Tuesday’s sitting of the House of Representatives. He said the acquisition is being facilitated through collaboration with the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) which announced this week that it has secured 100,000 doses from the Danish manufacturers.

“We are advised that the manufacturers of the smallpox vaccine that has been shown to be effective in protecting persons from moneypox has supplied limited amounts to the market and, as such, only approximately 3,500 doses of the vaccine have been promised to us. It is to be noted that we may not receive this amount, as the supply of the vaccine is in high demand with very limited supply,” Tufton said.

He said that in order to maximise the use of the vaccine and achieve the objectives of containment, Cabinet has given approval for administering the vaccine in this phase, as a post-exposure prophylaxis.

“The vaccine, once in country, will be administered only to persons who come into close contact with a diagnosed patient. These persons would include healthcare workers involved in direct care of monkeypox patients… and household contacts of confirmed cases, to include sexual partners,” Tufton explained

He added that once the country receives more doses of the vaccine, the prioritisation method will be refined, and the public will be advised.

“We have been advised by PAHO that it is not anticipated that additional doses will be made available to Jamaica before 2023,” the minister disclosed.

Meanwhile, PAHO Director, Dr Carissa Etienne, said the organisation is finalising arrangements for the acquisition of the 100,000 doses of the monkeypox vaccines from biotechnology firm Bavarian Nordic, for distribution to Latin American and Caribbean member countries.

Etienne said PAHO secured an agreement through its Revolving Fund facility, with Bavarian Nordic, which is headquartered in Hellerup, Denmark. She said this followed requests from member countries for support in accessing doses, which were made during a special session of the PAHO Directing Council in August, noting that 12 such were submitted.

“We are receiving the final logistical details, such as estimates for freight and insurance, and the deliveries will be prioritised based on the epidemiological situation in countries. So partial delivery to countries that requested will start, now, in September… making our region the first World Health Organisation (WHO) region to make monkeypox vaccines available to member states,” Etienne further informed.

“Our effort will permit countries in this region to access the vaccine, even in small quantities, which would not have been possible otherwise,” she added.

The director was speaking during PAHO’s digital media briefing on September 7 where she noted that the region of the Americas has the unenviable distinction of recording the highest number of confirmed monkeypox cases globally, since the WHO declared the disease a health emergency of international concern in July.

“As of September 6, over 30,000 monkeypox cases have been reported in the Americas, with most cases concentrated in the United States of America, Brazil, Peru and Canada. Thus far, most confirmed cases are among men… although at least 145 cases have been reported in women, and 54 cases among people under the age of 18,” she told journalists.

Additionally, the director said four monkeypox-related deaths have, so far, been reported in Brazil, Cuba and Ecuador.

Monkeypox is a rare disease resulting from infection by the monkeypox virus. The monkeypox virus is a zoonotic disease and is part of the family of viruses known as variola virus, which causes smallpox.

The symptoms are similar to those characteristic of smallpox, but milder; monkeypox is deemed rarely fatal.

The signs and symptoms associated with the disease include fever, chills, intense headache, extreme exhaustion, muscle and backaches, swollen lymph nodes and a rash that usually appears one to three days after the onset of the fever.



Jamaica Tallawahs beat Trinbago Knight Riders by 34 runs Loop Jamaica

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Led by a half-century from captain Rovman Powell, the Jamaica Tallawahs beat Trinbago Knight Riders by 34 runs in the 12th match of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 cricket competition at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in St Lucia on Saturday.

Sent in to bat, the Tallawahs recovered from the loss of two early wickets to post 153 for seven off their allotted 20 overs with Rovman hammering 67 runs laced with 10 boundaries.

The Knight Riders, chasing a victory target of 154, were restricted to 119 for eight, their second straight defeat.

The Tallawahs lost the opening pair of Brandon King (7) and Kennar Lewis (4), both to Ravi Rampaul, in the Powerplay, before Powell came to the rescue.

The hard-hitting Powell combined with Raymon Reifer in a 90-run partnership stand to rescue his side. He hammered six four and four sixes in his 49-ball 67 while Reifer scored 28 from 26 deliveries.

Sunil Narine bowled exceptionally well and was rewarded with the wickets of both Powell and his West Indies teammate Fabian Allen to restrict the scoring in the final overs.

Allen could only make three runs from four balls.

Rampaul was the most successful bowler for the Knight Riders with three for 40 from his four overs while Narine supported well with two for 11 from his four.

In their chase, the Knight Riders once again utilised Narine at the top of the order but he was bowled in the first over by Mohammad Amir.

After Tion Webster, the other opening batsman, was run-out for five, Colin Munro and Tim Seifert attempted to rebuild but eventually, both lost their wickets.

Munro went for 29 and Seifert was dismissed for 15.

Amir struck again to remove Nicholas Pooran for 13 as the Knight Riders were unable to build any partnerships, with captain Kieron Pollard (6) and Andre Russell (17) also falling.

In the end, the Knight Riders were no match for the Tallawahs.

With the victory, Tallawahs moved to second place with six points from four games in the six-team tournament, two behind leader Barbados Royals.

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (4 points), Trinbago Knight Riders (3 points), and St Lucia Kings (2 points) round out the top five.

Scores in the match: Jamaica Tallawahs 153-7 (Rovman Powell 67, Raymon Reifer 28; Ravi Rampaul 3-40, Sunil Narine 2-11). Trinbago Knight Riders 119-8 (Colin Munro 29, Andre Russell 17; Mohammad Amir 2-15, Wasim 2-20).


Siparia man shot dead on roadside

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Curtis Hospedales –

A 48-year-old man was gunned down will standing on the roadside in Siparia on Friday night.

Curtis Hospedales died outside Mahwah Chinese Restaurant on High Street, at around 7 pm.

The police said a gunman shot him and ran off. No one else was injured.

Hospedales was unemployed and lived at La Brea Trace, Siparia.

The police said Hospedales had several convictions for narcotics and other offences.

Insp Jones, Sgt Bridgemohan, PCs Lutchman and Mohammed of the Homicide Bureau Region III visited the scene and gathered evidence.

South Western Division police, among them Insp Rampartap, Sgts Rollocks and Khan, Cpl Allah PCs Mangal, Jagessar, Suruj, Figaro and Gopaul, also visited and cordoned off the area.

In March 2020, Hospedales faced a Siparia magistrate and pleaded guilty to cultivating marijuana. The police had searched his home and found a soft drink case with 17 marijuana plants.

The magistrate had fined him $15,000 or, in default, 12 months’ jail with hard labour.


Dealers association head: Scrap iron ban impacts Caricom too

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Scrap Iron Dealers Association president Allan Ferguson, from left, MSJ political leader David Abdulah and OWTU chief education and research officer Ozzi Warwick at the association’s public meeting at Seafoods supermarket car park, Claxton Bay on Friday. – LINCOLN HOLDER

SCRAP Iron Dealers Association president Allan Ferguson has claimed the six-month closure of the scrap iron industry could have a negative impact on trade in Caricom.

Ferguson made this statement at a public meeting held by the association in Claxton Bay on Friday night.

“We will be writing a letter to Caricom on Monday.”

He said people from other Caricom countries come to TT to sell scrap iron to earn revenue to take back home.

Ferguson reiterated the association’s statements condemning the scrap iron industry’s closure, its negative impact on poor people, and calls for its immediate reopening.

“Something big is coming. We have to get organised.”

He also reiterated the failures of both the PNM and its UNC-led People’s Partnership (PP) coalition predecessor to regulate the scrap iron industry. The PP closed the industry between 2012 and 2013.

Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) leader David Abdulah said the meeting was the first of many that would be held across TT by the association and other groups.

“The Government doesn’t care.”

Abdulah reiterated claims made by the labour movement of plans by Government to retrench workers at different state enterprises.

Carli Bay Fishermen’s Association president Imtiaz Khan agreed with Abdulah about the need for groups in TT to unite to deal with common issues.

At a post-Cabinet news conference at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s on July 7, Dr Keith Rowley had said, “As a matter of national security, I have asked the Attorney General whether we should prevent, for a restricted time, the marketing of used metals in Trinidad and Tobago… Manhole covers, they selling that. They cut the cable. Now they cutting the water lines.”

Rowley said the purpose of the measure would be to deny the incentive of sale as the materials being stolen for sale are imported. He said without a resale market, the theft of copper could be thwarted.

A Cabinet sub-committee chaired by Energy Minister Stuart Young subsequently met with the association and other stakeholders to examine issues related to the theft of scrap iron. Other members were Attorney General Reginald Armour, SC, Trade and Industry Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon and National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds.

At a news conference at his ministry’s office at Abercromby Street, Port of Spain on August 15, Hinds announced that Government would impose a six-month ban on the export of scrap metal.

Under the Customs Act, the ban on all scrap metal exportation came into effect on August 12, after Cabinet met last on August 11 and agreed to accept the recommendation of a prohibition order brought by Armour.

Once Cabinet is satisfied and persuaded by his proposals, the ban will be lifted.

If not, the restrictions will remain in effect for the following three months to give the government more time to draft practical legislation.

Hinds said, “It’s a very reluctant decision the Cabinet has come to. We have attempted to keep it within proportion, that is to say, six months, to February 23, and to allow for an even shorter period of three months if the AG is able to persuade the Cabinet.”

There have sporadic protests in different parts of Trinidad by scrap iron workers since the industry’s closure last month.

When workers blocked the northbound and southbound lanes of the Solomon Hochoy Highway on August 29 with debris, Rowley condemned the action in a Facebook post on the same day.

“So they have made their move. Dump truckloads of sand and debris on both sides of the highway and block traffic!

“What a wonderful idea of leadership from Roget and the followers including the UNC!

“The marauding gangs of metal thieves threatened to but did not complete the job of shutting down the country, so the leaders are helping them to get that done.”

Ferguson and Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) president Ancel Roget publicly distanced themselves and their association from the August 29 protest. They also said they did not condone any illegal protest action.

On Friday, Ferguson reiterated that any action the association takes in its efforts to reopen the industry will be within the ambit of the law.

Roget has since initiated legal action against Rowley for what he described as defamatory statements that Rowley made.


“Zipper” busted again with cocaine; another arrested

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For the second time in less than a year, Andre Gomes aka ‘’Zipper’’ has been busted once again with some 24.4 grams of cocaine.

The Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) said that the 61-year-old Gomes along with another suspect, 38-year-old Mark Gomes, were arrested on Friday during an operation at Craig Street, Campbellville, Greater Georgetown.

Reports are that CANU Officers conducted an operation at lots 32 & 34 Craig Street Campbellville, Georgetown – the latter known to be a drug yard.

A subsequent search of both properties was conducted, where the officers discovered a quantity of transparent glass tubes labelled lidocaine and a quantity of substances suspected to be cocaine.

Both Andre and Mark were arrested and escorted to CANU headquarters along with the suspected substances and the quantity of transparent glass tubes.

The substances tested positive for cocaine and had a total weight of 24.4 grams.

CANU said these two suspects were previously arrested and charged by the Unit for trafficking in narcotics.

Investigations into Friday’s discovery are ongoing.

Meanwhile, to ensure that children are safeguarded from illegal drugs, CANU said it will continue to undertake similar operations on known drug yards that are in close proximity to schools.