Two People Hospitalised After Minibus Hits Utility Pole In Soufriere – St. Lucia Times News

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On Saturday, emergency personnel transported a minibus driver and a passenger in the vehicle to the hospital after the bus hit a utility pole in Soufriere.

The Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) reported that the emergency responders had to extricate the trapped driver.

The driver and the passenger were both reported ‘conscious and alert’ after the accident.

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According to the SLFS, the Soufriere fire station received a call for help at approximately 2:04 pm.

There are no further details at present.

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Little Miss Jawa: ‘Nu al aan je toekomst denken’

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Tekst Sharon Singh Beeld: collectie Sanroesdi PARAMARIBO  — Ze is pas acht jaar, maar denkt nu al aan haar toekomst.

HERO CPL 2022: GAW take on TKR in battle of the heavyweights tonight

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Guyana Amazon Warriors will face Trinbago Knight Riders tonight at Providence Stadium in Georgetown, Guyana (Photo by Ashley Allen – CPL T20/CPL T20 via Getty Images)

By Brandon Corlette

Big rivalries abound in cricket: India vs Pakistan, England vs Australia. In the Caribbean Premier League, the biggest rivalry is between the Guyana Amazon Warriors (GAW) and the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR), and these two heavyweight teams will lock horns at Providence today, Saturday, September 24, from 19:00h.

According to TKR captain Kieron Pollard, he is expecting the Providence Stadium to be packed as the biggest rivalry in the ‘biggest party in sport’ takes centre stage.

Kieron Pollard of Trinbago Knight Riders (Photo by Ashley Allen – CPL T20/CPL T20 via Getty Images)

Speaking after Thursday’s match which the TKR lost to the Patriots, Pollard said: “Game got away from us in the last four overs with the ball. That’s what shows us what T20 cricket is. Need to do yorkers better. The next game is a must-win, and we expect a packed stadium. This is why we play the game.”

Meanwhile, GAW captain Shimron Hetmyer has been ecstatic after his side chased down 195 against the St Lucia Kings on Thursday.

“Coming home, we knew we had to do our best, and the guys continued to deliver time and time again. Well done to the guys. When you are chasing 190-odd, you just tell the guys that you have nothing to lose. That was the thinking, and it worked for us. Bowling at night here is tough, and can’t fault the guys. Faf played a top knock, one of the best that I’ve seen in a while. I just told the guys to enjoy themselves and give the crowd a proper show, irrespective of how the result ends,” Hetmyer said.

For the Warriors, Shai Hope has found form, scoring back-to-back fifties. He has 175 runs this season at an average of 43.75. Despite not being dominant, Hetmyer has 196 runs this season, while Chandrapaul Hemraj, who is due for a big innings, has 142 runs.

In the bowling department, Imran Tahir has eight wickets while Romario Shepherd and Odean Smith each have seven this season.

TKR have not been clinical, as had obtained in the past. Tim Seifert has 208 runs, leading the batting charts for TKR, but his strike rate is only 94. Colin Munro has 128 runs this season, while Pollard and Andre Russell have 119 and 107 respectively. They have only shown glimpses of destructiveness this season.

Hope, who scored a classic 59 at Providence and won the player of the match award, has noted that it felt good to bat. He also noted that the team has self-belief. “Feels good to get out there and do what I love, which is batting. Missed a few games early on. We had self-belief, we wanted to stick to our plans, and were confident of chasing them off. It’s just about doing what the team requires, batting to a plan, and I needed to up the strike rate, so that’s what I did. I never played in front of such a great crowd; hopefully, we can get them more wins. Of course, you have to have it (self-belief about winning the title),” Hope said at the post-match presser.

Additionally, Rahmanullah Gurbaz has said he is enjoying his first outing in the CPL. “I really enjoy the people and the love they are giving us. I am excited to be here. We love the crowd, and the crowd is really nice, they support us from start to end, the crowd is amazing,” Gurbaz has said.

The Warriors and TKR are both at the bottom of the table with seven points, but a win would take one of these teams into qualification contention. Will it be chicken curry or curry chicken? Time would tell.

GAW Squad: Chandrapaul Hemraj, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shai Hope, Shakib Al Hasan, Shimron Hetmyer (c), Romario Shepherd, Gudakesh Motie, Odean Smith, Keemo Paul, Junior Sinclair, Imran Tahir, Ronsford Beaton, Jermaine Blackwood, Matthew Nandu, Veerasammy Permaul, Colin Ingram and Paul Stirling.

TKR Squad: Tim Seifert(w), Leonardo Julien, Colin Munro, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (c), Akeal Hosein, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Khary Pierre, Ravi Rampaul, Daryn Dupavillon, Anderson Phillip, Ali Khan, Tion Webster, Terrance Hinds, Jayden Seales, Mahesh Theekshana, Shaaron Lewis, and Seekkuge Prasanna.

Active cases drop to 85 after 1 new COVID-19 infection recorded

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Only one new novel coronavirus case was detected in the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry today.

Consequently, active COVID-19 cases are now at 85, that is, 79 persons in home isolation and the remaining six persons in institutional isolation.

There are no patients in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or in institutional quarantine.

Guyana’s COVID-19 death toll remains at 1281, while some 69,946 persons have recovered from the life-threatening virus to date.

Bail for Guayaguayare man accused of killing teen

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A Guayaguayare man accused of killing a teenager from the area in 2019 has been granted bail by a High Court judge.

On Thursday, Justice Carla Brown-Antoine granted $350,000 bail to Timothy Romany, 22, after she found there were no substantial grounds for believing he would abscond, interfere with witnesses or commit further offences if released on bail.

Romany’s bail is to be approved by a registrar with a surety and he must report to the police station closest to his home once a week.

Romany was also put on a 9 pm-5 am curfew and ordered not to contact any of the witnesses in the case. He also has to surrender his passport and is prohibited from applying for one without the court’s permission.

Romany was arrested in March 2020 for the murder of 16-year-old Christian Smith on July 7, 2019.

Police said Smith was in the living room of his New Lands Village, Guayaguayare, home at around 11.45 pm when he was shot several times.

His mother found his body with gunshot wounds to the face.

The preliminary inquiry into Smith’s murder is expected to begin in January 2023 at the Mayaro Magistrates’ Court.

At the bail hearing held at the San Fernando High Court, Brown-Antoine was not convinced of the strength of the prosecution’s case. She also considered Smith’s good character as he has no pending criminal charges against him nor was he convicted of anything before he was charged with the murder.

Romany was represented by attorney Yves Jacques Nicholson while the State was represented by senior prosecutor Anju Bhola.

Diplomacy failed to resolve Suriname-Guyana fishing troubles – Govt

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Guyana’s President Dr Irfaan Ali and Suriname’s President Chan Santokhi along with their respective delegations at a meeting in August 2021 (File Photo)

See below for the full statement from Guyana’s Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ministry:

The following is a timeline of the political and diplomatic efforts made by the Government of Guyana to secure SK fishing licenses for its fisherfolk to fish in Surinamese waters off the Atlantic Coast:

This issue was discussed at the Presidential level in 2020. Following, at the first meeting of the Agriculture Working Group under the SDCP, which was convened in Suriname in November 2020, Guyana requested that Suriname issues 150 SK licenses to Guyanese fishermen to fish offshore Suriname.
In agreeing to the granting of the licenses, the Government of Suriname indicated that it would set up a government -owned company to be the business partner of the Guyanese fishermen with which they will sign a Vessel basing Agreement, and which will take care of the registration of the vessels of the Guyanese fishermen. This was in keeping with Suriname’s fishing legislation.
The Government of Suriname also proposed the conclusion of a Fisheries Agreement between the two countries which would also address the granting of licenses. Guyana continued to engage in the discussions with Suriname in good faith with the expectation that they would result in a mutually beneficial arrangement.
The Minister of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries of Suriname also requested the names of the middlemen from whom the Guyanese fishermen were renting their licenses. Further, a number of criteria were outlined for the formation of the company.
Guyana complied with all the other requirements of Suriname for the setting up of the company and after some reluctance on the part of the Guyanese fishermen, the names of the middlemen were eventually handed over to the Surinamese Government.
The Foreign Ministers of Guyana and Suriname also remained in communication on the issue. Guyana’s Foreign Minister wrote to his Surinamese counterpart, Minister Albert Ramdin on 13 August 2021, reminding him of Suriname’s commitment to issue the licenses.
The Presidents of Guyana and Suriname met between 17-20 August 2021 in Georgetown and discussed the issuance of SK fishing licences to Guyanese fisherfolk. The Joint Communique issued by the Presidents from those discussions committed “that both Ministers responsible would work towards the issuance of fishing licences in that category by January 1, 2022, keeping in mind the established quota on the Surinamese side.”
For several months, nothing further was heard from Suriname, and Minister Todd again wrote a letter dated 20 December 2021, to his Surinamese counterpart, Minister Ramdin, reminding him of the commitment and urging his intervention in bringing about a resolution of that outstanding matter.
Minister Todd received a response dated January 6, 2022, from his Surinamese counterpart in which Minister Ramdin suggested that the Ministers of Agriculture of both countries convene a meeting on January 13, 2022 in order to reach an agreement. The proposed meeting was never convened.
At the Guyana/ Suriname/ Brazil Tripartite Summit which was held in Suriname, on 20 January 2022, the Presidents of Guyana and Suriname met, and the licenses were again discussed. President Santokhi then indicated that he remains committed to the issuance of SK licenses to Guyanese fishermen.
Guyana did not receive any further formal or substantive communication from Suriname on the issue.

While the foregoing diplomatic and political initiatives were being undertaken, Guyanese fishermen continued to be harassed in Surinamese waters as they attempted to continue to ply their trade for their subsistence and that of their families. Matters escalated this year when Suriname confiscated three Guyanese fishing vessels along with their nets and engines and sold the catch. Following the conclusion of the matter, Guyana reached out to Suriname to release the vessels on humanitarian grounds, but there was no accommodation to this effect.

It is evident that the diplomatic engagement has so far not reaped the desired outcome.

Guyana remains committed to good neighbourly relations with Suriname.

Dancehall Stars Skeng and Mavado Show Each Other Love In Trinidad

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Dancehall stars Skeng and Mavado link up in Trinidad and show each other love.

Skeng and Mavado have linked up with the senior artist sharing that he was impressed by Skeng’s music and that he loved the work of the younger one. The artists’ appearance together has caused fans to call for a collaboration between the Gully Gad and Skeng.

A now-viral video showed a rare sighting of Mavado as he shakes Skeng’s hand as they have a brief exchange at the airport while being surrounded by members of their respective teams.

“Mi love how ya deal wid it dawg,” Mavado tells the younger artist. “Me and you ago wull a reason enuh,” Skeng promises.

The artists are in Trinidad for the event ‘Life The Concert,’ which features Mavado and Skeng as headliners along with Nessa Preppy, Trinidad Killa, and other artists. The event is being held at Queen’s Park Savannah on Friday night, the night before Trinidad’s Republic Day Holiday.

Meanwhile, on social media, many welcomed the interaction between the two artists, especially since Skeng was very young, while others also called for a collaboration between the two artists.

“That’s how Dancehall ought to be, the old generals and young generals… #onehalladancehall#,” one person wrote on Twitter. “Skeng x Mavado collab wuda sick still,” another said. “Issa new skeng an mavado song soon enuh,” a third person said.

Mavado is currently living in the United States and has not been seen in Jamaica in recent times. In the meantime, the two artists each hold the distinction of being among the few artists to have collaborated with Nicki Minaj.

Skeng’s “Likkle Miss” was recently remixed by Nicki Minaj, while the rap queen also featured on Movado’s chat-topper “Give It All To Me,” which was released in 2014.

Les élus ont quitté la salle du conseil municipal

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Samedi 24 Septembre 2022 – 13h35

Les élus quittent le conseil municipal de Sainte-Anne – ka

Vendredi 23 septembre s’est tenu le premier conseil municipal après l’élection du nouveau maire de la commune, suite au départ de Christian Baptiste, élu député de la deuxième circonscription. C’est le candidat surprise Francs Baptiste qui a remporté l’élection avec 19 voix contre 14. L’ancienne majorité ne cesse de dénoncer la méthode, l’absence de communication, en un mot, la trahison.

Cette élection à l’issue inattendue et en contradiction aux annonces, aura fait couler beaucoup d’encre. Alors que l’ancien maire, après concertation de son équipe, avait annoncé Lydia Faro Couriol première adjointe, pour prendre sa suite. C’est le candidat surprise Francs Baptiste qui a remporté l’élection avec 19 voix contre 14. 

Ce résultat étonnant a attisé les théories complotistes au sein de la commune. De nombreux administrés ont exprimé leurs doutes et incompréhensions, certains pensent en effet qu’il s’agit d’une manœuvre politique ayant pour but de normaliser l’arrivée sur le siège de la municipalité, du frère du maire sortant.

Quoi qu’il en soit, le résultat est révélateur d’un malaise. Les élus de l’ancienne majorité ont souhaité faire à nouveau le point sur le déroulement des événements et se désolidariser complètement de la méthode employée par un acte fort. Après les discours de mesdames Faro Couriol et Mandret, l’ensemble de ces élus a quitté l’assemblée. 

Le nouveau maire Francs Baptiste appel au ralliement, Lydia Faro Couriol dénonce la méthode et les motifs qui restent flous. Madame Mandret, élue aux sports, a tenu à faire part de sa désapprobation. Cette pratique qu’elle juge stratégique, a associé son image à “un acte déloyal envers l’équipe  en la nommant 6ème adjointe, sans l’avoir concertée et donne l’impression qu’elle faisait partie de cette mascarade qui fragilise l’équipe et fait le jeu des opposants.” En guise de désapprobation, ces élus ont quitté la salle du conseil municipal.

Les points votés par le conseil municipal du vendredi 23 septembre étaient les suivants 

1. Création et composition de la Commission d’Appel d’Offres 

2. Désignation des membres de la commission communale pour l’accessibilité 

3. Subventions aux associations 

4. Avenant à la garantie d’emprunt de la ville accordée à la SIG 

5. Extension du périmètre d’intervention du Conservatoire du littoral 

6. Collecte / transport et épandage des algues sargasses pour l’année 2022 – demande de subvention

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