Today’s games Denham Town High School held Kingston College to a 0-0 draw in an exciting ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup Group C game at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex in West Kingston yesterday. It was a good game for both teams and truly ended in a fair result. With the points shared, KC stayed on top of the group on 19 points, while Denham Town remained second on 16 in the race for group honours. Denham Town got the better chance in the first half, but Kevon Smile’s shot to goal, which had KC’s goalkeeper Jahvanni Grant beaten, was cleared off the line by Javain Brown. KC went close when Trayvon Reid hit the left upright as Denham Town stayed disciplined throughout, settling for the point. Denham Town goalkeeper Brian Bennett kept his team in the game with a sixth clean sheet in seven games played. “I feel great; I’m not at hundred per cent. It was a good game from both teams,” Bennett told The Gleaner. “I made some good saves and the team defended well and also got our chances to score. The team can go far as the aim is to win the group and also make the Super Cup,” the 19-year-old sixth form student disclosed. Ludlow Bernard, coach of KC, said it was a fair result. “I am not surprised by Denham Town’s tactic of staying behind the ball. The thing is that we didn’t concede today. We were a bit unlucky. We worked hard in the game,” Bernard said. “I’m pretty satisfied with the performance of my team. We had many young players on the team,” he added. Omar Edwards, Denham Town’s coach, said his team fought hard and earned a valuable point. “The point put us close to a place in the second round and we are also on course for a Super Cup place. I’m satisfied with the performance,” Edwards disclosed. “KC is a very organised team with numerous national and former national youth players. However, we are hungry for more than just advancing to the second stage,” the national Under-17 assistant coach also said. Denham Town 0 KC 0 Ascot 0 Norman Manley 0 St Mary’s College 0 Papine 4 Jonathan Grant 1 Meadowbrook 0 Haile Selassie 1 Ardenne 0 St Catherine 2 Pembroke Hall 0 Dunoon 0 Wolmer’s 4 Jose Marti 2 Kingston Technical 1 Campion College 0 Cumberland 0 Calabar 0 St Jago 1 Hydel 0 Bridgeport 0 Yesterday’s results Excelsior vs Greater Portmore Tarrant vs St George’s STATHS vs Jamaica College Clan Carthy vs Charlie Smith Edith Dalton James vs Camperdown (All games start at 2:30 p.m.)
Local football experts Bradley Stewart and Clyde Jurideini strongly believe the recently assembled Reggae Boyz squad, which contains seven new players, in preparation for the Caribbean Cup semi-finals in June and the CONCACAF Gold Cup in July, has promise.Stewart questioned the reasoning behind Montego Bay United’s six selections and Portmore United’s five, but nonetheless believes they should be eager to grab the opportunity.He also argued that if local Premier League players are camped together for an extended period in a proper training programme, they will eventually come good.”We went through a period where there was a denial of local talent, and now that you are giving them an opportunity, if the players are ambitious, they should do well. If our players are coachable and you put them in the (proper) environment, they will do well,” Stewart said.”But we have a high percentage of players out of Montego Bay and Portmore teams; that was kind of the norm. But there are some schoolboys we need to expose, and I don’t see any,” he added.Jurideini likes the idea of local-based players playing top-quality internationals and surmised that this new generation can make the step up if they are given an adequate chance to develop and be exposed.GOOD CONCEPT”It is a good concept and an opportunity for exposure for the local-based players. This is a broader new way at looking at the (local) Premier League players in depth and a process of exposure and elimination,” he said.However, if the team and player are to truly progress they must be placed in systems that suit their ability, says Stewart.Jurideini, meantime, thinks the overseas players should take the backseat and allow this new crop of local talent to gather the international experience and exposure.”In January going February, the North American (club) players will be going back to training and are not available. There are a lot of new faces and question marks, but they (coaches) will see who they can expose and who they can select (long term).The Theodore Whitmore-coached team will play two friendlies against the USA and Honduras on February 3 and 16, respectively.
MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bryant, who has since retired from the game, took to Twitter to reveal that he actually took summer classes at UCLA.Little known fact, I did one year of summer school at @ucla after my rookie year but now I hire @usc film students on the regular #gofigure https://t.co/PYHVCz5JCLFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) November 20, 2017 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In a subsequent tweet, the five-time NBA champion shared why he would have chosen Duke over its rival and fellow powerhouse program North Carolina Tar Heels.“Coach Smith stopped recruiting me,” he said, referring to former Tar Heel coach Dean Smith. “He thought I would go pro and wished me luck. Coach K (Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski) kept at it.”Maybe but Coach Smith stopped recruiting me. He thought I would go pro and wished me luck. Coach K kept at it. https://t.co/xS6OD8SmEV— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) November 20, 2017Although their player-coach dynamic would not materialize in college, Krzyzewski and Bryant still worked together as part of Team USA over the years. Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:Kobe Bryant on donning No. 8 and No. 24 for Lakers: ‘They’re two different people’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Cavaliers win 5th straight in 28-point rout of Pistons LATEST STORIES Former NBA star Kobe Bryant gestures as he speaks to invited guests during an event to inaugurate new basketball playground in Paris, France, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. AP/Michel EulerThere’s no doubt Kobe Bryant is one of, if not the greatest player in NBA history to have come out of high school.At a time when the league still permitted teenagers to skip college and head straight for the pros, the then 18-year-old Bryant was a cut above the rest, despite not being a part of a powerhouse college program.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:15Trump signs Anti-Semitism order at Hanukkah event02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “Little known fact, I did one year of summer school at @ucla after my rookie year but now I hire @usc film students on the regular,” he wrote, which prompted a fan to ask which school he would have opted to go, if he played college ball.Turns out, “The Black Mamba” could have worn the bold blue colors of the Duke Blue Devils, after his playing days at Lower Merion High School.Duke https://t.co/RDyzJ0PMUw— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) November 20, 2017ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments
Antetokounmpo, Middleton help Bucks extinguish Pacers Police later disputed Mourinho’s explanation an escort was refused for the team bus journey from a city center hotel.UEFA says United is fined 5,000 euros ($5,750) for the late arrival and 10,000 euros ($11,500) for the late kickoff, which can disrupt broadcast schedules.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMourinho and Valencia coach Marcelino were warned for the late kickoff. The teams drew 0-0. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Manchester United’s manager Jose Mourinho walks from the pitch after the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.Man Utd won the game 3-2. (AP Photo/Jon Super)NYON, Switzerland UEFA has fined Manchester United 15,000 euros ($17,250) and warned coach Jose Mourinho after the team was late to arrive for a Champions League home game and then late for the delayed kickoff.Mourinho blamed police in Manchester for the team’s arrival at Old Trafford only 45 minutes before a scheduled kickoff against Valencia on Oct. 2. Champions League rules require teams to arrive 75 minutes in advance.ADVERTISEMENT
“Whatever it was, it was a completely different team in the second half,” Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said. “We saw two different teams, understanding that if we rebound the ball we’re going to win the game.”Booker just returned Saturday from a six-game absence with a left hamstring strain and scored 28 points against Minnesota. He was even better with a game under his belt, hurting the Knicks not only with his perimeter shooting but also by going 14 of 15 at the free throw line and grabbing seven rebounds.Emmanuel Mudiay had 32 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Knicks, who lost for the seventh time in eight games. Rookie forward Kevin Knox scored 17.“We were up in the first half and at halftime I think we got a little relaxed and thought the game was over and they were going to roll over for us,” said Knox, who had just four points in the second half. “But, that’s not what happened.”New York played without leading scorer Tim Hardaway Jr. because of a sore right heel.ADVERTISEMENT “We’re building,” guard Devin Booker said. “We’re getting better every game.”Booker tied his season high with 38 points, T.J. Warren scored 17 of his 26 during Phoenix’s 41-point third quarter and the Suns beat the New York Knicks 128-110 on Monday night for their third straight victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsPhoenix outscored New York 41-17 in the third and went on to win three consecutive games for the first time since March 2-5, 2017. The Suns won only four times in their first 28 games, but are 3 for 3 since.Deandre Ayton finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds for the Suns in an impressive start to a five-game road trip, their longest of the season. Jamal Crawford had a career-high 14 assists as last-place Phoenix improved to 2-13 away from home, toughening up in the second half after giving up 12 offensive rebounds in the first. LATEST STORIES The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books “I think especially for me, I’m known as such a scorer, and I can score — like, I really can score — but sometimes the defense thinks that, too, and they fall asleep and I see guys,” Crawford said.UP NEXTSuns: Visit Boston on Wednesday.Knicks: Visit Philadelphia on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker (1) drives past New York Knicks’ Noah Vonleh during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — A 4-24 record didn’t discourage the Phoenix Suns, so a seven-point halftime deficit certainly wouldn’t.The young Suns wiped away the second one, and insist they’ll keep chipping away at the first.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Mudiay came in averaging 18.5 points in his last eight games and was just about there by halftime, with 18 points. Knox had 13 and the Knicks were ahead 66-59.Things changed quickly in the third quarter, when the Suns went 16 of 22 from the field — with one of the misses being a halfcourt heave as the buzzer sounded.The game was tied at 79 after Mudiay’s layup but Warren nailed a long 3-pointer to ignite a 21-4 finish to the period. Warren had another 3 later in the run, and Crawford hit a couple of jumpers and had four assists, including an alley-oop pass to Richaun Holmes.“The water was coming through the dam through so many holes,” Knicks coach David Fizdale said. “We didn’t show a lot of toughness during that run.”With their 100-83 lead, the Suns kept up the pressure early in the fourth and quickly put the game out of reach.TIP-INSSuns: Josh Jackson scored 14 points and Holmes had 13. … Kelly Oubre Jr. and Austin Rivers were not with the team after their acquisition from Washington became official earlier Monday. The Wizards agreed to send them to Phoenix on Saturday for Trevor Ariza.Knicks: Veteran guard Courtney Lee started for Hardaway in just his seventh game of the season. Lee was out when the season began because of a neck injury. … The Knicks played without rookies Allonzo Trier (strained left hamstring) and Mitchell Robinson (sprained left ankle). Trier’s absence prevented him from facing Ayton, his former Arizona teammate.JAMAL’S BALLAyton said the Suns gave the game ball to the 38-year-old Crawford, whose previous best was 12 assists. Crawford is far better known as a scorer and volume shooter. But he noted he was a point guard in high school, college and the early part of his NBA career before he became a three-time winner of the Sixth Man Award. View comments Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Paul George, Russell Westbrook lead Thunder past Bulls MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college
Dear Editor,The “official results” of the 2018 Local Government Elections (LGE) are out and I shall attempt an in-depth analysis of those results. The results show the PPP/C garnering 122,307 votes, the PNC 68,060 votes, the AFC 8,719 votes while the other small parties 2,995 votes. Translated into percentages, this means that the PNC/APNU got 34 per cent while the got AFC 4 per cent and the PPP/C got a whopping 61 per cent of the total votes cast.The PNC and its coalition partners together gained a grand total of 79,774 votes, while the PPP/C gained 122,307. This means that the PPP/C, as a single entity, has beaten the Coalition combined, and this is cause for worry in the Coalition’s camp. The people of this great country have spoken without a shadow of a doubt that they do not want the Coalition Government to govern them.They have realised that they were brutally shortchanged in that “change” for the “good life” rhetoric presented to them by the present administration and as such would like to return to the beaten path of the PPP/C where there is peace and progress. For this very same reason, The Opposition Leader has filed a no-confidence motion against the Government.Now, the Prime Minister and his compatriots in the Coalition are making light work of the Opposition Leader’s motion to the House, calling it among other things, a joke, and that the no-confidence motion would not be considered for debate until after the budget proceedings. He further stated that the no-confidence motion will be defeated.Nagamootoo’s reasoning comes from two opinions, the first is that the proposed pay rise in the budget may in some way placate the struggling workers to reconsider and turn their votes on their behalf come general elections 2020. He reasons that the pay rise might just do the trick. He is also of the belief that seeing it was only 38% of the electorate who voted this Local Government Elections (LGE), then the remaining 62% may very well be theirs so there is no need to worry.Well, I think the prime minister is in for a shocker with that misplaced assumption of his, because with such great resentment pervading the nation, I do not think anything would change the minds of the workers. I take my cue from a discussion I had recently with a PNC friend of mind. He said that he and family are strong supporters of the party because they are a party for Afro-Guyanese, and he votes for his race, however, all that changed last LGE when he did not vote because of the silly things.As a prime example, he quotes the general strike by the solid waste collectors in Georgetown. He says “look at what these people doing in Georgetown, their main stronghold” “they are allowing the city to go back into the dumpster it was under the PPP/C.” He reasons that they lied and said it was the PPP/C’s fault, but the recent CoI into City Hall showed that it was due to rampant corruption done by The Mayor and the PNC/APNU Councillors. He further states that the PNC “still got them there”. The so-called King and Queen! What they think Black People stupid?! This “past eye” what these people think they are doing. He said that he didn’t vote in the Local Government Election (LGE) but will certainly do so on the side of the PPP/C come 2020, that’s for sure, stating that he has no choice but to vote against his party.The sentiments raised above is not an isolated case, rather, it is symptomatic of the strong views persons have of the PN-led Coalition. So, these comments are indeed worrying for the Coalition who are trying nervously hard to dismiss that no-confidence motion.Further to our discussion, is the fact that the elections to be held in 2020 is purely based on Proportional Representation (PR) which drives a sure nail in their coffin. With an already established trend of 61 per cent PR at the 2018 LGE Level, this means that the PPP/C is out front in an unassailable win in any general elections that would be called here. Finally, from whichever vantage point you view the present scenario, the coalition will see defeat. The question now, is how soon will that fact become a reality?Respectfully submitted,Neil Adams
Teachers’ wages impasseAlmost two weeks after the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) and the Education Ministry made a commitment to sign the agreement to end the teachers’ salary impasse, there is still a high level of uncertainty.GTU General Secretary Coretta McDonaldGeneral Secretary of the GTU, Coretta Mc Donald told Guyana Times on Tuesday that discussions are still ongoing on the new proposal made by the Government.“As it is right now, the offers that are on the table, some of them have been favourable, some have not been favourable and there are still talks ongoing right now,” she said.The GTU official said the fact that the agreement has not yet been signed, indicates that there is still some tallying up to be done and the GTU is prepared to get the best possible deal.McDonald noted also that arbitration has not been ruled out and there is no definitive plan as to what would be the next move, only to scrutinise the offer.“We are hoping that maybe by the end of this week, we are going to have those little bits and pieces tidied up and the two parties would have a clear understanding of what exactly the document entails so going forward after signatures would have been placed there, nobody would want to cry foul,” Mc Donald explained.She said there were some issues that needed clarification, some of which have not yet been settled. Once that is resolved, an agreement could be inked.DisappointmentHowever, she stated her disappointment with the fact that the GTU should have done more work to get a better outcome. She feels that had the Union prolonged the discussions, the figures being mentioned now would not have been on the table.Following a six-hour long discussion between the two parties, the GTU agreed to a 12 per cent increase for 2016 and eight per cent increase for 2018. “The agreement has not yet been signed so the possibility exists that changes could happen,” she added.A 40 per cent salary increase for public school teachers was initially proposed for the year 2016. For the year 2017, the Union was hoping to have bargained for a 45 per cent increase, which would then increase to 50 per cent for the remainder of the years indicated in the agreement (2018-2020).It recently changed its demands and said it was willing to accept a ‘substantial’ payout from the Government.InfightingMc Donald has debunked claims that there is an infighting within the executive of the GTU, particularly her and the GTU President Mark Lyte. She said people have set out to paint a bad picture of her, saying that she is a supporter of the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and taking directives from former President Bharrat Jagdeo, and Lyte being a supporter of the Government. She said they have been in agreement with most of what has been discussed so far.“The only difference between Coretta McDonald and Mark Lyte is that Mark Lyte is very soft-spoken and Mc Donald is very aggressive. We don’t have time to be bothered by that…. that cartoon of that same situation being peddled which appears in a newspaper maybe was intended to sow a seed of discord among the ranks of the GTU and members. They have not succeeded.”Mc Donald who was addressing teachers during the period that saw them on strike had said the nation’s educators had received more under the PPP Administration than what they currently get under this coalition Administration.“If we look at what transpired under the PPP Government when they were in power and what is transpiring now… remember we didn’t want the five per cent. We made noise about it. But with the five per cent we got a whole lot of non-salary benefits,” she said, to loud applause from the large gathering of teachers.She continued, “For the first time in the history of this country, our teachers were able to get clothing allowance, duty free concessions, and allowances for additional qualifications. While the PPP Government was in power — and you know I don’t want to sound political, but we have to make the comparison because of all the untruths they peddling out there…”But the GTU General Secretary argued that while her points are valid, the Constitution provides the right for individuals to have freedom of association.“If you check what has been happening in the trade union movement, every time you stand up against the Government of the day you are being identified with the Opposite. When are we going to get to the issue before us? And the issue before us is better working conditions and improved salaries for teacher said that is all we have been fighting for.”
By Andrew CarmichaelA 67-year-old pensioner was beaten in the presence of her two grandchildren when armed bandits invaded the family’s home at Port Mourant on Thursday evening.The incident took place at about 19:00h at Lot 270 Ankerville, Port Mourant, Berbice and in the presence of the pensioner’s two terrified grandchildren.The pensioner, Ahilyah Akunjebehari, was relaxing under the house with her 12-The family was seated together when the bandits attackedyear-old grandson and was being visited by her 22-year-old granddaughter and her baby when two men appeared suddenly. One of the men quickly unscrewed the bulb in the yard, thereby diminishing visibility by any onlooker.The other men carried a gun and a piece of metal pipe. According to Akunjebehari, she was struck in the head before they raided her home and robbed her of various items.“Just as they approached me one put a gun to my head and said don’t run.”The pensioner explained that the men demanded cash and jewellery. She said one of the bandits removed the four gold rings she was wearing on her left hand.“I don’t know how much for those jewellery, dem gold ring make very long; is my mother had given them to me a long time ago,” the 67-year-old woman related.Meanwhile, threats were also made to take away her grandson if she did not cooperate and provide the robbers with what they wanted.“Me beg them alyu nah carry away me grandson; what you all gon carry he and do wid am,” she related.She said she was then lashed on the head with the gun again. However, the elderly woman remained focused but scared and invited the robbers to go into the house and take whatever they wanted but cautioned them to spare their lives.Her grandson, she said, was told to sit on the ground and raise his hands in the air as he sat. According to her, the bandit carrying the iron pipe went inside her home and searched for several minutes. During that time, he collected US$600 and approximately $40,000 local currency from a bag.Akunjebehari said the men also carried away an electronic tablet which was next to her when they arrived. “The tablet I does use to go on Facebook,” she explained.Meanwhile, from the time the intruders got on the premises, the woman’s two-year-old great grandson seemed terrified. According to his mother, Vidya Kallooram, the baby was crying and it is his cries that might have alerted neighbours.Kallooram said she was instructed to nurse the baby but told the robber that the baby does not nurse. She was then instructed to hold the infant and prevent him from crying.The men left the same way they entered the yard, jumping the back fence. They disappeared into the bushes at the back of Ankervillle and headed towards the Bangladesh area.Akunjebehari says following their exit, she and the others quickly went inside and called the Police who arrived shortly after. Hours later, bandits struck again in the same street.While Akunjebehari lives at the end of the street – about half a mile from the Corentyne Highway – bandits broke into a home situated four houses from the highway along the same street popularly, called ‘Dispensary Dam’.Reports are that at Lot 159 Ankerville, Port Mourant, a kitchen was broken into. This publication understands that the incident occurred sometime between 02:00h and 07:00h on Thursday morning.The bandits turned two surveillance cameras towards the wall, as they broke into the kitchen and removed two gas stoves and two gas cylinders and fittings.The men also took away an electric saw. Losses are estimated at $130,000. The Police are investigating both incidents. No one has been arrested.
Victoria murderFamily members are still reeling after the horrid Sunday morning murder which claimed the life of a young mother of three at Victoria Village on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD).Murdered: Shamaine FrankWhile it was a tale of abuse dating back years ago, her six-year-old daughter was unfortunately left to witness her mother taking her last few breaths.Shamaine Frank, 27, who resided at Lot 317 Victoria Village, was brutally stabbed to death by the father of her children in the wee hours of Sunday.The woman’s brother, Junior Frank, detailed that he was always protective of his sister and had restricted her estranged lover from visiting.However, the woman would rekindle her relationship with the suspect because of their three children. Only a few months ago, the now dead woman moved out of the family’s home to live with the suspect in Mon Repos, ECD, but after continued abuse, she returned home.On that fateful Sunday morning, the victim’s brother recalled that the suspect, identified as 36-year-old Clive Wilson, visited the house.Junior told Guyana Times that he instructed the man to leave. Thinking that he left the area, he was awakened from his slumber by the wailing screams of his sister crying for help.“I had to ban him from the yard. When I come home the night, I drop to sleep in the chair and I see somebody hovering over me and it was he. We had a little talk and I put him out the yard. Because it was dark, I didn’t get to see which direction he went. After that, I went inside and bolt the door and went to bed. About half-hour after, I hear she shouting for me,” the younger brother remembered.By that time, his sister was already stabbed twice to her chest and abdomen. She was lying on the ground but her lover had vanished without a trace, possibly through a backdoor which was left open.The man had stealthily entered the house by removing a few louvre panes from a window at the back of the house.Their eldest child, who is six years of age, confided in relatives that she was awakened by her father during the ordeal and threatened not to utter a word. If she did, he would also kill her.Meanwhile, the woman was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where she was pronounced dead on arrival. By that time, the community had already gotten wind of what had transpired and patrol units were dashing through the streets in search of the murderer.Initial reports had indicated that tensions between the couple impact the children and as such, the Welfare Department of the Social Protection Ministry was called in. The couple was instructed to seek counselling in order to reconcile their relationship but the abuse continued. For now, the children, aged six, three and two, have been residing with relatives. The police continue their hunt for the suspect, who is suspected to have returned to the interior of Guyana where he works. (Rupa Seenaraine)
Asked how close the Lakers came to a deal, Kupchak said, “Not very close, which is what we expected going into the last day.” “Things could turn on one phone call or a pinhead, but it was unlikely based on conversations going into the trade deadline that we’d do anything,” Kupchak added. “That was where our expectations were.” In the meantime, the players went frame by frame through their second-half failings in Wednesday’s loss to Portland – a video session turned team meeting – before getting on the practice court to talk about defense and do some shooting. They heeded Jackson’s admonishment that they weren’t “playing for one another,” and reaffirmed their commitment to finding the open man on offense and being accountable for their defensive effort. They will have every opportunity to end the losing streak tonight at Staples Center against the Boston Celtics, who have lost 27 of their past 30 games and own the NBA’s worst record at 13-40. “We’ve just got to battle back out of it and become a better team,” Kobe Bryant said. “I don’t think anybody’s wavered from the fact – at least I haven’t – that we can make some serious noise in the playoffs with the roster that we have. “This is a bump in the road that we’re going to have to get through, and when we get through it, we’ll be a better ball club.” EL SEGUNDO – As the clock struck noon Thursday and the NBA trade deadline came and went without a move, the Lakers were sequestered in the film room at their practice facility, starting the search for answers from within. Only a day after becoming the first Phil Jackson-coached team to lose six consecutive games, the Lakers learned that they will move forward this season with a roster that general manager Mitch Kupchak said “in all likelihood” will stay intact. The Lakers resolved to be a better defensive team than they were in giving up 112 points on nearly 60 percent shooting to Portland, which was the NBA’s third-lowest scoring team coming into the game. No big deal: In spite of all the rumors of a potential deal for All-Star guard Jason Kidd, the Lakers stood pat at the trade deadline for the eighth straight season. “I think everybody was looking forward to possibly Jason coming out here,” Bryant said. “Obviously, that would have been an amazing backcourt. But it didn’t happen so we just move on from here.” The two sides were never close to a deal, and there was little movement in the final days. The Lakers refused to include 19-year-old center Andrew Bynum, who grew up in New Jersey, in a trade and offered a package built around Kwame Brown, expiring contracts and draft picks. “It makes me feel good to be wanted by a lot of people,” Bynum said. “That means I’m doing something right. I wanted to be a Laker when I got drafted. “This is my home. I’m happy that they want me here.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3610 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!