Debate between Ali and Granger should be interesting

first_imgDear Editor,While it is wise to not give credence to the absurd by replying; the Guyana Chronicle editorial of 15th October deserves a response to keep the rabid in check. Headlined “Will the real Irfaan Ali please stand up”, the editorial seeks to revive a failed APNU/AFC narrative using State media.This is not the first such editorial and since it irks me to see such waste of ink and paper at the taxpayers’ expense, I will seek to give clarity to the clouded minds in the Granger Administration and their minions at the Chronicle in a bid to end the abuse of the State’s resources for the APNU/AFC campaign of misinformation.The first contention is that Bharrat Jagdeo wants to be President of Guyana again and is seeking to install a proxy leader. It was Jagdeo, who as President, piloted and assented to Section 2 of the Constitution (Amendment) (No 4) Act of 2000 which was a constitutional amendment to Article 90 of the Constitution of Guyana, commonly referred to as the Term limit amendment.Bharrat Jagdeo was engaged gainfully and chose to deviate from his new career path to dedicate his energies to the organisation and country that provided him with life’s opportunities— the People’s Progressive Party and the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. Jagdeo serves as General Secretary of the PPP and holds the Constitutional office of Leader of the Opposition in continued service of the nation.The second contention is that Irfaan Ali is an ‘invisible’ candidate. Irfaan Ali has visited over one hundred and fifty communities and villages since his election as PPP Presidential Candidate. His opponent, David Granger has visited five and is now scrambling to play catch up by utilising hundreds of millions of dollars from the treasury per visit.For all the money he spends, Granger cannot get people to converse freely; Granger’s visits to communities are characterised by heavy Police presence and barricades. Irfaan Ali, in contrast, engages the people of Guyana, supporters, well-wishers and the undecided with equal warmth, Irfaan is no elitist, he comes from the people and remains grounded.Bharrat Jagdeo will continue to hold his weekly press conferences that deal with his constitutional responsibilities to the people of Guyana. Irfaan Ali has already made speeches on the campaign trail (before the cowardly delay via the CCJ) and will climb onto the hustings and give countless more in this longest of campaigns. Mr Granger can look, listen and learn since his attempt at connecting to a rent-a-crowd fell flat in Linden.The last contention is that Irfaan Ali is not capable of managing the country: Irfaan Ali is the most experienced and accomplished person ever to run for a first-term presidency, his accomplishments are well known by many who live in housing settlements developed and delivered during his tenure as Minister of Housing; by those who drink water from the numerous wells and treatment plants delivered by Irfaan; by those who tout the phrase “Guyana, South America Undiscovered” and who know it is policy developed by Irfaan Ali during his tenure that has led to Guyana being declared the number one destination in eco-tourism in the world.Editor, Irfaan Ali is an experienced speaker, who can hold his own in any forum. Should David Granger be so emboldened by the Editors of the Chronicle, debates would be most welcome between himself and Irfaan Ali.The subjects of education, healthcare, cash transfers, agriculture, infrastructure, constitutional reform, and foreign policy are all up for debate, I would advise candidate Granger to read the oil contacts before he makes the foray, however.We will await the response to this direct challenge for debates with David Granger. The Chronicle either gets Granger to put up or they should shut up!Respectfully,Robin Singhlast_img read more

Bookworms, take note: Library sale today

first_img“You just have to go through every box and see what you can find,” Stach said. The next book sale will be held in June at the Valencia Library. Volunteers are needed to help move the boxes of books and get things set up for that sale, Stach said. “We need people with some muscles, because it involves lots of lifting. Getting ready for each sale is the hardest part,” she said. For information about today’s sale, call the Canyon Country Library at (661) 251-2720. To join the Friends of the Libraries and volunteer, call Membership Chairman Jack Duggins at (661) 252-2675. (661) 257-5256160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Stach remembers selling donated used books out of the back of her truck before the new Canyon Country library was built in 2001. “I sold them out in the parking lot to raise money for the new library and to get more interest in the new library,” Stach said. “You could see the work (on the library) going on across the street.” Stach was busy Friday getting all the donated books ready to be sold. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road. “The room is full and we’ll have the patio pretty much full, too,” she said. “It’s usually a real rush in the morning and then it evens out and stays steady all day long.” The books are not sorted by genre, but hardcovers, paperbacks and children’s books will be separated. CANYON COUNTRY – Book lovers and treasure hunters will want to arrive early today to get the best selection at the Friends of the Libraries of the Santa Clarita Valley’s spring book sale. Sales are held quarterly and feature used hardcover and paperback books, books on tape, CDs, videos and DVDs on sale at bargain prices. All of the proceeds go to the Friends, who divide the money among the city’s three libraries and bookmobile, providing for programs and improvements not covered by county budgets. Lois Stach, 74, has been a member of the Friends since the mid-90s and oversees the two book sales held each year at the Jo Anne Darcy Canyon Country Library, and also helps manage two sales a year at the Valencia branch. “I went to the library all the time, and the librarian finally said, `I think you should join the Friends,’ so I did and here I am,” Stach said. In recognition of her years of service, Stach was nominated for this year’s County of Los Angeles Adult Volunteer of the Year award. last_img

The Warm Up – Sunday, January 25

first_imgJoin Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning for an entertainingly irreverent take on football fandom.The boys are joined by former Tottenhman and Switzerland defender Ramon Vega.last_img

Cash-strapped Nakumatt FC bought by politician

first_img“By a sale agreement dated 10th April 2018 Nakumatt was sold to Mr. Francis Mureithi for value with all its assets and liabilities duly transferred to Mr. Francis Mureithi,” the affidavit read in part.“That consequently, Mr. Francis Mureithi took over the ownership of the club and neither Nakumatt Holdings under Administration nor myself have any existing or future claims in respect of or against Nakumatt Football Club,” the affidavit continued to read in part.The club has been struggling to stay afloat and has just managed to survive in the league as all the players boycotted training for the better part of the season due to unpaid salaries and allowances.The lack of financial motivation has had an adverse effect on their performance and they have lost five matches on the trot. With new financial breath coming their way, the club will now fight its way to get off the relegation zone.They will be playing Kariobangi Sharks this weekend in Machakos.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nakumatt FC players pose for a group photo before their Kenyan Premier League clash against Chemelil Sugar on Sunday March 11, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 12- Cash-strapped Nakumatt FC has finally found some new lease of life after being bought out by politician Francis Mureithi who contested for the Embakasi East parliamentary seat in the 2017 general elections.In an affidavit seen by Capital Sport, the club’s patron Neel Shah who is one of the managers at the club’s previous owners Nakumatt Holdings has officially handed over the team to Mureithi with all its assets.last_img read more


first_imgGAA Bingo- Every Thursday Night At 9pm  In St Marys Hall Clonmany Everyone Welcome.Match & Win for 6/09/2012 No jackpot winner last week this weeks jackpot will rise to €4,180.00 Numbers drawn were 1,5,9,22 €15 consolation prizes went to Angela Ivers Clonmany ,Gillespie Family Leophin, Raymond McGonigle Clonmany, Jimmy Kelly Co Mayo,Conn Doherty Golf Club Road Ballyliffen. DONEGAL TEAM TRAINING DRAW The club is running a draw in aid of the Donegal Senior men’s team training fund. First prize in the draw is two precious tickets to the All Ireland Final on Sunday, September 23rd; second prize is a Donegal jersey signed by the team and management.As everyone knows tickets for the final are harder to come by than hen’s teeth and this is a great way to give yourself a chance of being there on the day.Sheets are available throughout all Clonmany’s retail outlets or can be had by contacting any club committee member. A line will cost you €2 or you can improve your chances of winning even further by purchasing three lines for €5. Remember if you want to see Jimmy winning All Ireland’s this might be your best opportunity to do it!!!!!!MONSTER BINGO SUNDAY 14th OCTOBER IN CLONMANY YOUTH CLUB, DETAILS NEARER THE TIME.RESULTS: U13 Div 3 Urris 5-11 N.Padraig Muff 5-11. Seniors Urris 0-16 Aodh Ruadh 2-13 Reserves Urris 2-12 Aodh Ruadh 2-9.FIXTURES: U13 Marley Travel Div3 Urris v Downings Friday 14th September 6.30pm.Club Merchandise – Contact Alan Friel 0879029672.New Club Website items for the notes please send to or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening. GAA: URRIS GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: September 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: URRIS GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more