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  • $1, $5 coins to be pulled from circulation

    first_img… “it has run its course” – BoG GovernorThe $1 and $5 coins will soon be out of circulation, Bank of Guyana Governor, Dr Gobind Ganga announced during a press conference shared with Finance Minister Winston Jordan on Monday.According to Ganga, the $1 and $5 coins have run their course, having been in circulation for a number of years. He highlighted that there is a high possibility of the $1 coin being eliminated altogether since “there is no more need for it”. With regard to the $5 coin being eliminated, Ganga said that this will have to be a carefully analysed decision since the public was yet to become fully knowledgeable about the decimal system.However, there was no date specified for the discontinuation of these coins.“We are currently looking at the feasibility of eliminating the $1 which obviously has lived its life already. There is no more need for that. We are looking at the $5, but we have to be very careful because we do have the decimal system that people have to be educated about. In terms of when you try to go to the nearest dollar. The structure of the coins is being looked at,” the Governor of Bank of Guyana said.Due to high inflation in 1996, the $1, $5, and $10 coins were introduced. The $1 and $5 coins are struck in copper-plated steel, whilst the $10 is struck in nickel-plated steel and has an equilateral-curved heptagonal shape.Guyana’s $1 and $5 coinslast_img read more

  • Oil & gas knowledge must be spread across Guyana – lobby group

    first_imgThe need for information pertaining to the oil and gas industry was on Tuesday reinforced by the newly-established Guyana Oil and Gas Energy Chambers (GOGEC), which met with a Canadian expert on oil and gas.GOGEC President Manniram Prashad, during his brief remarks at the consultation, touched on the goal of the Chambers as it related to the country’s future as an oil- and gas-producing nation.From left: Canadian Executive Service Organisation (CESO) Consultant Cunyet Tirmandi and Guyana Oil and Gas Energy Chambers (GOGEC) President Manniram PrashadHe noted that emphasis must be placed on the importance of disseminating knowledge pertaining to the industry, as the sector will have an impact on Guyana as a whole.The former Tourism Minister noted that ultimately, the standard of living of all Guyanese should be of outmost importance as the country neared a future which entailed the efficient and productive utilisation of oil and natural gas.Meanwhile, Canadian Executive Service Organisation (CESO) Consultant Cunyet Tirmandi discussed extensively Guyana’s emerging oil and gas industry and what the production of oil and natural gas would mean to the entire country.Tirmandi, a Turkish-Canadian and renowned classical musician of his time, addressed pressing issues pertaining to the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI); the cost recovery and royalties important to oil-producing nations, and what would be the advantages and disadvantages if Guyana were to construct its very own oil refinery.Tirmandi acknowledged, as experience would have it, the trend identifiable with some oil- and gas-producing nations was that focus on the nation’s other sectors, such as manufacturing and agriculture, would dramatically subside, leaving those sectors to suffer neglect, while too much focus was placed on oil and gas and the ‘Dutch Disease’ erupts.It is based on that fact that Tirmandi said, out of his personal experience and knowledge, a sovereign wealth fund was needed in order to facilitate a secure and brighter economic future for generations to come.The CESO Consultant’s advice appeared to have resonated well with those in attendance – entrepreneurs, concerned citizens as well as executives from major organisations.last_img read more

  • Man arrested at Moleson Creek with ganja

    first_imgA man was on Wednesday arrested after he was nabbed with 240 grams of marijuana after he attempted to board a boat to Suriname at Moleson Creek, Corentyne, Berbice.Reports are the man was making his way to the gate when immigration officers saw him attempting to dispose of a parcel. The man is said to have been acting in a suspicious manner which drew the attention of the ranks.The officers were able to retrieve the parcel and upon inspection, a quantity of seeds, leaves and stem were found.He was handed over to the Springlands Police Station where the contents of the parcel was weighted and found to be 240 grams. The suspected drug trafficker is expected to make his court appearance today.last_img read more

  • Storm death toll tops 1,700 in Bangladesh

    first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DHAKA, Bangladesh – Hundreds of thousands of survivors were stuck Saturday behind roads blocked by fallen trees, iron roofs and thick sludge as rescue workers fought to reach towns along Bangladesh’s coast that were ravaged by a powerful cyclone that killed at least 1,723 people. Tropical Cyclone Sidr, the deadliest storm to hit the country in a decade, destroyed tens of thousands of homes in southwest Bangladesh on Thursday and ruined much-needed crops just before harvest season in this impoverished, low-lying South Asian country. More than a million coastal villagers were forced to evacuate to government shelters. The official death toll rose to 1,723 and authorities feared the figure could rise further as the country works to recover. The government scrambled Saturday to join international agencies and local officials in the rescue mission, deploying military helicopters, thousands of troops and naval ships. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Rescuers trying to get food and water to people stranded by flooding struggled to clear roads that were so bad they said they’ll have to return on bicycles. “We will try again tomorrow on bicycles, and hire local country boats,” M. Shakil Anwar of CARE said from the city of Khulna. Along the coast, 150 mph winds flung small ferries ashore like toy boats, cutting off migrant fishing communities on and around hundreds of tiny islands across the area’s river channels. An estimated 2.7 million people were affected and 773,000 houses were damaged.last_img read more

  • Man arrested for assault and trespassing in Termon had ‘no recollection’ of incident

    first_imgA 20-year-old man from Dessertmartin in County Derry had ‘no recollection’ of being in the area after being charged with assault causing harm and trespassing.Jack McGlinchey of Nutgrove Road, Dessertmartin was arrested by Gardaí at Lough Salt on August 16, 2016 after a complaint was made by John Duffy. Letterkenny District Court heard that Mr Duffy was struck by Mr McGlinchey, who he found trespassing on his and.Mr McGlinchey had stood on the arms of Mr Duffy as he grabbed his car keys off McGlinchey.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said the incident had ‘brought home the seriousness of difficulties’ Mr McGlinchey had been experiencing. His client was under care for mental illness at Holywell Hospital in County Antrim.His client, he said, was ‘deeply remorseful and regretful’ about what had happened.“He has no recollection of the day and he had no reason to be up there.”The case was adjourned as Judge Paul Kelly requested a probation service report before passing sentence.Man arrested for assault and trespassing in Termon had ‘no recollection’ of incident was last modified: May 10th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Jack McGlincheyJohn DuffyJudge Paul KellyletterkennyLetterkenny District CourtTermonlast_img read more


    first_imgThe lotto numbers for this week were 15,17,19,20 and the match 3 winner was Roseleen mc Hugh. Next weeks jackpot is €2,300. Sellers this week are Barry Canning and Cieran Molloy.There will be a HB Ice-cream Funday in the Glenswilly GAA Centre on Sunday the 19th of June @ 11.45am. All proceeds in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland, parents are encouraged to bring along the wanes for what will be an enjoyable day in aid of a good cause.There is salsa and dance exercise classes on every Monday in the hall at 8 15 p.m. Everybody welcome. €5. per night. There is also circuit training on Mondays at 7 00 p.m. €5 per night or €40 for ten weeks.Have fun this summer in Gleann t- Suilí GAA club with VHI Cúl Camps which will run from Monday 11th July to Friday 15th July 2011. Application forms can be got from Paddy McGinty 087-9210846 ,this camp is for children age 6 – 14 years old ,boys & girls, cost for the first child €65, second, third child upward €50. In the camp they will get a full VHI kit and bag.The next monthly meeting will be on the 4th July @8.15pm.GAA – GLENSWILLY NOTES was last modified: June 14th, 2011 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)last_img read more

  • Rosses Athletic Club put on outstanding performances in Tullamore

    first_imgGloHealth All Ireland Juvenile Track & Field Championships 2016:We had one of the largest ever number of athletes qualifying for the All Ireland finals this year in Tullamore. The highlight of the track and field season didn’t disappoint with some outstanding performances from our athletes. This is great to see and Club Chairperson, Aidan Gillespie would like to thank all the coaches who have committed their time to train with these athletes, in the past months – Sinead Diver, Leanne Sharkey, Elise Gillespie, Helen McCready, Michael McElroy, Deirdre Sharkey, Tom Marry, Danielle McDyer and Tony Croke.Pride of place goes to our top performer Gweedore’s Fodhla McFadden. Fodhla win a super Gold All Ireland Medal and a well deserved National title at the Glo Health All Ireland Finals in Tullamore on Sunday. Fodhla leaping out to a massive 10.96m to win the national title, making it a proud day for the club and the community. Emma Brown ran in the 100m and the 200m heats, finishing a very respectable 6th in the 100 in a time of 13.47sec and 4th in the 200m in a time of 28sec but unfortunately just missed out qualifying for the finals. Still valuable experience gained in what was her first All Ireland.Emily Croke had a great 4th place finish in the final of the shot, narrowly missing out on the medals but proving she can hold her own with the best of in the country.Leah McGarvey from Gweedore was in top form in her event, the u14 long jump and got out to a new pb of 4.72m and a 6th place finish. A great performance from her.Annagry girl Amber Gallagher did everyone proud finishing 6th in the u12 shot, a great performance for her 1st time at the All Ireland’s. Tomas Marry earned himself two magnificent top 10 finishes in the shot and discus and improves with every competition.Burtonport 5k. There was as usual a number of fine performance in Burtonport 5k from our senior athletes and well done to Owen Coyle for running the event. Noel Diver again lead the way for a strong Club team finish. Well done all. Club runners finishing position and time as follows:12. Noel Diver 17.16, 18. Kevin McGee 17.50, 19. Michael Logue 17.54 , 21. Liam Mac Giolla Bhride 17.57, 29. Gavin Ward 18.54, 50. Eoghan O Colla 20.31, 52. Sinead Boyle 20.40 (Winner of Womens over 40), 56. Helen McCready 21.03, 57.Noel Boyd 21.06, 66. Eugene McCafferty 21.54, 71. Evelyn Boyle 22.19 (Winner of Women’s Over 50), 76. John Ferry 22.41, 78. Niall Griffin 22.51, 83. Connell O’Donnell 23.25, 103. Paddy Boner 25.34, 107. Charles O’Donnell 26.18, 108 Grace Garvie 26.28, 110. Kathleen Griffin 26.44Club Training: Training for all ages starts again on the 2nd of August at 6pm at the track in Carrickfinn. With the Club track & Field season over, we will now be focusing on Cross Country training. The first competition is in October so we will be starting training very light and gradual, going for short slow jogs. All ages (adults too) are encouraged to come along and start getting fit.A reminder that any results/photos are to be submitted to Noel Boyd or forwarded to for posting to facebook.Rosses Athletic Club put on outstanding performances in Tullamore was last modified: July 25th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:rosses athletic clublast_img read more

  • When was the last time Raheem Sterling scored for England?

    first_imgWhen was the last time Raheem Sterling scored for England?Despite being shot-shy this summer, Sterling has still be one of England’s stand-out performers.His direct running has terrified defences, allowing space for Jesse Lingard, Dele Alli and Harry Kane to exploit.But his Three Lions barren-spell does now stretch back nearly three years.Sterling last netted in November 2015 for his country.He has two goals since his bow in 2012, coming against Lithuania and Estonia.For City in that time, he’s scored 44 times in 140 games.Naturally Sterling will be desperate to end this long run without a goal – and the perfect stage would be in a World Cup semi-final.England play Croatia for a place in the World Cup final on Wednesday, July 11.Tune into talkSPORT for LIVE commentary of England v Croatia: Wednesday July 11 – Kick Off 7PM BST Raheem Sterling headed to Russia on the back of his best ever domestic season.He netted 23 times as Manchester City lifted the Premier League title, but has proved uncharacteristically nervous infront of goal at the World Cup. Sterling would love to end his drought against Croatia 1 Getty last_img read more

  • Watford move for Barcelona striker is off

    first_imgWatford have failed in their bid to sign Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer on transfer deadline day, according to Sport.The Spaniard wants to quit the Catalan giants in favour of more first-team football. LIVING THE DREAM Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing The Hornets had been in talks with Barca over a loan deal for the 24-year-old, with a view to a permanent switch in a year.But a deal to take Alcacer to Vicarage Road is now completely off the table.The striker was keen on the move, but the two sides could not come to an agreement.There was reportedly a dispute over the player’s wages as Watford were expecting part of it to be subsidised by Barcelona. Latest Transfer News three-way race TOP WORK targets Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer wants a move away from the club – but he won’t be joining Watford. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti IN DEMAND Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ moving on Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 1 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? RANKED LATEST last_img read more


    first_imgA Donegal man has made legal history by becoming the first case to be heard under the new insolvency regime.The man was granted protection from his creditors for 70 days when his case was heard today at Monaghan Circuit Court.Over the coming weeks his personal insolvency practitioner is expected to agree a deal with his borrowers. The case concerning a six figure debt was brought by New Beginning lobby group.Ross Maguire SC of New Beginning said that experience of similar cases in Britain suggested that up to 70% of debts could be written off in such deals.However, it would require the borrower to meet an agreed schedule of repayments over five years.At the end of that period the remaining debt would be written off. Insolvency Service of Ireland CEO Lorcan O’Connor said that he welcomed today’s development.It is expected that there will be further cases in the coming weeks these will include Personal Insolvency Arrangements for mortgage borrowers.DONEGAL MAN MAKES LEGAL HISTORY WITH DEBT COURT CASE was last modified: October 22nd, 2013 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:court casedonegalINSOLVENCY REGIMElast_img read more