Ancestral land dispute turns violent in Berbice

first_img– Police summoned but failed to arrest situationRuth Semple and her husband Horatio Edmondson – the alleged owner of a disputed farming land – were allegedly attacked by angry residents armed with cutlasses and other implements whiles in the presence of Police, who apparently out of fear, did nothing to arrest the situation.Damages to the vehicle the Attorney and his wife escaped inGuyana Times understands that Edmondson, an Attorney, is in possession of 500 acres of farming land at Ithaca, much to the dismay of the villagers there, who are claiming that the lands are ancestral lands which belongs to them.This publication was informed that Edmondson is in the process to transferring the land in his name. This matter is currently before the court and can’t be addressed further, since it’s sub judice.However, it was reported that about three weeks ago, the villagers went into the farming land and destroyed the farm in the presence of Semple. She subsequently went to court and got an injunction forbidding 13 persons, whom she identified, from accessing the lands and preventing her from gaining access.On Sunday, Semple in the company of her husband, an evaluator and Police Officers went back to the farm to access the damage. The farm is located in the backdam and could only be accessed via crossing a bridge. After accessing the damage and on their way out of the farm lands, they discovered that the bridge was destroyed by angry villagers who had gathered and were armed with cutlasses and wooden planks.“When we were going over back, the bridge from Ithaca some villagers destroyed it; that is the Government’s property, they destroyed it.We were on the other side and couldn’t get over. We had to put back the things on the bridge and then we cross. Then further up they block the road so we and the Police couldn’t pass and the Police call the Commander,” Semple related.Assistant Commissioner Ian Amsterdam who commands B Division (Berbice), led a party of Police Officers from New Amsterdam into Ithaca but was not able to keep the peace. Semple said that the Commander first met with the angry mob but after not being able to get through to them, he instructed his officers to clear the roadway.His wife highlighted that while they were in the thick of the mob, two of their vehicles were upturned and thrown into a trench; inside of one of the vehicles was Edmondson’s appointment book. According to him, now he does not know which court he is expected to be at, on what day and who are some of the clients he is expected to represent.Edmondson then related that the persons with him consolidated in the back of a pick-up and were being escorted out by the Police when he was attacked by one of the villagers and hit in the head. He said at the time, they were instructed to drive as close as possible behind the Police vehicle. According to Edmondson, after being hit in the head, he lost consciousness momentarily. He later sought medical attention at the New Amsterdam Hospital. On Monday, he was still recovering from his injuries and up to Tuesday, had not returned to work.Edmondson says several of the ringleaders were persons who were served with the injunction.The villagers are contending that the 500 acres of land which Edmondson occupies is ancestral land and belongs to them. According to reports reaching this newspaper, the angry villagers are contending that none of Semple’s foreparents planted the land.Meanwhile, no one has been arrested for the assault and damage to property.last_img read more

Grande Prairie RCMP search for missing man

first_imgUPDATE – As of 3:30 p.m. on November 8, Grande Prairie RCMP advise that Robert HEARD has been located. He is safe and unharmed. RCMP would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance.GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 54-year-old Robert Heard.According to RCMP, Heard was last seen in Grande Prairie in September.- Advertisement -Heard is described as:CaucasianBrown hairapprox. 5’9″ in heightPolice say there is a concern for his well-being and they would like to locate and speak with him as soon as possible.If you have any information regarding Heard’s whereabouts, you are being asked to call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.Advertisementlast_img read more

Campana joins Sampdoria from Crystal Palace

first_img1 Jose Campana in action for Nurnberg Jose Campana has joined Sampdoria from Crystal Palace for an undisclosed fee.The London club confirmed on Tuesday that the former Spain Under-21 midfielder had travelled out to Italy at the weekend and that the final paperwork on the move had now been completed.The Eagles signed him from Sevilla last summer but he made just six appearances for the club and joined German side Nurnberg on loan in January until the end of the season.last_img

Real Madrid target Chelsea star, Tottenham to battle Man United for Newcastle ace? Transfer gossip review

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has set his sights on landing Chelsea forward Eden Hazard next summer. (Metro)Radamel Falcao could be ready to quit Chelsea in January. Falcao, 29, is frustrated by a lack of chances at Stamford Bridge after joining Chelsea on a season-long loan from Monaco. (Daily Mirror)Pedro is finding it difficult to adapt to English football. The Spain international forward joined Chelsea in a £21.4million deal this summer, but has struggled to hold down a regular place. (Daily Mirror)Tottenham are ready to join Manchester United in the race to sign highly-rated Newcastle striker Ayoze Perez. (Metro)Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller has ruled out a move to Manchester United, saying it is not up for discussion. (Daily Mail)Marseille are keen on Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina after seeing him fall out of favour at the Emirates Stadium. (Metro)Swansea City boss Garry Monk has dismissed any attempts by new Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to sign his star striker Andre Ayew as pure fantasy. (Wales Online)And here’s the latest headlines…Arsenal news: Antoine Griezmann transfer rumoured as France international scores world class goalNewcastle United 6-2 Norwich City: Georginio Wijnaldum scores four as the Magpies get their first Premier League win‘He just wants to play with passion and no fear’ – Divock Origi on Liverpool’s Jurgen KloppWatford 0-3 Arsenal: Gunners see off Hornets with a clinical second-half performancelast_img read more

Opposition leaders in Pakistan to issue list of demands

first_imgISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Former Prime Ministers Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif said Monday that they would issue a list of demands that the government must fulfill to dissuade them from boycotting Pakistan’s elections. In a show of unity, the opposition leaders said they agreed the Jan. 8 parliamentary elections would not be free and fair under current conditions – Pakistan has been under emergency rule for a month. Earlier Monday, election officials rejected Sharif’s candidacy. Bhutto and Sharif stopped short of announcing an immediate boycott to protest U.S.-backed President Pervez Musharraf’s continued rule and were vague about their common demands. “We reserve the right to boycott the elections at a later stage,” Bhutto said at a news conference with Sharif after talks at her residence in the capital – the first meeting between the two since their recent returns from exile. “The ball will be in the court of the regime.” Musharraf and the United States are urging them to take part and not derail an attempt to guide Pakistan back toward democracy after eight years of military rule. Bhutto says she is reluctant to hand pro-Musharraf parties a guaranteed election victory. Bhutto said she was “very sad” that elections officials in Sharif’s home city of Lahore rejected his nomination papers. If upheld, the decision could dash his hopes of winning a third term as prime minister. She also said authorities must release from house arrest the judges ousted from the Supreme Court just as they were apparently poised to rule against Musharraf’s continued presidency. However, neither she nor Sharif mentioned a key demand of Musharraf’s most vociferous critics – that the judges be restored to their posts. Sharif said earlier Monday that he would tell an opposition alliance which he leads that “we should now be fighting these elections, we should be fighting dictatorship with more vigor and determination.” A ruling party candidate for the National Assembly seat that Sharif is listed to contest had complained that the former prime minister was ineligible for the election because of a conviction on charges related to the 1999 coup, in which Musharraf ousted Sharif’s government. He also complained about Sharif’s alleged default on a bank loan and an incident in 1997 in which Sharif’s supporters stormed the Supreme Court. Election official Raja Qamaruz Zaman said the objections had been “accepted,” but did not elaborate. Sharif said he not decided whether to appeal the ruling, saying to do so would be to give the courts legitimacy. “These judges don’t owe their allegiance to the state but to Mr. Musharraf,” he told reporters after meeting with visiting Turkish President Abdullah Gul. Earlier Monday in Lahore, Sharif met with U.S. ambassador Anne Patterson, who urged all opposition parties to take part in the elections. Patterson reiterated U.S. calls for the lifting of curbs on the media and the freeing of all political detainees – thousands of Musharraf’s critics were rounded up under the emergency, though most have been freed. Musharraf retired as army chief and took the oath as a civilian president last week. At his inauguration, he said there would be a level playing field in the vote for both Sharif and Bhutto.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsSharif said he, like Bhutto, did not want to shun the vote, which the West hopes will produce a moderate government to keep this nuclear-armed nation stable as it battles rising Islamic militancy. But he said: “This atmosphere doesn’t seem to lead toward free and fair elections.” Sharif said a committee comprising four members each from their parties would draw up demands within the next few days. He said they would set a deadline for authorities to comply but gave no indication how much time they would give. “These elections will be massively rigged because Mr. Musharraf’s survival lies in rigging it,” Sharif predicted. Opposition parties, enraged by Musharraf’s crackdown on dissent under the emergency, argue that election authorities, the judiciary and local government officials are biased in favor of the president’s supporters. last_img read more


first_imgA well-known Letterkenny hotel has been purchased by a business group from the Middle East.Gallagher’s HotelThe group who purchased Gallagher’s Hotel  have now appointed the McGettigan Management group to run the hotel for the foreseeable future.The 82 bedroom hotel, which has five function rooms, is the first hotel to be sold in Ireland in 2015. It was previously run by receivers KPMG and it was sold on their instructions.There was no disclosure on the price of the hotel.   WELL-KNOWN LETTERKENNY HOTEL IS FIRST SOLD IN 2015 was last modified: January 13th, 2015 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:GALLAGHER’S HOTELletterkennysoldlast_img read more

How these Accounting Technicians made their best career decisions with Donegal ETB

first_imgA group of Donegal graduates have revealed how a funded training course with Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI) has led them to success in their dream career.Donegal Education & Training Board (ETB) in Letterkenny is one of 70 colleges in Ireland offering ATI’s flexible courses, which allow learners to obtain the Diploma for Accounting Technicians in as little as two years.Dozens of graduates in Donegal have completed the qualification through the ETB’s full-time, funded training programme, with many declaring that it was their best career decision. Una Lynch (34) from Muff now works as the accounts manager in McGrory’s Hotel, Culdaff after taking the ATI course, which she describes as being second to none.Una Lynch from Muff now works as accounts manager in McGrory’s Hotel, Culdaff after taking the Accounting Technicians Ireland course“I studied the course between 2011 and 2013 and it was brilliant. It was the best thing I ever did,” said Una.“I already had a degree in another area but this course was so practical. I still use absolutely everything I learned in college in my job today.“Qualifying as an accounting technician was most definitely the starting point of my whole career and I have never looked back.” Accounting Technicians are qualified accounting professionals that work at all levels of finance throughout the private and public sector, industry and commerce and in accountancy practices.ATI’s courses are open to school and college leavers, mature students and those who have been working in industry or small practice firms for years, but have no formal training.“It is great to see our learners’ hard work being rewarded with good jobs in accounting. Learners who come on this course are deeply committed to the programme and their careers – and this is evidenced by the success stories above as well as the current crop of learners, who achieved a 100% success rate in their recent exams,” says Rory Rushe, ATI Course Co-ordinator at Donegal ETB.Aoife Temple from Glenfin who is now a Senior Investment Operations Associate with the Fixed Income Department at Pramerica Systems Ireland following her return to study six years ago with Accounting Technicians IrelandAoife Temple (30) from Glenfin is now a Senior Investment Operations Associate with the Fixed Income Department at Pramerica Systems Ireland following her return to study six years ago after the birth of her baby.“The course was intense, especially with a baby, but the tutors did absolutely everything they could to support me,” said Aoife. “It helped me regain confidence in my own abilities and the qualification stands to you when you go for a job because it is widely recognised and regarded.”The sentiment was echoed by Eamonn Kelly, who swapped farming for a career as a trainee chartered accountant with Sonas 365.Eamonn Kelly, who swapped farming for a career as a trainee chartered accountant with Sonas 365 thanks to his Accounting Technicians Ireland qualification.“I started the ATI programme when I reached the point where I was struggling to find work. It really kick-started my career,” said Eamonn.“The tutors help you in every way they can and it’s such a great testing ground for any future job,” added the 2015 graduate. After finishing his studies at Donegal ETB, Eamon was exempted into Year 2 of the three-year honours degree in accounting at LYIT, which he recently graduated from.The Diploma for Accounting Technicians is a highly sought-after qualification and the graduates are part of a “Community of Practice” who get life-long support and training opportunities as Members of ATI. Many Accounting Technicians go on to further study, with other professional accountancy bodies or to degree level.“This is a pan-sectoral qualification which meets the needs of industry, practice and the public sector, and graduates enjoy exemptions from the full range of professional accountancy bodies including Chartered Accountants Ireland, ACCA, CPA, CIMA, IIPA as well as Higher Education third level accounting programmes,” said Gillian Doherty, ATI’s Chief Operations Officer.Donegal ETB will host a walk-in information session on Tuesday, July 25 at 3pm in the training centre, Ballyraine, Letterkenny.Visit for more details on Accounting Technicians Ireland, including the full series of ‘Success Stories’.How these Accounting Technicians made their best career decisions with Donegal ETB was last modified: August 31st, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:accounting technicianDonegal ETBlast_img read more

Gianluigi Donnarumma set for crucial AC Milan contract talks on Monday

first_img Gianluigi Donnarumma 1 Manchester United and Real Madrid target Gianluigi Donnarumma is set for showdown talks with AC Milan on Monday.The goalkeeper has been locked in negotiations over a new contract with the San Siro club for months now and still no agreement has been reached.The 18-year-old has just one year to run on his current deal and Milan are desperate to tie him down, but the player’s agent – Mino Raiola – has claimed his client is being bullied during talks.The dispute has alerted both Manchester United and Real Madrid, who are aware that Donnarumma could be sold this summer to ensure he does not leave for free in 12 months.Milan are still hoping it won’t come to that and, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, they will have showdown talks with the teenage star on Monday.Donnarumma has now returned home from the European Under-21 Championship in Poland and he is ready to meet the club to finally decide what his future will be.last_img read more


first_imgGLORIOUS weather, great bands – and fantastic music. It all came together at the weekend in Dore, Loughanure, Annagry and Ranafast.Watch these video highlights of the day. DDTV: DORE, LOUGHANURE, ANNAGRY & RANAFAST ST PATRICK’S DAY was last modified: March 20th, 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:ANNAGRY & RANAFAST ST PATRICK’S DAYDDTV: DORELoughanurelast_img read more

Southland drizzles expected to dry up

first_img “It’s a tough way to meet people.” Dana Bartholomew, (818) 713-3730 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The light drizzle that fell on much of Southern California on Wednesday will likely peter out today, weather forecasters said. Los Angeles, which got less than a quarter inch of rain Wednesday, has a 30 percent chance of precipitation today. “We’ll see scattered showers, possibly through today,” said Bonnie Bartling, a weather specialist for the National Weather Service in Oxnard. “You don’t even need an umbrella.” The Weather Service reported light rain throughout the San Fernando Valley region, including 0.15 of an inch in Burbank, 0.23 in Van Nuys, 0.31 in Northridge and 0.32 in Woodland Hills. Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley got 0.18 and 0.34 of an inch, respectively, while Newhall received a trace. Downtown Los Angeles, which has received 1.65 since July 1, got 0.14. Weather forecasters said a low-pressure system combined with subtropical moisture had brought drizzly weather to the Southland, but that the storm was tempered by dry air at high altitudes. While the storm tied up morning commutes, law enforcement agencies reported no mishaps. There were no weather-related power outages, according to local utilities. Police said drivers should be aware of a new law that requires drivers to turn on their headlights during wet weather. “There’s plenty of fender benders, but nothing terrible,” said Lt. Steven Allen of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division. “We want to see (drivers) slow down, stop running into each other. last_img read more