Dear Editor,Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary celebrations in New York last year made all Guyanese proud. Such unity was never experienced before. Afro- and Indo-Guyanese from Queens and Brooklyn celebrated together in unity. It was a proud moment for Guyanese, although the administration had been changed. The 50th Anniversary Committee NY is a model for national unity. All major black and Indian leaders were part of it. Mr. Rickford Burke, the chairman, whom Indians perceive as hardcore PNC, earned our respect. The vice chairman, Attorney Rhonda Binda, is a darling of the Queens Guyanese community.I attended the launch of this committee in Queens. The chemistry seemed genuine. The committee’s performance was exemplary. It hosted events in all communities. I attended the launch, symposium, cricket and parade in Brooklyn.This year, something very bad has happened: unity has vanished. A little group of about 10 Guyanese from Brooklyn has decided to put on separate Independence anniversary events although the diverse Committee has a diverse, multicultural celebration planned. The private group is mimicking the Committee’s 2017 celebration planned. They’re using the Committee’s strategy to promote their events for the exact same dates the committee has decided upon. No Indians are involved in the activities of this group. We don’t know these people. We never saw them working in the Guyanese community.Someone forwarded me a letter from this group. They claim they organised the APNU victory march in Brooklyn in 2015. If this is true, no Indian or those who promote unity should support or attend their events.Their email also announced that President Granger would attend their celebration this year. Their Facebook also claims that Guyana’s New York Consul General told them that have official permission to hold their events.Queens Guyanese are waiting to see if President Granger would abandon the diverse committee to support this private money-making venture.A group named NAR, which we believe is the New York PNC group, sent out an email attacking the Committee’s 2017 Independence celebration. Old leopards cannot lose their stripes. But if President Granger wants unity, he wouldn’t condone these unpatriotic traitors, who are unhappy because Indians are on the committee. The committee chairman, who is a PNC member, has not enough fortitude to expose this group and stop the racial division it has created.Where is the Consul General and Ambassador in Washington while the flames of division and racism burn? If the committee’s events are impeded and the forces of darkness and division and not put down, the Queens Guyanese will have their own celebration. This would further divide the Guyanese diaspora.Sincerely,D SinghRichmond Hill,Queens
Dear Editor,A few persons contacted me assuming the Muhammed Mustapha who signed a letter appearing in sections of the media was me. To clear up any misunderstanding, I felt it necessary that I share my position on the matters raised in the letter in order for the public to know my views.The letter appearing under the title “Still a chance for APNU/AFC regime to come good” made interesting reading and had me wondering from which story book it came. It seems, from the letter, that the ‘author’ is living in a fool’s paradise completely disconnected from the realities of our times.He begins arguing that the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) was not able to convince 51 per cent of the electorate to vote for that party. But the letter writer seems to forget that the 2015 elections results were disputed and currently action by the PPP/C has been stymied in the Judiciary. One has to wonder why this is so. Certainly, if the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) were so confident of itself and its victory, it would join the calls for the Elections Petition matter to be heard in a speedy manner. Clearly, it’s not far-fetched to imagine that the Administration does not want the Guyanese people to know about how it truly won the polls. Many persons were deceived by the propaganda and the APNU/AFC promises of the moon and stars. But today, two and half years down the road, what have Guyanese gotten? Many promises have been dashed, heavier tax burdens placed on our backs, we see a contracting economy and face all-round hardship.Mr Mustapha then says the PPP/C Councillors are engaged in corrupt practices at the Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) Regional Democratic Council (RDC) level. But wasn’t it just a few weeks ago, two AFC leaders in the region came to blows over the payment for contracts which from media reports were not free of corruption. Moreover, the RDC and the Tender Board are bi-partisan and, therefore, awarding of contracts and decision-making involve all the political parties. Thus in this respect, if there are indeed corrupt practices, it could very well involve a cross-section of Councillors. It seems the letter writer is merely huffing and puffing and serving propaganda ends.The author also says that the PPP/C was aware that the PetroCaribe rice deal would have come to an end in 2015. This is a matter that former Agriculture Minister, Dr Leslie Ramsammy has conclusively and effectively debunked. The fact that the lucrative contract was ended was in no small part due to the aggressive posture adopted by the APNU/AFC towards Venezuela. But Mr Mustapha, a persistent question is: what happened to the promised 00 per bag of paddy? Also, what happened to the highly-touted Mexican rice market? Weren’t those to make the farmers lives better? Today, the stark reality is there for all to see, farmers are hard-pressed to meet their obligations, if at all, and rice production has contracted significantly eroding the nation’s foreign exchange earnings and placing the lives of thousands connected to the rice industry to face an uncertain future.While Mr Mustapha decries about putting our eggs in one basket, he did not go on to indicate that this is exactly what the APNU/AFC is seeking to do. Today, our traditional industries which provided and still provide employment, helped us to weather the storms in rough times, and made no small contribution to development and progress are being deemed as curses. And all we hear is oil, oil and more oil. The fact remains there are many unanswered questions surrounding oil and assumptions being made seem far-fetched. Remember Mr Mustapha, all that a glitter is not gold.We continue to see blunder after blunder committed by the Administration which have reversed years of progress and in that process made our people’s life worse off. All the talk about a ‘Good Life’ has all but vanished and replaced with a sense of hopelessness, despair and uncertainty.Sincerely,Zulfikar Mustapha(real me)PPP/C Member ofParliament
Prize money shot up on the PGA Tour after Woods turned pro — a period also marked by a huge increase in television revenues.“It was nice to have a nice start to my career, and I won some majors early,” said Woods, who shot a closing 66 and finished two strokes behind winner Rory McIlroy. “I think we got some interest in the game of golf. A lot more youth, that’s for sure.”McIlroy earned $1.4 million for his fifth career PGA Tour victory in a Monday finish at the TPC Boston.Woods, who has a net worth of about $600 million, remains in contention for the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus for winning the PGA Tour playoffs.Not included in Woods’ career earnings is the millions he has received for endorsing retail products throughout his 16-year career.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NORTON, Massachusetts, USA 4th September – Tiger Woods made golf history, finishing third in the Deutsche Bank Championship to become the first golfer to make more than $100 million in earnings on the PGA Tour.Woods made $544,000 after four rounds around the TPC Boston, pushing his career total to $100.35 million. Phil Mickelson is one spot back of Woods at $66.8 million. Mickelson placed fourth at the Deutsche Bank Championship.Woods has 74 wins, second all-time to Sam Snead, who collected $620,126 in a career that began in 1937.
WHITTIER – The city has received a $364,000 state grant to provide more traffic enforcement police say will help reduce the number of collisions. The money will allow the hiring of another traffic officer during the next two years. It will pay for a new motorcycle as well as an officer’s salary and benefits during the first year and half. The grant will also allow for overtime pay. “It’s great,” Councilman Joe Vinatieri said. “It’s clear that stepped-up enforcement is one way of dealing with the safety issue.” Police are concerned because the annual total of DUI-related collisions has increased by 29 percent, or from 60 collisions in 1998 to 84 in 2006. At the same time, the number of DUI arrests has decreased by 31 percent, or from 323 arrests in 1998 to 220 in 2006. In 2004, driving under the influence was the primary collision factor in 5.6 percent of traffic crashes. “One of the reasons is that we have more drivers on the road, but the average number of officers per 1,000 people hasn’t risen,” said Whittier police Sgt. Dan Lowe. Whittier now has a traffic bureau with a sergeant, four officers – two of whom are on motorcycles – four part-time parking enforcement officers, and a traffic analyst. Although it may take a while to fill the new traffic officer position – the department is still trying to get its patrol division fully staffed – the money also can be used for overtime, Lowe said. “We’re going to go out and saturate an area,” he said. “Instead of one officer out there, you will see three of us,” he said. “It will start sending a message to the public that we’re out in force and to slow down.” In addition, there will be additional red-light and street-racing enforcement as well as DUI checkpoints. If the city doesn’t do more, problems will get worse, Lowe said. “The volume of cars on roads will increase and people will look for roads less populated as far as shorter routes or cut-throughs,” he said. “That’s where we get a lot of complaints about speed.” email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Oldham have snapped up teenage midfielder George Green following his release from Everton.The 19-year-old playmaker did not make the grade at Goodison Park but did play six times on loan at Tranmere last season.And now Oldham have decided to bring him in on a two-year deal, which contains the option of a third.And Green revealed how a famous member of the Everton backroom staff – with a strong link to Oldham – helped make his decision.Green told the club’s official website: “Joe Royle at Everton pushed me towards Oldham because of his relationship with the club and I managed to get the move and I’m delighted to be here.“The gaffer has got a good footballing philosophy and he conducts himself very well so I can’t wait to work under him.” 1 George Green
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Adnan Januzaj has played in all three of Sunderland’s Premier League games this season Adnan Januzaj is determined to prove his critics wrong during his loan deal with Sunderland this season.The Belgian winger is hoping to revive his career at the Stadium of Light after discovering he was not in Jose Mourinho’s short-term plans for the 2016/17 campaign.The 21-year-old was allowed to leave Manchester United for Wearside on a season-long loan deal during the summer, although his Old Trafford departure caused many to question his apparent lack of progress since bursting onto the Premier League scene as a teenager.However, Januzaj insists his career has not stalled, and he is ready to use consistent first-team football as a way to prove his doubters wrong.Speaking to the Sunderland Echo, Januzaj said: “It is not to re-establish myself, it is just to prove to some of the people that they were wrong. I will work hard to show they were wrong over the past few years.“Part of my mentality is to never give up. Even if something goes a bit wrong, you always have to keep working – that is what I have been doing. Now I have the chance to prove myself again.”Januzaj, who spent the first half of last season on loan at Borussia Dortmund, was handed his senior debut for United by then manager David Moyes at the start of the 2013-14 season, and the midfielder admitted he jumped at the chance of a reunion on Wearside.He said: “I spoke with the manager and he asked me if I wanted to come here. I said that I wanted to play football. He gave me the opportunity to do that and I am really thankful for that.“He is building a very good team here. It is still early for him to show people what he can do, he needs time to adapt to the club, of course. But I think he is doing very, very well and all of the players that have been signed are all very good players.” 1
Mauro Icardi claims he never wanted to leave Inter Milan during the summer – amid reported interest from Arsenal and Napoli.Since moving to the San Siro from Sampdoria in the 2013, the striker has scored 56 goals and now captains the side.But, despite that, the Argentina international was linked with a move away this summer and Arsenal and Napoli were keen.Icardi, however, denies that he ever tried to force his way out of the club and insists he is happy in Milan.“I always said I didn’t want to leave Inter,” Icardi told Tiki Taka.“I’m happy in Milan, I want to win something in this shirt, and with this great squad we now have an opportunity to do so.“Was I close to Napoli? I wasn’t close, but there was contact. Not just from Napoli, but with my wife who is also my agent. But I hinted to her and to everyone that I wanted to stay in Milan.” 1 Mauro Icardi in action for Inter Milan
The England skipper faces a serious fight to get into the starting line-up Jose Mourinho insists Wayne Rooney is “going nowhere” despite continuing speculation about the Manchester United captain’s future.For this first time since bursting onto the scene so remarkably at the age of 16 with Everton, the forward faces a serious fight to get into the starting line-up.Prior to missing the last two matches with a calf complaint, Rooney had started five of seven games for club and country as a substitute.The England skipper, who turned 31 on Monday, is in a period of transition and heightened speculation, with it reported this week that Mourinho had told Rooney he needs to move if he wants regular first-team football.The United boss said that was “not true at all” and underlined his desire to keep him at Old Trafford for the foreseeable future.“I don’t know,” Mourinho said when asked how long Rooney can play on. “With (his age being) 31, I know he can.“I know he can, I know he’s a top player, I know he can play at the top level.“I cannot make this kind of mental exercise of what is going to happen at 32, 3, 4, 5. I can’t say that.“What I can say is that he’s a very good player, he’s a very important player for us, he’s going nowhere. We like him, he likes us.“He is not happy because in the last matches he was on the bench, but I think he’s even unhappier when he’s not on the bench because he’s been injured and has to stay in the stands. There is no problems at all.”Mourinho expressed his frustration at recent stories in the media about that matter and others, before growing frustrated as questions continued about Rooney.“He’s my captain,” the United boss said. “He is the team captain. He behaves like that.“In all my career I had just a couple of players that didn’t want to play and sometimes they want to hide when things got hotter.“Apart from that, every player wants to play and I don’t know players that are happy when they don’t play.“They are always unhappy when they don’t play. Thanks for that because that is exactly the way I want it.”Rooney is back in contention for Saturday’s match with Burnley after recovering from injury, with the scrutiny sure to continue at time the player himself admits is a “difficult period”.“I think he is a human being like everybody else,” Mourinho said.“He has family, like everybody else. He has kids, the oldest one in an age where he can read, he can feel, he can get that, so if he is affected by that it’s just the human nature.“The human nature that your industry doesn’t think about, but I think he’s a big boy, he’s a big character and he copes with the situation.” 1
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