Finally, the blaugrana club has lost the battle of getting a repurchase option from the end of Granollers. Neither Rome nor the player wanted to accept that clause that Barcelona demanded and could block the operation. There will be no buyback clause but an option for scoring if Rome decides to sell the player to another club.According to Barcelona, the operation responds to the desire of Quique Setién, who does not have the player who does not see him in Can Barça. It seems strange that a soccer player who has played in Barcelona’s grassroots football since being a cadet in each category and was renewed this summer is now banished by a coach who has only been in the house for fifteen days. Carles Pérez (21 years old) will travel tomorrow to Rome where he will be presented as a new player of the Italian team after passing the corresponding medical review. Barcelona will receive 13 million for the operation and there is the option to charge two million more in variable concepts. read more
A team of senior Education Ministry officials visited Region One (Barima-Waini) and was informed of the lack of textbooks and electrical issues, among other major hindrances when it comes to education delivery within the region.The team, led by Chief Education Officer Marcel Hutson, met with parents and regional officials at the Whitewater Community Centre to listen to their concerns and take corrective steps to address the issues.The team with Regional Chairman Brentnol AshleyIn relation to the electrical issues, a directive was issued to have a technical expert immediately visit the Whitewater School to ensure power is connected to utilise the computers. Hutson mandated Regional Education Officer Nigel Richards prepare a list of the needed textbooks so that they could be supplied within a two-week time frame.“Very soon efforts will be afoot to have the annex gazetted and be made into an official school with a head teacher,” Hutson said.The residents were informed that plans are in train to introduce the Secondary Competency Certificate Programmes (SCCP) at the Wauna Primary School to ensure children leave the school with a technical certificate that affords them the opportunity for meaningful employment in Guyana or anywhere in the Caribbean and to also pursue further education.“We want to encourage parents to consider the fact that while you might not have major qualifications, your community must make sure that as parents you should demand a certain level of excellence from the school system and do your part as a key stakeholder,” Hutson advised.“We all have the same brain and we all need to empower each other to build the community and safeguard the resources and facilities. The idea of us coming here was to not just see problems but to fashion workable solutions. The engagement was also to assure residents that education could be delivered in the best possible way,” the CEO added.Plans are afoot for the Parent Teachers Association Coordinator Nadia Hollingsworth and other education officials to conduct Townhall meetings to engage with parents. The issues include limited textbooks, addressing the fixing of the solar powered panel to get electricity for full use of the computers. Other findings and recommendations with timelines are to be compiled for necessary action.A feedback meeting was also held with teachers of Whitewater Primary School and a request from a parent was for the establishment of a community library for which Jennifer Cumberbatch the Director of NCERD promised some assistance through a donation of books by Month end.The high-level team comprises of Assistant Chief Education Officers Owen Pollard, Carol Benn and Patrick Onwuzirike from the primary, secondary and technical divisions of the MoE. Also, on the team is Senior Welfare Officer Vickram Mohabir, along with Parent Teachers Association Coordinator Nadia Hollingsworth. There is also a representative from the Monitoring, Evaluation Technical Support Unit Nashrullah Khan, Civil Engineer Shaunette Braithwaite of the MoE Buildings Unit and two Technical Facilitators of the CEO Franseca Vieira and Simone Wills. read more
– family cries foul play; alleges fisherman was kidnapped, taken to seaThe body of a Corentyne, Berbice fisherman was brought to shore on Friday by his colleagues who claimed that he drowned after jumping overboard into the Atlantic Ocean.The dead man has been identified as Radish Narine, also called “Bunga”, 43, of Miss Phoebe, Port Mourant, Corentyne.Based on information received, Narine was collected on Tuesday last from Alness Village where a brother lives. The now dead man’s brother, Jaidary Narine, related that members of the fishing crew came in search of his brother, but they wereDead: Radish Narine, also called “Bunga”advised that he was no longer interested in going out to sea.He explained that for several months “Bunga” had resorted to catching hassa with nets inland. Nevertheless, the man was collected and taken to sea.“Dem hold am by he shirt and walk the man and carry am go Adventure,” he said.According to the distressed brother, he received a telephone call informing him that “Bunga” had suffered a seizure and jumped overboard. Two of his other siblings received a similar telephone call, but they were told different stories of what transpired.“If a man catch fits and jump overboard in that water, you can’t find that man,” the brother stated.One report stated that the now dead man jumped overboard and swam under the boat to the other side, but when the crew members attempted to pull him up, he reversed. Shortly after, he reportedly disappeared in the murky water.Information reaching the dead man’s relatives revealed that one of the crew members reportedly tied a rope to himself and jumped into the water in search of the man and later came up with his lifeless body.Villagers who have ventured out to sea told Guyana Times that it was impossible to swim under a boat out at sea because of the strong current.The man’s brother who spoke with this publication is also a fisherman, and he related that when at sea if any crew member behaved strangely, he would be restrained and tied at a safe section of the boat.He recalled being told that when “Bunga” jumped overboard, he was rescued shortly after, but he was contending that this was not the case and someone was not telling the truth.“The man was already dead,” he said.“Bunga” had worked for several years at sea and was also the captain for a fishing vessel in Suriname. According to the brother, in March of this year, he made his last trip and despite several offers, he refused to go back to the sea.The two men who brought the body to shore were asked to report to the WhimRelatives of the dead man at the foreshore on FridayPolice Station, but up to late Sunday evening, the men did not show up. Meanwhile, one of the dead man’s nephews claims that members of the fishing crew had threatened to kill “Bunga” and as such, relatives believe that foul play was involved in the man’s demise. Yoganand Tamsar said he spent a few days with the crew and after a fight broke out, he demanded to be taken back to shore, it was then that “Bunga” was collected. Tamsar gave the aliases of some of the crew members as: “Twisie”, “Bow” and “Plugga”. He said “Plugga” was the captain of the vessel. The name of the other crew member he could not remember but he referred to him as “Lall’s son”.The family is calling for a thorough investigation into the man’s death. Narine leaves to mourn four children and seven siblings. read more
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 1:30 p.m. La Mirada’s fifth annual Showtime Softball Tournament is scheduled to be played Saturday, April 28 and Saturday, May 5 at the La Mirada Regional Park. Area teams entered include La Mirada and St. Paul, but official brackets are expected to be announced this weekend. Teams play two games each day.
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