MovieTowne land sale…PSC calls for overhaul of valuation systemAfter much controversy and criminal charges against two former Government officials in relation to the sale of a plot of land to MovieTowne Guyana, businessman, Derek Chin said he was informed that the transaction was above board, adding that the issue has since become a nuisance as he tries to complete his project.The businessman noted that the price he paid was a “good one” and had he not stuck to the terms of the initial arrangement, then the issue should have engaged the attention of the courts. He noted that the investment should be looked at holistically, since he would have expended over US$45 million to date.“I don’t get involved in anything that is bacchanal and we were given theMovieTowne proprietor, Derek Chinassurances that everything was above board and we delivered. We made a commitment. I think the land then was valued at let’s say US$2 million, we paid US$1 million. For that million US, you get another US$40 million on top of that, plus you get the employment and all that we are going to generate so I told that that shouldn’t be a matter that anybody should want to go to court on. This is how investments work. Some countries give you the land free in return for the investment,” Chin explained.Chin added that MovieTowne Guyana is a sustainable investment with the intention being to expand and build similar franchises throughout Guyana.“Nothing untoward happened… at that time I could very well say that I am not interested. This is going to stimulate more and more economic activities and if the reports are positive then you will have more and more investors coming to Guyana,” Chin said.Meanwhile, Private Sector Commission Chairman, Eddie Boyer said the land was sold reasonably, adding that the entire valuation system in Guyana needs to be overhauled.“Our whole valuation process needs to be overhauled. If you look at valuation for properties, there are a lot of inconsistences. We don’t have proper valuation that you can actually get the values. If you go to the Valuation Office and you ask three of them to value, half of them are not qualified and they cannot value what is the actual value so therefore, we used what we will pay and that is what’s happening here,” Boyer noted.In April, former Finance Minister Ashni Singh and former head of the NationalPSC Chairman Eddie BoyerIndustrial and Commercial Investments Limited, Winston Brassington were charged with three counts of misconduct in public office.One of the charges was in relation to the sale of land to Multi-Cinema Guyana. The charge stated that on May 14, 2011, while Singh was the Finance Minister and Brassington was the Chairman of NICIL, they sold a tract of land of 10.002 acres, letter A-A being a portion of Plantation Turkeyen situated in Greater Georgetown and property of Guyana for the sum of $185,037,000 without procuring a valuation of the said property from a competent valuation officer.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast BC/Yukon Trackers got a pair of big wins last weekend, as they played both on alternate home ice and on the road.Last Saturday the Trackers hosted the Camrose Vikings at the Dawson Creek Memorial Arena. Brandon Clark looked solid in net in the first, though he was only tested six times as Northeast BC’s defence looked equally in control of the game. It took until the second period for the Trackers to get on the scoreboard. Connor Kindrat made it 1-0 with 2:49 left in the frame, assisted by Nick Vanderploeg. Twenty seconds later, Canrose was assessed a Bench Minor Penalty that would prove costly. Less than thirty seconds into the power play, Aiden Craig-Steele made it 2-0 on a feed from Jeridyn Loewen and Joel Bourgeois.The Vikings would move to within one with just 39 seconds left in the third, but the Trackers’ defence would hold the line to seal the deal 2-1.- Advertisement -On Sunday, the Trackers headed to Peace River for a game against the Royals, who sit in 4th place in the NAMHL. Clark once again looked solid in net, letting in only once goal in the second period due to a screen in front of the net. Down 1-0 after forty minutes, the Trackers would respond just 16 seconds into the third. Nick Vanderploeg tied the game assisted by Connor Kindrat and Keenan Halverson. It was a defensive battle for both teams in the third, but the Trackers would end up winning the offensive battle. Cooper Willms scored the eventual game winner with 1:59 left, on a pass from Ethan Lindberg and Aiden Craig-Steele.The Trackers will be in Dawson Creek this weekend for a game against the Lloydminster Blazers. Puck drops at the Memorial Arena on Saturday at 6:15 p.m.
• Photo Gallery: Pasadena vs. Chaffey ONTARIO – While achieving the ultimate goal of winning a CIF-Southern Section Division II-AA championship still might be in the distance, the Pasadena High School boys basketball team took care of some important issues on Tuesday in its second-round playoff game against host Chaffey. The Bulldogs, still carrying the bitter memory of a 64-62 loss at Perris in the second round a year ago, looked and played like they were on a mission. Harmon found Nigel Ajere for a pair of early layups to get Pasadena on the board and it virtually was a layup drill for the Bulldogs from there. “Our seniors stepped up big, and we came out with a good win,” said Harmon, who grabbed five rebounds and had a team-high eight assists. Twelve of the Pasadena’s first 15 baskets came on open layups as the Bulldogs built a 31-12 lead midway through the second quarter. Pasadena’s defense suffocated Chaffey and allowed just two field goals in the first half, both in the second quarter, to give the Bulldogs a commanding 40-13 halftime lead. The No. 1-seeded Bulldogs accomplished what they couldn’t do a year ago – advance to the quarterfinals. Pasadena used a one-two punch of Torey Phillips, who scored 24 points, and Trevon Harmon, who had 22, to pummel the stunned Tigers 77-44 and send Pasadena (27-2) to the next round, where on Friday it will host Cajon, a winner over Fullerton. “All week we’ve been talking about how we went on the road and lost a year ago, so I thought we were really focused, came out and played good defense and set the tone on how we were going to play,” Pasadena coach Tim Tucker said. “I think the game was over in the first half.” Of Pasadena’s 33 field goals, 24 were layups. “Trevon Harmon,” Tucker said, “what can you say about him? This kid is picking defenses apart with his passes.” Ajere added 11 points and five rebounds for the Bulldogs. Chaffey (18-7) opened the second half with a 9-2 run to cut Pasadena’s lead to 42-22, but the Bulldogs continued to create easy scoring opportunities. “We kind of let them back in it, but we’re playing at another level right now and we just hope to keep going,” Tucker said. Phillips cashed in on those chances with 16 second-half points to squash any thoughts of a Tigers comeback. “It’s a big relief off our shoulders after falling to Perris last year,” Phillips said. “We just wanted to come out here, play hard and get that monkey off our back.” email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4456 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
1 GoalkeeperSimon Mignolet followed up his impressive display at Chelsea with a clean sheet against West Ham and will continue in goal.DefenceWith a big game at Everton on Saturday, Rodgers could opt to rest Emre Can and that could see Dejan Lovren restored to the starting XI.The Croatian has struggled to find the form that convinced Liverpool to part with £20m for the defender but he will be keen to prove his worth.MidfieldLiverpool have looked fluid in their new 3-4-3 system, and that could see Alberto Moreno and Lazar Markovic preserved ahead of the derby, which would give Glen Johnson and Jose Enrique some much needed game time.Steven Gerrard will be keen to see Liverpool progress as he aims to lift the FA Cup on his 35th birthday, but with his final Merseyside derby to come, Rodgers may opt to start the Englishman from the bench.AttackRodgers said Sturridge’s reaction to playing on the weekend was positive but he will continue to manage his return.That will likely see the former Chelsea man start from the bench which gives an opportunity for either Fabio Borini, Rickie Lambert or Mario Balotelli to lead the line.Liverpool fans, how do you think you’ll line-up against Bolton? Comment below… Brendan Rodgers takes his Liverpool side to Bolton this evening in a bid to avoid a major FA Cup upset in their fourth round replay.The Northern Irishman has overseen a change in fortunes for the Reds after a disappointing start to the season, and Liverpool has lost just twice in 17 games in all competitions.Daniel Sturridge marked his return to first-team action on the weekend after five months out with a goal, while captain Steven Gerrard is fully fit after being rested on the weekend.With a Merseyside derby to come on the weekend, will Rodgers rest some of his stars and will Sturridge be in the starting XI?Possible Liverpool line-up against Bolton: 1 Brendan Rodgers takes his Liverpool side to Bolton this evening in a bid to avoid a major FA Cup upset in their fourth round replay.
1 Santi Cazorla faces missing the rest of the season after Arsene Wenger revealed the Arsenal midfielder has suffered an Achilles problem.The Spain international has been out since November with a knee injury but now has an issue with tendonitis which could yet rule him out for the remainder of the campaign.The Gunners have struggled with Cazorla on the sidelines and are five points off the top of the Barclays Premier League table after Sunday’s defeat at Manchester United.It was initially hoped the 31-year-old would be back at some point in March but – ahead of Wednesday night’s game with Swansea – Wenger gave a fresh prognosis on Cazorla.“Santi is not doing too well,” he said.“He has some Achilles problems that hold him back. His knee is doing well but his Achilles has inflamed a little bit and we have to put him off impact.Asked if he is now set to return in April, Wenger replied: “We have to see now how he responds. He had always a little tendonitis on his Achilles and we have to see how he responds to that.”Fellow midfielder Jack Wilshere is still looking at a minimum of three weeks before making his own long-awaited return having not played this season due to a broken fibula.He is now set to miss England’s friendly double-header later this month with Wenger confirming he has not started training with the squad as of yet.“Jack is doing quite well but has still not been outside yet,” he said.“Running, I think, starts again this week. Three to four weeks (until he is back). I can understand you worry for the England team. I worry as well. I’m a supporter of England.”With experienced campaigners Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky also out, Wenger’s options in the middle of the park are limited.The Frenchman has come in for criticism in recent days after the Old Trafford defeat saw Arsenal suffer a set-back in the race for their first league title in 12 years.But the 66-year-old insists he has become immune to those who have derided both him and his team having been in the job for two decades.“We live in a society where the excess is permanent but when the excess is permanent it becomes ineffective,” he said.“You become immune to it. In life you have to focus on what can influence your life. People are entitled to their opinion but what can influence my life and the life of the club is putting a good performance on.“Football is a pleasure. We should not forget that. Football is fantastic as well because it’s unpredictable and not mathematical. We have to accept that it’s like that and that it is fantastic like that.”SEE HERE: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain now facing up to TWO MONTHS out, reveals Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger Santi Cazorla has been out of action since November
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in action for Arsenal, has suffered another injury 1 Premier League stars are currently battling to keep their Euro 2016 hopes alive but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has, sadly, already lost his fight.The versatile Arsenal midfielder has suffered plenty of injury woes throughout his career and has now seen a new problem end his season.On his way back from another injury, the Ox suffered a fresh knee issue and it’s one which will keep him out for two months.This time frame ends any dreams he may have harboured of making England’s squad for the European Championship in France.And Arsenal and Three Lions fans took to Twitter to discuss the 22-year-old’s unfortunate setback. You can see what they had to say below…
If you happen to see a line of Honda 50s across West Donegal on March 18th, you aren’t still hungover from St Patrick’s Day.That’s because a very special bike run is being organised to raise funds for the Naoinra in Loughanure and Park House Day Care Centre in Dungloe.The bikers will leave Casadh na tSugan while vintage cars will be shown at Moore’s Shop. On the day there will also be a disco for younger people form 4 to 6pm and another disco for adults from 9pm until late.Food and refreshments will also be served on the day.The entry fee for bikers will be €20 and donations will also be gratefully accepted.For further information contact Brid Sweeney on 087 7705582. THE DAY THE HONDA 50s WILL HEAD WEST FOR A GOOD CAUSE! was last modified: March 15th, 2012 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:dungloeHonda 50Loughanurevintage cars
A Letterkenny man who escaped from Garda custody and went on the run has appeared in court again amid tight security.William Reilly appeared before today’s sitting of Letterkenny District Court on alleged assault and criminal damage charges. Reilly, aged 25, fled from custody and hid in local garden sheds when he jumped a barrier at the courthouse in Letterkenny in January.He was arrested at a routine Garda checkpoint on Friday night last in Castlefin.His solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher, told today’s court that his client was already serving a sentence form the circuit court.He said he understood that the assault allegations against his client were now being withdrawn.He asked for the case to be adjourned until March 25th to allow his client to appear by videolink.Escaped prisoner appears in court again was last modified: March 12th, 2018 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:courtdonegalescapeletterkennyWilliam Reilly
4 Lanterns USL Results & Reports 04.05.14 ResultsDonegal News League Cup Group BFanad Utd. Derry City Res. Knockalla Caravans Cup Semi-FinalsLetterkenny Rovers 1 0 Drumkeen Utd.Swilly Rovers P P Cockhill Celtic Derry City Reserves travelled to Fanad on Sunday for a backlogged League Cup game and came away with the win that moves them to the top of Group B along with Knockalla Cup finalists, Letterkenny Rovers. Both teams will like their chances of advancing to the semi-finals and the games between the two are likely to decide who will enjoy home advantage at the semi-final stage. ReportsDerry Join Rovers at Top of Group BFanad Utd.Derry City Res.These two young sides served up an entertaining game played in damp but calm conditions at Traigh-a-Loch. From the start both teams tried to get the ball on the ground and play decent football. Fanad could have taken the lead in the 4th minute when Daire McDaid rose highest in the Derry box from a Brian McVeigh corner, only to see his header drift wide. Derry settled after that scare and had two chances in the space of a minute to take the lead. On 13 minutes, a free kick from Dylan McCallion was headed over by Conor Barr and a minute later Conor Kelly struck the bar from 20 yards after a defensive mix up. In the 18th minute Ryan Doherty’s shot from the edge of the box was well saved by Fanad keeper Jordan McBride. Fanad continued to probe and in the 25th minute Brian McVeigh’s shot was saved at the 2nd attempt by Conor McDermott. Derry’s pressure paid off in the 38th minute when the always dangerous George Kelly met Aiden McCauley’s corner and placed his header into the top corner. In the 50th minute Derry almost increased their lead in identical circumstances, but this time Kelly headed his chance over the bar. Derry did however increase their lead in the 65th minute. Substitute Rory Holden was on only a matter of minutes when his shot from the edge of the D took a slight deflection and flew into the top corner. 10 minutes later it took two excellent blocks from Fanad centre half Glenn McNulty in the space of a minute to stop Derry increasing their lead. Derry had one final chance in the 82nd minute when sub Ciaron Harkin’s cross was headed wide by George Kelly. Best for Fanad were Glenn McNulty, Brian McVeigh and Kevin Murray. Best for Derry were Caolan McLaughlin, Aidan McCauley and Georgie Kelly. Fanad United: Jordan McBride, Conor McGonigle, Caolan McDaid (Conor Blaney 70), Shay Durning (Oisin Hasset 60), Kevin Murray, Glenn McNulty, James McCahill, Brian McVeigh, David Edwards (Declan Sweeney 77), Daire McDaid, Adam Serrinha Derry City Reserves: Conor McDermott, Ryan Harkin, Dylan McCallion, Conor Barr, Caolan McLaughlin, Conor Kelly, Paul Ramsey (Rory Holden 70), Aidan McCauley (Ciaron Harkin 70), Georgie Kelly, Ryan Doherty, Michael Barr. FixturesThursday, May 8th at 7pmDrumkeen Utd. v Swilly Rovers Ref. P. Duddy Saturday, May 10th at 3pm in BuncranaDerry City Res. v Bonagee Utd. Ref. S. Toner Sunday, May 11th4 Lanterns USLLetterkenny Rovers v Finn Harps Res. (K.O. 12:30pm) Ref. T. McAreeFanad Utd. v Cockhill Celtic Ref. P. Coll Wednesday, May 14th at 7pmBonagee Utd. v Swilly Rovers Ref. P. DuddyCockhill Celtic v Drumkeen Utd. Ref. S. TonerFinn Harps Res. v Derry City Res. Ref. V. McLaughlinLetterkenny Rovers v Fanad Utd. Ref. P. Coll 4 LANTERS USL: REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: May 4th, 2014 by John2Share 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)
ENTREPRENEURS behind a new business magazine say they hope CCTV footage will help identify the mystery man who tried to ruin their launch.It has been reported that free copies of The Bizz – which have been left in shops throughout Letterkenny area and other parts of Donegal last weekend – have been ‘scooped up’ and dumped!A spokesman for the magazine told Donegal Daily: “We were dumbstruck when people from a number of shops contacted us to say one particular individual has been in with them taking free copies of the magazine. When challenged by one shop owner he claimed as they were free he could take as many as he liked. “The magazine is a new venture and we decided to give the first issue away free to allow people see the colour, content and original stories we had. We didn’t some people could be so low. We’ve seen the CCTV of the person in action and it’s the real deal!“If that individual could contact our office and consider returning the magazines we’d be only too grateful as we had arrangements made to drop any leftover copies to the Letterkenny General Hospital wards, the Donegal Hospice and medical centres around the county,” he said.The Bizz features interviews, current affairs, history, profiles, blogs, fashion and much much more.As well as features on Seamus Coleman, knitwear queen Edel MacBride, the glossy magazine even has a feature on Donegal Daily! The first issue is free and locally produced and is also geared towards the Donegal diaspora with an online and mobile version available. CCTV CLUE AS MYSTERY MAN STEALS HUNDREDS OF COPIES OF NEW BUSINESS MAGAZINE was last modified: October 5th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalmagazineThe Bizztheft