Neighbouring communities Maverley-Hughenden and Waterhouse FC battled to a 1-1 draw in their first meeting in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at the Waterhouse Stadium yesterday. Phillip Peddie handed Maverley-Hughenden the lead when he slotted into an unprotected goal in the 10th minute. However, Waterhouse fought back and got the equaliser from substitute Kemar Beckford in the 54th minute. The point lifted Maverley-Hughenden to nine from eight games while Waterhouse moved to seven points in the 12-team league. The visitors, with their massive support as they made the short trek over, celebrated early when Peddie benefited from a play created by striker Nicholas Scott. The latter beat Waterhouse goalkeeper George Brown and the ball fell kindly to Peddie. Beckford came off the bench and scored shortly after he entered the pitch. THIRD GOAL UWI FC 4 Boys’ Town 0 Waterhouse 1 Maverley-Hughenden 1 Jamalco 1 Tivoli Gardens 2 Portmore United 1 FC Reno 1 Yesterday’s results Peddie, who was scoring his third goal in the last three consecutive games, was happy that his team did not lose to their neighbours. “We are getting there as a team. We did not win today but it is on the road, so we picked up a good point,” Peddie, who missed his team’s first three games and the pre-season because he was away in the United States, told The Gleaner. Maverley-Hughenden’s head coach, Lijyasu Simms, expressed disappointment in his team’s sixth draw in eight games. “I am disappointed as we deserved three points today. We are creating chances but not putting them away,” Simms said after the game. Waterhouse’s coach, Michael Francis, was satisfied with the result. “We played a disciplined game and stayed behind the ball. It’s important that we did not lose,” said Francis. The game between Montego Bay United and Arnett Gardens, which was scheduled for Wes Pow Park in St James, was postponed due to a waterlogged field. “The new match date will be communicated,” a release from the Professional Football Association of Jamaica stated.
Guyanese artistes and business owners will soon be able to rest easy, as the Government embarks on updating and enforcing the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) legislation.The IPR legislation allows creators to safeguard their work through patents, trademarks and copyrights, resulting in prevention of plagiarism, with the relevant laws as artillery should the need arise.Panelist: Enrico Woolford, Ruel Johnson, Marian Williams, Vishu Dooerga, Dominique Hunter, and Gavin MedoncaIn an attempt to get the consultation process started, a panel discussion was held by the US Embassy on Friday, with the focus being the importance of the IPR and how it would affect and benefit Guyanese artistes.One of the key points of discussion was the need for Guyanese to appreciate and respect local music, productions and property. This issue was raised by local talent Gavin Mendonca.“What’s lacking in Guyanese society as a whole, from the chambers of Parliament to homeless people, is we seem to lack respect and appreciation for each other and for ourselves.”Another area up for discussion was the need for the general public to be educated about the particulars of the IPR legislation.In addition to Mendonca, the remainder of the panel included Telecommunications Minister Catherine Hughes; Head of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Vishu Doerga; Executive Member of the Guyana Women Artists’ Association, Dominique Hunter; Cultural Advisor to the Social Cohesion Ministry, Ruel Johnson; and Chairman of the National Communication Board, Enrico Woolford.Guyana’s Trademark Act and Patents and Design Act were tabled in 1973, whilst the Copyright Act is dated 1956.