Nand Persaud Karibee Rice Golf Open tees off Saturday

first_imgGolf action continues this weekend with another inaugural invitational open, this time sponsored by Guyana’s premier rice manufacturer Nand Persaud’s Karibee Rice.Golfers will assemble this Saturday for another big OpenTee-off time is set for 12:30h this Saturday at the Lusignan Course, where scores of top golfers are expected to compete as they prepare for a packed season of tournament golf to finish off the year.It is no surprise that the executives of the company, whose products are known for great taste and quality, have decided to become members of the Lusignan Golf Club and sponsor a stand-alone tournament as their entry to the game.Both Devesh and Ragindra Persaud have long been admirers of the sport and with the initiatives ongoing to expand the game to include newcomers, women and children, Karibee Rice, always a market leader in many aspects, decided to join forces with Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) President Aleem Hussain and the new Executive team to help realise their goals.“Nand Persaud and Karibee Rice are proud to be associated with the LGC, and hope to be a major part of its development in the coming years,” said Devesh Persaud, as he committed to sponsoring the tournament.Golfers will compete for prizes and honour in the Lusignan Open draw scheduled for August 4-5. Also, the company will be hosting its big horse racing meet on August 12 at the same location where Karibee Rice is manufactured: the Nand Persaud mills in Number 36 Village, Berbice, as SkyPlus hosts the $4 million sixth running of the only straight-line drag racing for horses.Karibee Rice was launched back in 1999, and the brand has remained one of the loyal sponsors of sports in Guyana.last_img read more

Lifford man appears in court on child porn charges

first_imgA Lifford man has pleaded guilty to the possession of child pornography.David Martin, aged 56, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court today. He was arraigned on one charge of possession of child pornography at 11 St Jude’s Court in Lifford on October 6th, 2016.The court heard Martin, with a current address at Sylvia Park in Letterkenny, had six videos of containing child pornography on the hard-drive of a desktop computer.His barrister Peter Nolan told Judge John Aylmer that his client had pleaded guilty at the earliest possible opportunity.He asked for probation and welfare report on his client as well as a psychiatric report on Mr Martin.The case was adjourned to the October sitting of the court.Lifford man appears in court on child porn charges was last modified: May 2nd, 2019 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:courtDavid MartindonegalLiffordpornlast_img read more

Local, migrant women share stories

first_img24 August 2011 In an attempt to build bridges between local and foreign women, the City of Johannesburg and the Department of Home Affairs recently held a women’s dialogue where issues of xenophobia and language difficulties were tackled. Held at Diepkloof Welfare Centre on 19 August, the theme of the dialogue was “Working together to enhance women’s opportunities to economic empowerment”. It was open to local women and foreign migrants living in Joburg. From Joburg, the member of the mayoral committee for health and human development, Nonceba Molwele, was there to spend the day with migrant women from various countries, such as Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Angola and Somalia.Breaking down barriers According to Molwele, the dialogue was held to seek to break down the barriers that kept migrant and local women from connecting. These barriers were language difficulties, xenophobic community attitudes, fears about immigration or residency status, and physical and cultural isolation. She said the dialogue was the first of its nature. “It is indeed a great initiative by our deputy minister that should not stop here but should be a start to an ongoing plan that will lead to concrete a joint programme that addresses the challenges of women as a whole.” August was chosen for the dialogue as the month was dedicated to honouring and celebrating the courage, tenacity, resilience and victory over adversity of women in South Africa, she explained. “Migration has always been a human rights issue throughout human existence, and Joburg has been a destination point for migrant communities since 1886. “In recognition of the challenges that are brought by human motilities, the City of Joburg has over the past 10 years been actively engaged in the pursuit of finding creative and sustainable responses to this phenomenon,” said Molwele.Sharing experiences as women Issues raised by migrant women at the dialogue included being mistreated at health institutions and being called nasty names by South Africans in public transport because of language barriers. Women, who came dressed in their traditional clothes, showcased traditional dances and explained their cultures to each other. The deputy minister of home affairs, Fatima Chohan, who spent the day listening to the women’s queries, urged them to unite despite racial, ethnic and cultural differences. “We are here to share our experiences as women and by coming together we can come up with the solution to what is bothering us as women,” she said. “If women can join hands, exchange ideas, then we will have a community that is at peace with itself.” By joining hands, women could achieve much more. “We want to create this opportunity for women from different parts of our continent to talk to each other so they develop friendships,” she added. Rebecca Khamba, who comes from Congo, was one of about 300 women at the meeting. She said the programme was a good initiative. “I would like to thank the City of Joburg for giving us a chance to join hands and create unity with our South African sisters. I hope most South Africans will understand why we are here and stop calling us names and mistreating us in public places,” she said. Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

South Africa upgrades birth certificates

first_img5 March 2013 Nkosinathi Dludla and his wife Patricia on Monday became the first South African parents to receive an unabridged birth certificate for their new baby boy, Sakhile. Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor visited the young couple at Netcare Park Lane Hospital in Johannesburg to hand them an unabridged birth certificate for their four-day old son. South Africa’s new birth certificates contain details of both parents along with added security features that will make duplication much more difficult. Pandor said her department would no longer issue abridged birth certificates, as part of a move to secure the integrity of South Africa’s National Population Register, and to eradicate identity book theft and fraudulent birth registrations. “This initiative will really give us a chance of having a national population register that we all trust and which we can use for planning service provision,” Pandor said. “As from today, all [newborn] babies will be receiving unabridged certificates, and our wish is to issue them on the spot, but at the most it will be within 30 days.” The certificates will be issued at no cost to first-time applicants. Existing abridged certificates will, however, continue to remain legal documents. Speaking to SAnews at her hospital bed, Patricia Dludla said: “Being the first mother in the country to receive these new birth certificates, it is a real honour to me. I feel so special.” Pandor also issued an unabridged certificate to Silulami Libalele, whose baby girl, Dala, was born on Saturday. “Together with my wife, we are very excited by the department’s move to issue this new birth certificate to our baby without us travelling to their offices,” said Libalele, adding that his daughter’s name, Dala, means “to create”. Source: read more