Corentyne labourer found with throat slit in home

first_imgPolice are investigating the murder of 47-year-old Anand Sukram, called Radesh, of Lot 50 Friendship Village, Corentyne, Berbice, whose body, with the throat slit, was discovered in a pool of blood in his bed at about 7:30h on Sunday.The gruesome discovery was made by Sukram’s 17-year-old son, who lives in the said village and went to pay his father a visit. Sukram’s body is presently at the Port Mourant Hospital morgue awaiting a post mortem.Diligent work by investigators has resulted in the arrest of the prime suspect, who has since admitted to committing the crime. A second suspect has been implicated, and is being sought by the Police.last_img read more

NDIA bans RPA from using Water Users Association building

first_imgThe National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) has stopped the Rice Producers Association (RPA) from using the Water Users Association (WUA) building at Number 63 Village, Corentyne, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).The RPA had used a public address system to announce its proposed meeting on Monday afternoon to discuss the last crop issues with farmers and others members of the RPA.Some of the rice farmers who were present at the meeting which was held at an alternative locationHowever, on Monday, the Chairman of the 52-74 Water Users Association, Neezam Raja, received instructions from the NDIA not to allow the RPA to host its meeting there. Guyana Times was told that the instructions were handed down from Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NDIA, Frederick Flatts.When contacted, Flatts confirmed that the decision was one made by the management of the NDIA. He noted that permission has to be granted for such an event.However, General Secretary of the RPA, Dharamkumar Seeraj said it was unusual for assess of the Benab facility to be denied to the RPA.According to Seeraj, for more than 30 years he has been working with farmers and it was the first time farmers were being denied access to that office to address their concerns.Seeraj believes there is political interference.In recent weeks, rice farmers have been very critical over the limited reaction received from Government through the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) in tackling the paddy bug infestation which was countrywide and saw some farmers losing their entire crop, while others could not sell their paddy to milers because of its poor quality.Farmers in Berbice have also slammed the GRDB, saying the production figures released by the General Manager of the GRDB, Nizam Hassan, were misleading.Hassan had announced that the national average for rice production was above six tonnes per hectare which is an excellent yield.Rice farmers on the other hand noted that the General Manager failed to mention the extremely poor quality of rice produced during the crop.At Mondays meeting, which was eventually held next door to the WUA building at Joe Park, over 50 farmers attended where the impact of the paddy bug infestation was discussed.Farmers noted the serous damages caused to their crop as a result of the widespread infestation of paddy bugs.Concern was also expressed over the high increases implemented over the past year to cultivate rice, foremost among them being the inclusion of Value Added Tax on agriculture equipment.Farmers noted it now costs 12 per cent more on all tractor parts and for a new tractor, while paddy bags have been reduced from 143 pounds to 120 pounds. This, they say, has resulted in a loss of income.Included in the increase cost of production is the increased land rates which Government is demanding from the farmers.last_img read more

DD LOCAL: LIFFORD CENTRE OFFERS RANGE OF FREE COURSES

first_imgLifford Clonleigh Resource Centre Local Notes• In the New Year we are hoping to run the ASIST programme (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) this is a two day skills building workshop in Suicide first aid delivered by the HSE. This course would be suitable for caregivers who regularly have contact with vulnerable groups in their work or role in the community. If you would be interested in taking part please contact reception on 074 91 41773! • Mental Well Being Programme: This programme will run on a Monday Morning from 10.30-12.30 starting from 7th October-9th December. For more information contact reception on 074 91 41773!• Self Management Course living a quality of life with a long term condition. Do you suffer from a health condition and would like to live a healthier lifestyle? If YES, this course teaches people the tools for management and self-core. It will cover for example, relaxation techniques exercise and healthy eating and much more. Courses are free of charge and are being held throughout the county. This programme will take place in Lifford on Wednesday 2nd October at 10a.m. For further information please contact Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre on 074 91 41773. • Stress Management programme: This programme gives women the opportunity to share what they consider to be “Stress” as it relates to them and highlights the manifestation and impact of stress of the physical body. Participants will focus on their energies and will gain good tips and coping strategies on how to handle stress. This programme will run on a Thursday morning from 10.30-12.30 starting from 24th-28th October. For more information contact reception on 074 91 41773!• English Language Classes: Learn to speak/improve your English language skills. This is an accredited on the National Framework of Qualifications. Minimum of 7 participants. This is supported by the Donegal ETB. For more information contact reception on 074 91 41773.• Parent and Toddler Group: We are running a parent and toddler group on a Wednesday morning from 10.30-12.30 in the ABC Centre Lifford starting 2nd October 2013. All parents and toddlers are welcome to come and join the fun and activities.• Friday Fun Klub & Lifford Youth Club Presents The Rose of Clonleigh. See our local Hunks as you have never seen them before, in the Fir Trees Hotel Strabane on Saturday 21st September 2013@9.00p.m. Music by: Men in Black. Tickets: €10. Tickets are available at Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre.• Driving Theory, Advanced Photography, Basic Computers and Gardening: The following classes will commence in the next few weeks in Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre. If you would be interested in taking part please contact reception on 074 91 41773!• Clothes Appeal: Blossoms charity shop is appealing for donations. We are looking for clothes, shoes, belts, bags, bric-a-brac, toys and books (in good condition). Items can be dropped into the Resource Centre when the shop is closed. “Many thanks”• “Blossoms” Charity Shop: We are currently looking for volunteers for our local charity shop “Blossoms”. This shop generates much needed income to help the running costs of the Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre. Without the help of volunteers we would not be able to open the shop. The new opening hours of the shop are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12-4pm. If you have any free time to spare and would like to help out please contact reception on 074 91 41773.• New weight loss class on Thuirsdays from 6.30-7.30pm in Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre €5.00 per class. There is no joining fee or no penalty fees. Weekly group meetings and weigh in. For more information contact Karen on 086 3470798 www.slimruswithkarenmcglinchey.com • Good Morning Service: We are currently looking for volunteers for our Good Morning Service in Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre. Do you have a few hours per week to spare and would like to join our team of volunteers who make telephone calls to older people each week in their homes. Full training, Monitoring and support are provided for all volunteers. Contact us for more information on 074 93 21598.• Astro Turf Pitch available for hire midweek and weekends (daytime only) for more information contact the centre on 074 91 41773.• Counselling & Support Services: Free Confidential Counselling Support. You can avail of this service free of charge if you are 17 years or over, whether you are Male or Female. Service Available@ Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre, Castlefinn and Manorcunningham. Strictly Appointment Only. For Further information contact44 784 9223 114. • Young parents Pathways programme Start date to be confirmed: This programme is open to Young parents that would like to learn: Parenting Advice, Personal Development, Health Awareness, Paediatric First Aid and IT Qualification. Also enjoy Fun days out for parents & children, Visits to health spas. All expenses are covered by this programme at no cost to the individual. There is also childcare supplements and free travel available. For further information or to receive an application form Contact 04882 250 962 /0749141773.• Writer’s Group: will be starting back on Wednesday 18th September from 2.30-4.30.• Knitting group: will be starting back on Wednesday 11th September from 8.00-9.30.• Just 4 Me Group: every Monday from 12.45-2.45.• 50+ groups: every Tuesday from 11.30-1.30.• Friday Club: every Friday from 11.00-1.00.DD LOCAL: LIFFORD CENTRE OFFERS RANGE OF FREE COURSES was last modified: September 20th, 2013 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:Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre noteslast_img read more

COMMUNITY: DONEGAL AUTHOR KEITH CORCORAN TO LAUNCH NEW BOOK

first_imgBruckless/Killaghtee/ Dunkineely notes 07.03.16Naomh Ultan There was no winner of last week’s Royal Flush Jackpot.  The numbers drawn were:Consolation prizes went toNext week’s Jackpot will be €1,200. Thank you for your support.Training for u-12s and u-13s continues in Bruckless Community Centre, each Saturday morning at 10:00am. The Club 25 Card Drive continues every Wednesday in Mary Murrin’s at 9:00pm.Book LaunchDonegal author, Keith Corcoran, will be launching a book on local history and folklore entitled, ‘Drumhome: Stepping Back in Time’. The launch will take place in St. Brigid’s Community Centre, Ballintra on Friday 11th March at 8pm. Keith would like to extend a warm invitation to everyone to attend for an evening of songs, music, local history and stories.Would You Like to Learn to Be a Coach?Donegal Sports Partnership is running a Community Coaching Programme. This is a part time course for anyone aged 18-25 and unemployed.For more information please contact Donegal Sports Partnership on 0749116078 or sido@activedonegal.com. Please note closing date is 12.00 noon on Friday 25th of March. Youth Events in Methodist Hall, DunkineelyAnchor Boys Fri nights 6:45 – 8:00pm (4 – 8yr olds)Boys Brigade Fri nights 8:00 – 9:30pm Badminton Mondays nights3rd – 5th Class 6:30 – 7:306th Class – teens 7:30 – 8:30Adults 8:30 – till finishO’Donnell School of MusicWe are fortunate to have some excellent musicians living in our community, and we are also fortunate that we can learn from these talented individuals. Music Lessons are held in the Dunkineely Community Ltd Office building on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week from 3:30 to 9:00pm. For further information contact 087 9644019. Recovery from Emotional DistressGROW – Gradually, Regaining, Our, Wellbeing! Support and a program for recovery. Weekly Meetings at Niall Mor Centre, Killybegs on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm. Also in the Day Hospital, adjacent to Donegal Hospital on Tuesday evenings at 8:00pm. For further information contact Marian on (086)7856912. All are welcome. Dunkineely Community Ltd Office HoursPlease note that DCL Office Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays are dedicated to projects outside the office. If someone is in the office on these days, please come in. feel free to pop into the office for a chat, use the Internet (20c per half hour),  print or photocopy documents (20c per page) or borrow a book.Going on a Sun Holiday?Print your Boarding Pass with us in the DCL office.LibraryOne of the greatest gifts you can give a child is to teach him or her to read; it is something that will help them throughout their lives, and will bring them a lot of pleasure. It is sad to see so many libraries closing, through lack of funding, but we are happy to report that Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) has a small library of over 1000 books. We have books ranging from Children’s Literature to Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Biographies to Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), from Horror to Comedy, Booker-Prize to Thrillers, Health to Hobbies, etc. etc.  Borrowing costs 20c per book.Bluestack Ramblers Walks for March13th March walk. The venerable Danny McNamee and Anne Leonard will lead a 5 hour moderate to strenuous walk on a new circuit of Carnaween. Meeting at the Tourist Office, Donegal Town 10.00 a.m. Phone 087 2562706 for more information.20th March walk. Michael & Agatha Mc Garrigle will lead a 4 hour Moderate to strenuous walk on Breesy Hill. Meeting at the Tourist Office Donegal Town at 10.00 a.m. and at the Breesy Centre at 10.30 a.m. Phone 086 8627605 for more information.27th March is EASTER SUNDAY so there will be no Club Walk.Dance ClassesLearn to Jive, Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and Two-hand Dances.Bayview Hotel, Killybegs on Wednesday evenings at 8:00pmAll are welcome to these evenings of Fun and Exercise. Only €8.Keep FitPiloxing Classes every Thursday morning in Dunkineely Community Centre, at 09:45am. All ladies welcome. Piloxing is a high energy combination of pilates, boxing and dance. Contact SMFitness for further enquiries 086 7900554.Crochet Classes Classes continuing every Monday night in Inver Community Centre; phone 9736166 or contact Marian on 0861244667.South Donegal Branch of the Irish Pony ClubThe area cross country training took place in Co. Longford yesterday with 4 top senior instructors and a bountiful 85 jumps, including a water jump, were enjoyed by ponies and riders.  Our young members will be working during this year to be able to take part next year.Dates for your diary:Sunday, 13th March, 12-4pm in Killybegs, instruction by Bonny Percival.Tuesday, 22nd March, stable management/achievement badges and horse psychology day.Thursday, 31st March, Easter Hack/treasure hunt/riding and road safety/soup to finish kindly being donated by Harvey’s Point Hotel, Lough Eske.Please book asap in with Ann Conaghan, 086 0522834.COMMUNITY: DONEGAL AUTHOR KEITH CORCORAN TO LAUNCH NEW BOOK was last modified: March 7th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:AuthordonegalFeaturesNoticeslast_img read more

Judge issues warning after child has miraculous escape

first_imgA Judge has issued a warning to motorists after a child had a miraculous escape while crossing a road with her grandmother in Ballybofey.The child was crossing at a junction at Glenfin Road on July 22nd, 2018 when the accident happened. A man driving a car failed to see the pair and caught the child’s buggy under the wheel of his car.The man, Kevin Keenan, of Annagher Drive, Coalisland, Dungannon in Tyrone, appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with careless driving.The 57-year-old, who has no previous convictions, said he had not looked to his left at the T junction but the woman walked straight out in front of him at what was a very dangerous place to cross.He said “I didn’t see her. I didn’t look to my left because I didn’t expect to see someone crossing the street at a bust T junction,” he said.Judge Paul Kelly said that motorists were supposed to drive in such a manner that they could stop in an emergency situation.He added that if the toddler had been crossing the road then this situation could have been much worse.He fined Mr Keenan €100 for careless driving and gave him four months to pay the fine.Judge issues warning after child has miraculous escape was last modified: December 1st, 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:buggycourtJUDGEletterkennyWarninglast_img read more

Men’s Basketball Travels To Wyoming For Mountain West – MVC Challenge

first_imgStory Links Wyoming Game Notes Wyoming is 5-2 this season after suffering an 88-78 loss at Denver Wednesday evening. Both teams have been prolific from the three-point arc with each team averaging more than nine three-pointers per game. The Bulldogs are converting at a 43 percent clip, the 18th highest mark in the nation this season. LARAMIE, Wyo. – The Drake University men’s basketball team plays its second-straight road game Saturday, Dec. 2, with an afternoon contest at Wyoming. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. CST at one of the nation’s toughest venues, the Cowboys’ Arena-Auditorium. The matchup is part of the annual Mountain West – Missouri Valley Challenge. Drake makes the long trek with a 4-2 record to date this season after Wednesday’s 75-73 loss at Omaha in which the Bulldogs were held to a season-low 73 points. On the season, the team has averaged 83.5 points per game, one of the top 60 averages in the nation this season. Live Video Saturday’s venue, Wyoming’s Arena-Auditorium, boasts the highest elevation of any Division I arena in the nation at 7,220 feet above sea level and the Cowboys boast an all-time winning percentage of .746 in the building and are 21-3 there over the past two seasons.center_img Live Stats Drake Game Notes Saturday’s contest will be the fifth all-time meeting in the series, but the first since the 1988-89 season. Wyoming holds a 3-1 advantage in the series with all three of its wins coming in Laramie, Wyo. Live Audio Following Saturday’s game, the Bulldogs back east of the Missouri River, albeit barely, for a Wednesday, Dec. 6, evening contest at South Dakota. Tipoff for the lastest installment in that series is set for 7 p.m. CST. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Women’s Tennis Falls At Minnesota

first_imgStory Links The Drake University women’s tennis team dropped a 7-0 decision to Minnesota Saturday afternoon at the Golden Gophers’ Baseline Tennis Center. Drake’s scheduled evening match against Gustavus Adolphus Saturday evening was canceled. Full Schedule Roster Minnesota 7, Drake 0Mar 09, 2019 at Minneapolis, Minn. (Baseline Tennis Center)Singles competition1. Tina Kreinis (MINN) def. Liza Petushkova (DU) 6-0, 7-52. Tiffany Huber (MINN) def. Daria Walczak (DU) 6-2, 7-53. Bita Mancera (MINN) def. Carmen Palumbo (DU) 6-1, 6-04. Cammy Frei (MINN) def. Kenya Williams (DU) 7-5, 6-25. Caitlyn Merzbacher (MINN) def. Kelsey Neville (DU) 6-2, 6-26. River Hart (MINN) def. Sophia Haleas (DU) 6-2, 6-1 Preview The Bulldogs (5-9) continue their season in two weeks when they travel to the west coach to face Azusa Pacific and Fullerton. Box Score (HTML) center_img The Bulldogs opened the day with close double matches before Minnesota prevailed to take the doubles point. Drake was the defeated in straight sets in all six singles matches to give the Gophers the 7-0 victory. Despite falling behind early in their matches, both Liza Petushkova and Daria Walczak battle back to force close second sets before ultimately falling. Match NotesDrake 5-9Minnesota 6-6Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (3,6,5,4,1,2) Print Friendly Version Doubles competition1. Caitlyn Merzbacher/Cammy Frei (MINN) def. Liza Petushkova/Kenya Williams (DU) 6-32. Tiffany Huber/Tina Kreinis (MINN) def. Daria Walczak/Carmen Palumbo (DU) 6-33. Bita Mancera/Camila Vargas (MINN) def. Kelsey Neville/Megan Webb (DU) 6-4 Next Game: at Azusa Pacific 3/21/2019 – 4 P.M.last_img read more

Minister Michael Masutha on the matter of International Criminal Court and Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir

first_imgPresident Jacob Zuma and President Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan discuss strengthening relations between South Africa and Sudan, 2 September 2015. (Photo: GCIS)We have called this press conference to announce the decision taken by Cabinet on Wednesday, 19 October 2016 in relation to the country’s membership to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the pending appeal regarding Sudanese President Al Bashir.The Republic of South Africa is a founder member of the African Union and plays an important role in resolving conflicts on the African continent and in encouraging the peaceful resolution of conflicts wherever they occur anywhere else in the world.In exercising its international relations with foreign countries, particularly with countries in which serious conflicts occur or have occurred, South Africa is hindered by the Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Act, 2 (Act No 27 of 2002). This Act and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court compel South Africa to arrest persons who may enjoy diplomatic immunity under customary international law but who are wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes and to surrender such persons to the International Criminal Court. South Africa has to do so, even under circumstances where we are actively involved in promoting peace, stability and dialogue in those countries.We wish to give effect to the rule of customary international law which recognises the diplomatic immunity of heads of state and others in order to effectively promote dialogue and the peaceful resolution of conflicts wherever they may occur, particularly on the African continent. South Africa enacted the Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges Act,  (Act No. 37 of 2001), which provides for the immunities and privileges of diplomatic missions and consular posts and their members, of heads of states, special envoys and certain representatives of the United Nations and its specialised agencies, other international organisations and certain other persons.However, the Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Act, 2002, is in conflict and inconsistent with the provisions of the Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges Act, 2001. In order to ensure South Africa’s continued ability to conduct active diplomatic relations, a bill proposing the repeal of the Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Act, 2002 will soon be tabled in parliament. We have already in writing informed the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Chairperson of the NCOP of this Executive decision.In the matter of the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development v The Southern African Litigation Centre (867/15) [2016] ZASCA 17 (15 March 2016), the Supreme Court of Appeal confirmed that in terms of customary international law, heads of state enjoy immunity against arrest. However, the Supreme Court of Appeal found that in enacting the Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Act, 2002, South Africa had expressly waived the immunity of such heads of state and that South Africa was obliged to arrest persons wanted for crimes committed against humanity.In essence, the Supreme Court of Appeal identified the problem which needs to be addressed. The effect of withdrawal from the Rome Statute as well as the repeal of the Implementation Act thus completes the removal of all legal impediments inhibiting South Africa’s ability to honour its obligations relating to the granting of diplomatic immunity under international law as provided for under our domestic legislation. This therefore removes the necessity at least in so far as this aspect is concerned of continuing with the appeal.Written notice to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court has been submitted to the Secretary-General of the United Nations in accordance with Article 127(1) of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. The withdrawal will take effect one year after the Secretary-General has received the notification. South African will remain obligated under the Rome Statute for the duration of the 12 months’ notice period.An application for leave to appeal the decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal set down for hearing at the Constitutional Court on 22 November 2016, will now be withdrawn. This is so, especially as the Supreme Court of Appeal has removed the uncertainty around customary international law in relation to diplomatic immunity in so far as it affects heads of states and others who may be wanted for serious violations of human rights and other serious crimes but who enjoy diplomatic immunity under international customary law.South Africa remains committed to the fight against impunity and to hold those who have committed crimes against humanity and other serious crimes accountable. Our unwavering commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights throughout Africa and elsewhere in the world is further demonstrated by our continued participation in various international and continental human rights instruments.For this reason, South Africa will work closely with the African Union and with other countries in Africa to strengthen continental bodies, such as the African Court on Human and People’s Rights, created to deal with such crimes and to prosecute the perpetrators, whilst at the same time continuing to participate and honour its commitments under international human rights instruments. South Africa will continue to actively promote dialogue and the peaceful resolution of conflicts on the African continent and elsewhere.Enquiries:Mthunzi MhagaSpokesperson for the Ministry of Justice and Correctional servicesCell: 083 641 8141E-mail: Mediaenquiries@justice.gov.zaIssued by:Department of Justice and Constitutional Developmentlast_img read more

Girl killed in landslip in Uttarakhand

first_imgA 16-year-old girl was killed and her parents are missing after a landslip triggered by heavy rains buried their house in Uttarakhand’s Madrama village, an official said on Sunday.“The sudden landslip occurred at 9.30 pm yesterday [Saturday], killing Sunita on the spot. Her father Sher Singh and mother Radha Devi are missing after the incident,” Pithoragarh district disaster management officer R.S. Rana said.According to the sources, six cattle heads and 12 goats belonging to the family also perished in the incident.last_img read more

PBA teams not obliged to lend players to PH squad for Champs Cup, says Reyes

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “The agreement we had with the PBA is if their tournament is over, we can get them. Calvin and Terrence showed up in our first practice, but I told them that they shouldn’t be here and I was serious with that,” he said.“This is a club championship, not a national team competition.”The team leaves for Chenzhou on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Folayang to defend ONE title vs Nguyen at MOA Arena Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges View comments Reyes will call the shots for the PH team in the upcoming 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup in Chenzhou, China with the team largely made up of amateur standouts.“This tourney was not part of the discussion with the PBA. To be fair to the PBA, they have no obligations to this team,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingOf the 12-man roster, Carl Bryan Cruz, LA Revilla, Norbert Torres, and Alfrancis Tamsi are the only players who have existing contracts in the PBA, while Almond Vosotros, Jeric Teng, and Gab Banal are currently free agents.Reyes also understands why Alaska and GlobalPort are hesitant to lend players like Calvin Abueva and Terrence Romeo. Chot Reyes. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBefore any criticism against the PBA is thrown, coach Chot Reyes is the first to absolve the league from lending its players to Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas.“When we put this together, this wasn’t even in the plan,” Reyes said Tuesday during the team’s sendoff at Discovery Suites Hotel in Mandaluyong.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more