Canje man busted with 13,800 grams marijuana

first_imgA 23-year-old taxi driver is now in the custody of Police after he was on Saturday afternoon found to be in possession of 13,800 grams of compressed cannabis.The bust was made at around 17:00h, as ranks were conducting a routine ‘stop and search’ operation in the vicinity of the Weldaad Police Station on the WestSeventeen taped parcels containing 13,800 grams of compressed marijuana were found in the carCoast of Berbice.According to reports, the man, from Burnt Bush Dam, East Canje, East Berbice, was observed making a sudden about-turn upon observing the ranks at the roadblock, and was accordingly pursued and detained. A search carried out on his motor vehicle revealed seventeen taped parcels containing the illegal substance. As such, he was taken into Police custody, and is expected to appear in court today to answer a of cannabis possession for the purpose of trafficking.last_img read more

Guyanese youths share opinions on climate change

first_imgThe Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) in Guyana on Wednesday hosted a youth perspective conference on climate change and clean energy, with the aim of getting today’s generation involved in ideas that can mitigate this ongoing issue.The National Library was filled to capacity with representatives of CYEN in Guyana, the United Nations, local institutions and most importantly, students of several secondary schools.United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Coordinator Mikiko Tanaka underscored the importance of Guyana’s natural resources to finding solutions to end climate change. One of the alarming things that were mentioned about climate change is the continuous rise in sea levels owing to melting icecaps. This is caused by increased atmospheric temperature, but industrial emissions also pose a threat.While a majority of Guyana’s people reside on the coastland where the land is meters below sea level, global warming poses as a threat not only to the people but to rare species of animals as well.“Climate change became a major world problem and something that requires us all to unite together to urgently find solutions and to stop this global warming,” saidUNDP Resident Coordinator Mikiko TanakaTanaka.“By 2100, we will be another 65 centimetres below the sea. Storms around the world are worsening…” she added.Shanomae Rose of the Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Guyana was also among the list of speakers, who noted that talk on environmentalism should come from concern about what is happening and protection of our surroundings against degradation.“It is not only our concern but also our action. As youths, we need you to express your concerns, ask questions and take actions. In today’s society, we need to be a little more bold, because in order for us to create a Guyana that will be resilient, we need more actions,” said Rose.One of the topics that were discussed is the way forward, and sustainability is one of the directions that favoured the Earth. Another issue is the fact that the youths of today are not aware of what is happening in their communities because of the impact of social media and technology.“The only way we can get you engaged is if you remain informed … There are many ways for our young people to get involved,” she said.In the first half of this year, the Office of Climate Change (OCC) had pledged to continue its work to improve sustainability by executing projects, which were articulated in the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS).The LCDS is a national strategy launched under the previous Administration in 2009 and seeks to create a low-deforestation, low-carbon, climate-resilient economy with the objective of transforming the country while combating climate change. This is mainly through the projects to prevent deforestation and preserve forest resources.last_img read more

Quartz Hill guard faces felony charge

first_imgLANCASTER – A Quartz Hill High security guard accused of assaulting the school’s principal was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on a felony battery charge. Andrew “Rocky” Santos, 42, is scheduled to be arraigned April17. He is free on bail, defense attorney Jason Rubel said. Santos is accused in a March13 attack on Principal Mark Bryant, who suffered a broken nose and jaw, and a shoulder injury. Neither Rubel nor Deputy District Attorney Guillermo Santiso would comment on the specifics of the case. A popular figure on campus according to several students, Santos has garnered support from Quartz Hill High students and parents. Two students were suspended for wearing “Free Rocky” T-shirts in support of Santos. The case has stirred a legal controversy, with the American Civil Liberties Union alleging the suspensions violated the students’ constitutional rights. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Tiny dog trio needs public’s help for a chance at better lives

first_imgHaving recently come into the B.C. SPCA’s care, the three canines – Whiskers, a male Chihuahua; Duschana, a female long-hair Chihuahua mix; and Cyo, a female short-hair Chihuahua – all have severe dental disease, among other medical problems.“Whiskers is a timid little fellow with a lion’s heart. He gives the tiniest little kisses,” says North Peace Branch Manager, Candace Buchamer. “Duschana is a sweet little lady who is very willing to make new friends but it isn’t easy for her. She needs a little extra TLC, but once she gets to know you, she loves sitting on your lap while having her ears gently stroked.”“And Cyo, also timid and insecure, will take awhile to trust you,” Buchamer notes.- Advertisement -“But it is well worth the effort when she’s covering you with tiny little warm kisses,” she says. “These dogs are all such darlings. We just want them to have a chance at living pain-free lives, hopefully in loving homes.”As well as dental surgery, the dogs also need blood testing done. The estimated total of their medical care is nearly $3,500, and that total doesn’t include the medical costs for any of the other animals at the North Peace shelter.A non-profit organization, the B.C. SPCA says they rely mainly on donations from the public to help the most vulnerable animals.Advertisement If you can help Whiskers, Duschana and Cyo, and other animals like them at the Fort St. John SPCA, you can donate online at spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency or in person at the shelter, 9311 81 Ave., FortSt. John.last_img read more

Delight as Donegal Restaurant shortlisted for best Indian in Ireland

first_imgA Donegal restaurant have expressed their delight at being shortlisted for a prestigious industry award. The fabulous Chandpur Restaurant in Donegal Town has been nominated in two categories for the awards ceremony that will be held next in Dublin month.The restaurant has also been shortlisted for the ‘Best Indian in Ireland’ award and ‘Best Chef in Ulster’ award. Described by many as the best Indian in the North-West, the popular business has now received deserved national recognition.Management at The Chandpur Restaurant, Susan Miah told Donegal Daily, “We’re overjoyed that we have been shortlisted for the ‘Best Indian in Ireland’ at the Yes Chef Awards to be held in Dublin next month.“We’ve also been shortlisted in the ‘Irish Curry Awards’ this is the first year of these awards, for the ‘Best Indian Restaurant in Ulster’ and ‘Best Chef in Ulster’ award has been overwhelming.“These awards are in Belfast on the 25th October, and we are the only restaurant outside of Northern Ireland to make the final so we hope to bring this title home to Donegal.“Very few restaurants even make the shortlist – so to get this far is an amazing achievement for a small restaurant in Donegal Town.”You can can vote for The Chandpur in these awards up to the 24th Oct using the link bellow:https://www.facebook.com/irishcurryawards/Delight as Donegal Restaurant shortlisted for best Indian in Ireland was last modified: September 15th, 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:BusinessChandpur Indian RestaurantDelightFeaturesnewsSusan Miahlast_img read more

DDTV: DONEGAL SCHOOL GETS SNEAK PREVIEW OF STAR WARS FILMING!

first_imgLittle Angels Special School in Letterkenny has obtained a leaked copy of the trailer for the new Star Wars movie filmed in Donegal this week.This is a world exclusive and Donegal Daily are the first news outlet to see it. Congrats to all the pupils who ALL played their part in this wonderful production!Simply click on the video to play.DDTV: DONEGAL SCHOOL GETS SNEAK PREVIEW OF STAR WARS FILMING! was last modified: May 20th, 2016 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:donegalLittle Angels Special SchoolStar Warslast_img read more

CONFERENCE TO PROVE HOW ‘SPORT CAN’ MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

first_imgA host of local sport-stars are set to attend the Donegal Sports Partnership SPORT CAN Conference which will be headlined by former world champion boxer Barry McGuigan.The conference take place this Saturday, June 29th at the Mount Errigal Hotel starting at 11am.The aim of the conference is to highlight the importance sport now has in our society. Among the Special Guests in attendance on the day will be Jason Black, the first Donegal Man to climb Mount Everest, Ciaran Gallagher & Ciaran Coll from Finn Harps FC, Roisin Mc Caffery- Captain of the Dongeal Ladies GAA Team.Also there will be Paddy Hannigan – Nicky Rackard winning Donegal Hurling Team, Philip Deignan – Irish Olympian and Professional road racing Cyclist & Chantelle Grant, former Chelsea Ladies player & the first female coach at Finn Harps FC.The keynote speaker will be Barry Mc Guigan (Former Irish Professional Boxer & WBA Featherweight Champion). Other presenters will include Ciaran Ward (London 2012 Irish Olympic Judo Coach), Dr Fergus Heffernan (Neuro-Psychologist & Psychotherapist) & Jason Black. Tommy Martin, Sports Reporter & Presenter with TV3, will MC the event.Positive Coaching Scotland and Sports Coach UK will deliver mid-conference workshops, detailing the importance of Coach Education. The workshops will provide innovative approaches to coaching, and present practical examples in which clubs can create a positive environment for young people in sport. The Conference is FREE for everyone to attend, however advanced booking is essential. To reserve a place, please email Karen@activedonegal.com or for more information contact the Donegal Sports Partnership Office on 074-9116078. CONFERENCE TO PROVE HOW ‘SPORT CAN’ MAKE A DIFFERENCE! was last modified: June 28th, 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:Barry McGuiganDONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIPSport canlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: MacCUMHAILLS OFF TO ALL-IRELAND FEILE

first_imgSean MacCumhaills GAA notesFEILE 2014Best of luck to the lads as they head off this weekend to represent the club and Donegal in the All Ireland Feile in Mayo. These extremely hard working lads have performed brilliantly over the last, winning the County Under 13 championship, the County Under 14 league and they are in the County Under 14 Championship final. We know they will do the club and county proud. Good luck lads. MAC CUMHAILLS JACKPOT HITS €10,000There were no winners of this weeks Jackpot.Numbers drawn were 3,4,5 and 16. There were match 3 winners.Lisa Patton, Willie Harold, Edel Laverty and Brendan Dunleavy receive €40 each.Shane Mc Nultys team selling this week.Next weeks Jackpot is €10,000.DONEGAL SENIOR FOOTBALLWell done to the County Senior footballers. Keep her lit for the final! THIRD TEAMOur Third Team took on St Eunans in Mac Cumhaill Park on Sat evening. In what was a close,hard fought match, Mac Cumhaills emerged victorious on the slenderest of margins. Full Time score was Mac Cumhaills 0-10 St Eunans 0-09. Scorers for Mac Cumhaills were David White 0-06, Brian Patton 0-02, Michael Lynch 0-01 and Daniel Gallen 0-01. This win puts the lads in joint third place in the league.UNDER 10 FOOTBALLWell done to all the U 10 boys and girls that took part in the 2 blitzes in Mac Cumhaill park on Friday and Sat. We had over 50 children represent the club, recording victories over St Eunans, Gweedore, Red Hughes and Convoy. Well done to all involved. FixturesUnder 12 Boys. away to Convoy Monday at 6.30pm.Third Team away to Glenties Sat 28th June at 7.30pm.Senior/Reserve. Home to Dungloe. 1.30pm/3.00pm.BINGOThe Bingo is on in the Villa Rose hotel this week. All very welcome.GAA NEWS: MacCUMHAILLS OFF TO ALL-IRELAND FEILE was last modified: June 23rd, 2014 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:donegalSean MacCumhaills GAA noteslast_img read more

Picture special: Catriona Devine joins Finn Valley AC Hall of Fame

first_imgCatriona McGranaghan was inducted into the Finn Valley AC Hall of Fame last night.Finn Valley’s women won eight senior cross-country titles in a row from ’93 to ’00 and McGranaghan scored on six of them.In all, she won 12 Irish Cross-Country titles. “It’s a special moment for my family,” Catriona said after becoming only the second female to join an elite list, one that includes her father, Peadar, a founder member of Finn Valley AC.“They’ve been through everything with me. I missed a lot of family events because of my running, but they always understood and supported me.“I was very fortunate to walk onto the path my family led for me.“It set me up for life. Athletics was very good for me and discipline was one of the best things I took. “At a very young age I was competitive. I didn’t always win at juvenile level.“Coming into junior level I got the hunger for success. Being second and third wasn’t an option any more.”Kay Byrne scored in all eight of those famous Finn Valley teams and goes back a long way for her memories of the young McGranaghan, at Porter’s Field just behind their home at Hillhead in Castlefin.“She couldn’t have been more than four or five when she came out of the hedge at her house,” Byrne recalled.“We used to train there with Peadar. We’d be up running around and this wee doll came out with wellingtons on and was a flier then! “Catriona really deserves it. She has achieved so much and was a fabulous junior athlete. She was way ahead of anything else.“She was an athlete we had to hold back. She trained with seniors before she was a senior and she would have run ‘til she dropped.”Picture special: Catriona Devine joins Finn Valley AC Hall of Fame was last modified: December 10th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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)last_img read more

Potayto, potahto

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The two sides of the immigration debate rarely see eye to eye. And, as it turns out, they don’t speak the same language, either. Depending on whom you’re talking to, the country has to figure out how to deal with the estimated 11 million “undocumented” or “illegal” “aliens” or “workers” in the United States. Should the U.S. offer them “amnesty” or “earned transitions,” or instead opt for “mass deportations”? Should we worry about “assimilation” or “dual allegiance?” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals No wonder this country can’t come up with sensible immigration policy. We can’t even talk about it clearly. Instead, politicians and advocates resort to throwing around charged language or wimpy euphemisms intended to spin or scare the citizenry. Part of this is by design. Words are powerful. The right ones can reverberate in the collective psyche for years. The wrong ones can irrevocably damage an idea and send it to the ideological graveyard. As Congress prepares to consider various immigration proposals, from border protection to guest-worker programs, there are sure to be more semantic shenanigans. And that’s going to make the task of developing sensible solutions for both border security and immigration a Herculean task. Here are some plain words for people to consider: Americans can’t afford to obscure or derail the immigration reform with a war of the words. It doesn’t matter what words we use, so long as we come up with a sane and humane policy dealing with the immigrants who don’t have permission to be in the United States, but are here anyway.last_img read more