Waterhouse coach Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey, who was brought in two months ago with the mission to save the team from relegation, believes that he can move them into the championship rounds. “It is a good victory for us as the team worked hard leading up to the match. The effort and fight were there today. We have to keep working,” Bailey said. “Our main problem is injuries and cards. However, there are a lot of points to play for and my job is to turn things around,” he added. Meanwhile, Arnett’s Jerome Waite credited Waterhouse for their determined approach, but believes there was too much physicality in the play. “It was a very physical game and I think more cards should have been issued. Waterhouse needed points and came to win at all cost,” Waite said. Veteran defender Irvino ‘Dada’ English came off the bench to score his first Premier League goal in six years to seal the deal in Waterhouse’s 3-0 win over Arnett Gardens at the Anthony Spaulding Complex yesterday. English, who stepped up to bury a free kick after only a minute on the pitch, was obviously elated about his struggling team’s victory. “I came back to the team last year after six years away and scored my first goal. It is always a special feeling to score against rivals Arnett,” English told The Gleaner. The win pushed Water House on to 18 points, but they remained in the relegation zone in 11th position in the 12-team Red Stripe Premier League. English says this win is encouraging and could turn things around. “This win could turn things around for us to climb up the table. I missed the league while away, and the fans called for me and I’m here to help put Waterhouse back where they belong,” the 38-year-old added. “I’m not where I want to be physically, but I am working hard on fitness. I really believe that the team can finish in the top six as we have quality players and a good coach.” Another substitute, Kemar Beckford, opened the scoring for Waterhouse in the 63rd minute before Romario ‘Rum Rum’ Campbell converted a chance six minutes later before English’s 81st- minute icing on the cake. Waterhouse, however, finished with ten players as central defender Jeffery Henry received a second yellow card and was ejected by referee Valdin Ledgister in second-half stoppage time. Yesterday’s results GOOD VICTORY Arnett Gardens 0 Waterhouse 3 Montego Bay United 2 Jamalco 1 Maverley-Hughenden 0 UWI FC 1 Reno 1 Portmore United 1 Tivoli 0 Humble Lion 0
…blasts Govt’s handling of sugar industryRecent interest in the local bauxite industry is an indication that the decision taken by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) under the late former President Cheddi Jagan was favourable; the bauxite industry continues to provide employment and economic opportunities for communities and the country as a whole.This conviction was expressed by former Prime Minister Samuel Hinds on Sunday as he addressed thousands of persons gathered at Babu Jaan in Port Mourant, on the Corentyne Coast in East Berbice, to observe and celebrate the centenary birth anniversary of the late Guyanese President Dr. Cheddi Jagan.Hinds declared this Government’s handling of the downsizing of the sugar industryFormer Prime Minister, Samuel Hindsis unprecedented, and does not take into account the multiple effects that decision would have on the lives of thousands of families in Guyana.“When we got into Government, we were met with problems in bauxite,” Hinds, who served as Prime Minister alongside President Dr Jagan in 1992, recalled. He said it is a fact that the previous People’s National Congress (PNC) Administration had plans to shut down the industry if the managers could not find a way to make bauxite profitable.“It was to be shut down. And when the managers reported to us in 1994 that they couldn’t find a way to make bauxite profitable, we had that commitment to close it down; but we did not close bauxite, we handled it in a way which showed that we understood that all Guyanese are Guyanese,” he added.While blasting the coalition Government’s handling of the sugar industry, Hinds said, “We are not at all convinced that they see all Guyanese (as Guyanese); (that) they see sugar workers as being as any other people in Guyana. That is one of our big problems with the way this Government has been handling this problem,” he lamented.An impassioned Hinds spoke about the developments that have since taken place in the bauxite industry and the Guyanese economy as a whole. He believes that the progress made under the PPP Government in the 23 years it was in office is doubtlessly commendable and transformational. Hinds said this could continue if his party is returned to Government at the 2020 general elections.Several Canadian mining companies operating in Guyana have pledged to invest tens of millions of US dollars in expansion projects here. This announcement was made at the just concluded Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Convention (PDAC) held in Toronto, Canada.Chief Executive Officer of Guyana Goldfields Inc., Scott Caldwell, has said that company plans, with the introduction of underground mining, to boost annual gold production to 300,000 ounces by 2022. He said the company plans to conduct training and development of the Guyanese workforce.Government currently receives eight per cent royalty on all the gold mined. Government officials think the company’s ongoing expansion augurs well for Guyana, as well as the company’s shareholders and stakeholders.For the period that it has been operating locally, Guyana Goldfields Inc has spent approximately US$50 million in the local economy to acquire goods, and services such as hauling of freight, engineering, and contract mining.Despite Government’s move to close several sugar estates, many civil society bodies and other interest groups have been urging it to rethink its position and to implement plans that would address the welfare of workers; or at least put measures in place to cushion the effects of the closures.In November 2017, the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) announced plans to retrench thousands of workers. GAWU says the downsizing and subsequent closure of sugar estates would lead to the loss of more than 15,000 jobs, and the potential threat of poverty to between 50,000 and 100,000 persons.The Special Purpose Unit (SPU), which forms part of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), has been mandated to conduct evaluations, surveys, and inventory assessments before any steps are taken to actually sell the estates. Those activities have already commenced.
THE new owners of the Sand House Hotel in Rossnowlagh has created 15 new jobs to help cope with a huge upturn in business.Paul Diver only bought the premises two months ago at a stressed property auction in Dublin, paying €650k for a hotel once valued at €6M.But he says there has been so much good will from people travelling to the hotel from all over the world as well as locally that he has had to bring in extra staff. “I’ve had to bring in 15 more staff than I would normally have at this time of the year,” Mr Diver confirmed today.He had managed the hotel for 20 years before getting the chance to own it in that auction.“We were booked out over Easter and that was the busiest I have ever seen it here in all my time,” said the owner today.“Local people have been fantastic. Those on the staff here are from around the area and we have seen so much business from throughout Co Donegal from people supporting the hotel. “We’ve also seen a huge increase in visitors from the rest of the Republic of Ireland which wouldn’t have been the case before.”Mr Diver has taken on new staff in the kitchen, bar and for the spa which has seen a massive jump in trade.He said there had also been a lot of new visitors from America, the North and Britain. DELIGHT AS NEW DONEGAL HOTEL OWNER CREATES 15 EXTRA JOBS was last modified: April 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DELIGHT AS NEW DONEGAL HOTEL OWNER CREATES 15 EXTRA JOBS