first_imgThe loss to Frampton has prompted Nonito Jr. (38-5, 24 KOs) to drop back down to 118 pounds, a move that his father seemingly approves of.Nonito Sr. believes his son still has a lot left in his tank.“He doesn’t abuse his body. He just needs to do great in training.”The 35-year-old Nonito Jr. will reportedly make his return to the bantamweight division later in the year in the World Boxing Super Series, pitting him against the top fighters in the weight class in a single-elimination tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West “I-remain na lang natin na ganito kasi mas maganda relasyon namin sa ganito kaysa nagsasama na hindi kami maligaya parehas so mas maganda na ganito na lang,” Nonito Sr., who is currently part of Manny Pacquiao’s corner as assistant trainer, said on Tuesday when asked if he would want to be in his son’s corner again if given a chance.(Let’s keep our relationship this way rather than the two of us are together and we’re not happy. It’s better for us this way.)FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The two had an acrimonious falling out in 2009 before reconciling four years later. But their second run together lasted for only three years after the elder Donaire resigned as head trainer in 2016.The former undisputed featherweight champion went 6-1 from 2013 to 2016 under the guidance of his father and has since dropped two of his last three fights including a unanimous decision defeat to Carl Frampton almost three months ago in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Belgium’s golden generation falls short again at World Cup Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names MOST READ View comments Nonito Donaire Sr. is part of Manny Pacquiao’s corner versus Lucas Matthysse. Photo by Mark GiongcoKUALA LUMPUR—Don’t expect a father-son boxing reunion between the Donaires happening anytime soon.Nonito Donaire Sr. feels it’s best for him and his son Nonito Jr. to stay on separate terms as far as the boxing career of the four-division champion is concerned.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

first_img…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.last_img read more