Ross, Gajnabi win big at 2019 Gregory Gaskin Memorial Sports AwardNATIONAL Volleyball player Shamroy Ross and West Indies female cricketer Shabika Gajnabi were among the headliners at the recently concluded 2019 Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club’s (RHTYSC) Annual Gregory Gaskin Memorial Berbice Sports Award.An attacking outsider Ross, along with Gajnabi, won the respective Male and Female Sports Award for 2019 while another West Indies female cricketer Erva Giddings received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to cricket over the last fifteen years.The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) carried home the Sports Organisation-of-the-Year award while businessman Deonarine Balram of the popular Shane General Store was named Sports Personality for his support of all sports in the Ancient County during this year.RHTYSC Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster stated that the 10 cricket teams are forging ahead with plans to fulfil most of their activities despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This is being done while observing the strict guidelines set by the government.He disclosed that due to social distancing, no official programme was held but the awardees were invited to receive their awards on an individual basis.Foster noted the importance of sports in the development of character of youths and hailed all the awardees as positive role models for youths to emulate. He urged them to uphold the high standards they have set themselves in the past and to work even harder to achieve more success.The RHTYSC, Foster stated would continue to be the premier youth and sports organisation in Guyana and was proud to be involved in honouring the memory of Gaskin.Ross in 2019 represented Guysuco Training Centre, Berbice and the National volleyball team with great success as an outside attacker. He was named the Berbice Volleyball Association Most Valuable Player for 2019.Gajnabi made her debut for the West Indies at the senior level after outstanding performance for Berbice and Guyana. Giddings made her West Indies debut in 2008 and over the years has been an outstanding performer for RHTYSC, Berbice and Guyana.For over a decade, Giddings has played among her male counterparts at the second division level with great success, claiming over 200 wickets.The Sports Personality-of-the-Year Deonarine Balram is known across Berbice for his wholehearted support of sports and over the last 20 years has been the sole sponsor of the Balram Shane Memorial cricket and volleyball tournaments.RHTYSC Assistant Secretary Simon Naidu handed over all the awards which included a trophy, medal, certificate of excellence and a collection of special prizes.The 10 cricket teams of the RHTYSC are: Poonai Pharmacy Under-12 and U-13, Farfan and Mendes U-15, Bakewell U-17 and Second Division, Pepsi U-19 and Intermediate, Metro Female, NAMILCO Thunderbolt U-21 and First Division.The joint RHTYSC/BCB Basil Butcher Memorial project has distributed over $4M worth of items and sponsored several events in tribute to the legendary West Indies batsman who died last December at the age of 86.The Award is held yearly in memory of Gregory Gaskin, late founder of COPS Security Service and an outstanding supporter of sports in Guyana.
A Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara (WCD) fisherman who allegedly stabbed a fellow fisherman to death was on Friday slapped with a murder charge and taken to the Leonora Magistrate’s Court.Charged: Ramesh RamdeenTwenty-year-old fisherman, Ramesh Ramdeen appeared before Magistrate Zamilla Ally-Seepaul. The charge stated that on October 20, he stabbed Noel Singh to death.On Friday Prosecutor Thowan Carol informed the court that the murder suspect, of Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara (WCD), was arrested on Tuesday at Parika, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), some two days after the crime was committed.A post-mortem examination (PME) revealed that he died as a result of perforation of the heart due to stab wounds.The unrepresented man was remanded to prison and the case will continue on December 16.Reports are on October 20, at about 20:00h, the suspect allegedly stabbed Singh in front of his residence as he (Singh) was returning home from a local bar where he and his friends had been consuming alcoholic beverages.Singh was reportedly in front of his yard when the assailant confronted him.The argument is said to have been a “continuation” of a verbal row the duo had some six days prior to the stabbing incident. The row on Sunday night escalated and the suspect reportedly whipped out a knife from the waist of his pants and stabbed Singh twice to the left side of his chest and once to his back. He then allegedly cut the fisherman along his left wrist.Singh then collapsed and fell into the drain in front of his yard. He managed to climb out, covered in mud, and was picked up by one of his friends who had been in the street en route to a shop in close proximity of his home.Singh was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
Paddy McGlynn, from Kilrawn, Cloghan, was the very popular winner of a brand new Hyundai i10 in the first B&S Credit Union Members Draw of 2018.The first of two draws took place on Tuesday) at the B&S Ballybofey branch – the second will be held in July.A retired farmer, the affable Paddy (77) said he was relaxing at his home in the Glenfin Gaeltacht and almost ‘fell off the chair’ when he got a telephone call from Ms Pauline Tourish, manager of B&S Credit Union. “Oh, I got some shock when Pauline told me the good news,” he said. “I was sitting down relaxing and nearly fell off the chair when I heard I had won a new car. “I’d actually forgotten that I’d even entered the draw, but it was a wonderful surprise. It’s a lovely car and thanks to everyone at B&S Credit Union, they are really a great asset to the local community.”A driver of a ten-year-old jeep, he says he has yet to decide what to do with his new motor.There were also €5,250 in cash prizes and another €750 in spot prizes and vouchers for local businesses for those who attended on the day. Winners of €1,000 each were, Sean Tourish, Crossroads, Killygordon, Kieran Temple, Ard McCool, Stranorlar and Anne Marie Kelly, Cross, Killygordon. Those who snapped up €500 each were Peggy Galvin, Alysia Nunez and Bernadette Callaghan, all from Ballybofey.Paddy is popular winner of new car in B&S Credit Union draw was last modified: February 1st, 2018 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)