Grave coercion rap sends man to jail

first_imgBACOLOD City – Charged with gravecoercion, a man was nabbed in Barangay Lag-asan, Bago City, Negros Occidental. The court recommended a P36,000 bailbond for his temporary liberty./PN Taclima was brought to the Bago Citypolice station. The 49-year-old Edgar Taclima of BarangayTalaptap, La Castellana, was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant onMarch 16. Officers of the Bago City police stationserved the warrant issued by Judge Frances Guanzon of the Regional Trial CourtBranch 62 in Bago City dated Feb. 20.last_img read more

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Batesville Invitational Middle School Golf Results

first_imgThe St Louis Golf Team finished their year, this past Saturday, at the 4th annual Batesville Invitational.The tournament featured teams from Batesville, Greensburg, Rush County, and Franklin County.St Louis finished middle of the pack with a total team score of 230. Leading the scoring was Brandon Simmermeyer followed by Adam Voglesang, Jon Grieshop, Cayden Pohlman, and Cody Mohr.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Randy Streator.BMS could not have asked for a more beautiful day to host their tournament on Saturday. It was a successful day on the course for the Bulldogs, as well. BMS Team 1 brought home 2nd place after losing in a tie breaker with Greensburg with a 183.Drew Wagner was the tournament medalist firing a 41. He was followed closely by Austin Pohlman who was second with a 43. Other Team 1 scores were Brett Wagner (47), Zach Wade (52), and Dean Campbell (53).BMS Team 2 finished the day in third place with a score of 211. They were led by Sam Emmons who shot a 48. Other Team 2 scores were Emma Weiler (50), Chase Cummings (55), Kylar Daulton (58), and Tori Harpring (61). Emma Weiler finished the tournament with the second low score for girls. Other scores for the Bulldogs were Logan Fletcher (57), Kyle Williamson (61), Conor Powell (64), and Courtney Chambers (65).The Bulldogs finished their season with a record of 18-2.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Sheryl McCreary.last_img read more

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Klopp hoping to keep Liverpool’s EPL-winning squad intact

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said on Saturday his main focus now was to ensure the squad that delivered the Merseyside club’s first top flight title in three decades was intact.The German said his task was to see to it the squad was not broken up in the near future. Liverpool’s 30-year wait for their 19th English top flight title ended on Thursday after second-placed Manchester City were beaten by Chelsea.It gave Klopp’s side an unassailable 23-point lead with seven games left.Klopp, who took charge of Liverpool in 2015, has overseen a period of sustained dominance, delivering the UEFA Champions League last season and the league title this year.“I cannot promise we will dominate football now, nor do I know if it is time to talk about major upheavals,” he told German newspaper Bild. “But I know our goal is to keep the team together.”The 53-year-old Klopp believes Liverpool are not in the same boat as his former club Borussia Dortmund. The German side lost key players such as Shinji Kagawa and Robert Lewandowski in the seasons that followed their back-to-back title triumphs in the Bundesliga in 2011 and 2012.“The problem was that our (Borussia Dortmund) team was picked up by other clubs. That hasn’t happened here and now the team has been exceptionally consistent for two and a half years,” the German added.Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho is a transfer target for Liverpool, according to British media reports, but Klopp admitted he does not envisage his side making a move for the English winger.“The red jersey will look very good for Jadon. But I don’t think such a transfer will take place this summer. If he moved to Liverpool, I would be the most surprised of all,” he said.Reuters/NAN. Tags: Borussia DortmundChelseaEnglish Premier LeagueJadon SanchoJurgen KloppLiverpoolManchester CityRobert LewandowskiShinji KagawaUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

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Carver: I’ve enjoyed the experience

first_img The 50-year-old was thrown in at the deep end in January following Alan Pardew’s surprise departure for Crystal Palace, with the Magpies’ main targets unavailable. It has proved a baptism of fire as an understrength squad further depleted by injuries and suspensions has slid alarmingly down the Barclays Premier League table. John Carver is convinced he will be a stronger man for the trials and tribulations he has experienced as Newcastle’s head coach. Press Association They have now reached the point where anything less than victory over West Ham on Sunday could see them suffer the unthinkable, relegation to the Sky Bet Championship for the second time in six years. However, while Carver, as Pardew before him, has borne the brunt of fans’ frustrations as the club’s public face, he is adamant the lessons he has learned will serve him well in the future. He said: “Listen, this job… It’s about five months, isn’t it? In five months, I don’t think any other manager would have had to deal with everything that I’ve had to deal with in their whole career, never mind in five months. “But in a really strange way, I have thoroughly enjoyed it, I really have. No, I have, I have thoroughly enjoyed it. “I think I got softened up a little bit when Alan was here and Alan was taking a bit of abuse, and I think I got used to it, if you know what I mean. “It’s not a nice thing to accept, but I’m definitely a stronger person and better for it, without a shadow of a doubt, and whatever happens after Sunday, I’ll be better for it one way or the other. “If I had the chance again starting again, I would do exactly the same. I’d say, ‘Yes, I want this job. I’ll do it my way’. “I would just like to think that I would just have a little bit more rub of the green and a little bit more luck. “The one thing I have done, I have thrown every single minute of the day into this job. I have sacrificed so many different things. “I have sacrificed my family life, my social life – but I don’t mind that because I understood how big this job was. “But it’s very, very difficult when you are making all those sacrifices and taking the abuse you are taking. But I’d do it again.” Whatever happens on Sunday, there is little doubt that radical change will be required at a club which has lost the connection with large swathes of its support with critics denouncing a perceived lack of ambition. Newcastle recorded a profit of £18.7million and banked £34million during the last financial year while opting not to further strengthen the squad, and that has sparked a furious reaction. But for 90 minutes this weekend, all that will matter is edging over the finishing line, something a first win since February 28 – or at worst, matching the result achieved by 18th-placed Hull at home to Manchester United – will secure. Asked what his reaction would be if he kept the club in the top flight, Carver, who this week found himself at the centre of a fresh storm after being pictured smiling at a charity golf day, said: “It will be the second time I have smiled in a week – and obviously I got stick for smiling the first time.” The job has undoubtedly taken its toll on Pardew’s former number two, who freely admits his private and social lives have been affected with his wife noticing the change in him. He said: “She thinks I’m mad. But I think most managers’ wives think they are mad.” Nevertheless, asked if he would have any regrets on Sunday evening regardless of the outcome, he replied: “None whatsoever, none whatsoever.” last_img read more

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West Ham boss Slaven Bilic remains positive on Champions League hopes

first_img The in-form Hammers have won their last three matches to move within a point of Tottenham in fourth place. Upton Park boss Bilic is continually playing down their chances, insisting no one at the club is thinking about a top-four finish despite their fine season so far. Steve McClaren’s side are in deep trouble lying second from bottom, but showed signs of life when they battled back to draw 3-3 with Manchester United in midweek. “They are definitely improving,” added Bilic. “They had a slow start; a new team, a new manager, new everything. “They are a massive club which in recent seasons had slow starts or difficult seasons. But they have improved, they have a good squad, great individuals, great strikers. “They made a good comeback against Manchester United and they are on a high, so I expect a difficult game at a great stadium.” Press Association Slaven Bilic believes positive thinking could keep West Ham in the race for a Champions League spot. But even the laid-back Croatian had to admit, in his own inimitable way, that there is no harm in trying. “If you ask me if we are thinking about it realistically and starting to be a little bit big-headed about the Champions League, no, we are not,” he said. “We know that we are West Ham and we are enjoying the season and we are respecting every opponent without being afraid of them, and that’s it. “Are we favourites now to finish in the top four? We are not. But nobody can take the hope and the belief out of you. “My philosophy in life is that there is nothing wrong with being confident, optimistic or positive. For me, on the contrary, you have to be like that if you want to get any chance to make it, whatever you do in your life. “If you go to take a driving test and you say ‘I can’t do it’, of course you’re going to fail. If you got on a date and you’re approaching a girl in a nightclub and you think she’s going to tell you off and all that, no chance. “But if you are positive, you have a chance. For the Champions League, or whatever – top 10, or staying up. Sunderland believe they can stay up. You have to do it, without that there is no chance.” West Ham travel to Newcastle on Saturday looking to set a club record of nine straight unbeaten Barclays Premier League matches. last_img read more

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Fighting through the pain – the untold story of Jared Ramnarayan

first_imgBy Stephan SookramONCE you speak of racing and its Guyanese link, you tend to think of the Jeffreys, Mings, Vieiras and Kings; and, given their popularity, you’d be right. From their exploits locally and on the North American and European stages, they have done well for themselves,But there is another name that has quietly been making stirs on the North American scene. The name is Jared Ramnarayan.Finishing second in the Final of the ROK Seniors class of the Canadian National Championships and fourth overall represented the greatest stride in his two-year career.But his determination and pushing through the pain that really underscores his mindset, his battles with low points and his ability to turn those into positives really make him special.INJURY SCARE“At the start of the 2019 season, it was rough for me. Having been taken out during both of the opening races of the weekend, I just went through a low point.”The lowest of lows came with his rib injury.“I got a rib injury in one of my races two months in, so we cut it (training) down to once a week.”“The track surface wasn’t smooth; it wasn’t perfect so when everyone is pushing at 100%, you’ve got to suck it up. Just driving from Wednesday to Sunday, on a surface like that destroys your body.”“Over the season, I never really came back 100%. It was a matter of giving myself enough of a break between races to come back at different times. It would hurt for 3-4 days after. So if I raced Sunday, I’d take the week off and the next weekend I would start getting back into a kart.”He said times of doubt over his racing career stepped in, “I started to fall off (the pace) and then mentally I started breaking myself down. You say to yourself, ‘I don’t know if I am physically able to do this anymore’. The guys in front of me are just finding an extra tenth of a second and I’m pulling my hair out just trying to find this tenth.“But every time I came back, I came back faster, I came back stronger and if I lose now, I will take the ‘L’ now, learn from it and come back faster, better, stronger.”TOTALLY WORTH ITHe described that second-place finish at the Canadian Nationals as the brightest moment in his racing career so far.Jared Ramnarayan (361) challenges for a spot.“For sure it was worth it. (Canadian) Nationals came around and at one point I was fighting for the lead but I ran out of laps.“It didn’t sink in for a good week. I still couldn’t believe it happened but I’ve had a different mentality going into a race that I’ve had so I have not been outside of the top five since that race.”“There is just so much work that went into it and it was my first podium ever. It has always slipped away from me but for it to be as big as that and to be Canada’s National Number 2, it was such a great feeling.”2019 SEASON2019 was his breakout season after doing a lot of ‘learning’ in the year 2018.Together with his Professional Racing Ontario team (PRO), he finished second in the ROK Seniors Final of the Canadian National Championships, finishing the year fourth overall.“Basically from the start of our season, for the first two to three months, I was in the kart twice a week when there were no races.”Working with former Canadian Champion Daryl Timmers, Ramnarayan said was tough but worth it, as the PRO brand has been successful in the past.“I have no intention of leaving PRO. Daryl and Curtis Fox work so well with me and I progress and as long as I see progression, I’ll continue to work with them.”He noted that the relationship with his mechanics and data guys for the year was key in 2019 adding, “It’s not just a team; it’s a family.”BIG PLANS FOR 2020 INCLUDING GUYANA 2020, for Jared begins in just a week’s time. He heads to Florida for some pre-season tours with the Canadian series restarting in May.“I’m definitely going to be cutting down on my races, because I did like 30 race weekends in 2019. We are going to be cutting down to roughly 10 or 12 but all major events.“We are also going to be testing some shifters to potentially move to that which is ideally where I’d want to be“I drove a shifter for the first time during this trip that I was on, so for sure, now that I am finishing up school, I have more time to travel, more time for racing and maybe you can see me.”“It’s a lot of focus, everything in my head disappears. Nothing else matters until that flag drops – just the guys in front of me whom I am chasing. I don’t look behind me, I don’t think about what’s happening behind me, I just think forward.”last_img read more

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Syracuse overcomes slow 1st half to defeat Boston College 2-1

first_imgAbout 12 minutes into the second half, Claire Cooke jogged toward the sideline to see SU head coach Ange Bradley. Smiles across their faces, the two couldn’t help but hug each other. The redshirt sophomore had just scored her first career goal and had given Syracuse a 1-0 lead over Boston College.No. 13 Syracuse (7-4, 1-3 Atlantic Coast) struggled to create scoring opportunities in the first half. The Orange entered the contest averaging 10.14 shots per game, but in the first 35 minutes of action it didn’t look like that number would be reached. Syracuse registered 2 shots compared to Boston College’s 6. But the second half marked the end of the offensive struggle as Syracuse escaped the Boston College (7-4, 2-2) pressure offense to get its first ACC win of the season.The Orange had trouble completing passes in the first half. Nearly every Syracuse pass was either blocked by Boston College defenders or inaccurate to begin with—too long for a player’s reach.Boston College’s defensive pressure kept the ball on Syracuse’s side of the field for a majority of the half. The momentum appeared one-sided, and SU never had much room to breathe.“Come on, push it,” Bradley directed her team from the sideline midway through the first half.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOnce Syracuse escaped and moved past the Boston College pressure, the opportunities to score were there. But SU couldn’t capitalize on its two shot attempts.With under 10 minutes remaining in the opening period, Freshman forward Tess Queen fired a shot towards the right side of the goal. But Eagles goalie Sarah Dwyer blocked the shot with her left knee pad.Carolin Hoffman launched a shot from the inner-right circle, but it flew just a foot above the middle of the 7-foot crossbar.The frustration for Syracuse reached an all-time high when the umpire gave SU’s bench a green card. It was the exclamation point to the offensive struggle in the first half, which had been the story all game.But that all changed when Syracuse came out of the halftime locker room. The Orange recorded eight shots in the second half, six more than in the first half. Cooke’s first career goal marked the end of an offensive struggle and the beginning of some rhythm for SU.Boston College had shut out its three previous opponents. The Eagles entered Friday’s game giving up an average of 19 circle entries to opposing teams, Bradley said.“We just had to get a little bit different patterns and be able to open them up,” Bradley said. “And once we did that in the second half, we were able to create more scoring opportunities.”At the end of regulation, Syracuse and Boston College were tied at one. The first overtime yielded no goals for either team. And three minutes into the second overtime, senior Roos Weers rifled a shot down the middle of the goal, and the ball flew past Boston College’s Dwyer.The whole team stormed the field and jumped in joy after Weers’s game-winning penalty corner goal. Weers thought that playing more to the field with more speed in the second half helped spur the offensive rhythm.“I think we had good linkup [in] the second half. We kept running and we kept pressuring, so I think [in] the second half the space opened up a little more. We got to drive to the baseline a little more.”Syracuse is 6-0 this season when scoring more than one goal in a game and 1-2 when scoring only once. Bradley thinks her team is trending in the right direction after its first ACC win of the season.“We’re growing. We’re getting better each week,” Bradley said. “We’re resilient and tough and determined to be better each day.” Published on October 5, 2018 at 10:50 pm Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Josh Maja: Warming up for Eagles First Berth

first_imgWith visa serving as a hindrance to some Super Eagles players ahead of next month’s Nigeria versus Ukraine international friendly game billed for September 10 at the Dnipro Arena, Ukraine, Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr has drafted England-born Bordeaux striker, Josh Maja to the foldAccording to a report from the official website of the French Ligue 1 side, Bordeaux, striker Josh Maja received a late call-up to join the Nigeria squad ahead of an international friendly against Ukraine, on September 10 at the Dnipro Arena, Ukraine.Born in London to Nigerian parents, the 20-year-old is eligible to represent the national teams of England and Nigeria. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Super Eagles center_img Maja was invited to train with the Super Eagles in London two years ago before a proposed friendly against Burkina Faso which was later cancelled but club commitments prevented him from joining the squad.Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr hinted last week that the Bordeaux starlet might be handed a call-up for the international friendly at the Dnipro Arena.Maja has impressed in the current season, scoring against Montpellier on matchday two which earned him a spot in the U-21 Team of the Week for Europe’s top five leagues.Prior to his move to Bordeaux in the January transfer window, the former Sunderland striker represented the youth teams of Crystal Palace and Fulham.Rohr says he is keen on having England-born striker Maja play for the Super Eagles next month. Maja scored 16 goals in 30 appearances for Sunderland last season before switching to French club Bordeaux in January.Uncapped by England at any level, Maja has scored twice in 10 appearances in Ligue 1 for Bordeaux.“I ate with Samuel Kalu and Josh Maja, who is the second Nigerian in Bordeaux and is eligible for Nigeria. I already started talking with him about the national team,” Rohr told Le Point G in France.“He can easily play in the friendly matches for Nigeria, but he can only do it because he has not played for the U-20’s.”Rohr was referring to the fact that Nigeria will not have to apply to FIFA for a change of allegiance for Maja, as the youngster has not played for another nation at youth level.The 20-year-old’s performances in France have caught the eye of Rohr, who played at Bordeaux then coached them when they lost to Bayern Munich in the 1996 UEFA Cup final.Rohr has already named a 23-man squad for the friendly against Ukraine, but the German is hoping to persuade Maja to play in the game which serves as a build-up to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches which starts in November.“We have a game in Ukraine, and I’ve been informed that it might be too late to get visas for players who do not have a European passport,” Rohr said.“But he (Maja) does not have this issue because he is English, so he could eventually join us. It is very possible that I pick him to go to Ukraine. For Maja, it would be easier to have him. I have a lot of attackers, but it’s not impossible that I select him.”Nigeria has also snapped up London-born Joe Aribo, who plays for Scottish giants Rangers, with the midfielder set to make his debut against Ukraine in Dnipro.His teammate and Liverpool’s loanee Sheyi Ojo also told the BBC that he would love to represent Nigeria if they approach him.The encounter will serve as a build-up for Nigeria’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin while Ukraine will face Lithuania in EURO 2020 qualifier.The former Sunderland forward says he left Sunderland because they could not agree on terms on a new deal despite scoring 16 goals for the Black Cats during the first half of the season but was sold to Bordeaux during the January transfer window.Sunderland offered Maja a contract worth seven times his current salary but he opted to reject the deal. With the 20-year-old’s contract set to expire at the end of the season, the Black Cats opted to cash in to eliminate the risk of losing their star striker on a free transfer.Eyebrows were raised when Maja joined the Ligue 1 side – particularly given there was a lot of British interest in his services.“My agent told me that they had shown interest since last year, so it went back further. I made a lot of progress at the beginning of the season, and I think that’s when they decided to take action,” Maja told France Football.“I had some options in England, Germany, Italy too.“I felt it was the best opportunity for me to have time in the first team and to progress. It was really a higher step up to me compared to League One.“We just could not agree on a new deal at Sunderland. It’s that simple. Bordeaux arrived and I wanted to play at a higher level. So I decided to leave.“I have always wanted to play abroad to discover a new language, a culture, a way of life.“I agree it is brave. There are not many young players, especially English, who will play abroad so it was a rather different choice from what we usually see. Now I have to stay focused and do my best to show myself fully.”Maja is into his third month in the North West of France and he says he is beginning to settle in to his new surroundings.“I am pretty well integrated in fact. It was a bit difficult to get used to the new language and lifestyle, but the people at the club did everything to make things easier for me.“My level of French is improving! I take classes every week, I hope I can speak fluently soon.”He continued: “Ligue 1 is different. The technical level is higher here, we must pay more attention to details. I’m in no hurry, just as I’m not worried. I am still in the process of adaptation. I work every day, I am constantly trying to progress. When my chance comes, I will know how to seize it.”Nonetheless, despite being under contract at the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux until 2023, Maja still harbours ambitions of playing in the Premier League.“It’s obvious. It’s one of the best leagues in the world, with the best teams. I hope that one day I will be able to play but for now, I am in Bordeaux, I want to succeed here, and we will see later.”last_img read more

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Dele Alli shows off amazing PlayStation birthday cake as Spurs star turns 24

first_img3TOTTENHAM midfielder Dele Alli was treated to a special cake for his 24th birthday while being locked up inside due to the coronavirus crisis.The England international showed off his PlayStation controller cake on social media to his seven million Instagram followers, with his fans loving the design.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates3 Dele Alli took to Instagram where he posted this picture of his birthday cakeAlli is known to be a huge lover of Fortnite, with the player even doing a dance in honour of the game after netting past Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals.And he has formed a formidable partnership with Harry Kane off the pitch after the duo came together to take down a sniper on the online multiplier game.So it should come as no surprise that Alli’s nearest and dearest chipped in to present him with a cake in the shape of a PlayStation controller.Uploading a picture of the cake on Instagram, he said: “Turning 24 in isolation wasn’t so bad! Thank you all for the birthday wishes.”Fans were quick to comment on his post, as one messaged: “That cake tho.”Another replied: “That’s one hell of a cake.”A third added: “happy birthday bro btw nice cake.”Leicester winger Demarai Gray even chipped in, as he added: “Hope you had a good one g.”3 Alli, 24, is known to be a huge fan of online multiplayer game FortniteMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic View this post on Instagram Isolation birthday #stayhome A post shared by Dele (@dele) on Apr 11, 2020 at 7:23am PDTCORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Alli’s Spurs boss Jose Mourinho was snapped on Sunday wishing him a happy birthday from across the road as the duo bumped into each other on a stroll out in the sunshine in North London.Our photos show the Portuguese gaffer – who wore a coronavirus mask for his sunshine stroll – keeping on the other side of the road while talking to his player.The Special One appeared to flout coronavirus guidelines by taking a training session in a London park, with the ex-Chelsea and Manchester Untied manager later apologising for his actions.Dele Alli posts hilarious Lion King mock with dog Uno as Tottenham star shows off giant projector TV at his houselast_img read more

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Workers of this country must not be taken advantage of

first_imgDear Editor,The Guyana Postal and Telecommunication Workers’ Union (GPTWU) which represents non-management workers within the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT+) continues to be very perturbed with the actions of the management of the company in relation to the continuous violations of the extant Collective Labour Agreement (CLA) between the parties. GTT+, over time, has hired approximately seventy-two Customer Service Representatives within its Call Centre, each on a nine-month contract. This is the largest concentration of contract employees within the company. The Call Centre Division falls within the Union’s Bargaining Unit.The CLA clearly states at Article Number 36:1, “Contract work shall be held to a minimum and the Company agrees there shall be no contract work allocated to outside contractors which would result in interference with the employment or promotion of permanent employees”.This practice by GTT+ is clearly designed to trample on the rights of the workers. These workers are continuously employed on a contractual basis without any effort on the part of management for confirmation. They are not represented by the Union since they are contract employees. The Union has been engaging the Department of Labour in an effort to have the contracted workers brought on permanently to the establishment, but to date, the Department of Labour has failed to deal with the issue in a decisive manner. As a result, the Company is emboldened and continues with this violation. Management continues to show gross disrespect to the Ministry by not providing documentation requested by the Department, in addition to not showing up for conciliation meetings, called by the said Department.The contract employees, whose contract are in total breach of the law are forced to accept the following: –> Monthly salary, which is way below what is being paid to permanent employees who are performing duties at the same level across the company.> They are not on the company’s Pension or Group Life Scheme, even though many of them have been working with GTT+ for a number of years.> They are dismissed without due process being allowed.Those are just some of the infractions that are meted out to these workers without any intervention by the Department of Labour, even though they are aware of all the issues.The status of these workers needs to be regularised. There can be no other position on this issue. The Department of Labour must be effective in its mandate by addressing this issue.Just recently, the world saw how the matter involving Rusal and GB&GWU was handled. The Department of Labour must not appear to be selective and/or naive when dealing with the multinationals.The Department of Labour is aware of all the illegalities and infractions being perpetuated by GTT+ but continues to turn a blind eye to the plight of the workers. This violation among others shall be made public and the company must be made to respect the law.This Union will continue to expose the continued arrogance being displayed by GTT+. This issue of the large influx of contract workers was raised with the Ministry of Labour, now the Department of Labour, over the years.The membership is calling on the Minister within the Social Protection Ministry with responsibility for Labour, Honourable Keith Scott to address the issues with the authority vested in him at the soonest.Workers of this country must not be taken advantage of.Regards,Harold ShepherdPresidentGPTWUlast_img read more

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