Indigenous residents hosts annual Christmas luncheon

first_imgPermanent Secretary and other senior functionaries in the Indigenous People’s Affairs Ministry on Tuesday hosted 100 persons at the Indigenous Residence for its annual Christmas Lunch.The Christmas Lunch was hosted by the Ministry to spread the season of cheer to persons who would be leaving for home shortly, and more so, those who would be spending the holidays away from their loved ones since they are in Georgetown seeking medical assistance.The festivities saw residents enjoying Indigenous cuisine prepared by theResidents enjoyed the luncheon organised by the Ministrydedicated kitchen staff led by Gail Williams.Guests enjoyed plantain delight, cassava bread, deer pepper pot, stuffed debone chicken in orange sauce, baked fish topped with mango and tomato salsa, saffron rice, vegetable farine, chef salad, sorrel and ginger beer, fruits and a candy corner made possible by Executive Office Services.Ten children and eight newborn babies received gifts, compliments of the Ministry and corporate Guyana.This activity is in keeping with the Ministry’s vision and mission for the Indigenous people needing medical services and to also provide educational and recreation services, counselling and nursing care in an effort to improve their health and welfare.It was the desire of the Ministry for all visitors to the facility to leave fully satisfied with the service provided to them.So far in 2018, two thousand three hundred and nineteen persons from all 10 administrative regions were and are being accommodated there. Among them, one thousand four hundred and sixty-five patients, accompanying relatives, travellers, persons who were incarcerated and several cases related to social issues.Persons are provided with meals, accommodation and transportation, while the facility is also outfitted with nursing and welfare staff who deal with day to day activities.In an effort to better serve the Indigenous people, the Ministry has made a multimillion-dollar investment towards infrastructural developments with an extension to the facility which will provide officer space and additional accommodation.Currently, the staff of the Welfare and Health Department occupies office space there; however, when the extension is completed early next year, where office space is catered for as well as accommodation for village Toshaos.The space they currently occupy will be transformed to accommodate additional persons. The two-extension is estimated at $27 million and is expected to be completed by the end of February.The Residence is also equipped with a minibus which ensures all transportation needs are adequately met.Minister Sydney Allicock presented the keys to the facilities administrator Claire Emmanuel last November, in the presence of Minister within the Indigenous People’s Affairs Ministry, Valerie Garrido-Lowe, Permanent Secretary Alfred King, Deputy Permanent Secretary Samantha Fedee and other staff.Further investments towards the facility will be forthcoming in 2019. Meanwhile, also attending the Christmas Lunch were Deputy Permanent Secretary Samantha Fedee, Ministerial Advisor Mervin Williams and Special Assistance on Projects and Community Development Martin Cheong.last_img read more

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Prosecutor Murder suspect bound stabbed Davie mother

first_img“There’s no explanation for the defendant’s DNA to be inside the home that he does not live in and has no ties to, and the victim’s DNA mixed with that in what was used to bind her, and where she ended up where she was found,” said Rossman.Resiles’ family appeared in court Friday but quickly left without speaking to reporters.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. DAVIE, Fla. (WSVN) — Disturbing new details about the murder of a South Florida mother emerged Friday as the man who, police said, committed the crime faced a judge.Twenty-year-old Dayont’e Resiles stood before Broward Circuit Judge John Hurley Friday morning. “The court has found proof of evidence … regarding the murder of Mrs. Jill Su,” said Hurley. “You’ll be held without bond until further order of the court on that.”Murder victim Jill SuResiles is being charged in the murder of 59-year-old Davie resident Jill Su, a wife and mother of two, inside her home, Monday, Sept. 8. Head down and hands cuffed, he was booked into the Broward County Jail on Thursday.At the bond hearing, state prosecutor Gregg Rossman told Hurley Su was bound with a belt and stabbed. “They also found a knife, and they also found something that was used to bind the victim, the belt loop that’s referred to, and on that belt loop, the defendant’s DNA mixed with the victim’s DNA,” said Rossman.Police believe Su was home when Resiles hand-selected her home to burglarize. Investigators said Resiles smashed a back glass door to break into the residence, located at 10327 S.W. 22nd Place in Davie, robbing the house and killing Su. “We don’t know. We don’t know why he picked that house,” said Davie Police Capt. Dale Engle.Police said Resiles is a career criminal with multiple charges of burglary. At the time of Su’s murder, investigators said, Resiles was out on bond on at least four other burglaries. He was arrested last January in Boca Raton after breaking into a home. Authorities found stolen items inside his car. Resiles was also arrested after an April break-in in Miramar.Jill Su’s body was found in a bathtub several hours after the incident by her 20-year-old son, who ran outside to the pool cleaner for help. “It was the most craziest thing I’ve seen,” said Ryan Madriz, the cleaner. “I see the kid open the door, and he’s crying, screaming hysterically, and he’s telling us, ‘Don’t leave, you can’t leave,’ so I ask him, ‘What’s wrong? What’s going on?’ and he said, ‘Somebody broke into my house and killed my mom.’” last_img read more

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