Juvenile given a second chance

first_img Share LocalNews Juvenile given a second chance by: – May 8, 2012 54 Views   one comment Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share Share Court gavel. Photo credit:lazytechguys.comShannon Oden who was facing charges for wounding Odillon Thomas in 2009 has been given an opportunity to turn a new leaf in his life after having his matter was been discontinued against him on Tuesday.Shannon Oden who was charged for wounding Odillon Thomas in 2009 had that matter discontinued against him on Tuesday.The victim, Odillon Thomas informed Justice Birnie Stephenson-Brooks in Court that he wanted “the matter dismissed for personal reasons”.Justice Stephenson-Brooks questioned Thomas as to whether he was forced, beaten, promised any money or paid any money and he answered “no”.She further probed him as to whether he made that decision on his own and he said “yes”.Thomas was warned by Justice Stephson-Brooks that once the matter has been dismissed he could not return and ask for it to re-commence and he answered that he understood.Shannon Oden who wounded Thomas apologized to him in Court and expressed gratitude for the gesture.“I just want to tell him thank you for doing that for me please and if I could apologize to him in front of everybody. I am sorry for harming you if it’s possible and I’m sorry; I’ll never do it again. Thank you”.Justice Stephenson-Brooks advised him to let this be a learning experience for him.“Don’t let yourself get into any tussle with anybody; walk away. If you get vex, fold your hands and walk away, getting into trouble does not pay”.She cautioned him further to “walk a tight rope” as the police know him and have his fingerprints on file. Gene Pestaina; the Director of Public Prosecutions asked that the matter be discontinued against Shannon Oden. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

2015/2016 graduating classes have nothing to fear

first_imgUG Medical School re-accreditationStudents of the School of Medicine of the University of Guyana (UGSM) who completed their programmes during the period the school had lost its accreditation have nothing to fear, as their certificates are valid.UG Registrar,Dr Nigel GravesandeUG Registrar Dr Nigel Gravesande told Guyana Times on Monday that students — including those graduating with the Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine over the last couple of years — were being tested to see if they satisfy the requirements to graduate.“Students who graduated from the School of Medicine would have satisfied the academic requirement to be awarded the Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine, and that has not changed,” he told Guyana Times in an invited comment.When the school had lost its accreditation in 2015, both local and international students had become concerned that their certificates would not be recognised outside the country.The University reported last week that it was recently accorded Accreditation for four years, from 2017-2021, by the Jamaica-based Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP).The decision to grant re-accreditation was made during the July 2017 meeting of CAAM-HP.According to the University of Guyana, re-accreditation of the Medical School, located in the Faculty of Health Sciences of the Turkeyen campus, followed a site visit to UG in November 2016 by a team of evaluators from CAAM-HP, who conducted a comprehensive re-evaluation of the teaching/learning facilities available at the School. The team also met with the various administrative sections of the University, and with medical students.UG Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith, has congratulated the faculty, students and staff of the School of Medicine. He said the School’s re-accreditation was a “signally important decision”, and expressed appreciation to personnel and students of the School.“This investment of time and resources by the University in the re-accreditation of the School of Medicine is a tribute to the entire University, and it strengthens our brand overall as we pursue ‘Project Renaissance’,” he said.He added that a substantial amount of time and money would be required to complete the needed enhancement of the flagship programme.Similar sentiments were echoed by Director of the School, Dr Ronald Aaron, who emphasised that the accreditation was a result of “community effort” and said, “Now the real work begins.”President of the University of Guyana Medical Students’ Association, Shafali Milton, expressed pride at the role played by the students in the eventual outcome.“The road to regain our status as a regionally accredited medical school was filled with countless challenges. However, we in the student body were undaunted, and did everything in our power to assist. We are elated at the result of hard work from both the administration and the student body…”Milton said the UGSM has regained its position as a prestigious institution in the Caribbean, one with which the current students as well as its alumni can be proud to be associated.“We look forward to new endeavours, as the journey continues,” she said.The Medical School was established as a Medical Practitioners programme in 1985 in the Faculty of Health Sciences. It entailed four years of medical training and two years of internship.This was upgraded in 1990 to a five-year programme followed by a one-year internship.last_img read more

Big Brothers Big Sisters Fort St. John opening Jumpstart funding

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fort St. John and Area have announced that they are partnering with Canadian Tire Jumpstart to offer local area kids the chance to play sports.Launched 11 years ago, the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program has allowed children from families who don’t have the financial means to participate in organised sports. Big Brothers Big Sisters have teamed up with the program to allow area parents and guardians to apply for the Jumpstart funding. There is also an online application form that can be filled out at this link: http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/en/what-we-do/want-to-apply.The funding is available for those that:Have a child between the ages of 4 and 18.Want to be involved in a sport or physical activity that involves at least 5 sessions.Are in a demographic which would be considered in financial need.- Advertisement -For more information, contact the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fort St. John at (250) 787-9674.last_img read more

GAA NEWS: DISAPPOINTMENT FOR URRIS U13’S AS THEY LOSE COUNTY FINAL

first_imgU13 BOYS Division 3 SHIELD FINAL: The boys played Glenswilly in Glenswilly on Sunday in the final, final score Glenswilly 3-07 Urris 2-05.Hard luck boys but a great achievement in reaching a final. Thanks to all the boys for the effort given of late and to Barney Friel, Adrian Doherty, Sean Mc Daid & Donal Kelly for all their hard work with this team. After the game Donegal captain Michael Murphy came into the Urris dressing room and said he was very impressive with this team and told them to keep up the effort as they move to U14 next year.MATCH”N” WIN: November 12th: No jackpot winner——–numbers drawn: 7, 14, 19 & 23. €15 winners:Caoimhe Doherty, Middletown, Malin Head.Sammy Harkin, Urris.Nathan Doherty, Corvish, Carndonagh.Kathleen, Elisha & Caitlin, C/o Bingo.Fearghal Harkin, Annaugh.Jackpot next week €2,180. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support the club in this weekly draw.UNDER AGE TRAINING: U6, U8 & U10 Training: Training for U6 & U8 (2016 season) resumes this Friday, Nov 20th in Clonmany Community Centre. Astro for U8 and inside for U6 at 5.30 to 6.30pm. €2 per child please contact Nichola Donaghey for more details on 0866030736.U10 Boys & Girls: Also, training for both resumes this Saturday, Nov 21st at 11 am to 12 noon in the Clonmany Community Centre on astro. €2 per week. Please contact Siobhan Devlin and Danny Kelly for more details. More help is required as our numbers are very big so if anyone can spare a free hour please let any of the coaches know. CLUB MERCHANDISE: Club Merchandise for Christmas: With Christmas just weeks away—-see our club merchandise on our facebook page, which can now be ordered. Shown is under age but can be ordered for adults too. Get your orders in to Nichola on 0866030736.BINGO: Bingo every Thursday night in St. Mary’s Hall, Clonmany at 9pm. Please bring a family friend along.DATE FOR THE DIARY: Under age presentations in the Strand Hotel on Friday December 4th and Club AGM on Sunday December 6th. Any motions for the AGM to Club Secretary, David Hession by Friday November 27th:GAA NEWS: DISAPPOINTMENT FOR URRIS U13’S AS THEY LOSE COUNTY FINAL was last modified: November 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAASportlast_img read more