Corentyne robbery…– key suspect arrestedBandits on Wednesday evening broke into a Corentyne home and carted off a quantity of gold jewelry, foreign and local currencies, and a licensed firearm.The incident took place at Lot 208 Mandir Street, Clifton Settlement Tain, Corentyne, Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne).The intruders removed two sets of foreign currency totalling US $3,150 along withBhagwandin Mukhram$300,000 Guyana dollars. The jewelry stolen is valued at $900,000. No one was at home at the time of the incidentAccording to Bhagwandin Mukhram, also called ’40-11’, a mechanic, he and his wife left home at about 19:00h and returned four hours later when the discovery was made.The 63-year-old man said when he got home he went straight to the front door and opened the padlock.“After I open the padlock, I pull the door and noticed it bolt from inside. So I go around to the back and I see the bottom half of the door opened.”The man related that as he proceeded to enter the house, he stepped in six inches of water. He revealed that the pipes at two sinks were turned on and left running.“When I see that happen downstairs, my mind run straight on the firearm, and so I run upstairs; and when I go in the bedroom, the safe open and there is no firearm inside,” he related.It was a Remington semi-automatic shotgun which he had since 2003.According to Mukhram, entry to the building was gained by using an object to wrench open the door. This publication was shown marks on the door, indicating the way the intruders had gained entry.The Police were summoned, and as they commenced investigation, they went to the home of the suspect, situated three houses away and next to where Mukhram and his wife were being entertained by a neighbour.Initially, the investigators got no response when they went to the house, but after threatening to break the door, the lone occupant opened the door.The building was searched for items which were removed from Mukhram premises. Nothing was found, but a chisel and a hammer were removed from the house.The items match the marks left on Mukhram’s door.
Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has described the Troika’s targets for the banks to reach agreements with distressed mortgage holders as lacking ambition.Deputy Doherty said the government needs to be breathing down the necks of the banks to ensure that they are offering homeowners fair agreements.Speaking this evening as details of the Troika’s targets emerged Deputy Doherty said: “Last week we had the farce of the banks coming into the Dáil with massaged figures as it was revealed that they were including letters threatening repossessions as part of their figures to reach their targets. “We now need to see the government breathing down the necks of these banks to ensure that they are offering fair solutions to distressed mortgage holders and that they are meeting their targets.“The target suggested by the Troika of 25% of agreements finalised by the end of next March is lacking ambition and fails to acknowledge the depth or urgency of the crisis. To think that 75% of distressed mortgage holders would still not have their agreements settled one year on from when the government set these targets is unacceptable.“These baks benefitted from public money when they were bailed out by the taxpayer. The government now needs to act in the interest of those taxpayers and start putting pressure on the banks to act appropiately.” DISTRESSED HOME OWNERS LET DOWN AGAIN – DOHERTY was last modified: September 11th, 2013 by John2Share 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:DISTRESSED HOME OWNERS LET DOWN AGAIN – DOHERTY
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ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on May 1, 2011June 20, 2017By: Yeabsira Mehari, Young Champion of Maternal HealthClick 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)This blog post was contributed by Yeabsira Mehari, one of the fifteen Young Champions of Maternal Health chosen by Ashoka and the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth. She will be blogging about her experience every month, and you can learn more about her, the other Young Champions, and the program here.I sat at my computer fervently writing a paper on maternal health, specifically obstetric fistula. I covered the history of obstetric fistula going back to the first discovery of fistula, the anatomical review of Queen Henhenit of Egypt who ruled around 2050 B.C. It went on to discuss the Safe Motherhood Initiative headed by Dr. Fred Sai, launched after the paper Maternal Mortality — A Neglected Tragedy: Where is the M in MCH? was published and the announcement by the World Health Organization that 500,000 women died annually due to childbirth related injuries.Fast forward six years…April 2011 – Accra, Ghana – I am sitting in a room full of Young Champions, maternal health experts and advocates. It’s the Young Champions Future Forum, our last gathering for this amazing program. After spending time in countries completely foreign to us, we reconvened as new people with more passion, energy and cautious optimism. Over the course of the Forum, we shared our experiences, hopes and dreams with one another and listened to inspirational speakers. One such speaker was Dr. Fred Sai, known to many of us as one of the founders of the maternal health field. He spoke to us about his experiences – both good and bad – and discussed the history of the maternal health field, its status today and what the future holds. There couldn’t have been a better ending to an exceptionally well-organized Forum.I listened intently to the words Dr. Fred Sai had to share with us. After all, he is someone that I have admired and followed over the years and has an incredible wealth of information to share. He understood that he was in a room full of young people ready to tackle one of the world’s heaviest issues. He also understood that though we were willing and ready to fight the good fight, there was fear in us as the road to ending maternal health issues is a rough road full of many obstacles, most that he had already faced in his lifetime. He left us with a line from his favorite hymn (also the theme of his 80th birthday). He said when you feel trapped or cornered; Brighten the corner where you are. Very timely for most, if not all, of us there.Senior advisor to the Maternal Health Task Force, Tim Thomas, wrote in a recent blog post, “They first met at the Global Maternal Health Conference in Delhi last fall as group of smart, idealistic and aspiring young people seeking to make a difference in the world by saving mothers lives. They emerged in Accra as a smart, idealistic but pragmatic and experienced group of young people determined to buck the odds and apply their innovation in the professional world.” I could not have put it any better. The past several months have been a time of growth, reflection and future planning. Moved and inspired by my peers, I know that this is just the beginning. The real work begins now as I plan the implementation phase of my project. Yes, I’m still fearful that it may not work. Yes, I still wonder if this is the best way for me to contribute to the field. Yes, there are many more questions that attempt to instill doubt within me. But all I have to do is remember my time with the people that are the past, present and future of maternal health and the struggles they overcame and are still overcoming to effect change. I remember that it will be an uphill climb…most of the time, but that the view from atop that hill is what we’re all striving for– a world where no woman should die from giving birth. And that makes each step of the climb worthwhile.Share this:
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