Month: January 2020

Teng rues AMA’s missed semis bid

first_imgPBA IMAGESJeron Teng rued AMA Online Education’s missed chance to advance to the semifinals in the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.The Titans fell to Tanduay in the quarterfinals, 80-76, with the former La Salle star was caged to his lowest output of the tournament with only six points on a paltry 1-of-15 shooting, to go with six rebounds, six assists and five turnovers in foul-plagued performance.ADVERTISEMENT ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards This week’s #KicksStalker pick: Chris Newsome’s Lebron Soldier 9 ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home “It’s really unfortunate. We had losses which were close games. We had opportunities, but we weren’t able to get those,” he said.READ: PBA D-League: AMA elated with ‘all-around’ Teng“Again, our losses were close ones. We also beat the number one team in Cignal, so it just shows that this team has a lot of potential,” he said.Teng, however, remained non-committal on his future, saying that he’s looking forward to returning in the Foundation Cup but he’s still unsure which team he will suit up for.“I’ll definitely return because I have to play in the second conference. But I don’t know yet which team,” he said. “As of now, I’m just trying to focus on my thesis. I’m gonna focus first on school, so let’s see what happens in the second conference.”ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Teng didn’t deny his struggles, giving the Rhum Masters credit for shutting him down in the all-important tilt.READ: D-League: Cafe France books semis ticket, holds off JRUFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“All throughout the game, even from the start, they were doubling me. I had a hard time moving because they had lots of guys guarding me and instantly double-teams me. I had no option but to give up the ball and had a hard time create for myself. I wasn’t given a chance to make things work,” he said.But it was nonetheless a satisfying maiden foray in the PBA D-League for Teng, who averaged 25.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 4.3 assists for the fifth-seed AMA this conference, and he believes that the team have showed that it can hang on with the league’s contenders. Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu LATEST STORIES Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Grizzlies coach Fizdale fined $30,000 for refs rant

first_imgPanelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test MOST READ More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government “We told him right away, you’re not going to have to pay that,” the San Antonio Express-News reported.At practice on Wednesday, Conley told reporters that he had sent Fizdale a text hours after the game thanking him.“He didn’t have to do anything,” Conley said. “Obviously there’s a lot of emotions this time of year and he took it head on.“We’re all quiet,” he said of the Grizzlies to other perceived slights by the officials. “We don’t normally say anything about anything. I think coach finally got fed up.”Fizdale, speaking Wednesday, said he knew he’d be fined but thought he owed it to his players to speak up.“Players in general and coaches pull this card a lot,” Fizdale said. “I’m not sitting here acting like I’m any more original than any other coach.“But you’re fighting for your team and you’re fighting for your life in the playoffs, and you just don’t have room to let things go into the next year.“The series can be over, so you’re always going to fight for your guys,” he said. Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig outcenter_img Shaq O’Neal’s son Shareef commits to University of Arizona Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale, left, guard Mike Conley (11), and forward Zach Randolph, right, talk on the court during a timeout in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis coach David Fizdale, whose “take that” rant on the officiating in the Grizzlies’ Monday playoff loss at San Antonio went viral, was fined $30,000 by the NBA on Wednesday.Fizdale excoriated officials after the Grizzlies’ 96-82 loss to the Spurs, which left them 0-2 down in the best-of-seven Western Conference first-round series.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Fizdale called the officiating “unprofessional” and “unacceptable.”READ: Memphis coach blasts ‘unprofessional’ officiatingFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnNBA rules prohibit public criticism of game officials.“It’s unfortunate that I’ve got a guy like (point guard) Mike Conley that in his whole career has got zero technical fouls and just cannot seem to get the proper respect from the officials that he deserves,” Fizdale fumed on Monday. He complained about the discrepancy in fouls called against the Grizzlies and Spurs players.“First half, we shot 19 shots in the paint, and we had six free throws. They shot 11 times in the paint, and they had 23 free throws,” he noted.READ: NBA: Leonard stars anew as Spurs take 2-0 lead vs Grizzlies“I’m not a numbers guy, but that doesn’t seem to add up,” said Fizdale, who capped his rant by banging the table and adding “Take that for data!”If Conley has his way, Fizdale won’t be any the poorer for his outburst.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Sports Briefs

first_imgRomario seeks Nuzman probe RIO DE JANEIRO (AP): Brazilian Senator Romario de Souza Faria, the star of Brazil’s 1994 World Cup winning team, hopes to open a congressional investigation into Carlos Nuzman, who headed the local organising committee of last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Nuzman, an honorary IOC member, was held for questioning earlier this month by Brazilian and French authorities in an alleged vote-buying scheme to land the Olympics for Brazil. He has denied any wrongdoing. Romario’s office told The Associated Press yesterday that the former Barcelona star wants to confirm a “preliminary committee of inquiry” by the end of the week. Two years ago, Romario called the head of the Brazilian football confederation – Marco Polo del Nero – before a similar panel looking into corruption in the game in Brazil. He has called Del Nero a “cancer” on the game, although Del Nero continues to head the CBF. New England Revolution fire coach Heaps FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP): The New England Revolution have fired coach Jay Heaps, who had been with the team as a player or coach for 15 seasons. The team announced the move yesterday. Assistant coach Tom Soehn will take over for the rest of the season. The Revolution had been within a point of playoff position before losing back-to-back games by a combined score of 10-1. Under Heaps, the Revolution made the playoffs three times and reached the MLS Cup in 2014. In all, he had a 75-81-43 regular-season record and was 4-3-1 in the playoffs. Before coaching, Heaps was a defender who appeared in 243 games for the Revolution and won four Eastern Conference championships from 2001-09. He was part of the team that reached the US Open Cup Final three times, including a 2007 victory Genoa teenager a star in Serie A ROME (AP): The 16-year-old sensation of Serie A wouldn’t mind taking advantage of his sudden stardom among classmates. The problem is, he’s being homeschooled. “I can’t even be the cool guy at school,” Pietro Pellegri lamented after scoring twice for Genoa in a 3-2 loss to Lazio on Sunday that made him the youngest player in Italian league history to record a brace. At 16 years, 112 days, Pellegri easily beat previous record-holder Silvio Piola, who was 17 years, 104 days in 1931 when he set the mark. Piola went on to numerous records and with 274 goals still tops the all-time career list in Serie A.last_img read more

Hubert Lawrence | Time to play ball

first_imgWhen the World Cup kicks off in less than two weeks, a painful truth will land home once again. Jamaica won’t be there, and the implication is that we can’t play football well enough to be there. It will hit like a ton of bricks. Twenty years ago, through a combination of inspired coaching, committed play, unprecedented funding, a timely infusion of professionalism from Paul Hall, Fitzroy Simpson and Deon Burton and a slight opening in the qualifying requirements, the Reggae Boyz were standing side by side with the globe’s elite teams in France. It was brilliant. To top everything off, the Boyz didn’t just make up numbers – they scored goals and won a game, 2-1 over Japan. That was 20 years and five World Cups ago. It’s beginning to look like a stroke of luck. In this context, the recent football town hall meeting is a step forward. Curse the media all you want, but there are times when it is the only entity that can pull stakeholders together. That seems to be something football dearly needs. If Jamaica is to ever qualify for the World Cup again, all the stakeholders need to play to the tune of a coordinated plan. The next step will be for those who attended the town hall meeting to peel off into working groups whose duty is to come back with reports and proposals to advance the state of the game in Jamaica. The elements of success aren’t a mystery. Better playing fields are a basic requirement, allied to better coaching at lower age groups to facilitate the development of sound technique. The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) think tank absolutely must recommend a playing style that suits the Jamaican footballer, and that must guide national coaches at every level. My own uneducated recommendations on this matter of playing style are a matter of record. It’s time to fall out of love with tiki-taka in its pure Barcelona form and time to play speed-based counter-attacking football on a base of solid defence. After all, speed is what we have. This speed-based approach helped Jamaica qualify for men’s and women’s hockey at this year’s Central American and Caribbean Games. It’s worth a try in football. The experts in this new dialogue can take that ball and run with it. Hopefully, with everyone in the Reggae Boyz bus together now, Jamaica can put its foot on the accelerator and build a slate of teams that can hold their own in world football. Delay is disaster. When the World Cup begins, that elemental truth – that we aren’t world class in football – will again hit home. Thankfully, there’s a silver lining. Together we can make our football improve. – Hubert Lawrence correctly picked Germany to win the World Cup in The Sunday Gleaner of July 13, 2014.last_img read more

Empty clip – Jamaican shooters want more ammo for training

first_imgDavid McMorris, Jamaica Open Division competitor at the Pan American Handgun Championships, currently being staged in the island, says the law restricting local competitors to 200 rounds per day puts them at a disadvantage against other nations, who have access to unlimited rounds when they compete in major tournaments. McMorris believes competitive shooters should be allowed 500 rounds per day, and is calling on the Jamaica Rifle Association (JRA) to assist. “We came into this (Pan Am) tournament at a big disadvantage because we weren’t able to practise as much as we wanted to because of limited rounds. Two hundred rounds per day cannot prepare us for a tournament of this calibre, while other shooters (nations) have access to unlimited rounds. “Shooting is a perishable skill. If you don’t use it, you lose it. We need to practise. If we could get 500 rounds per day to practise, especially when we have big tournaments, it would be a plus, as it would give us a sharper edge,” he told The Gleaner on day two of the championship at Woodleigh. Although members have lodged complaints, it has so far not had any positive results. “They (JRA) say they are going to try, so we are hoping it gets better, but it needs to be addressed fast. Jamaica has a very good team and every year, we do about six matches in the States and we need to be competitive. “Those guys in the States, shooting 1,000 rounds a day is nothing. So we need to adjust the limitations, especially for competitive shooters,” he argued. DOING MUCH WITH LITTLE JRA President Andrew Gardner said it’s amazing how Jamaicans perform at such high standards despite limited resources. However, he says they have always and will continue to advocate for more rounds to be available for competitive shooters. “We have to be respectful and mindful of the laws. The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) regulates that, and we work with them and in adherence to the rules they put down. “However, we advocated for our athletes as we believe giving them the time they need behind the equipment they use will produce better athletes. So anything that we can do by working with the authorities to provide more practice, we will,” he said. “It’s a legitimate sport, with legitimate athletes who have to practise, who have to be mentally prepared. You don’t want to go into a tournament with the world’s best thinking you are underprepared or at a disadvantage. So we will advocate to the Ministry of National Security and to the Firearm Licensing Authority to try and make that happen.” He noted that at the Pan American Championship, a level-four event which is one level below a world shoot event, Jamaicans are leading the way. “It’s just amazing what Jamaicans can do with limited resources. But we (JRA) are working hard to make things easier for our athletes to get the practice they deserve to excel,” added.last_img read more

Alvarez punishes Kovalev to win title

first_imgATLANTIC CITY, NJ (AP): Eleider Alvarez rocked Sergey Kovalev with a right that dropped the Russian on his rear. He never let up in his first shot at the title. After three years of waiting for a light heavyweight title fight, Alvarez left Kovalev crumpled on the canvas, enveloped by a victory celebration. He dropped Kovalev three times in a brutal seventh round and won the 175-pound championship by knockout at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Saturday night. Alvarez ran his record to 24-0 (12 KOs) and sprinted around the ring as Kovalev stumbled back to his corner. Alvarez got the KO at 2:45 in the seventh as the sellout crowd of 5,642 at Etess Arena went wild for boxing’s newest champion. “I knew it was my chance and I wanted to take it right now,” Alvarez said. Alvarez won the WBO light heavyweight title and ended Kovalev’s latest reign atop the division. Alvarez, who once had surgery on his right hand, found the power in that hand to level Kovalev with a right and send him to the canvas. Alvarez, a Colombian, pounced and pounded away at Kovalev when he beat the 10 count and knocked him down two more times before referee David Fields ended the fight. “It was a two (punch) combo that I have been throwing my whole career and we worked on it in camp,” Alvarez said. “I have always practised that in camp and we thought it would work in this camp.” Dmitry Bivol unanimously outpointed Isaac Chilemba to retain the WBA version of the 175-pound title. There had been hopes to match Kovalev (32-3-1) against Bivol in a unification bout, perhaps later this year. Alvarez caught Kovalev, who hasn’t been the same since consecutive defeats to Andre Ward, and put those plans on ice. His third knockdown left Kovalev on all fours, and he sat motionless on the canvas as Alvarez took a victory leap into his corner. Kovalev was taken to a hospital. Alvarez had used wins over Jean Pascal and Lucian Bute to earn a title shot he believed was years in the making. “I wanted to show that I could stay strong and do good things,” Alvarez said. “His punches were not as hard as they were in the beginning of the fight.”last_img read more

Orville Higgins | Time to change stupid ‘no coaching’ rule

first_img DEFINING COMMUNICATION It is sad that the 2018 US Open women’s tennis final has grabbed the headlines more for the umpiring decisions of Carlos Ramos and then the rant by Serena Williams, than for the brilliant tennis played by 20-year-old Naomi Osaka. She became the first Japanese to win a tennis Grand Slam and has already demonstrated that she has what it takes to become the next big thing in the sport. Serena’s outburst about sexism may or may not be credible, but it does not make her behaviour any more acceptable. How she behaved was wrong! I can’t condone her behaviour, but I feel her angry outbursts should have the effect of forcing the authorities to re-examine the rule about coaching. The rule about not coaching in a tennis Grand Slam is simply stupid and makes absolutely no sense. What harm could there possibly be for a coach to give tips to his player during a game? How on Earth does that detract from a game? Many have said that umpire Ramos was merely sticking to the letter of the law when he cited Serena for a coaching violation after he interpreted the hand signals by coach Mouratoglou to be him trying to pass on instructions. Here is where the thing gets interesting, though. The tennis rules states that “communication of any kind, audible or visible, between a player and a coach may be construed as coaching”. The term “communication” simply means “exchange of information”. In other words for communication to be taking place, it must involve at least two people. Mouratoglou may have been attempting to coach, but strictly speaking, it can’t be considered coaching, unless Serena acknowledged the instructions and then proceeded to act upon them. The umpire saw the signals by the coach, but unless he was convinced that Serena was receiving the information, then he should never have made the violation call. To give a player a warning for something her coach did just doesn’t make sense and is completely unfair. I feel that, without evidence that Serena was seeing and acknowledging the coaching instructions, then it was the coach, not Serena, who should have been warned. Where the plot thickens, however, is when Mouratoglou not only admitted he was trying to coach her, but then made the damning statement that this was commonplace in the game and that Osaka’s coach was doing the same. That is a very serious accusation, but it has been met with deafening silence by the accused parties. If Sascha Bajin or Osaka herself has denied that accusation from Serena’s coach, I am yet to hear it! Is it that Osaka’s coach was a lot more subtle with whatever he was doing or was the umpire more keen to look at Serena’s coach? Surely their silence on the issue leaves us to draw only one conclusion! What makes the whole thing even more fascinating is that Serena and her coach are directly contradicting each other. Serena in snapping at the umpire said, “You owe me an apology. I have never cheated in my life.” Her coach, however, insists that coaching during games takes is done by 100 per cent of the coaches, 100 per cent of the time, clearly including himself in the mix! Mouratoglou has been coach-ing Serena for over six years. How do we juxtapose his statement that all coaches coach all the time with Serena’s statement that she has never cheated, in effect saying she has never received coaching during a game ever. Either Serena or her coach is lying. Both positions cannot co-exist. The decision as to who to believe, I leave to you. All sports go through rule changes from time to time, usually after highly-publicised issues like this, the tennis federation must act now. Get rid of the no-coaching rule. It makes no sense and will only lead to more contentious issues like this in the future. – Orville Higgins is a sports commentator and media personality.last_img read more

Legends, Lions duel tonight

first_img RESPECT OPPOSITION The Majesty Gardens basketball courts will be buzzing with excitement tonight when hosts Majesty Legends battle Real Lions in Game Two of the best-of-three finals of the Howard McCarthy Southern Conference competition at 7 p.m. The Legends will enter today’s contest full of confidence, having defeated Lions at home 66-62 on Sunday at Red Hills Road. Simon Brown’s Legends team, who are seeking their second hold on the title, dominated the opening game and led in all four quarters. However, Brown said he is expecting a tougher game from the Lions, but he is very optimistic that his team will close out the series today. “I am confident that my team can win the game for sure because the title is what is at hand, and we want it,” said Brown. “I am fully confident that my team can do it, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t respect the opposition because they are filled with a lot experience players,” he said. The Legends will be depending heavily on the likes of Jermaine Brown and Baldon Todd, who scored 22 points and 20 points, respectively, in Game One. Ludloo Barker, coach of the Lions, said his team will be going all out to ensure that they win tonight’s game and force a deciding game. “Majesty Gardens is like a second home to me because I use to coach there, and a lot of my players are comfortable playing there, so we are ready for the challenge,” said Barker. “It is just another game for us because we are going to do our best, and my players know what is at stake, and they are very calm and ready to go,” he said. “Our scoring output in Game One was much lower than our season average, so we have to finish our plays way better than we did in Game One and see how it turns out,” Barker said. Lions will rest their hopes in the hands of Dasean Boyd, who netted a team-high 17 points and 10 rebounds in Game One, along with Ramaal Carbon and Kemar McLeish to lead their charge to victory.last_img read more

It will be a local coach! – Heaven: There are a lot of qualified coaches in the island

first_imgPresident of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Wilford ‘Billy’ Heaven says his board will be moving very swiftly in the new year to select a new head coach for the Jamaica Scorpions. Last Thursday, the JCA announced that the contract of coach Robert Samuels will not be renewed. Heaven told The Gleaner that there are many qualified coaches in the island, and so it will not take his association very long to put a new man in charge of the Scorpions team. “We are looking at early January for a replacement for Samuels. I would say not later than the end of January, but I am hoping that the arrangements can be finalised before,” said Heaven. “We are not going overseas because I believe we have competent coaches here who can take the national team and make it into what we want it to be,” he said. “We have 12 level-three coaches in Jamaica, and, of course, Mr [Courtney] Walsh is one of them, and he is practising his trade in Bangladesh, and Mr [Andre] Coley is also another level-three coach, and so, we are satisfied that we will be able to find a local coach to groom the national team,” he said. Heaven added that a number of local coaches have already expressed an interest in the job, but only the most suitable candidate will be given the role. “We have had interest in the position over time, and these are all qualified and experienced professionals, and we don’t believe that to make a decision will take us a long time, and so, I don’t see it going beyond Jamaica,” Heaven said. Samuels had previously signed a two-year contract with the Scorpions, which ended on Friday, August 31, 2018, but was extended twice to run until December 31. During that time, Samuels guided the Scorpions to the semi-finals of the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Professional Cricket League (PCL) Regional Super 50 competition. He, however, was also in charge when the team suffered a 41-run defeat inside three days in their opening game of the CWI PCL Regional four-Day competition to the Barbados Pride. The match was played in Bridgetown, Barbados. The Jamaica Scorpions will next face the Windward Islands Volcanoes at Sabina Park on January 4.last_img read more

Soup drinkers, party ideals and corruption

first_imgThereseems to be hardly any space for ideals in political circles. This explains why business and politics almost always go hand in hand, and why at the end of the day Government and opposing polities still seal deals behind closed doors, unbeknownst to the public.It also explains why business magnates such as Brian Tiwarie jumped from being ardent supporters of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) in 2011, to coalition partisans in 2015. If Tiwarie was not a businessman, perhaps we might have been a bit more surprised at his decision to switch sides. Similarly, prominent businessmen on the Essequibo Coast who built their fortunes for years on the open market policies of the PPP/C, went ahead and cut deals with the coalition, based on promises bred notably by the Alliance For Change in 2015. False hopes of securing up to $9000 per bag of paddy as promised by men such as Ramayya, Naithram, Doerga, Abel Seetaram and the now Prime Minister Nagamootoo, proved vain. Unfortunately, while for some, switching sides paid off, for others it might just have been an irreversible mistake.But unlike these popular and established businessmen who came out to publicly voice their support for the coalition with nothing business interests at heart, there are others such as politicians who abnegate from their responsibility to uphold party ideals and values as they proverbially “hang their mouths where the soup flows”.One of the things that all polities in this country have fought against incessantly is nepotism, despite that they are all equally guilty of indulging in the said. A current case which captured my attention is concealed within the Indigenous Affairs Ministry, under the LCDS-funded Amerindian Development Fund (ADF project).It was discovered that following the review of the LCDS/GRIF projects which was completed late last year, the consultant who was hired by the Allicock administration to conduct capacity building sessions for the ADF project, is no other than Minister Allicock’s son-in-law. Interestingly, the individual in question is also a longstanding member of the PPP who was actively engaged in public campaigns.While there is potentially nothing wrong with working for the development of Guyana regardless of the party in power,(and depending on how strongly one feels about her/his ideals), what is questionable is the ease with which certain politicians succumb to ills which oppose party values, and which feed the corrupt practices of the current Government.Surprisingly, the partnering United Nations Development Project (UNDP) has either failed to conduct a background check on the individual, or has turned a blind eye to suit the whims and fancies of the powers that be at the Ministry. In either case, this represents a slackening in the recruitment standards of the UNDP which is tasked with ensuring internationally upheld principles of transparency and public accountability.This also calls for examination of the level of adherence to the party values and stance by members of all polities herewith, and whether the violation of any of these is met with sanctions aimed at preserving the integrity and ideals of each polity. It would be difficult for the supporters of all sides combined, to have faith in parties which are failing to promote the standards which they defend without relent during their electoral campaigns.Au finale, the cost of corruption is borne by taxpayers who comprise mainly of the working class and working poor. For this reason more than any, the Government of Guyana, notwithstanding Minister Allicock, must be held accountable and must answer to the multiple charges of nepotism which continue to pervade this administration is barely one year of office, falling against the very APNU/AFC 2015 slogan for a corruption-free Guyana.Likewise, the Opposition PPP must hold its members and leaders to the highest standards if it is to present itself as a credible alternative for the advancement of all Guyanese, including Amerindians. One cannot be part of the problem s/he pretends to solve.Send questions & comments to [email protected]last_img read more