Region 4 records highest number of TIP cases

first_img…influx of foreign nationals contributed to large effect – Public Security MinisterSexual exploitation is the leading cause of Trafficking In Persons (TIP) incidents in Guyana and during the first six months of this year, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) recorded a total of 132 alleged TIP cases and the arrest of 18 suspects.This is according to Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, who made the disclosure at a workshop on TIP on Friday. He stated that the 132 alleged victims are females and of this figure, 115 were below the age of 30.“The location, again, Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) accounted for 84 per cent of all these alleged occurrences, the nationality is largely Venezuelans…A lot of us felt that this thing is not happening here in Guyana, it is happening and it is largely from some very smart people, businessmen who are doing this thing. The evidence, however, to catch them sometimes we cannot get because they have their networks of other underlings ensuring that it happens to their profits and then you only catch the small fishes but we are trying our best as possible to ensure that we can catch the big fishes.”The Minister explained that for last year, the GPF’s TIP Unit investigated 32 cases of suspected TIP, which included 245 victims. Eleven of them were below the age of 18 and from those 32 cases, 57 suspects guilty of TIP were also investigated.“The age of the 2018 statistic is 55 per cent of alleged victims were below 26 years old while 45 per cent were over that. The location again with the most is Region Four, all the alleged occurrences…we have tried as best as possible to arrange the education, public awareness, in these regions and at schools and all of that to ensure that we do not have this continuous increase. However, I must say that the influx of foreign nationals from Latin American countries especially Venezuela was found to have a large effect regarding this statistic.”Minister Ramjattan also divulged that in the year 2017, the GPF’s TIP Unit managed to investigate 14 cases of suspected TIP and this involved 50 alleged victims, 21 of whom were under the age of 18.He also pointed out that from the period 2014 to 2016, there was a consistent increase in cases of alleged TIP with Region Four accounting for half of the alleged occurrences during this period.However, the interior regions also saw a number of TIP cases mostly Regions One, Seven and Eight.last_img read more

Outliers Zone targets educating 11,000 households on financial strategy

first_imgWith the aim of educating some 11,000 households in Guyana on how to break away from generational poverty and embark on a journey to being financially stable, Outliers Zone— a financial management training institute— is expanding its services countrywide as it launched its national financial literacy campaign on Friday.Chief Executive Officer of Outliers Zone, Athalyah YisraelThe campaign, titled “Get money-smart Guyana”, is aiming to educate local households in order to end the usual paycheque-to-paycheque lifestyle and is expected to be activated through a series of workshops aimed at enabling adults, youths and children to be money-smart.At the campaign launch on Friday, Outliers Zone Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Athalyah Yisrael shared what should be expected from the initiative and what it is intended to do.“We found that when employees were exposed to this information, they were able to take action, immediate action, to improve it for their generation; hence the reason for launching this specific initiative that will be able to help 11,000 households in Guyana get clear on whether they are creating a legacy of bills or wills,” Yisrael assertedOn this note, the CEO divulged plans for the organisation’s first workshop, which is a part of its Get Money-smart Guyana campaign. According to Yisrael, this session is anticipated to help employees, among other things, to develop prudent habits in saving, investing, donating, spending and tithing.“We will be taking our first step, specifically with a mega-employee money management workshop. This is set out to help 600 employees end that paycheque-to-paycheque lifestyle. So what we will be focusing on specifically is helping employees identify where they are….not just to identify, but understand, what they can do now to begin recreating that financial identity,” she stated.The Mega-employee Money Management workshop is slated for November 3 at the Guyana Marriot Hotel under the theme “Mission Break Free: Ending the paycheque-to-paycheque life and taking control of your financial future now”, from 12:00h to 17:00h.Additionally, the workshop is expected to roll out in Linden, Berbice and Essequibo, while the organisation seeks to also partner with the Government, banking and industry stakeholders, private and public sector to ensure that the campaign meets its 11,000 household goal.last_img read more

Video: Gerrard’s replacement? ‘Valuable’ Bundesliga star interests Liverpool

first_img Hannover captain Lars Stindl 1 Liverpool face a tough task replacing Steven Gerrard when he exits at the end of the season for LA Galaxy.But Brendan Rodgers is keeping a keen eye on Hannover skipper Lars Stindl since his return from injury as he looks to find the man to fill his boots.A versatile and hard working 26-year-old, Stindl is now playing in slightly more advanced role and it’s paid off with the player notching three goals and two assists in just seven appearances, the same amount he got in 31 appearances last year.Clearly hitting his peak, the Hannover skipper, if he can stay injury free, looks like he could be an excellent signing for the Reds with his current club’s sporting director, Dirk Dufner, saying: “He’s our most important and valuable player.”You can see Stindl in action below…last_img read more

Atletico blast Barca ‘disrespect’ over Griezmann

first_img0Shares0000Atletico Madrid has blasted Antoine Griezmann for disrespecting the club after trying to engineer a move to Barcelona © AFP / JOSE JORDANBARCELONA, Spain, Jul 5 – Atletico Madrid have accused Barcelona and Antoine Griezmann of a “lack of respect” after the Catalan giants’ president Josep Maria Bartomeu revealed on Friday that the two clubs had held talks about the signing of the France international.In a statement, the La Liga club confirmed Bartomeu’s earlier announcement that there had been a meeting, at Barca’s behest, on Thursday to discuss a deal to sign World Cup winner Griezmann, who has a release clause of 120 million euros ($134.6 million) in his contract. Atletico also said they refused a proposal from Barca that they sign the 28-year-old but delay the payment of the buy-out clause.“Obviously our response was negative, understanding that both Barcelona and the player have disrespected Atletico Madrid and all its fans,” the club said.The statement also claims that Griezmann had told the club that he had struck a deal with Barcelona in March, just days before the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Juventus, which saw them dumped out by a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick after winning the first leg 2-0 in Madrid.It added: “Atletico Madrid wants to express is strongest condemnation of the behaviour of both parties, in particular Barcelona, for having induced the player to break his contractual relationship with us during the moment in which the club was not only playing the Champions League tie with Juventus, but also challenging Barcelona for the La Liga title.”Griezmann — who announced in May that he would be leaving Atletico but could not reveal his destination until his release clause dropped from 200 million euros on July 1 — signed for the capital club from Real Sociedad in 2014 and has since scored 133 goals in 257 appearances for Diego Simeone’s men.He has also netted 29 times in 70 international games for France, winning the 2018 World Cup and claiming the Golden Boot at Euro 2016 as Les Bleus lost in the final on home soil to Portugal.Barcelona won their second straight La Liga title last season but are looking to reinforce their squad after failing again in their bid for a first Champions League triumph since 2015 — suffering a humiliating loss to Liverpool in the semi-finals having won the first leg 3-0.– ‘Neymar wants to leave PSG’ –Barca have also been linked with a possible move to bring Neymar back to the Camp Nou.But Bartomeu admitted there was little prospect of the Brazilian rejoining the club he left in a world-record 222-million-euro transfer to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017.“We know that Neymar wants to leave PSG, we know it, but we also know that PSG don’t want Neymar to leave,” he added. “There is no ‘Neymar’ file.”Griezmann would not be guaranteed to walk into Barca’s starting line-up, though, with Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and either Philippe Coutinho or Ousmane Dembele usually making up their front three last term.If Barca can get the Griezmann deal over the line despite the friction it has caused with Atletico, it could also put the futures of former Liverpool forward Coutinho and teenager Dembele in doubt.Griezmann scored 21 goals in all competitions as Atletico finished second behind Barcelona in La Liga last term, while Dembele and Coutinho managed 11 and 14 respectively.Bartomeu was speaking ahead of the presentation of rising Dutch star Frenkie de Jong, who has joined the club from Ajax for 75 million euros.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Arsenal and Manchester United blow: ‘I’m staying in Paris,’ reveals target

first_img Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani 1 Edinson Cavani has ended speculation about a move to Arsenal or Manchester United by claiming he will stay at Paris Saint-Germain.Previous reports had linked the Uruguayan with a move away from the Parc des Princes after two seasons in the French capital.Arsenal were after the striker in 2013, while Manchester United were tracking the 28-year-old before they moved for Radamel Falcao last summer.But any hope the Premier League pair had of signing Cavani this summer have now been dashed after he revealed he will stay at PSG.“My future? People speak too much about me,” Cavani told Sky Italia.“I will stay here, respect my contract, and I am only thinking about playing well for PSG.”last_img read more

La Liga side end pursuit of Manchester United goalkeeper

first_imgSevilla have pulled out of the race to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes.The Spaniard is desperately searching for a new club after being deemed surplus to requirements by current boss Louis van Gaal.A move to Turkey looked on the cards in the summer, while Sevilla have always been linked to the former Barcelona star.But now the Spanish club’s president, Jose Castro, has dismissed talk of the 33-year-old heading to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.“Valdes is not an option. We have no intention of finding goalkeeping cover,” Castro told Spanish news agency Europa Pass.“We have three or four players for that position and Sergio Rico is the one closest to keeping it for many years.“If we have good keepers, we don’t have to go looking elsewhere for them.” Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes 1last_img read more


first_imgA large crowd turned out for the opening run in the Valley 5k Spring Series close to 250 runners /walkers led home by Noel Collins from Ian Ward and Jonny Patton with Teresa Mc Gloin first of the women.The beautiful morning added to the positive approach to the event.One minute’s silence was held prior to the race start in memory of Shane Bonner and each of the participants wore a black ribbon in his honour. Next race in the Series is next Sunday 11 am register on the day prior to the start and again the call goes out to gaelic teams prepparing for the season ahead to include it in their training programme as was the case on this opening day with Red Hughs.FINN VALLEY AC: SHANE REMEMBERED BY CLUB COLLEAGUES AT 5K EVENT was last modified: February 27th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

Raiders mailbag: ‘Is there a Gruden brother we don’t know about who’s coaching the Raiders?’

first_imgWhat a couple weeks it has been for you Raiders fans.First Jon Gruden trades your best player, now a blowout loss to the Rams after the Raiders held tight for the majority of the game.Luckily for you, it’s only one game, and the silver and black is on to Denver (with one White Tiger in tow).Let’s get to your questions from this week. @dougherty_jesse: Mailbag time is 9:20 p.m.? Jesus dudeSorry, man. I forgot to send out a call for questions earlier in the day and I had to get …last_img read more

Bochy maximizing expanded Giants’ bullpen, team preparing to stretch starting rotation

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.LOS ANGELES — With the Giants clinging to a narrow 1-0 lead in the late innings on Saturday against the Dodgers, one of Bruce Bochy’s pitchers expressed a desire to take the mound.Bochy had to remind Johnny Cueto that he’s not yet a member of the active roster.Cueto will make his 2019 season debut with a Tuesday start against the Pirates at Oracle Park, but the veteran right-hander was so engrossed in Saturday’s game …last_img read more

Connecting with Our Future Selves For Financially Responsible Choices

first_imgBy Carol ChurchIf you could open a magical door and meet your future self, what would you say to him or her? What might he or she say back?If this thought seems strange or scary, you’re not alone. For many of us, our “future selves” are almost impossible to imagine. The person we will one day become can seem distant and removed from our current reality. In fact, research shows that we generally find it quite hard to identify with who we’ll be in 5, 10, 15, or 20 years.This might all seem like nothing but dinner-table conversation, but in fact, our relationship to our “future selves” has been found to have a lot do with how we handle money and plan for the future. Multiple researchers have done many interesting experiments that show that people who feel connected to and identified with the person they will be further down the road make different financial decisions than those who do not “recognize” their future selves as themselves.In real life, what this tends to mean is that future-connected people are better able to make choices that might be hard for them in the here and now in favor of saving money that will help out “future them.” For example, these might be the folks who are choosing to stay home for dinner or to pass up the newest gaming system in favor of savings, or the ones who are sure to put adequate money into retirement funds. Meanwhile, those who can’t “see” themselves in the person they’ll be at 65 are more likely to want to spend in the here and now. (After all, they might subconsciously be thinking, why save money for that guy? He’s practically a stranger!)In the end, those of us who can connect more strongly to our older selves are likely to come out financially ahead. So how can we help our “current selves” connect with the person we’ll be in 2027 or 2037? Scientists have learned some interesting things about this, too.How Can We “Find” Our Future Selves?Take a look at a picture of your “future self”Paul Hakimata /PhotospinWith the miracle of technology at our fingertips, academics and now, even companies have figured out how to digitally age a photo to show people what they will look like in 10, 20, or 30 year’s times. It turns out that “seeing” am image of ourselves in the future motivates us to make smarter financial decisions and to be able to hold out for long-term gain over short-term reward.Remind people that they’re not likely to change that much over timeIt turns out that if we remind people that in 10 years, they’re probably going to still be (for instances) a slightly overweight guy who lives in the suburbs with 2 kids and likes to play fantasy football, they’re more likely to identify with that “familiar-sounding” future self. On the other hand, if people are prompted to think about the fact that the future may change them, they’re more apt to spend in the here and now.Have people make goals and plans based on what their “future selves” are going to doPeople have an optimistic tendency to assume that their future selves are going to be more disciplined, rational, and generally awesome than our current selves tend to be. In experiments, researchers have been able to inspire people to have more self-control by asking them to think about their “future selves” when making decisions. Another idea is to have people ask themselves what their “future self” is likely to think about financial decisions, whether that’s taking out a home equity loan or deciding to pay off a credit card. This can serve as a valuable gut check as to whether a choice is a good one for the long term “you.”There may not be a magical door we can open to meet our future selves, but for most people, it’s quite possible to have a good sense of what that person will be like. Most likely, he or she will be working in the same field, have the same general personality, possess the same good and bad habits, and probably have a similar family situation. Saving money and making smart financial choices for this person is a no-brainer, when it comes down to it. The dollar we put away today is just one we’re handing back over to that future self.References:Hamm. T. (2017). Three Key Principles of ‘Future Self’ Thinking. Retrieved from, H. (2013). You Make Better Decisions If You “See” Your Senior Self. Retrieved from, K. (2012). How to Meet Your Future Self—and Save. Retrieved from, A. G. (2015). What your future self can teach you. Retrieved from read more