PPP to host roundtable on “Status of Women in Guyana”

first_imgAs part of its observance of International Women’s Day – which was observed on March 8 – the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will be hosting a roundtable under the theme ‘Women Speak: The Status of Women in Guyana 2018’.The event is scheduled for March 20, in the auditorium at Freedom House, Robb Street, Georgetown. Several women in various fields from the Private and Public Sectors, professional women in the health and education sectors and those in the agriculture sector are slated to speak at the event. Additionally, women representing a wide cross-section of Guyanese, including women elected at the Local Government level, are expected to attend.The PPP anticipates that the event will not only highlight the status of women in Guyana in 2018, but act as a clarion call for action to be taken to address several areas of concern for Guyanese women.The need for such an event was necessitated by the lack of substantial Government initiatives to address the plight of women in Guyana, over the past three years and Government actions that have negatively impacted Guyanese women.Much success has been made over the last two decades in advancing the rights and status of Guyanese women and substantive measures to support women in various fields were implemented. However, Guyana is fast losing its momentum which it can ill afford – least our society be further ruinously disadvantaged by the demise in women’s rights and participation.last_img read more

DONEGAL TOWN MAN AND TWO SONS ACCUSED OF MURDER

first_imgA Donegal man and his two sons are in police custody following a gruesome murder in England two weeks ago.Robert Derek Johnston, 56, who is originally from Donegal Town, and his sons Ben, 26, and Tom, 24, are accused of killing Shaleem Amar in Sunningdale, near Ascot, Berkshire.Shaleem Amar, a 33-year-old father of three, was found dying in the back of a van having suffered serious injuries. Mr Amar, who subsequently died, was only dsicovered when armed officers pulled the van over on the A30 almost two weeks ago.Within days the four men including the Johnstons from Pimipisford near Cambridge and another man, Shaun Matthews, of Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire, 54, were charged with murder.They accused men are now in custody awaiting trial at Reading Crown Court on March 1st.A post-mortem examination showed Mr Amar, who had moved to Sunningdale with his family just two months ago, died from head injuries.Mr Johnston moved to England from his Donegal town home about 30 years ago.www.donegaldaily.com spoke to a number of people who remember father once owning a garage in the town.EndsDONEGAL TOWN MAN AND TWO SONS ACCUSED OF MURDER was last modified: December 2nd, 2010 by StephenShare 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