first_imgNearly two years after completing the Public Health Ministry’s Medex programme, several graduates are still awaiting employment.Guyana Times was told on Tuesday that 25 graduates who successfully completed the four-year training programme in 2015, are still awaiting placements at health facilities. This situation has persisted despite the students having completed their three-month internship requirement in early 2016.Public Health Minister Volda LawrenceOne of the aggrieved medical personnel explained the group was first promised placements at health centres across the country, almost one year ago.“After [receiving training between] 2011-2015, they (Public Health Ministry) had us on internship. Afterwards in April 2016, they said we’re gonna start working because we were assigned to the various health centres, who [would be] going to region Eight or Nine,” the student highlighted.It was further disclosed that their grievances were initially communicated through the then Chief Medex, and Director of Health Sciences and Education Faculty, Public Health Ministry, Wilton Benn.Guyana Times understands that Benn was expected to undertake measures to revise the medex curriculum, to award students with a University qualification.“The curriculum was supposed to be revised and we were supposed to be accredited by the University of Guyana with an associate diploma. With revising the curriculum, he (Wilton Benn) was supposed to submit it to the University of Guyana. Four years passed during the time of the training and he apparently didn’t revise it,” another frustrated student pointed out.It was noted that the medex graduates were “promised” that as soon as their training finished, they would commence work.“We’ve been home over a year; we were supposed to start working and that never happened and we called to find out what’s going on, they gave us different story [saying] that some of the documents already gone up to UG [but] when you called up to UG, there’s nothing there,” this publication was told.This newspaper however understands that current Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence met with several persons within the University but it is unclear if the students’ concerns were discussed or addressed. The students claim that they made attempts to contact the Minister.“We asked this year to get an audience with the now Minister of Health, [Volda Lawrence] but we never got through to her office but we got an email saying that she is meeting with the University of Guyana but we still haven’t heard anything,” this publication was told.Efforts by Guyana Times to contract the Minister on Tuesday proved futile.This newspaper was however informed that dialogue with health officials were sought even before Minister Lawrence was transferred to the post. The graduates had met with then Minister, Dr George Norton and Minister within the Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings.“Everything turned out to be nothing,” one of the students told this publication.The students have recently sought legal advice in efforts to seek redress for their non-placement.“Since it’s been a year, [we met] with a lawyer because our contract is nulled as a year is finished, meaning the Government doesn’t have a contract with us anymore. We are trying to work around that but it seems to be in vain too,” this publication was further told.A delegation of students took their concerns to the Ministry of the Presidency but they were reportedly told at the gates to leave their contact information. The students claim that to date, they have not been contacted. “We called and never got through so everything was like a dead end because everybody is saying that they’re gonna get back to us”.Earlier this month, several students who graduated from the University’s pharmacy programme had claimed that their lives were at a virtual standstill as they had been waiting for several months to commence their internship programme at the Georgetown Public Hospital. This programme is necessary for those students to obtain their licences to practise their craft.Guyana Times had been told that the said programme should have commenced in early January but it was alleged that the Pharmacy Council was unprepared to facilitate the process.last_img read more


first_imgThe counting of votes in both the Marriage Equality Referendum and the Age Eligibility for President begins in earnest at 9am today.Polling took place yesterday but the result will be known today.There were strong voter turn out in many urban areas across Donegal when the polls closed at 10pm last night.Island voting took place earlier on Thursday.Counting for Donegal NE takes place in the Bonagee Centre in Letterkenny while in Donegal SE, the St John Bosco centre will be the location.The total Electorate is as follows: Total Electorate – North East – 59,006 (not including supplement)Total Electorate – South West – 61,678 (not including supplement)Electorate (6) Islands – 732 (not including supplement)It is expected that early tallies on voting trends will emerge after a couple of hours. COUNTING OF VOTES BEGINS IN EARNEST AT 9AM AT TWO DONEGAL COUNT CENTRES was last modified: May 23rd, 2015 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) Tags:donegalreferendumvoteslast_img read more


first_imgDo Things Differently (3 September)Celebrate Our Beautiful Country (10 September)Join in during Do Good Week (17 September)Celebrate South Africa’s Heritage (24 September) 24 August 2010 The Brand South Africa “Legacy” campaign calls on South Africans, each Friday for the next five weeks, to celebrate the values that make them unique; that made the 2010 Fifa World such a success; and that have the power to shape a united, prosperous future South Africa.SA Legacy campaign: programme “This year, we have come together as a nation united and flown the flag high,” Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola told journalists at a briefing in Johannesburg on Monday. “Now we need to keep it flying, and remind ourselves how we made the event the most successful Fifa World Cup™ in history.” The South African “can do” attitude and commitment was at the heart of the World Cup success, and would “heavily inform our post-tournament activity”, Matola said. The Legacy campaign aims to leverage the World Cup momentum by providing platforms for South Africans to keep achieving and showcasing their “South Africanness” to the world, while entrenching the principles of pride, patriotism and solid citizenship that have been established over the past year.Celebrating the things ‘that make us who we are’ Each Friday for the next five weeks, “South Africans will celebrate all the things that make us who we are – the unique values displayed during the World Cup – enabling us to be proud of our nation, culture and heritage.” Each Friday will have a different theme, starting on 27 August with a call to Support the Class of 2010, followed by calls to: Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materialcenter_img At the same time as it provides South Africans with practical ways to contribute to the country’s development, the Legacy campaign will define the values that make South Africans unique, with the ultimate goal of improving the country’s global competitiveness. According to Brand South Africa, these values will be aligned with the Brand South Africa value proposition “in order to change the backward view of ‘legacy’ into a forward-looking perspective that helps define the way in which South Africans behave. “This will ultimately contribute to the country’s rating in international competitive studies, in that we don’t just ‘write’ about ‘how’ citizens behave, but actually influence the behaviour we want people to adopt.”‘Put your soul into it’ Matola urged South Africans to “put your soul into it” again and again, using the Legacy campaign platforms to “show the world why you are proud to be South African … We have so much in common, and so much humanity to celebrate. “The 2010 Fifa World Cup may be over, but its legacy remains,” Matola said. “There is no turning back, as we continue to define and showcase who we are as a nation to the world. “We are a people who are proudly defined by ubuntu, diversity, innovation and creativity. Our ‘South Africanness’ opens up a lifetime of possibilities for us all.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more


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first_imgHaryana became national men’s hockey champions when they defeated Karnataka 2-1 in a fast-paced final here on Sunday.It was billed as a contest within the contest between the two ace drag-flickers, Karnataka’s VR Raghunath and Haryana’s Sandeep Singh. But it was the stocky Mandeep Antil who made the difference getting a sizzling winner for Haryana midway into the second half.Karnataka were over- reliant on Raghunath for their goals but though he slammed one to draw his team level, they did not give him any other opportunity to lay his stick on the ball on the other three penalty corners.It was a match worthy of a final, watched by a large and vocal crowd at the Aishbagh Stadium.The persistent drizzle at the start of the game did not affect their enthusiasm.Raghunath and Sandeep were vying for the tag of the tournament’s highest scorer, and the latter drew level on that count when he slammed home the team’s first penalty corner into the roof of the net in the 13th minute, giving Karnataka and India goalkeeper Bharat Chetri no chance.However, the custodian made amends soon after when he not only stopped Sandeep’s scorching shot, but also thwarted two subsequent rebounds in a display of brave and agile goalkeeping.Raghunath also made his presence felt with an assured defensive display, precise tackling and good passing.Karnataka had a golden opportunity to draw level in the 26th minute, but Amar Aiyamma’s good work down the left side of the circle and centre were wasted by KM Somanna. However, it did not take too long for Karnataka to draw level after the break.advertisementTheir third penalty corner was finally stopped, allowing Raghunath to find the bottom right corner of Jasbir Singh’s cage.Antil got a chance to put Punjab ahead once again but with only Chetri to beat, his reverse hit went over the target.There were chances at the other end as well with Prabhjot Singh, more active in the second period, setting up Hariprasad who shot wide.Chetri made a good save from Sher Singh’s shot, but Antil soon made the decisive impact.Receiving the ball on the top of the circle, he dribbled into position before slamming a reverse hit past a surprised Chetri.After regaining the lead, Punjab were content to sit back and attack. Karnataka had to go all out for the equaliser, but Deepak Thakur could not control Prabhjot’s pass inside the circle.Luck also seemed to desert the team from the southern state when Aiyamma’s shot from Thakur’s pass hit the frame.”It was a tough game and if Karnataka had capitalised on their opportunities, we could have been in trouble,” Sandeep said after the match.Sardar was relieved that his team improved upon their display in the semi- final. ” It depends on performance on any given day.Yesterday, we had to go to a tiebreaker but today, we had a good performance against tough opponents,” the Haryana skipper said.Punjab finish thirdPrabhdeep Singh scored a brace as Punjab defeated Jharkhand 4- 1 to secure third spot. Prabhdeep opened the scoring in the third minute off his team’s first penalty corner.Their lead was shortlived with Bikash Toppo equalising eight minutes later. Punjab upped the ante after the break as Baljinder Singh converted a penalty corner in the 43rd minute. Prabhdeep’s strike in the 51st put Punjab in control while Akashdeep Singh put the finishing touches with four minutes to go.last_img read more