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first_imgDear Editor,In letters to the Editors of Stabroek News, Kaieteur News and Guyana Times, published on September 30, 2018 with the apt captions of “Working Class Guyanese relegated to drive old vehicles” and “Guyanese relegated to drive old vehicles”, there is a response published on October 4, 2018, captioned “Taxes have been reduced for approximately 90 per cent of vehicles imported into Guyana”, and there are attached two tables that are as confusing as cricket is to the American from Wisconsin.The letter was signed by my friend and colleague, the Commissioner General of GRA, Mr Godfrey Statia. Of course the GRA article was published in the nation’s newspaper, Guyana Chronicle, and headlined “GRA debunks Nigel Hinds claims”. Chronicle is eager to publish a response, but not the original letter. I avoid sending them letters; the Guyana Chronicle masquerade is decades old.The GRA letter, written in a scattered and obscure manner, leads me to think that Mr Statia did not write the letter. The stringing together of a web of words and references that are not related to the core of my contention — that Guyanese are relegated to drive old vehicles — speaks for itself. And may I add that Guyanese are priced into seeking low-cylinder-capacity vehicles that tend to be low technology, have poor safety records, and are underlined by sub-par performance and the need for constant repairs and maintenance?The GRA tables focused on vehicles 2000cc and under, disregarding the tax rates for vehicles over 2000cc that I included in my previous letter, and which most Guyanese would love to own; relegation to third class status indeed.The GRA letter writer — and I use this term respectfully — is apparently not the Commissioner General of GRA, as his written submissions are of premium quality. The letter writer veers off into Government’s scrabbling, mystifying and seemingly inexplicable experimentation for a Green Guyana Economy, eco-friendly vehicles such as electric, hybrid and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) vehicles. “Guyana is poised to take the lead in the region and soon implement the most modern version of the Harmonised System (2017) version of the Common External Tariff (CET)…” another heavyweight handed segway; unrelated to the essence of the subject matter; another pie in the sky.Then we have the oxymoronic claim that a 3000cc “economy class” vehicle is also a “high end” vehicle, such as the Mazda SkyActiv… Where in the world can you obtain new or newish vehicles such as a Honda Accord or Toyota Camry for cost, insurance and freight (CIF) of US$7,500, as mentioned in the GRA letter, without getting the dregs and discarded vehicles from the developed countries?GRA then proudly shows in the table that revised cumulative taxes for vehicles under 2000cc and less than four years old attract a revised cumulative tax rate ranging from 65 per cent to 82 per cent, virtually double any vehicle tariff in the region. Are we Guyanese not being treated most unfairly? To quote from the GRA letter: “GRA, with its limited capacity, is sometimes overwhelmed…” Lo and behold, GRA is now responsible for auditing Exxon Esso’s pre-contract costs. Why are we digging Government’s policy graves that diminish the capacity of Guyanese to thrive?Allow me to digress to a more personal matter, due to the insinuations in the GRA letter. When I re-migrated to Guyana in November of 2011, I was granted duty free concession on a 2006 Lexus 330. On December 13, 2014, on my way down from the Vryman’s Erven Basketball Court in Berbice, I was on the verge of crashing into the elevated road median located at Perseverance, Mahaica-Berbice, around 8:00 pm, in what visually was a pitch-dark night. Fortune favoured me that night, as I veered off the road and smashed into a massive mango tree; three air bags inflated, two on my side and one for my friend and passenger, Linden Hunte, the technology and safety features of the vehicle saved our lives. The vehicle was virtually totalled/written off. The good neighbours in Perseverance took us to the Mahaica hospital, where our minor injuries were treated.After having the vehicle parked in my garage for approximately one year, it was sold for $1.5 million, with all the necessary documentation given to the buyer… Some two years after the sale, I was contacted by a GRA officer and told that a vehicle in my name was seized.It appears that the buyer had brought in a much newer Lexus 330 from Suriname and used the number plates from my wrecked Lexus and other documents to import the vehicle, without paying the sky-high taxes. Why does Suriname pay a 25 per cent to 40 per cent tax rate? The last I saw of the Lexus imported from Suriname was at GRA Headquarters in late 2017, still bearing number plates from the wrecked Lexus.Regarding my lack of French/au fait relating to the vehicle tariffs, I will say a noose of a different size is still a noose.Guyanese are paying world beating vehicle tariff rates that are injurious, self-defeating, and draconian to the spirit and soul of the Guyanese people. Ask the Antiguan, Surinamese, Trinidadian, Barbadian or Jamaican, and then we see how we are cursed with these nonsensical vehicle import tariff rates pre- or post-2016.Let me conclude by hereby giving GRA the right to waive confidentiality rules relating to me, and permit publication of a ‘shame on you’ list relevant to me.Sincerely,Nigel Hindslast_img read more


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first_imgA two-day international conference on the development and implementation of government’s pledges and decisions, ICT applications, e-Governance and execution of various development projects will begin tomorrow (Dec. 15-16) in Monrovia.The Advanced Trends in Information Communications Technology (ICT) and Management conference will provide a national forum for leaders and representatives of government, civil society, industry and academia to exchange ideas, experiences and best practices in the implementation of e-Governance projects.The forum, which is the second in a series, will take place at the Centennial Pavilion on Ashmun Street in Monrovia. It is organized by Blue Crest College Ghana and Liberia in partnership with the Association of African Universities (AAU) and the West and Central African Research and Educators Networks (WACREN).The theme of the conference is “ICT for Economic Prosperity, Good Governance, and Development,” and is expected to bring together over 1,000 participants from across West Africa.On December 13-14, a national forum for leaders and representatives of government, civil society, industry, and academia held discussions where they exchanged ideas, experiences and best practices in the implementation of e-Governance projects.They discussed the formation of a National Research Educators Networks, which will be spearheaded by AAU and WACREN.The main conference, which will also be attended by Ministers, government officials, vice chancellors, CEOs, CIOs, researchers, academics and students, will share knowledge and possibilities of using ICT for economic prosperity, good governance, and development.The conference ends on Dec. 16 with the presentation of technical papers by various authors and researchers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


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first_imgThe Traffic Court at the Temple of Justice on Monday initiated contempt proceedings against Cllr. David B. Gibson, after he failed on numerous occasions to produce Mrs. Mai Urey’s driver, Joseph Kundufurmah, who damaged a businessman’s vehicle valued at US$18,000.Cllr. Gibson may be arrested on Thursday, June 14, if he does not produce Kundufurmah, the court said during a hearing.At Monday’s hearing, which Cllr. Gibson and Kundufurmah did not attend, Judge Jomah Jallah said, “If Cllr. Gibson cannot produce defendant Kundufurmah by Thursday, he would take all of the punishments that would have been taken by Kundufurmah, because he guaranteed to serve as surety for him.”The court’s decision resulted from a writ of contempt issued by Judge Jomah S. Jallah, after Gibson had refused on numerous occasions to bring Kundufurmah to court as he had promised.The court authorized its sheriff to proceed to the premises of defendant Gibson, to ensure he appears before it on Thursday, June 14, “to show cause why he should not be held in contempt for failing to produce  defendant Kundufurmah predicated upon a notice of assignment served and returned out of this court.”Before the court action, Cllr. Gibson on June 11 wrote the court informing it about his decision to discontinue his representation of defendant Kundufurmah.In that letter, he informed Judge Jallah that his resignation from the case stemmed from numerous calls he had made to the defendant, which he claimed Kundufurmah had refused to answer or return same.“I am not aware of the location or whereabouts of defendant Kundufurmah; hence, I cannot provide legal representation for a defendant who has elected not to avail himself to his legal counsel,” Gibson said in his letter.Kundufurmah, Mrs. Urey’s driver, was involved in an accident with a White Lexus Jeep valued at US$18,000 and that he severely damaged.The vehicle in question reportedly belongs to one Success Tewobola, a businessman.The accident, police investigative report indicates, occurred on October 9, 2017, along the Tubman Boulevard, opposite the ERA Supermarket in Sinkor.The case grew out of a police second investigative report on May 9, 2018, charging Kundufurmah with multiple traffic-related offenses that included misused of a lane, reckless driving, improper left turn and failure to yield to the right of way, resulting into the damage of the white Lexus Jeep.Following the release of the first police report, Mrs. Urey rejected the findings and subsequently asked for another investigative report, which was done but again held her driver Kundufurmah responsible for the accident.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


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first_imgMuch of the Peace Region is under Environment Canada Snowfall and Winter Storm warnings this morning.The area in question, includes Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Grande Prairie and Peace River.However, so far the warnings have not been officially extended, far enough north, on this side of the border, to include Fort St. John.- Advertisement -In the South Peace, 10 to 15 centimeters of snow is expected by this evening, as the result of an Arctic cold front moving southward across the region.It is also expected to be accompanied, by a strong northerly wind, resulting in periods of blowing snow and poor visibility.In Fort St. John however, we’re now only forecast to get about 2 centimeters of snow, but we are expected to get the howling Northwest wind, which is already near 30 kilometers per hour.Advertisement So the blowing snow and reduced visibility could also be a problem this morning in this region.last_img read more


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first_img“We got into it a bit,” Piniella said upon arriving at the Peoria (Ariz.) Sports Complex for an exhibition game against Seattle. As he spoke, a 20-something man stood in the first row behind the dugout wearing a dark blue T-shirt with the Cubs’ logo printed on the front under the words “Why Not Us?” Lou Piniella had seen just four, winless exhibition games and had been managing his latest challenge for just three weeks. But that glimpse was disturbing enough for Piniella to demand during a team meeting Monday morning that his Chicago Cubs change their play immediately. Sheffield needs 45 homers to reach 500, which would help his Hall of Fame chances. It’s a situation he doesn’t think about. “Not important at all,” Sheffield said. Lester returns: Jon Lester pitched in his first game since his last cancer treatment just 2 months ago. The Boston Red Sox left-hander retired all three batters he faced on grounders in Fort Myers, Fla. Hamilton off to fast start with Reds: Josh Hamilton has been one of the Cincinnati Reds’ best hitters in the first week of spring training games, showing his skills haven’t deteriorated during years away from the game caused by his cocaine addiction. In Cincinnati’s first five games, Hamilton has gone 9 for 16 (.563) with a pair of doubles and a long home run. Murcer upbeat and looking to return to TV booth: Bobby Murcer is in great spirits and remains determined to return to the New York Yankees’ YES Network broadcast booth this season. Murcer is recovering from surgery on Dec. 28 to remove a malignant brain tumor. Marlin setback: The Florida Marlins’ injury-plagued pitching staff had another setback when right-hander Ricky Nolasco was scratched from his first scheduled spring-training start because of back spasms. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Why not yet? “We’ve got some work to do. This is not some push-button operation,” Piniella said, chuckling. It appeared to work Monday. The Cubs played what Piniella called “a great game.” They got strong pitching from new starter Ted Lilly and former ace Kerry Wood to overcome a struggling start by Mark Prior in a 6-5 win. Prior, who missed most of last season with injuries, started and allowed three earned runs and got just four outs before Piniella pulled his expected ace. Sheffield expects big year from A-Rod: Gary Sheffield brought his strong opinions back to Legends Field in Tampa, Fla., predicting a big year for former New York Yankees teammate Alex Rodriguez and saying he never thinks about making the Hall of Fame. “Alex is going to have the best year he’s had since he’s been here,” Sheffield said before the Tigers lost to the Yankees 6-5. last_img read more


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first_img Pele 1 Harry Kane’s fantastic week just got even better – with the news that footballing great Pele has joined his growing list of admirers.The Brazilian icon, who is a special guest at Anfield on Sunday for the clash between Liverpool and Manchester United, is widely regarded as one of the finest players to ever grace the game.Kane has notched 26 goals in all competitions this season and his form was rewarded with a first senior international call-up on Thursday, and Pele has publicly expressed his admiration for the “excellent” Spurs striker.“I think he is an excellent player – he could be a good one for the English team,” said the 74-year-old.Pele also offered the 21-year-old some words of advice in an attempt to maximise his potential and avoid the dangers of burnout that plague young players who experience the weight of high expectations.“First of all, he has to take care of his physical condition. A lot of young players forget to look after themselves,” Pele said, speaking on behalf of SUBWAY.“I used to say, ‘God give me the gift to play football, to do something’, but you must always be in good shape.“That is one thing. Tell him to never think he can be the best. Always he has something to learn. That is my advice.”last_img read more


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first_imgWigan Athletic have announced the appointment of club captain Gary Caldwell as their new manager, just a day after the sacking of Malky Mackay.The struggling Latics axed Mackay as boss on Easter Monday, following a 2-0 defeat to Derby County which left them eight points adrift of safety in the Championship’s bottom three.Chairman David Sharpe, who only replaced his grandfather Dave Whelan in the role last month, insisted he made the change “for the long-term future of the club” and has moved quickly to install the controversial Scot’s successor, with central defender Caldwell penning a “permanent contract” as manager.The 32-year-old told the club’s official website: “We are in a really tough place at the moment, but we will approach the next five games with only one thing in mind, to win. After that, we will assess where we are and move on.”Caldwell first moved to Wigan in 2010 and has remained at the club ever since, but he has not made a single first-team appearance for Latics this term.The former Scotland man is delighted to have been given the opportunity to take the helm, adding: “I’ve made no secret of the fact that I wanted to move into management when the time was right.“I didn’t expect that to come along as quickly as this but, in football, you need to take opportunities when they arise and I am honoured and excited in equal measures to take charge at the Latics, where I have shared such incredible memories over the past five years.”Wigan chairman David Sharpe has described Caldwell as a “natural leader” and believes he is the right man for the job.Sharpe said: “After a meeting with him on Monday and discussions all day Tuesday, Gary was the only candidate we considered because we are so convinced of his qualities.“He knows who we are as a football club and shares the same football philosophy. He is a natural leader who commands respect from everyone around him.“People will talk about his lack of experience, but every young coach is in the same place, there are many examples of young coaches being given opportunities and being successful.“For me the timing was important; we will look to get a reaction in the next five games and this period crucially gives Gary a chance to look at the players in his way until the end of the season. Plus it enables us to start working now with a manager we know will be in place next season.“The immediate goal is clearly to do everything we can to survive in this division, starting at Fulham on Friday. It’s going to be a huge task but, with Gary, Graham, Eric and Mike at the helm, we have the right team in place.” Wigan club captain and new manager Gary Caldwell 1last_img read more


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first_img Euro 2016 and Champions League to feature goal-line technology Goal-line technology will be used at Euro 2016 this summer and in the Champions League from next season after UEFA’s executive committee gave the green light to introducing the system.Suspended UEFA president Michel Platini had been a long-time opponent of technology, but he allowed UEFA officials to review its use for Euro 2016 in his native France before his eight-year ban was imposed by FIFA’s ethics committee.The success of goal-line technology in the Premier League and World Cup proved crucial, especially after high-profile incidents in major competitions. Ukraine were denied a goal against England at Euro 2012, while two years earlier Frank Lampard was denied a World Cup goal for England against Germany.UEFA will maintain its system of having an extra official behind each goal as well as the technology.UEFA’s referees chief Pierluigi Collina said: “This is not a decision we have taken quickly. We have been looking at it for the last year and a half.“We are convinced implementing goal-line technology will be a further step in better control of the match.“We are happy with the additional assistant referees even if we know that from the outside their contribution is not always appreciated.” 1last_img read more


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first_imgFor a perfectly healthy woman, Dianne Kerley has had quite a few medical tests in recent years: MRI and PET scans of her brain, two spinal taps and hours of memory and thinking tests. Kerley, 52, has spent much of her life in the shadow of an illness that gradually destroys memory, personality and the ability to think, speak, and live independently. Her mother, grandmother and a maternal great-aunt all developed Alzheimer’s disease. Her mother, 78, is in a nursing home in the advanced stages of dementia, helpless and barely responsive. “She’s in her own private purgatory,” Kerley said. Kerley is part of an ambitious new scientific effort to find ways to detect Alzheimer’s disease at the earliest possible moment. Although the disease may seem like a calamity that strikes suddenly in old age, scientists now think it begins long before the mind fails. “PIB is about the future of where Alzheimer’s disease needs to be,” said Dr. William E. Klunk, a co-discoverer of the dye at the Alzheimer’s research center at the University of Pittsburgh. “PIB is being used today to help determine whether drugs that are meant to prevent or remove amyloid from the brain are working, so we can find drugs that prevent the underlying pathology of the disease.” Though PIB is experimental now, studies began in November that are intended to lead to government approval for wider use. Currently, for the most common form of Alzheimer’s disease, which occurs after age 65, there is no proven means of early detection, no definitive genetic test. But PIB tests might be ready before new treatments emerge, making it possible to predict who will develop Alzheimer’s – without being able to help. Researchers are also using MRI scans to look for early brain changes, and testing blood and spinal fluid for amyloid and other “biomarkers” to see if they can be used to predict Alzheimer’s or find it early. Studies of families in which multiple members have dementia are helping to sort out the genetic underpinnings of the disease. Finally, experiments are under way to find out whether drugs and vaccines can remove amyloid from the brain or prevent its buildup, and whether doing so would help patients. The new drugs, unlike the ones currently available, have the potential to stop or slow the progress of the disease. At the very least, the drug studies will be the first real test of the leading theory of Alzheimer’s, which blames amyloid for setting off a chain of events that ultimately ruin the brain. Alzheimer’s was first recognized 100 years ago, and in all that time science has been completely unable to change the course of the disease. Desperate families spend more than $1 billion a year on drugs approved for Alzheimer’s that generally have only small effects, if any, on symptoms. Patients’ agitation and hallucinations often drive relatives and nursing homes to resort to additional powerful drugs approved for other diseases like schizophrenia, drugs that can deepen the oblivion and cause severe side effects like diabetes, stroke and movement disorders. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia (artery disease, Parkinson’s and other brain disorders can also lead to dementia). Five million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s, most of them over 65. It is the nation’s sixth leading cause of death by disease, killing nearly 66,000 people a year and probably contributing to many more deaths. By 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, 11 million to 16 million Americans will have the disease. “Sixteen million is a future we can’t countenance,” said William H. Thies, the association’s vice president for medical and scientific relations. “It will bankrupt our health care system.” The costs are already enormous, $148 billion a year – more than three times the cost of chronic lung disease, even though Alzheimer’s kills only half as many people. To a great extent, increases in dementia are the price of progress: More and more people are living long enough to get Alzheimer’s, some because they survived heart disease, strokes or cancer. It is a cruel trade-off. The disease is by no means inevitable, but among people 85 and older, about 40 percent develop Alzheimer’s and spend their so-called golden years in a thicket of confusion, ultimately becoming incontinent, mute, bedridden or forced to use a wheelchair and completely dependent on others. “It makes people wonder whether they really want to live that long,” Klunk said. The potential market for prevention and treatment is enormous, and drug companies are eager to exploit it. If a drug could prevent Alzheimer’s or just reduce the risk, as statins like Lipitor do for heart disease, half the population over 55 would probably need to take it, Thies said. If new drugs do emerge, they will come from studies in patients who already have symptoms, Thies said. But he said the emphasis would quickly shift to treating people at risk, before symptoms set in. Many researchers doubt that even the best preventive drugs will be able to heal the brains of people who are already demented.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson“Alzheimer’s disease may be a chronic condition in which changes begin in midlife or even earlier,” said Dr. John C. Morris, director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Washington University in St. Louis, where Kerley volunteers for studies. Currently, the diagnosis is not made until symptoms develop, and by then it may already be too late to rescue the brain. Drugs now in use temporarily ease symptoms for some, but cannot halt the underlying disease. Many scientists believe the best hope of progress, maybe the only hope, lies in detecting the disease early and devising treatments to stop it before brain damage becomes extensive. Better still, they would like to intervene even sooner, by identifying risk factors and treating people preventively – the same strategy that has markedly lowered death rates from heart disease, stroke and some cancers. So far, Alzheimer’s has been unyielding. But research now under way may start answering major questions about when the disease begins and how best to fight it. A radioactive dye called PIB (for Pittsburgh Compound B) has made it possible to use PET scans to find deposits of amyloid, an Alzheimer’s-related protein, in the brains of live human beings. It may lead to earlier diagnosis, help doctors distinguish Alzheimer’s from other forms of dementia and let them monitor the effects of treatment. Studies with the dye have already found significant deposits in 20 percent to 25 percent of seemingly normal people over 65, suggesting that they may be on the way to Alzheimer’s, though only time will tell. last_img read more


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first_imgRAPHOE NOTES Cross-border Forum on Disabilities PresentationIn February 2013 Raphoe Family Resource Centre received funding from the Reconciliation through the Riverine, a joint initiative between Donegal Co. Council and Strabane District Council with strong support from the local community through the Riverine Forum. The funding was to establish a cross-border forum on disability, which aimed to develop cross-community, cross-border relationships between people with disabilities in the Strabane and Lifford areas. With the help of disability organisations such as Rehabcare, Lifford and Glenside Adult Training Centre, Strabane 17 people with intellectual and physical disabilities were recruited. The participants took part in 28 facilitated sessions to enhance their understanding of traditions and cultures; increase levels of tolerance and acceptance; decrease levels of isolation, alienation and social exclusion, and to enable people with disabilities in becoming more ‘visible’ in daily lives of communities.On Friday 27th September, the final day of the project, the participants were presented with certificates by Mr. Eamonn Browne, Project Coordinator, Reconciliation through the Riverine to mark their involvement in the Cross-border Forum on Disabilities.The overall aim of the Reconciliation through the Riverine is to address the impact of the ‘conflict’ on the Strabane/Lifford area and its hinterlands by regenerating the border riverside area so as to create an iconic shared space as a lasting legacy of the Peace Process and consolidating the work undertaken in the last 15 years in terms of peace building and reconciliation.The Reconciliation through the Riverine is funded by the International Fund for Ireland (IFI). Since it was established by the Irish and British Governments in 1986, the IFI has worked to underpin efforts towards peace in Northern Ireland. Progress is due in no small part to consistent international encouragement and generous political and practical support for peace in the island of Ireland. The International Fund has been the principal channel for this support, notably from the United States, the European Union, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. “This project is supported by the Reconciliation through the Riverine Project managed by Donegal County Council and funded by the International Fund for Ireland”.RAPHOE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE AGMRaphoe Family Resource Centre will hold their AGM on Wednesday 9th October at 7.30 2013 in the Resource Centre William Street Raphoe.RAPHOE PLAYGROUND FUNDRAISER TABLE QUIZTable Quiz in Central Hotel Raphoe on Thursday 3rd October at 8.30 p.m. Teams of 4 €5.00 per person COURSES FOR AUTUMN/WINTERRaphoe Family Centre are now taking names for beginners Crocheting classes and Health & Well Being through Mindfullness. For further information please contact Melanie on 074 9145796SOMETHING SPECIAL SUPPORT GROUPSupporting the needs of Parents/Guardians of Children with Delayed Communication/learning Skills and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Support meeting taking place on Tuesday 8th October at 7.30 p.m. for details contact Melanie 074 9145796RAPHOE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMME TIME TABLETuesday: 3rd & 4th class 3.00-4.00pm5th & 6th class 4.00-5.00pmWednesday: Junior & Senior Infants 2.00-3.00pm1st & 2nd class 3.00-4.00pmComputer Club 3.00- 5.00 p.m. (7 – 12 years olds)Homework Support 5.30 – 6.30 p.m.Youth Café 7.00-9.00pmThursday: Junior & Senior Infants 2.00-3.00pm1st & 2nd class 3.00-4.00pmCOUNSELLING SERVICES:The service which is free and confidential is by appointment only by telephoning 086 3601718.RAPHOE WALKING GROUP:The Raphoe Walking Group meets every Thursday at 10.30am in the Family Resource Centre. Everyone Welcome. This is a brilliant opportunity to get fit (ter) and meet new people in your Community.LITTLE SMILES WITH BIG DREAMSLittle Smile’s is a local parent and toddler group that meets in the Family Resource Centre on Wednesday morning from 10.30 -12 noon. The group is also open to grandparents/ Aunts/Uncles and childminders. This is a great opportunity for pre-school children to meet other children, enjoy messy play, story time and music. Light lunch is provides.HARVEST SOCIALIn aid of Raymochey Parish church on Friday 18th October from 9.00 – 1.00 a.m. in Manorcunningham Resource Centre, Music by George Bustard, supper will be served on the night. Tickets €7.50SPRINGBOARD FAMILY SUPPORT PROJECTBOOK A PLACE ON OUR FORTHCOMING PROGRAMMESPARENTS PLUS PROGRAMME0-6 YR OLDS / 6-12YRS OLDSSpringboard Family Support Project are now taken names for two upcoming8 week Parents Plus Programmes –0-6 YR OLDS & 6-12YRS OLDSA practical & positive guide to parenting childrenTopics include: Being a responsive parent, encouraging and supporting children. Promoting children’s language and development. Helping children concentrate and learn Building co- operation in young children, Managing tantrums, misbehaviour and problems.These programmes will be held on Monday mornings from 10.00 am – 12 noonDate for programmes to be confirmedContact Springboard office on 074 9173918Venue: Springboard, Castlegrove, Raphoe(Childcare & Travel can also be provided)Little ExplorersParent & Toddler GroupParent and Toddler Group is an activity which allows Parents / guardians to attend a session which looks at different activities which promotes learning and fun for children aged 0-4 years. Children will avail of a variety of activities which support their physical, social and emotional development as well as promoting their language development.Parent and Toddler also gives parent / Guardians the opportunity to socialize and meet up in a warm caring stimulating environment. The activities on offer at Little Explorers are: Arts & Crafts, Physical play, Circle and Rhyme Time & Information sessions for parentsParents are provided with a healthy snack!!!! The Parent and toddler session runs every Tuesday morning from 11.00am – 12.30pm. Why not come along and have some fun!!!!TIN WHISTLE CLASSES RESUME.Tin whistle classes with Christy Murray at the usual venue- the Playschool on Castle road or also known as the back road Raphoe. The classes will be, Beginners/juniors 7.00 – 7.40 p.m. Intermediate 7.45 – 8.25 p.m. Adults (over16) 8.30 – 9.10 p.m. everybody welcome All whistles should be in the key of D.St Vincent de Paul Conference of St Columba Raphoe.Please contact in confidence Tel: 0860696332.MAKE IT HAPPEN TRAINING FOR SUCCESS AT TYRONE DONEGAL PARTNERSHIPThis course offers unique Training Programme tailored to overcome barriers to learning for School leavers and young Adults. A small allowance may be available. If interested please contact Tyrone Donegal Partnership on 028 82250962.RAPHOE BOXING CLUBRaphoe Intermediates boxers will be in action next week in the Dockers Club Belfast when the Ulster Intermediate Championships are staged. On Saturday 5th October the Donegal Novice Championships will be held in the Letterkenny clubhouse and the Raphoe club will have 5 boxers in action at the championships. Tickets for the clubs 25th anniversary in Jackson’s hotel on 16th November are now sale and can be had from any club member at the clubhouse Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6.00 – 9.00 p.m. or contact Gary Mc Cullagh 0876620824 or Peter O Donnell 0877703116DD LOCAL – RAPHOE HOSTS CROSS BORDER INITIATIVE ON DISABILITY was last modified: September 27th, 2013 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