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first_img– Munroe gets VP nodATTORNEY-at-law, K. A. Juman-Yassin,was returned unopposed for his sixth consecutive term as president of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA), while Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) president Godfrey Munroe will now take up a vice -president role in the executive.Yassin, who happily accepted, was elected to serve for another four years as the GOA’s head when the body held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and election of office bearers yesterday at the GOA Liliendaal headquarters, which is still undergoing construction.Munroe and Tricia Fietkou, who was elected in the newly installed position of Assistant Treasurer, were the only new faces on the eight member executive. Returning in their old positions were Karen Pilgrim and Charles Corbin as vice presidents; Hector Edwards as Secretary General, Garfield Wiltshire as Treasurer, and Dion Nurse as Assistant Secretary.The most intensely contested position was that 0f vice president, which saw Munroe pulling off an upset over outgoing VP Noel Adonis. The position had a total of six nominations, the others being Guyana Boxing Association president, Steve Ninvalle, and baseball’s Robin Singh. GHB president Phillip Fernandes also received a nomination but respectfully declined.Pilgrim received the most support, with 33 of the 43 voters wanting to see her return; Munroe followed with 27 votes and Corbin had 25 votes. Adonis managed to get the nod from 17 of the electors, while Singh had 14 and Ninvalle eight.As for the VP position, each of the 43 electors was issued a ballot and allowed to vote for their top three choices.Other unchallenged candidates were Edwards and Wiltshire. Guyana Badminton Association (GBA) president Gokarn Ramdhani was nominated for both the assistant secretary and assistant treasurer positions, but both times he declined. Against Fietkou,he received 13 votes, while Fietkou walked away with 29 votes.Others who were nominated for positions but also declined included Guyana Football Federation president, Wayne Forde and Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) President, Nigel Hinds.The new executives was resoundingly congratulated by members of the audience after taking their seats at the head table. Giving a speech on returning, Yassin thanked all the Associations for continuing to believe in him, notwithstanding all the bad press that he has been receiving lately.Leading up to the elections,calls for Yassin to be voted out intensified in certain sections of the media;Yassin also addressed this in his remarks.“I really want to thank each member from each Association for re-electing me as president. I want to thank those several persons who advised me not to respond to all the malicious articles by two journalists of the Kaieteur News.“I am by nature a fighter; I would like to respond, but if I respond to these people,next week something else would come up and things will always come up and soon you would probably get fed up of me responding,” Yassin expressed.“I don’t mind criticism but when you go down to being disrespectful I draw a line there.” He continuedThe returning officer for yesterday’s GOA elections was Mark Bender.last_img read more


first_imgA man is expected to appear in Carndonagh Court later today charged with burglary offences.The man was arrested by Gardai following a number of alleged incidents in the Termon area.It is understood that a number of holiday homes were broken into. The man was questioned by Gardai and is expected to appear in court this morning.MAN TO APPEAR IN COURT AFTER SPATE OF BURGLARIES was last modified: January 29th, 2014 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:arrestedburglariesCARNDONAGH DISTRICT COURTTermonlast_img read more


first_imgAir Astana takes delivery of first Airbus A321neoAir Astana takes delivery of first Airbus A321neoAir Astana, the award-winning Kazakh flag carrier, has taken delivery of the first A321neo at the Airbus facility in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft is on an operating lease from Aercap, with the deal including two further A321neo and one A320neo aircraft for delivery planned in 2018.The Air Astana A321neo is configured with 28 Business Class and 151 Economy class seats, all of which are equipped with personal IFE systems. The A321neo is powered by the latest generation Pratt & Whitney engines, which together with aerodynamic improvements, make it the quietest aircraft in its class and also delivers fuel consumption 15% lower than the previous model. The cabin features larger overhead-bin capacity and a new mood-lighting system with LED technology.The aircraft will be operated on Air Astana’s network of domestic and regional routes.Air Astana currently operates 13 A320 aircraft and one A320neo, which was delivered in 2016. The carrier plans to increase the fleet of A320neo family aircraft to 17 by 2020.About Air AstanaAir Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan, operates flights to over 60 domestic and international routes from hubs in Astana and Almaty. The company was incorporated in late 2001 and commenced operations on 15 May 2002. Air Astana fleet consists of Boeing 767, 757, Airbus A319, A320, A320neo, A321 and Embraer 190 aircraft. Air Astana became the first carrier from Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (the CIS) and Eastern Europe to be awarded the prestigious 4-Star rating by Skytrax at its World Airline Awards 2012 and was also named ‘The Best Airline in Central Asia and India’ that year. Both achievements were repeated in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.Source = Air Astanalast_img read more

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