Amid public outcry over a decision by the Government to discontinue the issuance of Old Age Pension forNIS Public Relations Officer (PRO) Dianne BaxterGuyanese living overseas, the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) has clarified that the decision was not related to the pension offered by the Scheme.Public Relations Officer (PRO) Dianne Baxter on Thursday told Guyana Times that pensioners should not be alarmed, since the restriction would not in any way affect their NIS pension as she made clear the distinction between the two annuities.“The pension paid by NIS is related to a person’s contribution toward the National Insurance Scheme,” she said, explaining that to qualify for this pension a person should have 750 contributions – which can be calculated as approximately 15 years of contributing to the scheme.Old Age Pension, on the other hand, is a monthly payment ($18,200 at present) available to eligible Guyanese aged 65 or older.Baxter remarked that if the person resides overseas it would not affect them qualifying for the NIS pension, since they would have made their contributions while being employed here. She stated that persons have been calling, confused about the two pensions and inquiring if their NIS annuity would also be severed.There has been outrage at the decision by the Government to stop the Old Age Pension of overseas-based Guyanese.Social Protection Minister Volda Lawrence dismissed the current system, stating that it opened the door to ‘double dipping’, whereby a person not living in Guyana can access a pension from both the Guyanese Government and the country in which they live.Under the ‘new’ system, persons desirous of accessing Old Age Pension will have to be resident in Guyana for a minimum of two years. The law stipulates that the Old Age Pension benefit can be suspended or forfeited if any person is absent from Guyana for more than two years or subjected to imprisonment or detention in legal custody.According to the Old Age Pension Act (Chapter 36:03), applicants must meet certain statutory conditions to qualify for Old Age Pension, which includes being 65 or over; satisfying the appropriate authority that she/he has been a citizen of Guyana for at least 10 years immediately preceding his [her] claim for a pension; and residing in Guyana during the 20 years immediately preceding his [her] claim for pension.Persons receiving Old Age Pension may become disqualified if that person is a resident in a charitable institution that provides board and lodging, is in prison or has migrated.Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira on Wednesday reprimanded the Government for implementing the restriction. Teixeira stated that the rationale provided by the Government for this decision was far from sound, noting that it was utterly unfair that Guyanese living abroad were being denied their entitlement.“If a Guyanese earns their pension in another country, it cannot be considered as double dipping if they apply and are approved for non-contributing pension in Guyana, which is provided for under the poor relief law. This is the same Government that is encouraging people from the Diaspora and yet now is creating further disincentives. Isn’t the Minister aware that many Guyanese return here to live in Guyana after many years of cold weather and hardships to live here on the pensions that are duly earned in another country,” she said.
“I knew at that point I was going have to take more shots tonight and try to score a little more to cover for Ray,” Lewis said. His biggest shot came with 24.8 seconds left on an inside floater from the right side with two Clippers guarding him. That gave the Sonics a 77-73 lead. A pair of free throws by Corey Maggette with 9.3 seconds left brought the Clippers back to within two. The Sonics lost the inbounds pass, giving the Clippers a chance to tie the game, but Elton Brand’s jumper at the buzzer hit off the back rim. Brand finished with 22 points while Cuttino Mobley had 18. The Clippers also were without a key player, guard Sam Cassell. He has a tender groin. Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy said the team does not perform as well without Cassell’s experienced hand. Rookie Will Conroy, signed to a 10-day contract Tuesday, played in Cassell’s spot. “I thought in the second half when you need to go to more complicated stuff, we couldn’t do it with (Conroy) because he didn’t know the plays,” Dunleavy said. “He hasn’t even practiced with us. That was kind of an unfair situation for him to be in but I thought he gave us a good effort.” SEATTLE – Rashard Lewis knew he’d have to step up his play with leading scorer Ray Allen sidelined with an ankle injury. Lewis scored 31 points to help the Seattle SuperSonics beat the Clippers 77-75 on Thursday night. Trailing by seven at the half, the Clippers tied the score at 44, three minutes into the second half. Brand held to just one shot in the first half, had 13 points in the third period. The Clippers built their biggest lead of the game at 53-50 on a floater by Tim Thomas with 40 seconds left. The Sonics made just five of 16 attempts in the period and at one point went nearly five minutes without a field goal. They still managed to draw even with the Clippers at 57-all heading into the final 12 minutes. Lewis, who has played only nine games since missing 22 with an injured hand, scored 12 of his 31 points in the final period. “People forget how great the guy was playing early in the season,” Hill said of Lewis. “He was having a career year then. He missed 22 games and that’s a long time. He’s pretty much doing everything well. He’s really trying to defend. His defense is so much better. He’s getting to the foul line more, he was 9 of 10 tonight. He had five assists. He had five turnovers but his new-found confidence in dribbling the ball has increased his ability to have assists and make his teammates better.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
He’s still got it.David Villa is loving life in the MLS with New York City and the Spaniard is expected to be joined soon by Frank Lampard and Andrea Pirlo in a star-studded line up.The World Cup winner propelled his side to a 2-1 away victory over Montreal Impact, helping them simultaneously leapfrog their opponents in the MLS Eastern Conference table.His brace – a lovely angled finish and a fine free kick – proved instrumenal in securing a vital three points after an inconsistent patch of form.The highlights of Villa’s two strikes can be found above.
A wet Sunday morning greeted all those running the final race in the Inishowen AC Fit4Life Road Race series. The 5k event hosted 70 competitors, so the weather did not dampen their spirits.This was a rugged, undulating course and Tracy Harley, Inishowen AC, was home first in an impressive time.Tracy’s improvement is fantastic and she sets a great example . Sheila Doherty, Inishowen AC, recording an excellent second place finish However, the finishing times/ positions were not important as the event was a good deal of fun and a great community event.All the tired ladies assembled afterwards and enjoyed the essential post race refreshments. Ten lucky competitors returned home with a spot prize, however, everyone was a winner today. On behalf of Inishowen AC , I would like to personally thank EVERYONE who helped out at the 3 events. Thank you for donating your time.For further information on Inishowen AC visit www.inishowenac.com or find us on Facebook ATHLETICS: INISHOWEN AC NEWS was last modified: July 6th, 2012 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:Inishowen Athletic Club notes
DONEGAL All-Star Karl Lacey says the county’s 14-point defeat to Cork in the 2009 All-Ireland football quarter-final will drive the county on when they meet on Sunday week at Croke Park.“That was just a horrible day,” said Karl who played that day.“We are miles ahead of what we were then – at least I hope we are. But Cork have improved since then as well. “That’s a game, a day, that’s to forget playing for Donegal. Leaving Croke Park that day was tough to take. We have the chance to put things right.”Lacey, who will make his 100th appearance for the Tir Chonaill men against the Rebels, added: “Now we’re going up with the belief that if we do stick the game plan that Jim (McGuinness) gives us and if you give it your all that you won’t be too far away. That’s a big difference.” GAA: 14-POINT DEFEAT TO CORK WILL DRIVE US ON, SAYS LACEY was last modified: August 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: 14-POINT DEFEAT TO CORK WILL DRIVE US ONSAYS LACEY
Red Hughs GAA NewsSenior MenThe senior men will have to do it all again after drawing with Naomh Ultan in the division 3 relegation/promotion play off in Bundoran on Saturday. It was a tight first half with score at a premium. Captain Damien Brown was leading by example and taking the game to the Dunkineely lads.He knocked over 4 points in the first thirty minutes and another from Calvin Bradley seen the Reds going in at the break 0-5 to 0-4 in front.It was also a very tight second half that seen the lead change 3 times. Scores from Damien Brown, Gerard Melaugh and an inspirational score from Paul Byrne seen the lads keep their nose in front by a single point mid way through the second half. The Dunkineely lads upped the tempo and finished the game strongly and took the lead in injury time. With virtually the last kick of the game Damien struck an amazing point to level the match and bring it into extra time.The Cross men were on fire and were soon 6 points up in extra time with points from Damien, Calvin, Denim Rowan and a goal from Eugene Brown. But the Naomh Ultan lads were not laying down and clawed their way back into the game and with a minute on the clock were trailing by a goal.The final twist was a cruel one for the Cross lads. A defensive error seen Naomh Ultan ending the game with a goal to bring them level and forcing a replay.Final score Red Hughs 1-16 Naomh Ultan 1-16Manager Stephen Friel said the lads can take some positives from the match and also can learn from it for the replay.Replay fixed for Saturday the 29th of November at 2.30pm in Mc Cool Park League game this Saturday V Buncrana at home. Time T.B.C.Minor BoysMinor lads were defeated in the semi final of the championship on Friday evening in Buncrana.The lads got off to a slow start and were trailing by 1-2 to 0-1 after 10 minutes. The Buncrana lads were playing a sweeper and the Reds found it hard to break through a very tight defensive unit. Wayward passes and and missed chances in the first half was the story for the Cross boys. The half time score was Red Hughs 0-3 Buncrana 1-5The second half seen the Red Hughs boys put in a much better performance. The Reds were on top for long periods and were soon back in the game.A great move from defence into attack ended with a cracking goal from Odhran Doherty to cut the deficit to 3 points. It was tit for tat over the next 10 minutes.Unfortunately the Reds could not close the gap and the Buncrana lads finished strong with a couple of long range points from their county star John Campbell. The Final score was Red Hughs 1-6 Buncrana 1-11It wasn’t to be on the night for the young lads but they can be content with winning the Northern division 2 League title and runners up in the All County Division 2 league.This bunch of lads can be very proud of their achievements from under 12 right through to minor winning numerous competitions along the way.They will be a massive boost for our senior squad in the coming years.Scór Na NógEvan Carron Kee will be representing the club in the County Final on Sunday 23rd Nov in John Bosco Centre in Donegal Town at 3pm.Evan put in a fantastic performance in the recitation to get through to the final. Best of luck to him in the final. All support welcome.Lotto & 100+ Club Results 13/11/14Numbers 4,1,6,8,5,7,3,2One winner matched 4 numbers. Joe Maxwell Killygordon Receives €50Next weeks jackpot is €4,625100+ Club ResultThis weeks winner was number 33 Brian Doherty Dromboe Receives €100Thanks to everyone for your continued support.Notice of Club A.G.MAll fully paid adult Red Hughs Club members (over 18 years of age) are invited to the annual club A.G.M. which will take place in the clubhouse on the 10th of Dec @ 8pm.Contact club secretary via e-mail for nomination papers : email@example.comCeili DancingCeili dancing continues in the clubhouse on Tuesday evening from 8-10pm beginners always welcome. Great excercise and fun for all ages.Jiving classesJiving classes are cancelled until further notice due to lack of interest.New Club AppThe club have launched a new app for everyone who has an interest in the club. It is totally free to download on your smart phone.If you are a player, club member or a supporter this is a must have.Get free updates and notifications straight to your phone daily free of charge.Get fixtures and results up coming events etc.Follow these three easy steps to get the app today.(1) Go to App Store or google play. Down load team app.(2) search for Red Hughs Killygordon(3) sign up with email addressMeetingThere will be a meeting in Browne’s bar at 9pm on Thursday evening before the Lotto Draw to organise this years Bazaar. Club members with new ideas are very welcome.SympathyThe club extends their sympathy to the Floyd Family The Curragh on their recent bereavement.GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS EARN THRILLING DRAW WITH NAOMH ULTAN IN RELEGATION/PROMOTION PLAY-OFF was last modified: November 18th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANoticesRED HUGHS.Sport
A young Letterkenny man went on a driving rampage forcing toddlers, students and Gardai to dive for cover to escape being run over.Martin McClelland, 24, drove for more than 20 kilometres after stealing a car in Doochary reaching speeds of up to 130kph as he tried to shake off Gardai.McClelland was spotted by Gardai who pursued him in horrific weather conditions across Fintown and into Glenties on June 8th last. Milford District Court was told that McClelland of 36 Manor View, Letterkenny passed dozens of motorists on continuous white lines putting many other drivers in danger.Many other drivers coming in the opposite direction were forced to swerve to avoid him and he swerved across both sides of the road with his hazard lights on.McClelland drove into the busy town of Glenties at 125kph as dozens of students were travelling to schools for the first day of their Leaving Cert ExaminationsHe then travelled on at the Glen Road at 8.25am at speeds of up to 90kph past a crèche where parents were leaving toddlers off to playschool.Gardai, who had set up a checkpoint in a bid to stop the manic motorist, also had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit after McClelland continued at break-neck speeds.A couple of minutes later he lost control of the car and ended up in a ditch. He escaped on foot but was captured by pursuing Gardai.When brought to the local Garda station in Glenties, it was discovered that McClelland was not under the influence of either drink or drugs.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said he was convinced that his client was suffering from an undiagnosed disorder.“This is an appalling case and it is difficult to comprehend what went on in his mind and why this stupidity occurred.“There so easily could have been a loss of life here and he knows that now. I think he is labouring under an addiction of some sort but he has never been diagnosed.“I would ask the judge to give him a chance so that his behaviour can be looked into,” he said.However Judge Paul Kelly said that while he appreciated Mr Gallagher’s concerns, McClelland’s behaviour was inexcusable.He said “This is one of the most appalling cases I have come across on my short time on the bench – a catalogue of appalling driving and is somewhat incredulous that nobody was injured.“He was driving in appalling conditions at 130kph and that cannot be condoned. I have to protect the public.“It was by sheer luck that nobody injured following what were numerous incidents of evasive action – driving past two schools, pedestrians and failing to stop at a Garda checkpoint. He put a large number of vehicles and people in serious danger.”He sentenced McClelland to six months imprisonment for dangerous driving, fined him €350 for failing to stop for Gardai and took a number of other charges into consideration.EndsLETTERKENNY MAN WHO WENT ON DRIVING RAMPAGE GETS SIX MONTHS IN PRISON was last modified: June 15th, 2011 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)
The Brewery Bar at Market Square in Letterkenny has been part and parcel of town life for many years now.And to play their part in the festive season being officially launched with tonight’s Christmas lights switch-on, the bar has done it again.Michael Blaney and his staff know the importance of family life and that is why the Brewery enjoys a reputation of a real family bar. To mark the occasion Michael and his staff are putting on a very special deal for all their customers.Later today for every two adults who enjoy a main course from the bar food or A La Carte menus will then up to four children will eat free.It’s an unbelievable deal but typical of the service, quality and extra mile The Brewery goes in bringing their customers value for money.A brassiere style Lunch menu is served daily, with a Bar Food menu available from 3.00pm. Come evening, dine in style in the upstairs restaurant, where a superb, freshly cooked meal from our full å la Carte menu awaits you.Due to overbooking and Christmas parties we a sad to announce that our very popular Friday Night Steak Night has been postponed for now and will recommence in early January. Full bar food and a la carte menu still available.Don’t forget folks a massive 10% discount of all bookings for Christmas mid-week parties. Why not check out our New Years Eve Five course gala dinner with live entertainment in the upstairs restaurant. Limited numbers available only €39.955pp.To book call 074 9127330 or click on our Donegaldaily.com advert.DONEGALDAILY DEAL OF THE DAY – KIDS EAT FREE AT THE BREWERY IN LETTERKENNY! was last modified: November 24th, 2011 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:Christmas lightsletterkennyThe Brewery
Mairtin KellyA BUSINESSMAN has launched a new fuel price war.From 9am today, Mairtin Kelly is cutting five cent off the price of both petrol and diesel at the Centra station at Mountain Top in LetterkennyIt will make his fuel up to 8 cents per litre cheaper than other garages in the town. It’s understood the price cut will last for several days, with the cut price fuel available until midnight on Saturday.Mr Kelly was unavailable for comment this morning.However we understand that prices will be pinned back to 145.9c for diesel. Petrol will sell for 155.9c.Prices may come down even further in the weeks ahead if a deal over the arms crisis in Syria holds. The price of crude oil has fallen again as a result of a deal brokered between America and Russia over the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal. NEW FUEL PRICE WAR AS BUSINESSMAN SLASHES 5C OFF PETROL was last modified: September 19th, 2013 by John2Share 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:fuel pricesKelly’s CentraletterkennyMountain Top
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Ball was supposed to watch the children for their mother, Nicole Wilson, 22, who was starting a new job that day at Toys ‘R’ Us. But Ball remembered she needed to take a court-ordered drug test, so she left the children with Hatton. Hatton said she decided to take the boys with her to McDonald’s, where she could interview for the job and the children could have lunch. According to police, Hatton apparently led the toddler and his 4-year-old brother across the tracks, then went back for a stroller carrying her own infant. The toddler apparently tried to follow her and was struck by the train. “I feel I did my best with two boys, two bikes and a baby to make things work out the only way I could,” Hatton said. Hatton said she’s distraught, but she doesn’t believe she should be treated as a criminal. She said her daughter is in emergency foster care because she can’t pay her $100,000 bail. SAN JOSE – A baby-sitter jailed in the death of a 2-year-old boy struck by a train says the incident was an accident and she’s been unjustly jailed and charged with child endangerment. “If I could have chanced it and beaten the train, I would have darted across to that boy,” Katrina Hatton, 20, told the San Jose Mercury News in a jail interview Friday. “I didn’t do this willfully or intentionally and it was nothing I pre-planned. I was on my way to a job interview and a terrible accident happened.” Hatton moved to San Jose from Georgia about a year ago, after she lost custody of her first child. After the birth of a second child four months ago, she moved in with her best friend, Tiffany Ball, 22, in South San Jose. On Nov. 21, Hatton planned to file papers to get full custody of her daughter and seek a restraining order against the baby’s father. She also had a job interview at McDonald’s. But by chance, she ended up baby-sitting Elijah and Alexander Arriaga. “I’ve already lost my own daughter,” she said. “Do I feel I should do jail time? No.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!