Unpaid Berbice security guards protest for salary

first_imgSecurity guards of the Integrated Security Service company, providers of services at Government institutions in New Amsterdam, have reportedly not received their December 2017 salaries.In a bid to express their frustration, the guards on Thursday picketed theSome of the unpaid security guardscompany’s office for their payments. According to the guards, many of them are single parents with school-age children.They met outside of the company’s office at Trinity Street in New Amsterdam Berbice, and expressed their frustration at not having yet been paid.They complained that they have worked inflexible hours and earned nothing.Some say they have to beg for money to get to and from work. Their telephone and rent bills are due to be paid, but they are still in a bad financial position and are unable to honour those obligations.Integrated Security Service provides service for the Region 6 Administration. In an invited comment, Region Six Chairman David Armogan said the administration has completely discharged its financial obligation to Integrated Security for the month of December.Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer of the company, Ghalee Khan, told this publication that the guards will be paid soon. According to him, the company does not have the names of all the guards working with the company, and the company is still working out some administrative issues.last_img read more

Waruru looks to keep the shine at Sofapaka

first_img“I think it is a pretty good move for me. I had several offers after I left Ulinzi and I picked on Sofapaka because of the platform the club offers. They are ambitious and want to win trophies next season and I think their targets align with mine,” Waruru told Capital Sport.He added; “Yes Tusker had approached me but at the end of the day I had to make a decision. Sofapaka’s offer was more concrete and that’s why I made the decision.”Waruru receiving a military-kind congratulatory parade from his teammates when he was named player of the month in May 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe has described his nine-year stint at Ulinzi as the best of his life. The eight years have seen him win the league once, on his maiden year in 2010, the KPL Top 8 Cup in 2011 abd clinch the Golden Boot Award in 2012, then finishing third in 2017.“They have been the best years in my life. With Ulinzi I have seen the world. I have traveled to many different countries both playing football and in my career as a soldier and I don’t regret. I want to thank all the players I have played with in my career there because they have played a part in shaping my career,” the former Thika United man added.Ulinzi Stars striker Stephen Waruru goes down under a challenge from Posta Rangers’ Joseph Mbugi in a Kenyan premier League match at the Thika Stadium on September 17, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluWaruru saw his goal scoring tally stall this season after starting on a high scoring 11 goals by mid-season, but the same waned down with reduction in playing time.“I believe I would have scored more if I had more playing time, but that’s life and that is how things go sometimes. I hope to have a good season with Sofapaka next year and my targets remain the same; to score and help the team win the league,” the pint-sized baby-faced assassin noted.Apart from Waruru, the team has also signed Kepha Aswani who also scored 13 goals last season and Western Stima utility player Vitalis Akumu.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ulinzi Stars striker Stephen Waruru celebrates his late equalizer against Gor Mahia during a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 20- Stephen Waruru has signed a one-year contract with 2009 champions Sofapaka having overlooked an earlier opportunity to join 11-time champions Tusker FC following his departure from Ulinzi Stars.After a nine-year stint at Ulinzi, Waruru, Ulinzi’s top scorer last season called time on his military career and says he believes the move to Sofapaka was the right one even as he looks to win more team and individual titles.last_img read more

NSD Bengaluru chapter students evicted from premises due to non-payment of rent, hold protests

first_imgStudents and staff of the Bengaluru chapter of the National School of Drama (NSD) have been evicted from their premises due to non-payment of rent and are now holding sit-ins on the roads in protest.Officials of the Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports reached the NSD premises and threw out their furniture and other movable items inside out on the streets.The students and staff are hopeful that they will be provided proper accommodation soon. Department officials have alleged that the NSD Bengaluru chapter did not respond to the notices served to them on the outstanding rent amount and eventually also discontinued paying taxes. It is because of this the officials said that they had been forced to take such stern action.Furniture used by NSD Bengaluru chapter students thrown out on the streets.NSD Bengaluru Director C. Basavalingaiah said, “The monthly rent was increased from Rs 20,000 to Rs 55,000 which was exorbitant and unreasonable. We could not afford to pay such a huge amount.”NSD BENGALURU CHAPTER WAS GETTING READY FOR 8TH THEATRE OLYMPICSSadly, it was this very chapter of NSD that was getting ready to host the prestigious 8th Theatre Olympics in Bengaluru. India was hosting the Theatre Olympics for the first time after the event completed its circuit in Greece, Japan, Russia, Turkey South Korea, China and Poland.Students are staging a dharna, singing songs and playing music to protest against the eviction and get a roof back above their head.Meanwhile, the Youth Empowerment and Sports Department has claimed that the state government has given space to NSD at the Bengaluru university called kalagraama. It says that adequate accommodation and infrastructure have been provided at the Bengaluru university on the outskirts of the city due to the growing demand of theatre artists. But the protesting students and staff refuse to move out of the Guru Nanak auditorium on Cunningham Road in the heart of the city.advertisementTheatre students from states across the country including Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and Union Territories of Puducherry and Lakshadweep are participating in the protests and are locked up inside the premises.ALSO READ |Noida: Homebuyers stage protest against Amrapali Group Tamil Nadu school pastor, accused of sexual harassment bid, absconding; students protest Bengaluru grapples with waterlogged streets, sewage issues after heaviest August downpourlast_img read more

Only Netaji’s ideology can save India from further disintegration, says BJP leader Chandra Bose

first_imgBeginning the fourth session at the India Today Conclave East, moderator Boria Majumdar, consulting editor, sports, India Today, said, “You cannot not have a conclave in this part of the world, in Kolkata, and not talk about Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose with people who either are part of the family who’ve been writing about, agitating, demanding justice, feeling persecuted for the longest time.”BJP leader Chandra Bose, grand nephew of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, author and activist Anuj Dhar, and academic Prof DN Bose joined Majumdar for the session on Nejaji titled ‘Subhas Bose: The Enduring Legend’.Responding to Majumdar’s question, “Are we in Bengal always going to cry foul saying we did not get our due?”, BJP leader Chandra Bose said, “For the last 70 years, successive Congress governments have obliterated the contribution of the liberator of India (Netaji). The NDA government, for the first time, on January 23, 2016, ushered in an era of transperancy by declassifying files pertaining to Subhas Chandra Bose.”  Anuj Dhar, responding to Majumdar question if Bengalis are victims and is that the reason why Netaji has not gotten his due, said, “90 per cent of Bengalis are least bothered about Subhas Chandra Bose. Had they been, things would have been different.””He (Netaji) was forgotten the day he left this country,” said Dhar.Disagreeing with Dhar, Prof DN Bose said, “You are not aware of the number of books written in Bengali. You’re ignorant of the passion people of Bengal has for Netaji.”Majumdar said the TMC government and the NDA government came together to celebrate a cause, possibly the only one – Netaji.advertisementChandra Bose said, “Enough distortions have taken place in the freedom history movement. What is the relevance of Netaji today? We should understand the essence of Bose’s ideology – in the Azad Hind Fauj, there were no Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs – only Bharatiyas. Both the central and state governments should understand this and keep the country united.”‘BELONGING TO BOSE’S FAMILY A DISADVANTAGE’  On being asked if he would have been appropriated by a ruling party if not for his Bose surname, BJP leader Chandra Bose said, “Belonging to Bose’s family is, in fact, a disadvantage. People’s expectations are much higher in that case. Genetic science makes me look like Netaji but people want me to perform like him, which I am trying.””We all need a closure on the issue but the government is not ready to act,” Anuj Dhar said. “To solve the Netaji mystery, the Intelligence Bureau files on Bose first need to be declassified,” he said.Is Subhas Chandra Bose a naitonal icon or has he become just a Bengal icon, Majumdar asked.”Only Netaji’s ideology can save this nation from further disintergration, regardless of the party in power,” said Chandra Bose.”Netaji won’t go away, like Aroon Purie tweeted last year. Mahatma Gandhi’s ‘ahimsa brand’ was promoted all along, but it is Netaji who’s making waves now,” said Anuj Dhar.DN Bose said, “Netaji is a national icon. I’ve seen the kind of recognition he gets in places like Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Right from 1939, he proved he’s an Indian icon.”WATCH | We appreciated Bengal Chief Minister’s move of declassifying Bose files, says BJP’s Chandra Bose at India Today Conclavelast_img read more