Another learning curve, says Rutherford

first_imgDEFENDING champions Mumbai Indians have made a significant piece of business ahead of the new India Premier League (IPL) season by trading spinner Mayank Markande to Delhi Capitals for Guyana and West Indies all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford.It’s a move that confirmed the 20-year-old’s second stint at the most lucrative T20 tournament around the world.“I am happy for the opportunity and I am just looking forward to it, since it will be another learning curve” Rutherford said during an exclusive interview.He added, “Being picked for Mumbai Indians is already a boost for me … a lot of confidence for me, since it’s a team with a lot of great players so I just want to grab with both hands”.Rutherford, who hails from the East Coast village of Enmore, played only seven games for the Capitals scoring 73 runs while picking up a solitary wicket in his first IPL appearance, but despite his limited showing, the defending champions have made a shrewd piece of business looking at the new season and are hopeful the new recruit will help them achieve their goals next year.Mumbai Indians owner Aakash Ambani admitted that Rutherford’s impressive all-round skills have caught the eyes of the Mumbai scouts.“I am excited to welcome the talented Sherfane into our family. Sherfane has impressed us with his all-round skills and match-winning attitude. His exploits across the world at such an early stage of his career have been impressive and we believe he will find his home at Mumbai Indians,” he said.Mumbai Indians bagged their fourth IPL crown this year after defeating Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in a thrilling final which was decided on the last ball. With their fourth title triumph, Mumbai became the most successful franchise in the league.The defending champions seem to have already started identifying the major areas to strengthen in the squad for the next season and are working towards it. Rutherford’s arrival will add to the all-round options in Mumbai’s squad.Rutherford was roped in by Delhi Capitals for Rs 2 crore (US$280 000) in the auctions last year.last_img read more

Bayern Beat Dortmund to Close in on Retaining Bundesliga Title

first_imgBayern’s win puts them seven points clear of Dortmund with six games left.Robert Lewandowski nearly doubled Bayern’s advantage late on but shot against the post. Minutes later, he and the rest of the Bayern players were celebrating what could prove to be a big three points in the title race.Before the game the build-up focused on Lewandowski and Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland, with both strikers having scored 41 goals in 35 domestic games this season – putting them level as top goalscorers in Europe.Haaland nearly got his 42nd domestic goal of the campaign inside the opening 35 seconds when he shot through the legs of Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer – making his 400th Bundesliga appearance – but Jerome Boateng was well placed to hack the ball off the line.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Leaders Bayern Munich took a big step to retaining their Bundesliga title on Tuesday evening by winning away from home at second-placed Borussia Dortmund.Joshua Kimmich’s wonderful chip from 20 yards gave Bayern the lead just before half-time after both sides had efforts cleared off the line.Dortmund brought on England’s Jadon Sancho in the second half, but he could not inspire a fightback from his side.last_img read more

Cooney regains stroke with 5 3s against High Point

first_imgThe bad days haven’t come often this season for Trevor Cooney after his 2012-13 season was filled with them. But last Sunday against St. John’s was one of those days.The guard was shut out for the first time this season and held to fewer than 10 points for just the second time. The Red Storm marked him tightly and took the sophomore out of the game.Five days later, as Syracuse hosted High Point in the Carrier Dome, Cooney looked more like the sharpshooter of this year than the lackluster performer he was a year ago. He was better in every facet. He sunk his shots, but he got himself open better, too.“I knew I was going to have to be better coming off screens and be a better cutter,” Cooney said, “and I was able to do that and run my man into a couple good screens.”His struggles against SJU weren’t a matter of missing shots, but rather a product of his inability to get open ones. He had some trouble getting good looks again during No. 2 Syracuse’s 75-54 win against the Panthers (3-7) on Friday in front of a crowd of 19,473, but found just enough to drill five 3-pointers and lead SU (11-0) with 17 points.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCooney’s day started when he curled off a Baye Moussa Keita screen and lifted up a slightly off-balance 3. Swish. Then, in typical Cooney fashion, the guard drilled another 3 during Syracuse’s next possession. Six points in a flash.“He’s not shy. He hasn’t been shy all year,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “We didn’t get him any shots at St. John’s and tonight he didn’t get many.”The sophomore drilled 5-of-6 3-pointers to lift his percentage to 49.3 just five days after an 0-for-3 day against the Red Storm. It was the sixth time Cooney has sunk at least five 3s this season and gave the Orange a reliable option when its offense stagnated.SU has typically been fine letting Tyler Ennis try to drive from the top of the key or finding C.J. Fair for baseline jumpers, but the best openings that it finds come because of how Cooney can stretch the floor.Cooney hit Syracuse’s only five 3-pointers before a pair of garbage-time heaves and hit a critical 3 from the left wing to cap the 11-0 run that started the Orange’s decisive 28-3 stretch during the second half.“It always expands our offense,” SU forward Jerami Grant said. “Whenever he’s shooting well we have more open driving lanes.”Cooney attempted just one field goal from inside the arc — a runner that dropped in from the lane — and got only one wide-open look, but he still shot a wildly efficient 6-of-7 from the field.“We’ve got to get him seven or eight at least and they were a hard seven. None of them were really easy,” Boeheim said. “We’ve got to do a better job getting him shots and he’s got to work hard to get open.”That sole good look came to break a tie late in the first half. Syracuse let HPU hang around, but a High Point turnover triggered an Orange fast break. Ennis pushed the ball up the floor and found Cooney all alone in the right corner for an easy triple.Transition looks like that help the redshirt sophomore guard, but right now Boeheim hasn’t seen enough of that. But with Ennis constantly improving and Cooney working diligently to get open off screens, the 3-pointers will keep falling for Cooney.“(Ennis) is just great at what he does,” Cooney said. “He runs the team really well, he gets the ball in transition, he pushes it and he’s always going to make the right play.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 21, 2013 at 5:55 pm Contact David: | @DBWilson2last_img read more

Fast Reactions: Balanced North Carolina State offense and Syracuse mistakes doom Orange in 33-25 loss

first_img Published on September 30, 2017 at 4:09 pm Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+ RALEIGH, N.C. — Syracuse was held to its second-fewest point total of the season Saturday afternoon in a 33-25 loss to North Carolina State.The Orange (2-3, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) trailed 26-7 at the break and forced N.C. State (4-1, 2-0) to punt on its first three possessions of the third quarter to pull within nine. But the Wolfpack chewed up five minutes of clock with a 65-yard scoring drive to start the fourth quarter and separate itself from SU. Ervin Philips broke the program record for catches in a game, with 17 for 188 yards as Syracuse dropped to 1-10 all-time against the Wolfpack.Here are three reactions to the game.Methodical attackWhen N.C. State didn’t click through the air, it went to the ground. The Wolfpack balanced its attack nearly even across the run and pass, creating a dynamic offense the SU defense could not contain, save for the third quarter. The Wolfpack found success running the ball to the outside, where SU defenders were tied up or missed on tackles.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDown 13-7, graduate transfer defensive back Devin M. Butler whiffed on a tackle attempt. Nyheim Hines picked up 39 yards on the second-quarter jet sweep, setting up a 10-yard run for Reggie Gallaspy II. He jogged into the end zone to make it a two-possession game.Chubb’s hubN.C. State senior defensive tackle Bradley Chubb made a hub out of the SU pocket. He pioneered the Wolfpack front seven and its 11th-ranked run defense to hold the Orange to 59 yards on the ground. When it became apparent SU’s run game was neutralized, Eric Dungey was relied on heavily. The junior threw for 385 yards. It was an otherwise dominant outing for the NCSU front seven.Penalty delightTwelve penalties set back Syracuse 93 yards on the day. Tack on costly mistakes, such as a game-opening kickoff that went out of bounds, a Dungey interception on his first throw and several missed tackles, and NCSU gained an edge on the Orange.At the end of the third frame, Dungey hit Ishmael for a touchdown but it was called back for illegal formation. Then, after Dungey took it to the five, Airon Servais was called with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Rather than a chance to go for it from the five, SU walked back to the 20 and settled for a Sterling Hofrichter field goal. Commentslast_img read more

Black Affairs Advisory Board Director Retha Boone-Fye to Receive FANM’s 2020…

first_imgMIAMI – Black Affairs Advisory Board Director Retha Boone-Fye is one of the six 2020 recipients of the Family Action Network Movement (FANM) awards.This year’s theme Each for Equal mirrors FANM’ mission to empower women and support their efforts to achieve gender equity and human rights. Boone-Fye is being recognized as a local leader who has made an impact in the community. The International Women’s Day gala will take place at 7 p.m., on March 7, at Florida International University’s Kovens Conference Center, 3000 N.E. 151 Street, Miami, Florida.The Black Affairs Advisory Board staffed by Boone-Fye held many “Village Dialogues,” engaging with the community and as a result, the “Civil Citation” program started. The aim of the program was to issue civil citations to non-violent students instead of sending them into the criminal justice system. Because of its success, the program was adopted statewide.Additionally, in an effort to promote and dispel the myth that there were not many viable African American organizations in Miami-Dade County, she conducted research and along with a dedicated group of volunteers printed the “Black World Guide” which lists elected officials, civic, social, cultural and local businesses which are comprised of African American members and owners.In order to expand the artistic component of the Black Affairs Advisory Board’s annual Black History celebration, Boone-Fye and the board invited a select group of community-involved women as part of the “Women of a New Tribe: Miami” exhibit, which made its debut in the downtown Miami’s  Stephen P. Clark Government Center. Years later, it became “Triumphant Spirits“ for men and “Vessels: Women of Substance,“ which is now a signature annual event every February.Boone-Fye is most proud of the “Community Pillars” awards program with the addition of the “Young Pillars Scholarship” as it provides financial assistance to young people who seek to pursue their education beyond high school. The Young Pillars Scholarship has resulted in over sixty young high school graduates being awarded scholarships toward their post-high school studies since 2005.Boone-Fye has served in her current capacity under the Office of Community Advocacy for 16 years. She previously held public affairs positions for the Urban League of Greater Miami, Miami-Dade Transit, Dade County Public Schools, and Miami’s only historically Black University, Florida Memorial.“Her leadership and achievements for the betterment of the community are too long to list and that is the reason she was selected for this award,” said FANM’s Executive Director Marleine Bastien. The other five award recipients are Archdeacon Jean Fritz Bazin, Dr. Rose Bleus, Conceptia Jean, Paul Novak Esq., and Ronald Surin Esq. The annual gala is FANM’s largest fundraiser of the year. Tickets for the event can be purchased via Eventbrite.last_img read more

bet365 Coates maintain position as highest ranking digital owners in The Sunday Times Rich List

first_img Share StumbleUpon Submit Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Oddschecker: ‘Unusual circumstances’ fail to hinder Royal Ascot traffic July 23, 2020 BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 Related Articles Share The Coates family, the founders and largest shareholders of leading online betting operator bet365, have retained the title of highest-ranking digital enterprise owners in this year’s ‘The Sunday Times Rich List’.With a combined estimated wealth of £5 billion, Denise (CEO), John (COO) and Peter (Chairman) Coates have ranked 22nd in this year’s Rich List. The Sunday Times details that the family’s wealth has grown circa £1 billion in the last 12 months as bet365 continues to expand its online betting business.Denise Coates (CBE) has been ranked as the UK’s fifth richest woman. During the 2000’s, she transformed bet365, which holds a 5/5 performance rating on Bookmaker Ratings, from a small ‘family owned’ independent bookmaker chain to a digital giant.Coates’ success has placed her as the highest earning female in the UK and helped her to gain further accolades as one of the leading minds in digital enterprise operations, in 2012 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Staffordshire University .The family owners of Stoke City Football Club have retained a 93% share in ‘cash cow’ bet365. To date, the family has refused all requests by banks and financiers to take the bookmaker into a public listing, stating that they are simply not interested in the IPO game.The private family are among the highest charitable donors in the UK, having donated to national charities, international projects founded by Oxfam and University programs, while developing art and cultural foundations.last_img read more

SRMC board returns loan forbearance document issued by city asking for adjustments

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (20) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… Commenting Disabled Further commenting on this page has been disabled by the blog admin. You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -5 Vote up Vote down DiFraz · 260 weeks ago Once again it looks like the City is trying to close the hospital, Report Reply 0 replies · active 260 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Big D · 260 weeks ago Pfalzgraf doesn’t want to be adversarial…..that’s a first. Maybe we should make the hospital county funded, not just city funded. The city can’t afford to carry the burden while the majority of the county benefits. Yes, I know the largest concentration of the county population is in Wellington but we all need to pay our share Report Reply 1 reply · active 260 weeks ago +11 Vote up Vote down notlla · 260 weeks ago If I was behind two months, they would shut my utilities off, in a heart beat. Report Reply 1 reply · active 260 weeks ago +19 Vote up Vote down Guest · 260 weeks ago As a father of 5 I would rather see the city help keep a hospital around instead of pay to keep an airport near town that hardly anyone including myself has ever or will ever use. When there is an emergency I need to take them to a hospital not an airport. I am not saying the hospital shouldn’t pay the bills they owe I am just saying that I would rather see help go to a more needed facility than one that is used for recreation. Report Reply 2 replies · active 260 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down lucky · 260 weeks ago i thought that sales tax we voted for was to stop the bleeding looks like they need more than a bandaid . have they checked into solar power or wind turbin for soruce of power.What happens when i let my bill goes past a month? maybe a 10% cut in wages starting with ceo and work your way down the ladder could help fund that electric bill. Report Reply 1 reply · active 260 weeks ago -15 Vote up Vote down wheat · 260 weeks ago The City manager is ultimately in total control of SRMC and should be held responsible for these back Utility bills and bond payments. The Authority Board members that govern the hospital serve at the pleasure of only one person the city manager. The city manager has excercised in the past his right to remove city authority board members. The City manager has not removed any SRMC board members. The current city manager has had 9 months to remove Hospital authority board members . If Eckert thought hospital board members were committing malfeasance for not paying city utility bills and City bond Payments. The City council should hold the City manager responsible for not making sure that SRMC made their Bond payments and paid their utility bills the last 9 months. The SRMC Board Members are awesome! Report Reply 1 reply · active 260 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down longtimeresident · 260 weeks ago The hospitals merging should have made the utility bill agreement null and void. Grasping at straws are we Mr. Hernandez? Report Reply 0 replies · active 260 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down WHS.alum · 260 weeks ago Does the city send/pay an electric bill on every single city owned building that is receiving city utilities? Report Reply 1 reply · active 260 weeks ago +12 Vote up Vote down guest · 260 weeks ago No medical facility/business will ever look at opening up shop in a small town/city that his direct competition will be subsidized by government money. Money that keeps flowing no matter how bad they perform. Report Reply 0 replies · active 260 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down lulu · 260 weeks ago turn the power off, they would if we was behind on it, so what difference should it be with the hospital. If we cant afford it shut it down. Or take money from golf course and airport and the lake to keep hospital open. Report Reply 0 replies · active 260 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The City of Wellington has asked the hospital to sign a “loan forbearance document” which spells out the debt and repayment of money the city feels it is owed at a SRMC meeting held this morning.The city advanced the hospital almost $900,000 in 2014, and the hospital has not been paying utility bills for some time.After some discussion at their monthly meeting Thursday morning, health care authority board sent the agreement back to the city with some adjustments requested.The city says the hospital owes it $1.3 million, which includes $130,000 in utility bills, and would like to have a due date of Dec 31 of this year and charge 3 percent interest. The city will also make bond payments and future utility bills will be added.Board attorney Doug Pfalzgraf said he was concerned about the due date and the interest rate.“There is zero chance the hospital will be able to pay anything by the end of the year,” he said, and he advised against signing an agreement they knew they would default on.He suggested asking the city to extend the due date at least two years, and to include the possibility of an extension. He also suggested asking the city to reduce or eliminate the interest rate.He said the hospital was not paying utilities when he was on the council 20 years ago, and that the board should have a conversation with the city about whether it really expects utilities to be paid.Pfalzgraf added, the city does appear to want the utility bills to be repaid. He said he did not want to be in an adversarial role with the city, appreciating all the city has done, but he said there needs to be a conversation on these issues.Board Chairman Fred Hinman said it is optimistic to think the hospital could begin repaying the city in three years.Mayor Shelley Hansel was at the meeting and said the agreement is a way to get everything in writing“It is just legal documents to keep our ducks in a row,” Hansel said. “No one at the city wants to see the hospital close. This just allows us to put some parameters on it.” Board members were concerned that if the deadline at the end of this year stays, the board will be accused of not living up to its obligations.For years the hospital has not paid its utilities. The current city council has expressed more interest in having utility bills paid, especially since the city has raised its rates.Pfalzgraf said it could be argued that since the city owns the hospital, it should not have to pay for utilities, but “that is the city’s call.”Hospital CEO Leonard Henandez said the hospital is not going to be able to pay for utilities any time soon.He said the issue of utilities has been around since the hospital was created. He noted a 1916 agreement that said the city would either sell utilities at a lower rate or would forgive utility bills.Hansel said the utility bills are a conversation the city needs to have with the hospital.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Ajax will not donate as much money to the other teams in the league

first_imgThe humanitarian crisis that the planet is experiencing is historical and undoubtedly the most important, but the consequences will also be seen – and are already being seen – in the economic sphere. It will be a difficult time and organizations are improvising measures so that the damage is as small as possible. One of the ideas of the KNVB, the Dutch soccer federation, is for the clubs to distribute their revenue from European competitions this season to the other clubs in the league out of “moral obligation”. Especially and being the one that receives the most money, Ajax.The clubs are already obliged to distribute a small percentage of this UEFA money for the development of football in the country. In the case of Ajax, he already pays 2.6 million to the Eredivisie and also has always been in favor of helping in a common emergency fund of the league. However, and as reported by some local media this morning, Now the Amsterdam club is not there to give away money and will not contribute to that proposal as much as the KNVB wants. Ajax is the team that will receive the most from UEFA in the Netherlands, but also the one that will lose the most due to the coronavirus crisis. It is estimated that he could stop earning more than 50 million euros for a season behind closed doors. One of the AZ proposals is to donate 25%, something that does not even occur to the management of Van der Sar. They are in favor of donating money: “It stands to reason that as the largest club in the country, we help other clubs survive”, explained the exporter. But you also know that Ajax “He will have a difficult time.”That 25% of the talk could add more than the accumulated between AZ Alkmaar (previous to the Champions League), Feyenoord (Europa League) and PSV and Willem II (previous to the Europa League). Obviously, it seems somewhat excessive for a club that will suffer more than any other from this economic crisis. They will donate, but not everything they ask for.last_img read more

Metta World Peace wants to see ‘proud Filipino’ son Jeron play for Gilas

first_imgJeron Artest plays for FilAm Sports. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Metta World Peace himself has said it—his son Jeron Artest wants to suit up for Gilas Pilipinas.The former Los Angeles Laker is in the Philippines to watch his son compete in the 2019 NBTC Nationals with FilAm Sports.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Artest has received multiple scholarship offers from different schools like St. John’s, Stanford, University of California at Berkeley, Princeton, and even Ivy League university Yale but the prospect of suiting up for the Philippine national basketball team is always a goal for the doggy guard.“He really wants to play for the Philippines and he’d love to play in the Olympics one day,” said World Peace Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsWorld Peace added that Artest’s desire to wear the tricolor stems from his love of his mother Jennifer and grandmother Winny.“My son is so proud to be Filipino, he loves his Lola Winnie and he’s just extremely proud and I’m proud of him for not forgetting where he came from,” said World Peace. “That’s my son, I love him to death and he’s so proud.” Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief The former Defensive Player of the Year of the NBA added that Artest has yet to decide if he’s going to pursue in Stanford or UC-Berkeley while also thinking about pursuing Finance or Design in other universities.“The key thing I want Filipino kids to take away is that if you put your mind to something you could do absolutely anything you want,” said World Peace. “Jeron is not only wanting to build his basketball brand out here in the Philippines, he also wants to inspire kids by education.” Chot Reyes underscores importance of tune-up games for Gilas’ World Cup bid Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Metta World Peace at a press conference during the NBTC National Finals at Mall of Asia Arena. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOArtest, now 18, applied for a Philippine passport in 2017 when he was 16 and he’s already eligible to represent the country in Fiba-sanctioned tournaments or even the Olympics.World Peace, though, has one lesson for his son.“He has to earn it, I tell him that all the time,” said World Peace who revealed that his son was getting scholarship offers not just because of basketball but because of Artest’s scholastic traits.“He started coding when he was 13, invested in Tesla when he was 12 or 13 while also investing in AMD, which is a semiconductor company, and when he was like 13 or 14 he coded a game called Jeronimo but he stopped coding because he had to play basketball,” said World Peace who exuded the aura of a proud father.World Peace added that Artest had the skills to become a professional golfer while also becoming a promising DJ, but basketball and schoolwork were his son’s passions.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more

Consultation to review pharmaceutical acts, regulations commences

first_imgA consultation workshop began on Monday at Parc Rayne, Rahaman’s Park to review and discuss recommendations for the pharmaceutical acts and regulations in Guyana.Present at the meeting were the Public Health Ministry’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr Shamdeo Persaud; Director of Pharmacies O’Neil Atkins, and representatives from the Pan-American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) and the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).In opening remarks, CMO Persaud indicated that while the existing legislation for the management of pharmaceuticals and other drugs could be viewed as effective, “there is a need for stricter enforcement”.Some of the stakeholders at the review of pharmaceutical acts and regulations consultation“We have quite a lot of very appropriate legislations; most of the time, it’s the enforcement that is lacking and sometimes we rush to say we need more, we need another law, but sometimes we don’t. What we need to do, is strengthen those existing bits of legislation,” Dr Persaud is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying.While the stakeholders agreed that the review would eventually facilitate affordable and timely access to drugs and medical supplies while the law is maintained, the PAHO/WHO body pledged its continuous support in the upholding of these regulations.PAHO/WHO’s Health System and Services Advisor in Guyana, Paul Edwards noted, “We know that the Government of Guyana is committed, along with the partnership of PAHO, to improve the timeliness, accessibility and adequacy of the supply of essential quality, safe, cost-effective, scientifically sound drugs and medical products to the health facilities in all regions.”The Advisor also pointed out that the consultations will also address the fact that more has to be done in order for all health systems to deliver on the full range of essential drugs and other medical products required to treat Non-Communicable Diseases and other life-threatening health conditions.The acts and regulations which will be under review are the Food and Drug Act and Regulations, the Antibiotic Act and Regulations, the Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Act and Regulations, the Pharmacy Practitioners Act, and the Pharmacy and Poisons Ordinance.last_img read more