There were no Caribbean-born singers and no reggae category but two Caribbean-roots singers did manage to win at the 2018 Billboard Awards this past weekend. Bruno Mars, whose roots extend to the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico through his father, won five awards for Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Male Artist, Top R&B Album, Top R&B Song and Top R&B Tour.And rapper Cardi B, whose roots extend to Trinidad through her mother, beat out Trinidad-born rapper Nicki Minaj to claim the coveted title of Top Rap Female Artist. Bajan star Rihanna, who was nominated for both Top R&B Song and Top R&B Female Artist, failed to win.Meanwhile, even though a reggae category was MIA from the awards, Ed Sheeran managed to win Top Radio Song for his reggae infused single, ‘Shape Of You.’
Updated – Wednesday at 9:45 a.m.:Â This just sent to Sumner Cable customers:Â The repairs to be performed last night did not complete.Â Mail services are current back online, however we will again have to take the system down for repairs tonight 8-10-16.Please expect the mail services to be unavailable until the next morning.Â We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. Â We will workÂ diligently to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.Thank you for your patience.Sumner CommunicationsThis was the original letter sent Tuesday:Â All Sumner Communications E-mail customers,We experienced an unfortunate incident on Sunday Aug 7th, 2016 which led to our generators failure to automatically start during a power failure in the downtown area where our offices are located. Â This caused all of our servers to hard crash when the batteries were depleted. Â As a result the Mail server, as well as other servers, experienced disk corruption. Â We had an emergency situation occur today as a result and had to put the mail server into repair mode in order to resolve the major portions of the issue. Â Due to the size of the storage volumes in use, this took several hours to complete to a point that we could bring the mail services back online.Although e-mail services are back, we will unfortunately have to perform more repairs. Â We will begin these repairs around 11 pm tonight and let them run until they are complete. E-mail services will be unavailable during this time, and will hopefully be restored before the morning work day.I apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. Â We will work diligently to resolve this issue as quickly as possible with minimal disruption when possible. Â Thank you for your patience.Sumner Communications
17 Mar 2015 Get into golf is getting bigger and better A major digital marketing campaign, run through the Get into golf scheme, is set to get more people golfing. Already highly successful, Get into golf is designed to inspire adults in England to take up the sport and play more often. The programme is now stepping up its marketing with a digital campaign running from April to July. “This is the first national advertising campaign designed to attract thousands more people into the sport,” said David Joy, Chief Executive of England Golf “We are expecting it to reach hundreds of thousands of people with a surge in awareness of the sport and the campaign – all building on the already highly successful Get into golf programme,” The digital advertising will bring potential new players to the Get into golf website where they can find out about golfing opportunities near them through an activity finder as well as book online. To ensure there is plenty on offer for potential newcomers, golf clubs and PGA professional can now add their own activities and take advantage of the national marketing drive to grow their own business. Nick Arter, PGA professional from Play Golf Colchester, says: “I can highly recommend this. The Get into golf website is making the sport easier to access and book. It also takes away any apprehension and helps take the stuffy image out of golf. “It’s a great opportunity for golf clubs and PGA professionals to take advantage of increased awareness and promote their own businesses. You can easily add local activities to the Get into golf site and these can then be accessed through an online booking system.” Ryder Cup hero Justin Rose is backing Get into golf: “This is just what golf needs. It is fantastic that more people will have access to the sport.” Get your club involved by clicking here to upload activities via England Golf Clubhouse or call 0800 118 2766. For more information about Get into golf click here Get into golf is run by England Golf and the PGA and is supported by the Golf Foundation and Sport England National Lottery funding. It operates through a network of 35 counties and it provides and promotes activities for adults to learn, improve and to play golf.
by Thomas LeturgeyEach and every year, the Joe Abby Memorial tournament becomes more and more important to the Megastars of the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance. This year it was never more important for Jay Flash and the “Ice Man” Tony Johnson.When the tournament—named for the late Lawrenceville wrestler “Killer” Joe Abby—first started it was a launching pad for wrestlers who wanted their shot at the KSWA’s Heavyweight Championship. However, with the growing popularity of January’s “Battle Bowl” battle royal, KSWA owner Bobby O and the Championship Committee decided to change the Joe Abby Tournament into one that showcased tag team competition.The wrestlers made their way to the packed semi-finals at the KSWA Arena in Lawrenceville on March 23. The “Mercenaries,” made up of “Nasty” Nick Crane and “Sniper” stomped their way to the ring before their competition, Jonny Axx and Bobby Badfingers of the “Legion of the Apocalypse.” Both teams were matched up well, with similar size, strength and experience. Neither team was known for exceptional sportsmanship and it was Crane who used his own Canadian national flag and its pole to jab Badfingers in the ribs. Teammate Sniper went for the pin on Badfingers but was met instead with Axx’s elbow from the corner. Axx and Badfingers moved onto the finals.In the other semi-final match, Mitch Napier and Ric Rumsky took on Flash and Johnson. Unlike the previous contest, all four wrestlers shook hands in showings of good gamesmanship. The match itself was one of superior athletic ability, quickness and technical prowess, especially when Johnson and Napier matched up. That was before destiny got into the way. Another tag team, Edric Everhart and Tyler Cross—who had recently been recruited by the villainous VIP’s—attacked Rumsky from behind. Normally, their interference would have immediately cost Flash and Johnson the match. But in the case of the Joe Abby tournament, the match was allowed to continue with Napier going alone against Flash and Johnson. The odds were too much for Napier and he lost the match.Flash, billed from South Beach, Florida, said it was “too bad” that Rumsky couldn’t continue; the scale of this opportunity was too great. Johnson, from St. Louis, Missouri, said that the teams will “meet again” somewhere down the road.In the tournament finals, Axx and Badfingers took a more controlling attitude into the match. There was no handshake of respect to start this contest. Axx and Badfingers used their superior size and strength to their advantage. Flash and Johnson answered with fast-moving quickness and doggedness. Toward the end of the showdown, Johnson perched Badfingers on his knee and Flash jumped onto his opponent from the ropes. That set Badfingers up for Flash’s Cannonball splash from the top rope and the one, two, three victory, making Flash and Johnson the winners of the Joe Abby Memorial Tournament and new #1 Contenders for Pittsburgh’s premier tag team titles.Flash and Johnson have already made impressions on wrestling fans in and out of Pittsburgh. In addition to performing in Pittsburgh’s only professional wrestling organization, the duo have worked at smaller, regional promotions in McKeesport, Elizabeth and Wheeling, West Virginia.On December 4, 2010 Johnson became the KSWA’s first-ever Jr. Heavyweight Champion by winning a five-competitor Gauntlet Match. Flash was even one of the competitors he faced at FanFest/Toy Drive, the KSWA’s principal event. Johnson defended the belt often and held onto it for 286 days. Incredibly, he won the belt back the very next day and held it for another 77 days. He finally lost the championship for the second time 364 days after winning it.The next match will be more serious for the growing and improving twosome. They know they have a legitimate shot at the KSWA’s tag team belts, currently held by Millvale’s own pompous “King” Del Douglas and zany, dancing “The Jester.” That team is still riding high after beating Party Gras, a team anchored by local Pittsburgh wrestling legend Lord Zoltan. Party Gras held the tag team belts for a record 75 weeks.The Joe Abby Memorial Tournament was named for the wrestler who repossessed cars when he wasn’t selling food products for Kraft foods. He made his name working with other local wrestlers like Frank Durso and Bobby “Hurricane” Hunt. All three were inducted into the KSWA Hall of Fame in past years. Within the past few months, the organization has tapped more international stars like “The Living Legend” Bruno Sammartino and George “The Animal” Steele for Hall of Fame induction. Upon his enshrinement, Steele called Pittsburgh the “home” of “The Animal” character, as it was created here. FLASH AND JOHNSON WITH 2013 ABBY TROPHY
In this last aspect, the club recommends dosing the time dedicated to electronic devices. “We must limit access to the news once a day and thus avoid generating feelings of anxiety or insecurity”, it is insured from the entity. Maintain the routines of the so-called ‘invisible training’, but also limit access to the news to avoid generating feelings of anxiety or insecurity, These are some of the objectives of the Comprehensive Sports Service (SID) that advises the 670 athletes from La Masia. This has been announced by the Barça club on its website, in which it has reported on the guidelines that are followed with its athletes, residents and non-residents of La Masia, after the first two weeks of confinementThese recommendations, based on four aspects (family collaboration, teleworking, daily routines and technological control), They are sent based on how events are generated or based on conversations with families and the concerns that arise.The family is the backbone of mutual aid, in the way of working as a team, sharing tasks and also moments of leisure that, due to continuous sports commitments, do not take place during the year, according to the Catalan entity. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 29, 2020 The tutors maintain individualized tutorials by video call, to try to maintain the normal dynamics and to manage any type of situation that may concern them, and see the impact of the situation on an emotional level.The second type of tutoring is done in small groups, as a result of the tutorials of family dynamics, and to redirect issues related to anxieties.As for leisure, the tutors of La Masia urge athletes to enjoy free time so as not to burden them with too many lectures. “One of the activities that has been successful has been that of culinary recommendations. The different tutors have received cooking recipes and even some have dared with the challenge of cooking. An original way that aims at leisure and moves away from electronic devices. “, assures Barça in its statement.The third type of activities are group tutorials focused on reinforcing activities with the whole team that aim to keep the group feeling together, aimed at order, coexistence, academic training and those made with the participation, also, of coaches. “In these, an issue related to the sports part is agreed with the coach to work on different aspects such as group cohesion, team challenges and communication. And all this is done, for example, through questions with the Kahoot tool Questions to generate healthy competitiveness and at the same time learning the Club’s identity in terms of values, “says the Catalan club.
Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m definitely looking forward to it,” said Craig. “I would definitely want to play in that game because of the intensity, I love their players, they’re competitive and I just want to go out and be part of that competitiveness.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets “I think it should be me fitting in with them, I’m the import,” said Craig Friday at Ynares Sports Center here in Antipolo. “And I feel like I’m doing a great job in that aspect.”TNT played its first game of the Governors’ Cup later than the other teams in the league as the KaTropa played in the Commissioner’s Cup Finals, and Craig used the time between the two conferences to get acquainted better with his teammates.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I’ve been here a little bit earlier,” said Craig, who was with TNT during the six-game series against eventual champions San Miguel. “So I’ll see how every thing works and how every thing goes. And I think I got to feel how they like to play.”And Craig, despite not playing in the San Miguel series, added that the Beermen are already in his sights. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Aguilar thinks Standhardinger fits Gilas’ needs PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO CITY—TNT import Michael Craig filled up the stat sheets in his first PBA game with a triple-double in their 106-96 win over Kia in the Governors’ Cup.Craig led the KaTropa with 21 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists, and he knows that what he does is all for the improvement of his chemistry with his TNT teammates.ADVERTISEMENT Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur View comments
It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance02:14Carpio 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 “We really wanted to just play for him and his family,” shared Chris Ross.“We know that he had a heavy heart and he hasn’t been getting much sleep. He’s been with us at practice every day, hasn’t complained about it, hasn’t brought it up, and hasn’t mentioned it. That’s just a testament to the type of professional that he is. He’s really a hard worker, and he really puts a lot of time into preparing us for what we have to do.READ: Fajardo, Beermen step up for coach Ross said San Miguel tried its best to make Austria feel a little bit better. “We kind of just gave him a big hug and let him know that we’re there for him.”Arwind Santos also knows how tough Austria’s situation is.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer On Tuesday, the Beermen’s mettle was once again tested.With San Miguel starting its quest for a rare four-peat in the all-Filipino conference with a tough draw against TNT in the quarterfinals, coach Leo Austria had his attention divided as wife Nanette had just undergone a kidney transplant at Cardinal Santos Medical Center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkREAD: Austria turns emotional after SMB win as wife undergoes kidney transplantLacking in sleep, the three-time Coach of the Year tried to fight through the emotions, holding strong for his team before eventually breaking down in the press room and once again in the dugout after the squad pulled off the 106-93 win to advance to the semifinals. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Ceres blanks Shan United, keeps top spot in AFC Cup After all, he had to go through the same ordeal back in 2015 when his mom Araceli was rushed out of the venue due to profuse bleeding on the nose during one of San Miguel’s game, coincidentally, against TNT.“Even I went through that, too,” said the 36-year-old forward in Filipino. “We knew we just had to be strong. We can’t control what happens in the world and what happens to us. If those things happen, we can’t do anything but to pray and focus on what we need to do. We have to fight through the emotions so that we can still play despite our situation. We used her as our inspiration.”READ: Fajardo wreaks havoc as San Miguel ousts TNT, advances to semis The Beermen came together and pulled one off for their coach and his family, dedicating the triumph as they progressed to the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals.Austria, too, can heave a sigh of relief as his wife’s operation was a success.“That was for coach Leo and (his son) Bacon. We really wanted to go out there and play hard and try to get that win for the Austria family,” said Ross. “Luckily, we’re able to go out there and play hard and get the win for him. Going forward, we’ll be playing for him and his family as well.”“At least, we were able to give coach a little bit of a relief, lift him up, and get us closer to our goal,” said Santos. “I believe we’ll be harder to beat because of that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours San Miguel Beermen. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdversity tests the character of a family.For the better part of the last five years, San Miguel has proven to be one of the most resilient teams in addressing tough situations, further forging their bond through challenges both on and off-the-court.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has constituted the membership of the Advisory Board of the National Symbol Review Project (NSRP). The board would advise the NSRP’s secretariat on how to proceed with consultation processes that would lead to a final decision as to whether the symbols should be changed or not.The NSRP project is meant to review and put in perspective for acceptance by every Liberian, all of the nation’s symbols, including its Flag, Coat-of-Arms, Seal, Anthem, and its National Awards that—whether they are aware of it or not—have, up to this point only represented no more than a small segment of the entire society. The project is organized as a semi-autonomous initiative of the government under the auspices of the Governance Commission.The Advisory Board, according to the Executive Mansion, will be responsible for, among other things; exercising oversight functions of the project’s program implementation agenda, including civic education, national consultation and artistic design of newly proposed symbols as well as monitor and evaluate the program areas.Members of the Board would also serve as resource persons in coordinating program activities in the political sub-divisions or organizations which they represent. They would advise the team of experts on program implementation schemes more suitable to the county or region they represent; assist in marketing and publicity of the project in their county or region of representation; approve project final work product as such product is submitted to the Executive and Legislative Branches of Government, among others.While appointing members of the Board, President Sirleaf described their selection as a call to national duty, and not a salary position. She pointed out that when travels are made on account of the project, a modest amount to cover expenses would be made available.The Advisory Board for the National Symbol Review Project, which comprises representatives of all counties and other civil society sectors as follows, was constituted on Monday March 31.Members of the board along with their areas of representation are as follows: Dr. Fineboy Dakina, Bomi County; Mr. Joseph N. Konomia, Bong County; Ms. Maima Cortee Sarnor, Gbarpolu County, Rev. Dr. John G. Innis, Grand Bassa County, Ms. Miatta Fahnbulleh, Grand Cape Mount County.Other are, Gbai M. Gbala, Grand Gedeh County; Roselind Sneh, Grand Kru County; Cllr. Norwu Cooper, Lofa County; Madam Elizabeth Fallah, Margibi County; Sister Mary Laurene Brown, Maryland County; Amb. Wesley Johnson, Montserrado County; Dr. Joseph Saye Guannu, Nimba County; Mrs. Vickie Beah, Rivercess County; Cllr. Dempster Brown, Rivergee County; Mrs. Ciah Bush, Sinoe County.A single representative from each of the following Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are also members of the board: The Liberia National Student Union (LINSU), Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY), European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA), Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA) and the Liberian-Ghana Diaspora Community.This critical look at the national self, the process of reviewing the national symbols, participants were told at the launch of the NSRP by President Sirleaf on February 6, 2014, is intended to encourage Liberians to clarify for themselves why they call themselves Liberians, and what national self-image they wish to project to the world.She reminded the audience that during the rigorous nationwide consultations for the Vision 2030 launch, the issues of the national symbols were highlighted by several participants and it is now imperative (a must) that the symbols be reviewed in order to make sure that they tell Liberians’ collective stories to themselves and the world.The Liberian leader noted that the revision of the symbols is a serious business because it has several political and financial implications, and as such, should be treated with urgency and commitment by all stakeholders.The Coordinator of the NSRP, Dr. Elwood Dunn, said at the launch that the present generation of Liberians knows less than their parents about the country’s history and founding ideals.According to him, “Many Liberians are more aware of what divides us than what unites us. We are in danger of becoming not “one nation indivisible” as our Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag says, but its opposite, ‘many nations’ lacking a central core, a unifying ideal.”He said the one of the many purposes of the symbols review is to advance a national conversation precisely on the subject of Liberia’s national identity, and to affirm the belief that “what unites us is far greater than what divides us.”He said a sense of national identity is necessary to enable individual Liberians transcend self or ethnic group absorption and commit to the common good. “Without it, Liberia can neither reconcile nor can it genuinely pursue the goals of Vision 2030.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Government of Liberia (GoL) and the Government of Japan will today, September 11, hold a Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) at 10:30 a.m. in the conference room at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia, a Foreign Ministry release has said.The JCM is an annual event that catalogs the Government of Japan’s contributions to Liberia’s social economic development programs that are “Pro-poor,” reviewing all milestone achievements by GoL as well as the positive impact of the KR Food Aids Project (rice) and Non-project Grant Aids (petroleum products) in Liberia.Meanwhile, GoL will be represented by Gbehzohngar Findley, Minister of Foreign Affairs, while Tsutomu Himeno, Japanese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary will be representing the government of his country.According to the release, since the inception of the program in Liberia, the Government of Japan has provided 58,531.13 metric tons of assorted rice and 21,084.64 metric tons of mixed petroleum products, respectively.It can be recalled that in 2008, before the upsurge of the global financial meltdown, former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf engaged in a bilateral arrangement with the Embassy of Japan near Accra, Ghana, for food aid assistance under the Japanese Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) Program for Africa.The first Exchange of Notes (E/N) was signed between GoL and the Government of Japan on August 18, 2008, and the first consignment of rice weighing 8,612 metric tons arrived March 2009.As a direct result of the Japanese Grant Commodities monetization in Liberia, a number of economic recovery projects have been funded and executed by the ministries and agencies directly in charge of the project.They are the Community Infrastructural Development Project, implemented at a cost of US$5.6 million, to open alleys along the ELWA/Robertfield Highway corridor.This project is being implemented by the Ministry of Public Works, while the Paddy and Seed Rice Project is being completed at a cost of US$7.2 million for both phases (1&2).This project is being effected by the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), and since 2009 the MoA has constructed five warehouses in Nimba, Bong, Lofa and Grand Gedeh counties at a cost of US$1.4 million.The Small Medium Enterprises (SME) Project, which comes at a cost of US$889,097, is being implemented by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), while LIFE Fund (Liberia Innovative Fund for Enterprise Development), which comes at a cost of US$665,000, is also being implemented by the MoCI.The construction of three bridges in Grand Cape Mount County, which comes at a cost of US$1.9 million, is being implemented by Grand Cape Mount County, with the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) exercising oversight authority, while the Human Resource Capacity Building Project, which comes at a cost of US$731,412, is being carried out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.In addition to the economic recovery projects, the Government of Japan is considering funding requests for the construction of 282 low-cost housing units in Sasstown, Grand Kru County, to be rented out at a very minimum cost, while the construction of a new “Gobachop” market in the Omega Community area is being proposed at a cost of US$4.2 million.Expected to attend the meeting are all the seven Ministerial Steering Committee members, including the ministers of Foreign Affairs, Finance and Development Planning, Commerce and Industry and State and Chief of Staff to the President, Public Procurement and Concession Commission, and the director–general of the Internal Audit Agency (IAA) as well as private sector representatives of FOUTA Corporation, UCI, SWAT, MOTC, Petrol Trade and Kailondo Petroleum Incorporated.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Stemming from a two-day joint training session with 21 language interpreters from Guyana and Brazil, the two countries will develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which will seek to address cross-border Trafficking In Persons (TIP) among others.This was announced by the Public Security Ministry on Monday.“This collaboration between Guyana and Brazilian counterparts was successful as was evident after discussions at the Guyana Frontier Committee and Consular Cooperation Meetings where the team agreed … for consideration be given to developing a Memorandum of Understanding between the countries in responding to cross-border TIP,” the Ministry said.In addition, the two countries are seeking to have Guyanese TIP officials became au fait with the Portuguese language through training, as well as have the SocialThe Guyana’s Ministerial Task Force on Trafficking in Persons and Brazil’s State of Roraima Trafficking in Persons Committee TIP Awareness at Lethem Town Week ExhibitionProtection Ministry’s TIP awareness materials translated from English into Portuguese.The parties have agreed for the Brazilian Embassy to participate in the TIP Training Course to be provided for Interpreters and for the continuation of collaboration between authorities from Guyana and Brazil in conducting TIP awareness in border areas.The TIP training was in keeping with the Ministry’s effort to intensify its work in equipping various stakeholders with the necessary skills to combat the crime of trafficking.The two-day training commenced on November 28 and wrapped up on November 29 at the Guyana Police Force Training Centre.It saw the participation of Brazil as was agreed at the Guyana Frontier Committee and Consular Cooperation Meetings in October 2018.Also participating in the training course were representatives of the Immigration and Criminal Investigation Departments of the Guyana Police Force, National Commission on Disability, University of Guyana, ChildLink, L&L Translation Services, Language Services Centre and Foreign Missions from Chile, China, Suriname and Argentina.The training sessions were conducted by representatives selected from the Public Security and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministries as well as the Guyana Police Force Trafficking in Persons Unit and Immigration Department, Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), the Social Protection Ministry’s Child Care and Protection Agency, Guyana Women Miners Organisation, Help and Shelter, ChildLink, International Organisation for Migration, and the Brazilian Embassy.