Parfaite Harmonie Primary welcomes new library

first_imgBy: Marissa WilsonRegional Executive Officer Dennis Jaikaran observes students as they play an interactive game within the new libraryWith extensive aid of D Division of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and the Commissioner of Police, the Parfait Harmonie Primary School was on Thursday able to open its newly constructed library.Students, teachers and parents gathered to witness the opening of the library which had been under construction for the past three months.The library project was successfully completed due to teamwork of the GDF, regional administration and parents who worked overtime to ensure the construction was completed within the stipulated deadline.Making reference to origin of the initiative, Headteacher of the school Shondell Chester said one member of the school’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) had made contact with Commissioner of Police Seelall Persaud, for the force’s aid in setting up a library.She said that without reluctance, Persaud made the decision to get on board with the rest of supporters to make the establishment of the school library a reality.As the school over the years had been expanding academically with evidence shown by its accreditation from a Grade C to B, Chester said this would further aid the school in accomplishing its goals of acquiring an A school accreditation.Chester cited that it was proven through research that students who are equipped with the skill of reading have a better chance of passing exams and comprehending life situations.With the new library, she said this would improve the reading skills of students as they prepare for internal and external examinations, and it would also benefit parents and residents of the community aiming to improve their literacy skills.“We are looking to deliver quality education for all children so that they can become productive citizens.” Chester added.She said the school is looking to have this library expanded so that it can be a growing factor for literacy not only in the school but the immediate environs.Giving his remarks at the ceremony, Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region Three Dennis Jaikaran highlighted the importance of reading and its relation in building more productive societies. He said this is just one step that the region has taken to promote learning.Being one of the main supporters of the initiative, Jaikaran lauded the Police Force for its consistent work in such initiatives.He pledged support of the regional administration in an active role in ensuring this nature of projects become constant as the country is gearing towards development.Meanwhile, speaking on behalf of Persaud, Commander of D Division Stephen Mansell said the GPF was delighted to be part of the team responsible for establishing the school’s library.He said this is not the only initiative of this sort the force has embarked on, as over the years they have been working with communities for the purpose of building a better Guyana.Mansell thanked his staff for working tirelessly over the months to complete the facility, as well as the region’s administration and the school’s staff who additionally did valuable work.The library is furnished with desktop computers, printers, tables, chairs, bookshelves, books, a television and other equipment that would make learning more fulfilling and substantial.last_img read more

San Diego County sheriffs deputy arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A San Diego County sheriff’s deputy was free on bail Thursday following his arrest by Riverside County authorities on suspicion of lewd acts with a child.Sam Thomas Knight, 40, was arrested Tuesday and booked on suspicion of lewd acts with a child and child molestation, according to Riverside County jail records. He was released the following day on $65,000 bail.Details of the alleged crimes were not immediately available.San Diego County sheriff’s officials said Knight has been placed on leave and relieved of his law-enforcement authority.The Sheriff’s Department was made aware of this investigation from the beginning and cooperated fully with the Riverside sheriff’s detectives,” San Diego sheriff’s officials said. “The sheriff’s department has no comment on Mr. Knights’ current arrest.”In 2014, Sheriff Bill Gore tried to fire Knight for using a banned chokehold on a handcuffed inmate in a county jail facility. Gore ultimately failed in his attempt to fire Knight for using improper force and for not reporting the incident because of a ruling by the County Civil Service Commision.The Commissioners ruled against Gore and allowed Deputy Knight to keep his job and also collect back-pay.It was a decision a San Diego Union-Tribune editorial board referred to as a “dereliction of duty” and that the commissioners forced the sheriff’s department to tolerate officer misconduct.As far as the child molestation arrest is concerned, the Sheriff’s Department released a statement that reads in part, “It is clear that Sheriff Gore felt that Mr. Knight should not be a sheriff’s deputy, and the sheriff’s department did everything possible to ensure that was in fact the case.”Knight is the second sheriff’s deputy to be arrested over the last month.On Feb. 22, Deputy Richard Fischer was arraigned in connection with 14 charges of sexual assault and sexual battery for crimes allegedly committed against women while he was on duty. FacebookTwitter Categories: Local San Diego News March 22, 2018 Posted: March 22, 2018 John Soderman Updated: 10:26 PM San Diego County sheriffs deputy arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with a child John Soderman, last_img read more

Carlsbad pastor caught molesting female family member sentenced to 15 years in

first_img VISTA (KUSI) — A Carlsbad pastor whose wife caught him molesting a young female family member was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in state prison.Matthew John Otis Tague, 44, pleaded guilty in February to two counts of committing a lewd act on a child.Deputy District Attorney Patricia Lavermicocca said Tague repeatedly molested the victim over a two-year period in 2016 and 2017, when she was 12 and 13 years old.Lavermicocca said Tague’s wife caught him in the act late last May and reported him to authorities. Tague — a pastor at North Coast Calvary Chapel on Poinsettia Lane — turned himself in a few days later. Posted: April 10, 2018 Carlsbad pastor caught molesting female family member sentenced to 15 years in state prison KUSI Newsroom Updated: 6:54 PMcenter_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter April 10, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday May 13 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Monday, May 13, 2019:#1) Wilmington Board of Selectmen MeetingThe Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. (An Executive Session precedes the meeting at 6:15pm). Read the agenda HERE.#2) Wilmington Historical Commission MeetingThe Wilmington Historical Commission meets at 7pm at the Town Museum. Read the agenda HERE.#3) Wilmington Housing Authority MeetingThe Wilmington Housing Authority meets at 5pm in Deming Way’s Community Hall. Read the agenda HERE.#4) Woburn Street School’s School Advisory Council MeetingThe Woburn Street School’s School Advisory Council meets at 3pm in the Woburn Street School’s Teachers Room. Read the agenda HERE.#5) Tech Buddies Drop-InThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a Tech Buddies Drop-In Session from 2:30pm to 3:30pm. Need technology help, but Brad isn’t here? Drop in at a Tech Buddies session! Tech Buddies is a new volunteer program connecting teens and members of the Wilmington community in need of assistance navigating their phones, tablets, cameras, and the Cloud.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, September 9, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, June 10, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, March 11, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more