Sisters Village gets ICT hub

first_imgThe first Information and Communication Technology (ICT) hub for 2018 was officially launched on last week, in Sisters Village on the East Bank of Berbice (EBB).The ICT hub’s establishment was made possible through a partnership between the Ministry of Public Telecommunication (MoPT), the National Data Management Authority (NDMA), and the Guyana Police Force (GPF).Cutting of the ribbon: Director Phillip Walcott assists two young members of Sister Village to officially launch the ICT hub. Looking on is Commander of ‘B’ Division Lyndon AlvesAddressing residents, Director of Community Development and Social Management, of the NDMA, Phillip Walcott said the Government is working to introduce more services online. Soon, residents of Sisters Village will be able to apply for birth vertificates, passports, make land registry queries and access other services online. Walcott urged villagers to share their knowledge with others who are willing to learn, “so no one gets left behind as the country moves into the digital age”.Also expressing his satisfaction with the establishment of the ICT hub was Commander of ‘B’ Division, Linden Alves. The Commander noted that the community will now be able to benefit from the internet service. He also expressed appreciation to the MoPT, on behalf of the Guyana Police Force, and made a commitment that the GPF is prepared to collaborate to establish hubs in other communities.In August 2016, a survey was conducted in the village by Regional Staff of the National Data Management Authority (NDMA) to determine the youth population, the number of micro, small, and medium enterprises; safe spaces within the community and the cost of assessing internet service, among other factors.Commander of ‘B’ Division Lyndon Alves and Director of Community Development and Social Management, NDMA, Phillip Walcott.Following a thorough assessment, it was discovered that the Sisters Community Centre was inhabitable as a result of vandalism.  However, through Community networking, the decision was made to approach the GPF to assist with providing a safe space within the Sisters Police Station to facilitate the ICT hub. Commander Alves readily agreed to the idea.The Sisters Police Station has a youth group of over 70 youths between the ages of seven and eighteen. These youths are involved in skills building activities such as arts and craft which they proudly displayed at the launching ceremony.This hub takes the total to 17 established in Region Six , with a further 18 more slated to be operational by December 2018.last_img read more

Howedes a doubt for Juve

first_imgSerie A Howedes a doubt for Juve derby clash Nicholas McGee Last updated 2 years ago 05:48 22/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Howedes-Cropped Bongarts Serie A Juventus Juventus v Torino Torino The Serie A club may have to be without the defender against Torino in the Derby della Mole this weekend Benedikt Howedes is a doubt for Juventus’ derby clash with Torino on Saturday.Old Lady 19/20 to win -1 handicapThe Germany international, who joined Juve from Schalke on a one-year loan deal in August, suffered a thigh injury in training on Thursday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing No time to rest! The derby is just over 48 hours away! #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/34KbRMeCtc— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) September 21, 2017A statement on Juve’s website read: “During today’s training session, Benedikt Howedes reported a muscular issue to the left thigh, which will be evaluated in the coming days.”Juve go into this weekend’s match second in Serie A behind Napoli after beating Fiorentina 1-0 on Wednesday.last_img read more