Rockets’ strong defense carry them to within a win of NBA Finals

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 “Both teams are playing their guys heavy minutes so shots will fall or not,” James Harden said. “But I think whoever can buckle down and get stops consecutively and create opportunities with their defense is going to win or have a chance at winning games.“The last two games, we’ve done that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIndeed. The Rockets bounced back from an embarrassing 41-point loss in Game 3, when Golden State scored 126 points, to hold the Warriors to fewer than 100 points in two straight wins. Houston’s stingy defense helped the Rockets come out on top on a night when Harden, the MVP front-runner, was 0 for 11 on 3-pointers.Critics of Mike D’Antoni’s teams often said they were too focused on offense and not good enough on defense. It looks like that’s changed now — against a team with four All-Stars in its starting lineup. WATCH: All the spectacular throwdowns in the 2018 PBA Slam Dunk competition “Ninety-four points for a team like that, the guys are trying to find a way and they did,” D’Antoni said.The Rockets have kept the Warriors from moving the ball the way they’re accustomed to, crowding them and forcing them into playing more isolation- style. They’ve also been relentless at throwing bodies at their shooters, and have often used bigger players to harass Stephen Curry to try and wear him down.Houston has forced the Warriors into 34 turnovers combined and limited them to 19 total 3-pointers in the last two games.The Warriors and Rockets were first and second in the NBA in points per game during the regular season, averaging 113.5 and 112.4, respectively. Golden State has managed just over 107 points a game in this series, and Houston has held the defending champions to 97 points in its three wins.Curry noted that both teams have elevated their defenses in this series.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “It’s been high level,” he said. “Nothing’s easy out there on either side.”He shook his head at the fact neither team has broken 100 points in the last two games.“I think (if you) guessed what the final score would be between the Rockets and Warriors, and neither team getting to 100 two straight games, don’t know what the odds (would be) on that,” he said. “Defense is high right now.”While everyone has been pitching in, the tone on defense, especially in these last two games, has been set by the aggressive play of P.J. Tucker and Trevor Ariza, and Clint Capela’s presence at the rim. Tucker knows that most people believe the way to beat the Warriors is to outscore them in a shootout. The Rockets have shown that energy and effort on the defensive end are a better formula for getting it done.“Anybody says to beat Golden State they talk about scoring 120, 130 points,” Tucker said. “We just feel like we play defense, (lock) down and make it tough for them.”And if the Rockets are able to do that in Game 6 on Saturday night they’ll be on the way to their first NBA Finals since winning consecutive titles in 1994-95. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Houston Rockets guard James Harden, top, battles Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green for a loose ball during the first half in Game 5 of the NBA basketball playoffsWestern Conference finals in Houston, Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets are so full of physical defenders that Golden State coach Steve Kerr said many look like they could play football.And with three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt watching from a courtside seat Thursday night, this team long known for its powerful offense relied again on its defense to beat the Warriors 98-94 and take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Andrew Bogut debuts for Sydney Kings

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Sydney, who won 77-57, conceded 19 points in the first half but 38 in the second when Bogut was on the bench.“I was always just trying to ease into it,” Bogut said. “I haven’t played a game since January.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“When I played with the Lakers, I wasn’t getting a lot of minutes. It was my first organized hitout in seven months so I just wanted to go as hard as I could in the first half.“There’s going to be games in the NBL season when I’m not going to be the leading scorer, I’m not going to be the leading rebound getter. But I know ’I’m going to still have an impact on the game just because I’m out there.”center_img Photo from Sydney Kings’ TwitterSYDNEY — NBA star Andrew Bogut has made a short but strong debut for the Sydney Kings in a pre-season match ahead of Australia’s National Basketball League season.The center, who started his NBA career with the Milwaukee Bucks and ended with the Los Angeles Lakers, played 15 minutes against the Japan national team Friday, scoring four points, claiming six rebounds and providing a match-high six assists.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GMTBC-Yee Lu Fa Open Championship starts Saturday View commentslast_img read more

‘Why fix it if it’s not broken’: No trade talks for Magnolia after PBA title run

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Mark Barroca won his second Finals MVP after the Hotshots wrapped up Alaska in Game 6 Wednesday while the older veterans Marc Pingris and PJ Simon provided emotional leadership.That’s why Magnolia governor Pardo said that management has no plans to trade away its key players especially after the Governors’ Cup title run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“The core of the team will be retained,” said Pardo. “We’re happy with them, in fact most of them have been renewed already.”“We’re not into trade talks, and there’s a saying right? Why fix it if it’s not broken. We won and why would we break it up,” added Pardo in Filipino. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO CITY—After four years of struggling to return back into its place at the top, Magnolia has finally figured out the winning solution to win a PBA championship.Players have come and go, most notably franchise’s face in James Yap who was shipped Rain or Shine for Paul Lee, but the Hotshots’ core, those who wore the old San Mig Coffee jersey, remained the pillar of success for the team.ADVERTISEMENT After back-to-back UAAP titles, Ateneo’s Isaac Go is also First Honor for 2nd straight year Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the team, the franchise’s 14th title was a culmination of hardwork and sacrifices the past few years, which have been rocky, to say the least.Magnolia finished as the second-worst team in the league in 2016 with a 12-24 record for the season until the Hotshots took a risk in Chito Victolero, whose only credential back then was lead the Columbian franchise to its lone playoff appearance in 2016 Governors’ Cup.But Victolero, who also led the Hotshots to three semifinals stints, has won the respect and admiration of his players, and the result of that is hard to miss.“Coach Chito is a players’ coach, he’s really someone that the player admire,” said Pardo in Filipino. “Players love him, and these players would put it all on the line for him.”“Even the import’s (Romeo Travis) going all out and he’s not even a Filipino,” said Pardo. “He had a hamstring injury, he had a cut on his brow, but he didn’t quit. Chito does a great job of motivating players. Hats off to him and we’re lucky we got him.”ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Ceres resumes champs league bid vs Yangon

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BACOLOD CITY—Philippines Football League champion Ceres-Negros chases history anew as it clashes with Yangon United of Myanmar on Tuesday night in the AFC Champions League preliminary round at Panaad Stadium here.The Busmen, who fell one win short of reaching the group stage of Asia’s most prestigious club competition last season in a run that included a stunning upset of Brisbane Roar of Australia, are bracing for a tough outing against the Burmese champions in the 7 p.m. kickoff.ADVERTISEMENT PH 3×3 needs more points View comments MOST READ Questions abound the Busmen’s sharpness as they have not played together since the Paulino Alcantara Cup last September.“It is going to be a real test,” said Serbian coach Risto Vidakovic, who has eight players coming off a stint with the national team in the AFC Asian Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsCeres beat Yangon United over two legs in the AFC Cup zonal semifinals last year, but the Burmese side added another goal-scoring threat in Brazilian midfielder Vinicius Miller to pair up with Seykou Sylla upfront.“The new players are very good, but we have to work on playing together to achieve many things this season,” said Bienvenido Maranon, who is coming off an injury. LATEST STORIES Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptioncenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Chot Reyes likes Gilas’ chances in 2019 World Cup: ‘We have proven we can compete’

first_imgView comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Former national team coach Chot Reyes feels confident about the Philippines’ chances to at least make the second round of the 2019 Fiba World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Reyes is well-acquainted with the World Cup competition having steered the country to its first win in the tournament in 40 years after Gilas Pilipinas edged Senegal in overtime five years ago in Spain.“I’m very optimistic about our chances,” Reyes said on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“First of all, all the teams are tough. But at least there’s only one top 10 team in the world in our group unlike in 2014 when there were three top 10 teams in our group and we went side by side with them so that’s one,” he added.READ: Yeng Guiao: Gilas Pilipinas ‘overwhelming underdog’ in Group D Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Chinese basketball probes ‘racial abuse’ of former NBA player Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying The Philippines is in Group D with Italy, Angola, and Serbia. Reyes was referring to Serbia, which is ranked No. 4 in the world.The Serbians also finished second in the 2014 World Cup after losing to the US in the gold medal match.In 2014, Gilas was joined by world powers Greece, Croatia, and Argentina as well as a dangerous squad in Puerto Rico and Senegal in the same group.Despite the overwhelming odds, Gilas nearly pulled off major upsets against Argentina and Croatia.READ: Yeng Guiao on facing Italy, Serbia in World Cup: ‘A miracle can happen’ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Reyes believes the Philippines can get it done this time.“Angola, although, they’re a very strong team, is beatable the way we were able to beat Senegal before,” he said. “And Italy will be tough, but I don’t think they’re as strong as Argentina or Greece. I think we have a chance against Italy.”“Serbia, admittedly, will be very, very tough. They’re like Croatia before during our time but then we took Croatia to overtime so you can’t really tell.”Reyes is convinced Gilas can win two games in the first round and advance to the next.“We have proven before that we can compete and with this team now, with the players that we have, with coach Yeng’s system, and with Andray Blatche in shape, there’s no reason for us not to improve on that previous one win in 2014 and I think if we get to two wins, that might be enough to get us to the next round.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chieflast_img read more

The Shield: Redemption

first_imgA grievous vision declared unto me:The treacherous dealer dealeth treacherouslyIsaiah 21 & 2 the testament be:Call the spoiler to spoil, and all sighing shall ceaseLet the nations of vengeance go forth and besiegeThus, my loins were in pain; pangs took hold of meAs of a woman in labor who beareth the seedI bowed down when I heard, dismayed at the sceneMy heart nearly gave way, for great fear was with meAs peaceful a night became frightful a dreamThe desert by the sea holds a fateful decree;As whirlwinds from the south blow through barren fields,Foes from a land of great terror proceedAdvancing with speed, never to yieldPrepare ye the table, oh knights of esteem;Let the princes be full, weapons ready to wieldSet a watch at the tower, let him declare what he seesPrepare for the battle; anoint the shieldMilitary bombs and weapons go off in the calm of nightSomething deadly this way comes, and no dawn of light should followMore darkness falls, as you hear the calls of 4 headless horsemen ridingPiercing through the sleepy hollowsThe wind bellows from north to south holding the plaguesIt howls from east to west, sealing the saintsA commandment goes forth, with insistence it says,“Hurt not the servants of God before the pestilence slays!”Revelation the 7th, read what the testament saysLet the angels reveal, prepare to open the sealsLet the Son of man come and be the hope and the shieldThe tribes of Israel will rise at the end of the daysWomen will follow, men will lose their feminine waysLet them be numbered by heads, 12 thousand times 12With their households in tow, they make their vows at the wellsTo dwell in the land where they can never rebelAs their fathers before them, no enemy to dispel,Many times we done fell, but here we no longer willA redemption is coming, it’s the sign of the timesRedemption coming; your song and mineRedemption’s comingRedemption, redemptionCall the people around, give earPay attentionRedemption comingSign of the time…Redemption comingYour song and mine…Redemption comingRedemption, redemptionCall the people around, give earPay attentionShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fear of Ebola Causes Revenue Short Fall at Ganta Border

first_imgAuthorities at the Ganta Port of Entry in Nimba County say that the news of the Ebola Virus has drastically slowed activity (business and trade) between Liberia and Guinea, causing low revenue intake at the usually-busy border.The Chief Assessor at the Custom Collectorate, Josiah Washington, told the Daily Observer recently that prior to the spread of the Ebola news, people were moving in and out of the two neighboring countries doing a lot of business. However, upon hearing that the disease was contagious and had been ‘killing people in Guinea,’ people of both countries slowed down their activities.“The news is creating fear in people; they are hardly moving about as in the past.  As we speak, only one vehicle has crossed from Guinea to Liberia today, and this has a serious negative consequence on revenue intake at this border,” Mr. Washington said.Though he did not say how much the intake per day or month at this port of entry usually is, Mr. Washington indicated that the amount recently realized, is far below what came in before the Ebola outbreak.He had no suggestion as to what could be done to restore the generation of revenue at the border; he did say that Ebola issue is health-related and only Ministry of Health & Social Welfare can give assurance to people to do away with the fear associated with news of the deadly Virus.The spread of the news of Ebola has not only caused low revenue intake for the Custom Collectorate at the Ganta border; it has stirred fear amongst those working at the border.Speaking to reporters, the head of joint security at the port of entry, Maj. Betty Benson, said fear has gripped them as the news continues to hit them.According to Maj. Benson, they have been cautioned to use masks over their noses and wear gloves to avoid contacting the skin of others; that, she added, increases fear amongst them as their work requires interacting with people.“Our fear reduced a bit when Francis Ketteh (MD) told us not to avoid people but take preventive measures by observing hygienic methods.  But the news is so scary; we are afraid and skeptical about dealing with the few people that use this route to go in and out of Liberia,” Maj. Benson said.Also speaking, the Port Health Officer at the border, Milton Suah said they are only at the border because it is a duty area where they are assigned, but not much work is going on because people are not moving in and out as compared to the past.Mr. Suah intoned that movement of people has come to a standstill as a result of the news of Ebola outbreak.A source told the Daily Observer that workers no longer use the latrine built at the border, but use the bush to defecate because they do not want to contract the Ebola Virus.News about Ebola began spreading in Liberia in March this year when suspected cases were discovered in Guinea.After a few days it was reported in Liberia that suspected cases had been reported from Lofa County. Specimens of about seven persons had been taken to France, and out of the seven, two had proved positive.Since then, spread of the news of the dreaded disease has increased, with the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare cautioning people to avoid eating Bats and bush-meat, which are presumed to have the virus.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ngafuan Warns of Illiteracy Threat to Nation

first_imgForeign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan has warned that if Liberia does not put an end to illiteracy, it will be illiteracy that will instead put an end to the country.The Foreign Minister used his Commencement Convocation speech at the Salvation Army-run William Booth High School’s 15th Graduation Exercise to caution the nation about the risk of illiteracy.“We must dedicate more and more of our nation’s resources to education, because of a simple and somber truth, if Liberia does not put an end to illiteracy, illiteracy will put an end to the country,” Minister Ngafuan stated amidst applause at a jam-packed ceremony that took place over the weekend at the school’s premises in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.He stressed that schools must build libraries and research centers that are conducive for learning to enable Liberian students compete with the cinemas and the beaches.The Minister then emphasized the need for schools to build ‘fantastic’ reading rooms, and recreation centers that can compete with the ‘fantastic Fridays’ that see Liberian students flood the beaches and alcoholic beverages-filled bars expending their youthful energies and exuberance on things that will accrue little benefits to them in the future.To the graduates, 192 of them styled, ‘Pa-Da-Stra-A-Da-Stra (a German expression meaning, ‘From difficulties to success’), the Foreign Minister said, “My advice to you is to read, read, read, and read. Your commencement today is the first step…My first advice to you is to move on with your education, because acquiring a high school diploma is no guarantee for success in the new Liberia. Do not allow this little success to make you drunk. He added that no one ever finishes book.”He urged them, upon leaving the high school of William Booth, to venture into the ‘hard school of life’.To the parents, he urged them, “never to refrain from engaging their children at all levels of their development, especially during their formative years. Any responsible and caring parent would like to know what kind of peers your children mingle and interact with.”The Valedictorian for the graduates, Reggie Feahn, urged his fellow graduates to match expectations with their level of education.Student Feahn who built his speech on the topic, “Education, The Instrument for Nation Building,” appealed to the government to increase its subsidiaries to private schools, noting that education is the light in darkness, and the foundation on which Liberia will be built.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

World Bank, GOL Sign US$115M Grant Deal

first_imgThe World Bank Group and the Government of Liberian (GOL) have signed a US$115 million additional financing grant in support of the Ebola Emergency Response Project (EERP) for Liberia. The money will go directly to the health sector in support of Liberialast_img

Conflicting statements emanating from the Commissioner General

first_imgDear Editor,Conflicting statements emanating from the Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs about fraud in the Remigrant Concession Scheme are a source of much confusion. Mr Statia of the GRA alleges that one-in-three applications is fraudulent (https://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2018/08/24/scams-involving-re-migrants-gone-from-bad-to-worse/) whilst Minister Greenidge asserts, “Our records do not suggest that you have had any dramatic infringements, primarily because we at Foreign Affairs, in defining re-migrants, do not go outside the law,” (http://dpi.gov.gy/minister-greenidge-sheds-light-on-remigrants-process/) .Editor, I have no cause to doubt the Honourable Minister, and it is clear from reading the statements of Mr Statia that his agenda is to make or influence Government policy.“Mr Statia said he is a proponent of tax credits being applied in Guyana…They are simple and easier to administer.” So here we have a public officer attempting to make policy when his job description clearly directs him to execute the policies of the Administration. This, Editor, is caused by the lack of clear policy from the APNU+AFC Administration. This situation prevails in every aspect of the Granger Administration. What is the policy on Culture? Sport? Job creation? Welfare? Immigration? Education?In the absence of written policy, one usually relies on pronouncements from the President and members of the Cabinet. In this case, they all too often seem unaware of each other’s thoughts and/or actions.It has been over three years of patent mismanagement, policy questions keep piling up; Cabinet entertained a Minister’s presentation of an ‘unsolicited’ approach, then approved the Minister’s direction of the C.E.O of the Demerara Harbour Bridge Company to hand over $161 million dollars without knowledge or approval of the company board. Is this a new policy? Why is Conservation International involved in Guyana’s Sovereign Wealth Fund consultations? What is the policy basis for such a decision? The Venezuelan homestead in Region 1? Editor, I do hope these examples provoke thought and discussion, as the complete list would be onerous.Editor, the other issue arising from the conflicting information is that the Commissioner General has provided patently false information to the public, according to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Apart from a mild rebuttal of the GRA claim issued by the DPI, will any disciplinary action be taken against the Commissioner General? This will be an interesting policy decision. “Nature abhors a vacuum”…AristotleRespectfully,Robin Singhlast_img read more