Murder suspect still at large

first_imgPolice Station escapeA man who fled Police custody from the La Grange Police Station, West Bank Demerara, holding area on Wednesday last is still at large.Anthony Jhagroo believed to be in his early 20s was being held in connection with the murder of mechanic Yogeshwar Shivcharran, who was beaten at Bell West, WBD two weeks ago and had succumbed to his injuries six days later.The gap in the holding cell through which Anthony Jhagroo reportedly escapedOn Saturday Guyana Times was told that Police are still hunting for the suspect.Reports had indicated that Jhagroo escaped during the wee hours of Wednesday morning when there was a power outage in Regions Three and Four.The suspect supposedly made his way through a gap in the wall of the holding area of the Police Station, despite reports that there were two Police ranks on duty at the time of the escape.The Bell West mechanic, 31, was beaten by a group of drunken neighbours.Shivcharran suffered regular seizures and in a mental episode, he removed his clothing and approached his neighbours, who were consuming alcohol next door.These neighbours reportedly pelted him with beer bottles before beating him to his head and body.On Monday last Police had questioned and released three women in connection with the incident while Jhagroo was held at the Station on Tuesday before he fled the next day.Investigations of the murder and escape are continuing, while nothing is being said of the hole in the wall in the Police Station.last_img read more

Abandoned School in Remote Panta District Gets Modern Housing for Teachers

first_imgAn exterior view of the modern teachers’ quarters for the Corporal G. Woah Public High School in Panta District, upper Bong CountyAs in many parts of the country, the Corporal G. Woah Public High School in the remote Panta District, Upper Bong County, has not been opened ever since it was dedicated in 2014, and the district’s authorities in collaboration with authorities at the Ministry of Education are having difficulty to find teachers, because of lack housing facilities.The School, with an enrollment of more female students, is also having a hard time recruiting and keeping qualified teachers. Vacancies are often filled by volunteers of substitute teachers, and the isolated location deters many of the newly recruited teachers.In order to tackle and motivate qualified teachers against the struggle, Bong County District #4 Representative, Robert Flomo Womba, has constructed four apartments; each self-contained with bathroom facilities, closet and a porch, as well as basic furniture — queen-size mattress, a table and chairs. The apartments also have a generator to provide electricity.On Saturday, May 18, 2019, the teachers’ quarters were dedicated in Bellemu, Panta District, when the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives cut the ribbon to the facilities.Partial view of the Corporal G. Woah Public High School, which has not been occupied since it was dedicated in 2014.Panta District has about 10,300 residents. However, statistics show that because of the lack of a public senior high school since the district was created by an act of the legislature, some of the students, who finished elementary level, either walked over four hours to Zota District to attain public secondary education or choose another area.Panta District, which contained at least 30 towns and villages, is one of the two statutory districts in Bong County District #4.During the dedication ceremony, which was held in the school auditorium, the District Lawmaker, Robert Flomo Womba, said the construction of the teachers’ quarters is in fulfillment of one of his electoral promises to develop minds of the youth.Womba said he has passion to add value to those, who contributed to his education.“Besides the dearth of modern teachers’ quarters, the lack of better incentives for qualified teachers was attributed to the shortage of assigned teachers in the rural areas.Rep. Womba, a Unity Party Lawmaker, expressed the wish that the construction of the teachers’ quarters would motivate qualified teachers to come and teach at the school.Representatives Prince Moye, Robert Flomo Womba and education officials at the event.“Prior to my ascendancy as Representative for this district, I was always interested in development, and so I want to empower the young people. This is one of the reasons I constructed the teachers’ quarters in the rural area,” Rep. Womba said.House Deputy Speaker Prince K. Moye, expressed gratitude to Rep. Womba for constructing the free-four departments as teachers’ quarters.“I was quite impressed when I saw that the buildings were so amazing and remarkably well-done,” Moye said.Margibi County Senator Jim Tornolah, also expressed gratefulness to Rep. Womah. He and other educational stakeholders thanked Rep. Womba for the teachers’ quarters. They promised to ensure that the Corporal G. Wloh Public High School will remain open to the public.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Commercial Drivers’ Strike Paralyzes Traffic in Bong, Nimba

first_imgSome of the drivers set road block in central Gbarnga.Commercial drivers in Bong County on Monday, November 26, staged an early hour strike action, demanding the “reduction in vehicle registration fees and the illegal removal of check points by officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) on major highways, especially at night hours.”A spokesperson for the commercial drivers’ union, Philip Kwenah, told a community radio station that during the administration of the past government, drivers used to pay US$150 for vehicle registration for commercial taxi and US$30 for driver’s license with a three- year expiration date; but at present, drivers pay US$190 as registration for commercial taxi and US$45 for license with only a two-year expiration date.“We are hearing that the government is contemplating stepping up vehicle registration fees for a commercial taxi to US$240 which, we feel, will be detrimental to the survival of the drivers,” Mr. Kwenah said.“Before, vehicle registration inspection was carried out once in a year, but from nearly every two months we have encountered inspection of vehicle registration every two weeks, something which the police are using as a cover up to harass tax paying drivers,” Kwenah said.“The police usually collect our car documents from us under the pretext of inspecting our car documents, and the police will keep them until we give them money before they will release our vehicle documents to us,” some of the drivers alleged.Drivers set roadblocks in an attempt to prevent commercial vehicles from leaving and coming to Gbarnga.Some commercial drivers seen setting roadblocks in Gbarnga City“Our strike will continue until the central government sees reason to reduce the vehicle registration fees, the drivers’ license registration and insurance fees and to also remove all illegal check points by police officers,” he said.As a result of the strike action, commercial motorcyclists have hiked their fares and weekly markets around the highway have been suspended due to the strike action.Investigations conducted by the Daily Observer established that the Jennepleeta and Gbonota weekly markets were not attended on Monday because of the situation, while travelers were stranded and motorcyclists, taking advantage of the situation, overcharged passengers from one point to another.It was established by this newspaper that from Gbarnga to Phebe, which usually costs about L$150, was on Monday doubled to L$300 by motorcyclists and other private drivers.Should the strike action persist, marketeers who have gone in the bush to buy pepper and bitter balls will have to contract private vehicles to bring them to the city.The Regional Commander of the Liberia National Police for Bong, Nimba and Lofa counties Morris Teamah, who spoke on a radio station in Gbarnga, warned commercial drivers not to set roadblocks or they will face the full weight of the law, adding, “If you want to go on strike, it is your right to do so, but remember not to infringe on the rights of others. You want to strike, park your car at your house, but do not disturb other people’s free movement,” Commander Teamah warned.Regarding constant harassment by police that use vehicle inspection as a cover-up to erect checkpoints on major highways, Teamah said the checkpoints were placed to deter criminals who are bent on terrorizing peaceful citizens at night.But observers here, citing the armed robbery of a bank in Bopolu sited right next to a Police station whose officers did nothing to deter the robbers, have dismissed suggestions that the checkpoints serve to deter criminals who Police say are bent on terrorizing peaceful citizens at night. Were this the case, observers noted, the robbery of the bank would have been averted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Antigua bound Guyanese busted with cocaine at Ogle

first_imgA Guyanese woman who was destined for Antigua, was on Wednesday morning nabbed at the Eugene F Correia International Airport, Ogle, East Coast Demerara, with close to 10 pounds of cocaine in her suitcase.The 24-year-old woman from Georgetown was about to board a Liat flight early Wednesday morning when members of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) detected the anomalies while her suitcase was in the scanner.A search was subsequently conducted during which several packets of the illegal substance were unearthed in the sides of her suitcase. She was immediately arrested and is assisting ranks with their investigations.The illegal substance was taken to CANU’s headquarters where it was weighed and amounted to 4.2 kilograms. Charges are expected to be laid shortly.Over the years, the drug enforcement units have been making strides in curtailing the amount of illicit drugs passing through Guyana’s main ports of entry.Only recently, the Guyana Police Force burnt $196 million in illicit drugs –$147 million in marijuana and another $47 million in cocaine. The 294.2kgs of marijuana were netted over a two-year period between 2015 and 2016, following a number of busts.On the other hand, 55.3kgs of cocaine was dumped into the Atlantic Ocean. Of the amount, 40 kilos were discovered in false bucket bottoms at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on March 19, 2015. Another six kilograms was liquefied and placed in El Dorado five-year-old bottles to be exported to the United States.last_img read more

Jagdeo warns: “Guyanese being fed false hopes”

first_img– maintains US$5000 per household unrealistic As the conversation and debates continue in relation to how the revenues from oil should be spent, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has opined that Guyanese are being fed false hopes.Warning citizens not to be fooled by the proposal being touted that every household would get US$5,000 annually, he has described this as far from becoming a reality.A former President himself, Jagdeo noted that the debate has now shifted from whether there are enough resources to fund such a proposal to how much should be given out.“I am so unhappy that we have shifted…the debate to how much we are giving out, rather than whether we have money to give out from 2020,” Jagdeo stated.Warning that this is just another false hope be peddled with the probable intention of garnering political support, Jagdeo has said that monies accumulated from oil alone cannot deliver on that promise.He explained that if 200,000 households were to benefit from US$5,000 annually, that totals some US$1 billion, but Guyana will receive less than that.“That is over 300 percent of what we are collecting.How could US$1 billion be 2 to 5 percent of total revenue? And that is in the newspaper and nobody challenges it,” he declared.“It is just like people are just saying these weird things and (they pass) off for analysis and good economics; and there is a whole debate surrounding it. Just look at the numbers!” he admonished.Jagdeo reminded that, given the expenses to be repaid to ExxonMobil for oil production, along with the need to service the Natural Resource Fund, there will be no money to give out.He noted that it could take as much as five years before Guyana starts to see major earnings when oil production starts in 2020. This is based on projections that 75 percent of revenues would cover most of the cost of production, including a US$460 million pre-contract cost.“That’s why most people believe we are not getting big bucks until 2025. That’s when you start getting more money, not 2020! I pointed this out already,” he stated.Jagdeo noted also that, in the early years, Guyana is projected to collect some US$300 million.He is in favour of conditional cash transfers as a means of improving the livelihoods of Guyanese, as opposed to simply distributing money when oil revenues begin to flow. “I support conditional transfers. We’ve done that before, and we need to help poor people,” he said.Asked to elaborate on the Opposition’s utilisation of conditional cash transfers while in Government, Jagdeo referred to a $50 million partnership with the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Limited (GBTI) on the Women of Worth (WoW) programme. This, he said, was an initiative through which single-parent women could receive interest-free loans.He suggested that as a means of introducing concessional transfers, pensioners could also be given a tiny amount every month, to enable them to get tested for diabetes, hypertension, and other non-communicable diseases, to reduce the cost burden on the health sector.The Opposition Leader has put forward other issues he had with the idea of cash transfers, and recommended that portions of the oil revenue be injected into education and job creation.He said, “What about the years when oil prices sink so low…for long periods, like it has happened in some countries, and people….think they’ll get this money all the time? We have to help them create jobs, we have to help them with education.”He continued: “So why not put the money into paying for scholarships? We take $100 million or $50 million and we put it to help our kids who do well go to the best universities around the world; and upgrade our university to a topnotch university with a global standard by bringing in new lecturers. That sort of thing would help us in the long run.”Jagdeo’s comments have resulted directly from the proposal made by Working People’s Alliance (WPA) executive member Professor Clive Thomas that the Government should make annual cash transfers to every household when it begins to receive its net inflow of revenue from oil production.Alliance for Change (AFC) Leader Raphael Trotman has not outrightly rejected the proposal, but has said it is possible for such a plan to be structured so that Guyanese receive benefits.“We want to ensure that our young people have educational grants. We want to ensure the people who receive cash transfers are registered in our tax system and have paid taxes; and not (now) turning up (to) say, ‘I am here to collect’,” Trotman suggested.Finance Minister Winston Jordan has also stated that the monies could be used to improve various sectors in education, health, youth, and small business development.“I would rather hear more debate about using our resources to create opportunities for people, so that they themselves could have lasting incomes as opposed to short-term incomes,” he said.last_img read more

Mwalala wins May/June Coach of the Month

first_imgBandari launched the month with a 1-0 win over Ulinzi stars before drawing 0-0 against Posta rangers.The Dockers then managed a 2-0 win over Vihiga United followed by a 3-1 victory at home against Chemilil Sugar, then a 3-1 win over Tusker FC then a 3-0 win over Zoo FC.They followed up their brilliant campaign with 0-0 draw against Mathare United before drawing 0-0 against Sofapaka then wrapped up the season with a 2-2 stalemate against his former employer Nzoia Sugar.Bandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala wins the Fidelity Insurance Coach of the Month Award for the second time this season. Photo/AROSHEE“I am so grateful for winning the award twice; I give gratitude to my fellow technical bench and players. That Month was very tough because we played nine games back-to-back, the other coaches have me a run for my money and what gave us motivation,” elated Mwalala said after receiving the award at the team’s training backyard in Mbaraki Sports Club.Bandari have had a busy season after the league, heading to their first Kagame CECAFA Cup in Kigali where they were eliminated after drawing all their matches.He added; “It was a good experience in CECAFA being our first, to me it gave me an opportunity to know where to improve, so I’ll concentrate on improving my attacking. We have a busy season ahead of us; our focus is to take on a match at a time, up next is our first CAF Confederation match at home then think about the league.”Fidelity Insurance Mombasa Branch Manager Nhaaman Shariff (right) presenting trophy to Bandari Coach Bernard MwalalaFidelity Insurance Mombasa Branch Manager Nhaaman Shariff said the firm is committed to renewing the sponsorship, urging Bandari to go for the title this season.“We were here sometime back, and coming back is a signal that the team is doing well. You did well in Cecafa and finishing second in the league is a big achievement, we wish you all the best in the 2019/20 season and if you do well we will be back to celebrate with you.”To win the award, Mwalala got 19 points from a vote conducted by the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Football Commission beating a tight competition of Tusker FC’s Robert Matano and the then Sony Sugar coach Patrick Odhiambo who each got 18 points.Bandari team celebrating their winning coach Bernard Mwalala. Photo/AROSHEEMwalala despite not clinching the KPL title, he guided bandari to lifting the Shield.Mwalala becomes the fifth recipient of the award in the 2018/19 season after Paul Ogai Western stima,Mathare utd Francis Kimanzi and John Baraza of Sofapaka.Bandari will open their CAF Confederation Cup against Sudaneese side Al Alhy Shandy on the weekend of August 9.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bandari’s Bernard Mwalala named May/June Fidelity Insurance Coach of the Month. Photo/AROSHEEMOMBASA, Kenya, Jul 26- Bandari’s Bernard Mwalala was on Friday belatedly named the May/June Fidelity Insurance coach of the month award winner.Mwalala guided the coastal-based side to bagging five wins and four draws in nine matches played.last_img read more

Liverpool leave title rivals breathless

first_imgThe European champions’ relentless tempo has overwhelmed Norwich, Southampton, Arsenal and Burnley, sending a message that they are determined to make amends for narrowly failing to pip City to the trophy last season.Arsenal’s Dani Ceballos is new to English football after joining on loan from Real Madrid and the Spain midfielder admitted to being gob-smacked at the intensity Liverpool displayed in their 3-1 victory against the Gunners in August.“I had never seen anything like it. I’ve not seen up until now a team that plays better, that presses better. That game had quite an impact on me,” Ceballos told the Daily Mail.“They suck the air out of you. You spend so much time defending and when you want to catch your breath and get on the ball for a bit, they’ve taken it from you again.“I think Jurgen Klopp now has the team he first had in mind when he started four years ago.”That glowing testimony underlines the size of the task facing City as they try to stop Liverpool winning their first English crown since 1990.City may have won the last two Premier League titles in scintillating fashion, but Liverpool look better than ever this term and Newcastle are unlikely to halt their progress at Anfield this weekend.With City playing Norwich in Saturday’s late game, the champions could be five points behind Liverpool by the time they kick off at Carrow Road.Pep Guardiola’s team are unbeaten and have already thrashed West Ham and Brighton, but their lone slip — a draw against Tottenham — allowed Liverpool to seize pole position and they can’t afford another against second bottom Norwich.Across Manchester, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United can only dream of gate-crashing the title race after a disappointing start showed how far they have fallen off the pace.– Maguire in spotlight –United have won only once in their first four games, adding to the incentive for their England defender Harry Maguire to inspire a victory against his former club Leicester.Maguire is the world’s most expensive defender after his £80 million close-season move from Leicester, but he is yet to play like it, as his creaky showing in England’s midweek Euro 2020 qualifier against Kosovo emphasised.Leicester will arrive at Old Trafford above Maguire’s men in the table after an impressive unbeaten start.But, whatever his shortcomings in some areas, Maguire’s personality has made an impression on his new team-mates, who expect him to come good soon.“It’s been seamless,” said United reserve keeper Lee Grant. “Harry has definitely slotted straight in, in terms of the social side and in terms of his mentality and attitude, which has been first class.“The most important thing, though, is his quality and he was able to show that against Chelsea. We could all see he is quite at home in front of the Old Trafford crowd and quite at home as a Manchester United player.”Mauricio Pochettino must hope the closure of the European transfer window lifts the mood at Tottenham, who host fourth placed Crystal Palace looking to secure only their second win.Pochettino was concerned that speculation over the futures of several Tottenham players, including Christian Eriksen, had unsettled his squad.But Eriksen remains with Tottenham in the final year of his contract and Pochettino said: “He was always happy. He never said he wasn’t happy here.“Everyone of course has aims, goals, challenges. His qualities are there and important for the team.”Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham will become only the third player aged 21 or younger to score two or more goals in three consecutive Premier League games, matching the achievement of Cristiano Ronaldo and Dele Alli, if he bags another brace at Wolves.Fixtures (1400 GMT unless stated)SaturdayBrighton v Burnley, Liverpool v Newcastle (1130 GMT), Manchester Utd v Leicester, Norwich v Manchester City (1630 GMT), Sheffield Utd v Southampton, Tottenham v Crystal Palace, Wolves v ChelseaSundayBournemouth v Everton (1300 GMT), Watford v Arsenal (1530 GMT)MondayAston Villa v West Ham (1900 GMT)0Shares0000(Visited 29 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah has inspired his side’s blistering start © AFP / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 13 – Liverpool’s sizzling start to the Premier League season has left their title rivals breathless and the red-hot leaders are expected to maintain their perfect record against Newcastle on Saturday.Jurgen Klopp’s side have seized the early initiative in the Premier League with four successive wins to open up a two-point lead over second placed Manchester City.last_img read more

Strahan’s will to play eventually shows up

first_imgFrom news services Michael Strahan dropped thoughts of retirement and returned to the New York Giants for a 15th NFL season because his desire to play football and his love of the game were rekindled. He also, not incidentally, still wants a Super Bowl ring. “You know you just want to come back,” a bearded Strahan said Tuesday after rejoining the team and practicing. “I felt I wanted to play football, plain and simple. “I wanted to enjoy it. I wanted to come here and enjoy myself, play football, enjoy my teammates and the fans and just do it – do it one more time.” Strahan, who accumulated fines in excess of $500,000 during his holdout, left open the possibility he will play beyond the 2007 season, which begins for the Giants on Sunday night in Dallas. Neither Strahan nor Coach Tom Coughlin was certain the 35-year-old would play in Dallas. The Giants have a two-game roster exemption in case he isn’t ready. “He appears to be in good shape,” Coughlin said. “Of course he hasn’t had any contact. But we have to work our way through all of that.” The seven-time Pro Bowler said he had every intention of reporting to training camp at the University at Albany in late July when his desire to play suddenly waned. “As you train and get ready leading up into the season, sometimes you wait for that feeling to come, and for me that feeling didn’t come when camp was there,” Strahan said in a news conference in Giants Stadium. “So instead of going there and being halfhearted into something and possibly getting hurt and not wanting to be there and leaving after initially showing up, I decided I have to do what is right for me.” So he took the next 39 days to ponder if he wanted to return. He admitted it wasn’t an easy decision. His father, Gene, might have made it tougher by telling his son that he had accomplished everything there is to do in football. Strahan is the NFL’s active sacks leader with 132 and the holder of the single-season record for sacks, 22 . “Basically, he said to me: `Son, you did enough,”‘ Strahan said. “It’s hard to go against that.” What swayed Strahan were a couple of other things: Giants fans who saw him pleaded with him to play, and Giants co-owner Steve Tisch paid a visit and told him it was not the way he should want to leave the game. Talks with Warren Sapp and Marshall Faulk also helped. Both have been on Super Bowl winners. When Strahan asked Faulk how he felt about retirement, the response was interesting. “Great!” Strahan recalled him saying. “You have a ring, don’t you?” Teammates were pleased to see Strahan in the locker room again. None seemed overly concerned that he missed all of training camp while they sweated through two-a-day workouts. “Stray looked good,” said defensive end Justin Tuck, who played left end in his absence and continued to work with the first team Tuesday. “A lot of guys definitely thought he was on the beach, drinking margaritas and looking at pretty women. “He definitely knows what it takes to play in this league.” Although Strahan has failed to finish two of the last three seasons because of injuries, tackle Barry Cofield wasn’t worried about him getting hurt again. “If it wasn’t a guy used to getting pounded by 330-pound guys, he would probably be at risk,” Cofield said. “For someone like Stray, who has been through so much, he’ll know how to protect himself out there.” Trotter joins Buccaneers Four-time Pro Bowl linebacker Jeremiah Trotter signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, two weeks after he was released in a surprise move by Philadelphia. It was not immediately clear how the 30-year-old middle linebacker, one of the leaders of the Eagles for most of the last decade, fits into Coach Jon Gruden’s plans. Linebacker is one of the strongest and deepest positions on the team. To make room on the roster, the Bucs released receiver Taye Biddle. The team also signed receiver Michael Spurlock to the practice squad. Trotter started 16 regular-season and two playoff games for the Eagles last season, finishing with a team-high 161 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble. He has appeared in 131 career games in seven seasons with Philadelphia and two with the Washington Redskins. Around the league Chiefs: Kansas City claimed linebacker Johnny Baldwin off waivers from Detroit. The Chiefs also added wide receiver Bobby Sippio to their practice squad. Sippio was in training camp with the Chiefs after spending the previous four seasons in the Arena Football League, where he caught 354 passes for 5,137 yards with 142 touchdowns. Panthers: Carolina released former starting tight end Michael Gaines after reaching an injury settlement. Gaines, a four-year pro, was placed on injured reserve Saturday but wanted an opportunity to play elsewhere this season and elected to take the injury settlement. Eagles: All-Pro guard Shawn Andrews (ankle) and tight end L.J. Smith (groin) missed the entire preseason, but took part in a light practice Monday. The real test comes when they wear full pads today and Thursday. If both players return to action, it’ll be a big boost for the offense. Texans: Police are investigating a weekend break-in at the suburban Houston home of cornerback Dunta Robinson, in which an occupant was bound and jewelry was stolen. The suspects, wearing Dodgers baseball caps and red bandanas covering their faces, escaped with several pieces of jewelry. Browns: Long snapper Ryan Pontbriand signed a four-year contract extension. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img


first_imgWell done to all the Donegal dancers who recently competed in the 2011 world Irish dancing championships held in Dublin this week.Special mention to young Gerard Byrne who won the boys under 12 section as donegaldaily reported last Monday.Gerard from Drimarone dances for the McNelis Cunningham dance school. Other Donegal dancers who came home with world medals are  Áine McGill of McNelis Cunningham, Hayley smyth, Áine Cannon and Ross marley of Quigley school , Michelle Doherty of Ursula Moore school, Megan Bonner of Bonner Cannon school.Gerard is pictured here with his proud dance teachers Claire McNelis, Paula McNelis and Isabelle Cunningham at Citywest, Dublin.This year’s event was held in the Citywest Convention Centre in Dublin, with more than 5,000 dancers competing from all over the world.ON TOP OF THE WORLD MA! ON TOP OF THE WORLD! was last modified: April 22nd, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgThe census form is to be filled out on April 24th.Sunday 24 April is Census night and the Central Statistics Office (CSO) is reminding people of Donegal to fill out their form and Make their Mark. A total of 4,663 enumerators will deliver forms to over 2 million addresses across the country in the lead up to census night.The CSO is sharing advice to people on how to complete their census form. Deirdre Cullen, CSO Senior Statistician with responsibility for the census said, “The census of population, carried out every five years, is very important because it shows how we, as a country, have changed and are changing over time. It allows us to plan for the Ireland of tomorrow and give vital input to important decisions on where to build new schools, where transport is needed, where the population is aging and in need of more support.”The census form contains 30 questions which must be answered in respect of each individual who is present in the household on the night.In addition, there are eleven questions that relate to the dwelling itself, as well as a place for people who are temporarily away to be included as part of the household.Up to six people can be included on the form and additional forms can be requested from the enumerator if required. Deirdre Cullen continued, “The form is quite straightforward to fill out and most questions require just a simple mark. You can find more information about the questions on the form on the census web site – – or your enumerator will answer any questions you have. Alternatively, people can call the census helpline on local 1850 2016 04.”For those whose first language is not Irish or English a translation of the census form is available in 21 different foreign languages. Other resources which are available to assist people with filling out the census form include large print, Braille and audio versions of the census form. You can also find a helpful video on how to fill out your form here.All of these resources and much more information about the census, including the results from the last census in 2011, are available on the census website at things to remember about filling out your census form:1. Your census form must be completed on the night of Sunday, 24 April 2. Mark boxes with a ¯ rather than a tick3. Use black or blue coloured pen only4. Your enumerator is there to answer any question you have and the Census helpline is also available on Locall 1850 2016 045. If there are more than 6 people in your house on Sunday 24th April, ask your enumerator for a blue form for each additional person. SO HOW SHOULD DONEGAL PEOPLE FILL OUT THEIR CENSUS FORMS? was last modified: April 7th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:census formsdonegallast_img read more