Korean consulate opens in Guyana

first_imgIn commemoration of 50 years of diplomatic relations with Guyana, a Korean Consulate was on Friday evening commissioned at Thirst Park, Georgetown.Executive Member of the Private Sector Commission, Ramesh Dookhoo who was given the role of Consul, told the gathering that he was being processed since three years ago and was later signed on to the position by President David Granger and Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge.Dookhoo nonetheless pledged allegiance to the post. “I pledge to Guyana and South Korea that I will serve in this position with honour, dignity and the integrity that depicts this office,” he said.He added that he believes there are many markets in Korea which Guyana will beFrom left: Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge shares a light moment with the newly appointed Consul, Ramesh Dookhoo and the Korean Ambassador to Guyanaable to benefit from.The newly appointed Consul noted, “There is much opportunity for collaboration with our two countries, especially in the areas of engineering, technology, industrialisation and niche markets for Guyanese products in the South Korean market”.Meanwhile, the Korean Ambassador to Guyana, who is based in neighbouring Venezuela, noted how pleased he is to see a consulate being set up here.The Ambassador said he looks forward to the new Consul boosting bilateral relations between the countries. He said, “I hope it (the consulate) can work hard towards enhancing the bilateral relationship,” especially since the country does not have an existent Embassy in Guyana.On the other hand, acting Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge spoke of the benefits of the appointed Consul.According to him, “We hope that with the establishment of Consuls such as Ramesh Dookhoo’s will help to ensure that we build an economic base on which the economic diplomacy on which we’ve embarked will thrive”.He added that he is expectant that the Consul will be able to deliver for the benefit of both countries. The new consulate is housed in Queenstown, Georgetown.The South Korean consulate is one of 36 foreign representations in Guyana, and one of 35 foreign representations in Georgetown.last_img read more

Son shines for Spurs to make case for Juventus start

first_imgSon was the star of the show as the South Korean took his tally for the season to 15 goals with a pair of calm finishes either side of half-time to extend Tottenham’s unbeaten run in all competitions to 17 games.“I think Son is one of the players that you always expect amazing things (from),” said Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino.“He’s a talented player, consistent, very professional and of course a player like him or like Harry (Kane) that works a lot, that work pays back.”Pochettino surprisingly left Son out his starting XI as Spurs came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 away to Juventus just under three weeks ago.However, the Argentine hinted Son had done enough to make himself undroppable, replacing him 20 minutes from time to keep him fresh for midweek.“He’s not a machine and he needs to rest,” added Pochettino when quizzed on why Son had been withdrawn when on a hat-trick.Despite the spectre of Juventus looming, Pochettino named his strongest available side, and Spurs could have been out of sight had Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen shown the same composure in front of goal as Son.“The manager has to choose 11 players but there are many more,” said Son. “I try my best and try to be ready at all times.”Alli just couldn’t stretch to turn home Kane’s driven cross inside three minutes before Son’s cut-back for Kane produced a fine save from Jonas Lossl.Son was in a class of his own all afternoon and it was little surprise he showed more poise than his teammates to finally open the scoring 27 minutes in.Alli’s fine pass split the Huddersfield defence wide open and Son took his time to round Lossl before slotting into an empty net.It took Huddersfield 53 minutes to pose a threat when substitute Tom Ince latched onto a long ball in behind the Spurs defence and saw his well-struck effort beaten away by Hugo Lloris.However, seconds later the game was over as a contest when Son stooped to head home at the back post.Kane may have failed to score for the first time in six games, but the England striker deserved most of the credit for Son’s second as his wonderful cross picked out his teammate perfectly.“We’ve seen an unbelievable cross by Harry Kane and they scored a wonderful goal,” said Huddersfield manager David Wagner, who admitted his side were simply outclassed.“This goal said everything about the teams which met today.“Our team that fought, tried everything, that showed attitude and effort, and another team which has shown top quality.”Indeed, Kane’s failure to continue his scoring streak was the only negative on a comfortable afternoon for the hosts as he skewed wide when completely unmarked from an Eriksen corner 10 minutes from time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Son shines: South Korea’s Son Heung-Min celebrates scoring in the win over Huddersfield © AFP / Ian KINGTONLondon, United Kingdom, Mar 3 – Son Heung-Min made his case to start Tottenham’s crunch Champions League clash with Juventus on Wednesday by scoring twice to ensure a routine 2-0 win over Huddersfield at Wembley on Saturday.Victory saw Spurs leapfrog Liverpool, who host Newcastle later (1730GMT), into third in the Premier League, but more importantly open up a five-point lead over fifth-placed Chelsea in the battle for a top four finish.last_img read more

Man who abused nephew in shed for five years is jailed

first_imgA man in his 70s who abused his young nephew in a shed every month for five years has been jailed for seven years.The man, who cannot be named to protect his victim’s identity, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court. The boy was aged between just 6 and 9 years old when he was indecently assaulted by the farmer between 1979 and 1984.The man had protested his innocence up until the morning of his trial on December 12th, last year when he finally pleaded guilty.Some details of the horrific abuse were given in court as Judge John Aylmer passed sentence on the man.Judge Aylmer revealed how the boy was assaulted when he went to visit his aunt’s house while his mother was in hospital on occasion.He was taken to a shed where he tried to resist but he was penetrated by his uncle to the point of pain.When he refused to go to the shed his attacker heaved up phlegm and spat in the boy’s face.Judge Aylmer said the assaults were of the “most depraved nature” and ranked at the upper end of the scale of such offences.Members of the man’s family including his wife sat in court while the details were given and supported him.The boy was also shown pornography in the kitchen of the house and was warned by his uncle that he would face serious consequences if he told anybody at what had happened.The abuse had had a profound effect on the boy’s life and he drank alcohol excessively and lost his marriage as a result.Passing sentence Judge Aylmer said there were strong aggravating factors including the level and force of the violence used against the boy on a monthly basis over five years.He said there were some mitigating factors in the accused man’s favour including his plea, albeit coming late in the day and that he had not come to Garda attention since 1984.Judge Aylmer accepted evidence from the man’s wife that he is remorseful, that he suffers from serious depression and that he is not in good health.He added that the accused will find prison difficult and that he has been undergoing counselling for the past four years.He jailed the man for a total of seven years.Man who abused nephew in shed for five years is jailed was last modified: July 19th, 2019 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:abusecourtGardaiguiltyINDECENT ASSAULTshedlast_img read more