T&T company demands $84M in payments from GuyOil

first_imgTr i n i d a d – b a s e d Commissiong and Company Limited (CCL) is demanding in excess of $84 million in losses it incurred after the Guyana Oil Company Limited (GuyOil) terminated its contract with the entity for the construction of two storage tanks here. In a letter dated November 14, 2019, that was sent by Attorney-at- Law Anil Nandlall on behalf of the Trinidadian company, GuyOil’s Company Secretary and Legal Officer, Lissa McTaire-Jones, was informed that they have 14 days to pay the estimated amount of losses in full otherwise, they will face legal proceedings. The State-owned oil company entered in the contract with CCL on May 24, 2019, for the execution, fabrication and erection of two 10,000-barrel storage tanks at GuyOil Terminal Providence, East Bank Demerara. However, on October 7, GuyOil prematurely ended the agreements. GuyOil’s Chief Executive Officer, Renatha Exeter, had subsequently explained that the termination of the threepart contract was a decision taken by the company’s Board of Directors after the Trinidadian company failed to put bank guarantees or bonds through a local bank. She denied claims that it was as a result of a failed bribery attempt to extort money from the Trinidadian company. But days later, leaked documents revealed that CCL was in fact approached by a senior official from the State-owned company, who requested money. According to documents seen by this newspaper, the GuyOil employee informed Commissiong Managing Director, Nirmala Rambharat, that the payments were on behalf of a senior official within the Finance Ministry. The leaked email shows that Rambharat complained that she “received a call from a woman [name withheld]… she had asked me to pay to her 20 per cent of the contract value before the advance payment could be made. She also indicated this was not for her but for the [name withheld] and she urge me to pay the payment to her and then the advance payments can be made to my company.” Rambharat refused to make the extra payments, noting in the correspondence that she informed GuyOil that her profit margin was 10 per cent of the contract price and that since the company was new to Guyana, its rates were designed to introduce Guyana to its service. Commissiong also noted in correspondence with GuyOil’s legal department that the company holds no local collateral. In the correspondence, dated September 11, 2019, the Trinidadian company requested that GuyOil make its advance payments within 14 days so that the project could be started. “A few days after, the Facilities Manager, Mr Nascimento, sent me an email stating that the advance payment bonds were rejected and I have to produce local bonds. I explained to him that my company is an international company and has no collateral in Guyana… neither the contract document never stipulated a local bond which is impossible for an international company to do. On Monday GuyOil sent a letter terminating all my contracts with them.” Moreover, Rambharat revealed in the correspondence that other Trinidadian contractors that provided services to GuyOil confirmed that they paid the GuyOil official 20 per cent of their contract values upon similar request – something which she refused to follow suit with. As such, the Trinidadian company is now looking to recover the thousands of US dollars it invested in mobilisation efforts to execute the projects. With the contract between CCL and GuyOil pegged at $110,285,913, the Trinidadian company said the total sum outstanding for the value of the works done at the date of the termination is US$291,055.05 ($60,624,497.94). Added to this is the estimated loss of profits that the company incurred because of the premature ending of the contract. “As a result of GuyOil’s termination of the said contract, [CCL] has lost the profits that they would have made if the contract had been performed and this opportunity cost must be considered when tabulating their loss,” the attorney stated in the letter. On this note, another $23,542,886 was added to the company’s lost profitslast_img read more

Tough opponents ahead for the 49ers

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Freshman Bridgette Pagano has three of the team’s four victories, with 28 strikeouts in 44 2/3 innings and an earned run average of 2.82. LOS ANGELES – The Long Beach State softball team, 4-10 after the first three weekends of the season, faces No. 19-ranked Florida today at 12:30 in the Stacy Winsberg Memorial Tournament at UCLA, and almost immediately follow that game up with a clash with the 12th-ranked host Bruins at 3 o’clock. The 49ers play a single game Saturday at 3 p.m. against Illinois State. They play the Redbirds again Sunday at 11:30 a.m., followed by their tournament finale at 4 p.m. against Loyola of Chicago. last_img read more

Change to hunting policies: Pomeroy Hotel hosting allocation presentation

first_img“Proposed changes to the Wildlife Allocation Policy are inconsistent with standard practices in other jurisdictions across Canada and in the United States,” President of the B.C. Wildlife Federation, George Wilson previously said in a written statement. “There is no justification for these changes and they are not supported by B.C.’s resident hunters.”These changes mentioned would give foreign hunters up to 40 per cent of specific game such as mountain sheep, goat and bear, and up to 25 per cent of moose and elk. This is in comparison to the 5 – 10 per cent often found to be allocated to foreign hunter across North America.The Guide Outfitters of B.C. says contrary to popular belief, they “don’t think there will be any loss of opportunity in the north” for resident hunters.- Advertisement -“Of the 17,000-ish LEH – so those are the draws – and again, only grizzly bears in the north, this is potentially a loss of about 600 – so about a 3.5 per cent loss,” explained Scott Ellis, the executive director for the Guide Outfitters of B.C. “So what see, really around the province, is no significant impact whatsoever to resident hunter opportunity.”This has been an issue in B.C. for nearly 15 years, with meeting continuously being held between the Wildlife Federation and the Guide Outfitters – using Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Steve Thomson as a mediator.After years of trying to produce a mutually beneficial agreement, Minister Thomson made the decision for them – which has now raised the concern of various organizations about the possible decrease in local hunting permits and an increase for outfitters.Advertisement The presentation is being held at the Pomeroy Hotel – located on 11308 Alaska Road – Tuesday January 27, 2015, beginning at 7:00 p.m.last_img read more

Northridge mom, 2 kids innocent victims of road tragedy

first_img>>> UPDATE: 5-year-old dies of road-rage injuries VAN NUYS – Radiant, content and at the pinnacle of her life, Syeda Arif held her 2-month-old daughter in her arms as she plucked out a baby bag from the trunk of her Honda. It was 3 p.m. Tuesday and she had just pulled up to a friend’s home along Sherman Way with her daughter, Ikra, and 5-year-old son, Ayman. Described as a doting mother who reveled in her Bangladeshi traditions, she and her friend planned to get ready for Saturday’s Muslim holiday of Eid. She had bought traditional colorful Bengali clothes for friends and family. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Less than a block away, strangers Armando Gamboa Ayon, a Pacoima teen, and Brian Gilbert Barnes, a porn star and self-proclaimed pot smoker, were taunting each other, zipping west through heavy afternoon traffic on Sherman Way in a show of bravado, pushing the speedometer to 90 mph, police said. And then, in a flash, Arif’s life shattered. In a chain-reaction crash, Ayon plowed into a parked car, which then slammed into Arif’s, crumpling it like a tin can and crushing her and her son. Her daughter flew out of her hands. Now, she has lost part of a leg and might lose her son, who is clinging to life while hooked up to machines at UCLA Medical Center. Her daughter is in critical condition. “It is as if I lost my own family,” said Ripon Rahman, a family friend. “She is alive, but I don’t know how she is going to survive.” Police said they don’t know what set off the impromptu street race between Ayon, 19, and Barnes, 44, of Northridge. Both had cut in and out of traffic for more than a mile when they reached Amestoy Avenue and Sherman Way. Barnes hit the brakes on his red 2000 Camaro hard, and Ayon swerved his Nissan Maxima around him to the lane closest to the curb. But at such high speeds, he couldn’t avoid a parked car near where Arif and her son stood. Barnes sped off, and when police arrived at the scene of limp bodies and pools of blood, they arrested Ayon. He is charged with attempted murder. Barnes later turned himself in to police, and he faces the same charges. “It does not matter who started this,” Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief Michel Moore said. “This is not a fight of 5-year-olds on a playground. It’s ridiculous. They both should have stopped.” Road-rage crashes This year in the San Fernando Valley, there have been 100 road-rage crashes, which include high-speed street racing and other forms of aggressive driving, the same number as last year to this point. Tuesday’s crash came one day after an El Monte mother and her two children were killed when a car in a street race spun out of control and smashed into them. Both cases are examples of how aggression behind the wheel can turn tragic, police said. Word of the Sherman Way crash spread quickly among residents of the Bengali community. Dozens streamed into the Northridge Hospital Medical Center emergency room, where Arif lay and her distraught husband sat blank-faced with little to say. Friends said the shock is simply too much. “This has shattered the family. They are so beautiful and she was well-liked,” Rahman said. Arif had come to the United States seven years ago from Bangladesh and moved to a four-bedroom Northridge home with her husband, a computer engineer, to be closer to her friends. Inside the home Wednesday of her best friend, Shahnaz “Zabeen” Kazi, an April 23 clipping of a local Bengali paper, the Ekush, showed Arif beaming into the camera, surrounded by a dozen women dressed in pink saris at her baby shower. “It’s tragic, just so tragic. We are all so shocked,” said Kazi, tears streaming down her cheeks, later adding, “I hate the man who did this.” Little is known about Ayon, but Barnes’ arrest record described him as a 6-foot, 198-pound man born June 1, 1963, who works in the adult-film industry. The Internet Adult Film Database lists an actor with the same birthdate and physical description who performs under the name Brian Surewood. An outlaw image Members of the closely knit business described him as an alternately macho and laid-back man, aggressive on camera but friendly between scenes. “As far as the porn industry goes, he’s an intellectual,” porn blogger Luke Ford said. “He likes to smoke pot and watch the History Channel for hours. ” Ford said Barnes, who cultivated an outlaw image, with a scraggly beard, moustache and bandanna, could quickly shift from relaxed to aggressive. News of the crash did not come as a shock, he said. Others described Barnes as a hippie who was kind to his fellow performers. “This is a super tragedy,” said Bill Margold, an industry advocate who worked on a movie with Barnes. “I ache for him because he’s a really good person. This is just indicative that this industry is full of over-aged juvenile delinquents.” In a light-hearted interview a year ago on an Adult DVD Talk podcast, Barnes’ assessment of himself was almost prophetic for what happened this week. “I smoke pot not for my health, but for other people’s,” he said. “I think I’m generally a violent person. Smoking pot really helps me curb my ways. It makes me very happy and mellow and very easy to get along with, instead of an irate (jerk).” rachel.uranga@dailynews.com (818) 713-3741160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

‘On the line? Come on!’ Slaven Bilic slams Chelsea’s late penalty decision

first_imgWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic has slammed the late penalty that saw Chelsea equalise at Stamford Bridge.Manuel Lanzini opened the scoring for the Hammers before Andy Carroll restored their lead in the second half following Cesc Fabregas’ equaliser.The England international’s strike looked to have sealed three points for the visitors, but a penalty in the 89th minute, converted by Fabregas, saw Bilic’s men travel home with just a point to add to their tally.Victory would have seen West Ham leapfrog Manchester City to fourth-place.“It makes it even more difficult [to finish in the top four], but we are not thinking about that: are we 4th, are we 5th?“We are not, thank goodness, fighting 16th or 17th or 18th, you know, this is a much better situation.“We are not thinking about that; we are thinking about only the 90 minutes that we deserve more from.“We didn’t deserve that second goal. A goal like that.“On the line? Come on,” said Bilic on the penalty.“It wasn’t on the line, it was obvious. It was way, way out of the line – nowhere near the line.“It was easy because it wasn’t a slide, when you start outside and then slide inside – no, it wasn’t like that.”last_img read more

DEPARTMENT DREDGING PLANS FOR KILLYBEGS HARBOUR CAUSING CONCERN

first_imgConcerns have been raised over the dangers that might arise from the proposed dredging of Killybegs harbour.The Killybegs Community Council has just announced that it has been advised that the Department of the Marine has plans to dredge this busy harbour shortly. The Community Council is drafting an appeal to ensure all waste and any toxic matter is removed from the harbour area and disposed far away from it.They’ve appealed to the locals that if this concerns them or they’ve already raised an objection, they could contact the Community Council.A spokesperson said they could be reached at killybegscommunitycouncil@gmail.com or by private message for details.“We need everyone concerned at this possibility to raise their objections ,” he said. DEPARTMENT DREDGING PLANS FOR KILLYBEGS HARBOUR CAUSING CONCERN was last modified: March 30th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Dredging PlansFeaturesharbourKillybegsnewslast_img read more

Mazzarri remains focused on future despite speculation over Watford position

first_img1 Watford manager Walter Mazzarri is determined his squad will not lose focus over the final few games of the Premier League season as the Italian looks towards the future.The Hornets have already accrued 40 points and are eight clear of relegation strugglers Swansea, on whom they also hold a match in hand as well as superior goal difference.Despite appearing to have met his pre-season brief of delivering stability in his first campaign in England, Mazzarri continues to battle against speculation over his future amid reports of an unsettled dressing room.The former Napoli and Inter boss, though, remains focused on the job in hand, while also keeping a view on how his side could look next season as he prepares for Saturday’s trip to Leicester.“I always find incentives in every game. There are still four remaining, we will try to play good football and get good results,” Mazzarri said.“The club knows what I have said to them (about next season) and I have a clear idea, but we still have four games to evaluate the team.“Even though I have a clear idea it is important to see which players will come into the team and give everything to the team.”This time 12 months ago Leicester were celebrating an extraordinary title triumph, but they have struggled to maintain that form this season with Claudio Ranieri replaced as boss by Craig Shakespeare.Mazzarri believes Watford must prepare themselves for a stern test at the King Power Stadium, with the Foxes having won six out of their past nine league games to pull clear of the survival scrap.“This (Leicester’s struggles) shows the difference in the Premier League, not Leicester. We should compare last year with the whole league,” Mazzarri said at a press conference.“Chelsea this year are first, and where were they last year? Liverpool are third, and what about last year? It is a completely different tournament.”Mazzarri added: “I don’t like to compare before Ranieri and after Ranieri. We have to think that in this moment the Leicester results are very similar to the ones they had last year, and so (currently) they are one of the strongest teams.”Watford could be stretched in defence, with Jose Holebas facing a late fitness test on his foot problem and Miguel Britos already ruled out after coming off during the first half of Monday’s defeat by Liverpool with a leg muscle injury.With Younes Kaboul and Craig Cathcart both still sidelined, Adrian Mariappa and Christian Kabasele could come into the backline, while 19-year-old full-back Andrew Eleftheriou has also been drafted into the first-team squad.Mazzarri said: “We will find 11 players no problem and we have plenty to go on the bench.” Watford manager Walter Mazzarri last_img read more

DONEGAL BEHIND AT HALF-TIME IN MATCH FOR MICHAELA

first_imgDonegal are behind against the Ulster select by 1-6 to 0-4 at half-time in the Match for Michaela at Casement park in Belfast.Martin Penrose got the goal for Ulster but he admitted at half-time that he was going for a point but managed the goal. However Penrose expects Donegal to go for Ulster in the second half.“Donegal won’t want to loe and we certainly don’t either,” he said.An attendance of 18,622 have paid to see the game and raise funds for the Michaela Foundation.Many of Donegal’s regulars including Michael Murphy, Karl Lacey and Colm McFadden have not started the game.   DONEGAL BEHIND AT HALF-TIME IN MATCH FOR MICHAELA was last modified: November 3rd, 2012 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:donegalMATCH FOR MICHAELATG4Ulsterlast_img read more

SWANSEA SINK CARL’S CUP WIN DREAMS BUT BRADFORD PLAYERS HOLD THEIR HEADS HIGH

first_imgGIANT-killing Bradford City’s dreams of a League Cup win ended at Wembley today as the silky skills of Swansea shone through in the showpiece final.More than 150 family and friends from Donegal made the journey to London to support Carl McHugh and his Bradford team.But having disposed of three Premier League teams on the way to the final, Swansea proved a step too far for the Bantams, finally winning 5-0. Nathan Dyer opened the scoring for the Welsh side after 15 minutes.Michu then added a second in the 40th minute, slipping the ball through McHugh’s legs with a lucky strike.The Premier League side led 2-0 at half-time.Then Dyer hit his second at the start of the second half, and a De Guzman penalty finished off the brave League 2 side – with the Yorkshire outfit reduced to ten men with their keeper sent off. But there was no shame in defeat for Bradford after their incredible cup run.And their fans sang even louder – even at 4-0 down – than the Swansea fans.Bradford’s first shot on goal came in the 87th minute, just after their first corner.But in injury time Swansea added a fifth goal through De Guzman.Carl and his Bradford players however received a massive reception from their fans who stayed behind after the final whistle. SWANSEA SINK CARL’S CUP WIN DREAMS BUT BRADFORD PLAYERS HOLD THEIR HEADS HIGH was last modified: February 24th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:SWANSEA SINK CARL’S CUP WIN DREAMS BUT BRADFORD PLAYERS HOLD THEIR HEADS HIGHlast_img read more

USL Preview: Bonagee boss needs big display against leaders Cockhill

first_imgBonagee Utd manager Peter Moran has called on his squad to summons the same unwavering belief shown by the committee at Dry Arch Park.It has been a big period for the club, who last Friday night celebrated the official launch of their new development, including the installation of floodlights at Dry Arch Park.This Sunday, Bonagee host four-in-a-row 4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League champions and current leaders Cockhill Celtic with Moran’s men looking to go level with Gavin Cullen’s pace-setters. “If our players had the same mentality as the committee at Bonagee United, we’d be a hell of a lot closer,” Moran said.“Where they have taken the club to is immense. We have absolutely brilliant facilities that are the best in the county, if not the country at our level.“We need to realise that and see what the club has given to us. We need to put that on the pitch now.“We’ve had big days, won a Cup, won a Shield and came second in the League, but that doesn’t matter. Until you become a winner and start repaying that, it doesn’t matter.” Cockhill have hit 19 goals in their last three games and are really showing their strength these days.They beat Swilly Rovers 7-1 at Swilly Park on Sunday to move three points clear at the top.Despite there being only four games played, Cockhill are, following the latest sequence of results, now the firm favourites to land the prize again. However, Moran would love his squad to have a say in that.“It’s nice to be near the top of the table with a side like Cockhill,” said Moran, whose team is looking forward to an FAI Intermediate Cup third round date at Edenderry Town later in the month.“It’s a top-of-the-table game, but we’re only just gone four games of the season. “They are consistently good. They punish you for mistakes and they’re clinical. I saw them against Swilly and every time Swilly made a mistake they put the ball in the net.“They have the capability of doing that to anyone. Once the heads drop, they keep going. They’re so ruthless.“It’s a massive test for us, as a squad, to stay in there, but we’ll be bringing them to Dry Arch to give them a game. Much as we respect them, we’ll be going out to get three points and close the gap.”Bonagee lost 7-0 against Derry City Reserves at the start of October and Moran put hard, searching questions to his team. He’s been pleased at the response. Moran said: “We sat down after that Derry game. It wasn’t just that they beat us, it was how they were allowed to beat us.“Some of our men just switched off. We talked about it all and since then they’ve been superb.“It’s difficult to get players on board and to keep them on board, but our attitude has been immense since then and I can’t see them being like that again.“They just seemed to feel sorry for themselves that day. That’s part of football too, but you have to learn from that.”FixturesSunday, November 13, 2pmBonagee United v Cockhill Celtic Referee – Marty McGarrigle; assistants – Marty Quinn and Dessie McLaughlinDerry City Reserves v Fanad United Referee – Paul DuddySwilly Rovers v Finn Harps Reserves Referee – Michael ConnollyTOP GOALSCORERSCathal Farren (Derry City Reserves) 5Mark Moran (Cockhill Celtic) 4Aidan McLaughlin (Bonagee United) 3Gerard McLaughlin (Cockhill Celtic) 3Max Karner (Derry City Reserves) 3Darren McElwaine (Letterkenny Rovers) 3INTERNATIONAL CALL-UPCONGRATULATIONS to Ronan Curtis of Derry City, who has been named on the Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad for a training camp this week that will include friendlies against Czech Republic and Slovakia.The 20-year-old St Johnston man had a superb season with Derry City’s first team under Kenny Shiels and has been rewarded with a call-up to Noel King’s Under-21 squad.Curtis played with Kildrum Tigers at schoolboy level before he moved to Swilly Rovers and then onto Derry City and, having graduated from the Candystripes’ Ulster Senior League team, stepped into the first team ranks.WELL DONE, GARBHANEVERYONE associated with the Ulster Senior League would like to congratulate Cockhill Celtic’s Garbhan Friel on winning the Ulster Senior light-heavyweight title on Friday night.As well as being a talented striker in the USL, Friel also stars in the ring and defeated Cathal Browne in the final in Belfast.DELEGATE MEETINGA DELEGATE meeting for Ulster Senior League clubs will be held on Monday night next, November 14, in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, at 8pm. All clubs are asked to be represented.USL Preview: Bonagee boss needs big display against leaders Cockhill was last modified: November 8th, 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)last_img read more