Probe launched into woman’s death at NA Hospital

first_img…autopsy orderedAn investigation has been launched into the death of a woman at the New Amsterdam Hospital after she was allegedly given nine injections by a doctor at the health facility.Dead: Sooroojdia DookeramDirector of Health Services in Berbice, Jevaughn Stephen told reporters on Friday that following the protest in front of the medical facility, an investigation has been launched. He added that the issues which the residents were protesting over are being addressed as the region seeks to improve its services.Sooroojdia Dookeram, 69, was taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital on Tuesday last complaining of stomach pains.She was reportedly given five injections but began vomiting. According to her daughter, as a result, she was given two more injections to which she again displayed a negative reaction and was thereupon administered a further two injections. She died shortly after the last two injects were administered.The pathologist attached to the medical facility is on leave in her home island of Cuba but Stephen assured that an autopsy will be performed on Dookeram’s body.Dookeram’s death is one of the several issues which forced residents to the picket line on Tuesday last as they expressed their disapproval over the state of affairs at the medical faculty.Seepaul Ramlochan, whose brother’s body was left to decompose at the hospital’s mortuary, was also on the protest line.Stephen added that the issue of lengthy delays by persons who showed up at the medical facility seeking attention is because of a new system which should have been implemented two years ago. The system, Stephen explained, requires doctors to obtain additional information from the patient. The four-page form was shown to this publication and on the front page, there were 23 questions. According to the Health Services Director, additional staff have been deployed to the department to assist with filling out the forms.The Health Services Director further pointed out that the Accident and Emergency Departments will no longer be operating in the same place as from next week. This was a contentious point of the protesters, who had explained that it was illogical to have both outpatient and A&E Departments operate as one.On Tuesday last, residents of New Amsterdam and surrounding areas called on Government to address the rapidly deteriorating condition at the NA Hospital.Additionally, the residents alleged that several critical pieces of equipment are out of order in addition to a shortage of basic medicine leaving them to come to the conclusion that the state of the institution’s affairs is not being properly managed. The residents turned out in their numbers and staged a picketing exercise in front of the hospital’s compound while chanting “The CEO must go” for several hours as they marched to have their concerns addressed.last_img read more

Fresh Start for Offenders law praised by CJ

first_img Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissioner TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 16, 2017 – Minor offenses committed in the Turks and Caicos can legally be erased from a police record, to give small time offenders, a fresh start which could mean the difference between getting a job and being unemployed.  During the official opening of the 2017 Legal Year, Chief Justice Margaret Ramsay-Hale praised legislative drafters at the Attorney General’s Chambers for the  74 pieces of legislation produced.  The Chief Justice in her presentation to the guests of the court and the members of the TCI bar council identified several ordinances which she believes will prove most impacting to life in the TCI.  The Prevention of Terrorism, Financial intelligence Agency and the Rehabilitation of Offenders Ordinance 2014 were highlighted.  Hon Ramsey-Hale said about the Rehabilitation law that, “This is to ensure that people do not have lifelong blots on their records because of relatively minor offences in their past, which may impact negatively in such persons acquiring employment or other services. The intention of the Ordinance is to exclude any prejudice which may occur because of disclosures of person’s relatively minor past convictions or offences; and to aid the reintegration and resettlement of ex-offenders into employment by not requiring them or any other person to disclose or answer questions regarding their spent convictions.”   Key to this happening for any ex offender is the time passed since the conviction.  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youcenter_img Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia #MagneticNewsMedia Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Forcelast_img read more

James Bay Mick Jagger Guest On Buddy Guys Upcoming Album

first_img Facebook NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 17, 2016 – 1:49 pm Buddy Guy: An Unconventional Student Of Music James Bay, Mick Jagger Guest On Buddy Guy’s Upcoming Album Email James Bay, Mick Jagger On Buddy Guy’s New Album james-bay-mick-jagger-guest-buddy-guys-upcoming-album Twitter ‘The Blues Is Alive And Well’ will also feature a track with Jeff Beck and Keith Richards as featured artists Philip MerrillGRAMMYs May 3, 2018 – 4:56 pm For those who love great guitar playing, 7-time GRAMMY winner Buddy Guy is in a class by himself, less because he is a legend and more because he just rocks the blues like no other. At the 58th GRAMMY Awards the blues master was joined by his producer Tom Hambridge, winning Best Blues Album for Born To Play Guitar. That same year, Guy received his Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy. Guy and Hambridge have joined forces again on his follow-up to be released on June 15, The Blues Is Alive and Well, with a spectacular featured artist lineup in tow.On the track list for The Blues Is Alive and Well, revealed on May 2, Guy and Richards are joined by fellow legend and eight-time GRAMMY winner Jeff Beck on the third track, “Cognac.” News Rolling Stone frontman Mick Jagger teams up with Guy on “You Did The Crime”; meanwhile, James Bay — who will drop his own album, Electric Light, on May 18 — comes onboard for “Blue No More.”Guy, who will be appearing on Netflix’s “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman” on May 4, has credited the South for both the origin of what’s called the Chicago Blues sound as well the spicy Louisiana cuisine he likes best. But it’s his own special flavor that caused the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards to tell Rolling Stone in 2015 that “He’s the top honcho now.”Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

OBITUARY Alexander T Fairweather 90

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: John H. Nee, 93In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Anthony Charles Mack, 78In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: James Thayer Hastings, 84In “Obituaries” NORTH READING, MA — Alexander T. Fairweather, 90, of North Reading and formerly of Wilmington, died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, November 30, 2018.Born in Somerville, MA on October 31, 1928. He was the son of the late Alexander and Mary Jane (Scott) Fairweather. He was raised and educated in Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School, Class of 1948.He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy, during the Korean War from 1950 to 1954, he served on the USS Howard Gilmore and he received an honorable discharge.Alex went into the plumbing trade, he was member of the Plumbing Local 12 in Boston, 283 in Lawrence and Local 138 in Salem.He loved his family, hunting and fishing, his boat, playing the drums and listening to classical music. Alex was also an avid Patriot fan. He has been a resident of North Reading for 55 years.Family members include his loving wife of 56 years, Joan A. (Turner) Fairweather; his son, Lee Fairweather and his wife Evelyn; his grandson, Scott Fairweather and late grandson, Joseph Fairweather; he was the brother of the late James Fairweather, Betty Long and Mary Hollenbeck.Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his memory to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are by the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading. T. Fairweather(NOTE: The above obituary is from Croswell Funeral Home.)Thank You To Our Sponsor:last_img read more

Terrorists planning attack on Buddha Purnima in West Bengal Bangladesh Intel inputs

first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:41Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:40?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … The Government of West Bengal received an alert on Friday afternoon from the Central Government.Representational image | ReutersWest Bengal is on high alert after an Intel agency has warned of the possibility of terror attacks on the occasion of Buddha Purnima on Sunday, May 12. The warnings came ahead of the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha 2019 elections which is on Sunday. The alerts issued by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) states that a possible fidayeen attack might be carried out by Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) or Islamic State (ISIS).Along with the warning, IB mentioned that the attacks might be carried out in Hindu or Buddhist temples by fidayeen, who could be impersonating as a pregnant lady in undivided Bengal – which includes India’s eastern state of West Bengal and Bangladesh.The Government of West Bengal received an alert on Friday afternoon from the Central Government. According to sources in the intel agency, the attack might take place in West Bengal or Bangladesh, reports Zee News.In the aftermath of the Sri Lanka attacks, Bengal should take precautionary measures to avoid the sort of unpleasant events that have unfolded in the neighbourhood.The West Bengal Police has reportedly beefed up security across the Hindu and Buddhist temples in and other parts of the state after receiving inputs from the Intel agency.On April 27, a Bengali poster was released by a pro-Islamic State Telegram channel which had these two words – “SHIGHROI ASCHHE [coming soon]”. International Business Times had reported the story on the given date. The poster was reportedly hugely circulated and also had the logo of a group named Al-Mursalat.Earlier, the National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ) came under scanner for possibly carrying out Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka. The NTJ had close links with the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen India unit. Sri Lankan state minister of defence Ruwan Wijewardene had earlier said the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen India (JMI), a unit of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh or JMB, may have had a role in Sunday’s bombings.However, there is very little information on JMI’s activities in India. But, there have been several reports that indicate its presence in India. In February, two members of the JMB were arrested from West Bengal’s Murshidabad district. Close United Nations declares Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a global terroristcenter_img Nations declares Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a global terroristIBTimes IN Nations declares Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a global terroristIBTimes INlast_img read more

Sourav Ganguly wants to be Indias coach Former skipper makes massive revelation

first_imgGanguly made an interesting statementIANSSourav Ganguly is regarded as one of the greatest, if not the greatest captain India ever had. He has also been working as an administrator with the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB). But now the ‘Prince of Kolkata’ has made a revelation that will surprise many while bringing a cheer to the faces of others. The former left-handed batsman revealed that he wants to coach the Indian team someday.”Definitely, I’m interested but not at this point of time. Let one more phase go then I will throw my name into the fray. Currently, I’m associated with too many things — IPL, CAB, TV commentary.”Let me complete this. But I will definitely put my hat at some stage. Provided I get selected. But definitely, I’m interested. Not now but in the future,” the man known fondly as Dada said. Ganguly, Tendulkar and Laxman were part of the CAC in the pastThis statement comes at a time when the BCCI is in the process of selecting a coach for the Indian team. Sourav Ganguly was also part of a special committee formed in 2016 to select the next Indian coach along with Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman. At that time, he had a fallout with Ravi Shastri as the latter accused the former national captain of being ‘disrespectful’ by not being present when he made his presentation.The same people were again constituted into the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) for selecting a coach when Anil Kumble left the job in 2017 and this time, they did select Shastri as the coach. The ill-feeling between the two men has persisted and occasionally spurts out in form of snide remarks towards each other.This time around, Dada is not expressing his opinion about who should be given that job. “Going by the applicants, I don’t see any heavyweight names. I heard Mahela (Jayawardene) would apply but ultimately he didn’t. Ultimately I don’t know what the panel will decide. They have been around for a while. We will see how long the term the coach will give,” Ganguly added.last_img read more

Foot tap your way into New Year

first_imgYes, we do know that this new year, the cops plan to play party pooper. And the people around you must be junking all their previously-made plans and gearing up for a house party. But think of it. Do you really want to take all that trouble when you can just let professionals do it all for you? So relax, sit back and let the star hotels plan it all for you. At Sevilla in The Claridges, Aurangzeb Road, enjoy a romantic seven-course Mediterranean dinner (7.30 pm onwards, Rs 5,995 plus taxes per person) dinner along with sparkling wine and premium beverages. Or opt for a  celebratory dinner with an extensive salad and dessert buffet at their all-day diner Pickwicks. There will be a selection of Continental dishes including traditional fare with unlimited house wine (Rs 2,995 plus taxes). Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Let the party be ‘international’ at the Meridien Musique Medley at Windsor Place’s Le Meridien. Shake a leg or two at this happening party in the largest dance floor of the city with a DJ playing popular numbers. If you feel hungry, go to one of their many dining destinations for sampling cuisines of your choice. The Spotlight Group of dancers from London will match their groovy steps with Jazz, Latino, Samba, Hip Hop and belly dancing (starting Rs 10,000). Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixOr kick off the new year with a celebrity DJ spinning groovy numbers and free-flowing beverages with exotic snacks at Aura, the Vodka Bar at The Claridges (Rs 3,995 plus taxes).  Avoid the riff raff and step into the new year in romantic mood. Love Story 2020 at Le Meridien is just a unique way to do it. Start the romance with a chaffeur-driven stretch limo that will pick you up from your doorstep. Walk into the star property and a high-speed elevator will whisk you and your partner straight to the 20th floor where a personal salon full of roses will be set up for you. There’s more in the form of a personal butler. Sip some champagne as a guitarist  strums love ballads of your choice. There will also be a seven-course menu with unlimited beverages. Rejuvenate yourself at the spa as you wake up on 1 January and enjoy some buffet breakfast before the limo drops you home. All of this for a neat Rs 5 lakhs. Tempting enough?last_img read more