first_imgIn all, fifteen goals were scored on the latest night of Guinness Street Football action at the National Cultural Centee tarmac on Tuesday evening.In the first of the night’s games, GTI Ballers went down 2-1 on penalties to Albouystown-A after a one-goal stalemate. Trevon Callendar’s 6th minute goal for GTI was cancelled out by Lennox Cort.Game two was a needle affair as Bad-a-Yard went down 1-0 to Leopold Street thanks to Orandel Williams who scored in the 4th minute.Rising Stars were too much for Back Circle as they won 4-1 thanks to Daniel Ross who scored a Guinness Goal in the 17th minute. A Guinness Goal counts as two strikes and occurs when a goal is scored in the final three minutes of the game.Rahiem Augustus (5th) and Nikkel Carter (14th) were the other two strikes while Back Circle’s lone mark came off an own goal.Sheldon Profitt’s 3rd minute strike was enough to give Bent Street a 1-0 win over Tucville while Queen Street Tiger Bay overcame Broad Street 3-1 on penalties after a goal-less game.North East La Penitence won 3-1 as well on penalties after a one-goal game in which Alwyn Moore’s 7th minute goal was cancelled out by New Market’s Orlando Ricketts’ 12th minute strike.Future Stars were also winners on the night against Alexander Village after a 3-1 score line. Jamal Cozier (8th), Akeemo Anthony (14th) and Jermaine Junior (16th) were the three scorers in the Future Stars line-up while Shem Porter scored Alexander Village’s goal.Trap Squad beat Albouystown-B on penalties 2-1 after a scoreless game while Gaza Squad beat Sparta Boss 4-3 on sudden-death penalties after their game ended goalless as well.Matches continue tonight at the same venue with California Square taking on Stabroek Ballers, Sophia Bullies against Norton Street Ballers, New Market Street facing Kingston and Upsetters battling it out with East Front Road.After the break, Festival City will oppose North East La Penitence, Ol Skool Ballers take on Gaza Squad, West Front Road lace up to face North Ruimveldt and Sparta Boss play Channel-9 Warriors.last_img read more

first_imgIn wake of the Orlando massacre which left 49 dead and over 50 injured, one of Guyana’s major political parties, the People’s Progressive Party has called on the international community to increase its efforts in the fight against terrorism.During a press conference on Monday morning, PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee said the shooting in Orlando, USA is suggestive of terrorism and in this regard, he called on the international community to increase its efforts to stamp out terrorism.The PPP condemned the attack in the strongest possible terms.“This is the worst killing in recent history in the USA and came on the heels of a series of terrorist-related activities which have left scores of people dead not to mention the untold number who suffered physical and emotional trauma as a result of such barbaric actions.“Actions such as these can only be the work of sick and warped minds regardless of the motive or motives they may wish to attribute in justification of their murderous action,” Rohee stated.The PPP has called for heightened international efforts against terrorism in wake of the Orlando shootingInitial investigations into the incident by US officials revealed that the killer, Omar Mateen, did not appear to receive any external directions.According to CNN, Mateen, however, pledged allegiance to the international terrorist group ISIS.It is believed that homophobia may have prompted the violent action.In this regard, Rohee reflected on the progress made internally as it relates to Guyana’s legal framework in protecting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community.“I have not noticed anything that the PPP has done against to antagonise such a community,” he stated.He said the ball was now in the Government’s court to take action.Only recently, in observation of its 13th anniversary in Guyana, the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) lamented that the political will was lacking and little progress has been made in putting measures in place to curb incidents of violence and discrimination against LBGT members.last_img read more