Stricter birth registration service for Thomas Hill

first_imgCitizenship Minister Winston Felix on Saturday visited Thomas Hill, Mabaruma, Region One (Barima-Waini), where he addressed the residents’ concerns about the need for improved delivery of birth certificates in far-flung communities.He assured that measures would be put in place to better the current distribution of certificates in the community.Adams making a point to the minister on Saturday“We are here today to ensure your needs are met, to evaluate each community’s development and to fix what is lacking. As I am here, I urge those who have issues with their existing birth papers to come forward so that your issue can be documented,” Felix told the gathering.The Department of Public Information (DPI) reported that the Minister also outlined the measures his office has implemented thus far to decentralise citizenship, immigration and birth registration services across the country.He noted that to date, two new passport and immigration offices have been opened – one in Linden and the other in Berbice to the tune of $31 million and $57.5 million respectively. Both will provide services in the provision of birth, marriage and death certificates.Minister of Citizenship, Winston FelixBefore meeting with the residents, Felix also conducted a walk-about to assess development within the community. He noted that there was a “well-constructed primary school, a solar farm, proper water storage and distribution for the villagers”.These services, he assured, were just a start and the Administration would continue to provide more to the hinterland communities.A resident, Sheila Adams related that for years the small community has suffered from several shortages, such as inadequate water and poor health service.last_img read more

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A SMALL DONEGAL SCHOOL GOING VERY BIG PLACES!

first_imgIt may be a small Donegal school but it is going big places in national competitions.Cloughfin NS are going to see Google!Cloughfin N.S., situated in a rural setting between Ballindrait, Castlefinn and Raphoe, might be a small two teacher school but this has not impeded them from excelling in two national competitions.Pupils and staff were thrilled to hear that their school’s website has once again been shortlisted for the Eircom Junior Spider Awards for the Best School Website category. There are only seven primary schools from all over Ireland that have been shortlisted in this category. Pupils will attend the Awards Cermony in none other than Google’s European Headquarters in The Foundry at Google in Dublin on Tuesday the 29th of April.Principal Fiona Farry said “Pupils are so excited at the prospect of traveling to this spectacular venue. It will be an amazing experience for them. Our school website www.cloughfinns.com showcases the huge amount of hard work and dedication of the pupils and staff in our school. We are the only primary school in Co. Donegal to be shortlisted and are delighted to hear that a group of students from St. Eunan’s College (post primary school) in Letterkenny have also been shortlisted for their project in the Best web design category http://www.optimalf1.com/ ”The school’s website.But wait, there is more. 5th and 6th class pupils have also topped the polls in a National Maths Competition for the months of February and March and are currently in pole position overall as the end of the challenge approaches on May 16th. TD Joe Mc Hugh presented them with there Mathletes Cup for winning the National February Challenge. http://www.mathletes.ie is the brainchild of Junior Minister for Education Ciarán Cannon and Sean O Sullivan, Sos Ventures and former Dragon on Dragon’s Den (RTE) and is supported by the Department of Education and Skills. Mr. O Sullivan tweeted the following ” Sean OSullivan @sosventuresBiggest little underdog Primary School in #Ireland @MATHletes_ie Cloughfin NS in Lifford, Co. Donegal http://mathletes.ie/leaderboards-schools-march/ … #Superhuman ”Pupils master maths skills online using Khan Academy in school and at home. It is amazing to see how much time they spend learning maths at home and even during the school holidays! http://www.independent.ie/business/technology/khando-approach-rips-up-the-rule-book-on-learning-by-rote-30193088.htmlIf the students retain their overall lead on May 16th, they will be presented with their award and a grant to purchase technology for their school at the eXCITE Global Digital Learning Conference, in Dublin on May 31st. http://www.excited.ie/Great see the Donegal Flag flying high again at National Level!!Http:/www.cloughfinns.com or follow the school on Twitter @CloughfinNs A SMALL DONEGAL SCHOOL GOING VERY BIG PLACES! was last modified: April 27th, 2014 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:CLOUGHFIN NATIONAL SCHOOLdonegalGooglelast_img read more

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Sandton gets a taste of real Mzansi

first_imgShe said the shop offered a unique balance of sustainable business growth, marketing and quality benchmarking, while at the same time inspiring, training and assisting local entrepreneurs, artists and the like. The collection ranges from contemporary crafts, homeware, cutlery and kitchen ware, to handbags, all with an African look and feel. It also includes items from Gift in Cape Town. She said the shop represented a new mindset and approach to the ever-expanding demand for South Africa signature items. “The collection supports small workshops in townships or rooms in rural villages. The Mzansi Collection shop will be open until Tuesday, 16 December, when it will close for renovations. It is expected to re-open permanently in January. Partners include the City of Johannesburg, Jobs for Growth, the Independent Development Trust, the Small Enterprise Development Agency, the Gauteng provincial government, Proudly South African, and the departments of Trade and Industry, Arts and Culture, Water Affairs and Forestry, and Agriculture. The Mzansi Collection shop, which sells only proudly South African products, has opened at Nelson Mandela Square, in the luxury shopping mecca of Sandton in Johannesburg. The Mzansi Collection is a joint initiative bringing together all three government levels, and the concept is spearheaded by the Department of Trade and Industry. “This store is just spectacular and stunning because it showcases the diversity of our country,” said Department of Trade and Industry creative industries director Nadia Sujee. 8 December 2008 “The Mzansi Collection store has two main objectives: firstly, to promote sustainability, jobs, inspiration and growth by encouraging and motivating the under-privileged to become business leaders in their own right; and secondly, the brand aims to attract a high-end market of international and local customers,” Deputy President Baleka Mbete said at the opening on Friday. “We are really proud of this store, and we hope that it bridges the gap between the rural producers and national and international markets,” Sujee said. Also in stock is fine jewellery inspired by the township game morabaraba, and Zulu Lulu’s quirky ceramic Dlamini doll, Sophy the Ndebele beaded Christmas angel, and Sesfikile Rainsong pinotage. Everything is made in South Africa. Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

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Kaymer wins Nedbank Golf Challenge

first_imgAfter a sub-standard year, Kaymer showed much improved form in the South African Open in mid-November, finishing third to record his best result of 2012 before Sunday’s victory at the famous resort in South Africa’s North West province. 3 December 2012 Under 69 twiceChampions Challenge winner Bernhard Langer went under 69 twice, posting rounds of 68 and 67 before closing with a 74, but that was still good enough for a two-shot win over Jay Haas, father of Bill. ‘I never felt that I had it won’ Over parThe rest of the field finished over par. Paul Lawrie, the leader at halfway on four-under 140, ended on one-over 289 after closing with rounds of 75 and 74. “I never felt that I had it won,” he admitted afterwards in an interview on the green. “At the tee on 18, I knew I had a two-shot lead, like Bernhard Langer had on Saturday in the Champions Challenge. “I felt comfortable then, and obviously when I stepped onto the green, but Charl [Schwartzel] had a really good round of golf. Louis [Oosthuizen] played well too, but was a little unlucky here and there,” he added. As Kaymer alluded to, Germany did the double, as Langer landed the senior title. Sunshine Tour Order of Merit winner Garth Mulroy brought up the rear with a total of nine-over-par 297. Germany’s Martin Kaymer succeeded Lee Westwood as champion, winning the US$5-million Nedbank Golf Challenge champion at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City on Sunday. It was his first win of the season. Third place went to Bill Haas on three-under 285, followed by Louis Oosthuizen on two-under 286, after he slipped to a final round two-over 74, and defending champion Lee Westwood on one-under 287.center_img Throughout the tournament, 69 was the lowest round recorded, and it was achieved just six times by six players. Last year’s champion, Mark Calcavecchia, was in the running after the first two rounds, posting 71 and 69, but fell apart over the last 18 holes, carding a terrible 13-over-par 85 to slip to second last on the leaderboard. Francesco Molinari’s challenge was spoilt by a 78 in the third round and he finished on two-over 290, alongside Carl Pettersson, who, like the Italian, also closed with a three-under 69. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Justin Rose really struggled with his game, posting three rounds over par, including a horrible 79 in the second round, to end on seven-over 295. Peter Hanson, after opening with a level-par 72, followed those up with three 73s in succession to finish in ninth on three-over-par 291. Only Kaymer and Schwartzel managed four rounds of par or less as the course played tough. The German went around in 72, 69, 70 and 69 to finish on eight-under 280 to finish two shots clear of Schwartzel, who posted rounds of 72, 71, 70 and 69. ‘Thanks for the pressure’“I’ve been in the lead a few times in my career, but this time when Bernhard won, the German media was writing about the German double and you guys [the commentators] talked about it all the time. When Bernhard won, he mentioned it in his speech. You guys mentioned it a few times on TV, so thanks for the pressure,” he joked. His winning total, eight-under-par 280, was the highest since Jim Furyk’s win on six-under in 2005, but the course plays differently in different conditions and with different pin placements, so direct comparisons cannot be made. Not that Kaymer would care after he won for the first time since he lifted the WGC-HSBC Champions title in November 2011.last_img read more

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