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Puncheon grabs vital goal

first_img Jason Puncheon’s second-half goal was enough to settle the game, meaning the Eagles remain seven points clear of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone with just five games left of the season. It also takes Palace above Villa in the table, with Paul Lambert seeing his side slip to within four points of the bottom three after a fourth successive defeat and without an away win since New Year’s Day. The game in south London started at a pace that suggested the game was being played at the end of the season with both sides already planning their summer holidays. Villa laboured for the majority of the game and Palace did eventually move through the gears. But for wasteful finishing from Yannick Bolasie and Cameron Jerome, they would have been out of sight before Puncheon’s 76th-minute winner. After a cagey opening spell, the first action of note came as Kagisho Dikgacoi was forced off through injury on 18 minutes, with Pulis opting to replace the South Africa international with Marouane Chamakh. The visitors came close to opening the scoring moments later but Jerome was in the right place at the right time to turn a tame Ciaran Clark header off the line after the ball had evaded Julian Speroni’s grasp. With the game ambling along neither side was able to get a firm foothold on proceedings, with a long-range effort from Villa’s Ashley Westwood charged down by Damien Delaney. It was the best chance either side could muster until seven minutes before the interval. Joe Ledley was fouled by Westwood and Palace put together a wonderful training ground set-piece as Joel Ward, Mile Jedinak and Jason Puncheon combined to tee up Bolasie. The winger was through on goal but miscued his effort woefully under close pressure from Grant Holt, with Palace’s penalty appeals correctly turned down by referee Howard Webb. Chamakh then came close as he went to head Adrian Mariappa’s deep cross just wide with the hosts finally starting to have an impact on the game. The returning Gabriel Agbonlahor had been quiet in the first half but had his first sight of goal shortly after the break, curling an effort from outside the box which Speroni gathered with ease. But it was the home side who wasted another golden opportunity to open the scoring, with Bolasie involved once more. The Congo international saw a deflected shot pushed into the path of Jerome by Brad Guzan but the striker could only turn the rebound on to the crossbar from two yards out. The Eagles soon re-established the authority on the game they held at the end of the first half and Bolasie was unfortunate to see a 25-yard drive fly just wide of Guzan’s right-hand post with the American international beaten. There was a moment of confusion just after the hour mark as Webb pointed for a penalty to the hosts for a handball against Nathan Baker after communicating with his assistant. But, after further consultation the penalty decision was overturned, much to the fury of the home supporters. But their jeers turned to howls of delight with 14 minutes remaining as Bolasie’s cross evaded Chamakh but dropped to Puncheon, who converted on the turn to put the Eagles ahead. The goal took Puncheon clear as Palace’s leading Premier League scorer for the campaign with six, and he was unlucky not to add another as he cut inside before seeing an effort clip off the post. Lambert threw on Marc Albrighton and Andreas Weimann as he looked to give his side more impetus going forward and it was the latter who forced a smart save out of Speroni as he flicked Holt’s downward header towards goal. That proved to be the last meaningful threat to Palace’s third consecutive league win. Press Association Although Tony Pulis may still not admit it, his Crystal Palace side are all-but safe after earning a deserved victory over a poor Aston Villa side at Selhurst Park.last_img read more

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IN-GAME UPDATES: Baseball State Class C Championship

first_img4:48 – End 6th – FINAL – Bucksport 4 – St. Dominic’s 14Bucksport High School: 4 Runs/6 Hits/3 Errors.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSt. Dominic’s Academy: 14 Runs/17 Hits/3 Errors. BANGOR – We’re here at Mansfield Stadium for the Baseball Class C state championship between the  Bucksport High School Golden Bucks and the St. Dominic Academy Saints. First pitch is set for 3:00. Stay tuned for in-game updates. 4:42 – Mid 6th – A strikeout ends the Saint’s half of the sixth inning. Bucksport 4 – St. Dominic’s 144:41 – Top 6th – A single scores two more for the Saints. Bucksport 4 – St. Dominic’s 144:38 – Top 6th – The Saints lead off the top of the fifth with two single to left center.4:33 – End 5th – A fly out to the catcher ends Bucksport’s half of the fifth inning. Bucksport 4 – St. Dominic’s 124:28 – Bottom 5th – A double by Hayden Craig scores Matt Stewart for Bucksport’s fourth run. Bucksport 4 – St. Dominic’s 124:24 – Mid 5th – Another diving catch by Bucksport second baseman Matt Stewart ends the Saints half of the fifth inning. Bucksport 3 – St. Dominic’s 124:21 – Top 5th – A Saint single adds another run. Runners on second and third. Bucksport 3 – St. Dominic’s 124:14 – End 4th – Before a fly out ends the inning, Carter DeRedin scores from third as an attempted pickoff from the Saint’s catcher goes into left field. DeRedin reached on a Saint’s error. Bucksport 3 – St. Dominic’s 114:13 – Bottom 4th – A single by Dylan Soper scores Asher Bowden for Bucksport’s second run. Bucksport 2 – St. Dominic’s 114:10 – Bottom 4th – Asher Bowden walks after a leadoff fly out becoming the first Bucksport baserunner since the first inning.4:05 – Mid 4th – A ground ball to the pitcher ends the Saints half of the fourth inning. Bucksport 1 – St. Dominic’s 114:02 – Top 4th – A diving catch by Bucksport second baseman Matt Stewart saves two runs after a hit and wild pitch scores two.  Bucksport 1 – St. Dominic’s 114:00 – Top 4th – Three straight singles load the bases for the Saints with no outs.3:56 – End 3rd – A strikeout and two fly outs end the Golden Bucks half of the third inning. Bucksport 1 – St. Dominic’s 93:50 – Mid 3rd – Two Saints hits and a successful suicide squeeze puts two more runs on the board for the Saints. Bucksport 1 – St. Dominic’s 93:42 – End 2nd – A fly out and two ground outs makes for a quick bottom of the second inning. Bucksport 1 – St. Dominic’s 73:37 – Mid 2nd – After a Buckport error bring in another Saints run, the third out is made on a an groundout. Bucksport 1 – St. Dominic’s 73:35 – Top 2nd – A wild pitch brings in another Saints run. Bucksport 1 – St. Dominic’s 63:34 – Top 2nd – The Saint’s score on a two out hit to right field . Bucksport 1 – St. Dominic’s 53:28 – Top 2nd – Two quick outs after a Saints runner is caught stealing and a strikeout on the next pitch.3:23 – Top 2nd – After a hit up the middle starts the top of the second for the Saints, Jake Gauvin is in to pitch for the Golden Bucks. Bowden moves to center field.3:20 – End 1st – Carter DeRedin grounds out to third base for the third out. Bucksport 1 – St. Dominic’s 43:16 – Bottom 1st – Two-out triple by Asher Bowden scores Jack Cyr. Bucksport 1 – St. Dominic’s 43:12 – Mid 1st – A strikeout ends the Saints run in the top of the first. Bucksport 0 – St. Dominic’s 43:10 – Top 1st – A Saints hitter can’t make contact on a suicide squeeze and the second out is made at home.3:08 – Top 1st – A hit by pitch following a bases clearing double scores four for the Saints. Bucksport 0 – St. Dominic’s 43:05 – Top 1st – St. Dominic loads the bases with no outs.3:02 – Top 1st – First pitch by Bucksport pitcher Asher Bownden is a called strike.last_img read more

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Roundup

first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Thursday, Sept. 6 and Friday, Sept. 7. Crimes against propertyat 6:47 p.m. on Sept. 6, DPS officers responded to a report of a suspect attempting to extort money from a student at Parking Structure B in exchange for the return of her stolen phone. The officers detained the suspect for questioning and during their investigation determined that the student had offered money for the return of her phone. The phone was returned to the student and the suspect was released because of insufficient evidence of a crime having occurred.Miscellaneous incidentsat 1:35 A.m. on Sept. 7, DPS officers responded to an intoxicated student who passed out in a parking lot at Cardinal Gardens. The student was incoherent when contacted by the officers, so an LAFD Rescue Ambulance unit was requested. RA Unit #13 responded and examined the student, then transported her to California Hospital for medical treatment.at 1:10 A.m. on Sept. 7, DPS officers responded to a report of an intoxicated student at 1119 28th St. in need of assistance. The student was conscious and coherent when contacted by the officers and they concluded that he was not in need of medical treatment. The student was then released into the care of a friend and transported home.at 12:41 A.m. on Sept. 7, DPS officers responded to an intoxicated student who was vomiting at the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. The student was conscious and coherent when contacted by the officers, and she declined medical treatment. The student was then released into the care of a friend and transported home.at 12:38 A.m. on Sept. 7, DPS officers on routine patrol observed an intoxicated student lying on the grass outside the Theta Xi fraternity. When they contacted her they determined that she was suffering from possible alcohol poisoning. An LAFD RA unit was requested and Unit #15 responded. The RA unit examined the student then transported her to California Hospital for medical treatment.at 10:22 p.m. on Sept. 6, a knife was found inside a DPS vehicle during a routine inspection and turned over to DPS detectives.AT 5:03 p.m. on Sept. 6, three students were cited to USC Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards for being verbally abusive and non compliant with an LAPD officer who issued them citations for crossing the street against a red light at Jefferson Boulevard and Royal Street.At 3:04 p.m. on Sept. 6, a faculty member reported that a student threatened school officials at another university after his application for medical school was rejected.at 2:59 p.m. on Sept. 6, a student was cited to USC Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards for belligerent behavior with an LAPD officer who issued him a citation for crossing the street against a red light at Jefferson Boulevard and Royal Street.at 2:42 p.m. on Sept. 6, DPS officers responded to a student who tore a nail when she opened a door into her toe. The officers examined the student then transported her to the Student Health Center for medical treatment.last_img read more

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Final: Syracuse beats Texas A&M, 74-67, to win Battle 4 Atlantis title

first_imgFollow live for stats, analysis and more. Comments Published on November 27, 2015 at 3:01 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

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Stock up/stock down: A look back at Syracuse football’s 54-0 loss to Clemson

first_imgSyracuse left Death Valley bruised and battered. The Orange (4-5, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) came away with a 54-0 loss at the hands of the No. 3 Tigers (9-0, 6-0) and may have lost starting quarterback Eric Dungey beyond just Saturday with an apparent head injury after he was hit in the upper body area in the first quarter of the game.Here’s a look at where some of SU’s players and units are trending after the game.Stock upMoe Neal, running backThe freshman running back led all rushers in the game with 64 yards on seven carries. His best run and Syracuse’s best offensive play of the game came when he broke through the line, cut left, then back right and got in a foot race with Clemson’s defenders. They tracked him down after 49 yards, but it set up SU’s only scoring chance of the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNeal earned more carries with Dungey out and as the twos and threes played more because of the blowout, giving him chances to display his shiftiness. After the game, head coach Dino Babers said Neal is playing more like a sophomore and his physical size is what’s holding the 5-foot-11, 169-pounder back. His day was cut short by an apparent knee injury that required ice, but he said after the game that he is fine.Austin Wilson, quarterbackWilson struggled in his appearance off the bench, completing 17-of-27 passes for 116 yards and two interceptions. But he was also going up against 11th-best passing defense and 12th-best total defense in terms of yards allowed. Though Babers refused to evaluate Wilson’s performance before watching the tape of the game, the important thing is that Wilson was the first quarterback off the bench. He took reps with the twos during the week, he said, and Babers said “the situation” was right for Wilson. Stock downSU’s bowl hopesA loss to Clemson was pretty much assumed, but the Orange’s shot at a bowl likely took a significant hit with the loss of Dungey and injuries to other key contributors. Speculating on injuries is a dangerous game. But Dungey appeared to be stumbling and needed help walking to the locker room after a hit that caught him in the helmet. Though he returned to the sideline in street clothes, he’s a player that was hit several times in the head last year and missed four games and parts of others because of it. To make matters worse, Daivon Ellison and Brisly Estime also suffered injuries and didn’t return. The extent of any of the injuries is unclear.Zack Mahoney, quarterbackMahoney has been listed as the No. 2 quarterback on the depth chart all year long and was the only other signal caller to see the field besides Dungey before the Orange’s game against Clemson. Mahoney had played in six prior games this season. While Mahoney did get much action on Saturday, going 1-for-4 for 8 yards, he was the second QB off the bench, following Wilson. Babers wouldn’t address the pecking order going forward, but Wilson said he took snaps with the second team during practice all week.DefenseSyracuse’s defense looked like the one of old, getting torched for big play after big play and long drive after long drive. Clemson put together its three longest drives of the season against SU on back-to-back-to-back drives. They went 95, 89 and 86 yards, respectively, and all for scores. The last of those drives was finished up by backup Nick Schuessler, who threw for two touchdowns before being replaced by the third stringer. The Tigers put up their most yards in the first half this season and feasted on SU’s defense.Cole Murphy, kickerMurphy missed another field goal on Saturday, a 30-yarder which he pushed wide right that was SU’s best chance to avoid a shutout. He’s now missed seven of his last nine kicks going back to Week 4 against Connecticut. He did have a nice surprise onside kick that likely would have been successful if it had not been recovered too early, but until he starts connecting on kicks, Murphy’s stock will keep plummeting. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 6, 2016 at 5:55 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettuslast_img read more

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Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Faces Multiple Charges for Having Sex With 15 Year Old

first_imgA Florida Highway Patrol trooper is facing multiple charges that he had sex with a 15-year-old girl.The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday that 23-year-old Riley Schwarz is facing two counts of lewd and lascivious battery involving sexual activity of a minor between 12 and 16 years of age.The Tampa Bay Times reported that deputies confronted Schwarz after the girl’s parents found a personal journal detailing their discreet relationship.The girl told deputies that she and Schwarz had sex multiple times.Deputies say Schwarz admitted to the relationship with the minor and surrendered himself to jail.A spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol told the newspaper that Schwarz was terminated.Online court records showed no current attorney for Schwarz, who remained in jail Saturday afternoon.last_img read more

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Batang Gilas stays winless with loss to Argentina, faces Canada in KO phase

first_imgNBA free agency trend: Stay home, or sign short deals Batang Gilas vs Argentina. PHOTO FROM FIBA.COMThe Philippines ended its group stage campaign without a win after bowing to host Argentina, 74-71, in the Fiba U17 Basketball World Cup Wednesdayat Newell’s Old Boys in Rosario City.Batang Gilas will head into the knockout stage without any form of momentum after going 0-3 in Group D and will face world no. 2 Canada, which topped Group C with an undefeated card in three games.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Argentina finished with a 1-3 record in Group D.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees LATEST STORIEScenter_img View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Although the Philippines lost to the Argentinians, it didn’t bow down without a fight.Argentina was up 74-68 in the final 34 seconds  before Yukien Andrada picked off Mateo Diaz’ pass that led to Terrence John Fortea’s triple that trimmed the lead 74-71 with 27 seconds left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownJuan Cruz Scacchi almost threw away the game for the hosts when he turned the ball over with nine seconds remaining allowing the Batang Gilas to hoist a play for a shot that could’ve sent the game into overtime.Kai Sotto had a shot at the top of the key with three seconds left but it bounced off the rim with Gerry Abadiano’s desperation heave, off his own offensive rebounds, only hitting the backboard. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape triallast_img read more

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LISCR Defeat NPA Anchors to Bounce Back, LPRC Pin Nimba United 1-0

first_imgSam Kollie (L) and Varney Sando (R) scored the two goals for LISCR against NPA Anchors(Image: LISCR FC)Defending league champions LISCR FC yesterday recovered from their two successive league defeats to defeat NPA Anchors 2-1 at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.Yesterday’s fixtures were matched day 8 of the ongoing 2018 National League. LISCR’s coach Tapha Manneh made five changes in his previous team that suffered a 3-2 defeat against Nimba United on Sunday, September 23, at the ATS.Ashely Williams replaced goalkeeper Tommy Songo, with defender Asaimuh Dann returning to the team after a long period of inexplicable absence. Striker Sam Kollie, who made his league debut for the team on Sunday after he was introduced in the second half against Nimba United, made his first start of the season yesterday.Dubbed, the ‘Shipping Boys’, LISCR’s dominance from the start of the match earned them a positive result after striker Varney Sando fired home the opener in the 20th minute to send the champions for the break.NPA came back more forceful in the second half and leveled the scores in the 64th minute through striker Myers Garlic’s deflected strike that gave goalkeeper Ashely Williams no chance.However, coach Tapha Manneh and his boys could not afford to concede another defeat as they executed every tactic to collect the three points. Fortunately, striker Sam Kollie was the right man to give the champions the winning goal in the 79th minute.Despite collecting the three points, LISCR remain at the third spot in Group B with 11 points out of seven games.Also in Group B, Nimba United, six games unbeaten streak came to an end yesterday at the North Star Stadium in Mount Barclay after they suffered a 1-0 against group leaders LPRC Oilers.Striker Dominic Jlateh was the lone goal scorer for the Oilers as they continued their brilliant performance as league contenders.LPRC Oilers are now top of the group with 13 points (one point ahead of Nimba United).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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PPP picket Social Cohesion Minister in Berbice

first_img…during Rosehall Martyrs anniversaryMembers of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) on Tuesday picketed Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton as he arrived to officiate in a ceremony to commemorate the 105th anniversary of the 15 Rose Hall martyrs.The PPP had vowed to protest every Government Minister that goes to Region Six after President David Granger appointed retired High Court Judge, Justice James Patterson, 84, as the new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission – an appointment which the Opposition did not support and called on the President toSome of the protesters on Tuesdaysquash.On Tuesday, Minister Norton went to commemorate the 105th anniversary of the Rose Hall Martyrs, but he was greeted by protecters.The Party’s regional representative, Zamal Hussain, said the Party is not against the ceremony, which honoured workers who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the betterment of the industry.“What led to this is that we are concerned about the rights of sugar workers because this activity here is based on martyrs; those who died to ensure that the right of sugar workers are upheld. So we are here to ensure that the rights of these sugar workers who are laid off are treated with respect,” Hussain said.About 30 sacked sugar workers and their families held placards as the Minister made his way into the monument site at Rose Hall, East Canje.According to Hussain, one of the burning issues is the need for jobs for those in the sugar belt. He noted that hundreds who previously worked with the sugar estate and now jobless.He said Government needs to provide a subsidy for the sacked workers. “The severed sugar workers must be given subsidised water and electricity due to theProtesters with their placardstremendous hardships they and their families have been facing. At this point in time, it is difficult for them to provide even the basic need of food for themselves and their families.”He also noted that the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) of Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) recently passed a motion for the Government to provide transportation for the children of the sacked workers to attend school while adding that the Party is also calling on Government to create avenues where the formers could be re-employed.The protesters feel Minister Norton could have made his visit more meaningful had he paid more attention to those who are currently being affected.The new arrangement which sees pensioners receiving their pension through the bank was also highlighted. The party official noted that it is an additional cost for them to travel to the banks; all of which are situated in New Amsterdam. “If they are paid at the estate office they could ride a bicycle or walk and go for it and save the car fare.”Meanwhile, the monument where the wreath-laying took place was erected in 2014 and was conceptualised and designed by the National Trust.In an effort to secure a better life on the sugar plantation, labourers on the Rose Hall Estate protested the retraction of a four-day holiday awarded to them for a good grinding season. They, therefore, refused an order from the Plantation Manager, Mr Smith, to plant cane on those days. This led to a formal complaint to the immigration officer. In exchange for the charges levied against them to be dropped, Mr Smith demanded that they pay the legal cost. The labourers offered to pay in instalments, but management refused and the case went to the Magistrate’s Court on February 7, 1913.Hundreds of immigrant labourers filled the Reliance Magistrate’s Court where the men were found guilty of instigating resistance to work. The workers protested the verdict and management threatened to transfer the protesting families to distant plantations. The threat caused the workers to raise the level of their protest. Warrants were issued for the leaders and on March 13, 1913, the Police attempted to execute the warrants. The workers resisted, and the Police opened fire injuring 56 persons and killing 15.last_img read more

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NIS investment portfolio must be revised – chair

first_img…says Finance Ministry input, multistakeholder effort neededFinance Minister Winston Jordan had challenged the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) to make changes to its investment structure for better results. However, according to the entity itself, the Finance Ministry has a responsibility to lead the way in revising key guidelines in the insurance scheme.NIS Chairman, Dr Surendra PersaudIn a recent interview with Guyana Times, NIS Chairman, Dr Surendra Persaud acknowledged the need for a revamp of NIS’ investment portfolio. He explained that his Board, which includes big names in the Private Sector and the unions, has been looking into the matter.“The Board has been continuously looking at how the investment portfolio is handled,” Persaud explained. “There exists a document called the prudential framework, which is a guideline on how the NIS fund is to be invested. When we met at the NIS, the current investment was not consistent with that framework.”“So step one was to try to bring it in line. Step two is to then look at new and novel ways and the Board has been looking at all of this. We (were) waiting on the actuarial report to offer some recommendations and other suggestions. There is a need to revise it and it’s a continuous project. But no firm decisions have been made. The first step is to realign the fund with the prudential framework.”Persaud explained to this publication that the framework speaks to what percentage of NIS funds can be placed in a single investment, domestic or foreign. He related that this also speaks to what percentage can be used for short, medium and long-term investing.“That document is quite old and that document will likely have to be revised. That is going to be a significant multistakeholder effort. That is something the Ministry of Finance will possibly have to take on as opposed to the NIS. It requires a skillset in finance.”“That’s an investment decision. The Ministry of Finance is the responsible Ministry over the National Insurance Scheme. So anytime you change that, they would have to approve the process.”InvestmentsThe NIS has a number of investments. But speaking at the insurance scheme’s 49th anniversary, General Manager Holly Greaves, had informed the gathering that the scheme is grappling with low returns on its investments.“The scheme continues to be faced with low interest rates and no interest from some of its non-performing investments. Nevertheless, investment income will be boosted from a Government guaranteed investment in NICIL earning interest of 4.5 per cent over the next five years (GuySuCo) bond. In addition to this, we have so far received $774 million in interest and capital from the Government Debenture which was set up to repay the CLICO investment.”This is coupled with decreased payments from contributors. NIS Finance Controller Jacqueline Scotland, who, along with other senior officers appeared before the Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Social Services in August of this year, had revealed that NIS stood to lose $414 million in earnings this year owing to a combination of factors.Scotland disclosed that the Scheme’s current fund stood at $31.9 billion as at June 30, 2018. It was also noted that the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) is one of the largest defaulters, owing in excess of $1.5 billion to NIS.At the time, Greaves told the committee that the sugar company had paid off the debt, except for $250 million in accumulated interest on the outstanding amount. Greaves said the Scheme planned to take legal action against GuySuCo to recover the money and had served a demand notice.NIS has implemented a debt management section to pursue persons who owe the Scheme. But, even with this new system, there are fears about continued slippage of contributions, as against the payment of benefits. This year, NIS is expected to pay out $23.6 billion, with contributions projected to reach $23.2 billion.With the closure of the Skeldon, Rose Hall, Wales and East Demerara factories, which saw close to 5000 workers being fired, NIS is staring down the barrel of a significant loss of revenue from declining contributions and increased pay outs.last_img read more

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