New stellar night of Luka Doncic while the Hernangómez still do not play

first_imgPicture: Getty The Slovenian made his eleventh triple-double with a 38 + 11 + 10Neither Willy nor Juancho jumped on the observe with Hornets and Nuggets On the different hand, in the defeat of the Hornets, the ahead TJWarren scored 36 factors, his finest mark of the season, with 5 rebounds and led the assault of the Indiana Pacers, which have been imposed at house by 115-104 to these of Charlotte they usually broke their streak of two straight losses.Alongside Warren, Lithuanian energy ahead Domantas Sabonis contributed a double-double of 18 factors, 12 rebounds, seven assists, two ball recoveries and a cap. Two different Pacers title gamers (23-14) had double-digit numbers, heart Miles Turner, who scored 15 factors and 9 rebounds.While the base Terry Rozier with 28 factors and 6 assists led the Hornets, who may not keep away from defeat and broke a streak of two consecutive wins. The guard Devonte Graham additionally surpassed 20 factors by getting 22 factors, distributed six assists and captured 5 rebounds, which did not stop a defeat that value the Hornets (15-24) to interrupt the streak of two consecutive wins.Multi functional match, the place the Spanish heart Willy Hernangómez continued with out enjoying with the Hornets by resolution of coach James Borrego. One thing much like what occurred to his brother, Juancho, in the victory of the Denver Nuggets the place he additionally had no seconds on the courtroom.There, Serbian heart Nikola Jokic lived his finest starter sport as knowledgeable by getting 47 factors that helped the Nuggets win at house by 115-123 to the Atlanta Hawks. Jokic performed 37 minutes by which he scored 16 of 25 subject pictures, with 4 of Eight triples, and 11 of 16 from the personnel line, along with capturing eight rebounds, distributing 5 assists, recovering two balls, and placing a cap.As well as, ahead Will Barton additionally obtained his finest mark of the season with 28 factors as the second prime scorer of the Nuggets (25-11), which two nights earlier than had suffered defeat in opposition to the Washington Wizards (128-114).The Hawks, the worst workforce in the NBA with an 8-29 mark, have misplaced 11 of 13 video games, once more having base Trae Younger as their chief to get 29 factors, while guard Kevin Hunter reached 22 factors .center_img The determine of the Slovenian escort Luka Doncic shone once more in a particular means on the night of Kings Day and left the followers of the Dallas Mavericks a particular present of an beautiful and dominant basketball that assured him his eleventh triple-double of the NBA season and the triumph to be imposed by 118-110 to the Chicago Bulls. As well as, the night was closed once more with out a Spanish presence when neither Willy nor Juancho Hernangómez performed in the defeat and victory, respectively of Charlotte Hornets and Denver Nuggets.Doncic scored 38 factors, together with 21 in the third interval, along with 11 rebounds and 10 assists that have been those that determined the triumph of the Mavericks (23-13) that returned them to the profitable path and in the battle for the management of the Division Southwest with the Houston Rockets (24-11) who had a relaxation day.last_img read more

Wolmer’s, Mona on top

first_imgWolmer’s and Mona Preparatory schools captured the boys’ and girls’ titles, respectively, in the preparatory and primary section of the 18th annual Mayberry Investments Schools Swimming Championships held at the National Aquatic Centre last Saturday.Wolmer’s Boys amassed 232.50 points to finish ahead of Sts Peter and Paul Prep – 148. Third went to Mona, 138, while St Hugh’s Prep, 121, and Stella Maris, 118, rounded out the top five.In the girls’ section, Mona Prep scored 151 points and they were followed by Stella Maris, 133, Sts Peter and Paul, 130, Wolmer’s, 116 and St Hugh’s 109.A whopping 38 individual records were broken on Saturday, including what could be considered a standout performance from 10-year-old Zaneta Alvaranga of St Hugh’s Prep.She smashed a record per event, copping four individual records. She won the 50m backstroke girls 9-10 in 35:19 seconds; the 50m freestyle in 29:23; the girls 12 and under 100m freestyle in 1:07.08; and the 50m butterfly for girls 9-10 in 31.97.She also anchored her school to a new 200m freestyle relay record of 2 minutes 33:71 seconds for girls 9-10.Alvaranga picked up the high point trophy for the girls 9-10 age group with 36 points.Other high-point trophy winners were Stella Maris’ Jonathan Haynes and Nia-Kai Campbell of Mount Alvernia in the six and under age group; Kajaun Haughton of Wolmer’s Prep and Christanya Shirley, also of Wolmer’s Prep, in the 7-8 age group; Sts Peter and Paul’s Joshua Alleyne and Paig’e Lewis in the 11-12 age group.The three-day Tornadoes Swim meet will take place at the same venue, starting on Friday.last_img read more

Aguilar’s health key for Ginebra vs Fajardo, San Miguel in finals

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Cone will still have 7-foot Greg Slaughter at his disposal but he knows having a healthy Aguilar, who missed the first two games against Rain or Shine and played only an average of 14 minutes in Games 3 and 4 due to a foot injury, makes a big difference.“Greg is great and Japeth is great, but they’re much better together. When you have them both on the floor, when you have them coming in for each other, you don’t lose anything,” Cone said. “But you end up over extending one of them when the other one is injured.”“So we’ll do what we can, trainers will do what they can and I think Japeth is gonna continue to give us minutes here and there but that’s really a prime question for us in terms of Japeth’s health.”But regardless if Aguilar regains his top form or not, Cone is confident Slaughter will be able to hold his own.“He’s got June Mar coming up and Balkman at times and It’s gonna be a challenge for him (Greg), but I think he’ll be up to the challenge.”ADVERTISEMENT “Japeth is not healthy. That’s the key. You could tell, I think everybody can tell he’s not explosive, he’s not getting down the floor a lot, he is trying his best to get ready and play and he’s trying to give me little minutes here and there and they really contribute,” Cone told reporters after Ginebra ousted top seed Rain or Shine, 96-94, on Monday night.“But unless we can get him back to near 100 percent it’s gonna be a struggle for us against San Miguel.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The Elasto Painters are a relatively big team with the hefty big men Reggie Johnson and Beau Belga and lanky center Raymond Almazan up front, but the Beermen possess greater challenge with reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo and versatile forwards Renaldo Balkman, Arwind Santos and Christian Standhardinger.Add mid-conference acquisition Kelly Nabong, who is more than willing to do the dirty work, and San Miguel is overflowing with frontcourt talent. 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra managed to scrape past Rain or Shine in four games in their best-of-five semifinals series with one of its key cogs Japeth Aguilar logging limited minutes due to an injury.Gin Kings coach Tim Cone, however, admitted his team needs Aguilar to be in a much better condition against the defending champions San Miguel Beermen in their finals showdown beginning Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?center_img Cone unfazed as Ginebra faces ‘greatest team of all time’ in PBA Finals Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

Member of US cycling team found after going missing in Spain

first_imgCarpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Pacers keep key piece in place by giving Turner new deal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ MADRID — A member of American cycling team Trek-Segafredo was hospitalized with a concussion after going missing for several hours in northeastern Spain on Monday.Director Steven De Jongh “did not sustain more serious injuries” after crashing in a training ride near the city of Girona, the team said.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal A police helicopter found him lying unconscious in a ravine, but with a pulse and breathing. De Jongh’s wife had called for help on Twitter, saying her husband went missing after going on his morning ride.“De Jongh was brought to consciousness by the paramedics and transported to the hospital in Girona, where further examinations showed that he suffers from a severe concussion,” the team said in a statement. “He complains that ‘everything hurts right now’ but thankfully no broken bones have been revealed.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissDetails on the crash were not immediately known. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Dustin Johnson builds 2-shot lead in Mexico as Tiger Woods rallies

first_imgLATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “It’s funny, I had breakfast with a few of the boys that played later yesterday and they said it was going to be hard to hole putts in the afternoon, and they were right,” McIlroy said. “I had a couple go the opposite way on me. I missed a couple short ones. But overall, I stayed patient. After I made the double on 9, I sort of righted the ship and made a lot of pars and made one birdie.“It could have been worse. It could have been better,” he said. “But still in a good position going into the weekend.”Kuchar, going for the Mexican double having won the Mayakoba Classic last fall, started with four straight birdies on his way to a 67. But it was the guy in his own group, Tommy Fleetwood, who had the best start of the day.Fleetwood drove onto the green at the par-4 opening hole and made a 20-foot eagle putt. He hit driver on the 384-yard second about 40 yards from the green, picked his spot and knocked that in for a second straight eagle.It was the first time a player started a round eagle-eagle on the PGA Tour since Sean O’Hair in 2009 at this World Golf Championship when it was at Doral.How about three in a row? Next for Fleetwood was a par 3.“I missed the green,” he said.He wound up with a 65 that catapulted him into a tie for fourth with Sergio Garcia (66), four shots behind.Rickie Fowler had a 73, a reasonable score considering he had a triple bogey and a double bogey on his card, one shank that he couldn’t imagine hitting and one penalty that left him fuming about the new rules.Fowler hit a high shank with a wedge on the 10th hole, his first of the day, over the fence. But when he went to drop, he forgot the new rule requires a drop to be made from the knee. He dropped from the shoulder, realized his mistake on the green and received a one-shot penalty. “It’s on me. I took the shot. It was no big deal,” Fowler said. “But I think with the new rules that have been put in place, it’s not doing any favors for our sport.”He said it was “terrible” new rule and expects it to be changed. “The ball was sitting down just enough where I didn’t think I could clear that tree,” Woods said. “I ended up going back to the 9-iron and realized, ‘Geez, I’ve really got to slice this thing.’ So I opened up and gave it as much of a cut motion as I possibly could. And it worked out.”Johnson was at 11-under 131 on a course where he won two years ago, when he was No. 1 in the world and playing the best golf of his career. Johnson feels he is heading in that direction again, and the course suits him — not for the length or how far he hits it in altitude, but for the thinking required.“It makes you focus. You’ve got to think,” he said. “And you’re doing a lot of calculations with the numbers and trying to figure out how far the ball is going to actually go. So I enjoy it. It’s pretty narrow, but it’s tree-lined, so I do like that.”McIlroy (70) appeared to be the one to chase when he started with two straight birdies. He lost one shot when he went for the green on the par-5 sixth and his shot caromed off the hill and into the water. The real trouble came at No. 9 when he had a 15-foot birdie putt from the fringe. He ran it by the hole, caught the lip on his par putt and saw it roll just under 5 feet away, and he missed again. Four putts from 15 feet led to double bogey, and McIlroy’s momentum was gone. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Dustin Johnson watches his putt on the 2nd green on the second day of competition of the WGC-Mexico Championship at the Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)MEXICO CITY — Tiger Woods delivered the shot that had the gallery buzzing. Dustin Johnson produced the golf that left everyone chasing him.Johnson made it through another round at the Mexico Championship without a bogey, and he was so efficient Friday that he putted for birdie on every hole, one of them from just on the fringe. It added to a 4-under 67 and a two-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and Matt Kuchar going into the weekend.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Hornets switch lineup, roll past Wizards “Just hit a lot of fairways, hit a lot of greens,” Johnson said.The memorable moments belonged to everyone else, not all of them good.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsWoods started to figure out Chapultepec Golf Club a little better in his second full round and made a collection of medium-length birdie putts for a 66 that got him back in the game, though still six shots behind.He would have liked one more, especially with the shot he hit at the end of his round. From a bunker right of the ninth fairway, a tree in his path, Woods sliced a 9-iron from about 130 yards that caught the left side of the green with so much spin that it zipped sideways at the pin and rolled 10 feet by. He settled for a par. His attitude didn’t change, though. He was two off the lead and liked where he was.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

Runway Liberia Pre-Launch soiree Saturday

first_imgJunda Morris-Kennedy The Runway Liberia pre-launch soiree, one of the biggest fashion events to hit Liberia in recent year, is just two days away (Saturday, April 22) with several noteworthy designs ready to glam up the runway.The show is not just a big event that will meet international standards, but one that will host some of the biggest names in the fashion business in Africa, who will introduce their latest collections, according to the organizer, Junda Morris-Kennedy.Papa Ngala from SenegalTop designers Papa Ngala of Senegal and the FKK International Designs team from Togo, just to name few, are among the top designers expected to present their collections at the event.On the other hand, Chris Collins, a Liberian fashion designer who has designed for President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has already booked to exhibit his collections.Apart from Chris Collins, Meskora Amoussou, who is known for high-end clothing for women, will be showcasing her new collections at the event.“Ready-to-wear lines of cocktail and lace dresses, which enhance the feminine physique with clean and classic cuts mostly made from fabric or splashes of color and luxury silks and laces, will be in abundance,” said organizer Junda Morris-Kennedy.In addition, Morris-Kennedy said the Runway Liberia pre-launch soiree will feature many high-fashion designs on display ranging from amazing African wear to the new trends in western designs, like fabric jumpsuits, to gorgeous coats in dark hues, as well as accessories.one of his designsFurthermore, before the show ends, award winning rapper Scientific and other Liberian ace performers will perform to end your night on a good note, she added.The show will be going down at Destiny Entertainment Center on the Bypass, and will open with African street style. “The street style is intended for people to come dress in a fashionable and chic manner meant to show the world Liberia’s fashion style,” she said.The show kicks off at 7pm, and will last for two hours. Entrance fees start at US$20.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement –last_img read more

Experience Sharing, Networking, Benefit 45 Rural Women

first_imgLNRW honor their partners from KtK in Buchanan.Forty-five women under the banner of Liberia National Rural Women (LNRW) recently benefited from a two-day experience sharing and networking workshop in the Port City of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.In the 15 counties, LNRW leadership has a membership of 77,100.The networking and experience sharing workshop was sponsored by the Kvinna Till Kvinna (KtK) Foundation (meaning woman to woman). It is to help them network with other women and do things that will serve the nation. Kvinna Till Kvinna is a Swedish organization founded in 1993 as a result of the Yugoslav Wars. It supports women in war and conflict zones with a strong concentration on the Balkans, but is also active in some African countries, including Liberia, the Middle East and the Caucasus.The two-day event brought together women from the 15 counties, to work with their colleagues in the urban setting and formulate new developmental goals.Ma Kebeh Monger, LNRW President, underscored the importance of women to network so as to improve the livelihood of some of their disadvantaged colleagues.She dispelled the notion of women being maker, and said that they are mothers that have a role to develop the nation.Ma Kebeh therefore wants women to be given equal opportunities to prove their ability to develop.The workshop is expected to empower the participants, giving them a voice in decision-making.In a joint presentation on strategies to network and coordinate, Elizabeth Dolo and Sianie Koluba, both KtK representatives, said women’s group networking was necessary to enable them to make the right decision.They said networking is building relationship with people and understanding that everyone has equal values.According to the two women, the more women network successfully, the better chance they have to meet their developmental agenda in a shorter time and without spending much capital.“In networking, everyone is important, because each person has the ability to do something that would be powerful and less expansive,” Elizabeth and Sianie said.They believe that networking cannot be successful without positive communication, and working on each other’s ideas to impact the lives of other women.Cllr. Asatu Bah Kenneth, Deputy Immigration Service Commissioner of Liberia, called on the women to stop abusing the power that is in their hands but network to empower each other.“Many women are single today because they are abusing the power that is in their hands,” she said.Cllr. Kenneth said gender equality is not gender abuse, so women must see their husbands as the head of the home.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Large number of Guyanese pursuing ABE qualification – regional manager

first_imgABE Regional Manager Kereesa Carrington-Nunez (centre) along with students of the Accountancy Training Centre (ATC)The Association of Business Executives (ABE), a United Kingdom organisation, which seeks to develop business and management qualifications internationally, aims to raise awareness on the significance of its programme, with Guyana being one of its targeted countries.During a question-and-answer session at the Accountancy Training Centre (ATC) on Tuesday, ABE Regional Manager to the Caribbean, Kereesa Carrington-Nunez disclosed that Guyana was in the top five for ABE centres globally, noting that there were a large number of students pursuing the ABE qualification locally.“ABE is a not-for-profit organisation out of the UK … we have social mission, and that social mission means that a student can start ABE with little or no qualification, and use our qualification to progress into degrees and masters. Guyana is actually in the top five for ABE centres globally, we have a large number of students right here in Guyana studying the ABE qualification,” she stated.The Regional Manager underscored that the ABE programme was highly recommended for persons who have the interest to study abroad, but lack much-needed resources to do so. She added that persons can gain internationally recognised qualifications without expensive fees.“What you get from ABE is that you get an internationally recognised qualification at fraction of the cost … because we are not-for-profit, all fees are much lower, so to the average Guyanese who would’ve dreamt about studying abroad and don’t have the means to study abroad, this is a qualification for you because you can have an international qualification right here at home, unlike universities we are not as rigid, students can study the ABE qualification at their speed,” Nunez pointed out.The ABE offers qualification in areas including business management, marketing management, human resources management, tourism and hospitality. These programmes have no required start-up skills, no age restrictions, can be comfortably achieved in two years and include key benefits such as flexibility, accessibility, affordability, and international recognition.Persons can begin the ABE programme by registering with accredited tuition provider ATC, which gives access to tuition, study materials, and exam practice. ATC is one of the institutions, which offer the ABE qualification credit framework (QFC) at levels four, five and six, with diplomas in the listed areas.last_img read more

Man busted with cannabis at NA bus park

first_imgRanks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Sunday nabbed a New Amsterdam, Berbice man after he was found with a quantity of cannabis.The illegal substance found during the search at New Amsterdam, BerbiceOfficers of the Central Police Station acting on information received proceeded to the Route 56 bus park, located at New Amsterdam Stelling Road.The man, who resides at Ferry Street, NA, was searched and three parcels of suspected cannabis were found. The weighed substance amounted to 465 grams.He was arrested and is being processed for court.The 2019 Guyana Drug Information Network (GUYDIN) Report revealed that more than 500 persons were charged with drug-related offences during the course of last year.Of the 500 persons charged, 110 of them were convicted for trafficking narcotics, that is, 89 for trafficking marijuana and 21 for trafficking cocaine. Additionally, a total of 38 were convicted for the possession of narcotics in 2018 – 14 for possession of marijuana, five for possession of cocaine, and seven for possession of other drugs such as ecstasy, heroin and meth. There were no convictions for possession of drug paraphernalia.The report went on to reveal that a total of 579,412 kilograms of narcotics were taken off of the streets in 2018. This included 1050.3 kg marijuana, 182.6 kg cocaine, 0.72 kg ecstasy, 0.30 kg heroin, and 0.10 kg meth that were seized by authorities last year and a total of 578,178 kilograms of marijuana plants that were destroyed during that period.last_img read more

“Good life” nothing but a slogan – Ram

first_img…urges Private Sector to have more “spine” on Govt excusesChartered Accountant Christopher Ram held no punches as the two-day Business Summit drew to a close at the Georgetown Marriott Hotel, and called for the private sector to show some spine when it comes to holding Government’s feet to the fire and asking tough questions of the administration.The vocal social activist was extremely critical of the APNU/AFC coalition (A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change) Administration, calling the “good life” nothing but a slogan.Ram appeared as part of the panel discussion on taxation in Guyana, and used the occasion to not only lament the existence of “over concentration of taxation”, but the “runaway spending of Government.”The eminent chartered account, in his scathing upbraiding of policy makers and business leaders alike, called on the private sector to show some spine and to not skirt around the critical issues.The Chartered Accountant told the business summit there can be no serious consideration of the taxation system in Guyana without also addressing its relationship to Government spending.“We have had runaway public expenditure in this country,” said Ram.Singling out the increased ministerial and other portfolios and Government agencies, Ram was livid that public administration is the most bloated it has even been in the nation’s history.Ram said this is the largest Administration with the fewest technocrats and with the highest cost on the budget.“Let’s not avoid the real issues…we have to look at the expenditure side of it,” according to Ram.The straight-talking accountant was adamant “something is wrong with public expenditure management, and that is where the private sector needs to start this discussion.”He suggested there was manipulation or irresponsible spending when he questioned how, at the end of June, a mere 28 per cent of a Ministry’s budget is expended; yet, by December, this jumps to 90 per cent.Ram quipped: “Are these incapable managers suddenly experts?”He told the Business Summit, “We are fooling ourselves if we talk about taxation” but ignore Government spending.Ram used the occasion to also take aim at Finance Minister Winston Jordan, who has been seeking to peddle the notion that taxes have not been raised.“I feel insulted as a member of the Tax Reform Committee,” Ram said.He pointed, too, to the numerous increases, and even called some of the new fees “disguised taxation.”Ram, also a practising Attorney-at-Law, told those in attendance that things have reached a stage where revenues are no longer being used only for the provision of public services, but the administration was in fact now running Government as a business for profit.“To say we are not introducing any new taxes, I find that mind-boggling,” Ram lashed out at the Minister, saying his position would imply that there is currently an ideal tax system in place.Drawing reference to remarks by Country Representative of the Inter-American Development Bank, the social activist reminded that Guyana has one of the worse cases of income and wealth inequality.Taking a jab at the GRA, Ram reminded that it was only in 2015 last that an Annual Report was tabled for that key revenue collecting agency; that report, he emphasised, was dated 2010.last_img read more