…Desmond Sears new ChairmanMembers of the Private Sector Commission (PSC) on Thursday elected a new Chairman in person of shipping executive, Desmond Sears.This was done at the Commission’s 26th Annual General Meeting (AGM), which was held at the Marriott Hotel in Kingston, Georgetown.Sears, who previously served as the PSC’s Vice Chairman for two terms, has replaced Eddie Boyer, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Hardware Group of Companies. Boyer served the stipulated two terms.With more than 35 years of experience in shipping, Sears is the Chairman of theNewly elected Chairman of the PSC Desmond Sears (third from left), along with new Vice President Deodat Indar (third from left), Secretary Komal Singh and Treasurer Zulficar Ally (right)Shipping Association of Guyana. He is also the Executive Director of Delmur Co Ltd, of Forestry and Technical Consulting Inc, and of Omai Transportation and Equipment Inc, according to the Commission’s website.In addition, Sears is also the Honorary Consul General of the Royal Kingdom of Norway to Guyana, a post he has held since 2013.Other appointments that were made during Thursday’s AGM were: President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, Deodat Indar as Vice Chairman; Chief Executive Officer of Gaico Construction and General Services Incorporated, Komal Singh as Secretary; and PSC executive member, Zulficar Ally as Treasurer.These newly elected members will serve a maximum of two consecutive one-year terms; that is, if re-elected.
The Inishowen Abortion Rights Campaign have planned to hold a vigil in memory of Savita Halappanavar as part of a nationwide event. On Saturday 28th October members of the campaign group will join with groups across the country and hold a candlelit vigil in memory of the 31-year-old dentist who died in Galway University Hospital five years ago.From 7pm in The Diamond Carndonagh there will be singing, candles, poetry and space to share and remember Savita while supporting all women of Ireland who have/are suffering in similar situations. There will be an open rehearsal on Wednesday 25th at 7:30pm in Jones & Co. Booksellers in preparation for the vigil, everyone is welcome.Spokesperson from the Inishowen Abortion Rights Campaign, Cathleen Shiels said: “We come together to mark the 5th Anniversary of the passing of Savita Halappanavar, and we remember the women who have died since her passing also. We think of the families of those lost women and we hope they are able to find peace.Continuing Shiels said “The 8th Amendment is indiscriminate; whether you are experiencing complications in a planned and welcomed pregnancy, like Savita; or experiencing a crisis pregnancy – the 8th Amendment prohibits access to timely and compassionate abortion services.“Health care professionals in the South of Ireland can only intervene when there is a risk to the life (as distinct to the health) of the woman who is pregnant. Five years after her death, we haven’t progressed to a point where someone in the same position as her would be guaranteed a safe abortion. The management of miscarriage is impacted by 8th Amendment as are all of our maternity services.” Vigil in memory of Savita Halappanavar planned for Donegal was last modified: October 23rd, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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)