– special needs school for West DemeraraTo further boost Guyana’s education sector, several schools across the country will be rehabilitated to ensure children have a better learning environment.Minister of State Joseph Harmon recently announced that Cabinet has approved funds and awarded contracts for some school to be revamped, and a new one to be constructed.Minister of State Joseph HarmonAfter a survey was conducted in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Minister Harmon said it was discovered that “there are many children with disabilities across the region that were in need of special skills training.” As a result, Cabinet has awarded some GY$27 million to SNK construction services to build a special needs school at Schoonord, West Bank Demerara. The school will cater for skills training, and entail a disability-friendly physical structure, essential for children with special needs. According to the Department of Public Information, this project was awarded under the Communities Ministry.Under the Education Ministry, Cabinet has approved US$134,000 for the reconstruction of St Rose’s High School in Georgetown. The contract was awarded to Bynoe-Wiltshire partnership, Minister Harmon noted.The Bina Hill Institute of Learning, located in the Annai District, Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo) will soon have a new female dorm, the Minister said. Cabinet had granted a total GY$36 million to BK International Inc for the construction of the first female dormitory. This contract under the Indigenous People’s Affairs Ministry caters for two dormitories.However, this will be the first to be constructed. The institute houses approximately 100 male and female students equally.
Canning said: “I don’t think it was his (the referee’s) best game, and I don’t like to criticise referees. “It is a difficult job and they get one time to see things and it is a hard, hard job they have to go and do. They will have bad days, just like managers will make decisions where we can be right and we can be wrong. “You can see with that confrontation at the end how much this match meant to both teams. They both understood the importance of the game.“It looks like handbags and it’s one of these things in football when two players square up it seems to be everybody else from both teams wants to get involved and protect their own player. Hamilton Accies manager Martin Canning felt sympathy for rookie referee Gavin Duncan after ugly scenes marred the thrilling 3-2 home win over Ross County. A dramatic final six minutes at New Douglas Park saw three goals and two red cards, and referee Duncan – in his first Scottish Premiership match – was joined by the linesmen and stewards on the pitch as they looked to pull players apart. Players from both teams charged over after a tussle between County’s Kenny van der Weg and Accies’ Ioannis Skondras with several trading blows. Skondras was shown a straight red card minutes after County’s Michael Gardyne walked for a second bookable offence. “And that is part of the game. It should not be part of the game, but it is. “Throughout the course of the game the guy (Van der Weg) was giving him (Skondras) a bit of stick and they were giving it back and forward. “Obviously at the end of the game they came together and I think Van der Weg comes from nowhere… and just pushes Skondras out the road and he has taken exception to it. “Then everyone gets involved in it, and it just becomes a mess. “I think he (Van der Weg) was lucky to stay on the pitch. I don’t know why he gets involved. “Ioannis and the other player were just going to part ways… and Ioannis was the one who got sent off. He comes across as a competitive and combative wee guy, but he is actually a lovely wee guy when you get to know him.”