Coach Ludlow Bernard said Harbour View must start earning wins against the big clubs in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) in order to challenge, for the title this season.The east Kingston-based club, currently in fifth place on 33 points, just two below fourth-place Humble Lion, slammed sixth place UWI FC 5-0 on Monday night at the Compound. In their previous encounter, they blanked Cavalier 3-0, also at home, but Bernard is not totally satisfied.”I’m satisfied that the goals are coming from more than one player. We need to maintain that sort of performance,” Bernard said at the weekly press conference at Red Stripe yesterday. “The opposition we played against in the last two games were, however, not top teams. We need to maintain our dominance and do it against teams above us,” he told The Gleaner. “I wasn’t surprised that we scored five against UWI, as in the previous fixture against them we created many chances and the game ended 2-2,” Bernard reasoned.Harbour View will next play against 10th-place Tivoli Gardens on Sunday at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex starting at 3 p.m. and Bernard hopes his team will continue scoring goals and win the game. “Well, for us, the aim is to get into the last four. It is a motivator for the team, and although Tivoli are down at the moment, we know that every team has high hopes,” Bernard stated.
Dear Editor,The Indian Action Committee (IAC), having followed the recent developments at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), calls for an immediate investigation primarily through a Commission of Inquiry (CoI).The IAC is of the firm belief that given what has been made public regarding the issue and the uncertainty which continues to prevail over what is factual, the circumstances demand that level of intervention. Further, it becomes compelling given the national sensitivities involved and the impact it could have on the credibility of GECOM and the national election machinery.In the interest of national harmony and confidence in the electoral process, the IAC urges Head of State David Granger, to not delay the commissioning of an independent CoI into the employment practice at GECOM. The focus must be on the revelation of facts about whether the integrity of the process has been deliberately compromised to give an unfair advantage to those perceived to be in allegiance with the Government as alleged.The CoI, through its findings, must also thoroughly explain why Vishnu Persaud, who reportedly scored the highest in the evaluation process and who has some three years on the job experience, was deliberately overlooked for the position of Deputy Chief Elections Officer (DCEO), which he held, by someone who scored lower and believably has no related job experience.The IAC is also mindful of information in the public domain which alleges the composition of the senior staff at GECOM reflecting only one ethnic group and an allegation that applicants of Indo-Guyanese extraction were deliberately scored low in the evaluation process.While the IAC believes that meritocracy must be foremost, it finds it difficult to accept that persons from other ethnicities could not have been found to be competent. If true, the impact of this on other groups, including Indo-Guyanese, would be devastating, disrespectful and clearly, a calculative ploy to not only deprive them of their rights for employment but a strong signal that they do not belong within the confines of this important national institution.The IAC reiterates that Indo-Guyanese, like other groups, is an integral part of this nation and its proud cultural mosaic. They have and continue to make invaluable contributions to the development of Guyana and for the advancement of its all of its people.Sincerely,Indian ActionCommittee