AFC presses APNU for more influence

first_imgLGE talksThe A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) have officially met to commence discussions on reaching an agreement to contest the upcoming Local Government Elections which are slated for November this year.The meeting took place on Monday afternoon following the insistence of the AFC and the dispatch of several pieces of legislation between the two coalition partners.An AFC executive, who spoke with Guyana Times briefly on Tuesday evening said the discussions went well between the two sides and more meetings are scheduled to take place to work out the various agenda items, which require in depth analysis and full agreement.“We had an agreement the last time there was the hosting of Local Government Elections. While we were satisfied with some of the arrangements in place, I think we were concerned about some of the candidates and the allotment of seats in various areas. We were also concerned about the post electoral arrangement and the quality of the candidates that were fielded,” the executive said briefly.The AFC executive declined to say where the meeting actually took place or who were some of the persons present at the initial discourse.“I think we agreed to keep all of those kinds of information confidential until we are at an advanced stage of discussions… so I will not divulge any information about what was actually discussed during that first encounter”, the executive said.Efforts to contact APNU General Secretary Joseph Harmon and AFC General Secretary Marlon Williams for a comment proved futile but the Government’s Department of Public Information did confirm that the meeting took place.Meanwhile, Guyana Times was reliably informed that the AFC is intent on demanding an equal number of candidates to the APNU for the upcoming polls. The party also wants to have more members on the joint slate contesting key areas in Georgetown, with the aim in the end of having the mayorship of the Capital City rotated based on a formal agreement.The talks between the AFC and APNU come on the heels of the first partner issuing an ultimatum last week to discuss several key issues before a formal decision by the AFC to coalesce for the polls.On May 1, 2018, the AFC gave President David Granger 14 days for the meeting to take place after its executives raised concerns about neglect, disrespect and unfair treatment by APNU.last_img read more

PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP Chadwick maintains its focus

first_img“We kept our focus the whole game and never let up,” Mavredakis said. Defensively, Chadwick surrendered only 23 total yards to St. Monica, which didn’t get a first down until the last minute of the game. “Obviously, it was a one-sided game,” Chadwick coach Gary Willison said. “What I was really happy about was how well our defense played.” – Geoffrey Nielsen Brown wins it for Waves South Bay Lutheran scored a touchdown and added a two-point conversion in the final minutes to defeat host Avalon, 51-50, in Catalina. Avalon (4-1) led, 50-43, but South Bay Lutheran’s Elijah Brown scored on a 9-yard touchdown run. South Bay Lutheran (5-0) decided to go for the win and took the lead on a Brown two-point conversion run. Avalon led, 36-29, at halftime, but South Bay Lutheran took the lead when Tyrod Anderson opened the second half with a 46-yard kick return touchdown. Avalon responded with two more touchdowns, but Brown, who rushed 14 times for 150 yards and four touchdowns took over in the fourth quarter, opening the quarter with a 60-yard touchdown run and scoring on the game winning 9-yard run. Rolling Hills Prep rallies Jacob Serrano threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Green with two seconds left, and Rolling Hills Prep rallied for a 12-12 tie with visiting Joshua Springs in a nonleague game. Kicking woes plagued both teams all afternoon, and Rolling Hills (4-0-1) missed the extra-point attempt that would have won the game. The Huskies had to settle for a tie with Southern California’s top-ranked eight-man program. It was the fourth missed extra point of the game between the two squads. Rolling Hills got possession for its game-winning score after Joshua Springs (4-0-1) came up short on a fourth-and-3 with a little more than a minute left in the game. Serrano finished 16-for-22 for 154 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Instead of going around him, Mavredakis hurdled over a teammate on his way to a 45-yard touchdown. On the third punt, St. Monica decided to kick away from Mavredakis, so far away in fact that the ball sailed over the fence and out of the stadium. “I thought we played excellent,” Mavredakis said. “We sometimes have a problem of playing to the level of competition and today I think we kept our focus throughout the game.” Magee had an efficient, productive afternoon, completing 12 of 13 passes for 188 yards and the six touchdowns. Magee’s favorite target was Tim Watson, who had five catches for 113 yards and three touchdowns. From staff reports Andy Magee threw six touchdown passes and George Mavredakis had 285 all-purpose yards and a pair of punt returns for touchdowns as Chadwick scored on every possession in a 70-0 nonleague drubbing of St. Monica on Saturday afternoon at Chadwick. Chadwick improved to 4-0; St. Monica is 0-4. After returning the first punt 75 yards for a touchdown, Mavredakis took the second punt, faked to the left, then quickly cut back to the right, directly into the path of one of his own players. last_img read more