A team of six boxers and two officials will leave today for Barbados to participate in the 2016 Caribbean Boxing Development tournament, which takes place at the Barbados Beach Club from tomorrow to Saturday.The boxers are lightweight Daniel Hylton, who will box in the Junior class; female flyweight Keron Thomas, who will box in the Novice class; lightweight Ricardo Carter; middleweight Janathan Hanson; light heavyweight Ian Darby; and super heavyweight Richardo Brown, who will all box in the Open Elite class.They will be accompanied by Gilbert Vaz, who will be the manager-coach, and Robert Napier, coach. Referee-Judge Kevin Stupart, who will participate in a pre-tournament seminar for technical officials, left the island on Saturday. The team will be joined in Barbados by Switzerland-based Jamaican female bantamweight boxer Sara-Joy Rae.The tournament is designed to allow boxers from the Caribbean to compete with each other annually as part of the development programme for the region. Other territories participating are Barbados, Belize, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, St. Lucia, St Maarten, the US Virgin Islands and Trinidad and Tobago.International Boxing Association president Dr C. K. Wu and the acting executive director, William Louis Marie, will be present for the finals and will have a meeting with regional representatives on Sunday, December 11.
The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) on Friday launched its holiday Slash and Cash promotion that seeks to strengthen the partnership between the company and its customer base.The promotion, which will run from December 11-29, will see customers being given the chance to receive a one-month waiver on their water bill from GWI when they pay off the balance on their account of $15,000 or more.The waiver will be credited to the customer’s account after the billing cycle for the following month. Five five customers from each Regional Office will be randomly selected weekly, via a drawing which will be televised.Managing Director of GWI, Richard Van West-CharlesThe company is also giving back to disconnected customers who will be eligible to receive 50 percent off on their reconnection/replacement fee when they pay 50 percent or more on their outstanding balances.Additionally, customers who pay less than $15,000 to clear their bill will get a chance to win a fabulous prize from GWI. Five customers from each Regional Office will be randomly selected weekly.Five lucky Pensioners who will be randomly selected from each of GWI’s Regional Offices will receive a hamper during the period of the promotion.Speaking at the launch, Managing Director Dr Richard Van West-Charles said that though the promotion is part of the corporation’s responsibility to give back to the community, it also seeks to address consumers who are delinquent in making timely paymentsHe explained that this will turn, “permit us (GWI) to do more because there are many other areas where many of our citizens do not have access to water and water of good quality.”“The hinterland regions have many communities that are taking water from creeks, streams and rivers whose quality of water is not assured, which is an area that we are working very hard to ensure, that the inequities which exist between the coast and the hinterland regions are removed and in this vain, water is one of those,” the Managing Director is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.Dr Charles reiterated that without disciplined payment methods, development within the sector would stagnate, hence the need for customers to pay their bills in a timely manner to ensure that others will receive same quality of service.In addressing the issue of limited access points for payment, Charles announced that customers will soon benefit from an app that will allow them to make payments and view their accounts online. The app created by the utility company is slated to be launched in two weeks.“The app will allow the customers to check their balances and we (GWI) are now in talks with Mobile money Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) to see how we can connect with them to make it easier for you (public) to pay your bills. instead of going to our offices or bill express among others to pay,” the Managing Director explained