first_imgProjects being identified in Liberia and other countriesThe Department of Field Support at the United Nations has announced that ten new contributors (Albania, Bangladesh, Canada, Italy, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Pakistan, Portugal, Sri Lanka and Switzerland) have committed to provide contributions to the Trust Fund in Support of Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.These countries join Bhutan, Cyprus, India, Japan and Norway, which have already contributed to the Trust Fund.These contributions reinforce the Secretary-General’s clear commitment to putting the rights and dignity of victims first.With the most recent contributions, the total amount available to the Trust Fund from voluntary contributions by member states will rise to approximately US$1.5 million. This includes US$102,000 that have been made available from withheld payments to troop and police contributors as a result of substantiated allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse.Projects to provide specialized services for victims and to strengthen community-based complaint reception networks will be implemented in the Democratic Republic of Congo using the funds. Other projects are being identified in Central African Republic, Liberia and Haiti.Under Secretary General for Field Support Mr Atul Khare expressed his deep gratitude to those who have contributed, stating “the interest in the Trust Fund in Support of Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse is a powerful indication of the vital support and partnership of the member states in this critical area. We encourage all member states to consider making a donation.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe University of Guyana cricket team, the UG Trojans, will be departing these shores on September 20 to participate in the 2nd Cyril Bonar Memorial T/20 Cricket Competition, to be held at the DR Snelle Park in Paramaribo, Suriname between September 22nd and 23rd.The University of Guyana Cricket team (Trojans) competing in the upcoming tournamentThe matches are scheduled to be played on September 22, 2018 from 9:30 am to midnight; and September 23, 2018 from 9:30 am to 10:00 pm. Guyana’s very own Tremayne Smartt, part of the current West Indies Women’s T/20 World Championship Team, is expected to be there. Smartt, a right-arm medium bowler, has an impressive economy rate of 5.51, and best bowling figures of 3/9 at the T/20 level.Speaking with Guyana Times Sport, Coach of the UG Trojans, Kenroy Joseph, said, “The team is expected to win the tournament, simply because we have been doing commendably in all formats of cricket at present, plus the team spirit is high”.Joseph warned that the Trojans should not be taken for granted, although it is known that the other teams have made them a study.He said the recent GCA first division tournament, in which the Trojans had participated up to the semi-final stage before being defeated by the DCC because of Christopher Barnwell’s heroics, produced players that should definitely be feared in the upcoming tournament. Those outstanding players are Omesh Danhram, Ershad Ali and Linden Austin, all of whom are valuable all-rounders who have performed well in the GCA cricket.He said the most impressive characteristic of his feared players is their pace lineup, which can claim wickets early in the power play overs with the likes of Ray Newton and Suresh Danhia leading the charge from the front.The squad participating in the 2nd Cyril Bonar Memorial T/20 Cricket competition is made up of D Dodson (Capt) L Austin, O Danhram, E Ali, D George, S Dhania, R Newton, D Heywood, G Matthew, P Persaud, M Persaud, N Bollers and K Greene.last_img read more