Greaves hits maiden 100 to frustrate Scorpions

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Justin Greaves struck a maiden first class hundred to help prop up Barbados Pride on the opening day of their final round game in the Regional four-day championship against Jamaica Scorpions.Sent in at Kensington Oval, Pride were in danger of collapse at 98 for five before Greaves arrived to pummel an attractive unbeaten 104 which propelled the hosts to 297 for six at the close here yesterday.Kenroy Williams chipped in with a career-best 82 while opener Kyle Corbin added 51 and West Indies one-day player Ashley Nurse, 33 not out.Seamer Derval Green (2-36) and left-arm spinner Dennis Bulli (2-86) both finished with two wickets apiece.ROCKY STARTFielding a weakened side with most of their first team players on West Indies duty, Pride endured a rocky start as they lost several early wickets.Left-hander Anthony Alleyne perished for one with the score on 25 in the fifth over of the morning, edging a defenisve prod at fast bowler Jerome Taylor to Jermaine Blackwood at second slip.With Pride in turmoil, Greaves came to the fore, anchoring two critical partnerships to turn the innings around. He added 124 for the sixth wicket with Williams and 75 with Nurse in an unbroken seventh wicket stand.The 23-year-old, better known for his right-arm pace, faced 182 balls in just over 3-1/2 hours at the crease and counted eight fours.last_img read more

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Cabinet approves Allied Health Professions Council

first_img…Shamdeo Persaud appointed ex-officio memberMinister of State Joseph Harmon on Thursday announced cabinet’s approval of the re-establishment of the Allied Health Professions Council, a regulatory body which will monitor the functioning of environment health issues.The Council, which monitors issues such as sanitation, hygiene and water in environmental health, re-establishment is long overdue, since it has not been functioning for several years.Minister of State Joseph HarmonThe Council usually would include the Chief Medical Officer serving as ex-officio, two Allied Health Professionals and six representing the professional associations, while two others are from the consumers’ organisations.Harmon stated that cabinet has recommended Patricia Woolford, who is a public health specialist, and was responsible for piloting the council, along with representatives from the consumers’ organisations, the Medical Technologist Association, the Guyana Physiotherapist Association, the Guyana Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, Nutritionists and Dieticians Association, and the Guyana Radiographers Association.He stated that persons recommended are recognised allied health professionals. Minister Harmon named Chief Medical Officer Dr Shamdeo Persaud as the ex-officio of the council.The members will serve on the Council for two years from March 1, 2016 to February 28, 2018. The Council would undergo a process of reconsideration at the level of Cabinet at two-year intervals.In 2014, the Allied Health Professions Act was amended to include health professionals who are under the purview of Environmental Health, Counselling and Testing bodies.The Official Gazette dated March 24, 2012 indicates that the Act will govern the operations of Environmental Health Officers, Public Health Inspectors, Sanitary Inspectors, Port Health Officers and Environmental Health Assistants.last_img read more

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Rose Hall residents, businesses fear economic collapse

first_imgClosure of sugar estatesHundreds of workers and businesses in Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) are fearful of an economic collapse following the announcement by Government of the closure of some sugar estates by year-end.Workers are in a dilemma with regard to their future, and those who operate businesses within the estate have already reported that sales have dropped by almost 50 per cent.Following the announcement made on Monday by Agriculture Minister Noel Holder about closing the Enmore and Rose Hall Sugar Estates, that very day persons started to cut back on spending.Those who operate businesses in the vicinity of the estates have reported that regular customers are now cutting back on spending, while hire car operators report that commuters are forecasting doom.Some of the operators said they may be forced to operate in what would be more lucrative areas and nowhere will be profitable to operate their cars, but if the estate closes, most other businesses will have to downsize.Meanwhile, others who operate in East Canje have forecast hard times. Andy Rohan, who sells vegetables from a car, told Guyana Times on Wednesday, “Once the estate close, it means that me business done, because I depend on estate people.”But the impact is more real for the workers, who depend on the wages they receive weekly. According to Budram Narine, the disposition of factory workers has changed, with most workers demotivated.One businessman said, “We depend on the estate. Once the estate close, it means me business done, because I depend on the estate people. I don’t know what will happen.”Some argue that apart from the negative impact on the commercial sector, major retail businesses in the region will also feel the impact of the pending closure.Guyana Times also spoke with several sugar workers on Wednesday who collectively expressed melancholy over the announcement, stating that they would now have to begin looking for alternative jobs.One worker, Boodram Narine said he and his colleagues were not pleased with the plan to close the estate, because there were fewer job opportunities in Guyana owing to the slowing down of business.Having worked for many years within the industry, Narine said it was sad that the Government would make such a move that has the potential to affect the employment of thousands.Rose Hall Sugar EstateAsked to describe the situation on the ground, the sugar workers said, “They (workers) want know what they will do for a living and it will affect the business people, the community and the hire car.”Another worker who asked not to be named told this publication that he was hopeful that the Government would rescind its decision, given the severe challenges that could result from the closure.He said a protest was being organised, and he would urge not only workers, but Berbicians to come out in their numbers and support the protest, as he believes the closure would affect everyone in the community.“This is the most terrible thing right now for everybody, because when it close down the people who got plenty children, what will happen to them? Without the estate, the situation in Guyana will be bad.”Sugar workers attached to the Enmore Estate have also registered their distress over the financial challenges that they stand to face in the coming months.The National Assembly was told that by the end of 2017, the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) will have only three estates in operation: Blairmont on the West Bank Berbice, Albion-Rose Hall in East Berbice and the Uitvlugt-Wales estate in West Demerara.last_img read more

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Power Out near Hudson’s Hope Road

first_imgPower is out for about 273 customers near the Hudson’s Hope Road.Hydro says the outage is west of the Golf Course Road.Power is expected to be restored to the area by 4:00 am this Sunday. At the moment the cause of the outage is under investigation. For more on this outage Click Here- Advertisement –last_img

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Bailey is expected to announce retirement

first_imgJerry Bailey, the United States’ greatest active jockey, is expected to announce today that he will retire at the end of January. Bailey, 48, winner of a record seven Eclipse Awards as North America’s outstanding rider, will retire after the Jan. 28 Sunshine Millions, the eight-race competition for California- and Florida-breds that is held at Santa Anita and Gulfstream Park, agent Ron Anderson told Thoroughbred Times magazine’s online edition. Bailey, East Coast-based for most of his career, rode Kentucky Derby winners Sea Hero and Grindstone and was the regular partner of two-time Horse of the Year Cigar. _Kevin Modesti COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey has lost two members of his staff, including recruiting coordinator David Wilson, only two weeks before signing day. Gailey announced that Wilson resigned to pursue opportunities in private business. Tight ends coach Tommie Robinson also quit to pursue other coaching opportunities. The 55-year-old Tanner was sentenced to 10 years’ probation in November 2003 in Florida for bouncing a $35,595 check he used to buy a 32-foot boat in 2000. Then he was arrested in Tennessee in October, accused of violating his probation by failing to make restitution payments. In 2004, Tanner was sentenced to a year of probation for failing to pay more than $80,000 in child support for a daughter he fathered. CYCLING: Lance Armstrong‘s former Discovery Channel team is among 16 teams confirmed as participants in the inaugural Amgen Tour of California set for Feb. 19-26. The Tour de France-style professional stage race from San Francisco to Redondo Beach will be split between teams that compete in Europe and those who race mostly in the United States. SOCCER: Galaxy defender Chris Albright, in the U.S. national team’s Home Depot Center training camp, will be sidelined three to six weeks after tearing cartilage earlier this month in his left knee. Albright, who joins midfielders Pablo Mastroeni and Steve Ralston on the injured list, underwent surgery Monday to repair a lateral meniscus tear. U.S. Soccer announced it sold out its allocation of about 10,000 tickets for the Americans’ first-round games at the World Cup and has asked FIFA for additional tickets. -Daily News Staff and Wire Services 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun was back at work Tuesday, a day after dehydration and lightheadedness from a sinus infection forced him to leave a game early. “Coach was in the office today and feeling fine,” university spokesman Kyle Muncy said. Calhoun left the bench Monday night with less than four minutes to go in No. 3 Connecticut’s 88-80 win at No. 20 Syracuse. Calhoun took the bus back from Syracuse with the team and was feeling better by the time it arrived in Hartford early Tuesday, Muncy said. HOCKEY: Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan sued a member of Canada’s Parliament, contending that Denis Coderre falsely accused him of making a slur against French speakers during an NHL game. Doan also demanded in the lawsuit filed in Quebec superior court that Coderre, a former sports minister, make a public retraction. TENNIS: Former tennis star Roscoe Tanner was sentenced to two years in prison for violating probation on his grand theft conviction. last_img read more

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DD LIFESTYLE: 12 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE GETTING A SPRAY TAN

first_img12 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE GETTING A SPRAY TAN1. Do your nails Wear nail polish. Even if it’s just a clear coat or even with petroleum jelly, wearing polish will help to protect your nails from the spray tan.2.Shave or wax firstMake sure to wax or shave preferably 12-24 hours before your appointment.By doing this you will avoid any discomfort from the new skin cells being exposed to chemicals and also avoid the speckled brown dot effect from spraying tan on open pores. 3.ExfoliateShower and exfoliate your skin the night before your appointment. Exfoliating the skin with a brush, sponge or exfoliating glove will loosen dead skin cells so that the spray tan will adhere to new cells and last longer and make your tan more even.Use a water-based shower gel avoiding any with an oily residue as this might interact with the tanning agent.The spray tan should be done with freshly exfoliated, clean, and unlotioned skin.4.Do not wear perfume, makeup, deodorant or moisturiserAll should be avoided on the day of your tan.They may interact with the spray solution in unexpected ways, causing the skin’s tone to turn orange or, in the cases of some deodorants, bright green.5.Barrier creamApply Barrier cream to areas that absorb too much colour -elbows, knees, hands and feet. You can also use some on your eyebrows and nails.6.Wear contact lenses or don’t forget to remove your glassesIt will help to stop getting little spots on the side of your nose and temples when you put your glasses back on. 7.Leave Your Jewellery and Makeup at HomeRings, watches, earrings etc, may get ruined by the spray solution, as it does stain. Not only that, but any part of your skin that is covered by a piece of jewellery will leave a white patch, making your tan look fake or unfinished.8.While the therapist waits for you outside the room, get undressedDisposable pants or a thong, a hair net and sticky feet are provided. Don’t forget to peel the white section from the sticky feet. It’s your choice if you want to go topless or wear a bikini but check first with the therapist if nude tanning is ok. Don’t forget to wear your hair up in a ponytail or just away from your face and neck.9.Wear loose, dark clothing after the spray tan. And bring a rain coat/umbrellaNo! Gym capris and yoga pants are too tight! They will rub against the tan and may make it streaky. Stay away from water. The rain will make the tan patchy.10.No working out after your tanSkip the gym and avoid doing anything that will make you sweat while the tan is setting.11. Be careful when filling the kettle as you make a coffee afterwards- make sure it doesn’t splash all over your arms leaving water dots, soak your t-shirt and seep onto your tan. Yeah, it does happen. 12.You can shower after 6-8hours and don’t forget to use a moisturiser regularly over your whole body while the tan is fading. It will help your tan last longer and fade more evenly.DD LIFESTYLE: 12 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE GETTING A SPRAY TAN was last modified: May 19th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:12 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE GETTING A SPRAY TANlast_img read more

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DERRY BURGLARY SUSPECT SPENT SIX MONTHS IN DONEGAL

first_imgA burglary suspect was detained at a house in Derry after spending six months in Donegal, a court in the North was told.The man suspected of breaking into the house at Prehen Park was linked by a fingerprint on a window. Shane McAnenny is also accused over a later cash robbery at a convenience store in the Waterside area.The 24-year-old, of Dervock Place, Derry, faces two counts of burglary and theft.A judge was told he was detained last month after police forced their way into his home and found him hiding with a co-accused.Mr McAnenny was said to have returned to the city after spending six months living across the border in Donegal.Crown counsel Nicola Auret said he was first arrested over the raid on an elderly woman’s home last June.The barrister told the court: “She was in her bed when at 2.15am she was awakened by someone trying to take her watch from her wrist.“She opened her eyes to find a male standing over her. She shouted and he ran off.”Ms Auret said car keys, £15 in cash, a gift voucher and gold chain were among the items stolen, as well as the jar which was of “great sentimental value”.None of the items have been recovered.Following the fingerprint match Mr McAnenny was arrested and alleged two other men had been involved.He denied being in the victim’s bedroom or attempting to take the victim’s watch, claiming to have left as soon as he realised an elderly woman lived there, the court heard.The accused had been released on police bail, only to allegedly become involved in a raid with another man on a Vivo store in August.Granting bail, Mr Justice McLaughlin indicated it would not be proportionate for the accused to spend the next four-five months in custody.The judge imposed an alcohol ban, curfew and and banned the accused from travelling to Donegal.DERRY BURGLARY SUSPECT SPENT SIX MONTHS IN DONEGAL was last modified: April 21st, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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MAN APPEARS IN COURT CHARGED WITH 29 GLUE ATTACKS ON CARS AND HOUSES

first_imgA man has appeared in court charged with a spate of glue attacks on cars and houses in Co Donegal over the past year.William McElwaine appears in court today. Pic by NW Newspix.William James McElwaine, 27, appeared at Letterkenny District Court today after being arrested by Gardai over the weekend. His arrest follows months of attacks on pensioners and other homeowners at various locations across Letterkenny in recent months.In total McElwaine faces a total of 29 charges of criminal damage on at least ten different occasions between September 2012 and May 2013.His arrest follows a spate of glue attacks on property which left thousands of euro worth of damage.Pensioners and young families at Ballymacool Terrace in Letterkenny were locked out of their homes when their front doors were super-glued.A series of other attacks then occurred at various locations across the town.Garda Stephen Moyles told the court that McElwaine had no response when 26 of the charges were put to him.Of the other three charges he replied “I only did that once” to two of the charges and “I don’t remember, I don’t know that place,” to another charge.McElwaine sat in court wearing a blue hoodie and didn’t speak throughout the hearing.Garda Moyles said that he did not know the full extent of the cost of the attacks but one woman got a quote of €1,000 to repair her car.Other homeowners had agreed a deal with a local locksmith to have the locks on their homes replaced.Defence solicitor Frank Dorrian said he was seeking an adjournment to see the exact cost of the damage.Inspector Michael Harrison, who said a full file has been prepared on the matter, said he had no objection to bail.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until June 5th and ordered McElwaine to sign on three times each week at Buncrana Garda station and keep a curfew of between 11pm and 7am each day.MAN APPEARS IN COURT CHARGED WITH 29 GLUE ATTACKS ON CARS AND HOUSES was last modified: April 14th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalglue attacksletterkennyWilliam James McElwainelast_img read more

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Don’t miss Voodoo’s Grand Opening Weekend!

first_imgVoodoo Lounge, Tessie’s Bar and The Downtown officially opens its doors this coming weekend with a monstrous entertainment lineup guaranteed to wow Letterkenny’s many music lovers. Things kick off Thursday evening at 11pm when the Legendary ‘Off The Cuff’ hit Voodoo Lounge’s main stage for a high octane unmissable performance. Make sure you get down early on Friday as Voodoo are hosting their Official Opening Party with complimentary champagne and canapes from 8pm followed by Voodoo Lounge resident DJ PK and headline act Red Alert. The party just gets better and better!On Saturday night, DJ Kevin Lennon fires things up once again from 10pm then yet another unmissable performance awaits, this time by 4 piece Offaly based cover band Project 37. Finally, the weekend draws to a dramatic close with a marathon of musical entertainment starting at 6pm when Martin Orr and the Honky Tonk Heroes launch things followed by Donegal favourite David Craig and his Band with the song player from the Island DJ Tubbsy finishing the celebrations off in style. Customers will also be in with the chance of winning a coveted St. Eunan’s GAA House Draw Ticket!“Over the course of this special weekend we will be giving all our customers the chance to win a house!!!! 10 tickets have been purchased for the St Eunans Prize Draw where a house can be won, be in any time over the weekend to enter the draw for the tickets and we will be drawing 10 lucky winners from 8.30pm Sunday evening,” said a spokesperson.On top of this stacked weekend line up, Voodoo Venue will also be showing all the live premiership football throughout the venue. “If you haven’t checked out the new 85in TVs and cinema surround sound yet you seriously need to. There are 5 x 85in Sony TVs plus a large number of other screens strategically placed around the venue to give the sporting fan the very best experience. We also offer a wide range of freshly made stone baked pizzas during matches and an exclusive Voodoo sport loyalty card where we will give you a drink back for every 8 you buy,” a spokesperson said.Game of Thrones Screening PartyFancy something completely different?? This coming Monday, Voodoo will be hosting a unique Game Of Thrones screening party in the lounge, the show airs at 10pm and we will be providing customized G.O.T cocktails, popcorn and a cinematic experience that cannot be matched (Be in early to reserve a seat). News Flash!This Easter Sunday Night, Voodoo Club launches a brand new dance brand – FORMATIONFORMATION will host some of the world’s elite House, Techno and EDM superstars! Formation brings 2 styles of dance music all under 1 roof – this Easter Sunday welcomes International producer and House music sensation Route 94 for his debut northwest performance in Area 1 and Area 2 will be an Electric Arcade’ Techno TAKEOVER DJs ARBUCKLE & RYAN DOC Tickets available at ticketstop.ieDon’t miss Voodoo’s Grand Opening Weekend! was last modified: April 11th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:competitionvoodoo grand openinglast_img read more

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South African rhino film wins award in New York

first_img10 November 2015She was honoured with the award for Best Conservation Film, said South African filmmaker Reina-Marie Loader, because it meant the message in her documentary was reaching a variety of people.South African-born Loader won the 2015 award at an international film festival in New York City. She is the owner of the Cinema Humain production company in Vienna, Austria.Her documentary, Horn, has received many accolades, including a nomination for the Rhino Conservation Awards 2015 in July in the category Best Awareness, Education and Funding. On 23 October, the film won the award for the Best Conservation Film in the US.Horn, according to film and entertainment industry news agency Screenafrica.com, focuses on a side of rhino poaching that is usually neglected. It highlights the social causes that drive people to poaching and shows that the conservation of rhinos can be a problem-solver for disadvantaged communities living on the borders of game reserves.Loader explained that a connection with three rhinos in the Kruger National Park in 2011 prompted her to make a documentary about rhino poaching. “One morning I saw three rhinos emerging from the bush. They stopped and intensely gazed back at me for what seemed like ages. I’ve seen many rhinos before, but there was something about that morning and the way they were staring at me – it was different. Their magnificent frames were awe-inspiring,” she recalled.“At that point, I had only read a few reports of poaching in South Africa although there were in fact already many rhino killings. Conservationists outside of South Africa also warned us repeatedly that poaching was moving in our direction,” she said. “Largely though, there was not as much news about this silent threat creeping into our country.”Poaching of rhinos at the time was not such a hot topic, she said. “And that scared me a great deal.”South Africa’s fight against rhino poachingThere have been more than 1 600 positively identified poacher activities in the Kruger National Park so far this year, according to the Department of Environmental Affairs. This implies that there are three incursions each day, anywhere along the thousand-kilometre long Kruger border.By 27 August, 749 rhinos had been killed by poachers across the country. Of these, 544 were in the Kruger. This was an increase from the 716 rhinos killed by poachers countrywide by the end of August 2014. Of that number, 459 were poached in the Kruger.Along with many private sector and conservation organisation interventions, the Department of Environmental Affairs is working with the security cluster departments, namely Defence and Military Veterans, Police, and State Security, to curb wildlife poaching.Watch South Africa’s interventions against rhino poaching: The birth of HornLoader said that after seeing the three rhinos, she made up her mind to make the film. “I struggled until 2013 to get a minuscule budget together. I left my job at the University of Exeter and we started principle photography shortly after that in July 2013.“Since that day in 2011, I’ve often wondered if those three rhinos are still alive,” she admitted.An emotional topicFilmmaker Reina-Marie Loader, whose film Horn has won accolades for its conservation message.(Image: Cinema Humain)It made sense that her first conservation film would be about rhinos, Loader said. “I have always been interested in conservation – ever since I was a little girl. My love for animals (specifically elephants, rhinos, wild dogs and leopards) developed because of the exposure I had to wildlife as a child. My father was a conservationist and worked as an honorary ranger in several national parks.”It was a huge honour to be recognised internationally for the work done by her and her team. “(Winning the award in New York) means a great deal to us because it (conservation) was an emotional and important topic to us, also, because such a platform allows the film’s message to reach a wide variety of people.“Despite the fact that the film is about a dark situation we are facing in our country, it nevertheless insists that our country can deal with it.”It was South Africans’ duty to do as much as possible to save rhinos from exploitation and extinction, Loader said.The message of the filmThe rhino poaching crisis was one of the problems in South Africa at the moment, Loader said, pointing out that curbing poaching went hand-in-hand with finding solutions for social problems such as crime, unemployment and lack of education.“I often say it is very hard to stay optimistic in the face of all the problems that seem to confront South Africa at the moment. It feels like a tsunami of problems engulfing us, with rhino poaching being just one of them.“The film’s ultimate message is therefore one of hope, claiming that it is only logical to tackle rhino poaching as part of the overarching problem. And by tackling it, you start to address the other issues as well.“If we succeed in saving our rhinos without compromising our morality, the benefits will radiate outwards and affect all the other problems in a positive way. So protecting the rhinos can have a massive positive impact on the entire country.”South Africans should stand strong and communicate to the world that our rhinos belong here. We should send a message that we are taking responsibility for their lives in a way that reflects the dignity we believe all living things should have. “This would include conservation programmes focused on the needs of underprivileged communities, a no-compromise attitude towards prosecution of poaching criminals, and – crucially – a national antitrade stance.”Watch read more

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