They have not found any suspects, and no injuries have been reported. Police believe a newer model blue pickup truck was operated by an individual involved and may have fled westbound on Cascadilla St. ITHACA, N.Y. (WBNG) — The Ithaca Police Department is investigating reports of shots fired Monday. Anyone with information should contact the Ithaca Police Department.Police Dispatch: (607) 272-3245 Police Administration: (607) 272-9973 Police Tip Line: (607)330-0000 Anonymous Tip: cityofithaca.org/ipdtips Email: [email protected] The police department received reports of shots fired at approximately 5:42 p.m. Authorities say they arrived at the scene in the parking lot of Kinney Drugs at 513 N Cayuga St. Officers say during the initial investigation, they learned there was an altercation between four people. Police say an adult male chased at least two younger male subjects in and around the 500 block of N Cayuga St. and fired shots at them.
January 20, 2020
Zouks, however, have been one of the worse-performing sides in the tournament, but Pandya said he hoped his investment would turn around the franchise’s fortunes. “Our aim is to help drive the Zouks forward to become the dominant team in the CPL by producing consistent results that will enable us to be title contenders in every edition of CPL going forward,” the Philadelphia businessman said. He added: “We are extremely happy that the management team, with Stuart Williams as our head coach and Darren Sammy as our captain, have committed to remain with the franchise and will continue to lead it. Darren is a passionate St Lucian who leads the side with great skill and charisma and is hugely respected internationally, especially after guiding the West Indies to their second ICC World T20 title in India earlier this year. “Our executive directors are working closely with both Stuart and Darren in terms of player recruitment, the goal being to become champions of the CPL after missing out last year in the play-offs.” Zouks enjoyed their best-ever season in this year’s campaign when they finished third following the preliminaries before being knocked out in the play-offs. LONDON (CMC): United States-based real estate businessman Jignesh ‘Jay’ Pandya has bought the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise St Lucia Zouks, tournament principals announced recently. Pandya is the founder of the Rohan Group of companies and also serves as chairman of Global Sports Ventures, LLC, and Royal Sports Club, LLC. Damien O’Donohoe, chief executive of the CPL, said the partnership was the result of extended discussions with Pandya’s representatives. “Discussions have been ongoing with Mr Pandya, and his represent-atives for many months and they have a clear vision for the Zouks to elevate them even higher for the seasons to come in terms of recruitment and in building all aspects of the franchise, from root to branch,” O’Donohoe said. “Their passion for the Hero CPL is obvious, with their values being closely aligned to our own to strive to be an innovative market leader, and I have no doubt that these are exciting times to be a Zouks fan.” Zouks is one of six franchises that comprise the four-year-old CPL, branded by organisers as the ‘biggest party in sport’. Reigning champions Jamaica Tallawahs, Barbados Tridents, Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel, Guyana Amazon Warriors, and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots are the other five franchises involved in the Twenty20 venture. POOR PERFORMER
January 12, 2020
…prices up by 25%Fisher folks of Number 43 Village, Corentyne, Berbice are facing a challenge to work, since the channel they use to access the sea is clogged by bushes and a mud bank, reportedly not having been cleaned and cleared for months.The situation is having an impact on the cost of fish on the Corentyne, as fishing crews are forced to wait for hours on high tide in order to get out to sea. There are also reports of boats having been grounded for days before the tied became high enough to refloat them.Many of the fishermen — who say they are dissatisfied with work being done to maintain the Number 43 channel — also complained that they have had to change the propellers of their boats frequently. A propeller costs at least $80,000.Over one hundred fisher folk are being affected, including the catchers and sellers.Recent efforts to clear the channel by way of pumping water out to sea resulted in temporary relief, but the fishermen are calling for a long term solution.Regional Chairman David Armogan said siltation would occur once rain is not falling continually. He explained that the mud comes from the sea, and once there is not a constant flow of water going outwards, siltation would occur.“That is one of the problems we have with all the river mouths in Berbice, where once there is a dry period there will be lots of siltation,” Armogan said.Fisher folks are of the view that both the outfall channel and the siltation at the mouth of the channel where it meets the ocean should be dredged.The Regional Chairman said the cost and frequency at which it will have to be done makes it almost impossible.However, Armogan explained that it has to be done that way.“If you did before, then you will have to do it again three weeks after. This is what we have been constantly doing. Every time there is a rainy season and we find that there is a need for drainage, we have to dig the channel. What I have noticed at Number 43 is that even though we tried to provide temporary relief by pumping water through the canal into the sea, we find that there is heavy siltation way in front where it connects with the ocean. Therein lies the problem, because outside there it is not easy to dig, because you would have to put a machine on a pontoon and that is pretty expensive. Even if we do that, when the dry weather comes again, we will have the same problem developing. I don’t think we can afford to do that all the time,” Armogan declared.At the Port Mourant Market, the price for fresh has increased by about twenty-five percent. One vendor attributed this to the reduction of available fish, caused by the extra time being spent waiting at the head of the Number 43 outfall channel on the extra high tide.With no long-term answers from the Government, the fishermen are now wondering whether the Government has turned its back on the industry.The Chairman said one of the best remedies is for the fisher folk to have their boats traverse as frequently as possible so as to maintain some degree of accessibility.