Rosignol Secondary School on Friday hosted its annual graduation ceremony which celebrated the remarkable performance of its students at the last Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams.This year, the school produced the top student for Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), Savitree Ramlochan as well as five other students who each attained eight or more Grade Ones. This is the most the region has ever attained.Head Teacher of the institution, Janice Britton De Aubreu, who leads 38 other teachers, revealed in her annual report that more than 10 subjects recorded 100 per cent passes and that the overall pass rate was 90.5 per cent.Feature speaker, former Education Minister Priya Manickchand congratulated the students, parents and teachers, as she gave an overview of how Rosignol Secondary became one of the best schools in the region.Upon assuming office as Education Minister, she stated that she learnt there were no A-List Schools in Region Five and all the children who did well were forced to travel to other neighbouring regions to further their education.With much thought and aggressive action through investments, the Rosignol and Bygeval Secondary Schools were brought up to A-List standard. New labs were built and old ones refurbished. Additionally, all materials for the laboratories were procured. Enough text books for individual children were provided and adequate furniture delivered. A full and trained staff complement and heavy monitoring and evaluation were built into the programme, and much more was done to make the school one that could positively impact the lives of the children who would be placed there after their National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) examination.In 2013, the school’s matriculation rate was 19 per cent; this year, that figure increased to 71 per cent. Manickchand said this remarkable outcome was the direct result of vision and innovation with commitment that were all driven for the children who the school was meant to serve.She said the good results were predicted as it was a certainty that investment in education always paid off once it was accompanied by political will, dedicated teachers, and interested parents.However, the former Education Minister cautioned that those gains could easily slip away with the students being victims if there was not constant attention and effort to meet the challenges that they faced.
The four qualifiers include the Terrace River Kings, the FSJ Flyers, the Powell River Eagles, and the host team – the Fort Nelson Yeti.Tickets are now on sale and run a price of $60.00 for each week pass. They can be purchased at the local Style Rite in Fort Nelson.The Coy Cup is being held March 24 – March 28, 2015 and is taking place in Fort Nelson.- Advertisement -You can also stay up-to-date with Coy Cup by following the Yeti Facebook page.
The city of Dawson Creek will listen to residents, and hold a referendum on its borrowing bylaws. The Dawson Creek Daily News reports a petition, signed by at least a thousand people, has prompted city council to schedule the vote for November 21st. At issue, is a policy that allows the city to borrow money for major capital projects, rather than having to raise taxes by a large percentage in one year. – Advertisement -That’s been standard operating procedure for the city for 30 years, but concerned citizens have now demanded a referendum on the issue, out of concern for spiraling costs. Councilor Bud Powell is quoted by the Daily News as saying “a vote against this referendum will completely destroy where the city has gone over the past 10 years.”Powell implies residents of Dawson Creek have three simple choices, borrowing money, raising taxes, or cutting services. Advertisement The city’s current five-year plan includes a tax increase of approximately zero per cent in 2010, three per cent in 2011, three per cent in 2012, and zero per cent in 2013 and 2014.
Three Donegal athletes have been chosen as part of the Irish team which will travel to Beijing for the World Championships.Brendan BoyceLetterkenny 800 metre runner Mark English, who has already qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio, has been chosen.The UCD medical student won the national 800 meters title in Santry on Saturday and will be hoping to improve on his form which has ben up and down of late. Milford man Brendan Boyce is improving all the time and has ben chosen for the 50 more walk while Tory Pena of Finn Valley will take part in the pole vault.ENGLISH, BOYCE AND PENA PICKED FOR IRISH TEAM FOR BEIJING was last modified: August 10th, 2015 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)
GALLAGHER-CONWAYThe death has occurred of Frances Gallagher-Conway of Main Street, Rathmullan. In Tucson, Arizona. Funeral arrangements later.GALLAGHER The death has taken place at the Nursing Unit, Buncrana of Susan Gallagher, 13 Castle Park, Buncrana. Her remains are reposing at her late residence. Funeral from there on Friday at 10.15AM for 11AM Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Church, Cockhill, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.GALLAGHERThe death has taken place at her residence of Nellie Gallagher, Meenalig, Cloughan, formerly Nellie Donnelly of Station House, Ballindrait. Requiem Mass on Friday morning at 11am in St Joseph’s Church, Letterbrick, followed by burial in Glenfinn Cemetery.McSHEA The death has occurred of Tommy McShea, Ardfarna, Bundoran at his residence. Funeral arrangements will be confirmed later. Enquiries to Conlon & Breslin Funeral Director BundoranMcGEEThe sudden death has taken place at Dungloe Hospital of Dinny McGee, Craughey, Dungloe. His remains are reposing at McGlynn’s Funeral home, Chapel Road, Dungloe with Viewing today at 6pm with Rosary at 9pm. Funeral Mass tomorrow, Thursday at 11am in St Crona’s Church, Dungloe with burial afterwards in Maghery Cemetery.HARKINThe sudden death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Bernard Harkin, formerly of Dunree, Desertegney, Buncrana. Remains reposing at his home. Funeral from there tomorrow, Thursday, at 10.15am for Requiem Mass in The Star of the Sea Church, Desertegney at 11am. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. House private from 11pm until 10am. McDONNELLThe death has occurred of Annie Veronica McDonnell, (nee McKinney) of Border Cottage, Killea. Removal from her home on Friday at 10.15am to All Saints Church, Newtowncunningham for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in Killea Cemetery.DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011 was last modified: November 10th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:2011DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR WEDNESDAYNOVEMBER 9
IT’S probably the greatest GAA song ever – Rory Gallagher’s ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’. The man himself is being asked to sing it every five minutes.So here’s a nice alternative version – from the pupils of Milford National School.Click to play. COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – MILFORD NATIONAL SCHOOL SING ‘JIMMY’S WINNING MATCHES’ was last modified: September 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – MILFORD NATIONAL SCHOOL SING ‘JIMMY’S WINNING MATCHES’
Fuba LeagueMen: Betway Power 64-65 Pemba WarriorsWomen: JKL Lady Dolphins 57-58 KCCA LeopardsMakiadi’s 17 rebounds were not enough to help Betway Power overcome Warriors.BASKETBALL–Pemba Warriors required overtime to consolidated top spot in the men’s National Basketball League standings with a 65-64 win over fellow title contenders Betway Power.After four quarters of play the teams could not be separated at 57 apiece and Warriors had to wait till Micheal Bazangu converted one of his two free throws in the last eleven seconds of the overtime to win it.Power went into the first half trailing 29-35 but soon bounced back and went into the lead 42-41 with just over a minute to play in the third quarter after captain Joseph Ikong converted a jump shot.From there to the end of normal time, the teams were hard to separate with the lead changing hands four times in the next twelve minutes.Power took a four-point lead after two minutes of the five in over time but allowed Warriors to come back due to several defensive errors and the only lead that the latter held in the period proved vital as the final buzzer went.Micheal Bazangu top-scored on the night with 23 just one ahead of first round MVP Micheal Makiadi (Betway Power). Makiadi’s leading 17 rebounds on the night only helped him consolidate his leading role in the department but could not inspire his team to a much needed win on the night.Warriors coach Ronnie Mutebi was quick to highlight the significance of the win after the game.“When you win against your nemesis, you get the much needed confidence going into the next fixtures and I hope my players are pushed on further by the win tonight because this was just one of the hard games that come our way in the second round,” Mutebi said.Warriors top the league table with an impressive 11-1 record while Power, the league top scorers with 881 points, are second with a 9-3 record.In the other game played on the night (Ladies Division), Moreen Amoding inspired KCCA Leopards to a 58-57 win over Flavia Oketcho-led JKL Lady Dolphins to maintain top spot.The NBL returns on Sunday with four games in the men’s division.StarTimes Falcons vs Sharing YouthsUPDF vs UCU CannonsNkumba Marines vs Ndejje AngelsJKL Dolphins vs Our SaviorIn the ladies Division on Sunday, Gladiators Basketball Club takes on the KIU Rangers.Comments
Sinn Fein County Councillor, Adrian Glackin, has welcomed confirmation from the council that both St Bernadette’s and Little Angels schools in Letterkenny have been added to the winter gritting programme for 2018/19.The council confirmed the school routes’ inclusion at yesterday’s workshop on the gritting programme.Welcoming the news, Cllr Glackin said this is an issue he has been working on for quite some time, having brought it to the Letterkenny/Milford Municipal District Committee in January. He said “I then brought it to the March plenary workshop for the council winter services, where the proposal received the support of all councillors.“I am delighted that this has now been implemented and will come into effect in the winter of 2018/2019.“It is important that the council recognises the needs of these two schools as they serve the whole region and do such fantastic work.“From a health and safety point of view; for children with limited mobility and their parents/guardians, they will now be able to travel safely along the routes to both schools. “I also feel it is imperative to recognise that for pupils with autisum – for whom routine is very important – missing school can be a traumatic experience. This will go some way to avoiding that this winter.”“I’d thank all councillors for their support on this issue.”Delight as Donegal schools added to winter gritting programme was last modified: June 26th, 2018 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:cllr adrian glackindonegalgritterProgrammewinter
Carndonagh Community Hospital received a major boost this week as they showcased the upgrading of the new community radiology diagnostic service on Monday.More than 30 people attended the event, including representation from HSE staff that work within Carndonagh Community Hospital, Letterkenny University hospital radiology staff, local GP’s, representatives from Community Groups and local TDs and Oireachtas members.Radiography staff Helen McCallion, Noeleen Gallagher, Eileen Holmes, Carol Anne Smith and Adria WoodsChief Officer for HSE Community Healthcare Organisation in Donegal, Mr John Hayes, said he was delighted to see Carndonagh receive the new technology. “I am delighted to witness the upgrading of the existing equipment at the current sites to modern digital x-ray equipment which will be linked with Letterkenny University Hospital,” he said.“The Carndonagh Community x-ray service provides a speed appointment service for GP Chest x-rays and also provides a service for suspected fractures that would otherwise need to be referred to the Emergency Department at Letterkenny University Hospital.“Having these services provided in our local Community Hospitals reduces the attendances at Letterkenny University Hospital and ensures people in these areas can get local service, Hayes added.“Going forward it is anticipated that all of the Carndonagh Community x-ray Service will see an increase in activity especially if all GP Services and Hospital Consultants utilise the service appropriately.” Eileen Homes radiographer demonstraing the new equipmentThe HSE also confirmed that an additional €235k funding for new diagnostic equipment in Ballyshannon had been granted, bringing the total investment in new diagnostic equipment and upgraded service provision to €2m in County Donegal.Dr Emer Gavin, General Practitioner at Carndonagh Hospital spoke at the event stating: “This new equipment means that the population of Inishowen will have access to the very latest x-ray equipment which means they don’t have to travel to Letterkenny for an x-ray.“The x-rays will be sent electronically to Letterkenny University Hospital where they will be read and reported on by Consultant Radiologists, the reports will then be sent back to the patients GP.“These new digital x-ray machines will improve patient throughout and produce higher quality x-ray images with a 60% reduction in patient radiation exposure,” she added.“These x-ray facilities play a vital role in serving the needs of our patient, in particular,r our elderly clients”. Boost for Carndonagh Community Hospital as new X-ray tech showcased was last modified: April 9th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Carndonagh Community Hospital