The partnership was made official last week with a signing between the two organisations.The partnership sets out four important agreements which are; 1. Cross Promotion, 2..Development Workshop/Programs, 3. Networking Events and Community ActivitiesSports Director of PNG HP, Aaron Alsop said the PNG HP Sport was really excited to partner with the team from The Voice Inc.“They are a reputable organisation that are leading the way in conducting leadership programs for young people in PNG.“Our sport industry identifies many natural leaders. It’s important that we continue to strategically develop & mentor PNG coaches, athletes & administrators in life & leaderships skills.“The Voice Inc will support us to do this with their wonderful programs across each of our regional High Performance Centre’s of Excellence,” said Alsop.Executive Director for the TVI, Barbra Thomas said she was also very was excited about the partnership saying the organization has a vision to see generations of young people driven by purpose, confident in themselves, and being able to contribute meaningfully to their communities.“We’re really excited to have signed this partnership with the High Performance Sport centre in Port Moresby because we recognise the importance of sports in the development of young people who are, I can say are a majority of athletes in sport,” said Thomas.She added that at the Voice, they believe in the power of an enabling environment, and that the program is a powerful environment for young elite sportsmen and sportswomen to come in and be trained and be pushed towards their potential.“We believe that through this program they can be also be developed holistically as a person as well, and we believe that working in partnership with the High Performance, we will be able to see amazing young people, not just amazing athletes, but amazing citizens, come out of this program.“I guess this is what PNG needs and we believe in adding value where we can that is why we are here and we are excited to have signed this partnership today,” said Thomas.
– suspects held with booty, weaponA popular barber from Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) was shot and robbed by armed gunmen, who pounced on him as he was locking the gate to his Henrietta Village premises early Saturday morning.Injured Troy HerculesTroy Hercules, popularly known as “Akee”, is battling for his life in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Suddie Public Hospital. The father of two was shot four times.Reports are the 42-year-old man was returning home from a birthday celebration at about 03:00h when he was attacked. The gunmen escaped with $3.5 million worth in jewellery. Guyana Times was told that while doctors at the Suddie Hospital have managed to remove the bullets from his chest and legs, the man’s condition is listed as critical.Speaking with this newspaper, Hercules’ mother, Enid Noble, said she heard the commotion and heard her son crying out for help. Noble added that she rushed to her son’s aid and saw him lying in a pool of blood.“My son call fuh me, he said mommy take me hospital, there were gunshot wounds about his body, I was so speechless, I called for help and we immediately rushed him to the Suddie Public Hospital,” Noble related.The distressed mother recalled hearing an explosion prior to her son’s screams for help. She said after discovering that her son was shot, she too began screaming for help and neighbours rushed out and assisted her. Hercules’ reputed wife, Sheoma Critchlow, said that one of his lungs was damaged as a bullet penetrated it.Meanwhile, swift actions by the Police led to the arrest of two suspects. Reports are one of the suspects was nabbed as he attempted to board a ferry at Supenaam to leave the region. Based on information received, Police contacted their counterparts at Parika and the other suspect was nabbed while existing a speedboat which had just arrived from the Essequibo Coast.A quantity of jewellery, suspected to be Hercules’ and a .32 pistol with 11 matching rounds were discovered in the suspect’s possession. Police from G Division (Essequibo Coast- Islands) are continuing their investigations. (Indrawattie Natram)