No Problems With Nesta – Bolt

first_imgTrack and Field legend Usain Bolt has said that whatever the outcome of a possible appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) by the legal team of Jamaican sprint relay teammate Nesta Carter, the two will always remain friends.Jamaica’s 4x100m relay team of Bolt, Carter, Asafa Powell, Michael Frater and Dwight Thomas, which won gold at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China had to hand over the gold medals to the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) yesterday.This was after Carter was disqualified by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from the Games, after retroactively testing positive for the banned substance methylhexaneamine.NO RECENT CONTACTBolt told The Gleaner that he does not know how the other affected members of the team are feeling as he has not spoken with any of them since Wednesday’s ruling.”I haven’t had a discussion with anybody,” Bolt said. “I haven’t seen anybody in a while, so I guess when we see them, we’ll have a discussion.”It has been public discussion that Bolt and his teammates may now harbour bad feelings towards Carter, especially since being stripped of the medal means he can no longer claim to have won a ‘triple treble’ of Olympic gold medals in the 100m and 200m sprints as well as the 4x100m relays.However, Bolt has dismissed this, saying his friendship with Carter is too strong to be affected by the decision.”I’m not gonna despise anybody for anything,” Bolt said. “Nesta and I are still friends. We came up through the ranks in high school, so we’re still friends, and I really don’t have a problem with Nesta.”Bolt said that all that is on his mind at this moment is continuing to win in 2017, although he has not yet finished planning which meets he will compete in this season.”It’s all about winning, and that’s always my focus. That’s what I want,” Bolt added. “My calendar’s not made up yet, and we’re (he and his management team) just taking our time and working our way from there. I’m not sure which race I’ll be running yet though.”last_img read more

CEO of NA hospital violating the rules

first_imgDear Editor,I would like to shed some light on a circular dated December 4, 2018, and signed by the new CEO of the New Amsterdam Public Hospital on the issuance of sick-leave to the staff at the institution. The Laws of Guyana Chapter 32:02 – the Medical Practitioner Act – protects the rights of a registered medical practitioner.Can the CEO of the NAPH instruct Government medical officers on the amount of sick-leave to issue to a patient? Why does the staff at the NAPH have to get an evaluation from a consultant when applying for more than three days of sick-leave? There are serious issues at this institution where workers and medical practitioners’ rights are being violated by public officials (CEO) and tolerated by the Ministry of Public Health. The Guyana Public Service Union and the Medical Council of Guyana should have intervened immediately to protect the rights of workers and medical practitioners at the NAPH.Sincerely,Zamal HussainChairmanRegional HealthCommitteeRegion Sixlast_img read more