Family of dead geologist still to receive compensation

first_imgThe family of the late Ryan Taylor, a geologist attached to the Australian-owned mining company – Troy Resources— is still awaiting compensation from the company and more so, the findings of the investigation as it relates to his death.Dead: Ryan TaylorTaylor’s mother, June Taylor, in a telephone interview, told Guyana Times that since the passing of her son, it has been difficult for the family to cope.Moreover, she added that the bills are making her frustrated as the family was not prepared for the unfortunate incident.“None of us were prepared for this emotionally nor financially. I’m now frustrated as the bills and other responsibilities are overwhelming and I’m finding it extremely difficult to cope,” the grieving mother added.According to the grieving mother, she met with the Chief Executive Officer on November 8, 2019, who assured her that he would intervene but she is still waiting on a word.“I met with the CEO of the company Ken Nelson on November 8, 2019, and he has promised to intervene and come to a settlement but to date, I’ve heard nothing from him. Whenever I call the company, I’m being told by the human resources manager that she cannot give any answers since she has not received any word from Mr Nelson,” the frustrated mother stated.The mother added that she had reached out to the company on several occasions but never received any response. In fact, she related that she had even written a letter to the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Ken Nelson, but to date, she has not received a word.“I have reached out to them (Troy Resources) on several occasions for answers into my son’s death and also for them to discuss how they plan to assist us through compensation and to this date, I have not been given a word as to when and what they plan to do”.Taylor died on October 8, 2019, while working on the construction of a “bench” in a mining pit operated by Troy’s Karouni, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).It was reported that slippage occurred which led to him falling and being covered by the rubble.However, in light of the incident, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman has since instructed the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter but so far, no report was submitted about the investigation.At least eighteen persons have lost their lives as a result of workplace accidents across the country for 2018 and 2019. Based on reports, out of the 18 work-related deaths, nine were from the mining sector, which recorded the highest number. Six of the deaths in the mining sector occurred for this year as opposed to five in 2018.However, the results of all these investigations remain unknown as the Department of Labour has not been forthcoming. (Shemar Alleyne)last_img read more

Karen Murphy to host Speech and Drama summer camps at Shandon Hotel

first_imgKaren Murphy Speech & Drama are launching two summer camps running from 7th – 11th August, and 14th to 18th August 2017.A fun filled week of drama activities including games, drama, improvisation, mime, puppetry, shadow puppetry, arts and crafts & mindfulness.Children will be encouraged to use their imaginations, their voices, and their bodies in many of the Speech & Drama Activities designed. Activities are designed to build confidence and develop communication skills whilst having lots and lots of fun.Classes will take place from August 7-11th 2017, and possibly 14-18th August 2017. The classes will run from 10am-2pm daily, and it is only €80.00 per week per child.Discount available to hotel residents for the week. To go per the day, it is €20 per child subject to availability or €30 for two children of the same family. It’s a WIN-WIN situation, check the kids into our summer camp while you (the adults) enjoy a little slice of the Shandon Spa!Karen has been teaching Speech and Drama for the past eleven years, running her own school and also teaching students privately on an individual and small group basis. Karen also works on a freelance basis delivering Drama workshops through the community, Donegal, Northern Ireland and Dublin. Her work includes facilitating workshops with Youth Theatre Groups, Transition Year Students, Post Primary Students, Third Level Students, Women’s Groups, (In service days for Early Years Educators and is a member of The Institute of Drama and communication Teachers (IDAC).QualificationsDiploma of Licentiate, Irish Board of Speech & Drama LIBSDDiploma of Associate, Irish Board of Speech & Drama AIBSDJEB Teacher’s Diploma in Education Practice – ICT SkillsDiploma in Training & Education NUI GalwayFor more infomration or to book, please contact Karen on 086 604 3040 or email info@karenmurphyspeechanddrama.ieKaren Murphy to host Speech and Drama summer camps at Shandon Hotel was last modified: June 10th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Karen Murphyshandon hotelspeech and dramalast_img read more