Following the hosting of elections in Linden last Saturday, the Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) arm of the Alliance For Change (AFC) has elected Committee members to serve in its Regional Management, Women For Change and Youth for Change arms.Members of the new executives of the AFCThe new Constitution of the Regional Management Committee includes Chairman, Devin Sears; Vice-Chairman, Vladimir Glasgow; Secretary, Mark Goring; Treasurer, Roger Kingston and Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, Michelle Daniels.The executives include Abiola Archer, Troy Fidkou, Pastor Samuel Garraway, Vanessa Fraser, Corretta Braithwaite and Tiffany Marshall.Elected Members of the Women For Change Linden arm includes Chairperson, Michelle Daniels; Vice-Chairperson, Abby DeSouza; Secretary, Ashtorine Antigua and Treasurer, Vanessa Fraser.The Committee members include Corretta Braithwaite, Roxanne Davis, Michelle Curry and Onika Paddy. Newly-elected members of the Youth For Change include Chairperson, Abiola Archer; Vice-Chairperson, Tiffany Marshall; Secretary, Onika Paddy; Treasurer, Vernella Chester and Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, Shion Antigua. The newly-elected Committee member is Marisa Robertson.The newly-elected Committee, in a release, noted that the Management Committee remains committed to making full representation on behalf and in the interest of the residents of Region 10.“…one that fosters socioeconomic and youth development, investments, capacity-building and maintaining good governance to name a few; it will continue cohesively with the APNU to ensure that the reality of a good life for all Guyanese comes in to fruition,” the release stated.
FIFA headquarters in Zurich 1 FIFA’s corruption scandal hit new depths on Thursday after two of the organisation’s vice-presidents were arrested and a total of 16 officials indicted on corruption charges.US attorney general Loretta Lynch announced the new indictments including two FIFA vice-presidents and three former executive committee members.It comes hours after the luxury Baur Au Lac hotel in Zurich used by FIFA officials was swooped upon for the second time this year. FIFA vice-presidents Alfredo Hawit of Honduras and Juan Angel Napout of Paraguay were detained on orders issued by the Swiss Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) on behalf of the US Department of Justice.Charges have been confirmed against Ricardo Teixeira, the disgraced Brazilian who quit FIFA’s executive committee in 2012 after it was revealed he had received millions of pounds in bribes from FIFA’s former marketing company ISL, and his successor Marco Polo Del Nero. Former FIFA member Rafael Salguero from Guatemala has also been charged.