Personality Profile Twenty-year-old Denoila Bristol is a gym and personal trainer by profession, model by passion and teaching is her career.She grew up in the mining town of Linden, 3rd Street, Silvertown and later moved to Georgetown at the age of six.Currently, she is the founder and owner of Insane Fitness which was established on July 3, 2018, and entails personal training and group sessions for weight loss, toning and mass gain.As it pertains to modelling, she was trained in Trinidad in June 2015. However, she re-migrated to Guyana and is now attached to KAST Talent Management; founded by Khamisi Slowe.She is fearless and fierce in the arena of modelling. She always thinks of herself as the best, putting aside all issues and worries and just working in her given space to showcase her beauty, boldness and now, baldness.She has managed to balance her busy schedule with various sports and her studies. “So modelling is never just about face and definitely is not just for ‘the dunce and idle people’ as you would mostly hear,” she added.With all the passion she has for modelling and sports, she managed to show the entire world beauty and brains go hand-in-hand by obtaining 15 subjects (inclusive of nine Grade Ones, three Grade Twos and three Grade Threes).She described herself as a ‘pusher’ who knows how to get things done.“I was never born with a “gold spoon” in my mouth and I love that aspect of my life. It teaches me to be independent and dedicated but to never be laid back,” she added.A happy life is a healthy life and as such, she will continue to be the reason “behind” people’s healthy lifestyles, a nurturer and educator to young children and the bold, beautiful and educated young woman in-front of the cameras.
Dear Editor,Guyana just celebrated 50 years of independence. One would have expected that as a country, we would have no questions on the following being present:A professional police force, including SOCU, separate and distinct from GovernmentA free and independent media, who are held responsible when they cross the lineA Government that will ensure that when statements are made of government institutions, that these represent fact and are presented fairlyAn audit office that is allowed to act independentlyAuditors (including forensic auditors) who are held to the highest level of professionalism and independence.The current case in point is KN headlines on the minutes of NICIL’s AGM’s and the so-called report of the forensic auditor Anand Goolsarran.It seems that every other day, KN has been serialising parts of the report, without any regard to balance, fairness, or accuracy.It saddens me and it should sadden every Guyanese that KN is allowed to print with impunity, completely biased and inaccurate reports that are only intended to attack and denigrate the integrity of certain persons. This is not journalism.What is clear is that KN is bent on attacking all former officials of the PPP/C while studiously shying away from attacking what is not transparent or proper under the new Government.Instead, KN is tasked with being a propaganda tool of the current administration.Case in point: Minutes of NICIL’s AGM. Simply put, the AGM’s of NICIL occurred. Whether the minutes are produced a year after or whenever, does not change the fact that NICIL’s AGM’s occurred and in most cases were attended by the Auditor General.Drafts of minutes on a computer or backup drives are not proof that a meeting did not occur. Minutes are not submitted to the Registrar of Companies. In addition to AGMs, all of the annual reports or audited accounts are approved separately by Government (the shareholder of NICIL) at Cabinet meetings before they are laid in Parliament under the hand of the Minister of Finance. And so it is with NICIL annual reports.Secondly, the auditor of NICIL is established by law as the Auditor General. The Government as shareholder does not appoint the auditor as shareholder of private companies do. And so the AGMs of NICIL are a mere formality. BUT THESE MEETINGS DID OCCUR.The standard agenda of any AGM follows the below sequence:To receive and consider the report of the directors and the audited accounts of the company for the yearTo appoint auditorsTo fix the remuneration of the auditors.For NICIL, once the Auditor General completes his audit and the report is ready, it goes to Cabinet under the hand of the Minister of Finance for approval and for said report to be laid in Parliament, as required in law. A Cabinet decision is then issued and this action occurs. In many cases, well before the AGM is held.In the second case, the Audit Act specifically states that the Auditor General of Guyana shall be the auditor of state owned entities. The shareholders therefore have no say in the matter.In the third case, the fees are determined by tender or based on standard audit charges of the Audit office, based on time spent on the audit. The shareholders really have no input.And so KN’s fallacious headlines of jail time and criminal actions against the DCEO of NICIL, who served as the Secretary of NICIL, is nothing but an orchestrated effort to destroy the integrity of someone whose only fault was to dedicate over a decade of her life to working hard for NICIL and the Government.The timing of these articles are questionable and published only to impugn her character and integrity.I feel a deep sense of loss when all of the institutions and key persons on the side of right, feel helpless for being targeted as a distraction from the realities.In private conversations, reasonable persons know the truth. The results are slowly becoming evident—a lack of new investment, a decline in the economy, and soft whispers of the Government consolidating power and immersing itself in all institutions.Are we all becoming witnesses to our own loss of independence and those liberties of living in a “free” country?Sincerely,Michael Devonish
“If you ask me now, there is no other coach better placed for the national team than Pau. (Murunga). He has achieved locally what no other coach has. I mean winning four out of six legs of the circuit is not a mean feat and this is something that he has done repeatedly. Give him the job,” Ayimba said.He added; “I have worked with him and I know his work ethic, I know what he can do and I know he can handle this job.”Murunga is a front runner for the job and speaking to Capital Sport, he says he is optimistic of getting the job based on his experience and achievements both at club and national team level.“When it comes to my achievements, there’s more than winning the circuit. As an individual, I have been with the junior and senior teams in the Olympics and my CV speaks for itself. I have also been able to achieve more as an individual in terms of coaching and technical knowledge,” the tactician told Capital Sport.He added; “I have been there as an assistant coach and I have also worked with the 15s team. I have learned more along the road and I think I am more than able to take over the job when given the chance.”Homeboyz head coach Paul Murunga. Photo/Timothy OlobuluThe Kenya Rugby Union is expected to finalize the process of picking up a successor to Innocent ‘Namcos’ Simiyu whose two-year spell at the helm of the team ends next month.The Union is expected to name the new boss by the end of the month with the Africa 7s and the return of the annual Safari 7s tournament hanging around the horizon ahead of the new World Sevens Series season in November.Meanwhile, Kenya 7s star Jeff Oluoch who also works with Muirunga at Homeboyz believes the tactician is capable of doing the job if given the chance.“He is a good coach and understands the game really well so if he is given the job I have no doubt he can do it. But as a player, I am ready to work with anyone because our job is on the pitch to play,” Oluoch who starred for the Shujaas last season noted.Meanwhile, Murunga has heaped praise on his charges for their emphatic performance in the national sevens series this season where they finished the season with 122 points after getting to five finals in the six legs of the circuit, winning four of them.Homeboyz RFC celebrating after winning Prinsloo 7s. Photo/KRUThe tactician says the performance was down to a good pre-season and a perfect start which saw them win the opening three legs in Nakuru (Prinsloo), Kabeberi (Machakos) and Sepetuka (Eldoret). Murunga was even more delighted topping it up with the Christie title, one he had not won in a while.“We had won the series already just after the quarter finals and coming into the semis, our target was to win Christies and I am glad we did it despite being in a tough final,”“The feeling is good, last year we lost the circuit by two points to Kabras, but we went back to the drawing board and made sur we were able to tick all the right boxes. Winning the first three was a big step to chasing the overall title.” The tactician noted.Meanwhile he has disclosed the team’s intricate balance of youth and experience has been their secret as they have had a good squad depth to last them the entire season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Former Kenya Sevens head coach Benjamin Ayimba (right) with his then assistant Paul Murunga during the 2016 Safari Sevens at the Kasarani Stadium. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 17 – Former Kenya Sevens head coach Benjamin Ayimba has tipped his former assistant and current Homeboyz RFC head coach Paul Murunga to take over the coaching role as the Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) prepares to appoint a new boss before the end of the month.Ayimba who worked with Murunga as his assistant during his spell at the national team including in 2016 when they led Kenya to their first ever World Sevens Series Main Cup title in Singapore believes Murunga is the best bet for the job.