Ronald G. Cox – Brookville

September 23, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThose surviving who will cherish Ron’s memory include his three sons, Jason (Jamie) Cox of Connersville, James Cox of Blooming Grove, and Ronald Wes (Aimee) Cox of Brookville; eight grandchildren, Noah, Jimmy, Whitney, Kendall, Carlie, Kodie, Jason and Jacob; siblings, Randy (Becky) Cox of Brookville and Rick (Wanda) Cox of Batesville as well as several nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville.  Services will be held at 1 p.m. and burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Ronald G. Cox, of Brookville, was born on June 26, 1955 in Connersville, a son to Albert and May Lou McMillan Cox.  He was raised in Metamora often reminisced about his childhood there with friends and family – it held a special place in his heart.  Ron worked for Hill-Rom for 26 years and enjoyed fishing and mushroom hunting.  He loved watching both his kids and grandkids play sports and was an avid supporter of all their activities.  On March 6, 2019 at the age of 63, Ron passed away peacefully with family.center_img To sign the online guestbook please visit  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Ron Cox.last_img read more

MoE holds consultation for draft National Sports Policy

September 19, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgAS part of the Guyana Government’s plan to complete a much-needed National Sports Policy, the first in a series of consultations with Sports federations and associations was conducted yesterday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.A draft document would be issued shortly but, the Ministry of Education (MoE) Department of Sport hosted the interface with the objective of engendering feedback into what would ultimately become the National Sports Policy.The consultations that are scheduled for the various administrative regions over time are primarily a Government initiative that has been high on Minister Nicolette Henry’s agenda since 2016.Amidst her preamble, the Minister noted that “at the end of the day, we want a policy that will work for Guyana.”Noting that her expectation was that more representatives of federations and associations would have been in attendance, Minister Henry related that more than 43 groups were invited to the consultations.However, there are other opportunities to be had as more consultations are planned to ensure wide participation in the process that will lead to an all-inclusive Sports Policy.Minister Henry said that “a paper on culture was laid in Cabinet and will become a full policy in Guyana by year-end and it is hoped that the same could be done for Sports”.Further, she encouraged participants to “connect the dots of the announcement that there is a focus on teachers’ intake at the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) which is giving priority to those who are interested in Physical Education”.Melissa Dow-Richardson, Assistant Director of Sport, who is the lead coordinator on the project, said the aim of the consultations is to focus on the fundamental principles of sports in addition to examining critical policy issues in sports. Other areas of focus of the public consultation were: governance, accountability, ensuring a safe and secure environment, discrimination, harassment and athlete development.Also addressed were subjects such as sports administration, coaching and training, sports financing, tourism and intellectual property rights. With regard to the media, specific focus was on their roles and responsibilities in addition to their rights.The role of the Diaspora as well as the future of sports in Guyana with a focus on garnering suggestions towards a development pathway for ultimate implementation, compliance, monitoring and evaluation as part of the National Sports Policy.Dow-Richardson in her address said, “When we look at sports we are not operating in isolation. There are over 28 Olympic sport disciplines and in Guyana most have representation and our aim is to develop a policy that takes us to another level.”From the consultations she advised that her team will take shared values of sports that go beyond gender, age or ethnicity to encourage respect, competition, fair play and discipline as hallmarks of the National Sports Policy.last_img read more

Councillor denies graves will be dug up to make way for new road

December 22, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgA Donegal county councillor has said he wanted to ease the fears of people concerned about claims that graves will be dug up at Letterkenny’s Leck Cemetery to make way for a new relief road.Reports today suggest some graves will have to be moved as part of the €45M relief road plan for the town.But Cllr Ciaran Brogan said he simply cannot see a route which would involve disturbing graves being chosen. He said there are a number of possible plans as part of the Part 8 Planning.He told Donegal Daily “As elected representatives, we will have the final say on the route of this road.“I simply cannot see councillors choosing this route if it will result in the disturbance of graves.“I want people who have loved ones in this graveyard to know that and to put their minds at rest,” he said. Councillor denies graves will be dug up to make way for new road was last modified: May 28th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:Cllr Ciaran Brogandonegalduggravesroadlast_img read more