…forced to travel to Georgetown to access GRA serviceDrivers living in Region Two ( Pomeroon-Supenaam) are fuming over the long delay by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) to start renewing drivers’ licences at its branch at Anna Regina.Drivers whose licences are due for renewal are now being advised by the police, who previously renewed the licences that they are now required to travel to GRA’s headquarters in Georgetown to access the service.Several drivers reached out to this publication and complained about the difficulties, both financial and otherwise, they are facing to travel to the city.According to some of the drivers, when they go to GRA they have to wait for long periods and in some cases, after having waited, they are told that all their information is not in the system and they have to return to the Anna Regina Police Station. One driver complained that he travelled to the city and was told that all of his records are not in GRA’s system because it was done manually at Anna Regina.Some drivers said that they have their licence for over 30 years and are now being told that their documents cannot be found and they may have to redo the practical test.The police, since earlier this year, put a hold on the issuing and renewal of drivers’ licenses in the region.The drivers who reached out to this publication claimed that they cannot drive since GRA does not have their records. They are calling on the Police Traffic Department and GRA to act quickly to remedy the situation since many of them depend on driving for a living.Region Two is a predominantly agricultural region and many farmers heavily depend on their licence to operate their farm machines and to transport their produce to markets and mills. When contacted, Regional ChairmanDavanand Ramdatt said that he is very concerned about the matter and will be meeting with the region’s Police Commander shortly to try to resolve the matter.
Bologna have agreed a £5m fee for reported Arsenal and Chelsea target Godfred Donsah.As talkSPORT told you last week, Juventus were hoping to sign the Cagliari man before loaning him out.Arsenal and Chelsea were also interested in the 19-year-old and had sent scouts to see him in action.But, according to Sport Mediaset, Bologna have now gazumped everyone and agreed a £5m deal for Donsah.The midfielder is set to finalise personal terms before undergoing a medical with the Serie A club.As well as the initial £5m payment, Cagliari will also receive 25 per cent of any future fee for the Ghanaian. 1 Godfred Donsah
The Cricket Advisory Committee – Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman – met with India captain Virat Kohli and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over the coach issue in a hotel in London on Friday afternoon.While they assessed Kohli’s thoughts and opinions on Anil Kumble and the coach’s position, it was decided that the issue should be further dealt with after the Champions Trophy.The BCCI will inform the SGM (Special General Meeting) about both the CAC (Cricket Advisory Committee) and Kohli’s thought process.Reports of a rift between Kohli and current coach Anil Kumble had surfaced soon after the BCCI issued an advertisement for the next coach. But the Indian board maintained it was only following procedures and processes.Ganguly, Laxman and Tendulkar, who had roped in Kumble as coach for a one-year period in 2016 in place of Ravi Shastri, have firmly backed the legendary leg-spinner to continue.India Today had reported last week that the CAC had asked for more time and wanted to hold discussions with BCCI and Kohli. The India captain has of course dismissed any news of rifts with the coach as mere rumour.Kumble, meanwhile, will travel with the team to the West Indies for a limited-overs series comprising five ODIs and a one-off T20 International after the end of the Champions Trophy.