Trade Unionist and General Secretary of the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE), Kenneth Joseph, died at the Georgetown Public Hospital on Thursday, some three weeks after suffering a stroke.Joseph’s death was confirmed to Guyana Times by his wife, who said that he had suffered a stroke on February 1. He was 66 years old.President of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers’ Union (GAWU) KomalNAACIE’S Kenneth JosephChand, said he received news of Joseph’s death at around midday on Thursday. He said he is saddened to hear of his passing, as he was still young and had a lot to contribute to the workers.According to Chand, the two unions have worked closely together over the years, championing the cause of workers.“He was cooperative and concerned about workers’ welfare and was not afraid to share solidarity. Even when we got disagreements, he opened himself to criticisms.”Chand said while he was aware Joseph was sick, he did not expect him to die. “He still had a lot to offer, he was still young. I will miss him and a lot of people will be surprised and shocked at his passing,” Chand told this publication.Joseph, who has been at the forefront with GAWU, fighting for the rights of workers, was only late last year representing workers of the Guyana Power and Light, who were clamouring for improved wages and salaries and working conditions.Prior to that, he had also been in solidarity with sugar workers, especially those attached to the Wales Sugar Estate.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA ANA – Attorneys for the city of Anaheim and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim took a judge’s advice and entered into mediation again on Friday but did not reach an agreement. The talks were suggested by Orange County Superior Court Judge Peter Polos, who is presiding over the trial of the city of Anaheim’s lawsuit accusing the Angels of breach of contract. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded cardMoreno’s attorneys argue the Angels owner has the right to market his baseball team any way he wants, as long as he keeps the word Anaheim somewhere in its name. On Thursday, baseball historian John Thorn testified that Anaheim has disappeared “about 99.9 percent of the time” from public reports on the team. He said such Web sites as Yahoo Sports and ESPN.com use “Los Angeles” or “Los Angeles Angels” when reporting scores. Angels attorney Todd Theodora said “Anaheim” has continued to appear in several publications including the Ottawa Sun, The Missourian and a paper in the Virgin Islands. Major League Baseball for the first time also is selling a calendar with the full team name, he said. The trial is scheduled to resume Monday. Associated Press Negotiators met for three hours, city spokesman John Nicoletti said. The sides held similar unsuccessful talks several times before the trial began. Anaheim’s attorneys say team owner Arte Moreno violated a 10-year-old contract and cost the city $100 million in tourism revenue and publicity when he changed the club’s name from the Anaheim Angels to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.