first_imgA Donegal radio reporter’s interview with a terrified pensioner during the Belfast riots has been played around the world.Well-known BBC reporter Kevin Sharkey was at the scene when the elderly man tried to get through blockades to visit his sick wife in hospital.The man pleaded to be allowed through to visit his wife, who has cancer, but he was jeered by the protesters and turned back. “If you’re wife was dying what would you be doing. Take yourselves home and have a bit of respect for people,” the distressed pensioner pleaded.The men could be heard mocking the pensioner singing “cheerio, cheerio, cheerio.”BBC reporter Sharkey, a former Highland Radio reporter from Annagry in West Donegal, had his interview broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster.He then tweeted the audio footage of the disgusting encounter. And within minutes the piece was being retweeted around the globe.Among those who was first to comment on the sickening encounter was Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin.   DONEGAL REPORTER’S FOOTAGE OF BELFAST RIOTS GOES GLOBAL was last modified: January 13th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:BBC Radio UlsterBelfast riotsKevin Sharkeylast_img read more

IBI Summer of Service Application Now Opens

first_imgThe IBI Summer of Service (SOS) application period is open from April 2 to 30, 2019. Students matriculating to colleges and/or universities are invited to submit their application to execute service and be rewarded with full-time and/or pat-time scholarships and other support towards their educational development.The Summer of Service (SOS) is a competition conceptualized, developed and executed by the I Believe Initiative (IBI), an arm of the Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence (GGPE). It is a programme which will be executed over a four (4) month period April – August 2019.Participants are required to seek permission from the authority of an established organization (governmental, non-governmental, religious and service clubs etc.) to provide their voluntary service. Once approved students are asked to complete the requisite documents posted on and submit a scanned copy of the registration form to [email protected] by the required time.The shortlisted candidates will be notified to commence executing their service. At the end of the voluntary service period of 8 weeks (96hrs in total) depending on performance, the students will be rewarded with full-time and/or part-time scholarships, grants, book vouchers and or other educational support to further their programme of study.The Summer of Service (SOS) Programme aims to increase volunteerism among the Jamaican youth. Since its inception in 2013, beneficiaries of this competition have commented that as a result of the SOS they have continued to volunteer and learnt positive values such as determination and persistence.TARGET AUDIENCE:  The Summer of Service Competition is highly dependent on partnerships for its execution and the achieving of its objectives. This year we are seeking to partner with NGOs, Service Clubs, Religious and Community organizations. The participants will volunteer with these organizations as part of the competition.As in the past five (5) years we are also seeking sponsorship from Corporate Jamaica. Once a corporate entity partners with the IBI the positive message is sent in all promotional efforts that they are collaborating with the Governor-General in reaching out to youth to help direct them to a brighter future.last_img read more