Christoffe Bryan opened his season with a win in the men’s high jump at the Kansas State University (KSU), University of Kansas (KU), Wichita State University (WSU) Showdown in Lawrence, Kansas.Bryan, the former Wolmerian, won with a leap of 2.20m as his team finished second in the contest among the three universities.His countrywoman, Kimberly Williams, won the women’s equivalent with a 1.87m leap as she continues her gradual improvement since attending KSU two season ago.Despite his winning opening, Bryan is far from happy. A bothersome knee that has plagued him for years now continues to hamper his progress, a big concern since he plans to represent Jamaica at the Olympic Games in Rio this summer.”That’s the main goal,” said a frustrated Bryan. “I was supposed to go to the World Championships last year, but I had to pull out because of the same knee issue. But I am trying to get it sorted out as soon as possible.”Bryan has been struggling with a bad knee since his days in high school. He has had it treated, but nothing seems to be able help him put the injury behind him. It has now become a nuisance.”I am having this problem for too long and it’s holding me back. I went 2.28m last year and couldn’t get back there, so I was pretty frustrated and disappointed,” he said.The knee has not allowed him to jump much in practice this off-season, and he believes it affected him on Friday.”I feel it was a pretty good performance because I haven’t jumped that much in practice, so my timing was off,” he said. “When I got to 2.25m, my knee was bothering me a little, but I pushed through.”Bryan said that he aims to break 2.30m this season, which should help him earn a spot on the national team to Rio, and as such, he plans to undergo a procedure in a couple of months that he hopes will alleviate the knee problem that has been preventing him from soaring to new heights.
Decades old historical records at City Hall and the City Constabulary Training Complex were inspected by retired Justice Cecil Kennard on Thursday, who requested to see the condition of the books and the information that was kept in the archives.A visit to City Hall was first on the agenda on Thursday as the Commissioner took a closer look at the fragile documents in the company of the legal assistant, Sherwin Benjamin and the acting Town Clerk, Sharon Harry-Munroe.Some of the papers which were seen by Guyana Times were aged and it was difficult in some situations to detect what was inscribed. The area where the records were stored was poorly kept and in some instances, in a deteriorated state. Most of these records were stored in an infested, water-logged room and were poorly kept.This impromptu call to examine the archives stemmed from Wednesday’s public hearing where the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) was told that the centre, which is located on Water Street, Georgetown, was broken into by employees at City Hall on August 14.During that incident, the locks on the doors were broken and the two individuals proceeded to uplift “three thick books” from the building.According to the Chief Constable Andrew Foo, the women acted on Town Clerk Royston King’s instructions, since he is the sole custodial for the Council’s assets.Harry-Munroe stated in the report that was filed that the books were taken for the 175TH City Week Celebrations. She, however, denied that the keys to the room is stored at the Town Clerk office and claimed that the City Constabulary is the holder of these keys.This raised the question as to whether it was a criminal act, since officials of the Constabulary were not notified of their actions to take these records.As the inquiry unfolds, Mayor Patricia Chase Green is expected to submit her witness statement today, given the fact that she was subpoenaed. Failure to appear without a reason is deemed an offence and the necessary actions will be taken by the Commission and moreover, the Local Government Commission (LGC).So far, almost every senior official at the Council has presented their evidence along with retired employees and contractors who has issues of nonpayment with the Council. City CoI…as Commissioner examines poorly stored historical records