CJIA sexual assaultDPP recommends charges against Deputy CEOThe Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Shalimar Ali-Hack, on Wednesday advised the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to institute charges against the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) for sexual assault, based on evidence obtained.Director of Public Prosecutions Shalimar Ali-HackIn a brief statement on Wednesday, the DPP said that the file of assault committed by the Deputy CEO on a female at the airport has been returned to the Force.It was alleged that the sexual assault occurred in the office of the DCEO on July 30, 2018, while the duty-free staff was in a meeting with him.The victim claimed that she was inappropriately hugged and kissed on her lips by the accused. In her complaint letter the day after the incident, which was seen by this newspaper, the woman explained that she went to the DCEO to have an issue with her boss’ vehicle resolved.After a commitment was given to have security remove the clamp on the vehicle, the woman said she got up to leave and the senior official did the same, but walked around his desk to hug her. She recounted that the act was “inappropriate”. She pulled away but the man allegedly kissed her on the lips.The victim said she immediately turned and headed for the door, but was intercepted by the senior official, who placed his hand on the door to keep it shut and then allegedly kissed her again, for a longer time.According to the woman, she left afterwards in shock and was so upset about the incident that she vomited all day.The woman had reported the matter to the airport’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Human Resources Manager and she was assured that the matter would be investigated.However, months have passed and she had not heard anything; after inquiring she received a WhatsApp message stating that the issue was “addressed” but with no details about any actions being taken.When further questions posed to the airport Heads went unanswered, the woman reported the matter at the Timehri Police Station. The incident was subsequently reported in the media.Following reports in the media about the incident, the airport pass of the concessionaire staff was revoked.The airport later confirmed that a senior official was being investigated for sexual misconduct and was sent on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into the complaint.Nevertheless, a few days later, the DCEO was back on the job while the complainant remained at home.A police source confirmed that the official was placed on $20,000 station bail.
Unstoppable: Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the first goal in the 3-0 win over Manchester City © AFP / Anthony DevlinBilled as a showdown between Player of the Year contenders Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne, there was no doubt who underlined their credentials for the award as the Liverpool winger ran riot.The irrepressible Salah started Liverpool’s goal spree in the 12th minute when, benefitting from a contentious decision not to flag him offside, he burst clear and set up Roberto Firmino.After City failed to clear, Salah fired home from close-range for his 38th club goal of the season.Salah was a constant menace with his pace and poise. He set up the third goal with an exquisite cross to Sadio Mane, who dissected the City defence to head past Ederson.In contrast, De Bruyne was unable to cope with Liverpool’s relentless pressing.The Belgian has been the driving force behind City’s majestic league form, but he was rendered impotent as Jurgen Klopp’s men surrounded him each time he took possession in a dangerous area.The sight of Salah coming off with an injury in the second half was a welcome moment for City and Klopp will be keeping his fingers crossed he is fit for the second leg.Deja vu for CityCity failed to learn the lessons from their 4-3 defeat at Anfield in January as they naively allowed themselves to be exposed at the back again.City boss Pep Guardiola had insisted he wouldn’t set out to defend in the first leg and some will applaud him for sticking to the formula that has carried his team to the brink of the Premier League title.But Liverpool’s ability to break at pace and with deadly efficiency makes them uniquely placed to exploit City’s soft centre and Guardiola should have taken measures to guard against that.The Reds are only side to beat City in league this term, but even they must have been amazed at how easily they scored three in the first 31 minutes.Weak in the tackle in midfield and slow to react at the back, the defining moment came when James Milner’s no-nonsense challenge set up Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s 20th minute rocket.Oxlade-Chamberlain also scored against City in January. On that occasion, Mane and Salah were among the scorers, and it was the same script as they both netted again to leave City in tatters.Passion playCity have reigned supreme in the Premier League this season, but Guardiola’s team looked shell-shocked by the hostile reception they received on one of Anfield’s more memorable European nights.Liverpool have won the European Cup on five occasions, most recently in 2005, but only on a select few occasions during those glorious campaigns were the Kop’s decibel levels as high as they were when the hosts tore into City in the first half.The frenzied atmosphere was the more acceptable face of the disturbing pre-match scenes that saw Liverpool forced to apologise after City’s team bus was badly damaged by bottle-throwing fans on the way to the stadium.Rattled by their vicious greeting, passive City produced a rare limp performance and didn’t manage a single shot on target.This is only City’s second Champions League quarter-final and they weren’t ready to match Liverpool’s intensity.Finding a way to emulate the passion on and off the field will hold the key to City’s hopes of a miraculous second leg comeback.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Apr 4 – Liverpool crushed Manchester City 3-0 in the Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday. Here are three things we learned from the all-English clash at Anfield:Salah out-shines De Bruyne