The results are out! The highly competitive SHINE Season II Singing Competition finally has a winner. The formidable Rewina Juduh emerged as the winner walking away with a check of L$150,000. Juduh beat 16 contestants to clinch the prize. Other winners were Ms. Grace Klayee, 1st Runner-up, and Mr. Gustav E. Doe, 2nd Runner-up. SHINE is a gospel talent hunt brought to us by Shabbach Production. It hopes to inspire, develop and sell young talents to the world. The CEO for this unique program is Mr. Varney Qualah.The Program was held on November 30, 2015 at the Bethel Cathedral in Congo Town, Monrovia.Contestants were drawn from different churches and went through three rigorous phases: Intro, Semifinal and Final. Throughout the three phases, Ms. Juduh maintained her composure to emerge the overall winner.The seven that made it through to the grand final were: Mr. Gustav E. Doe as contestant #2 of the Bethel Cathedral Church; Mr. Calvin L.S. Elton as contestant #4 of the Providence Baptist Church; Ms. Grace Klayee as contestant #10 of the Jubilee Praise Center; Ms. Kenrusha E. Awadjie as contestant #11 of the St. Kizito Catholic Church; Ms. Marcia T. Allison as contestant #12 of the Jubilee Praise Center; Ms. Rewina Juduh as contestant # 13 of the Greater Refuge Temple Church; and Mr. Christian F. Quire as contestant # 14 of the Duazon United Methodist Church. At the close of the program on Monday, November 30, 2015, members of the Greater Refuge Temple (GRT) church gathered at the Bethel Cathedral to celebrate Rewina Juduh, or Win as she is affectionally known by her friends, family and fans, on her greatest achievement with songs of praise and worship. Win expressed thanks and her gratefulness to Almighty God for His favor upon her life. She also thanked Bishop Dr. Nathaniel N. Zarway and the GRT family for always being there for her. Bishop Zarway made a declaration the Sunday before the program that: “Win must win!” Everyone started repeating the declaration.Show organizer, Varney Qualah, expressed thanks to every contestant and person that attended the program, from the initiative stage to the closing. “The road is not to the swift, but he that endures to the end,” he said while encouraging the contestants. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…as floodwaters recede in MahdiaAfter being affected by floodwaters, the township of Mahdia in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), found some relief as the water is slowly receding. On Saturday, while the area was still flooded, the water was not as high as it was on Friday.As the water receded, officials from the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) continued with their relief efforts.The flooding was as a result of heavy rainfall accumulating up to a few feet of water by the mid-morning hours.Head of the CDC, Kester Craig told Guyana Times on Saturday that supplies were distributed to the affected families. It was estimated that at least 25 homes were flooded and while they were planning to set up shelters for some persons, everyone was allowed to return to their homes.This publication was informed that sections of the main roadway suffered damages, and officials of the Public Infrastructure Ministry were also deployed to the area, where an assessment is being conducted.“The officers are there distributing relief supplies at the moment. No one is in shelters. We have persons from the CDC and Public Infrastructure. There is a road that is damaged so the Ministry of Public Infrastructure is doing their assessment,” Craig asserted.During the rainy season, Mahdia is prone to flooding. This is even more undesirable given the fact that it was just established as a newly formed township.A resident, Daniel Smith, explained that he woke up to water in his home and was quite surprised when he ventured outside to see the entire area under water.“The water was really high in the house and we get some damages. But the water took some time and in the afternoon it start to go down. We are now cleaning up so we can spend the night in the house here. The rain is falling a bit but I hope it don’t rain hard,” he said.While the area is prone to flooding during the rainy season, Friday’s flooding is the largest flash flood they have seen in years.As the situation resumes to normalcy, officials have warned that heavy rainfall is expected within the next three days, urging residents in low-lying areas to brace themselves and take precautions.Areas that are expected to have heavy amounts of precipitation include Mabaruma, Wauna White Water and Kumaka in Region One (Barima-Waini); Fort Island in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara); Grass Hook, Bush Lot, Abary, Abary Lass in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice); Albion in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), Imbaimadai and Mahdia in Region Eight; Kwatamang in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) and Wismar, West Watooka, 58 Miles Mabura Road, Ituni and Great Falls in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).An aerial view of a section of the flooded area in Mahdia
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The Kern County Sheriff’s Department was investigating, but didn’t suspect malice, said Sgt. Dennis Smithson. BAKERSFIELD – Officials believe two Mojave children who died after riding in a covered truck bed were victims of carbon-monoxide poisoning. The children, ages 1 and 5, were riding in the back of the pickup Sunday en route with their parents to visit an inmate at Lerdo Jail near Bakersfield. When they arrived at the jail, the two – a 5-year-old boy, Jawonn West, and a 1-year-old girl, Eiyana Washington – were unconscious, and they died soon after being taken to a hospital, said Capt. Tommy Brown of the Kern County Fire Department. A 10-year-old child who also rode in the truck bed survived and was hospitalized. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!