first_imgHigh Court marshals on Tuesday afternoon moved to levy on assets of the New Building Society (NBS) as lawyers for former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Maurice Arjoon sought to enforce the $59 million court decision.The $59 million was awarded to Arjoon in a judgement against NBS for his wrongful dismissal from the financial institution.More details in January 24 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img

first_imgSmith was one of 19 students in her class to participate in an optional writing assignment for the contest, said her teacher, Jana Saffro. The class had just studied the Chumash, and Smith “incorporated it into the story and ran with it.” “She’s an amazing writer,” Saffro said. “She expresses herself beautifully in her writing. She always has. … That’s her imagination.” (805) 583-7604160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Smith’s entry, one of 700 stories that suggested a name and history for the crouched dragon, was chosen by a panel of judges that included Mayor Paul Miller. “Amanda’s story was unique and stood out from all the others,” he said. “She did a great job in telling the story and relating it to local history. Nobody else did that that way.” Amanda, a 9-year-old student at Garden Grove Elementary School, used elements of Simi Valley’s Chumash Indian past to create the fanciful story. “Kuyam – The Legend of the Great Stone Dragon” was once a dragon spirit that “soared high in the heavens over Shimiyi,” the girl wrote. He turns himself into a hunting dog to help the people of the tribe in return for acceptance and belonging. His stay is interrupted when the “great Clouded Leopard Spirit” insists he change back to his original form. He resists, but then a child falls off a cliff, and the only way to save him is by turning back into the flying dragon. Realizing there is no way to change back into a hunting dog or remain a dragon among the Chumash, the creature transforms itself into a stone dragon, which the Chumash name Kuyam, which means to rest and wait. SIMI VALLEY – A four-legged dragon sculpture displayed at the Simi Valley Town Center with an arched tail, smiling face and set of wings was once a spirit who lived among the Chumash Indians of Shimiyi. The fictional tale of Kuyam, as written by third-grader Amanda Smith, depicts his journey from dragon spirit to hunting dog to stone dragon. “He didn’t want to be left out,” Smith said. “He wanted to be part of a family … something special.” The winning story of the 10-ton, 50-foot-tall mosaic European dragon sculpture was announced last week during a ceremony that also awarded more than $13,000 to local elementary schools that took part in the mall’s Shopping for Students program. last_img read more