– challenges existing parties to 2020 showdownA new political party, the self-dubbed Democratic National Congress (DNC), has announced its presence on the national landscape). On Sunday, it threw down the gauntlet to the existing political parties with general and regional elections slated for 2020.DNC leader, Craig Sylvester, noted in a statement that he has always been anLeader of the Democratic National Congress, Craig Sylvesteradvocate of new political parties. He noted that his DNC party will go toe-to-toe with the other parties in 2020 under the theme ‘Bringing Guyana into the 21st century’.“As a preliminary estimate, we only require twenty persons to assume ministerial portfolios for a resounding victory at the polls,” Sylvester said. “The party’s official launch and public discussion forum is due to be held soon.”“The Democratic National Congress will be committed to the principle (of) Guyana (being) governed as a democratic republic, where the authority of the state and its government is created and sustained by the consent of its people through their elected representatives,” Sylvester said, reeling off his party’s draft constitution.He also promised that a sound, effective political system for choosing and replacing governments through free and fair elections will be sustained.
Mac users groupmeets SaturdayNORWALK – The Whittier Area Macintosh Users Group will meet here from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 12722 Woods Ave.Members will demonstrate the new operating system from Apple called OS X “Leopard.” They will also answer questions and discuss Apple news.All are welcome to attend.For more information, call (562) 943-4919 or visit www.geocities.com/wamug.Up to speedon labor laws?The Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce and Industrial League is sponsoring a 2008 Labor Law Update seminar from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 4 at the Radisson Whittier Hotel, 7320 Greenleaf Ave.Topics include wages and hours, leaves of absence and discrimination.The state Legislature, regulatory agencies and courts at the state and federal level have been changing the way you must do business. Learn the new ins and outs from Paul Fleck of the law firm Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo.Seating is limited. The cost is $50 for chamber members and $75 for nonmembers and includes breakfast.Register and pay online 24 hours a day at www.sfschamber.com and clicking on “events” or call (562) 944-1616.Holiday boutiquevendors soughtNORWALK – Vendors are being sought for a holiday boutique from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive.Crafters who knit, crochet, work with wood, make greeting cards or other goods can register to sell their wares.A table for those 50 or older costs $10. For those younger than 50, a table costs $20.The event is free and open to the public.For more information or to register, call (562) 929-5580.Make a differencefor women awardSoroptimist International of Whittier is seeking applicants for its Making a Difference for Women Award. Eligible nominees are women who, through professional or personal activities, make extraordinary impacts and improve the lives of women and girls.The winner of the club-level award will compete for additional kudos at other levels of the Soroptimist International organization.Nominations should be turned in by Nov. 20.For more information, call Carol Fleck at (562) 698-1272.– From staff reports160Want 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 MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre For information on the watch program, visit www.nwnw.info.Pork feast tobenefit veteransSANTA FE SPRINGS – The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3752 invites you to make a pig of yourselves.Enjoy stuffed pork loin with all the fixings from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the post, 11912 Rivera Road.Family, friends and neighbors are welcome. The cost is $5.95. All proceeds benefit veterans.For more information, call (562) 698-9059. The North Whittier Neighborhood Watch will host its eighth Night Out beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday at 13597 Ankerton Ave.The purpose is for neighbors to get acquainted and establish a safer neighborhood for children, youths and senior citizens.California Highway Patrol officers, as well as sheriff’s deputies and representatives from Supervisor Gloria Molina’s office will be present.Several houses in the Neighborhood Watch area were burglarized in October. If residents see suspicious individuals in the area, they should call the Sheriff’s Department at (626) 330-3322.