Four babies entered the world on New Year’s Day at the New Amsterdam Hospital, five fewer than the nine delivered in 2017. In 2016, there was one birth and in 2015, five babies were delivered on New Year’s Day.Janice Daniels and her baby at the New Amsterdam HospitalThis year, a 21-year-old mother was the first to give birth to a bouncing baby boy. Janice Daniels, of Lot 1 Number Two Village, Berbice, gave birth to a 2.7 kilogram boy about 00:03h. The baby was delivered by Midwife Travis Jonas, who also did two other deliveries.This is the second child for Daniels. The young mother was high in praise for the nurses at the maternity unit. Her due date was set for January 18, but she was admitted one day before delivery.Sabita Singh and her daughter“My first delivery was easier than this one. Then I had nurses to rub my back when it was hurting, but now the nurses were all busy with other mothers, so they couldn’t spend so much time with me,” she added.Sabita Singh gave birth to the second New Year’s baby: a 3.3kg girl, her third child. Singh, of Block 9 Bath Settlement, said she was advised by the maternity unit at the Fort Wellington Hospital to have her delivery done at the New Amsterdam Hospital.The 36-year-old mother said this was because of the number of years which had passed since her second child. She noted that it came as a surprise when she went into labour since her due was January 13.Malinie Neville with her first child at the New Amsterdam HospitalHowever, she is happy to have delivered a baby on New Year’s Day. Finally, 21-year-old Malinie Neville delivered her first child at 00:40h.Neville, of Number 73 Village, Corentyne, went to the Skeldon Hospital on December 23, after a premature rupture of membranes (PROM) which is typically referred to as the water bag bursting. She was then referred to the New Amsterdam Hospital.Meanwhile, Roxanne Marry, 19, of Rose Hall Town, gave birth via caesarean. Her 3kg girl was born at 08:28h.“Anybody will be glad to give birth on the first day of the year,” she said.
8) Wayne Rooney (41 in 87) and Christian Benteke (42 in 89) = 0.47 goals per game – click the arrow to see the Premier League’s top strikers since the Villa man’s debut – Liverpool fans will be hoping Benteke can outshine Man United captain Rooney. 9 3) Gareth Bale (21 in 30) = 0.70 goals per game – click the arrow to see the Premier League’s top strikers since Benteke’s debut – Bale joined Real Madrid in 2013, but had an outstanding season as he scored more than 20 goals for Tottenham, the first player to do so in the Premier League for Spurs since Jurgen Klinsmann in 1995. 6) Robin van Persie (44 in 83) = 0.53 goals per game – click the arrow to see the Premier League’s top strikers since Benteke’s debut – Van Persie has left the Premier League now, but since 2012, when he joined Man United, the striker has scored 44 Premier League goals in 83 games. 2) Diego Costa (20 in 26) = 0.77 goals per game – click the arrow to see the Premier League’s top strikers since Benteke’s debut – Costa’s first season in the Premier League was a prolific one, with his 20 goals helping Chelsea secure the title. 9 7) Harry Kane (24 in 47) = 0.51 goals per game – click the arrow to see the Premier League’s top strikers since Benteke’s debut – Kane was brilliant for Tottenham last season and his 21 goals in the 2014/15 campaign helped earn him a place in the full England squad. 4) Sergio Aguero (55 in 85) = 0.65 goals per game – click the arrow to see the Premier League’s top strikers since Benteke’s debut – Man City ace Aguero won the Premier League Golden Boot last season, scoring 26 times. However, since Benteke scored on his Premier League debut against Swansea, he has scored 55 goals in 85 games. 5) Daniel Sturridge (36 in 61) = 0.59 goals per game – click the arrow to see the Premier League’s top strikers since Benteke’s debut – If it were not for injury, then Benteke’s new team-mate Sturridge would surely feature higher. 9 9 9 As Liverpool fans have pointed out, the £32.5m deal for Christian Benteke will make or break manager Brendan Rodgers.Goals are needed and the striker has certainly shown how prolific he is since making his Aston Villa debut in 2012.EXPERT VIEWS ON CHRISTIAN BENTEKEHere, talkSPORT looks at the 24-year-old’s goals per game ratio and pits him against the fellow Premier League marksmen who have scored at least 20 times since Benteke’s first game against Swansea. 9 9 10) Olivier Giroud (41 goals in 94 games) and Loic Remy (27 in 61) = 0.44 goals per game – click the arrow to see the Premier League’s top strikers since Benteke’s debut – Liverpool have signed Christian Benteke from Aston Villa, but where does the striker rank among the most prolific Premier League marksmen? Here, talkSPORT looks at the players who have scored at least 20 goals since Benteke’s Villa debut in 2012 and assesses their goals per game ratio. Giroud has been Arsenal’s focal point in attack, while Remy has scored goals for QPR, Newcastle and Chelsea. 9 9 1) Luis Suarez (53 in 63) = 0.84 goals per game – Liverpool fans were devastated to lose Suarez in 2014 and it’s easy to see why.