Govt interpreting Constitution to suit agenda

first_imgDear Editor,The masses in Guyana and abroad are still shocked beyond belief by the Appellate Court’s split decision to nullify the Chief Justice (ag) ruling on the No-Confidence Motion which resulted from the insertion of the word “absolute” in Article 106 (6) of our Constitution. While the coalition is rejoicing its new lease of life, the people are appalled by yet another dimension of hypocrisy which is manifested by the selective acceptance of only one part of the Appellate Court’s ruling while conveniently ignoring the others.The coalition gleefully accepted the Appellate Court’s decision that an “absolute” majority is 34 of the members of the National Assembly but did accept the fact that the Court upheld Chief Justice (ag) Roxanne George’s decision that a dual citizen is not qualified to serve in the National Assembly. This is in keeping with Article 155 (1) of our Constitution. However, the coalition has announced that it is “business as usual” and that Amna Ally, Carl Greenidge, Joseph Harmon and Dr Rupert Roopnarine, who are dual citizens will continue to serve as members of the National Assembly. This Government has once again exposed its penchant for violating our Constitution, a pastime it has been actively involved in since assuming Office.On the other hand, the Leader of the Opposition, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo has made it clear that dual citizens from the Opposition will not return to Parliament. It is now anyone’s guess who is willing to abide by the Court’s ruling and by extension, the Constitution, and who is not!Furthermore, we have witnessed that this coalition, from the very inception and even before the Chief Justice’s ruling, had declared that is was business as usual and that the President, the Cabinet and the Ministers will remain in Office. The Government had said in a statement that “until the matter is concluded at the highest Court of Appeal, the status quo remains and the business of Government continues as usual”. However, afterwards, the Chief Justice had ruled that the Cabinet of the coalition Government ceased to exist immediately upon the passage of the No-Confidence Motion on the night of December 21, 2018.Why did the Government not resign as commanded by the Constitution and upheld by the Court’s ruling? The Speaker had ruled that the NCM was valid and the resignation of the Government should have been effected then. If on the final appeal the CCJ ruled that the NCM was not carried, then and only then should the Government have resumed power. So now what happens if the CCJ rules that the NCM was valid? Therefore, it is in the best interest of the country and its people that the Government should have resigned until the final determination of the NCM at the CCJ.It has become the norm of this Government to interpret the Constitution in such a manner to suit its agenda which is to hold on to power at all cost. We have seen that start from the unilateral appointment of GECOM’s Chairman and it is continuing full steam ahead!Yours sincerely,Haseef YusufRDC Councillor –Region Sixlast_img read more

Nigerian National Charged with Power Theft

first_img– Advertisement – Authorities of the Liberia National Police (LNP) have charged a Nigerian national, identified as David Lee, for illegally tampering with the Liberia Electricity Corporation’s (LEC) network.Lee was charged with multiple crimes including theft of property, economic sabotage, fraud and criminal trespassing and is currently at the Monrovia Central Prison awaiting trial.A joint team of the Energy Monitoring Unit, comprising the LEC and the Liberia National Police (LNP) during routine patrols around the Center and Benson Streets intersection, around the Total Gas Station, arrested Lee on a light pole performing illegal connections.LNP Deputy Commissioner for public affairs, Moses Carter, told a news conference in Monrovia on Monday that suspect David Lee grossly violated Chapter 15, Sub-Chapter “B” D & F” Section 15.51, 15.80 and 15.20 of the new Panel Law of Liberia.According to Carter, the preliminary investigation revealed that suspect Lee is a resident of Center Street and was hired by one Johnny (to be identified) to carry on the act.Mr. Carter said the act allegedly committed by suspect David amounts to US$350,000.He said investigation further established that suspect David operates an illegal distribution point within his bedroom.“David used to connect residents of Benson Street and other places. The investigation also uncovered that each of the illegal subscribers paid US$40 monthly,” Carter told reporters.LEC Communications Manager Winston Bedell says the ulitility provider considers the arrest as a major boost in the fight against power theft.“The LEC reiterates that the arrest, subsequent trial and detention of the suspect is a reinforcement of our campaign against electricity theft. This is negatively impacting the corporation’s revenue and distribution,” Bedell said.According to him, the LEC will use the full weight of the law in dealing with individuals found impersonating as employees of the corporation and who engage in power theft.“These unscrupulous individuals are criminals. The public is encouraged to notify the LEC or the nearest police station to report any incident of such,” Bedell said.Meanwhile, the Power Theft Team of Liberia Electricity Corporation in collaboration with the Liberia National Police has retrieved several properties belonging to the Liberia Electricity Corporation. The items retrieved in central Monrovia included a plier and huge quantity of wires.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Power theft suspect David Lee, a Nigerian nationallast_img read more

Inconnu’s elite see how they stack up against international competition

first_imgFive Inconnu Swim Club athletes competed at the Mel Zajac International swim meet in Vancouver at the end of May. Club records were set by Katelynn Hitchcock in the 15 and under women’s category in the 200 metre butterfly, and Cale Murdock shattered the club record in the 15 and under men’s grouping in the 400 metre freestyle by nine seconds.Also having a strong performance was Ben Blackmon in the 200 metre breaststroke. He qualified for the finals in the event and came away with third place overall in the event.According to an Inconnu release the meet provided an opportunity for a select few athletes, “to compete against some of the best athletes in the world, with a deep depth of fast competition as a mental rehearsal for what to expect racing at a calibre meet like this in the future when they are rested and tapered. The physical conditions they went into the meet was in an overloaded state where mental toughness and true grit were also tried and tested”- Advertisement -Next up on the local swimming scene is a meet at the North Peace Leisure Pool for the Fort St. John Stingrays June 13-14. As a result the pool will be closed those days for all regularly scheduled activities.last_img read more

Liverpool fans on Twitter rave about Shaqiri: ‘Best signing in history’

first_imgAll about Shaqiri adding the creative spark this half as Salah makes it 2-0. Surely playing his way into a regular starting place. Perfectly weighs his passes.— Chris Bascombe (@_ChrisBascombe) October 24, 2018 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Xherdan Shaqiri is putting on a show in front of his new fans and it’s safe to say they’re warming to him.The Swiss international has been the architect of Liverpool’s dominant display against Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League. Shaqiri persistence/precision so important to that #lfc goal, the way he hounded Red Star to give up the ball, and the pass he played to Robertson to set up Firmino. 1-0 #lfc #LIVRED— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) October 24, 2018 Shaqiri has been at the centre of all things good for Liverpool Shaqiri has taken on the mantle of being the player to assist Salah in the absence of Ox. I approve.— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) October 24, 2018 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED ADVICE huge blow But he is seizing his opportunity, providing the assist for Salah’s goal against Huddersfield on Saturday and now starring in Europe.Surely he has done enough to earn a regular start for the club? These fans certainly think so… RANKED SHAQIRI IS EVERYTHING I NEED IN LIFE— Katja (@applessquabble) October 24, 2018 REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Shaqiri has way too much sauce.— – (@AllezTheReds) October 24, 2018 BEST OF MONEY Shaqiri has been very good. Another assist for him.— Jack Sear (@JackSear) October 24, 2018 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 🔥 | Xherdan Shaqiri has been absolutely phenomenal tonight. Last 4 games – 4 assists. 🤟 pic.twitter.com/ei7g44bTpD— Watch LFC (@Watch_LFC) October 24, 2018 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Man. I can’t get over what a bargain Shaqiri is.— Dominic Campbell (@dom_campbell) October 24, 2018 Shaqiri sliced through the Red Star defence for Roberto Firmino’s opener and then teed up Mohamed Salah with a pefectly-weighted, first-time ball for the Reds’ second.After arriving from Stoke for £12m in the summer, Shaqiri has only recently broken into Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI. Xherdan Shaqiri masterminding all Liverpool’s goals tonight like pic.twitter.com/uGhWTXOhZE— Mik (@MikLFC) October 24, 2018 no dice Shaqiri has been an absolute livewire, adding the creative dynamism Liverpool have lacked in recent weeks. Perfectly weighted, eye of the needle pass for the 1st and a stunning set off for Salah for the 2nd. A performance of the highest order.— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) October 24, 2018 Shaqiri best signing in the history of this sport, just facts— Sabah (@Sabah07) October 24, 2018 Shaqiri tracks back, tackles, plays a boss through ball to Robertson who plays a boss ball into Firmino and scores, but Shaqiri is ‘lazy’ apparently. He’s been all over the pitch! Bargain!— Danny (@IAmInnocentFFS) October 24, 2018 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Shaqiri makes that goal. Tracks back 20 yards to win the ball, then slices through Red Star’s defence with a perfect through ball for Robertson. Brilliant play making.— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) October 24, 2018 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 1last_img read more

Ronaldo will be ‘gutted’ his goal did not dominate headlines

first_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade no dice Most Popular In Football Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? RANKED Wenger has a unique way of describing Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal! #beINUCL #JUVMUNhttps://t.co/42GQvROwzc pic.twitter.com/22d96y8XEc— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) November 7, 2018Ronaldo was equally happy with the goal, saying he didn’t realise how fantastic it was.“I was happy for the goal but we are a little disappointed because we should have won the game easily, by three or four goals.”Despite his strong association with Man United, some supporters didn’t expect to see him run off and celebrate so jubilantly. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Cristiano Ronaldo will be gutted his brilliant goal against Manchester United is not being talked as much, according to Arsene Wenger.The Juventus star fired his side into the lead with a fantastic volley in Turin on Wednesday night, but United fought back to win 2-1 with two late goals and steal all the headlines in the process.center_img ADVICE MONEY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won “It is such a fantastic goal, it surprises us all, we have seen so many games but we’re still surprised because he does the unexpected,” Wenger told Bein Sports after the game.“He has a short backlift, it doesn’t take him time to hit the ball and even the keeper didn’t move, De Gea has fantastic reactions but even he didn’t lift a hand.“He [Ronaldo] will go home tonight, believe me, absolutely gutted because a goal like that will not be highlighted because they lost the game. This goal, with a 1-0 victory, would have been all over the world tomorrow.” huge blow Ronaldo celebrated his sensational opener by showing fans his six pack REPLY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card BEST OF shining 1last_img read more

A FOND FAREWELL TO DONEGAL VEC – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgOn Monday night, colleagues past and present of Co. Donegal Vocational Education Committee gathered in Letterkenny to bid farewell to Co. Donegal VEC and to remember the impact the organisation had on the educational landscape of the county for over 100 years.Current staff were joined by former colleagues to celebrate past achievements and wish Donegal ETB as it continues in the promotion of a quality education service in the county.A recently published book, “The Final Chapter”, compiled and edited by Dr. Sandra Buchanan was launched on the evening also. The event was one of the many taking place this week in communities across Donegal to celebrate the launch of Donegal Education and Training Board (ETB).  A FOND FAREWELL TO DONEGAL VEC – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: October 23rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal VEClast_img read more

DONEGAL CANCER GROUPS RELEASE STATEMENT AFTER ‘ROBUST’ MEETING

first_imgThe following is a joint statement from Co-operating for Cancer Care NorthWest and Donegal Action for Cancer Care who attended a meeting yesterday at the Department of Health, Hawkins House, Dublin.Letterkenny General HospitalThe purpose of the meeting was to receive feedback and re-evaluate progress made since the previous meeting held on 27 February last, regarding action to be taken to develop/progress breast cancer services in Letterkenny General Hospital.“It was a robust meeting. Firm commitment was given from Minister Varadkar and the Saolta Group to strengthen systematic breast cancer services in LGH in a manner that will be sustainable into the future. “It was agreed that the Saolta Group would continue with their internal dialogues to advance support to Letterkenny services and integration within the dedicated cancer unit.“It was acknowledged that progress has been made since the February meeting, whilst at the same time it was recognised that there is still much work to do.“All attending the meeting recognised that Letterkenny breast services require additional supports and were in agreement regarding the quality of services provided by the breast team within the hospital.“A further meeting is envisaged before the end of the year.” DONEGAL CANCER GROUPS RELEASE STATEMENT AFTER ‘ROBUST’ MEETING was last modified: August 21st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Yasser Mugerwa departs Fassil Kanema

first_imgMugerwa in action for Fassil recently (Agency Photo)Uganda Cranes midfielder, Yasser Mugerwa had departed Ethiopian side Fassil Kenema FC.The former Orlando Pirates player is understood to have mutually terminated his contract with the Gonder based side.Through a post on his social media platforms, Mugerwa confirmed the proceedings.“It was nice working with you, every time I played I sacrificed for the beautiful fans but sometimes we have no choice life has to move on, said Mugerwa.“I will miss every moment because Gondar had become a second home away from home, players had become brothers… I wish the club the best and may Allah give me the best at my new home. Always an Emperor.Mugerwa who signed for Fassil in 2017 still had five months left on his contract but due to personal issues, he will not continue as their player.He joined Fassil from St George FC in 2017, signing a two year deal that was set to expire in July.Before going to Ethiopia, he had a brief stint at South African-Soweto giants Orlando Pirates.His next destination remains a mystery as Mugerwa is yet to disclose it.Ethiopia remains home to three other Ugandans other Ugandans including Robert Odongkara (Adama City), Isma Watenga (Ethiopia Coffee) and Chrizestom Ntambi (Ethiopia Coffee).Comments Tags: Fassil KenemaOrlando PiratestopUganda CranesYasser Mugerwalast_img read more

South Africa’s anthem, prayer power Van Niekerk

first_img27 August 2015Saying a little prayer before the race and singing the national anthem the night before, were the remedies athlete Wayde van Niekerk used to calm his nerves, before the young Kraaifontein man made South Africans proud when he clinched the gold medal for the 400m at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing yesterday.The win comes after a record made in July, when he became the first South African to dip below 20 seconds in the 200m in Switzerland. He was also the first African to run a sub-44 second time in the 400m.Yet he said that the stress leading up to the race at the Bird’s Nest stadium “nearly killed” him this week. “Before the race I was feeling quite nervy. I always am. I was lame and very weak‚ I thought to myself, ‘I’m in trouble now because I’m stressing myself out way too much’. I said a little prayer on the track.”He then set his target on reigning world champion LaShawn Merritt of the United States. “I kinda knew he’s the one to beat,” said Van Niekerk. “I tried to get with him as fast as possible and I came out of the first 100 feeling quite good about myself. the nerves were better. I just started building up from there.”The final 50m were tough. “It was so difficult because I could feel them coming up on to me‚ but at the same time I felt strong enough to pull it away.“Just that thought‚ ‘I’m actually busy winning‚ I’m actually busy winning’ was quite overwhelming. I just tried to keep it up‚” said Van Niekerk‚ who crossed the line in 43.48 seconds.He became very stressful before every single race, said the sprinter. “I might have looked very composed on the track but lying in my bed at night was not the best feeling. I couldn’t sleep.”Sometimes he would lie down and just visualise the races. “I just had to pinch myself and say‚ ‘Wayde‚ calm down; Wayde‚ it still has to come.’“The heats were probably the most nerve-wracking experience I’ve ever had because I had to get over that fear because last world championships [in 2013] I was knocked out.“Funny‚ I was singing the whole national anthem in my head last night to fall asleep‚ saying to myself, ‘You can do it‚ you can do it.’ I just wanted it so bad I kept on singing it in my head until I fell asleep. I had a good night’s rest.”Van Niekerk’s post-race celebration on the track was brief‚ though, and when he sat down to try to recover‚ he was unable to get up. “I tried to stay active but I think my mistake was to go and sit down again after that and I couldn’t stand up.”Medical staff attended to him on the track, and then took him to hospital.“I don’t think it was very necessary‚” he said. “Obviously the lactic comes with the sport. It just seems I was the only athlete out of the eight‚ nine guys that got tired‚” he said with a laugh. “Before I knew it they were busy taking me off the track and I was out of breath. It’s actually normal. It seems I’m the only one who dies after a race.”But he was back at his hotel soon after midnight to enjoy a low-key welcome and a cold supper, and to read through more than 100 WhatsApp messages on his phone. Congratulations also streamed in via the social media pages of Van Niekerk and his family.On Instagram this morning, the winner said to his fans: “Morning to all, extremely sorry if I can’t thank each and every one. But I’m really thankful for all the amazing messages and all really truly appreciate it.“Was an honour representing my country and making you all proud. I am fine just made the wrong decision to sit down last night. really love, cherish and appreciate everyone!”Van Niekerk, who will receive his medal before the start of this evening’s finals‚ is now looking ahead to the Olympics in Rio next year.“Once you’ve been blessed with something you need to use it as best as possible. I’m not going to waste it‚” said the sprinter‚ who started out in the 100m and 200m before moving up in distance.“I hate the 400m but look how far it’s brought me. It does put me on the floor afterwards,” he said. “There’s obviously still the Olympics next year. That’s definitely a must that I need to turn up for. I would love to double up on the gold again.”Source: RDM Wirelast_img read more

Cattlemen’s Gala, Celebration and Fundraiser, raises $35,000

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation (OCF) held the second annual Cattlemen’s Gala Celebration and Fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 25 at Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio. The event supported the OCF youth scholarship fund benefiting the next generation of beef industry leaders.Attendees gathered in their boots and hats for dinner, drinks and dancing in the barn at Leeds Farm where guests enjoyed live music from the John D. Hale Band, a nationally known Red Dirt music group from Missouri.Silent and live auctions were held to support youth scholarships. Thanks to several generous donors, buyers and sponsors, in total, the event raised $35,000.“The young people in our industry are impressive, and the opportunity for them to further their education and careers is well deserved. The Cattlemen’s Gala is an exciting way to show our support,” said Joe Foster, OCF president from Gallipolis.Mark your calendars for the 2019 Cattlemen’s Gala Celebration and Fundraiser that will take place Aug. 24.For more information on the event, contact the Foundation at 614-873-6736. The complete list of available scholarships can be found at www.ohiocattle.org/foundation/scholarships. The application deadline for OCF scholarships is Oct. 31.last_img read more