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As Guyana continues to closely monitor the crisis situation in neighbouring Venezuela, former Home Affairs Minister and General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Clement Rohee has advised that Government consider all factors when making a decision on the matter particularly as it relates to the refugees.????????????????????????????????????Speaking at the Party’s weekly press conference on Monday, Rohee said that Government would have to take a holistic approach in addressing the matter.“We have to be careful that we don’t press a panic button into convincing ourselves that we are going to see a flood of persons coming across the border from Venezuela, in whatever shape, form or fashion,” he stated.According to Rohee, Government will have to bear in mind firstly, that there was a time when many Guyanese left the shores of this country and went to settle in bordering towns of Venezuela. He explained that there were thousands of Guyanese still living in that part of Venezuela who have since made their lives in the Spanish-speaking country without little or no interference from the Venezuelan Government.“I don’t recall instances where the Venezuelans have actually chased them (Guyanese) out from the country or prevented them from coming in. Somehow, it has always been that culture of cross-border movement between ourselves and Venezuela,” he noted.The PPP General Secretary went on to say that while the ‘cross-border culture’ as it relates to movement of Guyanese to Venezuela and Venezuelans to Guyana is prevalent, Guyana has to take into consideration the situation currently in Europe with respect to refugees and immigrants from Iraq and Syria going into Europe.“So in the present-day context and the historical context, we have to exercise great care and caution in relation to addressing this issue,” he remarked.Moreover, the former Home Affairs Minister outlined that the issue with refugees was never as “black and white” as it seemed. He pointed out that Guyana was not a member of the United Nations High Commission of Refugees or Convention of Refugees, and that had its own implications.Last Thursday, when asked whether Government would be willing to accept refugees from Venezuela, President David Granger told Guyana Times that his Administration has not considered this issue as yet.“We do not have any agreement with Venezuela about other refugees (coming here) and that is not something that we have considered… (but) we have an obligation to accept returning Guyanese if they want to re-enter the land of their birth,” he told this newspaper.”Moreover, the Guyanese Head of State pointed out that the situation in the neighbouring country was cause for concern, given the territorial controversy between the two countries. He said too that the issue would also affect the wider Caribbean as well.“I am deeply concerned about what is taking place in Venezuela; plus Guyana has a special interest because of the territorial question, but I think the whole Region is concerned about what is taking place in Venezuela and we hope that there is not going to be a resort to lawlessness… I hope that a legal and orderly approach is taken for the security of the whole sub-region because it will have an impact on the Caribbean as well,” Granger stated.With the Venezuelan economy deteriorating, it is expected that there would be a refugee crisis in the Region as persons from the Spanish-speaking country were likely to flee to neighbouring nations.Meanwhile, Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Brigadier Mark Phillips is reported as saying that he is monitoring the situation in Venezuela and is prepared to protect Guyana’s border if the need arises.Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro recently declared a state of emergency as the country experiences economic turmoil following the decline of oil prices on the world market over the past months. Reports coming out of the Spanish-speaking nation reveal that there is a massive food shortage and limited access to basic healthcare and amenities such as electricity.Reports of rampant outbursts of looting and violence are also emerging from the neighbouring country.
The leadership of the National Muslim Students Association of Liberia (NAMSAL) has launched a scholarship fund drive to benefit mainly the female students. The scholarship fund drive is aimed at encouraging and sponsoring about 500 female Muslim students, who are particularly desperate to learn, starting from elementary to the senior high.The scholarship fund drive is also intended to buttress parents and guardians’ efforts to send their “girl children” to school in order to join in helping to build every sector of the country. The launch of the fund drive on May 13, 2015 coincided with the official induction ceremony of officers-elect of NAMSAL in the auditorium of the Muslim Congress High School on Mechlin Street in Monrovia.The headquarters of NAMSAL is at Sheriff Yard, Via Town, across the Gabriel Johnson Tucker Bridge.The newly installed leadership of the Muslim students group will steer the affairs of the students for two years. Those inducted into office were Semah Komola, president; Ishmael V. Corneh, vice president for national affairs and Muniru P.M. Balloh, vice president for international affairs.Others include Mamadee Sesay, secretary general; Alhaji V. Siryon, assistant secretary; S. Mohammed Massalay, financial secretary and Massa M. Siryon, treasrurer.The outgoing NAMSAL leadership was headed by Ibrahim A. Nyei and Momolu Sirleaf while Kula V. Fofana was retired.NAMSAL president Semah Komola thanked the students for his preferment and assured them of his service to them. He called for their cooperation and support.He appealed to every Muslim to help send female Muslims to school through their donations.The secretary of the Inaugural Committee, Rukiatu Sheriff, said sponsoring female Muslim students in school is a welcome initiative. He urged Liberian Muslims to help in this worthy endeavor.Meanwhile, during the launching ceremony, the Minister of Finance and Development Planning, through a proxy, Ali Sylla, and others urged the leadership to be committed to uniting the Muslim students’ populace and in educating female Muslim students.The two officials also admonished the NAMSAL leadership to be a contributing factor in the national agenda for transformation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) Chairman Vickchand Ramphal has expressed concerns that he is currently unable to effectively address issues affecting farmers in that Region because he is not getting the support of coalition Councillors and the Clerk of the House.The Chairman made the comments at Thursday’s Regional Democratic Council (RDC) meeting after the Regional Executive Officer (REO) Ovid Morrison walkedRegional Chairman Vickchand Ramphalout of the meeting. Morrison controls the $2.5 billion of taxpayers’ money given to the Region.According to Ramphal, residents across the Region are being affected by many issues which are not being addressed.He explained that Mahaicony farmers were having difficulties in accessing fresh water for their crop, but no assistance is forthcoming.“If coalition Councillors were interested, they would have sat around the table, so that they could make solid decisions to bring relief to the farmers that are affected in Region Five,” Ramphal said. He noted that not only those Mahaicony farmers were being affected, but recently he met some farmers from the Paradise-Belladrum area, who complained that canals in the Rising Sun/Washington/Belladrum area are clogged preventing them from getting fresh water for their crops.“We could have brought solutions to those problems, but since the man that controls the money in the Region – the Clerk, who is the Regional Executive Officer blatantly walked out of the meeting, we cannot make any sound decision for our people,” the Chairman said.Ramphal has been forced to engage some of the other agencies, which operate within the Region namely the Mahaica Mahaicony Abary (MMA) department and the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA), which have both been providing some assistance.However, these agencies do not have adequate resources to undertake work across the Region, he added, while singling out the NDIA’s efforts in the Region to bring relief to farmers who are affected by poor irrigation. The REO has been walking out of all the RDC meetings since February last year. In January 2016, led by Carol Joseph, who was then a councillor, the coalition disrupted every meeting by either singly or banding as one to bang on the tables thus prevented any discussion, demanding that Ramphal apologise to President David Granger for not attending a meeting in the Region at which the President was a guest. Ramphal had not received an official invitation to that meeting, which was held in December 2015. In August 2016, when the President attended an Emancipation Day programme, he announced that he did not want an apology and urged that RDC meetings be held undisrupted. Again in May 2017, the Government Councillors walked out after Morrison demanded an apology from the Chairman saying that his creditability was at stake when Ramphal called for an investigation into allegations that two Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) officials had used a NDIA machine to carry out personal work.When the December meeting was called four days before Christmas in 2017, the coalition Councillors said that they were going to give the residents of Region Five a New Year’s present by sitting to discuss their issues at the monthly meetings.Subsequently, Morrison returned to the boardroom with the coalition Councillors and convened a meeting during which certain decisions were made.The coalition since March 2018 has been trying to get the RDC to adopt the minutes for an “illegal” meeting of the Council.Since then when the meetings are called monthly, coalition members say they should be looking at the minutes for the February 2018 meeting and the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Councillors say they should be looking at the minutes for the January 2018 meeting.The impasse continues.“They are using their bullish tactics and being disrespectful by coming back here and reconvene an illegal meeting. We will not support such behaviour,” the chairman told his colleagues.He added that the February 2018 minutes needed to come back to the Council for all of the Councillors to go through. “Let us ratify and confirm and we will proceed. Why would they illegally call a meeting and expect the Regional Chairman to assent to the minutes that they would have confirmed? That will never happen. This is a democratically constituted body,” the Chairman maintained. (Andrew Carmichael)
It’s back to school time, and for many parents time to re-examine the challenges associated with the education of their children.Given that post-secondary studies and training are becoming a virtual necessity to employment security, it is never too early to start planning for them and this week, the provincial government has come forward with new assistance plan.It’s a $1,200 grant, and it’s accessible at more than three dozen credit unions across the province – including the North Peace Savings and Credit Union.- Advertisement -To be eligible, children must have been born in 2007 or later – families have three years, or until the day before the child’s ninth birthday, to submit an application for the grant.First, parents need to apply for a Registered Education Savings Plan, and the province is working with other financial institutions to extend the accessibility options.Upon application approval, the one-time grant per eligible child will be deposited into a RESP, and based on a three and half percent growth rate, with the grant and an investment of $50 a month, savings could grow to $12,000 dollars.Advertisement “Going forward over the next decade or so, we know that about 80% of the jobs that are going to be available require a post-secondary education,” said Education Minister Mike Bernier. “So as a government, we want to make sure we’re doing our part to help those families out there kick start the savings for their children.”The annual cost of going to school after high school can vary considerably, but federal government estimates show in 2010-11, full-time students in Canada paid an average of 14,500 dollars for post-secondary schooling, making the cost of a four year degree program, about $58,000 dollars.
0Shares0000Gonzalo Higuain left the pitch with a ball after hitting a hat-trick as Juventus beat Sassuolo, 7-0 © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLOMILAN, Italy, Feb 4 – Napoli clung to top spot in Serie A with a 2-0 win over tailenders Benevento on Sunday, after Gonzalo Higuain hit a rapid hat-trick and Sami Khedira two in three minutes as champions Juventus piled on the pressure in the title chase with a 7-0 win over Sassuolo.Juventus were 4-0 up by half-time after Alex Sandro opened the scoring on nine minutes in Turin with a quick-fire Khedira brace and a Miralem Pjanic goal burying an overwhelmed Sassuolo who are rooted in 15th position. Argentine ace Higuain dominated the second half with a hat-trick in a 20-minute spell to bring his league tally to 13.But Napoli replied with goals in either half from Dries Mertens and Marek Hamsik keeping Maurizio Sarri’s side one point ahead of the six-time defending champions.“We cannot afford any slip-ups with Napoli having an extraordinary championship. It was important to win today so we could definitively break away from the chasing pack,” said Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri.“Many players are beginning to reach their peak.”The only bad news for Juventus was Blaise Matuidi picking up a muscular injury which Allegri said should keep the French international out of the Champions League clash against Tottenham on February 13.In Naples, Mertens opened the scoring after 20 minutes at neighbouring Benevento with a magnificent lob from a tight angle, but the Belgian limped off with an ankle injury in the final minutes of the game.Slovak Hamsik doubled their lead just after the break, meeting Jose Callejon’s low cross for his 118th goal for the club.Benevento had a few chances and were even awarded a penalty for a Kalidou Koulibaly tackle, only for it to be revoked by the video assistant referee (VAR) because of an earlier offside.“We suffered at the start, but then broke the deadlock with a great goal from Dries Mertens,” said Napoli skipper Hamsik.“Once we went 2-0 up, we tried to slow it down a bit and control the game.“We’re not afraid of anyone, as we must only focus on our own results.”– Roma back winning –Earlier Roma got back to winning ways to move closer to the Champions League places with Turkish winger Cengiz Under scoring the only goal within the first minute in Verona.Roma had not won since December 16 but 20-year-old Under got them off the mark early on taking the hosts by surprise to slot in his first Serie A goal.The visitors held on despite Lorenzo Pellegrini being sent off after 51 minutes for tackling Ryder Matos from behind.Roma stay fifth but move to within a point of Inter Milan who occupy the final Champions League spot after being held 1-1 by Crotone on Saturday.Lazio in third — 14 points behind Napoli — host Genoa on Monday.“We deservedly won. We went down to 10 men and still didn’t allow a shot on goal,” said Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco.Verona’s Brazilian goalkeeper Nicolas did well to twice block Edin Dzeko, with Radja Nainggolan and Kevin Strootman also coming close before Roma held on for three points.AC Milan missed the chance to move into the Europa League places, being held 1-1 at Udinese with Davide Calabria sent off on 68 minutes.Suso put the visitors ahead with a stunning shot from distance in the ninth minute. But Milan’s Calabria was sent off for a second yellow card midway through the second half and Udinese drew level eight minutes later when goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma deflected into his own net.Atalanta beat Chievo 1-0 with Gianluca Mancini’s winner on 72 minutes at first disallowed, then given after viewing VAR.Midtable Fiorentina won 2-1 at Bologna with Federico Chiesa getting the winner after 71 minutes after Jordan Veretout’s opener was cancelled out by Erick Pulgar.Cagliari earned a 2-0 win over relegation rivals SPAL in Sardinia, with goals from Luca Cigarini and substitute Marco Sau.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
1 Yaya Toure seems to have reaffirmed his commitment to Manchester City, amid continued rumours of a possible switch to Inter Milan.Many had expected City to be starting the new season without the Ivory Coast international, who had seemed set on a move away this summer.His supposed frustrations with the club led to links with a reunion with former Blues coach Roberto Mancini at Inter Milan, and though Toure’s agent moved to squash those rumours following talks with City’s hierarchy, it appears Mancini is still optimistic over a deal for the juggernaut midfielder.But, Toure himself has now insisted he is planning to spend the forthcoming Premier League season in a City shirt, and is eager to prove the Blues can challenge for the top flight title once again.“I’m just really looking forward to next season and it feels great to be back,” he said on the club’s website.“I’m going to work as hard as I can in pre-season and we’re already looking forward to playing in front of our own fans again in six weeks or so.”The 32-year-old added: “I’m not the biggest fan of pre-season if I’m honest, but we all know we have to prepare well and eat properly so we’re good to go at the start of the season.“As for predictions, I don’t want to say we’ll do this or that – just that we have our targets and we want to make the fans and this club proud. Last season was disappointing by our own standards because we know we could have done better.“We are looking forward to welcoming some new players as well which will strengthen the team and together we want to achieve something really big this year. We are looking forward to bouncing back very strongly.” Manchester City and Ivory Coast star Yaya Toure
1 Skill.That’s presumably what Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann’s France team-mates were shouting at them during this little kickabout.France are doing their last bit of preparation for the game against Romania on Friday 10 June where in what is the opening game of Euro 2016.With Pogba and Griezmann in the side, it’s easy to see why host nation France are among the favourites to win the whole thing. Pogba’s displays at Juventus in recent seasons have seen him linked with big money transfers abroad, as has Griezmann who was a runner-up with Atletico Madrid in the 2016 Champions League final.Watch the impressive pair in the video below. Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann knock the ball about in training
There was plenty of Christmas cheer in the air after a battling Donegal company announced it has managed to save 13 jobs.The company, Milford-bsed Henry McGinley & Sons, revealed it has now successfully exited Examinership.The announcement was made yesterday at Letterkenny Circuit Court and secures the future of the business and its 13 employees. Established in 1993 by Henry and Elizabeth McGinley, the family-owned company is one of the leading suppliers of structural steel and roofing systems in the northwest of Ireland.Henry McGinley & Sons was among the first businesses in Ireland to avail of the examinership process through the Circuit Court, and it is the first company in Donegal to exit the process successfully.The announcement was welcomed throughout the local community and across Donegal.After an emotionally charged day for the McGinley family and company employees, Mrs Elizabeth McGinley, Director of the Company, spoke of her relief at the announcement. Mrs McGinley said: “We are delighted with this outcome and would like to extend our sincere thanks to our suppliers, the court service, judges and the local community, both far and wide, for their messages of support since the examinership commenced.“It’s been a very tough few months, but the support we received has been overwhelming and very much appreciated. I also want to acknowledge the continuing support and loyalty of our customers and staff over the last number of years, without whom we would never have come through this’.Mrs McGinley paid special tribute to the Examiner, Mr Sean Carr of Vision Accountancy for all his hard work throughout the examinership process. She also thanked local County Councillor Ian Mc Garvey for his help, as well as her legal team and the Examiner’s legal team for their efforts.With over forty years’ experience in the fabrication, supply and erection of structural steel, Henry McGinley & Sons has built a strong reputation for delivering quality solutions to clients across the construction sector.The business traded as normal throughout the examinership process, and even secured new contracts and employed new staff during the period. Henry McGinley & Sons is now well placed to continue offering quality services to the construction industry in the years ahead and is looking forward to 2015 with renewed focus and energy. The company wishes all of its staff, customers, suppliers, stakeholders and supporters a Happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year.CHRISTMAS CHEER AS JOBS SAVED AT WELL-KNOWN DONEGAL COMPANY was last modified: December 20th, 2014 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:DONGALexaminershipHenry McGinley and sons
David Klinghoffer on Evolution News and Views has pointed out that James von Brunn, the man who murdered guard Tyrone Johns at Washington’s Holocaust Museum on June 10, was motivated by ideas of natural selection and eugenics. Klinghoffer provided additional information on Belief.Net with quotes from Brunn’s writings. He also found hundreds of references to natural selection on a neo-Nazi website. Klinghoffer was careful to state the Darwin would have repudiated the association this murderer made with his theories. He asks, though, why the mainstream media have completely ignored the association in their coverage of the murder. “What’s not reasonable is to give Darwinism’s social influence a special pass, forbidding any mention of it as somehow out of bounds,” he ended. “Very far from reasonable indeed, it’s nothing less than a cover-up.”A typical liberal response is the tit-for-tat moral equivalency strategy: i.e., to find another murderer motivated by alleged Christian conservative views (like the recent abortionist murderer). Keep in mind a couple of important differences. (1) The chilling body count of victims of state-sponsored genocide in the name of social Darwinism and atheism should put that argument in context (re-read the 11/30/2005 entry; also 12/11/2007). (2) Compare Jesus and Darwin. Jesus said the greatest commandments are to love God with all our heart and mind and to love your neighbor as yourself. There is no conceivable way to get vigilante murder out of that fountainhead of love. On the other hand, Darwin portrayed nature (including mankind) as an amoral, unguided, purposeless march of progress toward “fitness” in a cruel, heartless, Malthusian world. He himself made statements about human breeding of the weak and imbeciles being highly injurious to the human species – statements directly echoed by von Brunn. Though he would have abhorred racism, murder and totalitarianism in the name of his theory, Darwin was himself a Social Darwinist (see review of new book The Darwin Myth on Evolution News and how some of his followers today still echo the eugenics sentiment Evolution News; see also piece by David Tyler on ARN, “Darwin was an advocate of Social Darwinism”). In other words, you can derive totalitarian dictatorships and neo-Nazi murderers from natural selection, but you cannot derive vigilante murderers from the teachings of Jesus. Was not the conservative movement’s outrage against George Tiller, the late-term abortionist, motivated by a love for life – the life of the unborn? Media bias was once again blatantly evident with commentators tying Tiller’s murderer to conservative Christian influences, but failing to tie von Brunn with Darwinian doctrines. These are not morally equivalent cases.(Visited 24 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0