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Dear Editor,The present situation in Guyana is of much concern to Guyanese, more so to the PPP/C former government officials, the party support base, and respected persons who criticised the APNU/AFC coalition government. The disrespecting and humiliation of two distinguish gentlemen, Dr Ashni Singh and Mr Winston Brassington, who served their country with distinction, is clear evidence that the Government is losing support, and as such is showing signs of desperation by using methods to appease and cling on to its supporters, who are very much upset about its FAILURE in Government after three years. This situation reminds me of an article in the Washington Post News by Lewis Simons, dated October 4th 1977, title, “Indira Gandhi arrested in India”. It is a true reflection of what is transpiring presently in Guyana. The arrest was described as a political one by Indira Gandhi because trips and political meetings by Gandhi were receiving enthusiastic turnouts in various parts of India. The Prime Minister, Morarji Desai, ordered her arrest, thinking that he would have satisfied widespread plaudits. But unfortunately, Prime Minister Desai lost the next elections to Indira Gandhi. This is actually happening presently. Cde Bharrat Jagdeo and the PPP are getting favourable responses in every corner of Guyana, and as such, can be faced with more victimisation to create fear among supporters as efforts are made to try to derail a sure victory for the PPP. These incidents are not about corruption, they are a clear sign of political discrimination against the PPP, hoping that this will enable APNU/AFC to win the majority in the General Election in 2020.The PPP is strong enough to withstand any amount of political pressure and fear from APNU/AFC. Don’t allow this disease of political victimisation to silence us, because democracy will surely die in this darkness.Yours sincerely,Zamal Hussain
Bee Hive accidentThe post mortem performed on the bodies of Varshni Khemraj and Satyanand Harripersaud, who lost their lives after the car in which they were travelling collided with another vehicle and ended up in a trench, determined that they died as a result of drowning and blunt trauma to head.The autopsies were conducted by Dr. Nehaul Singh at the Georgetown Public Hospital on Friday, and his findings confirmed that the teenager of East Canje Berbice and the 27-year-old man of Lot 97 Sawah Village, Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara were under the influence of alcohol at the time of their demise.The bodies were handed over to their relatives to make funeral arrangements.This accident occurred on Sunday last at about 22:15h, when the car Harripersaud was driving, PSS 9153, allegedly swerved into the path of motor car PTT 5270 and a collision resulted.Upon impact, Harripersaud reportedly lost control of his vehicle, and it ended up submerged in a nearby canal. After several minutes under water, the duo were eventually extracted from the vehicle and rushed to the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital, where they were pronounced dead on arrival.The driver of the other car, who hails from Atlantic Gardens, East Coast Demerara, was unhurt. A breathalyser test to which he was subjected found no trace on alcohol in his system. He was subsequently released as Police continue their investigations.The parents of the dead man told Guyana Times he had returned to Guyana only a few days prior to the accident. He was due to attend a wedding ceremony of a close relative. However, on the night of the fatal accident, the young man left home to meet his friends at the KK Service Station.His parents received the dreaded news of his demise at about 23:00h. His mother reportedly rushed to the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital only to see her son’s motionless body. There were no visual injuries about his body.The female teenager was spending time at an aunt in Mahaica, and on the night of the fatal accident, had gone with a cousin to the said location to engage in a “lime”.She and Harripersaud had reportedly left the KK Service Station and had gone in search of food. On their way back to the service station, they met their demise. They are expected to be laid to rest in the new week.
– as order issued to bring Judicial Review Law into force in 2019Former Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Anil Nandlall has accused his successor, Basil Williams, of blatantly disobeying a court order issued by Chief Justice Roxane George ordering him (Williams) to activate the Judicial Review Act by July 31, 2018.Williams has now moved to issue a commencement order to bring the Judicial Review Act into force at the beginning of next year. The Judicial Review (Commencement) Order 2018 was made on August 15, gazetted on August 16, and published in an Extraordinary Edition of the Official Gazette. It has listed January 1, 2019 as the day in which the Judicial Review Act will come into effect.This decision by the AG was made even though the Chief Justice had handed down a decision after a court matter was filed by Nandlall seeking the activation of the Act.Nandlall has said this move by Williams has deliberately subverted, frustrated, and made a mockery of the law and the judicial system. “This must be one of the most striking examples of a Government’s avoidance of public scrutiny and accountability in recent history anywhere,” he opined.Nandlall has said that only the AG himself can explain the reasons for his actions. “I remain absolutely flummoxed at what he intends to gain by these unwarranted and untutored shenanigans. Maybe it is ego, or just a morbid fear of what this Act will do to his Government,” he added.Nandlall had, on Friday, filed contempt of court proceedings against Williams for refusing to comply with the High Court ruling, which ordered that he activate the Act. Nandlall had warned of the court proceedings and had accused the AG of avoiding being served a court order.In fact, in the contempt of court proceedings filed, Nandlall had outlined in his grounds that since the Appeal Court’s decision, there have been three attempts by separate Court Marshalls to serve Williams with the order since last week’s ruling, but on all occasions, they were unable to do so.In two instances, the marshalls left the Order of Court with two employees at the Minister’s office; while on the other occasion, the court officer was told that AG Williams was in a meeting.The National Assembly had approved the Judicial Review Bill since October 2010, and it was assented to by the then President one month later. However, the Act, which allows Guyanese to seek legal remedies against any public official or any statutory agency, could not have been activated without the Civil Procedure Rules, which took effect in February 2017.There have since been no steps taken over the past year to implement the Judicial Review Act. As such, Nandlall filed a lawsuit in May, asking the court to compel his successor to activate the law. Chief Justice Roxane George has granted the request and ordered the Minister to activate the Act.Williams, however, contending that the Act needed to be fine-tuned before implementation, turned to the Appeal Court to have the lower court’s ruling stayed; but Justice of Appeal Rafiq Khan dismissed the stay of execution application, saying that the Minister was trying to frustrate and obstruct the operationalisation of the Judicial Review Act.“By filing the Contempt of Court proceedings, I have placed the matter entirely in the hands of the Judiciary. Therefore, it is now a matter for the Judiciary to institutionally determine whether it will condone such flagrant violation of, and utter disrespect for, its own Order and process,” Nandall said, while noting that the court must demonstrate its ability to enforce its own orders.And while the Bar Council of the Bar Association of Guyana had welcomed the High Court ruling that compels the AG to implement the Act, the former AG said, the silence of the Bar as a collective in face of the entire travesty does not auger well. “I have done my part,” he stated.The Bar Council had said the implementation of the Act remedies a lacuna in the new Civil Procedure Rules of 2016, which contain procedures contemplating remedies under the Act.“In the absence of this Act, litigation in this vital area of the law has been stymied and fraught with a number of procedural hurdles, some of which were laid bare in the recent CCJ’s ruling in the case of The Medical Council of Guyana v Jose OcampoTrueba, CCJ Appeal No. 2018/001, where the Honourable Court declared that prerogative remedies were no longer available in Guyana,” a statement from the Council had detailed.The legal body had outlined that it had previously raised the matter of the implementation of the Act at a meeting with the AG during a July 22, 2017 meeting, and then again by way of letter dated November 15, 2017, requesting the urgent implementation of the Judicial Review Act.The Association noted that the implementation of the Act is of vital importance to good public administration in a democratic society, allowing citizens ample remedies against the State, and levelling the playing field. The Association has said it looks forward to the speedy implementation of the Act.
Matano, who joined the team in mid-season, has said the team has lacked the relevant quality to compete with the rest of the teams hence their struggle.“It (improvement) is there but it is slow improvement because we don’t have the quality that we need. The teams ahead of us have quality players and that is why they are performing,” Matano said. “We have young players who are playing in the league for the first time and the experienced players we have are not in top form and we are struggling,” the tactician further stated.AFC Leopards players celebrate one of their goals against Thika United in a Kenyan Premier League match on September 20, 2017 at the Thika Stadium. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMatano said what he is currently doing at the team is equivalent to ‘first aid’ with his basic target being to ensure the team crops out of the relegation zone.AFC are placed 12th in the standings with 32 points, five adrift the drop zone with seven matches to go. They have won only once in their last five matches, but Matano is confident that they can do enough to ensure they finish the season strongly.“I will use what we have for now. I can’t change anything now; what I am doing is like first aid. We have to get off relegation we move forward abit to a respectable position,” the tactician said.He points out that he will be going full throttle into the transfer market to get players who can push his bid for a title next season.“When we do recruitment for future we must get right players for the right position. When the season ends, we have to do thorough reinforcement with quality players. We have good players but AFC doesn’t need good players, it needs quality players. Gor is not winning because of luck, they are winning because they have quality players,” the tactician further said.Matano’s charges will take their hunt for three points to Machakos this weekend when they take on Kariobangi Sharks in what will be a dress rehearsal for the GOtv Shield final.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards coach Robert Matano consults with fellow coaches in a past Kenyan Premier League match. PHOTOS/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 5- AFC Leopards head coach Robert Matano has disclosed that the team is set to undergo a major facelift at the end of the season as he seeks to bolster the squad with quality players to ensure they don’t struggle in 2018 as they have this season.The only silver lining in Ingwe’s rather dull 2017 season is earning a ticket to the GOtv Shield final where they face Kariobangi Sharks on October 20, but their Kenyan Premier League season has been left in tatters.
Down the years, tiny Uruguay, with its population of 3.5 million, has turned out an impressive list of stars of world soccer, players like Diego Forlan and Enzo Francescoli, and won the game’s biggest prize in 1930 and 1950.Salto stands proud in that tradition, cradle of one of the hottest strikeforces at the World Cup in Russia.On the windows of the clubhouse of the 103-year-old Nacional de Salto football club, two huge photos show the local stars as children.“Many people see in them the future of their offspring,” says Jose Luis Pertusatti, the club’s secretary, adding that in Salto, “people identify” with Suarez and Cavani.“They see them as being part of their history,” says chairman Francisco Cano.A life-sized statue of Barcelona’s Suarez beams a toothy smile along the city’s main street. The statue of “El Pistolero” is painted in the sky blue of the national team.On a wall by the river, a mural shows “El Matador” Cavani wheeling away after scoring yet another goal, his long black hair flowing.Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani began their career at the modest Nacional club in Salto © AFP / MIGUEL ROJOTo follow Paris Saint-Germain’s Cavani “is a dream that drives me every day,” 13-year-old Lucas tells AFP.“Today we are small, and it’s a pastime, but after that it will become a job. I want to do it so I can help my family.”His mother Susana, 34, reminds her boy that school and study must come first. “Cavani is a humble player, you have to be like him.”Cavani was the top scorer in the French league in the season just finished with 28 goals for Paris Saint-Germain. Suarez heads to Russia having scored 25 La Liga goals for Barcelona. He has scored a record 50 goals for Uruguay in 97 internationals. Cavani has netted 42 in 100 appearances.– Footballing tradition –Salto’s residents will be rooting for hometown boy Luis Suarez at the World Cup © AFP / MIGUEL ROJOThe local Nacional youngsters train under the watchful gaze of Gonzalo Vlaeminck.“Studies come first, football comes later. Studies will serve you longer than football,” he tells them.“I think kids perceive differences and football puts everyone on equal terms,” said Pertusatti.Football can be a key to a child’s development, he said, but it has a downside. “It puts pressure on a kid that he can’t always take.”Vlaeminck, the coach, agrees. “When you play football you sometimes lose the objectives and the essential values in your life….they are children, they have too much pressure.”“With Suarez and Cavani, there’s been greater interest (in football) among the people, and more particularly in the national team,” says Cano.But he says the passion felt here for football goes “far beyond” the two marksmen. The town lives and breathes soccer, boasting 36 small football clubs like Nacional.“There is a very special aura here,” says Pertusatti, convinced that other Suarezes and Cavanis are waiting to be discovered in a city “touched by a magic wand.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The face of Uruguay and Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani is everywhere in his home town of Salto © AFP / MIGUEL ROJOSALTO, Uruguay, May 28 – Lucas Motta flicks the ball to a teammate and shouts for a return pass, “One-two! One-two!” — like every kid in the town of Salto, his dream is to follow in the footsteps its most famous sons.Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez were born in this northern Uruguayan river town just three weeks apart in the late austral summer of 1987.
Let’s dub 2008 the “Year of the Home Buying Opportunity.” That’s my glass-half-full take on what’s going to happen with the residential real estate market. But the extent of the opportunity will materialize over time. Perhaps market tracker DataQuick Information Systems and the California Association of Realtors provided a glimpse last week with sales and price statistics for November. Price drops back then for the state generally didn’t exceed 5percent annually, he noted. Kleinhenz traces the pivot point for the current price downturn to August, when the credit crunch exploded. The market for mortgage-backed securities – packaged home loans purchased by big investment concerns – dried up, subprime lenders folded, and credit standards tightened. By October, the state’s median price fell by a record 9.9 percent. “This is truly unique because it happened so fast and the (price) adjustment has been so steep,” Kleinhenz said. “We have to direct the blame at the credit crunch, which has hammered the high end of the market,” he said. The “Home Buying Opportunity,” or HBO, has certainly improved since April, when California’s median house price increased an annual 6.2percent to a record $597,640. By last month, it had fallen $109,000, a drop of 18percent. Further price declines are probably in the offing, but they will vary depending on your market. The California Association of Mortgage Brokers seems to share this HBO view, too. (Hey, sometime you just have to look on the bright side of a dark situation, the latter of which the real estate industry is certainly facing.) According to the Sacramento-based trade association: 47 percent of brokers believe a recession is possible because of the housing crisis. The best time to buy in 2008 will be from April through June. Housing prices should decrease slightly next year. Qualifying for a mortgage will become even more difficult because of the credit crunch and tighter lending standards. This group believes that the price dip will indeed open a window of opportunity for some buyers, even those trying to get that first house. “While home prices will continue to decrease into 2008, more stable loan products will reappear for consumers looking to purchase a home,” Pete Ogilvie, the association’s president, said in a statement. “(Our) members are optimistic that the Federal Housing Administration loan will resurface in popularity with the assistance of the necessary federal reforms that will raise the loan limit to meet the needs of California’s borrowers.” We’ll see about that. So far there is little inclination among the nation’s legislators to help California. And the mortgage brokers also joined the ranks of prognosticators who don’t think that the market will improve until 2009. “There is going to be a lot of wreckage, but hopefully there will be some opportunity for people, and I think that will be a benefit,” said Jack Kyser, vice president and chief economist at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. “This is a very fascinating situation to watch.” Talk about a reality show. firstname.lastname@example.org 818-713-3743160Want 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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonDataQuick noted that the median price across the Southern California region stretching from Ventura to San Diego fell a record 10.3 percent from a year earlier, to $435,000. (DataQuick’s stats include new and previously owned houses and condominiums.) The price drop was bigger – 12percent across California and in Los Angeles County – in the state association’s report, which focused just on previously owned single-family houses. Both reports noted that prices have dropped to early 2005 levels. Robert Kleinhenz, the association’s deputy chief economist, recalled that during the market slump of the 1990s, the biggest price decline statewide was 7.2 percent in May 1993. Los Angeles County’s biggest drop was 11.6 percent in March 1993.
A HEARTBROKEN mother whose son was battered to death by a hammer-wielding Donegal Town man has said his conviction for murder has been a “relief” for the family.Following the convictions of Derek Johnston, his two sons and a fourth man, Mr Amar’s mother Flora Amar, from London, and his uncle Zafar Ismail, said in a statement: “The news that all four men have been convicted of Shaleem’s murder has been received with a sigh of great relief by his family and friends after 13 months of so torturous and agonising waiting.“Both of us on behalf of all the family and friends would like to express our deep gratitude and great appreciation for the prosecution barristers, Noel Lucas QC and Matthew Walsh for their professionalism and passion for justice, police family liaison officers Densel McIntosh and Melanie Ward for their loving care and dedication, and also Det Sgt Mark Davis and the investigation team for their meticulous hard work and dedication on this case.” Yesterday donegaldaily.com revealed that Johnston is on suicide watch after being told he must serve a minimum 28 years behind bars for the brutal killing in England last November.https://www.donegaldaily.com/2011/12/28/donegal-killer-on-suicide-watch-as-he-insists-im-innocent/© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comHAMMER HORROR CASE: ‘I’M GLAD DONEGAL TOWN MAN IS BEHIND BARS FOR LIFE’ was last modified: December 28th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:convicted of murderderek johnston donegal town
REVEALED gameday cracker Conte is looking for around £20million in unpaid salary And according to Sky Sports News, Conte’s lawyers have been working on two separate cases for weeks – one for an employment tribunal and the other for the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).The club have been trying to set up face-to-face talks with the 49-year-old in search of an out-of-court solution but he has chosen not to attend those meetings.It is understood Conte wants around £8.7million worth of damages on top of his remaining year’s salary of £11.3m – taking his claim to £20m.However, Chelsea are refusing to pay due to his behaviour while at the club, including the treatment of former striker Diego Costa, failure to attend sponsorship events, late arrival to press conferences and parking in the wrong space at their training ground in Cobham. Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star REAL DEAL Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Antonio Conte is reportedly refusing to meet with Chelsea and plans to take them to court for the rest of his salary.The Italian, who was recently ruled out of contention for the Real Madrid job, is of the view he should be paid what is contractually owed out of respect, after being sacked by Chelsea in the summer. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 1 tense Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City punished Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? JIBE Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars shining Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED Latest Chelsea FC News