Nagamootoo is power hungry

first_imgDear Editor,The Opposition’s chief whip the Honourable Gail Teixieira filed a motion in the house asking that the acting President of the Republic of Guyana, Mr Moses Nagamootoo vacate his place in The National Assembly as Head of Government. It is a legally binding motion as stipulated in Article 178 (4) of the constitution which states; once a member (who must be an elected member of The National Assembly) of the cabinet is appointed to perform the functions of the office of President, then that Minister’s seat in The National Assembly shall be regarded as vacant. In this regard he is considered an illegal person in The House.Now Nagamootoo, who is supposed to be a lawyer ought to know that his continued presence in Parliament constitutes an illegality and that everything done by him is equally illegal. Presently, he is a squatter as asserted by the Opposition Leader, but Nagamootoo persists because that is the nature of this power-hungry despot. In fact, it is his rabid obsession with power that caused him to leave the PPP and later join ranks with the PNC so that he could one day become “President” of Guyana, a right he loosely says, was denied him by Jagdeo.I would advise that he takes his cue from Volda Lawrence or others of the powerhouse in the PNC. So, my advice to this gentleman is to tread softly, very softly on the issue of leadership. Because if he thinks that he could so easily hold power in a PNC Government then he needs to think again, that is not going to happen. That headship thinking of his is a definite impossibility.So all this talk about the Speaker having to make a decision on the issue is hogwash! There is nothing in that article where it says a speaker has to make a ruling, it is not left to the whims and fancies of a speaker to decide on the issue. That matter is already spelt out in the Constitution in crystal clear language. It all goes to show that this coalition of parties in Government is not going to adhere to the rule of law, which is a very disgraceful precedent set since coming to Office. It has become an all too familiar sight with this Administration where illegal acts of governance are concerned, and I call for this nonsense to stop now!What Mr Nagamootoo can do, and the constitution makes provision for this, is to appoint someone to sit in his place in Parliament while he goes on to function as President – a very simple and clear position. But like I said earlier this man is so obsessed with power that he is prepared to do the double role and to do so illegally, quite to the detriment of democracy and good governance in this country.Finally, I use a line from the Merrymen’s song “enjoy yourself it’s later than you think.” The people of Guyana are watching and are taking keen notes of your shenanigans, soon and very soon you and your Government will be taken apart by the people you so willfully and spitefully rule. They have shown it in that 63 per cent drubbing you got in the last Local Government Elections (LGE). So come 2020 the final chapter will be written.Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

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President Sirleaf Condemns Sodomy, Rape

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has condemned the rising cases of rape and sodomy in the country, saying, “they are disastrous and dangerous.”The President also challenged Liberians to reject gender based violence, stressing that the nation loses when a woman is beaten.The President made the remarks yesterday at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection’s launch of the 16 Days of Activism, a global campaign dedicated to end gender based violence against women, men, girls and boys.This year marks the 25th year of the 16 Days of Activism and the 15th commemoration of the 16 Days of Activism against gender violence campaign in Liberia.“If any girl child suffers from violence it means that this nation loses someone who will help to build the nation, someone who will help to protect their parents, someone who will help to lead the way so that they too can reach their potential in life,” President Sirleaf said.She appealed to communities to cooperate and stop protecting perpetrators of these acts.“I say to all of you that have come to launch this program that we must all not only come to the program but we must join the fight in practical ways: in your communities, in your schools, in your associations, in your church, join this. Speak out against this. When you see small girls in the streets, tell their mothers ‘no, don’t send the small children in the streets to sell because you put them in danger of being hurt.’” The President assured the gathering of the government’s support in the fight to end sexual based violence in the country.Swedish Ambassador Lena Nordstrom, the Deputy Country Representative and Officer-in-Charge of the UN Women Liberia, Peterson Magoola and other members of the diplomatic corps pledged their support to invest and mobilize to end violence against women in Liberia.Gender Minister Julia Duncan Cassell said this year’s celebration is under the national theme, “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World; Stop Domestic Violence, End Child Marriage while Educating All.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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New look for Energeticcity.ca

first_imgThe upgrades which have been many months in the making, will allow Energeticcity.ca to grow into the future and add new functionality and features.You may notice a few things not working quite properly yet, and some older stories and comments missing from the site. Rest assured, we’re working to transition all of the old content into the new system and you’ll start seeing everything appear over the coming days.If you had an active community group or blog page on the old site, we will be in touch with you in the coming days with a new user name and password and instructions on how to update your new blog.- Advertisement -We hope you enjoy the new site and look. Thank you for making Energeticcity.ca your favorite website!– The Energeticcity.ca Teamlast_img read more

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Police looking for sex assault suspect in Peace River

first_imgPEACE RIVER, A.B. – The Peace Regional RCMP are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man after a female youth was reported to have been sexually assaulted in the Peace River area on Monday, June 6th.Police are looking for a suspect who is described as a Caucasian man, approximately 30 years old, with short brown hair, a fully trimmed brown beard, and pale skin. The suspect was wearing black sunglasses, a plain white t-shirt, light brown shorts, and was driving a dark red four-door sedan.An RCMP sketch artist has worked with witnesses to create a composite sketch of the male who is believed to be responsible.- Advertisement -Anyone who recognizes the man or has information about the incident, is asked to contact the Peace Regional RCMP at 780.624.6677, or call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477.last_img read more

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Harambee Stars defender Cheche signs for Swedish side Broma

first_img0Shares0000Ochieng has 26 championships on the qualifying list and, among other things, served as vice-captain of the Kenyan national team. The 25-year-old therefore has a lot of routine, in addition to his tip features.NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 12 – Harambee Stars defender David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng has joined Swedish side Broma on a three-year deal from New York Cosmos.“I’m grateful to be here, it’s a good club with good organization and good coach,” Ochieng told the club’s official webite. Ochieng made the senior debut in Nairobi Stima 2011 before featuring for 11-time Kenyan Premier League champions Tusker FC, then headed to Taawon in the Saudi Arabian league.“I bring a lot of experience from playing in South America and the United States. I have played many international matches, both with club teams and national teams. I’m used to playing big matches with a lot of audiences, so I can contribute with the experience of it and spread a calm in the group,” the Kenyan international added.Ochieng travelled for medicals on Thursday and has put pen to paper on today (Friday). He once went for trials at Djugarden with Michael Olunga, but the deal did not go through as he had to wait for six month, forcing him to sign for New York.Ochieng has 26 championships on the qualifying list and, among other things, served as vice-captain of the Kenyan national team. The 25-year-old therefore has a lot of routine, in addition to his tip features.“We welcome David to Broma, a midback who has the qualities we searched and looked at. David (Ochieng) also has international experience that will be valuable to us. We wish David great luck in Broma,” the club announced.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Increased rewards for those who achieve Premier League promotion

first_imgunlikely to encounter too many problems when they kick off their season at the Hawthorns against Bolton Wanderers. The Baggies are clear favourites at 1.45 to take all three points, with Bolton, the favourites for relegation at 2.00, priced long at 8.00 to record a shock win away from home. 0Shares0000New TV deals means prize money for reaching the top of the tree has never been greater You can also bet, however on who finishes in the top two and achieves automatic promotion to the Premier League. Aston Villa, who finished fourth last season and lost out in the play-off final last time around, are at 7.00 to finish first or second, as are Leeds United and Swansea City, the third club to suffer relegation from the Premier League last season.Those finishing from third to sixth come the end of the campaign will then enter the knock-out format of the play-offs, giving one final chance to bag the third promotion spot. Stoke are at just 1.61 to achieve that goal, but it may well be worth keeping an eye on Preston North End, who finished just two points outside the play-offs last season, and are at 5.00 to bag a top six place in May.Odds to win the Championship league title:Stoke (6.00)West Brom (9.00)Middlesbrough (10.00)Nottingham Forest (11.00)Leeds (13.00)Swansea (13.00)Aston Villa (13.00)center_img 0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Pair accused of duping old men in insurance scam

first_imgUndercover detectives watched the blind man climb into the suspect’s car and start writing on document after document. They worried he was signing his life away. As 74-year-old Josif Gabor would later tell it, he was walking to the bank when a friend of a friend offered to drive him and then translate some money-transfer forms into his native Hungarian. Police believe that what Gabor took to be a kind gesture was the beginning of a deception that could have cost him his life. In the car, the elderly woman asked something that didn’t strike Gabor as odd at the time: Could she buy him some life insurance? Police did not link the two cases until last fall, when the detective investigating Vados’ death overheard a colleague describing a similarly improbable scenario. Police have since made some troubling connections, including that Golay and Rutterschmidt had become eligible for the life insurance money shortly before the two men were killed. Tipped off by investigators about potential fraud, several insurance companies refused to make payments to Rutterschmidt and Golay. The women fought back this spring, demanding payment in a flurry of lawsuits. Rutterschmidt and Golay remain jailed without bail. Their lawyers did not return calls seeking comment Wednesday and Thursday. Golay’s daughter, Kecia Golay, has said her mother did nothing wrong. Detectives first suspected foul play in 1999, when Golay and Rutterschmidt filed a missing person’s report for Vados and later claimed his body, saying they were the Hungarian native’s only living relatives. Police soon learned that Vados actually had two children living in the U.S. – a daughter in Northern California and a son serving time in a Washington jail, according to a longtime boyfriend of Vados’ daughter. When homicide detectives interviewed Stella Vados and her boyfriend, Randy Hansen, at their Grass Valley home in 2000, questions focused on the two women, whom Hansen said were unknown to the family. He was surprised when police said Vados’ Social Security checks had been sent to a building in Santa Monica owned by Golay. Hansen said the family didn’t hear from police again for nearly six years, when an investigation into McDavid’s death led detectives back to their home. When they came again, something struck Hansen: Golay had made a call to a towing service just blocks from where McDavid’s body was found around the time he was killed. “It makes you start thinking about things,” Hansen said.160Want 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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The woman, 72-year-old Olga Rutterschmidt, is now accused with a friend of a macabre scheme to befriend vulnerable men, insure their lives for millions of dollars and then cash in after they died in mysterious back alley hit-and-runs. The women have been charged with insurance fraud in two cases – and police are investigating whether they played a role in those two deaths and duped a half-dozen others who are still alive. In an interview translated by his neighbor, Gabor said he has been afraid to leave his apartment since last Friday, when Rutterschmidt and 75-year-old Helen Golay were arrested and a police detective came to his door. “She told me I was the next victim,” said Gabor, a retired chiropractor who moved to the U.S. in 1980. The two women already face federal charges that they posed as relatives and even fiancees to buy life insurance and collect $2.2 million in payouts from 19 policies covering the two hit-and-run victims – Paul Vados, killed in 1999, and Kenneth E. McDavid, whose body was found last June. last_img read more

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DOG TRAINING CLASS DETAILS ANNOUNCED

first_imgFED up with that pooch just not listening.Fear not. New classes from expert dog trainers at Petland Letterkenny have been announced. They are as follows:-Thursday 13th October – Basic Obedience 6.30pm – 7.30pmTuesday 18th October – Basic Obedience 6.30pm – 7.30pmSunday 30th October – Level 2 Obedience 2pm – 3pmSunday 30th October – Basic Obedience 3.30pm – 4.30pmAll courses are 5 weeks and are on offer at an introductory price of €90 if booked before Saturday 15th October 2011 otherwise, full course is €110. Ask in store for further details.All these classes can be booked with a €30 deposit in Petland, Letterkenny. All dogs must have their vaccination cards with them on the first night.Book now as classes are limited for best results.. Classes conducted by a fully qualified and insured Trainer!!Also Ringcraft Classes to start 26th October 2011  at 6.30pm – 7.30pm in Petland Letterkenny. Each class is €10.00 and each dog needs to have full vaccinations and a good level of obedience.All enquiries:- 00353 83409090 or 074 9111090 to book these limited places.For further information log on to www.lupanast.comDOG TRAINING CLASS DETAILS ANNOUNCED was last modified: October 12th, 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:dog training classes letterkennylast_img read more

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DONEGAL PHOTOGRAPHER HAS PICTURES CHOSEN FOR US EXHIBITION

first_imgThe cliffs at Arranmore Island on the Donegal coast. Photo John RaffertyThree iconic images of Donegal from award winning photographer John Rafferty have been selected for an upcoming photographic exhibition in New York.The remarkable images were selected from over 700 entries for an exhibition of Irish and New York landscapes at the Aisling Center in Yonkers.An old stone cottage on Lahan Island off the Co. Donegal coast. Photo John RaffertyThe images selected, portray the rugged cliffs at Arranmore Island, a stunning sunrise at Errigal mountain from outside an Chuirt hotel and an old stone cottage on Lahan Island near Burtonport. The winning images are also included on a 2014 calendar which goes on sale throughout the US.John’s images have been very popular with New Yorkers for some time and by having them feature at an exhibition in the Big Apple is set to increase their desirability considerably.A selection of John’s images can be viewed on Facebook on the ‘Photos of Donegal’ page.Sunrise at Errigal mountain in Co. Donegal (Photo John Rafferty)  DONEGAL PHOTOGRAPHER HAS PICTURES CHOSEN FOR US EXHIBITION was last modified: December 18th, 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:John Raffertynew yorkphoto exhibitionlast_img read more

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MARY’S MEALS VOLUNTEERS GET READY FOR WALK FROM MALIN TO KNOCK

first_imgSome of the Mary’s Meals walkers are pictured attending the ‘Step by Step to Feed the Next Child’ Sponsored Walk Meeting in the Conference Room in St Eunan’s Cathedral on Tuesday night.They are looking forward to the start of the Walk which will begin in Malin on Thursday 7th August at 8.30am and finish in Knock on Friday 15th August at 11:00am. The Sponsored Walk over 9 days will help raise awareness of the work of Mary’s Meals and also some funds to help feed the next child waiting on Mary’s Meals.Mary’s Meals is an international movement that sets up school feeding projects in communities where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education. Mary’s Meals is a simple idea that works – by providing a daily meal in a place of education, chronically poor children are attracted to the classroom where they can gain a basic education that provides an escape route from poverty. Over 800,000 children receive Mary’s Meals every school day. The average cost to feed a child for a whole school year is €14.50. Contact Details:Marys Meals Support Group, Ard Choluim, Letterkenny, Co Donegal,Phone 087 7080736,Email: marysmealsletterkenny@outlook.com Facebook: marysmealsletterkennyTwitter:marysmealsLK  MARY’S MEALS VOLUNTEERS GET READY FOR WALK FROM MALIN TO KNOCK was last modified: July 23rd, 2014 by John2Share 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:KnockletterkennyMary’s Mealslast_img read more

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