The Supreme Court of Liberia has suspended with immediate effect from the practice of law (directly and indirectly) in the republic of Liberia Cllr. Christiana Tah, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Liberia.The decision was taken Friday afternoon, January 10, while giving its ruling in the contempt charge against the Liberian Attorney General following her release several months ago of journalist Rodney Sieh from prison on what she described as “compassionate leave” from prison.So long as the Supreme Court’s suspension of the Justice Minister maintains, she will be unable to function as Attorney General and Minister of Justice.Also suspended from practicing law for three months was Sieh’s lawyer, Cllr. Beyan Howard. It was he who wrote to the Minister of Justice requesting the compassionate leave, which she granted. The court said that such a request and the granting thereof were in contravention of the law and interfered with the decision of the High Court to have the lower court (civil law court) implement its earlier ruling against journalist Sieh.More to follow as details unfold.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Dear Editor,Our 11th Parliament may best be at an end whatever the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) may yet rule on the majority that would have been required for the successful passage of the No-Confidence Motion (NCM) last December. A number of potentially difficult questions are now before us beyond the question of the majority required. We may be in a puddle that is of our Government’s own making.The coalition Government raised two questions on whether the vote of Charrandas should even have been recognised (which would have left the vote as a tie, 32-32, and the NCM not carried). On the question of dual citizenship, in my understanding of a not learned fellow, the Chief Justice’s (CJ) ruling which I understand still stands – the CJ ruled that persons with dual citizenship should not have been eligible to be on nomination lists, should not have been selected and should not be sitting in Parliament. However, being there and to that time not knowing, Mr Charrandas’s vote was valid when cast, but would not be valid at any subsequent voting.With respect to dual citizens now in our Parliament, I understand that before the CJ’s ruling there was no thinking that their continued sitting could have been challenged. They could have been removed by petition from the opposing side, but within six months of becoming an MP – that time is long gone. Now, it may at first seem that they can be removed only by their own resignation or by the representative of their List notifying the Speaker of the party’s withdrawal and replacement of such dual citizens. Even so, we must sense now, strong moral questions before the dual citizen MPs themselves, but not only them, before their leaders and the representatives of their Lists also.However, there is now the CJ’s recent declaration and it being acted upon – enforced.Further, my understanding of the CJ’s rulings raises questions, now that we all know, whether the vote of a dual citizen continuing to sit in Parliament should hereafter be counted.Editor, fellow citizens have raised in their letters, the question of whether we Guyanese being what we are, should not find certain years of residency sufficient and ignore dual citizenship? A good question but one if widely enough accepted is a question for the next or the next after Parliament, where a coming together for a two-thirds majority in Parliament might suffice.Meetings, sometimes of bodies and minds, cannot be escaped.Yours truly,Samuel AA HindsFormer President andformer Prime Minister
There has been a “vast increase” in persons visiting this year’s Easter Regatta in Bartica, Mayor Gifford Marshall has said.The annual event took place over the Easter weekend. The mayor said this year’s Regatta is a step in the right direction towards growing Bartica’s tourism potential.“What we see happening this year is a demonstration of us coming together and working for one purpose; and that is: for a successful 2018 Regatta,” the mayor said.Dave Scott, RacerThousands of Barticians and visitors alike witnessed the powerboat races — feature events of the Regatta — on Sunday and Monday. The annual Miss Bartica Regatta and Road Jam, which were held on Saturday, were also main attractions over the weekend.Overseas-based Guyanese Headley Woodley and his family returned home to enjoy this year’s Regatta. “So far…my first experience. I love it!” he said, adding that he is willing to return.Powerboat Racer Dave Scott performed superbly in the races, taking the checkered flag twice on Sunday. He noted that the Regatta has something for everyone.Scores gathered at Golden Avenue Beach to take in the Regatta festivities“You could get fun with the boat, you could get fun with the jet-ski, you could swim, you could just come and lime. There’s a lot of things you can do,” Scott said. Visitors and residents alike took advantage of the variety of activities.There were those who were engrossed in the races, while others were out with families, flying kites and soaking in the sand and sun on the newly constructed boardwalk along Third Avenue Beach. Others were enjoying the entertainment under the pavilion.President Granger officially commissioned the boardwalk on Sunday. The Golden Beach Development Project cost some $40 million, and Mayor Marshall said the project will be expanded in the coming year.“Our aim is to ensure that, over the next two/three/four/five years, the next time patrons come visit the Bartica Regatta, it must have something different,” he said.Among those enjoying all that the Regatta had to offer was Bhaskar Sharma. The publisher and journalist from Canada was a first-timer to the Regatta. “It’s amazing, it’s a sight. I believe that this thing should be promoted in the diaspora,” he said.Team Manager of the Regatta Committee, Holbert Knights, said his team has successfully hosted “tremendous activities” leading up to the Easter weekend features.“We’ve had sports; our football had a record crowd; we had a top model segment at Aruwai [Resort] that was really good, too. We have a very, very strong team,” Knights boasted.Region Seven Chairman Gordon Bradford has commended the Bartica Business Development Association for successfully staging this year’s Regatta.“Regatta is a national event now, and we hope that with the Bartica Business Development Association, they can make it into a true international event,” Bradford said.
… sees “nothing wrong” with arrangementPrime Minister and First Vice President Moses Nagamootoo on Friday announced that his son-in-law Tony Joseph sought to assist to find investors for the cash-strapped Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) out of the pureness of his heart.Nagamootoo’s son-in-law, Tony Joseph, a businessman, is currently encouraging investors to meet with Government officials to deliberate on possible plans for the local industry, in keeping with the coalition’s intentions to either privatise or diversify the sugar company.The Prime Minister told the media on Friday that indeed he had made the suggestion to his son-in-law to liaise with potential investors for GuySuCo.“He just listened to the Prime Minister in India saying bring some investors to help the crippled sugar industry and he did… I met him in Delhi (India) where there was a Rotary club meeting, I met him with the High Commissioner, he went there on his own business and I met with all the business people. He asked me to go to a dinner and everyone wants to come to Guyana… they want to even form a Guyana/New Delhi Friendship Society and I said, ‘listen Tony, get a list of all who wants to invest in Guyana, coordinate with our High Commissioner and see if you can make contact (with Ministries)’,” Nagamootoo explained.But the Prime Minister believes there is nothing amiss about such an arrangement, insisting that his son-in-law embarked upon this venture out of the pureness of his heart.“This issue is not about the Prime Minister’s son-in-law. This issue is about a businessman, a credible successful businessman who has decided that he will bring investors to Guyana wherever he can find them. He’s a Guyanese, he is a Berbician and he wants to help Guyana,” Nagamootoo told <<
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0Shares0000LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers said the opening game against the Golden State Warriors was “one of the toughest losses I’ve had in my career” © GETTY/AFP / Thearon W. HendersonOAKLAND, United States, Jun 3 – Cleveland’s LeBron James, known for bouncing back stronger from playoff losses, promises such heroics Sunday in the NBA Finals after what he calls one of the toughest defeats of his career.Defending champion Golden State opened the best-of-seven championship series with a 124-114 over-time home victory Thursday after the Cavaliers led in the final seconds. Referees reversed a charging foul on Warriors forward Kevin Durant on video review into a blocking foul on James in the final minute of regulation time and Cleveland’s J.R. Smith squandered a last shot chance in the fourth quarter apparently unaware the score was level.“It’s one of the toughest losses I’ve had in my career,” James said Saturday. “Because of everything that kind of went on with the game and the way we played.“It was a tough 24 hours… for our whole ballclub because we put ourselves in a great position to be successful.”James scored 51 points, grabbed eight rebounds and passed off eight assists, his scoring total the most in an NBA Finals game since 1993 and the most ever in a losing cause.But far from demoralized, James said he is re-energized by the chance to level the series before the scene changes to Cleveland next week in the fourth consecutive finals between the two clubs.Stephen Curry (L), who led the Warriors with 29 points in the opener, says his team will be more aggressive in keeping LeBron James (R) from comfortable situations © GETTY/AFP / Thearon W. Henderson“You should feel excited about the opportunity to be better and be great and move forward,” James said. “I woke up feeling excited about the opportunity that presents itself tomorrow.“I expect us to come and play with the same grit we had in game one. And we made a lot of mistakes in game one. I expect us to be better.”Improvements after defeats have become a James trademark in the playoffs. Four times after producing fewer than 27 points in a post-season loss this year, James has scored 42 or more in the following contest.But where do you go from 51 points?“That means he has to score 60 now, right?” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said of James. “Well, got to score 60 tomorrow then I guess.“After a loss, it’s tough. But I think he always comes out and leads by example and sets the tone early. I think, offensively, we need him to do that, especially on this floor with their crowd and the way they play. We need him to set the tone early in all the games.”– ‘Animosity and edginess’ –Stephen Curry, who led the Warriors with 29 points in the opener, says his team will be more aggressive in keeping James from comfortable situations.“We’ve got to be a little bit more aggressive,” Curry said. “It just means doing things a little bit faster, a little bit more physical, and trying to make not just him but everybody else more uncomfortable out there to start the game. I think we can do that.”Draymond Green poked James in the right eye during a drive to the basket that the Cavs playmaker says looks worse than it hurts.“There is going to be a little animosity and a little edginess,” Curry said. “We’re enjoying the competitive environment.”– Big Cavs effort expected –A victory Sunday would put the Warriors halfway to their third crown in four seasons, the other denied when Cleveland rallied from 3-1 down in the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history.JR Smith of the Cleveland Cavaliers rebounds the ball after a free throw in the closing seconds against the Golden State Warriors apparently unaware the score was level © GETTY/AFP/File / Lachlan Cunningham“They might have been deflated, and they came back and won. So we’re expecting another great effort from them,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.“We’ve been through this too many times. All we’ve done is win one, and we’re on to the next one.“We’re right where we want to be and we’re all very confident that we’re going to get better from here.”Kerr, who said Warriors forward Andre Iguodala remains doubtful for game two with a left leg injury, said limiting James would be a priority.“I didn’t think we made him work hard enough. I thought everything was smooth sailing for him,” Kerr said. “We’ve got to put more pressure on him. We can’t just sit back and let him pick us apart.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
1 Manuel Pellegrini claims Pep Guardiola would still be replacing him as Manchester City boss even if he won the Champions League twice.City announced in February that Bayern Munich’s revered former Barcelona coach would succeed Pellegrini in the summer.The club, whose strategy is driven by two former Barcelona executives in Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain, had failed in a previous attempt to lure the Catalan to the Etihad Stadium in 2012.Pellegrini was well aware of this when he took charge in 2013 and has no issues about stepping aside this summer, at what would have been the end of his initial three-year contract.The Chilean, who won the Premier League title in his first season with City, told Spanish newspaper Marca: “I don’t believe they are changing me because they were expecting more.“The club has always wanted to work with Guardiola, and that is logical, because they have a relationship from their time at Barcelona.“Pep was on the market and it was clear they were going to take him when he became free. If I had won two Champions Leagues and two Premier Leagues, Guardiola would still have come.”City’s announcement preceded a slump in the team’s Premier League form and Pellegrini accepts it has been a distraction, but he does not think it was the wrong decision.He said: “From the moment that Pep declared he would come to England, the board knew that I would not be able to sit around like a fool. All the world knew he would come here. Afterwards, we can analyse if it was good or bad.”Pellegrini says he will leave City on good terms. He also has the chance to bow out on a glorious high having guided his side to the Champions League semi-finals, in which they face his former club Real Madrid.The 62-year-old said: “It has been a complicated situation in a year in which we are fighting for titles, but you have to accept it.“I have a very good relationship with the people who run the club, with Txiki, with Ferran. It is nothing like (the bad) relationship I had with the board at Real Madrid.“I understand they wanted a change after three years. I knew that I had a three-year contract and I have completed them.“Another thing is that the uncertainty affects the mentality of the players when they are in the middle of a competition, when people are talking about who is coming and who is going.“Of course, there is still a lot for us to fight for, because we are in an unheard of position for this club.” Pep Guardiola will take over at the Etihad in the summer
Dunkineely/Bruckless/Killaghtee News: Dunkineely Community Ltd Office HoursPlease note that DCL Office Hours will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays are dedicated to projects outside the office. If someone is in the office on these days, please come in. Daisy DaysThese days are for the children of Donegal who have Downs Syndrome, Mitochondrial Disease, and any additional needs children of the county, and is organised by Mrs Kathrine McGlynn. The next Daisy Day will be held in Daisy Cottage, Dunkineely on Wednesday 26th of August.We want to make it a fun day out for these children and so we are trying to enlist the help of as many as possible to make it a day to remember. She will be having Pedro with his birds from the Raptor Rescue Centre in Glenties, and also one or two rally cars coming.We have some offers of help (making tea, washing up, homemade buns/cakes etc.) more help would be very welcome. We would particularly welcome the help of musicians, face painters, magicians etc.You can contact Kathrine McGlynn on 074-9125942 or 087-6188340 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.Katherine would like to give a big thank you to Rev Des Davis and Andrew Walker who ‘saved the day’ by allowing her to run her last event, in the Methodist Hall, when it was raining cats and dogs! She would like to thank Alex, from Deane’s Farm, for bringing Charlie the mini Shetland pony to visit the kids, and to Byrne’s Butchers for providing the burgers and to McGettigan’s Butchers for providing the sausages.Katherine hopes to make this an annual event.Dunkineely Festival Dunkineely Festival will be held on the weekend of the 28th-30th August.The Start of the Festival will be @ 7pm on the 28th with the Killaghtee Marching Band.Check out the festival schedule at www.dunkineelyfestival.com for times of events.Here is just a taste of upcoming events: Soap Car Racing, Marching Bands, Late Night Dance, Youth Disco, Adult Dance night / Games, Children’s Play area, Bouncy Castle, face painting, etc, etc. Music and quizzes in all local Bar’s, Pet Show. Anybody willing to help, please contact Gerry on 087 6993095. Thank you.We look forward to seeing you there!Car Boot SaleA Car Boot Sale is planned for Saturday September 5th at Killaghtee. This is an extra event to make up for the cancellation of the June Bank Holiday wash-out Car Boot Sale. Fingers crossed for reasonable weather!Nursing StudiesSt. Catherine’s V.S. Killybegs, still has places still available on its FETAC Level 5 Nursing Studies course commencing in September. Contact 074 9731491 for details.Autumn Program of CoursesDCL is trying to put together an autumn program of courses and would love to hear for people who are interested in any of the following courses.Basic Computers*Calligraphy*1st Aid (Basic 1 day)*1st Aid (3 day Occupational) *Defibrillator CourseCreel Making*Carpentry*Art*Creative WritingInterior design *Upcycling (i.e. converting old and waste materials into something new and useful)Family HistoryThe courses marked with an asterisk (*) have been run before.If you are interested in any of the above, please call to the DCL office, phone us on 0749737678 or email us on email@example.com. Also if anybody has any ideas for courses, please let us know.Adult Religious Education Course8/10 weeks – one evening per week starting in September (PG). Topics covered: Baptism, Penance, Eucharist, Extra unction, Holy Orders, Matrimony, Our Lady, The Saints. This will be a short course with basic information on the Sacraments and is suitable for anyone with an interest in the faith. It will be helpful for those who would like to gain more knowledge about the faith. The title of the course is “I Believe”. If you are interested contact the parish office at Bruckless by phoning (074)9737015.Local RepresentativeCllr. Niamh Kennedy will be available for members of the community in DCL office, Dunkineely on Thursday evenings 5:30 – 7:30pm. Mobile: (087)2062336 Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgCeol agus CraicTraditional music session each Wednesday at McIntyre’s Bar, Dunkineely at 10pm. All musicians and singers welcome.Recovery from Emotional DistressG.R.O.W. – Gradually, Regaining, Our, Wellbeing! Support and a program for recovery. Weekly Meetings at Niall Mor Centre, Killybegs on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm. Also in the Day Hospital, adjacent to Donegal Hospital on Tuesday evenings at 8:00pm. For further information contact Marian on (086)7856912. All are welcome.DCL OfficePlease feel free to pop into the office any morning Mon-Fri 9.30-12.30 and chat with Michael, use the Internet (20c per half hour), print or photocopy documents (20c per page) or borrow a book (20c per book).Going on a Sun Holiday?Print your Boarding Pass with us in the DCL office.Researching a Family Tree?DCL has a copy of the adjoining Methodist Church index of Births & Marriages 1860 -1899 (Ardara and Dunkineely). Also the Burials Register for the same congregations from 1950 to 2007.LibraryDunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) – Has a small library of over 500 books from Children’s Literature, Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), Horror, Comedy, Booker-Prize etc. Borrowing 20c per book.COMMUNITY NOTICE: DAISY DAY ORGANISED FOR CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME was last modified: August 24th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Community NoticesDunkineely
Daniel and Kristina.Daniel O’Donnell is supposed to be getting coached on how to dance as he prepares for the first programme on Strictly Come Dancing.Now it turns out he has been teaching professional dance partner Kristina Rihanoff how to dance instead – Irish dancing!But it turns out Kristina wasn’t very good at it. She described her first day teaching the singer as “wonderful”.“Wonderful first day of rehearsals with #DanielO’Donnell!!! And he taught me a bit of Irish dancing! Lol I am terrible at it,” she wrote on Twitter.Writing in his Sunday World column at the weekend, Daniel revealed how nervous he has been.“I have never been so excited, or so nervous, about a show in my life as I am about Strictly. I wake up every morning with a knot in my stomach,” he said. “Maybe that will pass when I get into the swing of things, but for now I’m all wound up with a combination of nerves, excitement and adrenalin.” DANIEL GIVES KRISTINA IRISH DANCE LESSONS! was last modified: September 9th, 2015 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:daniel o’donnelldonegalIrish DancingKristina RihanoffStrictly Come Dancing
Tags: ndejje universitySC VillaStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguetop Villa have won only one game so far this seasonStarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueNdejje University vs SC VillaArena of Visions, BomboTuesday, 11-12-2018 @04:30pmBOMBO – SC Villa will be hoping their can register their second victory of the season when they take on Ndejje University at the Arena of Visions in Bombo.The record 16 time league champions look to be rejuvenated of late especially after the appointment of Douglas Bamweyana as head coach. Since Bamweyana arrived, the Jogoos have accumulated four out of a possible six points and have scored in each of the two games.Their last fixture at home to Maroons saw them come from a goal down to draw 1-1 but also witnessed club top scorer Bashir Mutanda miss from the spot late on in the game, a kick that would have probably won the game for Villa.Going into the game, Bamweyana is optimistic his side can get all three points.“It is not going to be an easy game like all the fixtures in the division are, said Bamweyana.“However, i am so optimistic especially after the performance against Maroons and how the players have been preparing for the game, we can get a great result.“We are ready to go to Bombo and walk away with three vital points.SC Villa will be boosted by the return of Albert Mugisa after completing his one game ban. The midfielder is a former Ndejje University player and is relishing the prospect of returning to the Arena of Visions as an opponent.“Everyone knows i played for Ndejje and they hold a special place in my heart, said Mugisa.“However, I am now a Villa player and so optimistic about facing Ndejje.“I am hoping to go back there and perform well and help my team win the game.Mugisa is the only returning Villa player for the game as Samson Kirya, Joseph Nsubuga, Savio Kabugo and Brian Bwete are all still out injured.For Ndejje, they are desperate for points as they have now gone 5 games minus victory (D1 L4). They currently sit third from bottom with only 7 points accumulated so far.They will go into Tuesday’s fixture knowing that a loss for them will only light their possibility of returning to the Big League at the first time of asking.Match Facts:This will be the first top flight meeting between the two sides.Against the newly promoted sides this season, SC Villa have played and won one game. The victory against Nyamityobora is also their only so far.Ndejje go into the game with only two win this season (D1 L7).At home, the University side have won two of their five games so far this season (D1 L2).For Villa, they go into the game having won only one of their last 14 league fixtures (D7 L6).Away from home, the Jogoos have won only one of their last 9 (D6 L2).The other fixtures on Tuesday:– Paidah Black Angels vs Kirinya JSS @4:30pm– Express FC vs KCCA FC @4pm– Bul FC vs Onduparaka FC @4:30pm– Mbarara City vs Tooro United @4:30pm– Maroons FC vs Nyamityobora FC @4:30pmComments