GECOM Chairman should not have affiliation/allegiance to any party

first_imgDear Editor,The Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association welcomes the ruling on the consequential orders and more so, the commitment by all of the political players to abide by the said ruling and have a speedy resolution to the unprecedented situation faced by Guyana.We are cognisant of the importance placed by the Court with respect to the need for a functioning Elections Commission in order for credible elections to be held as soon as possible. In this context, we exhort the leaders of the two political parties to be fully engaged in a continuous and meaningful basis until a consequential solution is arrived at.In so doing, we also exhort the political leaders to abide by the constitutional requirements and conditionalities as it relates to the criteria for the selection of nominees of a Chairman who should not have affiliation/allegiance to any party.We do so given the grave consequences that could result in other local, regional and international judicial matters.Sincerely,GuyanaManufacturing andServices AssociationLtdlast_img read more

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CASE OF MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING SENATOR BRIAN O’DOMHNAILL ADJOURNED AGAIN

first_imgThe trial of a man accused of allegedly assaulting Senator Brian O’Domhnaill has been adjourned again until April.Dungloe District Court was told this morning that instructions are still awaited from the Director of Public Prosecutions in the case.The charge against Jim Sharkey of assaulting Senator O Domhnaill and causing him harm at Meenacuing, Gweedore, last August 22nd has now been put back to be heard on April 12th. Sharkey, who has an address at Bayside, New York, is also accused of breaching the peace with threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour at the same place on the same date, and with damaging a plastic seat belt cover from a Ford Transit minibus belonging to Neil Gallagher.Garda Inspector Sylvie applied for the adjournment for the decision of the DPP.He told an earlier hearing that a fairly elaborate investigation was carried out by Gardai into the case.Judge Denis McLoughlin agreed to an application by defence solicitor Jacqui Sharkey that her client, who lives in New York, could be excused from the next hearing when a decision on the prosecution process will be made by the DPP.EndsCASE OF MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING SENATOR BRIAN O’DOMHNAILL ADJOURNED AGAIN was last modified: March 8th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Champions Trophy 2017: India, Pakistan players pay respects to London terror attack victims

first_imgTeam India and Pakistan players paid tribute to the victims of the London terror attacks that took place last night ahead of their Champions Trophy 2017 clash in Birmingham.Around seven people lost their lives and 48 have sustained injuries till now.India start their title defence against arch-rivals Pakistan at Edgbaston today and the two teams maintained a minute’s silence before the start of the match.The terror strikes took place last night when militants drove a van at high speed into pedestrians at the London Bridge before stabbing Saturday night revellers on the street and in nearby bars.The security in Birmingham was also tightened ahead of the India vs Pakistan clash following the twin terror attacks.The city was on red alert and the team hotel where India are staying was in a complete lock-down after the attacks. No visitors and no cars were allowed into the Hyatt Regency hotel in Birmingham.India Today’s Consulting Editor, Sports, Boria Majumdar was not allowed to go beyond the hotel confines.”Just went for a walk. Wasn’t allowed to go beyond the hotel confines to be truthful but appears a ghost town. Not one fan or supporter is here and isn’t even allowed to come. No flag nothing. There were still some people here (at 4 am BST). Now it’s just empty and deserted,” Boria said.Due to diplomatic tensions between India and Pakistan, the two teams rarely lock horns against each other barring an International Cricket Council (ICC) event, and the hotly fought battle has over the years drawn a wide range of audience.advertisementFor almost 18 years, wars stood in between the two outfits playing each other in a bilateral series until the ice was broken in 1978, but even today matches are few and far between.The two sides have not played a bilateral series since 2012-2013, and India have refused to juggle with the idea without an end to “cross border terrorism”, which essentially means militant incursions along the disputed Kashmir border.Not only will a victory for either side mean taking a huge step towards the semi-finals in a four-team group which also has Sri Lanka and South Africa, it will also be a diplomatic point-scoring in terms of the stand-off between the two parties.On the pitch, India would go into the tie as favourites, as former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has also said — not only because of their emphatic 45 and 240 -run wins in the two warm-up games, but because the opposition doesn’t smell the same anymore.(With inputs from agencies)last_img read more

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