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CDC Probes 2 Partisans for Double Registration

first_img(From Left) CDC Ad Hoc election chairman Jefferson Koijee. Incumbent Rep. Julius Berrian faces probe by CDC investigator, Atty. Phil DixonBy Leroy M. Sonpon IIIThe Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has formally launched an investigation of two of its partisans for double registration – at the National Elections Commission (NEC) to contest in the October 10 Legislative Elections as independent candidates and for the CDC primary elections under the party’s ticket.The Coalition named Montserrado County District #10 incumbent Representative Julius Berrian and Montserrado County District #7 representative aspirant, Mrs. Kebbeh Collins, as the two partisans.The chairman of the CDC’s primary election commission, Jefferson Koijee, told journalists yesterday at the party’s headquarters that double registration is a “double standard,” and is against the Coalition’s ethics.Koijee, who is Ad Hoc election chairman and president of the Revolutionary National Youth League, disclosed that Atty. Phil Dixon will begin the probe today (June 13) at the party’s headquarters in Congo Town.“If they are found guilty, they will be automatically disqualified from the party’s primary,” Koijee said.Meanwhile, he said the CDC Youth League has written President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to commend her for her decisive action to actualize the outcome of audits conducted at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, with particular emphasis on the Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI).In its letter to the President, a copy of which is in the possession of this newspaper, the CDC urged her to call up from abroad others who are named in the audit report, as she did with Maritime boss Dr. James Kollie.“By standing up to the likes of Dr. James Kollie, you show that it is still possible for you to respond to the squandering of national resources. History will record your actions. We can only hope that you do more like this, and have no sacred cows. That is why we believe it is important to go further in supporting the findings of the audit,” Koijee said.“There are others also mentioned in the report, some of whom have left the government while others are abroad for studies. They too need to respond. They too need to restitute where necessary and be prosecuted where appropriate. Those outside the nation must be made to return, while those within must remain in Liberia, without traveling to prove explanations in support of every investigative process required by law.”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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Elections for City Mayor, Deputy slated for March 15

first_img…Chase Green expected to seek re-electionPursuant to the Municipal and Districts Councils Act Chapter 28:01, Section 10, elections for Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the City of Georgetown will be held on March 15. Current Mayor Patricia Chase Green, refused to comment on whether she would be seeking re-election while Deputy Mayor Lionel Jaikaran, has expressed his interest in possible re-election.“The term of the Office of the Mayor and that of the Deputy Mayor shall, subject to this Act, be one year, commencing on the first day of the month following upon their election but, the Mayor and Deputy Mayor shall, notwithstanding the expiry of his term of office, continue to hold office until his successor enters upon office and thereupon he shall retire,” the Municipal and Districts Councils Act Chapter 28:01, Section 10 states.The last election for Mayor and Deputy Mayor were held in December 2016, which Chase Green contested without any opposition. However, since her election, there have been several calls for her to resign and be replaced for the policies that were implemented along with the perceived notion of corruption.Chase Green, who served as Deputy Mayor for a number of years under former Mayor Hamilton Green, is accused of being unsympathetic to the cause of the Council’s workers since she and teams of officers and Councillors would travel frequently while the workers protest for the payment of their salaries.Additionally, it was under Chase Green’s stewardship that the highly flawed and controversial parking metre project came into being. The M&CC had entered into a contract with Smart City Solutions Inc on May 13, 2016, for parking metres to be implemented in Georgetown but this was followed by intense protests by citizens.Meanwhile, Jaikaran did not confirm nor deny whether he would challenge Chase Green for the mayoral chair but indicated that he would be running for office. (Lakhram Bhagirat)last_img read more

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Stabroek Wharf vendors to be relocated next Friday

first_imgStabroek Wharf vendors who will have to relocate their businesses because of the partial collapse of the structure will be taking up positions within the barricaded Route 42 bus park in the Stabroek Market Square as of next Friday.This decision taken by the Georgetown City Council was reportedly communicated to the vendors sometime last week via notice.According to the document seen by this publication, an inspection was conducted two weeks ago by Chief City Engineer Colvern Venture, who inked in his report that the sixth section of the wharf was uninhabitable and unsuitable to accommodate vending activities.The vendors were also thus notified: “Failure to remove from the said stelling when stipulated will result in lawful measures being employed to ensure your [theThe dilapidated roofvendors’] compliance.”Further, vendors were reminded that continued occupation of the wharf could prove detrimental; thus their compliance is essential.When Guyana Times on Wednesday visited the area which has been identified for the relocation, works were in progress to prepare the area for the vendors. This included the erection of concrete structures to demarcate the zones for operation.One of the vendors told this publication that they had, for many months, waited for action to be taken to fix the wharf, and are hoping that works would be completed in a timely manner. He added that vagrants are occupying the wharf both during the day and at night, making it unsafe for vendors to house their goods.Moreover, the vendor said, the presence of vagrants at the wharf further degrades the aesthetics of the shopping area, and customers are afraid to venture into the area.“It good that we just got to wait a couple more days till we get to go out there, cause they say is next week on the paper; but I hope is that, cause you get a set of junkie and all kinda things happening at the back here. So is good if they can doA section of the unsafe flooring of the wharfthe works and get we back here in a better state,” the vendor expressed.It was reported since June 2016 that Town Clerk Royston King had declared the commencement of works after the Council had received word from the Public Infrastructure Ministry to go ahead with the project.Nevertheless, in November of 2017, the works were still pending, and this publication was informed that to facilitate rehabilitation of the wharf, vendors would be relocated to the west of the Parliament Building following the removal of the Island Snackette and Pizzeria. According to City Hall, the expectation was to transfer vendors there by the end of November 2017.At that time, the budget for the complete refurbishment of the wharf was pegged at some $400 million. After the repairs, the section of the market which faces the Demerara River would be converted into a mall, inclusive of a boardwalk and entertainment areas. If the ideas are approved by the vendors, they would be required to pay a larger sum of money to rent sections of the new building.Over the years, more than 300 vendors were situated at the wharf, but the number dwindled following insecurities posed by the deteriorating structure. (Rupadai Seenaraine)last_img read more

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Trackers end weekend set with one point

first_imgThe Trackers are off until January 3 and 4 when they skate with the Whitecourt Wolverines, and West Yellowhead Rockies respectively. The game on January 3 will be in Dawson Creek at 5:15 p.m., and the game on January 4 will be in Fort St. John at 2:15 p.m.The team currently occupies fifth place in the Bear Slashing Division with a record of 5-14-2.- Advertisement –last_img

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Video: Cardiff City youngster scores brilliant solo goal from kick-off

first_imgCardiff City youngster Jamie Bird needed just nine seconds to make his mark in an Under-18s clash with Crystal Palace this week.Picking up the ball from kick-off, Bird ran the length of the Palace half before dispatching a clinical finish past the visitors’ stunned goalkeeper.Check out the impressive strike above.last_img

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Tottenham reveal exciting new stadium news which fans will love

first_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won MONEY Workmen repair the original statue in 1934. Tottenham Hotspur have announced their iconic Golden Cockerel will return at their new stadium with a new scaled-up model created.The new statue will sit above the South Stand at the arena, currently still being built, and will stand at 4.5metres tall – nearly double the height of the original. Latest Football News Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade The old version is currently in the lobby of Spurs’ Lilywhite House offices in Tottenham, next to the new ground.Working with London Mould Makers, Tottenham have created an exact replica which includes every minute detail of the original, including dents caused by club legend Paul Gascoigne when it was taken down from White Hart Lane’s East Stand for maintenance in 1988. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move The return of the Cockerel is just another of Tottenham Hotspur’s tributes to their history at the new stadium.The polished concrete floors of the stadium’s concourses feature crushed aggregate taken from the foundations of our beloved former home.Meanwhile, bricks taken from the old East Stand have been re-purposed within a new bar called The Shelf, a nod to the iconic stand. 2 Tottenham Hotspur take on Newcastle under the watchful gaze of the cockerel in 1938. The iconic Golden Cockerel that once sat proudly on top of White Hart Lane will be returning home to #SpursNewStadium.More ▶️ https://t.co/2zw81ZBY99#COYS pic.twitter.com/V00nVjPVib— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 10, 2018 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures silverware center_img smart causal REVEALED impact 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? highlights Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade ADVICE Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Club Historian, John Fennelly, said: “The Cockerel was falling apart. It was dented and in pretty poor condition.“The story was the dents had been caused in the Blitz. But the truth was the damage was done by Gazza — with an air rifle.“He tried to deny it but he’d been spotted.” RANKED BEST OF possible standings Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more last_img read more

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EMERGENCY SERVICES AT SCENE OF MAJOR FIRE AT LETTERKENNY SHOP

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: Gardai, ambulance personnel and the fire services have been called to a blaze in Letterkenny.The fire broke out in the last half hour at Lighting Concepts close to the Port Bridge at the main entrance to the town.There is now a major backlog of traffic into the town as cars slow down. It is still unclear if there have been any injuries as a result of the fire.One eye witness told Donegal Daily that it looks as if the fire is still blazing at the top half of the two storey premises which is next to Kelly’s Toyota garage“it looks pretty serious but I have not heard if anyone was hurt.“There is a lot of smoke and flames coming from the upstairs part of the building. “I saw an ambulance, a fire brigade and the Gardai are at the back of the premises.“Hopefully nobody was hurt,” said the man. EMERGENCY SERVICES AT SCENE OF MAJOR FIRE AT LETTERKENNY SHOP was last modified: July 14th, 2012 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:ambulancefireFIRE BRIGADEGardaiLIghting conceptslast_img read more

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ROADS WARNING AS SNOW ARRIVES IN DONEGAL

first_imgSnow on the gap this eveningGARDAÍ have issued an urgent appeal to motorists tonight as weather conditions deteriorate.Snow and sleet has been falling heavily in parts of Donegal.The Errigal road between Termon and Dunlewey is particularly treacherous as are roads in and around Letterkenny, Ramelton, Milford, Creeslough and Dunfanaghy. Driving conditions on the Barnesmore Gap are very poor.Temperatures have already reached freezing and will drop further later, making for even more dangerous driving conditions.Donegal County Council gritting lorries have started treating main routes across the county.However secondary routes will not be treated. Garda Traffic Inspector Michael Harrison said: “There are weather warnings in place and we would appeal to motorists to drive with extreme care over the next few days.”The cold snap comes ahead of an Orange weather alert issued by Met Eireann for the early hours of Christmas Eve.Wind gusts of up to 125km/hr are expected.Related story here:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2013/12/22/orange-status-christmas-eve-weather-warning-for-donegal/ ROADS WARNING AS SNOW ARRIVES IN DONEGAL was last modified: December 23rd, 2013 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:donegaldonegal daily weathericesleetsnowlast_img read more

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CUTIE KIDS COME TO RESCUE OF BLOODBIKES NORTH-WEST!

first_imgCutie Kids Crèche in Killylastin, Letterkenny held a charity day in aid of Bloodbike northwest on Friday last.In total they collected €265 and a great day was had by the children and their parents. CUTIE KIDS COME TO RESCUE OF BLOODBIKES NORTH-WEST! was last modified: March 19th, 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:Bloodbikes North-westCutie Kids Crechelast_img read more

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Can Tammy Abraham make the leap in 2019/20

first_imgThe 2018/19 season wasn’t exactly a smooth one for Chelsea. From questions over the manager’s playing style, to Kepa’s very public show of insubordination, to the constant speculation over Hazard’s future, there was more than enough drama to go around at the club. Through all of that, though, they still enjoyed a successful season, winning the Europa League, reaching the League Cup final, and finishing ahead of an excellent Spurs team to claim third in the Premier League. Unfortunately for Chelsea, however, they now face an extremely challenging summer. Chelsea’s Situation Heading into 2019/20Chelsea’s final game of 2018/19 – the Europa League victory over Arsenal – took place on 29th May. Within a couple of weeks they had already lost their manager to Juventus, and their best player to Real Madrid. Transfer rumours continue to swirl around the likes of Willian, and there are huge question marks over returning loanees such as Tiémoué Bakayoko. This still might all be manageable… if it weren’t for the transfer ban. In February 2019 FIFA accused Chelsea of improper transfers for under 18’s in 29 different cases, punishing them with a hefty fine and – more importantly – a two-window transfer ban. Chelsea have already tried and failed to appeal or delay the ban, and are now appealing directly to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. In case that appeal doesn’t work, they’ll be unable to sign new players until summer 2020. How Chelsea Can RespondFor many clubs, particularly those in the hyper-competitive Premier League, this transfer ban might have seemed disastrous. Chelsea, however, have spent years amassing strength in depth. Their ‘loan army’ strategy might draw ire from fans online, but in the past couple of years alone it has allowed promising youngsters like Mason Mount, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tammy Abraham to develop rapidly, and even break into the England ranks. If the transfer ban holds up, Chelsea will have no choice but to look internally for reinforcements, with previously-signed winger Christian Pulisic the only ‘new’ arrival. The likes of Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi already saw first-team action last season, and will almost certainly experience plenty more in 2019/20. In addition, returning loanees like Abraham – who might otherwise have been loaned out again or sold – may end up being part of a number of players who can shine this year.A Striking ProblemThere’s no doubt about it – since Diego Costa banged in 20 goals in their 2016/17 title-winning campaign, Chelsea have had a problem up front.Álvaro Morata proved so disappointing after his costly arrival that he was loaned out after only 18 months, and will spend all of 2019/20 at Atlético Madrid. Olivier Giroud – while still an effective link-up man – has mustered a middling 18 goals in 63 appearances since joining Chelsea, and turns 33 in September. Eden Hazard – last season’s top scorer – is already gone. When it comes to genuine strikers leading the line in 2019/20, Chelsea have only two realistic options: Michy Batshuayi, and Tammy Abraham. Since arriving in 2016/17 from Marseille it’s fair to say that Batshuayi has failed to convince at Stamford Bridge, despite reasonable scoring returns at Chelsea and on loan at Dortmund. Perhaps his most recent loan to Crystal Palace, in which he scored 6 goals in 13 appearances – combined with their inability to recruit – will convince Chelsea to give him one more shot. Based on recent form, though… it’s Tammy Abraham who presents a far more exciting proposition. Can Abraham step up?Despite still only being 21, Tammy Abraham has already proved beyond any doubt that he can score goals. Since his senior debut he’s made 133 appearances and scored 60 goals, which is a seriously good ratio for a striker so young. He passes the eye test too, having shown impressive natural predatory instincts, and his combination of a reasonable amount of pace and a long 6’3 frame cause frequent problems for defenders.© Andrew Matthews/PA WireThe only question remains whether or not he can do it at the absolute top level, in the Premier League and Champions League, for a club of Chelsea’s pedigree. After all, while those scoring numbers are certainly impressive, the vast majority came in the Championship (first for Bristol City, then for Aston Villa). In his lone Premier League season on loan at Swansea, Abraham managed only 5 goals in 31 appearances. While there’s no way to know at this stage whether he’ll be able to cut it at Chelsea, we’d tend towards optimism. Having a striker’s instinct is something which can’t be taught, and Abraham has indisputably proven he already possesses one. He’s coming off a tremendous season too, with his 25 league goals helping Aston Villa to promotion. Finally, without wanting to sound harsh, playing up top for a Swansea side about to be relegated is one thing; playing with the likes of Pulisic, Pedro, Willian and Hudson-Odoi around you is a different proposition entirely. He wants to stay in West London, and – if given the chance to do so – may well hit the 20 goal mark in 2019/20. Betting OddsMost online bookies don’t yet feature a Top Goalscorer market for 2019/20. It’s worth keeping an eye out for when it opens, though, as you can often get excellent odds when outright markets have just opened, before the action starts to push them around. Some bookies however do have this market open. With British betting giant William Hill being one of them you can get your cash down on the outright market before the action kicks off and take advantage of generous William Hill offers and deals. The likes of Kane, Salah, Aguero and Aubameyang are leading the way at odds of less than 10/1. Vardy and Lacazette are nestling in at around 20/1 to 25/1, and we’d guess that Abraham would likely have similar odds. Given that he could certainly hit around 20 goals if given the starting job next season, and that the 2018/19 Golden Boot was shared by players who only managed 22 goals, Abraham would make a fine value play indeed at that kind of price. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? 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