President takes LGE sensitisation campaign to Linden

first_imgPresident David Granger recently took the Local Government Elections (LGE) sensitisation campaign to the mining town of Linden, where he encouraged local leaders to pay attention to addressing issues at the local level.President David Granger addressing the audienceAddressing members of the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and community members at the Egbert Benjamin Centre, the President pointed to the importance of LGEs in shaping local democracy. Members of the coalition were in full campaign mode, endorsing the APNU, with President Granger declaring it the most exciting rally hosted so far.In his presentation, the Head of State said Government was trying to use LGEs to transform Guyana.“This is what we’re trying to do throughout Guyana: use the Local Government Elections to transformGuyana. Not to remain stagnant, but to change things, provide better services for the children and residents of these villages …We didn’t go into Local Government Elections to lose, we went in to win. But what we said is that win, lose or draw, we’re going to have Local Government Elections, because it is the people’s entitlement. It is their constitutional obligation,” he noted.The President stressed too that local representatives must serve constituencies and pay attention to local issues to ensure that the needs of all residents of various constituencies were satisfied. He also pointed to what he termed “civil resistance” or “civil war” by some Regional Chairmen whom he said did not cooperate with Central Government, noting that this was prohibiting progress.“And that is what’s holding back this country. That is what is holding back development…It is you, the representatives of the residents of those communities who must inform, instruct and direct your representatives about how to provide services for the respective communities…All politics is local, and Local Government Elections is meant to solve local problems. This is the importance…that is why you’re empowered,” Granger stated.Some of the members pay keen attention to their leaderThe Leader of the APNU also noted that candidates must prove themselves as leaders to serve their constituencies and that central, regional and municipal levels of governance must work together.He said it was hard to explain the importance of LGE, since they had been absent for so long that people did not seem to understand what they were all about, as he emphasised that training for leadership starts at LGEs.“We are in the stage, my brothers and sisters, by which we are in the brink of a new form of democracy, not only one that will promote the development of Linden, but one that will empower the residents to make them more conscious of the needs of their various communities … So, most important is that this is an exercise for real democracy in that you can identify your candidates … It’s good to be involved in decision making … because you are accountable, you are responsible,” he posited.Further endorsing the coalition, the President said the APNU ‘train’ was not going to stop, noting that it has built a relationship of trust between candidates and members of the constituencies.“APNU is a party which brings the depth of PNC experiences … We serve the working people and we’ve served this community for decades, but even so we must still mobilise…,” he said.The President also noted that he saw Linden as playing a critical role in leading the towns across Guyana as he pledged that the party would increase the number of street lights, provide more solar energy and improve solid waste management among other things.last_img read more

51-year-old charged for Sophia businessman’s murder

first_imgColin Blaire, of D Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown, was on Thursday slapped with a murder charge and appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court.Blaire was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on January 20, at D Field, Sophia, he murdered Godfrey Phillips. He was unrepresented and was remanded to prison until March 12, 2019 when the case isDead: Godfrey Phillipscalled again.Phillips, a businessman, was stabbed to death in front of his business place as he attempted to make peace between a man and his reputed wife. The 48-year-old man of Lot 3028 D Field, was reportedly stabbed once to his left abdomen and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital.Based on reports received, the now dead man had already closed his business for the night when he heard an argument. As he ventured out, he saw the suspect arguing with his reputed wife and cautioned them about their behaviour.The suspect, of Pike Street, Kitty, Georgetown, reportedly became annoyed, whipped out a knife, and inflicted the fatal blow on Phillips.After committing the act, the suspect, along with his reputed wife, fled the scene, but he was later arrested and charged for the heinous crime.last_img read more

Keino turns state witness in Rio graft case

first_img0Shares0000Kipchoge Keino will now give evidence against figures including Kenya’s former sports minister © AFP/File / Tony KARUMBANAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 16 – Kenya’s former Olympic chief Kipchoge Keino will become a witness for the prosecution after charges of corruption at the 2016 Olympics against him were dropped, his lawyer said Friday.Keino, 78, a two-time Olympic gold medallist, was due to be charged with six other officials, including former Kenyan sports minister Hassan Wario, over the misappropriation of more than 55 million shillings ($545,000). But the prosecution told the court on Friday that the charges against Keino had been dropped and he will appear as the key prosecution witness.His lawyer Cecil Miller confirmed that Keino was a free man.“The new charge says that Keino is no longer an accused person. He has been converted to a prosecution witness,” Miller told AFP.“It is a big relief to us all,” he added.The accused are facing charges ranging from abuse of office to failing to comply with laws on the management of public funds.They cover the alleged crimes of embezzlement, the purchase of unauthorised air tickets, overpayment of allowances and expenditure on unauthorised persons, all to the amount of 55 million shillings.Corruption is rife in Kenya, with millions of dollars of public funds going missing each year, and the country was left red-faced during its 2016 Olympic campaign which also saw athletes’ team uniforms stolen by officials.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgThe new Raphoe Playground will open later today.After four years of planning and fundraising, Raphoe will finally open its new community playground today.The opening, which takes place at 2pm, will be a hugely proud moment for organisers Jean Laird and the rest of the hardworking committee.The new state-of-the-art playground is located beside the community’s local boxing club after Donegal County Council donated the land. After the land was donated, the hard-working committee set about fundraising for all the playground equipment.Last night former Mayor of Donegal and local councillor Frank McBrearty paid tribute to all those involved in the project.Cllr McBrearty will officially open the new playground later today.He said “I would like to congratulate the hard working committee that have made this project possible and to the community of Raphoe and further afield for their help in supporting all the fund raising events. It was an honour for me to be part of this and its great to see what can be achieved when a community comes together.”  IT’S CHILD’S PLAY FOR RAPHOE AS RIBBON TO BE CUT ON SUPERB NEW FACILITY was last modified: April 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:donegalFrank McBreartyplaygroundRaphoelast_img read more


first_imgThomas Pringle TDA successful meeting was held today between Minister Lynch and delegates from the Cleary Centre of Donegal Town.Thomas Pringle TD who arranged the meeting described it as ‘positive’ saying the Parents and Friends Association of the Cleary Centre and its service users were happy with the outcome.‘The Minister confirmed at the meeting that she has asked the HSE to look at the proposed building in Donegal Town and pressed the need for the HSE to maintain good communications with the Parents and Friends Association including the service users’ says Pringle. ‘The Minister also accepted that the service users should be kept together if at all possible. This was particularly positive as the thought of relocation had been very worrying for them.’‘Furthermore, the HSE have agreed to keep contact with the Parents and Friends’ Association and service users throughout the whole process,’ continues Pringle.‘This meeting was a great opportunity for the Parents and Friends Association and service users to voice their concerns directly to the Minister and the HSE. I am glad of the outcome and look forward to working with all involved to securing a permanent solution appropriate to the needs of the service users’ concludes Pringle.The meeting with the Minister was organised by Thomas Pringle TD after a successful protest outside Leinster House arranged by the Parents and Friends Association of the Cleary Centre and its service users. The protest was voicing their objection to the HSE’s proposal to disperse the service users of the Cleary Centre to a number of different locations across Donegal.A coachload of protesters arrived in front of Leinster House on July 14th where over 3,100 petition signatures were handed over to Thomas Pringle who in turn handed them over to the Minister’s office.In response to this the Minister agreed to meet with a number of delegates from the Cleary Centre during her trip to the MacGill Summer School.MINISTER MEETS WITH PARENTS FOLLOWING CONCERNS OVER DONEGAL’S CLEARY HOUSE was last modified: July 23rd, 2015 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:Cleary HouseDeputy Thomas Pringledonegalmeetinglast_img read more

Great crowd expected for annual Milford 10k/5k race this Saturday

first_imgAll roads (and footpaths!) lead to Milford this Saturday for the annual 10K or 5K race.With the forecast looking good, why not get down to the fun event and blow off the cobwebs?Registration is at Mulroy College from 9:30am and the race commences at 11am. Whether you walk, jog or run, this race promises a great atmosphere with plenty of refreshments and prizes afterwards at Mulroy College.Come out to support two real genuine causes – Milford Athletic Club and Mulroy College.See you there!Great crowd expected for annual Milford 10k/5k race this Saturday was last modified: September 16th, 2016 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:5kdonegalMilford 10kMulroy Collegelast_img read more


first_imgFANCY seeing Daniel O’Donnell at the Millennium Forum in Derry next Wednesday?Well has two tickets to give away to the show.Click on Stephen Doherty’s Country Music Corner below for more details on how to enter. STEPHEN DOHERTY’S COUNTRY MUSIC CORNERWIN TWO TICKETS TO SEE DANIEL O’DONNELL IN DERRY was last modified: July 2nd, 2011 by gregShare 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:win daniel o’donnell ticketslast_img read more


first_imgRamelton woman Teresa Boyce has been found safe and well.Missing woman Teresa Boyce has been found safe and well.Her family contacted Donegal Daily yesterday evening to issue a picture of the 59 year old and details of her disappearance.The Ramelton woman had not been seen since getting on a bus on Friday morning. However,  just before 11.15pm last night her family have contacted us again to say Teresa has been found safe and well.“We would just like to thank everyone for their help and support at this very traumatic time,” said a family spokesman.Teresa (pictured), was last seen on Friday morning getting on a bus at 8.30am traveling to Letterkenny.It is understood off Gallagher’s bus at Sister Sara’s pub at Port Roundabout around 9am and headed along the Pearse Road. She was due to attend a course at the Create-A-Link building close to Charlie’s Café.The mother and grandmother was wearing a khaki-brown coat, jeans, white runners and a pink jumper.Theresa’s family have revealed she is a diabetic and could be in a fragile state.Her distraught family contacted Donegal Daily this evening and asked us to include a picture of Theresa and these details in a bid to locate her.Happily Teresa is now back with her family. Many thanks to Donegal Daily readers who shared the story about Teresa’s disappearance on social media in a bid to locate her.FAMILY DELIGHT AS MISSING WOMAN FOUND SAFE AND WELL was last modified: June 2nd, 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:foundmissingRameltonTeresa Boycelast_img read more

La promotion economique des noirs

first_imgLa politique de promotion economique des noirs (BEE) n’est pas une simple initiative morale visant a reparer les torts du passe. Il s’agir d’une strategie de croissance pragmatique qui vise a realiser la totalite du potentiel economique.Au cours des decennies precedant la democratie sud-africaine obtenue en 1994, le gouvernement de l’apartheid excluait systematiquement les personnes africaines, indiennes et de couleur, rassemblees sous le termes de personnes noires, de toute participation significative a l’economie du pays.Cela a inevitablement provoque une grande pauvrete et une grande souffrance ainsi qu’une economie profondement malade.Ces distorsions de l’economie ont meme conduit a une crise debutant dans les annees 70, lorsque la croissance du produit interieur brut est tombe a zero puis a stagne a environ 3,4 % dans les annees 80. Alors que d’autres economies en voie de developpement possedant des ressources similaires progreessaient, l’Afrique du Sud stagnait.Un potentiel totalNotre pays a besoin d’une economie qui reponde aux besoins de tous nos citoyens economiques, de notre peuple et de leurs entreprises, de façon durable  a declare le Departement du Commerce et de l’Industrie (DTI) dans son document relatif a la strategie BEE.Cela ne sera possible que si notre economie s’appuie sur la totalite du potentiel de toutes les personnes et communautes a travers le pays.Malgre les nombreux benefices economiques realises dans le pays depuis 1994 et une croissance qui a atteint 4 % voire plus au cours de chaque trimestre depuis 2004, la fracture entre les riches et les pauvres persiste. Comme le DTI le souligne, ces inegalites peuvent avoir un effet important sur la stabilite politique :Les societes caracterisees par une inegalite inflexible entre les sexes ou des disparites de richesse definies par la race ou l’ethnie ont peu de chances d’etre stables socialement et politiquement, surtout parce que la croissance economique peut facilement exacerber ces inegalites.Une croissance aux bases elargiesLa promotion economique des noirs n’est pas une action de discrimination positive bien que l’emploi equitable en fasse partie. Elle ne vise pas non plus a vaguement prendre les richesses des blancs et a les donner aux noirs. C’est essentiellement une strategie de croissance qui vise le point faible de l’economie d’Afrique du Sud : l’inegalite.Aucune economie ne peut progresser en excluant une partie de sa population et une economie qui ne progresse pas ne peut pas integrer tous ses citoyens de façon significative a declare le DTI.En tant que telle, cette strategie met l’accent sur un processus de BEE associe a la croissance, au developpement et au developpement d’entreprises et n’est pas une simple redistribution des richesses existantes.La promotion economique des noirs est donc un instrument politique important visant a elargir la base economique du pays, et par ce biais, a stimuler encore la croissance economique et la creation d’emplois.La strategie possede une base elargie tel que cela est indique par le nom de la legislation : Loi de promotion economique des noirs a base elargie de 2003.Cela traduit l’approche du gouvernement qui consiste a placer la promotion economique des noirs dans le contexte d’une strategie de promotion nationale plus large.basee sur les personnes historiquement defavorisees et en particulier les noirs, les femmes, les jeunes, les handicapes et les communautes rurales a declare le DTI.Comme le DTI le souligne, la discrimination est encore plus grande lorsqu’elle associe la race au sexe et/ou a un handicap.Comment appliquer le BEE ?La promotion economique des noirs est encadree par la loi et des reglements. Une fiche de notation generique a l’echelle du secteur fait partie integrante de la Loi du DEE de 2003 :Promotion directe par la detention et le controle d’entreprises et d’actifs.Une direction de niveau superieur.Une egalite dans le developpement des ressources humaines et de l’emploi.Une promotion indirecte par le biais :d’une offre preferentielle,d’un developpement des entreprises, etde l’investissement social des entreprises, une categorie ouverte residuelle.Cette fiche de notation, tout comme celle pour les multinationales, est definie et elaboree dans les codes de bonnes pratiques de BEE recemment publies qui deviendront bientot des lois.Les codes de bonnes pratiques, qui regissent la façon dont les societes exercent en Afrique du Sud, permettent aux societes internationales et multinationales d’avoir une certaine souplesse en matiere de structuration des contrats de promotion. Par exemple, il n’est pas necessaire que la representation existe au niveau de la detention.Les codes s’appliquent a tous les organes gouvernementaux et entreprises publiques et le gouvernement devra les appliquer lorsqu’il prendra des decisions economiques en matiere de :offre,accords de licences et de concessions,partenariats public-prive, etla vente d’actifs ou entreprises appartenant a l’etat.Les entreprises prives doivent appliquer les codes si elles souhaitent faire des affaires avec une entreprise publique ou un organe gouvernemental, c’est a dire repondre a un appel d’offres, demander des licences et des concessions, faire partie de partenariats public-prive ou acquerir des actifs appartenant a l’etat.Les entreprises sont aussi incitees a appliquer les codes dans leurs relations les unes avec les autres car l’offre preferentielle affectera la plupart des societes privees le long de la chaine d’approvisionnement.Les differents secteurs doivent etablir leurs propres chartes BEE afin que tous les secteurs puissent adopter une approche uniforme de la promotion et de la façon de l’evaluer.Le DTI possede des documents et informations pertinents sur la promotion economique des noirs (en anglais) disponibles en ligne, y compris :Document de la strategie BEELoi BEECodes de bonnes pratiques BEEChartes sectorielles BEEDerniere mise a jour de l’article : Juillet 2008SAinfo reporter. Sources (sites en langue anglaise) :Department of Trade and IndustrySouth Africa Yearbooklast_img read more

Barloworld tops in Giro, Argus

first_img12 March 2007Blessed with beautiful clear weather and almost windless conditions, the Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Tour provided a fitting conclusion to the Giro del Capo as Team Barloworld’s Robert Hunter secured a home victory for South Africa on Sunday.With his teammates providing excellent support, Hunter surged ahead at the finish to sprint to the title ahead of last year’s Argus winner, Steffen Radochla of Team Wiesenhof-Felt, with Regiostrom Senges’ Malaya van Ruitenbeek grabbing the final podium position.Following the top three over the finish line were MTN Microsoft’s top sprinter Malcolm Lange and Davitamon-Win’s Jurgen Roelandts.TeamworkMost of the hard work for Hunter was done by Hugo Sabido and Felix Cardenas, with Fabrizio Guidi adding further help at the end to ensure Hunter took the win.The South African star described his victory as a fantastic day on which his teammates did everything right and dominated the racing. He admitted matters nearly got away from his team towards the end, but said strength in numbers prevented that happening.Said Hunter: “As a South African, to win this race, and I hadn’t raced it in 10 years, means something.” Previously his best result in the Argus was a second-place finish.Women’s winVictory in the women’s race went to Duravit’s Anke Erlank Moore. She credited her win, which was her fourth in the Argus, to mountain bike training.She and Anriette Schoeman, who missed the race after suffering a broken wrist in a training accident two weeks before the race, are the only two women to win the event over the past eight years.Second place went to 17-year-old Cherise Taylor. Moore afterwards picked her as a future winner of the race. Ending third was Marissa van der Merwe.Giro winnerWhile Hunter snatched the Cycle Tour title, it was another Team Barloworld rider, Alexander Efimkin, who won the Giro del Capo. The Russian took the honours ahead of Cardenas, with South Africa’s David George, riding for CSC Marcello, finishing third, followed by two more Barloworld cyclists, Sabido and Ryan Cox.George, who attempted to attack on the final climb of the Argus in a desperate bid for the stage victory, admitted that going up against such a strong team was a challenge too difficult to overcome. He added that the 109-kilometre route was maybe a little too short and he didn’t have enough climbs to allow him to have a strong go at winning the final stage.Four men in the top five of the overall classification was ample testament to the strength of the Barloworld outfit, and it spoke volumes for the hard work they did throughout the Giro.Jersey winnersThe honours didn’t end there for Barloworld either, as Sabido secured the Powerade King of the Mountains title.MTN Microsoft’s Daryl Impey, seventh in the Argus, won the Pickford’s points jersey after capturing the prologue and the 120-kilometre second stage, and Konica Minolta’s Chris Froome won the MTN Young African jersey awarded to the top under-23 African rider.Efimkin called his victory in the Giro “an important win”. He complimented the organisers on a smoothly put together event, and his teammates for the professionalism they showed throughout the race.“The race was good,” he said, “and the scenery beautiful throughout the week.”Success for charitiesOther big winners on the Argus were the charities which benefited from, among others, the entries of former Tour de France champions Jan Ullrich and Greg LeMond.Ullrich raised funds for the Starfish Greathearts Foundation and the Imibala charity, while LeMond rode to raise awareness about diabetes. He was in a group of 200 Virgin Active cyclists, with the gym chain donating money to the Education Active Foundation on their behalf.Ullrich said he thoroughly enjoyed his ride. “It was a wonderful race, wonderful conditions,” he said.“The spirit was marvellous. Everyone from the slow riders to the fast ones had smiles on their faces. I don’t know how much money I’ve raised for the funds, but I hope that it’s a lot. It’s something that I hold close to my heart, particularly raising money for children.”Make a DifferenceAnother prominent team of fundraisers featured former Rugby World Cup winning captain Francois Pienaar teaming up with former Bafana Bafana captain Lucas Radebe – who had flown out from Leeds for the event – riding together on a tandem. They were cycling for Make a Difference (MAD).MAD is Pienaar’s brainchild and among its honorary members it features some of the greatest rugby players in history: New Zealand’s 1987 World Cup winning captain David Kirk;1991 Australian World Cup winning skipper Nick Farr-Jones;Two-time World Cup winner John Eales, who was the victorious captain in 1999; andEngland’s 2003 World Cup winning captain Martin Johnson.What that means, in case you hadn’t worked it out yet, is that every Rugby World Cup winning captain in history has given his backing to MAD. 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