Grenada no-confidence motion defeated

first_img Tweet News Grenada no-confidence motion defeated by: – May 16, 2012 Share Opposition leader Dr Keith Mitchell (L) and Prime Minster Tillman ThomasST GEORGE’S, Grenada — On Tuesday, the no confidence motion tabled in Grenada’s House of Parliament by the opposition New National Party (NNP) was debated and ultimately defeated.In debating the motion, opposition leader Dr Keith Mitchell castigated the leadership of Prime Minster Tillman Thomas and the state of political and economic uncertainty in the country.In response, lead government spokesman, Minister of Youth Empowerment Patrick Simmonds, offered a compilation of statistics that outlined the achievements of the administration.Finance Minister Nazim Burke described the NNP motion as “political opportunism”.Former Minister of the Environment, Michael Church, who was an early casualty of the Thomas administration, pointed to the suffering and victimization of his constituents who should have benefitted from development initiatives that had been approved for his constituency of St John, which he won in 2008 on an NDC ticket, but had been put on hold since his resignation from the Thomas Cabinet.Church cited a fish plant built by the Japanese in 2009 but has remained shut. NDC promises of housing rehabilitation have been ignored since he demitted Cabinet, he said. He reiterated that his constituents deserved much better and the recalcitrance of Burke and Thomas led him to support the no-confidence motion.Government ministers Lett, Quarless, Burke and former tourism minister Peter David all spoke against the motion. Like Simmonds, the three government ministers read out a stack of statistical information that attempted to tell Grenadians that, although the infighting was evident, government was full speed ahead with work attending to the nation’s business. David’s contribution to the debate attracted great attention in that it clarified two critical speculations: David and Mitchell were not collaborative partners in the NNP-introduced motion and David remains a firm member of the NDC but gave clear warning to Thomas that he will be challenged at a future party congress.By Caribbean News Now contributor 6 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Stanford’s victims get their day in court today

first_img 50 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Stanford’s victims get their day in court today by: – June 14, 2012 Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Stanford’s victims get their day in court today.HOUSTON, Texas, United States, Thursday June 14, 2012 – When convicted criminal financier Robert Allen Stanford attends court today to hear the outcome of his sentencing it will likely be in front of scores of his former clients who saw their savings drained thanks to his ponzi scheme.This is thanks to the United States Justice for All Act of 2004, which states that crime victims have a right to be “reasonably heard” at any public proceeding in the district court involving sentencing.Anyone who suffered losses as a result of the crimes committed by Stanford were informed that they had a right to submit a Victim Impact Statement or letter in aid of sentencing to explain how the crimes affected them, including physical, emotional and/or financial losses.However, in this case, given the thousands of alleged victims across the world, according to a statement by the US Department of Justice, the court decided that it would be impractical to accord all of the victims the right to be heard at sentencing, therefore victims were encouraged to send a written statement to the presiding judge, United States District Judge David Hittner, by June 1.According to the Coalición Víctimas de Stanford América Latina (COVISAL), there are at least 23,597 non-US victims on record, who represent more than 84% of Stanford’s victims.  Estimates by the Stanford International Victims Group are that there were as many as 30,000 clients of the Antigua-based financial services company in the latter heights of the two decades old business.Still, the request for written statements does not rule out intervention by those victims who wish to attend the sentencing hearing in person.Those who wished to deliver their Victim Impact Statement in person were asked to contact Ellen Alexander with the United States Clerk’s Office, also by June 1.Again, due to the number of victims in this case, the court said it could not guarantee that every victim who wished to speak would get an opportunity to do so and, depending on the number of victims who wished to speak, those who were allowed to attend might find their speaking time limited.Despite a gag order being in place for all victims and witnesses associated with the trial, the court has stated that the verbal statements made today by the victims would be made in open court and would become a matter of public record.Sentencing has been set for this morning (June 14) before Judge Hittner. Stanford faces a maximum prison sentence of 20 years for the count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, each count of wire and mail fraud, and the count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, and five years for the count of conspiracy to obstruct an US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation and the count of obstruction of an SEC investigation.This sentencing hearing comes as a result of Standford’s March 6, 2012, conviction. At that time, Stanford, the former Board of Directors Chairman of Stanford International Bank (SIB), was found guilty of orchestrating a 20-year investment fraud scheme in which he misappropriated $7 billion to finance his personal businesses and lifestyle.Following a six-week trial, the jury found Stanford guilty on 13 of 14 counts in the indictment. Stanford was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, four counts of wire fraud, five counts of mail fraud, one count of conspiracy to obstruct a U.S. SEC investigation, one count of obstruction of an SEC investigation and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. Stanford was acquitted on one count of wire fraud.Caribbean 360 Newslast_img read more

Arteta provides updates on Chambers, Xhaka

first_img Loading… Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has provided an update on the fitness of Calum Chambers and Granit Xhaka. Arteta is ready to make his mark Neither player is fit to play at present. The Gunners suffered a 2-1 defeat at home against Chelsea, and must now get ready for a New Year’s Day game against Manchester United. But Xhaka and Chambers may be absent for that clash.Advertisement Speaking about Xhaka, Arteta told the club website: “He played at Bournemouth, he played really well, he was very committed, he played a really good game. “After the game he started to feel ill. He had a temperature and he wasn’t feeling good. “The last two days he’s been in bed. That’s why he’s not been selected.” Read Also:Arteta: Why we lost against Chelsea And on Chambers: “The doctors are assessing him. The first feeling he got, it wasn’t very positive.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Best Cars Of All Time6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?last_img read more

Barkley vows to show Lampard he learned from ‘mistakes’

first_img Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A ComebackCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games? Ross Barkley admits he must become smarter in the era of the smartphone.Advertisement Read Also:Probe finds no evidence of racial abuse aimed at Chelsea star“When you are on holiday or away, you need the right people around you.“I have made that mistake and it won’t happen again but it will happen to young players in the future.“We all make mistakes but it is about being aware.”Barkley was also filmed dancing topless in a Dubai nightclub in November.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img The Chelsea midfielder is trying to get back in favour with boss Frank Lampard after being photographed in unsavoury situations this season. An FA Cup goal on Sunday against Nottingham Forest in his first game since mid-October has helped with his on-the-field reputation.But it is off the pitch where work needs to be done.Lampard was most upset after Barkley was pictured being escorted to a cash machine by police in order to pay an irate taxi driver in his hometown of Liverpool in September — the night before he was due to train with the team.Barkley said: “It is that ten seconds when you are not looking like a professional, when you have got to let your hair down but then you can’t forget about your job.“It was unfortunate of me to get caught in that position and it will happen many times to players because you know what phones are like nowadays.“I am just keeping my head down and it won’t happen again.‘EVERYONE WANT TO CATCH YOU OUT’“It’s a big lesson. You have got to be aware of your surroundings when you let your hair down. It is just more about being with the right company.“When you play in the Premier League, you are a high-profile player, so it is about keeping low-key and switched on.“Nowadays you have to be careful, because everyone is wanting to catch you out.last_img read more

Wolves unveil Ecuador forward Campana

first_imgWolves have signed Ecuador international Leonardo Campana on a three-and-a-half-year deal.Advertisement Loading… Campana has played 20 times for Barcelona SC and four times for his country.He is currently representing Ecuador in the pre-Olympic Championship.Last year at the South American Under-20 Championship Campana finished the tournament’s top scorer and helped Ecuador lift the trophy.“I have been following the Wolves for a while, ever since they started playing in the Premier League, and I have always enjoyed watching them play,” he said.“I am excited about the work the team has achieved this season. I know they support each other, their relationship with the manager is a good one and I know all the players get along really well.Sky Sports: Wolves sign Ecuador forward Campana https://t.co/7ClQDmpsfv #wolves pic.twitter.com/9phsuWJXM1— Wolves News App (@WolvesNewsApp) January 22, 2020Read Also:Ronaldo is easier to mark than Wolves star Traore, Newcastle defender“That motivated me to come here and to be part of this big family.“My goal is to earn my place on the pitch and to try to play in every game.“I want to do my job, which is to score goals, to play well and be a team player to help the team win as that is what we all want to happen.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 19-year-old forward, who recently left Barcelona SC in Ecuador’s top flight, has become Wolves’ first signing of the January transfer window. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TV10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become IconicWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?last_img read more

Real Madrid star drops retirement plans after Copa del Rey humiliation

first_img Loading… “I’m 30 years old and it’s a good age to think – what more do I want?” he told Sportschau Club in an interview.“[My career] won’t last much longer. And I’m sure that I won’t play until I’m 38.”The German midfielder indicated that he has started to plan ahead, with his current contract at Real Madrid all set to expire in 2023.“I’ve been here [Real Madrid] for more than five years and we’re very happy here,” he said, before adding:“Our children go to school here and they’re also very happy. In the end, they will make the decision.”And despite dropping hints about his retirement plans, Kroos revealed that he is still motivated to win trophies with Los Blancos.“The feeling of winning a trophy is addictive. It’s why I’m still playing,” he explained.“The best example was the Champions League. It wasn’t normal to win it three times in a row.”“It was at this moment when we realised the hunger that we had inside our team,” he added further, before concluding:“This hunger is coming back this season, without knowing where it will take us.”has revealed when he plans to retire from football.Kroos admitted that he does not see himself playing football for years and years to come, having turned 30 in January and also having won virtually everything there is to win in the game, including four Champions League titles and a FIFA World Cup.“I’m 30 years old and it’s a good age to think – what more do I want?” he told Sportschau Club in an interview.“[My career] won’t last much longer. And I’m sure that I won’t play until I’m 38.”The German midfielder indicated that he has started to plan ahead, with his current contract at Real Madrid all set to expire in 2023.“I’ve been here [Real Madrid] for more than five years and we’re very happy here,” he said, before adding:“Our children go to school here and they’re also very happy. In the end, they will make the decision.”And despite dropping hints about his retirement plans, Kroos revealed that he is still motivated to win trophies with Los Blancos. Promoted Content8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Plus-Size Babes Who Will Make Your Heart RaceBest Car Manufacturers In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World Read Also: Real Madrid, Barcelona battle Man Utd for £60m-rated Grealish“The feeling of winning a trophy is addictive. It’s why I’m still playing,” he explained.“The best example was the Champions League. It wasn’t normal to win it three times in a row.”“It was at this moment when we realised the hunger that we had inside our team,” he added further, before concluding:“This hunger is coming back this season, without knowing where it will take us.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Kroos admitted that he does not see himself playing football for years and years to come, having turned 30 in January and also having won virtually everything there is to win in the game, including four Champions League titles and a FIFA World Cup. Following Real Madrid’s humiliating 4-3 loss against Real Sociedad on Thursday night and their subsequent elimination from the Copa del Rey, star midfielder Toni Kroos has revealed when he plans to retire from football.Advertisementlast_img read more

Allegation: Arsenal want us out of Europe – Man City

first_imgManchester City are convinced Arsenal are behind the plot to have their European ban upheld if the Covid-19 crisis prevents an appeal. Loading… “These allegations are simply not true,” Soriano said in an interview on the club’s official website. In a statement CAS said: “The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has registered an appeal filed by Manchester City football club against the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).” Earlier in the week a “bombshell disclosure” by the Daily Mail claimed that the entire Premier League top 10, bar City and Sheffield United, had submitted a joint application to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Now it has reportedly emerged that Arsenal have led the appeal with Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester United, Wolves, Leicester, Burnley and Chelsea all separately writing to the same law firm, which has then sent an application backed by all the clubs named to CAS. The clubs strongly object to City’s plan to play on in the tournament while the appeal is ongoing and they request that City’s punishment is ‘stayed’ while their case is resolved. Read Also:Klopp says Liverpool spirits are high despite virus lockdown The coronavirus pandemic means CAS are now unlikely to be in a position to hear all the evidence until late in the summer, meaning City are likely to ask for their ban to be suspended while their appeal is heard. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Sunday Mirror report that City boss believe that Arsenal have instigated the appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to make sure that Pep Guardiola’s men do not play in Europe next season. Apparently Etihad officials “have information from a number of trusted sources” that the Gunners have led the movement of top English clubs pleading for City’s appeal to be upheld. The report claims “Arsenal refused to comment on the suggestion,” as expected, and will deny the claims if they are questioned about the matters by City officials. City are also understood to be upset with Liverpool, who are also one of the clubs involved, given Jurgen Klopp’s men have already secured a place in next season’s Champions League. City were given a two-season ban from European football and fined £24.9million for breaching financial regulations, but have vowed to fight the verdict of a UEFA investigation into accounts submitted by the club between 2012 and 2016. City chief executive Ferran Soriano immediately denied claims that the Premier League champions broke the rules over Financial Fair Play regulations. Promoted ContentLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Being10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeIs Cristiano Ronaldo Converting His Hotels To Hospitals?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandThe Network’s Greatest Shows On HBOlast_img read more

YOUNG & DANGEROUS | Army: Half of NPA-Panay rebels underage

first_imgThere are an estimated 100 fighters inNPA-Panay’s southern and central fronts, said Batara. Montaño stressed that children, as“zones of peace”, should be protected and should not be, at any cost, exposedto the culture of violence. Batara also urged parents to bevigilant and protective of their children. The Commission on Human Rights (CHR)in Western Visayas said the recruitment of individuals below 18 years old forarmed struggle violates international and domestic laws. In July, a rebel who surrendered, KaAguila from Calinog, Iloilo, told the Army he was 15 years old when he wasrecruited to the NPA. His role was agaw armas (seizing firearms) from policemen. “That is why the recruitment of youthto be used as spies, couriers and guides of both the Armed Forces of the Philippineand the CPP-NPA is prohibited by law,” said Montaño. He urged students not to be fooled. “Broken promises led some of them tosurrender,” he revealed. According to Batara, the NPA recruitsyoungsters mostly in schools and far-flung barangays.center_img ILOILO City – Half or perhaps evenmajority of New People’s Army (NPA) cadres in Panay Island are below the legalage of 18, according to the Philippine Army. These underage fighters were luredinto joining the NPA by false promises, said Lieutenant Colonel Joel BenedictBatara, commander of the 61st Infantry Battalion (61IB). In July, the 3rd Infantry Division ofthe Philippine Army discovered that NPA-Panay’s Eastern Front recruitedchildren aged 10 to 14. He decided to surrender due toconstant hunger and the failed promise of their leaders of a monthly salary ofP5,000. The International Humanitarian Law(IHL) states that youngsters 15 years old and up can join the armed movementbut Republic Act (RA) 7610 provides “stronger deterrence and special protectionagainst child abuse, exploitation, and discrimination” and disallows personsbelow 18 to join the armed movement. RA 7610 stipulates that “childrenshall not be an object of attack and shall be entitled to special respect. Theyshall be protected from any form of threat, assault, torture or other cruel,inhuman or degrading treatment.” Although the CHR Region 6 has notreceived any formal report on the recruitment of minors in the armed conflict,Christopher Montaño, information officer of CHR-6, said: “In the GenevaConvention and our domestic laws, recruiting minors in the armed conflict is aviolation because children should never be involved in armed conflictsituations.” “Mostly they recruit minors aged 10 to14. This is alarming because these minors are supposed to be attending school.The rebels are ruining their future,” said Lieutenant Hazel Durotan,Civil-Military Operations (CMO) officer of the Army’s 61st Infantry Battalion. (With a report from the Philippine NewsAgency/PN)last_img read more

3 persons fall in Kabankalan buy-bust

first_imgBACOLOD City – Three persons werearrested in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 6, Kabankalan City, NegrosOccidental. Jaqueiline, Tanaleon and Dulla werenabbed after they sold suspected illegal drugs to an undercover officer onFriday, the report added. Six sachets of suspected shabu valuedat around P10,000 were seized from 23-year-old “high-value” suspect AngelaJaqueiline, 25-year-old Jamen Tanaleon and 22-year-old Jesryl Dulla, a policereport showed.center_img The suspects were detained in thelockup cell of the Kabankalan City police station, facing charges for violationof Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img read more

‘Smuggled’ drugs seized in Australia

first_imgThe Canadian and Australian suspectswere arrested on Monday, while around A$300,000 ($204,000) in cash and 3.5 kgof cocaine were also seized.(Reuters) The Australian Border Force on Tuesdaysaid it had charged a 30-year-old man from Queensland and a 33-year-oldCanadian national over their involvement in the criminal enterprise. The haulof MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy, was the biggest shipment by weight seizedin Australia this year.        Still image from an Australian Border Force handout video released on Dec. 17 shows some of the 200 aluminum barbeques used to smuggle 645kg of drugs in Sydney, Australia on July. AUSTRALIAN BORDER FORCE/HANDOUT VIA REUTERScenter_img SYDNEY – Australian police arrestedtwo men for allegedly smuggling 645 kilograms (1,422 pounds) of ecstasy hiddeninside hundreds of aluminum barbecues, the culmination of a six-monthinvestigation spanning three countries.last_img read more