CARICOM secretary-general asks UN for continued support to Haiti

first_imgCARICOM Secretary-General Mr. Irwin LaRoque. GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) secretary-general Irwin LaRocque has called on the United Nations secretary-general Ban ki Moon to provide further sustainable and long term assistance to the earthquake ravaged member state of Haiti LaRocque met with the UN secretary-general on Sunday, ahead of the opening of the 66th United Nations General Assembly on chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and outlined several Community issues for which UN attention was needed, chief of which was support for the recovery process in Haiti, which was devastated by an earthquake on 12 January 2010. The CARICOM secretary-general expressed the Community’s appreciation for what he described as the United Nation’s “swift response to Haiti” following the earthquake, but hastened to point out that significant humanitarian challenges remained in Haiti. Those include the ongoing cholera epidemic, the country’s vulnerability to natural disasters, the steady rise in food and fuel prices, all of which, the CARICOM secretary-general stated, were intensifying the hardship being experienced by the Haitian people. He stressed the importance of sustained support for Haiti noting the need for international solidarity beyond the crisis. LaRocque reiterated the call on the international community to make good on its pledges to Haiti expeditiously, and to ensure that all expenditure redounded to the direct benefit of the Haitian people. This call was made previously by CARICOM heads of government special representative to Haiti, P J Patterson. The CARICOM secretary-general also recorded the Community’s appreciation for the role being played by MINUSTAH in Haiti and acknowledged the fact that the UN secretary general had requested a one-year extension for MINUSTAH. Notwithstanding this extension, the CARICOM secretary-general urged that “MINUSTAH’s renewed mandate be amended to include a greater developmental role in Haiti’s reconstruction process, and that consideration be given to ensuring that the Government and people of Haiti were assisted, to the extent required, in providing for their needs in terms of security and stability.” UN secretary-general reiterated his full support for the reconstruction and recovery process in Haiti and urged member states to honour their pledges.Caribbean News Now 17 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! NewsRegional CARICOM secretary-general asks UN for continued support to Haiti by: – September 23, 2011center_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

UWP unhappy with Insurance Act

first_imgThe United Workers Party is expressing its concern about a recent Insurance Act passed in Parliament which is designed to regulate insurance businesses as well private pension funds.Hon, Edison JamesUWP Leader Edison James says the government did not give the general public an opportunity to adequately discuss the bill, “but government ministers found it necessary to address Dominican investors on their plight”.He said “in fact, the minster for finance with prime responsibility on insurance has absented him from the Parliament, and has not been heard on the vex issue of what is being described as a ponzi scheme which affected many Dominicans”.According to James, notwithstanding pleas by the Parliamentary Opposition for the matter to be delayed for further scrutiny or input, the bill was passed at dead of night and ministers of government admitted that they had not read the bill which is inefficient in several material ways and which has serious implications for policy holders and the financial sector as a whole.The UWP Parliamentary Opposition calls on government to delay the submission of the insurance bill to the President for accent until the appropriate amendment has been made by the Parliament.“It is the intention of the Opposition to propose relevant amendments for consideration,” he explained.He said the UWP sympathizes with the citizens of Dominica over the millions of dollars lost as a result of their investment in BICO and CLICO.Dominica Vibes News 75 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Share LocalNews UWP unhappy with Insurance Act by: – March 1, 2012 Sharelast_img read more

Marquinhos extends PSG contract until  2024

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThailand’s 10 Most Iconic LandmarksLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBOPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Of The Most Incredible Antarctica Conspiracy TheoriesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Most Clever Uses Of CGI In CinemaHere’s What Everyday Objects Look Like If Cut In Half “If all this continues on the right  track, if I continue to be happy here  with the project, we get everything  we want and I have the admiration of  the fans, why not?” he said. Several other PSG stars’ contracts  finish at the end of this season,  including the club’s recordgoalscorer Edinson Cavani, captain  Thiago Silva and full-backs Thomas  Meunier and Layvin Kurzawa. Read Also:Arsenal, Man Utd table transfer offers for PSG star PSG face Borussia Dortmund in the  Champions League last 16, with the  first leg on February 18, as they  continue their bid for a maiden European Cup trophy. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 25-year-old Brazilian, who joined  the capital side from Roma in 2013,  has played 271 games for PSG and won  14 major trophies including five  Ligue 1 titles. Marquinhos told AFP last year that he wanted to finish his career at the  Parc des Princes.Advertisement Paris Saint-Germain centre-back  Marquinhos has extended his contract  with the French champions until June  2024.last_img read more

Coco repeats Venus feat at Aussie Open

first_imgCoco Gauff repeated her Wimbledon victory over Venus Williams, winning 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 under the roof on Margaret Court Arena on the opening day of the Australian Open.The 15-year-old’s success in the first round at the All England Club last summer catapulted her to global stardom. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 With Gauff now a top 100 player – and Venus having been a doubt for the tournament with a hip injury – this result came as less of a shock.The young American showed maturity well beyond her years to battle through after nerves kicked in during the first set.Coco repeats Venus feat at Aussie Open #Tennis— Newslocker Tennis (@news_tennis_com) January 20, 2020Read Also:Serena Williams, back in the wins, aims to end long Slam record questGauff led 5-3 and had three set points, while a 5-2 lead in the tie-break also disappeared, but a missed backhand volley from Venus at 5-6 helped her young opponent over the line in the opener.There were no wobbles in the second, and Gauff said: “That was really difficult, she played really well. I was really nervous for today’s match. I was a bit shocked, I’m sure everybody was shocked, when they saw that draw, but I’m really glad to get through it.” Loading… Promoted Content7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganThe Best Cars Of All TimeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growthlast_img read more

Woodward fails to show up at United, Wolves clash after fans attacked his £2m mansion

first_img Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All Time8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True Manchester United’s vice executive chairman Ed Woodward was a surprise absentee for the club’s Premier League clash with Wolves on Saturday. Loading… Woodward’s home in Cheshire was attacked by United fans on Tuesday, with supporters calling for him to quit as a result of their struggling form this season. A mob of around 20 balaclava-clad supporters launched an attack on Woodward’s luxurious mansion near Knutsford, in which he lives with his wife, Isabelle, and his two young twin daughters. The gang assembled outside the house and rang an intercom on his large gates at the entrance on Tuesday night. But when nobody answered inside the mansion, the mob decided to throw a red smoke bomb before launching a firework at the house. It was reported that Woodward beefed up his personal security in the aftermath of the attacks on his home, but he still attended the Carabao Cup semi-final clash with Manchester City at the Etihad on Wednesday. Supporters have sang songs calling for him and the club’s owners, the Glazer family, to leave, while wearing green and gold scarves as a symbol of their continued protests. Fans are unhappy with United’s apparent lack of strategy in the transfer market, though Woodward did deliver two signings in the January transfer window. The £68million signing of Bruno Fernandes was widely applauded by fans but United’s late scramble for a striker, which saw Odion Ighalo agree a six-month loan move prompted supporters to blast Woodward’s lack of planning and organisation. United fans were expected to walk out of Old Trafford during the 0-0 draw on Saturday to again vent their opposition to Woodward and the Glazer family, though there didn’t appear to be a mass exodus of supporters. Woodward will perhaps have been happy to have missed the encounter, which saw United put in another drab showing bereft of attacking quality. The result leaves the club in sixth place in the Premier League table, four points behind Chelsea who occupy fourth spot and the final Champions League spot. read also:Angry United fans target Woodward’s £2m mansion with fireworks, smoke bomb Sheffield United’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace has seen the Blades leapfrog United into fifth place. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Mikel set to Return To England After Trabzonspor’s Exit

first_imgJohn Mikel Obi is considering a return to England after severing ties with Turkish Super Lig club Trabzonspor. ex-Trabzonspor midfielderJohn Obi Mikel Mikel terminated his contract with Trabzonspor last week following his statement on the coronavirus outbreak. The former Super Eagles captain criticised Turkish football authorities in the social media for not suspending the season despite the spread of Covid-19. His contract was subsequently terminated and he has promised never to the Trabzonspor as a result of the way he was treated by the club.Advertisement Loading… “Now I’m focused on a new page in my career. I do not know where next but want to be close to my family, my house. Maybe England, I do not know yet. Together, we’ll see what happens.” Mikel told The Athletic. Mikel spent 11 years at Chelsea before moving to China to China where he played for Tiajin Teda. Read Also:Agent explains Mikel Obi quitting Trabzonspor He played for Championship club Middlesbrough before he joined Trabzonspor in Turkey. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentHow They Made Little Simba Look So Lifelike in ‘The Lion King’Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”World’s Most Delicious Foods10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Toplast_img read more

I’m inspired by Man Utd dream – Ighalo

first_img On the advice he would like to give to any young aspiring footballers, he said: “I would tell the young ones in the world today that they should work hard, believe in themselves and believe in their dreams. They should focus because, with hard work and determination, you can achieve what you want in life. Talent is not enough in football. When you have the talent and you don’t work, it is not enough. Put in the hard work and believe in God, and I think you will have what it takes to achieve your dream.” Ighalo has become an instant hit with the Manchester United fans since joining on loan in January, after scoring four goals in eight appearances and displaying a genuine love for the club. read also:Odion Ighalo: Solskjaer reveals how Nigerian has improved Man United attack Our Nigerian striker displays his obvious passion and emotion during episode one of our new ‘My Inspiration’ series, in which the 30-year-old credits the people and players who have helped him to achieve his dream of playing professional football. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Odion Ighalo has sensationally said he’s inspired by the Manchester United dream and he would like to stay with the team. Loading… “Seeing the club from the outside you don’t know how big it is. But when you are inside you know how big the club is. I am inspired by the way the club is structured, I am inspired by the direction of the club, I am inspired by the development of the young players and how they are coming through from the grassroots to the first team. I am inspired by a lot of things at United, I am really inspired and I am looking forward to spending more time with the team.” According to him, he is not ready to give up on his dream and he will continue to fight to attain his goals. “Well, many people would say he is a gentle guy but inside he is a beast. I am a fighter, I never give up, I go for what I believe I can achieve and I give my best, 100 percent, no matter the outcome of the game, win or lose, I always give 100 percent from the beginning.”Advertisement Promoted Content8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Unusual Facts About Bollywood, Pollywood And TollywoodYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonWhat Our Favorite Celebs Look Like With Their Natural Hair Colorlast_img read more

More shabu seized in Bacolod than in Iloilo

first_imgTheBCPO conducted a total of 474 antidrug operations since 2018. Asidefrom shabu, the BCPO also seized 233 grams of dried marijuana leaves. The BacolodCity Police Office (BCPO) has so far collected over three kilos of shabu in twoyears. The Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO), on the other hand, seized onlyhalf a kilo in four years of drug operations. Lastyear, it recovered over two kilos of shabu in 296 police operations. FromJanuary to September this year, the BCPO seized over one kilo of shabu in 178operations. PRO-6director Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan ordered the inventory todispel suspicions that seized illegal drugs may have been recycled. Accordingto Police Lieutenant Ace Baldevieso, forensic chemist of the PRO-6 CrimeLaboratory, more police offices would be inventoried. Meanwhile,since July 2016 the ICPO seized 520.24 grams of shabu and 81.890 grams ofmarijuana in 616 antidrug operations.center_img “Wewere also able to identify drug group members,” said Police Colonel HenryBiñas, BCPO director. Thebiggest seizure of the ICPO was in 2017 – 192 grams of shabu. PhilippineDrug Enforcement Authority (PDEA) director General Aaron Aquino recentlyclaimed unscrupulous police personnel were recycling illegal drugs. ILOILOCity – More shabu had been confiscated in Bacolod City than here, an inventoryconducted by the Police Regional Office 6’s (PRO-6) crime laboratory showed. Theinventory was conducted on Sept. 23. “Severalsources have confirmed that unscrupulous anti-narcotics agents use the seizedillegal drugs to either sell them or use them as planted evidence in bogusoperations,” said Aquino./PNlast_img read more

Cebu mall robbers linked to Bacolod jewelry heist

first_imgAccording to Biñas, after receivingthe news about the recent incident, he immediately contacted officials from theCebu Police Provincial Office due to similarities between the two robberies. “Following the admission, preparations for the filing of appropriate charges began as they will seek an arrest warrant in order for the suspect to be brought to Bacolod City to face trial,”added the BCPO chief. Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO)director Colonel Henry Biñas confirmed this yesterday, saying that some of thearrested suspects in the Mandaue robbery admitted their participation in theBacolod heist where P4.5 million worth of jewelry was stolen. Photo Courtesy of Paul Lauro Via CNN.PH He later received a phone call from Mandaue City Police Office personnel, who informed him that one of the suspects claimed to have been involved in the Gaisano City Mall robbery, which was led by Ozamiz City crime group leader Marlon ‘Ailon’ Parojinog. However, it remains unclear if Parojinog was also among the suspects in the recent robbery but Cebu Provincial Police Office speculate the suspects carted away more than P136 million in cash, jewelry, and mobile phones. The group then targeted jewelry displays inside the mall by smashing them with the said hammers, while another suspect allegedly drew a firearm and fired several shots. ILOILO City – The robbers who stormedfour jewelry shops and a money changer inside a mall in Mandaue City, Cebu overthe weekend was the same group that robbed two jewelry shops in this city lastAugust. Last August, Parojinog and seven other suspects entered Gaisano City Mall and purchased several hammers and hard objects. The suspects were identified as Roel Sumingit, Julivyn Quirante, Arnel Cimafranca, Kevin Andales and Wilfredo Enguito from Tangub City, Misamis Occidental; James Gomez from Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental; Jun Candelaria from Naga City, Bicol; Philip Faburada from Tondo, Manila; and Glen Tairos, the suspected leader of the group, from Talisay City, Cebu./PN Biñas refused to name the suspect pending the filing of criminal cases but said he notified former BCPO deputy director, Police Lieutenant Colonel Leonardo Borromeo, as he was the one handling the case in Bacolod City. Meanwhile, 15 men simultaneously conducted a robbery at the J Centre Mall in Mandaue City, whose method was smashing glass displays and escaping by riding several vehicles. The suspects managed to cart away around P4.5 million worth of jewelry.last_img read more

LTO opens Malay, Aklan branch

first_imgBORACAY – The Land TransportationOffice (LTO) has recently opened its branch in Malay, Aklan.  The measure was approved by the Houseof Representatives on the third reading on Aug. 2017. The opening will benefit residentsfrom the towns of Buruanga, Malay, Tangalan, Nabas, and Ibajay in Aklanprovince and the locals from the municipalities of Pandan, Libertad, Culasi,and Sebaste in Antique – which seeks to avail of the agency’s services.   The Land Transportation Office has recently opened its branch in Malay, Aklan. AKEAN FORUM Rep. Carlito Marquez has introducedthe House bill which sought to establish an LTO satellite office in Malay withthe aim to help decongest transactions in its neighboring offices in Tigayon,Kalibo and San Jose, Antique.      LTO assistant regional director Atty.Gaudioso Geduspan II led the blessing and inauguration ceremony last week withLTO-Kalibo acting chief Marlon Velez. LTO, an attached agency of theDepartment of Transportation, is also mandated to enforce land transportationrules and regulations, adjudication of traffic cases and collection of revenuesfor the government.(With a report fromAkean Forum/PN)last_img read more