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In light of mounting criticisms and talks of it being a fruitless initiative, Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit is of the view that for the Caribbean Community’s (Caricom) integrated development strategy – the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) – to be successful, efforts will have to be taken at the national level.Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt SkerritCSME is an initiative undertaken that allows for the free movement of skills, goods, services and labour across the Region. Its establishment was in response to the changing global environment that has led to a loss of preferential markets in Europe several years ago.Prime Minister Skerrit, who is also the Chairman of the 37th Heads of Government Conference held in Guyana last week, pointed out that leaders in the Region need to ensure that when decisions are taken at Caricom level, necessary actions are adopted, especially at the national level, since a number of the policies agreed upon require national implementation.“We need to ensure that our Ministers meet,” he remarked, stating that if regional Ministers of ICT (Information, Communication and Technology) are mandated to examine a particular matter in order to advise heads, then they must make themselves available to meet. He added too that Finance Ministers and Attorney Generals within Caricom must meet to advance a number of the critical legal issues that will advance the integration process.“We have given the Heads of Government Conference assurances that we will ensure that our Ministers avail themselves for consultations on those critical matters,” he noted.The Chairman went on to say that one of the measures that the regional Heads have adopted is not to leave it to their Ministers and others to set the timetables. He said the Heads will now be responsible for setting the timetables and indicating, for example, Ministers of the ICT must meet before the end of September 2016 to consider the new vision for the ‘Single ICT’ space in the Region and prepare to report to the February 2017 Meeting in Guyana.“So, I think it’s a matter of monitor and ensuring that we follow through on some of the actions taken at the conference level,” he posited. However, the Dominican Prime Minister cautioned that at the same time, they have to be careful that they do not attempt to bite too much at one time.Nevertheless, the Conference Chairman said that the Heads are doing a review on the CSME to ascertain “where we are, what are the actions we’ve taken and what are the outstanding considerations to advance in our move towards to greater integration of the Caribbean Community”.A report on the comprehensive review will be presented and considered at the intercessional meeting next February.“Now that review, is in an effort to keep the process forward and not change or revisit any of the actions that we have taken thus far to strengthen the integration process… We are fully committed to implementing all elements of the CSME regime as we remain convinced it is our only option to achieve sustainable growth and development in the Caribbean,” Skerrit posited.While the Chairman is confident about the future of the CSME, there continues to be tension among Member States which are reportedly breaching the agreement with regards to free movement and trade.In fact, only recently, tension intensified between Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago over the same issues. There have been reports of Jamaicans being harassed by immigration officers in Trinidad, with many of them even being denied entry into the twin-island republic.The Trinidadian Government had posited that it reserved the right to assert the sovereignty of its country by determining who is allowed in. However, Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness during a press briefing on the sideline of the Conference told media operatives that he is looking forward to a “positive” response from the twin-island on the many complaints of Jamaicans being denied entry into Port of Spain.According to the Prime Minister, he is expecting a report from his Trinidadian counterpart, Dr Keith Rowley, when he visits Jamaica later this month.“We’ve had direct discussions, and frank discussions with the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and I believe the Government has responded in a very positive way and I am expecting to have a positive report in a few week’s time when Prime Minister Rowley visits Jamaica,” Holness related last week.
Nineteen-year-old Samuel Forde of Albouystown, Georgetown was on Tuesday remanded to prison when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on an armed robbery charge alleging that on December 8, 2018 at Charlestown, while being armed with a knife, he robbed Patrick Paul of jewellery, cash and other items to a total value of $183,000.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield, informing the court that the victim is stillRemanded: Samuel Fordehospitalised with head injuries inflicted on him by Forde, requested that Forde not be placed on bail.The Chief Magistrate upheld the prosecution’s submission, and remanded Forde to prison until January 2, 2019.
Brazil international Jesus has not featured for the Premier League leaders since he suffered a knee ligament injury against Crystal Palace on December 31.However, he has returned to training and Guardiola, chasing his first silverware for the club, revealed the 20-year-old is in contention to face the Gunners at Wembley.“We’ll see on Saturday. It is the third training session for Gabriel and every day is better,” said the City boss, who saw his side’s quadruple dreams ended by an FA Cup fifth-round defeat at the hands of League One Wigan earlier this week.“He’s so important. When people say about four titles, you have to be everything going well, when your full-back is injured six months, it’s more difficult, without Gabriel it’s so difficult.“Sergio Aguero has been incredible, but sometimes you need to be fresh. At Wigan we could have played two up front in the last minutes if Gabriel had been on the bench — now we have that chance with Gabriel.”England forward Sterling, who is struggling with a muscle injury, will be assessed ahead of the match.– Bravo in goal –Guardiola also confirmed that he will stick with Claudio Bravo in goal for the final, having used the Chilean in the competition ahead of first-choice goalkeeper Ederson.“The fans have an opinion but I’m the manager,” Guardiola said. “You put all the fans in front of me and everyone has their opinion but we are here for the club.“Against Wolves he had three one-on-ones, saved three penalties, he deserves to play in the final and he’s going to play.“The locker room is important in the final and without him we would not be here. He’s going to play.”Guardiola dismissed suggestions that victory over Arsenal could usher in an era of dominance for City similar to the period he enjoyed at Barcelona.“Not even in Barcelona when we won the first title in the cup did I expect to win 14 titles in four years,” said Guardiola. “I’m more pragmatic.“I think in football it’s a big mistake to think what might happen in the next three years. It’s a big mistake for our heads, our targets, it makes no sense.“When people asked in the beginning, about winning four titles (this season), I said of course we’ll try, but the big teams have not been able to do that — the big Liverpools, the big Uniteds, the big Arsenals, the big Chelseas.Claudio Bravo, who saved the final penalty in a shootout against Leicester, will be in goal for Manchester City in the League Cup final © AFP/File / PAUL ELLIS“So why should I think we can do it? We have a final and we try to do what we have done.“Then after, in the Premier League, we have six games to be champions in the most prestigious tournament in this country. Then we’ll see next year. Then at the end of our time together we will see what we have done.”0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 23 – Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus could make a shock return for Sunday’s League Cup final against Arsenal but Pep Guardiola has doubts over Raheem Sterling’s fitness for the Wembley showpiece. 0Shares0000Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus could be back on the field for the English League Cup final © AFP / Oli SCARFF
0Shares000053-year-old Londoner Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has proved a divisive figure during his tenure, which has seen Newcastle twice relegated from the Premier League and then immediately promoted back © AFP/File / CHRIS J RATCLIFFELONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 3 – Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley said Monday he is planning on selling the club, by the end of December, after more than a decade of ownership.Speaking on Sky News, Ashley said he was hopeful a deal could be concluded before the end of the year. “I’d like it to be before the January transfer window. Not (in) exclusive (talks) but talks are at a more progressive stage than they have ever been,” he said.“I’m very keen to sell it to the right buyer and everybody’s happy, that would be good news.”The 53-year-old Londoner has proved a divisive figure during his tenure, which has seen Newcastle twice relegated from the Premier League and then immediately promoted back.“I am hopeful for the Newcastle fans, for the club, for everybody that I will be able to step aside and we will be able to get an owner in that can please everybody,” Ashley said.Sportswear magnate Ashley announced he wanted to sell the club last October after more than 10 years in charge, having paid £134.4 million to buy Newcastle in 2007.Ashley ended takeover talks with English businesswomen Amanda Staveley for the Magpies in January 2017 after she placed a £300 million ($397 million, 338 million euros) bid for the club.The northeast outfit regularly attract crowds of more than 50,000, but their supporters have been long suffering.Although Newcastle’s last trophy was the Championship title last year, they last won the first division title in 1927 and claimed the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (the precursor to the UEFA Cup) in 1969.Newcastle sit in 15th place in the table having won only three of their opening 14 league games this season and are managed by former Champions League-winning coach Rafael Benitez.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
The Stranorlar EA is the first count to finish, and six candidates have been elected, with Sinn Féin the big winners, having gained an extra seat. Gary Doherty (SF) celebrates topping the poll in Stranorlar.Sinn Féin Cllr Gary Doherty, topped the poll, and was the first candidate to be re-elected to the Donegal County Council.Independent candidate Frank McBrearty, was elected in the next count, and he was followed by Fianna Fáil’s Patrick McGowan. Liam Doherty was next to be elected much to the delight of his Sinn Féin supporters.Doherty was Director of Elections for Cora Harvey, when she won a seat on the council in the last elections in 2009.Sitting councillors, Martin Harley (FG) and Gerry Crawford (FF) were also elected.Overall it was a great result for Sinn Féin with them gaining an extra seat in the Stranorlar electorate. Elected – Gary Doherty (SF) Liam Doherty (SF) Frank McBrearty (Ind) Patrick McGowan (FF) Gerry Crawford (FF) Martin Harley (FG) STRANORLAR COUNT FIRST TO FINISH – SIX ELECTED was last modified: May 25th, 2014 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:CountelectedFinishednewsPoliticsStranorlar EA
Tamara O’ReillyApart from being one of the host cities for the 2010 Soccer World Cup, Johannesburg will also be the location for the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) where journalists and broadcasters from around the globe will be stationed to broadcast the event.About 14 000 media personnel, including commentators, camera crew, journalists and technical staff, who are expected in the country in the run-up to and during the 2010 Fifa World Cup will use the 30 000 square metre Nasrec Expo Centre, one of the city’s oldest and largest exhibition centres, as their headquarters.The expo centre is located less than two kilometres from the FNB Stadium which will host the opening and final matches of the tournament. The South African Football Association headquarters as well as the Fifa headquarters and Local Organising Committee for the event are located here.A key feature of the area is its strategic location with regard to infrastructure such as transport, roads and the provision of power, water and sanitation. It is situated close to other accommodation facilities as well as to other stadiums which will be used as training venues for World Cup teams.Almost four billion spectators worldwide will rely on this communication hub to broadcast the games in 2010. According to Fifa figures, the final match of the 2006 Fifa World Cup in Germany between Italy and France was seen by 715 million people – an increase of 15% from the previous tournament held in 2002. The IBC set up in Munich broadcast images and reports of the 2006 event to more than 120 television and radio stations in 190 countries to a cumulative audience of over 26 billion people across the world.Johannesburg is already the primary broadcasting hub for international and local television and radio as well as home to almost 60% of all information communication technology enterprises in South Africa.The City of Johannesburg also announced a R120 million investment plan that will see a hotel being built in the vicinity of the expo centre to accommodate journalists and the IBC support staff. Expected to have 500 rooms, the hotel will be completed in time for the Confederations Cup in 2009. In addition, an exhibition and film centre, offices and retail buildings, and an events facility will also be constructed at Nasrec.The expo centre will house the host broadcast services logistics offices, and all South African, Asian and European broadcasters. According to a press release issued by the City of Johannesburg, included in the high-tech facilities that will be constructed at the IBC are satellite teleport and telecommunications infrastructure which will support 40 gigabytes of data per second to be transmitted.“As you know, I am a supporter of modern communication and this IBC will be one of the most advanced centres of information in the world,” said Fifa president Sepp Blatter via video feed at the announcement. “Through a sophisticated network dedicated for this event, it will be linking the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa to the rest of our football family all over the globe. This way it will also create a legacy far beyond the event in terms of telecommunication infrastructure for the country.”The communications hub is expected to add at least R513.7 million in revenue to Gauteng’s gross domestic product and will create more than 3 000 temporary jobs.Useful linksFIFASouth Africa 2010Expo Centre City of Johannesburg
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