President David Granger must honour, uphold and preserve the Constitution

first_imgDear Editor,The Constitution is the supreme law of Guyana, it clearly outlines the branches of powers of the Government, and most importantly it defines time for elections.Whenever elections are being defined by the Constitution, it becomes unconstitutional for anyone including the President not to adhere to the Constitutional law. In a democracy, the legislature law enacts, the Judiciary laws interprets, and the ultimate power of enforcement of laws lies in the hands of the executives, so the arbitrary use of power by the executive may be tantamount to challenging the concept of the rule of law.President David Granger, on the assumption of office, swore that he “will honour, uphold and preserve the Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana”.President David Granger in the capacity as the leader of the APNU/AFC coalition Government must answer to the people why the constitution of Guyana is not honoured upheld and preserved?The President has managed Guyana in a manner that has seen a rapid erosion of democratic and good governance standards that are enshrined in the Constitution and the rights, liberties and democratic interests of citizens are trampled upon using methods that are reminiscent of a full blown dictatorship.A democratic president does not have the option to ignore, defy or subvert the constitutional laws of this country. In the NCM scenario the President David Granger has two constitutional options that should be a priority to ensure that his sworn allegiance to the people of Guyana is being preserved.First, after the successful passage of the No-confidence motion he should have resigned and remained in office in compliance with the constitution.Secondly, he should have sought alternative clarification and confirmation of the Constitution by the judicial courts to regain control of his executive power if the possibility exists.It must be noted that the Constitution states that the constitutional court makes the final decisions constitutionally and must confirm any order of invalidity by the supreme court of appeal before the president can regain his executive power.Independence of the judiciary is mandatory; that is the principle in that the judiciary should be politically insulated from the legislative and the executive power. The courts should not be subject to improper influence from the other branches of Government, or from private or partisan interests, to act freely and impartially.The President, David Granger, has a perfect opportunity to show the world that he respects the Constitution and is not above the law.Regards,Zamal Hussainlast_img read more

Coutinho is going nowhere, assures Klopp

first_imgIt is the first time since the 2013/14 season, when the Reds so nearly won the league, before finishing second, that they have been fighting for a place in the elite European competition.And speaking ahead of his side’s match with West Ham United on Sunday, Klopp said of the player that signed a new five-year contract in January.“When did he sign his new contract? With a £400m clause!“There are absolutely no plans [to sell]. What our owners say is there is the absolute opportunity not to sell anybody if we do not want to. That means we can bring in other players and it is a good situation. We have a stable squad with a good basis.”He added: “We want to bring a few in with fresh blood, but nobody will leave us without our say so I am completely relaxed about this.”The addition of a fit-again Sadio Mane next season will have the same effect as signing a new player – after the club’s players’ player and supporters’ player of the year saw his season prematurely ended in April with knee surgery.He is banking on his teammates to consolidate their current league position. He said: “It’s frustrating being out and having to watch, but my team-mates are still doing a great job on the pitch. I am very confident that they will get the points we need from the final two matches to get us in the top four.“We have a great manager and he knows what is required. We all want to get this club into the Champions League.”0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Brazilian legend Rivaldo believes it is likely the long-rumoured transfer of Liverpool playmaker Coutinho to Barcelona will go ahead at some point in the future. PHOTO/GOAL.LONDON, United Kingdom, May 11 – Jurgen Klopp has categorically ruled out the sale of midfield maestro Philippe Coutinho as he plans to improve on his squad for next season.Liverpool are on course for a top four Premier League finish this season, making them an attractive option for players seeking Champions League football.last_img read more

QPR will make ‘every effort’ to keep in-demand Austin, insists Ramsey

first_imgQueen Park Rangers boss Chris Ramsey has claimed the club will make “every effort” to keep Charlie Austin, though admits the in-demand striker will want to stay in the Premier League.England international Austin took his impressive goal tally to 18 for the season as the already-relegated Rangers’ miserable season concluded with a 5-1 thrashing at Leicester on Sunday.It came just days after the 25-year-old was called into the Three Lions squad for upcoming games against the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia.And Ramsey fears his star asset, who director of football Les Ferdinand told talkSPORT is valued a £20million, could leave as he prepares for a significant summer rebuild at Loftus Road.“I would imagine anybody who has scored those goals and is going to the England camp would not be looking elsewhere other than to be playing in the Premier League,” Ramsey said.“He’ll want to play higher [than the Championship] but we’ll make every effort to keep him because he’s somebody that we need.“It’s very difficult to buy strikers of that pedigree to come straight into your team and starting scoring immediately.“That’s what we’re going to need because we must hit the ground running.”Ramsey took temporary charge of the side in February following Harry Redknapp’s resignation, but he oversaw only three wins in 15 matches as QPR finished bottom of the top flight standings and were relegated for the second time in three seasons.The 53-year-old was handed a three-year contract last week but, with the club in negotiations over a probable Football League financial fair play penalty which could be up to £58million, the club’s ambitions remain uncertain“Everybody knows the club is going to be in a rebuilding phase,” Ramsey said.“It’s important people are patient with what we’re going to do with the long-term plan of the club and making sure we’re on a stable footing for a long time.”Asked if he had any idea how many players would be leaving this summer, Ramsey replied: “No, most of it is out of my hands.“I’ll have a discussion with Les [Ferdinand, QPR director of football] and the owners and everybody will know who’s going to be there and who’s not staying quite quickly.“We’ve looked at targets but we know our budget is going to be limited and that’s why patience is going to be important.“We have to see what markets we’re buying from. I would say once we establish that, we’ll be aware if we are going to make that immediate attempt to bounce straight back or whether we’re going to consolidate.” QPR striker Charlie Austin 1last_img read more

Liverpool ‘agree deal’ for Roberto Firmino – Reds fans react as Brazil star ‘rejects Man United and Dortmund’ for Anfield

first_img Brazil star (and Liverpool player?) Roberto Firmino 1 Liverpool are set to sign Brazil forward Roberto Firmino after the Reds “agreed a fee” with current club Hoffenheim, according to reports.The 23-year-old was previously thought to be close to a move to the Merseysiders’ arch rivals Manchester United, with a fee of around £13.1million mentioned.But the word from Germany is that Firmino turned down offers from the likes of United, Borussia Dortumnd, Porto and Roma in favour of Anfield.Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre has travelled to Chile, where Firmino is currently playing in the Copa America, to complete the deal, though the fee is said to have risen to as much as £29m.Despite his value rising by more than double over the course of one week – though he did fire Brazil into the quarter-finals with this fine goal against Venezuela – that hasn’t stopped the party for the jubilant Anfield faithful on Twitter.Check out the reaction below…last_img read more

Sergio Ramos latest: Mum rules out Real exit despite £30m Man United move

first_img1 Sergio Ramos’ mother insists the defender does not want to quit Real Madrid despite intense speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United.Louis van Gaal has made Ramos his number one target this summer and has been given encouragement that the World Cup winning centre-back wants to make the switch to Old Trafford.United are understood to have tabled an offer of just under £30million for the Spaniard earlier this week as they step up their bid to lure the 29-year-old to the Premier League.However, their pursuit of the player appears to have been handed a blow after Ramos’ mother told a Spanish TV station her son wants to remain at the Bernabeu.When asked by a reporter from Chiringuito TV whether Ramos wanted to stay in Madrid, Paqui Garcia replied: “Absolutely. At Madrid above all else.”Further quizzed on claims her son wants to join United, she then said: “No. I don’t think so. He loves Spain.”United will be hoping Ramos is not using their interest to engineer a new deal with Real.Van Gaal is desperate to land a top-class central defender and sees the experienced Champions League winner as the ideal man to shore up United’s backline. Sergio Ramos last_img read more

Let’s win it! Spurs chief wants Europa League success

first_img Son celebrates Tottenham got their Europa League campaign off to a winning start – and Mauricio Pochettino then challenged his players to go all the way in the competition.Recovering from the shock of conceding an early penalty against little-known Qarabag, Spurs saw off the Azerbaijan Premier League champions 3-1 in their Group J opener on Thursday night, with summer signing Heung-Min Son scoring twice on his home debut.The north London club have not reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League since 2013 but Pochettino believes his side can do better this time around and is targeting a spot in the final.“It is not easy to win the Europa league,” he said.“Whether it is more realistic or not is the big question, like last season. As a big club we have to try to arrive in the final and win the Europa League.”Son was played as a lone striker with goalless Harry Kane named on the bench – the first time the England international has not started for Tottenham since February.But last season’s top goalscorer was not missed as Son marked his White Hart Lane bow with a first-half brace – first turning home Andros Townsend’s low corner and then slotting home after smart work from Dele Alli.“He scored twice and played one hour,” Pochettino said of the South Korean’s display.“His performance you can see I am very pleased with him, very happy. His adaptation to the club has been good from the beginning.“I think I explained before the Sunderland game that Son can play like a striker. He can also play wider. He has the quality to play in different positions on the pitch.” 1last_img read more

LETTERS: This is free enterprise?

first_img– Barry Levy Redondo Beach Deluxe travel Re “Ramsey suspect in L.A.” (Aug. 21): What do we taxpayers have to do to get the treatment John Mark Karr, JonBenet’s alleged killer, got on the plane back to the States? Carr got business-class seating, and was drinking champagne and watching a movie – at the taxpayers’ expense. – Lois Rochetti West Hills Smart move, GOP Re “GOP moves to back Lieberman” (Aug. 20): I don’t blame Republican officials for backing someone other than the Republican in the Connecticut senatorial race. Given the Republican record of corruption, incompetence, wasteful spending and selling out the American people to international corporations, they should back someone other than the Republican in every race. I know I will. – Joan Easley Woodland Hills 9-11 Republicans Re: “Liberal `base’ emboldens Republicans” (Viewpoint, Aug. 20): The foiled plot to bomb U.S.-bound jetliners is proof of our failed War on Terror. Following 9-11, the clear front on the War on Terror was al-Qaida and its state sponsors, the Taliban government of Afghanistan. Both were quickly routed, but not destroyed. It is this failure that led to the London bombing plot. Al-Qaida is reborn and the Taliban continue the fight in Afghanistan. “9-11 Republicans” need to look no further than the war in Iraq for the failure to destroy both the Taliban and al-Qaida. The threat from al-Qaida is in the mountains of Afghanistan and Pakistan, not Iraq. – Gavin Feehan Granada Hills Trashy stories Re “Trash fee for cops? Not!” (Aug. 19): I’m mad as you-know-what and I don’t want to take it anymore! The mayor tells us that the trash tax is needed to get us more police officers. The City Council tells us that it has a better use for some of those dollars. Then the mayor tells us that it’s OK; he’ll find the money somewhere else in the city’s coffers. If there was money somewhere else in the city’s coffers, why did the trash tax have to be as high as it is? I think that we need more police, and I think that we should do a better job with anti-gang programs. But what happened to telling the taxpayers exactly what our money is being taken for before it is being taken? – Eleanor Brooks Sylmar Distracted councilman Re “Money flows to council coffers” (Aug. 20): Now that we know that Los Angeles City Councilman Tony Cardenas spends so much time on fund raising, we can understand why the quality-of-life issues continue on a downward spiral in the 6th City Council District. Councilman Cardenas, stop the fund raising and please concentrate on the real issues of your district. – Candido Marez Northridge160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re “Condo crazed” (Our Opinions, Aug. 16): First, property owners are taxed to death, while rent-control laws hamper their ability to adequately improve and maintain their properties. And now the city wants to strip them of their rights as property owners to convert their units to condos. Is this “free enterprise”? The city owns plenty of property that can be used to provide affordable housing. This burden should not be put on the private sector. Not all property owners are wealthy tyrants as the public is being led to believe. The vast majority of structures being demolished are old, dilapidated and at times unhealthy. Replacing blight is called “progress.” – Eileen Johnson AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesWoodland Hills Rush to judgment? For the last week, the supposed killer of JonBenet Ramsey has been the major news story. But I am interested in how the media squares this man’s story about picking her up after school with the fact that she was not in school that day. How come the toxicology reports don’t match what he said occurred? And how does one accidentally kill a person with a fracture to the skull and strangulation? Just wondering if this “news” story will be similar to the Richard Jewell story – convicted by the papers of planting the bomb at the Atlanta Olympics – only to be exonerated and paid a great deal of money by the same media for their headlong rush to judgment. last_img

ALWAYS FIRST WITH THE GOOD NEWS: 75 NEW JOBS ANNOUNCED FOR LETTERKENNY

first_imgLETTERKENNY has been given a much-needed jobs boost with the announcement of 75 new jobs for the town.The South Carolina-headquartered company is to invest in a 40,000 sq ft expansion of its Lisnennan facility.The investment is supported by the Government via IDA Ireland. Zeus Industrial Products is a developer and manufacturer of precision polymer extrusions, including specialist fluropolymer tubing solutions, for a range of industries.Established in 1966, the company is privately held by the original founder Frank P Tourville and employs 1,200 people worldwide. The company established operations in Ireland in 2005.“Our experience of doing business in Ireland has been a positive one,” said the company’s general manager for Ireland Séamus Hughes.He said the decision to expand its operations here was due to growth in its customer base in Europe. “We are very excited about our expansion plans and I look forward to finding the right calibre of staff to ensure our continued success here,” Mr Hughes added.EndsFirst posted: 13.00 Thursday Dec 16th: Updated 10.00 FridayALWAYS FIRST WITH THE GOOD NEWS: 75 NEW JOBS ANNOUNCED FOR LETTERKENNY was last modified: December 17th, 2010 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)last_img read more

Brentford secure stunning comeback win over Millwall, West Brom remain top

first_imgBrentford secured a stunning last-gasp victory against Millwall after a thrilling comeback at Griffin Park on Saturday afternoon.Josh Dasilva, Bryan Mbuemo and Ollie Watkins struck for the Bees in the final 10 minutes to seal a 3-2 win, after Tom Bradshaw and Jed Wallace (penalty) seemingly put the managerless Lions out of sight before the late drama unfolded. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Getty Images – Getty Goals from Potters front men Tyrese Campbell and Lee Gregory (penalty) did the damage as Nathan Jones’ side claimed back-to-back league victories for the first time since he took charge in January.Ebere Eze grabbed a late brace from the penalty spot as QPR came back from a goal down to clinch a fourth away win of the season at Hull and move up to fifth in the Championship.The 3-2 victory was the west London side’s first league win at the home of the Yorkshire side in 49 years.Reading left it late as Matthew Miazga scored in the eighth minute of stoppage time to give Mark Bowen a winning start to his Royals tenure against Preston.Here are all the other results from the rest of the Championship…Blackburn 2-2 HuddersfieldBarnsley 1-1 SwanseaCharlton 3-0 DerbyLuton 3-0 Birmingham appointed ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane latest PAYBACK revealed SORRY The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 TOP WORK LATEST Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 1 Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? scrap Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Meanwhile, West Brom maintained their spot at the top of the Championship as Hal Robson-Kanu marked  scored a late winner at Middlesbrough to seal a 1-0 win for Slaven Bilic’s men.Kalvin Phillips’ goal saw Leeds move into the top two with a 1-0 win over Birmingham at Elland Road.Meanwhile, Stoke claimed their first three points at the Bet365 Stadium since the start of March as they climbed off the bottom of the Championship with a 2-0 victory over Fulham. MOST READ IN FOOTBALL Thomas Frank’s men came from 2-0 behind to beat Millwall on Saturday last_img read more

Hearts 6-0 Motherwell: Jam Tarts close gap on second place in style

first_imgThe Fir Park men could not muster a response and Ripley escaped with only a yellow card from referee Kevin Clancy when he pulled down Reilly in the penalty to prevent the Gorgie striker rounding him to score.However, Reilly was happy enough to pick himself up and hammer the resultant spot-kick into the net.The hosts went looking for more and in the 34th minute Sow had the ball in the net but was ruled offside from Reilly’s header, before Ripley made a fine save from Prince Buaben’s 22-yard drive which was heading for the top corner.Understandably, the early stages of the second half saw a drop in tempo from Hearts as they soaked up some Motherwell pressure in which Moult and midfielder Stephen Pearson missed the target with efforts.In the 70th minute it looked like Hearts had another good penalty claim when a thunderous shot from King appeared to be blocked by the hand of Well skipper Stephen McManus, but it was ignored by Clancy.Motherwell striker Scott McDonald missed with a close-range header before Well substitute Wes Fletcher could only earn a corner when he ought to have scored with only Alexander to beat.Moments later Fletcher watched along with the rest of his team-mates when Paterson showed how it should be done when he took a pass from substitute Dario Zanatta and fired low past Ripley from 16 yards.The home side were not yet finished, though.Juanma took a pass from Djoum, turned and shot low past Ripley and then Djoum drove in number six from the spot after he had been tripped by Motherwell replacement David Clarkson.In the final seconds of three added minutes, Juanma had the ball in the net only to be ruled offside, saving the bedraggled visitors further embarrassment. Hearts moved to within three points of second-placed Aberdeen in impressive style with a 6-0 thrashing of Motherwell in their Premiership clash at Tynecastle.In a first half of power, pace and no little skill the Gorgie side took complete control through an Igor Rossi header, a strike from Osman Sow and a Gavin Reilly penalty.Right-back Callum Paterson made it 4-0 in the 77th minute before substitute Juanma Delgado added a fifth with four minutes remaining and Arnaud Djoum hammered in number six from the penalty spot in added time.Motherwell missed several chances in their first defeat in seven matches but ultimately had no answer to a superior and purposeful Hearts side who have lost only one of their last 11 matches as they chase down the Dons, who face Ross County in Dingwall on Sunday. Aside from a long-range drive in the third minute from Paterson which sped wide, there was little real action until the home side took the lead in the 11th minute.However, after Rossi headed in a Billy King corner – the linesman determining the ball had crossed the line before Well left-back Joe Chalmers managed to clear it – Hearts dominated.The Steelmen did have a chance to level when striker Louis Moult played in Lionel Ainsworth but his angled drive from 14 yards was saved by Jambos keeper Neil Alexander.In the 16th minute, as Hearts swept forward again, Sow picked up the ball 20 yards out and drilled a shot low past the flailing Well keeper Connor Ripley.last_img read more