Sinking Fund getting too much Police getting too little says Five Cays

first_img Related Items:athenee harvey, police, rodney adams, sean astwood, sinking fund Recommended for you Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force’s mission to combat abusive images of children online Update: Women robbed while exercising (21 year old Arrested) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 13 Aug 2015 – Five Cays member, Hon Sean Astwood was incensed when he learned that requests for equipment made by Police are not always fully granted; while more money is being deposited into the Sinking Fund. Hon. Sean Astwood: “What I am understanding is that the Police Force is saying to somebody, whether it is the government or the CFO, that they need these set of equipment in order to properly conduct their business in terms of the safe keeping of this country and someone is deciding what they can get and what they cannot get.”During the recent Appropriations Committee meeting it was exposed that some equipment is denied by the Government during consideration of the Royal Turks and Caicos Police budget.Deputy Commissioner Rodney Adams: “Madame Chair and Members that is correct. I can certainly speak to some issues where some requests have been made and was not approved as it relates to a number of pieces of equipment that was needed for the department.”Permanent Secretary of Finance, Athenee Harvey aimed to explain the dynamics of decisions. Athenee Harvey, PS Finance: “The Ministry of Finance, the Department heads, the accounting officers I lift my hat to them because there are a lot of difficult decisions – even the leaders of the Opposition and Members of the House of Assembly. It is very difficult to actually have to decide what you have to forego for a temporary period of time.”Hon Astwood posed another problem, “I thank you for that explanation Madame PS but surely there is someone who is deciding it is more prudent and beneficial to put extra money above and beyond what is budgeted for into the Sinking Fund than providing the equipment what that they needed; someone is making that decision.”It was recommended by chairperson of the Appropriations Committee, Hon Ruth Blackman that the issue be brought up in a more appropriate forum, namely, the House of Assembly. last_img read more

Dembele to undergo Guangzhou RF medical

first_imgTottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele is set to join Chinese club  Guangzhou R&F as he will be travelling to Hong Kong to undergo a medical.Skysports reports Spurs have been receiving several offers from China as Super League side Beijing Sinobo Guoan tabled an offer which the club accepted but an acceptable offer has now been made by Guangzhou R&FThe Belgium international has spent six-and-a-half-years with Tottenham and it is likely that this window will bring an end to his stay with the North London side as his contract expires at the end of the season.Mousa Dembele backs Gareth Bale’s shock China move Andrew Smyth – July 28, 2019 Mousa Dembele believes his former Tottenham team-mate Gareth Bale will find things “easy” in China and hopes the Real Madrid player makes the move.Dembele has not played for Spurs since November due to an ankle injury and has reportedly been keen on a move to China since the summer.It is still unclear who will replace Dembele at Spurs but the club have been monitoring the likes of Tanguy Ndombele, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Donny van de Beek.Tottenham hope to retain their top four position this season.last_img read more

Why did Rahul Gandhi regret chowkidar chor hai jibe on Rafale verdict

first_img2019 Lok Sabha Elections: Narendra Modi vs Rahul GandhiWiki CommonsIn a massive development, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has expressed regret in the Supreme Court over his ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ jibe against Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that his words got mingled in the heat of the moment and political campaigning. “My statements were used and misused by political opponents,” the Congress chief said in his statement to the Supreme Court.Terming it unfortunate, Gandhi accepted that the court never used these words. The Congress leader apologised in his reply to the top court notice in connection with a contempt plea filed against him by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Meenakshi Lekhi on April 12 seeking initiation of contempt proceeding against the Congress chief for attributing his remarks on the recent Rafale controversy to the top court.Earlier, the apex court had sought an explanation from Congress chief over his remark that stated: “Supreme Court said chowkidar ne chori ke hai (Supreme Court said that chowkidar is involved in a theft)”. “I want to thank the Supreme Court. The entire country is saying that Chowkidar chor hai (Chowkidar has committed theft). Supreme Court ne clear kar diya hai ki chowkidarji ne chori karwai (Supreme Court has made it clear that chowkidarji committed theft),” the Congress leader had said in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi.The bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjeev Khanna clarified that it had not made any such observation. “We make it clear the statement attributed to this court in the address made by the respondent (Rahul Gandhi) to the media and public have been incorrectly attributed to this court,” three judges led by CJI Ranjan Gogoi said.The third phase of the Lok Sabha elections will be held on Tuesday (April 23). Voters from 12 states and two Union Territories will cast ballots across 115 constituencies —the maximum number of Lok Sabha seats going to vote — to choose from more than 1,600 candidates. Results will be declared on May 23.last_img read more

CU teacher Maidul remanded for derogatory remarks on PM Hasina

first_imgMaidul Islam. Photo: UNBA Chattogram court on Monday placed Maidul Islam, an assistant professor of Chittagong University (CU), on a three-day remand in a case filed for making ‘derogatory remarks’ on prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Facebook.Chattogram senior judicial magistrate Shahidullah Kaiser passed the order following a remand petition filed by police.On Sunday, police sought a five-day remand for Maidul in the case.On 24 September, Maidul Islam was sent to jail in the case filed by former leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League and CU student Md Iftekhar Uddin Ayaz with Hathazari police station under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act on 24 July.CU authorities suspended Maidul Islam on 25 September in this connection.On 15 July, the Sociology teacher had to leave the campus along with his family following continuous threat reportedly from BCL activists over his Facebook post in support of the quota reform movement.The BCL men also declared Maidul Islam and another CU teacher persona non-grata on the campus.last_img read more

Hasina wins Lifetime Contribution for Women Empowerment Award

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina. BSS File PhotoPrime minister Sheikh Hasina was awarded ‘Lifetime Contribution for Women Empowerment Award’ on the premises of City Cube-ITB in Berlin on 7 March on the occasion of International Women’s Day, reports BSS.Bangladesh Ambassador to Germany Imtiaz Ahmed received the award given by Institute of South Asian Women (ISAW), an official release said.State minister for civil aviation and tourism Md Mahbub Ali, among others, was present at the award giving ceremony.Sheikh Hasina won the award for her outstanding contribution to the field of women empowerment as well as her dynamic leadership in South Asian region.last_img

New Billboards Meant To Remind Of Houstons Arts Scene Beautify Skyline

first_img Listen “And so what we want to do is remind locals but also visitors that there is something to be seen when you exit the freeway, kind of get into the community to experience that,” she said. “So hopefully this will tease that, but it’ll also just beautify the skyline.”Houston First selected three out of about 120 submissions from local artists for the initiative this year.The plan is to use the three motifs on 10 unused Outfront Media billboards. That’s a value of $1.4 million, Shah said.The three artists each received $1,000.The first billboard was just revealed along Interstate-45 near Patton Street. It’s by Hector Guerra and features the words “Houston es amor,” with the o’s in “Houston” represented by Mexican sugar skulls. Share – / 2Billboards have been a controversial topic in Houston since at least 1980. That’s when the city’s sign code was adopted to reign in the thousands of billboards along roads.City government corporation Houston First is now putting local art on some of them.It’s easy to forget about Houston’s arts and culture when you’re on the freeway, Houston First’s Leah Shah said.center_img 00:00 /00:48 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

Pepco Working to Win DCs Confidence Following Request for Rate Increase

first_imgPepco and its parent company, Exelon, are seeking to win the trust of District electric customers after asking the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia for an increase in the rates they charge their commercial and residential customers.On July 20, William A. Von Hoene Jr., the senior executive vice president and chief strategy officer of Chicago-based Exelon, David M. Velazquez, the president and CEO of Pepco Holdings Inc., and Donna Cooper, president of the Pepco Region, met with AFRO executives and editorial staff at the AFRO’s District offices. Von Hoene made it clear that his company appreciated being able to serve customers in the District.“It is a great honor to be in the nation’s capital,” Von Hoene said. “It is a huge honor and a huge responsibility to be in the epicenter of the world. We know we have to earn that favor.”The D.C. Public Service Commission approved Pepco’s $6.8 billion merger with Exelon in March. On June 30, Pepco filed a rate increase request with the commission saying that rising costs of operation and equipment justify an average increase of $4.36 per customer, Cooper said in a company release.The increase will have to go through a public comment period and hearings before a D.C. Council vote on the increase take place. If an increase is approved, it won’t take place until the summer of 2017.Concerns about the rate increase have been voiced by District political leaders including D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), D.C. Council members Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) and Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) and advisory neighborhood commissioners including Andy Litsky, who chairs ANC 6D in Ward 6. In addition, the Office of the D.C. Attorney General and the People’s Counsel have filed documents with the D.C. Court of Appeals seeking reconsideration of the commission’s decision to approve the merger.Velazquez said that customers have nothing to fear from the rate increase.“It has been three years since the District has had a rate increase,” he said. “There probably won’t be a residential rate increase until 2019 and we can help people with their bills as well. We want to make sure the impact [of the rate increase] is as minimal as possible.”Velazquez said that there is a residential aid discount program in place to make sure that the effect of any increase is limited on the most vulnerable customers, such as seniors and low-income electric users.Cooper said that she and her staff will continue to engage District residents by explaining the rate increase process at ANC meetings.Velazquez said the merger’s economic benefits will help District residents and businesses.“We have put in $5 million for workforce development programs in the city and we have a commitment to hire more than 100 union workers and other job commitments,” he said.In addition, Von Hoene said that he will be moving to the District to set up an Exelon office in the near future.Velazquez said that Pepco’s minority business contracting program “blows other people’s [companies] away in terms of execution and commitment.“We have a robust program,” he said. “We have done $1.4 billion [in work] with minority and women-owned businesses. We realize that working with a Fortune 500 company can be daunting for a small firm so we have a designated person to work with an individual firm so they can be successful.”Von Hoene said he understands that rate increases aren’t popular and is committed to working with District leaders to get them to see Pepco’s viewpoint.“This is a long process and we will keep interfacing with the community,” Von Hoene said. “The various comments that have been made are extremely valuable to us and we are grateful for opposing views and will listen to suggestions.”last_img read more

Guj HC Bench recuses from petition against Reliance SEZ

first_imghmedabad: A division Bench of the Gujarat High Court, headed by acting Chief Justice VM Sahai, has recused itself from hearing a petition against acquisition of land for a special economic zone (SEZ) in five villages in Jamnagar district for Reliance Project Engineering Associates. “List these matters before a Bench, of which both of us are not members after obtaining nomination from the Honourable acting Chief Justice on the administrative side,” the Bench of Justices Sahai and RP Dholaria  Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIhad said on June 22.Before passing the order, Justice Sahai said: “We can’t take up the case….whatever has happened in the last two-three days has shaken our confidence.” However, he did not elaborate further on the reasons. Local villagers, who have moved the HC, have alleged that land acquisition rules were violated while granting land to the Reliance group.According to the petition, on November 21, 2005, the Union government sanctioned SEZ for petroleum and petro products for Reliance Project Engineering Associates by “violating” all the norms under SEZ Act. Subsequently, 4,494 hectares of land in Navagam, Kanalus, Kanachhikari, Padana and Derachhikari were acquired by Reliance Industries Ltd in 2008, it says.last_img read more

For that classy Airport look

first_imgThere are many airport looks that men can try – from keeping it casual with a long T-shirt and bright sneakers to a stylish corporate look with solid shirt, chinos and a pastel shade jacket, say experts.Tabby Bhatia, Director at e-commerce platform Voganow.com and Saggar Mehra, Creative Director of men’s clothing store Sunil Mehra, list down some styles. 4 White T-shirt teamed with a dark coloured shrug, blue denims and white high top sneakers gives a suave touch and can give a confident style statement. A leather Also Read – Add new books to your shelfduffle bag in tones of dark brown, black or with a check print of brown and black is a must for travel.4 One can keep it casual by pairing up jeans with a long T-shirt along with sneakers in bright colours like blue or red. A leather flap over messenger bag will complete the look.4 A sweatshirt or jacket in camouflage print with a pair of denims and black/dark brown ankle boots can give an impressive look while travelling. A hand finished leather strolley bag can give a lasting impression if carried with this look. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive4 Denim shirt or jacket with light coloured chinos and suede loafers or slip-ons is another trending style quite acceptable among youths. A classic hand painted leather backpack in dark shade can render a fabulous appeal to this look.4 Those in the corporate world and who travel a lot, can keep it simple and decent by teaming up crisp solid shirt with chinos and a pastel shade jacket. A basket weaved office laptop bag in shades of tan or dark brown can add finesse to your overall look.4 If you like to keep it stylish then you can pair coloured pants with printed shirts. Quirky prints in shirts would enhance the casual look. One can also add accessories like scarves to add a touch of elegance to the overall look.4 Pairing jogger pants with a plain coloured T-shirt will give a core casual appearance.last_img read more