Dr. Q. Somah Paygai, Vice President for Administration of the faith-based African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU), on Camp Johnson Road, in Monrovia, has called on the Board of Directors to increase the salary of employees.Dr. Paygai’s appeal was contained in a statement he delivered on Monday, June 11, at an honoring program of 35 “hardworking and long-serving staffs for their commitment to duty along with 25 students for academic excellence.”He informed the Board that in order for the university to remain focused in the pursuit of academic excellence, its faculty and administrative staffs must be paid salaries that will at least meet some of their basic needs.Dr. Paygai lauded the honorees for their dedication to job and study.At present, according to him, the university has a student enrollment of more than 4,000, over 138 academic staffs and 200 administrative staff members, who are dedicated and devoted to their respective duties. But he said they work under difficult situations that are incredibly hard to endure.“We know that many of you have stayed for long hours working for the good of the AMEU, so we say, thank you very much for your time and contributions to develop this university. It is through your collective and individual commitments that this university has been transformed into what it is today,” Paygai commended.He indicated that with the great achievements already made in its 23 years of existence, the institution still has a bigger goal to pursue in the coming years.Clemenceau B. Urey, the chief executive officer of the Atlantic Life and General Insurance Company, lauded the administration for providing “quality education to the students over the years.”Urey said amid some challenges that the institution has endured for the past 23 years, it has stood tall, delivering quality education.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Thirty-six-year-old Safraz Bacchus appeared on Monday before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman to answer a charge of obtaining money by false pretence.He denied the charge, which stated that on May 17, 2018, at King and Charlotte Streets, Georgetown, with intent to defraud, he obtained the sum of $550,000 from Yolanda Persaud by falsely pretending he was in a position to sell her motor car PKK 8727, knowing the assertion to be false.According to the facts presented in court, the accused advertised motor car PKK 8727 on his Facebook page, and the virtual complainant called to express her interest in purchasing the car.On the day in question, Persaud and the defendant met and an agreement was made out in relation to the purchase of the vehicle. However, the previous owner of the car made contact with the VC and informed her that the accused had breached their agreement.The matter was reported, and the defendant was contacted, told of the offence, and later charged.Police Prosecutor Quinn Harris did not object to Persaud being placed on bail, thus he was placed on bail, and the matter was adjourned until November 12, 2018.
Students in rural and remote school districts will benefit from a new agreement that will help districts recruit and retain teachers, Education Minister Shirley Bond announced today.The BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) and the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) have reached an agreement as to how to disburse the Remote Recruitment and Retention Allowance designed to attract teachers to rural communities and retain teachers in those communities.As part of the 2006 labour negotiations between BCPSEA and BCTF, funding was set aside to address recruitment and retention of teachers in rural and remote communities. This allowance has now been expanded to include more communities. Boards of Education will receive $3.5 million annually to help attract and retain teachers in remote communities.- Advertisement -Teachers who qualify for this allowance will receive a $2,200 yearly allowance and up to 3% on the salary grid. The Public Education Recruitment and Retention Support Committee, made up of representatives from BCPSEA and BCTF, have established eligibility criteria based on the size of the community, distance from major centres and medical care facilities, and whether accessibility is limited to ferry, airplane or train.
West Ham co-owner David Sullivan insists the club are far from finished in the transfer market and hopes Sam Allardyce will have the resources to play a more attacking formation next season.The east London club have already been busy strengthening the squad and have brought in Argentine forward Mauro Zarate, Senegal international Cheikhou Kouyate, highly rated full-back Aaron Cresswell and teenage midfielder Diego Poyet.The club faced a relegation battle for the majority of last season and Sullivan is desperate to ensure the same thing does not happen again next term.When asked if the club were finished in the transfer market, Sullivan said: “100 per cent. No.”Allardyce came under fire for his negative tactics last season and the team were booed off the pitch in March even though they beat Hull at Upton Park.With West Ham signing more attacking players like Zarate and Poyet, Sullivan hopes there will be more options for Allardyce to switch things around and he could even play a 4-4-2 formation.Sullivan, speaking on WHUFCTV.com, added: “I hope so, at least we have a plan B now, if we are losing the game.” 1 West Ham co-owner David Sullivan
Los Angeles City Councilmen Tony Cardenas and Greig Smith couldn’t have picked a worse time to announce their plans for a property-tax hike to fund road repairs. On the very day the San Fernando Valley councilmen put their bond proposal forward, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was out selling his plan to raise garbage fees to pay for more cops. That made two proposed tax hikes in one day, both to fund services that L.A. residents thought they were already paying for. Coming together, these two plans will make the city’s voters less likely to support either one. Lost on no one in L.A. – except, apparently, the politicians – is that property- and sales-tax revenues have skyrocketed in recent years. So why does City Hall need new funds to fulfill its fundamental responsibilities: maintaining the streets and keeping them safe? The answer lies not in the taxpayers but in themselves. Clean up City Hall’s ethics, get a grip on employee salaries and benefits, eliminate wasteful and ineffective programs, and restore credibility to municipal government. Then we can talk.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe answer is simple: The reason we don’t have adequate roads today – or, for that matter, enough cops – is because city leaders have long preferred to shower taxpayer money on themselves, their friends, their supporters and public-employee unions. The mayor and council members now say they’re changing, and they’re shocked and dismayed to find out the city is in terrible shape: bad roads, communities controlled by gangs, homeless lining the sidewalks, poor schools, a 19th century trash policy and even elephants at the zoo living in squalor. Just one measure of the impact of neglect is the condition of the roads. At current funding levels, it would take until 2086 to fix L.A.’s crumbling streets and cavernous potholes – by which time, of course, they would be in terrible shape again. Cardenas and Smith have good intentions in wanting to fix the streets. But they come to taxpayers asking to help pay for their own lack of leadership, without having repaired City Hall first. Their money-grubbing raises an important question: If they need new taxes to pay for the basics, then what, exactly, are our taxes paying for now?
The Termon GAA Minor Board Committee, Managers, Coaches & players were absolutely delighted to received a TWO year sponsorship deal from Mairtin and Angela Kelly of Kelly’s Centra, Mountain Top, Letterkenny.Last Sunday night Mairtin himself popped into An Craoibhin to offer his support at their 2015 / 2016 Season Registration evening.This sponsorship and partnership deal means so much to the Minor Board at Termon GAA and their U12s will be the first beneficiaries of this partnership with new jerseys. All the boys from U12 – U16 will have Termon shorts and socks for all games in the 2015 Season and parents and players can purchase these at a greatly reduced rate, and all their coaches from u12,u13, u 14, u16 and u18 will be provided with match day clothing over the coming weeks as part of this sponsorship again with the support of Kellys Centra, Mountain Top, Letterkenny.Anyone still wishing to Register their child for the season can find all details on their Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/TermonGAAUnderAgeBoys KELLY’S CENTRA MOUNTAIN TOP SIGN TWO-YEAR SPONSORSHIP DEAL FOR TERMON GAA MINOR BOARD was last modified: March 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesGAAKelly’s CentraNoticesSport
Killybegs soccer star Seamus Coleman is threatening to break his way back into the Everton first team after returning from injury.The Everton player has been out for a number of weeks with a thigh problem.But Coleman returned to action this week and even scored for Everton’s reserve team, to give David Moyes a timely boost. The Toffees are on a high after back-to-back home wins over Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester City and Chelsea.Coleman, a favourite of manager Moyes, could now be drafted straight back into the first team squad as they look to progress in both the league and the FA Cup.The return will also boost Coleman’s return to international football where he has been still trying to force his way into the Irish team for the Euro Championships in Poland and The Ukraine this summer. COLEMAN RETURNS FROM INJURY TO FIGHT FOR PLACE ON IRISH TEAM was last modified: February 14th, 2012 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) Tags:evertonKillybegsRepublic of Irelandseamus coleman
Independent Cllr Frank McBrearty Jnr has called for the gardai to be reformed.Cllr Frank McBreartyIn a wide-ranging attack, the Raphoe politician has attacked many aspects of the current policing system – including the stance taken by Sinn Fein in Donegal.This is his statement. “I have listened to Deputy Padraig Maclochlain since he became Justice spokesperson for SF about the many issues that are affecting our Country and in particular policing. “I can no longer sit back and be silent when I hear Deputy Maclochlain talk about GSOC and Morale in the Garda Force and his calls for the public to support An Garda Siochana. “Deputy Maclochlain in my opinion is talking from both sides of his mouth when he says that recent high profile controversies have had a serious effect on the Morale of the frontline Gardai and although I accept this is proberly true, I don’t hear him talking about the morale of the innocent victims of Garda corruption or I don’t hear him mention the high profile controversies since the 1970s right up until the present day and I wonder why?” he said.“I wish to point out that the vast majority of law abiding citizens do support the gardai and Law and order. The real problem that exists in our Police force have not been dealt with since the conclusion of the Morris Tribunal or has its recommendations been implemented. “I hear Deputy Maclochlain express concern about cases recently in the county where Gardai were assaulted which I also agree is wrong. What I don’t hear is the many case’s in the past and the present where rouge elements of the Gardai have committed crimes against our law abiding citizens. “Deputy Maclochlain in my opinion is being populist and someone in his position should be demanding that the reform needed with An Garda Siochan be implemented and that Senior Garda Management right up to the Commissioner be made accountable to the people of this country which has not happened to date. “There are many unresolved issues in this county from serious crime such as unsolved murders and in particular the many issues that have not been exposed from the many scandals that have happened in the county which led to the biggest public inquiry into Garda Misconduct in the history of this state.“GSOC are now going through what many of the victims of Garda corruption in Ireland have gone through. The circling of the wagons to save face for the Senior Garda Management are in motion. The bugging allegations are nothing new concerning the Gardai. You only have to look at our case to know this, as it was well known in garda circles that our phones and the phones of our Lawyers were bugged.“I would like to see Deputy Maclochlain call on the Justice Minister Alan Shatter to establish a full independent Judicial Public inquiry into the Sophie Toscan De Plantier murder, The allegations being made by former Garda John Wilson and Sgt Maurice McCabe (who have visited me at my home in Donegal), the Murder of Eddie Fullerton and the issue’s that have not been fully investigated in Donegal which were raised in camera at the Morris Tribunal. “If this happens, then we must ensure that the terms of reference are set to enable the inquiry to investigate the full truths of these scandals. Deputy Maclochlain and the other Justice spokesperson in the Oireachtas should be calling on the Government to reform the Garda force which will protect the honest hard working men and women of our police force into the future and where it will protect our citizens from corrupt elements within the force. The scandals that are ongoing in the garda force have to be exposed to the full and it is the duty of our Government to ensure that our police force is democratic and accountable in Modern times.“Finally, I want to point out that Sein Fein complained about the RUC in Northern Ireland until they eventually got the reform they wanted and I am questioning why they don’t want reform of the Gardai within the force which has not been reformed since the foundation of the state. We only have to look at the recent findings in the Smithwicks tribunal against An Garda Siochana. An Injustice anywhere is a threat to Justice everywhere. Give us the change that is needed. I challenge Deputy Machlochlain to a public debate on Policing and Garda reform or any other Justice spokesperson in the Oireathas.” CLLR McBREARTY CALLS FOR GARDAI TO BE REFORMED was last modified: February 13th, 2014 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)Tags:Cllr Frank McBreartyDeputy Padraig MacLochlainnGardaiSinn Fein
FOURTEEN same sex couples have entered civil unions in Donegal in the first six months of the year, rights campaigners have said.The figures were released by the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network which is campaigning for marriage rights.More than 1,500 couples in the country have entered civil unions. “Civil Partnerships continue to be a great success for Ireland. Lesbian and gay couples in every county in Ireland have celebrated their love and commitment to each other, warmly supported by their families, friends and neighbours” said Brian Sheehan, Director of GLEN.“These 1,500 couples have contributed enormously to the remarkable progress in Ireland for lesbian and gay people and to further progress towards marriage and full constitutional equality for lesbian and gay couples and families.“Civil partnerships have been a truly national success with couples in every single county entering into a civil partnership.”Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald recently recognised marriages of lesbian and gay couples in England and Wales, who will automatically be treated as civil partners in Ireland. Couples who live in Ireland who have married in England and Wales join the hundreds of other lesbian and gay couples who married or entered civil partnership abroad, whose relationships are automatically recognised in Ireland as civil partnerships.Mr Sheehan said the growing number of unions showed Ireland was ready for gay marriage.“We believe that the strong welcome for civil partnerships throughout the country shows that Ireland is ready for the next step to provide for civil marriage for lesbian and gay couples through a constitutional referendum,” said he said.Kieran Rose, chairperson of GLEN welcomed new poll findings supporting gay and lesbian relationships.“A new poll in The Sunday Times shows a huge majority of people – 86% of people – approve of lesbian and gay relationships. The poll also found that two thirds of Irish people approved of lesbian and gay couples adopting,” said Rose. “This is another welcome demonstration of the transformation in attitudes to lesbian and gay people and of the generosity of Irish voters in their willingness to extend equal status and dignity to lesbian and gay people and lesbian and gay headed families.”14 SAME SEX COUPLES ENTER CIVIL UNIONS IN DONEGAL was last modified: August 19th, 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:civil partnershipsdonegalgayglenlesbianpollSunday Times
To celebrate International Credit Union day, Letterkenny Credit Union is giving one lucky member the chance to win an Apple Ipad with Retina Display. Letterkenny Credit Union joins 57,000 other Credit Unions around the world to celebrate International Credit Union Day this Thursday.Letterkenny Credit Union has been committed to the local commumity it has supported for the last 52 years. On Thursday, Letterkenny Credit Union will join other Credit Unions from around the world to celebrate International Credit Union Day, an annual event which celebrates the role financial cooperatives play in improving the communities they serve and the lives of their members the world over.In Honour of this special day, Letterkenny Credut Union is giving one lucky credit union member the chance to win an Apple Ipad.All you have to do is call to the office on International Credit Union Day and carry out a transaction on your account.Since 1948, International Credit Union Day has been celebrated annually in October. Each year, the international event affords the opportunity to remember credit unions’ proud history and promote awareness of and support for the credit union difference.This year’s theme, “Local Service, Global Good” encapsulates what has long been credit unions’ philosophical principles – service to members and social responsibility.Speaking about International Credit Union Day, Gordon Randles, Manager at Letterkenny Credit Union told Donegal Daily, “The Credit Union movement only came to Ireland in 1958 but it tapped into the co-operative spirit in communities all over the country.“It’s a worldwide phenomenon that just keeps on growing, which is a real cause for international celebration!“It is a unique people-centred service to meet the unique needs of ordinary people. “Anyone can join a credit union – one of the differences from opening a bank account is that you become a member – and not just a number.“Yes, we’re changing to meet member’s needs, like introducing new electronic payment services, online access to accounts, new Travel and Car Insurances through www.coveru.ie and a raft of other services like bill pay and foreign exchange.“But our ethos remains the same and change will not be allowed to compromise what we stand for, or how we serve members’ best interests.Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that provide an effective and viable alternative to for-profit financial institutions for almost 203 million members in 103 countries worldwide. The Irish credit union movement is one of the most popular in the world with over 3.3 million members across the 32 counties.Letterkenny Credit Union like all credit unions exists to serve its members, providing a great place to save money and access affordable loans.Established in 1962, Letterkenny Credit Union has been serving the people of Letterkenny area for 52 yearsGordon concluded by saying; “Letterkenny Credit Union is embedded in the community.“Because of our members, we are able to play a vital role in the development and financial stability of the community.“Our strength lies in our difference and we are very proud of this fact.LETTERKENNY CREDIT UNION GIVING MEMBERS THE CHANCE TO WIN A FREE APPLE IPAD was last modified: October 15th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesLetterkenny Credit Unionnews