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Police Post to be set up in Charles Gordon Market


first_imgThe St. James Parish Council yesterday (January 18) handed over space in the Charles Gordon market to the Area One Police for the setting up of a police post. The approximately 264 square feet of space is part of a complete facility, which was built at a cost of approximately $3.2 million. Mayor of Montego Bay and Chairman of the St. James Parish Council, Councillor Glendon Harris, in his comments at the brief handing over ceremony, noted that the establishment of the police post at the market, located on Fustic Road, is part of a plan to attract more visitors to the facility. “We need to make this, as is the case in most other jurisdictions, that the local fruits and vegetable market/food market is an attraction,” he stated. He said that the St James Parish Council has embarked on a concerted effort to put order into vending at the market, which has brought back some amount of civility and dignity to shopping at the facility, noting that even tour buses have started to revisit the market. “I invite every well-thinking citizen of the parish to come and assist us in ensuring that the Charles Gordon Market is a place of pride,” he stated, while also calling for the full support of the vendors. Assistant Commissioner of Police in Charge of Area one, Devon Watkis, in accepting the facility, informed that a team of approximately 14 police personnel will be posted there.  He said they will be tasked with ensuring that consumers and vendors can conduct business in a safe and secure environment so as to enhance commerce. Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Noel Arscott, in his address, emphasised the importance of conforming to the laws of the land regarding the proper disposal of garbage.  He said that a stringent system of prosecution will begin soon to cut down on public littering.  “Whether it is a sweetie paper, a bottle, or a bag or garbage itself, we are going to begin a process to enforce the law, because we have to bring decency and sanity to the country,” he stated. The Minister commended the St. James Parish Council for providing space for the police post and gave a commitment to assist “as far as resources will allow”, the move to make the market environment safer. President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Devon Crump, in his remarks, promised some furniture for the new police post.last_img read more


Misick Hanchell question allegations going global


first_img Unknown witnesses under dispute in SIPT pre-trial proceedings Recommended for you Related Items:Gordon Kerr, Helen garlick, mcallister hanchell, mike misick, tomothy o’sullivan Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp SIPT Wraps up, Court on Break til February 15 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Feb 2016 – Defendants in the SIPT Government corruption trial want to know who is paying for the website and so called global media campaign which is daily being updated with the Opening Statement presented by Andrew Mitchell. In a media release, the question is asked if the tax payers are footing this bill… the main queries come from Michael Misick, the former Premier and McCallister Hanchell, the former Minister for Lands, who are both on trial. Mr. Misick: “I’d like to know how much this is costing, which taxpayers are paying for it and who is running this operation to make unproven allegations against the defendants in the press?”It is true, this is the most information the media has had since Helen Garlick was hired by the UK for this case; in the trials against Gordon Kerr and Timothy O’Sullivan, attorneys practicing in the TCI, the evidence presented in court was barred from being reported; citing potential reputational damage for the pair. Hanchell added, “We all want a fair trial, but, when we don’t have access to a jury and the state uses taxpayer money to fund a PR blitz against us, you wonder if justice will really be served?” Nine are on a trial to answer the Special Investigation charges of corruption. Misick and Hanchell say the ‘mystery group’ behind the website should be outted. Man cautioned for threatening Mike Misick; Mistrial Motion comes todaylast_img read more


City Council sides with unions backs effort to strike Prop B from


first_img June 10, 2019 Updated: 10:18 PM I look forward to supporting those willing to continue to fight to keep pension reform the law in San Diego. 4/4 cc— Chris Cate (@chrisjcate) June 10, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego City Council voted 6-3 in closed session Monday to join a coalition of four local labor unions in their effort to strip 2012’s Proposition B pension reform initiative from the city charter.The group of labor unions, headed by the Municipal Employees Association, which represents city workers, intend to begin a quo warranto process to have the initiative struck from the charter. Because the council cannot override the voters’ approval of Proposition B, only a court or a second vote on an upcoming ballot can remove the initiative.The process is likely to begin at a lower court level, assuming an approval by state Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who must sign off on the city and unions’ quo warranto request. The initiative’s backers, which include Mayor Kevin Faulconer, could also continue the legal fight to keep it in the charter, launching another lengthy process of appeals up through the court system.The state Supreme Court ruled last year that Proposition B was placed on the ballot by then-Mayor Jerry Sanders and not simply a coalition of voters, making it subject to state labor laws. Sanders violated state law by avoiding negotiations with local unions while drafting the initiative, which is required under the 1968 Meyers-Milias-Brown Act when an initiative affects the benefits of union workers, the state’s high court found.Proposition B’s supporters, including the city at that time, filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court, which declined to take the case, leaving the state court’s ruling in place.“Yes, 150,000 voters said `yes’ on Prop. B and another 80,000 said `no,’ so you have 234,000 people who said anything about Prop. B,” MEA attorney Ann Smith told the council. “You, on the other hand, have 1.4 million residents in this city to serve and you have to care about what is in their best interest; that’s your job.”A state appellate court also ruled earlier this year that the city is required to give back pay to the roughly 4,000 city employees who have been hired since 2012 and would have otherwise received a pension. However, that cannot be done until the initiative’s rules governing pensions are off the books.About two-thirds of San Diego voters approved Proposition B in 2012. Then-City Council members Carl DeMaio and Faulconer backed the initiative and have continued to do so despite the state Supreme Court ruling. Supporters have argued the initiative is not subject to the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act because it is not applicable to citizens’ initiatives.“The council’s vote today to invalidate Prop. B goes far beyond what any court — including the Supreme Court — has ordered the city to do,” City Councilman Mark Kersey said in a Twitter post. “We have the ability to make whole the affected employees without overturning the will of a near super- majority of voters in 2012.”The six Democrats on the technically nonpartisan council voted to back the unions in the quo warranto request while Republican City Council members Chris Cate and Scott Sherman and Kersey, an independent, voted against it. Cities up and down the state are grappling with unsustainable pension benefits, having to either cut benefits for retirees or increase taxes on their residents to make payments. 2/4 cc— Chris Cate (@chrisjcate) June 10, 2019center_img City Council sides with unions, backs effort to strike Prop. B from charter Posted: June 10, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img

Celebrating different cultures through art


first_imgWith the world shrinking fast, cultural boundaries are vanishing and festivals have become global! An online art exhibition When worlds collide is a nine-day long display of this blending of cultures. Organised by Touchtalent.com, an online community for art and creativity, the exhibition will focus on the festivals from different regions like Diwali and Halloween. This exhibition would be live from 23 to 31October.Ankit Prasad, co-founder and  CEO? of Touchtalent.com said, ‘This is an impressive opportunity for creative users from across the globe ?to be part of the? exhibition and celebrate world’s two important festivals?.’ Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Touchtalent.com is a community of creative individuals to share appreciate and monetize creativity. Touchtalent has a social reach of 60 millions in over 192 countries. Everyday users from more than 100 countries visit Touchtalent to showcase their creative content.One sees a lot of creativity around these two festivals. In India people love to create and gift paintings, decorate their houses with rangoli etc, while in the west people dress creatively on the occasion of Halloween. The exhibition is an ingenious way of appreciating the diversity of faith. They are looking for entries that can celebrate the colourful and assorted celebrations all over the world.Artists can upload their creative work on www.touchtalent.com with hashtags #Festivals #Halloween or #Diwali before 22 October’. All selected artworks would be displayed in the exhibition.last_img read more


CAT 2018 to be held on Nov 25


first_imgKolkata: The Indian Institutes of Managements (IIMs) will release the notification for the Common Admission Test 2018 (CAT) on Sunday. The registration for CAT 2018 will start from August 8 until September 19.According to Prof Sumanta Basu, convener, CAT 2018, the examination will be conducted on November 25, 2018 (Sunday) in two sessions. The test centres will be spread across 147 cities.Candidates will be given the option to select four test cities in order of preference. Cities and centres will be assigned to the candidates only after the last date of CAT 2018 registration. Hence, candidates need not rush to block slots and cities in the initial days of registration. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe authorities will try their best to assign candidates to their first preferred city. In case it is not possible, they will be assigned a city following their given order of preference and in the rare case, if a candidate is not allotted any of the preferred cities, he/she will be allotted an alternate city. However, candidates will not be able to select the session because it will be assigned randomly.Candidates must pay the registration fee online, through credit cards, debit cards and net banking. After submitting their applications, candidates will be permitted to download their examination admit card from October 24 onwards, till the date of test. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe CAT website contains a section on ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ (FAQ) that addresses some of the commonly asked queries regarding the examination. Candidates may also contact the CAT help desk through email or phone. Candidates will be allotted exactly 60 minutes for answering questions in each section and they are not allowed to switch from one section to another while answering questions in a particular section. Candidates are advised to work on the tutorials available on the CAT website well in advance.last_img read more


Priya Cinema to open gates for Kolkatans after 6month hiatus


first_imgKolkata: After being closed for more than six months, the iconic Priya Cinema on Rashbehari Avenue of South Kolkata, will open its gates for cinephiles on Thursdayfor a special screening of Satyajit Ray’s cult classic Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne. The landmark single-screen theatre, which had been closed off in the month of August after a fire broke out during one of its late-night movie screenings, has now been revamped with state-of-the-art seating arrangements and fire safety equipment. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe opening of the theatre has created quite a buzz in Tollywood, as celebrities like Prosenjit Chatterjee, Kaushik Ganguly, Arindam Sil, Gautam Ghosh and Abir Chatterjee, among others, will be attending the special screening which will begin from 7 pm. Arijit Dutta, the managing director of Priya Entertainment Private Limited, said: “After receiving licence from the Fire department, the theatre will be restarted on Thursday evening, where we will have a special screening of Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne in the original black and white 35 mm print. We have particularly selected this movie for the screening as I feel that it is the most iconic Bengali movie ever made, which is of concern to the general public nationally as well as internationally.” Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataApart from the celebrities, a considerable number of moviegoers will also get a taste of the special screening as some passes have also been handed out to the general public free of cost, after announcements were made on social media about the same. Extending his regards to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her support, Dutta said: “We have installed the most modern fire safety equipment available in the market and the structures of the building, which is more than 65 years old, have also been repaired. The seating arrangements have also been refashioned as we have drastically increased the leg space by bringing down the number of seats from 930 to 540, apart from installing recliner sofas. We have also done some revamping to the interiors as the lobby has been done up differently.” Followed by Thursday’s special screening, the theatre will screen movies like Kaushik Ganguly’s Nagarkirtan, along with shows of Double Dhamaal and Gully Boy on Friday.last_img read more




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