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Dear Editor,GECOM’s consideration of the use of selected data from the ‘truncated unverified’ House to House (H2H) Registration is unacceptable. Aside from the legally binding obligations related to the update of the list using the Claims and Objections approach, many other strong justifications are evident. These points to the continuous frivolous approach and excuses to effect delays by the abusive Granger-led fallen APNU/AFC Government.It is widely known that Government Commissioners at GECOM have continued to press for the use of the data, although it is obvious that they have a clear awareness of the surreptitious initiation and biased conduct of the H2H. The GECOM Secretariat has acquiesced and as required, moved to test the new list against the National Register of Registrants (NRR). The cross-matching of the bio-data from persons GECOM claims to have registered during this highly prejudicial exercise realised shocking and appalling results. Sixty thousand questionable names did not match providing reasons for limitless questions.The new Chairperson, Justice retired Claudette Singh needs to have hands of steel as she moves to steady a seriously troubled GECOM towards the delivery of demanded free and fair elections. She has to deal with the inherited consequences of the unauthorised ‘back-dated order’ of the clearly unfit former Chairman Patterson, to conduct the H2H Registration, which Keith Lowenfield recklessly imposed on our people.We now witness the unnecessary accommodation at meetings of the Commission addressing issues of a list riddled with factual inaccuracies including persons who could not have been found at stated addresses, and persons at those addresses who are unaware of the identities of some of these persons, misspelling of names and erroneous biographic data.GECOM reported that they registered some three hundred and seventy thousand persons before the Chairperson Justice Claudette Singh halted the unacceptable H2H. This was to give way for the legitimate Claims and Objections in lieu of the necessity for expedience, given the fact that the No-Confidence Motion was ruled as properly passed by the Caribbean Court of Justice and that the Constitution had to be upheld. As required, GECOM extracted the Preliminary Voters’ List from the National Register of Registrants and after careful scrutiny by the PNC and PPP scrutineers, it was expected that GECOM would have already put out the Revised List of Electors.When will we have the RLE? The big anomaly is that with the data from the “truncated” H2H, sixty thousand “hits” exist that are considered as duplicates and this is indeed very serious. GECOM informed the public that GEMALTO, the International Digital Security Company, revealed that 60,000 forms did not, “attract the hit”; this means that that they were new names not the on the National Register of Registrants Database, (NRRDB).Subsequently, GECOM is trying to inform the public that they found seventeen thousand (17,000) names that were not accepted to be on the database. GECOM is not trustworthy and this nation must not accept GECOM’s findings. Further, GECOM is trying to hoodwink the nation by telling our people that twenty-three thousand names were persons under 18, while the remaining twenty thousand (20,000) would be checked.This is a serious matter and no sample survey must be tolerated as every name has to be properly verified to the satisfaction of all parties. We are now hearing that GECOM does not want to be a part of the rechecking of the 20,000 apparent new names, which justifies the suspicion of significant malfeasance. This is nonsense and with all the untrustworthy people who did that unverified H2H, it is time for GECOM to put aside the truncated H2H Registration data and move the process with what we have.On another front, the Guyana Court of Appeal commenced the hearing of the appeal filed by the Attorney General against Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George’s decision in the H2H Registration in the legal challenge filed by Christopher Ram. In this regard, the Chief Justice essentially ruled among others that GECOM could not remove persons properly registered which could not be ‘willy-nilly,’ outside the proper constitutionally abridged procedures under Section 159.As expected, the Attorney General was at his best in proffering irrelevant, erroneous and frivolous arguments to the Court. Among the arguments put forward, were the following:1. That GECOM, the Government and the international community are anxiously awaiting the ruling of the Court in this matter because it is this ruling, which will direct GECOM to resume the H2H Registration exercise and to order GECOM to use the data generated from the completed exercise to prepare the Official List of Electors (OLE) for the next elections;2. That the Court must take into account “that the whole world knows that the current list being used by GECOM is bloated”;3. That the current list being used by GECOM excludes tens of thousands of young people, who were registered for the first time under the House-to-House registration exercise, which was aborted and tens of thousands more are to be registered;4. That the ruling of the Chief Justice (ag) permits overseas voting, which was abolished in Guyana.While not being a legal luminary, it is quite simple for the ordinary mind to recognise that it is GECOM that aborted the H2H Registration exercise and not Chief Justice (ag) George. Additionally, that the compilation of the Preliminary List of Electors (PLE), the Revised List of Electors (RLE) and the Official List of Electors (OLE) is not a function of the Court. One can, therefore, clearly rationalise the preposterously imbued nature of this appeal, which seeks to reverse everything that GECOM has done thus far to advance the electoral process; and runs counter to the President’s Proclamation that elections will be held on March 2, 2020.It was noteworthy that the Appeal Court agreed and upheld the arguments of Mr Nandlall against the frivolity that the PNC continues to advance and direct at a high cost to taxpayers through all of the agents. It is expected that the appeal is now confined to whether the Chief Justice (ag) was wrong in her pronouncement that names should not be removed from the NRR, except in accordance with the Constitution.Cognisance has to be taken of the overwhelming cost taxpayers bare at the imposition of a desperate time-wasting agenda, which is now turning out to be a recipe for widespread civil unrest.Sincerely,Neil Kumar
North Ruimveldt granny murderThe High Court trial of Second Street, Crane Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara resident Kevon Alfred was halted on Wednesday, foMurder accused: Kevon Alfredllowing the withdrawal of his attorney, Senior Counsel Stanley Moore.Presiding Judge, Justice Navindra Singh informed the 12-member jury of thelawyer being unable to continue the case due to “other obligations”. Alfred was given time to secure another attorney and Justice Singh adjourned the matter to Monday for an update.Alfred stands accused of murdering 75-year-old Joyce Lewis on March 26, 2014, at her Lot 3630 Christiani Street, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown home. According to reports, Lewis’s lifeless body was found in her home by Police and her sister, Veronica Deen on the morning ofMurdered Pensioner: Joyce LewisMarch 26.Five months after the woman was killed, Alfred was arrested and charged with the murder. He was committed to stand trial in the High Court on October 19, 2015 by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.The State’s case is being presented by Prosecutors Tiffini Lyken, Abigail Gibbs and Narissa Leander. The State is expected to call several witnesses when the trial commences on Wednesday.
Arsenal youngster Serge Gnabry Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry admits he is gunning for a first-team spot after making his comeback on Monday.The winger played his first match in four months as he turned out for Arsenal Under-21’s at Newcastle United.And after coming through 65 minutes, the German has revealed he is hungry to get himself back in Arsene Wenger’s first-team plans.“I’ve been training with the first-team squad. I want to get back playing with them as soon as,” Gnabry told the club’s official website.“I’ve had two weeks of training behind me, I’ve had my first game and I’m feeling good. I’m not in pain anymore so [I’ll return] as soon as, hopefully.“I’m feeling good. I’m feeling much better than I did in October. It’s been a long time for me, a rough time – about 11 months – so I’m just happy to be back out there and I feel good.“I’ve just got to keep pushing. Training’s very important, but obviously I haven’t played in three or four months and I’m still a bit rusty. I hope it gets better with the more games I get.” 1
Already one of the Premier League’s most wanted stars, Morgan Schneiderlin is now being chased by Manchester United, according to reports.Louis van Gaal has already confirmed he wants to land a new no. 6 this summer and it is now being suggested he could opt to land the Saints midfielder.Schneiderlin has been a Southampton player since 2008 and during his time on the south coast has forced his way into the France side.Arsenal and Tottenham were the frontrunners for his signature but they now face defeat if the Red Devils do go ahead with the deal, which is said to be worth around £25million.But what do the Old Trafford faithful make of the news? talkSPORT took a look on Twitter and you can see the reaction below… 1 Southampton star Morgan Schneiderlin in action against Manchester United
Donegal people are being invited to view next week’s solar eclipse through professional equipment which will not harm their eyesight.A solar eclipseThe country is to be temporarily plunged into darkness on Friday the 20th by a near-total solar eclipse.Over 90% of the sun will be obscured during the astronomical event. The total phase of the eclipse, where the moon blocks the entire disc of the sun, will only be viewable in Svalbard, Norway and the Faroe Islands, but the partial eclipse will affect the rest of Europe, northern and eastern Asia and northern and western Africa.And it is due to begin at around 8.24am Irish time that morning and the totality, or maximum point of the eclipse, will hit at around 9.29am.It will look as if the moon has taken a bite out of the sun as the lunar body will cast its penumbra, or light outer shadow, on Earth. The event should then end around 10.37am.Seeing the eclipse with the naked eye or even with binoculars, telescopes or other viewing aids can cause retinal burn and could lead to blindness. The safest way to view it is with a pinhole projector The Donegal branch of Astronomy Ireland will have special telescopes to view the eclipse at the front door of the Letterkenny Institute of Technology. DONEGAL INVITED TO WITNESS A SAFE VIEW OF NEXT WEEK’S SOLAR ECLIPSE was last modified: March 14th, 2015 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:donegalsolar eclipse
The €50 winners in the Annual Lotto for Week 27 were Paul Duncan, Newtown and Teresa Mc Gonigle, Ballyboyle. The numbers drawn were 8, 12, 16 & 21 with the jackpot now standing at €1,200. The Annual Dinner & Presentation of Club Awards 2012 sponsored by Kelco Communications will take place in Dom’s Pier 1 this Friday, January 18th @ 7.30pm. The special guests are the Club’s All-Ireland medal winners, Barry Dunnion, Paul Durcan and Karl Lacey who will of course have the Sam Maguire & Anglo Celt Cups along with them. Patrons are reminded that tickets are now on sale priced @ €25.00 from Dom’s Pier 1, All Sports, Mullin’s Shop, Sean Dunnion, Maeve Espey, Paul Timoney & Mickey Martin. Admission on the night is by ticket only so please purchase in advance as tickets are limited and are being sold on a first-come basis. Music by Free Whiskey. The Senior Board AGM will reconvene this Sunday January 20th @ 4.00pm in Dom’s Pier 1. Everybody welcome. Reminder to parents and players that following the G.A.A. Annual Congress in April 2012 a new rule was enacted that makes it mandatory to use a mouthguard in all Gaelic Football matches and training sessions from January 1st 2013 (for all age grades up to and including Minor) and at Under 21 and Adult level from January 1st 2014.Sean Dunnion,GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 15th, 2013 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:Four Masters club notes
Paul Flynn under pressure from Michael Murphy during Donegal’s famous victory over Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final in August.Dublin GAA star Paul Flynn has admitted that last summer’s All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Donegal was like suffering a family bereavement.Flynn was speaking ahead of the highly anticipated rematch between Dublin and Donegal at Croke Park this weekend in the second round of matches in the Allianz National League.Dublin were odds-on favourites to defeat Donegal having destroyed any opposition put in-front of them prior to that All-Ireland semi-final clash. Jim McGuinness and Donegal didn’t read the script.The landscape has changed and Rory Gallagher is now the Donegal manager and takes his troops to HQ on Saturday night hoping for a repeat performance and result.However, Flynn admitted that the defeat was hard to stomach and likened the pain to that of a bereavement.In a candid interview with The Irish Daily Mirror Flynn said, “If we had a scored one of our goal opportunities it would have made a hell of a difference. “In many ways, it’s horrible to say it, but it’s like a bereavement.“If there is a bereavement in the family the people you want to be around are your family.“In a case like that the only people you want to be around are your team-mates who are the only ones who know exactly how your feeling.“So in the days afterwards it’s always good to meet up with the guys have a few drinks on it and reflect on it, or not reflect on it, whatever it may be.Flynn will miss out on this weekend’s clash as he continues his rehab after surgery. DUBLIN STAR ADMITS DEFEAT TO DONEGAL WAS LIKE A FAMILY BEREAVEMENT was last modified: February 3rd, 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:donegaldublinGAAnewsPaul FlynnSport
The Uefa Nations League is in full swing – and Scotland are taking the new competition seriously.Alex McLeish’s side picked up three points in their opening Group 1 game against a lacklustre Albania and continue their tournament against Israel. 1 MONEY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions The hosts were beaten 1-0 by the Albanians back in September, which was a huge blow to their chances of qualifying for Euro 2020.It was 1998 that Scotland last appeared in a major tournament, whilst Israel were last seen on the international big-stage at the 1970 World Cup.What time is kick-off?This one is all set for Thursday, October 11.Kick-off is at 7.45pm in Haifa.Scotland last travelled to Israel for a friendly in 1986, which they won 1-0 thanks to a goal from Paul McStay.How can I listen to talkSPORT?We will have live commentary of this game on talkSPORT 2 from 7.30pm.Tune in using the mobile app, our web player, or on your DAB radio. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED BEST OF England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won What is the team news?John McGinn has been declared fit after an ankle problem and is likely to start in Haifa.McLeish may opt for the same starting XI that beat Albania, with Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths still struggling with injury.QPR forward Tomer Hemed is a big doubt for Israel, who have lost 8 of their last 10 games. ADVICE Getty FOOTBALL LATEST McLeish was delighted as his side saw off Albania in the rain silverware Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED
Southern California firefighters: The Holiday Toy Express will pull into the Newhall Metrolink Station at 8:15 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Via Princessa station to collect unwrapped toys on behalf of the Spark of Love Toy Drive. Toys collected will be distributed to local children. The train, decorated with 50,000 sparkling lights and carrying Santa and his helpers, will host entertainment for families who turn out to participate in the drive. For information, call (800) 371-5465. Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry: The Food Pantry is collecting grocery store gift cards so that needy families can purchase the food necessary for a traditional holiday meal. The goal is to collect enough gift cards to provide $10 per family member. Mail gift cards to, or drop them off at, 24133 Railroad Ave., Newhall, CA, 91321. For information, call Executive Director Belinda Crawford at (661) 255-9078. S.C.V.-Newhall Optimist Club: This is the 19th year for the Optimist Club’s Toy and Food Drive. Covered boxes bearing the club name have been placed at local retail outlets as receptacles for nonperishable foods and unwrapped toys. Donations of turkeys and gift certificates are also needed. To donate a perishable item, make a cash donation or learn receptacle locations, call Dee Gadbury at (661) 252-7313. Domino’s Pizza: Domino’s is participating in the Thanks and Giving Campaign to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Customers are asked to add a dollar to their order payment throughout the holidays to benefit the kids at St. Jude. For information, visit www.stjude.org. Automobile Club of Southern California: The Santa Clarita Auto Club office, 23770 Valencia Blvd., Valencia, is accepting donations through the end of the year to benefit the Orthopaedic Hospital in Los Angeles and its affiliated Southern California clinics. Those who donate $5 or more will receive a stuffed bird, and those who donate $1 or more will receive a red wristband printed with the words “Helping Others” while supplies last. For information, call Kelly Clark at (661) 288-5500. Prayer Angels for the Military: The Prayer Angels are collecting items to include in holiday packages to be sent for Christmas and care packages that are sent throughout the year to troops overseas. For information about items that are needed or a list of dropoff sites, call Sharon Ventrice at (661) 755-8629. If your organization has a project designed to help the needy during the holiday season, contact Sharon Cotal at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to her at 24800 Ave. Rockefeller, Valencia, CA, 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Here are some opportunities to help those who are less fortunate during the holidays in the Santa Clarita Valley. Castaic Lions Club: The Lion’s Club Santa’s Float will make an appearance between 5 and 9 p.m. at various sites in Castaic through Dec. 12 to collect canned food donations for the needy. The float’s first appearance will be today at the Winter Magic Boat Parade at Castaic Lake. For a complete schedule of sites and dates, visit www.castaiclionsclub.org or call Century 21 Americas at (661) 257-0344. Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station: The sheriff’s station is conducting its annual Toy Drive to collect new, unwrapped toys for needy children living in the Santa Clarita Valley area. Toys can be dropped off at the sheriff’s station, 23740 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia, or at participating businesses through Dec. 18. A store front in the former Chamber of Commerce building will be open for weekend dropoffs. For information, call Deputy Gerri McCorkle at (661) 799-5164. Hunger Defense Fund: This food pantry facility is in need of canned food items to provide for the more than 650 families that depend on it during the holidays and throughout the year. The organization is also in need of new, unwrapped toys. They hope to provide a toy for every child whose parents pick up food at the facility. Food, toys and monetary donations can be dropped off from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays or 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays through Dec. 24 at Hunger Defense Fund, 26450 Ruether Ave., Suite 208, Canyon Country. For information, call Wendi Lancy at (661) 299-9273. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Northeast Valley Health Corp.: Nonprofit health centers in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys are collecting toys to distribute to young patients. Toys for children through 3 years and 8-10 years are especially needed. Toys will be accepted locally until 5 p.m. Wednesday at Valencia Health Center, 23763 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. For information, call Abel Sedillo at (818) 898-1388, Ext. 41602. City of Santa Clarita Community Center: The Community Center is accepting new toys to be distributed at its annual holiday party on Dec. 20. Unwrapped toys for children through 17 years can be dropped off through Friday at the Community Center, 24406 San Fernando Road, Newhall, or State Farm Insurance, 28048 Bouquet Canyon Road, Suite 1, Saugus. For information, call Yolanda Calderon at (661) 284-1476. Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Children’s Cancer: This organization is in need of gift cards to put in holiday baskets – or to be distributed throughout the year – to families who have children with cancer. Gift cards of all denominations and vendors (including gas and groceries) are welcome. Gift cards can be mailed or delivered to the Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Children’s Cancer, 28405 Sand Canyon Road, Suite A, Canyon Country, CA, 91387. For information, call (661) 250-4100 or visit www.mhf.org. SCV Senior Center: The Senior Center has begun its annual “10 Bucks to a Better Future” campaign, which asks all Santa Clarita residents to contribute a minimum of $10 yearly to assure the center will be available to meet every resident’s needs. Checks made payable to “SCVSC Annual Campaign” can be dropped off at or mailed to the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall, 91321 through February. For information, call (661) 259-9444. Santa Clarita Valley Jaycees: Members of the local Jaycees have placed boxes in businesses encouraging people to donate new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages through Friday. The gifts will be presented to selected children from Single Mothers Outreach and the Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Club as part of the club’s annual Santa’s Helpers project. For information, call Dawn Abasta at (661) 607-6886. For a complete list of dropoff sites, or to make a cash donation, visit www.scvjaycees.com.