Contretemps on CCJ ruling on AG vs Richardson caseWhile the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is adjudicating the appeal of the Attorney General in the case of the Attorney General of Guyana, Raphael Trotman v Cedric Richardson, a very spirited discussion of the proceedings has erupted in the letters pages of the local newspapers.Public Security Minister Khemraj RamjattanWhile the case has somewhat sensationally been dubbed “the third term case”, the restriction of Richardson’s choice of selecting a presidential candidate by excluding individuals that have already served two terms of office by Art 17 of 2001 was only one restraint of the respondent’s exercise of the sovereignty of the Guyanese people. There were three other restraints: (A) that only a citizen by birth or of parentage can qualify to be the President; (B) that a person must be residing in Guyana on the date of nomination for election; and (C) must have been a resident for seven years immediately before that date.The High Court of Guyana ruled that this restraint violated the sovereignty of the people, held inviolate by the basic structure of the Constitution, and could only be legally valid if confirmed by a referendum of the people. This decision was upheld by the Court of Appeal. The AG appealed to the CCJ on his own, and the then Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman, joined him.Guyana Times had consistently argued that the issue was whether the people of Guyana could delegate their sovereignty to their representatives via Art 9: “Sovereignty belongs to the people, who exercise it through their representatives and the democratic organs established by or under this constitution”, only to have those representatives constrain that sovereignty.University Professor and long-time PNCR member Sherwood Lowe was moved to change his earlier disagreement with the decision of the High Court, and has now moved to change his opinion after hearing this argument put forward by one of the Attorneys for Richardson, Mendez. In his phrasing of his change of mind, he then followed the popular categorisation of the case, and concluded that, in his opinion, the CCJ would accept Mendez’s argument and Bharrat Jagdeo would be able to run for a third term in 2020.This opinion appears to have disturbed a legal hornet’s nest, impelling former member of the CCJ, Justice Pollard, to disagree vehemently with Lowe and restate his original view from a year ago: that the “sovereignty of the people” could only be discerned by a mechanical textual exegesis of Article 1 – “Guyana is an indivisible, secular, democratic sovereign state.”Joining Justice Pollard on Friday was former magistrate Maxwell. E. Edwards, who, in his usual prolix and more polemical style, took almost 1800 words to basically agree with the former. However, in one rather alarming development, it was reported that Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, the Chairman of the AFC, a party in the Coalition Government, claimed to know that the CCJ will rule against Richardson. While such a declaration may be acceptable as a hope, observers say that such an unequivocal declarative statement does not bode well for the vaunted independence of our Caribbean Judicial System.This newspaper has been attempting unsuccessfully to contact Ramjattan for a clarification.
But the Web in particular is stepping up with free sites such as Dontdatehimgirl.com, Truedater.com and Manhaters.com to “out” the liars, marrieds and those who fib about their age, height or weight. “There’s a thin line between putting your best foot forward and not being truthful,” says Tasha Cunningham, founder of the Miami-based Dontdatehimgirl.com. “I think it’s the biggest dilemma the online dating world faces.” Cunningham started the company in 2005 after dating a man for almost five months who was in the process of getting a separation. He failed to share that with Cunningham. The site claims 1 million members and receives 400,000 hits a day. Cunningham estimates that women have entered information on 30,000 men. While the site is for women, 20 percent of members are male and join to participate in the He Said She Said forum. Members of the site post the full name, city and photograph of the creep they say wronged them, along with an at-times detailed description of exactly what said creep did. “It’s the MySpace of dating and relationships for women,” Cunningham explains. She even hears from women who’ve used True.com, which charges daters a premium membership fee to screen for marrieds and felons. On Dontdatehimgirl.com, women considering an online date, or just curious Web surfers, can read about men by plugging the men’s names into a search engine. They can e-mail the author directly for more details. And yes, men who disagree with what’s written can submit rebuttals. Male focus groups axed Cunningham’s idea for Dontdateherman.com, a similar concept for men to avoid female liars, but Greatguystodate.com will be up by June 1. “It’s wonderful men who nominate themselves or are nominated by the women in their lives,” she says. There is a halo over the “W” in Womansavers.com, also known as Manhaters.com. On this site, women fill out questionnaires about a man’s ego, trust issues and other datable qualities. A rating from zero to 122 is issued, and the average is a 23. Choose a longer questionnaire and answer questions with “this man is a complete slob who you have to pick up after” or “in the early stages, he’s really great, but once he has you hooked, all the relationship effort falls on your shoulders.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Beware of Gregory from Oakland. He is not single. Rather, he is married and cheats on his wife Saturday nights before church, no less. Not only that, but “he dyes his hair and lies about his age,” according to a post by his anonymous ex-girlfriend on Dontdatehimgirl.com. Michael of Fremont? His former girlfriend reports his bad temper, sexual deviance and marijuana addiction on the same Web site. “Don’t fall for his tricks because he will try and steal you blind,” she writes. “Ladies, if you see this one coming, run the other way!” And Jerome, the clubber from San Jose? He is a walking STD, says a recent caller on local radio station 94.9 FM’s nightly segment “Do Not Date.” Uncovering a potential partner’s lies or bad behaviors isn’t easy, especially in the online dating world, where well-written profiles or suave photos are hardly guarantees of a good heart and a clean record.
Expectations had been raised by Iran’s opening victory over Morocco, which sparked exuberant celebrations in the streets of Tehran.Defeat in the following game, even at the hands of one of the tournament favourites, drew an avalanche of calls on social media for Azmoun to be benched for the final group game against Portugal.The striker said the “insults” had caused his mother’s fragile health to deteriorate and he had decided to retire from the national squad to spare her the upset.“I had to make a choice and I chose my mother,” he wrote on Instagram. “It was the most painful decision of my life.”The loss of Azmoun is a blow to Iran, who had given a good account of themselves in Russia, almost snatching a last-gasp victory against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal that would have seen them progress to the last 16 for the first time.Several Iranian sports writers expressed hope on Friday that the young striker, who plays his club football in Russia for Rubin Kazan, could yet go back on an emotional decision taken in the heat of the moment.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Iran striker Sardar Azmoun, seen here being consoled after the team narrowly missed out on making the World Cup’s last 16 at Portugal’s expense, has announced he is retiring from international football because of the toll on his mother’s health © AFP / Mladen ANTONOVTEHRAN, Iran, Jun 29 – Iranian striker Sardar Azmoun has announced his retirement from international football aged just 23, saying criticism from fans of his performance at the World Cup had harmed his mother’s health.Azmoun, a rising star, who with 11 goals had been Iran’s top scorer in qualification for the finals in Russia, drew brickbats from fans after he failed to deliver in last week’s Group B game against Spain.
1 Aston Villa are ready to treble Jordan Amavi’s wages in a bid to lure him to Villa Park – and keep him out of the clutches of Arsenal.Both Premier League clubs are in the hunt for Amavi, the Nice defender, but it is Villa who are already in talks to sign him.And now, according to L’Equipe, the Birmingham club have offered the 21-year-old a bumper contract which would earn him three times more than he currently gets in France.However, there is still time for Arsenal to make their move for the talented left-back. Jordan Amavi
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityParagas is being held in county custody at $70,000 bail and has a court date scheduled for October 9, according to Sheriff’s Department records. The two were driving side by side just north of Gallatin Road, when they came upon a slower moving vehicle in the right lane, according to the CHP report. To avoid the slower car, Ramirez pulled onto the right shoulder and accelerated past it, while Paragas passed it in the left lane. Ramirez lost control of his 2005 Mitsubishi Evo while on the shoulder and spun left across the concrete divider and into opposite traffic, where he collided head on with a 2005 VW Jetta carrying four people. Ramirez was pronounced dead at the scene, but the four people in the Jetta suffered only minor injuries, according to the CHP report. PICO RIVERA – A high speed race in an unincorporated area north of Pico Rivera resulted in the death of one driver, and an arrest for manslaughter for another. Brian Ramirez, 18, of Los Angeles, was killed while racing against Fitzgerald Paragas, 18, down Rosemead Boulevard at 90 mph around 7:00 on Sunday night, according to a California Highway Patrol report. Paragas survived the crash with minor injuries, but was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, because of the death of Ramirez. “If you are in a high speed race, any injury in that race can result in you being charged with a crime,” said CHP Office John Seumanutafa. Officer Seumanutafa said that Paragas also was involved in the collision, possibly when Ramirez spun left across the road. He also suffered only minor injuries.165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Last week we announced a competition run by DP Foods where you could win your entire Christmas dinner for free simply by liking and sharing a post on DP Foods’ Facebook page.We’re delighted to announce the winner is Celine Doohan from Gortahork.Celine wins a 6kg turkey, 4 kg gammon, 3kg duck, 2kg breadcrumbs, a bag of Yorkshire pudding, 1 kg of sprouts, and 2 kg prawns. Not to forget about dessert, which is arguably everyone’s favourite part of dinner, Don is also throwing in a large cheesecake and a huge four liter tub of ice-cream for Celine and her family to enjoy!DP Foods, owned by Don Pearson, is one of Donegal’s biggest and best food suppliers. Supplying companies such as Mc Gettigan’s hotel chain, the Silver Tassie, Rosapenna Hotel, Arnold’s Hotel, An Grianan Hotel, as well as shops and butchers throughout the North West.The Pearson family have been producing the finest turkeys in Donegal for over 30 years, and in the lead up to Christmas Don is shifting his market to cater for the general public along side all his catering customers. DP Foods have built up a reputation for having the most delicious and succulent turkeys in the North West“I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to take part and for all the positive response to the new page. Check out the Facebook page now for a complete stock list available for Christmas.”“All our turkeys are processed here in our farm in St Johnston and I take great pride in the fact that year on year we produce some of the best turkeys to be found anywhere in the country.”“Our order book is proof of this, with not just the numbers but the number of returning customers year on year.”Get your Christmas dinner sorted out early by checking out DP Foods’ Facebook page to view their extensive stocklist where you will find everything to suit any and every size of household. Don accommodates for all catering needs; large and small, with a wide range of products and services available, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment!Fancy a hassle free Christmas with no last minute Christmas dinner kerfuffle? Get in touch with DP Foods on 087 2119099 to see how they can help.DP Foods provide everything from starters to desserts!Winner of DP Foods’ Christmas dinner prize revealed… was last modified: November 15th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:cateringCHristmascompetitiondinnerdp foodsSt Johnston
THIEVES trying a new scam at a well-known Letterkenny store have been thwarted – by CCTV.Penneys in the shopping centre in the town has dealt with a number of people who have lift items inside the store and then take them to the exchange counter claiming they are returns.Trained staff now trace the movements of everyone seeking to exchange goods – to make sure they arrived in the store with the items beforehand. Details of one case were revealed at Letterkenny District Court this week.A 51-year-old divorced mother of two from Derry had travelled to the town and attempted the scam.She entered the Penneys Store on January 9 and proceeded to collect five items of clothing.But instead of paying for them at the check-out, she exchanged them and left the store.Judge Paul Kelly was told the goods were valued at €51.Gardai later apprehended the woman as she went into the Tesco store nearby after being called by store detectives. The items were never recovered.Judge Kelly ordered the woman to pay an immediate fine of €190 and pay €51 compensation to Penneys.REVEALED: PENNEYS LETTERKENNY THWART NEW SHOP THEFT SCAM was last modified: February 5th, 2016 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:letterkennyPenneysshop thief
The Motiv8 LK contestants have been busy all week as the training for the Gaelforce North Challenge gathers momentum.Early risers during the week may have noticed the sprightly crew partake in various fitness initiatives between the fitness studio in Glencar and when weather permits, in the Letterkenny Town Park. The team at Motiv8 Fitness are also pleased to announce Donegal Action for Cancer Care as the designated charity for this novel initiative.Speaking after the announcement Betty Holmes of DACC said ‘to say we are delighted to be involved with this positive and (motivating!) event is an understatement. We hope that Motiv8 LK will not only raise badly needed funds for our group, but also increase awareness for cancer patients in Donegal’.Further details of fundraising initiatives will be announced in the coming weeks.Don’t forgot to print off your challenge card and start earning motiv8 points by clicking on the following link www.motiv8fitness.eu/uploads/Motiv8_Challenge_Card.pdfFor more information on Motiv8 LK see www.motiv8fitness.eu or www.facebook.com/motiv8lk MOTIV8 GATHERS MOMENTUM AS CHARITY PARTNER ANNOUNCED was last modified: May 10th, 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)
MOST of the people at Donegal Daily don’t remember 1992 when Sam Maguire came home for the first time; we’re just that wee bit too young!So for those of us of a younger generation, and for all of you who do have memories, there’s this wonderful video of news reports from the time.It’s a joy to watch – for young and old! COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – VIDEO OF THE DAY (TV NEWS REPORTS FROM 1992) was last modified: September 8th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – VIDEO OF THE DAY (TV NEWS REPORTS FROM 1992)
The St Eunan’s U14 Boys Footballers put in a terrific performance last night to defeat Buncrana in their first League game.Conor McWalters was harshly sent off for a second yellow card just seven minutes into the game with Buncrana scoring a goal a minute later to go up by 7 points.The 14 boys left in the Eunan’s team dug in with great determination despite missing five players who have gone to England as part of the Donegal Schoolboys Soccer team and turned it around to go in at the break against the wind up by 12 points. They continued their onslaught in the 2nd half and ran out convincing winners 9-15 to 4-05.In a great team performance it probably isn’t fair to single anyone out but Oisin Purdy ended up with 5-06, so he gets a mention!!SEND YOUR MATCH REPORTS TO INFO@DONEGALDAILY.COM GAA: U-14 BOYS: ST EUNAN’S 9-15, BUNCRANA 4-05 was last modified: April 2nd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:BUNCRANA 4-05GAA: U-14 BOYS: ST EUNAN’S 9-15