City Hall workers deserve better

first_imgDear Editor,With the Golden Jubilee being such a pivotal milestone for this dear land of ours, and with thousands joining each other to celebrate the Guyanese culture, and to rejoice in our shared experiences and values as we move forward to a brighter future, it was extremely sad to see City workers who worked so hard to prepare the C0ity being prevented from enjoying the fruits of their labour.Of all the times the Georgetown City Council chose to delay the payment of wages and salaries was the month of May 2016, our Golden Jubilee month. It is most unpatriotic, it is cruel in fact I would consider it sacrilege.The pockets of the big boys in the Council’s administration are filled; so they could have celebrated in fine style, but it was the small man that suffered, and was prevented from attending the shows and other events.How could Royston King and his merry administrators look into the eyes of the butchers, policemen, street orderlies, construction workers, day qcare attendants, drivers and cleaners and wish them a Happy Independence?During the administration of the previous Town Clerk, never one month was salaries were paid late, because there was never such squandermania.The President or Minister of Communities should have intervened and saved those poor workers. Where is the Union?Sincerely,Jermain Johnsonlast_img read more

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CAF call off CHAN inspection to Kenya

first_img0Shares0000FKF President Nick Mwendwa stresses a point as he appeared before the Sports Disputes Tribunal on December 15, 2016. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 3 – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has cancelled its intended inspection visit that was scheduled to begin on Thursday ahead of the 2018 Africa Nations Championships (CHAN) tournament, scheduled to be hosted in Kenya.The move has been necessitated by the current political situation in the country, following a recent Supreme Court ruling that annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election victory in the just concluded Presidential elections. “We have just been informed that in light of the recent happenings CAF will be sending its 2nd Vice president Mr. Constant Omari Selemani to assess the political and security situation of the country, before they can proceed with the inspection visit,” Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa said.“Consequently, the planned inspection visit that was scheduled for next week has been shelved, with CAF informing us that they will only announce a new date after the assessment of the political situation in the country,” the FKF president added.Omari who will be met by the FKF  president at JKIA is expected to jet into the country on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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DONEGAL COMPANY LAUNCHES 24 POINT PLAN TO EMPOWER HOUSE-BUYERS

first_imgDonegal-company GDC (Irl) Ltd has launched a new campaign aimed at restoring confidence in property market. ‘Avoid a Housing Headache’ is a 24-point best practice checklist for the home-buyer aimed at empowering, inspiring and promoting consumer rights when it comes to buying property.It was devised in response to the numbers of ghost estates, incomplete estates and completed estates with no Estate Management procedures in place throughout the country.  It also seeks to separate the poorly managed developments from those that are current and live and that meet extremely high standards of quality and finish. The checklist has been separated into four parts and queries four key aspects of the buying process: the property; the management company; general considerations and the developer.According to a report released by the Department of the Environment in November, there are currently 2,800 ghost estates in Ireland. With consumer confidence at an all time low and a realisation that consumers should be empowered in the property buying process, GDC (Irl) Ltd. decided to take action.Director Daniel Doherty says, “We wanted to try and reverse the negativity in the property market so we began work on ‘Avoid a Housing Headache’ – a campaign which promotes best practice for those involved in the buying and selling of properties.“The 24-point checklist informs buyers on what questions they should be asking off the developer, solicitor, estate agent and other relevant parties,” says Daniel. The ultimate aim of the campaign is to protect home-buyers and to advise them on what standards they should expect when buying a home. The new phenomenon of Ghost Estates in Ireland has been a topical debate in 2010 and GDC (Irl) Ltd. hopes to restore some much-needed faith in this suffering sector in 2011.Daniel explains the value of their 24-point checklist. “We have created a set of key questions which should become part of the national psyche.  We are now inviting the public to use our checklist when searching for a new home and to send us their feedback on its usefulness.“Members of the public including all parties involved in the buying and selling process including estate agents, solicitors, letting agents, property consultants, builders and management companies are being asked to endorse, promote and encourage these standards and start the process of restoring consumer confidence.“We want to ensure buyer commitment is delivered, developments are completed and estates are managed for the families who live there,” says Daniel. GDC (Irl) Ltd. have always been recognised as an advocate of completed and high quality developments and are associated with a number of public and private projects in the North West.They are now calling on all individuals and organisations involved in the property industry to endorse this campaign, stating that, “everyone has a duty of care to their customers”.To become a champion of this campaign, you can follow ‘Avoid a Housing Headache’ on Facebook and you are encouraged to share it among your clients and friends to save them the pain of a housing headache.For more information and to download your 24-point checklist please logon to:  http://www.gdcirl.com ENDS.DONEGAL COMPANY LAUNCHES 24 POINT PLAN TO EMPOWER HOUSE-BUYERS was last modified: February 22nd, 2011 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)last_img read more

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