Only routine work, bills enabling elections can be passed – Nandlall

first_imgSittings of National Assembly…says spending of taxpayers’ money on new capital projects, policies “unlawful”With the passage of several bills during the parliamentary Opposition’s absence of the 112th sitting of the 11th Parliament, a People’s Progressive Party (PPP) frontbencher has made it clear that only certain bills can be passed in the house under current circumstances.In an interview with Guyana Times, former Attorney General and Opposition parliamentarian Anil Nandlall made it clear that after a Government falls to a no-confidence vote, the current circumstances in question, it cannot be “business as usual.”“Naturally, Government is expected to provide the basic services of the state to theFormer Attorney General Anil Nandlallcitizens, which are public security, public health, public utilities, payment of salaries of public servants, etc…”Besides these basic services, Nandlall made it clear that Government also has to give the highest priority to preparing the electoral machinery, in the form of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) for elections within three months.“Any bills which are necessary to accomplish those objectives ought to be passed. However, the Government will have no authority to bring in new legislation that are unrelated to those matters to which I made reference,” Nandlall said.“Government cannot embark on new capital projects and cannot begin implementing new policies; more so, those that cannot be completed in time for elections. Any expenditure of public funds on those types of projects can be regarded as unlawful and may attract criminal liability,” he added.On Thursday, the Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill No 20 of 2018; the Capital Gains (Amendment) Bill; the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill and the Natural Resources Fund of 2018 were all passed in the National Assembly.While Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland called for those in favour and against these bills to speak up, only the ‘I’s from the Government side were heard. That is because the PPP parliamentarians boycotted the sitting on account of its unconstitutionality.Government statusOn December 21, 2018, the No-confidence Motion brought by the parliamentary Opposition against the Government succeeded when Charrandas Persaud, a former AFC Member of Parliament, broke rank and made a conscience vote in favour of the motion.With the Government’s defeat, the Constitution of Guyana is clear about the next steps. Article 106 (6) of the Constitution states: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.”Meanwhile, clause 7 goes on to state that “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election.”Since the passage of the motion on December 21, however, persons aligned with the coalition party have sought to question the motion’s validity even as the vote has already been certified.In addition, Government has insisted it is going nowhere until elections are held. A court case was filed on Friday, in which an order is being sought to, among other things, delay the elections until the court rules on the matter.last_img read more


first_imgAodh Ruadh GAA News:Football Aodh Ruadh bounced back from IFC elimination it ideal fashion with a resounding 5-19 to 3-5 league win over Urris. A comprehensive win and an impressive performance from Aodh Ruadh. In defence Niall Harley shone from the start, with Calum ‘Cookie’ O’Halloran also making good use of the ball. Nathan Boyle continued his good form from the IFC semi-final here with an acrobatic, all-action display of fetching, kicking and prompting. Diarmaid McInerney was on fire and was good value for his hat trick haul. Seamus Kane, Sticky Ward and David McGurrin made life a pure misery for the Urris defence, finishing with 2-7 between them and creating about the half as much again for others. We have a full match report and pictures from the game up on Packie McGrath will be looking for his men to maintain the momentum this week as Aodh Ruadh head to Bridgetown chasing points against Naomh Bríd to maintain the pressure on Burt and Milford in division three’s top two places. The senior game throws-in at Páirc Naomh Bríd at 5pm and is preceded by the reserves at 3.30pm.Our Ballyshannon Shoe Company Indoor Winter Leagues got off to a rip-roaring start on Friday last with 36 under 8s giving it their all in the new hall at Coláiste Cholmcille. The Saints top the league after the first set of round robins, but it’s still very much all to play for this Friday on the final night of the under 8 league. We are playing from 6pm to 8pm with the second set of round robins followed by shield semi-final and final and then the cup final. Medals and trophies presented afterwards. Because we will be in the hall for two hours each night there will be a charge of €4 per head to cover the cost of the hall. Please bring your own water and wear runners as no other footwear allowed. Remember, great quality footwear available at our indoor league sponsors, Ballyshannon Shoe Company! The under 10 and under 12 indoor leagues will work on a similar format with the under 10 league running off on Friday October 23rd and Friday October 30th, while the under 12 league will take place on Friday 6th November and Friday 13th November. We have some pictures from last Friday’s action in the league up in the image gallery.There is a Bord na nÓg meeting on Wednesday 14th October. This will be our last monthly meeting before our AGM, so a big turnout is requested from all committee members.LadiesAodh Ruadh under 13 girls booked their place in the county final against Saint Eunan’s with a late late show against Buncrana in Father Tierney Park last Saturday. The Shamettes got off to the perfect start with shooting star Bridín Maguire hitting the net. Aodh Ruadh were on top for long periods of the half and there were further first half goals from Eimear O’Brien and Roisín Daly as Aodh Ruadh went in at the break leading 3-2 to 2-0. However the Inishowen girls upped the ante significantly after the interval. They raided for two quick goals before poaching their fifth of the day as Ballyshannon pressed to pull back the deficit. After that the Shamettes peppered the Buncrana goals with shots, but the Inishowen side put on a magnificent rearguard action and it looked very much like Aodh Ruadh were going to draw a blank from this tie. However with five minutes left Bridín Maguire hit a brilliant individual goal before bravely winning the penalty which put Ballyshannon back in front. After that the floodgates opened and the scores flowed for Aodh Ruadh. Roisín Daly and Ella Clancy added further goals as Buncrana were reeling. That scoring spree proved important as Buncrana hit a further 1-2 in the six minutes of added time to show their fighting qualities. Bridín Maguire was Aodh Ruadh’s player of the game with an outstanding attacking display, but this was a win built around the defence and midfield Leah Travers, Síofra Hughes, Lucy McGlynn, Aisling Gallagher and Caitlin McGarrigle were all superb in defence while the midfield pairing of Ella Clancy and Caoimhe Keon covered every blade of grass on the pitch in an immense display. Up front Bridín Maguire got great help from Eimear O’Brien and Katie O’Brien . The county final will be this coming weekend, but at the time of writing we still had no firm information on day, venue or time.HurlingBest of luck to Coláiste Cholmcille senior hurlers who are up against a strong Coláiste Fierste team in the Casement Shield quarter-final in the Tyrone Centre of Excellence at Garvaghey this Thursday.Advertise in Father Tierney ParkThe Club wishes to review and update the advertising hoardings at the Father Tierney Park. Each member of the Club Committee is asked to sell one hoarding before November 10th.  Details will be provided to club committee members in the coming week. Any business or organisation wishing to take a hoarding can make direct contact with of the club’s Park and Development Committee Officers, Tom Daly, John Magee, Conal Gallagher, David McLoone or Peter Conlon. Abbey Centre BingoLast week’s €400 bingo jackpot was won by Mrs Teresa Anderson of Cashelard. The snowball prize was not won, so now stands at €250 on 48 numbers or less. Bingo as usual this Friday at 9pm at the Abbey Centre. Books priced at just €10. The bingo team are requesting help from any volunteers happy to give up a couple of hours on the occasional Friday night, as the workload is falling on the shoulders of just a few. Anybody willing to help should contact David McLoone at 087-7760172, Conal Gallagher at 086-2112812, or Patsy Quinn at 087-1724940.Club kit for ChristmasWe still have official club shorts available to order. They are O’Neill’s, so top quality kit. Kids sizes (24 and 26) cost €18, while adult sizes (28, 30, 32, 34, 36 and 38) cost €22. We have samples available. Contact Chris Kelly on 0868813553 to place your order. Our navy blue soft shell jackets are also back on sale for Christmas order. We have three youth sizes available. Ages 7-8 priced €40; ages 9-10 priced €40; and ages 11-12 priced €45. All jackets will have the Aodh Ruadh and GAA crests, plus the child’s initials on the sleeve. We are also able to order Ladies soft shell jackets with pink Aodh Ruadh crest and GAA logo. We are also selling adult jackets. You can check out samples of the shorts and jacket on For further details call Chris on 0868813553. Aodh Ruadh LottoThere was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €1,500. The winning numbers drawn were 1, 10, 11, 12, 14 and 18. In the lucky dip €20 went to Marie Gallagher, Erne Street; Jack Lyons, East Rock; Liam McGowan, Cloghore; Teresa Herron, Bishop Street; and Barney Cullen, Cluain Barron.. Next draw in McGinley’s with a Jackpot of €1,600 on Sunday at 8.30pm.The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: SENIOR HURLERS.You can receive the club notes by e-mail every Tuesday morning. To subscribe, enter your details on the website,, or e-mail your request to [email protected] NEWS: AODH RUADH BOUNCE BACK FROM IFC SEMI-FINAL DEFEAT WITH WIN OVER URRIS was last modified: October 13th, 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:GAASportlast_img read more


first_imgSWEENEY (GLASGOW)The death has taken place in Glasgow, Scotland of Mickey Sweeney (Biddy), Tory Glen and Carnmunock Road, Glasgow and formerly of Araheera, Fanad Head. His remains will be reposing at Carmunock Road, Glasgow. Removal this evening to Christ the King Church, Carmunock Road to repose overnight. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 10am with burial afterwards at Linn Cemetery.McGLYNN The death has taken place of Mary Mc Glynn, Knocknamona, Letterkenny. Her remains are reposing at her home. Funeral from there on Sunday at at 1.15pm for Funeral Mass at 2pm in the Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballyraine, followed by burial in the family plot at Conwal Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Donegal Hospice c/o Pascal Blake Funeral Director, Stoney Arch, New Line Road, Letterkenny.GALLAGHERThe death has taken place at the Donegal Hospice of Christopher Gallagher, Lower Mount Marian, Milford. Removal from the hospice today at 6pm going to his late residence. Funeral arrangements will be confirmed later.McDAID The death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Mary Mc Daid, Bonamaine, Bridgend. Her remains are reposing at her late residence. Funeral from her late residence on Sunday at 10.15am for 11am Requiem Mass in St Aengus’ Church, Burt, followed by burial in Burt Cemetery. Family time please from 11pm to 10am.GRANTThe death has occurred at Letterkenny General Hospital of Catherine Grant (Cassie), Sarida, Ballymcgann, Buncrana. Her remains are reposing at her nephew Brian’s residence at Sarida, Ballymagann. Funeral from there on Sunday at 10.10am for 11am Mass in St Marys Church, Cockhill, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.QUINLIVANThe death has occurred at her home of Bridie Quinlivan, nee Peoples, Milford, and 44 College Park, Glencar, Letterkenny. Remains are reposing at her home in College Park. Funeral from there tomorrow, Saturday, at 10.15am for 11am Requiem Mass in St Eunan’s Cathedral, followed by burial in Conwal Cemetery. McLAUGHLINThe death has taken place at his late residence of Daniel McLaughlin (Craig) Carrickmaquigley, Redcastle. Funeral from his residence on Saturday at 10.15am for 11am Requiem Mass in St Columba’s Church, Drung with burial afterwards in the adjoining  cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu if desired to The Surgical 2 Ward, Letterkenny General Hospital c/o Collins and McDermott Funeral Directors or any family member.DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011 was last modified: November 11th, 2011 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:2011DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR FRIDAYNOVEMBER 11last_img read more