GN Bank Begins Operations

first_imgGN Bank Liberia Limited (GN Bank) has announced commencement of its banking operations as of Monday 6th June and has welcomed the opportunity to serve Liberia, according to a press release issued yesterday.The release said the GN Bank has been given a license to provide banking products and services by the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL).“We wish to assure the customers of the former First International Bank of Liberia, the Central Bank of Liberia and the Government and people of Liberia that we are ready to bring the best management, technology and close-to-client services to make it the bank of choice,” the release, quoting a GN Bank official said. “We pledge to serve with discipline and enthusiasm.”GN Bank Liberia Limited is a member of Groupe Nduom, a conglomerate with over 50 companies in Ghana, Liberia, Togo, Côte d’Ivoire, UK and the USA. Groupe Nduom is into hospitality, banking, insurance, media, technology, real estate, pension and investment banking.Central Bank of Liberia Governor Milton Weeks has said that GN Bank has brought in USD18.5m, which is adequate to meet the minimum capital requirement to operate a bank in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Telus donates computers to local non-profits

first_imgTelus has donated new computers to several non-profit groups in the Northeast.The announcement was made today that 39 non-profit groups would benefit from the new computers. In Fort St. John the Arts Council and the Chamber of Commerce will each get a machine.Other groups around the Northeast include the Fort Nelson Family Development Society, Dawson Creek’s Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization, the Family Resource Centre of Chetwynd, and Tumbler Ridge’s Children’s Centre. In total, 39 organizations across B.C.’s northern region will welcome new computer equipment.- Advertisement –last_img

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Elections will be held on March 2, 2020 – caretaker President

first_img– even if Opposition refuses to attend Parliament next monthPresident David Granger has formally announced and confirmed that elections will be held in Guyana on March 2, 2020 whether or not the Opposition party returns to Parliament to extend the life of the APNU/AFC coalition government.President David GrangerMuch criticism came following his declaration on Wednesday of March 2, 2020 being the “earliest possible” elections date in the country, with several sections of society in an uproar that the President’s statement did not give a definitive date for elections.However, the Head of State told reporters on Thursday that the choice of words in his broadcast on Wednesday was “conditional”.“Elections will be held on March 2, that was the advice I received. I did not want to use a perhaps more definitive term because I expected that in terms of the Constitution, we would have to go to Parliament. If the Opposition does not go to Parliament well, we will abide with what I said last night, elections will be held on March 2… that is as definitive as I can get”.During his address to the nation on Wednesday, the President pointed out that he met with the Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh, about the plans for the electoral process and was notified that GECOM has a work schedule that it will be following.“These schedules have to be designed and approved by the Commission itself and I expect that once the Commission has given that final approval, the other requirements would be met. That is to say, we have Claims and Objections, we have to have nominations. There are certain statutory requirements in the preparation for elections, so I was quite guarded in my remarks but I was giving the Commission the opportunity to publicise its own work schedule. It is not my duty and my intention to micromanage the process or to say things, which the Commission could implement, but what I said last night (Wednesday) was quite accurate, that both the Commission and the Cabinet have considered the information that is available and elections will be held on March 2nd, 2020,” President Granger added.In June, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled that the No-Confidence Motion against the coalition government was validly passed in the National Assembly on the evening of December 21, 2019.According to the CCJ, the Constitution of Guyana clearly states that the Government must resign when it loses to a No-Confidence Motion.Handing down the decision was CCJ President Justice Adrian Justice Saunders, who read a summary of the final judgement. Justice Saunders said that the Court found that 33, and not 34 as the Government and supporters have argued, was the majority the Opposition needed out of 65 Members of Parliament (MPs) to pass the motion.“The CCJ decided that the requirement for “a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly”, referred to a majority of the total number of votes or seats in the Assembly, irrespective of the number of members who actually vote”.In determining that majority, he added, the Court was of the opinion that the “half plus one rule was not applicable”. Justice Saunders informed the courtroom and viewing public that the majority was clearly at least 33 votes.The CCJ also rejected arguments that former Alliance for Change (AFC) MP Charrandas Persaud was constrained from voting against his list, a major plank of the State’s case. Justice Saunders noted that nothing in the Constitution prevents a crossover vote and as such, his vote was and still is valid. The No-Confidence Motion, the CCJ decided, was validly passed.Meanwhile, Justice Saunders informed that CCJ Judge Maureen Ragnauth-Lee had made the observation in her concurring judgement that the Constitution has to be clear regarding Persaud being prevented from voting against his list. She did not believe, as the Government argued, that such a provision was implicit.On the matter of Persaud’s dual citizenship, Justice Saunders noted that the Court had decided that had the Government really wanted Persaud out of the National Assembly on those grounds, it would have challenged his presence on the candidate list and eligibility to enter the National Assembly long before the vote – in fact, within a month of the coalition’s victory in 2015.last_img read more

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The education funding challenge

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A fiscal policy analyst with the left wing Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is challenging the provincial government claim that education funding in BC is at “record levels”In a new analysis entitled, “What’s the Real Story behind B-C’s Education Funding Crisis,” Alex Hemingway says education funding, as a share of BC’s economy has in fact dropped by 25% since 2001, the year the Liberals began what is now a decade and a half as the governing party of the province.He notes education funding is projected in this year’s budget, as 2.5% of GDP, and he says that’s down from 3.3% fifteen years ago.- Advertisement -Mr. Hemingway adds the government says, this is about declining student enrolment, but he argues, that’s a red herring, since the funding crunch has hit school districts like Peace River North with growing enrolments, as well as those seeing declines.He says the government numbers are misleading, because they don’t take into account inflation or cost pressures from higher Hydro and MSP rates, and he adds.Mr. Hemingway contends BC now has the second lowest level of education funding in the country, and claims it’s nearly $1000 per student below the national average.Advertisement He says, “Underfunding is a political choice, and if we dedicated the same share of our economy to public education today, as we did fifteen years ago, we’d have nearly another two billion dollars.”He also says, “That much additional funding might go beyond what’s necessary, but it tells us what’s possible and we certainly wouldn’t be facing schools closures, overcrowded classrooms, or cuts to vital programs.”last_img read more

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Western Hotel gets a paint job

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Decades-thick layers of old paint and aged and rot-damaged wood are coming off the historic Western Hotel, now a city museum. Lancaster’s oldest surviving structure, built about 1888, is closed to the public for approximately two months for an extensive exterior repainting. New wood pieces that replace the damaged wood will adhere to the original appearance and style of the hotel, officials said. The museum is expected to reopen in late June, in time for a downtown summertime tradition: the showing of an outdoor silent movie in the old hotel’s yard. “Orphans of the Storm,” filmed in 1921, will be shown July 21. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe hotel has been a city museum since 1989. Formerly called the Antelope Valley Hotel and the Gillwyn Hotel, the building was built 12 years after Southern Pacific Railroad laid its tracks through the Antelope Valley in 1876 and established a water stop where downtown Lancaster is now. The town became a commercial center for the farms and ranches that grew up in the valley. The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce was organized in the hotel dining room in 1902. It acted as a nucleus for crews digging the Los Angeles-Owens Valley aqueduct, as well as for crews laying electrical, gas and petroleum lines and roads. It became a hospital for victims of the 1918 flu epidemic. chuck.bostwick@dailynews.com (661) 267-5742last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: TONY BOYLE CONFIRMED AS NEW SENIOR MANAGER AT DUNGLOE

first_imgGAA NEWS: Tony Boyle is the new manager of the Dungloe senior team, the club announced today.His number 2 will be Ronan Brennan.“We wish all our club members a happy and successful 2014,” added the brief club statement.  GAA NEWS: TONY BOYLE CONFIRMED AS NEW SENIOR MANAGER AT DUNGLOE was last modified: December 31st, 2013 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:dungloeGAAGAA NEWS: TONY BOYLE CONFIRMED AS NEW SENIOR MANAGER AT DUNGLOEManagerTony Boylelast_img read more

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ENDA HAS X-FACTOR FOR THE NATION – JARLA’S VIEW

first_imgENDA HAS X-FACTOR FOR THE NATION – JARLA’S VIEW was last modified: December 16th, 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:Enda KennyJarlax factorlast_img

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Warriors’ Klay Thompson finally honored for his defense

first_imgKlay Thompson, lauded for his defense throughout his eight-year NBA career, was finally honored for it Wednesday by landing on the All-Defensive team for the first time.The Warriors’ five-time All-Star guard was voted onto the All-Defensive second team, where he was joined by teammate Draymond Green, who made the prestigious team for the fifth time in his career.Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jazz center Rudy Gobert and Thunder forward Paul George, the three finalists for the NBA …last_img

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Giants’ coach Ron Wotus an unlikely key to win over Padres

first_imgClick here if you are having trouble viewing the slideshow on a mobile device.SAN FRANCISCO — Evan Longoria will receive the credit he deserves in Tuesday’s box score for hammering a go-ahead, two-run double into the left field corner.Third base coach Ron Wotus’s name never shows up on the stat sheet, but his performance in the Giants’ 6-5 win over the Padres was nearly as important as Longoria’s.With two outs in the bottom of the seventh, pinch hitter Brandon Belt had no trouble scoring …last_img

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Shroud of Turin Debate Reopens

first_imgThe shroud was from the 13th century, concluded earlier researchers, using carbon 14 dating methods.  Now, other experts are claiming the methods were flawed, because the researchers dated a mended patch made by medieval monks.  The BBC News reports a new claim that it is older than thought: between 1300 and 3000 years old.  National Geographic News says the new tests, published in a peer-reviewed journal, “greatly increase the possibility that the shroud may be as old as Christianity itself.”We’ll leave it to others to debate whether the Shroud of Turin dates from the time of Christ or not.  Even if so, whether it was the burial shroud of Christ is a separate question.  Suffice it to say that adherents on both sides had their experts, but experts are only human.  Scientific results don’t exist in a vacuum.  Fallible humans must interpret them.(Visited 137 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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