Jagdeo calls out Govt for turning blind eye to human smuggling racket

January 11, 2020

first_img– as Govt denies allegationsOpposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoPresident David GrangerHaitians at the AirportOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has blasted the coalition Government for turning a blind eye to the human smuggling racket involving thousands of foreign nationals.At his weekly press conference on Thursday, Jagdeo spoke of the thousands of foreigners who are arriving in the country and little evidence to show that they are leaving.It was reported that from January 2019 to July 30, 2019, 45,944 Americans arrived in Guyana, along with 2,980 Barbadians, 5,048 Brazilians, 2,548 British nationals, 12,259 Canadians, 1,995 Chinese, 41, 272 Cubans, 679 Indians, 2,900 Surinamese and 11,119 Trinidadians.In addition, recent reports highlighted that more than 8,000 Haitians alone arrived in Guyana and less than half have left. In fact, figures released by the Winston Felix-headed Department of Citizens under the Ministry of the Presidency earlier this week showed that some 8476 Haitian nationals arrived in Guyana between January and July, but only 1170 have left so far, leaving more than 7000 immigrants unaccounted for.But, Government has been contending that these persons are just using Guyana as a transit point to move on to other countries.This was reiterated by President David Granger, who denied during a press briefing on Thursday that there is any smuggling or illegal acts being committed using these foreigners.“It seems from the analyses— which have been made available to the Government— that many Haitians are heading for a third destination; that they’re not interested in staying here and they may want to go to a third country. Again, these are all allegations, but as far as we’re concerned, we want to protect the sovereignty and integrity of Guyana. We don’t want to be used as a conduit for illegal migration,” the Head of State posited.But while noting that there should be no discrimination or targeting of Haitians, who have the right to come here legally as any other Caribbean citizen, the Opposition Leader stated that the high influx of foreign nationals, particularly the Haitians, is a matter of concern.“Our problem is not just Haitians. There are others too. People are being exploited; they have to pay to come through here and they’re then smuggled out of Guyana in an organised fashion and no sensible Guyanese would think otherwise when you see their operations from the airport. They’re met there, chaperoned, taken by buses, and moved to the borders or overnight here (and then moved),” he noted.According to Jagdeo, with more than 8000 Haitians who came here so far this year alone can amount to over US$40 million in people smuggling. This, he noted, is not just with Haitians, but also the large numbers of Cubans and Venezuelans as well.Despite this, however, the Opposition Leader said that the Government seems to be turning a blind eye to the issue.last_img read more

Lukaku trains with Pogba ahead of medical

January 10, 2020

first_imgLukaku has been on holiday with France international Pogba in the Californian city, posting a series of updates together.Sky sources reported on Thursday that United had agreed a £75m fee with Everton to sign the Belgium striker, but Everton sources insisted the deal was not yet complete.United hope Lukaku, who scored 25 Premier League goals last season, can join United for their tour of the United States, with the team to return to training on Saturday before flying off to LA on Sunday.Lukaku’s future at Goodison Park has been in doubt since he rejected a lucrative new contract offer back in March and said during duty with the Belgium national team that he knew where his future would be.Lukaku has also been a target for Chelsea this summer but United boss Jose Mourinho has also been keen to add a new high-profile striker to his squad after losing Zlatan Ibrahimovic to injury.United had been in talks with Real Madrid over a possible deal for Alvaro Morata and saw a number of offers rejected, but Sky Sports News HQ understands their interest in bringing Morata to Old Trafford has now come to an end.Don’t miss the Decider between The Lions and All Blacks. Watch the game everyone’s talking about with a NOW TV Sky Sports Day Pass for just £6.99.-By Sky Sports–0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Romelu Lukaku has trained with Manchester United’s Paul Pogba in LA (Pic c/o Instagram: @PaulPogba)MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jul 7 – Manchester United target Romelu Lukaku has trained at UCLA with potential new team-mate Paul Pogba.Sky Sports News HQ understands Lukaku is expected to undergo a medical with United in Los Angeles, with widespread reports that medical has already taken place at UCLA itself.last_img read more

Midfielder agrees new Burnley contract

January 3, 2020

first_img Burnley midfielder Dean Marney Burnley have announced that midfielder Dean Marney has signed a 12-month contract extension.Marney played 22 times for Burnley this year before his season was cut short by a serious knee injury he suffered against West Brom in February.The 31-year-old’s contract was due to expire next month, but Burnley revealed on Friday the midfielder had agreed a new deal that will run until the end of next season.The Lancashire club, who were relegated to the Sky Bet Championship last week, have an option to extend that deal by a further 12 months.Marney, who joined Burnley from Hull in 2010, is making “good progress” in his return from injury, Sean Dyche said on Thursday.The Burnley boss hopes the former Spurs midfielder will return to action at some point next season. 1last_img read more

Belanger suffers another setback

December 29, 2019

first_imgEL SEGUNDO – One day away from ending his frustration, Eric Belanger instead had it doubled. Belanger aggravated his groin injury in practice Monday morning and won’t play for the Kings tonight, and it’s no sure thing that he will be back before the NHL takes its Olympic break in mid-February. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Belanger, who has been out since Dec. 31, skated hard in practice last week and accompanied the team on its weekend road trip, and there was even some thought about Belanger playing Saturday in Buffalo. But Belanger said Monday that he had been feeling some pain in the groin, which has a mild, second-degree tear, for the past several days. Monday’s practice was to be the final tuneup before his return tonight, but Belanger had to leave about halfway through Monday’s one-hour practice. “I had some discomfort before, but I thought it was just from skating hard,” Belanger said, “but when I got on the ice (Monday), I just knew it wasn’t right. “A groin is such a tough thing. It’s not like a broken finger, where you know it’s going to be four to six weeks. And the groin is such a big thing for us, when we skate, and especially for me, the way I play.” Belanger went for an examination quickly after practice, but doctors found no additional damage. Status report: Lubomir Visnovsky, listed as day to day with a cervical strain, did not practice Monday and won’t play tonight. Coach Andy Murray said Visnovsky might play Thursday. Also, Alexander Frolov missed practice with flu-like symptoms and his status for tonight’s game won’t be known until this morning. Defenseman Aaron Miller, out with a back injury, skated before practice and continues to make progress, although he hasn’t set a timetable for his return. Miller has been out since Dec. 21 but said his conditional improved dramatically last week after he received a second epidural shot. “The next day, I took a huge turnaround,” Miller said. Miller is a member of the U.S. Olympic team but said he has not decided whether he will play. Pavol Demitra, out since Jan. 5 with a deep leg bruise, skated with Miller and afterward said he felt “not great, but a little better.” Rich Hammond, (818) 713-3611 rich.hammond@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The injury already has cost Belanger, one of the Kings’ most-valuable forwards, the past seven games. Belanger said he won’t even attempt to skate again for the next four or five days. “I don’t want to keep coming back and then going; it’s not fair to the team,” Belanger said. “We have 13 games before the Olympic break. If that (missing all those games) is what it takes to get it right, then maybe that’s what I have to do. Hopefully, I won’t need that much time.” last_img read more

Donegal still going digital with 349 new .ie domains registered

December 29, 2019

first_imgA total of 349 new .ie domains were registered in Donegal in the first half of 2017, according to the latest dot ie Domain Profile Report published today.The figures were released by the IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the company that manages and maintains Ireland’s official country domain name, .ie.The figure is a 45 percent year-on-year increase. Overall new .ie domain registrations in Ulster in H1 2017 numbered 981, a 15.5 percent year-on-year increase. A total 20,255 new .ie domains were registered in H1 2017, or 112 every day. This is an 11 percent increase on the same period last year and is the best half-year period for new .ie domain registrations since 2011. SMEs, including corporate bodies and sole traders, made up 67 percent of all new .ie registrations in this period.There were 230,611 registered .ie domains by 30 June 2017, up 6 percent year-on-year.Commenting, David Curtin, Chief Executive of IEDR, said: “The remarkable half-year growth of .ie domain name registrations is a testament to the strength of the brand. SME owners and consumers alike recognise that .ie is ‘Identifiably Irish’, representing trust, authenticity and familiarity.“The increase in registrations in Donegal, and indeed in Ulster, during this period demonstrates this. An increasing number of SMEs understand the value of a website and, in particular, e-commerce. “However, there is still plenty of work to be done. While there has been strong national growth, much of it is concentrated around urban centres. Ireland still lacks a complete high-speed broadband network, and continued delays to the National Broadband Plan will not only disadvantage rural citizens, but stifle the growth of rural SMEs, making them less competitive. Indeed, our own research has shown that 83 percent of consumers expect a business to have an online presence and 74 percent find it frustrating when it does not.“IEDR is continuing to work with the SME community to improve access to website-building tools and e-commerce mentorship. For long-term success, we believe that Government and industry leaders must prioritise closer collaboration, with a view to improving rural internet connectivity and providing training and upskilling programmes for SMEs going online and engaging in e-commerce for the first time.”Donegal still going digital with 349 new .ie domains registered was last modified: August 16th, 2017 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:digitaldomain namesdonegallast_img read more


December 28, 2019

first_imgA PENSIONER who says he runs a ‘ceili house’ near the Frosses in south west Donegal was today found guilty of one charge of keeping drink for sale and fined €50.Two other charges that he sold drink or had drink displayed illegally there in September 2010 were dismissed.At a hearing in Donegal District Court today, 75-year-old Patsy Brogan had contested the charges. He has maintained the fully-fitted pub in a shed at the back of his home – dubbed the Bog Hotel – is where friends and tourists can call in for a drink and claims he does not charge for drink.Mr Brogan was accompanied to court today by 31-year-old barmaid Daria Weiske whom he calls his ‘girlfriend’.Garda Patrick Battles told the court that when he visited the premises on August 14, 2010, posing as a builder he had obtained five drinks over a 90-minute period. He said he had left €20 and Stg5 as payment, marking the sterling note.Gda Battles alleged that when he offered to pay on a number of occasions, Mr Brogan had told him “sure pay when you’re leaving.”Five gardai then visited the premises on September 25th, a sergeant cautioned Mr Brogan and removed drink from the shed.Defence solicitor Paudge Dorrian maintained his client merely had a ceili house to which people called. No-one was ever charged for drink, he said.Judge Kevin Kilrane struck out two of the three charges, saying: “The position is that the summons states that on the 25th, that he did sell intoxicating liquor, which he did not; that he exposed liquor for sale, which he did not; and that he kept intoxicating liquor for sale, which, Mr Dorrian, your client has a case to answer for.”Judge Kilrane fined Mr Brogan €50 for keeping alcohol for sale. Mr Dorrian said his client would appeal the case.Outside the court Mr Brogan insisted: “I have never charged for drink at the Bog Hotel and I didn’t charge the Garda. He insisted on leaving money.”At a hearing last year the same Judge Kevin Kilraine dismissed a case brought by Donegal County Council under planning laws.The council had taken a case alleging Mr Brogan had failed to comply with an order to remove a bar and lounge from a shed on his property.BREAKING NEWS: BOG HOTEL CASE… PATSY BROGAN GUILTY was last modified: October 5th, 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)last_img read more

The Premier League may have just accidentally confirmed Chelsea transfer

December 26, 2019

first_img ALTERED How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? I didn’t tweet this last night as I was told by an untested source – but I was told Chelsea were talking with Palace regarding Loftus-Cheek being used in a deal (on loan) for Zaha. This could have significance in the Fekir news, who Chelsea HAVE had an interest in.— Simon Phillips (@SiPhillipsSport) August 6, 2018 gameday So would that mean possibly getting zaha AND fekir, or is it one or the other?— CFC (@BlueThrough1905) August 6, 2018 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade highlights How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Ruben gets game-time for a season and Zaha joins Chelsea making our attack far more dangerous.I’d gladly take this— mkdk10 (@mkdk100) August 6, 2018 Loftus-Cheek off to Palace, loan again, Zaha coming our way?— Deano (@DeanoOAK) August 6, 2018Asked recently if there was anything in reports claiming the winger has his heart set on a move across London, Hodgson told talkSPORT he had been given no indication this was the case.  Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures smart causal silverware possible xi possible standings The site lists Loftus-Cheek as a Crystal Palace player for the 2017/18 season 3 The 22-year-old spent last term with Hodgson’s side and earned a place in England’s World Cup squad as a result of his displays.Neither Palace or Chelsea, though, have confirmed any deal is in place and it could even be a glitch in the system. Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more However, with Wilfried Zaha being linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in recent days, some of the Blues’ supporters have been putting the pieces of the puzzle together and are of the belief Zaha is on his way. Wilfried Zaha was in fine form the Eagles last season Loftus-Cheek’s arrival would no doubt ease the pain of losing star man and fan favourite Zaha. Football news MONEY Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener 3 Apart from Roy Hodgson telling talkSPORT Crystal Palace would love Ruben Loftus-Cheek back at Selhurst Park, no official announcement about his future has been made.Or has it?On the official Premier League website, the midfielder is listed as a Palace player, apparently confirming he had re-joined the Premier League club on loan for the 2018/19 season. Loftus-Cheek spent the 2017/18 season at Crystal Palace Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack NEW ERA 3 impact Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decadelast_img read more


December 25, 2019

first_imgA Letterkenny man who told Gardai his name was Mickey Mouse has been told to pay €250 to charity.O’Donnell told Gardai his name was Mickey Mouse!Peter O’Donnell was referred to in court as “the comedian” by Judge Paul Kelly when he appeared today. O’Donnell of 28 Cashel Park, Lisnennan, was arrested by Gardai at Cashel Park on July 15th last under the Public Order Act.When arrested he told Garda Shane Lavelle that his name was Mickey Mouse.Judge Kelly ordered him to pay €250 to charity and said maybe it will make him twice in future before striking the charges out.COMEDIAN TOLD GARDAI HIS NAME WAS ‘MICKEY MOUSE’ was last modified: October 17th, 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:Letterkenny District CourtMickey Mousepeter o’donnelllast_img read more


December 25, 2019

first_imgThe traditional Churchill 5K as part of the Churchill Festival has always been a huge crowd-puller.Tonight promises to be no different registration from 5.30pm at McClaffertys Pub in the centre of the village.There is a bit of  a difference with this year’s course with organisers promising a faster course (no pressure with your times folks!) The race starts in Churchill  and finishes at Glendowan Church.This will be the very last engagement that Patsy McGonagle will do before he heads to London Olympics.LARGE CROWDS EXPECTED FOR TONIGHT’S CHURCHILL 5K was last modified: July 20th, 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) Tags:Churchill 5klast_img read more


December 25, 2019

first_imgThe death has taken place of well-known Letterkenny Town Councillor Tadhg Culbert. Mr Culbert, an employee at An Post, passed away earlier today at the Donegal Hospice.He had been ill for some time. Mr Culbert, who was originally from Limerick Junction in Tipperary, came to Donegal in 1973 to work with An Post and made his home here.A member of the Fianna Fail party, he was extremely well-liked and respected both on a personal and professional level.He was first elected to the council in 1985, but lost his seat in 1999 and was re-elected in 2009.He was chairman of Letterkenny Town Council twice and in June 2010 took up the post for the third time when the title of Mayor was deferred upon him. Tributes are pouring in from across the county for the late Mr Culbert from fellow councillors including Mayor of Letterkenny Dessie Larkin and councillors Ciaran Brogan,  and Victor Fisher as well as former councillor PJ Blake and Senator Jimmy Harte.He was a fine hurler and also has close links with Letterkenny Rovers.He is survived by his wife Hilda and two children Andrew and Lisa and extended family.His removal will take place from the hospice this evening (WED) at 6pm to No 8 The Croft, Glencar.Senator Brian O Domhnaill said: Tadhg was a personable, affable and likable gentleman. While we all knew of his illness, I am greatly saddened today to learn of his passing. I will always remember him fondly. “I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to his wife Hilda and his children Andrew and Lisa.”SADNESS AT DEATH OF NOTED COUNCILLOR TADHG CULBERT was last modified: April 17th, 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:deathTadhg Culbertlast_img read more