Botched CoIs are nothing new for PNC

first_imgDear Editor,Botched or bogus CoIs are nothing new when it comes to the PNC, we have grown accustomed to them by now. If they are not openly bogus, when closely scrutinized, they will eventually get to that place.Are you aware that the Walter Rodney murder was “investigated” by the PNC in a Coroner’s Inquest? Yes, after his death, Burnham and his PNC henchmen held a kangaroo inquest conducted by Justice Edwin Pratt.Now, Burnham was very clever in his selection of the said coroner, as well as the timing and parameters under which he operated. A party comrade in Pratt, and most importantly the prime witness, Donald Rodney, could not have given evidence because a warrant was out for his arrest.Donald Rodney was, as it were, a “fugitive from justice.”Even of graver importance was the fact that many key witnesses could not come forward because of threats and other coercive tactics by the PNC Regime.So, when the report would have been written up, it contained bogus entries, such as Dr Walter Rodney wanting to create mayhem and instability in this country, was about to blow up the Camp Street Prison to release subversive elements there, and was killed by a bomb that was given to him by his own brother. Pratt’s Report would add up to something as ludicrous as that.When The PPP/C came to power, they held a CoI, one that was adjudicated by international jurists and one that saw all the persons involved coming forward to give testimony. The truth about Dr Rodney’s death was eventually revealed to the world at large.If there were any doubts in people’s minds, all was cleared up by that commission, which incidentally was hurriedly shut down by the PNC-led Granger Administration.Now, fast forward to 2002 and a so called breakout, or were they let out, at the selfsame Camp Street Prison, and a period of mayhem and instability in our country. Dozens of persons killed. There was a CoI conducted which revealed certain intellectual authors and behind-the-scenes actors in the so-called breakout.Not much was done by way of this present Government acting on those recommendations, because it meant that they would have had to let go some of the senior officers in their government who were complicit with the criminals. This the Granger Government would not do, so in the meantime create a diversion with a “Selective CoI” into the Lindo Creek Massacre.In this CoI, they hope to at least absolve themselves of any blame or involvement in those crimes. But, we know better — that even amidst this corrupt, one-man-Party-Comrade CoI, serious questions would come out as to the real persons behind or the intellectual authors who caused a situation at Lindo Creek. As bogus as it is, they will find it difficult to extricate themselves from the facts that led to Lindo Creek.Respectfully submittedNeil Adamslast_img read more

DryShips Buys New Suezmax Tanker

first_imgzoom Athens-based dry bulk shipowner DryShips Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquired one 158,000 dwt Suezmax tanker currently under construction in China. DryShips said that it plans to finance the total gross purchase price of around USD 64 million using cash on hand and expects to take delivery of the vessel during May 2017.Under the deal, which was signed with an entity affiliated with the company’s Chairman and CEO, George Economou, the vessel will be time chartered back to the seller and employed from the time of delivery under a five year time charter plus optional periods in charterer’s option at a base rate plus profit share.The charterer will also be granted purchase options at the end of each firm period. The total expected backlog under the time charter, assuming an average spot market for Suezmaxes for the next 5 years of USD 25,000 per day is estimated to be some USD 43.1 million, DryShips informed.The company added that the transaction received an approval by the audit committee of the company’s Board of Directors and the independent members of the company’s Board of Directors.The purchase was unveiled as part of DryShips’ financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017, in which the company said that its net loss for the period shrunk to USD 10.7 million, compared to a net loss of USD 61.1 million seen in the same quarter a year earlier.DryShips added that it has now fully repaid its last commercial loan facility and following the Sifnos Loan Facility’s latest amendment, the company has completed the restructuring of its balance sheet over the last 6 months, resulting in all of its assets being unencumbered.Earlier this month, the shipowner received a firm commitment from a major European bank and an Asian export credit agency for a secured term loan facility of up to USD 200 million to partly finance the delivery of its four very large gas carriers (VLGCs). The commitment remains subject to documentation and successful syndication.last_img read more

Mariah Carey Joins Line Up For National Christmas Tree Lighting

first_imgToday, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation announced that multiple Grammy award-winning superstar Mariah Carey will be performing at the 91st annual National Christmas Tree Lighting.Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch will host the ceremony, which also includes holiday performances by The Avett Brothers, Grammy award-winning violinist Joshua Bell, acclaimed soprano and musical ambassador Renée Fleming, multicultural operatic trio Forte, Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, singer/songwriter Janelle Monáe, Latin music superstar Prince Royce, jazz legend Arturo Sandoval, the multiplatinum, Grammy-winning band Train, and Nolan Williams, Jr. and Voices of Inspiration.The 2013 National Christmas Tree Lighting will take place Friday, December 6 on the Ellipse at President’s Park in Washington, D.C. The ceremony will kick off the holiday season in our nation’s capital and can be viewed online LIVE at beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET with the exclusive National Christmas Tree Lighting pre-show. The event can also be seen on public television throughout December. Broadcast times can be found by checking local listings or visiting by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, and produced by Bounce AEG, the National Christmas Tree Lighting is the first event in a four-week holiday celebration in President’s Park. This year’s ceremony marks the 91st annual National Christmas Tree Lighting, an American holiday tradition started by President Calvin Coolidge in 1923.For the sixth consecutive year, UL is the premier sponsor of the National Christmas Tree Lighting. As an independent safety science company, UL’s mission is to promote safe working and living environments for all people. More information can be found at Other event supporters include GE Lighting, Amtrak, Guest Services Inc., Hargrove, Hilton Garden Inn – Washington DC Downtown, Hudler Carolina Tree Farms, Loews Madison Hotel Washington D.C., Mesh Int’l, Nicolas Holiday, Uber, United and Willard InterContinental Washington D.C.last_img read more

Statement from Hon Sean Astwood Deputy Premier and Minister of Border Control

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 9, 2017 – Providenciales – We at the Ministry of Border Control and Employment have embarked on our mission of re-branding and revolutionizing the way that we work and the way in which we serve our customers. In our efforts to improve our service delivery, we have begun the streamlining of processes and improving performance and accountability. While there remains many concerns that we are addressing, we also recognize that there are many good things and good people that are existing in the Ministry that we can, and will, build upon and whom we can develop. However, we will also continue our efforts to eradicate other legacy issues including corruption and other mal-practices from within the Ministry. Today, May 9th, the collaborative efforts of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force and the Integrity Commission saw the seizure of numerous files from the Providenciales office, as a part of their on-going investigations into alleged acts of corruption by members of the Civil Service. These activities will be on-going and we are committed to seeing them through to ensure that the Ministry of Border Control and Employment can operate as a well managed, efficient and responsive organization that consistently delivers on its corporate objectives and responsibilities.Press Release: TCIG Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Spring Valley among 46 Sears and Kmart stores closing by November

first_img August 26, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Kmart store in Spring Valley is among 46 unprofitable outlets slated to start closeout sales this week, according to an announcement from the Sears Holding Corp.Five stores in California are among the 12 Kmart and 33 Sears stores slated to close by November. This includes the Kmart store at 935 Sweetwater Road in Spring Valley.The other California closures are Kmart stores in Los Angeles, Antioch, and Clovis and a Sears in Santa Cruz. Sears Holding Corp. owns both the Sears and Kmart chains.The 125-year-old retailer has closed hundreds of stores in recent years to improve its bottom line.“We continue to evaluate our network of stores, which is a critical component to our integrated retail transformation, and will make further adjustments as needed,” the company said in a statement.This latest announcement comes just days after Lowe’s announced it is closing all of is Orchard Supply Hardware stores five years after purchasing the chain out of bankruptcy from its previous owner, Sears Holdings Corp.The latest Sears and Kmart liquidation sales are expected to begin Thursday, Aug. 30. Updated: 8:30 AM Posted: August 26, 2018 Spring Valley among 46 Sears and Kmart stores closing by Novembercenter_img Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Waste issues at La Jolla Shores are being addressed

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsLA JOLLA (KUSI) – An update now on a story we brought you last week involving a trash issue at La Jolla Shores.Businesses and residents were angry that they weren’t getting more satisfaction from City trash piled up along the sidewalks and streets.As KUSI’s Ed Lenderman tells us, the mood at the shores was considerably lighter today: Ed Lenderman, KUSI Newsroom Waste issues at La Jolla Shores are being addressed August 27, 2018 Ed Lenderman, KUSI Newsroom, Posted: August 27, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Land Swap in Northwest Florida Solves Navys Encroachment Problem Advances Economic Growth

first_imgThe needs of Escambia County in northwest Florida and Naval Air Station Whiting Field came together when encroachment began to threaten one of the installation’s auxiliary landing fields and officials at the Greater Pensacola Chamber realized the site presented a prime opportunity for economic development. When the Navy signaled it would be interested in swapping the airstrip for an unencumbered replacement, the chamber started scouting alternate sites and worked with the Navy to gain congressional authorization for the contemplated exchange. Later this year, the chamber expects to realize “a 20-year ambition” when Escambia County transfers a new landing field to the Navy in return for its original site.A case study on the land swap will be featured as one of six “Innovators” at Installation Innovation 2018 in San Diego from Feb. 12-14. For more information about the Forum and to register, visit the IIF website. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more