Ghanaian preacher investigated

first_img Share 60 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Tweet The St Lucian government is investigating a Ghanaian man who claims to be a prophet and miracle worker.Preacher William Braham has been linked to one religious organisation, and has been drawing crowds to sessions billed as occasions for healing of the sick.Some people claim to have actually been healed, while others have dismissed Mr Braham as a false prophet.But the Social Transformation Minister Lenard Montoute says Mr Braham needs permission from the government to operate as a minister on the island.Source: BBC NewsPhoto Credit: Caribbean Tour FaithLifestyle Ghanaian preacher investigated by: – March 23, 2011last_img read more

Alan Toussaint and Harian Henry are the winners of LIME’s Old Phone Contest

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share LocalNews Alan Toussaint and Harian Henry are the winners of LIME’s Old Phone Contest by: – June 24, 2011center_img Share 83 Views   no discussions Old phones on display during media presentation in LIME Mobile shop this afternoon.On May 17th, 2011 LIME Dominica launched an Old Phone Contest in observance of World Telecoms day.This afternoon at a media  presentation held at Lime’s Mobile Shop in Roseau the Corporate Communications Manager Ms. Ferdinia Frampton announced the winners of this contest.Initially LIME anticipated that there would be one winner for this contest however to their astonishment there were two individuals who possessed an antique which were both manufactured in the same year and therefore the company selected them both to be winners.Mr. Alan Toussaint receiving his prize from LIME’s Head of Marketing Ms. Lorraine MitchellMr. Alan Toussaint and Mr. Harian Henry were proud reciepients of a blackberry handset each which includes a sim card.Allan Toussaint explained that he obtained the antique telephone some years ago during the clearing out of a station and so he is thrilled to have won this competition as a result.Meantime, Harian Henry who is an antiques collector was unaware of the competition only found out when a guest to his house saw the telephone and told him about it. He entered the competition and is also excited to have won the competition as well.The phones were manufactured in the year 1950.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

COURT RULES: Monday is Election Day in Nevis

first_img 19 Views   no discussions NewsRegional COURT RULES: Monday is Election Day in Nevis by: – July 9, 2011 Share Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Photo credit: Nevisblog.comCHARLESTOWN, Nevis, CMC – High Court Judge Mario Michel Friday ruled that the election in Nevis on Monday can go ahead after the main opposition Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) had sought unsuccessfully to stop the poll.The CCM had filed an application for an injunction to stop the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) poll on Monday.CCM leader Vance Amory had also sought to get the names of persons whom he claimed had been removed off the list reinstated.““What we’re seeking to do is to protect the interest of 300 voters who have been summarily removed from the voter’s list and we have asked the court for an order that these votes be restored to the list for the purpose of the July 11 election,” said Opposition leader Mark Brantley ahead of the court ruling.Justice Mario had agreed with the attorneys the Supervisor of Elections, Leroy Benjamin, the Nevis Registration Officer, and the Attorney General Patrice Nisbett, who is also a candidate for the incumbent Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) that the court had no power to cancel the election since the NIA had already been dissolved.Amory’s application had also sought to have the Court order the restoration of his name to the Voters’ List. But attorneys for the respondents claimed that Amory’s request was erroneous since his name had never been removed from the list.They circulated the Voters List showing Amory’s name and urged the Court to award costs against the CCM leader.Meanwhile, Justice Michel upheld an application by five voters that their names be reinstated on the Voters List.At least 7,000 persons are eligible to cast ballots in the election in this Leeward island of 12,000 people.In the last NIA election, the NRP won three of the five seats ending the CCM’s three-term rule under Amory in 2006. Tweetlast_img read more

Caribbean women being lured into cross-border sex trade

first_img 59 Views   no discussions LocalNews Caribbean women being lured into cross-border sex trade by: – March 5, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Share WASHINGTON, DC, USA — Exotic bars and massage parlours have become covers for some of the brutal experiences that women are undergoing as sex workers who are trafficked through the Caribbean, even as governments bristle at the suggestion that the problem exists.Hilary Anderson. Photo credit: Jamaica ObserverYasmin Solitahe Odlum, gender specialist, Inter- American Commission of Women (CIM) in the Organisation of American States (OAS), said trafficking is a huge problem in countries like Jamaica, Suriname, Belize, the Dominican Republic and Trinidad and Tobago, a problem exacerbated by the confusion in the region about what exactly is trafficking.Speaking to Caribbean journalists on a US State Department Foreign Press Centre domestic violence tour in Washington, DC, last week, Odlum said there is need in the region for serious empirical studies to determine the scope of what is considered trafficking.The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) governments, she said, are the most resistant to the notion of accepting the existence of human trafficking, and this has to do with the fact that they are so tourism-dependent.“There’s a whole discourse that needs to be had honestly and sensitively where the OECS nations are concerned,” she said. “To dare suggest that there is any trafficking, and then the United States has a tier list that it puts countries on… and the countries are bristling a little under the requirements of getting to a better position on this tier list, and that hides a lot of what goes on.”Trafficking, according to the United Nations protocol, is defined as “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons by means of threats, or use of force, or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power, or of a position of vulnerability, or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation”.Hilary Anderson, specialist on key women’s issues in the region at CIM, said a number of the countries in the Caribbean don’t know how to begin to deal with the plethora of issues surrounding trafficking that is overwhelming them, even as more women become vulnerable.“The women are lacking in economic empowerment for various reasons. They become vulnerable to these networks of people who promise them a better life and other opportunities because they don’t have what they need to support their children and their families where they are, so they become vulnerable to trafficking, or to involvement in gangs, or to criminality just because they are lacking basic necessities in their daily lives,” she said.Many women also become vulnerable to trafficking, she said, because they’re living in situations of violence already. Their fathers or their uncles or their brothers or other male family members have subjected them to violence, so in order to escape the violence they may be more vulnerable to trafficking.“Trafficking involves an extraordinary amount of violence against women,” she said.CIM was the first inter-governmental agency established to ensure recognition of human rights of women. It has become the principal forum for debating and formulating policy on women’s rights and gender equality in the Americas.Between 1999 and 2000 CIM started studies in Latin America and Central America on trafficking in persons in an effort to find out what exactly was happening in the region.CIM teamed with the International Organisation of Migration and expanded the study that had started in Belize, to nine other Caribbean nations, including Jamaica, Odlum said.“That was quite an interesting bit of work, because the governments were very resistant, they did not want us to come and determine that there was trafficking in the Caribbean, so there was a lot of push back against that sort of project,” she added.She said the topic started to blow up, and the OAS subsequently had to redefine the portfolio to its Department of Public Security, because it felt that the problem of trafficking was bigger than the CIM’s capacity to handle it.This department now addresses the problem by working with police, Immigration officials and other representatives of the security sector to try to identify suspected victims and process them in an Immigration setting, something Anderson said doesn’t necessarily address the issue from a holistic perspective.“We certainly think it’s a problem in the region,” said Anderson. “We would like to see the CIM expand its work in trying particularly to prevent human trafficking though its development area and providing women with economic opportunities to reduce their vulnerability to trafficking. So we would prefer to take a more holistic approach to trafficking,” she said.She explained that CIM is exploring proposals with other areas of the OAS that are involved in this work.By: Petulia ClarkeJamaica Observerlast_img read more

Castle Bruce Secondary School wins Tourism Youth Congress

first_imgEducationLocalNewsSecondary Castle Bruce Secondary School wins Tourism Youth Congress by: – May 3, 2012 350 Views   3 comments Tweet Nyanna George; 2012 Tourism Youth Congress winnerRoseau, Dominica – (May 3, 2012) – Nyana George of the Castle Bruce Secondary School is the winner of Discover Dominica Authority’s Tourism Youth Congress. The Youth Congress took place at the Arawak House of Culture on Thursday May 3rd, 2012. George competed against students from the Pierre Charles Secondary School, Portsmouth Secondary School, North East Comprehensive School, Convent High School, Dominica Grammar School, Dominica Community High School, Wesley High School, Orion Academy and the Saint Mary’s Academy. In Round 1 of the competition, all students spoke for three minutes each on the topic What is the impact of vagrancy on tourism? What options do we have for dealing with vagrancy and tourist harassment in Dominica? Students from Convent High School, Castle Bruce Secondary School, North East Comprehensive School, Pierre Charles Secondary School and Wesley High School advanced to Round Two and presented on the topic: “Your community, the next tourist paradise?” Nyana George thoroughly convinced the judges that her community, Castle Bruce was the next tourist paradise. The judges were overall quite impressed with the students performance however felt that some more research could have been done in some instances. (L-R): Five finalist in Round 2 Javian Thomas of Convent High School, Rena George of the North East Comprehensive School, Gordon Royer of the Pierre Charles Secondary School and Jasmine Farell of the Wesley High ScoolGeorge will represent Dominica at the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Tourism Youth Congress in St. Kitts and Nevis in October 2012. Nyana will receive an aerial tram and zip line tour compliments Rainforest Aerial Tram and lunch for two compliments the Garraway Hotel. The second place winner, Jasmine Farrell of Wesley High School will receive a horseback riding tour compliments Rainforest Riding; and third place student of the Pierre Charles Secondary School, Gordon Royer will receive lunch for two compliments Fort Young Hotel. All participants will receive a tour of the Roseau Valley, compliments Cool Breeze Tours Ltd. The Castle Bruce Secondary School will also receive a monetary prize compliment of the AID Bank who were co-sponsors of the event. Live coverage of the event was made possible through part sponsorship of Kairi FM. Press Release Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Sharelast_img read more

Freedom Party mourns passing of Ambassador Maynard

first_imgLocalNews Freedom Party mourns passing of Ambassador Maynard by: – May 9, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Ambassador Charles Maynard. Photo credit: dominicacentral.comThe Dominica Freedom Party through its leader Judith Pestaina has issued a statement communicating sadness on the passing of Ambassador Charles Maynard who had been a member of the party and minister of government during the DFP’s 15 year stint in government.Ambassador Maynard died at the age of 78 at the Princess Margaret Hospital on Tuesday.The statement is as follows;“The late Ambassador, His Excellency Charles Maynard served in the Public and Private Sectors and became a Permanent Secretary at a very youthful age. He also held a number of managerial positions in the Private Sector. He was a member of the Committee for National Salvation in 1979 and was appointed Senator and Minister of Education and Health in he Interim Government. However, it is for his sterling contribution to the development of Dominica under a Dominica Freedom Party led government from 1980 -1995 that he will be specially remembered. Under the leadership of the late Prime Minister, Dame Mary Eugenia Charles, Mr. Maynard contested and won the Soufriere Constituency on the Dominica Freedom Party ticket in 1985 and was appointed Minister of Agriculture, Tourism Trade and Industry. He again contested and won the Soufriere Constituency in 1990 and was re – appointed Minister of Agriculture, Tourism, Trade and Industry. During that term, he served as Minister of Agriculture for a brief period but continued as Minister of Tourism, Trade and Industry until 1995. Judith Pestaina; Leader of the Dominica Freedom Party. Photo credit:thedominican.netAs Minister of Agriculture under a Dominica Freedom Party led Government, he led a strong drive in agricultural diversification which was bolstered by the OECS Diversification Programme. Programmes were developed for farmers in coconut rehabilitation and production, coffee, cocoa, tree crops and exotic herbs and ornamental plants.Staff and extension services were among the best in the Eastern Caribbean, markets were assured for grapefruit juice, Bello Products were able to obtain enough marketable grade coffee, packing and shipping facilities were constructed for hucksters, livestock rearing was given a boost while programmes aimed at food self-sufficiency and import substitution were developed through the IFAD-funded Domestic Food Production Project.Tourism figures shot up remarkably during that period with the construction of the cruise ship reception facility, the new Roseau Bay Front facility and special funding opportunities for the refurbishment and improvement of hotels. Eco-tourism sites at Soufriere Hot Springs, Fresh Water Lake, Morne Diablotin, National Park, Syndicate Parrot Reserve, Nature Trail and the Carib Territory were also initiated.Health services were boosted with the construction of the Louis Pasteur Polyclinic, mental health services were improved to include special clinics for ear, nose and throat problems, eye treatment and gastroenterology services were introduced and 26 health centres and clinics were constructed completing the primary health care network all over the island which was recognized as a model for the Caribbean. In Education, the St Joseph Secondary School was established, an academic programme was also established at the Grand Bay School in 1988, the technical/vocational secondary education programme was expanded to include the Goodwill, St Martin’s, Grand Bay, St. Joseph and St John’s schools. In 1993 although he lost his contest for the leadership of the Dominica Freedom Party, he won the Soufriere Constituency in the 1995 General Election. While the Dominica Freedom Party lost the government, he continued to serve his Constituents as a member of the Opposition until 2000 when he retired from elective politics. The Political Leader, Executive Committee and members of the Dominica Freedom Party extend sincere condolences to his wife, children, extended family and friends. May his soul rest in peace”.Dominica Vibes News 15 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Carabao Cup semis: Man Utd star doubtful for Man City clash

first_img Read Also:Man Utd held by Wolves in FA Cup stalemate Solskjaer added on MUTV: “We were not sure if he should continue in the second half, but he was adamant he was going to be OK. “He struggled a little bit but let’s see how he’ll recover. It’s not many days, it’s Sunday, Monday and then we go again Tuesday.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Phil Jones was preparing to come on for Maguire but the centre-back eventually completed the 90 minutes and Jones was an unused substitute. Solskjaer admitted he considered taking Maguire off at half-time and, when asked by BT Sport after the game whether the defender would be fit for the first leg against City at Old Trafford, he replied: “I don’t know. “We were close to taking him off at half-time, but he battled through. Let’s see how he recovers. We hope so.” Maguire has only missed four games in all competitions this season and has played every minute of the club’s Premier League campaign.Advertisement Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is unsure if England defender Harry Maguire will be fit to face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup semi-final on Tuesday. The 26-year-old appeared to be limping following a first-half challenge on Adama Traore during United’s 0-0 draw with Wolves in the FA Cup third round on Saturday. Promoted Content10 Body Features That Are Extremely Rare But Very Remarkable8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterMeet The World’s Most Striking Animals HereBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe 10 Most Irresistible Asian Actressescenter_img United are already missing defenders Axel Tuanzebe, Marcos Rojo and Eric Bailly and if Maguire is deemed unfit Jones will likely play alongside Victor Lindelof in the heart of the defence. Loading… last_img read more

Osimhen To Undergo Further Tests To Determine extent Of Injury

first_img Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 21-year-old however remains doubtful for this weekend’s crucial clash against Olympic Marseille. Osimhen has scored 12 goals and registered four assists in 23 league appearances for Lille this season. Read Also:Osimhen streched off in Lille win over Angers Lille occupy fourth position in the French Ligue 1 table with 40 points from 24 games. Osimhen, who scored Lille’s first goal in the game was replaced by new signing Nico Gaitan 10 minutes from time due to a muscle injury. According to reports in France, the Nigerian forward will go through further medical examinations to ascertain the severity of his injury.Advertisementcenter_img Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen will undergo further tests on Tuesday to determine the extent of the injury he picked up in Lille’s 2-0 away win against Angers SCO at the weekend. Promoted Content7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The Globe6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own EyesWill 7 Largest Wet Markets In The World Survive After Pandemic?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldHow Couldn’t You See The Impact Of These Women On Our Lives?last_img read more

Juve defender ‘doing well’ after coronavirus diagnosis

first_img“I’m fine, I reassure everyone. I’ve always been quite well, I haven’t had any serious symptoms. I consider myself lucky,” Rugani told Juventus TV.The 25-year-old Italian international was diagnosed last Wednesday with the Turin club saying he was asymptomatic.Since then a total of 11 Serie A players have being diagnosed with the illness which has killed more than 1,800 people in the Mediterranean country.“There was a huge media explosion right away. A lot of people wrote to me and I thank them,” said Rugani, who is currently self-isolating in a room at the team’s J-Hotel, beside the Italian champions’ training centre.Juventus defender Daniele Rugani in action against Genoa in October 2019Read Also: Pogba makes coronavirus fund-raising pledge“I hope it served to raise awareness, especially those who had not understood the seriousness of this problem.“I’m going to get over it, we’re going to get by and I hope we’ll all come out even stronger.“The quarantine is tough, even more so because you are alone, so I can’t wait to embrace all my loved ones.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Juventus defender Daniele Rugani, the first Italian top-flight footballer diagnosed with coronavirus, said on Monday he was “doing well” and hoped his case “served to sensitise everyone” to the illness.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Most Stunning Wedding Looks From Around The WorldBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Animelast_img read more

Ighalo, Osimhen, battle for 2019 Nigeria Pitch Awards

first_img Other nominees include, Oghenekaro Etebo (Getefe CF, Joe Aribo(Rangers FC), and Wilfred Ndidi(Leicester City FC are in the Midfielder of the Year category, as Queen of the Year nominees have Onome Ebi of Henan Huishang FC, Chiamaka Nnadozie (Rivers Angels and Asisat Oshoala of FC Barcelona. Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi, Odion Ighalo of Manchester United and Victor Osimhen are to battle for King of the Pitch award, while Lobi Stars Football Club of Benue, national team , Super Eagles and Enyimba International of Aba are nominees for the Team of the Year award. Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, Former Super Falcons coach, Thomas Dennerby and Usman Abdallah are in the Coach of the Year category, as Sam Kwaraji award attracts Ahmed Musa of Super Eagles, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi the 1st Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation and Kunle Soname, Chairman of Bet9ja. Delta, Akwa Ibom and Lagos led the forefront of the State with the best grassroots football development programme, while Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike CON, Akwa Ibom governor, Udom Emmanuel and Dr Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta battle for Football friendly governor of the Year award.Aiteo group, Zenith Bank and Bet9ja were nominated for the Corporate Sponsor of Football award, while Charles Diya of New Telegraph newspapers, Johnny Edward of the Punch and Tana Aiyejina are in the Football Journalist of the Year(Print). Channels Television’s Cecilia Omoregbe, Austin Okon-Akpan and Mozez Praiz of Supersport are in the television category. Tony Bekederemo of Sports Radio Brila FM, Emmanuel Etim of Nigeria Info 99.3 fm and Wale Adigun of Top Radio contest for Football journalist of the year(radio).Fisayo Dairo of aclsports.com. Samuel Ahmedu of goal.com and Kunle Solaja of sportsvillagesquare are in the online category of the award. Speaking at the briefing, Philips expressed gratitude to the voters for doing a good job and for standing behind the successful hosting of the Awards in the last unbreakable seven years. ‘The Nigeria Pitch Awards has grown to be an integral part of the nation’s football calendar since 2013, we have continued to sustain the tempo which rewards footballers, administrators, coaches, clubs, sponsors. As organisers of this awards, we remain committed to our core principles of credibility, transparency and integrity. Our partners: the Nigeria Football Federation, represented by the Communication Director, Ademola Olajire and SIAO remained committed to the success of the Awards,’ he said FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The names of the three Super Eagles forwards were announced on Friday as the final nominees for the Pitch Awards striker of the Year. Although, the organisers are yet to conclude of a possible date due to its postponement recently.The event, according to Mr Shina Philips, was iniatially scheduled to hold on March 27 in Asaba, Delta State during Nigeria’s duel against Sierra Leone but called off due to the spread of Coronavirus across the world. At the media briefing held at the Ibis Hotel in Ikeja, names of Francis Uzoho of Ononia Nicosia Football Club, Chiamaka Nnadozie of Rivers Angels and Daniel Akpeyi of Kaizer Chiefs of South Africa were listed for the goalkeeper of the Year award. According to the organisers, William Troost Ekong of Udinese, Chidozie Awaziem of Club Deportivo Leganes and Kenneth Omeruo are to contest for the defender of the year award. Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-Flow Loading… Manchester United loanee, Odion Ighalo, OSC Lille of France striker, Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze of Villarreal CF are to jostle for the 2019 Nigeria Pitch Awards billed to hold later this year. From Left: Mr Ademola Olajire, NFF Director of Communication, Nollywood Artiste and Director, Segun Arinze, Shina Philips, President of the Nigeria Pitch Awards and Veteran Journalist, Elder Ben Memuletiwon at the Press Conference where Nominees were unveiled on Friday in Lagos last_img read more