[HRW] Brussels -Cameroonian soldiers went on a rampage in the English-speaking North-West region on May 15, 2019, burning over 70 homes in Mankon, Bamenda. Soldiers dragged one man from his house, shooting him dead in the street.
While the trade dispute between the US and China is leaving scores of companies in a state of confusion and uncertainty, some beneficiaries are emerging. Read Full Article at RT.com
More than 700 projects have been registered with the Culture Ministry for Labour Day. Portfolio Minister, Olivia Grange, says she expects that Jamaicans will volunteer at any of the projects across the island today. Prime Minister, Andrew Holness,...
Legal assistance was provided for 2,484 cases in the Parish Courts during the 2018/2019 Fiscal Year by the Legal Aid Council. This represents a 17.3 per cent increase in Legal Aid Services in the Parish Courts from the previous Fiscal Year. This...
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will be increasing expenditure under the X Marks the Spot School Crosswalk Campaign being implemented by the Jamaica National (JN) Foundation. Country Representative, UNICEF Jamaica, Mariko...
Thursday, May 23rd. 2019 – The Reporter has confirmed that there was a home invasion in Georgeville around 1:30am this morning. A woman reported to Police that she was at
Thu, 2019-05-23 17:03 RIYADH: The Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces destroyed a bomb-laden drone launched by the Houthis towards Najran airport, Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday. Arab coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the drone was intercepted and destroyed at 1.46 p.m. on Thursday. Al-Maliki said the Houthis “attacked a civilian airport” and warned of a “response”. On Monday, the forces also intercepted two missiles over Makkah province, which were launched by the Houthis. Reports said the missiles were aimed at Makkah and Jeddah. Houthi militants also tried to hit a civilian facility in Saudi Arabia's southern border province of Najran with a drone carrying explosives, the Arab coalition said on Tuesday. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: NajranHouthis Houthis target Saudi civilian facility in Najran with explosives-laden droneSaudi air defenses shoot down missiles ‘heading for Makkah and Jeddah’
MP for Lower Manya constituency of the Eastern Region, has faulted PDS for the latest clash between Krobo-Odumase youth and officials of the power company.
Police have confirmed the death of another person in renewed clashes between Chokosis and Konkombas in the North East region.
Minors and the night must never mix in a society that is keen on their safety.
It has become our duty to hold accountable the people who must keep our city clean and free from disease.
Global agribusiness players are advocating a new model for the development of agriculture in Africa.
Captain Cristiano Ronaldo was included in Portugal's squad for next month's Nations League semi-final against Switzerland, head coach Fernando Santos announced on Thursday. Ronaldo, 34, a five-time Ballon d'Or winner missed the group stages preferring to try and adapt to life in Juventus since moving from Real Madrid. The Euro 2016 champions welcome the Swiss on June 5 in Porto and the Netherlands play England in Guimaraes a day later before a third place play-off and a final on June 9. He lifted the Serie A title with his Italian club this season but failed to clinch a third straight Champions League after losing to Ajax in the quarter-finals. Head coach Fernando Santos has chosen not to call up veterans Adrien Silva, Nani and Ricardo Quaresma and Sevilla forward Andre Silva misses out with a knee injury. Highly-tipped Benfica uncapped youngster Joao Felix is also included alongside three other club teammates who won the Portugese league champions this season. Portugal squad to face Switzerland on June 5 in the Nations League semi-finals: Goalkeepers: Beto (Goztepe/TUR), Jose Sa (Olympiakos/GRE), Rui Patricio (Wolves/ENG). Defenders: Joao Cancelo (Juventus/ITA), Jose Fonte...
Following Wednesday's strong uplift of 1.9%, the MSE Equity Price Index retreated by 0.65% to 4,837.896 points on Thursday. The drops in FIMBank, HSBC and BOV, coupled with the declines in Medserv and Tigné Mall, outweighed the gains in five other companies including IHI and GO. Volumes remained buoyant as a total of €0.48 million worth of shares changed hands. International Hotel Investments plc extended its recent rally as the equity added a further 1.3% to the €0.81 level (the highest since June 2015) across 81,942 shares. IHI is due to hold its AGM on 13 June. Shareholders as at close of trading on 26 June are entitled to receive a net dividend per share of €0.02. Also among the large companies, GO plc ended 0.5% higher at the €4.28 level after strongly recovering from an intra-day low of €4.02 (-5.6%). A total of 15,817 shares traded. GO is scheduled to hold its AGM on Tuesday 28 May. In the property segment, Malta Properties Company plc regained the €0.62 level across 78,500 shares. The company will be holding its AGM on 11 June. Trident Estates plc moved to a fresh 2019 high of €1.68 albeit on just 5,225 shares. Today, the equity started to trade without the entitlement...
Close to half of those placed on probation last year had been found guilty of theft or fraud-related crimes, a new Council of Europe study shows. Published earlier this week, the annual penal statistics – commonly referred to as SPACEII –give an insight into probation trends across Europe. The data on Malta showed that the majority of those who were put on probation in the year under review, 48.4 per cent, had committed so-called offences against property. Such crimes usually involve thefts, fraud, arson or even blackmail. This figure translates to about 304 people. Coming closely behind were those found guilty of offences against people – 31.1 per cent of those on probation. This was followed by 12.4 per cent for drug offences and 1.8 per cent for road traffic offences. A further 6.4 per cent had committed “other offences”. According to the study, there were 1,031 people under the supervision of probation officers in the period reviewed. The data also indicated that 6.2 per cent of those put on probation were minors and 2.5 per cent were women. No foreigners had been put under the supervision of probation agencies. The figures show there were only 20 probation officers to...
Manuele Blasi is looking forward to test his coaching credentials after being named new Ħamrun Spartans coach in a two-year deal, on Thursday. Blasi, 38, will replace fellow Italian colleague Giovanni Tedesco who has taken over at Gżira United. Read: Gżira United appoint Tedesco as coach. With Tedesco, Blasi shared the dressing room at Perugia and Palermo, and in fact he spoke to the former Floriana and Birkirkara coach prior joining the Spartans. «To be honest, I spoke to (Giovanni) Tedesco before making my decision to coach in Malta,» Blasi told the Times of Malta. «He steered the club towards an impressive season and I will be trying to at least repeat the same campaign he did, if not go a step further.» Meanwhile, the former Juventus midfielder is already in talks with the club's director to plan the upcoming campaign. «We are still in the early stages, but we have already started out the discussions to plan the upcoming season in order to be competitive,» Blasi explained. «From my end, I will try to share my enthusiasm to the players in order to maximise their potential for a successful season.» Blasi has enjoyed a distinguished career as a player having enjoyed a...
Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas delivered a perfect on-track tribute to Niki Lauda on Thursday when they topped the times for the dominant Mercedes team in second practice at the Monaco Grand Prix. The two Silver Arrows drivers were separated by only 0.081 seconds at the front of the pack with nearest pursuant Sebastian Vettel, in the leading Ferrari, seven-tenths adrift in third place. Barely 72 hours after the death of their team's former non-executive chairman, the defending five-time champion and current series leader and his team-mate were in a class of their own on the unforgiving barrier-lined Mediterranean street circuit. Hamilton was fastest in one minute and 11.118 seconds, his most eloquent statement since arriving in the principality and side-stepping a routine pre-event news conference on Wednesday afternoon. Many of the mourning Mercedes' team, and others, wore black armbands or carried messages on their cars on a sombre day of hazy sunshine. It was, as Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff had said of his fellow-Austrian before the opening session, as if the sport had just lost not only a great three-time champion and larger-than-life personality, but something of its...
The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) covers Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia. It consists of bilateral policies between the EU and the 10 individual partner countries, plus a regional cooperation framework, the Union for the Mediterranean. The EU boosted support for democratic transformation under the ENP in 2011, in response to the uprisings in its southern neighbourhood. It further reviewed the ENP in 2015. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP
This study examines how reliable Cohesion Policy indicators are in helping to ensure targeted and result-oriented expenditure. Overall, substantial progress has been made in recent years in developing an effective system. However, the challenge remains to shift from a focus on financial absorption and outputs to assessing more meaningful results and impacts of interventions, and to improve data collection systems. The paper includes eleven recommendations to address these and other challenges ahead of the new 2020-2027 period. Source : © European Union, 2019 - EP
Modi, Sonia win with strong margins, while Rahul Gandhi loses Amethi.
Election Commission data showed Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was leading in 300 seats.
As the election results were announced, the war of words among politicians may have ended but the war of words among their supporters on social media continued. As soon as the exit poll results were out, several youngsters and people who had criticised the government decided to deactivate their social media accounts as they were aware that memes, trolls and abuses might be hurled at them.
Pointing fingers towards EVMs, the BSP supremo said, «Several shortcomings of conducting elections through EVMs have come to our notice and there is opposition to EVMs all over the country.» She added that after this results, whatever confidence people had in EVMs will disappear.
With the saffron juggernaut decimating the opposition and giving the BJP its highest ever tally in Lok Sabha, the party is likely to push its political agenda with a renewed vigour and will look to win over southern states after breaching opposition's citadels in east India in this election.
National Conference president Farooq Abdullah and Union Minister Jitendra Singh were among the prominent faces to make it to the 17th Lok Sabha. The biggest electoral upset in the state was witnessed in Anantnag with National Conference candidate and former High Court judge Hasnain Masoodi defeating former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti.
President Peter Mutharika the torchbearer of the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has taken a strong lead from 3,792 of 5,002 polling centres (Representing 75%)of the votes counted in the presidential race, according to results Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) presented on Thursday midday. Presenting the results at the national tally centre in Blantyre in the […] The post Malawi’s president Mutharika takes strong lead: Chakwera trailing second, Chilima on distant third appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times.
European Union election observation mission to Malawi says although the tripartite election has generally been peaceful, pre-election political high tension and misuse of handouts and state resources by the DPP created unlevel playing field. Miroslav Poche, chief observer of the EU observation mission told journalists in Blantyre that the election was well managed, inclusive, transparent […] The post EU says DPP misuse of state resources eroded credibility appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times.
Four of the international observation missions — the European Union, African Union, the Commonwealth, and the Electoral Commissions Forum of SADC Countries — have commended commended Malawi for ensuring a peaceful electoral process to date, saying the continent can borrow a leaf from the country. In its statement, issued at Ryalls Hotel and Maryliss Hotels […] The post International observors hails Malawi elections Malawi elections for being handled with ‘professionalism, dedication’ appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times.
Ex-agriculture minister, George Chaponda, returns to the Malawi national assembly—expected to convene probably in June—following Tuesday’s elections. Chaponda of the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has seen off Josophine Kadewere of UTM Party, Alindine Chimbalanga (Independent) and Martin Namarenda (Independent). However, the former DPP treasurer general’s win comes after a spate of negative media publicity following his […] The post Chaponda retains Mulanje South West, touted for ‘development consciousness’ appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times.
Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it cannot meet Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leader Lazarus Chakwera to discuss his threats of violence should he be declared loser in the election. Responding to a question from a journalist during a press briefing Thursday in Blantyre, chairperson of MEC Jane Ansah said the press release which was issued […] The post MEC declines to meet Chakwera over violence threats statement appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times.
Bishkek, May 23, 2019. /Kabar/. President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov today, on May 23 met with Suma Chakrabarti, the Head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the President’s press service reported. The sides exchanged views on the prospects of cooperation in the implementation of development projects, including the modernization and construction of water facilities and the expansion of irrigation networks across the country. They also discussed the possibility of providing technical support within the framework of the regional development policy. The head of state noted the active role of the EBRD in the implementation of various infrastructure projects in the country and expressed gratitude for the provided assistance. “The Bank's activities contribute to the growth of the level of citizens’ well-being. Joint efforts are being made to implement projects in the field of energy, providing clean drinking water, support private enterprise, and strengthening of the country's financial sector. Implementation of 249 investment projects for the amount of USD 20 billion is planned within the framework of the country’s National Development Strategy till 2040 to reduce unemployment and migration,” President Jeenbekov stressed. He noted the importance and necessity of the Forum “Clean Water for the Regions” for the country, which was held today in Bishkek with the participation of Jeenbekov and Chakrabarti. “The provision of clean water for the country is a priority area of my program. We will provide all regions of the country with clean water in the next five years. Of course, the Bank's assistance in implementing these projects is invaluable,” Sooronbay Jeenbekov said. The Head of EBRD expressed the Bank's readiness to support projects in Kyrgyzstan and increase the amount of investment. “A lot of work on development and improving the lives of the population has been done in Kyrgyzstan. The investment climate in the country has been significantly improved. We supported about 200 projects worth USD 800 million. The EBRD annually allocates about EUR 15 million to support projects in Kyrgyzstan, but is ready to increase investments to EUR 100 million a year. We support your priority areas of water supply, irrigation, agriculture, energy, mining industry, etc.,” Chakrabarti said.
Bishkek, May 23, 2019. /Kabar/. Representatives of mass media of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) countries and journalism faculty’s students of the leading universities of Kyrgyzstan met in Bishkek. During the meeting, the speakers discussed the prospects of media partnership development in the SCO space, as well as shared knowledge and experience with future colleagues, answering their questions. Nurjigit Kadyrbekov, the Deputy Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic opening the discussion platform, warmly welcomed the guests, noting their professionalism and importance in the general information field. “Journalists are considered to be representatives of the most influential sphere in the era of informatization. Therefore, such meetings are important for determining the prospects for mutual cooperation and mechanisms of interaction, so that the organization’s information field reflects more positive aspects,” Kadyrbekov said. Then the speakers presented themselves and expressed readiness to answer the questions of the young generation of future journalists and media experts. Students also asked questions about freedom of speech in each of the SCO member state. Thirteen speakers represented by heads of media organizations and government agencies in charge of the media industry from eight countries: India, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, as well as students from eight Kyrgyz universities attended the meeting.
Bishkek, May 23, 2019. /Kabar/. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov expressed gratitude to the international development partners for their assistance in the implementation of clean water projects at the Forum “Clean Water for the Regions.” The President expressed gratitude to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the European Investment Bank, the Islamic Development Bank, the Saudi Fund for Development, the Qatar Charitable Foundation, AL-SAFA and Al-Salam Foundations for their support in providing clean drinking water to rural areas. Sooronbay Jeenbekov stressed that decisive steps have been taken in this direction over the past two years. The National Development Strategy of the Kyrgyz Republic was adopted, where the issue of providing the population with clean drinking water was identified as a priority. The Government was tasked with providing 100% of the country's population with clean drinking water by 2023. Also the President noted that funds allocated for clean water projects should be used rationally, without repetition of corrupt practices that took place during the first phase of the Clean Water project. The Head of state said that one of the most acute problems at present is the preservation of the water supply systems that have already been built and put into operation. In this regard, Sooronbay Jeenbekov stressed that the issue of providing every village with clean water will be under his personal control. All state bodies related to this issue should take personal responsibility for the quality of water supply systems.
Bishkek, May 23, 2019. /Kabar/. The Sate Personnel Service of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) signed cooperation plan for the integration of persons with disabilities into the civil service. Acting Director of the Personnel Service Bakytbek Sagynbayev and Head of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek Ambassador Pierre von Arx signed an interaction plan for 2019 aimed at promoting an inclusive environment and protecting the rights and opportunities of persons with disabilities in the public and municipal services, the press service of the State Personnel Service reported. The cooperation plan includes modernization of the material and technical equipment of the Testing centers for competitions with participation of people with disabilities, development of manuals on preparation for testing for vacant positions, training of employees of personnel management services of state agencies in the skills of holding a competition among people with disabilities, etc. The head of the State Personnel Service expressed gratitude to the Ambassador for the support of the Service’s initiatives to promote the rights and opportunities of people with disabilities, and also confirmed his commitment to ensuring the inclusiveness of the state and municipal services. Pierre von Arx noted that the Office will continue to support the Kyrgyz State Personnel Service in its efforts to integrate people with disabilities into the civil service.