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“Nobody can stop us from building a law school” – AG

first_imgDespite various contentions surrounding the process by which Guyana is planning to set up a law school, the country’s Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams says that Guyana will go ahead with its plans.Williams is holding out that Guyana has not been refused permission to set up a law school here. As such, preparations are being made to advance this process with the identification of space at the University of Guyana (UG) Turkeyen Campus where the proposed school should be built.Attorney General Basil WilliamsThe AG said, however, while UG has identified 15 acres of the 150 acres that it has, which is close to the area that houses the Forensic Laboratory, that would not be sufficient.“We are right now in the process of the feasibility where we looking at all factors including the criteria in establishing under the auspices of the (Council of Legal Education) CLE … nobody can stop us from building a law school … we are founding members of Caricom and we feel that we have a right … We want to build a law school here,” he added.While the CLE has agreed to establish a law school in Guyana, approval would only be granted after a feasibility study is conducted. Asked to provide an update on this process which extends beyond finding a suitable location, the AG did not have this information readily available for the media.However, this study is being conducted through a joint partnership with the University College of the Caribbean (UCC) and the Law College of the Americas (LCA), and the criteria of the University of The Bahamas, formerly The College of The Bahamas, to offer a law degree have to be applied.Blame gameAgain, Williams attacked CLE Chairman Reginald Armour. “We are saying that no international organisation is driven by the Opposition and we have an email sent from him (Armour) to (Anil) Nandlall assuring him that he will put the item on the agenda without consulting me, the sitting Attorney General for Guyana,” Williams said, explaining that this led to a partial delay in the setting up of the school.However, despite the blame game, the AG said he was not yet ready to inform the CLE of the members of a committee that will meet with that regional body next month. Although naming the members of that committee, Williams said, “We don’t have to submit nothing to no CLE until we are ready. Mr Armour is not in charge of the CLE. Mr Armour is a servant of the Council, including the Council of Ministers who told him that he couldn’t publish no statement that he did and he had to withdraw it.”The Attorney General revealed that the members of Guyana’s committee include the Chancellor of the Judiciary (ag), Yonette Cummings-Edwards; Chief Justice (ag), Roxane George; Retired Justices Duke Pollard, Claudette Singh and Rudolph James; Professor Harold Lutchman, and the Registrar of UG, Dr Nigel Gravesande.Williams maintains that a Review Committee could not overrule a decision taken by the Council in 2017 in regard to the issue of whether Guyana should be allowed to build a law school.The Attorney General had, in early December 2017, said in a statement that the CLE Chairman was relying on a report of a Review Committee to state that the CLE never gave permission to Guyana to establish its own law school after decades of lobbying for an alternative to the three existing law schools currently servicing the Caribbean.Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall had queried if graduates of the proposed law school would be eligible to practise anywhere else in the Caribbean or the world, or whether graduates would be qualified to practise only in Guyana.He also questioned the quality-control scrutiny, or steps taken to verify and authenticate the academic integrity and standards of the partners that would be assisting Guyana to set up the school.Government announced in January 2017 it would start a project to establish the JOF Haynes Law School of the Americas.The JOF Haynes Law School is being established through a public-private partnership entered into between the Government of Guyana, the Law School of the Americas (LCA) and the University College of the Caribbean (UCC), and will add to the existing options available to holders of a Bachelor of Laws (LLB).last_img read more

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This list of players should give City’s title rivals sleepless nights

first_img 2. Axel Witsel: Zenit man to bolster the middle? – Witsel is the most recent name on Guardiola’s rumoured shortlist. The 27-year-old Belgium midfielder has been at Zenit since 2012 and can play throughout the midfield whether it be a defensive role, in a central position or joining the attack. 4. Marc-Andre ter Stegen: An upgrade on Hart? – As reported on talksport.com, Barca may let their goalkeeper leave on loan, with Liverpool also in the hunt. The 23-year-old is unhappy at his lack of games and said he will need to discuss his future with Barcelona if the situation doesn’t change. Joe Hart has had a good season, though. 9 9. Ross Barkley: Top England attacker on the radar – Another midfielder? There is a theme developing here and Barkley is one of England’s brightest prospects as well as another Everton player on the shortlist. 9 5. Aymeric Laporte: City among many clubs keen on Bilbao ace – City are also in the hunt for £37m-rated defender Laporte along with Barcelona. However, the 21-year-old Frenchman is facing around four months on the sidelines having fractured his ankle, but will no doubt be assessed in pre-season when he is regaining his match fitness. There is an alternative… 9 9 9 9 1. Paul Pogba: Juventus and France midfielder top of Guardiola’s wishlist? Click the arrow above, right, to see the other big-name players linked with Man City – Since it was announced Pep Guardiola would take over from Manuel Pellegrini at Man City, a number of high profile names have been linked with the club. Here, talkSPORT looks at them, starting with Juve ace Pogba. It is said Guardiola wants to make the 23-year-old’s signing a priority and could cost around £75m. Or could City give the Italian club Yaya Toure to sweeten the deal? 9 9 6. John Stones to leave Everton and play under Guardiola? – With Laporte injured and Martin Demichelis leaving when his contract expires in the summer, City are one of many big clubs linked with Stones. Man United, Chelsea and Barcelona are all said to be watching the Everton stopper, who was the subject of a £40m bid from Chelsea last summer. Since it was announced Pep Guardiola would take over from Manuel Pellegrini at Man City, a number of high profile names have been linked with the club.Here, talkSPORT looks at them.Going in the opposite direction, though, is likely to be Yaya Toure. His agent is reportedly keen to open talks with a string of European clubs including Juventus, PSG and Bayern Munich about the possibility of joining them in the summer.Meanwhile, it is said Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski – one name linked with City – will sign a new contract at the Bundesliga club meaning the new boss may have to look elsewhere for a new man up top. 3. Toni Kroos: Guardiola wanted to build a team around him at Bayern – Guardiola really didn’t want to lose Kroos when he was at Bayern, but the midfielder was sold to Real Madrid for £25m in 2014. With rumours of some unhappiness on his part in Spain, it was only natural his name would be linked with the new era at City. 8. Thiago Alcantara: He followed Guardiola once… – Alcantara was the player Guardiola really wanted when he took over at Bayern in 2013 and now the manager is off to City, the 24-year-old has been tipped to follow. However, he says there is no truth in rumours he will leave the German club for City, while is being reported he will cost at least £25m having signed an extension to his contract, which keeps him in Munich until 2019. 7. Ilkay Gundogan: Dortmund midfielder’s agent was meeting the City hierarchy – Man City director of football Txiki Begiristain was pictured last month meeting Gundogan’s uncle in Amsterdam, who is also his agent. The player has denied claims a deal is in place to move to the Premier League and any move will be seen as a gamble by some considering his problems with injury in the last few years. This season Gundogan has played 23 Bundesliga games, but missed the last four games as a result of a foot injury. 9last_img read more

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SOMEONE IN DONEGAL HAS JUST WON €350,000 ON THE LOTTO

first_imgThe Inishowen winners last monthLADY Lotto Luck has struck Donegal again.Someone has just pocketed a lovely €350,000 on the Lotto Plus One draw tonight.No-one won the main lottery which rolls over again – to well over €4M next Wednesday night. But someone here did take the Top Prize of the €350,000 in Lotto Plus One.So get those tickets out and check those Winning Numbers.They are: 1 22 30 32 36 39 – Bonus Number was 6“There was one winning ticket for the Lotto Plus 1 top prize and the winning ticket was sold in the North West,” said a lottery spokeswoman. The win follows the success last month of a lucky 13 in a work syndicate in Malin Head. They each won €374,000!  SOMEONE IN DONEGAL HAS JUST WON €350,000 ON THE LOTTO was last modified: October 5th, 2014 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:000lotteryLotto Plus One€350last_img read more