APNU/AFC Govt overspends on National Budget

first_img… now moves to Parliament for billions moreThe coalition A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government has increasedFinance Minister Winston Jordanits expenditure to the point where it now has surpassed budgetary allocations for some of its programmes and has had to resort again to the coffers.Finance Minister Winston Jordan, is slated to present for consideration, the coalition’s first Financial Paper for supplementary spending from the Contingencies Fund, on Thursday when the National Assembly meets.The additional spending totals in excess of $930 million, covering January 1, 2016 to July 28, 2016.Under the Fiscal Management and Accountability Act (FMA) of Guyana, a sitting Government is allowed to withdraw monies from the Contingencies Fund, in the event of unforeseen circumstances, or in the event of emergencies.The Contingencies Fund was established as a sub-fund to the Consolidated Fund, commonly referred to as the Treasury.Under the FMA, “The Minister, when satisfied that an urgent, unavoidable and unforeseen need for expenditure has arisen – (a) for which no moneys have been appropriated or for which the sum appropriated is insufficient; (b) for which moneys cannot be reallocated as provided for under this Act; or (c) which cannot be deferred without injury to the public interest, may approve a Contingencies Fund advance as an expenditure out of the Consolidated Fund.”While in Opposition, the APNU/AFC coalition had consistently criticised the then People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Administration for its resort to the Contingencies Fund, as being reflective of bad budgetary planning in addition to an abuse of the fund.Former Auditor General, Anand Goolsarran – a vocal supporter of the APNU/AFC coalition Government – on Saturday conceded that the practice of resorting to the fund, can in fact be seen as indicative of bad budget planning but in the absence of any details with respect to the financial paper to be presented by Jordan, it would be too early to come to such a definitive conclusion.The Financial Papers detailing a breakdown of the expenditure (capital and recurrent) will be presented to members of Parliament (MPs) and the general public on Thursday when the House convenes.Goolsarran told Guyana Times while the law does make provision for the Government of the day to access the Contingencies Fund, this must be done within the confines of the law.Jordan is also listed on the parliamentary order paper for this week’s sitting of the National Assembly to present a second Financial Paper, this time making a request for in excess of $2 billion. Goolsarran again adopted a ‘wait and see’ position before speaking definitively on the matter.During 2014, the then PPP/C Administration under the hand of Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh, had resorted to extra-budgetary measures to the tune of $4.5 billion; monies the then APNU/AFC had labelled ‘illegal spending.’AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan, now Vice President and Public Security Minister, had in fact made an official report to the Guyana Police Force against the PPP/C’s Finance Minister. The issue had also been used as one of the sticking points in arguments in favour of the passage of a No-Confidence Motion against the then Donald Ramotar Government.Ramjattan had also labelled the practice as deceitful, since the then PPP/C Government annually misrepresents the budget by billions, since one amount would be approved as the national budget for the year, but this is nearly always supplemented through the use of extra-budgetary provisions.last_img read more

Reports of suicidal male false; RCMP

first_imgThe Fort St. John RCMP responded to a complaint of a possible suicidal male on the Taylor Bridge Tuesday.When the RCMP arrived on the scene, Fort St. John Members attended and located the male who had been walking on the bridge and stopped to have a cigarette.The RCMP believe that despite reports from passers-by, there was no indication that the male was suicidal and was then given a ride into Fort St. John.- Advertisement –last_img

Hornaday move benefits Skinner

first_img“We suck here,” said Skinner, driver of the No. 5 Toyota for Bill Davis Racing. “Mark Martin is probably the best race car driver outside of Dale Earnhardt ever to put on a helmet. He had us tonight. I don’t know if he missed a shift. I had to do the slowest restart all night.” Hornaday finished second, his best career finish in the Truck Series at California Speedway, and his fifth top-10 finish in six starts at the Fontana track. As the trucks came down to the start/finish line, Hornaday put the front of his truck under the rear of Martin’s truck, spun Martin into the infield and out of the lead. “You know, the thing just kinda lifted up, started spinning its wheels and I got behind on the steering,” said Martin, driver of the No. 21 Ford for the Wood Brothers. “I just got behind on the steering.” Hornaday, who had a new truck for the race, said his crew chief Rick Ren, also new to his Kevin Harvick Inc. team, made some creative adjustments and gave him an “awesome” truck. “It is the first time Rick Ren got to work with the coil-binding setup and it was a great turnaround for us,” said Hornaday, a former Saugus Speedway champ from Palmdale. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FONTANA – In a move reminiscent of his days at Saugus Speedway, Ron Hornaday Jr. used an aggressive restart to knock the leader out of the way with five laps to go in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at California Speedway on Friday night. Hornaday spun out Mark Martin, the leader and driver of the dominant car in the race, but Mike Skinner was the benefactor, taking the lead and winning the San Bernardino County 200. center_img Martin, who finished second in a controversial Daytona 500 last week, was again a hard-luck loser. He was knocked back to 24th place after spinning out and finished the race 23rd. “I hate to see that, especially Mark Martin,” said Hornaday, driver of the No. 33 Chevrolet for Kevin Harvick Inc. “I feel bad for Mark, but I really feel good for the guys.” Hornaday had a strong truck in the race and challenged for the lead on a number of occasions. His last surge came on a restart with five laps to go, when he was running second to Martin. last_img read more

Datebook 3/04

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY Kids Day at Griffith Park, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., wagon and pony ride areas, along Crystal Springs Drive near Los Feliz Boulevard, Los Angeles. Cost $2. Call (818) 709-3731. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com.last_img read more

Iran: Prisoners admit ‘illegal entry’

first_imgHe accused Britain of trying to cover up the incursion, saying it should “refrain from putting the blame on others.” The U.N. Security Council, meanwhile, unanimously voted to impose new sanctions against Iran for its refusal to stop enriching uranium – a move intended to show Tehran that defiance over its nuclear program will leave it increasingly isolated. British opposition lawmakers called on the government not to allow Iran to use the capture of the military personnel as a tool in the nuclear dispute. “The United Kingdom will not be blackmailed. Iran has a choice: to act responsibly or face greater isolation,” said Menzies Campbell, leader of the opposition Liberal Democrats. But the British government appeared to be avoiding harsh language in its public statements as it continued to gather information about exactly what had happened and why. The British sailors had just searched a merchant ship Friday morning when they and their two inflatable boats were intercepted by Iranian vessels near the disputed Shatt al-Arab waterway, U.S. and British officials said. The Iranians surrounded them and escorted them away at gunpoint. Britain immediately demanded the return of the eight Royal Navy sailors and seven Royal Marines – at least one of whom was a woman – and denied they had strayed into Iranian waters while searching for smugglers off Iraq’s coast. Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett and the Ministry of Defense said the troops were in Iraqi waters when they were seized. Iraq’s military commander of the country’s territorial waters, Brig. Gen. Hakim Jassim, told AP Television News that Iraqi fishermen had reported that the British boats were “in an area that is out of Iraqi control.” In June 2004, six British marines and two sailors were captured, then paraded blindfolded on Iranian television. They admitted they had entered Iranian waters illegally but were released unharmed after three days. Iranian hard-liners have already called for the 15 Britons to be held until Iran wins concessions from the West. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TEHRAN, Iran – Iran claimed Saturday that 15 British sailors and marines had confessed to entering its waters in an act of “blatant aggression,” an escalation of Tehran’s rhetoric over the confrontation. The British Foreign Office summoned Iran’s ambassador for the second time in two days, saying an under-secretary had spent more than an hour in “frank and civil” talks demanding the safe return of the sailors and Royal Marines, and seeking assurances about their welfare and access to British consular officials. Iran’s top military official, Gen. Ali Reza Afshar, said the sailors and marines were moved to Tehran and under interrogation “confessed to illegal entry” and an “aggression into the Islamic Republic of Iran’s waters.” Afshar did not say what would happen to the sailors. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini accused the British of “violating the sovereign boundaries” of Iran, calling the entry a “blatant aggression.” last_img read more

Pilot dies in plane crash on freeway

first_imgSAN BERNARDINO – A small plane headed to Henderson, Nev., crashed on a freeway at the crest of the Cajon Pass in San Bernardino County early Friday, killing an Air Force officer and slowing the rush-hour commute. The pilot of the single-engine Piper PA-28 was talking to air traffic controllers in San Diego at 12:42 a.m. when they lost communication and the plane vanished from the radar, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said. The pilot, who was the only person on board, apparently did not issue a mayday, Gregor said. The pilot was identified by the county Coroner’s Office as Air Force Lt. Col. Raymond Roessler, 43, of Clinton, Utah. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityRoessler was not on official Air Force business and was flying a private aircraft, Supervising Deputy Coroner Gabriel Morales said. The plane took off from Long Beach and was headed to Henderson, Gregor said. Shortly after 6 a.m., plane wreckage was reported on Interstate 15, said county Fire Department Supervisor Karen Humphreys. The plane crashed on the expansive, hilly median between the north and southbound lanes. Interstate 15, the main road between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, was not closed but traffic was slowed for hours and backed up for several miles. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

ATLANTIC DRIVE FUNDRAISER FOR CRUMLIN CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL RAISES OVER €15,000

first_imgThe Annual New Year’s Day Walk/Run in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital has raised €15,000 thus far – after another incredible successful year.The Annual Atlatic Drive Fundraiser has raised almost €300,000 for Crumlin Children’s Hospital since it began fundraising back in 2000. Organisers are delighted with this year’s event and said over 15,000 has been raised with more sponsorship cards still to come in.They thanked everyone who participated and helped organise the event which is for such a fantastic cause. ATLANTIC DRIVE FUNDRAISER FOR CRUMLIN CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL RAISES OVER €15,000 was last modified: January 6th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Atlantic FundraisercharityCrumlin Children’s HospitalNew Year’s Daylast_img read more

GAA NEWS: CONVOY SECOND STRING EARN EXCELLENT WIN OVER LIFFORD

first_imgConvoy GAA News:St Marys Gaa Club Lotto Counties draw week 8-9-15 DL,FH,MH,TE. 26 with 2 counties. Eileen Harkin, PJ Bonar ,Ann mc Elchar Convoy,  Paul Martin Raphoe,  Martina Guthrie Drumkeen. Next week jackpot €2400. Ladies Training @7 on Wed and 7.30 Friday. G4M&O Wed @8.15 new players always welcome.U 13 girls training on WED as norm hard luck to the girls beaten by Red hughs Best wishes and Speedy recovery to Colleen ,Rebecca and Karen.U 16 and Minor girls training Mon at 7-8 bring €2 and gumshields please U 16 girls are away to Buncrana tomorrow evening details on U 16 page Minor Girls Final on Sat Time and Venue TBC.U 13 boys continued on their winning streak with wins over Glenfin and Burt Training as Norm lads Can ALL players please attend . U 16 boys are away to Moville in Championship Action this evening best of Luck lads.We had a busy weekend at our Pitch hosting various teams and also Ladies Finals Thanks to all who helped out in any way from Parking to making tea and also our Lotto sellers. Much appreciated.Our Reserve Men won at Home to Lifford on Sat afternoon St Marys 2-11 Lifford 0-11Lifford started the brighter and were 0-5 to 0-1 point up but St Marys lads dug deep and with a Goal  and a point each from D.Bonner and B.Bonner ad scores from J.Kee the Home side went in at Half time 2-04 to 0-6 pts up .St Marys kept the pressure on in the second half  with G.Sweeney ,J.Kee , B.Bonner  and M.Kelly  all on targetFinal score St Marys 2-11 Lifford 0-11 pts Scorers B.Bonner 1-03 D.Bonner 1-01 J.Kee 0-4 G.Sweeney 0-2 M.Kelly 0-1On Monday, June 15, 2015 9:03 PM, MAIREAD BROWNE wrote:Bingo continues in Hall at the LATER time of 9  on Tuesday AND will take a BREAK till after the SUMMER.  Club  Lotto Counties drawn AM,GY,TE,WX  1 Matched 3 P.A.Gallagher Convoy matched 3, jackpot next week €1650. Any Money raised from Lotto sales goes directly back into the Club if you would like to buy or sell lotto contact 0872140060.Ladies Training on Wed @7 Fri @7.30 and Sun Mornings any girls wishing to play  Minors this year are also welcome to attend  theses training sessions  .G4M&O takes place each Wed at 8.30 the ladies are hosting a Quiz in Breens Bar Convoy this Thursday nightUnderage continues on Fridays from 6-7.This year Cul Camp takes place from Mon 29th June till Friday July 3rd Registration can be done online or can be done on the morning of the Camp.The U 12 boys have a match Wed at 6.30 all players be at pitch for 5.45 bring €2 and GumshieldsWell done to our U14 boys who defeated Red Hughs 5-09 to 3-10 . U 14 boys training on THIS Thurs from 6.30  bring €2 and gumshield .U 16 girls training on Monday from 7-8 New Players always welcome bring €2 and Gum shield.New players are always welcome so come along and get involved with YOUR local Gaa Club. Healthy Body =Healthy MindSeniors and Reserves are Home to Carndonagh  This Sat .Well done to our U 14 County player Ellie Barron and Club Mentors Gabrielle Gallagher  and Aine Reilly  who are in the All Ireland Final and also Club Player Ciara Gallagher and the U21 ladies team who have also reached the All Ireland Final.Congrats from all at St Marys and Best wishes to both teams in thier bid for All Ireland GlorySabrina (0877766086) is now taking orders for the Ulster Semi-Final against Derry on Sat 27th June at 7pm in Clones.Note:1.  Closing date for orders is Wed 17th June – yes that’s this Wednesday!2.  All orders must include members name – as tickets will only be allocated to members, if there is high demand3.  Please also state GAA NEWS: CONVOY SECOND STRING EARN EXCELLENT WIN OVER LIFFORD was last modified: September 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAASportlast_img read more

FAMILY ONLY DISCOVERED MAN MAY HAVE DIED FROM EBOLA DISEASE AFTER WATCHING RTE NEWS REPORT

first_imgThe family of a man only found out he may have died from the deadly Ebola virus after hearing the story on the RTE television news.The late Dessie Quinn.The heartbroken family of Dessie Quinn, 44, from Mountcharles, had presumed he died from malaria for which he was being treated since returning from Africa two weeks ago.But his family were shocked to discover that HSE officials were suspicious he may have contracted the disease. Local priest Fr Adrian Gavigan, told Donegal Daily that it was “very poor form” that the family had not been contacted.“The first they heard of it was when someone watched the six one news. Before that, they had just presumed that Dessie had died from malaria.“Nothing had suggested anything different and for his family to find out like this was very poor form in my opinion.“This is a small place and a phonecall to the family would have gone a long way. Instead they find out by watching the news on television,” he said. Fr Gavigan said he now hoped that Dessie was not suffering from the Ebola virus when he passed away.“I hope and pray for the family that this is not the case.“I’m not sure how this has all come about. Perhaps if this was a year ago and Ebola was not being talked about, then we would not have this situation now.“There was never any mention of Ebola and everyone just presumed that he was showing all the signs of malaria.“I’m not sure how this has come out or how the hospital have come to this conclusion. I just hope for the family’s sake that this is not the case,” he said. He added that there had been no isolation precautions erected at the man’s home.He added that the Quinn family are very well-known in the area and very well respected.“This has come as an awful shock to them. I genuinely hope that this is not confirmed,” he said.Meanwhile there have been no visiting restrictions at Letterkenny General Hospital despite scare. Mr Quinn’s remains have been sent to the hospital’s mortuary which has now been sealed off and will remain so overnight.The HSE is expected to release a statement on the results of tests carried out on the dead man later on today to determine the cause of death.FAMILY ONLY DISCOVERED MAN MAY HAVE DIED FROM EBOLA DISEASE AFTER WATCHING RTE NEWS REPORT was last modified: August 22nd, 2014 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:Dessie QuinndonegalebolaFr Adrian GaviganHSEMOUNTCHARLESlast_img read more

Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace

first_imgDonegal death notices for today, Friday, February 16th.Sr. Enda CANNINGThe death has occurred at Hillcrest House, Long Lane, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal of Sr. Enda Canning, Convent of Mercy, Buncrana and formerly of Glenvar. Deeply regretted by the Sisters of Mercy, Northern Province, brother John (London), sisters Sheila McDaid (Limerick), Sophia Wigham (Derry), Nora Dunne (Letterkenny), Kathleen Desmond (Derry) and Vera McElhinney (Rathmullan), nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Sr. Enda’s remains will repose at Hillcrest House, Long Lane Letterkenny today Friday 16th and Saturday 17th Feb. from 12noon to 8pm each day with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Sunday (18th) at 6pm going to St. Mary’s Oratory Buncrana to repose Sunday and Monday nights. Requiem Mass on Tuesday (20th) at 12noon with burial afterwards in Cockhill Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Hillcrest House, Residents Comfort Fund c/o Paschal Blake, Funeral Director, Stoney Arch, New Line Road, Letterkenny.Packie COLLThe death has occurred at Ramelton Community Hospital of Packie Coll, Doaghbeg, Fanad.Reposing at his late residence. Removal on Saturday, February 17th, at 11.30am for Requiem Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Ballinacrick at 12 noon followed by burial in Fanavolty Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to the Ramelton Respite Fund & Fanad Day Centre. Seamus CRUMLISHThe peaceful death has occurred at Letterkenny University Hospital of Seamus Crumlish, 58, Lower Main Street, Letterkenny. Deeply regretted by his loving sister Nell, sister-in-law Maire (Carndonagh), nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, relatives and friends.Seamus’s remains are reposing at his late residence. Funeral from there on Saturday 17th Feb. going to St. Eunan’s Cathedral for 3pm Requiem Mass with burial afterwards in the family plot in Conwal Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Friends of Letterrkenny University Hospital c/o Paschal Blake, Funeral Director, Stoney Arch, New Line Road, Letterkenny. Family time please from 10pm to 11am.Joe KELLYThe death has taken place at his home of Joe Kelly, Ballyness, Falcarragh. Predeceased by his parents Caitlín & John Kelly and his sister Áine. Deeply regretted by his wife Kay and their three loving daughters Tríona, Sorcha, and Áine. Loving brother to his 7 sisters and 2 brothers.Joe’s remains will repose at his home in Creg an Easa, Ballyness, Falcarragh. Rosary tonight at 9pm with the house private from 11pm until 10am and on the morning of the funeral. Removal from his home on Saturday, 17th February, going to St. Finian’s Church, Falcarragh for 1pm Requiem Mass with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Nancy (Cassie) MCBRIDEThe death has occurred of Nancy (Cassie) McBride, White Cross Road, Ranafast, Donegal.Removal today, Friday, at 10.30am for Requiem Mass at 11am at the Star of the Sea Church, Annagry. Burial afterwards in Magheragallon Cemetery. Rosary both nights at 9pm. House private from 11pm to 10am. Donations in lieu of flowers to the ICU Surgical One, Letterkenny University Hospital.Eileen O’DONNELLThe death has occurred of Eileen O’Donnell, Tullygay, Letterkenny, Donegal. Reposing at her late residence. Funeral Mass in St. Eunan’s Cathedral at 11am on Saturday morning, 17th February, with burial afterwards in Conwal Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to ICU Patient Comfort Fund, Letterkenny University Fund c/o Con McDaid & Sons Funeral Directors or any family member.Peggy QUINN (née Tourish)The death has taken place February 15th 2018 at Archview Lodge, Letterkenny of Peggy Quinn (née Tourish) Letterkenny Road, Lifford. Beloved wife of the late Phonsie, much loved mother of Don and Edel and sister of Mamie, Philomena, Irene and the late Colman and MartinReposing at Quigley’s Funeral Home, Strabane on Friday (February 16th ) from 3p.m. with removal at 4.30p.m. to St Patrick’s Church, Murlog, Lifford. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 11a.m. Interment afterwards in the the adjoining cemetery. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing son, daughter, sisters, grandchildren and family circle. Donations in lieu of flowers please to Archview Lodge.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: February 16th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:obituarieslast_img read more