One year on, questions still remain about CCJ’s impartiality

first_imgDear Editor,On May 21st, 2018, sections of the media graciously published my letter which called attention to the linkage between an individual at the Caribbean Court of Justice and the APNU/AFC Coalition Government. Now, a year later, questions on the same matter remain unanswered.I remind that, in 2012, according to an article dated October 13, 2012, it was Senior Counsel Donald Trotman (Minister Raphael Trotman’s father) and retired Justice James Patterson, current Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, who presented the petition for Patterson’s grandson, Mr. Richard Layne, to be admitted to the local Bar.Mr. Layne, whose grandfather’s appointment is currently challenged and is currently before the Caribbean Court of Justice, is currently a Judicial Assistant attached to the very Court.According to his LinkedIn profile, Mr. Layne, among other things, conducts research for the President of the Court on all legal matters impacting the work of the Court, and prepares legal opinions and advice to the President on matters brought to the attention of the Court.The Caribbean Court of Justice is expected to soon rule on the challenge to Mr. Layne’s grandfather’s appointment as the Chairman of GECOM. In Guyana’s case, can we expect a fair decision on this matter? Will Mr. Layne present an unbiased legal opinion to the Caribbean Court of Justice? Or will Mr. Layne work in his grandfather’s interest and say ‘to hell’ with our country’s Constitution?These questions ought to be answered in order to remove doubts as to the fairness and impartiality of the CCJ. Such concerns have been raised not only in respect to Guyana alone, but several other Caribbean islands. It is these very concerns which have seen several Caribbean governments express reservations about making the CCJ their final legal arbiter.Regards,Todd A Morganlast_img read more

The Role of ICTs in Fighting EBOLA and Other Deadly Diseases

first_imgToday, August 5, 2014 is my birthday and as I write this article, I do so with a heavy heart and in sympathy with those families who have lost their loved ones to the deadly Ebola Virus. To those who are infected with the disease, remember, you are in our prayers. But I am also thankful to the Almighty God for allowing me to see this day, and the many that I have seen thus far. I pray and hope that He will allow me to see many more to come and in good health.Ok, that being said, Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) have been and will continue to play a crucial role in combating the spread of diseases all over the world. The ongoing Ebola outbreak in parts of West Africa (Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia) which began in Guinea in December, 2013 has further confirmed this. Hence, policymakers should now see this as a wakeup call to invest, without hesitation, in the integration of ICTs and health-care resources in their societies, to save the lives of their citizens as well as other nationals resident in their countries.In recent times, Liberia has been battling a severe and very challenging public health issue that has the inclination to retrogress the gains already made in the country in the aftermath its 14-year civil war. The outbreak of the contagious Ebola disease which has already caused the suspected and confirmed deaths of over 227 people in Liberia, according to a Center for Disease Control (CDC) July 30, 2014 report, ( 346 in Guinea and 252 in Sierra Leone), is a very serious threat to the wellbeing of all Liberians and other nationals resident in the country. We heard about the two Americans who were infected with the disease, the death of the Ugandan Doctor who came to help us, the death of Brother Patrick Nshamdze Chief Administrator of the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital, and of course that of our own Dr. Sam Brisbane.It is unfortunate, that health workers who are expected to help cure the sick are the ones who themselves are and have been victims of this virus. They put their lives in harms way to protect the lives of others and to get the necessary information out to the public. In doing so, many of them have lost their lives. By its gradual inflicting of serious mayhem on the socio-economic and human resource fabric of the country, one cannot ignore the parallel or resemblance between the effects of the Ebola outbreak and those of our 14-year civil war.Yet, we are neither the first nor the only country being affected by this epidemic. Guinea and Sierra Leone which also experienced their share of civil unrest are also victims of this quagmire. Moreover, since its discovery in Zaire in 1976 and hitherto the writing of this article, the Ebola attack on West Africa has been the worse recorded.Attempts to counter the disease have taken many forms and approaches; one of them being the effective utilization of ICT. ICT’s impact has been felt overwhelmingly in the fight against EBOLA. In Liberia, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has demonstrated ICT’s crucial and indispensable role by effectively utilizing its website to provide up-to-date information to Liberians here, and the rest of the world. Information provided on the website has been keeping Liberians and the world apprised of Ebola cases and this has helped galvanize sensitization of the Liberian public and mobilization of resources to combat the virus. This has also led to humanitarian assistance which is desperately needed.  A more phenomenal impact of ICT, is the Ministry’s utilization of mobile phones to battle the disease. Battling the Ebola involves countering misinformation, strengthening health teams and using other ICTs to track the outbreak. Mobile phones have proven to be effective in this endeavor because of their ubiquity and penetration in Liberia. We should therefore continue to harness them to prevent the further spread of Ebola.But as always, there’s room for improvement from lessons learned during this quagmire. For example, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare’s website could be made more interactive and collaborative by including a forum for discussion, a Wiki to tap into the brains of experts, and a chatroom to allow real-time communications. An online helpdesk manned by a customer service representative or health worker on 24-hour basis, to allow citizents to report issues, would be helpful as well. But most importantly, a ROBUST TELEMECINE PROGRAM must be set up to ensure that healthcare is provided to areas, especially rural areas, where there are limited expertise.The Government has not been the only one fighting this disease. Everyone has, including our mobile operators. They (mobile operators) have been doing well in terms of sensitizing the nation about the effects of the deadly virus. Lonestar Cell MTN, Cellcom, and Novafone and other internet service providers have been aggressively assisting the government in the battle against Ebola. With the increase in mobile and internet penetration, our mobile companies’ role in battling the virus cannot be overemphasized. In Liberia, almost every family has at least one of its members using mobile phones who in turn could help in the dissemination of information.  Furthermore, through mobile phones and their accompanying applications such as: whatsapp, Facebook, twitter, google plus etc., Liberians can easily reach out to families and friends. Facebook in particular, has been a very effective medium for the dissemination of information on the Ebola virus.We are in a trying time, one that requires an “all-hands-on-deck” approach which means Liberians at home and abroad must amalgamate end this plague before it’s too late. The involvement of everyone is particularly important at this stage of the spread of the virus. Sensitization must be intensified and the necessary should logistics also be provided to ensure we win the battle against the Ebola virus.Now, the outbreak of the Ebola virus and the impact it has had on the sub-region have made governments and other stakeholders provide millions of dollars to counter the disease. It is my hope that the all financial contributions be utilized prudently and accounted for as well. In situations like this as was in the case of our civil war, when international support is forthcoming, the tendency for such funding to be mismanaged is highly probable.In her book titled, “Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health” (available on Amazon.com), Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Laurie Garrett writes: “Ebola haunted Zaire because of corruption and political repression. The virus had no secret powers, nor was it unusually contagious. For centuries Ebola had lurked in the jungles of central Africa. Its emergence into human populations required the special assistance of humanity’s greatest vices: greed, corruption, arrogance, tyranny, and callousness.” Let us pray and hope that none of “humanity greatest vices” referred to by Garrett ever applies to our situation.Finally, we should learn from this situation and invest in our ICT sector to ensure that we are adequately prepared and able to effectively utilize ICTs to prevent or battle any future form of disease. It is time that we develop robust e-health system that allows healthcare workers to provide health services (without traveling), to areas with limited expertise. ICTs, as President Sirleaf noted in her speech at Georgia Tech in 2007, do indeed allow many possibilities; one of those possibilities is using them (ICTs) to live a healthy life.Until next week, Carpe Diem!!!!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Seaboard donates to Dharm Shala

first_imgThe Seaboard Overseas Trading Group, through its local subsidiary National Milling Company (NAMILCO), on Thursday handed over a monetary contribution to Dharm Shala, a home for persons who need shelter and other assistance.The contribution was handed over by Managing Director of NAMILCO, Bert Sukhai. According to him, it is part of their annual social corporate responsibility. Other shelters and organisations that would have benefitted in the past include Bal Nivas, Ptolemy Reid Center, Doobay Medical Clinic among others.Managing Director Bert Sukhai (fourth from left) makes the contribution to Kella Ramsaroop of the Dharm Shala“It’s a yearly thing that we do for our overseas company. We are part of a group called Seaboard Corporation and they make donations every year worldwide to our subsidiaries. We’re fortunate that for the last seven or eight years, they have been giving us a donation to give to charity,” Sukhai expressed.Managing Director of the Dharm Shala, Kella Ramsaroop received the donation on behalf of the shelter. Presently, there are about 25 persons who are being cared for at the shelter.She insisted that these individuals are being provided with meals, sleeping accommodation, religious outlets and all other necessities. The company was thanked for their sizeable donation, as it would assist those in need.“I always say that we’re national interest. We not only feed these people, but we do a lot for them. We look after their social and religious beliefs and everything”.Seaboard Overseas Training Group lists its missions as promoting health, development, education of children, empowerment of women, assisting with programmes dedicated to improving public health, eliminating hunger and promoting nutrition, developing sustainable agriculture and providing funding to other worthy causes.Some 98 years ago, the Dharm Shala was founded by Pandit Ramsaroop Maraj. On 1941, twenty years after, he established the Albouystown facility, the Dharm Shala extended its services to Berbice, where it established a building of similar capacity and erected a temple and a church to serve its residents and the wider community.last_img read more

College roundup: AVC advances to state semifinals

first_imgAde Dagunduro and Marcellus Robertson led a furious comeback as the Antelope Valley College men’s basketball team rallied from a 15-point deficit in the final 11 minutes Thursday to defeat Ohlone 71-69 in the quarterfinals of the state championships in Fresno. AVC (30-6), the No. 3 seed from Southern California, advances to face Ventura, Southern California’s No. 1 seed, in Saturday’s semifinals. Ohlone then missed three 3-point attempts in the final 21seconds. Dagunduro finished with 22points, 11 rebounds, fiveassists and four steals. Robertson had 20 points, ninerebounds and four steals. With the victory, the Marauders tied the school record for wins. The 1996-97 AVC squad that lost in the quarterfinals of the state tournament also won 30 games. It is the second time the Marauders have made the final four in the last four years, and only the third time in school history. WOMEN’S TENNIS Ohlone, Northern California’s No. 2 seed, finishes with a 28-4 record. Ohlone had a 60-45 lead with 10:57 left, but Robertson scored 13 points and Dagunduro added eight as AVC ended the game on a 26-9 run. Robertson’s layup with two minutes left tied the score 69-69, and another layup by Robertson with 36 seconds left provided the winning points. center_img USC 4, UCLA 3: Lindsey Nelson, Sarah Fansler, and Julie Smekodub won singles matches, and Nelson-Smekodub and Judy DeVera-Amanda Fink won doubles matches to lead the No. 11 Trojans (9-2) past the No. 19 Bruins (8-5). Yasmin Schnack, Ashley Joelson and Alex McGoodwin won singles matches for UCLA, and Elizabeth Lumpkin-Stephanie Wetmore won a double match for the Bruins. MEN’S TENNIS Pepperdine 6, UC Santa Barbara 1: The No. 24 Waves (8-6) won all three doubles matches and five of six singles matches in their victory over UCSB (2-9). 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

Israel slams Argentina football cancellation, Palestinians joyful

first_imgThe sold-out game in Jerusalem was hotly opposed by Palestinians, who claim the eastern part of the city, annexed by Israel, as the capital of their future state.The status of the holy city has come even more sharply into focus since US President Donald Trump recognised it as Israel’s capital. Israel considers Jerusalem its “indivisible” capital.“It’s a shame that Argentina’s footballing nobility did not withstand the pressure from Israeli-hating inciters,” Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman wrote on Twitter Wednesday.He said the sole aim of opponents of the Jerusalem game was “to strike at our basic right to self-defence and to bring about the destruction of Israel”.The Palestinian Football Federation — which had urged Messi not to take part — welcomed the scrapping of the game, insisting sport should not “be a tool for politicians and for political extortion”.Israeli media said that late Tuesday Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Argentine President Mauricio Macri, with whom he has good relations, in an effort to save the match but that Macri had said he was unable to intervene.Netanyahu is currently visiting Europe and his office could not immediately confirm the reports.Israeli daily Yisrael Hayom, considered close to Netanyahu, expressed ire with its front-page headline: “They surrendered to terrorism: The game against Argentina has been cancelled.”– Argentina team ‘not willing’ –Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie said before confirmation of the game’s cancellation that he believed his country’s players had been reluctant to travel to Israel for the match.“As far as I know, the players of the national team were not willing to play the game,” Faurie said.The status of Jerusalem, always a key sticking point in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, surged back to centre-stage when Trump tore up decades of US policy to recognise it as Israel’s capital in December.The US shifted its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem in May on the 70th anniversary of the creation of Israel in a move met with condemnation from the Palestinians.At the same time, Israel has faced fierce criticism over its use of of lethal force against Palestinian protesters on the Gaza Strip border with the Jewish state.Israeli troops have shot dead at least 125 Gazans since March 30, during protests and clashes along the border over the return of Palestinians to land they fled or were expelled from during the 1948 war surrounding Israel’s creation.Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli last week aired misgivings about having to travel to Israel, noting he preferred to remain in Barcelona, where the team is holding its pre-World Cup training camp.“From a sporting point of view, I would have preferred to play in Barcelona,” Sampaoli said.On Sunday, Palestinian football chief Jibril Rajoub urged Messi not to play in the game in Jerusalem and called on fans to burn shirts bearing his name if he did.Rajoub told journalists he had written to Argentina’s government asking that Messi not take part in the June 9 friendly.“This match has become a political tool,” he said.“The Israeli government is trying to give it political significance by insisting it be held in Jerusalem.”The World Cup kicks off in Russia on June 14, with Messi looking to inspire Argentina to victory. Israel’s national team has not qualified for the tournament.burs-scw/del0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Argentina’s forward Lionel Messi looks on from a bus as Argentina’s national football team arrives at El Prat airport in Barcelona on May 31, 2018 © AFP / PAU BARRENAJERUSALEM, Jun 6 – Israel lashed out Wednesday at Argentina’s national football team over the cancellation of a pre-World Cup friendly in Jerusalem, as Palestinians celebrated the decision after protesting the game.The Israeli embassy in Argentina on Tuesday announced the “suspension” of Saturday’s match with its national team, citing what it called “threats and provocations” against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.last_img read more

Confirmed: Liverpool ace hit with FOUR game ban

first_img Lazar Markovic is red carded against Basle Lazar Markovic has been suspended for four European games following his sending off against Basle in December.The Liverpool winger was shown a straight red card in the Reds’ final Champions League group game for catching Behrang Safari in the face with a flick of his hand.The decision to dismiss the Serbian was blasted by Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool supporters and a host of pundits, and was branded the “softest red card ever”.But the Merseyside club did not launch an appeal and a UEFA disciplinary committee has now handed out a strict punishment, with Markovic given an extra game on top of the normal three-match ban for violent conduct because he was sent off when playing for Benfica in a Europa League match last May.He will miss both legs of the last-32 Europa League clash against Besiktas, the first of which is at Anfield on Thursday, as well as the home and away last-16 matches should the Reds progress. 1last_img read more

Signature day for governor

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.AB 1471 by Assemblyman Mike Feuer, D-Los Angeles, will require semiautomatic handguns made and sold in California to include crime-fighting technology that will microstamp each bullet fired from the gun. It’s also the first such measure in the nation. The NRA and other foes argued that the technique is not reliable and could be used to implicate innocent people. Schwarzenegger said, in his signing message, that he understands the technology is not perfect, but hopes it will provide law enforcement with a new tool to solve violent crimes. The law won’t take effect until 2010. The governor also signed AB 821 by Assemblyman Pedro Nava, D-Santa Barbara, banning lead ammunition in certain areas of the state where lead bullets are believed to be the source of poisoning of endangered condors. Copper ammunition will instead be allowed. Audubon California representatives praised the governor’s decision, calling the legislation a creative solution that allows wildlife protection and hunting to coexist. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation Sunday making California the first state in the nation to ban the use of a toxic chemical in baby toys, forging a theme of defying conservative interests as he pushed toward a midnight deadline to deal with more than 950 bills sent to his desk by state lawmakers. Despite industry opposition, the Republican governor signed AB 1108 by Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, D-San Francisco, prohibiting the use of phthalates to make plastic flexible. “When a child puts a phthalate-laden teether in her mouth,” said Rachel Gibson of Environment California, “it’s like sucking on a toxic lollipop.” Perhaps the biggest news over the weekend came when the governor signed two ammunition- related bills vigorously opposed by the National Rifle Association. But Lawrence Keane, of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, said that Schwarzenegger “has proven to gun owners and sportsmen that he is just another liberal anti-gun Hollywood actor.” And even though the governor, as expected, vetoed the most significant gay-rights legislation – a marriage bill by Assemblyman Mark Leno, D-San Francisco – he signed eight other measures backed by gay-rights advocates. They include implementing joint tax filing by domestic partners and reinforcing anti-discrimination laws for gay youth in schools. Ultimately, this year’s session paled in comparison with last year, when he teamed with Democrats to produce unprecedented legislation to curb global emissions and get $43 billion in infrastructure bonds approved by voters. A budget standoff eroded legislative efforts and a bipartisan atmosphere. Left out was health care reform, sentencing and parole reform as a means to ease overcrowding rather than just new construction, assisted suicide, water storage and redistricting reform. The governor has called lawmakers into special session in hopes of accomplishing what couldn’t be done in the regular session – health care reform and water storage – but it’s far from clear what, if anything, will emerge and it appears more likely that both sides will allow the voters to make the hard choices. Here’s a look at some of the bills the governor vetoed and signed, most of which will take effect Jan. 1: It’s a law Among the bills signed by the governor: SB 22, Sen. Ellen Corbett, D-San Leandro, will require bottled water manufacturers to list the source of their water on the label by 2009. SB 976, Sen. Tom Torlakson, D-Antioch, creates the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority, which would oversee ferries. SB 880, Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, will end California’s ban on importing or selling kangaroo-skin products. The material is popular for products such as high-performance soccer cleats. SB 362, Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, prohibits employers and others from forcing anyone to have a radio frequency identification device implanted under their skin. SB 586, Sen. Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga, sets aside $35 million statewide for housing trusts aimed at affordable housing. AB 236, Assemblyman Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, revamps policies regarding the purchase of vehicles for state and local government fleets in order to increase fuel efficiency and the use of alternative fuels. AB 221, Assemblyman Joel Anderson, R-El Cajon, prohibits the state’s pension funds from investing in companies with active business in Iran. AB 1470, by Assemblyman Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, creates the Solar Water Heating and Efficiency Act of 2007 to provide incentives for attaining installation of 200,000 solar water heating systems by 2017. AB 34, Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-Pasadena, requires the creation of the Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program and creates a special fund for federal monies and donations to public cord blood banks. AB 1381, Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez, D-Los Angeles, establishes the Office of Gang and Youth Violence Policy and requires it to administer various federal grants relating to juvenile justice and street gang crime prevention. AB 1291, Assemblyman Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, requires, in some cases, that a parent of a minor involved in a first-time gang-related offense be ordered to attend anti-gang violence parenting classes. AB 162, Assemblywoman Lois Wolk, D-Davis, requires cities and counties to address flood-related matters in the land use, conservation, safety and housing elements of their general plans. It’s not a law The governor vetoed the following bills: SB 1, Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, would have allowed illegal immigrants who are California high school graduates to be eligible for in-state tuition at public colleges and universities. SB 609, Sen. Gloria Romero, D-East Los Angeles, would have prevented what the author called wrongful “snitch” convictions in California. The bill would have provided that a defendant cannot be convicted purely on the uncorroborated testimony of an in-custody informant. SB 63 by Sen. Carole Migden, D-San Francisco, would have required that dairy and meat products from cloned animals intended for human consumption be clearly labeled. AB 45 by Assemblyman Sandre Swanson, D-Oakland which would have returned more powers to the Oakland Unified School District, which was taken over by the state when it went bankrupt. AB 1413 by Anthony Portantino, D-Pasadena, which was aimed at curbing salary hikes for California State University System officials. sgessinger@angnewspapers.com (916) 447-9302160Want 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

France 2-1 Republic of Ireland: Antoine Griezmann brace sends the Irish home

first_img1 France have booked their place in the quarter-finals of the 2016 European Championship finals with a 2-1 victory over Republic of Ireland.Martin O’Neill’s side took the lead in the second minute from the penalty spot, but it all fell apart for the Irish in the second half.A brace from Antoine Griezmann was followed by a red card for Shane Duffy, as this summer’s host nation sealed a spot in the last eight. It was a dream start to proceedings for Ireland. An early break forward resulted in the referee ruling Shane Long to have been fouled in the box by Paul Pogba.Robbie Brady – the man for the big occasion – stepped up to confidently convert his penalty kick, with the ball bouncing off the post and into the back of the net to make it 1-0 inside two minutes.Shell-shocked by their opponent’s blistering start, France looked to stage an instant response, as Pogba and Dimitri Payet set out to orchestrate play from deep.Olivier Giroud came close, almost meeting the cross of Antoine Griezmann, only for a crucial last-ditch header from Duffy denying the Arsenal striker a sublime chance to equalise with little under 15 minutes on the clock.The French continued in their attempts to carve an opening on goal, but Ireland’s tactics were working, as they comfortably soaked up the pressure.There were a few nervous seconds for Irish supporters in added time of the first half, with Payet and Griezmann seeing their efforts blocked in the box.O’Neill’s defence stood firm though, leaving their one goal lead intact at the break.It was a similarly quick start to the second half, as France pushed for an early equaliser, increasing the pressure.Ireland, though, weren’t without their threat in the final third. James McClean burst forward on the right flank, before drilling a dangerous ball across the face of goal. Hugo Lloris just managed to thwart the danger.But it wasn’t long until Didier Deschamps’ men drew level. Bacary Sagna delivered a cross into the box and Griezmann, unmarked, headed home to make it 1-1 in the 57th minute.Only four minutes later, the host nation had the lead. Giroud won a long ball forward, heading down to an again unmarked Griezmann who grabbed his second of the game with 61 minutes on the clock.And if Ireland supporters weren’t dejected enough, their heads will firmly have dropped when Duffy was dismissed. The defender was adjudged to have illegally brought down Griezmann on the edge of the box, denying a clear goalscoring opportunity. O’Neill’s troops were to play the remaining 25 minutes with 10 men.Heading into the final 10 minutes and the sting had gone out of the game. Ireland gave it their all, but ultimately couldn’t contain a determined French side, who saw out a 2-1 win. The Atletico Madrid forward broke Ireland hearts in Lyon last_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – BALLYSHANNON BRIDGE LIT UP IN DONEGAL COLOURS

first_imgBALLYSHANNON – LIGHTING UP FOR DONEGALA SUPERB picture just in from Chris Dykes – featuring the new bridge in Ballyshannon, lit up in the Donegal colours.Chris took the picture from the vantage point of the old bridge in the town.The light is also bouncing off the water below. Send your pix to info@donegaldaily.com.Follow us on twitter  COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – BALLYSHANNON BRIDGE LIT UP IN DONEGAL COLOURS was last modified: September 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – BALLYSHANNON BRIDGE LIT UP IN DONEGAL COLOURSlast_img read more

STUDENT HAS ‘ANGER ISSUES EXACERBATED BY DRINK’

first_imgA BUSINESS student rowed with Gardai after being spat on by a man, a court has heard.Natalie McGranaghan, from Leitir Ard in Letterkenny, appeared at the town’s District Court accused of using threatening and abusive behaviour.Inspector Michael Harrison said 25-year-old McGranaghan was arrested at 2.55am on December 4. Gardai intervened in the town when they saw a woman attempting to assault someone.She refused to give her name to Gardai, refused to move on and was arrested.After spending some time in the cells she eventually gave her details to officers.Defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client admitted using threatening and abusive behaviour and failing to comply with the direction of Gardai.“This incident only arose because the male she was attempting to assault had spit at her,” said Mr Gallagher.“My client has anger issues which are exacerbated through drink. She is a first year student in business and deeply regrets the incident.”Judge Paul Kelly ordered her to make a €100 donation to Donegal Youth Services by February 17th.STUDENT HAS ‘ANGER ISSUES EXACERBATED BY DRINK’ was last modified: December 20th, 2013 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:abusive behaviourLetterkenny CourtNatalie McGranaghanlast_img read more