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PNP threatens withdrawal of cooperation on vital national matters if Wheatley not fired

first_img Share (Jamaica Observer) The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) is threatening to withdraw its cooperation on a range of matters of national importance if Prime Minister Andrew Holness does not remove Dr Andrew Wheatley from all ministerial duties.Dr Peter Phillips, the PNP president and Opposition leader, issued the warning yesterday at a press conference at PNP headquarters in St Andrew, stating that he expected the prime minister to let good sense prevail, and conform to the requirements of the constitution and the expectations of political tradition.Phillips did not elaborate on just how far the Opposition would go with its threat, but said that: “Smooth Government in our system requires extensive cooperation between Government and Opposition in all kinds of areas — cooperation in relation to the passage of legislation, consultation and collaboration in regards to appointment of boards, (and) far-reaching policy initiatives. All of these things, including how we conduct ourselves in the Parliament, are standard in our democracy. What we are saying is that we expect the prime minister to act, and failure to do so will bring into question the basis for further collaboration in all of these areas.”Public pressure has been mounting on the Government over the past several weeks to fire Wheatley over the corruption scandal that has engulfed the State oil refinery – Petrojam.Jamaica House announced last Monday that the energy portfolio had been transferred from Wheatley’s ministry to the Office of the Prime Minister. However, Wheatley, who came under fire in the House of Representatives last week as Opposition legislators questioned him about reports of corruption and victimisation at Petrojam, remains in the Cabinet in charge of the science and technology portfolios.Yesterday, Phillips said that the prime minister’s decision to relieve Wheatley of the energy portfolio, while leaving him with Cabinet responsibility for the other areas of the ministry, raises more questions than answers.He said that there was a “litany of corrupt practices and breaches of public trust at Petrojam”, and argued that this behaviour could spread to the other areas of the ministry.Phillips said the prime minister’s failure to act decisively against corruption points to an inability to discipline those who are involved. He said Holness has failed to apply sanctions in response to issues of national concern over the past two years, such as in the $600-million islandwide de-bushing programme, and that this lack of sanction had embolden “those who want to engage in improper conduct”.He insisted that while investigative bodies such as the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) and the auditor general are carrying out their own probes into the allegations of corruption at Petrojam, the prime minister has a duty to enforce his own sanctions under the constitution.The opposition leader also pointed to questions hanging over other agencies, such as National Energy Solutions Limited (NESOL), and the Universal Service Fund (USF). “We know that an officer employed to NESOL — who was recently promoted rapidly — was found by MOCA and FID (Financial Investigations Division) to be in possession of tens of millions of dollars and that an investigation is underway. On the face of it, the source of these funds seems to have come from NESOL itself. If that turns out to be the case, it would obviously imply impropriety or worse in the conduct of their operations of NESOL,” he stated.Last month, the police laid criminal charges against an operations engineer at the agency in connection with the seizure of over $80 million.Meanwhile, Phillips said there are also concerns at the USF about politically connected and unqualified individuals being employed to high positions without the proper employment procedures. “All of these suggest that the carnival of misconduct uncovered in Petrojam was not limited to that agency alone, but apply to other areas of the ministry,” he stated. NewsRegional PNP threatens withdrawal of cooperation on vital national matters if Wheatley not fired by: – July 10, 2018 Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! 22 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Women’s Basketball Defeats West Alabama in 61-59 Battle

first_imgWomen’s Basketball Defeats West Alabama in 61-59 Battle Sher’Ryan led the Argonauts with 25 points against West Alabama (Photo by Chris Nelson). Sharecenter_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida women’s basketball team (9-14, 2-7 GSC) recorded its second conference win of the season with a 61-59 victory over West Alabama (17-6, 5-4 GSC) this evening at the UWF Field House. Sher’Ryan Scott led the Argonauts with 25 points. Octavia Bearden added 17 points and eight rebounds.Back-to-back jumpers by junior guard Sher’Ryan Scott (Fort Deposit, Ala.) and a layup by junior forward Octavia Bearden (Tylertown, Miss.) gave UWF the early 6-0 lead to start the game. A layup by Emily Erland with 13:57 left in the first half made the score 12-7, UWF. UWF later went down by three, 15-18, on a layup by UWA’s Mystee Dale with 7:37 remaining. Two good free throws by Scott gave UWF the five-point lead, 23-18, with 1:28 left in the half. UWF went into halftime leading, 23-20. In the first half, Bearden and Scott both scored eight points for UWF. LaShandra McCoy and Keiara Middleton had four points for West Alabama.A Bearden layup tied the game at 27-27 with 17:56 to go in the second half. West Alabama went on a six-point run to take the 33-27 lead with 16:43 left. The Argos pulled within two, down 33-31, on a layup by Jessica Young (Hillsboro, Ala.) with 15:52 remaining. A layup and a free throw by Young gave UWF the one point advantage, 44-43, with 10:03 left on the clock. A layup by Krissy Diggs (Hillsboro, Ala.) with 2:31 remaining in the game put UWF up by three, 55-52. A layup and a free throw by UWA’s LaShandra McCoy cut UWF’s lead to one, 57-56, with 1:43 left. A clutch jumper by Scott with 14 seconds remaining in the game gave UWF the 59-56 lead. Scott was fouled on the shot by McCoy and made the free throw to get UWF a four-point, 60-56, lead. A free throw by Scott with six seconds remaining made the score 61-57, UWF. Middleton made a layup as the clock ran out, giving UWF the two-point victory, 61-59.For the game, Scott was UWF’s leading scorer with 25 points. She also recorded six rebounds and two steals. Bearden added 17 points and eight total rebounds. Dale was the leader for West Alabama, with 24 points and seven rebounds. McCoy added 16 points for the Tigers.The women’s basketball team will play their next two conference games at home. On Saturday, they will host Lambuth at 2 p.m. Games against Lambuth count in the GSC East basketball standings. The UWF men will take on Lambuth at 4 p.m. Next Thursday, Feb. 24th, the men’s and women’s teams will host Valdosta State, with the women’s game starting at 5 p.m. Live stats, audio and video will be available for all four games at information on all UWF Athletics, visit — –____________________________________________________________________________________Newspaper Box ScoreWest Alabama vs West Florida2/16/11 5 pm at Pensacola, Fla. (UWF Field House)At Pensacola, Fla. (UWF Field House)WEST FLORIDA 61, WEST ALABAMA 59WEST ALABAMA (17-6 (5-4 GSC))Dale, Mystee 10-14 2-2 24; McCoy, LaShandra 6-12 4-5 16; Greer, Latashia 3-61-2 7; Powell, Dakota 2-8 0-0 5; Hewitt, Alexis 2-5 0-0 4; Middleton, Keiara1-8 0-0 2; Cole, Danielle 0-1 1-4 1; Rockwell, Larrenda 0-3 0-0 0; Young,Ashley 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-57 8-13 59.WEST FLORIDA (9-14 (2-7 GSC))Scott, Sher’Ryan 7-17 11-14 25; Bearden, Octavia 8-19 1-1 17; Young, Jessica4-7 1-1 9; Diggs, Krissy 2-8 2-4 6; Hughes, Kelseigh 1-4 0-0 2; Erland,Emily 1-2 0-0 2; Merriewether, Keaund 0-1 0-0 0; Fagler, Lauren 0-2 0-0 0;Dotey, Desiree 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-60 15-20 61.West Alabama………………   20   39  –   59West Florida………………   23   38  –   613-point goals–West Alabama 3-11 (Dale, Mystee 2-3; Powell, Dakota 1-6;Rockwell, Larrenda 0-2), West Florida 0-2 (; Fagler, Lauren 0-2). Fouledout–West Alabama-Dale, Mystee; McCoy, LaShandra, West Florida-Young,Jessica. Rebounds–West Alabama 41 (Dale, Mystee 7), West Florida 32(Bearden, Octavia 8). Assists–West Alabama 10 (McCoy, LaShandra 6), WestFlorida 7 (Hughes, Kelseigh 3). Total fouls–West Alabama 21, West Florida17. Technical fouls–West Alabama-None, West Florida-None.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

13-year-old boy who fell through thin ice on a pond saved by friends

first_img Related — Three middle school students jumped into action when one of their classmates fell through thin ice in Melrose, Massachusetts, on Wednesday morning.While on his way to school with his classmates, 13-year-old Griffin DelGreco walked by the frozen Ell Pond.Griffin told ABC affiliate WCVB in Boston that, for some reason, he decided to walk onto the ice.“I don’t really know why, but I went onto the ice,” the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School student said. “I couldn’t feel the bottom. I was trying to stay up and just hanging onto the side.”Griffin’s classmates had not gone on the ice, until they heard the 7th grader screaming for help.“I couldn’t pull myself up because it was too slippery,” Griffin recalled.Two of his classmates, a boy and a girl, were able to reach the boy and pulled him out to safety while the others called 911.When Melrose Police and Fire got to the scene, they found all the kids on the shore of Ell Pond.“I didn’t get hurt too bad, but it was really cold and really scary,” Griffin said.Griffin was taken to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital as a precaution.After the incident, a sign was posted near the pond warning “Danger Thin Ice.”Although Griffin was not seriously injured, he said the accident did teach him something.“It was a good lesson that you shouldn’t really do things before thinking,” he said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more