This confounded nonsense…

first_img…by PNC must stopHow much more shame and embarrassment must this PNC government and its myrmidons be allowed to bring upon the Guyanese people? When are we going to stand up and say, “No more!!”? Your Eyewitness, of course, is referring to the CCJ’s “post-judgement hearing” that was held yesterday – when the eminent justices had to literally roll their eyes at the submissions of the “government side” as to what consequential orders ought to be issued.Mendez for the Opposition side was extremely succinct: just follow the very clear language of the constitution and issue orders accordingly, he advised the court! On elections, since the 3-month period from Dec 21 had obviously expired PLUS another three months, the Opposition Leader (OL) graciously allowed the government ANOTHER three months – which would bring us to Sept 24th. On the GECOM Chairman, he proposed ONE week to consult with the President and submit a list and for the President to select one of the names. Story done!!Delicately asking as to whether the lawyers or their principals for the two sides had met, the Court was informed that they hadn’t! Chief Justice Saunders ruefully remarked, “The same degree of urgency that is expected of the court we don’t see in the behaviour of the political directorate!” Mendez didn’t seek to cast blame for the failure to meet – much less fail to reach a consensus; but Basil Williams slyly claimed that the president had “immediately” invited the OL to a meeting but hadn’t even received a reply!! A Senior Counsel and AG being so duplicitous!”As Mendez calmly pointed out later, Granger’s invitation had explicitly stated the meeting was to be AFTER yesterday’s post-judgement hearing!! But that’s the sort of low-down behaviour that’s standard for the PNC, isn’t it? That behaviour was also very clear in Basil Williams total focus on insisting that the President remains the president until AFTER the elections – whenever that is held!! So he’d give no effect to Art 106 (6) which is pellucid: “The President and Cabinet SHALL resign” immediately after an NCM!!Williams eagerly grasped at a straw thrown by Marcus, the GECOM shill, that Art 106 96) was merely “directory” and not mandatory! More half-men!! The Court was forced to pin him down on this concoction and asked whether he was saying that Art106(6) “three months” was of no effect! Williams then extrapolated that notwithstanding Art 106(6) the President retained total discretion on setting the dates for elections!!Reminded about his client’s RECOMMENDATIONS, he launched into a long soliloquy on the need for a president to hold off the Venezuelans on our western border!! Pathetic!!Enough is enough!!…by GECOM must stopThe high-paid Counsel for GECOM, Marcus, once again made a “mocking stock” of himself and his client. He bobbed and weaved – like Williams – in answering the simple question as to what was his client recommending ! He even mixed up the relevant sections of the Constitution he sought to buttress his argument– such as that was!!But he exploded a bombshell to the Court that visibly shocked the Justices, who’d been emphasising that the Constitution had clearly stipulated elections after an NCM HAD to be within THREE months! Clearly exposing the tag-team arrangement the PNC had with GECOM, he claimed the best date for presenting a list of electors for elections was going to be Dec 24th!! Knowing that nothing happens in Guyana between Christmas and New Year, he was incredibly telling the Guyanese people that elections wouldn’t be until some way in Jan 2019!!Their ploy to revert to the Assembly and the PPP refusing an extension, Granger then resorts to Art162 (2) and proclaims the election based on GECOM’s “hardship” date!Enough!!…WILL end!!But old people have long experience with folks like the PNC when they say, “time longer than twine”. Your Eyewitness has faith there are enough decent folks who’d given the PNC-led coalition a chance.And have now decided Guyana must do better!!last_img read more

Lewandowski ‘100 percent’ for Real return

first_img0Shares0000Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski has scored 38 goals in all competitions this season, including this effort against Augsburg on April 1, 2017 © AFP/File / Christof STACHEMUNICH, Germany, Apr 13 – Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insists striker Robert Lewandowski will be “100 percent ready” for next Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final return at Real Madrid after injury kept him out of Wednesday’s first-leg defeat.The Poland hot-shot sat out Wednesday’s 2-1 loss in Munich with a bruised shoulder as Cristiano Ronaldo chalked up his 100th European goal, scoring twice to cancel out Arturo Vidal’s first-half opener. “The medical department did a geat job trying to get him fit, but the risk was too great,” Rummenigge said after the defeat.“For the return leg, he will be 100 percent ready.”Despite Rummenigge’s optimism, Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti was more cautious, hoping both Lewandowski and defender Mats Hummels, who missed the home defeat with an ankle injury, will be fit for the return.“We have six days, it is possible they will both be fit,” said the Italian.Lewandowski has scored 38 goals in all competitions this season, including seven in the Champions League, and Bayern missed his finishing at the Allianz Arena.He netted twice in last Saturday’s 4-1 win at home to Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga, but injured his right shoulder in a collision with the visitors’ goalkeeper Roman Burki.He initially declared himself fit to face Real, but managed only 20 minutes of Tuesday’s final training session.After five yellow cards this season in the Bundesliga, Lewandowski has extra time to recover as he is suspended for Saturday’s league clash at Bayer Leverkusen.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Related Decline in passengers booking flights from

first_img RelatedDecline in passengers booking flights from EuropeDecline in passengers booking flights from EuropeCheap flights carriers largely unaffected by falling passenger numbersCheap flights carriers largely unaffected by falling passenger numbersFewer passengers took international flights in OctoberFewer people chose to book international flights in October according to new figures The number of passengers who took flights in November has fallen by 4.7 percent compared to the same month last year, according to the Association of European Airlines (AEA).Such a fall in numbers has not been seen since the onset of the Iraq conflict in 2003 and has been described as “unprecedented” by the AEA because it relates to a period unaffected by conflict or external events.Capacity had also fallen by 2.7 percent – despite the normal trading environment. According to an AEA press release: “With the inception of the winter timetable season, 21 out of the 31 airlines who report passenger data had instituted capacity cuts, planned in advance as economic conditions deteriorated during the summer.”It is thought that structural changes have contributed to the decline in passenger numbers in Europe, while the north Atlantic region saw the biggest fall – by 7 percent. Traffic in the far east decreased by 3 percent while South Atlantic suffered a fall of one percent.Previous AEA figures from October revealed that flight passengers had increased by the smallest possible amount of 0.1 percent – something that has proved to be an anomaly.Find Skyscanner on Facebook! ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more