Jordan, Trotman should be jailed over stashing ‘signing bonus’ from public – Dr Ramsaroop

first_imgThe buck stops at the head and the revelation that the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition Administration secretly accepted and stashed billions in a private account, unknown to the Guyanese public, is “downright criminal, immoral and unethical” – a matter that requires the attention and full-fledged investigation by the Guyana Police Force.Economic Advisor to the Opposition Leader, Dr Peter Ramsaroop, laid the damning charges on Tuesday during an interview with Guyana Times, suggesting that the only way for Head of State David Granger to regain even a minutia of credibility, is to immediately fire the Ministers of Finance and Natural Resources, Winston Jordan and Raphael Trotman.He told this publication that both Ministers should be placed before the courts over the flagrant violation of Guyana’s supreme law, the Constitution.The financial analyst pointed to Article 216 of the Guyana Constitution which dictates that all public revenue be placed in the Consolidated Fund with the exception being where a specific law allows for the money to be placed in a special account.“None of this happened, there is no law as yet for the receipt of monies from Guyana’s oil revenues, we keep hearing of Sovereign Wealth Fund but we are yet to see any legislative instruments to give effect…this is all downright criminal,” according to Dr Ramsaroop.He said “the growing list of scandals and downright corrupt practices of this PNC-led Government is enough for the people of this country to stand up and demand their removal from office even before 2020.”According to Dr Ramsaroop, democratic norms dictate that “we await general elections in 2020 but with this Government’s machinations at the Guyana Elections Commission along with its penchant for spending taxpayers’ dollars in secret, one need not leave to the imagination their intentions for revenues to be had from Guyana’s oil and gas sector.”The economic advisor suggested that this could very well be the motivation behind the Speaker of the National Assembly’s biased and most revealing ruling in the House thus far.Dr Ramsaroop was at the time drawing reference to the expulsion of People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament Juan Edghill.According to the advisor, while the Speaker is within his right to suspend any member of the House, his reasons are suspect.“All the Opposition wanted was more time to scrutinise the spending by the most bloated Ministry in Government, the Ministry of the Presidency,” he posited.According to Dr Ramsaroop, the ruckus that was created and fuelled further by the Speaker’s intransigence was just another attempt to “pull wool over the eyes of the Guyanese people.”The economic advisor to the Opposition Leader maintains that “the only reason the Speaker gave instructions which implied calling in the Police was meant to serve as a distraction.”He told this publication “this Government is fully aware that a great many Guyanese can be easily distracted by sensational news.” Dr Ramsaroop told this publication it is no coincidence that the ruckus created in Parliament on Monday occurred as the Opposition was preparing to scrutinise the money it has in its allocations for 2018 and the fact that it received $3.6 billion would have no doubt been under intense probity.“They did not want this…had that information never been leaked, this country would have been none the wiser and the apologists instead of confronting the issue and at the very least call on Government to apologise to this nation have instead resorted to distractions.”The economic advisor told this publication that he will be pushing the PPP to file private criminal charges against Ministers Jordan and Trotman.“The Speaker is supposed to protect the interest of all elected representatives especially those that form the minority in a National Assembly but in this case we have a Speaker who is openly biased against the PPP and has in fact clearly demonstrated that he will use his office to further the agenda of the PNC-led Granger Government.”According to Dr Ramsaroop, “we will have to go to the courts but even there we have some reservations as a result of the slothfulness of the system and the fact that Judges are now being handpicked.”The economic advisor told Guyana Times that “the future of this country is literally at stake here.”Drawing reference to the Guyanese adage “you don’t put cat to watch milk”, Dr Ramsaroop said it is time a mostly docile population come to the realisation that the country is at a turning point in its history – a turning point that will require competent and honest leadership.“Guyanese people are not fools,” he said and pointed to the fact that several Government spokespersons in recent years have repeatedly accused the PPP Administration of corrupt practices but after audit after audit costing taxpayers’ millions of dollars the Administration is yet to have one allegation of corrupt PPP officials being successfully prosecuted.”He noted that in contrast, the David Granger Administration has been racking up scandal after scandal – scandals that the supporters of the APNU/AFC are now openly complaining over.“These people have already demonstrated an authoritarian approach in its management of this country and the fact that they have now begun secretly accessing money from Guyana’s oil reserve should serve to wake up Guyanese people.”He concluded his scathing criticism of the coalition Administration’s handling of the signing bonus saying, “imagine we haven’t even started to produce oil as yet but this Government has already begun hiding from the Guyanese people, revenues it has begun receiving for the national patrimony.”Dr Ramsaroop was adamant “this Government cannot be trusted to steer us into an oil economy.”last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Junior LeagueReports Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLifford Celtic 2 Gweedore Celtic 6Gweedore raced into an early three goal lead following defensive and goalkeeping errors on Lifford’s part. Thomas Diver, Jamie Boyle and Colin Ferry finding the net. Following Gweedore’s third Lifford struck back as Ross Porter found the net on 25 minutes. Lifford possibly should have been level come half-time striking the crossbar and drawing a number of saves from Mc Kelvey. Gweedore extended their lead early in the second half when a Colin Ferry shot gave McGuire no chance in the Lifford goal. Jamie Boyle grabbed his second and Gweedore’s fifth on the hour mark. Mark Neeson struck back immediately from the penalty spot to leave the score 5-2 for the visitors. As the final whistle loomed Peter McGee got on the score-sheet to round off a fine performance from Gweedore. Cappry Rovers 5 Milford United 2Cappry Rovers secured the points from this game against Milford United in Cappry Park. Milford opened the scoring in the tenth minute when Gary Merritt scored following a corner. Cappry were back on level terms by the fifteenth minute when Patrick Mc Nulty rose highest to head to the net following a free kick. Cappry went in front in the twenty first minute when Brendan Mc Laughlin won the ball to slide it under the advancing keeper. Milford got back on level terms in the twenty sixth minute when Cappry gave away a penalty following a hand ball in the area and Mark Flood converted the spot kick. Cappry took the game to the visitors after the break and Alan Patton scored in the fifty third minute to put the home team in front. Milford created numerous chances but couldn’t find the net as the home defence held firm. Cappry secured the points when Brendan Mc Laughlin scored from outside the area in the eighty seventh minute. Malachy Martin got Cappry’s fifth goal in the eighty ninth minute. Brendan Mc Laughlin, Malachy Martin and Michael Lafferty were best for Cappry.Damien Casey and Mark Flood were best for Milford. Referee: Paddy Martin.Donegal Town 0 Glenea United 2Both teams started this game cautiously and the first half was played out with chances few and far between. The best chance of the half fell to Glenea’s Damien Mac Lochlainn, who turned quickly inside the box and fired just wide of the post. The game remained scoreless at halftime. In the second half the game opened up more. Glenea got the breakthrough when they were awarded a penalty for a foul inside the Donegal box. Padraig Mc Gee made no mistake from the spot, firing high into the roof of the net. This sparked Donegal to life and the Town pressed hard for an equaliser. Donegal’s Aidan McFadden’s shot narrowly wide and Conor Mc Monagle’s long range effort forced a super save from Glenea’s keeper Joe Coll. Glenea sealed all three points late in the game when Martin Mc Guire tapped home from close range following an excellent counterattack. Glenea’s Kevin McFadden deserves a quick mention. McFadden was excellent throughout the game breaking up Donegal’s play and winning possession for Glenea in the centre of the park.Watson Hire Division OneWhitestrand United 2 Castlefin Celtic 6 On a brisk clear winters day Whitestrand United took on the form team of the division Castlefin Celtic. Whitestrand started the match on the front foot and Paul Lynch had a header well saved by the keeper. Castlefin took the lead when Ian Ward headed in a superb delivery. Whitestrand responded well and had a few chances. The pressure finally told when Paddy Sheridan bundled the ball over the line. This was no more than Whitestrand deserved as they had the better of the first half. The second half started with Castlefin getting two quick fire goals from JP Malley and Barry Tourish. Whitestrand responded well and Paul Lynch scored a towering header. Whitestrand pushed hard for the equaliser but Castlefin just picked them off with more goals from Tourish and Malley completing his hat-trick. The result was harsh on Whitestrand but the game ended 6-2. Best for Castlefin was Malley and a good effort by Whitestrand.Keadue Rovers 4 Curragh Athletic 0Keadue Rovers made it three wins out of three to continue their impressive run with this good victory against Curragh at Central Park. Keadue took the lead when Conor Greene got on the end of a right wing cross and volleyed to the net. Curragh came close to equalising on thirty five minutes when a free kick was brilliantly saved by Ciaran Sharkey. The home side upped the tempo for the last five minutes of the half and were rewarded on thirty nine minutes when Adam Neely shot home from close range. It was 3-0 on forty one minutes when Ryan Greene tapped in at the far post. Keadue made the game safe on sixty seven minutes when the ball was laid off outside the box to Sean Bonner and his shot went low to the corner of the net.Curragh kept working hard and had a good effort just wide on seventy five minutes while at the other end Ryan Greene almost made it five, shooting just wide. Best for Curragh were Gary Heaney, Troy McCormack and Jason Sweeney while best for Keadue were Adam Neely, Ryan Greene and Jack O’Brien. Referee: Liam Farren Lagan Harps 0 Kilmacrennan Celtic 2Kilmacrennan earned three vital points with this win in Manor. They started the stronger and Christy Connaghan forced Damien Mc Fadden in to an early save. They took the lead on fifteen minutes when Timmy Burke was left free to head in a Christy Connaghan corner. Lagan went close on forty minutes when Darren Doran headed against the crossbar from a Kevin Kelly corner. Kilmacrennan may have edged the first half but Lagan had the better of the second forty five. Lagan wasted a gilt edged chance on eighty minutes. Stephen O’Donnell pulled a ball back from the byeline but Mark Harkin side footed wide. Kilmacrennan sealed the points on eighty two minutes when Timmy Burke waltzed through a couple of tackles. Although the ball finished in the net play was pulled back for a penalty. Gary Gorman applied a cool finish to wrap up the points. For Lagan Conal Mc Gonagle, Ronan Gibson and Darren Doran were best. For Kilmacrennan Ryan Shields, Christy Connaghan and the ageless Timmy Burke excelled, Referee: John CoyleGweedore United 1 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 1This game played in glorious conditions at Carrickboyle saw both sides go home with a share of the spoils. The home side started the better with the first real chance coming on 14 minutes when Odhran Molloy rattled the post from 18 yards and Friel in the visitor’s nets saved the follow up chance. In the 20th minutes Jonathan Harkin hit the crossbar following good play by United. In the 25th minute Kerrykeel had a good shot by Colm Mc Gonigle excellently saved by Shaun Mc Clafferty in the United nets. The breakthrough for the visitors came in the 35th minute when the ball fell to Johnny “Nanny” Friel following a defensive error. The experienced Friel coolly finished to make it 1-0. In the 58th minute United got their deserved equaliser when a great cross by Johnny Harkin was well finished by Michael Connolly from 6 yards. The game could have went either way with decent chances at both ends but a draw was probably a fair result on the day. Seimi “Coshia” Friel and Mark “Sparky” Friel played well for Kerrykeel with Frank Mc Gee outstanding for United.Referee: James MalseedCT Ball Division TwoBallybofey United 5 Dunlewey Celtic 0Ballybofey United produced one of their best performances of the season to date when they entertained Dunlewey Celtic at the Finn Valley Complex on Sunday afternoon. Mark Griffin put the home side one up within the first ten minutes but somehow the hosts failed to add to the scoreline in the opening period. Five minutes into the second half Mark Marley got the first of his brace to calm the Ballybofey nerves. Marley registered again and two goals from Damien Glackin assured Ballybofey moved up a place in the League Table by securing this victory over the League’s 3rd placed team.Glenree United 1 Eany Celtic 0In perfect conditions the home side collected the three points. The first half was tightly contested but the home side were creating the better chances. In the 20th minute the away keeper did well to save a low driven shot from Patrick Mc Groddy and ten minutes later a header from Kevin Doherty. The second half continued in the same manner with the home outfit dominating the play and finally in the 69th minute the deadlock was broken when Barney Boyce unleashed a swerving dipping drive to deceive the keeper and leave him with no chance. Eany kept plugging away throughout the game but the home keeper had a relatively quiet day at the office. Best for Glenree were Martin Mc Bride, Barney Boyce and Kevin Doherty.Referee: Martin Mc AnennyLetterbarrow Celtic 3 Bonagee United 6Played in ideal conditions in Tymeen Bonagee started the stronger with an early goal from Aiden Mc Laughlin. Shortly after that James Mc Groary hit the crossbar with a tidy left peg shot. Towards the end of the half Bonagee scored three goals in quick succession from Lee Mc Monagle, Noel O’ Donnell and Darren Ashmore making it 0-4 at the break. Things went from bad to worse for Letterbarrow with two more early goals from Bonagee in the 2nd half, Lee Mc Monagle and Darren Ashmore again scoring. Letterbarrow staged a strong finish with Pauric Coyle, Eoin Gallagher and the Coyle again working hard and finishing well making it 3-6. Referee: Michael Mulhern.Ulster Junior CupQuigleys Point Swifts 4 Cranford United 1Cranford fell behind early in this match and never recovered from their slow start. Despite this there wasn’t much between the sides over the piece and had it not been for some slack play from the Donegal League side the scoreline may have had a closer look to it. QPS go through as a reward for this victory.Greencastle F.C. 1 Drumoghill F.C. 2Richie Moore, as he often does, got Drumoghill’s first goal in this Ulster Junior Cup match against Greencastle F.C. With the sides level, 1-1, at the end of the ninety minutes extra time was needed to find a winner. Philip Whyte got the all-important goal in added time to send Drumoghill into the next round of the competition.ReportsOld Orchard Saturday Division OneFintown Harps AFC 3 Orchard F.C. 1Orchard started brighter testing the Fintown defence and midway through the 1st half Niall Bonner put Orchard in front. Early in the 2nd half Steven Boyle found Shan McMillan on the edge of the box and he scored for the home side. Moments later Darragh Gallagher scored a great goal. Orchard pressed but Fintown’s defence were solid. In the dying minutes Fintown secured their three points with a goal from Aaron Thompson.Glenree United Reserves 0 Glenea United Reserves 5On a near perfect day for football Glenea United Reserves won comfortably. Darren Duggan scored his 1st after ten minutes latching onto a fine through ball. Duggan’s 2nd came ten minutes later when he found himself in space in the Glenree box. Duggan made it 3-0 after the break with Glenea dominant. Shane Coll added their fourth with a fine strike on 75 minutes. A mix up in the Glenree defence resulted in an OG. Man of the match: Darren Duggan. Referee: Ed Moore.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoDrumoghill F.C. Reserves 1 Keadue Rovers Reserves 2Drumoghill will wonder how they let this one slip as they dominated for long periods of the game yet failed to take their chances. A goal either side of half time from Ryan Green was the difference between the two teams. Drumoghill pulled one back on 70 minutes to keep the Keadue defence on their toes for the last 20 minutes. Drumoghill did have a few chances but found the Keadue keeper in good formCranford United Reserves 2 Mulroy Celtic 3Cranford took the lead with a fantastic goal from their left-back Chris Molloy. It didn’t take long for Mulroy to equalise through a set piece. Kyle Black then put the home side back into the lead. Micheal Sweeney was always a danger and really drove Mulroy on in the last half an hour with two goals to see Mulroy over the line with for 3-2 victory. Best for Cranford were the Mc Bride brothers and best for Mulroy were the Sweeney Brothers.Milford United Reserves 3 Ramelton Mariners 2Milford upset the odds by taking all three points in a closely fought local derby. Milford pressed from the off and opened the scoring through JJ Fleming who headed in from six yards after a great cross from Ciaran Blaney. Milford kept pressing but were unfortunate to concede a penalty which Ricky Fisher dispatched. Fisher then got his second after beating the offside trap to calmly finish. The Mariners began the second half on the offensive with Enda McHugh making a fine save. Milford equalised when they broke quickly and Ciaran Blaney scored. Mariners pushed hard for the winner and created three clear cut chances but they were caught in injury time when they conceded a free kick on the edge of the box. Ciaran Gibbons stepped up and sent the ball to the top corner giving Milford a welcome three points.Drumbar F.C. 0 Tullyvinney Rovers 3Drumbar dominated the first 45minutes and will be kicking themselves they didn’t put away some of their numerous chances. Tullyvinney scored on 40 minutes after a great save from Kevin Mc Gurk rebounded nicely for the inrushing striker to tap in totally against the run of play. The second half was a different story with the away side playing better. They scored their second after an offside decision went against the home team. This knocked the confidence from the Drumbar players. Tullyvinney added a third late on to kill the game.David Giblin and Daniel Bennett were best for the home side. Decent team performance from Tullyvinney Rovers.Ulster Junior ShieldSt. Catherines Reserves 3 Quigleys Point Swifts 0St. Catherine’s Reserves played host to Quigleys Point Swifts in the Ulster Shield on Saturday afternoon in Emerald Park, Killybegs. The home team started well and Stevie Anderson had their first attempt on goal. On thirteen minutes the Saints were awarded a corner which Anderson took. Stephen Boyle rose above the Point defenders and headed home. Quigleys Point then began to create a couple of good chances but the Saints’ defence held firm. On seventy six minutes the ball broke to Barry Cannon and he ran into the Quigleys Point box and coolly slotted the ball into the net. With time almost up Eoin O’ Donnell scored the assurance goal to send the Killybegs men into the next round of this competition now in its second year.CT Ball Division TwoConvoy Arsenal 4 Raphoe Town 0A sizeable crowd were not deterred by the sometimes wet weather as Convoy Arsenal entertained Raphoe Town in a CT Ball Division Two match brought forward from Sunday afternoon to Saturday night. These sides were evenly matched throughout however it was the ability of the home side to capitalise on their chances at important times in the match. Jonny Robb put Convoy ahead on twenty five minutes when he nipped in between the Raphoe keeper and defender to score. Ten minutes later Raphoe earned a penalty when Christy Bogle’s cross was poorly defended and Convoy conceded a penalty. Bogle himself missed the spot-kick and the home side went in ahead at the interval.In the first minute of the second half Convoy were awarded a penalty which Robb scored to double the Orchard men’s advantage. Both sides had several opportunities which yielded nothing. Lee Guthrie and John A. Kee added two late goals to add a gloss to the final scoreline. Referee: Packie CollResultsOld Orchard Saturday Division OneFintown Harps AFC 3 v 1 Orchard F.C.Glenree United Reserves 0 v 5 Glenea United ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoDrumoghill F.C. Reserves 1 v 2 Keadue Rovers ReservesCranford United Reserves 2 v 3 Mulroy CelticMilford United Reserves 3 v 2 Ramelton MarinersDrumbar F.C. 0 v 3 Tullyvinney RoversUlster Junior ShieldSt. Catherines Reserves 3 v 0 Quigleys Point SwiftsCT Ball Division TwoConvoy Arsenal 4 v 0 Raphoe TownBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLifford Celtic 2 v 6 Gweedore CelticCappry Rovers 5 v 2 Milford UnitedDonegal Town 0 v 2 Glenea UnitedWatson Hire Division OneWhitestrand United 2 v 6 Castlefin CelticKeadue Rovers 4 v 0 Curragh AthleticLagan Harps 0 v 2 Kilmacrennan CelticGweedore United 1 v 1 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.CT Ball Division TwoBallybofey United 5 v 0 Dunlewey CelticGlenree United 1 v 0 Eany CelticLetterbarrow Celtic 3 v 6 Bonagee UnitedUlster Junior CupQuigleys Point Swifts 4 v 1 Cranford UnitedGreencastle F.C. 1 v 2 Drumoghill F.C.FixturesSaturday 06-12-2014 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Downtown CupGroup ACranford United Reserves v Ramelton MarinersMulroy Celtic v Milford United ReservesGlencar Celtic v Glenree United ReservesGroup BArranmore United v Keadue Rovers Reserves (K.O. 1 p.m.)Strand Rovers v Glenea United ReservesGroup CTullyvinney Rovers v Drumoghill F.C. ReservesCurragh Athletic Reserves v Castlefin Celtic ReservesGroup DSt. Catherines Reserves v Drumbar F.C.Fintown Harps AFC v Donegal Town ReservesSunday 07-12-2014Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionRathmullan Celtic v Kildrum TigersSt. Catherines v Cranford UnitedGweedore Celtic v Cappry RoversDrumoghill F.C. v Donegal TownLifford Celtic v Glenea UnitedWatson Hire Division OneCurragh Athletic v Lagan HarpsDunkineely Celtic v Whitestrand UnitedCopany Rovers v Gweedore UnitedCT Ball Division TwoBonagee United v Convoy ArsenalDeele Harps v Glenree UnitedEany Celtic v Ballybofey UnitedFAI Junior Cup K.O. 1.30 p.m.Milford United v VEC F.C. / Cherry OrchardKilmacrennan Celtic v Illies CelticDONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL YOUR REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: November 30th, 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:Donegal Leaguelast_img read more

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first_imgWhile the main character in the new action title Warp from Trapdoor may look cute and cuddly, don’t be fooled. The alien known simply as Zero is a deadly being that has the ability to warp through walls and into objects… including his human captors. Kidnapped in the name of science, Zero is trapped in an underwater laboratory and seeks to escape and return home.Take a look at some of the gameplay in the official trailer above then keep reading for’s mini-review.Having logged a few hours playing Warp, I can say that it certainly is a fun title. The game reminds me of a mash-up between classic Splinter Cell and any of the third person Super Mario games that have been released over the years. With Zero’s warping ability, you can choose whether you want to stealth your way to the finish of each level, or you can take the “kill ’em all” approach, which is equally as challenging. Add in the fact that the title is a platformer that contains obstacles that rely heavily on button timing to clear, and you have a game that is both challenging and entertaining.Along with the main storyline, there are challenges that are peppered throughout the laboratory to add an additional layer of gameplay. Much like the Comet Challenges you find in Super Mario Galaxy 2, these levels are tougher to master and will entertainingly frustrate completionist gamers  who have the need to finish everything in the game.While the graphics and the NPC actions aren’t mind-blowing, they really just window dressing for the obstacles you must navigate to win. Non-threats to your characterm like the lab’s scientists, will simply cower in a corner and act scared, which gets fairly repetitive. Far more challenging and entertaining are the soldiers that will try to shoot and kill you on sight (which they are quite good at) and the level bosses that use a variety of methods to wipe you out of existence.When it comes to upgrading Zero’s powers and abilities, Warp employs a store mechanic to balance the game experience. Scattered throughout the game are “grubs,” little formations of protoplasm-looking items that you need to collect as you go. Stationed along your path in the game are various computer terminals in which you can buy upgrades and powerups using the collected grubs like currency. Of course, gathering every single grub in the game is difficult, as some require some inventive maneuvering.Of the two methods of game strategy that can be used, I found a mix between a full frontal assault and stealth to work best for my style of play. Killing humans in the game consists of warping Zero into their bodies, then moving the analog stick (I use a 360 controller connected to my PC) rapidly to cause my target to explode. It’s pretty satisfying to witness, especially if you have been trying to stealth your way through an area only to be blown away over and over again.At $9.99 you really can’t go wrong with buying this title. It is an entertaining game, and if you enjoy overcoming challenging obstacles then you certainly won’t be sorry laying down the coin to get it.Warp is available on Origin as well as Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network.last_img read more