PDM vows to push for Freedom of Information did not make House

first_img TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 21 Aug 2015 – The PDM party did not get to debate the Private Members Motion for a Freedom of Information Act to be established. The party is disappointed in the run of the agenda during House of Assembly this week and the fact that the motion did not make it to Monday or Tuesday’s debates. The party blames re-ordering of the agenda by Premier Rufus Ewing for time running out; saying only two of four bills on the agenda were tabled and the Private Members Motion for the FOI did not see action. It was brought by party leaders, Sharlene Robinson and Sean Astwood. The PDM in a media statement says it “will continue to raise this issue…” and that “we stand firm that the people have a right to know and have access to information on what its government is doing.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Related Items:freedom of information, Pdm, sean astwood Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s whylast_img read more

Daily Shokaler Khobor shut down temporarily

first_imgShokaler KhoborThe print edition of daily Shokaler Khobor was shut down ‘temporarily’ on Thursday.Mehnaj Kabir, chief marketing and communication officer of Rangkan Holdings Limited which owns the daily, said, “We had decided to publish the newspaper in 2009. But, the media house has failed to make profit. Thus, we have decided to shut down the print edition of the newspaper.”“Despite the loss, we continued running the project with subsidy. We even tried to sell the ownership, but to no avail.”He also said a committee, formed in this regard, has started working to look into what can be done with the newspaper.The daily’s journalists and other employees will be given their dues as per 8th Wage Board within 25 September, he added.A journalist, on condition of anonymity, said there were more than 300 journalists and employees in the media house.The authorities said their jobs will remain effective till 30 September.last_img read more

2 siblings among 3 die inhaling septic tank gas

first_imgThree youths including two siblings die after getting into a septic tank in Chattogram city on Friday, 10 August. Their relatives are seen wailing at Chittagong Medical College and Hospital. Photo: Prothom AloThree people, including two siblings, died inhaling toxic gas in a septic tank at Khulshi area in Chattogram on Friday afternoon, reports UNBThe deceased are Imran Hossain Imu, 27, his brother Mohammad Sifat, 14, and Mohammad Rubel alias Danish, 16.Khulshi police station officer-in-charge Shariful Alam said a group of local boys was playing football in a field of Diesel Colony in the afternoon.At one stage, the ball fell into the septic tank.Sifat and Danish fell sick when they tried to pick the ball from the tank.Later, Imran also fell sick as he tried to rescue them, said the OC.The trio was taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) where physicians declared them dead, said Alauddin, sub-inspector of CMCH police camp.last_img read more

Trump makes call for unity after lawmaker shot

first_imgDonald TrumpA grave Donald Trump called on Americans to unify after the shooting of a Republican lawmaker and three other people Wednesday at a baseball field, striking a notably less partisan tone in response to his first major domestic crisis.From the Diplomatic Room of the White House, the US president turned statesman as he praised first responders and led prayers for wounded Congressman Steve Scalise.Ditching derogatory rhetoric about the Washington “swamp”, Trump rallied in support of his fellow politicians and called on the country to pull together.”We may have our differences, but we do well, in times like these, to remember that everyone who serves in our nation’s capital is here because, above all, they love our country,” Trump said.”We are strongest when we are unified and when we work together for the common good,” he added.During two minutes of prepared remarks, Trump — who turned 71 on Wednesday — stayed on script, putting aside rhetoric that has made him one of the most divisive presidents in modern times.In word and manner Trump bore little resemblance the political street fighter who has carried his campaign’s brass knuckles with him to the Oval Office.Less than a year ago, Trump told gun rights advocates in North Carolina they could solve the problem of a president Hillary Clinton appointing liberal Supreme Court justices.Earlier this month, in the aftermath of a jihadist attack in London, Trump assailed the city’s Muslim mayor and redoubled his call to ban travelers from six Muslim-majority countries.That sort of visceral response had left observers worrying about Trump’s temperament and how he might respond at a time of national crisis.So when an anti-Trump gunman shot at Republican lawmakers practicing for an annual Congressional baseball game — which itself splits teams along party lines — there was concern that the partisan cauldron was about to irrupt.In the immediate aftermath of the assault — in which two other people including a Capitol police officer suffered minor non-gunshot injuries — White House aide Kellyanne Conway and the president’s son Donald Trump junior appeared to blame Trump’s critics for the shooting.They both retweeted an unverified claimed that the gunman asked whether the baseball players were Republicans or Democrats.- ‘Grateful for their heroism’ -But the White House quickly cleared Trump’s schedule of political events and prepared remarks that could have been made by almost any president.Trump praised the “heroic” acts of law enforcement in subduing the shooter, identified as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, who died of gunshot wounds sustained when police engaged him.”Many lives would have been lost if not for the heroic actions of the two Capitol Police officers who took down the gunman despite sustaining gunshot wounds during a very, very brutal assault,” Trump said.”Melania and I are grateful for their heroism and praying for the swift recovery of all victims.”Trump described Scalise as a “very good friend,” a “patriot” and a “fighter.””America is praying for you and America is praying for all of the victims of this terrible shooting,” he said.last_img read more