Kitty man jailed for gun possession

first_imgMark Calvan, 24, of Lot 272 Pike Street, Kitty, Georgetown, was on Wednesday sentenced to spend the next two years in prison when he appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.He was on trial after the Police on January 28, in Georgetown, found him with a .32 pistol along with three rounds of matching ammunition without being the holder of a firearm licence.The Prosecution’s case contended that on the day in questioned, Calvan was walking along the corners of Church and Cummings Streets, with another person when Police saw them acting suspiciously. A Police Officer approached them and both men fled. According to allegations made by the defendant, his companion was in possession of the gun and not him.However, Prosecutor Deniro Jones explained that on the day in question, a Policeman approached the defendant, who started to run, but the Officer was able to catch up with him. The officer discovered that the defendant was in possession of the gun and the ammunition after conducting a search of his person.The Prosecutor also informed that the defendant gave a wrong address to the Police. Magistrate Latchman stated that the evidence provided by the Prosecution proved that the defendant was guilty as charged.As such, he was sentenced to two years for each of the charges; however, the sentences will run concurrently. He was also fined $100,000.last_img read more

Paynesville Red-light Stinks, Rotten Dirt Spreads

first_imgPaynesville City, a commercial hub that plays host to the nation’s largest food market, has generated many stockpiles of  stinking garbage and spreading all over the place.The rotten garbage dumps, which are also an extensive sanctuaries for dangerous and deadly insects and diseases,  have over years been given no realistic and strategic attention, toward collection and disposal.Besides that, Paynesville City also plays host to dozens of residential compounds and large business entities being operate by Liberians and foreign businesspeople.Also during the weekend, small, medium and large business entities were seen doing normal transactions in the midst of the rotten filth and most unfriendly environment.Accordingly, business entities, residents and citizens of the Municipal settlement have complained year in and year out to the relevant agencies of the Liberian Government.Regrettably, such complaints, frustration, anger and sometimes resentment have fallen on deaf ears, eyes and noses of the stakeholders and Liberian Government officials in the critical sanitation sectors.In a three-hour tour of  areas gravely affected by the garbage, it was observed that many of authorized dumpsites were overwhelmed by the rotten garbage stockpiles, uncollected and disposed for weeks.Many residents and business entities located near the rotten filth told the Daily Observer that they were now fed up complaining about the grave sanitation crisis and environmental pollution in their neighborhoods.At Wood Camp Junction outside of the Red-light Market, drugs-store and pharmacy operators and dispensers expressed serious concern over unsanitary conditions of the dumpsite being managed by LIBRA Sanitation based in central Monrovia.Pharmacy dispenser Harrison M. Beyan, 55, underscored the need for the relocation of the dumpsite from the Wood Camp Junction in order to ensure the safety and protection of his drugs and other goods as well as his customers.Dispenser Beyan pointed out that the dumpsite has over years created more harm than the critical purpose for which his drug store was established.Mr. Bernard Sam Thompson, 68, told the Daily Observer during the weekend that his drug store continues to come under criticism by health and environmental inspectors owing to the strategic location of the entity few yards from the rotten dirt.Physician Thompson explained that he had made many formal and official representations to the Municipal Government of Paynesville for some kind of practical redress but all efforts have proved fruitless.Sadly, at the Bob Taylor’s Junction in the proximity of the Red-light Market, some three weeks old dirt has remained uncollected and continues to pose grave health and environmental hazards for other residents of the area.Business owners and residents that live near the stench told the Daily Observer over the weekend that despite numerous calls on the Municipal Government of Paynesville, the situation remains the same.Businessman Darlington Beatty Cooper pointed out that many of his calls and representations have allegedly been ignored by the Sanitation and Environmental Department of the Paynesville City Corporation (PCC).“We continue to be helpless victims of this stench of garbage in our homes and even our food-stuffs over the years,” Mr. Cooper lamented.Resident Mary Gonkawon, 48, suggested that there should be different and more practical strategy designed to enhance the collection and disposal of from the area.When contacted over the weekend, heads of the Public Relations and Environmental Departments of the PCC were not available.But, low ranking personnel of the Public Relations Department of the PCC told the Daily Observer that some parts of the Red-light Market, Bob Taylor’s Junction and Wood Camp had  allegedly been contracted to some sanitation companies in Monrovia.They however, declined to disclose the names of the sanitation companies contracted under the Urban Waste Management program supported by the World Bank in the country.For the Environmental Department of the PCC, some of the personnel complained of lack of essential logistics in order to sustain the collection and disposal of the stench of garbage.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fundamental Baptist Women Fellowship To Build Conference Center

first_imgpartial view of the women that attended the conference in GantaA group of Christian women under the banner, “Fundamental Baptist Women Fellowship” has broken ground for the construction of a modern conference center in Ganta, Nimba County.The building, according to the women’s leadership, will contain a large conference room, offices, rooms for lodging and other essential facilities, and will cost a little over US$68,000.The center when completed is expected to annually accommodate the women when they converge for their conference in which they are taught how to serve as good examples for positive change in the family and society at large.They currently rotate the conference, touring every region annually where their members are found. For now, their members can be found in Nimba, Grand Bassa, Bong, Grand Gedeh and Montserrado counties.“When we established this women’s group through the instrumentality of Rev. and Mrs. Esther Gbor, we first decided to purchase a vehicle to be transporting us for conferences, but we received advice that it will not be a durable property. It is against this background that we finally concluded on buying 10 acres of land and on March 11, 2017 we broke ground for the construction of our proposed conference center that will also contain spaces for other activities,” Mother Rebecca Nyanquoi, president of the group, said.Mother Nyanquoi did not state when exactly the project will commence; however, she said they have held fund raising rallies from which they have generated L$399,860 and US$512,420.She said with what they have on hand, they expect to begin the project as soon as the Nimba County authority responds to them by allowing the county’s yellow machines to clear the spot on which they want to erect the center.Giving an overview of the motivating force behind the annual conference, the Fundamental Baptist Women president said they purposely organized it to teach both young and old women how to manage their families and live lives that will reflect the concepts and ethics of Christianity, and to serve as agents of positive change in the society.According to Mother Nyanquoi, prior to establishing the conference for women, cases of gross disrespect towards their husbands and instances of divorce were emerging among married women.“Since we established the conference and hundreds of women you’re seeing here started attending, we have gotten positive reports that great changes have taken place in many homes, and those single women devoted to Christianity are upholding their values and respect,” Mother Nyanquoi said.While the women are changing bad attitudes toward their husbands, Mom Nyanquoi also said men were ignorantly using the scripture to enslave women, using the scripture reference that “Women must submit to their husbands in all things.”“For this act on the part of men, we have also proposed to our church leaders to organize a similar conference for the men because the impact women are making will not last if the men continue such traditional style of treatment of women,” she added.Also commenting on the conference, the founder, Mrs. Esther Gbor, said they teach women lessons on Psychology, Sociology and others, with scriptural backing.She named conflict resolution and transformation, human temperament or personality, marriage and family, counseling and personal hygiene as some of the lessons they teach during the conference.Responding to the theory of gender equity, Mrs. Gbor said they believe as Fundamental Baptists that man remains the head of the woman; however, she clarified that it does not also give the man the power and right to inhumanely treat the woman and deny her education and other necessities.“We respect our husbands and honor them as heads of the home, and we are helpmates to them. This of course does not mean the husband should treat the woman bad because it will not even be in agreement with the scripture. While God’s word says a wife should submit to her husband, it also tells the husband to love his wife as Christ loved the Church,” Mrs. Gbor clarified.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

BoI’s probe into arbitrary firing of PSM staff delayed

first_img…Public Service Minister was out of country hence delay in process – HarmonMore than two weeks ago, a special Board of Inquiry (BoI) was commissioned by President David Granger to probe the arbitrary firing of staff at the Public Service Ministry by Minister Tabitha Sarabo-Halley but to date, no real groundwork has been done.Public Service Minister Tabitha Sarabo-HalleyDirector General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph HarmonSeasoned Human Resources practitioner, Lance Carberry was appointed by the Administration to investigate the dismissal of the three employees in June.Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon on Sunday told Guyana Times that investigations into the matter did not commence at the expected starting time since the Minister in question was out of the jurisdiction.“The probe is ongoing; the case would have started the week before but they had to push it back. Well, they had to push it to this week because the Minister was out of the country, so it has officially started now. I think within two weeks we would be able to give you an update, we will give them [investigators] two weeks,” he stated.Meanwhile, over two weeks ago, State Minister, Dawn Hastings-Williams said the President had directed that the BoI be commissioned to investigate the allegations of misconduct, corruption and improper behaviour against named public servants within the Department of Public Service.The State Minister noted that the investigation would be done in a fair and professional manner and expressed confidence that an unbiased report will be presented to the Government. However, she said it is important that witnesses co-operate with the Chairman of the Board and be open and honest in their interaction.On May 31, 2019, the personnel staff and chief accountant at the Public Service Ministry were sent packing by Minister Tabitha Sarabo-Halley shortly after she was appointed to that post.The three workers were all on contractual employment with the Government.When the news broke about the arbitrary firing of those staffers, the Government had initially denied firing them but one week after this, Harmon had confirmed that indeed, the workers were sent home while adding that an investigation has been launched into the incident.At that time, Harmon, however, told Guyana Times during a telephone interview that the termination letters were rescinded and that the workers are now on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.He had maintained that the staff in question are still employees of the Government as the decision by Minister Sarabo-Halley to terminate their services has been halted.Following the revelation, Deputy Director of Press Affairs at the Ministry of the Presidency (MOTP), Ariana Gordon told sections of the media that while allegations have been levelled against the public service employees, they were not dismissed.However, shortly after, a document seen by this publication proved otherwise. A “Determination of Contract” letter signed by the Minister in question was addressed to a staff member stating that his services will no longer be required.“Pursuant to the aforesaid contract of employment, your services are hereby terminated with immediate effect”, the letter stated.Several staff members were said to have also received similar letters. Employees who have been removed were called PPP “moles” by political activist David Hinds, who is said to have a close relationship with the subject Minister. Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had alluded to the fact that those workers were initially targeted and arbitrarily dismissed by Minister Sarabo-Halley after he blew the whistle on transactions at the Ministry of the Presidency which he claims saw the children of a Government Minister receiving payments amounting to over $20 million in the last two years.One of those revelations is that the children of a senior Minister allegedly received over US$86,000 in 2018, monies that were transferred from the Department of Public Service. Then again, this year, another transfer of millions reportedly took place.“In 2019, another child of that Minister got transferred from the same Office of the President, the Ministry of the Presidency, Public Service Division, $2,510,575. So combined, over $20 million because the other one was over $17 million – over $20 million…this is taxpayers’ money and clearly, we need an explanation, let the country decide if the explanation is a plausible one. So, we have been asking for an explanation and guess what? Silence from the Ministry of the Presidency and silence from the Minister, a person who is very, very vocal on other matters, it’s silence.”According to the Opposition Leader, the Public Service Minister rushed to illegally fire all the staff in the department that had access to this information since the Government believes that those fired workers had sent information to the People’s Progressive Party (PPP).last_img read more

Solskjaer says no talks yet on long-term Man Utd future

first_img0Shares0000Manchester United’s caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has won all four games as interim manager © AFP/File / Lindsey PARNABYMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 4 – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not yet spoken to Manchester United bosses about extending his stay at Old Trafford beyond the end of the season despite a perfect start to his reign.The Norwegian former striker has won his first four Premier League matches as United manager — a record that only former boss Matt Busby can match. He made clear after the victory at Newcastle this week that he would love to stay in the job beyond the summer, when his loan from Norwegian club Molde is set to expire, but said on Friday that he had not spoken to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward about that.“It’s early days,” said Solskjaer. “When I came in they were open and honest. They have a process to look for the next manager but the more you’re here the more you enjoy it.“It’s one game at a time, though, and the day they announce the next manager, if it’s me or someone else, then good luck to them.”Solskjaer added that, because of his interim status, he would have only a limited say in United’s January transfer activity.He said he was happy with the squad as it stands and that there was no urgent need to add to it.“The club’s probably had a plan,” he said. “You don’t just plan the next day and next month. This transfer window has probably been planned since the summer and the year before.“The structure here is phenomenal, I’m sure they’ve got their targets. I’m here to voice my opinion on that and I’m sure we’ll sit down, me and Ed, if we’ve got anything in the pipeline.“I’m here to work with the ones I’ve got. They’ve all performed and as long as they perform, they should get a chance. But that’s my job, to improve players and individuals.”Solskjaer is focusing on FA Cup progress against Reading, who are second from bottom of the Championship.The Norwegian won the trophy in 1999 and 2004 as a player with United, and is keen to succeed in the competition as a manager.Paul Pogba is likely to miss the third-round home tie on Saturday with a minor injury.The France midfielder suffered a knock during Wednesday’s 2-0 Premier League victory at Newcastle, having been on the receiving end of a robust challenge by Jonjo Shelvey.Romelu Lukaku, a scoring substitute in United’s past two matches, is likely to be given his first start since Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho last month and Alexis Sanchez is also set for his first start since November 7.“I’m not sure if Paul’s going to be ready,” said Solskjaer. “He got a knock against Newcastle. If (Marouane) Fellaini gets through the session today, it’s more or less a full squad.“Definitely, there’ll be a few changes and they’ll get a chance. Some of them are itching now to play of course. It’s a chance to get Lukaku and Sanchez a start. That’s important for them because they need more game time.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Friday, July 31

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Barcelona all but agreed to sell Pedro to Manchester United – but the winger has been asked to delay his move to Old Trafford until after after the European Super Cup on August 11. (Marca)Angel di Maria is finally on his way to Paris St-Germain for £44m – but Manchester United will dock him £360,000 for his no-show on their US tour. United’s decision to fine the Argentina international two weeks’ wages will complete an unhappy year for him at Old Trafford. His move to the French champions is expected to be completed when he arrives in Paris from Buenos Aires for a medical and to sign his contract in the next 48 hours. (Daily Express)Ashley Young is set to hold showdown talks with Manchester United bosses about his Old Trafford future. The England winger will meet with United chief executive Ed Woodward when he returns from the club’s pre-season tour of America to find out where he stands. He has failed to secure a new contract and could be sold for £8m before the transfer window closes with Tottenham, Liverpool and Newcastle all interested. (Daily Star)Manchester United have joined the chase for Everton defender John Stones. And they are prepared to offer out-of-favour Jonny Evans as bait in a player-plus-cash deal to try to beat off competition from Chelsea and Manchester City. (Daily Mirror)Chelsea are prepared to bid up to £30m for John Stones. But that is still short of Everton’s £34m valuation for the England centre back and the Merseyside club are hopeful that interest from United and City could drive his price up. (London Evening Standard)Mario Balotelli has been told he has no future with Liverpool and the striker is training away from the first-team squad along with Fabio Borini and Jose Enrique, whom the club are also looking to offload this summer. (Independent)Glenn Murray is ready to quit Crystal Palace with Bournemouth ready to snap him up. Veteran striker Murray, 31, has seen other longer-serving players get big new contracts and he fears he could be on his way out. That has alerted Bournemouth who have made a £3m bid while Norwich are also watching developments closely. (Daily Mirror)Crystal Palace have agreed a fee with Sunderland for Connor Wickham. The Eagles’ offer is around £6million, but incentives and bonus payments could take it over the £9.5m mark. (Daily Mirror)And here’s the latest headlines…Aston Villa and West Brom set to launch bids for Blackburn striker Rudy GestedeZlatan Ibrahimovic says his next move after leaving PSG will come as a ‘big surprise’Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City to miss out on free agent France international?David de Gea latest – Manchester United goalkeeper ‘maybe wants to go’, admits Van GaalWatford to battle Roma and Monaco for £2.5m defenderReports: Sergio Ramos turns down Man United for LESS money in new Real Madrid contractMan United latest: Juventus rival Red Devils for highly-rated Monaco full-backTorino in talks with Liverpool over deal for unwanted striker Fabio BoriniMario Balotelli latest: Serie A side to bid for Liverpool flop…but only if he lowers wage demandsChelsea transfer latest: Blues join Real Madrid in chase for Spanish teen sensationGeorgios Samaras set for Sampdoria switchSought-after striker Gonzalo Higuain was NEVER for sale, insists Napoli presidentChelsea transfer boost! Lazio winger could join Blues following captaincy snubLeicester lining up £4.2million deal for Napoli midfielder – reportsFormer West Ham striker agrees deal to play under Nicolas Anelka at Mumbai CityPorto, Lille and Fiorentina all eyeing Aston Villa defender Aly CissokhoLeicester transfer report: Claudio Ranieri set to make £7m Tunisian defender his first signinglast_img read more

Five players who could break the British transfer record this summer

first_img 5. Romelu Lukaku – Lukaku looks set to leave Goodison Park this season after comments from his father urging him to join Manchester United. Given Jose Mourinho let him leave Chelsea it is not certain that move will go ahead but Chelsea are keen to bring the Belgian back to Stamford Bridge. Having already hit over 50 Premier League goals at the age of 23, Lukaku would surely cost upwards of £59.7m. 5 5 Gareth Bale is currently the world’s most expensive player after he joined Real Madrid from Tottenham for £85.3m in 2013, eclipsing the £80m Los Blancos paid for Cristiano Ronaldo four years earlier.And while that record is unlikely to be beaten this summer, it is likely that the £59.7m paid by Manchester United for Angel Di Maria could be.United bought the Argentine in 2014 and while the fees paid for British clubs for the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and – subject to add-ons – Anthony Martial have come close to breaking it, the record still remains.However, with Premier League clubs benefitting financially from a huge new television deal, there have been some big transfers touted this summer so talkSPORT looks at five that could well hold the title as Britain’s most expensive transfer by the end of the summer.Click the arrow above, right, to see who could smash through that £59.7m record fee this summer. 1. Paul Pogba – click the arrow, right, to see who else could break the British transfer record this summer – Pogba has been linked with moves to Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea, among other giant clubs across Europe. The Juventus midfielder could feasibly break the world record if he has a good Euro 2016 for France but if he is to come back to the Premier League it would certainly break the British record transfer fee paid for a player. At present, that is the £59.7m paid by Manchester United for Angel Di Maria in 2014. 4. Harry Kane – Kane has reportedly been offered a new £100,000-a-week contract to stay at Tottenham and ward off interest from Manchester United, who were linked with a £40m move last summer. Kane’s stock has only risen since then and to prize him away from the notoriously difficult Daniel Levy would surely take a British record fee. 2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Aubameyang has been linked with a move to Manchester City as Pep Guardiola is keen to bring the African Player of the Year to the Premier League. The Gabon international scored 36 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions for Borussia Dortmund last season and with a record like that, the 26-year-old would command a large transfer fee. 5 3. Antoine Griezmann – Griezmann is not looking too likely to move to the Premier League this summer but having led Atletico Madrid to the Champions League final and being expected to have a similar success with France this summer, he could turn a number of heads. Don’t rule out the Frenchman moving this summer and Chelsea could be front of the queue. 5 5last_img read more


first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Since 1999, the number of lobbyists in Washington has doubled. Everyone who is anyone – and just about everyone else – has lobbyists these days: Local governments, unions, corporations; groups representing every hobby, disease, ideology, trade or discipline imaginable. These are players who command hundreds of dollars an hour for their work. If they weren’t reaping rewards for their paymasters, their paymasters wouldn’t be paying them. Case in point: The number of “earmarks” in the federal budget – porkish appropriations slapped on at the end of the legislative process – has shot up from 62 in 1980 to 2,671 last year. Those add-ons keep the lobbyists employed, and we pay for them. In the face of public outrage, Congress now finds itself scrambling to reform its lobbying rules. Proposed changes include increasing reporting demands, reducing the number of free trips and other goodies for members of Congress, and overhauling the earmarking process. Rep. David Dreier, R-Glendora, has been tapped by House Republican leadership to lead the charge. All of which is welcome and necessary. But the people have grown weary of politics and politicians’ deceptions. They will be rightly skeptical of any reform effort conceived in reaction to an election-year rash of bad publicity. Nothing short of full transparency, with regularly mandated reporting, will even make a dent in regaining the public’s trust. This time, the politicians must stop listening to the lobbyists – and start listening to the people.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It’s hard to believe that it was nearly 12 years ago when Newt Gingrich and his band of self-proclaimed revolutionaries captured control of Congress for the GOP, vowing to put an end to waste, corruption and reckless federal spending. For a short while, they kept their promises, ushering in reforms that sought to rein in the financial and ethical scandals that had plagued the past, Democratic-controlled Congresses. Then, something changed – the revolutionaries realized they were in charge. Suddenly, the appetite for reform went away and it became business as usual in the Capitol. Today, we face record federal budget deficits. We see Tom DeLay, Duke Cunningham and others embroiled in ethics charges. And Jack Abramoff promises to blow the lid off a massive federal lobbying scandal. To those outside the D.C. bubble, it would appear that – as in Los Angeles City Hall and Sacramento – the lobbyists have taken over. Special interests spend thousands on influence peddlers, and reap millions in the form of government contracts, direct subsidies, targeted tax breaks and favorable legislation. last_img read more


first_imgFormer Donegal GAA star Kevin Cassidy and his brother Stephen have been given community service sentences after admitting their parts in a fight outside a nightclub.The pair appeared in court along with three brothers following the fight outside Voodoo Nightclub in Gaoth Dobhair in August 2008.The court heard the Cassidy and Maguire brothers had taken part in a fight during which part of a man’s ear was bitten off. Garda Sgt Jim Collins said the fight arose after claims that Kevin Cassidy had been assaulted inside the nightclub.When he arrived he found the two times GAA All-Star outside the club with blood coming form his nose.The 30 year old claimed he had been assaulted by two men inside the club.Garda Collins told both Kevin Cassidy and his brother Stephen, 37 to go home.However a few minutes later he witnessed the two Cassidy brothers charge at Shaun, Niall and Michael Maguire.Witnesses revealed how Stephen Cassidy lunged at the head of Shaun Maguire and appear to bite his ear which started to bleed heavily.The court was told that there is still a piece missing from Shaun Maguire’s ear and he has yet to decide if he wants to have surgery on it.The court was told there was a certain background to the feud between the rival groups but that they had not come to the attention of the Gardai since the incident in 2008.Judge John O’Hagan interrupted proceedings and said he had decided what he had planned to do in the matter.He said the matter was four years old now and he hoped both parties had matured somewhat and would stay out of eachother’s way.He said he planned to give all men community service orders instead of sending them to jail.He sentenced Stephen Cassidy of Upper Brinaleck, Gweedore to 240 hours community service in lieu of one year in prison for assault.His brother Kevin of Coteen, Derrybeg was sentenced to 180 hours in lieu of six months in prison for causing an affray.Shaun Maguire, 28, of Ardsbeg, Gortahork was sentenced to 50 hours community service in lieu of one month in prison for a charge under the Public Order Act.His brother Michael Maguire, 21, was sentenced to 180 hours community service in lieu of six months in jail for causing an affray.Another brother Niall Maguire was sentenced to 180 hours community service in lieu of six months in prison.Judge John O’Hagan said he noted that all were footballers and said he hope “Donegal football doesn’t lose out the next time.”GAA STAR CASSIDY AMONG FIVE MEN GIVEN COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR NIGHTCLUB FIGHT was last modified: July 12th, 2012 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)last_img read more


first_imgTired: Mayor McGarvey has adjourned the meeting againUPDATED: COUNTY manager Seamus Neely is chairing last minute talks in a bid to avert a crisis at Donegal County Council.Sinn Fein and Fianna Fail have so far refused to back a budget.If they don’t do so before midnight, the council will collapse. Mayor Ian McGarvey has adjourned the meeting yet again this time until 11.35pm. No further adjournments will be allowed after midnight.However Donegal Daily understands there is little chance of a compromise and the council looks likely to be dissolved – councillors will lose their seats and the council will be administered by the Department of the Environment.Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein are refusing to back a new 2014 budget in protest at the handover of council assets – worth €350 – to Irish Water.  HIGH DRAMA AS COUNCIL ADJOURNS AGAIN – MORE TALKS UNDER WAY was last modified: January 8th, 2014 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:adjourneddissolutionDonegal County Councillast_img read more