Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie participates in a debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday on the postponement of local government elections for another year. This third postponement since 2021 — when the elections were originally due — comes a week before the second extension expires on February 28. Opposition Leader Mark Golding categorised the repeated postponements as a disgrace, making clear that his side would not support it. Opposition Leader Mark Golding makes a point in Tuesday's debate in the House on the postponement of municipal council elections. According to the minister, the holding of the municipal elections at this time carried significant risk of diverting the country from these two tasks.
SCOTT... delaying will see us moving closer towards the constitutional duty for a general election. MONTEGO BAY, St James — Political commentator Shalman Scott has raised concern over the viability of the Government's decision to postpone the local government election. According to Scott, the decision, which will see the Local Government Election being delayed until February 28, 2024, may be troublesome, as Jamaicans are expected to vote in a general election in 2025. So what is happening is that delaying this parish council election will see us moving closer towards the constitutional duty for a general election," Scott said. At the same time, Scott told the Sunday Observer that this one year delay will not achieve what the Government is seeking to do for the Jamaican economy.1 month ago Jamaica Observer
New York state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the addition of seven new locations to the New York State Birding Trail, including two in Dunkirk. These new locations bring the total number of birding trail locations across the state to 332, providing a variety of quality birding experiences for New Yorkers and visitors to enjoy. “The New York State Birding Trail provides access to exceptional birding and a high-quality, sustainable opportunity to experience nature,” Seggos said. DEC manages the New York State Birding Trail in collaboration with partners that include the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. With 332 locations, the Statewide Birding Trail provides birding opportunities for everyone, regardless of age, ability, identity, or background, across New York State.1 month ago Observer Today
This weekend, the Potter’s House will welcome as many people as it can for a type of gathering different from the typical Sunday service. On Feb. 26 from 12-5 p.m. the church is asking for blood stem cell donations to help save the life of its chief operating officer, Frank Dyer.Dyer, 57, has been COO of the T.D. In a press release for the event, it’s noted that “heritage matters when it comes to finding a matching donor. It’s not the sort of traditional blood drive where a donor gives blood on the spot. An appointment to collect the blood stem cells will be arranged following this weekend’s Potter’s House event.People that want to see if they’re a match for blood stem cell donation on Sunday should report to the church’s PLACE Ballroom.1 month ago Dallas Observer
Britain's football commentator John Motson follows a match on May 13, 2018. (Photo: AP)JOHN Motson, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) football commentator who was one of the most well-known voices in British sport for 50 years, has died. Fondly referred to as Motty, Motson called games for Britain's national broadcaster from 1968-2018, covering 10 World Cups, 10 European Championships, and 29 FA Cup finals. He commentated on almost 2,500 televised games, the BBC said, before retiring at the end of the 2017-18 English Premier League season. His final Premier League match was Crystal Palace's 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion at Selhurst Park, London, in May 2018.1 month ago Jamaica Observer
Man Utd 'can beat anyone' after landing Barcelona scalp, says Ten HagManchester United's head coach Erik ten Hag applauds fans at the end of the Europa League playoff second leg football match between Manchester United and Barcelona at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Thursday, February 23, 2023. Manchester United won 2-1. Robert Lewandowski's early penalty had given Barca the perfect start at Old Trafford. "That is another step because when you can beat Barcelona, your belief can be really strong because you are then able to beat anyone." Bruno Fernandes foolishly stretched out an arm to catch Alejandro Balde and French referee Clement Turpin infuriated Old Trafford by pointing to the spot.1 month ago Jamaica Observer
(Photos: Naphtali Junior)A group of young women on Tuesday mounted strong arguments on the floor of Gordon House around the need for the development of a national action plan to encourage women's economic empowerment and participation in education, digital transformation, and the care sector. The Women in Leadership (YWiL) parliamentary sitting was staged in partnership with ParlAmericas and the Caribbean Women in Leadership (CWiL), through the Ministry of Gender Affairs. Young women who participated in the Women in Leadership (YWiL) parliamentary sitting on Tuesday staged in partnership with ParlAmericas and the Caribbean Women in Leadership (CWiL), through the Ministry of Gender Affairs. Among the arguments made by the young women on that side was that in order for real change to occur, instead of allocating resources to top-down plans and policies, social workers should be deployed into communities to have sessions with young women, girls, and young men and boys. The young women, nominated by parliamentarians and non-government organisations, underwent weeks of training to prepare for the unprecedented sitting.1 month ago Jamaica Observer
Chautauqua County is looking to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to develop a master plan and make some needed improvements on the county’s waterway trails. He said there is a master plan in place, but it’s several decades old and needs updating. Leenders said the CWC helped clear out debris from the Conewango Creek in Kennedy where there had been some casualties. The Cassadaga Creek runs from the Cassadaga Lakes until it converges with Conewango Creek. The Chadakoin River, Chautauqua Lake’s outlet, journeys across Jamestown and Falconer, joining Cassadaga Creek at the community of Levant.1 month ago Observer Today