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Dominica’s OECS Ambassador passes on

first_img Share 16 Views   no discussions Tweet Ambassador Charles Maynard. Photo credit: dominicacentral.comDominica’s OECS Ambassador Charles Maynard has died.Ambassador Maynard who dedicated his life to public service succumbed to his illness early Tuesday morning at the Princess Margaret Hospital.He served in government with the Dominica Freedom Party for 15years under the Dame Mary Eugenia Charles administration. At the time of his passing he was special advisor to the Prime Minister and OECS Ambassador.In 2007 Ambassador Maynard published a book entitled “Pathways to Service: A Life in Public Speaking” which he described as “a treasure house of wisdom, of inspiration and the wit and humour of Charles Maynard”.In 2012, prominent Dominican attorney Justice Irvin Andre published a book entitled “Charles Maynard: A Life In Public Service” a biographical piece which highlights his life, accomplishments and career.He died at the age of 78.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share LocalNews Dominica’s OECS Ambassador passes on by: – May 8, 2012last_img read more


September 26, 2020 0

Decomposed body of La Plaine man identified

first_imgLocalNews Decomposed body of La Plaine man identified by: – July 4, 2012 Tweet Share Share The decomposed body of a La Plaine man which was found on Tuesday has been identified, a police official has said.Police spokesman inspector John Carbon revealed that the body was found in a moderate state of decomposition at his residence on 3rd July, 2012 and was confirmed to be that of eighty-one (81) year old James Bruney of La Plaine.Police are presently conducting investigations and a coroner’s inquest will be convened, followed by a post mortem examination to determine the cause of death.Carbon also indicated that foul play is not suspected.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share 8 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!last_img read more


September 26, 2020 0

Paulinho among footballers stranded by China’s coronavirus lock-out

first_imgThere are no suggestions that former Barcelona midfielder Paulinho has the deadly disease, but China closed its borders at the weekend to returning foreigners, even those with work and residence permits.Former West Ham United striker Marko Arnautovic is also among the more than 30 overseas players and coaches still abroad, reports say, dealing another blow to hopes that the Chinese Super League (CSL) season could begin any time soon.Arnautovic’s Shanghai SIPG had more luck with Oscar, Hulk and new signing Ricardo Lopes, hastily chartering a small aircraft to fly them back from Brazil.They landed in Shanghai on Friday night along with their families, according to local media, having departed Sao Paulo and making a brief stop in Malta to refuel.The trio will now spend 14 days in isolation as required by the Chinese government for all arriving foreigners, which should also prevent any potential spread of coronavirus to the rest of the SIPG squad.But Brazilian international Paulinho, 31, and compatriot Anderson Talisca failed to make it back to CSL champions Guangzhou Evergrande, the Guangzhou Daily said.Shanghai Shenhua’s Colombian international Gio Moreno is another stranded at home after many international air routes were suspended because of the virus outbreak.Marouane Fellaini, Shandong Luneng’s former Manchester United midfielder, is the only known coronavirus case in the CSL, having recently returned to China.It is unclear when China will lift its restrictions on the entry of foreigners, having announced the “temporary” measure on Thursday. It also slashed the number of international flights serving the country.Brazilian midfielder Paulinho is one of the footballers stranded outside of China, reports sayRead Also: Klopp wants Barcelona’s Dembele at LiverpoolFabio Cannavaro, the Italian World Cup-winning captain and Evergrande coach, is in China and posted pictures of himself riding his bike at the weekend having completed a period of quarantine.The CSL season was supposed to begin on February 22 but was indefinitely postponed after the coronavirus emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December.It has since developed into a pandemic, killing or infecting hundreds of thousands of people across the world, although the number of locally transmitted cases in China has supposedly dwindled.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentA Rihanna Museum Is Probably Opening Soon6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Woman The Whole Muslim World Is Proud Of15 Extremely Surprising Facts About Disney PrincessesUnusual And Unique Beauty Of Indian WomenEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show Youcenter_img Oscar and Hulk jetted in just in time but fellow Brazilian Paulinho reportedly heads a long list of foreign stars locked out of China as the country attempts to stop imported coronavirus cases.Advertisementlast_img read more


September 26, 2020 0

56 jail personnel hurdle drug test

first_imgThe Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency(PDEA) Region 6 administered it, according to warden Jail Superintendent MaryChanettee Espartero. ILOILO City – Fifty-six personnel ofthe Iloilo City District Jail in Barangay Ungka, Jaro district passed a“surprise” drug test. Espartero warned her personnel tonever engage in illegal drugs. For his part, PDEA Region 6 directorAlex Tablate said “surprise” drug tests in jail facilities would be sustained./PN “I called the jail personnel for ameeting. When they reached the office, they were told there was going to be adrug test right there and then,” said Espartero.center_img The drug test aimed to show to peoplethat officers of the Iloilo City District Jail were not into illegal drugs andthe jail facility was drug-free, she stressed. “I will not hesitate to file chargesagainst those involved in illegal drugs,” she stressed. The unscheduled test was conducted onOct. 11.last_img read more


September 25, 2020 0

RAILWAY REVIVAL: Hybrid electric train for Panay mulled

first_imgIt reached Roxas City and had a totalof 46 bridges. * regenerative braking system The Panay railway system ceasedoperations in 1983. In the 1980s a 12-kilometer spur wasconstructed from Dueñas to Calinog, Iloilo to serve a sugar refinery in Iloilo. In Iloilo City, the trains ended at apassenger terminal along the wharf next to the Customs House and near where thecurrent fast ferry terminal and the Iloilo City Hall. The hybrid electric train is expectedto be easier to repair and maintain. A prototype of the hybrid electrictrain was developed by the Metals Industry Research and Development Center ofDOST. It has the following key features: * fully air-conditioned cabins The original route of the Panayrailway system was 117 kilometers long, included 19 permanent and 10 flagstations and connected the then-towns of La Paz, Jaro, Pavia, Santa Barbara,New Lucena, Pototan, Dungle, Dueñas and Passi in Iloilo and Dumarao, Dao,Panitan, Cuartero, and Loctugan in Capiz. * reliable and high-speedinterconnection control system through a CC-Link Open Network System center_img * wide automatic sliding doors * diesel-electric power system(generator set and battery) It was developed to “utilize andmaximize the capabilities of local industries in the fields of metals andengineering, enabling the country to generate its own technology to address itsneeds in the area of transportation,” read part of a briefer on theDOST-developed train. According to state-owned PanayRailways, Inc. (PRI) chief executive officer Atty. Averill Amor and PRI chiefoperating officer Cesar Capellan, the government is pushing potentialcontractors to use this technology once work on the railway begins. Trains ran across what is now known asthe Drilon Bridge from La Paz and down the bank of the Iloilo River to MuelleLoney in the Port of Iloilo. * additional safety features: deadman’s switch, speed control buttons on HMI and a hardwired emergency switch ILOILO City – The revival of the Panayrailway system has long been proposed. But what type of train would be used ifthe plan pushes through? It could be a commercial hybrid electric train, alocally developed technology by the Department of Science and Technology(DOST). The hybrid train is also projected tohave an operational speed of around 60kph, a capacity of 220 passengers percoach and a gross weight of 20 tons per coach./PNlast_img read more


September 25, 2020 0

Malay exec mulls ban on drying underwear

first_img“Maraming posters at advertisements ngmga companies ang nakadikit sa mgabakod, dapat i-regulate din natin, samga sari-sari stores lang dapat,” added Graf.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN) BORACAY – Residents in thisfamed-island resort and in mainland Malay, Aklan now would need to take extracare of their undies. “It is high time to regulate the drying of undies in public view. It has become an eyesore for tourists visiting the island,” says Councilor Maylyn Aguirre-Graf of Malay, Aklan. AKEAN FORUM “It is high time to regulate the drying of undies in public view inour town,” Graf said. “It has become an eyesore for tourists visiting theisland.” Residents nowadays use the traditionalmethod of drying laundry under the sun in their backyards to save householdelectricity consumption. But others noted this as an “unsightly practice.” Graf wanted to replicate BarangayMotag’s success across all barangays in the town, adding other countriesimposed rules and restrictions on the practice of hanging clothes on the line. Malay town councilor MaylynAguirre-Graf recently revived her proposal to ban hanging of drying underwearoutside one’s house. Meanwhile, Graf planned to limitposters and advertisements in the town to minimize its hazardous impact to theenvironment. The former barangay captain had beensuccessful in stopping the air-drying of clothes publicly in Barangay Motag,Malay.last_img read more


September 25, 2020 0

3 policemen suspended for entering nightclub

first_imgFive months or on Jan. 9, 2019 beforethe three policemen entered Club 88 Disco Pub and Restaurant, then PhilippineNational Police director general Oscar Albayalde reminded all cops that theywere prohibited from drinking in karaoke bars, nightclubs, pubs and otherpublic places. “Less grave neglect of duty”, on theother hand, was defined as “fail)ing to comply with any lawful order orinstruction of superior officer or Chief of Police.” Pamuspusan said yesterday he approvedthe recommendation two weeks ago, on Dec. 30, 2019. Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan,regional police director, confirmed having approved the suspension of PoliceChief Master Sergeant Jose Dingal, Police Senior Master Sergeant Fernil MarkMallorca and Police Staff Sergeant Ralph Mabuque. ILOILO City – The three policeofficers who entered a nightclub here last year and created a scene wereslapped with a two-month suspension. The offense which the three policeofficers were found guilty of by the Regional Investigation and DetectiveManagement Division was “less grave neglect of duty.” “I approved their suspension because Ifound them guilty. But theirs was only a light offense. This is adisciplinary action,” said Pamuspusan.center_img Aside from the suspension, the threepolicemen won’t be receiving salaries and bonuses for the whole year. The PRO-6’s Regional Investigation andDetective Management Division conducted an investigation and after seven monthsof summary hearing recommended the suspension of the three police officers. The three were assigned at theRegional Personnel Headquarters Support Unit of the Police Regional Office 6(PRO-6) at the time they were found to have entered Club 88 Disco Pub andRestaurant on JM Basa Street, City Proper on June 25, 2019 and initiallyrefused to pay for the P5,100 worth of food and drinks they ordered. National Police Commission’sMemorandum Circular 2016-002 defined “neglect of duty” or nonfeasance as “theomission or refusal, without sufficient excuse, to perform an act or duty, whichit was the peace officer’s legal obligation to perform; implies a duty as wellas its breach and the fact can never be found in absence of duty.” The suspension order was served to thethree policemen yesterday./PNlast_img read more


September 25, 2020 0

300 police officers to secure Jaro fiesta

first_imgHe also warned not to bring backpack,deadly weapons, pointed objects and firearms so that the flow of traffic willnot be hampered. Siacon advised the public to expect a strictersecurity measures especially in the entrance and exit areas.  “We are appealing the public notto bring prohibited things when entering Jaro proper. I’m also appealing forthose who will partake in today’s activities not to bring huge amount of moneyand keep their electronic gadgets snatchers and pickpockets,” Siacon added. Coast Guard, and Philippine Red Crossand the Armed Forces of the Philippines will also be on standby in case ofemergency. “We all know that thousands of peopleare attending the Jaro fiesta, as well as devotees who will go to the churc. Weneed more policemen to secure the crowd and devotees,” said Siacon. Aside from police personnel, members fromthe Public Safety and Transportation Management Office, City Disaster RiskReduction and Management Office, Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine Police Captain Eduardo Siacon, chief ofthe Jaro police station, said since Friday they have implemented tight securitymeasures around the Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral. center_img He said so far, they have yet toapprehend gun ban violators. The Iloilo City Police Office sent 250personnel to augment law enforces of the Jaro police station and they alsoutilized force multipliers including barangay officials. The Philippine National Police (PNP)national headquarters had approved the gun ban in relation of Jaro fiesta thatstarted on Jan. 30 and will end on Feb. 3. Early morning today, all areas near thechurch will be closed as the Holy Mass will start at 4 a.m./PN ILOILO City – Hundreds of policepersonnel have been deployed to secure today’s expected gathering of thousandsof Marian devotees for the Feast of the Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (OurLady of Candles).last_img read more


September 25, 2020 0

Cash, phone lost to robbers

first_imgOfficers of the Dingle police stationwere still trying to identify the suspects as of this writing./PN The still unidentified robbers took RaulSabi’s P2,000 cash and a cellphone, a police report showed. ILOILO City – A man has been robbed ofcash and cellphone in Barangay Abangay, Dingle, Iloilo At gunpoint, the armed man ordered Sabito hand over his money and mobile device. The suspect sped away after. Sabi, a 30-year-old resident of the saidvillage, told the police he was just standing along the road on Thursday when fourmotorcycle-riding armed men stopped next to him. last_img read more


September 25, 2020 0

3 Iloilo towns have renewable energy potential, says DOE

first_img“We have partnered with the academefor micro-hydro projects there,” according to Capongol. “The spatial plan is the map where theresources are located. The resources can be biomass, geothermal, solar, hydro,or ocean (and) wind resources that we can use for renewable energy and forproductive uses of the farmers, fisherfolk, health workers, (and) teachers,”said Fuentebella. (With a report from thePhilippine News Agency/PN) The three towns may potentiallydevelop micro-hydro systems, she pointed out. Through DREAMS, the DOE, inpartnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and GlobalEnvironment Facility (GEF), aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of thepower industry by promoting and facilitating the commercialization of renewableenergy markets. According to Iloilo provincialadministrator Suzette Mamon, the local government units of Carles, Concepcionand Ajuy are currently in the planning stage. “We are seeing a huge potential forrenewable energy development and our objective is to come up with moresustainable energy services for our fellowmen,” said Mylene Capongol, directorof DOE’s Renewable Energy Management Bureau. ILOILO – The municipalities of Carles,Concepcion and Ajuy in northern Iloilo have renewable energy resources that arenot yet tapped, according to the Department of Energy (DOE). On Feb. 18 the provincial governmentand DOE entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a project calledDREAMS or Development of Renewable Energy Applications Mainstreaming and MarketSustainability (DREAMS). Carles, Concepcion and Ajuy are pilot areas. Undersecretary Felix WilliamFuentebella said the DOE is extending assistance to the three towns. The local government units have toprepare the spatial plan and the type of renewable energy resource. “They are conducting local needsassessment,” said Mamon.last_img read more


September 25, 2020 0