Heritage Trust Mounts Exhibit in May Pen

first_imgRelatedHeritage Trust Mounts Exhibit in May Pen FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The National Heritage Trust, as part of activities to mark its 50th anniversary, has mounted a heritage display at the Clarendon Parish Library in May Pen.The exhibit, which opened on November 6 and closes on November 27, is to give residents of the parish an insight into their rich cultural heritage. Artefacts on display, dating back to the period of the Tainos, show how common tools and utensils have evolved over the years. There is also a listing of various heritage sites in the parish, and interesting facts surrounding the origin of these.Director of Communications at the National Heritage Trust, Coleen Douglas, explained that over the years, archaeological digs have taken place across the island, which have unearthed several artefacts, about which the ordinary Jamaican had very little knowledge. As such, the Trust has been going into the parishes with various exhibits, to not only make people aware of the history associated with their parish, but to engender the sort of curiosity that will make them constantly yearn to discover more.She told JIS News that the Jamaica Library Service was chosen as a partner in the process, as they cater to a wide cross-section of persons, including students and adults.Chebis Roberts and Romaine James of Central High School in May Pen, expressed their satisfaction with this latest initiative of the Heritage Trust, saying it was both interesting and entertaining to find out more about their heritage, and how and what their ancestors ate, and how they earned a living, generally.Several persons, who viewed the exhibits, have asked that the information on heritage sites and persons of historical significance, be appropriately captured and displayed, so there might be easy access long after the period of anniversary celebrations had passed. Ms. Douglas indicated that the necessary discussions would take place at the level of the National Heritage Trust, to determine how best the public can be accommodated in this regard.The National Heritage Exhibition was launched on October 1 in Kingston, to coincide with the National Heritage celebrations. After two weeks, it was moved to the parish of St. Catherine where the public was allowed to view it until November 4. When the exhibition closes in Clarendon, an open house will be held at the Trust’s Head Office at Duke Street in Kingston, where members of the public will be able to see all the artefacts previously displayed in the other parishes. Parish exhibitions will resume at the beginning of the new school year.The Jamaica National Heritage Trust has a mandate to protect and preserve the nation’s cultural legacy. RelatedHeritage Trust Mounts Exhibit in May Pen Advertisementscenter_img Heritage Trust Mounts Exhibit in May Pen UncategorizedNovember 12, 2008 RelatedHeritage Trust Mounts Exhibit in May Penlast_img read more

Coffee Farmers Urged to Join forces To Revitalise Sector

first_imgRelatedCoffee Farmers Urged to Join forces To Revitalise Sector RelatedCoffee Farmers Urged to Join forces To Revitalise Sector Coffee Farmers Urged to Join forces To Revitalise Sector AgricultureMarch 2, 2009 Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Chairman of the Management Committee of Cave Valley Coffee Co-operative Limited, Douet Reid, has called on coffee farmers, particularly those involved in the cultivation of non-Blue Mountain coffee, to join forces to revitalise the sector as it can be profitable.Mr. Reid, who was speaking at the recent launch of the Cave Valley Coffee Co-operative in Cave Valley, St. Ann, said that while the coffee sector was fraught with challenges, the concerted effort of all stakeholders would help to ensure that production was significantly increased and sustained overtime.“There are many challenges, which face this sector, the greatest of which are the high cost of farm inputs such as labour, chemicals and the high cost of fertiliser. Even with minimal effort, this volume can be doubled and with the implementation of new technology, we .can supply the 85,000 boxes that were produced in the entire non-Blue Mountain area,” he stated, noting that the “returns can be profitable.”Mr. Reid urged all farmers registered to the Barron Hall Estate to join the Co-operative, the launch of which, he said, was “an attempt to revitalise a key sub-sector in agriculture.”He reminded the members that farming was the mainstay of the Jamaican economy, and every effort should be made to keep the agricultural industry alive and vibrant.“The agricultural sector continues to be the base of our economy and a key means of livelihood for most of our farmers. This is a great time to be productive, to be effective and to fulfill their best possibilities, and (you) should get busy, and let this happen,” he urged.Meanwhile, Paulette Kirkland of the Department of Co-operatives and Friendly Societies, encouraged the farmers to work together to keep the Cave Valley Coffee Co-operative alive, pointing out that failure to do so would only result in the demise of the organisation, which would “do everybody more harm than good.” RelatedCoffee Farmers Urged to Join forces To Revitalise Sectorlast_img read more

UN rights expert urges United States to remove sanctions hindering rebuilding in Syria

first_imgUN rights expert urges United States to remove sanctions hindering rebuilding in Syria The United NationsA UN independent human rights expert, on Tuesday, called on the United States to remove unilateral sanctions against Syria that may hamper efforts to rebuild the war-torn country’s destroyed civilian infrastructure.Alena Douhan, United Nations special rapporteur on the negative impacts of unilateral coercive measures on human rights, voiced concerns that sanctions imposed under the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act (also known as the Caesar Act) risk exacerbating the already dire humanitarian situation in Syria, especially in the course of COVID-19 pandemic, and put Syrians at even greater risk of rights violations.“When it announced the first sanctions under the Caesar Act in June 2020, the United States said it did not intend for them to harm the Syrian population,” she said.“Yet enforcement of the Act may worsen the existing humanitarian crisis, depriving the Syrian people of the chance to rebuild their basic infrastructure,” Ms. Douhan added.After a decade of crisis, humanitarian needs remain extensive and multifaceted across Syria, with millions dependent on international assistance. Thousands of schools have been destroyed and the health system is in tatters, with only 58 per cent of hospitals reported to be fully functional.Wide-ranging sanctionsAccording to a news release by the UN human rights office (OHCHR), the Caesar Act contains the most wide-ranging US sanctions ever applied against Syria. It could target any foreigner helping in reconstruction of Syria, and even employees of foreign companies and humanitarian operators helping rebuild.Since Syria’s economy is largely destroyed, it needs to be able to access necessary humanitarian aid and rebuild essential infrastructure, while relying on foreign help. The fact that the US Treasury designated the Syrian Central Bank as suspected of money laundering clearly creates unnecessary hurdles in processing Syrian foreign aid and handling humanitarian imports, it added.High risk of over-compliance Ms. Douhan also said that the Caesar Act raises serious concerns under international law because of its unfettered emergency powers of the Executive and extraterritorial reach. It also results in the high risk of over-compliance.“What particularly alarms me is the way the Caesar Act runs roughshod over human rights, including the Syrian people’s rights to housing, health, and an adequate standard of living and development,” she said.“The US Government must not put obstacles in the way of rebuilding of hospitals because lack of medical care threatens the entire population’s very right to life,” the Special Rapporteur added.The Special Rapporteurs are part of what is known as the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council. The experts work on a voluntary basis; they are not UN staff and do not receive a salary. They are independent from any government or organization and serve in their individual capacity. /UN News Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Central, central bank, conflict, council, covid-19, Economy, Emergency, Government, Human Rights, Humanitarian, infrastructure, sanctions, Syria, U.S., UN, United Nations, United Stateslast_img read more

Commonwealth Day 2021 speech by High Commissioner Charles Hay

first_imgCommonwealth Day 2021 speech by High Commissioner Charles Hay It’s a great pleasure to be taking part in Commonwealth Day 2021 with at least a few people around me, even if we are all in masks. The very essence and heart of the Commonwealth is our people to people links, and while we have all got used to virtual meetings, having at least some people together to celebrate this day seems very appropriate. I am relieved that the latest MCO was lifted in time for us to have this event. My thanks to the Royal Commonwealth Society of Malaysia for hosting us this evening.It seems an age ago now but it was just a year ago that the British High Commission, as Commonwealth Chair-In-Office, co-hosted Commonwealth Observance Day with the Royal Commonwealth Society of Malaysia. It was almost the last ‘normal’ event we had before Malaysia and much of the world went into Covid lockdown.This past year has been unique and difficult for all of us in different ways. We have faced multiple challenges and in many cases, personal tragedy or economic hardship. This has affected all countries large and small, rich and poor.However, out of diversity, we find strength and resilience and we innovate to find solutions. Scientists around the world have worked at a speed few thought possible, to make multiple vaccines available, and the number of people vaccinated around the world multiplies by the day. We have all had to find virtues in the virtual world too – although we don’t many guests here with us tonight, for the first time we are filming and live-streaming this event to a much bigger virtual audience across Malaysia and overseas.In the UK, for the first time in over 50 years the decision was taken to cancel the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey. But instead, Commonwealth Day has been celebrated on television with the broadcast of a very special programme ‘A Celebration of the Commonwealth’ on BBC1 on the eve of Commonwealth Day.The COVID-19 pandemic has also meant that the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting due to be held in Rwanda in June last year had to be postponed, which has meant that the UK has had a further year as Commonwealth Chair-In-Office.Although the world has been in lockdown for much of the last year, the work of the Commonwealth has continued. This is a critical year for our natural world, which has long been a focus for the Commonwealth. 2021 is the first year of the UNESCO Ocean Decade. And this year will see both COP26 climate negotiations and COP15 Convention on Biological Diversity, when world leaders will come together to agree the steps to build back greener and live more sustainably and in harmony with nature.I have been privileged as British High Commissioner here in Malaysia to represent the UK as Chair in office for two years now and to witness the steps Malaysia has taken in that time to progress the Commonwealth’s goals: Fairness; Prosperity; Sustainability and Security. Just to mention a few examples of many:the Parliament of Malaysia hosted the Commonwealth Partnership for Democracy’s Asia Regional Women’s Political Leadership Conference, focussing on policies and initiatives which mainstream gender equality across the Asia regionMalaysia completed the SheTrades Commonwealth pilot, supporting women-owned businesses to become more competitive, promoting economic growth and job creationMalaysia was one of four Commonwealth member countries to have the I-Work project designed to improve the employment prospects of young people including those from disadvantaged backgrounds by piloting and introducing new approaches to employer-led skills developmentthe Universiti Malaya is one of five new universities to host Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholars. Since April 2018, 47 scholars have benefited from this scholarship schemeMalaysia was the first country to begin creating an energy and emissions calculator, with the aim of creating easy-to-use energy models to support climate planning. For this, they used a £3.5 million budget extension to the 2050 calculator programme announced by the UK at CHOGM 2018I was delighted that Dato’ Sudha Devi, a most distinguished Malaysian diplomat, has been appointed Chair of the Commonwealth Foundation. And it has been very heartening to see young Malaysians being recognised and celebrated for their work and contribution to their communities, society and the environment.This morning I was joined in a ‘Blu Hope on Commonwealth Day’ webinar by Mogesh Sabathy, who is the Co-Founder of Ocean Hope Project, a youth-led group that aims to raise the visibility of ocean issues and environmental conservation through campaigns and youth leadership training. Mogesh is a finalist in the Commonwealth Youth Awards 2021 – a great achievement in itself, and we very much hope Mogesh will go one step further and be one of the winners in the virtual ceremony to be held on Wednesday.Malaysian co-founders of Zero Waste Malaysia, Khor Sue Yee and Aurora Tin are the most recent winners of the Commonwealth Points of Light Award. Their NGO is working in the community and with companies to get zero waste policies adopted by Malaysians and businesses. The Commonwealth Points of Light award celebrates outstanding acts of volunteering, thereby inspiring others to volunteer and make a positive impact in their community. I’m especially pleased that Zero Waste Malaysia have taken the time to participate and support the series of ‘Blu Hope’ webinars in 2020 to help educate and inspire Malaysians to live a zero or near-zero waste lifestyle.Today, as well as Commonwealth Day we are also celebrating International Women’s Day. The Commonwealth Secretariat have marked this event with two social media campaigns #SheLeadsTheWay – celebrating women’s leadership in the Commonwealth and #SeatheShe – recognising women’s contributions to ocean science.I would like to particularly mention three Malaysian women scientists who are working to help protect the ocean:Assoc Prof Dr Goh Hong Ching, Senior Lecturer at Universiti Malaysia and Malaysia lead for the Global Challenges Research Fund Blue Communities project and the NUOF Netcom Fish mangrove protection projectProfessor Zainura Zainon Noor, Deputy Director of the Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Water Security, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and key collaborator for Global Challenges Research Fund Water Security HubHui Ling, PhD Student at the University of Nottingham Malaysia, who is researching the effect of micro-plastics in the oceanI now take great pleasure in introducing this year’s Annual Commonwealth Day Message from Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Asia, British, commonwealth, diversity, gender equality, Government, hope, Malaysia, Queen, Rwanda, sustainability, UK, UK Government, Unesco, University of Nottingham, women, Youthlast_img read more

Chevrolet’s heavy-duty pickups add Multi-Flex Tailgate for 2022

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2022 Chevrolet Silverado HD Multi-Flex Tailgate  General Motors GM confirms it’ll build an electric Silverado alongside its GMC HummerThe tailgate was first introduced on the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500, a twin to the Silverado. On that brand, it’s called the MultiPro Tailgate. The Silverado 1500 added the tailgate for the 2021 model year.Both the Sierra and Silverado heavy-duty models were all-new for 2020, and the Sierra HD debuted with the tailgate. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever RELATED TAGSChevroletSilverado HDPickup TruckNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesPickup trucksNon-Luxurytailgatework truck Chevrolet is adding the six-function Multi-Flex Tailgate as an option on its 2022 heavy-duty trucks, where it will be available on all 2500 and 3500 models.The optional unit includes a second, smaller tailgate inside the main one, and can be configured for such functions as two-tier loading, cargo stop, stand-up work station, and bed step.It will be offered in addition to the optional power up-down tailgate available on the LT, LTZ, and High Country trims. First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened GM scales back engine, transmission choices for Sierra and Silverado PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending Videos GM’s not the only one with a trick up its tailgate. Ford has long offered a fold-out bed step in the F-150, and on the latest model, has an optional work station with clamp pockets and measurement ruler. Ram offers a split tailgate, with two sections that open barn-door style; while the Honda Ridgeline started it all right from its debut for 2006, with a tailgate that drops conventionally, or opens sideways like a door. RELATED We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada advertisement See More Videos ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Santa Monica issues 4 p.m. curfew after looters target downtown stores during protest against police violence

first_imgHomeFeaturedSanta Monica issues 4 p.m. curfew after looters target downtown stores during protest against police violence May. 31, 2020 at 12:23 pmFeaturedNewsSanta Monica issues 4 p.m. curfew after looters target downtown stores during protest against police violenceMadeleine Pauker1 year agogeorge floydpolice brutalityprotestDozens of people protested in Santa Monica Sunday following several days of demonstrations in Los Angeles over the killing of George Floyd. (Matthew Hall) Protesters knelt by the pier Sunday afternoon. (Matthew Hall)This story was updated May 31 at 9:33 p.m.Hundreds of people held a protest in downtown Santa Monica early Sunday afternoon following several days of protests across the country calling for justice for George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer.Protesters gathered several hours after Santa Monica lifted its curfew, which officials put into effect from 8 p.m. Saturday to 5:30 a.m. Sunday after protesters clashed with police and looted stores in the Fairfax neighborhood of Los Angeles.The protest followed peaceful demonstrations in Santa Monica and Venice on Thursday and Friday. Demonstrators held signs saying “Black lives matter,” “I can’t breathe” and “Evil prevails when good people do nothing.”Protester Geraldine Middleton, who has three black sons, said she wants the protests over Floyd’s death to bring about systemic change. She urged allies participating in the protests to work toward justice in their own communities following the protests.“What I want to see is folks that come out to things like this make changes in their circles, where it’s not as comfortable for you to have the same determination and realization that black lives matter,” Middleton said.At about noon Sunday, protesters peacefully gathered in Palisades Park and at 12:30 p.m. took a knee by the pier to protest Floyd’s killing.After 1 p.m., protesters began marching up Ocean Avenue and turned onto Montana Avenue, where police prevented them from moving further east. Smaller groups of protesters continued up Montana and back toward the Santa Monica Pier.A group of looters started breaking into downtown stores and the Santa Monica Place mall after 2 p.m., and police set up a perimeter around the Third Street Promenade. A protester tried to prevent looters from breaking into a downtown REI Co-op.As the looting escalated, hundreds of protesters gathered peacefully near the pier and smaller groups continued to protest in a few other areas downtown.After the looting began, officials issued a 4 p.m. curfew, closed all 10 Freeway and Pacific Coast Highway off-ramps into Santa Monica and halted the Metro E line at the 26th Street station. Los Angeles County issued a 6 p.m. curfew throughout all areas of the county.Emergency responders are exempt from the 4 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. curfew, as are those traveling to and from work or seeking or giving emergency care.The Santa Monica, Los Angeles and Culver City police departments, as well as the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, were out in force Sunday afternoon with armored vehicles and flash grenades.After 3 p.m., police declared two groups of peaceful protesters on Ocean Avenue an unlawful assembly and used teargas on them in an attempt to get them to leave.After the 4 p.m. curfew began, police stood in skirmish lines in front of the protesters but had not yet started making arrests. By 4:10 p.m., protesters began throwing rocks and firecrackers at police and officers started firing rubber bullets and throwing smoke grenades into the crowd.At about 4:30 p.m., more than 100 protesters clustered behind a makeshift barricade near the pier made out of wooden boards from a nearby construction site. Police, who were still standing in a skirmish line several hundred feet away, shot rubber bullets toward the barricade.Protesters moved south down Ocean Avenue and along Main Street after police shot tear gas at the barricade. Police fired less-than-lethal ammunition at protesters who entered an empty building next to the pier.Some protesters split from the group moving down Main Street and shattered the front door of the Santa Monica Courthouse.A little after 5 p.m., most looters still active in downtown Santa Monica had moved north to Lincoln Boulevard and began taking goods from a Vons grocery store.The Santa Monica Fire Department reported four structure fires downtown after 5 p.m. Three police cars in a parking lot next to the Santa Monica Civic Center and a dumpster were also set on fire. Officials said firefighters had extinguished all fires by 7 p.m.Santa Monica officials asked protesters during a press conference at 5:30 p.m. to go home.“The Santa Monica Police Department is here to support peaceful protest, but we will not stand for civil unrest and criminal behavior,” said Chief of Police Cynthia Renaud. “There is a curfew in place. We are asking you to go home, and those who don’t, we will begin notifying you and making arrests for the curfew violation.”Renaud said in a statement Saturday that the officers responsible for Floyd’s death are directly in conflict with the oath police officers have taken, which is to protect and serve. She said the department encourages discussion to promote freedom of speech, transparency and to preserve the trust the department has developed with the community.“The Santa Monica Police Department feels the strong emotions and concerns that are being voiced and displayed countrywide,” Renaud said. “We share these emotions. While the death of George Floyd occurred more than 1,900 miles away, the actions of every sworn officer have the potential to tarnish the badge many of us hold dear.”By 6 p.m., officers were herding a group of roughly 30 protesters at 4th Street and Broadway east on Broadway. Officers detained nearly 20 protesters shortly before 7 p.m., who told CBS News that they had been trying to leave the area and were blocked by police.Renaud, the SMPD chief, said at a 7 p.m. press conference that the department was arresting both protesters who had stayed out after curfew and looters. She said the National Guard is on its way and will be stationed in front of Santa Monica City Hall.Santa Monica Mayor Pro Tempore Terry O’Day said at the press conference that Santa Monica stands against racial injustice and welcomes peaceful protest, but denounced the looting and asked everyone still on the street in the city to go home.“We welcomed peaceful protesters into our town this morning and they were, by and large, very peaceful,” O’Day said. “The second story happening in this city is one of looting and crime, and that is now going to end.”By 9 p.m., Renaud said police had made hundreds of arrests and that no officers had been injured during the [email protected] Tags :george floydpolice brutalityprotestshare on Facebookshare on Twittershow 11 comments Businesses that were looted must sue the city of Santa Monica. Many of us watched the police allow this looting. The Democratic Party and the City of Los Angeles and Santa Monica promote this hatred and violence. They need to be charged with sedition. The government agrees with the violent people over the taxpayers. They must be held accountable for this The government here is the enemy of law abiding taxpayers. Robert says: KI SHI says: Terry O’Day is as useless and goofy and incompetent as the police and their chief, Renaud. May 31, 2020 at 3:35 PM May 31, 2020 at 3:34 PM Thanks for changing the headline 👍 Sam o’brien says: May 31, 2020 at 4:45 PM Black lives do matter.Looters, no matter the color of their skin nor the depth of their anger, achieve nothing. They serve only themselves and undermine the legitimate message of protest. May 31, 2020 at 7:34 PM 11 Comments May 31, 2020 at 7:37 PM May 31, 2020 at 8:34 PM James Bell says: Steve says: Helen Brunswick says: May 31, 2020 at 2:02 PM center_img Santa Monica Police chief Renaud lies and lies. She says the police support peaceful protest but won’t stand for criminal behavior but the exact opposite happened. Her police arrested peaceful protesters while doing nothing to the criminals running rampant and destroying and looting and setting fires. I watched it with my own eyes as police were non-existent where they were sorely needed. She should be fired!!!! The police were useless!!!!! Their performance was criminal. Helen Brunswick says: May 31, 2020 at 7:22 PM dozens? I was there. It was in the hundreds. Close to a thousands. WHY DID CITY OFFICIALS ALLOW A PROTEST MOVEMENT WHICH HAS ALREADY PROVED TO BE VIOLENT TO ENTER OUR CITY. IF WE SHUTDOWN FOR CORONAVIRUS WHY NOT SHUTDOWN FOR THIS???WE ALL KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN SO WHY PUT US AND OUR BUSINESSES IN DANGER?????SHORTSIGHTED NONSENSE. THIS COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED. May 31, 2020 at 7:39 PM Chief Cynthia Renaud failed our city on Sunday. As a 35-year SM resident, I’ve found the SMPD found to be marginally responsive at best on a good day, with a general disinterest in serving ordinary citizens as their default setting.Not surprisingly, they were totally unprepared for the crime and devastation that occurred Sunday afternoon, despite widely-reported social media posts exposing looters’ plans to pillage Santa Monica on Sunday. Force deployment was a joke; dozens of officers from multiple agencies were keeping watch over a couple hundred peaceful protesters, as roving gangs of hundreds of (mostly out-of-area, as the social media posts indicated) criminal opportunists of ALL races wreaked havoc on our downtown less than three blocks away, unencumbered by law enforcement for SEVERAL HOURS, free to steal, loot, plunder and destroy our city as they wish.Chief Renaud failed miserably and expensively and very pubilcly.She has clearly and forcefully demonstrated that she is absolutely incapable of keeping our city’s residents and businesses safe when we need them most.Santa Monica deserves competent leadership, especially for the incomprehensibly huge salaries the city throws at those who sit at the top levels of our government.I’m beyond disgusted by what I saw.She must resign or be fired immediately. June 1, 2020 at 8:05 AM Don says: Black Street criminals have been made to feel welcome in Santa Monica for a long time. And now they’re taking over your city. How sad. Comments are closed. Fatma says: And by the way, Terry O’Day is as useless and goofy and incompetent as the police and their chief, Renaud. Santa Monica Police and its chief, Cynthia Renaud, are a disgrace to this community. They have no business exhorting the salary they give themselves for the incompetence they put on display. Chief Renaud should resign but since she doesn’t have the integrity to do so, she should be fired!!! May 31, 2020 at 7:54 PM Scarlett says: John hall says: Santa Monica issues curfew through 5:30 a.m. SundayCalifornia Office of Emergency Services Issues Statewide Standardized Evacuation TerminologyYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agolast_img read more

Play the Call the Election game

first_imgHomeNewsElectionsPlay the Call the Election game Oct. 29, 2020 at 5:59 amElectionsNewsPlay the Call the Election gameGuest Author7 months agocity council.election https://smdp.typeform.com/to/gHJEPV5o Prizes range from gift cards to local businesses to some cool smdp swag if you get 100% of the local predictions correct. It’s fun and just takes a couple of minutes! Tags :city council.electionshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentHomelessness Now Top Concern for LA County Businesses, Taxes and Fees Remain HighCrime Watch – Blame it on the alcoholYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press16 hours agolast_img read more

Taoiseach to address Letterkenny Chamber during Donegal visit

first_img Twitter WhatsApp By News Highland – August 8, 2018 Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest Google+ The Taoiseach has been announced as a guest speaker at the Letterkenny Chamber President’s Lunch next month.Leo Varadkar will address local businesses with Brexit expected to be high on the agenda as the uncertainty builds for Donegal as a border region.Letterkenny Chamber CEO Toni Forrestor says while Britain’s departure from the EU will be a talking point the Taoiseach’s visit will be an opportunity to discuss other matters affecting local businesses:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/forregygfhfghster1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+center_img Twitter Facebook Previous articleFarmers hit with second fodder crisis inside a yearNext articleHarps U19 manager Joe Boyle on loss to St. Pats News Highland Pinterest WhatsApp Taoiseach to address Letterkenny Chamber during Donegal visit News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction last_img read more

McGowan elected Cathaoirleach of Stranorlar MD

first_img Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest McGowan elected Cathaoirleach of Stranorlar MD Google+ Previous articleWarning over heightened risk of gorse fire during good weatherNext articleTwo teenagers arrested over criminal damage at commercial premises News Highland Facebookcenter_img Councillor Patrick McGowan has been elected as the new Cathaoirleach of the Stranorlar Municipal District. He replaces Cllr. Martin Harley in the Chair with the announcement made at today’s municipal meeting in Lifford.Cllr. McGowan says he has a number of areas that he wishes to emphasis in the coming year, with the border issue topping that agenda:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/pasdfsdfsdftmg.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – May 29, 2018 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction last_img read more

New mandatory hotel quarantine laws only ‘half-door measure’

first_img New mandatory hotel quarantine laws only ‘half-door measure’ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest Facebook Google+ Professor Gabriel Scally says Ireland’s new mandatory hotel quarantine laws are only a ‘half-door measure’.The Dáil yesterday passed legislation that will force people arriving from 20 high-risk countries to quarantine in a hotel for two weeks.A Labour amendment to extend it to all countries was defeated.Professor Scally says he would also prefer hotel quarantine for all arrivals.>* Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Twittercenter_img Previous articleAll elements of Good Friday Agreement ‘need to be implemented’Next articleIreland’s direct provision system to end in 2024 News Highland Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – February 26, 2021 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more