Harmon appointed Director General of Ministry of the Presidency

first_imgPrime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Tuesday announced that former Minister of State, Joseph Harmon has been appointed Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency.Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph HarmonThe announcement was made during the Prime Minister’s address at the National Communications Network (NCN) Linden Complex at the Government outreach to the mining town.Minister Harmon, a dual citizen, resigned as a minister and Member of Parliament (MP) effective April 25. He was replaced as an MP by Mervyn Williams. Vice President and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge; former Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin and former Minister of Public Service, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine also resigned as a result of being deemed dual citizens by Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George in a court ruling.Gaskin and Dr Roopnaraine were replaced by Haimraj Rajkumar and Tabitha Saraboo-Halley respectively.Prime Minister Nagamootoo was delivering the feature address at the hand-over ceremony of the NCN Linden assets to the Linden Broadcasting Network (LBN).Director General Harmon attended the Cabinet meeting earlier in the day at the invitation of President David Granger where his new portfolio was formally announced to Cabinet.last_img read more

Sheffield United punish fans after chants and smoke bombs

first_imgSheffield United have handed banning orders to a number of fans after investigating allegations of racist chanting and the use of smoke bombs at Bramall Lane.It was reported in the Yorkshire Post that a number of United supporters were heard to chant ‘You’re just a town full of ISIS’ towards Bradford fans during United’s 3-1 win against the Bantams in League One on December 28.The results of United’s investigation have been passed on to the Football Association and South Yorkshire Police.A statement on Sheffield United’s website read: “Club officials have this week handed out banning orders to a number of fans and are warning that further incidents will be treated in a similar manner.”Club safety officer Steve Hicks said: “Quite simply, we are determined to bring to a swift end this inappropriate behaviour by a group of fans.“This week’s banning orders indicate that we are wheedling out the troublemakers and we will continue to do so to protect the reputation of the club and the impact on other fans.“Each Football League club is responsible for the actions of its own supporters – home or away – and the actions of a minority is putting the lives of fellow supporters in danger as well as potentially putting the club at risk of costly and severe sanctions from the Football Association.” Sheffield United punish fans after Bradford chants and smoke bombs 1last_img read more