Former Bahamas PM warns new Govt to remain “humble” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Bahama, Bahamas May 8, 2017 – Urban Renewal Deputy Director Michelle Reckley says the Free National Movement (FNM) has “stooped to an all time low” following a fake news report accusing her of tampering with ballot boxes.Yesterday, Reckley said FNM incumbent MP for East Grand Bahama, Peter Turnquest had gone to the Central Police Station with two lawyers supposedly to report the fraud. There were also rumors on social media that Reckley and her husband had been arrested for ballot box tampering. “Yesterday he made a total you know what of himself. Very, very disgraceful and had to come back and say there’s no truth to it,” said Reckley.However, assistant parliamentary commissioner, Reno Smith has cleared the air on the issue stating that neither Reckley nor her husband were guilty. “They were in no way present. They were not in the vicinity of the police headquarters at all. On election day all ballot boxes are empties for everyone to see and touch. Even there were secret compartments in the boxes all of the political operatives are allowed to touch the boxes,” Smith said. Smith assured the public that the process is transparent.Reckley said that she has had enough of the FNM’s Grand Bahama campaign which she claimed has been constantly attacking her character.#MagneticMediaNews#MichelleRickley#fakenews Bahamas Min. Finance vs opposition on Civil servant pay Forthcoming appointments at ZNS, Training Agency leaked Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, fnm, michelle reckley, Peter Turnquest
Dear Wilmington residents,For those in Wilmington who don’t yet know Jomarie O’Mahony, I can only tell you that you’re missing out. I have had the pleasure of knowing Jomarie for five years, and each and every one of them was an absolute pleasure be it a professional or social encounter. One of the most famous “Good Guys” in town, Jomarie is well known for her leadership, organization, but above all, positivism. She has clarity, vision, and planning that go far beyond the ordinary, which is why I encourage all to consider and vote for Jomarie as Wilmington’s next Board of Selectman.I could touch on the fact as a busy mother Jomarie still found the time to help organize the largest charity in town. I could also touch on the fact that she’s personally dedicated hundreds of hours a year to volunteering, all while working full time as an attorney for children in the foster care system. But what I really want to point out is that despite hugely impacting our community by helping organize events like the Festival of Trees, Jomarie strives to do more; and for all the right reasons.Wilmington has an abundance of qualified people this year, each with their own idea of Wilmington’s future. Topics like working to develop senior housing, filling in commercial space, and continuing Wilmington’s education excellence are all planned, and are high on Jomarie’s list of things to do. The beauty of electing her is that she has decades of experience with navigating state and local bureaucracy as a public and private attorney, organizing and coordinating budgets, and handling large scale events and issues. She is experienced, seasoned, passionate, and capable. Jomarie has proven for years that she loves our town, and done so with a smile. Again, I urge all residents consider Jomarie this April.Sincerely,Representative David RobertsonLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER FOR THE EDITOR: Jomarie O’Mahony Will Be An Independent Voice Of Reason For WilmingtonIn “Letter To The Editor”SELECTMEN NEWS: Board Supports Fire & Police Substation In North Wilmington; Town To Vote On Project In April 2020?In “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Town To Announce Plan To Increase Number Of Accepted RoadsIn “Government”
Members of the Black Women’s Roundtable recently convened its annual meeting to lobby against the passing of the Trump budget and the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, with the support of Black female members of the U.S. Congress.On March 30, about 50 participants in the Black Women’s Roundtable conference gathered outside of the capitol to make their concerns known.Melanie Campbell is the president and CEO of the National Coalition of Black Civic Participation and convener of Black Women’s Roundtable. (Courtesy photo)“We will be here all day today to talk about two issues.” Melanie Campbell, the president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable Public Network, said. “We are opposed to President Trump’s skinny budget and Neil Gorsuch becoming a justice on the Supreme Court because he is a danger to women’s health.”The Roundtable released on March 29 a 72-page document entitled “Black Women in the U.S., 2017: Moving Our Agenda Forward in the Post-Obama Era” that served as the rallying cry for the organization’s 6th Annual “Women of Power” Summit that took place in the District and in Arlington, Va. In essence, the report detailed the challenges Black women face in health, human trafficking, the juvenile justice system, higher education, businesses and entrepreneurship and expanding political power.The Roundtable has come to the Capitol Hill and lobbied lawmakers for years on issues dealing with funding women’s health programs, supporting reproductive rights, advocating on behalf of increasing educational opportunities for Black women and supporting presidential appointments that are sensitive to the needs of African-American women.U.S. Reps. Yvette Clark (D-N.Y.), Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), Robin Kelly (D-Ill.), Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Texas) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.) joined the rally. Clarke said the “Trump budget is diametrically opposed to the advancement of Black women.”“We would be in a state of siege if this budget is passed,” she said. “We have the power to address these issues and the document that you have presented will be used by the Congressional Black Caucus to resist the budget.”Jackson-Lee said that Black women must step up in the interest of their families and communities.“There is no greater time for African American women,” Jackson-Lee said. “Seniors in the sunset of their lives must be able to participate in Meals on Wheels and there must be funding for anti-violence and community development programs. The Trump budget is inhumane.”Jackson-Lee urged the rally participants to go to their homes and engage “your governors, state legislators and local officials to speak to what is right.”It was generally understood among the rally leaders and attendees that Gorsuch on the Supreme Court was unacceptable. Carol Joyner urged the participants to call their senators to stop Gorsuch.“This is a Supreme Court nominee that has ruled that corporations are people,” she said.Later that day, there was the Congressional Legislative Luncheon that was held at the headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women and at the Crystal City hotel, there were plenary sessions on fighting for women’s rights, the media and health and healing.
Kolkata: A fire audit has been conducted at 644 multi-storey buildings and places across the city and more buildings will soon be covered to check the incidents of fire, said state Fire minister Sujit Bose.While answering a question, Bose recently said in the Assembly that his department has been undertaking all preventive measures to curb incidents of fire in the state. To ensure that all the buildings adhere to the fire safety norms, particularly the high-rise ones, the Fire department has initiated the audit. Many more buildings have been identified, where fire audit would be undertaken soon, the minister said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataFire audits have been initiated in marketplaces as well, which are vulnerable to incidents of fire. It has been found during investigation that the buildings which catch fire, lack fire safety mechanisms. It may be recalled that the city has recently witnessed a number of fire incidents in various places. The Fire minister also said that Rs 104.44 crore was spent in the last financial year for modernisation and buying new equipments. Around 11 new ladders have been procured at Rs 11 crore and Rs 35 crore was spent for buying new equipments. Many fire stations have been constructed in different places. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateIt may be mentioned here that the city’s Mayor Firhad Hakim had earlier requested Bose to complete the fire audit of the markets across the city soon, to crack the whip on those market authorities who are not following the guidelines of the fire brigade. Hakim also proposed certain rules and regulations after discussing with the fire brigade. Fire audit is necessary in marketplaces and multi-storeyed buildings because the firefighters often face problems while dousing the flames due to the hoardings and glow-signboards which remain fixed on the buildings. As a result of this, the firefighters have to pull down the hoardings to spray water. Meanwhile, Kolkata Municipal Corporation officials also held meetings with the Fire department to impose some restrictions on hawkers who put up their stalls in marketplaces.