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Blatant misinformation by Minister Patterson

first_imgDear Editor,The Parliamentary Opposition is fully aware of its role and functions, and it is for that expressed reason it made known publicly its reason for not attending the Parliamentary tour of the CJIA Expansion project.We noted in the letter columns of the state’s newspaper of Friday, April 27, 2018 a letter signed by Mr David Patterson, Minister of Public Infrastructure, which contains at least five (5) blatant inaccuracies. We suspect that in the mad rush for cover — having been exposed of an attempted raid on the public purse – this is an attempt at damage control.For clarification, we have no knowledge of any member of the Parliamentary Opposition requesting a tour of CJIA Expansion Project. Could the Minister tell the nation when and where that request was made, and by whom?The second blatant and deliberate offering of misinformation was the Minister’s claim that the “parliamentary opposition, in fact, had raised vehement protest following a visit to the project in January by the Cabinet.” This statement is a concoction. It is the most visible manifestation of desperation, and it shows the APNU+AFC government’s mastery at the fine art of deception. There was never a protest, vehement or otherwise, as stated by the Minister.Could Minister Patterson tell the nation when and where this vehement protest took place, and by whom? And could the Minister point us to the evidence to substantiate this ludicrous statement?Thirdly, the Minister continues to spew dishonesty when he stated that Mr Edghill had been invited to other “Tours” of the CJIA project, and would have attended at least one of them. He could have simply said the truth: that Mr Edghill was invited once, and he attended. Why go at length to convey the impression that there were other tours?Continuing, the Minister seems to be annoyed over being made to account for his stewardship in the National Assembly, by saying my questioning in the National Assembly has been “deliberately obtuse.” The fact is, this particular Minister has always sought to obfuscate issues by bringing in “red herrings” in his answers, and has now perfected the skill of “talking much” but “saying little.”This current tour is nothing but a smokescreen, a shameless attempt to siphon off $346.5 million Guyana dollars from the public purse to finance what was already paid and catered for in the original “fixed price design and build contract.”From the figures provided by the Minister on Financial Paper #2/2018, one can easily do the math and conclude that when this project was redesigned by the APNU+AFC Administration, just on the alteration of moving from eight (8) air bridges to two (2) air bridges, the contractor benefited from US$5M, or in excess of $1 billion Guyana dollars in avoided cost.Could the honourable Minister say what was the “appreciation” bonus for this contract as altered and redesigned?Yours truly,Bishop Juan EdghillMember of ParliamentSpokesperson onPublic Infrastructurelast_img read more

SPEEDY AARON IS TOAST OF GAIRMSCOIL CHÚ ULADH

first_imgGAIRMSCOIL Chú Uladh third year class rang Cróna had something to celebrate as their classmate and Finn Valley A.C. athlete Aaron Mac Floinn achieved yet another qualifying time at the Mary Peters track on Saturday last in the 800m (1 minute 54).This is the second qualifying time Aaron has achieved in the space of 5 weeks as he recently achieved the 400m (49 seconds) qualifying standard in Cork.With these times under his belt the staff and students of Gairmscoil Chú Uladh are hoping that Aaron will get a place on the Irish team Youth Olympics in Georgia this coming July. Comhghairdeas Aaron agus Ádh mór ó do chomhscoláirí !SPEEDY AARON IS TOAST OF GAIRMSCOIL CHÚ ULADH was last modified: May 25th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Aaron Mac FionnAthleteFinn Valley ACGairmscoil Chú Uladhlast_img read more

DONEGAL BOY (10) GETS €5,000 FOR CUT KNEE

first_imgA TEN-year-old boy has been awarded more than €5,000 in court today – for cutting his knee.The settlement relates to an incident at Ostan Gweedore Hotel three years ago.Barrister Patricia McLaughlin told Donegal Circuit Civil Court, sitting in Letterkenny today, that the child had arrived at the hotel on July 12, 2009 with his mother and sister. Whilst the child’s mother was locking the car, her son fell on grass in the grounds of the hotel and cut his knee.Judge Petria McDonnell was told that the hotel management were not told of the incident at the time.“The first they knew of it was a letter which arrived a year later,” said Ms McLaughlin.The hotel, she said, was not accepting liability but was prepared to settle the claim.It was still not clear, said the barrister, how the cut came about but the boy had to receive eight stitches for a wound to his knee.“There are no long term effects and the boy in fact wears the scar as a badge of honour I’m told,” said Ms McLaughlin.She said the hotel had made a low all-in offer to the boy which totalled €6,000 to cover costs and the injury and the boy would receive €5,059.90 as part of the settlement.DONEGAL BOY (10) GETS €5,000 FOR CUT KNEE was last modified: October 15th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:boycut kneeDonegal circuit civil courtostan Gweedorelast_img read more