President to swear in new 10-member ERC today

first_imgSome seven years after the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) expired, President David Granger will be swearing in the 10 new members of the body today.The ceremony will be held at the State House.President David GrangerThis comes over a month after the National Assembly approved the appointment of the nominees from 10 stakeholder entities as members of the Commission.The new members to be appointed are: Pastor John Smith from the Christian community; Rajkumarie Singh from the Hindu community; Roshan Khan from the Muslim community; Norris Witter from the labour movement; Norman McLean, the Private Sector representative; Deodat Persaud for youth organisations; Ruth Howard for women’s organisations; Ashton Simon for Amerindian groups; Barrington Braithwaite for African groups and Neaz Suban for Indian groups.The Opposition had raised concerns with the length of time it took for persons to be appointed to the Commission.However, when the Third Report of the Standing Committee on Appointments was presented to the National Assembly for adoption and approval on January 19, Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr George Norton, told the National Assembly that while an earlier time would have been appropriate for such an important body, there were several hindrances to the process.He disclosed that the Committee held nine meetings, but difficulties were encountered with one of the bodies selecting a nominee. The Minister added too that while there could have been more consultations with citizens, persons were not as responsive even when the deadlines were extended.The ERC plays an integral role as a constitutional entity which serves to protect and preserve the interests of all stakeholders as far as creating an atmosphere of tolerance and harmony among the different races and ethnic groups in Guyana’s diverse society.The Commission initially comprised representatives from seven different constituencies, but in 2015 it was increased to 10.The ERC is a constitutional body established under the Herdmanston Accord. It works with persons and agencies to promote harmonious ethnic relations. The Commission also deals with complaints, promotes training in racial harmony, and fosters a sense of security, among all ethnic groups.The Commission had been virtually dysfunctional since 2011 when then Opposition Leader Robert Corbin had secured an injunction against the body, barring the Chairman and two Commissioners from taking any decision, recommendation or issuing any direction on behalf of the constitutional body.last_img read more

Read More
Manchester United boss Mourinho ‘expecting one more signing’ in summer window

first_img CEO Ed Woodward is reluctant to overspend Mourinho is not happy with the lack of business being done at United this summer Jose Mourinho is expecting one more signing at Manchester United this summer and insists there is ‘no drama’ at the club despite reports of a rift with CEO Ed Woodward over transfers.Mourinho previously claimed he wants two more arrivals to add to his squad but is now resigned to a solitary addition. moving on LATEST LIVING THE DREAM He said: “I am confident I get one, but I think two I am not going to get which is not a drama.“I think in every pre-season it happens basically the same and probably with every club, which is the manager wants more.“It’s our nature, it’s our way of being, you always want more for your team.“By then club decisions are different and normally you don’t get what you want, which happened basically during all my career. So, if I get one player until the end of the market, that’s fine.” Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ United have struggled in pre-season without many of their established stars RANKED LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing United have been linked with a £75m move for Leicester City’s Harry Maguire after the England centre-back’s impressive World Cup.But with any incomings still no closer to completion, the club have endured a miserable pre-season tour of the US.After draws with Club America, San Jose Earthquakes and AC Milan in front of paltry crowds awaiting the return of big stars, United were thrashed 4-1 by rivals Liverpool in Michigan.They face Real Madrid in Miami on Tuesday night and Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena before their Premier League season begins on August 10 against Leicester. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 4 REVEALED 4 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star So far United fans have seen the club bring in Fred for £53million from Shakhtar Donetsk, 19-year-old right-back Diogo Dalot and veteran back-up keeper Lee Grant.With more than £70m spent on those players, Woodward is said to have put the brakes on any further incomings.That includes long-term target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who would likely cost more than £100m to sign from Lazio.And Mourinho, who complained at a lack of transfer activity as he waits for 12 players to return from extended summer breaks, now accepts he will only be able to get one more target in. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father United target Harry Maguire has reportedly been offered a new deal by Leicester to prevent any potential sale Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer three-way race TOP WORK Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 4 IN DEMAND targets 4last_img read more

Read More