Health and Social Welfare Minister, Dr. Walter T. Gwenigale, has thrashed the main demand of the striking National Health Workers’ Association of Liberia (NHWAL).Dr. Gwenigale, who did not mince his words when he spoke Monday, October 13, during the regular press briefing at the Ministry of Information Culture and Tourism, told the health workers that their demand for the re-instatement of Mr. Joseph Tamba, president and Mr. George Poe Williams, Secretary General and spokesman, would never be honored.“To those of you striking because you want those two men back, you better just stay home forever because they are never coming back to work with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare,” Min. Gwenigale told the striking health workers.Both Tamba and Williams have since been fired from their respective posts at the National Malaria Control Program and the James David Hospital for over a year. However, the striking public health workers still regard both men as their leaders even though they (Tamba and Williams) are no longer officially in the employ of the public health sector. The health workers, especially the ones at the largest Ebola treatment unit (ETU) at the Island Clinic of 150-bed capacity at the moment, are also demanding that monies deducted from their September hazard pay be refunded to them.The Health Minister assured them that every health worker affected by the cut would be reimbursed. He appealed to them to return to work in order to save lives that they swore to protect. Dr. Gwenigale’s statement was buttressed by the Acting Finance and Development Planning Minister, Dr. James Kollie.Reacting to Dr. Gwenigale’s statement that they would ‘never return’ to the Ministry of Health, NHWAL Secretary General Williams told our Health Correspondent via phone that “never” belongs to God and that a “mortal man should not use it because things can change around.”He said with that pronouncement from Min. Gwenigale, he was left to wonder what could be the way forward.Asked whether the strike was ongoing he said “yes, but there have been numerous calls coming from international partners asking us to relax our action. So, we have informed our colleagues at various ETUs to remain and help save the lives of those who came in before the strike began.”He stressed that his colleagues at the ETUs have been warned not to take in new victims even if there are empty beds.At the moment, the immediate impact of the workers’ action might not be felt, but in the coming days if new victims are not allowed to be admitted to the ETUs, Liberia could return to the situation a few weeks ago when dead bodies were found everywhere in homes and communities. This will increase the risk of more infections of the disease, which has so far killed at least 2400 in confirmed, probable and suspected cases in Liberia between March 22 and October 7.Meanwhile, Mr. Williams disclosed to the Observer that he fears for his life. “Someone told me that there is a secret arrest order for me and Tamba. I am not on the run, if the security wants me, I can turn myself in but hunting me secretly is worrisome for me and my family looking at our country’s history,” he stated, emphasizing, however, that he was not afraid of being arrested.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
It was an electrifying atmosphere on Sunday as thousands of Guyanese from all walks of life gathered at the Kitty Market Square for the official launch of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) 2020 elections campaign under the theme “Stronger together for a better Guyana”.A section of the large gathering of supporters on SundayThose in attendance were decked in red, yellow and black, like the party flags which dominated the atmosphere.The event was expected to commence at 15:00h but the crowd was there hours in advance, anxiously awaiting to hear their leaders as they outlined their vision of the PPP/C for Guyana.The sound of loud cheers was deafening as the speakers delivered their remarks and it was almost impossible to move through the crowd.Among the list of speakers were many young professionals who endorsed the PPP/C since they believe that the party provides opportunities for the young to play a major role in the leadership of the country.One thing that was common to the young speakers was the fact that the APNU/AFC failed on their 2015 promises.Many of the young professionals expressed that they were least interested in politics until the APNU/AFC coalition Government took office in 2015 and realised that with the failed promises and stagnation of progress across the country over the past five years, they needed to step in to take the country back in order to see real progress achieved.Moreover, supporters among the crowd were eager to express their thoughts as to why they will be voting for the PPP/C at the upcoming General and Regional Elections slated for March 2, 2020.Michael Indardat, who was in the crowd, said: “The coalition did nothing for Guyanese people, nothing at all whatsoever. I want to see more progress from where they [PPP/C] left off from 2015. From where PPP leff off 2015 to now you see no progress whatsoever…the people struggling all over the place. All over de place you nah find job for de people them. So I think Guyanese will vote for the PPP and let progress continue.”Another supporter, Sherry, said “I don’t want stress anymore. We punish enough and we want PPP to come back to give we a better change. And I love PPP and I get strong hopes PPP will come back”.“I fly till from New Jersey. I get my first Guyana ID card. I’m excited for young leadership of Guyana and I’m excited with [having a] PPP Government because they are gonna take back Guyana. They’re the right people to take back Guyana and the economy because this Government is not doing [anything]. I’m overseas and what [I’m] seeing, it hurts me to see what the youths and what they promise the young people of Guyana. For five years, nothing has been done. They raise their salary, nothing has been done in this country. I’m gonna tell the young people here, their best choice is Irfaan Ali and I’m with Irfaan. I’m with Irfaan all the way,” another supporter of the PPP stated.“We don’t believe in politics but we believe in a betterment for Guyana. The coalition didn’t fulfil their promise[s] but we believe in PPP/C and they will fulfil [their] promise[s]. Because lot[s] of people [on] the East Coast, they are suffering. Some rent [and] have nowhere to go and it really hard. No job, nothing. Money nah circulate so it really very hard right now. We want a betterment for the future for the new generation, schooling, reverse the VAT, you know, etc,” PPP supporter Pam explained.Finola Trim told this publication: “Well the reason I’m here is that the PPP/C party is a party with a vision. They have the interest of every Guyanese at heart.” On why the coalition should not be re-elected, she said: “Because they’re a set of old cabals who are just interested in filling their pockets and their cronies. She added: “If the PPP/C gain victory, well I would like to see they provide jobs for the youths.”The successful track record of the PPP/C was referenced and persons expressed confidence in the party and their eagerness to see the PPP/C come out victorious at the upcoming elections as they believe them to be the only political party capable of moving Guyana forward and continuing the progress which was evident prior to 2015 and came to a halt after the APNU/AFC coalition Government took office.
Hundreds of disgruntled citizens lined the streets of Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) to protest the presence of Government officials who are currently holding outreaches across the country.These young women held placards in front of the Cabinet outreach at Anna ReginaProtesters along the road at Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast, Region Two on WednesdayRegional Chairman Devanand Ramdatt was also in the protest line, after the Regional Executive Officer (REO) reportedly denied him a fuel allowance to attend the activity.The majority of the residents questioned the timing of the outreach, pointing out that after four years in office, this is the first time such a large ministerial delegation has visited the region to offer support.They believe Government is merely campaigning, in light of the No-confidence Motion against it and the likelihood of early elections. One rice farmer said rice is the breadbasket of the region and although many calls were made for Government to intervene to save the industry from collapsing, nothing has been done.At Wednesday’s protest also, over 30 trench cleaners join the picketing line after they were denied payments for over three months. Like at the other outreaches so far, residents flocked the booth dealing with housing issues. Scores of persons said they left the outreach very disappointed since their housing issues could not have been fully dealt with despite waiting long hours to have their issues addressed. This led some persons to question why the Government is inviting persons to the Cabinet outreaches when they cannot address their issues.
The Fort St. John Soccer Club will be offering two soccer camps over the summer to help local players further develop their skills. The University of Victoria will be returning for another year July 20-24, and a grass roots soccer camp is slated for August 17-21.The Victoria Vikings camp will be catered towards players between the ages of 9-18. Players taking part will receive a camp t-shirt, soccer ball, a team photo, and a certificate of participation.The sessions will run daily from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., and the cost to take part is $175.- Advertisement -The grass roots soccer camp is broken up into two groups. Players between the ages of 4-8 will take part in half day camps from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. for $100, and those 8-14 will have their camp run from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for $175.Details on how to register for either camp can be found by clicking here.
1 Kevin Constant QPR are in talks with former AC Milan defender Kevin Constant, according to reports in France.The left-back is currently a free agent after leaving Turkish side Trabzonspor towards the end of last year.Saint-Etienne and Toulouse are also keen on the Frenchman as clubs look to bolster their squad during the January transfer window.QPR, according to L’Equipe, are the latest side to contact Constant and the Championship side are hopeful a deal can be struck.The 28-year-old is expected to fly to England to discuss terms this week, before hearing proposals from other clubs in Europe.
Job Vacancy: Brighter Futures For Children is currently seeking to recruit a Social Care Worker in North Donegal.Brighter Futures for Children (BFC) Ltd aims to help children overcome developmental trauma resulting from adverse childhood experiences such as neglect and child abuse. BFC specialises in the provision of therapeutic communities wherein children enjoy positive nurturing relationships with supportive adults. For this reason, all staff are expected to undertake therapeutic training and continuous personal therapy throughout the life time of their employment with BFC. Additionally, BFC will commission and provide evidence-informed therapeutic intervention that have demonstrated effectiveness in assisting traumatized to heal.Social Care WorkerEssential Criteria:BSc in Applied Social Studies; Applied Social Science; Applied Social Studies in Social Care, Professional Development Social Work or Youth and Community Work or equivalent Level 7 qualification.A minimum of 2 years’ full-time direct experience of working with children within a residential care setting or 3 years full-time working with children deemed to be at risk and subject to Care Orders or named on a Child Protection Order.Knowledge of the Irish National Standards in Children’s Residential CentresA clean full driving licence valid in the Republic of Ireland and UK. Brief Job Description:Providing a Key-Worker role to traumatized children residing within the residential therapeutic community to ensure positive outcomes.Work effectively as part of a social care staff team and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing personal and professional development.Ensuring that social care/therapeutic interventions are delivered appropriately to children in accordance with guidance set by Social Care Manager.Abide by health & safety requirements consistently.Work on a rota basis including overnights and weekend cover.Adhere to and complete administrative responsibilities in a timely manner.Key expectations for the post include:Sufficient professional competence for the proper discharge of the duties of the office.A willingness to learn through ongoing training.Ability to act appropriately on own initiative in accordance with legislation, policy and procedures.Ability to work effectively as part of a team, particularly in pressurised situations. Ability to use emotional intelligence in dealings with children, colleagues and key stakeholders. Ability to act in a professional manner at all times.Ability to apply evidence-informed practice appropriately.Ability to identify, rationalize and apply theoretical knowledge to enhance best practice and best outcomes.Ability to plan and deliver care in an effective and resourceful manner within a person-centred model of care. Ability to manage self and prioritise workload in a busy working environment. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to high standards of practice and strive to create a meaningful person-centred model of care. Ability to demonstrate initiative and innovation in identifying areas for service improvement Ability to display awareness and appreciation of the children as ‘experts through experience’.Ability to actively promote the involvement of the children in care planning, decision-making and service development Ability to empathise with and treat others with dignity and respect Ability to evaluate information and make effective decisions especially about the care of children Ability to display effective interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written). Ability to demonstrate effective team working skills Ability to demonstrate flexibility and openness to change Ability to demonstrate a consistent willingness to attend individual therapy and group-based therapy Ability to demonstrate a consistent commitment to the therapeutic community ethos Ability to demonstrate an ability to utilise supervision effectively Ability to demonstrate a willingness to develop IT skills relevant to the role Ability to demonstrate a commitment to continuing professional and personal developmentDesirable Criteria for Post:Diploma/certificate in child counselling/psychotherapy. Diploma/certificate in therapeutic counselling. Diploma/certificate in trauma counselling/interventions. Diploma/certificate in play therapy. To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to email@example.com or via post to HR Team, The Innovation Centre, Bay Road, Derry-Londonderry, BT48 7TG before 19th January 2018.Please ensure the information on your CV shows clearly how you meet the Essential Criteria because otherwise you will not be shortlisted. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to Brighter Futures For Children new premises in Co. Donegal for interview on Friday 26th January 2018. Job Vacancy: Social Care Worker required by new children’s centre was last modified: January 3rd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Brighter Futures for Children (BFC) LtdEmploymentJob Vacancyresidential careSocial Care Worker
Mollie addresses her fellow European Rotary Club membersYoung Letterkenny woman Mollie MacGinty has become a major name on the European Rotary Club circuit after being named President of the youth section of the organisation.In a special report for Donegal Daily she explains how her journey began and how it ended in an unexpected triumph.“I began my journey long before our weeklong trip. It all started at the regional finals of the Rotary Youth Leadership competition in November where I represented Letterkenny and was also one of the three successful candidates. “A few months later 24 of us gathered in Belfast where we visited the Eu office and Belfast City Hall. We then went on to visit Stormont for a rather lively interview session with representatives from all of the different parties in the Assembly. Discussing different issue such as lowering the voting age, cross border relations and education. We were also given a tour of the Utv studios in Stormont.“The next stop in the itinerary was Dublin. Here we visited the European Office. We also toured Leinster House, including both Houses of the Oireachtas. This was followed by an even more animated discussion covering topics like special needs assistance, youth unemployment and Euro-skepticism.“After an extremely early morning the next day we set off for our ultimate destination. For once the was a lull in our generally spirited political discussions and a sleepy silence ensued. That afternoon we spent as tourists, roaming the streets of Strasbourg and preparing for the big day ahead.“By the time we arrived at the European Parliament buildings the next morning we were ready for action. Dressed in our ‘Apprentice-like’ clothes we joing 470 other young people and entered the Louise Weiss building. The day began with talks from EU administrators about the various institutions and how decisions are made. The floor was then open to questions, 8/20 of which were asked by Irish delegates. This lead to a fascinating discussion on the future of Europe and how to stop further decline in the common market. “During the afternoon we were divided into committees of around 82 people.I attended the Migration and Integration committee where I was elected President. I lead the discussion and debate for the afternoon and reported the conclusions back to everyone gathered in the Hemicycle at the end of the day. Our report was voted through using the the electronic voting system and we went home an exhausted but exhilarated group.”MOLLIE MAKES A NAME FOR HERSELF IN EUROPE! was last modified: April 14th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Letterkenny Rotary ClubMolly MacGinty
Brave Letterkenny man Michael McGrath has said he is feeling really strong and positive as he continues his groundbreaking treatment to beat cancer.Father-of-one, Michael, has captured the hearts of the Donegal public after developing bowel cancer.A fundraising campaign https://www.gofundme.com/a-future-for-michael to get Michael specialist Immunotherapy Treatment in Austria has so far managed to raise almost €120,000 of the €150,000 needed. Speaking to Donegal Daily, Michael said things are going really well since he landed last Saturday.He said “Things are going really well over here in Vienna at the minute, the clinic is amazing.“I’m attending the clinic every day from 9 to 5 and feeling really strong and positive.“Naturally, I’m missing everyone back home especially wee Senán but I’m keeping up to date with all the fundraising activities that are going on. He added “I hear Letterkenny and the whole county has gone into overdrive for me which is quite overwhelming.Once again thanks for all the love and support and this would not be possible without you all. Thumbs up and lets beat this together.”If you would like to add a donation to Michael’s campaign please log onto https://www.gofundme.com/a-future-for-michael“I’m feeling really strong and positive” – Michael’s cancer treatment going well was last modified: December 15th, 2017 by StephenShare 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:cancerdonegalGo Fund Memichael mcgrathtreatmentVienna
Chelsea are plotting a £14m move for highly-rated Serbian youngster Lazar Markovic, according to The People.Liverpool are also believed to be interested but were put off by Partizan Belgrade’s asking price.It is claimed Blues owner Roman Abramovich is determined to take the 17-year-old to Stamford Bridge.Meanwhile, the Sunday Mirror declare that Andre Villas-Boas is one defeat away from the sack after his team’s 1-1 draw against Birmingham.The Portuguese is tipped to lose his job as Chelsea manager if they lose their Champions League clash with Napoli.The Independent on Sunday say Villas-Boas is ‘in limbo’ following Saturday’s result.And the Daily Mail report that temporary England boss Stuart Pearce has been assured he will not be put under pressure by the FA over whether to include Chelsea’s John Terry in his squad for the friendly against Holland.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook