New CARICOM secretary general to be named later this week

first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share NewsRegional New CARICOM secretary general to be named later this week by: – July 20, 2011center_img Share 12 Views   no discussions Caribbean Community chairman and St Kitts and Nevis prime minister, Dr Denzil Douglas, says the new CARICOM secretary general will be named this week BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) — The people of the Caribbean from Suriname and Guyana in the south to Jamaica, Haiti and The Bahamas in the north will know by the end of the week the name of the new secretary general of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).CARICOM chairman and St Kitts and Nevis prime minister, Dr Denzil Douglas, who was visiting Grenada on Sunday to address the annual Convention of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), said the CARICOM Bureau met in Barbados on Saturday to interview the five candidates for the position that became vacant following Sir Edwin Carrington’s decision to step down at the start of the year after 18 years on the job.The three members of the Bureau – Douglas, Suriname President Desi Bouterse and Grenada’s Prime Minister Tillman Thomas – were joined by host prime minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart, to interview the candidates that included the present assistant secretary general, trade and economic integration, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and the St Vincent and the Grenadines diplomat Ellsworth John.“The three leaders of the Bureau of the Conference of Heads, together with the prime minister of Barbados, completed the exercise of interviewing five Caribbean people for the distinguished post of secretary general of CARICOM,” Douglas told reporters just before the rally in Grenada.Douglas said he will inform his other regional colleagues during this week, with the intent of completing the screening exercise and announcing the new CARICOM secretary general by the middle of this week.“Over the next few days as I make contact with our Caribbean leaders, we would be able to complete the exercise and by midweek hopefully of this week, we would have identified the new secretary general of our CARICOM Community,” he said.The new secretary general is expected to lead the reform of the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat that the regional leaders at their annual summit in St Kitts earlier this month noted “is the first in a series of initiatives mandated by the Heads of Government towards improving governance arrangements within the Community.”“The review of the CARICOM Secretariat will be followed by a review of all organizations and Institutions established within the Community,” the leaders said in their communiqué.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Meulensteen wants Dempsey link-up

first_img Press Association Dempsey is currently undergoing medical tests with a view to rejoining Fulham on loan in January, while Meulensteen believes he has persuaded Berbatov to stay at Craven Cottage. It would be a major double coup for the Dutch manager who has been in charge for just three matches and used to ply his trade at Manchester United as a first-team coach under Sir Alex Ferguson. While the arrival of Dempsey could be crucial to Fulham’s progress in the new year it is the news that Berbatov, 32, could also stick around which is exciting for Fulham fans. Berbatov’s agent had insisted he was unhappy and wanted to leave in the last weeks of the Martin Jol era. Meulensteen said: “That was before I took over. I had a chat with him. “I know he is very committed to this football club and the games we have in front of us. “That’s what we both said, concentrate on the games we have up to January and then review the situation as it comes.” Asked whether he believed he had persuaded Berbatov to stay, Meulensteen said: “I could well have done because look at the performances he has put in. He has been excellent, absolutely fantastic for us.” Dempsey, 30, currently plays for Seattle Sounders in America’s Major League Soccer following a disappointing season with Tottenham last year, but is available for January and February in the MLS close season. Meulensteen, whose side lie second from bottom in the Premier League and face the daunting visit of Manchester City to Craven Cottage on Saturday, said: “He’s (Dempsey)having a medical over the last couple of days and the next couple of days, so hopefully that will all work out. “Clint has spent so many years playing in the Premier League. “We know where his strengths lie whether it is coming in from the left or playing as a deeper striker or a number nine depending on who you are playing against. “The most important thing is that he will be a good boost for us.” Dempsey, who is captain of the United States national team, played 184 league matches for Fulham between 2007-2012, scoring 50 goals, and while he was often looked upon as the club’s talisman there were some fans who were not impressed when he decided to leave for Tottenham. Meulensteen, however, believes the fans will give him a warm welcome. “I’m sure they will,” he said. “It speaks volumes for him that in his loan opportunity he wants to come back here.” Rene Meulensteen is planning to team up former Fulham striker Clint Dempsey with current star Dimitar Berbatov to kick-start the club’s fight for Premier League survival.last_img read more

Top ref Fergal Horgan says he is raring to go

first_imgFergal – who officiated at last years All Ireland Senior hurling final – told Tipp FM Sport that he’s looking forward to the 2018 campaign. Top inter county referee Fergal Horgan is raring to go for the new season. The Knockavilla native has fast become one of the top rated officials in the country. The national leagues get underway next weekend – with the Tipp footballers in Cork on Saturday evening and the hurlers in Ennis on Sunday. last_img

What Is Antifa And Why Are They Trying To Divide Us?

first_imgUsually when a news story involving the extreme leftist organization antifa comes up during the morning show we don’t give it much attention. Most peole hadn’t even heard of what they are or what they aim to do – until now. President Trump has announced that the organization will be designated as domestic terror group. How did they turn an opportunity for unity into riots? I’ll try to explain here. ~ Bill Adamslast_img