Four NRL agents raided by NSW fraud squad as part of Parramatta investigation

first_imgPolice confirmed raids were underway at businesses in the CBD, Woollahra and Leichhardt on Thursday morning. The raids were being conducted in relation to Strike Force Rhodium, a NSW police spokeswoman said.No arrests are expected and no further comment will be made, police said.Officers from the NSW Fraud and Cybercrime Squad arrived at the properties with search warrants just after 9.30am.It’s believed the raids were carried out to seize contracts for NRL players, past and present, according to the Seven Network.last_img read more

Yanna Boys Officials Endorse Rob Sirleaf Senatorial Bid

first_imgAs the special senatorial election comes closer, officials and members of the Yana Boys Association of Liberia, particularly the Montserrado County Branch, have unanimously endorsed Robert Alvin Sirleaf senatorial bid, which is to take place on December 20.The decision is in accordance with careful reviewed of the platform and contribution to the development of Liberia, according to a press release from the office of the Yana Boys president, Prince Kollie.Mr. Kollie said that, “Robert Sirleaf has immensely contributed to the human resource building in our society, which has not been limited the youths but also to the women and children in our society, in order to ensure that both infrastructure and human capacity building in Liberia — and not just in Montserrado County — are on the right path.”Mr. Kollie said he believes that if Robert Sirleaf is elected Senator of Montserrado, there will be enormous investments in the building of human capacity and skill, including improvements in the livelihoods of citizens in Montserrado and other parts of the country, adding that Robert Sirleaf has already significantly initiated programs in various communities and districts in Montserrado County, which he said has brought smiles to many.“This man has constructed several public latrines, hand-pumps for the general used of various communities. He has also provided over 1,000 scholarships for students of elementary, college, high school and university institutions, as well as vocational training.”He said the Montserrado County senatorial candidate has also been involved into the construction of youth rehabilitation and sport centers in New Kru Town, PHP Community and Slipway, among others, as part of his passion in promoting the goals and aspirations of youths in Liberia.Mr. Kollie emphasized further that Robert Sirleaf has also been engaged into the construction of bridges, including the one constructed in the Doe Community, thus connecting the area to Clara Town.The officials of the Yanna Boys Association of Liberia have at the same time called on members and friends of the association to turn out en masse, comes Saturday, December 20, and elect Robert Sirleaf.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Community events for the weekend of Aug 13

first_img Friday, Aug 12, 2011 – Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 08.00 PM “Falling Down the Well” PerformanceOn the Rocks Theatre & Performances , Art & Culture Friday, Aug 12, 2011 08.00 PM Remedies Lounge Karaoke NightRemedies Lounge Music Monday, Aug 8, 2011 – Friday, Aug 12, 2011 08.00 AM – 11.00 AM Active Star Summer CampEcole Central Elementary School Sports & Fitness Monday, Aug 8, 2011 – Friday, Aug 12, 2011 12.00 PM – 03.00 PM Leisure Pool Summer Theme Week – OlympicsNorth Peace Leisure Pool Children & Family , Youth , Community , Sports & Fitness Thursday, Aug 11, 2011 – Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 01.00 PM – 03.00 PM M.J. Domet – Book TourCentral Emporium Conferences, Lectures, Workshops & Meetings Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 – Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 Last Race Day at Taylor SpeedwayTaylor Speedway Auto/Motor Sports Saturday, Jul 23, 2011 – Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 8th Annual Photo Scavenger HuntVisitor Centre Children & Family , Community , Art & Culture Monday, Aug 8, 2011 – Friday, Aug 12, 2011 North Peace Alumni Hockey School Goalie SchoolPomeroy Sport Centre Children & Family , Youth Date Of EventName of EventVenue LocationEvent Typecenter_img Friday, Aug 12, 2011 08.00 PM Steve Brockley and Co. at Egan’sEgan’s Pub Music Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 09.00 AM – 03.00 PM Farmer’s MarketNorth Peace Arena Market Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 – Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 North Peace Alumni Hockey School Hitting ClinicPomeroy Sport Centre Youth , Sports & Fitness Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 – Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 North Peace Alumni Hockey School Shooting ClinicPomeroy Sport Centre Children & Family , Youth , Sports & Fitness Below is a list of events taking place this weekend in Fort St. John.  For a full list, visit or the Fort St. John Visitor Information Centre. Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 – Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 North Peace Alumni Hockey School Elite ProgramPomeroy Sport Centre Youth , Sports & Fitness – Advertisement –last_img read more

Man remanded for threatening neighbour

first_imgKhemraj Shaffy was on Friday remanded to prison by Magistrate Leron Daly when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to a threatening language charge.Shaffy pleaded guilty to the charge and told the court that he was not aware of his actions since he was intoxicated when the incident occurred.The court heard that on June 3, 2018, the defendant used threatening language towards his neighbour Basil Persaud, and had already been placed on a court bond to keep the peace.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to bail being granted and informed the court that Shaffy was charged previously and placed on the bond for a similar matter concerning the Virtual Complainant (VC).Magistrate Daly agreed with the prosecution, and remanded the man to prison. The matter will continue on June 15, 2018.last_img read more

“Little Robbery” allegedly confesses to murdering Parika woman

first_imgDays after the body of 22-year-old Romeza Sukdeo was found in an empty lot at the Hydronie Market Road, Parika, East Bank Essequibo, detectives have made a breakthrough into the case after a man referred to as “Little Robbery” confessed to murdering the woman.Based on reports received, the suspect, Naresh Ally, made the confession on Thursday after being grilled by detectives. He reportedly told the Police that he and the woman had a misunderstanding after she refused to engage in sexual activityDead: Romeza Sukdeowith him. It was then he reportedly got upset and strangled Sukdeo to death.It was reported that the woman’s body was found by a security officer who without hesitation summoned the Police. Upon arrival, the woman’s body was found facing downwards. She was clad in a multicoloured dress, without any footwear on.Sukdeo was last seen alive by her mother, Naimawattie Persaud, 50, a domestic worker of Parika Façade, on Sunday, when she reportedly visited her home and left for an unknown direction.It was detailed that Sukdeo was a drug addict. Ally is expected to be charged with the capital offence of murder.last_img read more

Berahino to Liverpool rumours ‘an entire fabrication’, insist West Brom

first_img1 West Brom have slammed recent rumours of a possible exit for star forward Saido Berahino, saying reports of an alleged £23million bid from Liverpool are “an entire fabrication”.The 21-year-old forward was one of the outstanding performers early in the Premier League season, netting seven goals in Albion’s first nine games of the campaign.That early flurry still makes him the third highest scoring Englishman so far this term – below Charlie Austin and Wayne Rooney – while it also earned him a call-up to the England squad in November.But Berahino made just one start in the final five matches of Alan Irvine’s, who was axed as head coach on Monday evening, tenure at the Hawthorns, prompting links with moves to Liverpool and Tottenham.It is understood Tottenham are not interested in signing Berahino and have no plans to make a bid for the forward in January, but West Brom have moved to shut down the transfer talk of their greatest asset.The club wrote via its official Twitter account: “OK time to clear a few things up. One final time, this Berahino to @LFC story for £23m is and always has been an entire fabrication…” West Brom striker Saido Berahino last_img read more

Bilic says Man United bus attack did NOT take shine off Upton Park farewell

first_img1 Slaven Bilic insists the attack on the Manchester United coach did not overshadow West Ham’s epic Upton Park finale.Bottles were hurled at the visiting team bus by Hammers fans in ugly scenes outside the ground prior to Tuesday night’s clash.West Ham went on to win a dramatic game 3-2 before the club paid an emotional farewell to their home of 112 years.And Hammers boss Bilic is adamant the crowd trouble did not take the shine off a memorable night.“The best thing from that night was the 90 minutes of the game,” he said.“It was exceptional. First of all it was a great game of football. We were 1-0 up, 2-1 down, 3-2 up in the last game at the Boleyn Ground, against the biggest club in country. Nothing can overshadow that.“Of course we are not proud of it but we are not about to be blamed for it. What could we do as a club?“We apologised, the board and the chairman (David Sullivan) apologised and basically that’s all we can do.“The chairman said we can’t connect ourselves with the guys who did it and that’s it. Nothing can overshadow what we did on the pitch.”West Ham end their season with a trip to Stoke as they attempt to secure at least sixth place and qualification for the Europa League.Should they lose, a not entirely unfeasible set of results whereby Southampton fail to beat Crystal Palace and Liverpool win against West Brom, could see the Hammers and the Anfield club finish tied for sixth on points, goal difference and goals scored.Were that the case, and Liverpool did not qualify for the Champions League by winning their upcoming Europa League final, Premier League rules state there would be a play-off at a neutral ground to determine who finished sixth.But Bilic says the head-to-head results between the two teams should be used instead of playing a one-off game.“I don’t understand why it’s even a possibility,” he said. “At the end of the day in most of the countries after goal difference, it should be goals scored, then the two games between you.“That should be the third part. We beat them away and at home so there shouldn’t be a possibility for us to play Liverpool.“But it’s in our hands. If we win we will be sixth, minimum. If Manchester United slip up, possibly fifth. If Manchester City lose 25-0, possibly fourth.” Slaven Bilic celebrates West Ham’s winner against Manchester United last_img read more

Sports briefs

first_imgMLB optimistic about Cuba SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Baseball officials are cautiously expecting good news soon from the Bush administration that would clear the way for Cuba to participate in the first World Baseball Classic. “We remain guardedly optimistic and are looking forward to receiving a positive response to our reapplication, hopefully within a matter of days,” said Bob DuPuy, baseball’s chief operating officer. Tavarez’s Red Sox deal finalized BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox and reliever Julian Tavarez finalized a $6.7 million, two-year contract on Wednesday. Tavarez joins his eighth team since beginning his major league career with Cleveland in 1993. He spent the past two seasons with St. Louis and went 2-3 with a 3.43 ERA and four saves in 74 appearances last year. For his career, he is 72-55 with a 4.33 ERA and 21 saves in 642 games. Chiefs’ Johnson has case dismissed KANSAS CITY, Mo. – An assault case was dismissed against Chiefs running back Larry Johnson, who had been accused of shoving a woman in a bar. The case was thrown out Tuesday, municipal court administrator Bernard Schneider said Wednesday. He was unable to provide further information, and a message left with Johnson’s attorney was not immediately returned. Sampson faces perjury charge RICHMOND, Va. – Former NBA player Ralph Sampson has been indicted on charges of lying about his finances to obtain court-appointed counsel in a federal child support case. Sampson, 45, was indicted on one count each of perjury and making a false claim, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Tuesday. The charges are related to an affidavit Sampson submitted in May to obtain a court-appointed lawyer in a child support case. Notable Motor racing: Five-time champion Mark Martin heads a 13-man field for the 2006 Crown Royal International Race of Champions Series. Figure Skating: Irina Slutskaya won the short program Wednesday, putting the Russian in position to win and overtake Katarina Witt and Sonia Henie with her seventh title at the European Championships. From wire reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ANAHEIM – Reliever Brendan Donnelly avoided arbitration with the Angels on Wednesday, agreeing to a $950,000, one-year contract. The 34-year-old right-hander went 9-3 with a 3.72 ERA in a career-high 65 appearances last season, earning $420,000. He requested $1.05 million in arbitration on Tuesday and was offered $850,000. Leinart hires Steinberg, Price PASADENA – Matt Leinart, the 2004 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback who led USC to a 37-2 record during the past three seasons, will be represented by agents Leigh Steinberg and Chuck Price. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa AnitaSteinberg has represented the first pick in the NFL draft eight times, including quarterbacks Steve Young, Warren Moon and Troy Aikman. Palmer out of Olympics SAN JOSE – Snowboarder Shaun Palmer’s inspirational comeback from a near-fatal drinking and drug episode last year ended last week in Kronplatz, Italy, when he tore an Achilles’ tendon. Palmer, 37, was injured while performing a banked turn during a World Cup snowboardcross qualifying heat, he said Wednesday, and will miss next month’s Turin Games. “I could hear it rip,” Palmer said. “I just collapsed and my Olympic dreams were over. It was more heartbreaking than anything in my career.” last_img read more

Southland housing sales slide

first_img DataQuick President Marshall Prentice said the frenzied part of this cycle is past. Midmarket and entry-level homes are selling well while the move-up and prestige markets are leveling off. “It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out between now and spring,” he said. The report also showed that: In Los Angeles County, sales slipped 2.2 percent, to 119,050 transactions, for all of 2005 and the median price increased 18.7 percent, to $470,000, a record. In December, sales fell 13.6 percent, to 8,845 transactions, and the median price increased an annual 17.2 percent, to $490,000. In Ventura County, sales increased 5.6 percent, to 15,862, for all of last year and the median price gained 16 percent, to $573,000, also an annual record. In December, sales fell an annual 13.3 percent, to 1,134 transactions, and the median price jumped an annual 20.7 percent, to $630,000, also a monthly record. Karevoll said that at this time next year appreciation could be in the 5 percent to 7 percent range. And there could be some volatility in the next few years when a huge number of adjustable loans beget new monthly payments for their holders. But the historical pattern suggests that home prices will rise. “Five years from now home prices will be higher than this and probably three years from now and for sure seven years from now,” Karevoll said. Last month the typical monthly mortgage payment that Southland buyers committed themselves to paying was $2,255, up from $2,238 for the previous month, and up from $1,869 for December a year ago. Adjusted for inflation, current payments are about 2.6 percent above typical payments in the spring of 1989, the peak of the prior real estate cycle. But indicators of market distress are still largely absent. Foreclosure activity is edging up from its bottom, but is still low and down-payment sizes are stable. Leslie Appleton-Young, vice president and chief economist at the California Association of Realtors, said DataQuick’s numbers show a market from strong to good. “I think the slowdown was really in the fourth quarter where you started to see sales lower than a year ago. I think you see a market that is becoming much more balanced than during the frenetic activity we’ve had.” Gregory J. Wilcox, (818) 713-3743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Southern California’s residential real estate market ended 2005 in tepid fashion with sales sinking to their lowest level for a December in four years and price appreciation continuing to lose steam, an industry tracker said Wednesday. Last year, 355,698 new and previously owned houses and condominiums changed hands, down 0.4 percent from 2004, said La Jolla-based DataQuick information systems. The median price for all housing, the point at which half the units cost more and half less, increased 16.5 percent, to a record $460,000. The six-county sales peak is 359,983 transactions in 2003. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “Sales counts have been in the 350,000 range the past few years, which is really quite stable at a strong level,” said DataQuick analyst John Karevoll. In December, 28,952 properties changed hands in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Ventura, San Bernardino and Orange counties, down an annual 4.5 percent. Sales increased 4.8 percent from November. The sales increase bucked the seasonal trend. The median price paid for a Southern California home was $479,000 in December, up an annual 13 percent, matching November’s record high. But the annual increase was the lowest since March 2002 when the $257,000 median was up 12.7 percent. The biggest percentage gain, 26.9 percent, came in May 2004. It’s a strong signal that the long-anticipated shrinkage in year-over-year gains is taking hold. For example, the year began with increases in the 20 percent range and ended down seven percentage points. last_img read more


first_imgA NEWSPAPAER editor whose nephew was murdered by terrorists in Buncrana in February has today written an emotional article about the killing, hitting out at the “lies” that were spread about him.William Allen, editor of The Sentinel newspaper in Derry, is the uncle of Andrew Allen.He was shot dead in Buncrana by Republican Action Against Drugs on February 9. Mr Allen’s article is below:ANDREW Allen has been described as a loving father, partner, son, brother, uncle, nephew and loyal friend.My nephew has been labelled a ‘gentle giant’, a ‘lovable rogue’ and a shy man despite having the height and build of a heavyweight boxer.He was all of these things and more. He was a fairly typical young man trying to make his way in the world, relying on the Bank of Mum and Dad, and in his case, brothers and sisters as well. Just a few hours before he was mercilessly gunned down in front of a terrified partner, who watched him bleed to death, he had asked one of his brothers for a loan of £20.As his sister says, “He was always skint”.What he was not then, was the man described in the scurrilous claims of the self-styled Republican Action Against Drugs, who so brutally robbed a young man of his life and cast a partner and family into a nightmare from which they will never fully recover.I have never given any credence to the allegations made by such people, because I believe they are beneath contempt, but these claims were so widely repeated in the media that the fact is the family had to make a response. They did so because once allegations were made, staying silent may have suggested there was some truth in the claims. In other words, they were left with no choice. But the strength of their anger, and the revulsion of the wider community, should be evidence enough of what ordinary decent people think of RAAD and their false allegations.However from my point of view, as a journalist myself as well as Andy’s uncle, I find myself questioning whether mourning familes, or anyone affected by RAAD’s attacks, should ever be put in that position. Does simply repeating RAAD’s unsubstantiated claims lend some sense of legitimacy to these thugs? Could coverage ‘with a straight bat’ be seen in any way as implying that perhaps their victims are in some way responsible for being shot or bombed? Are we failing to make clear that we do not endorse, but actively oppose, such actions? Even worse, by failing to properly question and investigate, are we allowing the terror group to put a smokescreen over their true activities? Trust me, the RAAD claims in Andy’s case would not have been repeated if he had been left fighting for his life rather than dead.Let’s look at what RAAD actually did, as a test of their ‘character’. On the night he was killed, Andy was in his bedroom. The blinds were drawn and he was playing the X Box III and chatting online to one of his nephews, who was looking forward to staying with Andy and partner Arlene, as well as Andy’s son, on the following night.Two nights earlier they had stayed there.Luckily for them, the gunmen chose a night when they were not in the room with Arlene and Andy, or we could be dealing with the massacre of children too. RAAD simply didn’t care who got in their way. For me, the issue that should be dealt with was the murder itself, and the spotlight should have been firmly and relentlessly on the killer gang and the damage they did, to victims, families and wider communities, challenging RAAD’s right to exist, investigating its methods of ‘gathering intelligence’ – people will say anything to save themselves when they are tortured and guns are aimed at their head – probing RAAD’s real motives and activities, vigorously questioning their stunts and statements.By all means, at a later point, examine what is wrong when such people can exist and find any level of support.But the immediate debate following attacks tends to quickly become about whether police are doing enough to tackle drugs, when there is often no evidence other than the claims of those who are guilty of murdering and maiming people that drugs was an issue in their brutal crimes.Following Andy’s murder, parents, partner and immediate family, having endured a torrid time since the attack, were only beginning to start the grieving process when they had to deal with the fact that, not content with taking Andy’s life, the terrorists were now assassinating his character and his memory because their claims were repeated.The anger that this led to meant the grieving process was suspended again, while Andy’s family were forced to defend their loved one.He leaves behind two young children aged four and six by the way. What effect will all this have on them when they are old enough to understand it all?Whether or not he was killed by RAAD, the family have repeated ad nauseum that Andy never knew he was under threat from them. They still want to know why.The original threat to six men in the Top of the Hill area came in the form of a list accompanied by bullets, posted to a community group. Andy was given a copy of the ‘threat message’ that came from “dissident republicans” and never mentioned any motive. Five others received a similar warning. Again no motive was given.Some parents contacted various groups and all denied issuing any threat, including RAAD. Later Andy was told the threat was lifted.One of the other threatened men’s parents contacted the Derry Journal after RAAD’s statement to say that RAAD had denied making these threats at the time, asking how could it deny it then and claim it now. It’s a very good question.Copies of the original threat message were shown to journalists.A few weeks later, RAAD issued threats to other young people in the Top of the Hill area, accusing them of “anti social behaviour”. A copy of one of these was also shown to journalists. Andy was not on that list. So, future RAAD victims now know what their word is worth.It sometimes amazes me at how little of a spotlight groups like RAAD and their tiny band of supporters are put under.Let’s turn the scenario around. Say, for example, the PSNI put guns to a few people’s heads, used information to torture and threaten others, and then decided that they didn’t have any evidence to take a RAAD member to court, so instead they would adopt a ‘shoot to kill’ policy and then issue statements afterwards to ‘explain’ why they did it.There would rightly be an almighty uproar.So why do we subject terror groups and their allegations to less scrutiny than we rightly afford lawful forces of law and order?People in this city should understand the difference between unsubstantiated, false allegations and facts. As a recent Derry Journal editorial pointed out, it is the city where for 38 years, the Bloody Sunday families fought to clear their loved ones’ names. In the legal system, there are also avenues to prove miscarriages of justice, or unsafe convictions. In RAAD’s illegal system, there is no such recourse. Their judgement is final.In light of the serious escalation in their activities, is it time for a more robust debate on how this group, their action and their words, are dealt with by the media in general, given the potential harm to already suffering families by reporting of false allegations? Should it be the media’s responsibility to test these claims, because they are the ones repeating them, not the grieving families? After all, if any legal organisation made shocking and controversial allegations we would ask hard questions of them. So why treat the illegal ones in a different fashion?This is not to say that information should not be reported, it’s simply a question of how this is done. Because such statements are delivered in short phone calls or in written statements, and these people do not put themselves forward for public cross-examination, are there other ways in which we can shine the spotlight on them, and analyse more deeply their words, or lack of them, as well as their actions?I also think self-examination is needed by more than the media.In terms of the social conditions afflicting working class estates in particular, I look at things in a simplistic way. If a child grows up in a home where violence is a regular occurrence then there is a chance of the young person going astray in some way, or failing to fully develop to their potential. Extending this, if young people grow up in communities where violence is a regular occurrence, and ‘justice’ is administered by kangaroo courts at the point of a gun barrel or the sharp end of a nail-studded bat, then it seems to me to stand to reason that this society will become dysfunctional.And that some social problems will develop as a result of fractured communities.When the young people grow older, and the masks of the oppressors come off and the guns are decommissioned, some of the kangaroo court workers may go on to become community activists, while others will refuse to change their ways.What happens when disaffected young people then stand up to others and say, ‘You don’t scare us any more’?What happens is that the need to impose a forceful form of control on rebellious youngsters again comes to the fore.These people know no other way. Hence we have over 80 ‘expulsions’ in just one year, culminating in a murder.Any claim that they are not politically motivated but acting on behalf of communities is wiped away in RAAD’s statement of responsibility for Andy’s death.By describing the police as ‘RUC’ they showed they are contemptuous of the will of the vast majority of us who have expressed our democratic right to be rid of the likes of them. It was also interesting to note that they called off an operation because of the presence of police in the area. Wouldn’t all journalists love to question them publicly on why they don’t like having to deal with people who might fight back?Media coverage of RAAD attacks aside, are there other areas in which the media might ask more serious questions? I think so. There is no doubt that there are issues affecting many local communities, drugs being one of them.The cemeteries are full of people who died because of alcohol abuse, because of smoking toxic cigarettes – many smuggled in by paramilitaries.They would be even fuller were the major drug barons to arm themselves – and we found ourselves facing Dublin-style gang shootouts. That’s the inevitable consequence of RAAD’s tactics.What really is the level of the city’s drugs problem, what are the real issues, who needs to be consulted etc etc – there are endless questions but they are not being asked.Instead we hold the same tired debate over and over, rather than instigate serious and thoughtful discussion on the subject. Surely that’s what we need to do – identify the issues, research and investigate and work out a solution in a mature and civilised manner?Many of us have to take a long, hard look at our own role in creating a better future for our young people.As a journalist I am doing that and asking myself some searching questions, including whether I am identifying the real issues, or helping making a bad situation worse.But what about politicians in the areas affected by the upsurge in republican violence against members of local communities – members of Sinn Fein, or the SDLP for that matter.Can republican politicians really say they have done enough to even try to begin the process of undoing the damage done to communities suffering great levels of deprivation, by the barbaric justice meted out by masked gangs to their young people and others for decades?Do republicans acknowledge the part they played in helping create dysfunction within communities?Do they accept their responsibility for helping bring us to the point where a young man lies dead and a grieving family is left bewildered and looking for answers?And has the SDLP put them under enough pressure to make sure they do so, or done enough themselves to help communities recover from the effects of the past?Obviously, given recent events in Belfast, problems are not confined to Derry, and not only to nationalist/ republican communities.I believe the Northern Ireland Executive needs to launch a transparent, comprehensive audit of where the ‘peace’ money and other funding has gone, and an assessment made of the outcomes of that substantial investment, for the sake of the younger generation.Many millions of pounds have been spent across Northern Ireland, but are we getting the money to the right people, and are the right people, especially the disaffected youth, getting the benefits?Are communities being helped through this substantial investment to achieve self-empowerment?Given what happened in Buncrana on February 9, I think not.UNCLE OF MURDERED MAN HITS OUT AT ‘LIES’ ABOUT BUNCRANA KILLING was last modified: April 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:UNCLE OF MURDERED MAN HITS OUT AT ‘LIES’ ABOUT BUNCRANA KILLINGlast_img read more