Jagdeo says private charges against Ministers not tit for tat

first_imgOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has debunked claims that the private charges filed against Government Ministers, Dr George Norton and Volda Lawrence by two Opposition Members of Parliament is not a tit for tat, but rather is the first step in trying to end Government corruption at all levels.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo“We have been for ages trying to get redress on these matters,” Jagdeo said, explaining that the Government is engaged in talks about corruption but has not made any concerted effort to address it from its root.He made reference to Government officials talking about the issue at several major conferences, including the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. In other cases, experts were brought here to conduct sessions with law enforcement officers to address corruption.“But on these matters where they have real instances of corruption, they are unwilling to take any action in spite of the work done by the media on these matters to expose them and the calls by civil society and the Opposition for the Government to respond to them,” he observed.He said more actions would be filed in the coming weeks.last_img read more


first_imgWhen Henry McLoughlin collapsed at a funeral in Burt earlier this year, he genuinely thought his time had come.Henry presents the defibrillator to Fr Sweeney at St. Aengus’, Burt.Henry was attending a funeral at St Aengus’ Church in January when he began to feel unwell before suffering serious cardiac arrest.But a mercy dash to Burt GAA Club for a life-saving defibrillator certainly kept Henry here today. Now kind-hearted Henry has donated a defibrillator to St Aengus’ as an extraordinary gesture if someone should suffer the same misfortune as him.Henry received a Samaritan PAD500 defibrillator donated as part of the ‘Forward Hearts’ campaign by Northern Irish Defibrillator manufacturer Heartsine Technologies.The Forward Hearts Campaign donates a defibrillator to cardiac arrest survivors so they in turn can donate the defibrillator on.Henry made the donation of the vital piece of medical equipment to Fr Sweeney at St Aengus’ in Burt this week. Medical experts say to have such a defibrillator on hand can help save a life with research showing that for every one minute that passes after cardiac arrest, a person has 10% less chance of survival. BIG-HEARTED HENRY PAYS BACK THE COMMUNITY WHICH SAVED HIS LIFE was last modified: April 9th, 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:BURTdefibrillatorheartHenry McLoughlinSt Aengus’ Churchlast_img read more