Haitian government collapses

first_imgPORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – Six months after he was sworn into office, the government of Prime Minister Jean-Henry Céant was forced out of office on Monday after the Lower Chamber of Deputies voted overwhelming to remove it from office.The move came as Prime Minister Céant had gone to the Senate for a meeting only to find 13 Senators present.The Senate, citing the recent arrest of five armed Americans last month and their subsequent release with the help of the State Department, had summoned both Céant and his justice minister to its chamber on Monday.Senate President Carl Murat Cantave tweeted that due to the lack of a quorum, the prime minister’s session is being rescheduled for WednesdayHowever, in the Lower Chamber of Deputies, where 104 Deputies, were present, they voted by a wide margin to censure the Prime Minister.The agenda of the session was adopted by 88 deputies, 12 against and 4 abstentions and without the prime minister present, the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies announced the continuation of the interpellation.“The results of the session will be communicated to him,” said Deputy Gary Bodeau.In the vote to remove the government, 93 law makers voted in favor of the motion, six against and three abstained.Moise instructed to appoint new PMA letter will be sent to the President Jovenel Moise regarding the appointment of a a new prime minister.“The Government of Jean Henry Céant received a motion of censure from the Chamber of Deputies with 93 votes in favor, 6 against and 3 abstentions,” the Chamber of Deputies announced just after midday on Monday.“It was illegal. It was unconstitutional,” said Deputy Sinal Betrand, who was among the six who voted against the government’s censure.Political observers said  in the absence of a quorum in the Senate on Monday morning, Prime Minister Céant could not benefit from a six month stay by way of a vote of confidence.Claims decision is illegal Céant later told the Miami Herald newspaper “the decision is illegal and was outside of the constitution, It is unacceptable.”He said that the justice system needs to shed light.Céant and his 21-member cabinet will remain in office as caretakers until a new prime minister is named by President  Moïse.Under Haitian law, a caretaker prime minister and government can only oversee the country’s day-to-day affairs, and cannot enter into any new contracts.Céant, a lawyer had replaced Jack Guy Lafontant, as prime minister following a series of street demonstrations over fuel increases.Last month, CARICOM leaders at their inter-sessional summit in St. Kitts-Nevis “expressed deep concern about the situation prevailing in Haiti during the past three weeks characterized by violent protests jeopardizing the political, economic and social stability of the country’.“Heads of Government call upon all stakeholders to prioritise dialogue as a means to address peacefully and meaningfully all relevant issues and to create the conditions for lasting political stability essential to the sustainable economic and social development of Haiti.”last_img read more

Professional challenge for England’s promising girl golfers

first_img England’s up-and-coming girl golfers will have the chance to test their skills against the professionals on the WPGA’s 2017 One Day Series. Players from the England Golf U16 and U18 regional girls’ squads have again been invited to play in the series of seven events which starts at Little Aston in May. Ten invitations are available at each tournament. Rebecca Hembrough, England Golf Women’s Performance Manager, commented: “I’m delighted to say that once again the WPGA have supported our regional programme by offering invitations to regional squad players. “Not only will they play great golf courses, but the playing groups will be mixed so they will tee it up with both experienced female professionals and those that are on the path to qualification. It’s a wonderful opportunity and great experience.” In recent years three squad players have won events on the series: Becca Earl (Bishops Stortford) won twice, following in the footsteps of Megan Clarke (Cleckheaton & District) and Charlotte West (Harewood Downs). Last season, English U16 champion Lily May Humphreys (Channels), Anna Collis (Letchworth) and Thalia Kirby (Stoke Park) all claimed fourth place finishes. The six events are: Little Aston, Staffordshire, on 8 May; Dunham Forest, Cheshire, on 24 May; Three Rivers, Essex, on 6 June; Kedleston Park, Derbyshire, on 26 June; Chestfield, Kent, on 21 July; Salisbury & South Wilts on 27 July; South Herts on 30 August. Squad players should click here to apply before the following England Golf closing dates, all at noon: Little Aston, 10 April; Dunham Forest, 24 April; Three Rivers, 8 May; Kedleston Park, 30 May; Chestfield, 19 June; Salisbury & South Wilts, 26 June; South Herts, 31 July. Entry will be for up to 10 players per event with a maximum handicap of four. Caption: Anna Collis of Letchworth Golf Club (image © Leaderboard Photography) 30 Jan 2017 Professional challenge for England’s promising girl golfers last_img read more

Conner is hot, and the City League legends shall lead the way! (Oct. 24)

first_imgLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier JAMES CONNER has rushed for 453 yards in six games as the Steelers’ feature running back, an average of 4.4 yards per rush, with seven touchdowns. (AP PHOTO):10—Last week in this column you got the Class of 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees. The second and third group to go into the Great Hall are legends of the game. Len Gallo – West, Ray Hooper – South Hills, Frank Batista – West, Ralph McDaniel – Peabody and the legendary Irwin twins…Terry and Jerry. And, the champions that make the champions…the coaches of the city! Pat Carmack – Langley, Howard Bullard – Allderdice, and Joe Zeglowitch – Brashear and Oliver. (The final categories next week):09—Speaking of “The Great Hall”… Here’s some information I know you don’t know…I didn’t know…but, I am glad I know now! Good brother Jerome C. Wilson, a very proud South High Alumnus from the class of ’78, reminds us all that on a cold Saturday in 1977 the South High School Orioles put an old school beatdown on the Westinghouse…not so bullish…Bulldogs. As a matter of fact, it was a 22–0…run home…tell your mamma whoopin. The team and the coaches just celebrated the 40-year anniversary of the game. Well, as they say, every dog has its day…or not!!! You can lock this into your City League history book, that day the ‘House did fall. (“Romey-Rome”…We Good?):08—Another week has gone by when Lev Bell said he was coming back to the Steelers and yet another no-show. I know you know how I feel about the subject so here’s your “Top 5” inside the “Top 10” as to why Bell gets an Uber or Zipcar out of town. #5 – There’s no “I” in Team…Offseason and preseason, get all the money the law allows. But when the season starts…all hands on deck. #4 – James Conner has more than earned the spot…190-plus running and receiving works for me. #3 – The offensive line is clicking now with this rhythm. Leave it alone. #2 – you forget Conner is second only to Dorsett at Pitt. Trust me he’s the real deal; and, he runs people over! #1 – Loyalty means something, shouldn’t it? Conner’s here, Bell isn’t…:07—BTW, while you were busy watching the offense get its act together, you didn’t see the defense putting the pieces of the puzzle together. Remember “The O” will come and go but defense wins championships!:06—The Lakers came up short in their home-opener against the Rockets, Oct. 20. OK, yes, short and sweet…I – am – now – officially a LeBron man — he’s – a — Laker. I’m – a – Laker – man – that’s – how – it  — works! Now shutup about it please! And this just in – losing to the Rockets 124–115 in the opener ain’t so bad.:05—Dodgers and Red Sox got it started for World Series bragging rights on Tuesday, Oct. 23. I am a Yankee man after the Pirates’ tent folded, but I think Dodger Blue pitching gets this done in seven. If the Dodgers win, it’ll be their first World Series win since ’88.:04—Your Pitt Panther football team comes off their bye week to take on the Duke Blue Devils in a Saturday, Oct. 27, 3 p.m. home kickoff. This is an important game that could help put Pitt in the bowl conversation. I think Pitt wins.:03—Hail to Pitt a little more. The No. 6 ranked Pitt women’s volleyball team got set for a 2017 do-over with #21 ranked Louisville, and they beat them! I know you had no idea. Don’t thank me, that’s what I am here for.:02—Congratulations and continued success to all the little league football programs in the area, with the exception of one bad situation, a great season had by all. To you volunteer coaches and volunteers, what you do matters. You may not see all the benefits now, but you’ve planted a seed for life.:01—Your wait is over! Champions Live Sports and Entertainment Talk Show premieres Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Savoy Restaurant. Doors open at 5:30 – show starts at 6:30 till 7:30, free parking, free admission, eating and drinking required, VIPs and sports celebs every week, 50/50 and prizes, streamed live on YouTube and Facebook, premiere guests feature the 2018 City League Hall of Fame Class – 412-628-4856 for info.:00—GAME OVER.last_img read more