Government of Dominica undertakes a Land Tenure and Administration Reform Program

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweetcenter_img 43 Views   no discussions LocalNews Government of Dominica undertakes a Land Tenure and Administration Reform Program by: – July 21, 2011 In photo: Acting Senior Administrative Officer, Reform Management Unit – Ms. Cecillia CarrThe Government of Dominica has undertaken a Land and Tenure Administration Reform Program, and has contracted Brown & Co of the United Kingdom to prepare drafting instructions which could allow for relevant amendments/changes to the Agricultural Small Tenancies Act, the Title by Registration Act (1886) and the Land Survey Act (1988).At a consultation forum yesterday afternoon which included members of the public, the legal profession, and others involved with land administration, Ms. Cecillia Carr, Acting Senior Administrative Officer of the Reform Management Unit, described land as an asset for stimulating private sector investment.“Land plays a key role in the livelihood of the Dominican people and is of course especially important in an economy dependant on a significant degree on Agriculture. It is an asset for stimulating private sector investment as it is used as a means of accessing capital for investment,” she said.Ms. Carr noted the importance of implementing a proper and effective Land Tenure System which would potentially play a pivotal role in enhancing business operations on island.Under the Land and Tenure Administration Reform Program, several measures will be adopted including: providing a clear and transparent legal framework for ownership and occupation of land particularly as it assists in providing an enhanced, enabling environment for public sector investment, facilitating and guaranteeing the transfer of property rights through effective land registration system; establishing and ensuring the smooth functioning of the dispute resolution mechanisms such as lower courts or tribunals; controlling and regulating land use in the public interest especially taking into account environmental concerns, and managing publicly owned land effectively.The Government has also reduced the fees applicable to gift of real property between parent and child, the stamp duty fee which is now reduced from 4% to 2% and removed the transferable fee.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Cote d’Ivoire’s Les Elephantes edge Falcons out of Olympics race

first_imgRelatedPosts Oshoala visits Lagos Oba Oshoala unlucky as Wolfsburg beat Barca to reach Women’s Champions League final Oshoala nets brace in Barca win African champions, Super Falcons were eliminated from the race to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics women’s football tournament on Monday after forcing the Les Elephantes of Cote d’Ivoire to a 1-1 draw at the Agege Stadium in Lagos.Both teams had settled for a scoreless draw in Abidjan on Thursday, meaning the Les Elephantes progress to the penultimate round of the qualification series against Cameroon.Both teams started the return leg with huge fight in them. Nigeria’s Gift Monday rattled goalkeeper Cynthia Djohore as early as the 6th minute only to see her shot pushed away for a corner kick. But the Falcons failed to utilise the series of corner kicks that followed.The visitors took the lead in a most unexpected manner six minutes later, as Nina Kpaho, straight from a free kick on the right, flighted the ball above a poorly-positioned goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie for the opener.The Super Falcons did not lose steam, and in the 27th minute, skipper Asisat Oshoala should have equalized but watched her shot from a brilliant Gift Monday pass sail over the bar.Seven minutes later, Nigeria drew level. From a counter attack, midfielder Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene put Oshoala through with an intelligent pass, and the captain kept her cool to steer the ball past the big Djohore.In the 45th minute, Francisca Ordega should have done better than heave the ball over the bar from the left.Six minutes after the restart, Rasheedat Ajibade gifted with an opportunity just outside the box after Bernadette Amani and Joelle Kouassi missed the ball, could only blast the ball away past Djohore’s left side of goal.As time wore on, the Falcons became more desperate as the Ivorians craftily wasted time now and again, and the introduction of Chinaza Uchendu and Folasade Ijamilusi failed to produce the goal that would have taken Nigeria to the next round. Tags: Asisat OshoalaCynthia DjohoreKpaholast_img read more

Bertrand happy with Blues

first_img Bertrand is considered a valuable squad member for the Blues and he says competition for places is part and parcel of playing for a top club. “Being at a club like Chelsea, at the top level, that’s just a way of life,” he said. “Everyone’s used to it by now.” But in a World Cup year, with international places to compete for, it would be understandable if able deputies like Bertrand sought a first-team place elsewhere. Bertrand, who has two England caps, clearly thinks success at Chelsea this season will bring with it numerous fixtures and opportunities for himself. “I’ve just got to concentrate on my club team and get my games in there,” he said. “In the back of my mind I’m aware of it (the World Cup). Hopefully I can get enough games this year and you never know.” Bertrand signed for Chelsea in July 2005 from Gillingham – at the end of Jose Mourinho’s first season as boss – before penning professional terms in August 2006. Now the left-back is a fully-fledged member of the first-team squad and can experience Mourinho’s methods at close quarters. “It’s definitely fulfilled the expectation,” Bertrand said. “I was fortunate to experience it slightly when I first joined the club, when I was 15. I had a small taster of it, so I kind of knew what to expect. “He’s just put his own twist on things, from the basics, right to the real intricate detail. He makes sure the ship’s pulling in one direction. We’re focusing on building a strong team bond and we want to go out to try to win everything we can.” Press Association Ryan Bertrand believes his long-term future is at Chelsea.center_img The 23-year-old has been the subject of rumoured interest from Liverpool, but is determined to bide his time at Stamford Bridge and compete with Ashley Cole for the left-back berth. “I see my future being Chelsea’s number one (left-back),” Bertrand told Press Association Sport at an adidas Blue Pitch event in Kuala Lumpur. “I don’t concentrate on trying to dislodge him (Cole). I just focus on myself and my game and I’m sure that time will come.” last_img read more

Hughton: Pressure is all around

first_img Press Association The Canaries host fellow survival battlers West Brom at Carrow Road on Saturday, once again looking over their shoulders with a six-point gap above the relegation zone after losing 3-0 at Swansea last weekend. Hughton’s position has been under scrutiny for most of the campaign, in which the Canaries have been largely inconsistent despite a £20million summer outlay. The 55-year-old accepts there is no getting away from the 24/7 pressure-cooker environment of English top-flight football. “When you are not here working, you are spending an equal amount of time thinking about the game, about decisions, about how you can do things better,” said Hughton. “It is the challenges of the games, sometimes you do wish you could switch off for a little while, but it is very difficult. “You listen to everything around you, that is normal – when you have won at the weekend you will pick up the Sunday and the Monday papers, when you haven’t, you will give them a wide berth. “But there are these challenges and you have to be big enough to accept them, take the knocks on the chin and always look to improve.” Hughton, who took over from Paul Lambert in the summer of 2012, has been here before, with his side eventually pulling clear of trouble last season following three wins from the final five matches to finish 11th. “It is very rare there is a manager not playing under any pressure, but of course you would prefer it if you were in a more comfortable position,” he said. “If you are in the position where we are, or at one of the clubs pushing for the European places, the pressure is on to get the results to finish in a certain position, while if you have been a mid-table club over the years, then there is the pressure to make sure you still are. “But you have to always step up to the challenges, they are always there, sometimes there is criticism you have to be able to take and accept and then look forward to the next one, whatever that is.” Hughton is expecting his men to produce the required performance again at Carrow Road, where Norwich are unbeaten from six matches in 2014. “These are the games where the players have to stand up and be counted, be strong and aggressive and to work to continue the home form we have,” Hughton said. “There is no doubt it is a big game for us.” West Brom boss Pepe Mel hopes the return of key defender Jonas Olsson can help the Baggies avoid last weekend’s crazy finish. When Thievy Bifouma put the hosts 3-2 ahead in injury time against Cardiff, it looked like West Brom had clinched a vital three points in their fight against relegation from the Barclays Premier League. But there was still time for Mats Moller Daehli to equalise, and Saido Berahino’s error in giving the ball away led to the dressing-room fracas with James Morrison that has dominated the build-up to the trip to Norwich. Both Berahino and Morrison seem likely to be in the squad for Saturday’s match along with Olsson, who sat out the Cardiff game as well as the 2-0 defeat by Hull a week earlier through suspension. Mel said: “The biggest problem is that because we didn’t have Olsson when we were winning against Cardiff we couldn’t play with three centre-backs. We couldn’t make that change. Now I will decide whether we play with three centre-backs against Norwich. “For us, he’s extremely important. He is a leader in the group and his contribution will be big this week.” Victory for the Baggies on Saturday would draw them level on points with Norwich, but the Canaries have lost just four of their 16 games at Carrow Road this season. Mel said: “Norwich really do seem to be two different teams and we’re going to be facing the better version. It’s going to be a very difficult game but I would like to look at the league table at May 12.” As well as Olsson’s return, Mel could also have striker Victor Anichebe, midfielder Claudio Yacob and full-back Billy Jones available after hamstring injuries. That leaves only captain Chris Brunt as an absentee, and he could be back ahead of schedule from a knee problem against Tottenham next weekend. Manager Chris Hughton admits he can never switch off in the ongoing quest to keep Norwich in the Barclays Premier League again next season. last_img read more

National U-15 team honoured by NSC, Scotiabank, Ansa McAl, NAMILCO and COURTS

first_imgTHE triumphant National U-15 team were yesterday honoured by COURTS Guyana Inc., the National Sports Commission (NSC), Ansa McAl, the National Milling Company (NAMILCO) and Scotiabank, for their outstanding performance at the just concluded SOUALIGA Cup in St Martin.Guyana finished undefeated, scoring eight goals in the six games played, while being able to keep a clean sheet throughout the ten-team tournament.The Bryan Joseph-coached side played to a scoreless draw in their matches against Barbados and Guadeloupe, but would beat Martinique 1-0 in their third game, and then crush the British Virgin Islands (BVI) in their quarter-final match.Guyana clinched their spot in the final with a 1-0 win over Dominica, with Technical Director Ian Greenwood showering the team with praise for their level of play, but stated that the journey has only now began.Greenwood explained that the tournament in St Martin served as preparation for the CONCACAF U-15 tournament which will be played from August 13-19 at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida and based on what he saw from the Junior Jaguars, certainly, they will be top contenders in the USA.Meanwhile, Scotiabank, who teamed up with the GFF to fund their Academy Training Centres (ATC), were extremely pleased with the team’s results in St Martin, with the Banks Public Relations and Marketing Manager, Jennifer Cipriani, calling it a worthwhile investment.Cipriani added that as a sponsor, she is overwhelmed to see results coming out of their funding of the ATCs and as such, pledged Scotiabank’s commitment for future partnership at the youth level.Cipriani also presented prizes to seven goalscorers (Orville Daniels, Ronaldo Rodrigues, Tyrel Khan, Ken Salvador, Omari Glasgow, Troni Semple and Jermaine Garrett).COURTS Guyana Inc. Marketing Manager Pernell Cummings, said his company is big on youth development in football, and spoke of their continued sponsorship of the COURTS Pee-Wee football tournament.Cummings said he’s happy that Guyana excelled on the regional stage and wished the team continued success as they head on to the CONCACAF tournament.COURTS handed out two tablets to team captain Joshua Braithwaite for outstanding leadership, as well as Wayne Da Silva who was adjudged Player-of-the-Tournament.Sean Abel, Ansa McAl’s non-alcoholic brand manager, pointed out that his executives have continuously demonstrated their unwavering support for football in Guyana through their many sponsorship of the various leagues at the association level and even the country’s National League.Abel also presented vouchers on behalf of his company to the squad.Meanwhile, Director of Sport, Christopher Jones, said that Guyana should be proud of the team, as it truly represents the ten administrative regions of Guyana.Jones noted that Government of Guyana was pleased with the team’s performance and will work closely with the GFF to ensure that the team is properly prepared for the CONCACAF tournament in August.The Director of Sport also presented the team and staff with the NSC’s Medal of Achievement.last_img read more

Swann critical of England’s senior players after Ashes defeat

first_img(REUTERS) – Former England spinner Graeme Swann was critical of England’s senior players who have done “next to nothing” as Australia regained the Ashes in Perth yesterday.Australia strolled to victory in the third Test at the WACA, winning by an innings and 41 runs to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match Ashes series, with England’s batting line-up again putting up meagre resistance as they were bowled out for 218 in their second innings.While rookie Dawid Malan has made 302 runs in the series, former captain Alastair Cook has struggled with the bat in Australia, as has Moeen Ali, and Swann believes that England’s troubles are down to these underperforming senior players and the absence of one key batsman in particular.“England do have a settled side if Ben Stokes is around but when he’s not, this team came over very weak,” Swann told the BBC.“The senior guys who you expect to stand up and outshine the rookies have done the exact opposite. Joe Root and Alastair Cook have done next to nothing. The shining lights have been Rocky (Mark) Stoneman and Dawid Malan.“I‘m proud of the way some of the guys have played. Dawid Malan was sensational; James Vince was only dismissed by the best ball I’ve ever seen in a game. There are positives. I expected to be 3-0 down after three games once Stokes wasn’t coming.”Stokes was omitted from England’s touring party following his arrest on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm in an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September.He remains suspended by the England and Wales Cricket Board pending the result of a police investigation.Michael Vaughan also questioned the longevity of certain members of the England squad, with the former England opener believing the next Ashes series in England may come too soon for some.“England have three legends of the game in Alastair Cook, Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson,” Vaughan added.“It depends how they manage their retirements. It’s coming sooner rather than later. I do think they can all play a part in the series of 2019 but you don’t see many fairytales in sport.“England have to manage the senior core of the side and make sure that if they are all to go together in 2019 they are playing well enough to be in the team.”last_img read more

Big Dance seed dependent on Tournament success

first_imgMEGHAN CONLIN/Herald photoThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team didn’t succeed in its goal to win the Big Ten in the regular season, so now the team will try, try again.Many players referred to the upcoming Big Ten Tournament as a “second season” and regard it as an opportunity to make up for a season that has not gone at all as planned thus far.”Everybody is basically just starting off 0-0,” junior guard Kammron Taylor said. “It’s a new season, man, and I’m definitely looking forward to it.”The Badgers will get that chance come Friday in the second round of the tournament when the team will take on red-hot Indiana, winners of its last four games.The last time the two teams met on Feb. 8, Wisconsin held serve at home impressively, knocking off the then No. 24 Hoosiers 72-54. But since the meeting, fortunes have drastically changed for the two schools. While the Hoosiers will come into the quarterfinal match on a roll, UW is trying to right the ship after finishing the season with a pair of ugly road losses.”We just had to play on a Thursday at Michigan State and on a Saturday afternoon at Iowa,” said UW head coach Bo Ryan said. “Going into Indianapolis and playing Indy, just, I guess, bring it on. It’s what we’ve caught at the end of the year, and we just have to make the best of it.”Making matters even more difficult for Wisconsin will be the partisan crowd, as this year’s Big Ten tournament takes place in Indianapolis, where Indiana will surely have plenty of support in its home state.”We’re playing Indiana in Indianapolis, so we know at least half the gym is going to be in their favor,” Taylor said.As the fans in the stands will do their best to disrupt Wisconsin, the dangerous cast of characters the Hoosiers will send onto the court will attempt to capitalize in the home atmosphere.Indiana is led by third team all-conference selection Marco Killingsworth, who is averaging 17.4 points and 7.4 rebounds a contest, ranked among the top 10 in the Big Ten in both categories.”He’s pretty much just dominated the conference, for the most part,” Taylor said. “He’s a load.”In the first game with Indiana in February, the Badgers held Killingsworth in-check, limiting him to 14 points and getting him fouled out with 8:15 still left to play. Even more to their credit, the Badger post defense contained Killingsworth largely without the services of two of their top inside defenders, as an injured Brian Butch played only eight minutes and Jason Chappell only six, as the junior couldn’t keep out of foul trouble.While Killingsworth is the eye of the storm, he is surrounded by Indiana’s unique four-guard line-up, featuring Robert Vaden, Earl Calloway and Marshall Strickland, all of whom scored in double-figures in the first game. The Badgers are expected to alter their lineup to match Indiana for the game.”We’re going with a four-guard line-up like we did in the first match up,” Taylor said. “Our guys are going to have to be ready.”The X-factor in the game is how the Hoosiers have and might continue to rally around head coach Mike Davis, who, amid much criticism from the Indiana faithful, has announced he will step down at the end of the season. The recent Indiana streak has coincided with Davis’ announcement.”They are having fun again,” Davis said. “There’s no more pressure on them, and that’s one reason I stepped aside. I wanted to see them enjoy their final run of the season.””They’ve come out strong these last couple weeks in the conference, and that’s always good to see when players support their coach like that,” Taylor said. Despite their swoon in the final week, the Badgers expressed confidence heading into the tournament, which officially gets underway on Thursday. “One through five, I think we match up really well,” Taylor said.Several pointed to the rough final week as actually a good building experience for the upcoming tournaments Wisconsin has ahead. “I think playing against those two teams on the road is definitely preparing us for the NCAA tournament and the Big Ten tournament,” Taylor said. “You hate to end the season with two losses, but playing in the environments that we played in was good for us,” junior forward Alando Tucker said of Wisconsin’s season-ending two-games-in-three-days road trip to Michigan State and Iowa. “Those two games ultimately prepare us for the tournament.”last_img read more

Mills named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year

first_imgBest of the best · Junior defender Kayla Mills was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year on Tuesday. She is one of five Women of Troy to be honored. – Brian Ji | Daily TrojanJunior defender Kayla Mills was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year on Tuesday while five other Trojans received Pac-12 honors as well.Mills also earned All-Pac-12 first team honors for the second time in her career. She was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week earlier this season. Mills started all of USC’s 20 games this season and finished with two goals and four assists. Mills and the rest of the USC defense tied for first in the Pac-12 with only five goals allowed in conference play. The Women of Troy played for 336 consecutive minutes, spanning five games, without allowing a goal.Notre Dame transfer Morgan Andrews was also a Pac-12 first team honoree in her first season in the Pac-12. Andrews led the Trojans with seven goals on the season, including three game-winning goals. She also led the conference with 80 shots on goal. Her six goals and 18 points were enough to tie for third and finish sixth, respectively.The Women of Troy have not had two All-Pac-12 first team honorees since 2005, when Amy Rodriguez and Rosa Anna Tantillo took home the awards.Junior defender Mandy Freeman was named to the      All-Pac-12 second team, her third-straight season earning Pac-12 honors. Her nine points this year tied her for third on the team and she led the team with five assists. She was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week earlier this season.Redshirt junior goalkeeper Sammy Jo Prudhomme was recognized with All-Pac-12 honorable mention. Her .54 goals against average led the Pac-12 and ranked 12th nationally. Her 10 shutouts this season are enough to land her in third place on USC’s                                                         single-season list. She had a total of 61 saves in 1,820 minutes played in USC’s 20 games.The four All-Pac-12 honorees are the most for the Trojans since 2010.Freshman defender Ally Prisock was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman team. Prisock had 14 complete games on the season. She led the Women of Troy in minutes played.Mills and the Trojans will face Cal State Fullerton on Friday at 1 p.m. in the first round of the NCAA tournament at McAlister Field. It will be the first-ever NCAA event hosted there.last_img read more

BEL vs BCK Dream11: Team news, match predictions and analysis

first_imgLast Updated: 31st October, 2019 20:35 IST BEL Vs BCK Dream11: Team News, Match Predictions And Analysis Dream11: Crvena Zvezda are all set to host BC Khimki. Read the team news and predictions and match analysis for BEL vs BCK Euro League basketball match. Written By BC Khimki Vyacheslav Zaytsev, Sergey Karasev, Andrey Desyatnikov, Maxim Barashkov, Jeremy Evans, Alexey Shved, Dairis Bertans, Anthony Gill, Janis Timma, Devin Booker, Chris Kramer, Sergei Monia, Timofey Yakushin, Stefan Jovic, Sam Froling, Jonas JerebkoAlso Read: Stephen Curry Leaves Game After Landing Hard On Left HandBEL vs BCK Dream11 starting 5Crvena Zvezda – Lorenzo Brown, Billy Baron, Branko Lazic, James Gist, Borisa SimanicBC Khimki – Alexey Shved, Dairis Bertans, Anthony Gill, Janis Timma, Devin BookerAlso Read: NBA 2019: Boston Celtics Vs Mliwaukee Bucks Player Ratings, ResultBEL vs BCK Dream11 predictionBC Khimki will be the favorites to win the match.Note: These are mere predictions and do not guarantee positive results. WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV First Published: 31st October, 2019 20:35 IST Crvena Zvezda will aim for their first win in four Euro League games when they host in-form BC Khimki side at Aleksandar Nikolić Hall. The match is scheduled to start at 11.30 PM IST. Here are the ZAL vs ZEN Dream11 predictions and squad details.Also Read: ATL VS MIA Dream11 NBA 2019-20: Game Prediction And Squad DetailsBEL vs BCK Dream11 previewCrvena Zvezda will hope to get the full support from their fans when they face against Khimki. For the host, the offense needs to step up and play better to improve their position on the points table. After four games, Zvezda’s 70.8 points per game is 16th best in this 18-team Euro League competition.Meanwhile Khimki will carry on with their winning formula which has brought them good success in the tournament so far.Also Read: NBA: Utah Jazz Vs Los Angeles Clippers Player Ratings And ResultBEL vs BCK Dream11 squad updateCrvena Zvezda squad:Mouhammad Faye (Doubtful for this match), James Gist, Nikola Jovanovic, Billy Baron, Derrick Brown, Lorenzo Brown, Dejan Davidovac, Ognjen Dobric, Charles Jenkins, Stratos Perperoglou, Borisa Simanic, Branko Lazic, Nemanja Nenadic, Michael Ojocenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT Suraj Alva Zvezdaši, u četvrtak naša Crvena zvezda dočekuje @Khimkibasket 🏀Crveno-belima je potrebna podrška jer njihova snaga je u vašoj energiji. Uvek uz Zvezdu! 🔴⚪️Vidimo se! Karte su u prodaji: #GameON #kkcz #CZVKHI #WeAreTheTeam— KK Crvena zvezda (@kkcrvenazvezda) October 30, 2019 FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Buju Banton Reveals Title of Upcoming Album: “Upside Down”

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica – Buju Banton’s new album finally has a title.The veteran deejay revealed the name of his new album during an interview in Kenya last month. He told Silverstar – NRG Radio “My next album is coming out in April.[…] It’s called Upside Down, and Upside Down promises to be something excited. It will not make you think upside down, it will set your right side up after seeing all that is upside down”, he said.The album will be his 13th studio album –  – his first since Before the Dawn in 2010. Last week, Buju hosted a small group of local and international media at Tuff Gong Studio in Kingston, Jamaica, where played several tracks off the album.According to Buju Banton, the album comprises of 20 tracks. Why? “Because it’s 2020… and another reason, after a 10-year absence, we try to give the people some music for that missing time.”The deejay also recently shared via Instagram that he was in the studio with popular American music producer and artiste, Pharrell Williams. Pharrell is responsible for some of the most popular hits of Rihanna, Madonna, Jay-Z, among other artists. The post has sparked excitement among fans that believe Pharrell will produce music on Buju’s project.Also set for a release in April is a special 10″ vinyl edition of Trust/Steppa. Each song comes with the A Cappella and Instrumental Version. The record will be out on April 18, exclusive for Record Store Day in a limited edition of 2500 copies.last_img read more