…investigation launchedThe Regional Chairman of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), Genevieve Allen, has ordered for an investigation to be launched into the non-payment of staff attached to the Little Diamond/Herstelling Neighbourhood Democratic CouncilOverseer Candacey Atherly (at left seated) and Overseer from the Caledonia/Good Success NDC during last month’s meeting at Triumph, ECD(NDC).During the monthly Regional Communities Committee meeting, concerns were raised by the Vice Chairman of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC), Earl Lambert and Assistant Regional Executive Officer (AREO), Ramnarine Singh, that the employees had not received their salaries, which were due.This is in light of the fact the Chairman of the NDC, Madan Singh reportedly refused to sign the pay slips last weekend for the staff to receive fortnightly salaries. As a result, 13 persons remained unpaid for the Easter holidays.“This is unacceptable and I am launching an immediate investigation as this nonsense cannot and will not continue,” were the words of Allen who demanded that an investigation be launched to address this matter.It was also revealed by the RDC Chairman that this is not the first encounter of such behaviour by the NDC Chairman, adding that he refuses to attend meetings organised by Council. In one instance, a meeting was scheduled and when contacted, Singh indicated that he was attending the meeting. However, after several hours, he called to inform that he was no longer coming to the meeting.“These persons have worked and by law, they are to be paid, paid not when the Chairman feels ready and happy to, but paid within the stipulated time frame of when salaries are due,” the RDC Chairman stated.She later disclosed that, “Mr Madan Singh has taken matters into his own hands in refusing to sign the vouchers and the other NDCs that were present were informed about the circumstances surrounding his refusal and I have launched an investigation after which we as a region will certainly have to take the appropriate action.”However, when contacted, the NDC Chairman has waived all of these accusations as “misguided statements”, noting that the vouchers were not ready last week so he opted to wait until this week when all were ready and then he would sign them but according to Allen, it remains highly unlikely that the employees will be paid before this Friday.
A house has been gutted by fire in Rathmullan today.The house, which is located on the Front Shore, is a holiday home which is known locally as the Spout House.The house has been gutted and another adjoining house has also been damaged.A number of units of the fire service rushed to the scene of the blaze which broke out around after 11.30am.Nobody was hurt during the fire.A full investigation has been launched into the possible cause of the blaze.BREAKING NEWS: HOUSE DESTROYED BY FIRE IN RATHMULLAN was last modified: June 29th, 2015 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:donegalfireRathmullan read more
Kumbakonam (TN), Feb 20 (PTI) The paramotor expedition team of Indian Air Force arrived at Thanjavur as part of their “expedition Pradakshina”.The team, which aims to cover a distance of 10,000 km and create a new world record, was flagged off from Gurgaon on January 28.The team, which arrived at Thanjavur Air Force Station yesterday, was received by group Captain R V Shinde, Station Commander of Air Force Station, Thanjavur, an IAF press release said here today.The team will cover most of the boundary of the nation.Upon successful completion, the team will not only set a national record but also script a new world record by surpassing the current record of 9,132km for such an expedition.The team consists of 14 air warriors, including paramotor pilots, ground vehicles and support staff, and is being led by Wing Commander MPS Solanki from the Directorate of Adventure, Indian Air Force.Paramotor flying includes open cockpit flying where the pilot is not protected and is exposed to the elements.During the expedition, the team will cover a distance of 10,000 km in difficult weather conditions.It will cross terrain ranging from mountains and forests to coastlines and the desert and will attempt to achieve standards that not only remain unbeaten for years to come but also place India on top of the world in the field of aero-sports, the release said. PTI CORR RC RG read more