After the Guyana Oil Company (Guyoil) stopped issuing fuel to Government vehicles owing to non-payment, the regional administration of Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) is expected to pay the more than $5 million bill no later than Thursday, according to Regional Chairman David Armogan.Region Six ChairmanDavid ArmoganIn a brief telephone interview on Wednesday, Armogan explained that the delay in payments to Guyoil was owed to the fact that the monies had to be approved by the Finance Ministry in Georgetown.“We are trying to get Guyoil to be paid by Wednesday (today) or Thursday, because what happened is that the cheques had to be cut in Georgetown. The cheques are not normally written up in Berbice here, because we have to request the money from the Ministry of Finance, then the cheque is being prepared by Finance then we collect it,” Armogan explained.Region Six Vice Chairman Dennis DeRoop on Monday told Guyana Times that the administration has been recalcitrant in paying for fuel supplied, and the supplier has consequently pulled the plug. According to DeRoop, the administration has money to purchase fuel from Guyoil, but under the current arrangement, the fuel is supplied and then billed for, before payments are made.DeRoop explained that the administration was normally given a month’s holdover, and was expected to make payments for fuel in a timely manner; but has failed to so do, resulting in the company withholding fuel.However, while some departments are made to suffer as a result of what the Vice Chairman calls negligence, some Government vehicles have been exempted from that type of treatment. He, however, noted that Guyoil continued to issue fuel to ambulances attached to Government hospitals.“There is no fuel shortage, but Guyoil has stopped giving (Region Six) now, because they have a big outstanding bill. This started to happen last year, and the Oil Company (stopped supplying) fuel, so all the important work has stopped (because) the engineers cannot go out in the fields…,” DeRoop noted.
Thus, Islamism must be opposed, and in fact the war in Iraq is a battle in that larger war. Under Saddam Hussein, Iraq gave significant political and financial support to Islamist organizations such as Hamas. Regarding Iraqi links with al-Qaida, a controversial subject, it is too soon to draw definitive conclusions. Honest people should reserve judgment until the captured Iraqi archives are fully explored. But whatever the evidence ultimately shows about the extent of Saddam’s relations with Islamists, there is no doubt that today, Islamists covet Mesopotamia. Seizing Baghdad, the capital of the Caliphate that Islamists want to restore, would be a tremendous morale booster. By the same token, our helping to establish a stable liberal democracy in Iraq would be an immense loss for them. The stakes are high. It may be possible to win the war against Islamism even if we abandon Iraq, but it would be more difficult. What is not possible is to withdraw from the struggle. The Islamists have declared war against the U.S., the other liberal democracies, even Muslim governments that don’t toe their line. Appeasement is impossible; concessions simply whet their appetites. Fleeing Iraq would demonstrate that we don’t have the stomach for this long-term fight. Moreover, it would win new recruits for Islamism, as fence-sitters always come down on the side that seems to be prevailing. Our own security would inevitably suffer. Frankly, it’s a mystery why the most imperialistic, malevolent political force in the world arouses so little passion among my fellow Democrats. Hostility toward Islamism should come as naturally to us as hostility towards Nazism. If we adopted this war for civilization and freedom as our own, we would surely do better than Bush has done. Instead, the only merchandise we offer voters is “out of Iraq.” It’s very disappointing. Paul Kujawsky is a member of the California Democratic Party Central Committee. Write to him by e-mail at [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! THE recent California Democratic Party Convention in San Diego was a pleasure for my fellow party activists, the vast majority of whom favor U.S. withdrawal from Iraq. Seven of our eight declared presidential candidates appeared. All of them promised to bring the troops home (or “end the occupation”) as early as Inauguration Day. But no candidate offered a vision for winning the war against Islamism. They correctly judged that there wasn’t much of a market for such goods at this convention. So it seems that in 2008 voters will choose between a Republican Party which is serious about the war against Islamism but isn’t very good at it, and a Democratic Party which has little or nothing to say about it beyond “Bush lied.” It’s a dismal prospect, because the struggle between civilization and Islamism remains this generation’s greatest challenge. Islamism, or Islamofascism (not Islam itself) rivals Nazism in its propensity for mass murder, contempt for the “other,” and lust for conquest. It is a profoundly illiberal philosophy, as demonstrated by the overthrown Taliban regime in Afghanistan and the mullocracy in Iran. These reveal girls excluded from even elementary education, women stoned to death for “adultery” (in some cases, for being raped without male witnesses), religious minorities savagely persecuted, and the human rights of entire populations trampled underfoot. The spread of Islamism is a tragedy for all who fall within its grasp, yet the Islamists aim for nothing less than world domination.
A man has been fined after attacking a heart patient in a row over dog poo.Trevor Orr appeared at Falcarragh District Court charged with attacking Don Mooney at his home in Ramelton, Co Donegal on February 2nd, 2017. The court heard there had been bad blood between the pair amidst claims that the accused man’s brother Michael had washed dog poo into the yard of Mr Mooney.Mr Mooney told how he left his home to visit his father but returned as he forgot his keys and found both Orr and his brother Michael on his property.He told them to get off his land and Michael Orr pulled away his brother but Trevor struck out and struck Mr Money in the chest.He called the Gardai and then an ambulance as he was a heart patient and had undergone extensive treatment for the past fifteen years.He said that while in the ambulance he passed out and was admitted to Letterkenny University Hospital but was released later that day.Victim Don Mooney was attacked. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Mr Mooney’s daughter Kim took pictures which showed severe bruising on her father’s chest.However, solicitor for Orr, Mr Frank Dorrian, said there had been no mention of the bruising in the medical report.Mr Mooney told Judge Paul Kelly that there had been an ongoing disagreement between himself and Michael Orr after he allegedly washed dog poo down onto his property.Both the environmental health section of the local council and the Gardai had been made aware of this.Mr Mooney said “I’ve more to be bothered with keeping healthy. I just want an easy life and to be left alone. I’m not going to let people wash dog excrement onto my street which I keep very tidy,” he said.The court was told that Mooney’s partner is a sister of the Orr brothers.Both Michael and Trevor Orr took to the witness stand but both emphatically denied that any such incident had taken place at all.They admitted that there had been ongoing tensions between the two parties but said no assault had ever taken place.Judge Kelly said the combination of all the evidence was sufficient to prove the events.On the matter of the bruising to Mr Mooney, Judge Kelly said that it is often the case that bruising does not appear for hours or even days after an event.He found Orr, a 43-year-old baker from Leitir, Kilmacrennan, guilty of assault causing harm and fined him €250.Man attacked heart patient after ongoing row over dog poo was last modified: April 18th, 2019 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:Don MooneydonegalkilmacrennanRameltonTrevor Orr