INSPORTS could face legal action

first_img However, during a series of inquiries into the matter, it was learnt that Andrews had submitted to the agency a sick leave for the period of his absence from duties. Also, regarding the alleged false representation associated with the pension plan, Sagicor was fully responsible for conducting the exercise for appointing trustees. This exercise included a staff meeting for voting process and the issuing of a generic form from Sagicor, which Andrews was advised to sign and return to their offices. When questioned on the matter, Andrews said he was appalled being suspended for these reasons, and indicated that he is being victimised because of his refusal to approve contracts for retirees without the requisite approval from the Ministry of Finance and Public Service. The auditor general, in a recent correspondence to Andrews, has indicated her support for his actions regarding the matter of retirees. In a correspondence with Amos, dated February 13, 2017, Bassie requested a list detailing any other allegation that may be considered. Bassie also indicated his understanding that files have been removed from the premises along with security personnel since his client’s suspension. He further went on to state his understanding that there are plans afoot to remove the security cameras that management had installed. These actions cited would clearly compromise any further allegations from the board of directors. These actions also violate all government policies and procedures. Andrews recently requested the intervention of Sports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange into the matter. The INSPORTS board of directors could find themselves facing legal challenges from Ian Andrews’ labour attorney, John S. Bassie. Andrews was recently issued a suspension letter from Deputy Chairman, Newton Amos during a recent board meeting. The letter indicated that the suspension is “pending investigation on issues”. Some of the issues reflected in the suspension letter are allegations relative to Andrews’ absence from duty and the island between December 23, 2016 and January 2, 2017 and accusations that Andrews deliberately and calculatedly made false representation as it relates to INSPORTS’ Pension Plan, purported to have been held at a meeting of the board of directors on August 10, 2015. SICK LEAVElast_img read more

‘MR.ATHLETICS’ PATSY TO GET DONEGAL’S HIGHEST HONOUR

first_imgHe has dedicated his life to bettering the lives of children across Donegal and Ireland.Patsy McGonagle to be given Freedom of DonegalAnd now Donegal is to say a small ‘thank you’ to sporting supremo Patsy McGonagle.The Ballybofey man has nurtured athletes from an early age and encouraged them that to take part is to win. He has also been instrumental in developing the Finn Valley Centre and put countless numbers of children through his hands.Now Patsy is to be given the county’s highest honour – the Freedom of Donegal.Patsy will receive the honour from Mayor Frank McBrearty at County House in Lifford on June 14th next.The sporting leader will be surrounded by family and friends from Donegal and further afield as he collects his honour. Patsy will become only the sixth person to receive the honour, joining singer Daniel O’Donnell, sportstars Shay Given and Packie Bonner, songwriter Phil Coulter and the Brennan family from Clannad. ‘MR.ATHLETICS’ PATSY TO GET DONEGAL’S HIGHEST HONOUR was last modified: June 4th, 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:Donegal Mayor Frank McBreartyFREEDOM OF DONEGALpatsy mcgonaglelast_img read more