“I’m Back With Vigor to Work

first_imgThe re-appointed Commissioner of Caldwell, Madam Alexine Mendscole-Howard, has assured the residents of her vigor (strength) to develop the township.In an interview with the Daily Observer yesterday, April 21, at her office in Caldwell, Commissioner Howard indicated that her leadership will not go after residents who are engaged in spreading falsehood just to gain political relevance, but will work around the clock and develop every community in Caldwell.Her statement was in direct reaction to what she termed “misinformation” that residents in the township recently spread indicating that she abandoned her job during the height of the Ebola crisis.Based on the rumor, some of the residents reportedly recommended someone else to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to head the township.“I don’t have a problem with that because the President has the political power to hire anybody of her choice in government; but my being away was to seek further medical check-up, and I ask God to vindicate me from those lies against,” she explained.She maintains that why in the US undergoing medical treatment, she wrote a formal letter to the Superintendent of Montserrado County, and copied the Minister of Internal Affairs (MIA), informing authorities there that she was undergoing a serious surgery in the United States.She said being reinstated as Commissioner of Caldwell did not surprise her because her bosses were informed appropriately about everything she did.“All the propaganda they ran against me did not move me at all because on April 6, I received a letter from President Sirleaf stating that I had been reinstated.”Comm. Howard said it was another political plus for her and the people of Caldwell, “because I’m back with vigor to move the township forward.”“The idea crafted by some unscrupulous residents to steal and sell land that does not belong to them since they are tricky and crooked is not going to work with me and my staff,” she warned.Comm. Howard said she has announced to the residents that she is back so that the people in Caldwell will know that somebody has their interest at heart and that her administration will work with them to achieve their development objectives.Additionally, she said that her administration does not only have the interest of the residents at heart, but she has personally advocated for the Land Commissioner to establish a sub office in Caldwell to settle some of the land related disputes.She then called on residents to rally around her administration to ensure that the township is on par with other developing townships.At the same, Comm. Howard has declared that her administration will be more robust in dealing with issues of the township nowadays rather than being lenient administratively.She expressed gratitude to the President for affording her another opportunity to serve her people in the township.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

What we have to say about the Border Control Media release

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 27, 2017 – Providenciales – It continues to amaze me how arms of Govt in service to the people chose to be selective about what they respond to as it relates to media.Our news organisation in a spirit of CONCERN reported that the public ought be vigilant due to report of a POSSIBLE boat landing as SUSPECTED illegal migrants were reportedly seen running through Blue Hills.All true as stated by the release.Had we not done that, this report to try and discredit or undermine ours (and possibly others’) motive would never have been issued.    Just another petty tactic to distract the people.We are still waiting for this same Government Ministry to tell us of their post Irma plan given that hundreds, possibly thousands have been plunged into ‘no income’ status.   What talks have they had with the private sector about provisions for indigenous and expat staff.Still… waiting.But, the Ministry pauses to essentially echo the Magnetic Media news report ‘to be vigilant’.It was not false news.    A boat had been suspected of landing.    It was discovered, after investigation that no boat landed.    But there was some suspicious activity which roused – they say – the Task Force to action.That really did happen; true not false.In addition to what is contained in this farce of a media release should have been a report to the public about what was determined about the migrants interviewed by officers.Naturally that did not come because the purpose of the media release is far from noble and so it neglects to do the other important thing.Keep digging… you will get a hole.Magnetic Media will keep reporting even when some members of the public are unappreciative.    Its what we do and we count it an honour to serve you no matter what with the news that matters most.DHPhoto credit: Anamika Pandeylast_img read more

Africa debt crisis looming

first_imgAfrica: debt crisis looming?2.6K viewsAfrica: debt crisis looming?2.6K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Africa: debt crisis looming?2.6K viewsBusinessDebt crisis. It’s a phrase Europe has made its own in recent history. Could it be Africa’s turn next? SOUNDBITE (English) JUDITH TYSON, AUTHOR, OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE, SAYING: ”The riskVentuno Web Player 4.50Debt crisis. It’s a phrase Europe has made its own in recent history. Could it be Africa’s turn next? SOUNDBITE (English) JUDITH TYSON, AUTHOR, OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE, SAYING: ”The risklast_img

Bengal tea garden workers in crisis reel from starvation water scarcity

first_imgScarcity of water and food are the major concerns for tea gardens workers in northern West Bengal, where work has been suspended and deaths are frequent, a report by a group of civil society organisations said in Kolkata on Monday.Deaths in the region’s tea gardens have made headlines this year, even as a minister claimed not a single death due to starvation has taken place there.In the wake of reports of deaths, an umbrella group of organisations like G-NESEP, NAPM, MASUM, ActionAid, DISHA and also comprising academicians, human rights activists and doctors, visited the gardens on November 24 and November 25, and released the findings here on Monday.The right to food of workers in the Bagracote (Jalpaiguri district) and Dumchipara (Alipurduar district) gardens, owned by a particular company, was being “completely violated”, according to the report which highlights the “deprivation of basic human rights and living with dignity”.The report said “most of the tea gardens owned by this company are under complete work suspension since 10 to 12 months, but have not been officially declared as closed”.It further revealed that “permanent workers, who are to receive Rs.1,500 per month as employees of closed tea gardens under the FAWLOI (Financial Assistance to the Workers of Locked-Out Industrial Units) are being deprived of that minimum benefit”.In Dumchipara, after the closure of the food distribution system, the families have been brought under the Antyoday Anna Yojana (AAY) scheme but the amount of food grains reaching them is less than half of what they should be getting, the findings show.”Prolonged starvation has caused malnutrition, frail health and abnormal losing of body weight. A considerable number of people are suffering from lack of appetite, vomiting, swelling kwashiorkor, jaundice, tuberculosis etc.,”The report also sheds light on the provision of water.”Since closure or work suspension, supply of water has been withdrawn in Dumchipara. In Bagracote, the workers’ families have to pay for the supply,” said Sasanka Dev, on behalf of the group.last_img read more

Go knotty with scarves

first_imgScarves and stoles are absolute must haves for every girls wardrobe during winter. Use them to drape in a multitude of ways and look fashionable, says an expert.Shikul Narula, a stylist lists an array of stylish ways to adorn colourful scarves and stoles: * Vibrant scarves can be worn with almost everything. The basic scarf is a must have as it can add some drama and fun to any boring outfit. Simply wrap it around the neck. * Winter calls for a lot of partying and one doesn’t always want to wear heavy overcoats. Wrap a beautiful hand embroidered stole or crystal laden scarf over a black dress to stand out in the crowd. Pair this with stockings and boots to glam it up. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf* Wear scarves with fur, leather, suede or lace. All of these are surely going to make a few heads turn and are bound to bring you a ton of compliments. They will  not only add drama to any outfit but will ensure you are on point in your style game.* You can also use scarves to accessorise your hair. Make a messy bun then roll the scarf all over it and make a knot. This is surely going to come to your rescue on a bad hair day and add to a boho vibe. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive* Bow style: This is an extremely elegant way of draping a scarf. Make one side of the scarf longer than the other and make a loop in the upward direction hiding the end. Make a bow by holding the scarf in the centre. Now take the shorter side of scarf and wrap it around the bow. Once done, bring the end of the shorter side of the scarf around the bow and through the middle. When the scarf comes out on the other side pull it to make it a bit tighter and arrange the bow. * Belted scarves: Let the scarf fall in front of your dress and pair it with a skinny belt. This should be done with a relatively longer scarf which is rectangular in shape. Wear heels with this style as it works to give an illusion of height and makes one look taller.* If you are going for a professional or formal look this winter, you can enhance the look by draping the scarf around the neck and keep the loop under the collar of the blazer/jacket and keeping the rest of it in front. You can leave the buttons open as well. If your overall outfit is black go for a brighter scarf, as it will add colour to your overall outfit.* If you are going for traditional Indian wear, go for scarf necklaces in contrast colours for your attire. Make a basic loop, take one end and twist it several times around the loop, ending at the centre front. Repeat it on the other side and then arrange the ends at centre knot. Another way to drape a stole with your Indian wear it to use it as a dupatta and let it hang from one side. This style will make an outfit look unique and keep you cosy at the same time.* French knot: An extremely popular style which is stylish and super easy! Just fold the scarf in half and put it around your shoulders. Take one loose end and pull it over and under the scarf loop. Take the other end and go under and over the same loop.* Head scarf: If you want to keep your head warm but not use a boring cap/hat we have some ideas. Wrap a scarf on the back of your head and bring it in front. Make it a crisscross and then again take it back and make a knot.last_img read more