AG chambers admit Deputy Solicitor was targeted

first_imgThe Legal Affairs Ministry and Attorney General’s Chambers has defended its decision to fire the Deputy Solicitor, Prithima Kissoon, and claims she mishandled a number of key Government cases, including a case related to Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo.Former Deputy Solicitor General, Prithima KissoonShe was the subject of a 15-month long investigation by the Legal Affairs Ministry. Kissoon broke her silence and accused Attorney General Basil Williams of a whole host of workplace atrocities, causing her to lodge a formal complaint with the Public Service Commission (PSC) in January of this year.She was handed a termination letter six hours before the life of the Commission came to an end on August 31, without that constitutional body looking into the complaint.Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, in his defence of the firing of Kissoon in a public missive, has since accused her of bungling numerous high profile cases, in addition to other acts of dereliction of duty and insubordination.Attorney General, Basil WilliamsThe Ministry confirmed that the Deputy Solicitor was targeted in an investigation from November 2015 to January 2017, “after it was discovered that Ms Kissoon, who was tasked with the responsibility of conducting cases of grave importance to the State’s interest, had committed several breaches and violations under the rules and regulations of the Public Service Commission.”The Ministry contends the breaches include improper preparation and drafting of legal documents, disobeying instructions, failing to attend court in several critical matters, gross dishonesty in official dealings, improper conduct and dereliction of duties.The Attorney General’s Chambers in the statement on Friday said that Minister Williams blames Kissoon for not being present in court for key cases as well as misleading himself and others over the matter.Kissoon broke her silence this week, as the very public spat between the Attorney General and her came to a crossroads on the August 31, 2017.Lamenting the situation, the now former Deputy Solicitor General in her now public statement said, “A new PSC will convene and the complaint against the Attorney General, Mr Basil Williams, SC will never have been addressed.”According to Kissoon, “my good name has been filched, my character assassinated, my career that I worked so hard to build in the public service for the past 10 years lays shattered at my feet but my integrity and ethics are rock solid.last_img read more

AFN Aboriginal Affairs shoulder responsibility for elders suicide family

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe suicide of an elder the day he was scheduled to begin the independent assessment process (IAP) for his residential school settlement has people wondering how he fell through the cracks.Many people are asking where the safety net was and who is responsible to prove help and support for residential school survivors about to relive the horrors of their physical and sexual abuse.APTN National News reporter Rob Smith spoke with a cousin of the elder who recounts his own experience with the IAP.last_img

BREAKING NEWS Wilmington Fireworks Postponed To Sunday Night Due To Forecast

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is an announcement from the Wilmington Fourth of July Committee:Due to the forecasted weather, Saturday evening’s Spectacular Fireworks have been moved to Sunday evening at 9:30pm. The carnival will run from 1-10pm on Sunday. The carnival will be CLOSED on Saturday.UPDATE: The Wilmington Minutemen’s Pancake Breakfast will take place as planned on Saturday, July 6 from 7am to 11am on the Town Common. Tickets cost $5. The Cub Scouts Pack 56’s BBQ Chicken Dinner has been postponed to Sunday, July 7 from 5pm to 7pm on the Town Common. Tickets cost $10.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, July 6, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read The 2019 Wilmington Fun On The Fourth ScheduleIn “Community”BREAKING: Wilmington Fourth of July Committee’s Carnival Request DENIEDIn “Government”last_img read more

IS beheads Croatian hostage in Egypt

first_imgAn affiliate of the dreaded Islamic state miltant group in Egypt on Wednesday claimed to have beheaded a 30-year-old Croatian hostage and posted a picture of his body at the end of a 48-hour deadline.The Croat, Tomislav Salopek, was abducted last month west of the capital Cairo. Sinai Province, an Islamic State affiliate based in Egypt, released a photo on its Twitter account that shows the Croatian hostage beheaded and included a caption charging Croatia with participating in the war on IS. Also Read – Nine hurt in accident at fireworks show in French resortThe caption said that Tomislav Salopek, a married man and a father of two, was killed for his country’s participation in the war against the Islamic State. The incident comes a week after the IS demanded the Egyptian government to free female Muslim prisoners in exchange for the Croatian hostage.On August 5, Sinai Province, which was previously known as Ansar Beit el-Maqdes militant group, had released a video of Tomislav in which he indicated that he worked for the Cairo branch of a French company, and was kidnapped on July 22, 2015.last_img read more

BJP wont win single seat in Bengal says Mamata

first_imgVisakhapatnam: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday urged BJP’s sister organisations to not support Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party chief Amit Shah during the national polls. Addressing an election rally here organised by Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP, Banerjee said the BJP won’t get a single seat in Bengal and the party won’t cross the 125-mark in the 543-member Lok Sabha.”BJP has sister organisations, I would like to request them that if you love the country, please don’t support Narendra Modi and Amit Shah,” the Bengal chief minister said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”This is a special election. There are not many people to fight for the country, please vote for Chandrababu Naidu. Modi and Shah bully everyone,” she added. Taking on the BJP, the Trinamool Congress chief said the BJP will not get a single seat in Bengal. “In 2014, Modi got 21 out of 119 seats in Andhra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal that was your best time,” Banerjee said, adding that the BJP will not get more than 125 seats in this election. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”In UP, he got 73 seats when the Samajwadi Party and the BSP fought alone. Now they have come together. In Odisha too they won’t get any seats,” she said. Banerjee also challenged Modi for an open debate and attacked the prime minister for not addressing any press conference during his tenure. “Modi didn’t address a presser in five years. He reads from a teleprompter and says he has a 56-inch chest,” the TMC supremo quipped. She said the country needs a prime minister who doesn’t differentiate between Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. “Modi said demonetisation would curb terrorism, but it is maximum under his government,” she said. Supporting Arvind Kejriwal’s demand for full statehood for Delhi, Banerjee said the issue needs to be resolved. AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal Sunday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the “most corrupt” government since Independence, and along with BJP chief Amit Shah “ruined” the country in the last five years. The Delhi chief minister alleged that an emergency-like situation is prevailing in the country. “Modi is creating problems for Kejriwal, Mamata and me because we work for people, people are ready to send you to Gujarat,” Naidu said. See P7last_img read more