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Churches support Belize constitutional amendment

first_img Share Share Tweet FaithLifestyle Churches support Belize constitutional amendment by: – August 25, 2011 Sharecenter_img 19 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Prime Minister of Belize, Dean Barrow. Photo credit: belizean.comBELMOPAN, Belize — Arising out of meetings held on Monday and last Friday, the government of Belize has announced that it has secured the full support of both the Evangelical Association of Churches and the Belize Council of Churches for the Ninth Constitution Amendment Bill.“The decision of the churches came after frank discussions in which government clarified the Bill’s intentions and agreed to certain changes in order to allay publicly expressed fears and misconceptions,” the government said in a press statement.The changes will see the removal, before the Bill is brought back for passage through Parliament, of the specific language barring court enquiry into the validity of any law passed to alter the Constitution. Both church bodies were reportedly satisfied that the primary objective of the Ninth Amendment is to put into the Constitution and make unassailable government’s ownership of the essential utility services in electricity telecommunications and water.And both bodies were also said to be satisfied that this objective is entirely in the national interest and a fundamental and proper expression of Belizean sovereignty.The church leaders were convinced that the agreed trimming of the language in Sections 69(9) and 145(1) and (2) of the Bill, should put an end to any public disquiet over the Bill’s purpose and effect.For its part, the government has assured the leaders that the Bill in its new form retained all the essential provisions. Therefore, it would still guarantee the impregnability of the utilities’ nationalization.The government pointed out that the official public consultation process is still ongoing and called on the people of Belize to come out in support of the Ninth Amendment Bill. It also reiterated that additional changes to further safeguard the Bill may still be made, depending on the outcome of the consultation process.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

GFF presents footballs to RMAs

first_imgPRESIDENT of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Wayne Forde has presented footballs to Regional Member Associations (RMAs) in preparation for the commencement of the Frank Watson National Intra-Association U-15 Tournament.The presentation was made to officials of seven of the nine RMAs in the Boardroom of the Guyana Football Federation last Friday.Those receiving were: Frank Parris of the Georgetown FA, Noel Harry of East Bank FA, Kelon Josiah of Upper Demerara FA, Keith Ojeer of Berbice FA, Carmel Williams of Bartica FA, Albert Tucker of Essequibo FA, and Adrian Giddings of West Demerara FA.President Wayne Forde in opening remarks said while he is aware that the inclement weather has affected football matches in the U-17 tournament, he is hoping for an early start to the national U-15 tournament: “We would like to have the Frank Watson Intra-Association U-15 tournament kicked off.“If there’s any challenge beyond the weather you have been experiencing, by all means, be sure to let us know. The Federation is clearly doing its part to ensure that each Association plays football, especially at the youth level, which is one of our most important development areas.”The new intra-association tournament will involve U-15 club sides from all nine GFF member associations playing regular competitive football, thus creating another layer for youth football development. It is planned to roll out across the country from next month.The league will feed directly into the new nationwide network of GFF-Scotiabank Academy Training Centres where young players receive professional, weekly coaching and mentorship in line with the GFF’s new national football philosophy, under the guidance of GFF Technical Director Ian Greenwood.In a related matter, Forde announced that the GFF is exploring some additional youth-oriented initiatives for activation in the various RMAs, the details of which will be announced at a later time.Further, the GFF, in support of youth football development, has donated six balls to the Fruta Conquerors FC’s summer camp.last_img read more

Zlatan’s Projectile went 97 km per hour! (video)

first_img(Source: vijesti.ba) Zlatan Ibrahimović scored his fifteenth goal in this season on Saturday against Caen. After the match, the French calculated that Ibrahimović’s projectile from around 20 meters went at the speed of as much as 97 km per hour!The Saints celebrated with a result of 3:0 in the mentioned match. Take a look at Ibrahimović’s missile.last_img

I am grateful to BiH citizens for their Support!

first_imgAdnan Catic aka Felix Sturm won on Saturday in Oberhausen in the match against Fedor Chudinov and won the title of world champion by the WBA version in the middleweight category for the 5th time.In front of 12,000 spectators in a very difficult match after the decision of judges (115-113, 115-113, 114-114) defeated the Russian and took revenge for the defeat in May of last year, and climbed to the world throne again. Catic delighted fans in BiH with his performance, as well as all present in the König-Pilsener Arena.“I am thankful to BiH citizens for the support, it means a lot to me. My phone does not stop ringing, everyone want to congratulate me. I’m glad that I managed to delight the nation,” said Catic.World champion announced after the match that there is a possibility that he will do one more fight, and his great desire is for it to be in Sarajevo.To recall, Prime Minister of Canton Sarajevo Elmedin Konakovic congratulated Catic on regaining the title, and added that the costs of the organization of the spectacle in the capital of BiH will take Canton Sarajevo.According to Konakovic, Catic “only needs to choose the date and opponents”, and everything else to leave to Canton Sarajevo.(Source: Edin Isanovic/Klix.ba)last_img read more