PDA tells Ewing Administration not to pass the buck deal with illegal

first_img“The PDA is appealing to the Premier and his seemingly impotent administration to forthwith grab the bull by the horns and effectively deal with this dangerous and out of control jitney operations.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe third political party, the Progressive Democratic Alliance or PDA is crying shame on the Rufus Ewing led Government for inaction when it comes to the illegal jitneys. “The recent public appeal in a press release issued by the ministry of Tourism advising our visitors against using jitney services is simply a cop-out as government attempts to shift the responsibility on unwary visitors instead of the Government undertaking its responsibility.”  Party Leader, Oswald Skippings in a media release said he is deeply distressed by the reports reaching his desk, “…reports of abuses by illegal jitney operators on their passengers continue to surface as these operators are becoming increasingly bold and conspicuous on the roadside and at the resorts. In fact, these jitneys are openly embraced by some hotels to the extent of front desk workers calling them and giving jitney drivers hotel guests as passengers in preference of legitimate licensed taxi operators.”  This boldness led to the Minister of Tourism issuing a release to denounce the service; Mr. Skippings said the PNP Administration is shirking responsibility. center_img Skippings said the illegal and dangerous business should be regulated, and he had some stern words for the Premier.  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

El Tiempo Cantina Shuts Down Social Media Accounts After Sessions Visit Sparks

first_imgA Facebook search for El Tiempo Cantina yields no matching results. The chain appears to have deleted its online presence following backlash over a visit from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Share The restaurant posted a photo of Sessions and co-owner Roland Laurenzo, calling the visit an “honor.” Commenters condemned the post almost immediately, with some calling for a boycott of the chain.  Sessions was in town to speak with local federal prosecutors on immigration enforcement. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pictured with El Tiempo Cantina co-owner Roland Laurenzo in this screenshot of a now-deleted Facebook post.center_img El Tiempo cannot be found on Instagram or Twitter, either.  After deleting the chain’s social media accounts, Laurenzo told ABC13, “People are insulting us in such a dramatic fashion, and we feel like we don’t deserve it.” “The posting of a photograph of the Attorney General at one of our restaurants does not represent us supporting his positions,” Laurenzo reportedly wrote in a now-deleted follow-up post. He claimed Secret Service agents approached the restaurant about serving an unnamed government official, leaving staff unaware Sessions would be dining there “until he walked through the door.” last_img read more