Auditor general backs Andrews

first_img Further breach Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis has endorsed embattled Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Administrative Director Ian Andrews’ position regarding the non-issuing of contracts for retirees Ann Marie Heron and Cloyfeld Thomas Davis. The auditor general, in a letter dated February 3, 2017, stated her concerns that in signing the employment contracts for the retirees, the INSPORTS Chairman Lloyd Pommells may have operated in the role of an executive chairman, in breach of Decision 26 of the Accountability Framework, which states: “The position of executive chairman shall be discontinued and legislation that could conflict with this direction shall be amended accordingly.” Reports have also surfaced that the board of directors has removed the security personnel from the premises and taken files from the offices. Staff members have also reported that the Board has expressed the intention to remove the security cameras that the management had installed sometime ago. These actions would further breach the Board’s Authority. The board also introduced David Mais to act in the role of administrative director without a hearing for Andrews. This again is not in keeping with government policies and procedures. Andrews has been suspended since February 7, albeit with pay, pending an investigation into allegations of misconduct. It has also been learnt that Andrews has retained the services of labour attorney John L. Bassie to represent his case. Andrews has been involved in an ongoing conflict with the INSPORTS board of directors since September 2013. In that year, the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament said the former broadcaster failed to report to the Auditor General’s Department in a performance audit of the agency.last_img read more

CPR Day November 21st

first_imgA life-saving course is being offered next week, and it won’t cost the public a dime. The local St. John Ambulance is holding their 4th Annual Community CPR Day on November 21st. Those who pre-register get free cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training, which originally costs $75.00.Branch Manager Tina Westergaard says the session ensures that more residents are trained to save lives.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=2109|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=061718f2316ffb530d8ac11d80ad8596-Tina Westergaard 1_1_Pub.mp3] Upon completion of the four-hour course, participants will get a certificate, a St. John Ambulance CPR book and grab bag containing a wallet first aid kit. The Fort St. John branch will offer two courses, a CPR-A, (resusitating adults), and CPR-B, (for saving adults, children and infants) Advertisement Westergaard says the training will also include YOYO-72, or You’re On Your Own for 72 hours. [asset|aid=2110|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=061718f2316ffb530d8ac11d80ad8596-Tina Westergaard 2_1_Pub.mp3] Anyone who is interested in the free training, must pre-register before the date, by calling the local branch at 250-785-7233.last_img read more

Crystal Palace forward wanted on loan by Turkish giants

first_img Sorloth is yet to hit the heights at Selhurst Park Now the Selhurst Park club are said to be open to allowing Sorloth to leave on loan in order for him to get playing regularly again.And, according to Turkish outlet Sporx, Galatasaray are keen on concluding a deal after opening talks with Palace.Should the Norwegian make a move to Gala, it would be the fifth club he has played for in just three years following spells at Rosenborg, Bodo Glimt, Groningen and Midtjylland. 1center_img Galatasaray want to sign Crystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth on loan for the whole of next season.Palace coughed up £9m to sign the striker from Midtjylland in January but he managed just four Premier League appearances for the club in the second half of last season and is yet to score for the club.last_img read more