PREMIUMHeavy task awaits new Supreme Court chief to tighten monitoring of judges

first_imgForgot Password ? A tough job now awaits M. Syarifuddin, who is about to start his new role as Supreme Court (MA) chief justice, with many saying that he needs to restore public faith in the country’s judicial system by imposing stern sanctions against judges who violate its code of ethics.Syarifuddin, formerly the deputy chief justice for judicial affairs, won the majority vote during an election held in a plenary meeting attended by 48 justices on Monday, which was live-streamed on YouTube because of the COVID-19 outbreak.Syarifuddin replaces M. Hatta Ali, who is retiring at the end of this month.Having served as chief justice at the country’s highest court for eight years, Hatta has faced criticism for his failure in improving the judges’ compliance with the code of ethics. In 2019, for example, the Judicial Commission (KY) recommended sanctions against 130 judges for allege… Topics : Facebook Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Google #SupremeCourt Supreme-Court Judicial-Commission #JudicialCommission judges ethicslast_img read more

Former Eagles defender urges Iwobi to leave Everton

first_imgFormer Nigeria defender, Ifeanyi Udeze, has advised Alex Iwobi to quit Everton. The ex-Arsenal attacker has fallen down the pecking order under Carlo Ancelotti, and new signings will only make it more difficult for him to get a place in the team. Iwobi was not in the match-day squad for their 1-0 win over Tottenham in the Premier League at the weekend, and Udeze thinks the Super Eagle should leave Goodison Park. read also: Rodriguez joins Iwobi, others at EvertonAdvertisement “I think Iwobi should look for another club especially with James Rodriguez signed it will be difficult for him to play,” Udeze said on Brila FM. “Imagine against Tottenham he did not make the bench and even the squad. So for me, he should start looking for another club. “It’s painful for me but as it is, I think the best thing is for him to go elsewhere.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…last_img read more

NopeNopeNope: Snake Crawls From Coral Springs Toilet, Bites Resident

first_imgBroward resident Baltazar Jimeno got a nasty surprise Sunday morning when he lifted the toilet seat at his Coral Springs apartment and was attacked by a ball puthon that ‘rose up and bit him’ on the arm.The snake, which measured 4 feet long, did not belong to the 52 year old Jimeno and it’s unclear how it ended up in his toilet though police suspect it may have come up through the building’s plumbing.Ball pythons are not venomous and can grow up to 6 feet long.Jimeno was treated by paramedics for the snake bite.The snake was taken by Coral Springs animal control and is being treated by a local veterinarian for an unrelated illness.last_img read more

TNT Minister says tourism more valuable than oil

first_imgAccording to a report in the Trinidad and Tobago newspaper, Newsday, Tourism Minister Shamfa Cudjoe, has declared one tourist is more valuable than a barrel of oil.Speaking at the Stakeholders’ Appreciation Cocktails for the 2017 Stay to Get Away campaign held at the Chaquacabana Resort and Beach Club, Chaguanas recently, she said her ministry is in the process of setting mandatory standards for the sector.Regulator for tourism sectorCudjoe said consultations are being held on a regulator for the tourism sector –­Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Regulatory and Licensing Authority. She said, however, the Tourism Industry Certification program had not lapsed and would continue until the authority comes on board. Cudjoe said the difference is moving from voluntary standards to mandatory standards.“We cannot for one moment believe in 2017 that we could stand up next to a Barbados or a Bahamas or a Jamaica without having very basic mandatory standards to guide the industry. If we are serious about tourism and growing and having proper quality of our product you would get on board.”She said there have been stakeholders who have been “very loud and clear” about not wanting a regulatory authority but she said Government is serious about implementing mandatory standards.“Because there is absolutely no way we are going to continue to call for more marketing, (say) market Trinidad and Tobago and then when the tourists get here what about the quality of our product? That could redound all our marketing efforts to naught. We go out there and say ‘come, it’s nice, it’s perfect’ and when you get here you have problems at certain hotels where I won’t call by name (but) they wouldn’t clean a room for a couple of days.”Much to be doneShe referred to travel site Tripadvisor and the types of comments about this country and said, “We cannot be serious about improving our numbers and our profile and going out and market and there is much to be done.”Cudjoe said some people were waiting for oil prices to go back up and will do so until they are grey but “we have to play with what in front of us.”She said tourism can positively impact different sectors and bring in foreign exchange. “One tourist is more valuable than a barrel of oil.”Tourists more predictable than oilShe explained a tourist has to eat and spend money and is therefore more predictable than a barrel of oil.Cudjoe said the ministry plans to extend to a bigger market in the Caribbean and will continue regional advertisements and a more aggressive marketing strategy.She also cautioned new tourism stakeholders they must ensure safety and security, preserve the environment and maintain an international standard.Read more on Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Tourism: https://www.caribbeannationalweekly.com/caribbean-breaking-news-featured/tt-tourism-minister-racks-59000-phone-bill-four-days/last_img read more

Wet weather to wrap up a dry December

first_imgFor more fascinating facts about regional weather, visit www.columbian.com/weblogs/weather.A series of wet weather systems are expected to wrap up an uncharacteristically dry December in Clark County, according to the National Weather Service.Rain is forecast to begin tonight and continue for the next six days, said Rodger Nelson, a meteorologist at the weather service in Portland. Moderate temperatures will accompany the rainfall, Nelson said.About an inch of rain is expected in the next seven days.Anticipate temperatures in the lower 40s at night and daytime highs in the mid to high 40s, he said.Despite the rainy conclusion to 2011, December could still attain the distinction of the driest on record in the Portland metro area, he said.“We’ll have to wait and see,” he said.A ridge of high pressure in the skies above the region has kept wet weather at bay during the month. That high pressure has now moved to the east, enabling rainy systems to move in, Nelson said.Vancouver’s Pearson Airpark is 5.16 inches below the December average, he said.“It’s pretty hard to catch up in six days,” he said.last_img read more