Former Trinidad Police Service Commission boss appeals his dismissal

first_img 89 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Former Trinidad Police Service Commission boss appeals his dismissal by: – December 20, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share Nizam Mohammed insists he was not given reasonable opportunity to respond to the matters raised by the president, and had his appointment revoked several days later.PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Monday December 19, 2011 – The former chairman of the Police Service Commission who was fired in early April following controversial statements about the ethnic composition of the force has challenged the matter in court.Nizam Mohammed has filed a constitutional motion asking that the revocation of his appointment by President George Maxwell Richards be declared null and void.The former PSC boss argues that the president’s decision was due to political pressure and he did not have a chance to defend himself, according to the Trinidad Express newspaper.The Attorney General has been named as the defendant.Mohammed stated that comments concerning the ethnic composition of the top-most level of the Police Service and the Promotions Advisory Board of the Police Service should be protected by parliamentary privilege as they were made during a meeting of the Joint Select Committee appointed to consider and report to the Parliament on Service Commissions.Mohammed’s statements were denounced by the Office of the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.In the suit, the former PSC chairman said both the opposition leader and Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar held separate meetings with the president.Mohammed explained that he subsequently met with President Richards who notified him of letters of complaint from three of his colleagues on the commission about his chairmanship.Mohammed insists he was not given reasonable opportunity to respond to the matters raised by the president, and had his appointment revoked several days later.Caribbean 360 Newslast_img read more

D’Tigers Inch Closer to Tokyo 2020 Olympics

first_imgNigeria men basketball team, D’Tigers defeated their fierce West African rivals, Cote D’Ivoire 83-66 points in their first classification game at the ongoing 2019 FIBA World Cup in yet another impressive performance.The team was inspired by Al-Farouq Aminu with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists to emerge the top performer.D’Tigers who have since set their target on an automatic Olympic Games qualification started in a fierce fashion to win the first quarter, 24-18 points. Michael Eric in action for D’Tigers against South Korea at the FIBA World Cup in China…yesterday Not to be outdone and inspired by Deon Thompson, the Ivorians stepped up their offensive play to win the second quarter, 17-13points as the first half ended with just two points advantage for D’Tigers, 37-35pts.Some crucial treys from Nnamdi Vincent and Stan Okoye proved decisive in the 3rd quarter against the familiar foes who were not ready to roll over without a fight.Vincent contributed 15 points, 2 rebounds while Ekpe Udoh had 13 points, 5 rebounds  and 1 assist in a match that 5 players scored double digits.Commenting after the game, Head Coach, Alex Nwora again praised the team for beautifully executing the game plan.“I think we did a good job today to contain a well-coached Ivorian team. I am proud of these guys and their efforts. I think we have one more game to worry about against China on Sunday”.The win is the 6th by Nigeria in as many as seven meetings between both sides.As it stands, the team is the highest ranked African at the World Cup ahead of their last game against host- China, and a win will see them book a place in Tokyo 2020 Olympics.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

#Donkomi: Daniel Opare joins Zulte Waregem

first_imgGhana defender Daniel Opare has completed a move to Belgium Jupilar Pro League side Zulte Waregem.Opare joins the Essevee on a two-year deal from fellow Belgian outfit Royal Antwerp after passing a mandatory medical test at a private hospital in West Flanders.The 29-year-old becomes the Zulte’s first acquisition ahead of the summer window.Zulte Waregem is the Ghanaian’s third Belgian club after stints with Standard Liege earlier on in his career.He is expected to use his huge experience to help the club challenge for titles and a place in Europe after they finished in 9th spot last season.“I played against Zulte Waregem a few times and it is a strong team with a lot of ambition. In addition, the great support from the supporters is added. I can’t wait to start the season!” Daniel Opare told Essevee TV.“Due to the corona crisis, the transfer summer starts later than usual. We are happy to make our first move in early June, ”says CEO Eddy Cordier. “It was no secret that we were looking for a right and left rear. With the arrival of Daniel, we have already been able to fill one of those positions perfectly. ” Source: Ghanasoccernet.comlast_img read more