New president to be elected on Monday

first_img Share Tweet Share Eluid WilliamsOn Monday 17th, September a new president will be elected into office, the prime minister has announced.Former permanent secretary and chairman of the Independent Regulatory Commission, Eluid Williams is expected to be sworn in as president when Parliament convenes on Monday.“We expect to go to Parliament to elect a new president to serve out the balance of the term of the current holder of the post,” Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said.The United Workers Party (UWP) has refused to participate in the process of electing a new president or nominate a candidate, citing disrespect of the Constitution.Opposition Leader Hector John told UWP’s public meeting on Monday evening that based on the Constitution of Dominica, there are three ways a president can demit office and a vacancy is essential to that process.“We are still trying to find out what is really going on in the office of the President. Brothers and sisters, a president can demit office in three ways; operation of law that is he is not reelected after his term, secondly by resignation by Section 119 of the Constitution and also by removal, Section 24 of the Constitution; that is three ways, three ways that the president can leave office. Where is the vacancy brothers and sisters?”President Dr. Nicholas LiverpoolHe explained that his party has requested evidence of Dr. Liverpool’s intention to resign but these have proven futile.“We have been asking the Prime Minister, we have been asking the Speaker of the House, we have been asking President, where is the vacancy, where is the documentary evidence? Why is the Constitution of Dominica being violated?”Despite the UWP’s pronouncements and decision not to participate in the process of electing another president, Prime Minister Skerrit has said that their nominee will be elected and sworn in.“We believe from the government’s standpoint that due process has been followed, there is nothing unconstitutional about what we’re doing. We have followed the constitution as we have said on a number of occasions”.According to him, “the constitution does not make specific provisions for cases where a president were to resign or to die in office and therefore we are following the doctrine of necessity”.That decision was made based upon advise by Attorney General Levi Peter which has been confirmed by consulting “a number of other prominent lawyers from around the region and we are satisfied that we are following the constitution of Dominica”.“On the 17th we will elect a new president in that case the government’s nominee and the only nominee that is before Parliament is Mr. Eluid Williams. The president will tender his resignation and that will create a vacancy and to allow for the election. He will be sworn in that very same day”.Dr. Liverpool was first sworn into office on October 2nd, 2003 and consented to serve as President for a second term in 2008.Mr. Williams is expected to serve the remainder of Dr. Liverpool’s term which would have ended in 2013.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!center_img LocalNews New president to be elected on Monday by: – September 13, 2012 5 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Gumbel’s ‘Real Sports’ returns to air before real sports

first_img COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News Written By First Published: 28th April, 2020 10:44 IST SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img FOLLOW US Last Updated: 28th April, 2020 10:44 IST Gumbel’s ‘Real Sports’ Returns To Air Before Real Sports The HBO television show “Real Sports” is returning from a suspension forced by the coronavirus before the real sports themselves begin again. LIVE TV The HBO television show “Real Sports” is returning from a suspension forced by the coronavirus before the real sports themselves begin again.Host Bryant Gumbel will preside from his Florida home in Tuesday’s episode of the sports news magazine, which is attempting to navigate technical issues and strike the right balance in dealing with a pandemic that has changed every viewer’s life.The March episode was canceled, both because some necessary travel proved impossible and the worry that some segments would appear tone deaf at a time when the sports world was put on hold, Gumbel said.April marks the 25th year that “Real Sports” has been on the air, and it barely made its anniversary month.The host will appear Tuesday in a roundtable with sportscasters Mike Breen, Joe Buck and Jim Nantz. The show will have a story about quick pivots, such as a company that switched from manufacturing lacrosse helmets to protective gear for medical workers, and another piece on sports entities that moved too slowly to cancel events.Gumbel said he understands people who might believe that stories on sports aren’t right for the moment.“But I also think you run the risk of overdoing it if (coronavirus) is all you have to offer,” he told The Associated Press on Monday. “We’re like every other operator right now. We’re trying to strike a very difficult balance between being responsive to what people want to know, and being responsive to that point at which they say, OK, I’ve had enough. Give me something else.”The absence of sports right now isn’t really an issue for the show, he said.“We are in the business of telling stories that have nothing to do, or very little to do, with who won and who lost,” he said. “Our difficulty was and is that we are a monthly at a time when the overall issue in our environment is a story that is not just changing daily, but by the hour and minute.”The need to make a show that can feel relevant Tuesday and in two weeks steered Gumbel and his roundtable panelists away from such things as predicting when sports may return to issues like whether they’d be comfortable traveling to assignments.It’s too early to tell which sports figures will emerge as leaders in any effort to bring games back, likening it to judging a trade or draft pick instantly instead of waiting for things to settle.“I just hope that the commissioners are responsible enough to be taking their guidelines from the people who are the scientists and not from the people who are looking to get reelected,” he said.Gumbel hasn’t hesitated to criticize the NFL in the past but believes league officials acted responsibly in conducting its annual player draft last week. The NFL was rewarded with weeks worth of high-profile coverage in newspapers and strong television ratings.Gumbel offers a hat tip to his wife in helping him get the show off the ground again.She’s had to learn how to operate equipment sent to their home by HBO. She operates the camera, sets the lighting, manages the audio and applies the makeup.He doesn’t want to appear insensitive to people who are dying, but Gumbel can admit it: He misses sports a lot.“Like everybody else, I think it was difficult for us to understand how much we watched, talked about it, cared about it, debated it, especially with our buddies,” he said. “It’s left a void, there’s no doubt about that.” last_img read more