UWP looks to God for intervention in the country’s democracy

first_img Share Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau Central Constituency Hon. Norris Prevost at Wednesday’s protest.Dominica’s main opposition party, the United Workers Party (UWP) has said that after several attempts to protect and save Dominica’s democracy, they have decided to leave it up to god to intervene.Parliamentary representative for the Roseau Central Constituency, Honorable Norris Prevost, carrying a cross, accompanied by opposition leader Honorable Hector John and UWP Candidate for the Wesley constituency, Ezekiel Bazil, made their appearance at parliament on Wednesday, just as the President was being presented with the Guard of Honor.Mr Prevost says the cross signifies their call on God to intervene and save Dominica’s democracy from this Roosevelt Skerrit-led communist party.‘We are asking the Lord to help us and give us the strength to save our Dominica from the communist dictatorship that we are under. We are asking our Lord to help Dominicans to remove the corruption that is on top of us in government and we are asking for the help of the Lord and the people to ensure that we get Voter I.D Cards in Dominica so that we can have free and fair elections. Our people are suffering, our democracy is dying..’ says Prevost.Mr Prevost says the UWP Parliamentarians will not be attending Parliament, since they are not prepared to debate a budget which does not make provisions for voter I.D Cards and Electoral reform.Leader of the United Workers Party, Honorable Ronald Green says his party has been advocating for electoral reform for six years now and Wednesday’s budget presentation cannot be ‘business as usual’, since there are many unanswered questions.‘We have had serious fraudulent activity on December 18th, 2009, and since then we have made it clear that Dominican are calling for some mechanism that will ensure that we have free and fair elections in the future,’ stressed Green.Opposition Leader Honorable Hector John says while the Prime Minster has indicated that the government will soon be introducing National I.D Cards, there is big difference with these cards and the Voter I.D Cards that the UWP has been lobbying for.He pointed out again, that only the Electoral Commission has the right to issue the Voter I.D Cards.‘As a responsible parliamentary opposition party, we are calling for free and fair elections and if they have national I.D cards, we will not have this. With the national I.D card, anyone can have them to give out to anybody overseas. But with a Voter I.D Card you have to meet the requirements locally, and that’s what we’re asking for…’ says John.Dominica Vibes News LocalNewsPolitics UWP looks to God for intervention in the country’s democracy by: – June 29, 2011 Share Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share 94 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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Armstead, Johnson could return vs. ND

first_imgFollowing last week’s bye, the No. 6 USC Trojans are on pace to get back two familiar faces on both sides of the ball this week as the team prepares for another tough road game in South Bend, Ind., against No. 25 Notre Dame.Junior receiver Ronald Johnson and sophomore defensive end Armond Armstead made considerable strides in practice Monday that led coach Pete Carroll to believe both will be available come Saturday’s contest.Ready to roll · Junior receiver Ronald Johnson hopes get back on the field Saturday after suffering a broken collarbone before the season. – Tim Tran | Daily TrojanBoth players suffered injuries in late August and were sidelined for roughly six weeks. Armstead returned to practice last week after breaking his left foot Aug. 20 during a morning practice, and Johnson ­— who first began practicing last Tuesday and participated in the Trojans’ weekend scrimmage — is getting more reps every day as he continues to recover from a broken collarbone he suffered during an Aug. 29 preseason scrimmage.“It was great that they practiced,” Carroll said. “Armond got a lot of work [Monday]. I put him in a couple spots, and he made it through feeling good, so that’s terrific. Ronald’s back in there. He’s ready to play.”Carroll said barring an unexpected setback later this week, both players should see be able to jump back on the field in South Bend. However, he wouldn’t comment on how much playing time either player would receive.While it’s possible Armstead could fill a number of spots on a suddenly injury-ridden USC defensive line, Johnson’s role may not be as large as it was before his injury.“Right now I’d be thrilled if he plays a lot,” Carroll said. “That’d be great. I don’t care about starting. That’s not a concern at all. It’s just if we can get him in the game plan, and he can contribute and get him playing football again.”Armstead and Johnson said they’re both ready to get back on the field and help out any way they can for the Trojans.“Whatever the coaches want me to do, I’m comfortable playing [any position],” Armstead said. “I feel like they’ll get me ready by game time.”Johnson admitted the coaches would probably take a “conservative” approach with him this weekend, but it all depends on how he practices the rest of the week. He said he is looking forward to being back on the field again, even if his playing time is limited.“I’m just happy I’m out here,” he said. “I’m just excited to be out here, back again and ready to work hard.”Johnson’s speed also provides freshman quarterback Matt Barkley with a deep-option receiver other than redshirt junior receiver Damian Williams. Johnson was the Trojans’ third-leading receiver last season with 33 catches for 570 yards and eight touchdowns.“I just think I will scare the defense a little bit more,” he said. “They have to play honest as far as the run and the pass. So I feel I bring the deep threat.”Although Johnson will get some time as receiver Saturday, Carroll said the junior will not return kickoffs, as Johnson had done during the past two seasons for USC.“I think we’ll just wait on that one a little bit,” Carroll said. “We’ve got other guys who are doing a nice job back there, and C.J. [Gable]’s a terrific kickoff returner, so we’ll keep that out of [Johnson’s] duties right now.”last_img read more

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Chuba Hubbard says speaking out turned his social media into a ‘playground for hate’

first_imgThe Cowboys player also called for the resignation of Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater in a tweet he’s since deleted. In the tweet, Hubbard said Prater “overstepped his position by allowing police brutality and excessive force to continue against demonstrators exercising the First Amendment in Oklahoma City, OK.”MORE: 2020 college football bowl projectionsHe sent a few additional tweets saying Prater “is abusing his power as an elected official.” He also called on his followers to call Prater’s office and “1. Drop all charges against demonstrators, 2. End qualified immunity, 3. Re-open the Isaiah Lewis case, 4. End cash bail, and 5. Resign.” Oklahoma State star running back Chuba Hubbard is staying off social media for a while.Hubbard tweeted a statement Tuesday saying that his social media pages have turned into a “playground for hate” since he’s been more vocal on issues this offseason. Hubbard first gained attention when he threatened to hold out this upcoming football season after his coach, Mike Gundy, was seen wearing an OAN shirt. After his tweets started to gain traction, Hubbard deactivated his social media accounts. He later reinstated them, but said in a statement that he’s going to stay off the platforms for now.Peace be with you all 🖤 pic.twitter.com/u5leqHVfao— Chuba Hubbard (@Hubbard_RMN) July 21, 2020″I have never incited or promoted violence or hate. All I’ve done is voice my opinion on issues I feel are not ethical! I love all,” Hubbard wrote in his statement. “Even those that don’t see eye to eye with me! I will continue to play football at the highest level! That won’t ever stop! But I also won’t stop pushing for what I feel is right! With that being said .. I have noticed my social media has become a playground for hate. That’s the last thing I ever wanted to happen! I am a man, a Black man, a human. Everything I’ve ever said or done in my life I own! All the love and hate I own!”Hubbard opened the door to a return to Twitter, but for the time being he’s staying away.last_img read more

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