Govt putting ‘cart before the horse’ – Nandlall

first_imgGovernment’s proposed plan to establish a law school here has been questioned since there are concerns over whether the process being used is the right one, and if on establishing this school, Guyanese will have a recognised qualification to practise law throughout the Caribbean.Former Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Anil Nandlall said the issue was a straightforward one that has been made ambiguous, complex and confusing by the alleged lies being peddled by his successor, Basil Williams, who has, in fact, given several different statements regarding the same issue.One major concern for Nandlall is the move taken by Williams to proceed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with what he described as two unrecognised institutions.The former AG told Guyana Times that he believes Williams also misrepresented to Cabinet that he obtained permission from the Council of Legal Education (CLE) to establish a law school in Guyana.“I believe that he didn’t even know that he had to have permission from CLE. When I pointed that out to him through the press publicly, he said yes. That’s the first lie he told. Now to cover up that lie, he has been lying consistently and persistently ever since,” Nandlall opined.In fact, the CLE did indicate that Guyana was not granted permission although the Attorney General declared several times that Guyana did obtain permission in 2017.Nandlall said this was a clear case of Government putting the “cart before the horse”.Williams has attacked CLE Chairman Reginald Armour, claiming that he (Armour) responded to a request from Nandlall to have the matter of Guyana establishing a law school put on the CLE agenda.In his defence, Nandlall said he did write the CLE Chairman questioning him whether he was aware that Guyana was establishing a law school. The former Minister also sought to find out whether permission was granted and whether the CLE had in fact authorised Guyana to establish such a law school.“The CLE responded to me and said we are surprised as you are, because we haven’t given any permission. And we (CLE) are the regulatory body in relation to setting up law schools,” Nandlall told this publication, explaining that is how the matter was discussed at the CLE meeting.The former Minister said it was not his intention to block any development that Government may seek but to ensure that if a law school was established here, students would be able to get a recognised qualification.He said, “I suppose the feasibility study will answer a few questions in relation to whether there is a need for such a school, what is the extent and nature of the need that will determine the capacity… or whether there is need for a law school, the programmes and qualifications,” he added.Nandlall maintains that if Government is going about establishing a law school, then it should be done in stages.While the AG has named Guyana’s committee for the setting-up of the law school, he said he was not yet ready to inform the CLE.Government announced in January 2017 it would start a project to establish the JOF Haynes Law School of the Americas. This school is being established through a public-private partnership entered into between the Government of Guyana, the Law School of the Americas (LCA) and the University College of the Caribbean (UCC), and will add to the existing options available to holders of a Bachelor of Laws (LLB).last_img read more

GAA NEWS: URRIS GAA CLUB NOTES

first_imgGAA Bingo- Every Thursday Night At 9pm  In St Marys Hall Clonmany Everyone Welcome.Match & Win for 9/08/2012 No jackpot winner last week this weeks jackpot will rise to €4,020.00 Numbers drawn were 4,10,11,23 €15 consolation prizes went to Charlotte McKinlay c/o Bingo, Denis Donaghey Dunaff, James McCallion Tirbracken Quigleys Point, Joanne Hearl c/o McLaughlins Straths, Robert Kearney Leenan Kiel.RESULTS:Seniors 1-10 Naomh Muire 0-10 Reserves 0-10 Naomh Muire 3-13 FIXTURES:Tuesday 14th August U13 Carn v Urris  6.30pm. U16 Girls Urris v Buncrana 6.30pm. Wednesday 15th August Minor Div 1 Championship 2nd Leg St Eunans v Urris.Club Meeting – Next meeting is on Wednesday 22nd August at 9pm, all members old and new welcome.Milford Bread- Jerseys for your club collect and return 20 milford sliced white or wholemeal pan wrappers to be in with a chance to win one of ten sets of Azzuri Jerseys for your club contact David for an entry form to send off your 20 wrappers 0860538537.Lucozade Club Challenge.The club is registered for the Lucozade Club Challenge and is asking club members and supporters to collect the tops off Lucozade Sport and Lucozade Sport Lite bottles. The club which can collect the most bottle tops over the next few months has the chance to win up to €10,000. Tops can be given to any club committee member or left in at Straid on match or training days. For more information check out the Club Challenge website. Club Merchandise – Contact Alan Friel 0879029672.New Club Website www.urris.gaa.ie.Any items for the notes please send to lckn3@eircom.net or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening.GAA NEWS: URRIS GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: August 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA NEWS: URRIS GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more