Former AFC Exec warns Govt not to stall for time

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first_img– says GECOM must provide timely election preparedness update– urges coalition to put its fate in the hands of the electorateA former Alliance For Change (AFC) executive has called out the authorities for seemingly stalling for time, noting that at a time when everything should be in elections mode, the Administration has fallen into a ‘go slow’ mode.Former AFC Executive Sase SinghAccording to economist Sasenarine Singh, at the time appearing on a broadcast ‘town hall’ panel discussion, there is a real risk that Government’s stalling tactics could see them slipping into illegitimacy after March 2019 – that is, if there are no elections and an agreement to extend the deadline is not reached by the National Assembly.As per an agreement reached by President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo during a recent meeting, their respective Chief Whips – the Government’s Amna Ally and the Opposition’s Gail Teixeira, were supposed to meet Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) officials last week to enquire into their preparations for elections.“The Chief Elections Officer (Keith Lowenfield) has told them (Chief Whips) I would like to meet you, but I can’t meet you unless my boss authorises me to meet you guys. So where is the boss? The boss is the Chairman of GECOM and he’s missing in action too. He’s on extended sick leave,” Singh said.“So it seems as though the whole Administration is on a go slow. And this is the challenge. The Government’s role is to move things forward. In this case, what we are seeing is the Government opposing itself and really stalling on itself. And it’s making the whole national conversation into a joke. It is critical that the Government stop behaving immature.”Singh also reminded that as an entity that receives billions in taxpayers’ money, it is accountable to the people. As such, Singh noted the importance of GECOM’s accountability with less than 90 days left before elections are constitutionally due.“The reality is a decision was made by the majority. Accept your fate, put yourself in the hands of the electorate, because they are the ones who put you in authority. Let the people decide what they want. It’s their country. We have to work together … GECOM will need a framework to deliver on these elections.”“Fortunately, for GECOM, they’ve just come out of local Government Elections, which meant the machinery has proven it works. So it just needs tinkering and some level of expansion and it will be ready. So they don’t need a long time. But GECOM is so anaemic in its communication, they have not even prescribed to the nation what their roadmap is.”While Lowenfield diverted the two Chief Whips to his ailing boss, Teixeira in an interview with Guyana Times had said that a meeting with Lowenfield would probably have been better, since a number of technical matters would have been dealt with.“Lowenfield thought it appropriate we write the Chairman first and get a meeting set up. That’s what (Chief Whip Amna Ally) did as a result. We haven’t gotten a response yet. My view was that this is a technical issue and (we should) get the technical areas from Lowenfield and his secretariat and the operational preparedness,” Teixeira had said.Meanwhile, Ally, in an interview with the State media, stated that Lowenfield did not have a difficulty in meeting with them. But, nevertheless, he still requested that they seek out Patterson.“This, I did, speedily yesterday (Thursday) afternoon and the letter has been dispatched to the Chairman of the Elections Commission as well as the Chief Elections Officer, requesting a meeting to have us briefed on the matter of GECOM’s preparedness for elections,” Ally was quoted as saying.GECOM Chairman, retired Justice James Patterson was recovering after being hospitalised last month and was expected to return to GECOM last Tuesday to host a statutory meeting. That very day, however, the Commission revealed that Patterson did not return as scheduled and in fact, had received an extension of his medical leave.last_img read more


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first_imgAnd, though not for a lack of chances, the Huskies could not fight back, and they watched as the clock slowly ticked away, and left them with a 5-4 loss. The Huskies got exactly the start they wanted, with a goal from the third line just two minutes into the game. After Owen MacKinnon poked the puck ahead on defensive-zone face-off, Brian Gilbert raced down the right wing, and fed Cody Hildebrand, who one-timed it past Vipers goalie Caleb McGuire.  Nolan Trudeau got Sexsmith onto the board five minutes later, but the Huskies had a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes, thanks to goals from Tyson Pederson and Cam MacKinnon.  Sexmith outscored their guests 2-1 in the second. The Vipers got goals from Calvin Schlemp and Carson Ewing, while Dan Pappin deflected a Kyle Porter point-shot for the lone FSJ marker. Both Porter and Coach Kalb admitted that the missing players were a big factor in the loss, though they both felt the Huskies should have been able to muster a win. “Obviously it has impact when you’re missing guys like that, but it’s no excuse” said Kalb. “As far as I’m concerned, we had more talent on the ice than they had tonight, but we just gave it to them.” The Huskies blew a lead in Sexsmith on Friday night, and dropped their second straight game. The Huskies were missing a fleet of players on Friday, with leading scorer Cody Kalb and Captain Payden Wongstedt just two of those missing in action. Fort St. John was also without Linden Apsassin, Ryan Stickel, and Darcy Bell on defence, as well as Brighton Campbell and Brennan Billey up front.   They dressed only ten forwards and five defenceman, and the absences quickly showed. “We have not been a good hockey team as far as I’m concerned” said a disappointed Bob Kalb after the game. Kalb suggested the losses in the past two games are symptomatic of much bigger problems in the Huskies dressing room. “We’ve got too many guys who are just not putting in an honest effort” he said, adding “we’re getting what we deserve right now, and it’s not pretty.” “We’re not working as a team” said Kyle Porter after the game. Porter played as a defenceman on Friday night, but says it was a lack of chemistry and effort, rather than a lack of numbers and skill, that cost the team in Sexsmith. “Everyone knows that Payden and Cody are a big part of our team. We all had to step it up tonight, we said that to each other in the intermissions … but there were a lot of individuals out there.” Trailing 4-3 heading into the third, Sexsmith got a goal just five seconds in, when Brendan Deveaux fired a long knuckleball that eluded Garrett Muir, to tie the game. Six minutes later, the Vipers took their first lead of the game, on Nolan Trudeau’s second of the game, and 16th of the season. On Saturday night, the Huskies get a chance for redemption, when they play on home ice against Beaverlodge. Kalb hinted that there will be some changes coming on Saturday. “Our best players, guys in our own zone, are our third and fourth liners, and so those guys are going to be getting more ice time, and are going to be on different lines.”- Advertisement –last_img read more