Jacqueline Theodore’s matter to continue tomorrow.

first_img Share 34 Views   no discussions Tweet LocalNews Jacqueline Theodore’s matter to continue tomorrow. by: – April 12, 2011 Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Mrs Jacqueline TheodoreThe Appeal court matter between the Government of Dominica and Mrs. Jacqueline Theodore is scheduled to continue tomorrow morning as parties were ordered to meet to decide on an independent assessor.Dominica Vibes News spoke with Mrs. Theodore who was very shocked at this morning’s proceedings when she was informed that documents were missing from her file;“It was a shocker this morning. The jugdes requested that both parties involved come to Chambers and were informed that some of the documents which were filed on my behalf; the most pertinent one being the Skeletal Arguments, which was filed since November 2010 were not in the file along with other documents which my lawyer filed earlier this year. The same thing that happen this morning with my documents missing from my file happened last year. If my lawyer did not have his copy of the documents my matter could have been thrown off.”Mrs. Theodore also questioned  whether it was legally correct for Mrs. Baron Royer to file an Affidavit in this matter; Mrs.Francine Baron Royer who up to today has been the lawyer for the Government side, filed an Affidavit in response to my Notice of Application on Friday 11th April, 2011 and this document was in the file. She as the Legal representative of the Government at the material time is writing an Affidavit as a Witness for the Government. Because her Affidavit is in support of a matter which arose before the Compensation Board when she was the lawyer for the Government trying to correct something which she never addressed at the time.”She also informed that the Judges were angry as a result of the missing files “and called it an embarassment not only because of the length of time the matter has been going on for but because of the nature of the case which is a constitutional matter.”The Judges ordered that both parties meet together and agree upon an independent assessor who would serve as an evaluator on the damages to the property and to remedy the damages which includes; the slippages, the roads, reforestation, compensation for trees, crops, the removal of derelict vehicles as well as other damages.The judges also remarked that “this should have been rectified a long time ago because under the Land Acquisition Act before entry onto any property there should have been an appointment of an authorizing officer who is an independent assessor not influenced by any party.”Dominica Vibes News was informed by Mrs. Theodore that “this appointment of an authorizing officer was never done. As a matter of fact, Glovello Toussaint was appointed Govenrment’ s representative on the Compensation Board. Six years after entry on my land and after almost two years later he was removed as the government’s representative and appointed as the authorizing officer. How independent do you think he was?”Mrs. Theodore took time to express her delight at the appointment of Mr. Levi Peter as Attorney General; ” I must say I welcome Attorney General Levi Peter. He is like a breath of fresh air because he appears to be someone who is interested in the pursuit of justice and wants to bring this matter to closure.We will have an update on this matter after the court adjourns tomorrow.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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first_imgARTHUR ASHE STATUEStatue vandalizedRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A statue of African American tennis legend Arthur Ashe on Richmond, Virginia’s, Monument Avenue has been vandalized with the words “White Lives Matter.” Photos show the monument base tagged with white spray paint and the words “white lives matter” as well as the initials “WLM.”Those initials were then later painted over with “BLM.” Police said they have information on possible suspects.The Arthur Ashe monument was dedicated in 1996 to memorialize the Richmond native and counterbalance the string of statues on Memorial Avenue dedicated to Confederate leaders. CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award for his efforts in raising awareness about mental health.Love, whose openness about his life-long battles with anxiety triggered nationwide discussion and helped spur the NBA to do more to help players deal with emotional issues, will receive the award at Sunday’s ESPYs in Los Angeles.Love said it was an absolute honor to receive the award and that he was humbled by it. Love added that if telling his story can help just one child then he’ll know his efforts were worth it and that he hopes on day that are able to erase the stigma around mental illness.Named in honor of the tennis champion, the Arthur Ashe Award honors “those who find ways through sports to make a difference far beyond the field of play and impact the world in indelible ways.”Previous winners include Muhammad Ali, Billie Jean King, Nelson Mandela, Pat Summitt and Caitlyn Jenner. Update on the latest sports Associated Press HORSE RACING-BELMONT-DRAWTiz the Law draws No. 8 post as early 6-5 Belmont favoriteELMONT, N.Y. (AP) — It wasn’t quite the post position trainer Barclay Tagg wanted for Tiz the Law. Still, it wasn’t far off for the colt who on Wednesday was made the early 6-5 favorite for the Belmont Stakes.Tagg was hoping the Florida Derby winner would land anywhere between spots 5 to 7 in the starting gate for Saturday’s beginning of the reconfigured Triple Crown series. Tiz the Law drew the No. 8 post in the 10-horse field and will be ridden by Manny Franco.Instead of concluding the Triple Crown, the Belmont is kicking off the series. It will be run at 1 1/8 miles — shorter than its usual grueling 1 1/2 miles — without spectators or owners at Belmont Park in New York. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSManfred, Clark meet, develop basis for possible agreementUNDATED (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and union head Tony Clark reached a framework that could lead to an agreement that would start the pandemic-delayed season on July 19 or July 20. Manfred flew to meet with Clark and worked out the framework at a Scottsdale hotel. KOBE-BRYANT-CRASHReport: Kobe Bryant pilot may have been disoriented in fogLOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal investigators say the pilot of the helicopter that crashed in thick fog, killing Kobe Bryant and seven other passengers, reported he was climbing when he was actually descending.The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday that Ara Zobayan’s last transmission said he was climbing to 4,000 feet to get above clouds. But he actually was in a rapid descent into a hillside northwest of Los Angeles. The report confirms initial findings that the helicopter was functioning.The report said he may have “misperceived” the pitch of the aircraft, which can happen when a pilot becomes disoriented in low visibility. Experts have said the path of the flight indicated he was disoriented. Meanwhile, two-time major champion and former No. 1 Simona Halep (HAL’-ehp) says she does not “currently plan to play” at the 2020 U.S. Open. Halep adds in a statement emailed by her representative to the AP on Wednesday that her stance “is not set in stone.” The 28-year-old Romanian is currently ranked No. 2 and is the reigning champion at Wimbledon. She also won the French Open in 2018.The U.S. Open will be held without spectators from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13. It’s normally the fourth and final Grand Slam tournament of each season, but it will be the second major of 2020, following the Australian Open, which concluded in early February.The French Open was postponed from May because of the coronavirus pandemic and currently is scheduled to start a week after the U.S. Open ends. Wimbledon was canceled altogether for the first time since World War II in 1945.In other Open news:— Electronic line-calling will be used instead of line judges for U.S. Open tennis matches at all courts except the two largest arenas. Singles qualifying, mixed doubles, junior and wheelchair competition are being eliminated entirely. There also will be three ball people instead of six at courts other than Arthur Ashe Stadium and Louis Armstrong Stadium. Those are among the changes announced by the U.S. Tennis Association as it outlined plans for running its Grand Slam tournament in New York City amid the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament received the go-ahead from the New York state government to be held in its usual Flushing Meadows location from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13 but without spectators. Coleman had a previous whereabouts charge dropped last year ahead of the world championships. But his current charge could lead to a two-year ban, ruling him out of next year’s postponed Olympics.Coleman wrote on Twitter that drug testers were unable to find him Dec. 9 when he was at a mall shopping for Christmas presents. That was his third infraction in a 12-month period.TRANSGENDER ALTHETES-HIGH SCHOOLCongressional delegation blasts DOE transgender rulingHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A group of Congressional Democrats is condemning a recent decision by the U.S. Department of Education that threatens to withhold federal funds over a Connecticut policy allowing transgender girls to compete against non-transgender girls in high school sports. The 1,700 pages of the report do not offer a conclusion of what caused the crash but compile factual reports. A final report on the cause is due later.Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and six of their friends were killed, along with the pilot.REDSKINS-NAMEDebate on racism renews calls for Redskins to change nameUNDATED (AP) — The recent national debate over racism has renewed calls for the NFL’s Washington Redskins to change their name. Mayor Muriel Bowser believes a change is overdue and called the name an “obstacle” to the team building its next stadium and headquarters inside the District of Columbia.center_img COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers could explore bringing in Colin Kaepernick (KAP’-ur-nihk) for a workout depending on what happens during the preseason, but right now nothing is scheduled.Coach Anthony Lynn says Kaepernick is on the team’s workout list because he fits the style the Chargers are looking for. Lynn added that he hasn’t spoken to Kaepernick.Los Angeles was 5-11 last season and has moved on at quarterback after 14 seasons with Philip Rivers under center. NBA-CAVALIERS-LOVE AWARDCavs’ Love honored with Arthur Ashe Courage Award A recent study found that 49% of respondents considered the name Redskins offensive. The team had no comment about a possible name change.Owner Dan Snyder over the years has shown no indication that he’d change the name.Advocates call the name a dictionary-defined racial slur and hope this is the movement that finally invokes change.NFL-CHARGERS-KAEPERNICKLynn: Kaepernick fits Chargers style but no workouts planned TRACK-COLEMAN SUSPENDEDWorld’s fastest man suspended for missing doping testsDÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — The fastest man in the world has been sidelined for a string of missed doping tests.Christian Coleman, an American sprinter who won the 100-meter title at last year’s world championships and had been the early favorite for the Olympic gold medal at the Tokyo Games, was temporarily banned from competition by the Athletics Integrity Unit on Wednesday.The AIU updated its list of athletes on provisional suspension to include Coleman hours after he revealed details of the case. The suspension will last until a final decision is reached at a hearing conducted under World Athletics Anti-Doping rules or the Integrity Code of Conduct. TENNIS-US OPEN23-time major champ Serena Williams says she’ll play US OpenUNDATED (AP) — Serena Williams is planning to play in the 2020 U.S. Open.The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion said in a video shown during the U.S. Tennis Association’s tournament presentation Wednesday that she “cannot wait to return” to New York for the major championship she has won six times.The 38-year-old American was the runner-up in Flushing Meadows each of the past two years. June 17, 2020 Each team would play 60 games, and players would get full prorated pay, about 37% of their salary. The wild-card round would expand from two games to eight best-of-three series this year. The designated hitter would be used in all games for the first time.In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— Major league players have committed $1 million to support minor leaguers whose leagues appear unlikely to start this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Major League Baseball Players Trust, a not-for-profit affiliate of the Major League Baseball Players Association, made the announcement. MLB and the union are trying to reach an agreement to start the big-league season in empty ballparks but minor leagues don’t have large broadcast contracts and have not announced any plans to take the field.— Manchester City has beaten Arsenal 3-0 as the Premier League’s 100-day shutdown ended. The 55,000 seats that would usually be filled for the visit of Arsenal were instead empty. The only supporters seen celebrating goals from Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden were streamed onto big screens. There was a minute’s silence before the game to remember coronavirus victims. And a display of solidarity remembered George Floyd, with both sets of players taking a knee around the center circle.— Brazilian soccer will make its return on Thursday after a three-month suspension. The governing body of soccer in Rio de Janeiro says Flamengo and Bangu will play in an empty Maracanã Stadium in the local league. More than 45,000 people have died with the virus in the South American country and health specialists say the peak of the crisis is yet to come. — The women’s and men’s professional tennis tours have issued what they are calling “provisional” calendars that would resume sanctioned competition in August. Tour play has been suspended since early March because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The WTA said its first event would be the Palermo Ladies Open in Italy the week of Aug. 3. The ATP said its players would return to action at the Citi Open in Washington beginning Aug. 14 where Women will also compete.— The rate of positive coronavirus tests in the Orlando, Florida, area has been soaring in recent days. The NBA hopes that doesn’t matter. After spending weeks putting together an elaborate series of health and safety protocols, the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association believe they have done what is necessary to keep the 22 teams and others who will be part of the season restart at the Disney campus near Orlando next month safe and healthy.— NHL players won’t be expected to wear full face shields if games resume this summer amid the coronavirus pandemic. Equipment changes have not been a focus of return to play negotiations between league and NHL Players’ Association. The sides have focused on testing and other off-ice safety precautions. Because players are expected to be tested daily, there isn’t expected to be additional on-ice equipment required for practices and games.— The Southern Heritage Classic has canceled the Sept. 12 game scheduled between Tennessee State and Jackson State in the first known Division I cancellation because of the coronavirus pandemic. Founder Fred Jones said Wednesday he knows this is a great disappointment to fans who see this game as a major highlight. But Jones says health and safety of everyone is a top priority. This is the second cancellation in three years for the Southern Heritage Classic, which is played at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis. The 2018 game was called due to weather.— The Southern Heritage Classic has canceled the Sept. 12 game scheduled between Tennessee State and Jackson State in the first known Division I cancellation because of the coronavirus pandemic. Founder Fred Jones said today that he knows this is a great disappointment to fans who see this game as a major highlight. But Jones says health and safety of everyone is a top priority. This is the second cancellation in three years for the Southern Heritage Classic, which is played at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis. The 2018 game was called due to weather. The group of 28 lawmakers sent a letter Wednesday to Kenneth Marcus, the department’s assistant secretary for civil rights, questioning the motives and legal reasoning behind the May decision that found Connecticut’s policy is a violation of Title IX, the federal civil rights law that guarantees equal education opportunities for women.Connecticut U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes, a former national teacher of the year said that “Title IX was never meant to be used as a tool to threaten schools into discriminatory practices in order to preserve critically needed federal funds”.The Office for Civil Rights ruled the Connecticut policy, which allows athletes to participate as the gender with which they identity, has “denied female student-athletes athletic benefits and opportunities, including advancing to the finals in events, higher level competitions, awards, medals, recognition, and the possibility of greater visibility to colleges and other benefits.”last_img read more