Filipino government bans deployment of OFWs to Dominica

first_imgFilipino nurses. Image via: Caribbean News NowDominica has been named among countries that the government of the Philippines claim cannot guarantee protection of the rights of migrant workers.The Philippines government has announced a ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to eleven countries in the Caribbean including Dominica.The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) last week adopted the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to stop the deployment of OFWs to countries that lack laws to protect their rights. The deployment ban decision was made to comply with the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act or Republic Act (RA) 10022, which only allows the government to send Filipinos to “countries where the rights of Filipino migrant workers are protected.”Philippine Embassies and/or Missions have certified that the following host countries in the Caribbean are not compliant with guarantees for the protection of the rights of migrant workers: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Haiti, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Turks and Caicos Islands and US Virgin Islands.Dominica Vibes News 34 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share LocalNews Filipino government bans deployment of OFWs to Dominica by: – November 8, 2011last_img read more

Guinea accepts to host 2025 Africa Cup of Nations

first_imgConakry, Guinea | AFP | Guinea has accepted to stage the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations instead of the 2023 edition, a move that confirms Cameroon as the 2021 hosts, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) president said Monday.“I am delighted with this change in the organisation of the calendar that will see the Nations Cup take place in Guinea in 2025 and I am proud that the president of Guinea, Alpha Conde, has himself accepted,” Ahmad Ahmad said.Ahmad, who held talks with Conde on Sunday, told reporters it was a similar situation to Cameroon, which will stage the 2021 tournament having been stripped of hosting this year’s edition.In 2014, CAF awarded hosting rights to Cameroon (2019), Ivory Coast (2021) and Guinea (2023). Following the decision to remove this year’s edition from Cameroon because of severe delays in building stadiums and security concerns, Egypt and South Africa have bid to step in as hosts.CAF will announce on Wednesday which of the two countries has won the right to host the tournament, with the clock ticking to the June 15 kickoff.Ivory Coast will now host the tournament in 2023.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more


first_imgRumour has it that the Letterkenny Chamber and Shop LK have a surprise for those who attend the Halloween Fest on the 31st of October on the Main Street. Close to 4pm something evil could be lurking in the dark.Not quite under moonlight, (although with time going back it could seem that way) you may see a sight that almost stops your heart. John Watson, Chamber President, commented; We have gone all out this year with the help of Letterkenny Town Council, to organise Halloween in Letterkenny and we feel the surprise is the icing on the cake.“Secret rehearsals have taken place over the last six weeks and costumes are being put together as we speak. We hope there will be a great turn out for it, it’s something you won’t want to miss”.As well as the surprise there will be music from 1pm piped up and down Main Street, we are encouraging families to come out dressed in their best costumes to trick or treat in participating shops.They might get a chance to meet Dracula, have their face painted and hear some ghostly stories. It’s all going to be good family fun. To find out what the surprise is, and to join in all other activities come down to the Main Street from 12pm on Thursday the 31st, there’s sure to be a thrill in the air.Rumour has it that the Letterkenny Chamber and Shop LK have a surprise for those who attend the Halloween Fest today (Oct 31st) on the Main Street .Come along with your pets (on leads) at 3.50 pm assembling at The Courthouse to parade down the street at 4.00 pm followed by Fox n Crew or thriller Zombies immediately after who will dance to Thriller to round off the afternoon fun.Details of the event can be found on LETTERKENNY’S HALLOWEEN SURPRISE TO BE A ‘THRILLER’ was last modified: October 30th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:HALLOWEEN FESTLetterkenny Chamberlast_img read more

Prep football predictions

first_img Opposing teams will contemplate pumping helium into their footballs to give kickers the advantage against Saugus return specialist Juan Hamilton, easily the league’s fastest player. Speaking of kick returners, Hart coach Mike Herrington will be so pleased with his team’s comeback season that he’ll consider allowing Joe Joo, a 5-4, 250-pound reserve lineman, an opportunity to return a kickoff just to see everyone’s reaction. West Ranch’s new frosh coach Jeff Engilman, known through the years at City Section power Sylmar High as a yeller and screamer, will keep his promise to mellow out for about five minutes of the first game until somebody misses a block or drops a pass. Freelance school Golden Valley will win about half its games, giving coach Rob Swartz more victories in one season than he had in four years at Hoover of Glendale, where he went 3-35-2. The area’s other freelance school, West Ranch, will be the region’s only perfect team in varsity competition, going 2-0 (against first-year varsity Pioneer Valley of Santa Maria in Week 2 and Salesian of L.A. in Week 8), while playing JV opponents during the other weeks. A 160-pound center from one of Santa Clarita Christian’s eight-man opponents will spend a sleepless night worrying about facing 6-4, 295-pound noseguard John Grayem. Canyon will find a player who boots kickoffs into the end zone and proves near-perfect on extra points, but, as usual, field goals will be a rarity because coach Harry Welch will almost always go for a first on fourth down inside the opponent’s 30. Hart’s Paul Weinstein, who had six field goals as a junior, will be the league’s top kicker. The most anticipated event of the regular season will be the Hart-Valencia game Oct. 28 at Valencia. This year, the contest will come down to the final play for only the second time in series history. No matter the weather conditions, not a hair will fall out of place on the head of Hart’s well-coiffed offensive coordinator, Davis Delmatoff. An anonymous Internet poster named Hart Dad will again supply the community with some of the most insightful and accurate observations on Foothill League football. Gerry Gittelson’s column appears in the L.A. Daily News three times a week. He can be reached at (661) 257-5218 or [email protected] The fax is (661) 257-5262. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The big debate among Canyon followers will be who will win the starting quarterback job returning senior Austin Civita or promising junior Ben Longshore, who is the brother of Canyon’s career leading passer, Nate Longshore (now at Cal). Despite the presence of two of the nation’s top quarterbacks in Herrick and Lyon, 2005 will be remembered as the Year of the Running Back thanks to Valencia’s Shane Vereen, Hart’s Delano Howell, Canyon’s J.J. DiLuigi and Burroughs’ Thomas Kyle, all of whom will rush for more than 1,000 yards this season. Vereen will be the first player in Foothill League history to have 150 rushing yards and 150 receiving yards in the same game. Howell, a powerful 6-foot, 180-pound sophomore, will break tackles and move on a level not seen at Hart since the awesome splendor of Ted Iacenda in 1995. A dazed defender will mutter the phrase, “Did you get the license number of that truck?” after being run over by Canyon’s beefy lineman Nick Madia. Bound to happen this football season: History will be made when two quarterbacks from the same league Valencia’s Michael Herrick and Hart’s Tyler Lyon pass for more than 4,000 yards in the same season the first time in the nation such a feat ever has been accomplished. By the time Mississippi-bound Herrick breaks California’s all-time prep passing record probably around the eighth game of the season Pac-10 coaches will be kicking themselves for not offering the undersized, gutsy player an early scholarship offer. Lyon, who passed for more than 3,100 yards as a junior last season but was criticized after Hart finished 7-5 and failed to advance to a section final for the first time in seven years, will be the Foothill League’s most improved player. It will be national news when he announces his college choice. last_img read more