January 12

Hamilton Green to get Prime Minister’s pension, other benefits

first_imgThe Government of Guyana through the Finance Ministry is preparing to approve a legislative package to give to Hamilton Green the pension, benefits and other amenities afforded to a former Prime Minister.Former Prime Minister Hamilton GreenFinance Minister Winston Jordan is slated to move the Bill for a first reading when the House meets again on Monday, to deal primarily with Opposition-related matters.According to the Order of Business set out for parliamentarians and approved by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland, Minister Jordan will present to the House, on behalf of Government the “Prime Minister Hamilton Green Pension Bill”.That Bill, according to the description in the Order Paper, will pave the way for an Act “to provide a pension, benefits and other facilities to Hamilton Green, Prime Minister from 1985 to 1992, to enable him to live in keeping with the high office he occupied”.Green was the recent beneficiary of a package that had been moved at the municipal level until Government could put a more substantial one in place.City Councillors recently voted in favour of a motion to have the services of the City Constabulary Department extended to Green.That motion was moved by Mayor Patricia Chase-Green and seconded by Councillor Heston Bostwick at the Council’s most recent statutory meeting.It was reported that until a package becomes available from Government, City Hall wants Green to benefit from the services of security guards at his residence.Chase Green at the time had remarked the former mayor served for 20 years in a succession and his was a unique case.Green served as Guyana’s Prime Minister under the People’s National Congress (PNC) Desmond Hoyte’s administration, from August 6, 1985 to October 9, 1992.Green was succeeded by Samuel Hinds, who represented the Civic component of the Peoples Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) following elections in 1992 that saw that Party taking office under the leadership of the late Dr Cheddi Jagan.In March 1993, Green sued the PNC for violation of his constitutional rights when that party at its Congress voted to expel him from the party.He subsequently went on to form the Good and Green Guyana (GGG) party and successfully contested the 1996 Local Government Elections where he secured the mayorship of Georgetown – which he held until 2016 due in large part to the extended hiatus in the hosting of Local Government Elections.Green was successfully readmitted to the PNC during the mid-2000s after a successful petition by the party’s New York Branch.The former Prime Minister and Mayor currently serves at the helm of the Central Planning and Housing Authority (CH&PA) — a position he was appointed to following the May 2015 electoral victory by the PNC-led A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change (APNU/AFC) coalition.Green was also more recently bestowed with a National Award – the Order of Roraima –for his prolonged and sustained commitment to public service in Guyana.last_img read more

January 6

‘Man City were never going to beat Barcelona with Pellegrini’s naive tactics’

first_imgDo you fancy becoming a football pundit? Take a listen to the clip above and give it your best shot hereDietmar Hamann says Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini got his tactics all wrong on Tuesday night.City lost 2-1 at home Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash, and Hamann claims the Chilean coach failed to learn the lessons of last year’s defeat to the Spanish giants.With a central midfield pairing of James Milner and Fernando, the Premier League champions were overrun by their opponents and were lucky to escape with just a one-goal deficit.“They didn’t show intent, they showed naivety, because you can’t play Barcelona at their own game, you can’t go all guns blazing,” said Hamann, speaking on the Colin Murray show.“They did it last year, when they played with Toure and Fernandinho in the centre of midfield and they didn’t bring in another midfielder behind Aguero.“Fernando and Milner were the poorest players on the pitch [yesterday] because they were chasing shadows in the middle of the park, they didn’t know who to close down, and the way they played yesterday, you are never going to give Barcelona a game.”What do you think of Didi Hamann’s view? Do you think you could analyse the situation better?This is your chance to prove how good a football pundit you could be! talkSPORT has teamed up with The Carlsberg Fan Squad on a mission to find Probably The Best Pundit in the World… with probably the best prize too!The winner will become part of the on air talkSPORT team, live from a Premier League ground on the final day of the season!Get recording your entries now and also keep an eye out for the People’s Pundit van, which is now on tour to catch all of your punditry skills outside UK football grounds!It’s a fantastic opportunity! So head to www.thepeoplespundit.co.uk to find out more now.last_img read more