TCI Reacts to death of Conrad Howell

first_img Related Items:ama capron, conrad howell, death, garnique thompson, react Haitian gov’t official under investigation commits suicide Further investigation warranted in death of Provo man No medical report yet in Capron death Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Sept 2015 – The public remains saddened at the shocking loss of a dynamic man, Rev. Dr. Conrad Howell, who has touched and impacted many lives.Scores of TCIslanders took to Social Media to express their thoughts in remembrance of Rev. Dr. Conrad Howell. Among them, Dr. Howell’s daughter who wrote, “this doesn’t even feel real. I always thought I’d have more time with my daddy. I figured he’d have been much older, and able to have enjoyed some grandchildren before he passed. I’ll never hear his voice on the phone again.” While Ama Capron wrote, “RIP Mr. Howell, everyone knew you as a good man and so shall it remain.”The passing of Rev. Howell has brought the TCI to a point of prayer and reflection, Garnique Thompson expressed through social media that not long ago Rev. Howell was one of a few pastors that attended a prayer gathering called by Rev. Violet Thompson where they prayed for the nation. Garnique said that, Rev. Howell “ will be missed by many but he left a legacy.” The people of TCI will forever remember Rev. Dr. Conrad Howell as their National Hero. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Girl found in Long Bay

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 11, 2016 – Around 4:52 P.M Police and medical team responded to an area on Long Bay Road where a female who later ascertained to be ‘Kimberly Smith’ of Kew Town was found laying on the ground.She was transported to the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre and was kept overnight for observation.  She is responsive and is cooperating with police.  Kimberly Smith was reported missing yesterday. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Haitian Migrants Apprehended

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCoral Harbour Base, Bahamas, December 24, 2016 –  A total of 99 Haitian migrants were taken to the Carmichael Road Detention Center after they were apprehended in the central Bahamas by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Saturday afternoon.  Patrol craft HMBS P- 49, under the command of Acting Sub Lieutenant Owen Sands, apprehended a 40-ft wooden sloop at 3:00 pm approximately 4 miles west of Hawksbill Rock, in the southern Exuma chain.   Defence Force Marines discovered the migrants –77 males and 22 females– onboard the sloop.   They arrived at the Coral Harbour Base early Christmas morning.The migrants were turned over to Immigration officials upon their arrival for further processing.  The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to protecting the territorial borders of The Bahamas. #MagneticMediaNews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Mertens grateful to Napoli fans for their support

first_imgDries Mertens has expressed gratitude to Napoli fans after cheering them on in their 3-0 victory over Udinese.Carlo Ancelotti’s men took advantage of Juve’s slip to close the gap to four points after a 3-0 victory at the Dacia Arena.“We were playing in Udine today, but you couldn’t tell with the number of Napoli fans there. It seems Napoli supporters are everywhere!” the Belgian told Football Italia.“It’s not easy to wait five minutes before taking a penalty, but the fans really helped me this evening.”Dries MertensMertens doesn’t rule out moving away from Napoli Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 The Partenopei footballer hasn’t forgotten the defeat against Juventus as he is entering the final year of his Napoli contract.The delay was due to VAR checks for a potential offside position in the build-up.“We are changing a lot this season and everyone is contributing really well, for example, Kevin Malcuit today, because waiting for your turn is tough.“It’s important to improve, though, because we had the chances to kill the game off much earlier and we should’ve taken them. We gave our all today and continue to believe in ourselves.”last_img read more

Candreva admits Inter was not up to standard

first_imgThe Nerazzurri ended their seven-wins-in-a-row run after being trashed 4-1 by Atalanta in the Italian Lega Serie AFor Internazionale Milan footballer Antonio Candreva, the club’s performance against Atalanta was not up to standard.The team was trashed 4-1 by Atalanta in the Italian Lega Serie A.“We know that performance was not up to standard, but it’s difficult to talk about it right now. We are aware of our strengths and our quality. We are Inter and must learn from our mistakes,” Candreva told Sky Sport Italia as quoted by Football Italia.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“This season we have more self-belief and help each other out. It’s tough for everyone to play in Bergamo, but we conceded the final two goals because we were trying so hard to get back into the game.”“We’ve got to look forward now and realize no match is simple. We’ve dropped a lot of points along the way against the smaller clubs, so Frosinone are not to be underestimated,” he added.“Only after that is done can we start to prepare for the trip to London against Tottenham Hotspur.”“It’s not easy, because of course, nobody is happy when not playing. Inter have so many strong players that the important thing is to ensure I am ready when called upon,” he added.last_img read more

David Luiz warns Chelseas rivals Anything can happen

first_imgDavid Luiz refuses to rule out a Chelsea title challenge this season, despite recent result not going in their favourAgainst expectations, Maurizio Sarri’s side got off to a strong start for the 2018/19 Premier League campaign by winning their opening five matches.But a 3-1 defeat to Tottenham last month derailed their title hopes with Chelsea since suffering another loss at Wolves recently.The Blues now trail leaders Liverpool by 11 points, albeit with a game in hand, and appear set for a season-long top-four battle.But Brazilian defender Luiz, who has won the Premier League across his six seasons at Chelsea, is refusing to throw in the towel yet.“Everybody knows the Premier League is so difficult, we have to think step by step,” Luiz told Sky Sports.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Of course the boss tries to give us the maths and to give us one direction to follow and we trying to get the points to be there and fighting for the title not just for the top four.”The former Paris Saint-Germain player is certain aiming for the title is a realistic objective for Chelsea.“Yes, I think so but with humility, with our feet on the ground, thinking step by step,” Luiz added.“Of course we lost some points and it could be better for us at the moment but everybody knows in this league everybody can win against everybody.“It’s not my first Premier League [season] so I know anything can happen.”Chelsea will host Leicester City today at Stamford Bridge with kick-off set for 16:00 (CET).last_img read more

Assemblymember Todd Gloria announces 2020 run for Mayor of San Diego

first_img January 9, 2019 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, More information about Gloria’s campaign for Mayor can be found on his campaign website at Gloria is the second person to formally enter the 2020 Mayoral race. Councilmember Barbara Bry announced her candidacy January 2nd. Assemblymember Todd Gloria announces 2020 run for Mayor of San Diego 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO, (KUSI)  – California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria announced his candidacy Wednesday to be the next Mayor of San Diego.Gloria is a former city councilman and served as council president in 2013 and 2014. During that time, he briefly served as interim mayor between former Mayor Bob Filner’s August 2013 resignation and the March 2014 swearing-in of Mayor Kevin Faulconer.In his time as interim mayor, Gloria oversaw the drafting of the city’s Climate Action Plan. He also helped to author the city’s Minimum Wage and Earned Sick Leave ordinance while on the council.Since leaving the council due to term limits in 2016, Gloria has represented the 78th Assembly District, which includes most of San Diego proper and coastal communities like Imperial Beach and Del Mar. He is currently the Assembly’s majority whip.Should he win, Gloria would become the first person of color and the first member of the LGBTQ community to be elected to the office of mayor in San Diego’s history.“It’s clear that San Diego needs strong, experienced, and progressive leadership in the Mayor’s Office – leadership that has the courage to take our city beyond business as usual and solve the long-standing problems that have faced our city. That’s why I’m running for Mayor,” said Assemblymember Todd Gloria. “San Diego may be America’s Finest City, but we should strive to be more than just fine. We should dare to be great.”Gloria made his announcement official in a video. Updated: 5:25 PM Posted: January 9, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Scattered showers continue several schools closed Friday

first_img February 15, 2019 Posted: February 15, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Scattered showers continue, several schools closed Friday SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Scattered showers are expected in San Diego County Friday following a powerful storm that brought record-setting rainfall, widespread flooding, mudslides and prompted school closures across the soaked region.The San Diego County Office of Education announced that Vallecitos Elementary School in Rainbow cancelled classes Thursday and schools in the Bonsall Unified School District, Fallbrook Union Elementary School District, Mountain Empire Unified School District, Julian Union School District, Julian Union High School District, Vallecitos School District and Fallbrook Union School District will be closed Friday.The schools were closed because the powerful storm led to “power outages, flooding, road closures, and dangerous travel conditions,” county Office of Education spokeswoman Music Watson said.A series of weak, low-pressure systems will bring periodic showers until Monday, with the best chance for rain Friday evening and Sunday afternoon through Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service.Coastal and inland-valley areas are expected to get up to two-tenths of an inch of rain Friday while the mountains are forecast to receive up to a half-inch of rainfall and less than one-tenth of an inch is expected in the county deserts, forecasters said. last_img read more

17YearOld injured in runaway truck crash in Rancho Penasquitos

first_img July 11, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 17-year-old boy was hospitalized tonight with non life threatening injuries he suffered when he was ejected from his vehicle after it crashed into a retaining wall and fence in the Rancho Penasquitos area of San Diego.The boy was traveling southbound in the 9400 block of Paseo Montril when his 2003 Ford pickup stalled and he tried to push it off the road, but it gained speed and began to get away from him, according to Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department.The victim jumped through the driver’s side window to try to regain control of the truck and was hanging out the window when the truck slammed into a retaining wall and fence, ejecting him from the truck. The vehicle continued down an embankment, overturned and hit a tree, Heims said.The teen suffered a broken leg, a deep cut to his left thigh and a concussion and was taken to a hospital with non life threatening injuries, Heims said.Alcohol was not considered a factor in the crash.Anyone with information about this accident was asked to call San Diego Traffic Division detectives at 858-495-7800. Posted: July 11, 2019 17-Year-Old injured in runaway truck crash in Rancho Penasquitos KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

ASA Participates In First DOJUSDA Workshop on Agricultural Competition

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) participated in a panel discussion today on the competitive dynamics of the seed industry during a public workshop exploring competitive issues in agriculture hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The panel explored the competitive implications for farmers of significant shifts in the seed industry during the past 20 years in terms of seed price, choice, patents and licensing, and innovation at a workshop held at the Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, Iowa.For soybeans, corn, cotton, and canola, farmers overwhelmingly have moved from using conventional seed varieties to seed with biotech-enhanced traits that help farmers better manage weeds and pests that reduce yields. Additionally, biotech-enhanced traits that improve the nutrition of crops or provide other consumer benefits are being introduced. Trait research and development increasingly has moved from numerous and diverse entities such as universities and independent seed companies toward major agriculture biotechnology firms that sell seed through their own brands or enter into license agreements with other seed companies. Patents covering the first commercially-valuable agriculture biotechnology traits will expire in the coming years, raising questions about how the marketplace will handle the approaching transition to seed containing generic versions of those traits.”Technology and continued innovation in the seed industry are vital to the future survival of farming as a viable career and to allowing farmers to feed a hungry world,” said ASA Vice President Ray Gaesser, a soybean producer from Corning, Iowa, and a Director and Past President of the Iowa Soybean Association. “ASA believes that intellectual property protection and rewarding innovation is critical to maintaining the growth and development of the soybean industry. Over 25 different biotech or new novel traits for soybeans are in the pipeline to be commercialized over the next decade due to strong intellectual property protection and adequate returns on investment to innovators.””While supporting innovation, ASA also supports competition in all sectors of U.S. agriculture in order to enhance efficiency and reduce costs to soybean producers,” Gaesser said. “As we have examined issues around seed industry innovation and competition, there is uncertainty in the marketplace surrounding the process to ensure that foreign registrations for biotech traits are maintained once they go off-patent and become generic, uncertainty on access to data packages for stacks containing patented traits, and uncertainty on the terms of licensing agreements and potential restrictions contained within those agreements. This uncertainty needs to be solved, or else soybean farmers fear that both innovation and competition may suffer.”ASA has expressed concerns arising from the approaching expiration of the first patents for agriculture biotechnology traits and the potential negative impact on soybean and soybean product exports in the event that foreign registrations of biotech traits are not maintained in countries that require them. Additionally, ASA has stated that it desires generic competition to flourish and seed prices to farmers to decline once the patents on patented traits expire.”The first commercial soybean trait patent to expire will be for Roundup Ready Soybeans® (RR1) in 2014, and patents on other soybean biotech traits will be expiring thereafter,” Gaesser said. “No industry, statutory or regulatory process currently is in place to facilitate the continued registration of ag biotech traits in key export markets after patent expiration. ASA favors an equitable industry-led approach to maintaining the registration of generic traits, or a statutory or regulatory approach if an equitable industry-led approach cannot be agreed upon. Such a process is essential in maintaining market access and competition as long as traces of a trait are identified in export shipments.”There are multiple implications of patent expiration for international trade, including uncertainty about the process to maintain registrations in foreign markets. Soybean producers have learned that once an ag biotech trait is commercialized, it will be detectable for many years after registration is discontinued. Additionally, seed companies and plant breeders interested in offering generic versions of a trait after patent expiration need to know the process and cost of maintaining foreign registrations if they are to dedicate the time, money, and germplasm necessary to bring high-yielding seed varieties to the marketplace.”ASA also supports enabling trait providers and seed companies to access and use, through agreements or other procedures that provide fair compensation, the data packages of a patented biotech trait for the purpose of preparing to register and commercialize seeds containing “stacks” of new biotech traits along with traits already commercialized,” said Gaesser. “ASA again supports and prefers a private sector approach to facilitate and govern this process. However, if an industry-led approach cannot be agreed upon, then a Federal government approach may be necessary to ensure that both innovation and competition are facilitated.””Finally, while license agreements are a common business practice and licensing in the seed industry has made new traits broadly available throughout the seed industry to farmers, it must be ensured that provisions in license agreements do not inhibit competition and continued innovation,” Gaesser concluded. “We need to support innovation, patent rights, and returns on investment, while allowing competition in both generic traits and new traits to thrive. Farmers and all of society benefit when we achieve this balance.”At the request of the DOJ and USDA, ASA submitted comments in December 2009 expressing specific interest in competition in the seed, rail and fertilizer industries.Four additional ag competitiveness workshops are scheduled during 2010 to discuss topics within the poultry, dairy and livestock industries, and to look at discrepancies between the prices received by farmers and the prices paid by consumers.last_img read more

Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Energy Related Tax Credits Talks Tax

first_imgOn Wednesday, the Senate Finance Committee, Chaired by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), held a hearing titled, “Reforming America’s Outdated Energy Tax Code.” The focus of the hearing was expired tax credits for renewable energy, which includes the biodiesel tax credit. As part of his statement at the hearing Chairman Wyden said:“For the first time, the tax code must take the costs and benefits of energy sources into account. This committee is going to have a robust conversation about how best to determine costs and benefits. I believe the list of factors must include considerations that don’t always figure in today, such as energy efficiency, affordability, pollution, and sustainability.Second, it’s past time to replace today’s crazy quilt of more than 40 energy tax incentives with a modern, technology-neutral approach. Let’s clear the hurdles that slow down America’s energy innovators and let’s introduce a new level of competition and fairness into the marketplace.Third, the disparity in how the tax code treats energy sources – and the uncertainty it causes – has to end. Traditional sources benefit from tax incentives that are permanently baked into law. But clean energy sources are stuck with stop-and-go incentives that have to be renewed every few years.”The full statement can be viewed here.Earlier in the week the Chairman also issued a statement on the importance of acting on the tax extenders package, which includes several items of importance to ASA such as Section 179 Expensing and the biodiesel tax credit. Chairman Wyden’s statement on the broader tax extenders can be viewed here.last_img read more

Students get feel for international economics at mock summit

first_imgBrazil is looking to trade. The country has raw materials, food and consumer goods to offer. And in exchange, Brazil is hoping to find technology and business services, with just a dash of tourism.At least that was the plan advanced on Thursday by the country’s economic advisers, in the form of local high school students honing their economics skills.“It’s been cool to be immersed in a country’s issues,” said Evergreen High School senior and mock Brazilian Tim Madden.Madden, along with approximately 80 other students from Evergreen and Union high schools, experienced hands-on economics in their roles as simulated advisers during the International Economic Mini Summit held Thursday in the Evergreen gymnasium.This is the second year students studying current world issues have gathered to bargain and barter as representatives of 27 countries. The event is the culmination of an 18-week project for the students who researched social, political, and economic conditions of their assigned country in order to create a strategic plan for improving living standards.During the summit, students presented information displays pertaining to their country and then worked to forge trade relationships with other nations.That is all part of what the instructors and summit judges called experiential learning.“This is exactly how students learn best,” said Anita Jinks, a district administrator who acted as a judge.Jinks said the group work is important and she could tell that students had to pull together multiple resources in order to complete the tasks involved in the economic simulations.last_img read more

Workers return to crippled nuclear plant

first_imgFUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Emergency workers forced to retreat from a tsunami-stricken Japanese nuclear power plant when radiation levels soared prepared to return Wednesday night after emissions dropped to safer levels.The pullback cost precious time in the fight to prevent a nuclear meltdown, further escalating a crisis spawned by last week’s devastating earthquake and tsunami that pulverized Japan’s northeastern coast and likely killed more than 10,000 people.It was unclear what happened in the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant’s overheating reactors after late morning, when the workers stopped pumping in seawater trying to cool their fuel rods. Officials gave only sparse information about the reactors.But conditions at the plant appeared to be worsening. White steam-like clouds drifted up from one reactor which, the government said, likely emitted the burst of radiation that led to the workers’ withdrawal. The plant’s operator reported a fire at another reactor for the second time in two days.At one point, national broadcaster NHK showed military helicopters lifting off to survey radiation levels above the complex, preparing to dump water onto the most troubled reactors in a desperate effort to cool them down. The defense ministry later said it said it had decided against making an airborne drop because of the high radiation levels.last_img read more

Washingtons handgun database lags behind sales

first_imgEVERETT — The Washington firearms database is missing information from thousands of handgun sales as the state struggles to keep up with the speed of purchases.The Department of Licensing began November with a backlog of 106,000 pistol transfers to enter into the database, which is used by city, county and state authorities to find owners of handguns that turn up during investigations, the Daily Herald reported Sunday ( week, employees in the state agency were handling purchases made in March.The department is asking the governor and lawmakers for $409,000 in next year’s supplemental budget to hire several part-timers to clear the paperwork.Spokeswoman Christine Anthony said the licensing department is required by law to keep the database up to date.“We see this as a public safety issue that law enforcement should be able to access this information from their vehicle,” she said.While it doesn’t appear the backlog has become problematic, law enforcement leaders want it rectified because the database is heavily used.Officers from city, county and state law enforcement agencies tapped into it 1.7 million times in 2012. And most were unaware it lacked information on thousands of gun sales.“It is very important to us. We certainly want it updated as much as possible,” said Mitch Barker, executive director of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs.There are five full-time employees in the department’s Firearms Program who enter data, deal with applicants for handgun licenses and answer questions from firearm dealers.last_img read more

Vancouver City Council honors outgoing Jeannes at meeting

first_imgOutgoing Vancouver City Council members will have their names and years of service on engraved bricks in Propstra Square across from City Hall, a tradition that will start with Jeanne Harris and Jeanne Stewart.Harris, 57, and Stewart, 67, were honored Monday at their second-to-last council meeting. Both lost bids for re-election, making for a bittersweet ceremony.When Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt asked them to step down from the dais to receive gifts, Stewart responded dryly, “Is it something to drink?”Leavitt gave them engraved vases and showed them bricks, bearing their names, that will be placed in Esther Short Park’s Propstra Square.Leavitt said councilors will receive bricks after they retire, which proved a poor word choice.“Retirement? I don’t think so,” Stewart said.Both were praised by Leavitt and members of the council for their service to the city. They thanked members of the staff, council and community and praised each other.Stewart said she appreciated how Harris always saw the “big picture,” while Harris admired Stewart for being so detail-oriented.While they have opposing views on the controversial Columbia River Crossing — Harris supports it, Stewart opposes it — Harris said they have more in common than most people might think, and said there’s value in the fact they have different styles and ideas.“It might have been a little bit messy once in a while, but that’s the way it’s supposed to be,” Harris said. Referencing the fact they have the same first name, she joked she got away with doing things “because nobody could remember which is which.”last_img read more

Suspect charged in LewisMcChord soldiers stabbing death

first_imgTACOMA — The Pierce County prosecutor charged a Puyallup man with second-degree murder Tuesday in the stabbing death of a Lewis-McChord soldier who intervened in a domestic violence assault.Prosecutor Mark Lindquist also charged 29-year-old Chase Devyver with attempted murder and robbery in the assault Sunday on his girlfriend.Prosecutors say Devyver stabbed her outside their house and her screams awakened the 34-year-old soldier. He was fatally stabbed when he went to her aid. His name was not released at the time charges were filed.Devyver also is accused of stealing his girlfriend’s car. He was arrested after a chase and crash.last_img read more

Steve Wynn sues Wynn Resorts Massachusetts Gaming Commission

first_img Mass market growth keeps Wynn afloat as Macau revenues rise 1.0% in 2Q19 Wynn Resorts co-founder Steve Wynn is suing his former company and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission in an attempt to prevent the release of any investigative report that might contained “privileged material”.Wynn is alleging that Wynn Resorts wrongly handed over privileged documents to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for its investigation into allegations of misconduct levelled against him in an explosive Wall Street Journal expose in February. The allegations ultimately led to Wynn standing down from the Wynn Resorts board and later selling off his entire 12.1% stake in the company. RelatedPosts Load More Wynn Resorts to undergo internal restructure as part of refinancing plan Wynn Resorts shares favored over Wynn Macau: analysts According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Wynn’s lawsuit argues that any findings from the investigation can’t be released as much of the information contained in materials handed to the commission was subject to attorney-client privilege during his time as Wynn Resorts CEO.“Recognizing that they have conducted their months-long investigation into Wynn Resorts with total disregard for protecting the privileged communications of Mr Wynn — who, again, has no ability to determine what communications and materials have been provided to regulators — Mass Gaming officials have simply donned the judge’s robe, cracked the gavel and unilaterally determined that Mr Wynn has failed to sustain his burden of establishing that any privilege applies to the unknown universe of documents acquired during the Mass Gaming investigation,” the lawsuit states.last_img read more

US tribe looks to remove senior council members over US500 million Genting

first_imgMembers of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in Massachusetts have filed petitions seeking the removal of the two most senior members of the Tribal Council in response to a US$500 million debt owed to Genting Malaysia.The debt follows an ongoing legal battle over the tribe’s plans to build a casino on 321 acres of land taken into trust by the Barrack Obama administration in 2015 – a decision reversed by the Department of the Interior (DOI) last September. Genting Malaysia, the tribe’s partner in First Light Casino & Resort, has largely bankrolled that fight. Empire Resorts to delist from NASDAQ as Genting-linked firms given green light for takeover RelatedPosts Genting Malaysia enjoys improved 2Q19 showing on better luck at Resorts World Genting According to a report by the Cape Cod Times this week, members of the Tribal Council have filed affidavit’s with the tribe’s election committee seeking the removal of council Chairman Cedric Cromwell and Vice Chairwoman Jessie Baird. They cite the growing level of debt, lack of progress in legal developments and alleged conspiring by tribal factions to keep the pair in office.In particular, it says of Cromwell’s 10-year tenure that the tribe has “very little to show for it; no casino, no jobs.”The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is currently embroiled in two separate legal fights on the issue including the original suit brought by opponents of First Light Casino & Resort and a second brought by the tribe last year contesting the DOI’s reversal. Genting Malaysia revealed last year it would provide no further financial assistance.However, both parties remain hopeful a bill that could put an end to their legal issues and green light the casino development will soon pass through the US House of Representatives. Genting Malaysia confident of meeting “liquidity challenges” ahead of rumored Empire Resorts bankruptcy claim Load Morelast_img read more