Persad-Bissessar says no to meeting with PM


first_imgPhoto Credit: Trinidad Guardian Leader of the main opposition United National Congress (UNC), Kamla Persad-Bissessar has declined an invitation by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley to discuss the parliamentary appointment of a police commissioner. The prime minister’s request for the meeting was issued on Tuesday.Rowley indicated due to matters surrounding the selection process a meeting was needed before it was received by Parliament.Wouldn’t be protective at this timeHowever, in a release issue on Thursday, Persad-Bissessar said the meeting will not be productive at this time. She noted that the present constitutional arrangements do not allow the Government or the Opposition to compel the Police Service Commission to disclose the details of the process which was engaged in selecting the proposed nominees.She said that meaningful dialogue could only occur if there is full disclosure to both Government and Opposition of the details of the process employed by the commission in selecting the proposed nominees. To achieve this, Persad-Bissessar suggests the president be approached to have the Police Service Commission make full disclosure.She also suggested a Special Select Committee of the House of Representatives should be established to inquire into and report to the house on this matter.last_img read more

Nigeria dump holders Cameroon out of AFCON 2019


first_img Tags: AFCON 2019Ahmed MusaAlex IwobiCameroonChristain BassogogClarence SeedorfNigeriaOdion Ighalotop Nigeria are now into the last 8 of AFCON 2019. (PHOTOS/Agencies)AFCON 2019Nigeria 3-2 CameroonAlexandria Stadium, Alexandria Saturday, 06-07-2019Nigeria produced a stunning comeback to dump defending champions Cameroon out of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).After Odion Ighalo put Nigeria ahead, Stephane Bahoken and Clinton Njie handed the 2017 champions a halftime lead.However two goals in three minutes by Ighalo and Alex Iwobi saw the Super Eagles edge the thriller 3-2 and in the end, storm the last 8 of the competition.Nigeria who came into the game off a 0-2 loss to Madagascar in their last group fixture, started slowly and never looked like taking the lead.But as luck would have it, Ighalo gave them a surprise lead after his first-time side footed shot was deflected into the bottom left corner.With four minutes to the break, Christain Bassogog expertly found Bahoken to strike the equalizing goal, against the run of play.An eventful first half was capped with a second goal for the Indomitable Lions as N’jie ran through on goal and neatly slotted in past the onrushing Daniel Akpeyi.On 66 minutes, Ighalo scored his third of the tournament with a volley off Ahmed Musa’s chest down.Ighalo (9) celebrates his second goal against Cameroon on Saturday.Oghalo then turned provider, assisting Iwobi’s decisive goal in a contest that will go down as one of the most thrilling at AFCON 2019.Nigeria march on to the quarter finals where they will face the winner between Egypt and South Africa, who play later on Saturday.It was a contest that truly lived up to the billing as two continental heavyweight clashed.This was arguably the two sides’ best performance in the tournament and Nigeria will hope they can replicate it in the next round.For Cameroon, it is a disappointment for the 5 time winners and it remains to be seen whether head coach Clarence Seedorf will remain at the helm.The other game on Saturday-Egypt vs South AfricaSunday’s fixtures-Madagascar vs DR Congo @7pm-Algeria vs Guinea @10pmComments last_img read more