No fairness involved in the process

first_imgDear Editor,With respect to the controversial appointment of Roxanne Myers as Deputy Chief Elections Officer (DCEO) of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), I’ve noticed that the defence has shifted its argument to one of academic superiority.This position – like the earlier one about merit – cannot hold sway, as neither candidate received their degree from an institution that is top-rated. In fact, an online search revealed that the UN mandated University for Peace from which Myers obtained her Master’s degree is ranked 3756 by Ranking Web of Universities online (See http://www.webometrics.info/en).The same site ranks the Anglia Ruskin University from which Vishnu Persaud obtained his Masters at 1178.This brings me back to the view of Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, who was quoted as saying that the issue at hand has more to do with the absence of fairness in the entire process – a position I agree with.Mr Persaud met all the advertised criteria. He has a post graduate degree, qualification in elections management, experience in the management of national elections, and much more. He is therefore the ‘superior’, ‘fit and proper’ candidate. In spite of this, he was sidelined in favour of Myers, whose social media-adumbrated, partisan political views disqualify her from holding such a sensitive position.Further, what makes the process even more questionable is the fact that Myers’s chief defender, Commissioner Vincent Alexander, neglects to disclose their teacher-student relationship at the University of Guyana.Clearly, this shows that there was no fairness involved in the process; and that persons, in spite of their experience and qualifications, are being sidestepped in preference for handpicked supporters of the APNU/AFC.Regards,Attiya Bakshlast_img read more

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Steven Gerrard’s cousin signs three-year contract at Liverpool

first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won In December 2016 he became the first England player at any level to ever score a hat-trick against Brazil during a thrilling 4-3 victory in an under-16s international at the Granja Comary complex, Brazil’s national training centre.Liverpool had to pay City £200,000 in compensation but they will view this as a bargain deal with Duncan’s value likely to sky rocket in the future.The youngster will be hoping to emulate the success of Gerrard – who made over 700 appearances for the Reds. REVEALED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade silverware smart causal Latest Liverpool FC News England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures huge blow Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REVEALED Steven Gerrard’s cousin has signed a three-year contract with Liverpool.Bobby Duncan, 17, who left Manchester City last year, puts pen-to-paper with his boyhood club despite interest from some top European clubs including Juventus and Monaco.On his Instagram account, Duncan said: “I’m delighted to announce that I’ve signed for Liverpool Football Club.“Waited so long for this day to finally come, a club I’ve grew up watching and supporting all my life… my boyhood club, my dream!!! Now let’s get down to business.”The forward chose to leave the Premier League champions in search of more first team opportunities.Duncan is a regular in the England under-17 squad and helped guide the Three Lions to the semi-finals of the European Championship earlier this year. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury shining RANKED last_img read more

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