DR wants consulate office in TCI

first_img TCI Meeting with Dominican Republic reaps five goals Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:consulate, dominican republic, governor peter beckingham Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Feb 2016 – The Governor, as the country’s Foreign Affairs Minister held a successful meeting with the Dominican Republic on February 12, joined by Permanent Secretary in Border Control, Clara Gardiner. The meeting, in Santo Domingo will not only mean a possible broadening of business relations between the two countries, but it could lead to stricter measures when it comes to illegal fishing and human trafficking. Add to this, in a media statement, the Governor reports that the DR wants to open a consulate office in the Turks and Caicos and will plan a trade mission. His Excellency, Peter Beckingham reports that he told the DR Foreign Minister, His Excellency Andres Navarro, Vice Ministers, head of the Navy and other Dom Rep officials that he would consult with the Premier and Border Control Minister on these ideas. The Governor said, “This was a meaty and productive exchange, the first for many years. I am grateful to the DR Foreign Minister, Andres Navarro, for giving so much of his and his team’s time for such a high level exchange. I am delighted that the Foreign Minister intends to visit the Turks and Caicos Islands to see for himself the successes I described.” More motor mishaps; PDM Leader calls for Govt attention to illegal jitneys, again New Prison Supt & Officer of the Year Awardedlast_img read more

State CID files chargesheet against Bimal Gurung 71 others

first_imgDarjeeling: State CID on Monday filed the charge-sheet for the June 8, 2017 case in which Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supporters and leaders had locked horns with security forces in Darjeeling while a Cabinet meeting was on in the hill town. Around 72 persons including Bimal Gurung have been named in the charge-sheet.A CID team on Monday filed the charge-sheet on Monday at the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court in Darjeeling. “A total of 72 persons has been named in the charge-sheet including Bimal Gurung, Asha Gurung, Roshan Giri, Dipen Malay, Prakash Gurung and Swaraj Thapa,” stated Pankaj Prasad, Assistant Public Prosecutor, Darjeeling. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeA total of 7 persons including Binay Tamang, Mandip Sharma, Amod Mukhia, Jyoti Kumar Rai, Dewraj Dewan and John Rai has been discharged owing to lack of evidence. “However, the charge-sheet stated that investigation is still open and that the CID can file a supplementary charge-sheet later on,” added Prasad. The accused have been charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code including Sections 307 (attempt to murder); 120B (criminal conspiracy), along with different sections of the West Bengal Maintenance of Public Order Act and Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) under the leadership of Gurung had locked horns with the security forces on June 8, 2017. The GJM party was on agitation in the Hills. Police reports claim more than 45 security force personnel were injured in the clash. A police booth was set on fire. Around 15 police vehicles were torched along with a state government Bus. Army was deployed in Darjeeling, Ghoom and Kurseong to control the situation. On that day, the GJM had taken out rallies and staged a sit-in demonstration a short distance away from Raj Bhawan where the Cabinet meeting was taking place. Later, the demonstration turned violent and clashes ensued. The GJM in turn had alleged that many of their supporters were also injured in the clashes. Police had lodged a suo moto FIR and a case had been started at Darjeeling Sadar Police Station on June 9. The case was handed over to the CID on June 29, 2017. On September 6, arrest warrants were issued against Gurung, Asha Gurung, Roshan Giri and 5 front rung GJM leaders. The CJM Court had ordered them to appear in court and surrender in November 2017. Bimal Gurung, Asha Gurung, Roshan Giri and others failed to appear on the designated date. On March 28, 2018, the CID had prayed these absconders be declared as offenders and their movable and immovable properties be attached. The court then issued an order of attachment of Gurung’s house. It was attached on August 2. Following this, properties of other leaders including Prakash Gurung were also attached as per the court order. Prior to this, in June, Bimal Gurung and Roshan Giri’s names were struck off from the electoral rolls in Darjeeling.last_img read more

Spains Sercotel wants to make a splash in Cuba with up to

first_img TORONTO — With one resort already in Cuba and another on the way, Sercotel Hotels is making good on expansion plans in the Caribbean. Additional new properties in Cuba as well as in the D.R. and Aruba could be in the cards as well, said Sercotel’s President, Latin America, Javier Garro, at an industry lunch in Toronto.Sercotel already has a high profile in Europe, with dozens of urban hotels in Spain. The company has a presence in Central and South America as well, with hotels in Colombia, Panama and Ecuador. Now with a total of 186 properties under its belt, Sercotel wants to be a bigger player in the Caribbean. And the 330-room Sercotel Club Cayo Guillermo (which it manages) and the 660-room Sercotel new-build in Cayo Santa Maria are just the beginning. “We are dealing to have six more hotels in Cuba in the coming months,” said Garro. “We may soon have news of eight hotels altogether in Cuba, with 2,800 rooms.”More news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upThe Cayo Guillermo property is tailored to families, with a mini-club for young guests. It also works for the adults-only crowd with Club Prestige, a new premium area offering separate check-in and superior rooms.The Cayo Santa Maria property, Sercotel Experience, is scheduled to open next fall in Jardines del Rey. The new-build will cater to families, groups of friends and couples. “Sercotel Experience Cayo Santa Maria has 660 rooms in a fresh, modern and elegant style located in two or three-storey buildings. They all have natural light and fantastic views.”Sercotel’s tour operator partners include Air Canada Vacations, Hola Sun, Transat, WestJet Vacations and Sunwing Vacations. See sercotel.com. << Previous PostNext Post >> Spain’s Sercotel wants to make a splash in Cuba with up to 8 new hotels Posted by Sharecenter_img Thursday, November 24, 2016 Travelweek Group Tags: Cuba, Spainlast_img read more