NewsRegional Montserrat police conducting internal investigation into misconduct allegations by: – January 18, 2012 Share Tweet 20 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Flag of Monsterrat. Photo credit; flags.netBRADES, Montserrat (GIU) –The Royal Montserrat Police Service has been conducting an extensive internal investigation into allegations of police misconduct during and following the arrests of George Leonard and George Farrell on the morning of 17 December 2011. As a result of the investigation, one officer has been suspended from duty and another is on compulsory leave pending further investigation. The Governor has decided that, in addition to the very comprehensive internal investigation undertaken to date, he should activate the provisions of a co-operation agreement on reciprocal law enforcement assistance between the Caribbean Overseas Territories. This will enable law enforcement officers from the Bermuda and Cayman police services to come to Montserrat to assist in the on-going investigation under the command and direction of Deputy Commissioner Paul Morris and present their findings to the Director of Public Prosecutions through the Governor. The police officers should begin their work early next week.by Nerissa Golden Caribbean News Now Share Share
The club announced that the 33-year-old former Exeter captain has quit with immediate effect due to a back injury. Irishman Hayes spent five years with the Aviva Premiership outfit, making more than 130 appearances. Exeter boss Rob Baxter has paid tribute to Chiefs lock Tom Hayes following his retirement from rugby. “Tom has been a big part of our journey out of the Championship and then into the Premiership,” Baxter said. “He has been there every step of the way, both as a player and as a captain, so obviously him leaving like this is a big loss for us. “In years to come people will look back at this period and he will be one of those guys that will go down in history as being part of the team that not only helped us get out of the Championship and into the Premiership, but then got us into the Amlin and the Heineken Cups and really helped to establish us as a club.” Press Association
Ahead of Saturday’s final clash with Nigeria in the African Nations Championship qualifying series, Togo’s home-based national football team, SparrowHawks who are billed to leave Lome for Lagos, Nigeria yesterday evening have received a morale-boosting message from President Gnassingbe.According to Togo Tribune, the sports minister, Foli Bazi Katara delivered the message which urged the Togolese to complete the winning run they have been having against the domestic Super Eagles.Three weeks ago, Togo won the first leg 4-1 and inflicted another 2-1 win a week later when both teams met in Senegal in the WAFU Cup. Home-based Eagles President Gnassingbe reportedly told the team not to depend on their recent victories as they are facing a more determined Nigerian side.The message was delivered to the team on Wednesday by a presidential delegation led by the sports minister, Foli Bazi Katara. In attendance were members of the Togolese Football Federation.The president commended the players for not losing their heads despite not receiving their winning bonuses in the 4-1 defeat of Nigeria and for their performances at the recently concluded WAFU Cup competition in Senegal.Meanwhile, Super Eagles Team B coach, Imama Amapakabo has listed goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa and 19 other players for the high profile come-back match against Sparrow Hawks of Togo slated for tomorrow at Agege Stadium in Lagos.The crucial second leg match of 2020 Championship of African Nations qualifier which could be the third time in the ongoing campaign that Nigeria will come back from a scandalous first leg to grind the result in the return leg.Nigeria will try to overturn 4-1 first leg deficit when the two team clash for the third time in one month with the just concluded WAFU tournament in Senegal as the latest installment where Nigeria fell against 1-2.Aside Ezenwa, other top home based players invited are Enyimba International of Aba save hand Theophilus Afelokahai and Akwa United forward Mfon Udoh. Amapakabo-led lads who have been training at the FIFA Goal Project, Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja since returning from their campaign at the WAFU/FOX Cup of Nations in Senegal last week and are expected to storm Lagos today (Thursday) for the game billed to hold at the Agege Stadium, Lagos.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Elsewhere, players at Chelsea and Norwich as well as Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive while players at Leicester, Everton and Bournemouth all self-isolated after showing symptoms but clubs did not confirm if they tested positive.Representatives of the Premier League and clubs are due to meet on Monday to discuss the final details of the “Project Restart”, including the organisation of matches behind closed doors, on neutral ground and the extension of player contracts.In Spain, players in the top two divisions were allowed to carry out individual work at training grounds last week at the start of a programme aimed at restarting competition in the middle of June.On Sunday, La Liga said five players and three non-playing individuals had tested positive.The five players, who have not been named, will be quarantined at home and tested again “in the next few days”.La Liga president Javier Tebas said he hopes the tournament can resume on June 12.“I would like it (the season resuming) to be June 12, but it will depend on the numbers,” Tebas told Movistar.“In the end it will be up to the health authorities.– Cases in Italy and Portugal –In Italy’s Serie A, which resumed individual training this week, four Sampdoria players, including one who had previously recovered, and three from Fiorentina have tested positive for coronavirus, the clubs announced on Thursday.Clubs will have to wait until May 18 at the earliest to start group training, and the sports minister warned on Wednesday that it was “impossible to set a definite date” for the resumption of matches.AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini, who is recovering, and Juventus striker Paulo Dybala, who has been given the all clear, were among the most notable early football victims.In Portugal, three players at top-flight Vitoria Guimaraes have tested positive.They “are clinically healthy, asymptomatic and in quarantine,” the club said in a statement on Saturday.The government announced on April 30 that the first division was authorised to resume from the last weekend in May, behind closed doors and subject to the approval of a health protocol.Share on: WhatsApp On course: German clubs such as Bayern Munich are preparing to kick off on May 16Paris, France | AFP | As European leagues prepare to return from the enforced coronavirus break, screening tests are revealing cases in various championships, although, as yet, not calling into question plans to resume playing.Germany still plans to be the first of the five “big” leagues ahead of Spain, England and Italy – France has declared its season over – to kick off on May 16, behind closed doors, despite the sobering events at Dynamo Dresden.The second-tier club were ordered to self-isolate for 14 days on Saturday after testing uncovered two fresh coronavirus cases.“It’s not a reason to call the entire season into question,” league CEO Christian Seifert told German broadcaster ZDF.“It was always clear to me that this could happen. We’re at the very beginning of the restart.”Seifert warned, however, that further coronavirus cases could jeopardise plans to end the season by June 30.“It can reach a scale where it’s not feasible anymore,” he said. “It would depend on how much time there is left to finish the season.”Matches will be played behind closed doors and with a maximum number of 300 people, including both teams, allowed at each game.In the run-up to the restart, all teams must go into a one-week quarantine training camp.The German league said on Thursday that 1,724 tests at the 36 clubs in the top two divisions conducted in two rounds yielded 10 positives in the first batch and two more in the second.Those include two players and a fitness coach at Cologne and a player and a physiotherapist at Borussia Moenchengladbach, but only the individuals concerned were placed in quarantine and the teams continued training.– Three cases in Brighton, five in Spain –In the English Premier League, which hopes to resume from June to August, a third Brighton player tested positive on Saturday and was placed in isolation, the club’s chief executive Paul Barber told Sky Sports.The player was not named. One Brighton player tested positive in March and another in April and have recovered, the club said“It is a concern,” Barber said.“Despite all of the measures that we’ve been taking over the past few weeks, where the players haven’t been involved in any significant training at all, we’ve still suffered another player testing positive for the virus.”
It hasn’t been easy running a summer swim program in Nelson during the past few years.Constant upgrades to the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre has forced the Nelson Neptunes to pack their bags for alternate pools to keep the program alive.This season, the Neptunes have adopted the slogan of “Have goggles will travel” as the team builds for the upcoming 2016 Kootenay Summer Swim Association Season.”Due to the renovation closure of their home pool in Nelson for the entire competitive season, the Neptunes will be swimming around the region,” said Chad Badry of the Neptunes executive on the eve of the season opening day for the Heritage City club, May 1.Badry said the Neptunes will start the season swimming five times a week at the Castlegar Aquatic Centre for the month of May and then move their home base to the Salmo outdoor pool for June, July and August.”For the second time in history that anyone on the team can recall, a swim meet will be held in Salmo at the end of June,” Badry said. “This will bring hundreds of athletes and families to Salmo and area.”Badry said the Neptunes have dipped into his graduation list to hire Nialan Collier as team skipper.Joining Collier is long time Neptune Sage Cowan for the first part of the summer until returning head coach Cynthia Pfeiffer joins the team later in the season.Badry said the three Neptunes recently completed their level 1 National Coaching Certification which will be a great contribution to the swim coaching and succession planning for the team.This year, the Neptunes are offering a new program in Salmo for the month of June called Introduction to Competitive Swimming.Swimmers who want to give speed swimming a try can practice with the team with reduced commitment and cost.Then they can take part in the swim meet in Salmo at the end of the month. Badry said Neptunes are hopeful that the prospect of a season like no other will make a difference in the enrolment numbers.Coaching staff is planning plenty of dryland training and a few open water swims in Nelson as well to help reduce the travel.Badry said last year these events included a game of quidditch, hikes up Pulpit Rock, early morning cardio, and some carefully chaperoned open water swims from Lakeside Park.For more information or to register a swimmer, go to www.nelsonneptunes.com.