Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has brushed aside plans by the main opposition St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) to file a motion of no confidence in his ruling United Workers Party (UWP) administration.“Very rarely do you see it succeed. I am confident that this one will have no success other than (the opposition) calling attention to themselves,” Chastanet told reporters.SLP and Opposition leader Phillip J. Pierre last week announced that the opposition would file the motion and would await a date from the Speaker to debate the motion.The UWP controls 11 of the 17 seats in the Parliament and Pierre acknowledged that all six opposition legislators would be voting for the motion, adding “we will leave each minister to his conscience”.But Chastanet told reporters “any parliamentarian can call for a vote of no confidence,” recalling that motions of no confidence have been presented on several occasions in the Caribbean.The announcement by the SLP leader to file a motion of no confidence comes after the party staged a massive demonstration in the capital earlier this month with supporters calling on Prime Minister Chastanet, who returned to the island recently from a three week vacation, to call fresh general elections claiming that his policies were hurting the socio-economic development of the island.“The next step now is that Her Majesty’s loyal opposition will now use the legal tools that are available to us. We are going to indict the government in Parliament,” Pierre said, adding that all government legislators would have to give an account of their stewardship since coming to office.
Related TopicsCleveland Monsters This is brought to you by our premier sponsors, “Jenny’s Old Fashioned Popcorn”. You can visit them on line HERECLEVELAND – The Cleveland Monsters fell to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 4-1 in an evening where sloppy play was common for the Monsters. The Monsters fall to 3-2-0.The Monsters got a chance early, 2:22 into the game Anthony Angello got sent to the penalty box for the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins. The Penguins killed the penalty. With 12 minutes left in the period, Kevin Stenlund scored from the right circle for the Monsters. The goal was assisted by Nathan Gerbe and Ryan MacInnis. The Monsters went 0-2 on power plays in the period while the Penguins went 0-1. The Monsters looked slow on power plays all night and were in their own half for a large chunk of their power play opportunities.The second period was not kind to the Monsters. Anthony Angello scored for the Penguins three minutes into the period to tie the score at one. Less than four minutes later, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton took the lead. Jimmy Hayes scored, Garrett Wilson and Matt Abt assisted on the goal. Derek Grant scored the third goal of the period for the Penguins with 9:05 left in the period. Shots were tied in the period but the Monsters were unable to convert their shots into goals. The Monsters had another chance on a power play in the period but were unable to convert.The Monsters gave up an empty net goal to Teddy Blueger with 2:03 remaining in the game. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton finished the night with 34 shots while Cleveland took 33 shots. Both teams went 0-3 on power plays. The difference in the game was definitely the second period when the Monsters got outscored 3-0 in the period.The Monsters will play their next five games on the road and will not return to Quicken Loans Arena until November 2nd when they take on the Toronto Marlies. The Monsters will follow that game up with a game two days later against the Grand Rapids Griffins. Patrick Kennedy
KPBSD Superintendent Sean Dusek: “We are in very unprecedented times. We are hopeful that people will participate on the board level, borough level, and the state level. Some very important decisions need to be made as we move forward.” Governor Mike Dunleavy released an amended FY20 budget in February for the state. The budget proposes a significant reduction to education funding throughout the state. The school district faces a $22.4 million dollar reduction in state funding under the current budget proposal. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved a resolution at their meeting on Tuesday, in Seward, granting a request for an additional $2,423,955 in FY19 for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Residents have asked the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly to “step up” and help lessen the impact to local schools by funding to the max at the borough level. In a vote of 5 to 4, Bagley, Cooper, Dunne, Hibbert, and Smalley voted in favor the resolution. Assemblymember Willy Dunne: “This would be a partial solution to hold onto some of the best and brightest teachers we have and prevent them from being laid off and finding jobs elsewhere. We do have a moral obligation to provide a quality education for our kids and this is one small way to do that.” In the request from the district, the additional funding would allow the school district to retain some of the non-tenured staff for FY20, as well as provide a cushion in the event of possible state reductions in funding. Assemblywoman Kelly Cooper: “We are asking to do this supplemental funding now for 2019, because the state may go into an emergency session. They may not have the information and we have got to manage the teachers that we have that need positions next fall.”
Hoosier Uplands announces their Senior Citizens Health and Information Fair will be held Tuesday, June 9 at the Paoli Community Center at 1075 North Sandy Hook Road.Doors will open at 9 a.m. with various exhibitors, health screenings and a dance from 1 p.m. till 2:30 p.m. with music performed by Classic Country.Lunch will be provided but is limited to persons 50 years old and older. However to receive the free lunch you must pre-register by calling Hoosier Uplands at (812) 849-4457 or (800) 333-2451. Persons with hearing/speech disabilities can call GTS’s TRS at (800) 743-3333. Door prizes have been donated by area businesses. Participants who come to the fair will be registered to win. You must be present to claim your prize.For more information contact Hoosier Uplands and ask for Barbara or Trudy.