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Patient care to be hit as 14 nursing jobs are lost at Letterkenny General

first_imgNews Patient care to be hit as 14 nursing jobs are lost at Letterkenny General 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ By News Highland – October 4, 2012 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th The INMO has warned that patient care will be compromised with news that 14 nursing post are to be lost at Letterkenny General Hospital.As a cost containment proposal by the HSE, it will not be renewing contracts of employment for 14 newly qualified nurses.These plans are to be introduced on Monday next, October 8th.The INMO says, amongst other things,  this will lead to Increasing waiting lists, Increased numbers of patients on trolleys and the lenght of time so – as well as the likely cancellation of clinics.INMO Industrial Relations Officer, Regina Durcan:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/inmo530CUTS.mp3[/podcast] Previous articleDonegal Gaeltacht groups still out thousands following MFG collapseNext articlePartner of Donegal man saw two men kick him to death News Highland WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Google+ Facebook Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more


Mosque council calls for halt to mass, Friday prayers during PSBB in Jakarta

first_imgThe Indonesian Mosque Council (DMI) has called on mosques across Jakarta to temporarily halt mass prayers as the capital is reimposing a partial lockdown, also known as large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), in the next two weeks. “[I hope] mosques can  minimize or altogether stop activities that involve large congregations, including Friday prayers, until the PSBB policy is lifted,” DMI chairman Jusuf Kalla said Tuesday as quoted by kompas.com.The DMI issued a circular regarding the matter on the same day.The Jakarta administration on Monday reinstated the PSBB to contain the spread of COVID-19. It has recorded an overwhelming number of daily cases in the past weeks, resulting in a rising hospital bed occupancy rate.Read also: Police launch operation to monitor, sanction Jakarta PSBB violatorsJakarta Governor Anies Baswedan revealed that the city would run out of hospital beds soon if no significant intervention was made.Kalla, the former vice president, also encouraged mosques located in densely populated areas or regions marked “red”, or with a high risk of infection, in the COVID-19 risk mapping system to close temporarily to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.Mosques located in safer zones, he said, could still hold mass prayers as long as they strictly implemented health protocols. (vny)Topics :last_img read more


Bloody Diamonds

first_imgNewsRegional Bloody Diamonds by: – May 22, 2012 107 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Roy TrotmanBRIDGETOWN, Barbados – “There are some people who come to our shores who are alien to our culture of democracy and, in fact, come here and dictate to Barbados in a manner which is repugnant to our justice.” – Opposition Senator Kerrie Symmonds, as reported in last Thursday’s Nation.“I do not consider the remarks (Sir Roy) made to be racially oriented.” Independent Senator Geoffrey Cave, ibid.In just a matter of a few weeks, a company which has been operating in Barbados for nearly two decades and is a key player in the tourism sector has seen its CEO suddenly become the victim of a metaphorical playground bully, with a few supporters cheering him on after the attack.The issue which led to Mr. Jacob Hassid being called an “Egyptian Jew” at a public event by the general secretary of the Barbados Workers Union apparently revolved around the firing of a number of employees of the jewelry store Diamonds International, which Mr. Hassid manages.Sir Roy’s characterisation of the gentleman led to a huge outcry against the union boss for what has been widely regarded as a below-the-belt remark not worthy of the esteemed knight.Senator Kerrie Symmonds’ comment, as noted above, in support of Sir Roy – that there are people who come to Barbados with an “alien” view of democracy and act in a “repugnant” manner – fails to acknowledge that there are also some Barbadian employers who behave the same way.Further, nothing can excuse the invocation of the stereotype or profiling associated with the use of the term “Jew” in an adversarial context. While it may not have been racist in intent, it instantly raised the bogeyman of the “foreigner” coming in to Barbados to suck his profits out of the suffering of hard-working locals, in the process cheating them out of their patrimony.This singling out of an individual’s “foreigner” status is one of the oldest tricks in the book, but it is sad to see it used so often in this country. Whenever we cannot win an argument, or feel that our case may not be as strong as we might like it to be, too many of us invoke the “foreigner” option.Does anybody care that the CEO of Diamonds International has Barbadian-born kids? Or that he and his wife have lived here for seventeen years? That they have become part of the wider Barbadian family?Recently, Paul Doyle of the Crane Resort was subjected to similar “anti-foreigner” bad-mouthing. Mr. Doyle also has a family in Barbados, and has lived here for twenty years. These are real people with real lives and real worries about their families’ personal security and good names, yet somehow they can suddenly find themselves at the receiving end of punches by a local power broker who has declared a turf war on them.That is why I was so offended by Kerrie Symmonds’ and Geoffrey Cave’s defense of Sir Roy. Ganging up on a non-Barbadian was an easy and unheroic thing for Mr. Symmonds to do and Mr. Cave should have recused himself, period. Reason: Mr. Cave has business interests in two companies, Colombian Emeralds and Jewelers’ Warehouse, which are in direct competition with Diamonds International, not just here but around the region.Therefore, on the one-in-a-million-chance that someone might see an ulterior motive in his support for a person who has just dissed one of his biggest business competitors, Senator Cave should have invoked the rule on himself that “Silence is Golden.”Whether Diamonds International acted justly or unjustly in its dealings with its fired employees I do not know, as the facts of the case have not been fully aired in public, nor are they likely to be unless the matter ends up in court or at some arbitration panel.But thanks to Sir Roy and those who jumped to his defence the company has been given a bloody nose long before any independent panel or court  has found it guilty of anything. And while it maintains that it has acted fairly and within the law, its good name has already taken a beating. Is this fair because its owners and managers are “foreigners”?Thankfully, despite the efforts of Messrs. Symmonds, Cave, and others, most people seem to feel that the bullying of Diamonds International in the court of public opinion has been unjust. Finally, the BWU’s refusal to take the “foreigner-bashing” tactic off the table, as evidenced by Sir Roy’s declaration that he has no apology to make, should make it clear to all employers that “We are all Egyptian Jews now.”Patrick HoyosCaribbean 360 Newslast_img read more