Maintaining Minster Tah Undermines the Law

first_imgCllr. Tiawon Gongloe on Tuesday, January 28, expressed concerns that the decision made by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to maintain Cllr. Christiana P. Tah as Justice Minister and Attorney General could undermine the rule of law in the country.“Since the High Court’s suspension of Minister Tah, the President should have acted immediately by declaring that coinciding with the judgment the Minister is hereby suspended,” Cllr. Gongloe suggested.“If that had been done maybe her suspension would have been for a shorter period,” Cllr. Gongloe added.Minster Tah, who is Dean of the Supreme Court, was suspended on January 10 by that High Court from practicing law in the country for six months.She was suspended after the High Court held her in contempt for her role played in releasing FrontPage Africa Managing Editor Rodney Sieh, on “compassionate leave” from detention at the Monrovia Central Prison.  According to the leading human rights activist, the Court’s action was to defend the integrity of the rule of law.“If somebody in authority acts in clear violation of the rule of law, then the High Court is under obligation to take strong action.”“If the Supreme Court can take such an action against the Minister of Justice, then it is protecting the independence of the Court,” Cllr. Gongloe maintained.“In my mind the honorable thing for Minister Tah to do is resign; because the law is the source of the Ministry and if you are Attorney General, you are the nation’s head lawyer,” the rights activist explained.“And if that is taken away from you what can you do as a Minster of Justice?” he wondered.“She is not truly Minister of Justice in my opinion,” said Cllr. Gongloe, “because the functions of that Ministry is to prosecute and defend all actions against the government and to give it general counsel.”“You are to review and authenticate all contracts and give opinions about what the law is to the executive; and to monitor the action of the executive to make sure it is in compliance with the law.”He continued “The only Minister under the law who disagrees with the President on the basis of the law and keeps his/her job is the Minister of Justice.  No other minister can do that and maintain their position.”Commenting further on President Sirleaf’s reluctance to suspend Minister Tah, Cllr. Gongloe maintained that “People— especially those holding high office in government— would have said since the President acted, we will be careful with the High Court.”But, according to the leading human rights activist, President Sirleaf has chosen to remain silent on the issue.“If the President does not obey the High Court’s ruling who you think in the other two branches of government will do that?” Cllr. Gongloe wondered, “It means gradually the court will become irrelevant.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GOLF NEWS: BERNIE FINN IN SUPERB FORM IN MURVAGH LADIES OPEN

first_imgMurvagh Golf News: Ladies Golf Taster EveningA Tester Evening for Ladies who wish to try out golf will take place on Tuesday the 28th of April from 6.40pm to 8.30pm. The evening will offer the opportunity to experience the game of golf in a fun and friendly environment, is free of charge and Golf equipment will be supplied.Ladies CompetitionsLadies Spring League at Donegal Golf ClubThe Ladies Spring League at Donegal Golf Club which commenced at the beginning of February, finished prior to the Captains Drive in on Friday 6th March 2015. The winning team was the Tulips with a score of 225. The six members of the Tulips Team were Helen O’Shea, Mary Bonner, Rena Brogan, Anne Gillespie, Monica Doherty and Anne Murray.Runners up were the Daffodils with a score of 223 just 2 points behind the winners. The six member of the Daffodil team were Mary Talbot, Geraldine Gorman, Mary Daly, Betty Kelly, Breege McCooey, Breege McTernan and Máirín McCartney.15th 16th March Quinn Meehan & Co1.Bernie Finn (15) 29pts2.Rosemary Carr (22) 28pts (BOT) 3.Miriam Bennett (15) 28pts (BOT)4.Dorothy Woods (12) 28pts (BOT)Front Nine. Breege McCooey (36) 19ptsNine Hole Competition: 1. Mary B Meehan (27) 21ptsLadies fixtures:The Ladies 15 hole Single Stableford Competition this week on the 22nd & 24th March is sponsored by the AIBMen’s CompetitionsSunday 22nd March 2015.This competition was sponsored by AIB Bank; it was a Stroke competition with the biggest number of entrants so far this year. Charlie Breslin put in a very solid round and ensured that he will be polishing the Vaughan Cup for this year. He was closely followed in second place by Liam Moran, with Paddy Woods taking third place on a break of tie from Francis Mc Granaghan in fourth place. Darren McDaid was the winner of the gross.1. Charles Breslin (23) 70.2. Liam Moran (20) 71.3. Paddy Woods (16) 72.4. Francis McGranaghan (18) 72.Gross. Darren McDaid (3) 72.Next Sunday, 29/3/2015, is a Singles v Par Competition, sponsored by E & J Oil.Open Competitions:There will be an Open Singles Stableford competition on Good Friday the 3rd of April.Thursday Specials:Our first outing of the year will be on the 2rd April, as normal we will be starting with three 9 hole competitions. The fixture list for 2015 is on display in the locker room and also available through the fixture calendar on the club website (http://www.donegalgolfclub.ie/mens-club-calendar/).All male members of Donegal Golf Club with handicap of 17.5 or higher on the 31st December 2014, or at any time during 2015 are eligible to play in our Thursday Competitions and there will also be a weekly prize for past TS members. The committee are looking forward to catching up with all the usual suspects and seeing some new faces in 2015.Our Annual Spring outing will be taking place on Saturday 25th April at Cruit Island Golf Club. A list will be on display in the locker room from Thursday 2nd April, if you are interested in travelling please add your name to the list and a provide payment in full to the Treasurer before the 16th April.Divot Repair Evening and Rules Night Table Quiz – Monday 30th MarchThe Divot Repair evening and Rules Night quiz takes place on Monday 30th of March. Members are asked to assemble at 5.30pm. Sign up sheets are available on the notice boards in the Locker rooms. Light refreshments will follow in the Clubhouse with the Rules Quiz taking place at 8pm. All members are encouraged to participate in the evenings events.GOLF NEWS: BERNIE FINN IN SUPERB FORM IN MURVAGH LADIES OPEN was last modified: March 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:golfMurvaghNoticesSportlast_img read more