Garbage company dumping waste in housing scheme – CH&PA

first_imgThe Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) on Monday announced that it recently discovered that a garbage company has been dumping refuse in a specific housing scheme.It also revealed that over a two-and-a-half-month period, it has issued 3050 verbal warnings to residents of several East Bank Demerara communities owing to its rangers programme.Although much detail was not provided on the issue of the illegal dumping, the Housing Authority noted that it was made aware of the situation by concerned residents who even provided photographic evidence. The agency said it would be soon making contact with that company to have the issue addressed.The CH&PA on Monday also expressed appreciation to members of the public for supporting the rangers programme.“During the period, 3050 verbal warnings were issued to residents in communities on the East Bank of Demerara. Of the figure, 2229 were issued in April, while 313 written warning were issued of which 283 were issued in March. In April, 115 contravention notices were issued during the period,” it stated.It went on to inform that the issue of dumping of construction materials on roadways and parapets, blockage of interlocking drains with building material, parking of storage containers on parapets, and dumping of derelict vehicles and garbage on parapets were some of the matters dealt with.The CH&PA further reported that a “significant” percentage of residents have been since complying; however, there still remained rebellious persons who continue perform the act, but the Authority was working to address this.On another note, the CH&PA highlighted that it has received several complaints of violations in several housing schemes. The agency informed that their rangers “will only be working in housing schemes that were not handed over to town councils or Neighbourhood Democratic Councils [NDCs]. For communities that were handed over, we will advise residents to take their complaints to the relevant town councils or NDCs to have them addressed.”The agency, nevertheless, renewed its call to residents living in communities under its purview to adhere to the clauses agreed to in their agreements of sale, titles, and transports.In order to better monitor the development of infrastructure within the prerequisite policy framework, the CH&PA had introduced rangers to execute that function.Senior Development Planner Fayola Azore related that law enforcement for the Housing Authority has been a challenge and the introduction of rangers would significantly aid in combating that challenge.“We recently hired a number of rangers that will aid in our enforcement and they will be out there going around seeing things that are going up and bringing that information back to us,” she said.last_img read more


first_imgMichael Ferry, right, being taken into court in Donegal Town todayA NOTORIOUS Gaoth Dobhair paedophile serving 14 years for child sex abuse was jailed again today after sickening details were given of how he defiled and abused another young boy up to three times per week at a school where he worked as a caretaker.Michael Ferry, 58, from Carrickboyle, was jailed at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin in 2011. Brave victim Derek Mulligan waived his right to anonymity in that case so that Ferry could be named.The paedophile had a previous conviction for sex attacks but kept his job with Colaiste Cholmcille, an Irish language college, which was based at the former school Ardscoil Mhuire.The victim in the case before Donegal Circuit Court today came forward to Gardai after Mr Mulligan spoke out.It was confirmed in evidence today that Ferry – who sat with his head down in court – had worked as a teacher of religion, physical education and gave talks to students at Pobailscoil Gaoth Dobhair on sexual education.He groomed some of his victims there.Ferry pleaded guilty to 15 sample counts of sexual abuse today.Garda Detective John Gallagher read a heart-breaking victim impact statement to the court in which the victim spoke of the effects of the abuse on him.He said that he had been in a sex education class in Pobailscoil Gaoth Dobhair where Ferry had discussed the 18-rated movie ‘Porkies’ with the class and the sexual scenes in the film.Looking back, said the victim, the class was totally inappropriate.Ferry later groomed him and launched his first attack at the Ardscoil Mhuire building in March 1984.The man could remember the date because he had bought an Irish language poetry and songbook that month and had written his date inside it.The attacks continued up to three times per week until 1987.After the first attack, Ferry gave his victim £2.One another occasion the victim was stripped naked and photographed on a stage at the Irish language college.Ferry, he said, would develop the photographs in a ‘dark room’ on the premises.Desmond Murphy, SC, said his client admitted all the offences when interviewed by Gardai.Reading from statements made by Ferry, Ferry said he was “possessed by evil.”He had fallen into “a spiral of evil.”Mr Murphy said Ferry had joined the priesthood in 1974 but had left Maynooth in 1979 after “a disagreeable incident.”He had returned to Gaoth Dobhair and had landed on his feet.Judge John O’Hagan, summing up the case, said the victim had been subjected to horrific abuse.He said Ferry as a teacher was in a position of trust at a time in Ireland when people were taught to look up to educators.“The breach of trust in a case like this is one of the most aggravating factors of this case,” said the judge.“He taught religion, PE and sexual education; all matters of trust.”Judge O’Hagan said Ferry would take pictures and tell his victim: “These are worth money.”Ferry would take boys camping to Gola Island.“His persistence and planning was quite remarkable,” said the judge.Ferry would make payment with cigarettes “for his disgusting self-gratification.”Judge O’Hagan recalled an incident where the victim was being abused when another boy arrived for a maths grind and interrupted the incident.The other boy said to the victim: “Have you been looking at Micky’s porn?”“I’m delighted to know that he (Ferry) has accepted he was possessed by something evil,” said the judge.The judge said if Ferry had pleaded not guilty he would have imposed the maximum 10 years imprisonment.“I hope he never has any involvement with any young people ever again,” said the judge.He jailed Ferry for 7 years on each count to run concurrently, with sentences to run from today.EVIL PAEDOPHILE MICHAEL FERRY JAILED AGAIN FOR SICKENING SEX ATTACKS ON BOY was last modified: December 12th, 2013 by John2Share 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:GweedorejailedMichael Ferrypaedophilelast_img read more

BJay Pak Named U.S. Attorney for Northern Georgia

first_imgThe United States Senate confirmed Byung J. “BJay” Pak as the U.S attorney for the Northern District of Georgia on Sept. 28. The former Lilburn-area state legislator is the first Asian Pacific American to hold this position, and the appointment is considered by many as a great leap for Georgia’s Asian Americans.Proud moment for NAPABA“We congratulate BJay Pak on his confirmation to serve as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia,” said Cyndie M Chang, President of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. “A respected community leader and attorney, Mr. Pak’s confirmation is an inspiration for young Asian Pacific American attorneys across the country.”Pak, who is of Korean descent, has been a member of the legal community for years, and served on the board of the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association, an affiliate of the NAPABA. He was also the former chairman of the NAPABA Government Enforcement and Compliance Committee.BJay Pak has delivered speeches on various legal education courses sponsored by NAPABA. He is also a recipient of the NAPABA Best Under 40 Award.Donald Trump’s Choice Being HailedSoon after the appointment of Pak, Sen. Johnny Isakson revealed that the chamber confirmed the pick in an executive session.“President Trump’s selection of BJay Pak as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia was an excellent choice. BJay brings the passion and expertise required for this role, and I have full confidence that he will make Georgians proud as he works to protect their interests and enforce the rule of law,” Isakson said in a statement.John Horn, the predecessor of Pak, also conveyed his greetings in a statement released by his office.“I wish the best to my friend, BJay Pak, during what will undoubtedly be an immensely successful term as U.S. attorney. BJay’s skillful leadership and superb judgment will lead the office to even greater accomplishments, and safeguard the tradition of honor and integrity firmly established by those who served in this office before us,” said Horn.Before serving the General Assembly, BJay Pak served as assistant attorney for the Northern District of Georgia from 2002-2008. During his tenure, he handled various cases, which involved drug trafficking, money laundering, intellectual property and white-collar crimes. Pak is currently a partner at Chambers Pak Burch & Adams LLC.After completing his BBA from the Stetson University in 1995, Pak joined the University of Illinois and became a law degree holder in 1998. Related ItemsBJay PakBJay Pak US attorneyByung J. Pak Georgia attorneyDonald Trump BJay PakLittle IndiaNAPABANational Asian Pacific American Bar Associationlast_img read more