Elite Club coaches to participate in capacity-building sessions with Jaguars head coach

first_imgAS the newly-appointed Golden Jaguars’ head coach, Márcio Máximo, hits the ground running preparing the Guyana-based Golden Jaguars for the upcoming CONCACAF Nations League (CNL), the Elite Coaches are scheduled to benefit from his interaction with the team from today.This initiative is geared towards building capacity of the local coaches where they will have an opportunity to observe the sessions and ask questions as necessary.The schedule for the coaches’ attendance is as follows: Monday, August 26 and Thursday, August 29, 2019, at 16:00hrs at the Den Amstel FC, Guyana Police Force FC and Victoria Kings FC.Tuesday, August 27 and Friday, August, 2019, at 16:00hrs at the Buxton United FC, Fruta Conquerors FC and Ann’s Grove United FC.Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at 16:00hrs and Saturday, August 31, 2019, at 8:00hrs at the Santos FC Milerock FC, Western Tigers FC and the Guyana Defence Force FC respectively will be included as soon as coaches are appointed.A 31-man Guyana-based provisional squad is in training at the GFF’s National Training Centre, Providence for the CNL. Guyana’s first match is scheduled for September 6 against Aruba in Curacao.Guyana will play three home and three away matches as follows: September 6, Aruba vs Guyana in CuracaoOctober 9 – Guyana vs Jamaica in Guyana. October 11: Antigua & Barbuda vs Guyana in AntiguaOctober 14 – Guyana vs Antigua in GuyanaNovember 15 – Guyana vs Aruba in Guyana.November 18: Jamaica vs Guyana in Jamaicalast_img read more

Did Multiple Unsolved Murders Lead to Sannoh Resignation?

first_imgUp lead lawyer and former Justice Minister Benedict Sannoh Cllr. Benedict Sannoh has resigned as Justice Minister, an Executive Mansion press release has announced. The GoL did not cite reasons for his resignation, simply stating that Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf had accepted his resignation and thanked him for his service.Sannoh was the fourth Justice Minister to serve in the Sirleaf administration since it took office in 2006. He replaced Cllr. Christiana Tah, who parted ways with the Unity Party led government early August 2014, citing what she described as the “complete collapse of the rule of law” in the country. Tah was preceded by Cllr. Philip A. Z. Banks and Cllr. Frances Johnson-Allison respectively.Sannoh was appointed Justice Minister late 2014, which puts the length of his tenure at just over one year. Prior to to this position, he served as Deputy Minister of Justice for Economic Affairs, designated by then Justice Minister Tah, on May 1, 2012, to represent the Ministry of Justice on the Board of Commissioners of the Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC).The outgoing Justice Minister’s short-lived tenure has been marred by serious breakdowns in the Rule of Law as it relates to the Justice Ministry’s handling of major murder cases in the country — the murder of Michael Allison, a Petroleum law expert who blew the whistle on irregularities in the drafting of Liberia’s new oil bill; the murder of Harry Greaves, a staunch critic of the Sirleaf administration; and the murder of Victoria Zayzay, the 20-year-old pregnant mother who died in police custody. The bodies of both Allison and Greaves were found on Monrovia beaches following their gruesome murders. The Government of Liberia said they had drowned. Police said Zayzay had hanged herself after she was found dead in her police cell. But a leaked autopsy report said she had not died of hanging. Her family recently buried her body in Brewerville after waiting five months for an official autopsy report they never received. There have been no signs of an investigation after both the Liberia National Police under Director Chris Massaquoi and the Justice Ministry under Sannoh promised justice. None of the three murders, for that matter, was investigated. Any autopsy reports received by the press were either “preliminary” (Greaves) or leaked (Zayzay). But no official autopsy or investigative reports have been released. The Zayzay family says their daughter’s blood is on the hands of the Government of Liberia.Sannoh was also Justice Minister when Movement for Progressive Change (MPC) leader Simeon Freeman was placed under house arrest by military personnel after he expressed fear for his life as an opposition leader following the mysterious death of Harry Greaves. After Freeman cited the existence of a “hit list”, military personnel surrounded his house, barring family members and lawyers from leaving or entering the house for several days. Freeman was reportedly smuggled out of the country by a foreign mission, his case cited as a violation of human rights. Following Freeman’s ordeal, political activists Vandalark Patricks and Archie Sarnoh were jailed for reiterating Freeman’s allegation of a hit list. They were later released.As such, it is unclear whether the Government of Liberia is under pressure from the international community (and the declining confidence of the Liberian citizenry) to arrest the situation, in which case more heads may roll. It also remains to be seen whether an incoming Justice Minister will properly investigate these cases or whether, with Sannoh’s resignation, justice has effectively been denied.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more