Supreme Court conducts refresher mediation training

first_imgThe Supreme Court along with the Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) Project is currently in the process of conducting a refresher training mediation workshops in Berbice, Region Six and Georgetown, Region Four.The two-day workshop in Georgetown opened on Wednesday at the Marriot Hotel while the Berbice workshop concluded on Tuesday at the Little Rock Suites in New Amsterdam.The Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) Project is a five-year regional Caribbean judicial reform initiative funded under an arrangement with the Government of Canada. The Project is being implemented on behalf of GlobalA section of the gathering at the mediation refresher course in BerbiceAffairs Canada (GAC) and the Conference of Heads of Judiciary of CARICOM (the Conference), by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), which was appointed by the Conference as its Regional Executing Agency (REA). The Project is working with judiciaries in the region to support their own efforts to improve court administration and strengthen the ability of the courts and the judiciary to resolve cases efficiently and fairly.In New Amsterdam, it was the first refresher training in Berbice since the first grout of mediators was trained in 2011.Mediation in Berbice has been almost non-existent. That is according to Director of Mediation Services International Attorney at Law Jamela Ali. Speaking at the opening of the workshop in New Amsterdam she said in Berbice mediators have not been given the opportunity to utilize their skills.She noted that the Berbice Mediation Centre is underutilised.“Since interest in mediation in Berbice has been low key, it is not surprising that in 2018, the numbers of mediators have dwindled a bit, for various reasons. But What is of significance is that Mediation seems not to have been developed or encouraged in Berbice and Mediators not given much Opportunities to utilize their skills acquired since 2011. In this regard, It is our objective that at the end of the session tomorrow, the mediation skills of the participants would have been strengthened and sharpened, there will be a renewed interest for mediation in this beautiful County of Berbice so that Berbicians can utilize the newly constructed Berbice Mediation’ Centre and benefit from your skill,” she said.Mediation, as used in law, is a form of alternative dispute resolution or a way of resolving disputes between two or more parties with concrete effects. Typically, a third party, the mediator assists the parties to negotiate a settlement.Ali said while the need exists greatly in Berbice for retraining of mediators, their counterparts in Georgetown are no less in need of such training.Meanwhile, Project Director of the Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthen (JURIST) Project Gloria Richards Johnson noted that the training is a milestone in the life of JURIST. She explained that it is their goal to enhance the capacity of Guyana’s mediators in court-connected mediation.She said they have made great strides thus far and the project has completed several initiatives which include, Guidelines for Sexual Offence Cases; Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning, Training on court administration and adjudication that is gender responsive and Customer focused; Re-engineering of business processes in selected courts to identify backlogs, introduce technology to eliminate backlogs and expedite the process, and undertake training for a more efficient administration.In giving some statistics on the meditation system in Guyana, Solicitor and Mediator Rafina Rahim noted that of 880 cases the court through the trial Judge directed 772 for mediation and of that number 108 matters were settled before actual mediation while 48 of matters successfully mediated where an agreement was reached.However, in 228 matters, the mediation was unsuccessfully and referred to trial. Rahim said some 338 of the matters which were referred to mediation, only some of the issues were resolved and 98 were returned to trial.last_img read more

DDTV VIDEO NEWS: GLENVEAGH CHRISTMAS CAMPERS LEAVE MESS BEHIND

first_imgDDTV: STORY UPDATE: Up to six men who spent Christmas weekend camping in Glenveagh National Park have left the area – leaving behind a water-logged tent and a pile of rubbish. Donegaldaily.com reported on Christmas Day that the men – believed to be foreign nationals – had camped off the Derrylahan trail at the Co Donegal park.They had lit a fire and consumed a large number of tins of lager.Today they had left the area. They hadn’t cleaned up after them and they had left their tent behind – it was full of water and the front door was left open to the elements.Click to watch a short video: © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com   DDTV VIDEO NEWS: GLENVEAGH CHRISTMAS CAMPERS LEAVE MESS BEHIND was last modified: December 26th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:DDTVddtv newsdonegalDonegal Newsdonegaldaily newsglenveagh national park videoIrelandlast_img read more

49ers training camp: Highlights from Tuesday’s practice

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Trent Taylor is the best success story emerging out of 49ers training camp.What a difference a year makes, as well as a healthy back.Aside from his sharp cuts, Taylor’s burst as the slot receiver simply looks faster, so much so that linebacker Fred Warner joked that he thinks Taylor hired an offseason speed coach.Taylor spent his offseason in solitary conditioning mode in Santa Clara, rather than work with best buddy George Kittle in Nashville with quarterback C.J. Beathard. …last_img read more

Orissa: Posco land acquisition halted due to rains

first_imgHeavy rains for the second day prevented the land acquisition for Rs 52,000 crore POSCO 12 MT steel plant project by Orissa government, even as social activists and leaders rushed to the area to support the anti-displacement brigade.”Like Friday, heavy rains prevented acquisition of land on Saturday also. Our teams were ready, but work could not be started because of rains,” Additional District Magistrate Paradip Sarojkanta Choudhury said.The process of land acquisition was stalled due to protests by locals as well as ‘Raja’ festival for five days since Sunday and will commence again on Monday.”Everything depends on the weather,” Jagatsinghpur district special land acquisition officer Surjit Das said.The district administration had made elaborate security arrangements with deployment of police force in the proposed plant site near Paradip to prevent any untoward incident.Meanwhile, POSCO Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS), which spearheads the agitation against land acquisition has plans to oppose the acquisition by forming human chains.Politicians, social and civil right activists along with educationists are now making a beeline to Dhinkia village in the proposed plant site.A group of activists led by Swami Agnivesh rushed to the proposed project area. “It is illegal to hand over fertile land to a multinational company. The government has no right to destroy a well developed agrarian economy in the name of establishing the country’s biggest FDI,” Agnivesh said.While a delegation of Congress is slated to visit Dhinkia soon, leaders of CPI and CPI(M) and a BJP team are scheduled to tour the area next week.– With PTI inputsadvertisementFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

La Liga: Munir El Haddadi saves Barcelona blushes in Athletic Bilbao stalemate

first_imgSubstitute Munir El Haddadi scored the equaliser to rescue Barcelona from suffering their first home defeat in more than two years.Barcelona’s season has not been up to the mark as they dropped points for the third game in a row after drawing 1-1 against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.El Haddadi scored the equaliser in the 84th minute, meeting a cross by Lionel Messi who had been sent on along with Sergio Busquets in the second half as Barca chased the game.Oscar de Marcos had given Athletic a deserved lead in the 41st minute with a volley after Inaki Williams had missed two clear chances to score for the Basque side, who had not picked up a point at the Nou Camp since 2004 when current Barca coach Ernesto Valverde was in charge.Barca are top of the table with 14 points after seven games but will lose their lead if Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid in a city derby later on Saturday.Despite drawing at home to Girona and losing at minnows Leganes after starting without key first-teamers such as Luis Suarez, Jordi Alba and Samuel Umtiti, Barca coach Valverde made the eye-catching decision to field a team without midfield anchor Busquets and all-time top scorer Messi.The Catalans made a strong start and had an early penalty appeal waved away when Philippe Coutinho went over in the area but Athletic, who were beaten 3-0 at home by Villarreal in mid-week, soon started to put their stamp on the game.advertisementWilliams narrowly missed the target as he struck a bouncing ball around the area and the forward later rounded Marc-Andre ter Stegen but failed to capitalise.Barca had sporadic chances down the other end, as Suarez struck wide from a free kick and was then thwarted by goalkeeper Unai Simon at point blank range, but Athletic made it third time lucky when De Marcos slid to convert Markel Susaeta’s cross.Messi was brought on 10 minutes into the second period to a rousing reception from the home fans and Barca’s play instantly improved, with the Argentine smashing a shot against the post and narrowly firing wide, after Coutinho had struck the crossbar.Athletic’s resistance finally caved in when Munir turned in Messi’s low cross and Ivan Rakitic had a final chance to win it late on for the Catalans, but sent the ball flying over the bar.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more