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The Tax Court on Wednesday, January 15, reserved judgment in a US$19.197 million case against Lonestar Communications Corporation, (LSCC), one of the leading GSM Companies in the country.The case involved tax fraud—alleged against LSCC —following a re-audit and a re-assessment of Lonestar’s tax record, by the Finance Ministry. The Ministry had conducted a re-audit and a re-assessment of Lonestar’s tax record, alleging new discoveries of unreported income, indistinct expenses and unclear interconnectivity that led the Ministry of Finance to compute and claim a deficit (shortage) in the company’s past payment into government revenue, to the tune of US$19,197,903.44.Lonestar protested and filed an appeal to the Board of Tax Appeals.In its complaint to the Board of Tax Appeals, Lonestar argued that the Finance Ministry was wrong to assess said payment, based on an audited report and its re-assessment bill for “additional taxes, penalty, and interest for the taxable re-audited period 2007 to 2011.”The corporation further argued that it had already paid its taxes for the period 2007 to 2011 for which the Ministry had issued it a tax- clearance.Lonestar argued further there was no justification (excuse, good reason) for carrying out an additional re-assessment of the taxable period already assessed.The Board’s intervention left Lonestar no better off, considering the amount the Ministry of Finance had re-assessed the nation’s leading cell-network provider. The Board gave Lonestar 30 days to commence working with the Ministry, to determine the tax-basis for the new-found documents and the difference they represent.The Board also declared that if Lonestar failed to cooperate with the Ministry within a 30-days period, the previous determination of the Ministry’s 19 million wound be binding and enforceable against the company.It was in view of that ruling, that Lonestar had prayed the Tax Court for a “Judicial Review” of the Board’s decision.After lawyers representing the two parties on Wednesday rested from presentations of oral and documentary evidence, Presiding Judge, Mozart Chesson, announced he would reserve judgment.He told lawyers representing the two parties (Government and Lonestar) that through a notice-of-assignment, the Court would provide the date for final ruling in the case.The company had complained of the Ministry of Finance and the Tax Appeals Board, praying the Court to review the Board’s leaning.(With an assist from Keith Neville A. Best, Esq.)Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Excitement is high among 20 talented youths in Haimaruni in the Moruca sub-district, Region One (Barima-Waini) as the Hinterland Employment Youth Service (HEYS) programme is changing the trajectory of their lives.Following the completion of the first six months of the one-year program, there are already thriving businesses evident.Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs, Valerie Garrido-LoweDuring a recent visit to the village, Minister within the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry, Valerie Garrido-Lowe visited three of the establishments and was very pleased with the efforts made by the youths there.The Department of Public Information (DPI) reported that a couple, Cleveland David and his partner, opened a snackette. The business is located in an area in the village where there is ongoing development of a tourism project. The project itself is located in close proximity to the Haimara Creek, a branch of the Waini River.David said since the business opened its doors, the community has been very supportive and they would continue to work towards its expansion as they eagerly awaited the completion of the village’s tourism initiative, which would further boost their business venture.Among other business initiatives undertaken are subsistence and poultry farming, fishing and a bakery. Agriculture ventures are on the increase as the youths are working individually and in groups to plant acres of farmland with cash crops and several permanent crops.The secondary school, the school feeding programmes, the village and neighbouring villages will be among the groups and institutions supporting these ventures, according to the Regional Education Officer (REDO), Nigel Richards, who accompanied the Minister and her team to Haimaruni.Parental involvement and support were also evident as parents continue to be active participants in ensuring their children’s business ventures are successful. One such example is a bakery established by two siblings, Shefiline and Shereen Smith. Their father sought the expertise of a villager who built a six-foot wooden oven, lined with aluminium sheets, which they utilise to bake delicious pastries, bread, salara, butter flaps, and much more.The elderly Smith, who wears many hats, is a seasoned baker and three times a week he bakes a variety of foods and his daughters who have already built a long list of steadfast customers would venture into the village to sell their edibles.Basil Cornelius, Senior Councillor of Haimaruni, satellite to the main village, Karaburi, acknowledged that parental support was a decisive factor in the success of the business ventures undertaken.“They have started good initiatives that can work in the community and with continuous support coming from their parents, their business can be successful. A year from now, I see them having very successful businesses,” the Senior Councillor explained.Minister Garrido-Lowe’s visit is noteworthy, since this is the first time in the history of the village that a sitting Minister of the Government has visited. The ministerial team was also ready to financially support a number of the businesses established, including the Smith’s bakery since the visit coincided with one of the scheduled baking days.Members of the team were able to purchase snacks; drinks (sweet fly); salara; and butter-flaps which were hot out of the oven.The Minister said she was proud that the youths have grasped the opportunity provided and were now venturing into small businesses which represented an important economic advancement which would ultimately change their lives.“Our Government has invested a lot of money in our youths, to build capacity so that they can establish their own businesses and it’s really good to know that it’s working,” the Minister said.Haimaruni, which has a population of approximately 150, was generally ignored by the past regime and for the first time (2018) the village will benefit from a presidential grant. Over the years, grants were used to fund projects in the mother village of Karaburi.The HEYS Programme, which is the Ministry’s flagship youth programme, is aimed at giving Indigenous/hinterland youth a second chance at life, and following its implementation in 2015, close to 4000 youths from all ten administrative regions have benefited.This would have seen Government budget almost $2 billion for the nation’s Indigenous youth.
The NPSS Ookapiks girls volleyball team is back on track at the Spruce Grove Panthers invitational tournament.After suffering a rare loss in their third game of the tourney against the Stony Plain Marauders in three sets (25-17, 21-25, 13,15), the girls beat a team from Bergen, Norway (25-13, 25-20).Next up is a Saturday morning game against the Winnipeg Westwood Collegiate Warriors.- Advertisement -The NPSS boys team isn’t faring as well in Spruce Grove, losing to the Edmonton Christian Lions (25-13, 25-12), Sherwood Park (25-12, 25-17), and Bergen, Norway (25-14, 25-15).The tourney wraps up on Saturday evening.
He also left the side after less than six months in charge and was quickly snapped up by Homeboyz when they fired former Kenyan international Mike Mururi.“I am glad to be back here and I hope we will have success. I have just take charge of the team and we are starting off with the Super Cup and after that we will look at what we can do in the league,” Nkata said on Sunday.He started off his tenure with a 3-1 win over Tanzanian giants Young Africans (Yanga) in the SportPesa Super Cup on Sunday in Nakuru and he hopes the positive start will spell success for the remainder of his one year contract.Having beaten Yanga before with URA, Nkata says he wasn’t surprised with the result and heaped praise on his boys for their positive attitude.Kakamega Homeboyz players line up for a group photo before they beat Yanga 3-1 during the SportPesa Super Cup at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 3, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I am happy with the boys and the result we got. Nobody expected that we can beat Yanga but it was all about the attitude. It was not news to me because I played Yanga sometime back and I knew if they used the same game plan, we would beat them,” the coach noted.On going all the way to the final he said;“We will take our chances if they come. Football is all about chances and we will do our best,” the coach added.Meanwhile, Nkata believes that having four former Tusker players in his squad at Homeboyz will make his work easier as they understand his philosophy and work ethic.Kakamega Homeboyz defender Hedmond Mauda vies for the ball with Yanga’s Ibrahim Ajib during the SportPesa Super Cup at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 3, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAmong the players who have re-united with the coach at Homeboyz include Allan Wanga, James Situma, Noah Wafula and George Mandela who was also with him during his stint at Muhoroni Youth.“They know my philosophy and it will make it easy for me to work at the team. That’s why there was a change when we played against Yanga. It wasn’t exactly the kind of football that I want the team to play but we will change slowly by slowly,” the coach added.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Newly appointed Kakamega Homeboyz head coach Paul Nkata watches as his side beats Yanga 3-1 during the SportPesa Super Cup at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 3, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya Jun 4- He curved his name into the history books of Kenyan football when he led Tusker FC to their first ever league and domestic cup double in 2016 and in his return to Kenyan football after six months, Paul Nkata is determined to write some new history with Kakamega Homeboyz.The Ugandan tactician, nicknamed ‘double double’ due to his feat in 2016 didn’t have as much success as he would have wished for when he moved to Bandari at the start of the 2017 season and parted ways with the dockers, moving to Ugandan side URA.
0Shares0000Gareth Bale and Lucas Vazquez score as Real Madrid beat Roma and qualify for the last 16 of the Champions LeagueROME, Italy, Nov 28 – Gareth Bale helped Real Madrid beat Roma on Tuesday to ensure they will go through top of their Champions League group despite a chaotic start to the season. Bale scored one and then provided the cross that led to another as Lucas Vazquez wrapped up a clinical 2-0 win at the Stadio Olimpico. Roma squandered several chances in the first half, the best of them falling to Cengiz Under, who was guilty of a shocking miss from six yards, with the goal gaping.Federico Fazio’s mistake then gifted Bale the opener and Roma faded thereafter, allowing Madrid to bounce back from their shock defeat to Eibar last weekend by finishing top of Group G.Both teams knew they had already qualified thanks to Viktoria Plzen beating CSKA Moscow in the early kick-off, making this a winner-takes-all contest for top spot.Madrid seized it, showing once again their magic touch in the Champions League, where the team’s problems in domestic competitions are seemingly never transferred.-Eight hours without a goalThey have gone more than eight hours without a goal this season, and two weeks without a permanent coach, but Santiago Solari still leads Real into the knock-out stages as group winners with one game to spare.Solari might have felt relief after the disastrous display at Eibar on Saturday while the presure mounts for Roma coach Eusebio di Francesco. They have won only one of their last five Serie A games, and Antonio Conte was watching on in the crowd.There have been a fair few winners from Solari’s time at the helm but Isco has not been one of them. After not starting any of the new coach’s first five games, he was not even included on the bench in Italy.Marcos Llorente was parachuted in to fill the problem position in defensive midfield while Marco Asensio, yet to catch fire this season, dropped to the bench.A breathless first half was dominated by Roma but Madrid had the first chance. Vazquez plucked Bale’s cross out of the sky and cut back for Luka Modric, whose deflected shot was well saved by the foot of Robin Olsen.-Roma chancesFrom there, the best chances belonged to the hosts as Raphael Varane seem to defy physics by diverting away from the boot of Patrik Schick and over his own bar.Stephan El Shaarawy hobbled off and his replacement, Justin Kluivert shot over. Schick failed to connect from close range.Madrid were hanging on, with one Roma assault leaving a handful of white shirts sprawled across the penalty area. Thibaut Courtois saved with his feet, Dani Carvajal blocked, before Aleksandar Kolorov fired off a trademark shot from range that whistled wide.The worst miss of the half, and perhaps the season, was to come. Carvajal dallied in the corner, teeing up Nicolo Zaniolo to cross. At the back post, Madrid had not recovered, neither had Courtois, who was scrambling from the other side of the goal but Under, under no pressure, blazed over.He trudged off at half-time and was consoled like he had missed a penalty, but it seemed inevitable Roma would pay for the error.-Bale no mistakeThey did, twice in 12 minutes. First, Fazio compounded Olsen’s poor clearance with an even worse header back, which landed at the feet of Bale and the Welshman made no mistake.Then Bale was involved in the second, a clipped cross finding Karim Benzema, whose clever header down gave Vazquez a simple finish.In between, Bale could have made it two himself when he set free on the break, as Roma lost momentum, shape and belief.Bale, Benzema and Modric were all taken off, rested for Valencia on Saturday, as an initially close contest became comfortable.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. – Two months into the school year, more than 2,000 students in this suburban county outside the nation’s capital had yet to get the shots they needed to attend class. So the school system decided it was through playing nice. Parents in Prince George’s County have been ordered to appear at a special court hearing today where they will be given a choice: Get their children vaccinated on the spot or risk up to 10 days in jail and fines. It is one of the strongest efforts made by a U.S. school system to ensure its youngsters receive their shots. Prince George’s County school officials and prosecutors said parents have been duly warned about the need for vaccinations over the past year. They said the goal isn’t to throw parents in jail but to protect public health and get kids who have been barred from school back to class. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “How can you in good conscience allow your child to miss school and their education for no particular reason?” said John White, spokesman for the 132,000-student school system. At the courthouse, the health department will have a makeshift clinic to administer vaccines. Parents will be given the chance to offer the judge an excuse for why they didn’t get their kids vaccinated. Under Maryland law, parents can obtain exemptions for religious or medical reasons. Those who fail to show up – and those who fail to offer a valid excuse and still refuse the shots – could be prosecuted under truancy laws and face possible jail time and fines of $50 per day.
Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Matteo Guendouzi joined Arsenal from Lorient in the summer targets 2 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January It seems Arsenal have been lucky when it comes French club Lorient.They signed defender Laurent Koscielny from there in 2010 and appear to have plucked another gem Matteo Guendouzi.Last month the midfielder revealed talks with former Arsenal striker Jeremie Aliadiere – a Lorient team-mate – convinced him to snub the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund and sign for the Gunners. REVEALED possible standings silverware And Aliadiere, 35, has confirmed he did give his former club a glowing reference.“I knew when I first saw Matteo that he had something special and that a lot of clubs would be after him,” he said.“I said to him that for his development Arsenal would definitely be the right place for him. You can go to big clubs and never get a chance but Arsenal always give you a chance to their young players.”Aliadiere came through the Gunners’ academy, having joined at 16, before making his debut in the 2001/02 season. He never managed to nail down a regular first team spot, but has fond memories of the club he left for good in 2007. 2 The 19-year-old has played in all four Premier League games so far under manager Unai Emery and has excited Gooners.“It’s true there were a lot of clubs interested in me — I had talks with some of the biggest clubs in Europe,” Guendouzi revealed.“But as soon as I heard from Arsenal, the decision was very simple and I’m very happy to be here.“I did speak to Jeremie about Arsenal and he said it’s a place where I can progress and learn a great deal from the staff here.“He always spoke very positively and that made me feel very confident in the choice that I’d made. It’s the club of my heart.“There have been a lot of French players here and Thierry Henry is a symbol in France after his long career here. I used to watch Arsenal games with my father and it has a special place in my heart.” rookie error Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT LATEST gameday cracker smart causal Aliadiere, who joined Arsenal as a 16-year-old, was in no doubt about Guendouzi’s quality Most popular Arsenal news BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta
LABOUR Party supporters in Donegal are said to be ‘furious’ at a decision to ‘give’ Jimmy Harte’s Seanad seat to someone from outside the county.Labour leader Joan Burton has nominated anti-IRA campaigner Mairia Cahill for the seat.But this has not gone down well with Labour supporters in Donegal who had hoped someone from the party here in the county would replace Harte. “This smacks of political opportunism,” said one die-hard Labour supporter.“This was a chance to put forward someone from Donegal and use it as a platform for future elections, but they (Labour) are just using this seat to whack Sinn Fein and try to win the left vote. It won’t work.“They (Labour Party headquarters) have sacrificed the Donegal party and clearly don’t give a f*** about Donegal. People in the party here are absolutely sickened by this decision.”Ms Cahill, a former Sinn Fein worker, alleges she was raped by a senior IRA member and the crime was later covered up by senior Provisionals.Burton said yesterday: “Mairia hugely impressed members when she spoke at our annual conference. And when the hugely admired Jimmy Harte retired from the Seanad, I realised Mairia would be an excellent candidate to replace him.“Mairia is a powerful advocate for abuse victims and refuses to be silenced even when vicious campaigns are mounted against her.“She is a passionate campaigner on social justice issues and women’s rights. She has a background in youth employment, activism, and community enterprise.“We are nominating Mairia for the Seanad because we believe she would be an excellent senator with an immense contribution to make.” FURY AMONG DONEGAL LABOUR SUPPORTERS AT ‘LOSS’ OF SEANAD SEAT was last modified: October 4th, 2015 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:donegalMAIRIA CAHILL