Former Bahamas PM says unaware of hefty water bill

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #WaterandSewerageCorporation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 28, 2017 – Nassau – The news of what former government leaders owed to the Water and Sewerage Corporation was a leak, described as illegal by the company after the breaking news from the Tribune newspaper on Tuesday.   The company is now promising to deal severely with whomever is responsible for exposing the information which at the very least has embarrassed a number of political leaders including former Prime Ministers Perry Christie and Hubert Ingraham, former Deputy Prime Ministers Cynthia Mother Pratt, Philip Brave Davis and Frank Watson; even the former Central Bank Governor Julian Francis and the US Embassy.In a follow up, the Tribune reports that Perry Christie was amazed at the outstanding bill, adding that he only knew about it through the article in the paper and says, if the bill is indeed accurate, it will be paid.    Christie explained that staff would have been responsible for taking care of utility bills, and that he has already called the #WaterandSewerageCorporation about the bill which he believes he should have been alerted about.The exclusive list from WSC has Perry Christie owing over $23,000.    Mr. Christie added that, his declarations as a politician requires that he list his debt, the bill at Water & Sewerage he contends was never listed because he did not know it existed.    The MP for Cat Island, Philip Davis, who is said to over $22,000 said that he is paid up and that the bill is wrong.#MagneticMediaNews Audit now ongoing at Water and Sewerage Corporationlast_img read more

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8hour duty minimum for all docs in staterun hospitals medical colleges

first_imgKolkata: The state Health department has issued a notification, announcing the new duty schedule for doctors at all the medical colleges, mandating the doctors to devote 8 hours per day.The new duty rosters will be corroborated with biometric attendance system, which the state government has proposed to introduce.One of the main objectives is to fix the accountability of the doctors at the state-run hospitals and thereby to ensure better health services to a huge number of patients, who depend on the government establishments. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAccording to the government notification, the doctors have to devote a minimum of 48 hours in a week. They will be able to avail an off day in a week, as per the roster. The on-call duty of the registered medical officers (RMO) and the junior doctors are, however, not included within the prescribed duty hours.If duty hours are less than 8 hours a day and more than 7 and half hours, it will be marked as half CL (casual leave) for the doctors. If the duty hours are less than 7 and half hours a day, it will be marked as absent. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIf there are more than 14 CLs in a year for any individual, they will be adjusted from EL (earned leave). If ELs are exhausted, penalty will be deducted from salary. If a doctor exhausts all his/her leaves, he/she may be deprived of salary.The notification also says that the first shift for doctors will be between 9 am – 5 pm. If a doctor joins duty 15 minutes after the shift starts, he/she will be marked as late and he will be liable to join the next shift starting from 9.30 am. The next shift will start from 10 am and will continue till 6 pm, while the last shift will continue from 11 am to 7 pm. All the principals and medical superintendents have been instructed to conduct fingerprint enrollment under the biometric attendance system. All the city’s medical college hospitals will conduct the enrollment for two days from June 13-14. North Bengal Medical College and Hospital and Midnapore Medical College and Hospital will also carry out the enrollment on the same days.Beliaghata ID Hospital, Bangur Institute of Neuroscience, Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, School of Tropical Medicine and BC Roy Institute of Pediatric Science will hold enrollment on June 15, whereas Burdwan Medical College and Hospital, Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital, Malda Medical College and Hospital and College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital will hold the enrollment for two days on June 18 and 19.There were some complaints coming from the medical colleges that some doctors do not visit the hospitals on a regular basis, while some others do not enter the hospitals on time, affecting the health services.It may also be mentioned that biometric attendance system has already been installed in various government departments. Now, the doctors at the state-run medical colleges and hospitals and in the districts will also be brought under the ambit of the system.last_img read more

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Five killed 35 injured in separate accidents

first_imgKolkata: Three persons including two policemen were killed when a car rammed into a stationery truck from behind in Nadia’s Nakashipara area on Monday morning, while in a separate accident, a woman and a child died and some 35 got injured that took place in Hooghly district.The death toll has reached five while several others have been stated to be in serious conditions. According to the Nadia district police, the accident occurred on National Highway 34. Deceased have been identified as Tarun Kumar Das, Md Mashud and Pravash Mahato. Mahato was the driver of the vehicle in which the two police men were travelling. Satyabrata Bhowmik, another police personnel travelling in the car, has been undergoing treatment in Shakti Nagar District Hospital in Krishnanagar. He was later shifted to a hospital in the city as his condition deteriorated. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIt was learnt that they were coming to Kolkata from Raigunge. When the car was crossing Gacha Bazar area under Nakashipara police station, the vehicle hit a truck from behind.All the three victims died on the spot. According to a preliminary investigation, the police suspect that the driver might have fallen asleep when the accident occurred. The exact cause of the accident is yet to be confirmed. The circumstantial evidence suggests that the vehicle was at a top speed at the time of the accident. The bodies were later sent for the post-mortem. The incident caused traffic congestion on National Highway 34 after the incident. The situation was brought under control following the intervention of senior police officers. They seized both the truck and the car. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPThe other accident took place in Joyrampur area in Hooghly where a bus carrying 45 odd passengers overturned and fell into a road side ditch killing a woman and a child and injuring35 others.The injured victims were taken to Arambag Sub-Divisional hospital for treatment. Some of the injured passengers are stated to be in serious conditions. According to a preliminary investigation, the police suspect that the bus was over speeding and this led to the accident.last_img read more

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Why angry people are poor in communication

first_imgPeople with intermittent explosive disorder (IED), or impulsive aggression, have a weakened connection between regions of the brain associated with sensory input, language processing and social interaction, the findings showed.In a new study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, the scientists showed that white matter in a region of the brain called the superior longitudinal fasciculus (SLF) has less integrity and density in people with anger issues than in healthy individuals and those with other psychiatric disorders.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The SLF connects the brain’s frontal lobe– responsible for decision-making, emotion and understanding consequences of actions–with the parietal lobe, which processes language and sensory input.“It’s like an information superhighway connecting the frontal cortex to the parietal lobes,” said lead author of the study Royce Lee, Associate Professor at University of Chicago in the US. “We think that points to social cognition as an important area to think about for people with anger problems,” Lee said. Lee and his colleagues, including senior author Emil Coccaro, MD, Ellen C. Manning Professor and Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at Chicago.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixFor the study, the researchers used diffusion tensor imaging, a form of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that measures the volume and density of white matter connective tissue in the brain. Connectivity is a critical issue because the brains of people with psychiatric disorders usually show very few physical differences from healthy individuals.“It’s not so much how the brain is structured, but the way these regions are connected to each other,” Lee said.last_img read more

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