Governor Wolf’s Tour of Historic Philadelphia DNC, The Blog, Videos On Sunday, Governor Wolf toured the beautiful Philadelphia Historic District. With visitors from all over coming to the city for the Democratic National Convention, the governor decided to join tourists on the historic Philadelphia trail.After all, the Declaration of Independence was debated and signed in Independence Hall on July 4, 1776, as was the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.The Democratic National Convention this week is the eighth time Philadelphia has played host to a party convention since 1856. But only one president, James Buchanan, has ever hailed from our state.William Penn founded our state as a refuge for people of different faiths, nationalities, and opinions, and in that spirit we welcome you.So whether you’re visiting for the Democratic National Convention or to immerse yourself in history, we invite you to pursue your happiness in Philadelphia. By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf July 25, 2016 Read more blog posts on the Democratic National Convention.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE TWEET SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Share LocalNews Second situational analysis workshop planned for Dominica by: – December 14, 2011 6 Views no discussions Share Severin McKenzie. Photo credit: thedominicannetDominican Manufacturers are expected to meet this week for the second situational analysis workshop. The workshop which is organized by the Dominica Manufactures Association (DMA) is aimed at addressing the challenges facing manufacturers, including port charges, financing, quality control, shipping, and customs duties.Public Relations Officer of the DMA Severin McKenzie says the association is hoping to gain a better understanding of the challenges confronting the manufacturing sector and also be better equipped to tackle such challenges in the interest of its membership and national development.“Quite a number of challenges were identified and what we decided to do was conduct phase two which will meet the institutions who can help resolve some of the problems we are facing. We will be having the financial institutions to discuss finance and arrangements, we should be having the Bureau of Standards, DEXIA for shipping, customs and the ministry of trade,” he said.He is hoping that Thursday’s situational analysis workshop will be beneficial to both the manufacturers and stake holders.“We are hoping that we will have a better response from the stakeholders because we will be having a face to face with them and we will be presenting them with some of the challenges and we are hoping to have a reaction from them. It is not an antagonistic relationship,” he added.Phase two of the situational analysis will be held on December 15th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.Dominica Vibes News
A 63-year-old former policeman was sentenced to 17 years’ imprisonment Thursday on a charge of raping a woman at his home in 2010.Justice Hayden St Clair-Douglas imposed the sentence on Andy Allan, after he was found guilty of the offence by a nine-member jury at the Hall of Justice in Port of Spain last December. The judge had initially considered a15-year sentence but in weighing the both the aggravating and mitigating factors, he increased the sentence by two years.St Clair-Douglas said there were no mitigating factor to consider. The judge said there were a number of aggravating factors including the convict’s former profession, and the fact that he put her through the trauma of testifying at the trial.Allan, who represented himself was charged with raping the woman at his home on March 27, 2010. The prosecution argued that at the time of the incident, he was a netball coach and that the victim was a member of the team. On the day in question, the woman had gone to Allan’s home to collect uniforms she and her teammates needed to take part in a competition that was to take place the next day.During the trial, the woman testified that Allan told her she could go to his bedroom and try on the uniform but while doing so, he entered the room and proceeded to rape her.In his defence, Allan claimed that he and the woman shared a close relationship and that on a monthly basis, he would deposit money into her bank account. He admitted having intercourse with the woman on the day in question but denied he had forced her into doing so and that he even dropped her off at her home afterwards.Allan also contended that it was only after the woman’s boyfriend found out about their secret relationship that she went on to report to incident to police. All of these claims were denied by the woman.