New diplomatic & consular appointment policy published

first_imgA new policy regarding the process of diplomatic and consular appointments has been made public.The Dominica government announced policy changes to the process of diplomatic appointments on 24 February 2017 in an effort to tighten safeguards and address concerns of citizens and other stakeholders.These policy changes which took immediate effect have been published on the government’s website – can be accessed here The nine-page document notes that “in an effort to provide clarity, avoid ambiguity and strengthen existing procedures and the practice utilized in the making of diplomatic appointments and the issuance of Diplomatic and Service Passports, the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica hereby issues these Interim Policy Guidelines pending a complete review of the processes and all current appointments”.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of Dominica has the responsibility for processing the issuance of Diplomatic and Service Passports to Officials and selected individuals appointed to serve the Government of Dominica in approved positions in Dominica and in Countries, Agencies and special activities outside Dominica.All such Diplomatic and Service passport are processed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs but issued by the Immigration Department and signed only by the Minister with responsibility for Immigration. These Passports are issued principally to facilitate the travel of persons who are employed with or acting on behalf of the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica.The interim policy notes that the issuance of diplomatic passports shall be limited to the office holders of appointees: the President, Spouse and children For All Travel; Former Heads of State and Spouse For All Travel; Prime Minister, Spouse and children For All Travel; Former Prime Minister and Spouse For All Travel; Speaker and Spouse For All Travel; Attorney General and Spouse For All Travel; All Ministers and their spouses For All Travel; Parliamentary Secretaries For All Travel; Leader of the Opposition For All Travel; Other Members of Parliament For All Travel; Secretary to the Cabinet/ Head of the Public Service/ Financial Secretary For All Travel; Heads of Overseas Mission, Diplomatic Staff of the Mission and Spouses and their children under the age of 21 For All Travel; Non Resident Ambassadors/Permanent Representatives of International Organizations For All Travel; Ambassadors at Large For All Travel; Honorary Consuls For All Travel; Goodwill Ambassadors For All Travel; Carib Chief For All Travel; Special Envoys/Trade and Investment Commissioners/Advisers to the Government For All Travel; and Dominican Nationals who are heads of Regional and International Organizations For All Travel.The issuance of service passports shall be limited to the following public office holders and appointees for the purpose of facilitating official travel, subject to approval: Director of Audit, Chief of Police, Senior Technical Officers, Permanent Secretaries, Senior Administrative Officers, Heads of Department, Senior Administrative Officers, Senior Technical Officers, Administrative Officers, Directors, Other Government Officials as determined by Authorities.The interim policy outlines the procedure for the appointment of non-nationals and diplomatic passports, monitoring, issuance and renewal of diplomatic and service passports, loss or theft of diplomatic and service passports, termination of appointments, cancellation of diplomatic and service passports, exchange of information, and disclosure. Share Share Share LocalNewsPolitics New diplomatic & consular appointment policy published by: Dominica Vibes News – March 17, 2017center_img 676 Views   one comment Tweet Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Police investigate alleged racist abuse aimed at Sterling during Man City game

first_imgEmbed from Getty Images Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police are investigating after an incident of alleged racist abuse was highlighted on social media on Saturday.Twitter users highlighted a first-half incident when a supporter appeared to abuse Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling.A Chelsea spokesman said: “We’re aware of reports and video footage. We will investigate the matter and take the strongest possible action where necessary.”AdChoices广告The Met Police said: “We are aware of a video circulating online in which it is claimed racial abuse was allegedly directed at a player at a Chelsea v Manchester City game at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, December 8.“We will review the footage to determine whether any offences have been committed.”No arrests have been made, the Met added.Chelsea are seeking to establish the facts of the incident.Should any offence have been made, a life ban could be handed to the supporter or supporters responsible. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookcenter_img See also:Chelsea v Manchester City player ratingsFour things we learned from Chelsea’s stunning win over CitySarri explains his key decisions for Chelsea winChelsea pull off stunning victory over Man CityChelsea suspend fans for alleged racial abuse of SterlingSarri planning to play Hazard as a striker againlast_img read more

Man United need to decide whether to sanction €90m summer purchase…

first_imgManchester United are one of the clubs thrown into the hat for Kylian Mbappe by Marca on Wednesday. The Spanish newspaper have a feature on the young AS Monaco superstar and cover which clubs are interested in signing him.It’s no surprise to see Manchester United named, along with clubs such as Arsenal, Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid.With Jose Mourinho looking to take Manchester United to the next level, and challenge to win the Champions League rather than struggle to get in it, further big investment will be expected.Marca believe Mbappe’s projected price at Monaco could already be nudging over €90m, but that may be a structured deal, similar to how Manchester United bought Anthony Martial from the same club.Given the experience the Premier League club have with building such a deal with Monaco, they have something of an advantage in the pursuit.Mourinho would first need to decide if the 18 year old is what he really wants and needs, and Manchester United then consider whether a deal around €90m represents something they’re happy Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles find each other in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndo美術寶1對1香港媽媽們注意了,速來領取適合4-12歲孩子的繪畫課,手慢無美術寶1對1Undo熱門話題生髮率無敵高!96%的禿頭都獲得改善!←這會不會長太多?熱門話題UndoSmart Tech TrendEveryone with Bad Vision Needs Those Revolutionary Adjustable Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndolast_img read more