Lt. Gen. Peña: We have a structure similar to UNASUR, or the South American Council of Defense, where there are not only several aspects of coordination, but cooperation in regard to drug trafficking, especially on information exchange. Diálogo: In recent years, Argentina and Brazil, which were once transit routes for drug trafficking, have become heavy drug consumers. Do you think this could also happen in Ecuador, a country that has been shielded from drug trafficking for several years? Lt. Gen. Peña: Ecuador is not shielded from this problem, but what we don’t have are coca crops. Even though there are few hectares that are controlled and destroyed, we can confirm that our country does not manufacture narcotics. However, we are a transit country, and we have become a nation that stores drugs for export. Drug trafficking submersibles constructed in the country have been found, and we detected illegal drug-related flights. There are also large drug trafficking rings that use our country as a transit country. We are not immune to the effects of this menace; although we are not producers, it is a warning sign that we have become a transit country. So we are urged to take strong action against it. On the other hand, drug use in other countries, such as Argentina and Brazil, has increased, as in Europe and the United States, where it is extremely high. Ecuador is not immune to this problem, because society can be influenced by this trend. As a policy of the Ecuadorean Ministry of Health, campaigns are carried out to avoid this problem, because there is evidence that young people are coming into this world [of drugs]. There is an alarming amount of microtrafficking of drugs in our country, but we have not reached the levels of other nations. We want to avoid it, so the state is taking action to prevent this problem. Lt. Gen. Peña: We have several commitments for relief efforts internationally. Hemispherically, we are engaged in assisting any of the countries that need our help if a natural disaster takes place. We have sent humanitarian assistance and teams to countries such as Chile, when the earthquake and the tsunami happened; to El Salvador, Honduras and to Colombia when they had floods. Furthermore, we have assisted Haiti with humanitarian assistance, in addition to our contribution to the United Nations. We have not only sent assistance, but we have also received it when disasters battered our territory. For example, during last year’s floods, we were immediately assisted by countries such as Colombia, Venezuela and Chile, based on particular agreements. This is also the case of transnational crime and drug trafficking. In our country, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Justice and the National Police are in charge of dealing with these issues, which also have assistance protocols, especially for information exchange, allowing them to have state jurisdiction to combat these scourges. Besides, as the Armed Forces, we are seeking to increase collaboration efforts with the United States Southern Command, since we know that they have an interagency organization [Joint Interagency Task Force–South] in Key West, which can be of great help. We are eager to establish further contact with that institution for countering drug trafficking and organized crime successfully. Diálogo: Can you tell us about Ecuador’s bilateral or multinational agreements in the region? After his participation in the IV South American Defense Conference from July 24 to 26, 2012, in Bogotá, Colombia, Lieutenant General Jorge Peña Cobeña, chief of the Joint Command of the Armed Forces of Ecuador, talked with Diálogo. He stressed that interagency cooperation at national, regional and hemispheric levels is essential to humanitarian missions and the fight against drug trafficking and transnational organized crime. Diálogo: Lieutenant General Peña Cobeña, what is the role of Ecuador’s Armed Forces in humanitarian assistance and relief efforts in case of natural disasters? Lieutenant General Jorge Peña Cobeña: In Ecuador, the national secretary of risk assessment is in charge of preventing and dealing with natural disasters. Obviously, there is close coordination with the Armed Forces, based on already established planning and protocols developed with this office, so that in case of disaster, we can act immediately as Armed Forces in a direct way, with our infrastructure and support personnel genuinely committed. Diálogo: What are your thoughts about having a regional institution to coordinate humanitarian assistance and natural disaster relief, as well as having an organization against drug trafficking? By Dialogo January 01, 2013 IF WE DON’T LEARN FROM WHAT HAPPENED IN COLOMBIA AND ACT ACCORDINGLY NOT ONLY AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL BUT ALSO REGIONAL AND WHY NOT, EVEN GLOBALLY, WE WILL LEAVE OUR GRANDCHILDREN WITH QUITE A CRAPPY WORLD, IT WILL BE WORSE THAN THE ONE WE GOT FROM OUR PARENTS AFTER THE END OF WWII – [email protected]
Sharing is caring! Share 103 Views one comment LocalNews Dominica leading Caribbean islands in “Reduce, Recycle, Reuse” Program by: – May 13, 2011 Share Share Tweet Landfill Manager at the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation, Mr. Marcus Francis. Photo credit: GIS NewsDominica may be leading other Caribbean countries in the “Reduce, Recycle, Reuse” Program. Landfill Manager at the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation Marcus Francis said during a press conference held recently that other countries may not be as advanced as Dominica.“Dominica from just discussing with other islands, is perhaps a step ahead in the “Reduce, Recycle, Reuse” program because we call all other islands to find out what they are doing and to see how they are doing certain items and we are finding out that in many cases they do not have the the time of program and they are not as advanced as we are. Solid Waste is about taking the lead and we are moving in that direction because we see value in it. In fact in the future the Corporation may be able to do some financial analysis of the reduce, reuse, recycle program and may be able to present to you in the future monetary values of investing in a recycle program, investing in this new philosophy and when you look at it you will realize that it was worth the effort.”Earlier this year The Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation and Muller Concept a recycling firm from California signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the recycling of Solid Waste from Dominica with the theme “Recycle, Reduce, Reuse.”Muller Concepts agreed to recycle all plastic material, cardboards, paper and scrap metal from Dominica. The initiative will reduce the volume of waste disposed of at the Fond Cole Sanitary Landfill, reduce public health risk and protect the environmental integrity of the island. The collection, storage and disposal efforts of this initiative will target schools, householders and public and private businesses who are generators of waste. A programme for proper collection of recyclable items from these waste generators will be launched with a pilot programme in the Bath Estate/Elmshall area.Dominica Vibes News
The IMCA Sunoco Late Model national champion receives a 4-gauge panel set while 2-gauge panel sets go to IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car and Mach-1 Sport Compact national champions. Both the Junior National Champion and Lady Eagle winner receive 3-gauge panel sets from the Lebanon, Tenn., manufacturer. “QuickCar is excited to continue our support of IMCA and very excited about the opportunities for the younger generation of racers they’re providing,” said Danny Knowles. Drivers ages 13-18 in all IMCA divisions contend for the inaugural Junior National Champion’s crown; all female drivers vie for the Lady Eagle title, awarded since 2007. In its seventh year of sponsorship, QuickCar again gives 3-gauge panels to IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod national champions. LEBANON, Tenn. – Two more of IMCA’s top drivers will receive post-season awards from QuickCar in 2020. Information about all QuickCar products is available at the www.quickcar.com website and on Facebook, or by calling 800 997-7333. The QuickCar high performance product line also includes volt meters, water pressure kits, tachometers and switch panels. All QuickCar awards will be presented during the national IMCA banquet in November. “The response to our new Junior National Championship has been quick and exact, and adding awards for that winner along with our Lady Eagle winner is a focus heading into 2020,” observed IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “QuickCar Racing Products is leading the way in stepping up their support and we know others will follow.”
A CorrespondentNAGAON: State Water Resources Minister Keshab Mahanta on Tuesday announced in the residence of golden girl Hima Das that he would build a statue of Hima soon.The people of Dhing and AASU have demanded to build a statue of the sprinter. He further said that he would provide necessary fund for construction her statue. Mahanta on Tuesday visited Hima Das’ residence and felicitated her parents.
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A BURNFOOT teenager, who has a ‘magnetic attraction to the boy racer fraternity’ in Inishowen, has been banned from driving for drink driving. Gavin Toner, 18, of Rockstown, Burnfoot, faced charges of drink driving, dangerous driving, criminal damage, driving without a licence and no insurance when he appeared before Buncrana District Court. All charges relate to an incident at Main Street, Millbrae and Old Road, Buncrana, on August 28, 2016. Toner was just 16 years old at the time of the offences.On the previous occasion in court last November, the court heard that gardaí pursued Toner through Buncrana Town before he collided with another car and got stuck in a wall. Toner then reversed back and collided with the side of the Garda car before getting out of the car and making off on foot. However he was apprehended a short time later and arrested.At Buncrana Garda Station he gave a breath alcohol reading of 35mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath – putting him almost four times over the legal limit of 9mg of alcohol for a specified driver. The current drink driving limit for a fully qualified driver is 22mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath.Speaking in Buncrana Court last Thursday, defence solicitor Ciaran MacLochlainn said there was a probation service report in court which suggested that his client take part in the prosocial driving course before being sentenced.However he suggested disposing with the course immediately to allow his client to get back to England to work.“I don’t normally disagree with Ms. Lennox [the probation officer] but I think the sooner Mr. Toner gets back to England to work the better,” said Mr. MacLochlainn.“I’ve noticed that he seems to have a magnetic attraction to the boy racer fraternity that have turned up here for other reasons, and I think the sooner he gets away from that certain fraternity the better. I would hate to think that all the good work would be undone.“Ms. Lennox also referred to him being car enthusiastic in her probation report. I don’t say these things lightly – he has greatly improved and I would hate to think that he might jeopardise his job in some form.”Judge Paul Kelly said Toner had a lot of work to do to avoid a custodial sentence given the seriousness of the offences. However he accepted Mr. MacLochlainn’s submission and took on board the fact that Toner had completed a Foroige course after these incidents. He said this seemed to mirror the prosocial course in many ways.Judge Kelly asked Toner about his work in England. He said he was working in London as an apprentice in plaster boarding and worked 7am to 5pm every day for £65 per day.Mr. MacLochlainn said the 18-year-old was living in accommodation and they were happy with him.“He is doing well in England but I think he is a young person who would be easily led,” Mr. MacLochlainn added.The Buncrana solicitor said his client had paid €400 in compensation on the previous sitting for damage caused to the patrol car during the incident.Judge Kelly fined Toner €300 for drink driving and banned him from driving for 6 months. He was fined a further €200 for dangerous driving at Millbrae Buncrana and banned from driving for two years.Toner was also fined €100 for having no insurance but was not disqualified for this charge. Meanwhile the remaining charges against him were struck out and taken into consideration.Ban for Donegal teen with ‘magnetic attraction to the boy racers’ was last modified: February 15th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:buncranaBuncrana District CourtBurnfootGavin TonerJudge Paul Kelly