40% of houses offered to people in Inishowen turned down

first_img Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ Pinterest Previous articleDonegal Airport gets major funding boostNext articleSinn Féin raise concerns that Brexit vote was postponed News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Google+ Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp It’s emerged that up to 40% of houses offered to people in the Inishowen Municipal District are turned down.Officials told members that there are some genuine reasons for refusal, but in some cases, it’s because people don’t want to move to a different area.Two refusals mean people are removed from the housing list for a year.Cllr Martin Mc Dermott says a national debate is needed on this issue.He believes it is part of an agenda to get people out of rural areas and into towns:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/mcdgfhgfhgfhgfermott1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA AudioHomepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications 40% of houses offered to people in Inishowen turned down By News Highland – December 12, 2018 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

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Current account deficit to narrow in Q1 as pandemic disrupts trade, tourism: BI

first_img“The third factor is that global restrictions, including the pilgrimage ban and foreign travel ban, have wiped out not only tourism revenue” but also prevented Indonesians from going abroad, he added.“This has reduced the use of foreign exchange for Indonesian tourists.”Indonesia booked a US$743 million trade surplus in March as export and import activities contracted slightly amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) data shows.A total of $14.09 billion in exports was recorded in March, a 0.2 percent decrease year-on-year (yoy), while total imports fell 0.75 percent yoy to $13.35 billion driven by decreased imports of capital goods.The country’s tourism industry has been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic. More than 1,260 hotels have closed in the country, affecting more than 150,000 employees, according to the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI).Topics : Bank Indonesia (BI) is projecting the current account deficit to reach 1.5 percent in the first quarter this year, lower than an earlier projection of 2.5 to 3 percent, as COVID-19 disrupts trade and tourism activities.BI Governor Perry Warjiyo said the current account deficit would remain lower than the initial projection this year based on three factors, namely a better-than-expected trade surplus, lower import costs and a decline in tourism activities.“The first factor is that imports fell much faster than exports because of slowing domestic production and weak global demand while the second factor is that import costs have become much cheaper due to reduced logistics and insurance costs,” Perry told reporters on Friday.last_img read more

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Forde promises more International football for Linden

first_imgTHE Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) ground is among Guyana’s most storied venues and today, it will once again embrace another historic moment in sports, more so in the sport of football, when Golden Jaguars face Martinique in an International Friendly.It will be the French department’s first visit to Guyana and their second meeting with the Golden Jaguars. In 2012, Martinique hosted Guyana and played to a 2-2 draw.For Linden, it will be a return of international football since May 19, 2011, when Guyana defeated Barbados 1-0.Forde pointed out during a press conference yesterday, “We’re not going to see the finest venue that’s available to us in Guyana, but what we will see is the spirit of the community coming together to make something for one of the most prized possession of this country, which is the Golden Jaguars football team.”Many questioned the move by the GFF to play the game at the MSC ground, citing the facilities nearing deplorable state, poor surface and inadequate lighting. But, Forde told reporters that the venue has made a complete 360 turn and is now more than ready for the momentous game between Guyana and Martinique.“The Linden community has respondied in the most heartwarming way, with regard to the preparation and promotion of the game and the GFF is very encouraged,” Forde said.“The GFF will do everything in its power to bring back prominent football to the Linden community. It is part of our overall strategy to spread the reach of the sport and even though circumstances do present some challenges, we must understand that you triumph when you take on these challenges, rather than doing what’s easy; defaulting to the next best thing and that’s not what we’re about.” Forde also highlighted.Forde challenged the Linden populace, stating, “If we could have an atmosphere, similar to the one that we’re so accustomed to when we watch the Barclay’s Premier League, at least two of the upcoming international friendlies will go to that Linden community.”It is of the GFF boss’s opinion that Linden presents the Federation with “the best financial opportunity in bringing off such a game; the cost for the venue is low, the logistics are low, marketing the game is very low because you’re talking about a small community with a decent population, so if you could get less than a third of that population in that venue, it’s a big win for us.”“We have seen evidence of decline of attendance for the other games in Georgetown and some of the other venues and even though playing the game of football is our main priority, we have to do this in a very economical way. We can’t continue to incur over $3M taking a game to a venue and can’t at least recover that cost,” Forde said.The GFF president said that rebuilding and rebranding the Golden Jaguars is their immediate priority and as such, a promise was made to play on every FIFA date for this year.The Guyana-Martinique encounter will kick off at 20:00hrs and tickets cost $1500.last_img read more

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