Anguilla to seek independence

first_imgNewsRegional Anguilla to seek independence by: – April 4, 2011 Share Tweet Chief Minister Hubert Hughes THE VALLEY, Anguilla — Anguilla Chief Minister Hubert Hughes said that Britain’s approval of his December 2010 budget is a little too late and signalled his intention to seek independence for the British Overseas Territory.“We lost out on so much revenue, we have lost out on the deal we had with the European Union, on the EDF 10 fiscal package, we have lost out on support from the Caribbean Development Bank because these institutions will not do business with Anguilla as long as Anguilla cannot produce a proper, credible budget,” Hughes told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC).Governor Alistair Harrison said that the Queen, through the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, had assented to the island’s Appropriation Act, which contains the 2011 budget.He gave no details of the amount contained in the budget, but Harrison also announced that he had approved the legislation introducing the interim Stabilization Levy; as well as amendments to the Customs surcharge and the Petroleum Levy passed earlier by the House of Assembly.“These three measures constitute the new measures necessary to implement the budget settlement for 2011,” Harrison said.The Chief Minister said that Britain’s action has underscored the need for his government to pursue independence.“I feel very disillusioned and frustrated with British administration for Anguilla. My commitment now is to press on with my programme for self determination,” he added.Source: Caribbean News Now Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! 36 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Holtby keen for repeat celebration

first_img The Germany midfielder lashed in his first Barclays Premier League goal for Tottenham in Wednesday’s 2-1 victory at Fulham. Spurs claimed their first league win in five games at Craven Cottage to ease the pressure on manager Andre Villas-Boas. Lewis Holtby hopes to recreate his cringeworthy goal celebration double act with Kyle Walker at Sunderland. Press Association Close friends Holtby and Walker stuck to a light-hearted celebration pledge in the wake of the winning goal at Fulham. The duo ended up bundled onto the ground, with Holtby admitting he would be “ashamed” to watch it back on television. But not even that embarrassment would be enough to stop him and Walker reprising their unusual goal toast should either find the net on Wearside. Holtby said: “He is a very good friend and we said to each other that whenever we score and we are both on the pitch we will do a celebration. “So we got together, did our little handshake and did a rolling around the floor type of thing. “It looked weird but we had a great laugh. “It was a fantastic thing to do with him.” Holtby added: “Hopefully (we will do it) at Sunderland again. “He is such a funny guy. If I see it on television, I will be ashamed of myself but I am always up for good fun.” Holtby may like to play the joker, but he is deadly serious about Tottenham’s need for league points ahead of Christmas. Manager Villas-Boas has been forced to defend his Spurs record this term after bringing in a host of new faces to offset the summer loss of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid. The new recruits are yet to hit their personal and collective stride at White Hart Lane, and Holtby believes Spurs must seize on that Fulham victory to make December their season turning point. He said: “The fixtures we have are very important now and there is a possibility of getting a lot of points. “There are games every three days in December so we have to be up for it every time.” Jan Vertonghen suffered an ankle injury at Fulham and Villas-Boas has admitted the defender is a doubt for Saturday. Mousa Dembele’s ongoing hip complaint ruled him out of the Fulham clash at the last minute, but after resting he could come back into contention at the Stadium of Light. Full-back Danny Rose has made a tentative return to training, but is not yet ready for a playing comeback. last_img read more

Hurricanes close at 159 for six chasing 262 for victory

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC) – Leeward Islands Hurricanes, set 262 for victory by Jamaica Scorpions, were 159 for six at the close on the penultimate day of their ninth round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship at Sabina Park here Saturday.Scores:SCORPIONS 197 (Jermaine Blackwood 81, John Campbell 28, Assad Fudadin 24; Sheno Berridge 4-46, Chaim Holder 3-50, Jeremiah Louis 3-62) and 235 (Jermaine Blackwood 70, John Campbell 55, Fabian Allen 24; Sheno Berridge 5-59, Chaim Holder 2-57)HURRICANES 171 (Keacy Carty 78, Jahmar Hamilton 40 Damion Jacobs 7-74, Nikita Miller 2-32) and 159 for six (Devon Thomas 52, Montcin Hodge 45, Akeem Saunders 22; John Campbell 3-12, Damion Jacobs 2-68)last_img