Mexican President Announces Plan to Restore Peace

first_img Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto made a critical diagnosis over national public insecurity and introduced a plan to restore peace on December 17, including dividing Mexico into five operative regions, as well as creating a gendarmerie. “Mexicans want a peaceful country,” Peña Nieto said to his security cabinet, state governors, legislative and justice representatives, and human rights observers. The head of state set diminishing “homicides, kidnappings, and extortions,” as top priority, for which he promised to execute programs, efforts and budgets as necessary. “There will be no improvisation,” he claimed. “Our national territory will be subdivided into five operative regions,” he added, and ordered the heads of different security corps to analyze every single area. The president, who urged the establishment of an authentic state policy that functions based on shared responsibility away from party interests, also ordered the creation of a “national gendarmerie” with 10,000 elements. Peña Nieto’s plan includes six main lines to fight crime: policy planning with clear goals, crime prevention by means of social security plans (for which he would dedicate resources worth $8,800 million dollars in 2013), respect for human rights, coordination and transformation of security institutions, and the evaluation of objectives. In recent years, the capture and defeat of top criminals “caused a fragmentation process within criminal organizations that are currently operating with a different logic; we went from a scheme of vertical leadership to a horizontal one, which makes them more violent and dangerous,” said Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, Secretary of Government (Interior) during the ceremony. In Mexico, the homicide rate is similar to other countries in the Americas, although “we rank as one of the first worldwide due to the homicide growth rate,” expressed Osorio Chong, who said that only eight out of 100 crimes are reported in Mexico; however, only 15% of that is resolved, and only one out of 100 is punished. Mexican Attorney General Jesús Murillo, assured that his institution “is dragging” a structure that bears no relation to the current reality, since it was built in “a disrupted way (…) causing an uncoordinated fragmentation that blocks and makes its execution and functioning outdated.” By Dialogo December 19, 2012last_img read more

UWP wants PM to come clean about Cabinet reshuffle claim

first_img Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews UWP wants PM to come clean about Cabinet reshuffle claim by: – April 5, 2012 Tweet 6 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Hon. Edison James.The Opposition United Workers Party says claims of a possible reshuffle within the Roosevelt Skerrit Cabinet are a mere distraction.The UWP met with local media houses on Wednesday to discuss this and other issues which they say are of national interest.Two local media houses reported earlier this week that they were reliably informed that there could be a shake up within the Cabinet; however there has been no such confirmation or denial by the head of Cabinet.Leader of the UWP Edison James said the prime minister’s silence on the matter could affect his Cabinet members.“An announcement of a reshuffle and media claims can have the impact of some level of destabilization. Ministers could be affected and you have this element of destabilization. This leaves ministers to wonder whether the prime minister is doing things behind their backs”.James said the prime minister has the responsibility to clear the air on the matter.“It is not appropriate to sit back and say nothing and say these fellas say their thing and I am not responding,” James expounded.The UWP said further that the matter could also be a mere political tactic to distract the people from the real issues affecting the country.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Executive order changes leave policy for some state workers

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Governor Eric Holcomb has used an executive order to extend paid parental leave for executive branch state employees. The new police is part of the “Next Level” agenda and will take effect on January 1, 2018.“This new policy supports families and healthy kids by ensuring parents—both women and men—get the time they need to bond and adjust to a new baby or adopted child,” Gov. Holcomb said. “This policy sends a strong message to attract more top talent to state government service.”To qualify for new parent leave, employees must have at least six consecutive months of state employment. The benefit will be available for qualifying employees on or after Jan. 1, 2018.Full-time employees will receive up to 150 hours (four weeks) of paid leave upon the birth or adoption placement of a child. Part-time employees are eligible to receive up to 75 hours (two weeks). The parental leave time can be taken incrementally and used at any time up to six months after the child is born or placed for adoption.The entire order is here.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, May 7, 2014:•2:38 a.m. Jesse L. Bolen-Holland, 22, Wichita, was arrested, charged and confined with driving while under the Influence – second offense, racing on highway and refuse preliminary breath test.•1:14 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to door frames in the 27 block Clark Avenue, Wellington.•1:57 p.m. Kenneth M. Etter, 45, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with defective taillights and defective brake lights.•3:30 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity of a known subject in the 200 block W. Denver, Perth.•4:22 p.m. Officers investigated driving while license is suspended and no proof of insurance in the 1600 block N. Vandenburgh, Wellington.•4:30 p.m. Mark S. Hatfield, 35, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with driving while license is suspended and no proof of insurance.last_img read more