MICHAEL EMBRICH Our strength is in numbers; we need enough signatures to get ethics reforms on the ballot. We can do this together. We have been talking to voters all over town, and the response we get at our neighbors’ doorsteps has been overwhelmingly supportive of these reforms. This latest example—of a Councilman using his position to increase a city job’s salary and then taking that job for himself—illustrates the severity of the problem. We need to keep up the fight, and we can do it only with your help. So please tell your friends, neighbors, family members—anyone who cares about Bayonne to join us by signing up at bayonnecenter.org/take-action-change-bayonne-forever1/ To the Editor:We have all heard the news that First Ward City Councilman Tommy Cotter will be resigning to take a job with the city, the very same job he voted to give a hefty raise to just months before. The abuse of power is blatant and cannot be allowed to continue; we are in desperate need of ethics reforms in Bayonne. Founder, Bayonne Center for Progress
By Joe ChapmanTHE Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) 20th annual Olympic Solidarity-sponsored Sports Administrators Course began on Thursday evening at the Egbert Benjamin Conference Centre.Various sports administrators attended the four-day lecture on sports.Thursday’s sessions began with an overview by Coordinator Mayfield Taylor-Trim; followed by treasurer of GOA, Garfield Wiltshire, who dealt with ‘The Olympic Movement’ Olympic Solidarity and Programmes’.‘Challenges Facing Sport in Developing Countries’ was covered by Claude Blackmoore. Course Director of GOA and Wiltshire brought the opening session to a close on Thursday with ‘Budget and Money Management’.Yesterday, the topics discussed started in the morning with ‘Volunteerism’ by Blackmoore, followed by National Team Selection, its Policies, Guidelines and Consideration’ by Wiltshire.‘Strength and Conditioning in Sports’ was done by Guyana Football Rugby Union (GRFU) coach Theodore Henry while ‘Drugs and Doping in Sports’ was handled by Charles Corbin, vice-president of GOA.The lecture on ‘Combining Education and Sports’ was given by Noel Adonis a former vice-president of GOA, while the ‘Women in Sport’ aspect was covered by Wanda Richmond who is chief coach of the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG).‘Governance of a Sports Organisation’ was dealt with by Adonis and ‘Group Work’ was done by Corbin.The event will continue today before concluding tomorrow after an evaluation at 15:00hrs.