“Many politicians do not like discussing migration; they would rather simply ignore the subject. They do this as they are fully aware of the underlying fear and prejudice the Maltese population has regarding migrants and asylum seekers. Instead of discussing the issues Maltese and migrants face, and their prejudices, they just ignore it; reconfirming the populations feelings,” said Dr Ahmed Bugre who was being interviewed by Giulia Magri. Dr Bugre, the Executive Director of the Foundation for Shelter and Support to Migrants, explained that the Foundation is working towards the process of including migrants and asylum seekers in Maltese society, and the numerous challenges the migrants and the Foundation face in this development. “Migrants are marginalised; even those who have lived here for over 10 years are unable to apply for citizenship and cannot even vote for their local council, which only strengthens this ‘Us and Them’ mentality.” Dr Bugre … [Read more...] about Politicians do not like talking about migration as this helps fuel local fear of migrants
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Pacific Daily News Published 2:41 AM EST Feb 4, 2019 Department of Public Works officials had received reports over the years that agency plumber Franklin B. Castro, who was on unlimited paid leave because of a workplace injury, was not as seriously injured as he claimed. Civil Service Commission case files provided Monday, in response to a Freedom of Information request by the newspaper, state the attorney general’s office believed Castro, who reportedly was injured on the job in early 1995, was carrying out a “fraudulent scheme” to get half a million dollars in taxpayer money without having to work for it. More: Supreme Court to hear case of reinstated GovGuam plumber who was paid 13 years for no work More: No replacement for medical examiner, funding still an issue “He was bragging to co-workers he’d be the youngest employee to retire with full pay benefits,” the attorney general’s office stated in September 2008. Castro has not … [Read more...] about AG’s office: GovGuam plumber faked injury to get paid for no work
SNOWFALL has caused major travel disruptions this week, and more cold weather is on the horizon. But if you're looking forward to a snow day, be warned, depending on your contract you could lose a day's pay. We explain everything you need to know. Where is it snowing in the UK? Snow has hit South England, including London, and Amber warnings have been issued in the North of Scotland, the East coast of England, and parts of Northern Ireland and Wales. The Met Office are predicting temperatures as low as -16C in the coming days. Drivers in Scotland have already faced delays with several schools closing for the day. Police are asking motorists to drive carefully and plan ahead. As well as delays on the roads, the snow and ice may also cause disruption to rail and air travel, authorities have warned. Can I take the day off work if it snows? Your boss can't force you to travel if it's dangerous, but they usually don't have to pay you either. If it's possible to work from home, you will … [Read more...] about Can you miss work because of the snow and do you get paid for snow days?
A veteran who has struggled with mental health problems since leaving the army is celebrating an employment milestone. Chris Cowe, from Pegswood, had been unemployed for 20 years.But thanks to The Poppy Factory, which helps wounded, injured and sick veterans back into work in communities throughout the region, the 44-year-old has celebrated his first anniversary working at the Azure Garden Centre in Cramlington.He secured a job as a garden centre assistant, and is also taking on the seasonal role of Father Christmas.Chris said: “I was in the Territorial Army for two or three years and then I joined the Coldstream Guards. I’d wanted to be in the Army from a very young age.“I was in training for 12 weeks, then there was an incident that really played on my mind and they told me to go home immediately afterwards. That was the end of my time in the Army.“I had really bad depression for a few years and I felt like my head was going to explode.“I met up with … [Read more...] about Chris celebrates a milestone at work
WHAT motivates so many young people to terrorise their communities on scrambler bikes and quads? Why do they feel the need to do so while dressed identically, in their head to toe black “uniforms”? And are they lost causes, or can they be rehabilitated? Academic and criminology expert Dr Robert Hesketh, who has lived in Stockbridge Village all his life, discusses these issues in a special report for the ECHO. Robert, 48, who has four degrees, explains: “For several years, my research – sponsored by Merseyside Police – has focused on street gang membership. I have identified a number of interesting and novel findings, having interviewed 54 young people across Merseyside. “The unique selling point of my research was the fact that unlike most academics, who come mainly from middle class backgrounds, I come from a traditional working class family and have lived in Stockbridge Village, formerly Cantril Farm, all my life.” Robert has taught both … [Read more...] about The man who gets paid to talk to scrambler biker yobs