DONEGAL Gardaí have launched a crackdown on tax-dodging motorists.Officers are running a series of checkpoints in the county over the next few days, checking cars for tax, insurance and NCT certificates.There were lengthy tailbacks in Burt yesterday evening during the latest operation. Several motorists were questioned for failing to have their vehicles taxed.There were also a number of motorists who didn’t have NCT certificates or insurance.It’s understood the checkpoints will be a feature on several roads in the county over the coming days.Customs officers are also checking UK vehicles which haven’t registered or paid for VRT. DONEGAL GARDAÍ LAUNCH CRACKDOWN ON TAX-DODGING MOTORISTS was last modified: November 4th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:checksGarda checkpointNCTtaxVRT
24 March 2016The United Nations 60th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) wraps up today in New York. Noting South Africa’s participation at the session, the Cabinet said it gave the country an opportunity to benchmark the progress made since the dawn of democracy on a global arena.“It is important to note that since the democratic dispensation, South Africa (has) participated in the fourth World Conference of Women in 1995 and signed the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in the same year,” the Cabinet said.This year’s theme at the commission, which started on 14 March, was “Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development”.Representatives of UN member states, UN entities and NGOs accredited by the UN Economic and Social Council attended the CSW60.The CSW programme is divided into two separate but inter-related sessions:The high level ministerial segment or formal CSW session; and,the NGO Forum, which is in the main informal session.Sherwin shares impressive stats on leadership of women at SABC. Great panel. pic.twitter.com/z5HUk1xp3z— Phumzile Mlambo (@phumzileunwomen) March 22, 2016Opening“This session marks the beginning of the countdown to 2030 to the future we want, in which no one is left behind,” said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the UN Women executive director and a UN under-secretary-general, “a future in which there is substantive gender equality.”She said collaboration was key to success. “We know that in order to bring the new agenda to life, we need to get closest to those who are most disadvantaged. Governments cannot deliver alone on their strong commitments.“Collaboration with civil society and women’s organisations is key. It also means that greater support and protection of civil society is needed to ensure greater political space and capacity for them. To implement this agenda, the support of the private sector is also needed.”In his opening remarks, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon acknowledged the strides made. He noted that he had appointed more than 150 women as assistant secretary-generals or under-secretary-generals.“When I took office, there were no women special representatives – often known as SRSGs – in the field,” Ban observed. “Today, nearly a quarter of UN missions are headed by women. That is not nearly enough, but it is a major step in realising the Security Council’s historic resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.“We are now shattering glass ceilings, and this commitment will continue. The deeply rooted prejudice that women are not capable of dealing with security matters, that is completely untrue.”South Africa’s participationSouth Africa sent various leaders to take part in CSW60, including ministers of Small Business Development Lindiwe Zulu, Labour Mildred Oliphant, Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa, and Social Development Bathabile Dlamini, as well as Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women, Susan Shabangu.Why does @SABCNewsOnline cover @phumzileunwomen and @UN_Women? To show girls in South Africa and Africa what is possible.- @sherwiebp #CSW60— Global Goals (@GlobalGoalsUN) March 22, 2016“Being here in New York for me and seeing the role of small and medium enterprises and how they (are) contributing not only to your (gross domestic product) but just contributing to the well-being of their own people is a lesson for us in South Africa,” Zulu said, speaking about society’s economic transformation, hosted by South African NGO Ilitha Labantu.She told the South African Broadcasting Corporation that once women had economic independence, they were able to make better decisions for their families and society.Ilitha Labantu founder Mandisa Monakeli called for greater implementation instead of lip service. “We’re even talking about working at home that is unpaid work and we are saying women need to be paid for whatever job they are doing and when we talk about that we need to look at how do we bring those together. Equality talking about finances, how do we put equality together with finances,” she said.South Africa.info reporter
Story Highlights “The information collected is verified by the mother, after which that data is uploaded to the RGD’s database,” Mrs. English Gosse explained. The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) has commenced electronic registration (e-registration) of births at eight hospitals across the island. Speaking with JIS News, Chief Executive Officer at the RGD, Deirdre English Gosse, informed that registration officers and assistants who are stationed at the hospitals are equipped with tablets to collect information from new mothers. The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) has commenced electronic registration (e-registration) of births at eight hospitals across the island.They are Spanish Town, St. Catherine; Mandeville, Manchester; St. Ann’s Bay, St. Ann; Cornwall Regional, St. James; Victoria Jubilee, Kingston; Princess Margaret, St. Thomas; Annotto Bay, Portland; and May Pen, Clarendon..Speaking with JIS News, Chief Executive Officer at the RGD, Deirdre English Gosse, informed that registration officers and assistants who are stationed at the hospitals are equipped with tablets to collect information from new mothers.The tablets were provided through support from the Universal Service Fund (USF).“The information collected is verified by the mother, after which that data is uploaded to the RGD’s database,” Mrs. English Gosse explained.Highlighting the benefits of e-registration, she noted that it will improve data collection and turnaround time for the processing of information as well as ensure greater accuracy of birth certificate data.She further indicated that the transition from registration books to tablets to collect and enter information will result in savings to the agency.Mrs. English Gosse told JIS News that the e-registration process, which was officially launched in 2016 following pilot projects, is being well received.She informed that the RGD is looking to reach four additional hospitals by the end of the year based on key factors, including the availability of secure Wi-Fi access in order to facilitate the uploading of information.“Upon completion of a full roll-out of e-registration islandwide, the agency will be able to capture information of all live births into its database in a more efficient and accurate fashion,” Mrs. English Gosse noted.The RGD has made submission to the Chief Parliamentary Counsel (CPC) to amend the legislation governing the registration of births and deaths in order to facilitate e-registration.While the necessary amendments are being awaited, the agency is conducting e-registration simultaneously with manual registration.