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Replay APTN correspondent wins human rights award for Jordans Principle stories

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt was recommendation number three in the Truth and Reconciliation report released June 2: We call upon all levels of government to fully implement Jordan’s Principle.That principle is named after Jordan River Anderson, a boy from Norway House First Nation, about 800 kilometres north of Winnipeg.Jordan suffered from Fineman Ziter Syndrome, a muscular disorder that required either a stay in hospital, or extensive home care.After spending two years in a Winnipeg hospital, doctors decided Jordan could go home if the right nursing care was provided.The debate between Canada and the province of Manitoba began; who would pay for his care at home?Jordan died in hospital before Canada and Manitoba could come to an agreement.That was 2005.In 2007, the House of Commons voted unanimously to pass a motion by NDP MP Jean Crowder. The motion was called Jordan’s Principle. It spelled out what should happen if a First Nation child with special needs living on reserve was sick and needed services that would be readily available to any child living off-reserve.Seven years after that motion was passed, APTN correspondent Trina Roache decided to take a look at whether First Nations children are in a better place now.Outside the Circle: the Status of Jordan’s Principle is a three part look at what First Nations families face when looking for health care.Here is part 1: Here is Part 2: Here is Part 3:center_img On June 6, at the Canadian Association of Journalist conference in Halifax, Trina won the award for Human Rights Reporting for this series.If you have a story to tell, please do not hesitate to contact Trina at:[email protected]last_img read more

Government passes motion to forgive 12 million owed by LIME

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:forgive, lime, pnp, washington misick TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 14 Nov 2015 – The PNP Administration is certain that a motion passed in the House of Assembly today not only saved consumers money but saved telecommunications industry jobs; LIME was forgiven some $12 million in debt when the Government’s motion passed 10 in favor and nine against at Parliament. The Government side calls it a hearty debate which ended with LIME benefitting from “a measure of good gesture, to the longest standing corporate citizen of these islands…”The Office of the Premier explains the move to erase the late fee penalties which were accrued over four years after an audit of the telecommunications company picked up on the expensive error came after negotiations.It was revealed that from June 2010 to May 2014, LIME had not levied taxes on its clients for a wide range of taxable services which amounted to some $3.5 million dollars. But it is the so called, overarching accrual of the penalty charges which brought LIME’s bill to $13 million. LIME paid off the $3.5 million in taxes, and agreed to $1 million dollars of the penalties but asked the government to waive the balance on those penal fees. Finance Minister Washington Misick brought the motion, and shared: “…Governments must be prepared to make tough decisions for the preservation of corporate partners and the business community and for the protection of jobs and citizens who could otherwise be negatively impacted in such situations.” The Opposition side wholly rejected the motion; asking for more information on the situation. Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’last_img read more