The Garda Ombudsman – How Much Does He Do?
The Garda Siochana (The Irish Police force) Ombudsman Commission first opened its offices to the public on May 9th 2007. The Garda Ombudsman is solely responsible for receiving and straight dealing with all new complaints produced by members with the public in Ireland, regarding the conduct and behaviour of members with the Garda Siochana (the Irish police force). The Garda Ombudsman’s main mission is to supply the common public with an independent and efficient overview of policing…San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Part 2
Further information on establishing HIV/AIDS Care Teams. Followup to the previous San Pedro Sula article with some specifics to the challenges/remedies of setting up Care Teams.The Nonsense Surrounding the UK’s Health and Safety Laws
Never far from the radar of the hysterical tabloid media, health and safety is a much misunderstood part of the UK’s law. Its merits bear some re-investigation.A Japanese Christmas
A Japanese Christmas takes on a role similar to that of Valentine’s Day. Christmas is celebrated, but the atmosphere is quite different to that of western or Christian countries.The Life and Times of Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela is known the world over as the person who ended apartheid in South Africa. He was born in 1918 in the Transkei to an influential family.Igbo Enwe-Eze: Telling the Truth Half-Way!
For a very long time the Igbo people have been regarded as a nation without kings. This falsehood has spread like wide fire ready to consume the ignorant. It is true that “Ndi Igbo” as a tribal entity in Nigeria need no introduction nationally and internationally. The Igbo are a unique group, characterized by unique customs and traditions. To the casual observer, some of these “ways of Ndi Igbo” (customs and traditions) may be more of paradox.The Niger Delta Crisis – The Way Forward
The continuing conflict in the Niger Delta is mounting heavy pressure on the country’s oil output. Therefore, stakeholders must put-in genuine effort at resolving the over four decade long crisis. Some of the conditions outlined below will help a great deal at resolving the crisis.Haiti Cholera Devastation Continues – Sarah Palin Concludes Haiti Visit
Haiti’s devastation continues as the cholera outbreak and the catastrophic earthquake of eleven months ago are still wreaking havoc on the impoverished country — and the election controversy isn’t helping matters. Still, Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian relief operation that evangelist Billy Graham’s son Franklin heads, is digging in deep to help.Wikileaks – Building the Future Through Anarchy?
The Wikileaks affair is beginning to polarise opinion starkly between those who welcome transparency and who deplore unfair and protectionist use of government might to stifle it, and those who wish to perpetuate illusion and secrecy and power and who will use whatever means they have to ensure they have their way. Do we need anarchy to build a better future?A Day To Reflect On Human Rights
China’s rulers miscalculated badly when they prevented Liu Xiaobo’s family from collecting today’s Nobel Peace Prize on his behalf. The country’s Communist Party chiefs have tried to diminish the event by organizing a boycott and keeping every Chinese intellectual they can round up from attending. But, in place of a one-off ceremony that might quickly be forgotten – does anybody pay attention to Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize anymore? – all of China’s bluster and bullying has made this year’s award one that will be long remembered.