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Hurricanes dominate Jaguares in Buenos Aires

first_imgThe five tries were enough to secure a bonus point as the 2016 champions left their hosts with a third-straight loss – their worst start in three seasons in the competition.Hurricanes flyhalf Beauden Barrett, making his first start after coming off the bench in the 21-19 loss to the Bulls in South Africa last weekend, converted three tries while his replacement Jackson Garden-Bachop slotted a penalty.Winger Ben Lam and centre Ngani Laumape scored first half tries but flyhalf Nicolas Sanchez kept the Argentine side within sight, his third penalty in the 47th minute edging them within three points after the visitors had led 12-6 at halftime.Centre Matt Proctor put a damper on any hopes the Jaguares had of turning the match their way with the third try after 53 minutes, however, in another show of pace and power by the visiting backs.Julian Savea charged through several tackles on the right wing and passed inside to scrumhalf TJ Perenara whose pass was knocked backwards by his opposite number Gonzalo Bertranou only for the ball to bounce kindly for Proctor to carry over.Hurricanes prop Ben May was in the sin bin for a foul tackle when Vince Aso scored the fourth try and fellow replacement Blade Thomson completed the romp with one minute left.The Jaguares sustained the first two of their three losses in South Africa but there are mitigating circumstances in that they are still getting used to a new coach in Mario Ledesma and a tougher streamlined tournament.They held their own in the scrum and had a good defensive line but failed to sustain attacks through a good number of phases and tackled poorly in open play.The Hurricanes will want to iron out the mistakes and ill-discipline which a better Jaguares side might have been able to capitalise on, but they have served notice they are again a force to be reckoned with this year.They return to New Zealand to face the Canterbury Crusaders next weekend while the Jaguares, who are part of the sole remaining South African conference, host Australia’s NSW Waratahs in another cross-conference match.last_img read more

2 persons vying for position of FIU Director – Teixeira

first_imgBy Devina SamarooContrary to what was previously disclosed, two persons are in the top running to serve as the Director of thePPP/C MPs Gail Teixeira and Juan Edghill during the press conference on Thursday morning at Freedom House, Robb StreetFinancial Intelligence Unit (FIU).During a news conference on Thursday, People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament (MP) and Opposition Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira, who is also a member of the committee responsible for the selection of the Director, clarified that no one candidate has been identified for the position.Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams recently announced that the National Assembly’s Appointments Committee already decided on a FIU Director and its recommendation would be voted on at the next sitting of the House.However, Teixeira explained that the committee had narrowed the list to two persons, and was currently waiting for either individual to accept the contract under the stipulated terms and conditions.She noted that a final decision was likely to be made when the committee met on June 20.According to the parliamentarian, a FIU Director could have been installed since the beginning of June; however, because of the Government Ministers’ hectic travelling schedules, the committee could not have met as often as it should have.Nonetheless, Teixeira pointed out that once the committee reached a consensus, the recommendation would go to the House for approval.When prompted, Teixeira said it would be improper to disclose the names of the two individuals vying for the position.The FIU is a critical component of the anti-money laundering legislation.Time and again, the Government has been criticised for its failure to ensure that a Director is appointed so that the Unit becomes fully operational.SOCU OperationMeanwhile, concerns continue to persist over the operations of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) without a FIU Director installed.PPP/C MP Juan Edghill, who was also present at the news conference, said it was worrying that SOCU was carrying out investigations and making arrests without legal coverage.“If SOCU is operating and their actions are not triggered by the FIU, then who is triggering those actions?” he queried. “Because it is the FIU that needs to say there is a suspicious transaction and an investigation needs to be launched. And if that is not coming from FIU, it is clear that SOCU is either acting on its own whimsically or under the directions of another authority apart of the FIU.” SOCU has launched several investigations involving the seizure of individuals’ possessions, both jewellery and money.Some of those confiscations have triggered multimillion-dollar lawsuits.Moreover, it was also disclosed that the Government was yet to provide the parliamentary Opposition with the protocols governing the operations of SOCU, despite a promise some months ago by Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan that he would make the protocols public.last_img read more