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Statement of the Diego Martin Regional Corporation
The Diego Martin Regional Corporation has observed for months now the advertisements,
press conferences, media appearances, protests and comments on social, and other
media, by members of the Board of EDFAM and parents of children associated with the
Arbor and Rosewood Schools.
The matters and issues associated with the opening and operating of these two schools at
129 Long Circular Road, Maraval by EDFAM has been the subject of High Court and Court
of Appeal actions since September 9th , 2014. These matters are still the subject of litiga-
tion in the High Court.
At the instance of its Attorneys, the Diego Martin Regional Corporation has refrained from
public comment to date. However, the continued insistence by members of the Board of
EDFAM and parents associated with these two schools, in misleading the public, has
forced the Corporation to respond as follows.
When EDFAM sought to open these two schools on September 9th , 2014 they had not
applied for the necessary approvals from the Corporation or even the Ministry of
Education. Nor had they obtained the approval of the Town and Country Planning Division.
After hearings by both the High Court and the Court of Appeal, it was ordered that these
schools not be permitted to operate at 129 Long Circular Road until the determination of
the actions that were before the Court. These matters are still before the Court.
One of the conditions imposed by the Diego Martin Regional Corporation before it would
grant its approval for the occupation of 129 Long Circular Road, Maraval as schools is that
EDFAM obtain the approval of the Director of Highways, Traffic Management Division,
Ministry of Works and Infrastructure. To date, EDFAM has failed to obtain this approval.
To date, the Director of Highways, Traffic Management Division, Ministry of Works has
refused to grant EDFAM approval. In fact, the Director of Highways has stated in writing,
on at least five occasions,including in sworn affidavit testimony, that he will not approve
EDFAM's proposal to relocate a new educational facility in this area. This is a serious issue
of concern to the Diego Martin Regional Corporation that cannot be ignored.
The Minister of Works and Infrastructure on June 1st, 2015 wrote to EDFAM purporting to
grant approval to EDFAM for the opening of its Institution. The Diego Martin Regional
Corporation has been advised that this letter from the Minister is not the approval of
the Director of Highways, Traffic Management Division.
Until the Director of Highways, Traffic Management Division grants approval to EDFAM to
occupy the premises as schools, the Diego Martin Regional Corporation is unable to grant
the necessary approval to EDFAM.
Diego Martin Regional Corporation.
FATULLAH, Bangladesh---Ajinkya Rahane just
missed becoming the third century-maker in the
first innings as India cruised to 462-6 against
Bangladesh on the rain-affected third day of their
Showers stalled the middle session three times,
tea was taken 30 minutes early, and the drizzle
wiped out the last session.
India adopted an aggressive approach to increase
its run rate and give it a total against which it can
bowl out Bangladesh twice.
India scored 239-0 in 56 overs on the first day,
the second was washed out, and it added 223-6
in 47.3 overs on Friday. All but one of the wickets
was lost while trying to go for the boundary.
Rahane was last man out for 98, attempting to
LONDON---Ross Taylor s unbeaten century and a
timely rain interruption helped New Zealand secure
a 13-run win over England in a high-scoring one-
day international yesterday, tying the five-match
series at 1-1.
Underpinned by a 96-ball 119 from Taylor, New
Zealand smashed 13 sixes to compile 398-5---its sec-
ond-highest total in 50-over cricket---and set a
daunting target for England at The Oval.
England was going well at 345-7 after 43.5 overs,
needing 54 more runs off 37 balls, when play was
suspended because of rain. When the match resumed
45 minutes later, the hosts were set a tough revised
target of 379---or 34 runs off 13 balls---using the
Duckworth-Lewis method and they finished on
England won the first ODI in Birmingham by 210
runs, after scoring a national-record 408-9. And
its chase of New Zealand three days later---during
which captain Eoin Morgan cracked 88 off 47 balls---
showed the new-look England is a team to be feared
in the shorter format
The third ODI is played in Southampton tomor-
All but one of New Zealand s seven batsmen went
along quicker than a run a ball as in the highest
ODI score to be at The Oval. England s attack was
hammered for nearly eight runs per over.
Taylor s 13th ODI century included 10 fours and
four sixes, while Kane Williamson struck 93 to just
miss out on a seventh ODI hundred. Martin Guptill
weighed in with 50, after McCullum hit 39 off 22
balls at the top of the innings to set the tone.
The Black Caps closed four runs short of their
ODI record---402-2 against Ireland in 2008---after
England stemmed the flow of boundaries in the last
Jason Roy (39) and Alex Hales (54) put on 85 for
the first wicket in a great start to the chase, only
for Roy to reverse-sweep straight to Taylor before
Joe Root (6) and Hales departed in the space of
England was reduced to 100-3 but was staying
close to the required run rate thanks to Morgan s
superb shot-making that brought the captain six
sixes and six fours.
Morgan and Jos Buttler had a 96-run partnership
for the fifth wicket, raising English hopes and con-
tinuing the new-found aggressive attitude in the
New Zealand seized the initiative, though, when
Buttler slashed at Trent Boult and edged to wick-
etkeeper Luke Ronchi to go for 41 off 38 balls.
Morgan then holed out to Grant Elliott in the deep
off Mitchell McClenaghan to leave England on 274-
Taylor century, rain
delay help Kiwis
pull Shakib but missing and losing his off
stump. Rahane hit 14 boundaries in 103
That was offspinner Shakib s fourth
wicket, after he took out Shikhar Dhawan
on 173 and fellow opener Vijay on 150.
Dhawan and Vijay combined for 283,
India s biggest ever partnership against
Dhawan, on 150 for two nights, added
23 more before he rushed at Shakib and
ended up giving the bowler a simple caught
and bowled for his 100th wicket on home
soil in his 28th home test.
Dhawan s 195-ball knock included 23
fours. His third century was only his sec-
ond highest, after making 187 in his maiden
test innings against Australia in 2013.
Shakib then hit the off stump of Rohit
Sharma (6), who looked for an expensive
drive through cover.
Legspinner Jubair Hossain dismissed
captain Virat Kohli (14) with a googly, leav-
ing India on 310-3.
Vijay, the snail to Dhawan s hare, was
Shakib s third wicket, out leg before to an
attempted sweep. Vijay, on 89 for two
nights, reached his sixth century with his
10th boundary. He moved on to 150 in 272
balls before Shakib struck.
Wriddhiman Saha was bowled by Hos-
sain for 6, and Shakib nabbed Rahane for
the third wicket in the session.
Left at the crease were Harbhajan (7),
back for his first test in more than two
years, and Ashwin (2). (AP)
India 462-6 on day 3 of rain-hit Test
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