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JVP to bring no confidence motion on Marapana

The JVP is pushing the Government to take action against Avant Garde which operated a floating armory with the support of the former Government. (Colombo Gazette) Ratnayake told reporters today that the JVP had decided on this stand as a result of the statements made by Marapana in support of Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Ltd. The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna says it has decided to bring a no-confidence motion against Law and Order Minister Thilak Marapana in Parliament.JVP Parliamentarian Bimal Ratnayake said that the JVP will also vote against the Law and Order Ministry budget when the debate and vote on the 2016 budget takes place. read more

Wildlife Commission collects jaguar from Lima Sands

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related’Hefty fines, jail time for illegal hunting’ – Wildlife Commission warnsJuly 10, 2019In “Environment”Jaguar captured at Lima SandsMay 22, 2019In “Environment”Woman to be charged for being in possession of JaguarSeptember 4, 2014In “Crime” The Guyana Wildlife Conservation and Management Commission has confirmed collecting the young female jaguar which was being held at Lima Sands, Essequibo Coast in Region Two.The official who spoke with <<>> only confirmed that the country’s national animal was collected by the Commission; other details regarding what will happen next will be included in a press release to be issued later.Questions about the location of the jaguar came into disrepute after a section of the media published an article in which it posited that imposters might have collected the animal.The jaguar was captured by residents of  the Lima Sands on May 22, 2019. Marvin Calvan had told INews that he took special care to ensure that the animal was not harmed. He explained that it was necessary to capture the jaguar as it was eating out the livestock of farmers in the community.The Guyana Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Panthera Corporation, aimed at conserving the Jaguar.Founded in 2006, Panthera is an organisation devoted exclusively to preserving wild cats and their critical role in the world’s ecosystems.The jaguar is the third-largest feline in the world, and the largest in the Western hemisphere.Globally, jaguar populations are on the decline mainly due to the loss of habitat and conflict with people. As a result, these animals are listed as a ‘near threatened’ species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).The jaguar is protected by the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act 2016 which states that the collecting, holding in captivity, hunting, killing, or otherwise molesting ‘protected’ species is prohibited. read more