Monthly Archives: February 2010

Petra Twenty20 Cricket Festival a success

Sunday News 28 Feb 2010 By Mehluli Sibanda and Stanford Chiwanga RAINS failed to put a damper on the Twenty20 Cricket Festival held at Petra High School last weekend as the tournament proved a success despite wet weather. Prince Edward(PE) beat Churchill by one wicket in a thrilling final to be crowned champions last Sunday. […]

Demise of the education system

Sunday News 28 Feb 2010 By Vincent Gono SIKHOSANA Ncube treads his way to school early in the morning like other pupils. He is in grade two although gauging by his age he is supposed to be in grade four. He is intelligent, determined and focused but comes from a poor background. His class teacher […]

Senate delays enactment of RBZ bill

Zimbabwe Times 27 February 2010 By Our Correspondent HARARE – The Zanu PF-dominated Senate has forestalled the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Amendment Bill through proposed amendments apparently meant to water it down further. Zanu-PF on Wednesday adjourned debate on the bill – which seeks to curtail the Reserve Bank governor’s wide-sweeping powers – to […]

Taking Stock of Government Websites

Chronicle 26 February 2010 By Busani Ncube and Discent Bajila THE Zimbabwean Government was fully formed on 13 February 2009 after the signing of the historic Global Political Agreement and the swearing in of 32 Cabinet ministers charged with a duty of serving the interests of the people of Zimbabwe at policy creation, implementation and […]

Basketball lacks transparency

Zimbabwean Written by Grace Chirumanzu Friday, 26 February 2010 To many a basketball fan the raging feud between Basketball Union of Zimbabwe (BUZ) chairman Addison Chiware and one of the local game’s powerbrokers, Roderick Takawira, might appear fuelled more by a clash of personalities than issues pertinent to the game. But in an interview last […]

Techno Savvy Gulf ‘Divides’ Cabinet

Zimbabwe Independent By Bernard Mpofu 25 February 2010 Microsoft chairman Bill Gates could soon be called in to mediate on the emerging gulf that is dividing Zimbabwe’s inclusive government. Cabinet ministers and some government bureaucrats seem to be now divided. But this time it is not on outstanding issues of the global political agreement the […]

Textbook shortages to end soon: Coltart

The Herald 25 Feb 2010 Herald Reporter Government will, in the next four months, distribute some 10 million textbooks to primary schools countrywide, Education, Sport, Arts and Culture Minister David Coltart has said. He said the programme is expected to ease shortages of reading materials in schools. Accepting 17 000 lap-desks worth US$240 000 donated […]

Senate adjourns debate on Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Bill

The Herald 25 February 2010 Herald Reporter The Senate has adjourned debate on the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Amendment Bill to March after senators requested more time to go through the amendments to the proposed law passed by the House of Assembly. This is the second time Senate has postponed debate on the amendment. In […]

Laura Chinchilla Wins Presidency of Costa Rica – PNND Members in leadership positions worldwide

Global Security Institute 23 February 2010 The Global Security Institute and Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament extend their most heartfelt congratulations to PNND Friend Laura Chinchilla for her successful election to the Presidency of Costa Rica. GSI and PNND have worked closely with Costa Rican leadership in San José and in international fora […]

Does Zimbabwe need an election now?

The Chronicle By Qhubani Moyo 22nd February 2010 THERE has been a lot of hullaballoo and noise emanating from the MDC-T circles regarding what they term a deadlock in the Global Political Agreement negotiations. The noise arises from their belief that Zanu-PF is being insincere in the talks as it is said to be dodging […]