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Humbled by the experiences in the tsunami of the Mayor of Galle in Sri Lanka

I was pleased to be able to take Cllr Ismail, the former Mayor of Galle in Sri Lanka, and his wife to meet the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Christine Banks. He was accompanied by Bill Hampson, Director of the … Continue reading

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Haiti, Oxfam and a Better Way of Doing Things

Only the flag pole is usable at Haiti’s Presidential palace 7 years after the Country’s devastating earthquake I have listened with interest to the discussions about Oxfam and Haiti over the past few days but have noted that there is … Continue reading

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Working with our African Brothers and Sisters

Councilors, Mayors, Officials and Partners working together in Morocco to improve the quality of local government throughout Africa On Wednesday when I opened the two-day training programme for Mayors, Councillors and LGA reps in Morocco I said, “It’s a great … Continue reading

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Setting New Goals for Local Government

Over the past few days I have received a number of requests to table a motion to the next meeting of the City Council about how money would be available to councils if we clamped down on tax dodging by … Continue reading

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