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OPINION: Bangor Alternatives Chairman responds to criticism of Restorative Justice practices

OPINION: Bangor Alternatives Chairman responds to criticism of Restorative Justice practices

Below is a letter submitted to the Co Down spectator by Chairman of Bangor Alternatives, Pastor Mark Gordon. The letter was submitted in response to criticisms of Restorative Justice practices carried in the paper’s 7th September edition. In response to the article ‘Living in the shadow of fear’ (Spectator 7thSeptember 2018)   Dear Editor   Having read Iain […]

ANALYSIS: The PSNI’s poor attempt at ‘spin’ only serves to expose their duplicity

ANALYSIS: The PSNI’s poor attempt at ‘spin’ only serves to expose their duplicity

It is quiet something that ACC Alan Todd has been moved to such a point whereby he felt compelled to issue a statement seeking to clarify the PSNI’s actions around the invasion of east Belfast on 11 July 2018. It is no secret that the PSNI press office is all over the place and has […]

NEWS: Leaked bonfire report vindicates East Belfast loyalists

NEWS: Leaked bonfire report vindicates East Belfast loyalists

The Irish News has this morning revealed the contents of a leaked report prepared by independent mediators for Belfast City Council. You can read the article HERE The contents of the report appears to vindicate and substantiate the continued assertions put forward by east Belfast loyalists, namely that they had worked tirelessly for peaceful solutions […]

VIDEO: Community express their anger at recent PSNI activity

VIDEO: Community express their anger at recent PSNI activity

The West Winds community came together today to express concern at political policing directed towards the unionist community, and specifically the area’s community hub. A petition demanding an end to the PSNI’s targeting of the community hub was signed by hundreds of people from the local area including church groups, pensioners groups and supporters who […]

NEWS: Cllr Corr-Johnston speaks to Unionist Voice and expresses her shock at abuse she received for daring to criticise Feile

NEWS: Cllr Corr-Johnston speaks to Unionist Voice and expresses her shock at abuse she received for daring to criticise Feile

Progressive Unionist Party Councillor Julie Anne Corr-Johnston has expressed her shock at the barrage of hate-filled comments and messages that she received after daring to criticise the west Belfast Feile. The Belfast City Councillor took to social media on Sunday night and posted a moderate and reasoned critique of the events taking place on the […]

VIDEO: PSNI TSG unit seeks to provoke peaceful unionist bandsmen

Unionist Voice has obtained footage of unionist bandsmen being aggressively pursued by the PSNI in Coleraine as they returned from Saturday’s ABOD parade. This aggressive policing operation was filmed by a member of the public accompanying the band. It raises serious questions as to the motivation behind such aggressive and provocative policing. No such evidence gathering was […]

EXCLUSIVE: Rangers legend Nacho Novo speaks to Unionist Voice

EXCLUSIVE: Rangers legend Nacho Novo speaks to Unionist Voice

  Nacho Novo was recently the victim of a tirade of threatening abuse as he arrived at Belfast International Airport, the incident was recorded by the perpetrator himself, Daire Smyth from Downpatrick, and published online. I started by asking the Rangers legend how he felt about the incident. “A disgrace. It is hard to take […]

NEWS: Walkway bonfire statement from EBCI- Positive self regulation 

NEWS: Walkway bonfire statement from EBCI- Positive self regulation 

A statement has been released by the East Belfast Community Initiative in relation to the Walkway bonfire site in East Belfast.  It is published in full below ……………………….. East Belfast Community Initiative are pleased to announce that agreement has been reached with bonfire builders at the Walkway site in east Belfast to move the bonfire […]

NEWS: Full text of EBCI legal flag protocol 

NEWS: Full text of EBCI legal flag protocol 

Protocol presented by the East Belfast Community Initiative which mediates on behalf of ex combatants linked to east Belfast UVF.  • Flags to be erected on 1st June and removed as soon as practicable following 28th September (Ulster Day) but no later than 7 October.   • Tattered, torn or otherwise damaged flags to be […]