Rabat – The Head of the Bar Association in Rabat, Mohamed Barikou, issued a note on Monday, urging his lawyer colleagues to “dismiss all documents or files presented in the French language to every court and demand their translation in Arabic.”The note calls for lawyers in Rabat demand Arabic translations for all legal documents originally presented to the courts in French, to ensure the application of justice:“I invite you to dismiss all documents published in French language and demand for their translation in Arabic,” Barikou stressed, underscoring the application Rabat’s Administrative Court of Appeals’ latest decision, which launched on January, 31, 2018. Initially presented in June, 2017, the appeals court calls for a ban of the French language in all legal documents, describing its use by Morocco’s state institution as “illegal” and “unconstitutional, as it is not included in the country’s law.”The court also references the fifth article of Morocco’s Constitution, which recognizes Arabic as the official state language, and calls for the ban to be applied in line with a previous request conjointly made by National League of Arabic Language and former head of the Bar Association, Abderrahman Benamrou.
Yesterday’s results Innswood 4 Kingston Technical 0 Spanish Town 0 Excelsior 1 Jonathan Grant 1 Vauxhall 0 Bridgeport 1 Wolmer’s 2 St George’s College vs Denham Town Today’s game Cumberland High, led by a second-half hat-trick by Leonard James, came from two goals down to score a shock 3-2 victory over Dunoon High in an ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup Group E game at Rockfort Sports Club field yesterday. The win gave Cumberland their first points of the 2015 competition. They had lost their previous eight matches. James fired home his goals in the 51st, 87th, and 90th minutes. Dunoon went 2-0 up courtesy of Shackel Campbell (14th) and substitute Kashief Gordon (42nd). Dunoon came into the game confident of victory against lowly Cumberland but remained on 10 points with two games remaining. They still have a mathematical chance of advancing to the next round. James was happy that he was able to score all the goals in his team’s first win of the season. “It’s a pleasure to score for the team. They know I am capable, and I went out there and executed. The coach (Wayne Fraser) told me how to play and I followed his instructions,” James, a 15 year-old in his second year in the Manning Cup, told The Gleaner. Fraser added: “The feeling is great! First, thank the Lord for this win today! Well, our senior players are just coming back into the team, so we have been playing better.” On the other hand, coach of Dunoon Gregory Hall was obviously disappointed that his team gave the game away in the dying moments. “We have so many things to work on,” Hall said. “We led comfortably and then lost the game, but they are youngsters, so I won’t come down hard on them. We remain optimistic (of advancing), with two games remaining in the round,” added Hall, a former Dunoon goalkeeper.