Duo charged for robbing La Grange gas station

first_imgPolice in D Division (West Bank Demerara-East Bank Essequibo) have arrested and charged two persons in connection with a robbery committed on D L Gas Station, located in La Grange, West Bank Demerara, on Saturday.According to Divisional Commander, Senior Police Superintendent Stephen Mansell, the men were charged on Tuesday and are expected to make a court appearance on Friday.Around 20:00h on Saturday, three men; one of whom was armed with a hand gun, approached the pump attendants at the gas station and demanded cash.The men managed to take some 0,000 cash from the day’s sales before escaping.Further reports revealed that D L Gas Station was also hit again by bandits on Sunday just before midnight, when armed bandits took off with another set of money from the pump attendants.No one has been arrested for Sunday’s robbery.last_img read more

Lack of Boxing Ring Hampers Liberian Boxers

first_imgThe failure of the Liberia Boxing Association to make boxing’s presence felt in the country is due to the lack of boxing rings, its president Solomon T. Davis said last Saturday.In an interview with the Daily Observer, Mr. Davis said while there is a large group of young people interested in the sport, the association is hampered due to the lack of boxing rings; and is therefore appealing to the Ministry of Youth & Sports, interested Liberians and all to come to its rescue.“It is high time that Liberians understand that if we don’t invest in our youths in sports we will never create the impact necessary to compete with their peers in Africa and in the world,” President Davis said.He pointed out that boxing has not received proper treatment; that boxers and fans have not been treated with any fairness with Liberia’s inability to provide what boxers need to practice their sport.“We are all saddened by the death of boxing’s greatest athlete Muhammad Ali of the United States; and while we mourn his loss, we are at the same time using this period of mourning to call attention to what must be done to get good boxers for Liberia.“Liberian boxers must be provided with the most basic necessities of their sport, a ring, gloves, skipping ropes, among others to enable them to practice their sport with honor,” President Davis said.He said boxing is an individual sport through which a single boxer could earn a medal for the country in any competition.Davis said he is making this appeal to Liberians in the wake of the death of The Greatest Boxer that ever lived, Muhammad Ali.He said Ali gave world boxing a global appeal that today, with names such as (Americans) Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, (Briton) Amir Kahn, (Filipino) Manny Pacquoi and the former world lightweight champion, Floyd Mayweather.Davis said every year the LBA appeals to Liberians and friends of Liberia to assist the association with a ring, but without success.“We should not ignore appeals that can help our athletes gain the knowledge to better their sport and make the country proud,” Davis said.He added with proper support, Liberian boxers could do better abroad in the various divisions and to let the world know that “we are also ready to contribute our quota to develop boxing and other sporting disciplines.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Suspended LMA Prez Has Option to Sue VP Taylor, Says Judge Kaba

first_imgJudge Yussif Kaba of the Civil Law Court ‘A’ has been nominated by President George M. Weah to replace Justice Kabineh M. Ja’neh at the Supreme Court of Liberia.Judge Yussif Kaba of the Civil Law Court ‘A’ at the Temple of Justice on Friday, October 5, informed Liberia Marketing Association (LMA) suspended president, Madam Alice Yeebahn, of her right to pursue legal action against Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor, if she felt injured about how she was suspended by the Vice President.Kaba’s statement came shortly after he dismissed a request by the LMA for him to review the case, because the VP’s action was illegal and contrary to the laws of the Republic of Liberia, and subsequently to restore Madam Yeebahn and her corps officers pending the outcome of an administrative investigation into allegation of mismanagement and maladministration of the LMA.“VP Taylor’s decision injured our scope of operation and stalled our day to day activities,” the LMA claimed in its lawsuit.Dismissing the LMA request, Kaba declared Taylor’s action was meted out against Yeebahn and her officers and, therefore, those suspended individuals were the ones injured by the act; they should have filed the action and not the LMA.“Considering that the action of the VP was an administrative action which must be reviewed by this court, that action was taken not against the LMA as an organization; rather, it was directed at Madam Yeebahn and officers who directly suffered any injury that must have been inflicted as a consequence of the action,” Kaba justified his decision.He continued, “The LMA does not have the legal standing to ask for the review of VP Taylor’s administrative decision.”Therefore, Kaba ruled, “The request asked for by VP Taylor to dismiss the matter is hereby ordered and granted and the LMA’s petition for judicial review is also dismissed.”Prior to that, the LMA had argued that on August 25, VP Taylor suspended Madam Alice Yeebahn from office as president of the LMA and replaced her with a five-member interim leadership, without reference or regard to the Act creating the LMA that calls for a due process of administrative law and proper managerial procedures.The association also argued that Taylor allegedly ordered armed men to forcibly remove Yeebahn from her office, an act which was illegal and should be reviewed and subsequently declared void by the court.They further argued that the LMA Act gives VP Taylor “the authority to oversee and control the entity as well as call for auditing based on mismanagement and poor administration of the LMA, if necessary, but her suspension of Yeebahn was based on rumors; as such, the court should review the executive decision of the VP.”In counter-argument, Taylor’s lawyers said the lawsuit must be denied, because the LMA which filed for the judicial review did not personally suffer any injury as a result of the suspension of Yeebahn and her officials.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Oil expert bashes Govt over transparency

first_imgControl Risks Senior Analyst Raul Gallegos came out swinging on Thursday at the Government of Guyana over the issue of transparency with respect to the emerging oil and gas sector.Speaking at the XXVI La Jolla Energy Conference during a plenary session on “Latin America’s Upstream Prospects and Outlook,” Gallegos bash the Government saying that Guyana’s Administration was “not transparent about essentially public sharing contract that it has with ExxonMobil”.Control Risks Senior Analyst Raul GallegosExxonMobil is the operating partner in the exploration of oil offshore Guyana.Gallegos, a former journalist and an expert on Venezuela, told the gathering of investors, thought leaders and Government officials that the problem with Guyana was the issue of transparency.He added that over the past few months, he and his team spent a considerable amount of time “patching” up a little information on what the Guyana Government planned to do with the revenues for the oil sector.The Government of Guyana, he said, “still cannot figure it out”, making reference to the contract and plans for the revenue streaming in from oil.“In my experience as years of a journalist, if somehow you spend a very long period of time and you can’t really get some transparency on where the laws are going…that’s alarming.”Added to that, he pointed the Conference to the fact that the Guyana Government was also not very transparent about the laws being put together to govern the oil and gas sector.“That is something that is keeping us a little bit concerned – this level of obscurity.”The Guyana Government laid the Petroleum Commission Bill in the National Assembly on May 8.The Bill intituled an Act (give title to a legislative act) to provide for the establishment and functions of the Petroleum Commission of Guyana and for related matters. The six-part Bill has 51 sections which cover areas pertaining to the establishment and incorporation of the Petroleum Commission, functions and duties of the Commission, and financing among others.However, the Senior Analyst added that compounding the issue of transparency, the law would become the basis for the new sector, and expressed concern over Guyana’s history of “weak institutions”.On the bright side, he noted with just about 800,000 people, for Guyana the news of the oil find was “essentially a big bounty and the good news”. He said in this respect the Government was sending the right signals as far as creating a reality for companies to enter the country and explore.In May of 2015, ExxonMobil declared the discovery of substantial oil deposits in its exploratory Liza Well offshore Guyana. Subsequent drillings of this and other wells have revealed total deposits estimated to be in excess of one billion barrels of oil.In fact, the United States-based company intends to extract 100,000 barrels per day from its Liza field offshore Guyana when production begins in 2020.With the Guyana Government yet to enter into an arrangement with ExxonMobil, it has the June 14, 1999 agreement that the US oil giant had signed with the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Administration for petroleum exploration in the Stabroek Block. (Tusika Martin)last_img read more

Wonowon Gymkhana and Poker Ride cancelled until next year

first_imgWONOWON, B.C. – The upcoming 46th Annual Wonowon Gymkhana and Poker Ride that was planned for this upcoming weekend has been cancelled.Frances Palfy with the Wonowon Horse Club says that last night’s heavy rainfall, in conjunction with all of the rain that has fallen across the Peace in the past few weeks can caused the gymkhana course to become nearly impossible to ride. Though she says that things will have dried up in October, the likelihood of snow covering the ground meant that the club will be cancelling the event this year.Palfy says that hopefully things will be drier next year for the event to take place.- Advertisement –last_img read more

NEBC Trackers Snag Another Win in Provincials Against Rockets

first_imgTo conclude the third period and create a safe gap, Aiden Craig-Steele closed off the game with another goal with just 4:30 left in the game. With the help of John Herrington and Connor Kindrat, the boys worked tirelessly to slam the puck through a mess of players. Craig-Steele completed the shot on one knee as he attacked the puck, slipping it into a corner. The NEBC Trackers closed the game at 5-3, successfully beating the Central Zone Rockets.NEBC Trackers assistant coach Gavin Brandl was proud of the boys for their hard work. “We made a come back on the scoreboard but really it was a show of perseverance. We didn’t change anything and just kept working, and it paid off.”The Northeast BC/Yukon Trackers will play again on March 22nd against the Vancouver Thunderbirds. Puck drops at 7:15 pm.Advertisement FORT ST JOHN, BC- The Northeast BC/Yukon Trackers laid down the law in their fourth game against the Central Zone Rockets in the 2018 BC Tier 1 Midget Provincials. Barely nineteen seconds into the first period, Aiden Craig-Steele demonstrated his natural hockey abilities by scoring with an assist from Curtis Hammond and John Herrington. Four minutes later, the Rockets retaliated bringing the two teams into a tie. The rivals battled it out for the remainder of the first period until the Rockets laid on the heat in the second. The Rockets poured two pucks into the net beginning at 1:06 and once again at 5:54, bringing the score to 3-1.- Advertisement -Tensions began to rise as the clock ticked down until Connor Bowie score a goal with the help of Connor Kindrat and Curtis Hammond. The trio slipped the puck through traffic in a triangle pass, with Bowie’s classic slap shot to seal the deal. As the game rolled into the third period, the Trackers went into full drive. Bowie scored his second goal of the night at 7:09. With the help of birthday boy, Zury Reschke, the duo worked together to pass the puck ultimately having Bowie’s classic slap shot from the faceoff circle tighten the scoreboard. The team’s hard work had quickly brought the Trackers within redemption at 3-2.Bowie quickly continued his rath as he scored his third and final goal of the evening at 8:26. With the assistance of Aiden Craig-Steele and John Herrington, the trio was able to perform passes within the trapezoid so Bowie could complete a stunning wraparound through a mess of players. Advertisementlast_img read more

Rainy weather cancels events in FSJ

first_imgUPDATE Slopitch has also been cancelled Wednesday evening.The rainy weather has caused a few cancellations in Fort St. John.]Minor Ball has been cancelled and it sounds like some soccer games have been cancelled. If you know of any other events that have been cancelled tonight, let us know by emailing contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com – Advertisement –last_img

Public invited to presentation on Muskwa River pipeline replacement

first_imgAs it’s nearing the end of its lifespan, the plan is to replace the portion of the natural gas pipeline that crosses the Muskwa River in ensure it remain a “safe and reliable” source for the community. FortisBC says it has been in discussions for years with local government officials and First Nation representatives to look at option for crossing the river. In 2011, it was noted that the pipeline in the river had become exposed, and that Fortis wanted to reroute it out of the river and add it onto the Muskwa River Bridge. The pipeline replacement is still in the planning phase, and the public can learn more at the meeting. The presentation is scheduled for 5 to 6 p.m.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Two sides need to make a deal before full-scale strike is implemented

first_imgDuring the Monday and Tuesday vote, 86 per cent of the 33,387 teachers who cast ballots voted in favor of escalating job action.Education Minister, Peter Fassbender say he wants to see an end to strikes and continue negotiations once the school year is completed.“I have said clearly that I would be delighted if the BCTF would stop the strike action, let the students and parents finish the school year, and stay at the table so we can get a negotiated settlement by the end of the school year, if not even by the end of this weekend,” Fassbender said.- Advertisement -Now the announcement of actual intention to call a full-scale strike must come this morning for classes to be cancelled on Monday.B.C. Teachers’ Federation President, Jim Iker says even if a full-scale strike happens, a small and important window has now opened for the parties to reassess their proposals towards getting a negotiated settlement.“…Make a commitment to bring the funding to the bargaining table so we can get the deal,” Iker said. “Get that deal now, in the next few days, and than we can celebrate that and we don’t have to think about what’s going to happen in the summer and we know that September we can see smaller class sizes for kids.”Advertisement Meantime, rotating strikes are scheduled to continue today through Friday, with School District 60 still on the Friday hit list.In addition, we have confirmation the Labor Relations Board will hear arguments late this afternoon, on the government’s request to have the marking of grade ten to twelve exams, and the preparation of report cards, declared essential services.last_img read more

PLAQUES FINALLY ERECTED TO REMEMBER SOME OF TOWN’S GREATEST CHARACTERS

first_imgLetterkenny Town Council yesterday finally erected plaques to a number of the town’s best-loved and fondly remembered citizens.The tributes were proposed at council level last year and were finally put on new seating on the town’s Main Street. The plaques erected are to three men who will be long remembered for generations to come – Dick Duffy, Johnny Gallagher and Dr Farrelly.All three men made various contributions to life in the Cathedral Town in years gone by and all we be fondly remembered.Tributes to the late Dick Duffy and Johnny Gallagher, both of whom contributed enormously to schoolboy football in the town, are located on plaques on seats outside Voodoo Nightclub.Dr Farrelly’s plaque is on a seat outside The Quiet Moment Tea Rooms at Upper Main Street. The council said it hopes the erection of the plaques will encourage people to ask who exactly these men were, thus preserving the memories of here of the town’s much loved characters.The plaques were erected on street furniture which is part of Letterkenny Main Street’s refurbishment. PLAQUES FINALLY ERECTED TO REMEMBER SOME OF TOWN’S GREATEST CHARACTERS was last modified: May 22nd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Dick DuffyDr FarrellyJOhnny GallagherLetterkenny Main Streetplaqueslast_img read more