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FOFI Calls for Support To Contain Ebola


first_imgA Grand Kru-based Non-governmental Organization, Friends of Franbarine International Incorporated (FOFI), is calling on local and international organizations to help urgently intervene in order contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the county.According to the executive director, D. Nyandeh Sieh, Sr, the deadly Ebola virus hit the county in almost a month and was necessary to begin fighting it at the early stage as a mean of avoiding any further spread to other places.According to him, it is important for county authorities and citizens of Grand Kru to focus on doing everything possible to contain or combat the Ebola virus in Parluken.‘We are calling on the county leadership not to allow the outbreak to spread to other parts of Grand Kru. The citizens are practicing communal farming where five to fifteen persons are occupying a single tent on the farm.  Worst of all, there are no health facilities in most of the areas,” he explained.According to him, the county was faced with inaccessible condition of roads for motor vehicles to ply easily, causing women to tote babies on their backs and walk long distances.He explained that, “If the deadly Ebola virus is allowed to spread to other parts of the county, it will surely be an uncontrollable disaster for the people and the county at large,” Mr. Sieh noted.Ebola, he said, can only be contained in Parluken if authorities of the county and citizens caring for Ebola victims, provide proper awareness, vigorously carrying out anti-Ebola messages in the area affected by the virus.He disclosed that, the organization was considering the establishment of an Ebola taskforce on the county level, district level, chiefdom level, clan level and town or community level in outscoring better result.“If these things are done as part of Ebola campaign and Ebola burial teams are established, we can effectively combat Ebola from the county,” he said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Refuge Place Clinic Donates Ambulance to MCHT


first_imgThe proprietor and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Refuge Place Maternal Child and General Clinic, Dr. Musoka P. Fallah, on behalf of the clinical staff, has presented a second-hand new Nissan Pathfinder ambulance to the head of the Montserrado County Health Team (MCHT), Dr. Fred Amagashi.Dr. Fallah is a Liberian who undertook his medical studies in the United States, but has since returned home to contribute “free of charge” to the rebuilding of the education and health sectors.He is a visiting assistant professor at A. M. Dogliotti College of Medicine. Dr. Fallah has extensive experience working in humanitarian crises with Doctors Without Borders in Liberia (MSF) during the heat of the Liberia civil war. He has over five years of experience in development work. Dr. Fallah is currently working on a consultancy contract with a USAID-funded project to develop a program for the recruitment, training and deployment of community health officers. His clinic is located in Bassa Town, Lower Johnsonville, outside Monrovia. It offers 100 percent “free medical services” to the over 4,672 inhabitants of the community, which contains about 560 houses.The clinic, which operates on the motto, “Zero Deaths to Mothers and Children, was established last June, but was forced to shut down due to the unprecedented wave of the Ebola virus disease (EVD). It resumed full operations in October with 42 staffers that are divided into two groups; one of which is implementing the clinical outreach program, while the other works directly under the supervision of the officer-in-chargeThe ambulance presented yesterday, marked NG 0456, is valued at US$8,000. It was presented to Dr. Amagashi, Montserrado County Officer. The van is to be used by the MCHT mainly in the Gardnerville Community including Montserrado Electoral District #s 11, 12 and 13 respectively.According to Dr. Fallah, the presentation of the ambulance is part of the Refuge Place Clinic Administration’s effort to identify with the government through the authorities of the Ministry of Health, for use by the MCHT.“As a partner, we are happy that we intervened with relevant stakeholders during the Ebola fight even though we had some constrains since we are just a small partner, but we are concerned about maternal services. This is why we have presented the ambulance to bring the sick, but mainly the expected mothers to the nearby health facility when the need becomes necessary,” Dr. Fallah declared as he presented the van to Dr. Amagashi to a round of deafening applauses.Refuge Place Clinic Officer-In-Charge (OIC), N’Chung Eben, who presented the keys of the ambulance to Dr. Amagashi, outlined some of the challenges in the health delivery system, especially in the area of maternal care. She expressed confidence that with the coming aboard of Dr. Fallah, her staff would endeavor to restore confidence in patients when it comes to administering of services at the Refuge Place Clinic. Shortly after he received the ambulance, Dr. Amagashi said he was elated and gratified, while his assistant clinic supervisor, Levi O. Yarnay, described Dr. Fallah as someone who is not so strange, because he stood by the MOH during the Ebola fight last year. Yarnay said Dr. Fallah was one of the doctors that introduced the newest and best practice health delivery services to Johnsonville; as well as established community engagement and active case findings, which supported the fight that led to Ebola eradication from Liberia.Yesterday’s presentation ceremony was attended by an array of local officials, including the Gardnerville Township Commissioner, Vamba F. Kanneh. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


To Prevent Disputes: LLA Warns Land Sellers, Buyers


first_imgDr. Brandy explains the importance work of the LLA in the meeting.The Liberia Land Authority (LLA) has commenced investigation into the long-running land dispute along the Schieffelin-Marshall Highway, warning land sellers and buyers to respect the rule of law.According to LLA’s statement issued in Monrovia, the Schieffelin- Marshall Highway has become the epicenter of increasing waves of land disputes, resulting into violence and the destruction of property.But the chairman of the Land Authority, Dr. Cecil T.O. Brandy, cautioned that unless these violent land conflicts are resolved, the situation will continue to threaten the country’s peace, beginning with instability in those communities.Dr. Brandy spoke in Marshall City at the start of a two-week sensitization and awareness town hall meeting with land owners, administrators, chiefs and elders from both Schieffelin and Marshall on how government intends to amicably resolve land disputes in areas identified as “hot zones.”In the meeting, some residents and “land owners” complained of being denied access to their land by imposters, who often brandish deadly weapons such as firearms and machetes.Some of the land owners, administrators, chiefs and elders at the meeting in Marshall CityDr. Brandy then reminded the public of the Act on Criminal Conveyance of Land, which was passed into law by the Legislature in 2014. This law states that anybody, who knowingly, willfully or purposely transfers or delivers something such as a right or property to another person(s) or group of persons or an institution or institutions through dishonest means will face the full force of the law.The Land Authority has therefore called on all those claiming ownership of land within Henry Town, Kprakpacon, Caterville, Mondeh Town, Ben Town and Kpein Town along the Marshall road to immediately stop the sale of land in these areas and remain peaceful and law-abiding.The public is also advised not to buy land in these areas, as the Land Authority is putting in place mechanisms to prevent the illegal sale of land and land dispute along the Schieffelin–Marshall Highway.Meanwhile, the Land Authority has requested that all those who purchased land within the Schieffelin-Marshall corridor to submit copies of their deeds, and other supporting documents to the LLA offices for verification along with information on their grantors.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Appeals Court decision “bewildering” – Nandlall


first_imgGECOM chair appointment– points out Judges upheld legal submissionsMaking it clear that they will carry the case to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), former Attorney General Anil Nandlall has expressed bewilderment at the ruling of the Appeals Court in the challenge against the unilateral appointment of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman.In his most recent writings, Nandlall zeroed in on the summary of the rulings of Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Yonnette Cummings-Edwards and her fellow Appeal Court Justices Dawn Gregory and Rishi Persaud.Stressing his inherent right to comment on matters of public interest, Nandlall noted that the Judges acknowledged the intention of the framers of the Constitution for the President to engage with the Leader of the Opposition in appointing a GECOM Chairman… from a list of six persons ranging from a judicial category to a “fit and proper” category.“In fact, in the course of rendering the summary of their rulings, their Honours upheld almost every submission which I made and rejected almost every contention of the Attorney General and his team of Queen’s Counsel,” Nandlall observed.“Although, they recognised this intent… yet they came to the bewildering conclusion that the President acted in accordance with the letter and spirit of the Constitution when he unilaterally appointed Justice Patterson, after rejecting 18 outstanding professional Guyanese, including, a retired Justice of Appeal, a retired High Court Judge and several prominent lawyers, qualified to be Judges.”Interpretative gymnasticsNandlall described the justification for the ruling as “interpretative gymnastics and juridical ingenuities.” According to the former AG, much care was taken to absolve President David Granger from any blame in appointing retired Justice James Patterson as GECOM’s Chairman.“You will also note that the Constitution has put in place the qualifications of the persons who are to be appointed, leaving no room for the President to inject any subjective ‘characteristics’. Another said that to mandate the President to choose from a list would lead to an ‘unreasonable fettering of his discretion.”“This is the very Judge who, minutes before, enunciated that the framers of article 161 (2) intended to replace ‘unilateralism’ with ‘consensualism’ in the appointment of the Chairman of GECOM, but who now fails to recognise that the quintessence of that ‘consensualism’ is the confinement of the President’s power of appointment to the six names submitted to him by the Leader of the Opposition!”Nandlall said in short, the ruling of the Court of Appeal is that a President can reject the stipulated list of six names submitted to him by the Leader of the Opposition, irrespective of how qualified and suitable the nominees are.He also noted that the implications of the ruling are that the President can then resort to appointing a GECOM Chairman of his own choosing, from the judicial category, once he utilises the proviso.“This ruling, therefore, takes us over a quarter of a century back in time to what existed in the 1980 Constitution, whereby the President was empowered to unilaterally appoint a person of his own choosing from the judicial category! I sincerely hope that the Caribbean Court of Justice will restore those lost years.”The rulingOn Thursday, People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Executive Secretary Zulfikar Mustapha lost his appeal of acting Chief Justice Roxane George’s decision regarding the appointment of Patterson as Chairman of GECOM when the Court of Appeal handed down its ruling.The PPP was seeking to have the court reverse Justice George’s June 8, 2018, ruling which followed Mustapha filing his case in October last year.The Appeals Court Judges unanimously agreed that Justice Patterson’s appointment was not unconstitutional, saying the President was empowered to appoint a Judge, retired Judge or someone with the qualifications if he judged the Opposition Leader’s list unacceptable.Justice Gregory in her determination opined that the three lists as submitted did not achieve consensus. Justice Persaud said too that any move towards unilateralism is wholly unacceptable and this could lead to abuse and would not be motivated by good faith.He outlined that there was nothing to suggest that the President acted “unconstitutionally, illegally or unreasonably in appointing Justice Patterson.Chancellor Cummings-Edwards, who announced the unanimous decision, spoke extensively in giving background to applicant’s case.last_img read more


UG student questioned in relation to threats made against institution


first_imgUG bomb threatsA female University of Guyana student was on Friday questioned and released in relation to the bomb threats made against the tertiary institution which surfaced primarily on social media.Based on information received the young woman was subsequently released following the intervention of her attorney Latchmi Rahamat.The University had postponed all classes until February 11, after a second bomb threat was directed at the learning institution on Thursday morning, thus resulting in the administration’s call to protect the lives of students and implement responsive measures.This is the second consecutive day in which threats were issued, resulting in a visit from both the Guyana Fire Service and the Guyana Police Force to conduct a thorough search of the premises.The University on Thursday said that time is needed for response mechanisms to be put in place in the case of any emergency and as such all classes were suspended. On February 11, all activities are scheduled to resume as per normal, the institution in a statement said, adding that it will also enable the institution to assess situations which occurred over the recent days.After Police ranks completed their search, it was noted that there has been “no significant threats” and further, that mischevous persons are behind these acts to disrupt the campus’s atmosphere.A meeting was convened on Wednesday evening with Vice Chancellor Ivelaw Griffith and other senior officials where “the situation was assessed and they were advised that the situation arose from mischievous students, either by themselves or other persons.”This first bomb threat emerged earlier on Wednesday which indicated that other persons will be planting explosives at various institutions. The posts were prevalent on Facebook as seen in the name of an unknown individual going by the name of “Ki Ra” on Wednesday saying, “This is not the end.”Apart from these threats, other schools within Georgetown received threats as well, raising concerns among parents about the level of security.The first, aimed at School of Nations, escalated when the Director Brian O’Toole was shot. He is said to be recovering well. Circumstances at the Bishops’ High School and Queen’s College resumed to normalcy.last_img read more


OFFICIAL OPENING OF PLAYGROUND PLAYSET AT LETTERKENNY YOUTHREACH


first_imgWhat a wonderful day it was on Tuesday for the tutors and learners of Letterkenny Youthreach and especially for Rioghnach Mc Fadden and her classmates of 4th class in ScoilColmchille, Newtowncunningham. This was the day that the official opening ofthe new playground playset took place, that which was designed and built by the Letterkenny Youthreach learners under the tutorial of Andy Dowds, woodwork tutor at the centre.The adventure playset was a prize which was won by Rioghnach for a short story which she had written and entered into a competition organised by the Youthreach centre and the playset was built in accordance with a drawing which she also supplied. Rioghnach’s story was chosen from hundreds of entries from primary schools within the catchment area of Letterkenny Youthreach, from Letterkenny to Newtowncunningham, to Ballybofey, to Milford and all areas in-between. Acting Co-Ordinator of Letterkenny Youthreach, Gillian Kennedy, stated what a success the wholeproject had been. “Youthreach is a national training and education programme for early school leavers and this year Letterkenny Youthreach is celebrating it’s 25 year anniversary. As part of our on-going celebrations we have been doing a variety of events and projects engaging with the wider community in a way to help raise awareness of all the wonderful and award winning things our Youthreach programme has to offer. This competition came about because we decided to reach out to the multiple primary schools in our catchment area. We were surprised by the sheer volume of entries and even more taken aback by the standard of the writing and the imagination in the art work for some of the drawings. Youthreach learners, who study QQI qualification from level 1 to 4, very much enjoyed working on producing the winning playset and it’s a bonus that all this hard work can be recorded as part of our learners’ level 4 assessment, which is our leaving cert standard equivalent. We are very grateful to the following local businesses that kindly supported this endeavour; Bank Of Ireland, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Kernan’s Diner, Credit Union, Charles Kelly Ltd., McCool Sawmills, Gortlee Tool Hire, LCL Utility Solutions, McMenamin Tyres and KN Networks”The official opening was conducted by Scoil Colmcille principal James Doherty and Letterkenny Youthreach Acting Co-Ordinator Gillian Kennedy in the presence of Donegal County Mayor Cllr. Ciaran Brogan, Chairman of School Board of Governors Francis Conaghan,   Letterkenny Town and District Mayor Cllr. Gerry Mc Monagle, Padraig Mc Laughlin TD, Ann Mc Hugh, Chief Executive Donegal ETB, Crona Gallagher, AEO Donegal ETB, local Cllr. Paul Canning, tutors and learners of Letterkenny Youthreach, teachers and students of Scoil Colmchille and local parents and residents of Newtowncunningham.OFFICIAL OPENING OF PLAYGROUND PLAYSET AT LETTERKENNY YOUTHREACH was last modified: June 8th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesLetterkenny Youthreachnewslast_img read more


Killybegs turns yellow for Daffodil day!


first_imgThe 30th annual Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day took place yesterday, with volunteers selling daffodils across Ireland.Killybegs was turned yellow yesterday with daffodils being sold in the town and volunteers being clad in sunny yellow bibs.By selling daffodils, hosting coffee mornings, and by sponsoring a flower in the Garden of Hope, the Irish Cancer Society raise vital funds to improve the lives of those affected by cancer. Last year daffodil sales in Killybegs raised a staggering €2,100 for this fantastic cause.If you could not get a daffodil yesterday but you would still like to donate you can text CANCER to 50300 to donate €4 ,or log on to www.cancer.ie for more information.Daffodil Day smiles in Killybegs as Pearse Doherty TD and Cllr Noel Jordan met Daffodil Day volunteers, Diane Harvey, Alanna O’Keeney and Rosemary Carr.Killybegs turns yellow for Daffodil day! was last modified: March 25th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:daffodil dayIrish Cancer SocietyKillybegslast_img read more


GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA GAA WILL HOST THEIR PRESENTATION NIGHT AT INISHOWEN GATEWAY HOTEL


first_imgBUNCRANA CLG NOTESPresentation Night. Friday, 19th February will see Buncrana GAA host their Presentation Night in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel. This will be for presentation to all our adult teams who have seen success in 2015. It promises to be a great night with live music by The Hectics and disco afterwards. Tickets are €10 and are available from Buncrana club members and players. This is open to all and new faces are always welcome. Party starts 9pm! Contact Laurence Hegarty or Dermot Kenny for tickets.Club LottoLotto numbers this week were 3, 4, 9, 11. There were no winners. Next week the jackpot will be €1,075.National Club Draw Remember that the National Club Draw tickets are now available from any club member. All proceeds go back towards the club and are a pivotal part of club fund raising. Please try to sell or buy a ticket where possible. Prizes are second to none. Closing date for these tickets is coming to a close very soon.Recycling BinBuncrana GAA has a recycle bin at The Scarvey. Anyone who wishes to place old clothes, shoes, curtains, towels etc… can do so. This helps raise funds for the club. Open for anyone to use.Anyone who may have information on GAA in the Buncrana area around 1916 is asked to contact the club. May be of interest to some of our local Historians!Senior Football- training takes place this Tuesday at 7.30pm and Friday at 8pm in The Scarvey.Bord Na nOg FootballU6 Fundementals Buncrana Youth club Friday’s 6.30-7.30U8 Football registration is on in the clubhouse at The Scarvey between 7pm & 8pm on Tuesday 2nd of February.Training every Monday in the boys club from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. New players always welcome.U10 Football Buncrana Youth Club on Saturday 3pm – 4pm U12 Football Buncrana Youth Club on Saturday 4pm – 5pmU16 Football. Friday nights in the club 6.30pm – 8pmMinor(U18) Football will continue training sessions in O’Flaherty Fitness on Wednesday and Thusday at 4.15pm. HurlingU-14 hurling training Tuesday nights 7-8pm. Bring  2euro for taining.U12 Hurling Crana College Friday’s from 6.30 – 7.30U10 Hurling Crana College on Friday 5.30 – 6.30 U6 & U8 Hurling Crana College on Sunday’s 11am – 12pmGirls FootballU-12 training for girls resumes on Thursday 18th Feb. This also applies for U8 & U10 girls. A short break due to ‘Mocks’.GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA GAA WILL HOST THEIR PRESENTATION NIGHT AT INISHOWEN GATEWAY HOTEL was last modified: February 8th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAASportlast_img read more


Derby vs Leeds: Live commentary, team news and kick-off time


first_imgDerby host Leeds in the Saturday evening Championship offering.Frank Lampard and Marcelo Bielsa both got off to a winning start in their news jobs, with the Rams defeating Reading late on whilst the Whites swept aside much-fancied Stoke. What time is kick-off?This Championship clash is set for Saturday, August 11.Kick-off is at 5.30pm.Leeds were superb against the Potters and employed a relentless pressing game, but it remains to be seen if they will be quite as attacking away from home.Derby made last seasons playoffs and Pride Park is something of a fortress, with them losing just six times.When the sides met here last, Chelsea loanee Kasey Palmer snatched a last-gasp equaliser in a 2-2 draw.Where can I listen to live commentary?Right here on talkSPORT 2.Tune in on our online player or through your DAB digital radio for exclusive commentary of the game. 1 Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes FOOTBALL LATEST NEW ERA Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade possible xi ALTERED 📢 Here it is then! 📢Your #DCFC to take on @LUFC at Pride Park Stadium this afternoon…#DCFCvLUFC pic.twitter.com/MmlfK35ipd— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) August 11, 2018 Frank Lampard saw his side snatch a late victory at Reading How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? What is the team news? gameday Getty Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener highlights smart causal 📋 | #LUFC Starting XI presented by @Ladbrokes:Peacock-Farrell, Ayling, Douglas, Cooper, Berardi, Phillips, Klich, Alioski, Hernandez, Saiz, Roofe pic.twitter.com/Ghv0Cc5QQb— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 11, 2018Listen to live commentary of the Championship clash between Derby and Leeds from 5pm on talkSPORT 2last_img read more


Firm hired to design school


first_imgLANCASTER – Projecting an enrollment increase of nearly 7,000 students in the next five years, Antelope Valley Union High School District trustees have hired an architecture firm to design the district’s ninth high school. The school, which could cost $120 million to $130 million, is planned for 65 acres in southeast Palmdale at Pearblosssom Highway, Avenue T-8 and 47th Street East. “We need to move ahead on site nine,” trustee Al Beattie said. “We are six months to a year behind schedule. If the projected enrollment keeps increasing like it is, we are behind right now.” The board at last Wednesday’s meeting approved hiring Glendora-based NTD Stichler to design the school. The board will hold a special meeting Nov. 22 to hear a design presentation by the firm. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The cost of hiring the firm will be about $4.9 million, which will be paid with funds from a 2002 voter-approved high school district bond issue and state funds, a district staff report said. The school’s preliminary target opening date is summer 2010, and the building will be designed to hold between 2,500 and 3,000 students, the report said. To pay for construction of the school and another high school that will be in either southwest Palmdale or northwest Lancaster, the district is considering placing another bond measure on the November 2006 ballot. Like Eastside High School, the district’s latest campus under construction, this ninth high school will not have a stadium or a small gym. The school’s football games will probably be played at either Knight High School, where the district plans to construct a stadium, or Littlerock High School, officials said. “The Antelope Valley continues to show strong patterns of population growth demonstrating a need for additional school construction projects,” the report said. The design and construction of a comprehensive high school takes a minimum of five to six years from inception to occupancy by students, the report said. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more