Pres. Weah Promises Regular Inspection of Pro-Poor Projects

first_imgPres. Weah inspects the ongoing road work in the Doe Community.President George Weah on Monday, October 15, shoved his way through a jubilant crowd welcoming him to the Battery Factory community where he had gone to assess conditions of the road situation in the area, also known as the Plank Field Community, according to an Executive Mansion release.Throngs of excited residents, including children, women and youth, abandoned their regular chores to greet and welcome the President.“Our Papay is here; thank you Mr. President for coming into our community,” the residents chanted as they made their way behind the President, walking a few miles deep into muddy path towards the nearby swamp.“We are glad to have you today,” the residents added.The President was in the community to assess the road as his government targets 45 feeder roads for construction and pavement. The President said he was under obligation to build the road so as to give residents easy access to the main road.“By November 2018, we want to start this road,” Weah declared to a round of applause, while waving to residents who were shouting his name jubilantly.“As you can see, the road is very bad; the place is muddy and unhealthy,” President Weah said.Therefore, he said it is his government’s responsibility to ensure that residents have good roads.He assured residents of the community that the government was determined to fulfill its road construction promise.Earlier, the President visited Samuel K. Doe Community, carrying out a firsthand assessment on the ongoing project, which began few months ago.Enveloped by a crowd of residents and passersby, he said, “We just came here to inspect the work on this road. You know, we don’t want to give contract to people who will lay back and do nothing. Our additional task is to ensure that every project is done and on time.”The President said once his government has expended money on behalf of the Liberian people for the execution of Pro-poor projects, “I have to make sure it is done properly and on time.”President Weah promised to always be on his feet to conduct a sporadic inspection of the road projects that the government is undertaking.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Chief Justice orders AG to enforce Judicial Review Act

first_img…Williams to pay Nandlall $100,000 in costAttorney General, Basil Williams was on Monday ordered by Chief Justice, Roxane George to enforce the Judicial Review Act (JRA) by July 31, 2018.In December 2017, Chief Justice George had granted an Order Rue Nisi of Mandamus, directing the AG to show cause why the said Order Nisi should not be made absolute.After reviewing all the affidavits files by both sides and legal arguments, Chief Justice George on Monday made the Order Rule Nisi absolute and directed the Legal Affairs Minister to bring the Judicial Review Act into force.The National Assembly passed the Bill and it was assent to by the then President Bharrat Jagdeo 2010. However, it was never operationalised.Attorney-law Anil Nandlall, had moved to the court to have it addressed:1) whether the Minister had discretion to bring into force the Judicial Review Act after the promulgation of Civil Procedure Rules;2) whether the Minister had a duty to issue the order to bring into force the JRA;3) whether the Honourable Court can compel the Minister to fulfil his duty.In addressing the first issue, the Chief Justice examined the relationship between the Judicial Review Act and the Civil Procedure Rules and noted that the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) expressly mention that the Judicial Review Act (JRA) contained the procedures by which remedies can be accessed under the Act.The Chief Justice also took into consideration the Hansard, which evidenced the fact that the JRA was unanimously passed. Its importance was endorsed by both the Applicant and the Respondent in the House. It was also recognised in the debates that the Act will come into force with the CPR.Having outlined the importance of the JRA the Honourable Court considered the time frame which would have been reasonable for the Minister to exercise any discretion he had. The Respondent had claimed that the Presidential Legislative Agenda did not take into consideration the enforcement of the JRA. The Court rejected this argument and concluded that the CPR was promulgated since 2010, and that the present Government was in power and that 3 years now and yet failed to bring the Act into force, notwithstanding, that the Respondent was called upon, in writing to do so, by both the Applicant and the Guyana Bar Association.The Court accepted the applicant’s submission that when the CPR came into force, the discretion which the AG’s had to bring the Act into force was transformed into an obligatory duty and the Respondent failed to discharge this duty.The Chief Justice also considered the AG’s submission that the Court would be breaching the separation of powers doctrine if it were to mingle in the affairs of the legislative and executive. The Court made it clear that the JRA had been assented to already which meant it had passed the stage of the legislative arm. Further, that in a situation where the Minister failed to perform his duty, the Court is empowered to compel the said Minister to perform his duty.The Court cited a number of legal authorities to support the conclusions reached. The Court Ordered the Williams to pay to the applicant $100,000 in cost.The applicant was represented by Manoj Narayan and Rajendra Ramkisson Jaigobin.last_img read more

FANCY A ‘GAP’ ADVENTURE IN DONEGAL?

first_imgGAP (Glenties, Ardara and Portnoo) Tourism are proud to promote their first “GAP Adventure Week”, running from the 11th to the 19th of August.If you’re thinking of getting a bit more exercise, but aren’t too sure of what to do, then try one of the many options on offer in Glenties, Ardara and Portnoo (GAP).Events range from “Come & try it kayaking”, “No sweat cycling”, “Strenuous walking”, “Mountain biking”, “Guided walk”, “2 day challenge walk & camping”, “Canoeing for beginners” & a chance to join a “Flotilla from Rosbeg to Portnoo”. Coupled with this are talks on the work of the Donegal Mountain Rescue and an Introduction to map reading, or if you’re interested in pony trekking, thats available too. See the attached timetable for locations, times and contact individuals.GAP Adventure Week from Saturday the 11th August until Saturday Sunday the 19th August 2012 Events will run depending on numbers and weather conditions.FANCY A ‘GAP’ ADVENTURE IN DONEGAL? was last modified: August 8th, 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:GAP Adventure Weeklast_img read more

GAA: NAOMH COLUMBA GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgNaomh Columba 25.09.2012 Déanaimid comhghairdeas ó chroí le Jim Mc Guinness agus achan uile duine ar fhoireann an chontae tar éis dóibh Cluiche Ceannais na hÉireann a bhaint ar an Domhnach. Tá an bua seo tuillte go maith acu i ndiaidh an obair ar fad atá déanta acu mar ghrúpa le dhá bhliain anuas, agus tá súil againn go mbainfidh siad sult as na seachtainí amach romhainn. Maith sibh! In club news, our seniors and reserves are due to travel to Carndonagh this weekend, for a very important league encounter. At the time of going to press the game had been scheduled for Sunday, with reserves at 1.30pm and seniors at 3pm, however there is a possibility that this may change, so please keep an eye out for notices locally. Our third team are in Championship action on Saturday, when they will travel to Dunkineely for a 5pm meeting with Mc Cumhaills. Ádh mór lads. In underage news, our under 13 team continue their league campaign with a trip to Dunkineely on Friday evening. 6.30pm throw in time. Scór na nÓg: the county semi final of Scór will take place on Friday, October 19th, in Gleann Fhinne. The events in Scór na nÓg as as follows: Figure/Céilí Dancing, Solo Singing, Instrumental Music, Recitation/Scéalaíocht, Ballad Group, Novelty Act, Quiz and Set Dancing. Scór na nÓg is open to any club members under the age of 17. Anyone interested in taking part in this year’s Scór is asked to contact Oifigeach na Gaeilge, John James Mc Laughlin, or any other member of the club committee. Níor bhaineadh lotto Naomh Columba le linn na seachtaine seo caite. Ba iad na huimhreacha a tháinig amach ná 7-8-12-16. Tá duaischiste de €5700 againn don tseachtain seo. Go raibh maith agaibh as bhur dtacaíocht don lotto. GAA: NAOMH COLUMBA GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: September 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: NAOMH COLUMBA GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

Sheffield Wednesday respond to racism accusations on Mansfield player

first_imgBoth clubs said they would be making no further comment at this time.The incident happened towards the end of Mansfield’s 2-1 win at Field Mill.Stags boss Flitcroft told the Sheffield Star: “With seven or eight minutes to go Pearcey was visibly upset with something, so I got him off the pitch.“Pearcey has a character and a calmness about him as everyone can see. Supporters around here have known him longer than me. ALTERED 1 NEW ERA Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Latest Football News How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Sheffield Wednesday have said they “vehemently refute any form of racist abuse on our part” after responding to allegations that Mansfield captain Krystian Pearce was abused during a pre-season friendly between the two clubs.The League Two club confirmed in a statement that they had “reported an allegation of racist abuse directed at its captain Krystian Pearce to both the Football Association and Nottinghamshire Police”. Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener gameday STATEMENT: The club can confirm that after its pre-season friendly against Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday 24 July, the club has reported an allegation of racist abuse directed at its captain Krystian Pearce to both The FA and Nottinghamshire Police.https://t.co/4TK0gIw2x7 pic.twitter.com/oYg1uMyHYR— Mansfield Town FC (@mansfieldtownfc) July 30, 2018Tuesday’s fixture ended with a 22-man brawl, with Stags boss David Flitcroft later saying he had to get Pearce off the pitch after something had “riled” him.The Football Association is looking into the allegation, saying in a statement: “The FA can confirm that the match referee was made aware of an allegation during the Mansfield v Sheffield Wednesday game on Tuesday July 24 and subsequently reported this to the FA, which has begun making enquiries into the matter.”A statement from Wednesday read: “Sheffield Wednesday are aware of the very serious allegations made following the pre-season friendly with Mansfield Town on Tuesday 24 July.“The club vehemently refutes any form of racist abuse on our part and will vigorously defend itself should the need arise.” Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more possible xi How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? highlights possible standings smart causal who plays? How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? It is not clear what was said to Pearce that sparked the mass brawl on the pitch “He has a calmness and assurance when playing football. But something riled him. Something rattled him and I was worried that, with him looking so wound up, he might do the wrong thing.“So I got him off the pitch – sensible management in a pre-season game when there are no points to play for.”A post on Kick It Out’s Twitter feed read: “The allegation made by @mansfieldtownfc’s captain Krystian Pearce is extremely serious and we have offered our support to the club. It is vital that the incident is thoroughly investigated by the Police and @FA.”last_img read more

€400k IN GRANTS FOR DONEGAL GAELTACHT GROUPS

first_imgAt a meeting of the Board of Údarás na Gaeltachta recently, it was confirmed that a provision of €1.55 million has been approved for community organisations in the Gaeltacht to support them in the implementation of their annual work plans throughout 2013.Administration grants totalling €399,000 were approved for community organisations in the Donegal Gaeltacht as follows: Lár Chomhairle Paróiste Ghleann Cholm Cille Teo – €48,000 Céim Aniar Teo – €54,000Comharchumann Oileán Árainn Mhór Teo – €85,500Comharchumann Forbartha Ghaoth Dobhair Teo – €58,000Comharchumann Thoraí Teo – €85,500 Pobal Eascarrach Teo – €33,000Comharchumann na nOileán Bheag Teo (Ancaire) – €35,000 €400k IN GRANTS FOR DONEGAL GAELTACHT GROUPS was last modified: April 16th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:€400k IN GRANTS FOR DONEGAL GAELTACHT GROUPSlast_img read more

Police seek suspects in 2 slayings at party

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEST COVINA – Police were looking Monday for the suspects in a birthday party shooting that left two men dead and two other people injured.Autopsies for Robert Ruiz, 23, of La Puente and Adam Rodriguez, 20, of West Covina were conducted Monday.Medical examiners determined Ruiz died of multiple gunshot wounds, while Rodriguez died from a gunshot to the stomach, according to Lt. Fred Corral of the Coroner’s Office.The shooting broke out early Sunday in the back yard of a house in the 2200 block of James Avenue. What started the shooting is still unknown since witnesses fled, police said.Ruiz died in the back yard while Rodriguez showed up at Citrus Valley Medical Center, Queen of the Valley campus, where he was later pronounced dead, Corral said.A 23-year-old Valinda man and a 22-year-old La Puente woman also were injured in the shooting. Their identities and conditions were unknown.On Monday, a woman who pulled into the driveway of the house where the party was held said she didn’t know anything. And another woman who answered the phone at the house declined comment.The families of the victims could not be reached.Several neighbors in the cul-de-sac didn’t want to talk. One woman who identified herself only as “Estela” said she didn’t hear the shooting. She was going to church, opened her door and saw the police. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com(626) 962-8811, Ext. 2718last_img read more

DEPUTY JOE McHUGH COMES OUT FIGHTING FOR RURAL POST OFFICES

first_imgDeputy Joe McHughFINE Gael deputy Joe McHugh has welcomed a decision to review postal services in order to retain them across the state.Commenting on the issue of Post Offices today DeputyMcHugh said: “There is no doubt that the postal service in Ireland plays a vital role in communities, and that this role is magnified even more so in rural communities. The local post office is more often than not located in the heart and hub of local towns and villages and can act as a social venue for those who are in more isolated areas, like farmers, for example.“This Government is committed to the long-term viability of An Post and figures I had requested from the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources highlight that over the last three years, there have been 17 post office closures. While any closures are regrettable and we are doing our very best to avoid them, the fact that there were 72 closures in 2010 alone highlights the very serious issue facing postal services throughout Ireland. “I have been working closely with An Post and my colleagues on the ground, meeting with Postmasters from around Co. Donegal, including Fanad, Milford and Dunfanaghy, a group from Bunbeg in Dublin, and a group in the Inishowen Peninsula.“I worked closely with the Greencastle Community and Fine Gael Councillor Mickey Doherty in successfully retaining a twelve month extension to the postal service in the area. I also attended a public meeting in Carrigart, addressing concerns regarding the retention of Carrigart and Downings post offices.“I very strongly welcome the Government’s announcement that there is to be a cross-departmental group established to review what role the state can play in ensuring the future and success of our postal services. This will encourage all Government Departments to seriously pursue the potential of a payments service in respect of each of their Departments.“While we must acknowledge that with the ever-changing face of communication and the mediums by which we connect with people, that the traditional make up of post offices is not feasible in the long-term. We also need to acknowledge that there has been a serious drop in the volume of mail being sent by people and as with most things, post offices must adapt and find new purposes for their very important and sustainable role in society. “There are a number of actions which could be taken that I believe could add to the strength and role of post offices throughout Ireland. For example, Bank of Ireland’s UK entity has been an exclusive partner to the Post Office in the UK and has been providing financial services and products to customers since 2003. This partnership has, according to the bank “become one of the UK’s fastest growing financial service providers with almost three million customers and a savings book of £18 billion and the leading supplier of foreign exchange in the marketplace.“There is no reason why something similar couldn’t work here in Ireland. I understand that some of these financial services and transactions can be complex and there are legacy issues regarding trust in banks that the UK is not facing. However we need to explore these avenues which are having very positive effects on the UK Postal service to see if they can be tailored to suit the Irish market. An alliance between post offices and customer banking/ financial services has the real potential to strengthen the offerings of post offices around the country while allowing customers financial options which would not be otherwise available to them without having to travel further.“Another possibility could involve post offices taking responsibility for all driver license issuing. In Co. Donegal, for example, many people are finding it difficult to renew their driver’s licenses as they now have to travel to Letterkenny or Donegal Town, since the cross over to the National Driver Licence Service (NDLS) came into effect. Alternatively this service could be offered through a local Post Office, saving people time and money while increasing the responsibility of the postal service.Fine Gael Councillor Noel McBride, reiterated: “It is not the policy of this Government to see closures of any post offices. I welcome the ongoing debate because it leaves the door wide open to everyone to submit suggestions and ideas around ensuring that the vital role post offices have, particularly in rural communities like ours where quite often, the post office is at the hub of the village or town.“I have been working closely with Deputy McHugh on this issue and I intend to continue working closely with the Council and my Fine Gael colleagues in finding solutions to successfully address the challenges facing post offices as a result in decline of postage mail that will enforce the long-term viability of an essential part of local communities.” Concluding, Deputy McHugh, “I think it’s important to highlight that it is not in anyone’s interest to see Post Offices closing down and the Government have repeated their commitment to ensuring the viability of as many Post Offices as possible. The Postmasters in local offices have long played a vital role in the community and we want to ensure that this tradition continues into the future, while adapting to its surroundings and changes in how people communicate with each other.”DEPUTY JOE McHUGH COMES OUT FIGHTING FOR RURAL POST OFFICES was last modified: May 8th, 2014 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

LITHUANIAN GANG STOLE 11 PAIRS OF SHOES AND A €340 TOOTHBRUSH

first_imgThree Lithuanian men who stole 11 pairs of shoes during a theft spree have been ordered to pay more than €400 in compensation to the shops they robbed.The three men also stole a toothbrush worth €340 which they sent to one of the men’s sisters living in Lithuania.The men also stole alcohol from Tesco in Letterkenny during the robbery spree in recent days. Karolis Pakrosnis, 24, and Lukas Gaidjurgis, 19, of Sea View, Rathmullan were charged with handling stolen property after Gardaí stopped a car at Ramelton Road in Letterkenny yesterday, Tuesday, October 20th.The property included 11 pairs of shoes worth €600 and a karaoke speaker worth €120, the property of Heatons of Lower Main Street, Letterkenny.A third defendant Viaceslav Kavalevskij , 20, was also charged with stealing the shoes and the speaker.Gaidjurgis was further charged with stealing an eight pack of Guinness worth €13 from Tesco on October 20th and an Oral B toothbrush worth €340 from Boots on Main Street on October 17th.He also stole three bottles of spirits from Tesco worth €85.57.Defence solicitor, Patrick Gallagher said this had been a sobering experience for his clients who have been in Ireland for up to a year and worked in various kitchens and factories.They were not working at present but hoped to be back working for Christmas.Mr Gallagher requested that the matter be adjourned to allow the defendants to raise €440 to reimburse the injured parties. Judge Paul Kelly remanded each of the three on their own bond of €100 to 16th December.“I’ll see how the behave in the meantime,” added Judge Kelly.LITHUANIAN GANG STOLE 11 PAIRS OF SHOES AND A €340 TOOTHBRUSH was last modified: October 21st, 2015 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)last_img read more

Mavericks Barbers: Is beard hair-loss normal?

first_imgThe Mavericks Barbers of Lower Main Street Letterkenny delve into a not-so-common question that many men wonder about privately:A regular to the Mavericks premises opened a conversation one day, asking did we ever write a column regard beard hair loss. Turns out he was a bit shy in coming forth and telling us he is losing a bit of beard hair and is a bit worried about it! We soon laughed about it as one of the Mavericks pointed out “man you’ve asked us a lot stranger, “weirder” things than that, what’s the big deal about a few hairs falling out?Mavericks Barbershop LetterkennyWell when it’s your hair, it is a big deal! So what’s the story with beard hair falling out? First of all it is remarkably common, here’s why…Normal Beard Growth CycleYour hair goes through a three stage growth cycle; beards are no different in that regard. To put it simply, your beard hair goes through a growing phase, a dormant transition phase and a shedding phase. The growing phase last about two years on average, while the dormant and shedding phases are much shorter. Each hair is at different intervals of the growth cycle at all times, or else your entire beard would fall off and you have to keep starting over again. Now that would be an issue! However, after a beard hair has lost the good fight, the follicle will remain active for about 3 months and there will a brand new shiny hair coming right behind it! The process then repeats. It’s very normal to lose an average of 20-30 beard hairs a day (obviously some more than others). I know, that sounds like a lot, but the average face has about 30,000 beard hairs.To optimise your beard’s health, it simply needs to be hanging off a healthy body, this includes a balance of all the elements that you would imagine, diet, hygiene, sleep stress management. In other words to look after your beard, look after yourself.It goes without saying, but if you want your beard in top shape, let the Mavericks work their magic and dish out the advice that is specific to your beard!!! You’ll be amazed at what these guys can do…Check us out on Facebook  (www.facebook.com/Maverickstraditionalbarbershop) and follow us on Instagram (maverickstraditionalbarbershop) Snapchat @MAVERICKSTBS or Twitter www.twitter.com/mavericksbaber  – and more importantly, don’t forget to call into us in Mavericks @Lower Main Street Letterkenny. Mavericks Barbers: Is beard hair-loss normal? was last modified: August 12th, 2018 by Mavericks BarbersShare 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:beardmale groomingMavericks Barbersmen’s healthlast_img read more