Policeman Arrested with Huge Cache of Marijuana

first_imgA 145Kg consignment of marijuana was discovered Sunday, January 5, in a vehicle with license plate number NG-2143. The vehicle is owned by a police officer of the Police Support Unit (PSU).According to the Inspector-General of the Liberia National Police, Col. Clarence Chris Massaquoi, a team of highway patrol officers, headed by patrolman Jallah M. Japolo, intercepted a black Nissan X-Terra owned by Officer Sawon S. Doe ID#: 0699.At a press conference held by Director Massaquoi, it was explained that two unidentified occupants stepped down from the vehicle and were searched.During the search, marijuana with an estimated weight of 145Kg and valued at LD$966,000, was found. Director Massaquoi promised a reward to the vigilant police officers who made the drug-bust.“As part of our crack-down on drug trafficking, the LNP is gratified to inform the public that we have arrested PSU officer Sawon S. Doe.”Mr. Doe was immediately dismissed from the LNP and turned over to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). He will be investigated and prosecuted.Director Massaquoi said that there are ‘bad apples’ promoting corruption, and that many of them were officers within the LNP. He expressed his commitment to the enforcement of the law and maintenance of order as head of the LNP.He apologized to the Liberian people for the ongoing situation in the security sector, describing it as a blow to the community and an act undermining the police’s trust in the rebuilding process of the country.Receiving the consignment of marijuana confiscated by the LNP, the Director of the Drug Enforcement Agency, Col. Anthony Souh, expressed gratitude to the (LNP) and Director Massaquoi for being vigilant in dealing with drug-trafficking in the country.Mr. Souh said, “This is the kind of professionalism that has been lacking within the security sector; I want to assure the people of Liberia and the national police force of our cooperation in ensuring maximum results from our operations.”He described the effort of the (LNP) as timely and efficient. He praised the Director for arresting a uniformed officer with drugs, adding that no one is exempted from ongoing drug investigations.“We will go after security officers and civilians; we will do whatever it takes.” If a cat is able to devour its own, then we will go after our own (if necessary) when the time comes.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Koijee Challenges Muslims to Ensure Peace

first_imgSome of the Muslims, just returned from Mecca, seated at the ceremony in Monrovia. Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Koijee says the government’s is commitment to promote religious tolerance and therefore Liberians should see the positive change of the government in the country, a release has said.Mayor Koijee spoke on Thursday, September 13 at a program marking the safe return to the country of Liberian Muslims from the Holy City of Mecca, Saudi Arabia at the Monrovia City Hall.Koijee said President George Weah remains committed to upholding freedom of association as is enshrined in the Constitution.According to the release, Mayor Koijee said every citizen will be given the chance to affiliate with any religion void of intimidation under the government.Mayor Koijee said President Weah believes that every citizen regardless of his or her religious affiliation should be equally protected that will promote the current peaceful coexistence among Liberian citizens.Mayor Koijee (left) along with Foreign Minister Findley at the celebration yesterday in Monrovia“President Weah sees Liberians as one family and that should be exemplified through the expression of love for one another. Liberia is the only country we have and as such, we should work together to contribute to its economic and infrastructure development,” he said.“It is now left with the young people to support the President’s decision by positively executing their roles and responsibilities as ambassadors of the youthful generation,” he said.Mayor Koijee also called on Liberian youths to take advantage of the opportunity given them by President Weah to serve in positions of trust in government.He said President Weah has erased the past perception that young people were only good to be used as tools for violence.On behalf of the Muslims Grand Mufti Abubakar Sumaworo lauded President Weah for helping them to attend the Haj to Mecca, which is one of the five pillars of their religion. He indicated that while in Mecca, they prayed to Allah for peace for Liberia and wisdom to strengthen President Weah with wisdom to transform Liberia.Sumaworo pledged their support to the government’s pro-poor agenda for prosperity.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Consultation on National Child Labour Policy begins

first_imgThe Social Protection Ministry through the Department of Labour has finally begun consulting stakeholders on the National Child Labour Policy.Members of the Public Sector, Private Sector, religious groups, and other organisations were involved in a discussion where recommendations were made on various areas the policy should cover.The consultations also included representatives from the Ministry’s Child Care and Protection Agency, Trafficking in Persons Department, Gender Affairs Bureau, and Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Policy Unit.Assistant Chief Labour Officer Karen Vansluytman-Corbin explained that in keeping with Convention 138 and 182 of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), which deal with minimum age and address the worst forms of child labour respectively, the Government has several key pieces of legislation in place to combat forms of child labour, such as the employment of young children.The Department will continue meeting with stakeholders across the country to discuss their opinions and concerns about what should be included in the policy.When the policy is completed, a national action plan will be put in place.Additionally, institutional mechanisms for the enforcement of laws and regulations against child labour were established and all key international conventions concerning the issues ratified.According to the United States Department of Labour, “In 2016, Guyana made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labour.The Government reformed the Inter-Ministerial Taskforce on Combating Trafficking in Persons, began developing a National Action Plan and Policy on Child Labour, and finalised the 2017–2018 National Action Plan on Combating Trafficking in Persons.last_img read more

FSJ Huskies vs GP Wheelers – Lines

first_imgGP WheelersHead Coach Jesse Reed28 Lewis – 15 Littman – 37 Halwa89 Larocque – 91 Weegar – 62 Dawson33 Tyler Simigan – 27 Robideau – 18 Michalko24 McArthur- Advertisement -49 Sutherland – 5 Putio6 Bauer – 81 Gould77 Rory Simigan – 8 McGuigan30 Vant ErveBackup – 1 PeppardAdvertisement FSJ HuskiesGlass – Sidhu – HildebrandNorris – Dendys – CampbellSperling – Rose – Dayne PedersenRob FosterWongstedt – BrinkworthGreen – Linden ApsassinLangdon – Tyson PedersenTravis McLeanAdvertisementlast_img read more

September 2015 will be Big Brothers Big Sisters Month & United Way Month

first_imgDSC_1860United Way operates not just in Fort St. John, but many other cities in Northern BC as well, including Prince George, Smithers, Chetwynd, and many others.They operate focuses on their three ‘pillars’ – children, poverty, and community.Advertisement Following a council meeting on Monday afternoon, Mayor Lori Ackerman proclaimed September 2015 to be Big Brothers Big Sisters Month, and United Way of Northern BC Month.Big Brothers Big Sisters has been working in Fort St. John for 31 years, with no sign of slowing down.DSC_1864– Advertisement -Even with as little as one hour a week, children who have mentors through Big Brothers Big Sisters show dramatic improvements in success at school and life.The organization says boys with a Big Brother are 3 times less likely than boys without one to suffer peer pressure related anxiety – and girls with a Big Sister are 2 and a half times more likely than girls without  to be more confident in school. “We prepare children to succeed in life, we build pathways out of poverty, and we inspire people to care for one another through all three pillars.” Community Developer and Campaign Officer Niki Hedges told the council.Celebrating United Way of Northern BC in the month of September seems like a clear choice, as the organization hosts an annual Fire Truck Pull each year.The Fire Truck Pull this year, which takes place on September 19th, and Hedges says many different companies are keen to be part of the much-anticipated event.last_img read more

Glasgow Rangers legend dismisses prospect of returning to the club as manager

first_imgTerry Butcher has dismissed the prospect of becoming Glasgow Rangers boss any time soon.The former Ibrox captain has been linked with the job after Ally McCoist was placed on gardening leave, but the continuing uncertainty that surrounds the club means he will not be putting his name forward.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “I think anybody looking at it from the outside will wonder just what is going on.“It is a bit of a minefield if you want to take control. If there is no harmony in the boardroom and you have got a new chairman coming in left, right and centre, as a manager and as players you wonder just what is going on. Until they get that sorted out it is reflected on the pitch itself.”last_img read more

League Two news: Newport County name Warren Feeney as new manager

first_img Warren Feeney Warren Feeney has been appointed manager of League Two strugglers Newport County.The 34-year-old steps into the role following John Sheridan’s decision to return to Oldham Athletic.Feeney had been working as Sheridan’s assistant since October after a spell as boss of Lingfield.“It’s a great honour for me to be appointed as manager of Newport County AFC,” said Feeney, who will be assisted by former Blackburn defender Andy Todd.“I have enjoyed my time at the club and I am looking forward to the challenges of being a Football League manager.“I believe we have a committed group of players here, that are more than capable of staying clear of the relegation places this season.“We have showed that we have the quality in this squad to match the best teams in this division and now the focus must be on hitting a consistent level of performance.“We have some crucial games coming up, so all of the efforts will be focused on preparation for those games and picking up the points we need to help us move further away from the bottom two.”“I would like to thank John Sheridan for his help during our time together. He is a great manager and gave me the opportunity to join him at Oldham and whilst I have learnt a lot from working with him the opportunity to manage at Newport County AFC was a simple decision for me.” 1last_img read more

DDTV: SEE TONIGHT’S LATEST EPISODE OF DONEGALTV

first_imgTonight’s latest DonegalTV progamme yet again showed all that is good about our county.From showcasing all Donegal has to offer the film industry to a Donegal man living in boston helping others less fortunate than himself, it’s a great slice of home for the world to see.Simply click on the video to play. DDTV: SEE TONIGHT’S LATEST EPISODE OF DONEGALTV was last modified: January 22nd, 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) Tags:DonegalTVEpisodelast_img read more

GAA NOTES: DONEGAL NORTHERN BOARD

first_imgDonegal Northern Board GAAResultsPeter McFadden Breenagh U10 Go Games Section OneGlenswilly 0.11 0.11 St MichaelsPeter McFadden BreenaghU10 Go Games Section Two Glenfin 0.10 0.10 ConvoyUnder 12 Go Games Section 1Fanad Gaels 5.09 2.03 GlenswillySt Eunans 5.07 1.04 CloughaneelyUnder 12 Go Games Section 2 Robert Emmets 2.09 1.18 St Eunans BConvoy 2.07 4.06 BuncranaCrawford Trophies LiffordUnder 14 Division One Cloughaneely 0.06 5.24 BurtGhaoth Dobhair 7.10 1.05 McCumhaillsGlenfin 2.09 0.11 St EunansDivision Two Section OneN Colmcille 1.04 5.14 Red HughsDivision Two Section TwoSt Michaels 5.18 5.06 St Eunans BGlenswilly 3.11 1.04 Letterkenny GaelsBuncrana 3.08 1.04 UrrisFixturesTuesday 21st June 7.30 pmCrawford Trophies LiffordUnder 14 Division OneBurt v Ghoath Dobhair Paddy McGonagleWednesday 22nd June 7.30 pmCrawford Trophies LiffordUnder 14 Division OneSt Eunans v Convoy Paddy McKeeverFanad Gaels v Glenfin James McGinleyMcCumhaills v Cloughaneely Cathal DohertyU14 Division Two Section OneMalin v Robert Emmets John FarrenUrris v Naomh Colmcille Paul McLaughlinN Padraig v BuncranaU14 Division Two Section TwoDownings v St Michaels Daniel HallL/Kenny Gaels v Milford Conal McGreneraSt Eunans B v Ghaoth Dobhair Gary McDaidTermon v Glendwilly Don LanganFriday 24th June 7.30 pmCrawfords Trophies LiffordU14 Division Two Section OneRed Hughs v Carndonagh PJ ScanlonKelly Furniture Minor League Div 1Malin v CloughaneelyConvoy v McCumhaillsMilford v Gaoth DobhairKelly Furniture Minor League Div 2 Section 1Buncrana v CarndonaghN Padraig Lifford v Robert EmmetsRed Hughs v Naomh ColmcilleKelly Furniture Minor League Div 2 Section 2Fanad Gaels v GlenswillySaturday 25th June 12.00Peter McFadden Breenagh U8 Finals DayMonday 27th June 7.30 pmDownings Bay HotelU16 Div One ChampionshipSt Eunans v TermonCloughaneely v BurtUrris v BuncranaDownings Bay HotelU16 Div Two ChampionshipCarndonagh v Naomh ColmcilleRed Hughs v Letterkenny GaelsMalin v Fanad GaelsDownings v Gaoth DobhairDownings Bay HotelU16 Div Three ChampionshipGlenfin v N Padraig MaghGlenswilly v ConvoyRegistrationsAll clubs must ensure their registrations are with Northern Board Registrar Emma McAtteer before 30th June. Any club who fails to do so will not be allocated any further fixtures and will forfeit their gamesCups & TrophiesAny club who has still not returned a divisional or county trophy should do so immediately.Championship DrawsThe U16 championship games will be played immediately after the exams have been completed, commencing on Monday 27th June. Fixtures can be viewed on the website.Underage League TablesPeter McFadden U10 Section OneTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Points For PointsGaoth Dobhair 3 3 0 0 48 6Termon 3 3 0 0 34 6St Michaels 4 2 1 1 43 5St Eunans A 1 1 0 0 10 2Downings 2 0 0 2 17 2Glenswilly 4 0 2 2 34 2Cloughaneely 3 0 1 2 18 2Milford 3 0 2 1 25 1Fanad Gaels 1 0 1 0 9 0Letterkenny Gaels 2 0 2 0 20 0Peter McFadden U10 Section TwoTeam Played Won Lost Drawn PointsConvoy 4 3 0 1 7Buncrana 3 2 0 1 5MacCumhaills 2 2 0 0 4St Eunans B 3 2 1 0 4Robert Emmets 3 1 1 1 3Glenfin 4 1 2 1 3Naomh Colmcille 1 1 0 0 2Red Hughs 1 0 1 0 0Naomh Padraig 3 0 3 0 0Peter McFadden Breenagh U12 Section OneTeam Played Won Lost Drawn PointsSt Eunans A 7 7 0 0 14Gaoth Dobhair 6 5 1 0 10Fanad Gaels 7 4 2 1 9Letterkenny Gaels 6 4 2 0 8Termon 6 3 3 0 6Milford 7 2 4 1 5St Michaels 4 2 2 0 4Cloughaneely 4 1 3 0 2Glenswilly 6 0 6 0 0Downings 5 0 5 0 0Peter McFadden U12 Section TwoTeam Played Won Lost Drawn PointsSt Eunans B 8 7 1 0 14Red Hughs 8 5 3 0 10MacCumhaills 4 4 0 0 8Robert Emmets 5 3 2 0 6Convoy 7 3 4 0 6Buncrana 5 3 2 0 6Naomh Colmcille 6 3 3 0 6Glenfin 5 2 3 0 4Naomh Padraig 6 1 5 0 2Crawfords Trophies LiffordU14 Division OneTeam Played Won Lost Drawn PointsGlenfin 3 3 0 0 6Burt 3 2 1 0 4St Eunans A 3 2 1 0 4Fanad Gaels 2 2 0 0 4Gaoth Dobhair 3 1 2 0 2Convoy 2 1 1 0 2Sean MacCumhaills 3 0 3 0 0Cloughaneely 3 0 3 0 0Crawfords Trophie LiffordU14 Division Two Section OneTeam Played Won Lost Drawn PointsMalin 3 3 0 0 6Red Hughs 3 3 0 0 6Carndonagh 3 2 1 0 4Urris 3 1 2 0 2Robert Emmets 3 1 2 0 2Buncrana 3 1 2 0 2Naomh Padraig 2 0 2 0 0Naomh Colmcille 2 0 2 0 0Crawfords Trophies LiffordU14 Division Two Section TwoTeam Played Won Lost Drawn PointsSt Michaels 3 3 0 0 6Glenswilly 3 2 1 0 4St Eunans B 3 2 1 0 4Gaoth Dobhair B 3 2 1 0 4Milford 2 1 1 0 2Letterkenny Gaels 3 1 2 0 2Termon 2 0 2 0 0Downings 3 0 3 0 0GAA NOTES: DONEGAL NORTHERN BOARD was last modified: June 20th, 2011 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

DONEGAL MAN TO REPRESENT DISABLED IN EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

first_imgWell-known Letterkenny man Frank Larkin is to travel to the European Parliament this week to attend a hearing on disability.Frank will represent the Donegal Centre for Independent Living in Brussels to debate the hearing entitled ‘Defend the Right of Independent Living – How the EU’s Austerity Policy Is Undermining the Lives of People with Disabilitiies.’Mr Larkin said it is of vital importance that as many MEPs attend the hearing. ENIL and its partner organisations will present evidence about the impact austerity measures are having on people with disabilities in the European Union, and will set out actions that can be taken by the European Parliament and the European Commission to address this situation.These will include the ENIL Proposal for the European Parliament Resolution on the effect of cuts in public spending on services for persons with disabilities in the EU.    DONEGAL MAN TO REPRESENT DISABLED IN EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT was last modified: February 5th, 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:BrusselsDonegal Centre for Independent LivingFrank Larkinlast_img read more