LDEA Arrests 4 ‘Drug Peddlers’

first_imgSuspects, John Mulbah, Abdu Duke, Sunday Echa and Magnus KollieThe Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (LDEA) in Kakata, Margibi County, has arrested four persons in connection with illegal drug trafficking, prescription abuse and trading of other harmful substances into the country.The four persons arrested are John Mulbah, 48; Sunday Echa, 34; Abdu Duke, 60; and Magnus Kollie, 34. The suspects were arrested in Harbel and Kakata City between April 25 and 28, 2017.The Liberia News Agency quoting a copy of the LDEA charge sheet, said the above named suspects were arrested in the various communities, while reportedly selling the drugs.Suspect Magnus Kollie was arrested in Kakata when officers of the LDEA received a tipoff.Suspect Kollie was caught in possession of assorted medical items, which he had attempted administering to an ailing female patient in Kakata.The three other suspects were arrested with over 200,000 kilograms of marijuana and ‘Italian White’, having the street value of over a half million Liberian dollars.Meanwhile, LDEA Margibi Commander Ralph O. Gooding is warning residents to refrain from harboring any suspected drug traffickers in the county.Gooding said a lot of times when they receive tip offs about drug traffickers, they are often obstructed by residents which caused the suspects to escape arrest.He further warned that anyone caught harboring suspected drug peddlers will be arrested and equally charged as the suspect and forwarded to court for prosecution, in keeping with the laws of Liberia.In line with that, LDEA has charged all four suspects and forwarded them to the kakata Magisterial Court for prosecution.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Caribbean Cookout set for July 28 at Carifesta Sports Complex

first_imgSome of the world’s most famous foods and drinks will be on display at the Caribbean Cookout which takes place later in the month at the Carifesta Sports Complex, Carifesta Avenue, Georgetown.The event is organised in collaboration with the Ministry of the Presidency, the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA), the Caribbean Community (Caricom) and the Department of Social Cohesion, Youth and Sport under the theme “A Global Celebration, A Global Experience, A Global Community”. The main aim of the event is to capture the attention of patrons with a variety of cultural and culinary activities.According to the coordinators, the Guyanese section will feature popular local food items such as ginger beer, sorrel drink, mauby and coconut water along with pepper pot, curry and cook-up-rice among others.Meanwhile, in the Caribbean area, the theme “Eat, Drink, Relax, Repeat” will showcase culinary specialties from Cuba, Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago with dishes such as pelau, doubles, cou-cou and green figs and salted-fish.In the international section, patrons will have an opportunity to “Taste Their Way Around the World” and will present culinary tour from North America to Africa with Nigerian pepper soup and jollof rice, Chilean empanadas and asados, Russian knish, Indian tandoori chicken, American meatloaf, Mexican Tamales and guacamole and Venezuelan arepas just to name a few.Additionally, locals will also be treated to live cultural performances ranging from steel pan renditions, modern dance pieces and fashion displays.This outdoor food festival it the first of its kind in Guyana and the organisers are hoping that it will lead to “an annual intercontinental gastronomic event”.The organising committee is inviting interested individuals with the skill and knowledge in producing Guyanese wines and local dishes and desserts to contact them on telephone number 622-0189.Admission to the event is absolutely free and secured parking will be available.last_img read more

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Vibrant sprits, high zeal profuse as thousands join Independence Day parade

first_imgBy Devina SamarooEuphoria and patriotism filled the air as masses of jubilant faces plastered with bright smiles overflowed the sidelines of the opening route of the grand inaugural Independence Day float parade, a massive festival commemorating Guyana’s 50th Jubilee celebrations.With high spirits, thousands assembled at the Stabroek Market Square and eagerly got into formation with their respective bands, paying little worry to the overcast skies above.Booming music then took over and the crowd grew wild with excitement as they began to revel down the road, exhibiting a profusion of local talent and creativity in their costume designs and uniqueness of their floates.The atmosphere was nothing short of electric as the float parade participants gyrated down the Brickdam, proudly waving the Golden Arrowhead in the air.Some 28 bands marched down this route, making their way to the spanking new D’Urban Park arena, where thousands of onlookers had already gathered to welcome the colourful costume and float parade.D’Urban Park was already transformed into a hive of commercial activities, with scores of vendors setting up shop hoping to capitalise on the vast number of patrons who turned out in love and unity to take part in the jubilee festivities.Do not be fooled to think the onlookers just stood idly by and watched in awe as the parade of exotic colours marched on, for pumped revellers were seen jumping into the procession, dancing to the beats of the various genres of music.The parade in its vibrant atmosphere comprised of both adult and children’s costume bands, which all fell in place with the theme of the Guyana’s anniversary celebration; a time for the country to reflect on its past, celebrate in its accomplishments and be inspired to work towards the further growth of the country.Down at jubilee park, persons erupted in cheers and applause as their favourite costume band made their way onto the enormous tarmac to be judged.President David Granger and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo subsequently joined the celebrations at the Durban Park arena.Other Government dignitaries later made their way to the jubilee park to mix with the crowd in observance of the country’s historic festivities.Though the threatening weather initially disappeared for most of the day, huge showers came down later in the afternoon; however, celebrators were far from discouraged.“The rain ain stopping we! The celebrations more sweet!” a group of young men declared outside a bar that was established on the outskirts of the Durban Park arena.Meanwhile, some of the participating bands in this year’s first ever independence float parade were the Amazon Warriors, Digicel, the Guyana National School of Music, the Guyana National Service, Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Tutorial High School, Caramel Secondary, the Education Ministry, the Public Infrastructure Ministry, the Communities Ministry, among others.Guyana Times caught up with Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson at the Durban Park facility where he was already heavily engrossed in the celebratory activities.“I am extremely happy to be here. It is a monumental occasion, 50 years doesn’t come often. I am glad that everything is going well, the people seem to be enjoying themselves so I think all and all, it has been a good day,” he expressed.He explained that 50 years of Guyana as an independent nation gives everyone an opportunity to press the “reset” button and mould the country into the nation we, the citizenry, want it to be.Commenting on the Durban Park Project, which falls under the oversight of the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Minister Patterson explained that assessments will first have to be done before a concrete decision is made on the way forward.“It is supposed to be a green space for the benefit of every Guyanese… everything is conceptual at the moment. You would have probably seen the artistic designs. But the final decision will be representing the country about where we are and where we want to go,” he stated.The event was hailed as one of the most memorable in Guyana’s history where persons from near and far, and even cross continent assembled in honour and recognition of the struggles made by their foreparents to achieve independence status on May 26, 1966.last_img read more

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Update: LGE 2018 off to slow start

first_imgEast Bank Demerara On the East Bank Demerara persons are trickling in slowly. When this publication visited the Houston Secondary School just a handful of persons were present. At the Peter’s Hall Primary, there were some issues with persons not finding their names on the voters list. The situation was the same at several polling stations at Mocha Arcadia. At Herstelling, voters were in high praise of the GECOM staff for the smooth process and quickness in which they were able to cast their ballots.West Coast Demerara At the DeKendren Polling Station a slow start has also been recorded. Over at Zeelught (east) the situation was the same as only one person was seen there. However, a GECOM staff in the area indicted they expect the situation to change as the day progresses.Yarrowkabra, Soesdyke-Linden HighwayAt Yarrowkabra, several villagers including the Chairman of Yarrowkabra NDC have already casted their votes at polling stations. Reports from the community stated that a fair number of persons are in lines waiting to cast their votes, Other persons are checking to see if their names are on the list. No issues were with names not being on the list has been encountered. The amount is building up as more persons are entering the polling station at Yarrowkabra Primary School to vote.East Coast Demerara This publication visited several polling stations along the East Coast of Demerara including Buxton/Foulis and Enmore/Hope, where only a trickle of persons took advantage of the early morning voting. At Enmore a notable standout was a man, who was differently abled, and toting crutches and a leg in a cast braved his situation to cast his ballot. Voting continued to be slow in areas like HaslingtonMocha Health CentreTuschen, East Bank EssequiboYarrowkabra Primary School. At Hope Secondary, there was once again a notable absence of voters. Persons did express optimism that the voting would pick up later in the day.last_img read more

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SNOOKER FOR JUST €3 AT THE CYMS SNOOKER CLUB LETTERKENNY!

first_imgCYMS SNOOKER CLUB are offering patrons and new members the opportunity to play in their superb facility for just €3 an hour. Management at the club have some incredible offers currently available with membership fees now just €15.It’s also only €3 an hour which is a superb offer for all your snookering enthusiasts out there. CYMS have TEN full size snooker tables and all tables are in fantastic condition, so you can’t be complaining of getting a kick on them if you miss a pot.The full list of prices, fees and offers available are outlined below.MEMBERSHIP FEES:Adults: €15Juniors, Students (Student Card must be shown) & Senior Citizens: €7.50OPENING HOURS: Monday – Friday: 4pm – 11.30pmSaturday & Sunday: 5pm – 11.30pmFACILITIES:10 Full size Snooker TablesTable Tennis tables (see in club for information)Snooker competitions run continually throughout the year catering for all standards of playersLOCATION:From Main Street, turn left at Library, take first left.Tel: (074) 91 24442 – (after 4pm)SNOOKER FOR JUST €3 AT THE CYMS SNOOKER CLUB LETTERKENNY! was last modified: October 6th, 2015 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:Sportlast_img read more

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DONEGAL FANS DEVASTATED AS GARTH BROOKS FORCED TO CAN ALL FIVE GIGS

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: Donegal fans have been left devastated after ALL five Garth Brooks concerts were cancelled.Garth has been forced to cancel all five gigs.The news has been broken by promoter Peter Aiken in the past few minutes.The statement said “It is with great regret that Aiken Promotions today announce that the 5 concert Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event at Croke Park has been cancelled. “No concerts will take place.The ticket return process will be outlined tomorrow.“Aiken Promotions have exhausted all avenues regarding the staging of this event.We are very disappointed for the 400,000 fans who purchased tickets for The Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event.’The move follows objections by some local residents which led to Dublin City Council granting a license for just three of the five concerts.A statement form the singer is expected shortly.  DONEGAL FANS DEVASTATED AS GARTH BROOKS FORCED TO CAN ALL FIVE GIGS was last modified: July 8th, 2014 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:cancelledConcertsCroke ParkdonegalGarth Brookslast_img read more

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DDTV: BURT CLAIM THEIR 35TH DONEGAL SENIOR HURLING TITLE

first_imgGoals were the order of the day as Burt overcame old rivals MacCumhaills to win their 35th Donegal Senior hurling title at O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny today.DonegalTV were on hand to capture Burt’s fourth title in a row. Simply click on the video to view. DDTV: BURT CLAIM THEIR 35TH DONEGAL SENIOR HURLING TITLE was last modified: September 27th, 2014 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:BURTdonegalHURLINGMacCumhaillsO’Donnell Parklast_img read more

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DDTV: CONNECT MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE LAUNCHED

first_imgConnect Mental Health is a three day mental health awareness event that will take place from October 8th -10th 2015 in South Donegal.The event was launched yesterday, Donegal TV was there to find our more… CLICK Play to watch DDTV: CONNECT MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE LAUNCHED was last modified: September 15th, 2015 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) Tags:BallyshannonConnect Mental Healthdonegallast_img read more

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TD: TIME FOR SEAN MURPHY TO QUIT AS LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL MANAGER

first_imgDeputy Mac LochlainnDeputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn has called for the resignation of senior executive hospital managers in Letterkenny in light of last week’s damning HIQA report on hygiene standards and claims that resources were not an issue. Reacting to comments made by the hospital general manager Sean Murphy that resources and staffing levels were not ‘a key issue’ in this instance, Deputy MacLochlainn said the hospital has the lowest budget and staffing levels in Ireland and that is a fact of life for all Donegal people.However Deputy MacLochlainn told today’s Tirconaill Tribune: “Mr. Murphy’s comments are a disgrace and an insult to the intelligence and integrity of the people and their politicians who are continually asked to lobby Government for more money. “It is a gross insult to the people of Donegal who own Letterkenny Hospital who visit the hospital every day and see for themselves the stresses and unacceptable workloads that staff are forced to work in under the most difficult circumstances.”He said that if Mr. Murphy genuinely believes that resources are not an issue, then he and others under his command must resign immediately on the basis that hospital management has failed the people of Donegal and a new management structure must be put in place as a matter of priority.“If resources are not an issue, then the management of the hospital at the most senior of levels must take responsibility for the failures and fault lines in basic cleaning and management of staffing in these areas,” said Mac Lochlainn in the Tribune today.“Surely this is a full admission of administration failures in Letterkenny and the community deserves much better than these remarks. “If Sean Murphy genuinely believes his own claims then he must also accept that the people of Donegal are being very poorly served by the management at Letterkenny Hospital,” added Deputy MacLochlainn.The SF Deputy said he was addressing parliamentary questions to the Minister for Health into the circumstances that led to the issues raised not being addressed after the initial inspection.Deputy MacLochlainn said that the claim that staffing levels are at their highest since June 2009 needs to be clarified since no figures were produced and no attempt was made to explain why Mr. Murphy chose to use 2009 as the baseline for his statement. He said that common sense tells people that cleaning is not rocket science and every home in Ireland does it every single day of the week without the need for committees, groups and analysis of best international practice.“The reality is that every report we read suggests that Letterkenny Hospital has the country’s lowest funding and lowest staffing levels per patient admission and for any manager to suggest that staffing is not an issue is totally unacceptable,” says Deputy MacLochlainn. He added that every politician in Donegal uses every available chance to address the chronic lack of finance and staffing shortages at the hospital and the Oireachtas members are being continually lobbied by the hospital for their support in this regard.“Therefore it is a huge shock to hear the general manager say that resources are not a key issue in the cleaning department and everywhere else when we all know that acute shortages of manpower are seen by the staff and their unions as a major crisis at the hospital,” said MacLochlainn. The HIQA inspection identified a number of high risks including environmental hygiene, infrastructure, maintenance, hand hygiene, aspergillus control and safe injection practices.The first of these inspections was carried out in June. The follow-up inspection found no significant improvement in the overall standard of environmental hygiene. Varying levels of dust were observed in all areas and patient equipment cleaning was unsatisfactory.Maintenance of the patient environment in the Orthopaedic Unit was of significant concern with ward wide issues related to maintenance.Surfaces, finishes, flooring and some furnishings in patient rooms including windows, wall paintwork, woodwork, wood finishes were worn and poorly maintained and as such did not facilitate effective cleaning.Only 55% of hand hygiene opportunities observed by inspectors were taken. The Authority was also not assured that the risk of invasive aspergillosis was being fully managed in line with the Infection Prevention and Control Standards.TD: TIME FOR SEAN MURPHY TO QUIT AS LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL MANAGER was last modified: October 15th, 2015 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)Tags:HIQAPadraig Mac LochlainnSean Murphylast_img read more

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‘Jacks volleyball falls in 4 to Cal Poly Pomona

first_imgHumboldt State’s volleyball team fell in four sets to visiting Cal Poly Pomona Thursday night at Lumberjack Area.After winning the first set 26-24 Humboldt surrendered the following three sets in the loss, 25-21, 27-25 and 25-14, which moves it to 5-4 overall and 1-1 in CCAA play.Lexi Riggs and Lenox Loving each had 13 kills for the ‘Jacks Thursday night while Summer Hansen had 11. Riley Tishlarich led HSU with 32 assists and Odelia Ryan led the ‘Jacks with 28 digs.Ally Wilder had 20 kills …last_img read more

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