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Massaquoi Promises to ‘Weed Out Corruption from LNP’

first_imgPolice Inspector General, Colonel Chris Clarence Massaquoi, has reaffirmed his pledge to weed out corruption from the Liberia National Police (LNP).Col. Massaquoi stressed that his administration will continue to uphold the zero tolerance policy on corruption/bribery within the LNP.Director Massaquoi, addressing hundreds of police officers who converged at the Monrovia City Hall Sunday, June 22, to celebrate the police General Assembly, said he will not relent in his drive to reshape the image of the LNP, which according to him, has been hard hit by misconduct as the result of the country’s civil conflict.The Liberian Police Chief said corrupt practices that tend to undermine the integrity of the police will not be condoned, adding that those who will get involved in such ugly and embarrassing acts will meet the wrath of his pen.He encouraged officers of the Liberia National Police to perform their duties with a high degree of integrity and professionalism, taking into consideration tat they are being watched by the public, whom they serve.Commenting on the welfare of police officers, Col. Massaquoi told the gathering that their welfare is paramount on his administration’s agenda. He assured the officers that his administration is revisiting the insurance policy, which will benefit officers and their spouses.He furthered promised to push for better incentives and improved allowances, especially for officers taking assignments in the leeward counties.The LNP boss also took the time to warn against absenteeism, thus mandating his Chief of Human Resource to be more robust in monitoring the attendance of LNP employees. “Cut the salary of anyone that will abandon his/her job for no justifiable reason,” Col. Massaquoi instructed.At the same time, he lauded officers for their sacrificial services they continue to render to the people of Liberia through difficult times and circumstances. He said despite the ups and downs being faced by the police, he was thankful that the police as an institution has been able to meet its statutory mandate by protecting lives and properties.“You have done exceptionally well in these difficult times, I am proud of you as well as the President of Liberia , and we do hereby assure you that our administration will give you all of the support you need to work”, he asserted.He admonished supervisors to be more vigilant in their oversight role, stressing that supervisors will be accountable for the actions and inactions of their subordinates.“We will take drastic measures against any supervisor who will not exercise due diligent in the execution of his/her duty,” Col. Massaquoi warned. On the issue of capacity building for officers, the Police IG said he is satisfied with the number of trainings being offered to the police by the Government of Liberia and its foreign partners.He cautioned the officers to take advantage of the trainings, which are intended to build their capacity in the wake of the drawdown of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).Officers of the LNP are currently benefiting from several training opportunities across Africa, Asia, and the United States of America.He told the men that the Government of Liberia was supporting the process of the UNMIL drawdown, which he said is taking place in three phases. Phases one and two ran from October 2012 to June 2014, while phrase three is expected to commence July 1, 2014 with a completion date of 2015.He concluded by calling on Liberians to see the police force as their own as they prepare to take over from UNMIL, adding that the LNP is fully prepared to provide security to the people of the Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Eureka to provide offshore medical care to oil and gas industry

first_imgThe Eureka Medical Lab has teamed up with Atlantic Offshore Medical Services to provide occupational health and safety services to the oil and gas industry.This was announced on Tuesday evening at the health institution’s Thomas Street, Georgetown location as it launched its Fast Track service.Eureka Medical Lab Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Andrew Boyle said, “You heard me mention Eureka Atlantic Offshore Medical Services, it’s not magic, it’s reality … AOMS (Atlantic Offshore Medical Services) has joined with Eureka to establish or form Eureka Atlantic Offshore Medical Services. We are going to be providing occupational health and safety services to the oil industry and, of course, to others as well and this entity will afford Guyanese and others, of course…the opportunity to have state-of-the- art medical services…”At the launch, First Lady Sandra Granger congratulated the medical institution on its major achievement, noting that “the sky and the seas are the limit for Mr Boyle and his team”.Eureka’s Fast Track is a new service that was launched with the intention of providing a more comfortable service with little or no delay at an additional cost.The service seeks to provide faster results for phlebotomy and ultrasound tests, which will help customers to escape long lines and save valuable time. In doing so, the customers will have access to the one-stop centre from 07:00h to 22:00h on a daily basis, except on Sundays and selected holidays.The new service, which was made available from Wednesday, ensures speed, security, and privacy. It allows customers the privilege of making appointments to better save and manage their time.Boyle reiterated the convenience of the service while adding that he hoped to make it a 24-hour service in the future.The new facility is being launched due to him receiving a significant amount of calls, requesting faster service.“In Fast Track, it’s a very simple structure that allows one person to do all of those details that is to take your data; of course you make your payments, and then we take the samples and the results, of course, will be fast-tracked as well.”He stated that Fast Track would also be safe, since security guards would be on the spot, as well as CCTV.Boyle also announced that in a few weeks’ time, he anticipated beginning “exotic tests” at the facility which include testing for alpha-fetoprotein, folic acid, Vitamin D along with a few others, at a fraction of the cost it was previously being done for, since they were able to acquire advanced equipment.Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence noted the importance of the services to the ordinary citizen as well as politicians.“This move works directly in sync with the Ministry’s health vision which seeks to make Guyanese the healthiest in the Caribbean,” Lawrence added. (Devina Ramdass)last_img read more

Govt announces reduction in fuel from today

first_imgAs of today, there will be a reduction in prices for gas at the pumps, as the Caribbean Community’s (Caricom) approval of the suspension of the Common External Tariff (CET) has led to a reduction in overall cost.This announcement was made on Sunday through a joint statement from the Finance Ministry and the Guyana Oil Company (GuyOil). The reduction will apply to wholesale and retail gas prices.“Starting February 4, 2019, Super 95 Gasoline will be wholesaled at $208.00 per litre or 27.44 per cent less, and Gasoil (LSD) at $207.00 per litre or 15.85 per cent less,” the statement said.“Simultaneously, retail customers will pay $218.00 per litre for Super 95 GasolineThe Guyana Oil Companyor 30.77 per cent less and $217.00 per litre for Gasoil (LSD) or 19.72 per cent less. These significant reductions are attributed to a decline in acquisition costs.”The statement reminded that Government had approached Caricom for the suspension of the Common External Tariff after the closure of Petroleum Trinidad (Petrotrin). Petrotrin was previously Guyana’s main fuel supplier.“Caricom’s subsequent approval would have also led to a reduction in acquisition costs. The Government, through The Guyana Oil Company, is therefore proud to cause these reductions to the benefit of all consumers.”The parliamentary Opposition has long called on Government, through GuyOil, to intervene in reducing gas prices. At a previous press conference, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had said that there is fiscal space to make the adjustment with the tax regime to allow a reduction of gas prices for local consumers.Jagdeo had related that under the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government, there was a system used in cases like these, where the taxes can be adjusted based on the movement up or down of the gas price so that the benefits would be passed onto the people.Given the mounting criticisms and the need for serious attention to be paid to the issue, the PPP/C General Secretary had said that “The Government through public pressure must adjust the rate at the pump. They have a lot of room. They have the fiscal space as well as the tax play to make that adjustment.”The former Guyanese Head of State had recalled when the prices for crude oil stood at about US$75 per barrel, lower than the US$120 high, before the rapid tumble a few years ago to about US$28.“We had argued that with the rapid tumble, the benefits should have been passed on to the Guyanese public, who would have seen lower prices at the pump and in their electricity bill. They never did that. And what happened was that they raked in billions in revenue; they collected over $25 billion at GPL alone.”He had told the media that with the crude prices at about US$75 a barrel and not US$120, there was definitely room to make significant adjustments to the price of fuel at the pump.Another point that has previously been raised by Jagdeo was the fact that under the PPP/C Government, GuyOil was used as a regulatory agency whereby the prices at the State-owned entity set precedence for other companies to follow.last_img read more

Flyers fall to Sr. Canucks in preseason action

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers fell to the Dawson Creek Senior Canucks in the team’s single preseason game this past Friday at the North Peace Arena.The Flyers were on the board first less than five minutes into the first, when Dan Pappin fired a shot past Dawson netminder Steven Ridley, assisted by Cole Calliou and Devan Greyeyes. Dawson Creek answered back six minutes later on the powerplay, but Brennan Giroux put the Flyers ahead once again with 4 minutes left in the first, helped by Jeff Shipton and Marshall Sidwell.The Flyers continued their dominance into the second period, going up 4-1 with a pair of goals from Andrew Payou. Rick Cleaver and Jeff Shipton both tallied assists on those goals.- Advertisement -Sadly, the Flyers didn’t seem to generate the offence seen in the first two frames, as Dawson Creek went on to score three unanswered goals, two of which happened in the final two minutes to force sudden death overtime. In the end, it was Dawson Creek who got the sudden win when Jeff Taylor scored for the Sr. C’s with just over a minute and a half remaining.The Flyers start their 2016-2017 NPHL season at home next weekend when they host the Grande Prairie Athletics at the North Peace Arena. The puck drops on Saturday night at 8:00.last_img read more

Calls of the wild

first_imgPASADENA – At the Pasadena Humane Society, it’s not about just dogs and cats anymore. While the bulk of PHS activities still revolve around those animals, they also deal with thousands of animals that range from the mundane to the exotic. Statistics for past year show the agency, which serves Pasadena, South Pasadena, Sierra Madre, San Marino, Arcadia, La Ca ada Flintridge and Glendale, handled 14,445 calls and 8,747 were about dogs and cats. But more than a thousand calls each concerned birds and opossums; several hundred each were about skunks, raccoons, squirrels, reptiles and rodents; more than a hundred were about deer, scores involved ducks and geese, coyotes and chickens, and livestock in the form of goats and pigs. The agency handled 126 deer calls last year, 101 of them dead animals. Veronica Fincher, a PHS wildlife management specialist, said most deer are killed by cars. “They come down from the foothills looking for food. Some are victims of predators. There are mountain lions all over the foothills” she said. Steve McNall, PHS president and CEO, said they once came into possession of two Arctic Kit Foxes, after their mother gave birth in some hay bales in Alaska, and the bales were shipped by truck to Southern California. “We send animals like that to local rehabilitators who treat wild animals,” he said. “Our goal is to get the animal into the environment that most suits it.” The number of calls they receive fluctuates with the seasons, Fincher said. Lack of rain increases calls as animals leave the foothills in search of food and water. McNall said overall the number of calls has declined. “Our primary cities have ordinances that prohibit people from keeping exotic species,” he said. emanuel.parker@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4475160Want 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

Liverpool manager Klopp admitted to hospital

first_img0Shares0000Liverpool’s head coach Jurgen Klopp is admitted to hospital LONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 15 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was admitted to hospital on Wednesday following a health scare.Media reports said Klopp had told Liverpool’s medical staff that he was feeling ill, and the 50-year-old German was urged to go to a hospital for further tests. “He is being assessed by doctors and will be absent from training on Wednesday as a result,” the club said in a statement.“There are currently no plans for Jurgen to remain in hospital beyond his appointment and he will therefore return home this evening; however, he may require further check-ups in the coming days.”Klopp’s full squad returned to Liverpool’s Melwood training ground from international duty on Wednesday ahead of Saturday’s home clash with Southampton but the players arrived with Klopp nowhere to be seen, as their coach had already been taken to hospital.Liverpool did not say whether the former Borussia Dortmund coach, who is scheduled to take part in a pre-match press conference on Friday, will return to training or if he will be on the Anfield bench on Saturday.Should Klopp be absent this weekend it will be the second game he has missed for Liverpool due to ill health. He was hospitalised with appendicitis ahead of the Reds’ 2-2 home draw with Sunderland in February 2016.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Liverpool v Spurs confirmed teams: Reds trio return but there’s no Firmino

first_imgLiverpool host title-challenging Tottenham Hotspur for this evening’s Premier League clash, kick off 5:30pm BST, and it’s live on talkSPORT.Spurs are looking to keep the pressure on leaders Leicester City, while the Reds aim to close their gap from the top four.   CLICK HERE TO STREAM LIVERPOOL V TOTTENHAM LIVE COMMENTARY ON TALKSPORTA number of Jurgen Klopp’s players had been doubts for the clash after the international break, including Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Christian Benteke – but one of this trio has been named in the starting line up.Mauricio Pochettino, meanwhile, is without Erik Lamela who picked up a knock on duty for Argentina, but Toby Alderweireld has recovered from a stomach bug. Take a look at the confirmed teams at Anfield below: Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Milner, Coutinho, Lallana, SturridgeSubs: Kolo Toure, Allen, Origi, Ibe, Skrtel, Smith, WardTottenham XI: Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Rose, Dier, Dembele, Son Heung-min, Eriksen, Alli, KaneSubs: Mason, Vorm, Trippier, Chadli, Onomah, Carroll, Davies Roberto Firmino has been ruled out of action as Liverpool host Spurs in the Premier League 1last_img read more

UP FOR THE MATCH FOR MICHAELA – JERSEY IS FASTEST-SELLING EVER!

first_imgMichaela Jersey ‘Fastest Selling Jersey’The specially commissioned jersey for the ‘Match for Michaela’ has been a huge success, and is currently the fastest selling GAA jersey of all time.The jersey was designed by Lairdesign in Omagh and produced exclusively by O’Neills and is available to buy online at www.oneills.com and will also be available on Saturday evening at the Match for Michaela.  It’s available in all sizes, including children and adult. Ulster GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail stated, “The unique design of the Match for Michaela jersey is proving to be a huge hit with Gaels right across Ireland, both men and women.  It’s the perfect product to show your support for the Michaela Foundation with proceeds going directly to the Foundation.“We are also very pleased that a limited edition of this jersey will be worn by the Ulster team on Saturday night.  The Ulster version will not be available to buy but will be a lovely reminder for the Ulster players of their participation and support for the Match for Michaela.”John McAreavey, Michaela’s husband, said, “When it came to designing the jersey we wanted something unique and a jersey that was vibrant, youthful and full of energy – just like Michaela.  I think Lairdesign and O’Neills have done a great job in designing this jersey which is extremely popular.“We hope to see as many people wearing the Match for Michaela jersey on Saturday night.”  UP FOR THE MATCH FOR MICHAELA – JERSEY IS FASTEST-SELLING EVER! was last modified: November 3rd, 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:UP FOR THE MATCH FOR MICHAELA – JERSEY IS FASTEST-SELLING EVER!last_img read more

DONEGAL LADIES FOOTBALL: RESULTS AND REPORTS

first_imgDONEGAL LADIES FOOTBALL NEWS:DONEGAL MINORSDONEGAL’S Minor Ladies (pictured) were on the wrong side of the result in their opening Ulster Championship game against Tyrone. Played at an excellent Carndonagh club, the Donegal girls just couldn’t get started in the first half and went in trailing by 3-09 to 0-04 at half-time.The Red Hand county continued to put the pressure on Donegal at the start of the second half but missed a number of gilt-edged chances.Donegal slowly came into the game and began reeling in their opponents to score 3-04 in the second half, Tyrone adding just two more scores 1-01.The final score – Donegal 3-08, Tyrone 4-10 – was just five points in the end. The Donegal girls can take heart from their comeback, but will rue a nervous first half.DONEGAL U14sDonegal entered two teams into the All-Ulster Blitz in Garvaghey at the weekend and put in the best performance in a few years at the competition.The Donegal Gold team cruised through their first three games, but just came up short against a very physical Monaghan side to finish runners-up in their group before losing by a two points in their semi-final play-off.The Donegal Green team also performed extremely well in the B competition, winning a number of games before losing in the final to an extremely strong Antrim side. It was a good experience for the Donegal U14 panel, some of them getting to meet Tyrone senior men’s manager Micky Harte.The U14s have two teams in action over the next few weeks, with the Championship team and League team being finalised later this week.The U14 League team play Down on Saturday at Naomh Padraig Muff in their first game of the campaign (2pm throw-in). The management team headed by Sabrina White would like to thank Naomh Padraig Muff for supporting the girls.SUNDAY’S RESULTS Div 1Milford 4-10 Carndonagh 0-10Div 3 South WestSt Nauls 2-5 Kilcar 0-4Naomh Mhuire beat CloughaneelyDiv 3 North EastGlenswilly 1-1 Malin 2-8Fanad Gaels 4-17 Urris 4-7Termon B beat KillybegsREFEREE COURSEDonegal Ladies have organised a LGFA Referee Refresher Course Level 2 for Thursday 26th March @7pm.Venue; Civil defence HQ, Railway road, Stranorlar. Directions to venue-After you turn onto Railway Road from main street Stranorlar, take the 2nd Right turn, follow the road and through the gates and Civil Defence HQ is on your right hand side.This is the opportunity for all referees who officiate at Ladies/Girls matches here in Donegal to up skill for the season ahead. Some new rules are in place since congress and this is the ideal opportunity for our referees to do this up to date course. Registration will be from 6.45 and course will start at 7pm sharp.We make the plea now to clubs who have Referees officiating at our games in the county to ask them to attend on the night.Contact DGL Ladies Dev. Officer at donalsharkey62@gmail.com if your club Referee is attending.The Donegal Green team who were runners-up in GarvagheyDONEGAL LADIES FOOTBALL: RESULTS AND REPORTS was last modified: March 22nd, 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:donegaldonegal ladies football newsTyronelast_img read more

It’s illegal to mark 2006 with gunfire

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake LANCASTER – Sheriff’s deputies will look for motorists driving drunk or without licenses at a checkpoint to be set up Friday night on a Lancaster street. The checkpoint will run from about 7 p.m. to midnight at a location that won’t be disclosed until just before it starts, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said. – Daily News LANCASTER – Sheriff’s deputies warn that shooting guns into the air to celebrate New Year’s Eve is not only dangerous but illegal. Lancaster sheriff’s deputies and Volunteers on Patrol members have posted fliers in English and Spanish that warn about the dangers. – Daily News Checkpoint set for Friday night last_img read more