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  • EBOMAF S.A., Hummingbird Agreements Ratified

    first_imgSenate Pro Tempore Albert Tugbe Chie and several other senators who voted against Justice Ja’neh, have left the country for a number of purported reasons. Senators on yesterday intensively grilled  the Ministers of Public Works, Mobutu Nyenpan, Justice Minister Frank Musah Dean, and Deputy Finance and Development Planning Minister Samora Wolokolie on issues relating to the pre-financing agreement between EBOMAF S.A., and the Government of Liberia and ratified the US$420.8 million loan.Senators H. Varney G. Sherman, Gbleh-bo Brown, and Morris Saytumah among others questioned the rationale of the loan money being directly turned over to EBOMAF rather than to the Government of Liberia, while the country (Liberia serves as guarantor.)The Senators also argued that unlike the already ratified Eton PTE Financing agreement whose interest rate is 1.46%, EBOMAF rate is 6.5%, even though the loans will be performing the same purpose of road construction.Like in the case with the Eton agreement, it was also noticed that the Justice Minister did not attest to the EBOMAF agreement, but instead, someone signed as a proxy.The public hearing was presided over by the President of the Senate, Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor, and President Pro Tempore, Albert T. Chie, chaired the committee of the whole, and requested the Secretary of the Senate to read the Senate Committee’s decision recommending ratification, which was done through a motion.According to President Pro Tempore Chie, the Government through the Ministries of Public Works, Finance and Development Planning, Justice and the Central Bank of Liberia, “convincingly illustrated to the Senate the crucial need and importance of paving those roads, the economic soundness, the ability of the lenders to provide the funds, the preparedness of our government to provide acceptable guarantees, the capability of the Republic of Liberia to pay back the loan on time.”Most importantly, Senator Chie disclosed that the Ministry of Justice has confirmed to the Senate that all of the processes and procedures pertinent to the acquisition of the loans are well within the confines of the Law of Liberia and administrative guidelines and regulations, including the public procurement process and the requirements of international good governance.“All of these facts and circumstances have been corroborated by the Public Works, Ways, Means & Finance and Judiciary Committees of the Senate which have been working on the issues for several weeks,” Chie told the press.In a press briefing following the special sitting, Chie announced that the Mineral Development Agreement (MDA) between Hummingbird Resources(Liberia) Inc. and the Republic of Liberia for the development of gold resources in some parts of Sinoe, Grand Kru, Rivercess and Maryland Counties was earlier yesterday ratified.On the ratification of the MDA for gold in the Southeast which also contains areas where a mineral resource, possibly columbite-tantalite (otherwise known as coltan) has recently been discovered, “the Senate wishes to assure the public that over the next ten(10) years, the Government will accelerate the assessment, appraisal and sustainable development and management of its mineral resource base and other natural resources to improve the lives of its people, especially the rural dwellers and service these loans which have been obtained. ”Yesterday’s ratification of the EBOMAF S.A. and Hummingbird Resources Agreements brings to rest two special successive sittings by the Senate and as one commentator put it, the lawmakers will now take on the issue of hearings on the 2018/2019 National Budget, while the Senate particularly returns to tackle passages of several crucial Bills such as the Land Rights Act, Local Government and Alien and Nationality(Dual Citizenship) Bills.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • St Joseph Mercy Hospital hosts health fair

    first_img73rd anniversaryThe St Joseph Mercy Hospital on Saturday held a health fair at its Parade Street, Kingston, Georgetown location in observance of its 73rd anniversary, where the health institution boasted of its improved services to meet the requirements of the oil and gas sector.The event concluded the Hospital’s month of activities to celebrate its existence and growth locally.More than 300 persons took advantage of services such as breast cancer screening, blood group testing, blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar testing while some even took up the challenge of donating blood.The Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the health institution, Debra Ramsy, told Guyana Times, “We are showcasing what the hospital can do, how we assist our patients and we are offering today the opportunity for persons to come and have their blood checked, their vitals done before we actually determine if they need to see a diabetic care specialist”.In addition to those services, persons also received free counselling, vitamins and even snacks from a few of the sponsors of the event, such as Pinehill, Massy, Banks DIH, Sterling Products, Mike’s Pharmacy and others.The St Joseph Mercy Hospital which was founded back in 1945, boasted of its significant growth and expansion over the years.According to the Deputy CEO, over the years, “We’ve enhanced most of our services and we are still enhancing our services because we have new tests that we are doing because we are catering for the oil and gas industry as well, like everybody is doing, so we have specific tests that relate to stress and ensuring that persons who are on rigs are taken care of and they can come to an institution and ensure that they can get proper treatment at hand”.A few representatives from the various sponsors were on site and shared how happy they were to be able to give back to society.Radha Rooplall from Mike’s Pharmacy told this newspaper that the business was offering vitamin samples as well as information on the services they offer. There, scores of persons benefited from joint care supplements and even vitamins for hair, skin and nails.Leann Bacchus, a student nurse, who was able to conduct blood pressure and cholesterol testing on a number of folks, said she was excited as it was the first time for her out in the field.last_img read more

  • Movie in the Park Photos

    first_imgHundred’s of Fort St. John residents came out to enjoy a Movie in the Park Friday night.The City of Fort St. John along with other community partners, presented two movies Friday night in Centennial Park.  Prior to the movies there were games and entertainment for the whole family.Below are just a few photos from the evening.- Advertisement –last_img

  • Modric returns to Real Madrid training amid doubts over future

    first_img0Shares0000At 32, World Cup Golden Ball winner Luka Modric is about to sign the richest contract with his career, though whether that is with Real Madrid or Inter Milan is unclear. © AFP/File / Johannes EISELEMADRID, Spain, Aug 8 – Luka Modric returned to training at Real Madrid on Wednesday along with five other World Cup players, against a background of contradictory rumours about his future.One Spanish sports daily, AS, reported that the midfielder who led Croatia to the World Cup final was subject to a big bid from Inter Milan, while a competing newspaper, Marca said the 32-year old was about to accept a pay rise from Real and sign a contract extension. Modric, awarded the Golden Ball as best player at the World Cup, was given a break rather than join Real’s pre-season tour of the United States, as were another Croatian World Cup finalist, Mateo Kovacic, who was reported to have travelled to London to join Chelsea, French World Cup winner Raphael Varane and Brazilian duo Marcelo and Casemiro.On Wednesday, as the Real first team flew back to Madrid after beating Roma in New Jersey on Tuesday night, the club said the World Cup players were in training.“The Croatian midfielder joined Marcelo, Varane, Casemiro and Kovacic, who did individual work in the gym. The four players trained with nine players from the under-18s,” Real Madrid said on their web site.Among the conflicting reports, Marca said that Modric, who joined Real in 2012, “did not consider his current salary matched the level of his performances” and that the player, who turns 33 early in September, was about to sign the best contract of his career.AS said Modric, who has not commented publicly, “foresaw joining Inter.” Marca said “he would stay at Madrid” because “the club intended to increase his salary.”0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

  • Air Quality Advisory for Fort Nelson

    first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. – A smokey skies bulletin has been released by the government that Fort Nelson will be impacted by wildfire smoke over the next 24 to 48 hours.According to the government, during a wildfire, smoke conditions can change quickly over short distances and can vary considerably hour-by-hour.It is important to be mindful that exposure to smoke may affect your health. People with pre-existing health conditions, the elderly, infants, children and sensitive individuals are more likely to experience health effects from smoke exposure.- Advertisement -The government shares, if breathing becomes difficult or you feel unwell to stop or reduce your activity level. Staying cool and drinking plenty of fluids is helpful as well as tending to children and others who cannot care for themselves. As well as carrying any rescue medications with you at all times.Different people have different responses to smoke. Mild irritation and discomfort are common and usually disappear when the smoke clears.People with asthma or other chronic illness should activate the personal care plans they have designed with their family physicians. If you are unsure whether you need medical care, call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1. If you are experiencing difficulty in breathing, chest pain or discomfort, or a severe cough, contact your health care provider, walk-in clinic, or emergency department. If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.Advertisement Further tips from the government to reduce your exposure include;Smoke levels may be lower indoors but will still be elevated, so stay aware of your symptoms even when you are indoors.Running a commercially available HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter can improve indoor air quality in the room where the device is located.If you have a forced air heating/cooling system in your home, it may help to change the filter and set the fan to run continuously. Reduce indoor air pollution sources such as smoking, burning incense, and frying foods.Consider going to a library, community center, or shopping mall with cooler filtered air to get some relief from the smoke.If travelling in a car with air conditioning, keep the windows up and the ventilation set to recirculate.If you are very sensitive to smoke, consider moving to another location with cleaner air, but be aware that conditions can change rapidly.Maintaining good overall health is a good way to prevent health effects resulting from short-term exposure to air pollution.last_img read more

  • El Clasico: Calderon previews Real Madrid v Barcelona

    first_imgFormer Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon joined the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show to preview the upcoming El Clasico match.Barcelona travel to the Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon for, arguably, the biggest match in world football.Former Tottenham flyer Gareth Bale will sit out the clash, but Sergio Ramos returns for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.Barcelona are currently four points ahead of their arch-rivals in the La Liga table.Listen again to Ramon Calderon’s thoughts and leave your opinion on El Clasico below…last_img read more

  • Aguero ruled out of Man City trip to Liverpool

    first_imgCity manager Pep Guardiola confirmed on Tuesday Aguero hasn’t travelled with the rest of the squad for the clash at Anfield.“He’s in Manchester, he didn’t come. He was injured in last three weeks, so still not fit,” said Guardiola.However, the Catalan coach remains hopeful Aguero will be fit to play a part as City hope to wrap up the Premier League title against local rivals Manchester United on Saturday, and for the second leg of their quarter-final tie with Liverpool next week.“Unfortunately in the best moment we had with Sergio he was injured,” added Guardiola.“He is much, much better, but today the doctors, physios spoke with him and he said ‘I still have a little bit problem, I don’t feel comfortable at all’ and he knows perfectly his body.”City will still be able to name a fearsome front line on Wednesday with Gabriel Jesus set to start alongside Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling after all three were on target in a 3-1 win at Everton on Saturday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sergio Aguero hasn’t played for a month due to a knee injury © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Apr 3 – Manchester City will be without the club’s all-time record goalscorer Sergio Aguero for Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final, first leg away to Liverpool.The Argentine striker, who has scored 30 goals this season, has been sidelined for a month with a knee injury.last_img read more


    first_imgA young Dungloe man who has started a new life in Australia has been fined €250 for using threatening and abusive language outside a Letterkenny Hotel.Robert Hanlon, 19, was spotted by Gardai arguing with a man outside Dillon’s Courtyard Hotel at 2.40am on March 15th last year.Gardai said he was acting in an aggressive manner and he was asked to move on. He was again asked to move on but Hanlon, of Pole Road, Meenmore, Dungloe, refused and was eventually arrested.The accused man’s solicitor Frank Dorrian said his client was now living in Perth, Australia and was making a new life for himself.He said he had given him detailed instructions to pass onto the court saying that he had been employed for six months and had not been in any kind of trouble since arriving in Australia.“He acknowledges alcohol is a problem and he has apologised to Gardai,” said Mr Dorrian.Judge Paul Kelly said he was prepared to deal with the matter by way of a fine if Hanlon lodged €250 with the court.MAN WHO STARTED ROW OUTSIDE HOTEL HAS STARTED NEW LIFE IN AUSTRALIA was last modified: June 20th, 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:AustraliacourtdonegaldrinkdungloeJudge Paul KellyRobert Hanlonlast_img read more

  • Letterkenny AC athletes perform well at event in Amsterdam

    first_imgLetterkenny Athletic Club News: LAC had runners at the weekend in race venues as diverse as Coney Island in Sligo and the roads of Amsterdam. The 2016-17 cross country season entered its 3rd weekend, with Donegal runners  having competed in Ballybofey  and Trialougha on the previous 2 weekends. Sunday’s Autumn Cross Country moved from its traditional home in Phoenix Park to the new, purpose-built cross country course in the National Sports Campus at Abbotstown, Co Dublin.Within the high quality race, the Masters’ International trial race was subsumed. The trial was to choose the Irish Masters’ teams for the 5 Nations Masters’ Cross Country International in Glasgow’s Tollcross Park on November 14th. Annmarie McGlynn, who led the Irish F35 team to Gold in  last year’s international, guaranteed her place. She had a tremendous run and her time of 21.14 for the 6K gave her 1st place in the F35 category. Fionnuala Diver also had an excellent run and was the 5th F35 in 23.00. Fionnuala, who also ran last year,  will have a place alongside Annmarie in Glasgow. The overall race winner was internationally renowned Fionnuala McCormack (Britton), in 20.30. The conditions were windy during the women’s race.In the highly competitive M40 category in the men’s 8K, the tremendously consistent Ciaran Doherty took 1st place in 26.44. Ciaran, who has run several times for his country in the 5 Nations International, will be guaranteed a place again this year. In the ultra competitive M35 category, Raymond Birch ran 29.34 and Daniel Hannigan clocked 30.34. Luckily for the male competitors, the wind abated during their race. The sand and mud combination made parts of the course very heavy underfoot. However, the morning rain had gone when the races got underway, making for pleasant overhead conditions. The overall verdict of the new course was very  positive.On Saturday, Kevin Kiely ran the tough Coney Island 10 mile race. Kevin ran 1.12.07 in heavy rain, which was enough to give him 1st place in the M60 category. There was sand as well as very deep water on the road to Coney Island.On Saturday morning, Peter McGlynn was to be found in his usual haunt, Letterkenny Townpark, where he ran 26.43 in his 27th time competing in the  Letterkenny parkrun 5K. This week, Peter was joined by club mate, Paul Lee, whose time of 21.44 gave him 3rd place overall and 1st place in the M45-49 category.Noreen McGettigan was the furthest travelled of LAC’s runners. She travelled to the Netherlands, where she recorded a time of 3.43.23 for the Amsterdam Marathon. The time gave Noreen 61st place in the W40 category, which had a huge number of competitors. Speaking immediately afterwards, Noreen said that “following a summer of injury and 4 weeks training, I’m so thrilled”.Congratulations from all at Letterkenny AC go to club runner Charlie O’Donnell and his wife, following the recent birth of  baby daughter Ava.LAC will be organising the ‘Michael Murphy Newmills 10K’ on Sunday October 23rd. The race registration will be at Aura Leisure Centre from 10.00am and the 10K has a 11.30am start. There will be chip timing for the race which has an entry fee of €8, a generous prize list and a fast, flat course.Letterkenny AC athletes perform well at event in Amsterdam was last modified: October 17th, 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:athleticsLACSportlast_img read more

  • Arsenal flop reports for pre-season early

    first_img Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Protio Sport agency, who the Spaniard is a client of, said: “There is interest from some teams, but he is a player of Arsenal and his desire is to succeed there.” 2 who plays? 2 highlights However according to The Sun, he has seized the opportunity to salvage his Arsenal career by turning up for pre-season training with many of his team-mates on World Cup duty. Perez has found games hard to come by Lucas Perez has started his pre-season training at Arsenal early as he aims to impress Unai Emery, according to reports.The Spanish forward signed for the Gunners two years ago but has since suffered a real lack of game time. gameday NEW ERA ALTERED How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Perez has endured a tough time at Arsenal predicted How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Latest football news Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? possible xi crackers Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more But he is determined to earn his place in Emery’s side as the north London club embark on a new era without Arsene Wenger.The 29-year-old was sent on loan to Deportivo La Coruna last season, the club he signed from in 2016, and has largely become a forgotten man at the Emirates.last_img read more