Karnwea, Dahn Cross Over to LP

first_imgA stalwart of the ruling Unity Party, Harrison Karnwea, and party sympathizer Dr. Kadiker Rex Dahn, have both formally crossed over to the Liberty Party (LP), pledging their respective supports to ensure that the party attains the presidency at the upcoming October presidential and legislative elections.In a communication to LP’s First Partisan Cllr. Charles W. Bumskine, Dr. Dahn said, “Considering what manner of man you have, and continue to prove to be on the Liberian political platform, especially at a time when the current political situation of our country requires mature, processed and tested personalities, we, Friends Of Dahn (FOD) hasten with all degrees of certainty to present compliments, and meanwhile pay our passionate tribute and also salute you for being a man whose political originality and reality are measured at all dots of the land.” Therefore, he said, as Liberia stands at a critical crossroad seeking a new day, new vision and new breed of leaders who will make the difference in the supreme interest of the Liberian people, the FOD has no doubt joined ranks with LP, adding, “We also salute the LP for its fortitude and frankness in dealing with the country’s current political situation.” The FOD, Dahn said, deems the LP politically suitable considering its consistency and persistency in addressing national issues in a manner that certainly seems to be the best therapy for the nation’s redemption from the dustbin of stagnation. Dr. Kadiker Rex Dahn is the deputy director-general at the National Commission on Higher Education. He made the declaration at a program marking the official launch of the “Friends of Dahn” (FOD) in Nyor-Butuo Town, Buuyao District, Nimba County.For his part, former Unity Party sympathizer Harrison Karnwea, who is the managing director of the Forestry Development Authority (FDA), made a similar declaration on Monday as he officially joined the LP.Mr. Karnwea and Dr. Dahn are both sons of Nimba County hailing from the Zoe-Geh Statutory District. Unlike Mr. Karnwea, Dr. Dahn is aspiring for the county Electoral District #5 representative seat.Karnwea’s declaration was made at a well-attended ceremony at LP headquarters in Congo Town, outside Monrovia.Mr. Karnwea told partisans of his new party that he has officially resigned from the ruling party to join ranks with the LP to move Liberia forward.He said the decision to join the LP is not an event, but a process which has been in the making over a period of time.“I have finally made the decision to come to LP based on series of consultations with friends and relatives,” Karnwea told the gathering to a round of applause.He added: “We have made a decision judging from what we see and feel is best for the people of Liberia in the face of the changing time and condition. We have made a decision in line with our irretrievable conviction that the LP promises to be a curtain raiser for the people of Liberia in the pending elections.” The former UP ‘strong man’ noted, “In democracy, the interest of the people and nation are considered paramount, especially in this tiny West African state where the desire to see the country taking an upward trend cannot be overemphasized…It is an open secret that our nation-Liberia is at the verge of making yet another political history, which promises to be much more democratic in nature.”He said democracy requires assorted opinions geared at moving a given people and nation from one level to another, with the people themselves turning the wheel and making the best choice. Mr. Karnwea then used the occasion to thank the executives and partisans of the UP for the time granted him to have served the party over the years. According to him, where one stands does not matter, but that Liberia overcomes hurdles and turns a new democratic page for the people is what matters the most.Meanwhile, LP’s 2017 campaign manager Musa Bility thanked Mr. Karnwea for making a “wise decision” to join what he referred to as the incoming ruling party, adding that his decision to join the LP means the party is gearing up to win the pending October elections.The party’s political leader, Cllr. Brumskine, referred to Mr. Karnwea as an important figure who has joined the party to vigorously forge it ahead.It can be recalled that Mr. Bility was also a stalwart of the ruling UP, but joined the LP amid unconfirmed reports that several UP heavyweights were soon to join the LP before the October elections.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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Berbice man gets life sentence for killing Mahaicony businesswoman

first_imgTwenty-seven-year-old Devanand Rampersaud, also called “Julu”, of Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), was on Tuesday given a life sentence for killing Mahaicony businesswoman Bibi Nesha Shairoon-Ali.Convicted killer:Devanand RampersaudRampersaud pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter when he appeared before Justice Sandil Kissoon at the Georgetown High Court on October 2, 2019.He admitted that between October 15 and October 17, 2016 at Novar, Mahaicony, he killed Ali.However, on Tuesday, Rampersaud claimed that his only intention was to rob the elderly woman and it was his co-accused, a teenager, who bludgeoned the businesswoman with a frying pan.Murdered:Bibi Nesha Shairoon-AliHe also claimed that he was under the influence of cocaine when he committed the offence. It was also reported that the post-mortem revealed that the woman was sexually molested.Ali’s body was discovered on October 17, 2016 on the floor of her bedroom. The discovery was made after neighbours had reported that the woman had not been seen for a few days.After the gruesome discovery, a 14-year-old boy was arrested after the Police received information that he and the businesswoman had a heated argument prior to her demise. Nevertheless, less than a day after the teen was taken into custody, Rampersaud was arrested.He was charged for the crime, but pleaded not guilty. Following the Preliminary Inquiry (PI), the prosecutor would have provided sufficient evidence and as such, he was committed to stand trial for the murder in the High Court.It was when he appeared before Justice Sandil Kissoon on October 2, he confessed to committing the murder and pleaded guilty to a less count of manslaughter.last_img read more

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Motor cyclist killed in East Canje accident

first_imgFifty-two-year-old Rajendranauth Harold Singh of Lot 28 Reliance Abandon, East Canje Berbice was killed on the Betsy Ground public road in East Canje on Friday at about 12: 30h when he slammed motorcycle CF 1615 into the rear of canter GWW 1831.According to the Police, Singh, who had been a supervisor working with a caneThe canter involved in the accidentharvesting contractor, was on his way home from work, and was proceeding in a northerly direction while the canter, being driven by 36-year-old Dyndial, was reversing west out of a yard towards the public road. The motorcycle collided with the right-side rear of the canter, and the impact sent the cyclist flying. He landed on the western parapet a few feet away from the bike, and sustained injuries about his body. There was no damage to either the canter or the bike.Rushed to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital, Singh succumbed to his injuries while receiving treatment.Villagers could not say whether Singh was wearing a helmet at the time of theThe motor cycle Rajendranauth Harold Singh was driving at the time of the accidentaccident.Dyndial, meanwhile, was made to undergo a breathalyzer test, but no trace of alcohol was detected in his system.last_img read more

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Drivers really looking out for No. 1

first_img“We are selfish, self-centered, arrogant people who drive race cars,” he said. “That is how we are supposed to be. It is not about helping other people. It is about doing what you need to do for yourself. “That is what competition is. You can’t live your life like that, but if you aren’t willing to race like that, you won’t be successful.” Burton is a teammate of Harvick and Clint Bowyer. He said there often is no chance for teammates to help each other. “If Kevin Harvick helped me finish third and he finished eighth and could have finished fourth, he did the wrong thing,” Burton said. “Anybody who thinks teammates go into the race thinking we are going to work with each other all day long is crazy. If you can help me without hurting yourself, do it. But if you are going to hurt yourself, don’t do it. I don’t want you to do it.” It’s obvious that Jeff Gordon is no longer a California boy. Yes, he was born here and considers Vallejo his hometown. But when asked about the success of California drivers in NASCAR, Gordon proved he lives in the South. “But from around Bakersfield south, there are a lot of tracks popping up that are Late Models and Winston West, and they are really honing in on stock car drivers,” he said. Well, more tracks have disappeared in the past 10 years than have been built. Irwindale Speedway was the last NASCAR track to open in Southern California in 1999. keith.lair@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2272 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Galleries: 02/24: Stater Brothers 300 | Stater Brothers 300 2 | Race fans | California Speedway infield | Matt Kenseth makes the Walk of Fame | Nascar FONTANA – NASCAR Nextel Cup team members go up and down pit road during races, making deals with other teams. “The stories about teammates talking about helping each other are so exaggerated,” he said. Last week’s Daytona 500 was a prime example. Kevin Harvick was sixth entering the final lap. He received a draft from Matt Kenseth, who is not Harvick’s teammate, to overtake Mark Martin and win the race. “Matt Kenseth helped Kevin Harvick because he thought he was going to get the best finish he could by doing that,” Burton said. “He didn’t think, `Oh, there is Kevin Harvick. I am going to help him win the Daytona 500,’ or to be a good guy or because all the Harvick fans will like me and the Mark Martin fans will hate me. “He said, `My opportunity to get the best finish is to go right here.’ And that is why he went there. He didn’t go there to help Kevin. He went there to help himself.” Cup racing is cutthroat and those drivers who do not make immediate impressions usually find themselves out of a job. center_img It’s a time-honored tradition in the sport. Help someone and, in the future, they’ll help you – especially teammates. It’s all hogwash, said Cup veteran Jeff Burton, who will start eighth in today’s Auto Club 500 at California Speedway. last_img
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Northern Health Provides More Funding To Address HIV And Hepatitis C

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Northern Health has given an additional $180,000 to help address HIV and Hepatitis C in Northern B.C.The money comes from a proposal request for a program for community partners and First Nations health organizations.With this extra money, Northern Health has now made approximately $1.06 million available in 2016/2017 to help create more resources and support for those living with HIV and Hepatitis C. The goal is to achieve an Aids-free generation.- Advertisement -Northern Health is looking for proposals that will:Prevent and reduce the risk of HIV and hepatitis C transmission;Demonstrate partnerships that will enable quick and easy to access testing; andAssist people who are living with HIV or hepatitis C, including supports of those who choose to start and maintain treatment.Funding has come from the Province’s STOP HIV initiative and is also being made available by Northern Health’s Chronic Diseases Program.last_img read more

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DDTV: CHARLIE COLLINS IS TALKING SPORT WITH DONEGAL MANAGER JIM McGUINNESS

first_imgThis week’s Charlie Collins’ Talking Sport is with Donegal team manager, Jim McGuinness as he talks about his role and time at Celtic Football Club and looks forward to next Sunday’s Ulster Final against Monaghan in Clones as Donegal attempt to make it three Ulster Senior Titles in a row.It’s a feature-length interview.So sit back, play and enjoy.   DDTV: CHARLIE COLLINS IS TALKING SPORT WITH DONEGAL MANAGER JIM McGUINNESS was last modified: July 14th, 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:Celtic football clubCharlie Collins Talking SportDonegal GAAJim McGuinnesslast_img read more

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COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – CAPTAIN MURPHY HOPING MAYO DAD WILL BE BEHIND DONEGAL!

first_imgMichael Murphy pictured his teamates at the Sandwich Company in Letterkenny on Wednesday after they popped in for a healthy breakfast! Back L-R: Collette Harold, Pat Shovlin, Michael Murphy, Peter Witherow, Siobhan Carr (Shop Manager) Front L-R: Rory Kavannagh, Karl Lacey, Michael Boyle, Colm McFadden.DONEGAL captain Michael Murphy has admitted there was huge cheering in his house when Mayo beat Dublin – because his dad is a Mayo native.But he thinks his dad will be backing him and Donegal in the All-Ireland final – although he’ll be a winner either way.“It was good fun, alright,” he told the Press Night in Ballybofey. “And I suppose with the father being from Mayo, and many of the relations being from down there too, there was loud shouting for Mayo on the day. But once the final whistle went I had to rush over and turn the green and gold towards the father.”Michael’s dad Mick, a retired Garda, is a Glenswilly stalwart.“There’s myself playing and having coached some of the other players on the team here at the moment, I suppose whatever way it goes he’ll come out a winner,” said the Donegal captain.“I don’t like to speak on his behalf, but I’d say he’ll be supporting Donegal. I hope he will!” The student says he wants fans to enjoy the build-up and the game; and the players are trying to mix their focus with enjoying the excitement as well.“It’s really trying to find a happy medium,” he said.“We’re trying not to get too caught up in all the hype, and at the same time I don’t think it’s right to cocoon yourself totally away from it – I wouldn’t think that would be healthy either.“So it’s just really trying to find a happy medium where you can go down the street and chat to people about it, and at the same time really focus on the job at hand.“I suppose it’s a difficult thing to try and strike all the time, but I think it’s important that we try and find it most of the time and find your own wee corner and own wee space to keep focused on the job at hand, as they say.” He also dismissed suggestions that Donegal are anywhere near the complete team, insisting Donegal will have to play better than they did against Cork to beat Mayo“I suppose like in the Kerry game in the quarter-final, too, the concession of late goal really had the backs to the walls for us and it’s something we’re not happy with,” he said.“That’s something that we’re really going to have to look at on the training ground in the lead-in to the game because we know that the performance we put in against Cork wouldn’t be good enough to overcome this Mayo side.”COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – CAPTAIN MURPHY HOPING MAYO DAD WILL BE BEHIND DONEGAL! was last modified: September 20th, 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:ALL-IRELAND FINALDonegal GAAMichael Murphylast_img read more

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LIFFORD BRIDGE RE-OPENED AFTER DISSIDENTS CAUSE TRAFFIC CHAOS

first_imgDISSIDENT terrorists caused traffic chaos in Lifford this evening after a bomb hoax.The bridge between the Donegal Border town and Strabane was closed throughout a security force operation.The PSNI described a device left at Bradley Way on the northern side of the Border as an elaborate hoax. The area has now been cleared and the bridge has re-opened to traffic.  LIFFORD BRIDGE RE-OPENED AFTER DISSIDENTS CAUSE TRAFFIC CHAOS was last modified: January 14th, 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:LIFFORD BRIDGE RE-OPENED AFTER DISSIDENTS CAUSE TRAFFIC CHAOSlast_img read more

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MAN CHARGED WITH CAUSING EIGHT DEATHS IN ROAD CRASH DUE TO BE SENTENCED TODAY

first_imgA man who has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight people in Inishowen in 2010 will be sentenced today.Shaun Kelly arriving at Letterkenny Circuit court earlier this year. (c) North West NewspixShaun Kelly, 25, was the driver of a car which killed seven of his friends and the driver of another car in July 2010.Kelly, 25, of Hill Head, Buncrana appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court last July as did the families of those who died in the crash outside Clonmany. Mr Kelly had initially pleaded not guilty to the charge and a jury panel of six men and six woman was then sworn in.However when the case was due to commence, Mr Kelly asked to be re-arraigned and changed his plea to guilty.Judge John O’Hagan released Mr Kelly on his bail until today’s court hearing.He ordered all the appropriate medical reports be carried out on Mr Kelly. Judge O’Hagan then addressed members of the families who had come to court.He told them “Something distressing but positive has happened and I hope it gives you some closure on the affair.”He then informed them of Mr Kelly’s decision to plead guilty.He then asked each family to provide a victim impact statement which are scheduled to be presented at today’s court sitting.He also asked each family to nominate one family member to read out that report at today’s hearing. The men who died in the crash on July 11th, 2010 were Hugh Friel (66), Urris, Clonmany, Eamon McDaid (22) of Ballymagan, Buncrana; Mark McLaughlin, (21) of Ballinahone, Fahan; Paul Doherty (19), of Ardagh, Ballyliffin; Ciaran Sweeney (19), of Ballyliffin; PJ McLaughlin (21), of Rockstown, Burnfoot; James McEleney (23), of Meenaduff, Clonmany and Damien McLaughlin (21), of Umricam, Buncrana.MAN CHARGED WITH CAUSING EIGHT DEATHS IN ROAD CRASH DUE TO BE SENTENCED TODAY was last modified: December 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:dangerous driving causing dathdonegalLetterkenny Circuit CourtShaun Kellylast_img read more

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Farmer’s horror as sheep killed by lightning

first_imgA number of sheep were killed and others had a lucky escape when a severe lightning strike hit outside the village of Drumkeen.A ewe and a lamb were killed immediately when struck by a bolt of lightning at Legland just before 2pm.A local woman revealed how dozens of other sheep had a lucky escape during torrential downpours and severe thunder and lightning. HUndreds of households were left without power in various parts of Donegal following the thunderstorm.The towns worst-hit included Churchill, Glenswilly, Letterkenny, Convoy, Creeslough and Dungloe.ESB crews were scrambled to various areas in a bid to get power restored to these areas.A spokesman for the ESB said “1,200 homes, farms and businesses without power around North Donegal this evening, mainly due to lightning damage. Crews are mobilised and PowerCheck will have real-time estimated restoration times. Customers can also call 1850 372999 for updates and to report outages. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.” Businesses were also badly affected after internet lines were knocked out.Many shops including Penneys in Letterkenny could not use their credit or debit card machines for a number of hours leaving customers being forced to look for cash to pay for goods.Many roads were also left flooded and some manholes in Letterkenny were forced open because of overrunning water.Farmer’s horror as sheep killed by lightning was last modified: June 1st, 2018 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

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