Shabby Flags Over Senate: Observer MD to the Rescue

first_imgDaily Observer Publisher and Managing Director, Kenneth Y. Best has provided the Liberian Senate 16 flags representing all 15 counties and a giant-size Liberian flag.The flags are to be hoisted on the compound of the Liberian Legislature, the official working theater of the Vice President and members of the Legislature.The good will gesture of Mr. Best came after he had observed over many months that most if not all the flags on poles on the Senate side of the Capitol Building were torn and faded.Making the presentation to Senate Pro-Tempore Gbehzohngar Findley last week, Mr. Best said he could go ahead criticizing the Senate without doing something about the problem.  “But I felt that would not be the best thing to do. So, I decided to order the flags made and I now humbly present them to you, Mr. President Pro-Tempore.”Mr. Best also presented a full size flag of the Republic which, he said, would be more appropriate to be flown near the doom of the Capitol, instead of the smaller Liberian flag flying there that he felt was somehow disproportionate.Expressing gratitude for the gesture, Senate Pro-Tempore, Gbehzohngar Findley said the old flags were embarrassing to the Senate as their faded colors and tattered look did not represent the first branch of government.He also thanked Mr. Best for deciding not to criticize the Senate in his editorial column, but instead thoughtfully decided to make provision for what was lacking at the premises of the Senate. Pro-Temp Findley described Mr. Best’s presentation as “a true act of patriotism.”Upon receiving the flags, the Pro-Temp ordered the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate to immediately take down the old, “disgraceful ones” and hoist the new flags. The Senate is now in line with the House in having new flags flying on both sides of the Capitol, unlike the past when only the House of Representatives had new flags with clean and identifiable colors. The Legislature has been seriously criticized over the years for doing little to represent the country through the hoisting of county and national symbols.It can be recalled that in the 52nd Legislature, Representative Edwin M. Snowe singlehandedly procured flags for each county on his side of the Capitol Building.One of the building’s staffers asked: “When these ones get damaged, who will pay to get another set of new ones?”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Miner on bail for narco trafficking

first_imgA gold miner on Monday appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to answer to a charge of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.Akeem Richmond, 20, of Jawala Village, Upper Mazaruni, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), denied the charge which stated that on September 4, 2018, he had in his possession 22 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.He was released on $50,000 bail and the case has been transferred to the Kamarang Magistrate’s Court where it will continue on December 17.last_img

January 9th Community Events Photos

first_imgThe Big Bam Ski Hill recieved their first two customers after their grande opening in Taylor.                                                                                                                Picture: Amber DavyAs the day goes on, more and more people travel to the Big Bam Ski Hill for its grande opening.                                                                                                              Picture: Amber Davy Volunteers start construction on a giant slide in Centennial Park for the upcoming High on Ice Festival.                                                                                                              Picture: Amber Davy- Advertisement –The 13th Annual Bridal Fair took place down at the Pomeroy Hotel. The fair hosted a fashion show featuring bride and bridesmaid dresses, prom dresses and lingerie.                     Picture: Amber Davylast_img read more

PRRD mulls Peace River Lookout study

first_imgBy Christine Rumleskie He says the board enjoyed the plans, and instructed staff to move into ‘Phase One’ of the development, which is the stability and environmental analysis.Hadland says that study won’t be done until 2011, because the board did not allocate funds for the analysis in the 2010 budget. He says it could take one year to complete the study. If the site can be safely developed, then the PRRD will decide whether or not to proceed with the four other stages.The feasibility study indicates that it will cost up to $1 million to complete all five phases to fully develop the lookout site. The plan incorporates public washrooms, interpretive signs, a public viewing deck and a paved parking lot.To view a copy of the detailed plan, click on the attachment below.Advertisement It’s going to take a while before Fort St. John residents see improvements to a popular lookout site.- Advertisement -After two public consultations, Focus Corporation presented a feasibility study to the Peace River Regional District on Thursday in Chetwynd.The study explained what it will take to develop the Peace River Lookout, located at the south end of 100th street.The proposed project is split into five phases, beginning with geotechnical and environmental studies.Area ‘C’ Director Arthur Hadland attended Thursday’s PRRD meeting. Hadland was one of the original directors to suggest development to the lookout site.Advertisementlast_img read more

Softball Set For MVC Tournament

first_imgDrake is vying for its fourth MVC Tournament crown in program history (1993, 1994 and 2008). The top eight teams in the final regular season standings qualify for the MVC Tournament. The Bulldogs have qualified for the MVC Tournament 12 seasons out of the 14 that head coach Rich Calvert has guided the program. The winner of the three-day, single-elimination tournament earns the league’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament, where Drake has been to two twice, back in 1994 and 2008. CARBONDALE, Ill. – The Drake University softball team will play its first game at the 2016 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament hosted by Southern Illinois Friday at 6:30 p.m. against the winner of Friday afternoon’s quarterfinal action between Evansville or Illinois State versus UNI. The MVC Tournament schedule was adjusted to due rain Thursday morning that pushed all the games back. Every game of the MVC Tournament will be broadcast online via The Valley On ESPN3. Drake (29-23, 17-8 MVC) won five of its final six regular season conference games to clinch the tournament’s two seed. The Bulldogs earned an automatic berth in the semifinals with the top-two finish. Wichita State won the 2016 regular season title, one season after Drake captured the regular season crown. This season, Drake endured up-and-down streaks in conference play as the Bulldogs won their first 12 league games then dropped seven straight before rebounding with wins in five of the final six games. If Drake wins Friday night, the Bulldogs advance to Saturday’s title game that will start at 1 p.m.Print Friendly Version Drake swept Evansville in a three-game series to start MVC play, split a weather-shortened two-game series with Illinois State and UNI took out of three games over the Bulldogs.last_img read more


first_imgPICTURE SPECIAL: Local people were applauded for their contribution to a major Letterkenny Event at the recent award presentations for the St.Patrick’s Day Parade.Representatives of the winners of the eight categories gathered together to receive their plaques.Toni Forrester, Letterkenny Chamber thanked all those who took part in the parade making it one of the best in recent years, she said “The St.Patrick’s Day Parade in Letterkenny is an important event in the town’s calendar and it only works because of the enthusiasm of local groups, sporting clubs, businesses and individuals.“The parade is run by Letterkenny Chamber and is paid for through the contributions of large and small businesses and the kind donations of spectators on the day.“It is a huge voluntary effort by our Chamber board, members and others who provide stewarding, bucket collection and much more besides.”Toni also paid tribute to Anne Condon from Letterkenny Chamber and her staff who really bring the parade together.“We all play out part in the parade but without Anne it certainly would be a much more difficult task and Anne really gets into the spirit of the parade.Toni continued, “We were delighted this year to see so many young people taking part and over the past few years we have seen a great increase in sporting clubs taking part.“All of these add so much to the event and help to create a fun and family atmosphere to the day.”The prizes were sponsored by Brian McCormick Sports & Leisure and celebrated all aspects for the parade.The overall winner and recipient of the Danny Doherty Memorial Shield was Errigal College who had a float celebrating it’s 100th Anniversary.The shield that was first presented in 1994 recognises the contribution made by Danny Doherty in having a Letterkenny Parade. It was presented to Janet McGeever and Stephen Sweeney by Rosemary Cassidy, representing the Doherty Family.Other prizes:Best Band – Letterkenny Senior Accordion BandSport – St Eunans GAA Youth – Errigal CollegeCommunity – Letterkenny CDPNovelty – Funky MonkeyCarnival – Blue RibbonTraditions – Letterkenny ReunionBusiness – Millie Walker Professional Pet Services.For more information contact Toni Forrester on 074 9124866 / 0872130495 or email toni@letterkennychamber.comPICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE LETTERKENNY CHAMBER ST PATRICK’S DAY PRESENTATIONS was last modified: April 22nd, 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:BusinessFeaturesLetterkenny Chambernewspicture specialSt Patrick’s Day Presentationslast_img read more

Garda appeal after three arrested for suspected drink-driving

first_imgGardai in the Milford District have appealed to people not to drink and drive for the sake of their community.It follows the arrest of 3 people in the area last weekend on suspicion of drink-driving.A spokesman for the Milford Garda District said they would ask people not to drink and drive and to take other steps to prevent this happening. These include:• that a designated driver is always nominated.• People do not travel with a driver that has consumed alcohol or drugs.• Report persons driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.The spokesperson added “Together we can make the roads of Donegal safe for all.”Garda appeal after three arrested for suspected drink-driving was last modified: October 2nd, 2019 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

‘Opry le Daniel’ returns with a legendary dancehall star

first_imgThe long-awaited 2019 series of Opry le Daniel, hosted by Donegal and international singing star Daniel O’Donnell, will begin for a tenth series this week with a very special first-time guest.The popular country music concerts are back on TG4 on Tuesday 5th November at 9:30pm.The show, which is recorded at the Millennium Forum, Derry comprises the best of Irish and American artists. For the opening episode, Daniel will be tuning in with one of the most popular and best-loved entertainer ever to grace the dance halls and cabaret venues of Ireland, the Voice of Romance, the one and only Roly Daniels.Roly Daniels – Opry le DanielMaking his first ever appearance on Opry le Daniel, Roly is the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from Irish World newspapers, has recorded such hits as “Hello Darling”, the “Fighting Side Of Me”, “Sunny Tennessee”, “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and “Mr. Jones”.Having initially performed with the Memphis and Nevada Showbands in Ireland, Daniels remains one of the top international country and western music performers in Nashville, Tennessee and, on returning to Derry, the ‘City of Music’, looked forward to this night of nostalgia and hoped to see all those who followed him during the dancehall days from The Lilac, Carndonagh, The Fiesta, Letterkenny, The Stardust, Derry, The Golden Slipper, Magilligan, Borderland, Muff and many other venues in the North-West and Donegal, and also to welcome his new-found generation of country music followers.Regular followers of Opry le Daniel will have much to look forward to in this series with the appearances of Jimmy & Claudia Buckley, Louise Morrissey, Paddy O Brien, Frank Mc Caffrey, Mary Duff, Cliona Hagan, Patrick Feeney, Michael English and Chloë Agnew. Special edition concerts include Nashville Country with a special guest appearance of Ashley Campbell, daughter of the late, great Glen Campbell accompanied by stars of the Nashville stage and recording studios Max T Barnes, Catherine Mc Grath and ’I Draw Slow’.One of the most popular concerts on ‘Opry’ is the ‘Showband Show’ and this year is no exception with the biggest and best performers of that era including Dickie Rock, Red Hurley, Gina, the irrepressible Paddy Cole and not forgetting this year’s Christmas Eve special with the Queen of Irish Country Music, MARGO, celebrating her 55yrs in entertainment.The programmes are also available to view on the TG4 player worldwide.‘Opry le Daniel’ returns with a legendary dancehall star was last modified: November 1st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Arsenal and United fighting to sign Sterling for £15m – report

first_imgArsenal and Manchester United are to fight it out to sign Raheem Sterling for £15m, The Sun claim.It is suggested that the Harlesden teenager’s contract talks at Liverpool have stalled and United’s Sir Alex Ferguson and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger are both looking to capture him.Liverpool have stepped up their efforts to agree a new contract with Sterling, according to the Daily Mirror, who say Chelsea and Manchester City are interested and that the Anfield club fear they could lose him.Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is said to want Sterling’s future to be resolved soon – possibly by the new year.Meanwhile, QPR are among the clubs interested in signing former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill on loan from New York Red Bulls, the Daily Mail say.Sunderland are also said to be keen on the 33-year-old Australian, who is believed to favour a temporary return to Everton.The Daily Star say Frank Lampard will accept an offer to join QPR if he is left out of Chelsea’s Club World Cup game against Corinthians on Sunday.The Daily Telegraph have an interview with QPR’s Shaun Wright-Phillips, who feels manager Harry Redknapp can get the best out of him.This page is regularly updated. 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more