Liberia, Cameroon to Establish Joint Commission

first_imgThe Foreign Ministers of the Republics of Liberia and Cameroon have agreed to work for the establishment of a Joint Commission for Technical Cooperation between their two countries.Liberia’s Foreign Minister, Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan and the Minister of External Relations of the Republic of Cameroon, Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo, made the commitment during bilateral discussions held at the Cameroonian Ministry of External Affairs at the end of the just ended First Ministerial Conference of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V), the conference was held in the Cameroonian capital, Yaoundé from May 4 to May 5, 2014.At the close of business, the two officials agreed that officials and technicians from both the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Liberia and the Ministry of External Affairs of Cameroon will sort out the details leading to the establishment of the Joint Commission.The Joint Commission aims to focus on agriculture, education, forestry, sports as well as trade and commerce. The Foreign ministers recalled the historical ties and friendship between both countries dating back to 1919 when Liberia played a pivotal role at the League of Nations when German-Cameroon was placed under trusteeship and the 1960’s during the struggle for independence in Africa.The two ministers recounted the reciprocal visits of the late President William V.S. Tubman of Liberia, and President Ahmadou Ahidjo of Cameroun when they observed the need for stronger partnerships at the levels of the African Union (AU), and the United Nations as the effective ways to strengthen common interest at the global scene.Minister Ngafuan, according to a release, reminded his counterpart of the vital role Cameroon played in developing the talents of Liberians in the area of sports, specifically recalled Cameroon’s contribution in helping to mould the Liberian soccer legend, George Oppong Weah as well as celebrated soccer star, James Salinsa Debbah, and Joe Nagbe:“Cameroon was a ‘Mecca’ for Liberian soccer players”, he added.Minister Ngafuan used the opportunity to commend Cameroonian Ambassador accredited to Liberia, Beng’yela Augustine Gang for being an exceptional ambassador and a “true representation of Cameroon in Liberia”.The Liberian Foreign Minister also expressed gratitude to the Government and People of Cameroon for the successful hosting of the First Ministerial Conference of TICAD V in Yaoundé, Cameroon.He averred that the warm reception and hospitality Cameroon accorded participants at the conference made him proud as an African.Cameroon’s Foreign Minister Mbonjo, for his part, recounted the good works of the Liberian Embassy’s Minister Counselor/Charge d’Affaires, Siaka G. Fahnbulleh, Sr. which he said, have restored and rekindled the strong bond of friendship between the two countries.He committed himself to working closely with Minister Ngafuan to deepen and solidify the bilateral ties that have existed between the two countries for more than five decades.Sitting through the discussions were Liberia’s Minister Counselor/Charge d’Affaires accredited to Cameroon, and Cameroonian Ambassador accredited to Liberia, Amb. Beng’yela Augustine Gang.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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Anna Regina woman found dead in home

first_imgA 56-year-old mother of one was found hanging in her Anna Regina New Housing Scheme, Essequibo home on Tuesday by her husband.Dead is Mohanie Hansrajie. Reports are the woman’s husband found her body about midday on Tuesday when he went home for lunch.According to a neighbour, Mohanie recently underwent major surgery and was at home recovering. The body was taken to the Suddie Funeral Home as Police are investigating.last_img

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Schoolgirl robbed on way home from school

first_imgA student attached to a school on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD) was attacked and robbed on Monday evening while making her way home from school.According to a report, the student had just exited a minibus in Stewartville, WCD, at approximately 21:00h when she was attacked.The young woman relayed that the perpetrator accosted and choked her from behind before demanding that she hand over her valuables.The frightened teen handed over her backpack which contained her valuables, including money and her cellphone.The attacker then quickly made good his escape before an alarm could be sounded. The matter has since been reported to the Police, who are said to be investigating.Only recently, two University of Guyana students were robbed at gunpoint at the UG minibus park.It was reported in other sections of the media that two suspects, one of them wielding a knife –attacked the students.One of the young ladies was relieved of her earrings, cellphone, money, and other valuables. Her spectacles were damaged during the attack. The other student, a male, was struck to the face and also robbed of his valuables.That matter has also been reported to the Police and has been under investigation.In July of this year, yet another UG student was robbed at gunpoint by a trio of bandits. The student was reportedly robbed of his valuables which included two cellphones valued $145,000, along with US$115.One person has since been arrested and charged for the incident.last_img read more

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“Let the Court decide on the way forward” – political analyst

first_imgActing President in National Assembly– PPP/C’s Chief Whip outlines precedent set by Samuel Hinds to SpeakerWhile there have been many views shared on whether Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo should or should not be allowed to be present in the National Assembly while acting as President, Political analyst Dr Henry Jeffery feels that the matter should be sanctioned by the court of law.Jeffery, a former Government minister for nearly two decades, said that only a court could decide on the best way forward because both the Government and the Opposition may never come to a compromise in resolving the issue.The parliamentary Opposition feels Nagamootoo’s continued presence in the National Assembly is in violation of the Constitution, while the Government side feels that it is a non-issue.“My own feeling is that the separation of power would seem to suggest that they PM should not be in Parliament when he is also head of the executive,” Dr Jeffrey told Guyana Times on Monday while saying that despite this he also thinks the matter should be resolved.“My take, outside of the formality of it being an issue of that we must maintain it, we have a difference of views on this matter and the court could resolve this,” he added.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo zeroed in on the matter during his contribution to the Budget debates. He cited Article 178 (4) of the Constitution, which states that any Minister performing the functions of the office of the President has to vacate his seat during that period.“I believe the honourable Prime Minister is squatting in the House! It says, as part of our Constitution, during any period when the Minister is performing the functions of the office of the President, his or her seat in the National Assembly shall be regarded as vacant,” Jagdeo said.But the political analyst said even if this is the case and the Prime Minister is in violation of the laws, then it would not affect the Government’s business. “…because if the PM could send someone else to the Chamber they will not lose by his vote in there,” Jeffrey noted.Nagamootoo has rejected the Opposition’s contention saying that it is only if a minister is appointed to perform the functions of the president that the minister has to vacate his parliamentary seat while he is performing the functions of the president.His comments were back by former Speaker of the National Assembly Ralph Ramkarran who told the State media, “The article in the Constitution requires a minister, if appointed, to vacate his seat. It does not require the prime minister, if similarly appointed, to do so.”Jeffrey therefore said, “doesn’t the executive control that Parliament? It is passing and assenting it…The law should be maintained but this could be sorted it out by the court.” The political analyst said it is on that note that both Government and the Opposition should seek to push the agenda of Constitutional Reform so that these matters could be better resolved.PrecedenceIn a letter sent to the Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Barton Scotland from Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira dated Sunday, December 9, 2018, it said that in the 8th, 9th and 10th Parliaments in accordance with Articles 96 (1) and 178 (1) and (4) of the Guyana Constitution when the then Prime Minister Samuel Archibald Hinds was carrying out “the functions of office of the President” who was overseas, he was not allowed to attend a sitting or a committee meeting of the National Assembly.It was further noted that there are records to this effect in the archives of the Parliament Office. “Repeatedly the Minutes of the Sittings of the National Assembly reflected the absence on leave of the then Prime Minister Samuel Archibald Hinds who was carrying out the functions of the office of the President who was overseas,” Teixeira stated.Mention was also made with regards to an official instrument being issued by the Office of the President which stated that the Prime Minister, or in some cases a minister, was carrying out the “functions of the office of the President” and this was copied to the Clerk of the National Assembly. “There was no deviation from this during the tenures of either Speaker Ralph Ramkarran or Speaker Raphael Trotman,” it added.The Opposition called upon the Speaker to uphold the constitution as was done by his predecessors. “Failure to uphold the Constitution will expose the entire consideration of National Estimates for the 2019 Budget and any other matters before the House during this period to be infected by the germ of unconstitutionality and thereby making it liable to be set aside by a Court of competent jurisdiction, should there be a resort to such an option,” it added.last_img read more

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Cops nab impaired drivers

first_imgThe Fort St. John RCMP detachment cracked down on impaired and aggressive drivers this past weekend. Officers took part in a spring enforcement campaign, to make sure drivers were obeying the law.- Advertisement -Police caught 25 impaired drivers, eight of which are now facing criminal charges for driving under the influence. Police also executed one Canada-wide warrant under the Canada Immigration Act.In addition, 68 drivers were caught for not wearing their seatbelts, officers seized drugs from six vehicles, and 81 other violation tickets were issued. Two drivers were caught for driving while suspended.However, the RCMP released a statement on Tuesday that commends the drivers who drive sober.Advertisement By Energeticcity.ca staff Officers will be out in full force from April 22nd to 25th to conduct another enforcement campaign.last_img read more

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Attack on 101-year-old caught on video

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Police said the same man is believed to have later attacked a second elderly woman in the neighborhood. Investigators were searching for a suspect Saturday. Morat said she was headed to church when she met the man in her lobby. He offered to help her make her way out, but she declined. “I know how to handle myself,” she said. As Morat maneuvered her walker through the building’s small vestibule, the man slowly put his bicycle against the wall, turned, and attacked her, the security video showed. NEW YORK – For a moment, the man in the grainy video looks like a good Samaritan holding the door open for an elderly neighbor. Then he turns and delivers three sharp punches to the 101-year-old woman’s head. “The next thing I knew, I had a big bang on the side of my face,” said Rose Morat, who suffered a fractured cheekbone and lost her purse and $33 to the mugger. The attack was captured by a surveillance camera in the lobby of her Queens apartment building March4. “I’m quite sure that if it had happened when I was younger, I would have been after him,” she said. “I’m a very strong woman. I’ve been that way my whole life.” last_img read more

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Cold cash raised for athletes

first_img“It’s not over till it’s over,” Latner said before the last dip, squeezing water out of his stocking cap. The event raised an estimated $50,000 or more, said organizer Chris Clark, director of Special Olympics Santa Clarita Valley. Each of the swimmers who took the main dip at 1 p.m. donated at least $50. The 18 swimmers in the “Super Plunge” crew collectively raised more than $25,000. Proceeds from the event, which the Sheriff’s Department helped organize, will help the Special Olympics serve more than 500 Santa Clarita Valley athletes in its program. Colbert Williams, 34, of Saugus is one of those athletes who also took part in the 24-hour “Super Plunge.” With the Special Olympics, he gets to play basketball, speed skating, softball and his favorite – floor hockey. Williams recently got a job at a supermarket but said that without the Special Olympics his life would be lacking. “I’d be like sitting at home and not doing all these sports.” alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! That’s about 10 degrees cooler than the top summer temperatures in the surf at Santa Monica Bay, according to data from the National Oceanographic Data Center. More than 200 participants – some wearing costume wigs, tiaras and banners – jumped in the water as friends and family cheered. The party atmosphere of the event extended into the lake during the short plunge. A couple of swimmers tossed a football, while half-a-dozen sheriff’s deputies who jumped in wearing their uniform tops posed for pictures with young women wearing tiaras. Eighteen participants who each raised at least $1,000 plunged into the water once an hour for 24 hours, relaxing in a heated tent between icy middle-of-the-night dips. Auditor Marc Latner, 50, was one of those hardy participants. He and others on the “Super Plunge” crew took their 24th dip in the lake Saturday and added a bonus dip when they went in again with everyone else. CASTAIC – They ran down the AstroTurf carpet and yelled in excitement as they waded into the frigid water, but the winter bathing party lasted just a few moments before they waded back out. And just like that, the much-anticipated “polar plunge” Saturday at Castaic Lake was over, with thousands of dollars raised for the Special Olympics. “It’s so hot outside that it makes the water seem a lot colder than it is,” said participant Tony Buttitta, 38. Organizers of the second annual “Freezin’ for a Reason!” polar plunge said the lake water temperature was in the high 50s Saturday. last_img read more

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Blake loss leaves U.S-Sweden tied

first_imgRoger Federer defeated Radek Stepanek, 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5) to help Switzerland to a 1-1 tie against the Czech Republic in Prague. Tomas Berdych defeated Stanislas Wawrinka, 7-6 (2), 6-4, 7-5 in the second singles match. ETC.: Lindsay Davenport will play second-seeded Jelena Jankovic in a semifinal of the China Open in Beijing. Davenport defeated Elena Dementieva, 7-6 (1), 6-1, and Jankovic beat Akiko Morigami, 6-3, 7-5. Peng Shuai and Agnes Szavay will meet in the other semifinal. … Second-seeded Daniela Hantuchova defeated Chan Yung-jan, 6-4, 6-1, to reach the semifinals of the Sunfeast Open in Calcutta, India. Hantuchova’s semifinal opponent will be fourth-seeded Maria Kirilenko. The other semifinal will feature unseeded players Mariya Koryttseva and Anne Keothavong. Basketball Disgruntled forward Andrei Kirilenko is apparently willing to accept any option that will get him away from Utah. Whether he really has any choices will be up to the Jazz. Kirilenko repeated his trade request to a Russian newspaper, saying he is unhappy playing the structured style Utah coach Jerry Sloan demands. Unfortunately for Kirilenko, the $86 million deal he signed three years ago has him under contract with the Jazz through 2011. “For the past two years I’ve been going on the court and acting like a robot,” Kirilenko told Russia’s Sport-Express in a story published Friday. “When I signed my contract the future looked completely different – I thought I would play, win and get pleasure from it. Unfortunately, this is out of the question now – even in successful games. This is the worst feeling.” Kirilenko, who just led Russia to the European championship, said he is even considering leaving the NBA and signing with a European team. But he can’t do that while Utah still holds his rights. ETC.: The Minnesota Timberwolves hired Ed Pinckney as an assistant coach. Pinckney has been an assistant at Villanova, his alma mater, since 2003. Volleyball Riley Salmon had 16 kills and Reid Priddy added 14 to lead the United States to its third consecutive NORCECA men’s volleyball championship, 25-20, 23-25, 25-22, 25-23, over Puerto Rico at the Honda Center. Both teams qualified for the FIVB World Cup in November in Japan, which will determine three of the competitors for the 2008 Olympics. Raydel Corrales had 19 kills to lead Cuba to the bronze medal in a 38-36, 25-21, 25-21 sweep of Canada. Jurisprudence Former Pro Bowl center Barret Robbins is facing extradition to Florida after a warrant was issued for a probation violation. Florida authorities have not be able to locate the former Oakland Raiders lineman, the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office said. Robbins was placed on probation in 2005 and ordered to continue treatment for bipolar disorder under a plea agreement resulting from a brawl with police. Authorities in Florida learned Robbins had stopped treatment after he returned to his native Texas. Miscellany Olympic bronze medal hurdler Naman Keita of France tested positive for testosterone before the world championships in Stuttgart, Germany. It is now up to the French federation whether to impose a sanction on the 400-meter hurdler, a process which can take several months. ETC.: Former NBA coach and commentator Dick Versace is looking for a new job: congressman. The 67-year-old Versace, a Democrat, said he will bid for the 18th Congressional District seat in central Illinois. In 2005, Versace stepped down as the Memphis Grizzlies’ general manager after six years with the team. But before that, he was at Bradley University, where he won three Missouri Valley Conference Championships and a National Invitational Tournament title from 1979 to 1986. … WBC heavyweight champion Oleg Maskaev pulled out of his Oct. 6 title defense against Samuel Peter, citing a back injury. … Kadzhimurat Gatsalov and Bilyal Makhov won gold medals and Russia completed its domination in the men’s freestyle, winning six of seven events at the World Wrestling Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan.American Daniel Cormier won a bronze medal over Alexey Krupnyakov of Belarus. … Samuel Sanchez of Spain won the 19th stage of the Spanish Vuelta to Alto de Abantos, and Denis Menchov finished third to retain the overall lead. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From news services Thomas Johansson defeated James Blake, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, Friday to pull Sweden to a 1-1 tie with the United States after the opening singles in the Davis Cup semifinals in Goteborg, Sweden. Earlier, Andy Roddick beat Joachim Johansson, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3), 6-3. Thomas Johansson broke Blake’s serve on his second break point to lead 3-1 in the fourth set. That was all he needed, holding his serve the rest of the way. Blake lost for the first time to Johansson and for the first time in Sweden. The American won their two previous matches. In today’s doubles, U.S. Open champion Simon Aspelin will team with veteran Jonas Bjorkman against top-ranked Bob and Mike Bryan. The reverse singles in the best-of-5 series are Sunday. Roddick broke for the only time in the match to lead 4-3 in the third set when Johansson blew an overhead at 30-30 and then netted a forehand. The American held at love for the 11th time to close out the match. Philipp Kohlschreiber upset Nikolay Davydenko, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, to bring Germany even with defending champion Russia, 1-1, in a semifinal in Moscow. Igor Andreev defeated Tommy Haas, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2, in the first singles match on indoor clay. last_img read more

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Shocked? Top five Chelsea players with the most Twitter followers

first_img 5 4. Pedro (@_Pedro17_) – 3.7million followers on Twitter – Click the right arrow above to find out which Chelsea player has the most… 1. Radamel Falcao (@FALCAO) – 9.09million followers on Twitter 5 Following Chelsea is a painful business at the moment as they struggle for form in the Premier League.Jose Mourinho’s men have won just two games from their first eight fixtures as they look to retain the title they won last season.Matches against Aston Villa and West Ham are next for the Blues as they look to battle their way back into contention for, at the very least, a top four spot.A lot will depend on their under-fire stars though, as fans continue to get on the backs of certain squad members.But many Chelsea fans are still following their idols on Twitter, you can see which players have the most supporters by clicking the right arrow above… 5 3. Eden Hazard (@hazardeden10) – 4.18million followers on Twitter – Click the right arrow above to find out which Chelsea player has the most… 5 2. Cesc Fabregas (@cesc4official) – 8million followers on Twitter – Click the right arrow above to find out which Chelsea player has the most… 5. Oscar (@Oscar8) – 3.12million followers on Twitter – Click the right arrow above to find out which Chelsea player has the most… 5last_img read more

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GAA: NAOMH COLUMBA GAA NOTES

first_imgNaomh Columba 31.01.2012We are all set to go for Stars in Their Eyes 2012, our first fundraiser of the new year, taking place in Meenaneary this Saturday night, February 4th. Nine local acts will battle it out for the Stars in Their Eyes trophy, kindly sponsored by John Joe of Doherty Trophies. Doors will open at 8.30pm, with the show getting underway at 9pm sharp. Anyone wishing to get a seat is advised to come along early, as the hall fills up fast! Many congratulations to Aisling Jones, who is flying the club flag at county level, after being named on the county under 14 panel. At the time of going to press Kevin Mc Nern was due to compete with the county vocational schools team in the Ulster final, playing Cavan on Wednesday evening in Enniskillen. Training for the senior and reserve teams has commenced, under the new management of Paddy J Mc Ginley. We wish Paddy and his teams every success in the coming season. Club membership is now being sold, and is priced as per last year: €30 for family membership, and €20 for single membership. Please note that the family membership covers parents and all children under 18 in the household. Anyone over 18 must purchase individual membership. All underage players must hold club membership in order to be covered by the club insurance. The membership for new underage players will be collected on the registration night, which will be advertised shortly. Scór Sinsear: tá áthas ar an chlub go mbeidh muid ag óstáil an comórtas leath-cheannais contae de Scór Sinsear ag an deireadh seachtaine seo chugainn, an 10/11 Feabhra. Beidh an imeacht a eagrú in Ionad Pobail Mhín an Aoire, agus beidh neart cuidiú de dhíth ar an oíche sin. Duine ar bith ar mhaith leo cuidiú linn, déanaigí teagmháil le baill an choiste le bhur dtoil. Níor bhaineadh lotto na seachtaine seo caite, agus tá duaischiste de €6900 anois againn. Uimhreacha–2-11-24-28. Duaiseanna Aitheantais: €50 Denis & Una Curran, Málainn Bheag. €30 Anne Boyle, c/o Bridge Bar, An Charraig. €20 Peggy Cunningham, Chapel Gate, An Charraig. €20 Mary Lyons, Gaineamh. €20 Peter Molloy, LougeraherkGAA: NAOMH COLUMBA GAA NOTES was last modified: January 31st, 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:GAA: NAOMH COLUMBA GAA NOTESlast_img read more

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