Action in the 2016-17 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) resumes today after a two-week break, with several interesting matchups.Defending champions and leaders Montego Bay United (MBU) face struggling Waterhouse at Wespow Park in St James, starting at 3 p.m.MBU begin the new year on 35 points from 17 games, while Waterhouse are in 11th position on 15 points and in the relegation zone. Getting points is important for both teams but for different reasons. The MBU outfit will be looking to ensure a place in the top six for qualification to the championship round in April, while Waterhouse are fighting to avoid the drop.With that scenario, spectators in Montego Bay could be in for an exciting and close contest.MBU could unleash schoolboys Jourdaine Fletcher and Peter-Lee Vassell, two players who helped Cornwall College lift the daCosta Cup, the top rural area schoolboy trophy, last month.They should get guidance from stalwarts such as captain Dwayne Ambusley and national strikers Dino Williams and Allan Ottey.Waterhouse have been struggling in the league since last season and are yet to get it right.The St Andrew-based club parted ways with Marvin Tate and brought in former Tivoli Gardens coach Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey in the hot seat.Bailey guided his new club to a 2-0 victory against newcomers Jamalco on December 21 to close off 2016. That was the first win for the new coach in four games since taking over.Waterhouse will bank on veteran striker Jermain Anderson, Kemar Beckford, Romario Campbell, Irvino English, and AndrÈ McFarlane for a positive result away.STRUGGLING ARNETTIn another game, Arnett, who have been struggling to win since the players’ pay cut in October, will look for a bright start this year against UWI FC at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex.UWI are in third position on 32 points while Arnett are three places behind on 22 points.Maverley-Hughenden, unbeaten since Anthony Patrick replaced Lijyasu Simms as head coach, face Tivoli Gardens at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex in west Kingston.Tivoli are in second position on 32 points, while promoted Maverley-Hughenden climbed to seventh on 20 points.In other games on the day, Reno are expected to beat last-place Boys’ Town; Portmore are tipped to get the better of Jamalco; and Humble Lion are given the nod over Harbour View in a late game.Today’s gameso 3 p.m.: MBU vs Waterhouse at Wes Pow Park, St Jameso 3 p.m.: Reno vs Boys’ Town at Frome Complex, Westmorelando 3 p.m.: Arnett Gardens vs UWI FC at Anthony Spaulding Complexo 3 p.m.: Jamalco vs Portmore United at Wembley Centre of Excellence, Clarendono 3 p.m.: Tivoli Gardens vs Maverley-Hughenden at Edward Seaga Sports Complexo 7 p.m.: Harbour View vs Humble Lion at Harbour View Stadium
To enhance her chance of winning the upcoming senatorial race, a cross section of Lofians at home and abroad have petitioned one of their outstanding daughters to contest for that prestigious seat at the National Legislature.Authorities at the National Elections Commission (NEC) have scheduled the special senatorial election for October this year. The exercise will accordingly, take place in all the 15 counties.In their petition to Gladys, copy of which is in possession of this newspaper, the Lofaians have acted in solidarity with women’s participation in politics, and decision-making, thus encouraging Mrs. Beyan to officially contest during the October midterm election for Lofa County.Mrs. Beyan was a presidential candidate in the last election, standard bearer of the Grassroots Democratic Party of Liberia (GDPL).Over the years, she is said to have contributed in several other ways to the development of the Lofa County, including her participation in the 2011 Presidential race, lobby for the building of roads to connect major towns in Zorzor and Salayea, reconciling and maintaining peace and unity among the Lorma, Kpelle and Mandingo tribes.The senatorial aspirant also lobbied for and provided vacation jobs for Lofa students in the county and Monrovia, and assist the Curran Lutheran Hospital to receive a Government subsidy. She is also a contributor to the welfare of Lofa University students, including the provision of scholarships.Meanwhile, Madam Gladys G.Y. Beyan is the founder and political leader of the GDPL. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Liberian delegation to the IMO along with other IMO officials.Liberia has again been reelected to the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the 2018-2019 biennium. The election was held as part of the 30th session of the Assembly of IMO, convening in London.An IMO dispatch said Liberia has consistently maintained a Category ‘C’ seat on the IMO Council since 2012. The Council is the Executive Organ of IMO that takes decision in the absence of Assembly. Between sessions of the Assembly, the Council coordinates all activities of the Organs of the Organization.Other than Liberia, other African countries elected to the Council are South Africa, Kenya, Morocco, and Egypt.Liberia’s Permanent Representative to the IMO, Isaac Jackson, who spoke shortly after the election, expressed gratitude to member states of the IMO for the vote of confidence in Liberia’s leadership in this global organization, which he described as a very wise decision.He said, “the sheer size of the tonnage under Liberia’s flag points at our deep interest in the maritime industry, thus our determination to play a role in the more substantive aspect of guiding the IMO.”The Liberian-flag fleet currently comprises 4,170 ships aggregating more than 150M gross tons, representing 12 percent of the global ocean going fleet. Jackson said, working along with its Corporate Registry Agency, Liberian-flagged vessels meet the highest level of safety, security and environmental standards promulgated by the IMO.Earlier making the case for Liberia’s election, the Commissioner of the Liberia Maritime Authority (MA), Dr. James Kollie, recalled Liberia’s “rich history in facilitating the international maritime industry through a favorable framework within which ship-owners compete in global trade and commerce.”He informed the conference that, “Liberia has consistently played both far-reaching and pivotal roles in regulating the public dimension of uniform global maritime transport standards.”Dr. Kollie also cited the well-being of seafarers, reminding the conference of Liberia’s principal role in ratifying the International Labor Organization, Maritime Labor Convention (MLC), 2006, better known as the “fourth pillar” of the international regulatory regime for quality shipping, which complements the key Conventions of the IMO and provides comprehensive rights and protection at work for the world’s more than 1.2 million seafarers.Liberia is represented at the 30th Assembly of the IMO by Deputy Foreign Minister Elias Shoniyin; Maritime Commissioner James Kollie; Chairlady, Board of Directors, Cllr. F. Jauh Lawson; Liberia’s Charge d’Affaires at the Court of St. James, Ibrahim Nyei; Liberia’s Permanent Maritime Representative, Isaac Jackson; and Nya Gbaintor.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– also fined $45,000 for assaulting sister, unlawful escapeBy Shemuel FanfairOne day after being recaptured by Joint Services ranks in Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara (ECD), Devon Ally of West Minster, West Bank Demerara (WBD), on Thursday was swiftly arraigned at the Wales Magistrate’s Court, where he was granted $200,000 bail for rape of a child under 16.At his appearance before Magistrate Annette Singh, 21-year-old Ally did not wasteLa Grange Police Stationthe court’s time and he admitted that he escaped lawful custody when he fled the La Grange Police Station on January 2, 2018.He also owned up to assaulting his sister, causing her actual bodily harm. After some consideration, Magistrate Singh fined him $30,000 for the unlawful escape charge or a default sentence of 16 weeks in prison. For assaulting his own sister, Ally was handed a fine of $25,000 or two months’ imprisonment.When he was arrested on Wednesday, Police indicated that Ally was found with two plastic face masks in his possession. He had fled the La Grange Police Station just one day after New Year’s Day, in the moments after he was detained for suspicion of committing rape.This was not the first prison escape from the La Grange Station in recent memory as murder suspect Anthony Jhagroo had fled the station lockups in July 2016 after he had been held in connection with the murder of mechanic Yogeshwar Shivcharran, who was beaten at Belle West, WBD and had succumbed to his injuries six days later.
A Donegal trawler-owner whose boat sank with the loss of his father and uncle has hit out at authorities over what he claimed was their failure to carry out a proper inquiry into the tragedy.Drowned fisherman Danny McDaidFishermen Danny McDaid, 70, and his brother Francis, 69, drowned when their boat vanished almost five years ago near Inishowen Head.The bodies of the Glengad fishermen were recovered that day, but it was four weeks before divers were sent down to check the wreckage which by then had broken up, according to Frankie McDaid. “The investigation has been a shambles from day one,” he claimed.An inquest into their deaths was due to re-open in Coleraine, Co Derry. but the hearing was called off after the senior Northern Ireland Coroner John Leckey ruled he had no power to conduct the hearing as the drownings happened outside his jurisdiction.The UK Marine Accident Investigation Board (MAIB) carried out an initial inquiry into the tragedy.But once it was discovered the boat sank in Irish territorial waters the matter was then handed over to the Dublin-based Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB). At the time of the drownings, locals claimed the trawler, which was fishing for lobsters, could have been pulled down when the nets were caught by a passing vessel. There was a tanker in the area at the time.But Mr Leckey insisted there was no evidence in a report of the investigation by the MCIB that there had been any sort of collision.“All we do know is that for whatever reason the trawler sank,” he said.Frankie McDaid, 40, Francis McDaid’s son, revealed he was facing legal proceedings following the tragedy in March 2008. The trawler, Strath Marie, was insured, but the lives of the two men were not.After the hearing he said he was angry that the authorities took too long to examine the wreckage which was discovered by local fishermen and a lifeboat crew on the day the trawler went down. TRAWLER OWNER SAYS INVESTIGATION INTO FATHER AND UNCLE’S DEATHS WAS SHAMBLES was last modified: January 25th, 2013 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:Danny McDaiddrowningFrancis McDaidinvestigation
RaphoeRAPHOE NOTES Raphoe Family Resource Centre:Hamper Winners The winners of the Family Resource Centre’s ‘Little Smiles with Big Dreams’ Parent & Toddler Group’s Christmas Hamper were: Hamper-Leah Hamilton; Gym Voucher-Rosalind Nelis; 2 bottles of wine-Susie Dunlop. The Group would like to thank Frances Brennan for sourcing and supplying the prizes, Bernard Mc Carron’s Butchers for displaying the Hamper over the past few weeks and to all those who bought and sold tickets. The total amount raised was a tremendous €395.00!The winner of the Family Resource Centre’s Christmas Hamper was Ross Bell.We would like to thank all those who bought or sold tickets and our sincere thanks go to Raphoe Credit Union for displaying the Hamper. The money raised was €180.00 which will go towards supporting the Centre’s Counselling Services for adults and children.Santa Night The Family Resource Centre would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the families who attended our Annual Santa Night on Monday 14th December. Our Special Guest was Santa himself who passed out gifts to all of the children. Thanks Santa! Santa arrived at The Volt House courtesy of local Gardai and we would like to sincerely thank Sgt. Jim Collins who was on hand to personally ensure arrived safely to his destination.We would also like to thank Cllr. Gerry Crawford once again for his kind contribution from Donegal Co. Council Members Development Fund Allocation towards the cost of the night.Christmas & New Year GreetingsThe Management Committee, Staff and Volunteers of the Family Resource Centre extends Seasons Greetings to all of the children, young people, families and the wider community of Raphoe and we hope that you all have a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2016.The Family Resource Centre will reopen again on Monday 4th January 2016.BTEI Care in the CommunityDonegal Education and Training Board will be delivering Care in the Community QQI (FETAC) Level 5 in Raphoe in the New Year. Elements include Care Skills, Occupational First Aid, Patient Handling and Manual Handling. The module will be run through the Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) that provides part-time further education programmes for young people and adults. The aim is to give people an opportunity to combine a return to learning with family, work and other responsibilities.Anyone who has left full-time education can take part. However, priority will be given to those with less than upper second level education. Certification is offered to all participants.Objectives of the module include: to assist the participants to recognise the different types of clients needing care, different types of care needs and the differing care needs of clients; to enable participants to develop the necessary knowledge to respond effectively to clients’ individual needs with their involvement and their use of choice; to assist participants to acquire practical skills in the area of client personal care; to enable participants to develop the knowledge and skills required for the maintenance of a safe, healthy and hygienic environment for clients.For further information please contact Siobhan Coughlan, BTEI Learner Support Worker on 074-9725520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Raphoe Boxing ClubThe winners of the Raphoe Boxing Club Christmas draw were as follows:1st Prize Oven Ready Turkey – Lorraine Doherty, Ballindrait, Lifford2nd Prize Bottle of Whiskey & Christmas Cake – Joshua Mc Namara, Raphoe3rd Prize Bottle of Vodka & Tin of Sweets – Christian Mc Cullagh, Raphoe4th Prize Hairstyle Voucher – Tom Doherty, Ballindrait, LiffordAvery sincere thanks goes to the sponsors of the prizes- Ciaran Mc Cullagh, Siobhan Lafferty and Christy O’ Donnell and to all who supported this annual fundraising draw, your support is greatly appreciated.The Club will re-open on Monday 4th January 2016. We would like to say a very happy Christmas to all our generous sponsors for your support throughout 2015.New Year’s Day Family Fun RunRaphoe Road Runners, supported by Raphoe Scouts are hosting a 5k family fun run and walk at 12 noon on New Year’s Day 2016. Registration will take place in Raphoe Boxing Club from 11-11.45am. Category prizes: Junior, Senior, 40 plus, 50 plus (male and female). Registration fee is €5.00 per adult while children u-12 are free. Shower facilities are available. Refreshments will be available afterwards. “Raphoe Shop Local 2015”“Raphoe Shop Local 2015” A special thank you to all our local businesses & business people here in Raphoe who have provided services and goods to our community over many years. Over these years the local businesses have never let us down when it came to donations or sponsorship for our various community groups and fundraising activities. This year in particular please remember all our local businesses and give them our support. We are fortunate in Raphoe to still have excellent goods on sale and local services in the various outlets and plenty of bargains especially on the run up to Christmas. So please don’t forget our own town and our own people this year.Thank You.Christmas Wishes from Raphoe Tidy Towns Volt House RaphoeThe Tidy Towns Community Employment staff will be on Holidays from Thursday 24th December Christmas Eve until Tuesday 5th January 2016. There will be a town litter cleaning service over the holiday period. A sincere thank you to all the various residential areas, Schools, Churches, RCIA Ltd Volt House, the County Council, local County Council workers, all local people, community groups and businesses who have supported our work for the town during the year. Everyone in Raphoe Tidy Towns Ltd, extend a very Happy Christmas and New Year to everyone in Raphoe and district and especially all those from the town and surrounding areas who are abroad this year. As always you will be remembered in a very special way this Christmas and New Year here in Raphoe. We also welcome those who are home for Christmas this year with their families and send best wishes to anyone who is sick or in hospital at this time. The following Christmas poem is dedicated to all Raphoe people wherever you may be this Christmas.A Raphoe Christmas Eve.The leaves they are all gone nowThe air is cold and stillThe burn runs through the valleyFrom Braehead wood and past the millThe townlands and streets are quietThe moon shines down belowThe stars are shining brightlyIn the hearths the fires glow.The animals are restingIn the stables and the barnsJust like this night so long agoThe night that Christ was bornThe children are all dreamingOf reindeer flying through the snowWith Santa, toys and presentsOn his visit to RaphoeO Silent night, O Starry nightOf Miracles from Heaven abovePlease send your new born Son to usWith His gifts of peace and loveThe Town Clock in the DiamondKeeps time for all to knowAs the people wait on ChristmasIn our City of Raphoe.By: Martin Laird Raphoe Local History Volt House.Please note that items for the Raphoe Notes should be placed in the box provided in the Post Office on or before 12 noon on Fridays. Items can also be emailed to email@example.com or handed in to the Family Resource Centre, The Volt House. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance of publication of local press. The next Raphoe Notes will be accepted on the week commencing Monday 4th January 2016 to appear in the local press on the week ending Friday 15th January 2015.DD LOCAL: DID YOU WIN A HAMPER WITH RAPHOE FRC? was last modified: December 18th, 2015 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:donegalNotesRaphoe
A CLASSMATE of killed Donegal teenager Anne Gillespie has paid tribute to her – and hit out at how her killer has used the legal system.Brutal killer John Gallagher shot Anne and her mum Annie in the grounds of Sligo Hospital in 1988 after the 18-year-old ended their relationship.He was later found guilty but insane – but escaped from a mental hospital in Dundrum in 2000 and had set up home in Strabane in recent years. This week Gallagher, 46, returned himself to the hospital as part of a legal bid which will allow him to return to his native Co Donegal.But Conor, who attended St Columba’s College in Stranorlar with Anne, said he wanted people to remember what sort of girl Anne was – and what sort of evil killer Gallagher was.Said Conor: “As a former classmate of Anne’s when I hear the name ‘John Gallagher’ I sometimes close my eyes and think of a beautiful, shy and well mannered girl sitting beside me in biology, her long red hair and rosy cheeks ,and lovely smile, and quiet personality will live with me forever.“I have two young daughters now myself and think what a beautiful life Anne would have had if she had not been so unfortunate to have met John Gallagher. “I remember her funeral. We were teenagers at St Columba’s getting ready for life after the Leaving Cert.”Conor told donegaldaily.com what he thought of Gallagher – and how his shadow still remains over the community in the Finn Valley.“Lock him up and throw away the key,” said Conor.“Evil John Gallagher has left an entire community living in fear.” CLASSMATE OF ANNE GILLESPIE: ‘SHE WAS A BEAUTIFUL, SHY YOUNG GIRL’ was last modified: May 24th, 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:CLASSMATE OF ANNE GILLESPIE: ‘SHE WAS A BEAUTIFULSHY YOUNG GIRL’
The Awards, presented by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with Proudly South African and Brand South Africa, aim to recognise and reward the contribution of the country’s companies towards growing and transforming the South African economy.Qualifying companies are urged to enter for one or more categories. All submissions will be subject to adjudication by an expert panel of judges who are currently being appointed and whose names will be announced soon.Business entities are invited to submit entries for the 5th annual South African Premier Business Awards (SAPBA) by 13 October 2017. The popular Awards, which are presented by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with Proudly South African and Brand South Africa have grown in stature since their inception in 2013, with the aim of recognising and rewarding the contribution of the country’s companies in growing and transforming the South African economy.If the high volume of enquiries that the organisers of the Awards have been inundated with is anything to go by, this year’s Awards are expected to grow in both quantity and quality. This will be evident when the crème de la crème of SA business is paraded during the prestigious awards ceremony which will take place in Johannesburg on 7 December 2017.The SAPBA recognise and honour the spirit of success and innovation, acknowledge enterprises which create jobs and demonstrate good business ethics and their prestigious seal of approval can be used by all winners on their labelling, packaging, marketing and other collateral, is a sign of success, quality, innovation and a commitment to job creation and economic development in the country which the Awards recognise and honour.The categories for which companies can enter are Manufacturers Award, Exporter Award, Enterprise Development Support Award, Women-Owned Business Award, Investor of the Year Award, Proudly South African Enterprise Award, Play your Part Award, SMME Award, Young Entrepreneur Award and the Black Industrialist Award.In addition, a Lifetime Achiever Award will be presented to a person who has made a significant contribution to the South African economy through business activities over a period of 20 years or more. Last year, Executive Director of Wiphold and CEO of Wipcapital, Ms Gloria Serobe was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.The SAPBA prestigious seal of approval, which can be used by all winners on their labelling, packaging, marketing and other collateral, is a sign of quality, innovation and a commitment to job creation and economic development in the country.Qualifying companies are urged to enter for one or more categories. All submissions will be subject to adjudication by an expert panel of judges who are currently being appointed and whose names will be announced soon.According to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, the awards will highlight the importance of how business excellence is making positive strides to the contribution of South Africa’s global competitiveness and affirmation that we are a country open for business.More information on the South African Premier Business Awards, rules and entry forms, can be obtained from www.sapremierbusinessawards.co.za or call 0861 843 384. Hard copy entries can be sent or hand delivered to the offices of Proudly South African, 23 Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg.
A sessions court here on Thursday awarded death sentence to Bikash Das for raping two women before murdering them and dumping their bodies in train toilets last year.Holding him guilty for his offence under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (murder), Sessions Judge S.K. Poddar also awarded Das rigorous life imprisonment for offence punishable under Section 376(1) IPC (rape) and imposed a fine of ₹10,000. If he fails to pay the fine, his sentence would continue for another three months, the court said.The sessions judge had on September 27 let off Das’s accomplice due to lack of evidence.
On Saturday August 15, 2015 it was time for Østensjø Rederi’s new offshore construction vessel, named Edda Freya, to test the waters. The subsea construction vessel is 150 m long and is designed with focus on cable laying operations, offshore construction and IMR operations. The vessel is going to work for Deep Ocean when she is delivered in February 2016.With the help a tug Felix, the offshore construction vessel was successfully launched at noon at Kleven shipyard in Norway, under the watchful eye of the shipowner Johannes Østensjø and COO Kenneth Walland present. The vessel is designed by Salt Ship Design.World Maritime News Staff; Video: Kleven