Police to Confiscate Motor Bikes for Violations

first_imgAuthorities of the Liberian National Police (LNP) have vowed to seize motorbikes if the operators violate recent restrictions that banned them from ridding in certain areas described as “No Go Zones.”  According to an LNP release issued yesterday, police will be left with no alternative, but to take   stern actions against motor cycle operators who violate the “No Go Zones” restriction that was imposed by the government on November 6, 2012.The release quoted the Director of Police, Colonel Chris Massaquoi, warning that repeated violation of the restriction by motorcyclists will no longer be tolerated. Col. Massaquoi has called on owners of motorcycles to advise their riders to desist as drastic measures, including the confiscation of their bikes and subsequent prosecution await anyone caught disregarding the regulation.The “No Go Zones” restriction prohibits motorcycle operators from plying the Tubman Boulevard to Central Monrovia, Somalia Drive, and from Bong Mines Bridge to Central Monrovia.”The restriction was imposed as the result of an increase in the wave of motorcycle-related accidents and injuries as well as the facilitation of criminal activities around Monrovia and its environs perceived to be masterminded by some motorcyclists.At the same time, the LNP said the City of Paynesville still remains closed to motorcyclists until the ongoing investigation into the recent incident that resulted in the death of a cyclist and the burning of police detachments in Paynesville is completed.The April 16 incident saw the vandalizing of police zones and depots. Director Massaquoi has instructed the LNP to arrest any violators who challenge the officers while they are enforcing the restriction and send those violators to the Ministry of Justice for prosecution.Col. Massaquoi  called on the general public to remain law abiding and continue to report suspected crimes to the police to ensure the safety of community dwellers.He admonished those politicizing the operations of the LNP to    desist as they remain focus on their law enforcement responsibility.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Police to collaborate with Red Thread to tackle societal ills

first_imgTop officials from the Guyana Police Force on Monday met with representatives of the NGO Red Thread to discuss the preliminary report of a two-year project which commenced in 2016 with focus on “Engaging communities for improving implementation of Domestic Violence laws”.Crime Chief Paul Williams, other top officials of the Guyana Police Force and members of Red ThreadThe meeting was held at the Kingston, Georgetown Headquarters of the Guyana Police Force, and was attended by Crime Chief Assistant Commissioner Paul Williams, Karen De Souza, and top officials of both the Guyana Police Force and Red Thread.Discussions dealt with the preliminary report of the project mentioned above, which targeted Plaisance/Better Hope, La Parfaite Harmonie, Bartica, Lethem and Anna Regina.During the research done in connection with this project, Police stations within the stated communities had been observed in relation to how members of the Force would deal with domestic violence and related matters.From the discussion, both positive and negative behaviours and actions would have been observed by the Red Thread representatives.Officers in attendance pledged to continue working with the group to strengthen their efforts in addressing domestic violence, child abuse, sexual offences and other aspects.last_img read more

Registration still open for 2019 Mother’s Day Run

first_imgThe 2019 Mother’s Day Run is taking place on Sunday, May 12 at the Surerus ball diamonds in Fort St. John.Registration for the Run closes on Thursday, May 9.To register, you can sign up online at strideandglide.ca.For more information, you can visit the Mother’s Day Run Facebook page.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With just a week to go, registration is still open for the Rotary Club’s 2019 Mother’s Day Run.The fees to register for the Run is $30 for 5km and $35 for 10km.In addition to the 5 km and 10 km runs, there will be a 1 km run for kids and a dash for the little ones.- Advertisement -According to event organizer, Sam Warren, all participants will receive grab bags, great door prizes, and a free pancake breakfast.Before the run, there will be morning yoga and jazzercise.This year’s goal is to raise over $25,000 with net proceeds from this run going towards the Women’s Resource Society.Advertisementlast_img read more

Legion reopening newly renovated lounge this Friday

first_imgAfter six long weeks of being closed, the Fort St. John Royal Canadian Legion will be re-opening its lounge on Friday. The Lounge was closed due to flooding in March. It has been under renovations since, and spokesperson Dan Davies says he is excited for the reopening. [asset|aid=1461|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=14f9f6219c5996daf7e9ea5e604c4a59-Davies- legion lounge reopen 1_1_Pub.mp3]- Advertisement -The event kicks off on Friday afternoon with its Meat Draw from 5:00 until 7:00 pm. Afterwards, a ribbon cutting ceremony will take place, and cake will be served at 7 pm. Davies says there will be snacks, door prizes and fun throughout the evening. He says the lounge looks completely different. A new floor has been put in, and the bar is in a new location. Davies says the best part of the renovation is that the lounge is fully accessible. Advertisement [asset|aid=1462|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=14f9f6219c5996daf7e9ea5e604c4a59-Davies – legion lounge reopen 2_1_Pub.mp3] On Saturday, there will be a steak supper at 6:00 pm and a D-Day anniversary dance at 9pm. The Band, Highway 49 will provide the music. Dance tickets are ten dollars each for members and 15 dollars for non members. Davies says anyone wishing to buy a membership can do so. He says the membership costs 40 dollars per year, and gets members discounts on many of the legion’s functions.Advertisementlast_img read more

Public opinion asked on needs of high schools

first_imgSo far, meetings have been held at Littlerock and Quartz Hill high schools. Meetings are scheduled for Monday at Palmdale High, March 22 at Eastside High. April 2 at Lancaster High, April 5 at Knight High, April 10 at Highland High and April 23 at Antelope Valley High. The meetings are held in the evenings, generally starting between 6 and 7 p.m. Call the schools to get the exact time and location. The purpose is in part to gather input about what people want to see built or improved if the district does pass a bond. But the forums also give people a chance to propose projects that would not fall under bond funding. LANCASTER – The Antelope Valley Union High School District is holding a series of public forums to get community input about facility needs as it gears up for another run at passing a construction-bond measure. The district didn’t hold such meetings in a previous attempt in June to pass a $177.5 million bond measure, which voters rejected. “We were up against a time frame,” Deputy Superintendent Jeff Foster said. “We opted to go with an earlier date. The trade-off was it cut down on community awareness or time to let people know what it was we were trying to do.” District officials are studying whether to pursue a bond measure in November. A decision will be made by summer. “It’s to get input from the public,” trustee Donita Winn said. “And my emphasis is, even if it’s something that would not fit into the bond picture, how can we make changes these people want, with developer fee money or something else.” More than 100 people showed up to the Littlerock High meeting. Staff members and parents talked about electricity and lighting that didn’t work, the desire for tile flooring instead of carpeting and the need for a new paint job and a press box for the stadium. District officials want a bond issue to pay for building one or two high schools, completing construction of Eastside High and making improvements at other campuses. In January, the board voted to spend $21,000 for a consultant to increase awareness about the need for more facilities in the growing district and to generate support for a bond measure. In June, the district came up just short with Measure E, which got 52 percent of the vote when 55 percent was needed for passage. The measure would have taxed property owners about $30 per $100,000 of assessed valuation annually. Measure E would have helped pay for building new high schools in southeast Palmdale and on the west side of the Antelope Valley, completing construction of Eastside High, expanding Quartz Hill High and adding two new science labs at Lancaster. The district serves about 24,000 students, and some of its high schools, including Highland and Quartz Hill, have enrollment of more than 3,000. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Construction on North Taylor Hill weekdays until August 9

first_img– Advertisement – The road is reduced to single-lane alternating traffic during that time, and one report this morning had the wait at at least 30 minutes. Work is expected to be finished by August 9.last_img

Transfer Rumours and Paper Review – Saturday, December 27

first_img1 Transfer Rumours and Paper Review Here are the latest transfer rumours from Saturday’s papers…Paris Saint-Germain are the latest club to show an interest in taking winger Adnan Januzaj, 19, on loan from Manchester United. (Daily Mail)  Arsenal are closing in on the signing of 27-year-old striker Edinson Cavani from Paris Saint-Germain, with the French club ready to accept a bid. (Metro) Liverpool hope to sign James Milner on a free next summer if the midfielder fails to agree a new contract with Manchester City but Arsenal are also keen on the 28-year-old. (Daily Express) Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria has told manager Louis van Gaal to sign Argentine midfielder Nicolas Gaitan, 26, from Benfica. (Daily Star) Chelsea are set to pay £24million for Juventus utility man Kwadwo Asamoah, 26, in January. (Metro) Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski, 29, appears to be on the verge of a January move to Italian side Inter Milan. (Daily Express) Real Madrid are planning to sign attacking midfielder Marco Reus, 25, from Borussia Dortmund as a replacement for Gareth Bale, who could be on his way to Manchester United for £120million. (Daily Star) West Brom could join Leicester, Newcastle and German club Wolfsburg in the race to sign 22-year-old Burnley striker Danny Ings, who is out of contract next summer. (The Sun)QPR manager Harry Redknapp is eyeing a January move for Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair, 25. (Daily Mirror) Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock has increased his bid to £3.8million to sign Lille left-back Pape Souare, 24. (The Sun)last_img read more

Main man to miss out for Liverpool against Burnley?

first_imgThe games are coming thick and fast for Liverpool and with Brendan Rodgers looking to continue the positive momentum following last weekend’s colossal victory over Man City, he will have to think long and hard about his line-up for the potentially tricky league match against Burnley.The Kop boss hinted that Daniel Sturridge could feature against the relegation strugglers, but with a home FA Cup match against Blackburn on the horizon, that arguably seems the better occasion to give his star striker the chance to rediscover his scoring touch.One player who will not feature though is Jordon Ibe, who is the latest Liverpool star to be ruled out of action owing to a knee injury.Club captain Steven Gerrard looks to be nearing his return to action, but Wednesday’s fixture has come too early, as it probably has for Mamadou Sakho and Glen Johnson respectively.Below is how Liverpool could line up: 1 1 GoalkeeperWhile it remains to be seen whether Rodgers will use the summer window to bring in another goalkeeper, his lack of any real alternative means that Simon Mignolet will remain between the sticks.DefenceRodgers will be acutely aware that this will be Emre Can’s 19th consecutive appearance and while he would perhaps like to hand the young German a rest, that will likely come at the weekend, so expect him to feature once again.MidfieldLazar Markovic looked a little shaky at times in the victory over Man City, and while there is a strong case to deploy Raheem Sterling in the deeper wide role, Rodgers seems unlikely to change this particular formula.AttackSterling’s efforts as a make-shift striker have been superb, with the England man having played every single minute of Liverpool’s last three fixtures in this role. It may irk Mario Balotelli, who perhaps warrants a run out, but few would bet against Rodgers keeping Sterling in this position.Liverpool fans, how do you think you’ll line up against Burnley? Comment below… Daniel Sturridge is set to miss out again last_img read more

Plane crashes in Los Angeles National Forest

first_imgLA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. (AP) — A small plane crashed Thursday in the rugged Angeles National Forest, killing the pilot, officials said. The plane went down shortly after 3 p.m., and searchers found the wreckage about 40 minutes later, said Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman German Aguilera. The pilot was dead at the scene, and rescuers continued searching the area “just in case,” Aguilera said. The cause of the crash was under investigation. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventlast_img read more

There’s a missing teddy in Termon looking for his owner…

first_imgWere you in the Termon area and left feeling as though you forgot something?This little teddy was presumably left by her little owner and their family.Madeline Mc Daid from Gracie’s Store in Termon explained that she found Teddy waiting all alone in the carpark. This teddy is special because she’s wearing a dress that is big enough to keep her owner nice and snug.Madeline is very eager to get Teddy home as she is very lonely without her owner and is in “need of a good cuddle”.If you know who Teddy’s owner is you can call 074 9139009There’s a missing teddy in Termon looking for his owner… was last modified: August 29th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:missing teddyTermonlast_img read more