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Disease Kills 7 at Omega Community in Paynesville

first_imgAs the deadly Ebola virus continues to strike various communities in Monrovia and its environs, seven family members have been killed as a result of victims having contracted the disease.Madam Hawa Sammie, 67, went to a clinic a few weeks ago and was diagnosed as an Ebola suspect.  She returned home at the old Omega Navigation Station community and misled the family, telling them that she had been diagnosed as suffering from malaria.Consequently, many of the family members caring for her contracted the Ebola virus and died. Bodies remain in the house to the detriment of residents and business entities in the area.Mr. Stephen Fomba, 42, widower of the first Ebola virus victim in the community, told the Daily Observer that he was in Sinoe County when his wife became sick.He also intimated that the funeral home took the body and later informed the family members that the cause of death was indeed Ebola.Mr. Fomba also claimed that he had called numerous times to get people from the Ebola Response Team to come to the community to collect the bodies, but no one responded.The Response Team eventually came and carried away four of the dead after a member of the House of Representatives intervened.According to Mr. Fomba, the victim died since Sunday and it was only yesterday that the team came to remove the body.Mr. Fomba noted that the only person who had come to their community was Mrs. Mai Urey, wife of Mr. Benoni Urey, who brought along a counselor.He further disclosed that the first victim expired last Sunday, followed by 10 others, bringing the total to eleven persons who have died at the old Omega Navigation Station Community.The chairman of the Omega Navigation Station Communtity, Richelieu Philips, pointed out that the lack of awareness initiatives from the Ministry of Health has allegedly contributed current death rates in the area.He also indicated that many residents afflicted by the virus are in hiding, failing to report that they have contracted Ebola, because they don’t want to be quarantined for 21-days.Chairman Philips sounded a serious note of caution that if urgent and swift steps and actions are not taken to remedy the grave situation, many more persons would die in the Omega Community in Paynesville.The Community Chairman also claimed that if the Liberian Government does not take swift action, many of the counselors will continue not to take their assignments seriously.“Proactive action and steps by the Liberian Government, partners and residents must be undertaken, or else the entire nation and its people would perish forever,” Chairman Philips cautioned.He further underscored the urgent need for the Ministry of  Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) to decentralize the response activities through Non-governmental organizations and local community organizations in order to intensify the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in the country.Chairman Philips stated that he was disappointed about the overall response of the Liberian Government to the Ebola virus crisis, particularly the MOHSW.Relatedly,, a large group of motorcyclists and community dwellers at the Omega Navigation Station told the Daily Observer yesterday that there are two additional bodies abandoned at Morris Farm Community in Paynesville.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 destroy ganja field in Canje

first_img– firearm, ammo, cartridges found in campThe gun and ammunition found in the campPolice on Friday morning conducted a drug eradication operation in East Canje, East Berbice, where cannabis plants found on a one-acre plot of ground were destroyed.According to the Police, the field consisted of about fifteen hundred plants ranging in height from three feet to five feet.A camp was also discovered close to the field, and following a search, 45 live cartridges, two live 9mm rounds and a dismantled shotgun were found.The owner of the land upon which the crop and camp were found is now being pursued by Police as they continue their investigations.last_img

Domestic worker busted with over 4lbs ganja

first_imgA 48-year-old female domestic worker was on Saturday morning busted with 2.15 kilograms (4.7lbs) of ganja at the Berbice River Bridge. Reports are at about 07:15h ranks on duty at the police checkpoint located at the Bridge stopped and subsequently searched a hire car in which they found five parcels of ganja which weighed 2.15 kilograms. According to Police, the domestic worker of High Dam, Agony’s Avenue, New Amsterdam, Berbice, was arrested following the discovery and is being processed for court. Only on Friday, acting Crime Chief (ag), Senior Superintendent Michael Kingston said that in 2015 there was 851 kilograms 376 grams of cannabis seized by ranks attached to the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and in 2019 this figure has been greatly reduced to 551 kilograms 352 grams to date.last_img read more

Wrestling: Dunn meets his matches

first_imgBAKERSFIELD – Kevin Dunn sat with his head bowed between his knees in a Rabobank Arena hallway Friday. The Royal of Simi Valley senior sat alone, collecting his thoughts just moments after losing only his third match of the season. Dunn is not accustomed to losing. He ripped through the Southern Section individual championships and the Masters Meet in the past two weeks. But things got tougher for the Highlanders standout at the state championships in Bakersfield. Dunn was knocked out of the championship bracket with a 6-4 decision loss in overtime to Bullard of Fresno’s Chris Ramos in a second round 125-pound match, sending the senior to the consolation bracket. “If I knew what was wrong I would have fixed it,” said Richard Carrillo, Royal’s coach. “I’m not sure what happened. He had two great weeks before this. But it is state and here you’re not just facing any kid. They’re all going to be tough. He usually does well and recovers through the consolation rounds.” Not this time. Dunn (51-4) went on to lose to Oakdale’s Trevor Machado-Ching by a 4-0 decision, eliminating him from the two-day tournament that runs through today. “I don’t know what went wrong,” Dunn said. “I was sick this week but I felt good today. That match that went into overtime took a lot out of me. “I could have beaten that guy easily. I didn’t want to be in the (consolation) bracket.” center_img Dunn knew he didn’t have an easy draw in the consolation bracket. Machado-Ching, a junior, won the 103-pound state title as a freshman and placed fourth in state at 112 pounds last year. Dunn had a chance at beating Ramos, leading the championship bracket match 4-2 late in the second period. But Ramos tied the match with a 2-point take down and won it with another with less than a minute in the match. Simi Valley’s 160-pounder Matt Bruno and 135-pounder Mike Murphy guaranteed themselves another day of competition and at least an eighth-place finish in their respective weight divisions. Bruno reached the quarterfinals, where he lost in a 6-1 decision to Vacaville’s Zach Sesar. Murphy bounced back from a second round championship loss by reaching the quarterfinal round in the consolidation bracket with three straight wins. Quartz Hills’ Russell Carlin made his way to the fourth round of the 171-pound consolation bracket but was eliminated by Righetti of Santa Maria’s Todd Noel in an 11-4 decision. Chatsworth’s Juan Tec was the only City Section wrestler out of 14 to reach the third consolation round. (818) 713-3607 160Want 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

Home ice just fine for Ducks

first_imgThe game was still in doubt until Ducks defenseman Chris Pronger stepped into a cross-ice pass from Corey Perry and sent a laser into the back of the Sharks’ net for a power-play goal and a 3-1 lead 13:50 into the final period. Unlike their listless 4-3 overtime loss Thursday to the Kings at Staples Center, the Ducks’ hearts and minds were in the right places Friday. The Ducks built a 2-0 lead over the Sharks on first-period goals by Dustin Penner (power play) and Chris Kunitz. (310) 540-4201 ANAHEIM – One night after making a bad team look good, the Ducks made a good team look pretty bad at times Friday night at Honda Center. The Ducks parlayed a scorching start into a solid 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in front of a sellout crowd of 17,174. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Andy McDonald set up the first and last goals for the Ducks, who increased their lead over the third-place Sharks to seven points in the Pacific Division. The Ducks had played 23 of their past 35 games on the road before starting an eight-game homestand Friday, matching the longest in team history. last_img read more

Environmental Assessment Agency puts Pacific Northwest LNG decision on-hold

first_imgOTTAWA, O.N. – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has paused the legislated timeline again for the Pacific Northwest LNG project.In a release Saturday, the Agency said they have requested further information from Pacific Northwest LNG.  This request will pause the current process until requested information from the proponent is provided.The Agency asked for further information after Pacific Northwest LNG submitted new information on March 4.  According to the CEAA, the new information contains additional information about the project, changes to it’s construction schedule and methods.- Advertisement -The Minister of Environment has also issued a three month extension to the legislated timeline for the project.  The government intends to make a final decision on the project within that timeframe, once the requested information has been provided by Pacific Northwest LNG.Here is a link to all the new information provided by the proponent.last_img read more

Liverpool could have done more to keep Gerrard, claims former team-mate

first_imgFormer England midfielder Danny Murphy believes Liverpool could have done more to retain captain Steven Gerrard beyond the end of the current season.The Merseysiders confirmed the 34-year-old will leave the club at the end of the season after turning down a new deal, with a move to the MLS touted as a possible destination for the Reds skipper.And Murphy feels his former team-mate could have been persuaded to sign a new deal with the club, adding the Reds have not learned from Chelsea’s handling of Frank Lampard during the summer.“I’ve been reading a little bit between the lines and speaking to a couple of people and I think deep down he would have wanted to stay,” he told talkSPORT.“They [Liverpool] haven’t learned the lesson from the Frank Lampard situation.”He added: “I’d imagine Frank and Steven would have been offered considerably less than they were earning to stay. A similar thing happened to me at Fulham; they [clubs] quickly forget and don’t treat you the way you should be treated.”But Murphy said Gerrard’s departure may prove to be beneficial for Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, claiming he will finally be the “boss” at the club.“Deep down Brendan is thinking when Steven’s gone then he is the boss; while Steven’s still there he’s not quite the boss.“If Steven’s on the bench and things aren’t going well then the crowd is going to sing to put him on even if he [Rodgers] doesn’t want to.”last_img read more


first_imgANTI-VRT campaigners from Co Donegal have won the backing of a leading Unionist politician.John Doherty, the Donegal branch chairman of the Irish Drivers Association, said his delegation’s meeting with Democratic Unionist Party MEP Diane Dodds was very constructive.“We got a warm welcome and were well received by Mrs Dodds,” Mr Doherty told “The association have brought it to the attention of Ms Dodds how the Irish Government are discriminating against other member states by imposing a levy as high as 36% on vehicles imported into the south.“What the Irish Government are trying to do is make it more expensive for a citizen from the south to import a vehicle from NI which is in clear contravention of the free movement of goods under article 39 of the treaty of Rome.“Ms Dodds expressed shock at this even though the association have a petition lodged in Brussels with the commission on taxation stated that it is now time to raise the matter in Brussels with the competition authorities.”Mr Doherty said Ms Dodds promised to raise the matter with the North’s Finance Minister Sammy Wilson. “This may be the first time that another member state attacks the Irish Government on the free movement of goods which could be very good news for us as Europeans,” added Mr Doherty.LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on Follow us on MEP PROMISES TO BACK DONEGAL ANTI-VRT CAMPAIGN was last modified: February 21st, 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:Diane Dodds MEPdonegalDUPIrish Drivers AssociationJohn DohertySammy Wilsonlast_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Leicester v Tottenham odds and Alan Pardew for Watford?

first_imgCoral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.He looks ahead to a busy day of horse racing action, with the Dante Stakes taking place at York.He also previews Thursday night’s Premier League clash between Leicester and Tottenham at the King Power Stadium.Leicester are 3/1 despite being at home and their recent good form, while Tottenham are 20/23.Plus, he looks at the contenders to replace Walter Mazzarri as Watford manager and claims Alan Pardew, a 9/1 shot, could be worth backing.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img


first_imgBREAKING NEWS: A man has been killed following a tragic accident in Drumkeen.The man, a well-known local mechanic, was cutting a tree when the accident happened this afternoon.It is understood the tree fell on top of the man. The man, who is in his 60s, is married with four grown-up children.Locals in the close-knit village have been left stunned by the man’s tragic death.One local said “He was one of the hardest-working men you will ever meet.“You would find the light on in his garage at all hours of the day and night because he was always working. “This is such a tragedy. He never had a cross word for anyone and took so much pride in his work and helping people.“It just doesn’t seem fair that something like this has happened.” MAN KILLED AFTER TRAGIC ACCIDENT IN DRUMKEEN was last modified: December 28th, 2012 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:accidentDrumkeenGardaiMECHANICTREElast_img read more