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Disaster recently struck the 68th National Annual Conference of the Africa Gospel League (AGL) Church in Lower Harlandsville Township outside Buchanan in Grand Bassa County following the electrocution of its electrician, Borbor Kangar.The incident occurred two days before the commencement of the conference at its headquarters in Lower Harlandsville Township. Kangar was killed while electrifying the venue in preparation for the conference when he accidentally came in contact with the live current, and subsequently dropped from the ladder.Despite the incident, the conference went ahead and brought together 49 district churches, from River Cess, Margibi, Montserrado and Grand Bassa counties, out of the 69 district churches.The delegates at the conference wept for the death of Kangar, described as “a hard working member of the church.”During an interview, District #1 Superintendent Reverend Paul R. Joe told the Daily Observer that the conference was aimed at assessing the achievements and challenges of the church and that funds generated during the conference will be used for the development of the church.He also disclosed that some of the funds generated will be directed at purchasing a parcel of land to erect a guesthouse.Rev. Joe, who preached the funeral discourse over the remains of the late Kangar last Saturday on the theme: “Who Shall Fight for Us Again?” from the book of Judges, told the bereaved family to take their burden to the Lord, who is able to fight their battles in times of trial, temptation and tribulation.The late Kangar was born in 1954 at the J.F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Monrovia, a family member said. At the age of 62, he leaves to mourn his loss his three wives, eight children, eight grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
IICA celebrates 43 years in GuyanaAs the celebrations of Agriculture Month continue, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) on Thursday celebrated 43 years of existence in Guyana.Agro-processors at the IICA’s open day at its Brickdam officeThe organisation held an open day at its headquarters at Lot 8 Brickdam, Georgetown to give the public insight about its work.Speaking at the event, Agriculture Minister Noel Holder expressed gratitude to the organisation for the much-needed assistance the Ministry has received over the years. He highlighted that the IICA was one of the oldest institutions found in Guyana (it is older than United Nations Guyana).Holder added that the IICA has assisted in training of staff, the production of sheep, and setting up the services of the Guyana Marketing Association among many other services provided. Additionally, Holder mentioned that the IICA would continue to play a major role in the agriculture sector in the future.Earlier, IICA Representative Wilmot Garnett highlighted the work the institution has been doing in Guyana. Garnett explained that over the years the institution has strived to modernise the agriculture sector in Guyana through innovation and the introduction of new varieties of crops.He added that the institution has worked with the Mexican Government to provide scholarships for Guyanese to study biotechnology to support mainly the coconut industry.While the IICA is expecting the Guyana Food Safety Bill to be passed, it seeks to build wealth in rural communities.Even though the IICA has lost the fish market to the United States of America, the new medium-term plan 2018-2022 seeks to develop family farming since 70 per cent of farming and agriculture in Guyana is family operated.The symbolic planting of trees and cutting of cake were done by the Agriculture Minister and Minister within the Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings, at the IICA open day, where a variety of local agricultural products from various agro-processors were on sale. Students of the Carmel Secondary School were also present at the IICA open day.The IICA has been operational in Guyana since 1975. The international organisation supports the efforts of its Member States to achieve agricultural development and rural well-being. The institution is fully focused on making agriculture competitive and sustainable in the Americas. The IICA has been instrumental, along with the Agriculture Ministry, in the introduction of the model dairy farm at the St Stanislaus College Farm, and presently represents 15 organisations. Two cross-cutting issues that have been identified as essential components for the IICA’s future work are gender and youth, and innovation and technology.
Former Chairman of the National Congress of Local Democratic Organs, Member of Parliament, Councillor of the Region 2 Regional Democratic Council and PPP member Isahak Basir, CCH, has died.According to family members, Basir suffered a massive heart attack on Saturday about 22:00h at his Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast residence after attending a meeting with Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo at State House.Political party affiliationHe paid a lot of attention to studying and propagating the goals of the People’s Progressive Party. He was articulate with a deep understanding of politics, cultureIsahak Basir, CCHand religion. He could have held his own in any company.Knowledge, for him, was to serve a purpose. That purpose was the welfare of the Guyanese people. He was an activist, an organiser and an educator of the PPP.His work saw him serving in the National Assembly of Guyana. It was a difficult period in the country’s history.Parliament was reduced to being a mere rubber stamp of the PNC regime. Comrade Basir took his activism to the National Assembly and had several epic confrontations with the PNC and the then Speaker. He felt the wrath of the PNC regime.He was shot several times in broad daylight at Adventure on the Essequibo Coast allegedly at the instigation of a PNC activist. It was his strength, both physical and political, and his love of life that saw him pulling through a near-death attack.Basir served his party and people with great distinction. He was one of few comrades who educated his family in the ideology of the PPP and encouraged them to be activists and fighters for peace and social progress.BiographyBorn in 1931 at Jacklow Pomeroon, he was a boat operator in his teenage years, and then he studied dentistry at the overseas Bennet College. By profession, he was a farmer, where he once farmed his father’s coconut estate in the Siriki Sands of the Upper Pomeroon River.After marrying Sabra Karim, they moved to Boerasirie, East Bank Essequibo where he worked at the Uitgvlut Distillery in the early 1960s as an assistant distiller.After he moved back to Jacklow, he got involved in the People’s Progressive Party where he travelled to Russia and Europe for training and chaperone young political students.He also represented his party in various meetings around the world; he was then PPP Organiser for the County of Essequibo.In 1975, his family moved to Hampton Court where he resided up to the time of his demise. In the late 1970s, he joined Parliament as the Shadow Agriculture Minister, in 1991.He was then moved to the Chairman of Local Congress and Democratic Organs in 1992. He was given the Cacique Crown of Honour (CCH) by Dr Jagan in 1994.He retired in 2001 and acted as an advisor to the Local Administration and Board of Governors in the Essequibo Technical Institute.
…to appear in NYC court todayTwo weeks after a Guyanese, Troy Thomas, lost a High Court challenge to stop his extradition to the United States, where he is wanted for a 2011 murder, he was handed over to US authorities on Wednesday.Extradited murder accused: Troy ThomasThis was confirmed by Director of Prisons (ag) Gladwin Samuels, who would only say that he handed over Thomas, an inmate in the local prison, to be extradited.However, the US embassy in Guyana confirmed on Wednesday that Thomas was en route to the North American country to face the two criminal acts allegedly committed in New York over seven years ago.“[Wednesday] evening, he will be in the custody of the New York Police Department, and [Thursday] morning he will appear before an American judge in court to face charges. Thomas’s extradition reflects over one year of close coordination between the Government of Guyana and the US Embassy,” a press release from the embassy stated.The US Embassy thanked the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), the Police Force, the Guyana Prison Service, the Public Security Ministry and the staff at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport for their close cooperation and commitment to justice.“Corruption and criminal activity rob the Government and citizens of Guyana of money that could have been spent on education, healthcare, and important infrastructure work. Extraditions are an important law enforcement tool in fighting transnational criminal organisations. Today, a fugitive from justice is being extradited to the United States to stand trial, creating a new precedent,” the American Embassy noted.Furthermore, in recognition of this positive step forward, US Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch, said “The Government of Guyana’s actions over the past year clearly indicate its dedication to law and order and established norms of international criminal justice – Guyana is moving in the right direction. Establishing a roadmap for future extraditions, bringing a fugitive to justice, making Guyana a safer place for Guyanese citizens – this is the best example of rule of law existing in Guyana”.Attempts to stop extraditionThomas has been accused of murdering Keith Frank, 20, a Guyanese who was shot and killed on December 11, 2011, outside a Richmond Hill, New York party. He has also been accused of inflicting injuries upon Dr Katherine Maloney. He then fled to Guyana.Since 2012, authorities in the US had issued a wanted bulletin for the murder suspect. As such, in 2018, US Attorney General and Secretary of State sent an extradition request to the Guyana Government, which was served to the Foreign Affairs Ministry by the country’s Embassy here. As a result of the request, Thomas was apprehended by the Guyana Police Force last year and was being kept in custody at the Lusignan Prison.But Thomas attempted to use the local courts to stop his extradition. In fact, a hearing in the Magistrates’ Courts last year resulted in Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus ruling in December that Thomas be extradited to the US to face the charges levelled against him.In committing Thomas for extradition, the Magistrate, among other things, ruled that she believed the fugitive was Troy Thomas, although he insisted that his name was Marvin Williams.In June 2012, a US judge issued a warrant for his arrest in the name of Troy Thomas.However, Thomas moved to the High Court to further block his extradition. He challenged, among other things, his “illegal” confinement and argued in an affidavit that he is being unlawfully detained and subjected to legal processes unsupported by any legal basis or foundation.Thomas applied to the court for leave to issue a writ of habeas corpus, directing the Commissioner of Police to show cause why he should not be immediately released.However, High Court Judge, Justice Navindra Singh dismissed the application by the prisoner. He ruled on April 4, 2019, that there is sufficient evidence against Thomas to warrant his extradition to the US. In addition, Thomas was ordered to pay $450,000 in court costs.The extradition took effect on Wednesday after Thomas did not appeal the High Court ruling.Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan, explained to Guyana Times that because there was no appeal within the stipulated timeframe, he gave the order for the US fugitive to be handed over to authorities there.“He had a right to go to the Court of Appeal but he did not, his deadline for the appeal was [Tuesday, April 23, 2019] …we informed the Americans that his did not. The Americans then made arrangements to get him over [there]…The US Marshals came in today (Wednesday) and they took him out,” the Public Security Minister explained.According to Ramjattan, he ordered the Prisons Director to let the police escort Thomas to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), where he was handed over to US Marshals.While this extradition exercise is the first successful one in recent years between the two countries, former US Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway, late last year said that the path has been cleared now for the exchange of more fugitives between Guyana and the US.He believed that the extradition of Thomas and the impending extradition of US-based Guyanese, Marcus Bisram, who is wanted in Guyana for a 2016 murder, has paved the way for this.“I think once those two guys go back and forth, I think you will see more [extraditions] in both directions,” he had told reporters.
Radamel Falcao Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has admitted the Ligue 1 club explored the possibility of cutting short Radamel Falcao’s loan at Chelsea, only for injury to end that prospect.The Colombia striker joined Chelsea last summer after an unsuccessful loan stint at Manchester United.But his spell at Stamford Bridge has been equally underwhelming, with just one goal and no appearances since October due to a thigh injury. A return date for Falcao is not known and Vasilyev revealed the former Porto and Atletico Madrid striker did return to Monaco last week to be assessed with a view to returning to his parent club.Vasilyev told RMC Sport: “It’s true that we’ve talked about Falcao on numerous occasions.“The original idea was that he would return to Monaco to play the second half of the season. He came over and had a medical. Unfortunately, he was injured.“So we took the decision that it would be better for him to stay with Chelsea. Could he return one day? I won’t close the door, that door remains open.” The news strengthens reports that Chelsea are looking for a striker during this month’s transfer window, with Leicester’s Jamie Vardy among those linked. 1
Promoting Doing Business in Donegal are from left: Matthew Pearson, Pearson Foods; Liam Doherty, Sean Doherty Fruit and Veg; Edel Patton, Patton Eggs; John patton, Patton Eggs, Joe Doherty, Inishowen Country Kitchen; Thomas Hughes, Donegal Rapeseed Oil; Andrew McElhinney, O’Donnell’s Bakery; Michael O’Donnell, Island Seafoods and Sharon Morrow, Island Seafoods.People interested in business in Donegal, including those already established or those hoping to start something new, are being urged to come along to the county’s first ever ‘Doing Business in Donegal’ event at the LYIT this Saturday April 26th.Organisers of the free event have assembled a superb line-up of speakers with a broad range of topics from finance, business, marketing, public relations, online business, entrepreneurship, motivation and much more.The idea, says Michael Tunney, head of Local Enterprise in Donegal, is that different rooms will simultaneously host a number of speakers and people who come along on the day will simply pick and choose which ones they’d like to attend. “We have always tried to take on board the feedback we have received from local businesses in Donegal and one of the things we have heard back from Enterprise Week for instance was that they’d love to have something like this – on one day and at the weekend.“In many respects this is like a mini Enterprise Week albeit rolled up into a single day. We have lined up great speakers on topics that have been most popular and requested for Enterprise Week and we’re hoping that with everything in one venue and on one day, there will be a positive response from the Donegal business community and those interested in starting business in the county.”Until recently Mr Tunney had been CEO of Donegal County Enterprise Board, who had forged strong links with the business community in Donegal over a 20-year period and were responsible for events like Enterprising Donegal Business Week over the past decade.Since April 15th the Board has now become the Local Enterprise Office and is part of Donegal County Council, but the experienced staff will continue to work with businesses across the county. Indeed, while they have been very much at the forefront of the organisation for the Doing Business in Donegal day on Saturday 26th, the event itself is once again a collaborative effort.“An event like this works best when there is co-operation and a multi-strand approach taken and once again we are delighted that the day will go ahead thanks to the support of a number of other business partners and agencies,” Mr. Tunney said.Pre-registration for the Doing Business in Donegal event is now available by visiting the website localenterprise.ie/donegal but it is not necessary to register for individual speakers’ events. You can also register by calling 07491 60735.Registration will also take place at 9.30am on the day but pre-registration is highly recommended.The Saturday will begin with a keynote address at 10am for all in attendance from motivational speaker Pádraig Ó’Máille and that will be followed by the morning sessions with multiple options available and people free to choose which of the speakers they like to hear. There will be more great speakers after lunch with those who attend once again free to choose which talks they’d like to attend and the day will wrap up with a final inspirational address from Jason Black.“We realise that people are giving up their Saturday to come along to an event like this and we will have a few little incentives on the day including the opportunity for someone to win a Kindle Fire. That said, the event has been put together in response to requests from businesses in Donegal and we’re certain that our local businesses will want to be there anyway,” Mr Tunney concluded.GREAT LINE-UP PLANNED FOR ‘DOING BUSINESS IN DONEGAL’ EVENT was last modified: April 22nd, 2014 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:Doing Business In DonegaldonegalletterkennyLYITMichael Tunney
Donegal Sinn Fein County Council Whip, Cllr Mick Quinn, has called on the people of Donegal to support the annual Templedouglas commemoration tomorrow (Sunday).Sinn Fein’s Mick QuinnCllr Quinn said that it was vitally important that we remember our patriot dead and renew our efforts to achieve Irish unity.The commemoration will be addressed by Mary Lou McDonald and starts at 3pm Commenting on the event, Cllr Quinn said he was encouraging all republicans in Donegal to come along to the annual commemoration.“It is crucial that we as republicans remember those who have given their lives for Ireland over the last century and recommit ourselves to the struggle for which they died.“The huge vote that the Scottish independence movement received last week shows the appetite that there is on these islands to end the union and for countries to have complete control over our own affairs. It is now time for a border poll in Ireland so we can have a meaningful debate on the benefits of reunification.‘Our commemoration has grown bigger year on year and I am confident that this year will be our biggest yet. As such I would extend an invitation to everyone in Donegal to attend.’ MARY LOU McDONALD TO ADDRESS SINN FEIN’S TEMPLEDOUGLAS COMMEMORATION was last modified: September 27th, 2014 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:Mary Lou McDonaldMick QuinnSinn FeinTempledouglas
Voodoo Venue, Donegal’s No 1 nightspot, has just had another fantastic weekend of parties and events. At Voodoo, revellers have the opportunity of sampling the sounds of Voodoo Lounge, Voodoo Club and Voodoo Vintage, that diversity which caters for all ages is what ultimately makes Voodoo Venue so unique in the entertainment industry.Every week, Voodoo in conjunction with Donegal Daily are giving ONE lucky reader that has been pictured enjoying themselves a wonderful prize. This week Voodoo Venue are giving away a voucher for the midweek pizza deal for two in HOUSE, for 2 pizzas & 2 x Glasses of wine/2 x Pints of draught beer.The lucky winner is circled in purple below, congratulations! The voucher will be available for collection in Aidy’s bar at the front of the lounge. Vouchers are valid Sun- Thursday until April 30th.Simply contact Voodoo via their Facebook page to claim your prize NOW. Have YOU won the pizza prize from Voodoo Venue? – Picture Special was last modified: March 28th, 2017 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) Tags:picture specialVoodoo Venue
A petition to Donegal County Council and to the County Librarian, with over 1,000 signatures, has been collected in The Rosses area to save Dungloe Library. Petitioners want cuts to staffing levels and opening hours to be reversed.They are also calling for the library to remain in its current location at Ionad Teampaill Chróine. Councillors in the Glenties Municipal District were presented with a copy of the petition at their inaugural meeting in Dungloe this week.The petition has also been sent to Eileen Burgess, County Librarian and to Seamus Neely, County Manager at Donegal Co Council, and Michael O’hEanaigh, Director of Community, Culture and Planning at Donegal County Council.A spokesman said people in The Rosses are upset about the recent cut to the library’s opening times and the threat to move the library from its current location in Ionad Teampaill Chróine to the Public Services Building in Dungloe.“The recent decision to close the library on Saturdays has been a major blow to Dungloe. Many people from the surrounding areas came to Dungloe to shop on Saturdays, and to use the library. Without the library they may choose to shop elsewhere, with access to a library. “The one late night opening was very useful to many people who are at work or college during the day. Students in the area who have just completed their junior and leaving certificates hugely missed the lack of a library facility on any evening and on Saturdays in Dungloe,” said the spokesman.Since the departure of one member of staff in April, the library must now close when the current sole staff member is not there – at lunchtimes but also during annual or sick leave.“A town library having to close because of staff leave is not acceptable,” added the spokesman.The library is an anchor tenant in the Ionad Teampall Chroine building and a move to the Public Services Building in Dungloe would have a negative impact on Dungloe – a town which is struggling to survive.The Ionad hosts various functions that are enhanced by the library’s presence in the building, for eg, the annual cultural and literary Peadar O’Donnell weekend. The Ionad is a focus for arts and heritage and an integral part of the town. The building, which was the old chapel in Dungloe, was renovated some years ago at a considerable cost and community effort and houses the library, a café, tourist information desk as well as a centre which runs classes and hosts arts events.“The people of the Rosses are calling on Donegal County Council to employ another member of staff to enable the library to continue to serve the public well and for the well being of the town.“The county council need to push for an exemption to the recruitment embargo for libraries in the county. We can’t be without a library service just because staff retire or leave,” added the spokesman.MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE SIGN PETITION TO SAVE DUNGLOE LIBRARY was last modified: June 19th, 2014 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:donegalDungloe librarypetitionsave