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THE POWER OF LIBERIA

first_imgIn a speech in 1973 President William R. Tolbert, Jr. proposed to the nation that the country’s symbols (Flag, Coat of Arms, National Anthem and Motto) be reviewed to reflect – more accurately – Liberia’s ethnic, social, religious and political diversity. Tolbert’s efforts were stymied by a congressionally constituted Commission which, four years later, returned a near unanimous opinion that there was NO NEED to change and/or modify these symbols.  Today, in the aftermath of Coups and Civil Wars, a National Symbols Review Committee has taken up President Tolbert’s challenge to find the words and images which accurately represent ALL of the people. Is there a need for this? Yes, I wager that there is!  Urgent even…  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Maya Angelou, Poet and Activist passed away a few days ago.  I have been told (unverified) that her great masterpiece, ‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings’ was written in Liberia.  But more poignantly, her death is a reminder of her great Crusade on the Power of Words… the power of words to both create and destroy.  But Maya’s life and crusade was centered around the intrinsic spiritual ability of words to unite and uplift, to heal and to reconcile.  And that is why the decisions which are ultimately reached by the Review Committee will mean absolutely nothing to the extent that we, as Liberians, do not NOW begin to eliminate from our thinking and banish from our vocabulary the words and descriptions we use to denigrate, to deny, to humiliate, to isolate and to impugn our brothers and sisters as ‘OTHER’ or ‘NOT A PART OF…’.  This is a hugely destructive and dangerously effective exercise which cuts in every direction and defeats us all! Have we not already and too much endured the bitter consequences of this behavior?It is only we, Liberians, who singularly determine the success of the Review Committee. The Committee in its revisionist wisdom might opt to change everything! But the effects of distrust, hatred, ignorance, envy, disunity and suspicion will only be exacerbated if we continue to use the spiritual and verbal tools which shackle, suppress and imprison our happiness, success and development as ONE NATION AND PEOPLE indivisible under GOD.   Remember Maya Angelou’s caution on the Power of Words! How we use (or do not use) language or descriptions between, with, for or against each other underpins any and all efforts to find the common mystic bonds of nationhood.  There can be no more option for failure in this exercise because it will ultimately augur the dissolution of the place we all know and love.What is the meaning of ‘indigenous’ if it is not someone or something native to a specific or legal geography?  Is there anyone born today in Liberia who can claim that they are not indigenous to Liberia, or who do not love the country because they were born there?  Can ‘Americo-Liberians or Congau’ demonstrate love or prove an affinity for places in the Congo, the Bight of Benin, the Carribean Islands or in any of the Dixie States?  If ‘Country’ people are inherently inferior or undeserving of consideration and humanity simply because they were born in Liberia THEN SO ARE WE ALL.  Let US now turn OUR minds and hearts towards creating and using the new vocabulary and descriptions which will bind and unite US, which will heal OUR wounds and enshrine OUR special and sacred humanity as Liberians.  This exercise will not instantly solve all of our problems, but it will give us the strength, the patience and compassion, the vision, mercy and love to succeed and create those things and entities which we have so far failed to do. Let us ALL and TOGETHER face the world as indefatigable and triumphant Liberians in a forward march of Greatness and Destiny.  WE ARE ALL INDIGENOUS!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

CSCs Spreading Upcountry

first_imgThe Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) with support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and other partners has taken government activities to rural Liberia by launching service centers in several of the political capitals of the 15 counties.The service centers (CSCs) are one-stop centers where ministries, agencies and commissions (MACs) in those counties will provide public services such as issuing marriage certificates, birth certificates; business registration; land deeds; permits, among other civic procedures.The centers are established with the aim of decentralizing the government by bringing civic services to the people in all the counties. People from up country will no longer have to endure the expense and inconveniences of traveling to the nation’s capital, Monrovia, to access those services which have now been brought within their reach.“The exercise is also a clear vision for a new Liberia that responds to the needs of its people by being more inclusive in governance, service-oriented and economically participatory,” Dr. Roosevelt Jayjay, Director for Decentralization, MIA, said.The counties which are now enjoying the benefits of the service centers are Bong, Margibi, Grand Bassa, and Nimba.While dedicating the Margibi and Bong centers recently, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf told the citizens that before the end of her presidency she aims to take the government and its services to the locals to ease the burden of travelling to Monrovia “for every little thing”. “Government’s decentralization program started when the Governance Commission Chairman, Dr. Amos C. Sawyer, initiated the process, which has today come to fruition,” the President declared.Dr. Sawyer and his colleagues have been the major driving force behind the decentralization program and therefore the government must recognize them “for their tireless efforts,” said President Sirleaf.She said the program consists of economic, political and administrative components and other essential elements that will ensure that government is brought to the doorsteps of the people.The program, the President noted, started with the County Development Fund (CDF) and the Social Development Fund (SDF), which enable each county to receive direct budgetary support to their County Development Agenda (CDA), as well as their social development drives.She called on residents of the counties to take advantage of the Service Centers and utilize them for their own benefit, adding, “You must take ownership of the centers and avoid those vices that have the tendency to spoil it.”She commended the European Union (EU) and the Kingdom of Sweden for their total commitment and support, which is making the decentralization program a reality.In remarks, Varney A. Sirleaf, Deputy Internal Affairs Minister, lauded the UNDP and its partners for the support in decentralizing government activities.He assured development partners that the government will do all it can to take its services to every part of the country.Swedish State Secretary for International Development Cooperation, Ms. Ulrika Modeer, described decentralization as a very good form of governance.Madam Modeer said that the Swedish government has approved 158 million euros for Liberia for the next five years.She said of the amount, a significant portion will go towards supporting government’s decentralization programs. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

US pumps US$850,000 more into criminal justice system project

first_imgThe United States Government has invested an additional US$850,000 into a local project aimed at strengthening the country’s criminal justice system.The project is aimed at building the capacity of agencies involved in the criminal justice system including the Guyana Police Force and the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions.The project, which began in 2016, was slated to end in 2019.However, the US Government, through the Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, has extended its financial support for the project until March 2021.As such, the US Embassy on Tuesday committed an additional US$850,000 to the project.Therefore, in full, the Embassy will invest over US$17 million in Guyana’s justice system through this project.So far, the project has built the Police Force’s forensic video analysis capacity, which has already resulted in the successful prosecution of several cases.Additionally, the project has provided training and technical assistance in case management, including major crimes, crime scene management, evidence management and chain of custody, and law enforcement supervisory skills.By the end of this project, the Embassy intends for Guyana to have a cadre of police officers and justice sector officials who will successfully pursue and complete effective evidence-based prosecutions.last_img read more

Mother cries for justice almost 1 year after son’s death

first_imgDiamond teen’s murderBy Kizzy ColemanThe mother of 15-year-old Ricardo Singh, who was found lying in a gutter with a stab wound to his body at Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara (EBD), on July 9, 2018, has renewed her call for justice to be served almost one year after the incident.Ricardo SinghSingh, called “Cardo” of Diamond, EBD, a former student of the Diamond Secondary School was reportedly arrested by members of a Community Policing Group (CPG) after he was involved in a brawl at a wedding house in Soesdyke.Reports surrounding the incident indicate that the teen had left home to hang out with friends at the Linden-Soesdyke Highway junction but, however, journeyed to the wedding house which was a short distance away.Whilst there, a gang of men attempted to rob the now dead teen’s friend of a gold chain that he was wearing and cash, which caused Singh to intervene.A huge fight broke out which was caught on camera, showing the teen and a group of others involved in a fight.The footage, which was seen by Guyana Times, showed two young men throwing bottles in the direction of the group that Singh was a part of.However, shortly after, a police pick-up pulled up to the scene and a Rural Constable, later identified as 28-year-old Troy George, was seen wrestling with Singh before he was thrown into the tray of the vehicle.George climbed in after the teen and the vehicle quickly sped away, reportedly headed for the Timehri Police Station. That was the last time Singh was seen alive.Shortly after, the teen was found lying in a gutter with his innards protruding and panting for breath.According to an eyewitness, who lives close to the scene of the crime, he heard a commotion and upon inspection saw the Policing Group van parked.As such, he ventured outside and questioned George, who was at the time outside of the vehicle, as to what was transpiring.A still image from the video footage of Singh being thrown into the police vehicle on July 9, 2018“The guy that was outside of the van, he turned to me and he seh well man this man behaving bad at the wedding house and they carrying he to lock he up but he jump off the van and he gone running” the man relayed.He recalled that he questioned the officer as to which direction the teen had escaped and was pointed in the direction of the wedding house.“The direction he looked and he point, I see back to the wedding house side, so I looking and I ain’t see nobody from that timings that I heard the van and thing. So I seh nah man, this ain’t looking right so like two to three steps I took headed to the wedding house side and so there I see this person down in this drain, his face down and so on” the man explained.According to another eyewitness, he parked his vehicle to enter his yard when he saw the police vehicle stop. The man recalled that while looking on, he saw the deceased jump out of the vehicle followed by George.“The bigger person who was in the back, jumped out and go around to the driver and was talking to the driver. But when this boy jumped out heading back to the wedding house, within like four, five steps, he fell. He get up again, like two, three steps after, he went down again, that happened like three times and that is when the neighbour opposite came out” the man revealed.He noted that after observing that others came out, he ventured over to the vehicle to make inspections but was surprised when the police vehicle sped away, leaving George at the scene.“They just drove away. So when we try to figure out what really happening with this young man, when we take him out from the trench and roll him over, then we actually saw what state he was in. One of the neighbours jumped into his car and went to see where the police van went” the man explained.The eyewitness recounted that shortly after, the police van showed up at the scene with several other police ranks.“The guy that was at the back, they were holding him so he had to know what was happening” the man speculated.Three months after the crime, Constable George was taken before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after he was charged with the murder of Singh.Police Prosecutor Simone Payne had contended that the accused and another male Rural Constable were on their way to the police station when George allegedly stopped the vehicle, exited with the teen and reportedly told the driver to leave.It was further alleged that upon returning with several other officers, the police driver found the teen with a stab wound to the abdomen and George looking on in the presence of residents.George was remanded to prison on the charge and made two appearances, that is, before the murder charge against him was suddenly withdrawn.On Sunday, Singh’s mother explained that on November 5, 2018, she and other relatives sat in court for hours awaiting the matter, which was scheduled for hearing, to be called.However, after noticing that relatives of George, who were always present in court, were not there, they proceeded to question the Police Prosecutor.It was then that the Singh family was informed that the matter against the accused was withdrawn – an order from the Director of Public Prosecutions office.This reportedly occurred on October 31, 2018, without any notice being sent to the family.“The Prosecutor said that he didn’t know what happen, but that the DPP order that the police got to do more investigation” the woman revealed.The family further proceeded to the Timehri Police Station where they were told by a CID rank that he would be unable to help.“The man, his name was Singh, he said that he can’t do anything because another rank was in charge when the matter had happened” the woman stated.The woman and the teen’s father are calling for justice and for their son’s case to be reopened.“We want the matter to be reopened…this year Cardo would have been writing CXC but he dead and nothing ain’t coming out of the matter! All we want is justice, there are people that know what happen, people that see what happened and up to now the police didn’t interview them…I feel like I have a hole in meh stomach without my child” the grieving mother cried.The woman revealed that since then, questions directed to the investigating ranks regarding the investigations have not been favourable.This newspaper made several attempts to reach out to the Divisional Commander through contact numbers provided by the Police Public Relations Officer, however, all calls went unanswered.last_img read more

Prep Roundup: Top-seeded SJB grapplers beaten in semifinals

first_imgA promising day for the St. John Bosco High wrestling team ended a little early Saturday at the CIF Southern Section Division III Dual Meet Championships at South Hills High. The Braves, seeded No. 1 in the division, were edged by the tournament hosts 35-34 in the semifinal round. SJB actually won more matches in the semis but South Hills had more pins and earned just enough points to send the Trinity League champions home. Individual wrestlers from the Sunset, Suburban and San Gabriel Valley leagues will compete in the Coastal Division at Marina High. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Jeremy Gendreau (103 pounds), Mike Martinez (135), Chris Peters (140), Mark Biley (145) and Robert Ortiz (215) all were undefeated in three matches and heavyweight Luciano Sanchez went 2-1. Gendreau won all three matches by pin. The Braves opened competition with a 57-15 victory over Colton and beat Ventura 39-30 in the second round. center_img SJB qualified one wrestler in all 14 weight classes for next week’s Individual Championships. The Braves will compete in the Southern Division at Chino Hills High. Lakewood, champion of the Moore League, opened the day by defeating Dos Pueblos but was topped in the second round by West Covina. The Lancers entered competition Saturday seeded third while West Covina was No. 4. Millikan was edged 39-36 by Barstow in the first round. The Rams received pins from Paul Martinez (130), Ryan Tyhurst (152), Kyle Geraghty (160) and Charlie Thomas (215). Devin Peterson (130), Hezekiah Seales (171) and Travis Clock (189) also earned victories. The top three placers from last week’s Moore League finals will compete in the Central Division at Brea Olinda High. Division ILos Alamitos, runner-up in the Sunset League, was eliminated in the first round by No. 3 seed Northview, 51-12, at El Dorado High. last_img read more

DONEGAL SCHOOLS TO RECEIVE THEIR ‘GREEN FLAGS’ TODAY

first_imgThis month will see the number of Irish schools flying the internationally recognised Green Flag exceed 2,500 as over 1,050 schools attend Green-Schools Award ceremonies across the country.214 schools will be awarded their first Green Flag in recognition of their hard work on the Litter and Waste theme while 874 schools will be successfully renewing their Green Flag under the themes of Energy, Water, Travel, Biodiversity, Global Citizenship and Climate Change.The Green-Schools programme continues to grow at a remarkable rate with over 3,700 schools now registered with the programme, representing over 90 per cent of all schools in Ireland. Schools from across Donegal will attend a ceremony in The Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny today. Five schools were awarded their first Green Flag while 51 schools renewed their Green Flag.The programme is coordinated in Ireland by An Taisce, operated in partnership with Local Authorities and is supported by the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht, National Transport Authority, NPWS and Trócaire. Green-Schools Ireland is sponsored by Repak and the Wrigley Company Limited.Repak is the lead sponsor of Green-Schools in Ireland and Dr Andrew Hetherington, CEO, Repak commented: Repak has been the lead sponsors of the An Taisce Green-Schools programme for the last six years in Ireland.In that time there has been a major attitudinal change to packaging recycling which is in no small part due to Repak’s involvement in the Green-Schools initiative. Ireland’s Green Schools divert 60 tonnes of waste from landfill every school day. Over the period of their sponsorship Repak has seen the numbers of schools participating in the programme grow from 1,809 to 3,746 and the number of new flags awarded increase by 1,681. Repak is delighted with the success and legacy this program creates for long term environmental change.” Congratulating schools at the awards ceremony, Green-Schools Manager, Anthony Purcell commented that, “it is a great achievement that so many primary and secondary schools continue to implement the Green-Schools programme successfully and as a result students across Ireland are having a very positive impact on the environment both nationally and locally”.Suzanne Tinney, Waste Awareness Officer with Donegal County Council commended the schools for their efforts.“I am delighted with the large number of Donegal Schools being awarded with Green Flags today. I wish to congratulate all the schools that are being awarded with their first Green Flag. This is a fantastic achievement and a great reward for all the hard work that the schools have put in over the past few years.“Today is also quite significant as we have a first for Donegal with the awarding of a Green Flag to a creche for the first time. It is great to see the green schools ethos starting at such a young age. To compliment this I would also like to congratulate all those schools who are today renewing their green flag on the Energy, Water, Travel and Biodiversity themes.“These schools will be receiving their 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th green flags which shows their level of commitment to the programme and also highlights the sustainability of the programme. I must say a special word of thanks to all the pupils, teachers, parents and other school staff without whose commitment and dedication the Green-Schools programme would not be such as success in Donegal.” DONEGAL SCHOOLS TO RECEIVE THEIR ‘GREEN FLAGS’ TODAY was last modified: May 16th, 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:donegalGreen flagsschoolslast_img read more

DONEGAL SCHOOL LEFT HIGH AND DRY BY BOOK SCHEME SNUB – McCONALOGUE

first_imgFianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education Charlie McConalogue has slammed the Government for refusing to open up the school book rental initiative to all schools in Co Donegal.Charlie McConalogue TDThe Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn confirmed to Deputy McConalogue in the Dáil that he will continue to exclude 76% of schools from the new school book rental initiative.It means the none of the new funding whatsoever will be available to schools in Co Donegal that have any type of book rental scheme, regardless of how under resourced it is. “The Minister is punishing the Donegal schools that took the initiative to establish a book rental scheme at great expense to parents, teachers and school management,” said Deputy McConalogue.“I know many local schools that technically have a book rental scheme, but it is only in its infant stages, is significantly under resourced and is not available to all students in all subjects. Many schemes were established on the basis of fundraising, parent contributions and the generous donation of used books. But they still need much more investment.”He added the Minister has made no attempt to assess the need of individual schools.“He does not seem to care whether the existing schemes are in any way adequate. How is it fair that some schools will get tens of thousands of euro to establish a book rental scheme while others won’t see a cent, even if their existing scheme is under-resourced? “When this initiative was announced, Minister Quinn gave the impression that all schools in Donegal and across the country would be eligible for funding to ensure they have an adequate and functional book rental scheme. It’s now become clear that 76% of schools won’t get any funding whatsoever. The Minister is leaving these schools – and their pupils – out to dry.“What kind of message does it send out to schools and parents who take the initiative to improve the facilities for students off their own bat? Minister Quinn’s actions will discourage such initiative by our schools in the future.” DONEGAL SCHOOL LEFT HIGH AND DRY BY BOOK SCHEME SNUB – McCONALOGUE was last modified: January 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:book schemeCharlie McConaloguedonegalschoolslast_img read more

Store-site outlook stirs controversy

first_imgVALENCIA – About 90 residents packed a craft store this week to address rumors that a Latino market plans to take over an abandoned Albertsons grocery store in Valencia’s oldest shopping center. The group plans to talk to the Santa Clarita City Council on Tuesday about its concern that Vallarta market would not fit in the neighborhood, where the store building at Orchard Village and Lyons Avenue has sat vacant since July. Several people in the group said it’s not a matter of racism but they’re worried that what several of them called a “low end” tenant would drive down their property values. “The market is not going to service many of our needs,” added neighborhood resident Jay Winter. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week But activist Berta Gonzalez-Harper suggested merchants and residents want to keep Latinos out of their largely white neighborhood that borders a growing Latino area. “Maybe there is a desire to have people not have a business that caters to the Hispanic market,” she said. “There are a lot of people, in the powers that be, that are not comfortable with a concentration of Hispanics in the Newhall area. They attribute part of the blight to the mostly Hispanic area.” The residents, mostly from Valencia’s first housing development, Old Orchard 1, filed into the craft area of Remember When … Scrapbooking to respond to rumors about new tenants. The small scrapbook store is one of several where business is down – by 30 percent, its owner said – since Albertsons left. The aging Albertsons store, which had anchored Valencia’s first shopping center, closed, and a new 52,000-square-foot-plus store opened several miles away in Saugus. Albertsons still holds the lease at the old site, and no new tenant can come in until that is settled, the leasing agent said. Vallarta officials have refused to comment. Several people suggested the nearby Tresierra’s market would amply fill the shopping needs of the area’s Latino community. Mayor Cameron Smyth, who lives near the center, said council members are aware of the concerns. “The ultimate decision really rests with the property owner,” he said Wednesday. “While I personally would have my preference of stores I would shop at, ultimately I understand it is a free-market system.” Smyth has sent a letter to the chief executive officer of Trader Joe’s expressing his personal hope the company will take over the space, but said he realizes it may not fit the Trader Joe’s business model. He identified himself as the city mayor in the letter, but said he was not representing the views of the larger council. Trader Joe’s also has refused comment. The residents spoke of blocking Vallarta by opposing its liquor license and flooding the property owner with letters of opposition. Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255 judy.orourke@dailynews.com 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

Volunteer Opportunities

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake SCV Senior Center “10 Bucks to a Better Future” campaign: Contribute a minimum of $10 yearly to assure that the center will be available to meet every resident’s needs. Checks made payable to “SCVSC Annual Campaign” can be dropped off at or mailed to the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall, 91321, through February. For information, call (661) 259-9444. Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry: Donate supermarket gift cards to 24133 Railroad Ave., Newhall, CA 91321. For information, call Executive Director Belinda Crawford at (661) 255-9078. S.C.V.-Newhall Optimist Club Toy and Food Drive: Donate nonperishable foods, unwrapped toys, turkeys and gift certificates. For information on drop-off locations, call Dee Gadbury at (661) 252-7313. Domino’s Pizza Thanks and Giving Campaign: Add a dollar to each order to benefit children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Visit www.stjude.org. Automobile Club of Southern California is accepting donations to benefit Orthopaedic Hospital in Los Angeles and its affiliated Southern California clinics. Those who donate $5 or more will receive a stuffed bird, and those who donate $1 or more will receive a red wristband inscribed with the words “Helping Others.” Mail donations to the Auto Club, 23770 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call Kelly Clark at (661) 288-5500. Here are some opportunities to help the less fortunate during the holidays: Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station toy drive: Drop off new, unwrapped toys through Sunday at the sheriff’s station, 23740 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia, or at participating businesses. A storefront in the former Chamber of Commerce building will be open for weekend drop-offs. Call Deputy Gerri McCorkle at (661) 799-5164. Hunger Defense Fund food and toy drive: Drop off food, toys and monetary donations, 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays or 9-11:30 a.m. Saturdays through Dec. 24 at Hunger Defense Fund, 26450 Ruether Ave., Suite 208, Canyon Country. Call Wendi Lancy at (661) 299-9273. Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Children’s Cancer: Donate gift cards for families whose children have cancer to the Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Children’s Cancer, 28405 Sand Canyon Road, Suite A, Canyon Country, CA 91387. Call (661) 250-4100 or visit www.mhf.org. Prayer Angels for the Military are collecting items to include in holiday packages to be sent for holiday packages to troops overseas. For information about items that are needed or a list of drop-off sites, call Sharon Ventrice at (661) 755-8629. Barnes & Noble book drive: Visit the store at 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia, to contribute. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Society of St. Vincent de Paul is seeking donations through Thursday of food items including eggs, milk, cheese, rice, beans, bread, tuna and vegetables. Call (661) 259-5470 to make a donation. If your organization has a project designed to help the needy during the holiday season, contact Sharon Cotal at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355.160Want 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

GARDAI ASK PUBLIC TO BE CAREFUL AFTER MAJOR OIL SPILLAGE

first_imgGardai have reported a number of minor collisions after an oil spill in Letterkenny overnight.The spill took place between Mountain Top and the Business Park area close to Pramerica.No serious injuries have been reported but Gardai have asked motorists to be careful in the area.  GARDAI ASK PUBLIC TO BE CAREFUL AFTER MAJOR OIL SPILLAGE was last modified: August 15th, 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:accidentsletterkennyoil spillagelast_img read more