Pelicans’ Davis misses 2nd straight game with sprained elbow

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first_imgNew Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) slam dunks over Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. The Pelicans won 117-115. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)DENVER — New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis was held out for a second straight game because of a sprained right elbow.Coach Alvin Gentry said Monday night before the game against the Denver Nuggets that while Davis still experienced some pain, the injury wasn’t considered “any big deal.” Gentry added that it’s early in the season and the team doesn’t want to take any chances.ADVERTISEMENT Ronaldo says rape allegation affecting his personal life Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Davis also sat out Saturday’s loss to Utah. He’s averaging 27.3 points, 13.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists for New Orleans this season.In addition, the Pelicans were without guard Elfrid Payton because of a sprained right ankle. Payton is averaging 11.6 points and 6.4 assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski makes 2 key caches in what could be his last game

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first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ He was plenty mobile when it mattered most, though. His two biggest catches came after the painful hit.Gronkowski finished with six catches for 87 yards, including two receptions on New England’s only touchdown drive. With the score tied at 3, Tom Brady found his tight end for an 18-yard gain on first down . Two plays later, the Patriots had second-and-3 from the Rams 31 when Brady saw Gronkowski get free down the left sideline.He launched the ball and Gronkowski reached out to catch the ball and put New England at the 2.“When it comes to crunch time,” Gronkowski said, “I always find a way.”For a few moments, it was just like old times.Brady to Gronk.“Incredible catch,” Brady said. “He’s an awesome teammate, friend, and I’m just so proud of everything that he’s done for our team. He just had an incredible game.”Added center David Andrews: “It was a hell of a catch. The best players show up at the best time.”On the next play, Sony Michel ran it up the middle for a touchdown that put the Patriots ahead for good.“Tom threw it to me and I had to make a play,” Gronkowski said. “I just come through where it needs to be that time. He knows to trust in me and throw that ball and I’m going to go grab it.” But, for how much longer?Gronkowski has danced around the question of retirement whenever the question has come up, but he’s due $9 million in base salary next season — a hefty amount for an aging player whose health will always be a concern.Even if he wants to keep playing, the Patriots could very well say goodbye to one of their best and most popular players in the next few months.And, if that’s the case, Gronkowski and the Patriots went out a winner. As they have so often done.“I’ll tell you this: It was the most satisfying year I’ve ever been a part of,” Gronkowski said. “How we came together, the obstacles we had to overcome, the grind from the beginning of training camp to now, it’s just surreal.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Was it his biggest catch ever?“You tell me,” Gronkowski said after New England’s 13-3 Super Bowl victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night. “It’s up there. I like making big catches like that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThat, of course, is what he has done his entire nine-year NFL career.The 29-year-old Gronkowski is a three-time Super Bowl champion who has been one of the most dominant players at his position. Mike Conley, Marc Gasol help Grizzlies top Knicks to end road skid ‘Bata’ Reyes bows to Vietnamese foe for another SEA Games bronze PLAY LIST 02:02‘Bata’ Reyes bows to Vietnamese foe for another SEA Games bronze05:04Carlos Yulo caps off SEA Games stint with 3 silvers00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebracenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ever.But, whether the end is near — or, next — has been a question all season as back, knee, ankle and arm ailments have sapped him of his ability to stay on the field. And, when he did play this season, he looked mostly like a shell of his All-Pro self.“Tonight, it’s about celebrating with my teammates and that decision will be made a week or two down the future,” Gronkowski said. “Because tonight, that’s what it’s about, is celebrating with my teammates. That’s what I’m worried about tonight.”Gronkowski was seen limping out of Mercedes-Benz Stadium after the game after injuring a quadriceps muscle on a hit in the third quarter.“Yeah, my quad, it hurts a lot,” he said. “I can barely walk right now.”ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski (87) runs from Los Angeles Rams’ Samson Ebukam (50) after catching a pass during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA — Rob Gronkowski rumbled down the field, got past two defenders and hauled in the football to set up New England’s go-ahead touchdown.If this was the farewell performance for the Patriots tight end, he went out in playmaking style.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Dwyane Wade helps Heat top Mavs in likely final Dallas game

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first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Fans probably still remember the video of Wade and LeBron James faking coughs while leaving the Mavericks’ arena after losing Game 4 of the 2011 Finals when Nowitzki, who was sick before the game, hit the winning shot. Dallas took Game 6 in Miami to win the series.For those who forgot, there were plenty of Twitter posts before the game noting the irony of Wade missing Miami’s shootaround because of an illness in what should be his final Dallas appearance.Wade, who went on to win two more titles with James, was healthy enough to play, and had some vintage moments in the first half. He hit a 3 over Nowitzki before the smooth-shooting 7-footer answered with his familiar one-legged fadeaway over Wade at the other end.“There’s a great karma to each one of them,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “As soon as Wade got his opportunity to go one-on-one against him in the corner, you just knew that somehow Dirk was going to get him with an opportunity on the other end.”Some of the loudest boos for Wade came with him dribbling out the final seconds of the first half isolated on Dallas rookie Jalen Brunson. Wade swished a jumper over the two-time NCAA champion from Villanova to finish the half with a team-high 14 points.The Heat took control without Wade in the third quarter, with Josh Richardson scoring six of the first eight points on a 12-0 run that extended a one-point lead and put Miami ahead by double digits for good.Richardson scored 14 points, and Dion Waiters had 20. Justise Winslow had 11 points and 11 rebounds.Dallas rookie sensation Luka Doncic had 18 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists. The only teenager in NBA history with multiple triple-doubles just missed his fourth. Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Mavericks with 20 points.ABOUT THAT RE-ENACTMENTWade and Nowitzki ended up next to each other at the scorer’s table waiting to enter the game for the first time. They shared a laugh. Turns out Nowitzki was giving Wade a hard time about recreating his 2006 ball toss. Heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua to make US debut against Miller Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments “I said, ‘You have those days, right?’ But those are the scary days, those days that you can mess around and be like, ‘Well, I can keep playing.’ And then it’ll be a day that you’re like, ‘No, there’s a reason why I’m retiring.’”Nowitzki and Wade, both added to this weekend’s All-Star game to recognize their decorated careers, entered the final game before the break together midway through the first quarter , which eased the boos on a Wade farewell tour that has been well-received everywhere else.There were some boos as they took the court, but those were quickly drowned out when many in the crowd stood and cheered two players mostly relegated to supporting roles on mediocre teams after so many years of leading championship-chasing franchises.“There was a lot of obviously Wade fans in the building, well-deserved,” Nowitzki said.The true reaction of Dallas fans to Wade came later when they booed the 13-time All-Star whenever he touched the ball. The Mavericks have always thought Wade was the beneficiary of questionable calls in the 2006 NBA Finals, which the Heat clinched with a Game 6 win in Dallas.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki, left, and Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade, second from left, talk as they swap jerseys after an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS — Dwyane Wade finished his pregame warmups by re-enacting his launch of the basketball toward the rafters from the moment he won his first championship with Miami on the home floor of the Dallas Mavericks nearly 13 years ago.The Heat star closed his night on the bench, with a win secure and many of his fans wearing or holding No. 3 jerseys standing and chanting, “We want Wade,” in the closing minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We just had a little laugh about it,” Wade said. “It’s moments when you go through this, for me this is the last dance and there are certain games, there’s certain ones that are a little bit more special.”Nowitzki smiled when asked about the exchange after the game. “I was like, ‘That’s bringing some bad memories back.’ He had to laugh. He’s like, ‘Yeah, I had to do it man. This is the building where everything started for me.’”TIP-INSHeat: Finished with seven players in double figures. The others were James Johnson with 12 points and Kelly Olynyk and Bam Adebayo with 10 apiece. … Richardson and Winslow had six assists each.Mavericks: C Salah Mejri returned after missing three games and made his second start of the season. The 7-foot-2 Tunisian was re-signed after getting waived as part of the trade that sent Harrison Barnes to Sacramento. Brunson started the second half instead of Mejri, who had two points and one rebound in eight minutes.UP NEXTBoth teams are headed into All-Star break. The Heat return to finish the second of two season-long six-game road trips at Philadelphia on Feb. 21. The Mavericks are home against Denver on Feb. 22.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Wade had done enough already in what was almost certainly his last game in Dallas, scoring 22 points in one his better games of the season to help the Heat to a 112-101 victory over the Mavericks on Wednesday night.The 37-year-old who has already said this is his final season was a little better despite a gallant effort from Dirk Nowitzki, his two-time NBA Finals foe whose record 21st season with the same franchise has the feel of an unofficial farewell tour.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe 40-year-old German finished two points shy of his season high with 12, although most of the highlights in their first meeting of the season came in the first half before the Heat outscored the Mavericks 32-16 in the third quarter and led by as many as 21 points in the fourth.“Talking to Dirk at the end, he was just like, ‘Man, you look good,’” said Wade, relating their conversation while surrounded by cameras during a jersey swap at midcourt after the game. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

District Commissioner Outraged over Lawlessness in Tappita

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first_imgThe Administrative District Commissioner of Doe District located within the Tappita Statutory District, Mr. Samuel Wehyee is outraged over the continued lawlessness within his district.Speaking to the Daily Observer on Monday, he said the acts of lawlessness within his district are posing serious threats to security for both the local authority and the citizens in general.Mr. Wehyee is infuriated over the recent murder of a 25yr old man who was stabbed to death in Dounpa town by his friend identified as Chris Slamiah on January 30th at the football field.Commissioner Wehyee said that on the night of 28th January, the perpetrator, Chris Slamiah and the victim, Dadah Vaye got into a confrontation during a wake keeping and during the argument Dada bit the perpetrator Chris on his face.He narrated that after the confrontation, the matter was taken to the Township Commissioner who sent the wounded person to a clinic for treatment pending an investigation.Commissioner Wehyee explained that while the case was pending until Chris recovered from the bite, Chris took a kitchen knife to the football field where Dadah was playing on Friday January 30th and stabbed Dadah four times in the chest, neck and stomach killing him instantly in retaliation for biting him. “After stabbing his friend to death, he fled into the bushes and was later arrested in a nearby town and taken to the police station in Saclapea,” said the Commissioner.Mr. Wehyee added that immediately after the boy died, his parent went after the parent of the perpetrator to take revenge on any of the family members.He maintained that, during the tension, a house belonging to the perpetrator’s family was broken down and their rice kitchen in their village set ablaze.“In the process, 14 members of the perpetrator’s family fled into the bushes for several days before reporting themselves to authorities in another town which is located far from where the incident occurred.Commissioner Wehyee’s frustration is apparently due to the escalation of killings with impunity in the area.  Those who were involved in killing a man in Zua Town in late November were reportedly released from prison in Sanniquellie.It can be recalled that late last year, a man was tortured to death in Zua Town by a country devil and its followers after the man allegedly broke the town’s rule.Dounpa, where the boy was stabbed to death has a common boundry with Zua Town where the 58 year old man was tortured to death last year.The commissioner explained that the five persons arrested in connection with the torture and killing of the 58 year old man last year were recently seen going about their normal activities after being freed from Sanniquellie jail.He said the wave of lawlessness and killings in the district is causing fear among the citizens and restricting their freedom of movement.“We are afraid with this kind of lawlessness in the district because we do not have any security to accompanying us to the crime scene. There are only nine police officers in a large district like Tappita which comprises four administrative districts including Gbi – Doru. Kparblee, Doe and Boe and Quellah,” he said.“Even as we speak, our local office staffs including the messengers, clerk and other officers, are not on payroll and we cannot press on them,” he concluded.A police source at the Nimba Police Detachment has confirmed the stabbing incident and said that the perpetrator had been transferred to a local police station and is undergoing investigation. But unconfirmed reports reaching this paper said that the perpetrator was severely beaten by mobs upon his arrest.Dounpa and Zua Town in early 2008 were at loggerheads in land disputes during which several citizens were wounded in single barrel gun fights.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Implications of Granger’s, GECOM’s actions do not augur well

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first_imgDear Editor,After doing everything to stymie and suppress the Constitution, Vincent Alexander and his cohort Commissioners are attempting to justify why elections should be held at a date beyond April 30, 2019. They are very much aware that the validity of the list will expire creating a situation that necessitates the strongest sanctions. At the same time, the implications for Mr Granger and his cabal of Ministers cannot and must not remain of the same order and it will not be business as usual.We are witnessing bribery and corruption increase exponentially as the Granger Administration plunders and squanders, making this behaviour the order of the day. After four years, the coalition Government failed to show any improvement in the country and is now trying to do damage control through bribery. Instead, our youths are without jobs and our pensioners are being cheated and robbed every day. At all of the public offices, citizens transacting business are being asked to leave a ‘lunch’ or a ‘raise’ in order to get the simplest of transactions done. Our Constitution is clear and with all the forces in and out of the country fully behind the constitutional requirements, it is time for us to demand free and fair elections.The implications of the President’s actions and that of GECOM to date do not augur well for the necessary cohesion among our peoples. GECOM must be fully prepared to hold free and fair elections. Guyanese citizens must not accept an illegal Government and we must unite and stand up to protect our constitutional rights. Unless things change drastically by March 21, 2019, we must use the necessary measures to demonstrate, march and protest vehemently against this corrupt APNU/AFC cabal. This column supports heavy pressure and strong resistance to assert the rights of our citizens to this illegal APNU/AFC Government.March 21, 2019 happens to be a blessed day, as Guyanese will be celebrating the national Hindu festival of Phagwah. Let us, therefore, have a peaceful day and be ready to support the imminent and seemingly inexorable revolution as we demand urgent free and fair elections.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

Granger unpatriotically pushed Guyana into a constitutional crisis

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first_imgDear Editor,The world recently witnessed how Mr David Granger unpatriotically pushed Guyana into a constitutional crisis when he used strongman politics to disrespect and deny the constitutional rights of Guyanese. In keeping with his strongman attitude, he refused to call elections within the constitutional timeframe required by the successful passage of the No-Confidence Motion on December 21, 2018.Mr Granger’s behaviour does not surprise us at all. He is addicted to bullying others. This is exactly how the PNC operates. We can all remember how we were forced to live through the Granger-style bullying under the Forbes Burnham Administration for decades. Also, we can all remember the infamous Red House saga where Mr Granger bullied his way to gain illegal occupancy of the Red House instead of resolving matters in the courts. This kind of PNC strongman tactic sends the wrong message to our people and it drives the sky-high incarceration rate in Guyana. The Guyanese people need to stop Mr Granger in his tracks by drawing awareness to his antics.At the moment, Mr Granger squats in office as an illegal President who is determined to remain in power through illegal and immoral means. Corrupt entities with strong PNC influence like GECOM have also flagrantly trampled Guyanese to help Mr Granger evade the elections. To this end, GECOM cannot be trusted. GEOM needs to explain how it arrived at the February timeline for elections. The people of Guyana deserve to know. We deserve respect.And to my fellow Guyanese, let us see how long Mr Granger will continue to squat in office. Mr Granger needs to be reminded that dictators are never tolerated in this world. To this end, foreign diplomats have established that the Guyanese Government has violated the Constitution. This is important because the world will now interact with Mr Granger according to standard protocols reserved for handling dictators. And of course, international sanctions will soon bite him. He will not like it.But within Guyana, Mr Granger goes unpunished for breaking the laws and he is even supported by his fellow unpatriotic PNC comrades. To this end, men like Mr Lincoln Lewis and Dr David Hinds resort to profound lawlessness to defend Guyana’s dictator. The political situation is downright disgraceful. Mr Lewis comically demanded that Parliament must reconvene to extend the life of Government in spite that Mr Granger trampled the constitutional rights of Guyanese. Mr Lewis and Dr Hinds must know that bullies and dictators are never rewarded and tolerated in this world. Life is very painful because of these men. These men must come to their senses. They must know that morality is important. Guyana needs to move forward. Also, the world must know that Dr Hinds spews raw dysfunction because of his instincts in protecting his daughter’s welfare. Dr Hinds even wielded his power to appoint his daughter as a Minister within the APNU/PNC/AFC coalition in a dark transaction. Her qualifications were never disclosed. Dr Hind’s interest is in his daughter’s paycheck, not the welfare of Guyanese. Dr Hinds has got to be shortsighted. He has even failed to see how his destructive actions will hurt his daughter along with every Guyanese in the long run. Guyana is powered by bad behaviours that keep it under-developed. And the much-anticipated oil wealth will do nothing for Guyana. Our behaviour stinks in this country.Dysfunction is overt within the PNC. Mr Granger shamelessly fights tooth and nail for his rights but trample the rights of others. He has on numerous occasions been allegedly involved in instigating his supporters to riot and burn. Currently, he is threatening peaceful protesters who draw attention to his lawlessness. Mr Granger remains highly uncivilised. And I agree with my fellow Guyanese that he is a law breaker, a dictator and a bully. Guyana does not need a President with such qualities.Given who Mr Granger is, it is clear that if he loses the upcoming elections, he will never give up power. And so the Guyanese people need to be prepared for this.Sincerely,Dr Annie Baliramlast_img read more

Swami Aksharananda Ji showed poor judgement

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first_imgDear Editor,The Saraswati Vidya Niketan (SVN) Principal, Swami Aksharananda Ji showed poor judgement when he invited Mr David Granger into his school. Aksharananda Ji has got to know that Mr Granger has serious moral problems.We all know that Mr Granger has a reputation that includes breaking laws, trampling ethnic/racial diversity and rigging elections. Therefore, Mr Granger is no role model for the students at the SVN or elsewhere. To this end, I am puzzled as to why Aksharananda Ji allowed his students to mingle with such a tarnished character. Aksharananda Ji has acted irresponsibly. He owes an apology to his students and their parents.In no way can Mr Granger’s visit ever benefit the SVN students. The SVN school operates on Hindu values which entail hard work, commitment, respect for elders, honesty and truth. However, such values are blatantly trampled upon by Mr Granger for political goals. Mr Granger has no respect for the people of this country. Mr Granger has even denied Guyanese their rights to vote for almost one year, and he is currently squatting in Government illegally. So, I do not understand why Swami Aksharananda Ji saw the need to entertain such a disgraced figure. How can Swami Aksharananda not know that Mr Granger is bad influence for his students?Mr Granger’s visit was clearly a political stunt. And, of course, the interest and welfare of the students were ignored by the SVN when it allowed a disgraced character into its school.Sincerely,Annie Baliram (PhD)last_img read more

New electoral list scandal warrants fraud investigations

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first_imgDear Editor,Under Lowenfield’s watch, the voters’ list is apparently in a bigger mess than we thought. They said 6500 names on the new House-to-House list cannot be found. If the cross-matching by Gemalto was flawed, did they get paid?Notwithstanding all this mess, Chair Singh thinks Lowenfield needs a renewal of contract. Singh has not reported on the fraud investigations at GECOM with those overpriced cutting pliers and nonfunctioning radios. No heads have been rolled for false information put in the Official Gazette. And Singh continues to be largely silent.GECOM has spent billions that could have gone for better pay for sugar workers or for building roads, and we are nowhere near to getting a clean, proper list. Granger’s claim about 200,000 improper names on the list to justify the delaying tactic of a new House-to-House Registration turned out to be a big lie.Now, Lowenfield has lots of explaining to do. How is it that a current list can have empty house lots where the new registrants should have been living? Which enumerators registered those names at those empty lots? Lowenfield should be able to trace who turned in those forms and fraud charges should be brought. How can so many people on the expensive House-to-House Registration list (without PPP scrutineers) vanish so quickly? Were they valid names to start with or did Congress Place make a list? It explains why Alexander supported verification of only a sample, not the whole list.The nation is weary of all these shenanigans facilitated by GECOM and yet the incompetent get new contracts. GECOM’s tricks and general incompetence have led to the PNC staying a year beyond their time and giving us an illegal caretaker Government pretending as if the Government had not fallen as a result of the No-Confidence Motion.The new PPP Government must disband the GECOM as is, fire the incompetents, and create new structures for elections. GECOM has tried the patience of the nation. And Chair Singh has been a big disappointment to put it mildly. When will all this nonsense end?Sincerely,Jerry Singhlast_img read more

Fugitive’s mother arraigned for threatening witness

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first_imgLa Grange Police Station escapeeA woman who is said to be the mother of a murder accused who fled custody from the La Grange, West Bank Demerara, Police Station nearly one month ago, has threatened a witness in her son’s case.Chardamani Jhagroo of Good Intent, WBD, appeared at the Wales Magistrate’s Court on Thursday where she entered a guilty plea on the charge which stated that on August 6, 2016, she used threatening language against the virtual complainant, VC [name withheld] who police said is a witness in the murder investigation of which Anthony Jaghroo is the main suspect.Jhagroo, 20, had been held in connection with the Bell West, WBD, murder of mechanic Yogeshwar Shivcharran who died six days after he was severely beaten by a group of his neighbours.The trial of Chardamani was held in camera.Reports had indicated that the fugitive Jhagroo escaped during the wee morning hours of July 13, 2016, when there was a power outage in Region Three. He escaped through a gap in the wall of lockups at the Police Station, despite two ranks on duty at the time.The Bell West mechanic, 31, was beaten by a group of drunken neighbours, earlier in July.Shivcharran suffered regular seizures and in a mental episode, he had removed his clothing and approached his neighbours, who were at that time consuming alcohol nearby. These neighbours reportedly pelted him with beer bottles before beating him.Police had questioned and released three women in connection with the incident while Jhagroo had been held at the Station on July 12 before making his escape, the next day.Police later issued a wanted bulletin soliciting the public’s help in recapturing the murder suspect. He is still on the run,last_img read more

FOHRD to Launch Martin Luther King Day

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first_imgThe Foundation for Human Rights and Democracy (FOHRD) will launch the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day for the first time in Liberia on January 18.FOHRD’s statement issued yesterday said the launch of the day will be a celebration of the works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and will commence with a parade from Broad and Johnson streets. “Thereafter, the participants will proceed to the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) headquarters on Broad Street, Crown Hill, for an indoor program for Dr. King’s ever living works of commitment, diligence, focus, far sightedness, etc.,” the statement read. The program will be held on the theme, “Peace Building and Nonviolence.”According to the statement, the works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are “remarkable, and continue to impact the lives of many, our nation, and the world.”It added that on January 18 of every year “the day of this once world history maker that still affects positively is recognized and celebrated in most developing nations and the United States of America.”FOHRD said the program committee for the observance will join its counterparts to celebrate this historic event on Dr. King, especially for his nonviolent approach to protest.FOHRD’s MLK Program aims to deliver nonviolence and peace education to troubled and tension-charged communities to transform their bitterness, hurts and resentments into peacefully crafted solutions to settling grievances.Meanwhile, FOHRD has called on all sectors of government, civil society organizations, students and well meaning Liberians to come and join the launch and campaign against violence and commit to embracing nonviolence, dialogue, peaceful redress and other solutions to achieving peace.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more