Waterside Stinks Again, Running Feces From Leaking Septic Tank

first_imgWaterside, one of Monrovia’s crowded business districts, has been overtaken by human and animal feces (pupu) from an old leaking septic tank.Sadly, hundreds of petty traders and medium size Liberian and foreign businesses have no choice but to endure the horrible smell and unsightly “pupu water” running down the street all day during the busiest shopping season of the year.The scene of the leaking septic tank at Waterside General Market has been described by some sanitation workers as a serious health and environmental hazard.Initially, businesspeople were hesitant to come face to face with the feces-infested street, owing to the unhygienic nature and health implications.But, during a visit to Waterside yesterday, it was observed that the petty traders, street vendors and foreign merchants were ignoring the stinking odor and carrying on with business as usual.  A few shoppers could be seen covering their noses.Year in and year out, the Waterside commercial district has  continued to endure daunting sanitation and environmental problems due to filth and nasty water from greater Monrovia’s poorly maintained septic tanks and gutters.Many of Monrovia’s gutters are clogged and the bulk of garbage and other waste are carried to the slum communities.Residents and business owners in those affected communities are alarmed by the situation but over the years nothing has been done to address the growing sanitation crisis in spite of their endless complaints and appeals.They lament that the leaking septic tank at this time of the year when the Christmas and New Year celebrations are days away is unfortunate and unacceptable.Several vendors and store owners interviewed sounded urgent appeals to the Liberian Government and partners for swift intervention in the sanitation problem.“We are really fed up asking for the permanent repair and maintenance of this leaking septic tank in this big business place near downtown Monrovia,” street vendor Clarence B. Jallah lamented.Mr. Jallah also expressed grave concern over the unsanitary conditions business people have to operate in down Waterside.Small businesswoman Hawa B. Tengbeh, 56, called on the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) to immediately deal with the situation and prevail on the septic tank owners to repair the damaged facility in order to avoid the outbreak of water and insect borne diseases.In a related development, other angry and frustrated residents called on the LWSC management to work out some concrete modalities with the septic tank owners for immediate repairs to be done.When contacted for comment, LWSC management told the Daily Observer that a solution is being worked out to remedy the grave sanitation crisis in the Waterside business district.It remains to be seen if street vendors, market women with their babies, business houses and shoppers down Waterside will get any relief from the stench and filth anytime soon.  In the meantime, as they say, hold your nose and pass.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Taylor races rescheduled

first_imgThe Taylor Speedway has scheduled a weekend of make-up races for its previously cancelled Stock Challenge.The raceway’s Mini Stock Challenge, which was originally scheduled to take place on July 16 and 17, has been moved to the upcoming long weekend.- Advertisement -Races will take place on both Saturday July, 30 and Sunday July 31. Saturday’s race will begin at 3 p.m. while Sunday’s will start at 1 p.m.The original races were cancelled due to damage to the track and facility after the massive amounts of rain the Peace has received over the past month.For more information on any of the Taylor Speedway’s upcoming events, please visit its official website.last_img

NA Prison escapee recaptured hours later

first_img…protocols breached, 3 officers suspendedHours after 21-year-old Rameshwar Prakash of Skeldon, Corentyne, Berbice escaped from the New Amsterdam prison on Tuesday while working on the farm of the correctional institution, he was recaptured and taken into custody.Prison escapee: Rameshwar PrakashThe house which the prisoner entered and removed cash and other itemsThe New Amsterdam PrisonHe will be processed for court shortly where he is expected to be slapped with an escaped from lawful custody charge.He made good his escape at about 07:30h, but not before entering the dwelling place of a female prison officer and removing $17,000 in cash and an electronic tablet.He was convicted on a simple larceny charge and was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment. He was due to be released in June 2020.Based on reports received, the escapee along with 12 other prisoners were taken from the New Amsterdam Prison by two female officers to work at the prison farm which is situated opposite the Prison Officers’ Club.However, while working, Prakash requested to use a washroom that is on the opposite side of the road from where he was working. He reportedly scaled the fence and made his way to a prison officer’s house where he entered through a window with the aid of a ladder.It was there that he removed the items and escaped. After some time had elapsed and the prisoner did not return, an alarm was raised. After hours of search, there were no signs of the convicted thief. In light of this incident, three prison officers were relieved of their duties pending a thorough investigation.Guyana Times understands that the prisoners would normally work on the farm with little or no supervision.Meanwhile, the Guyana Prison Service said initial investigation suggests that there were breaches of Standing Orders and as a result, three officers have been relieved of their duty.last_img read more

Man shot and killed outside bar

first_imgAnyone with information about the shooting is urged to call (323) 890-5500. NORWALK – A man was shot and killed early Monday morning outside a bar along Studebaker Road, sheriff’s officials said. The unidentified man was shot at about 12:40 a.m. in the 4300 block of Stubebaker, said Ed Hernandez of the Sheriff’s Department’s Headquarters Bureau. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Hernandez added. Homicide officials are investigating the incident. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Man who ‘never had a licence’ in court for road traffic offences

first_imgA WATERFORD man who has never had a driving licence was before Letterkenny District Court on road traffic charges this week.Denis Daly (33) of McGuire House, Bath Street in Waterford, was charged with drink driving, driving without insurance and driving without a licence.  Sergeant Jim Collins told the court that Daly was in Donegal for the Donegal Rally when he was stopped by Gardaí on June 22, 2019. Gardaí detected a strong smell of alcohol from the car.A demand was made for Daly to produce documentation, but none were forthcoming.Solicitor for Daly, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said his client, a father-of-two who is in a long-term relationship had ‘sought solace for ongoing demons’. “His reading was 26, but his friend was a lot more and Mr Daly took the keys to drive,” Mr Gallagher said.“He was more capable at the time. He accepts the difficulties. The reading is at the lower end. He was ill-conceived on the day in question and there is no excuse.”Daly has a number of previous convictions for road traffic matters and the court heard that he never had a driving licence.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the matter until February 3, 2020.Man who ‘never had a licence’ in court for road traffic offences was last modified: November 5th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Denis DalyJudge Paul KellyletterkennyLetterkenny District Courtlast_img read more

SWIMMING: SWILLY SEALS HEAD TO WARMER WATERS

first_imgJonathan and Joyce head off to Tenerife.Joyce Hudy and Jonathan Martin from the Swilly Seals headed off to Tenerife for a week of intense training with the Ulster Swimming Squad early on Friday morning. They will be training with the elite of Ulster twice a day in a 50 Metre outdoor pool.Joyce attends Colaiste Na Carraige in Carrick and Jonathan is a pupil at St Eunans of Letterkenny. Both qualified for this camp through the Ulster Schools Swimming Competition.Both Joyce and Jonathan train five days a week in the pool and also train in the gym working on strength and conditioning and flexibility also. Joyce makes the long journey to Letterkenny each morning with her father/coach Chris hitting the pool at 6.20 am before making the journey back in time for school. A massive well done from all at the Swilly Seals on this achievement. Both swimmers put in huge effort week in week out alongside their peers and are fine ambassadors for the club and huge role models for the young swimmers of the club.The Swilly Seals will travel to Downpatrick on 21st November to take on Lecale swimming club in round three of the Provincial Towns League. Having beat Ballymena in the opening gala and claiming the points v Lurgan who were unable to field a team to travel to Letterkenny the club will be training towards a win in Downpatrick.SWIMMING: SWILLY SEALS HEAD TO WARMER WATERS was last modified: October 26th, 2015 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:Swilly Sealslast_img read more

WORLD CHAMPION DOG TRAINER COMING TO DONEGAL

first_imgA WORLD CHAMPION dog trainer and Crufts winner is set to come to Co Donegal next weekend.Lupanast Dog Training/Northwest Agility & Flyball Club are promising a fantastic weekend of fun for anyone interested in agility or flyball.On the 22/23rd October from 10am – 5pm they will be hosting a weekend full of workshops for both agility and flyball which will be instructed by two top women in their field. Dawn Weaver, world Champion trainer and winner of Crufts 2010 and 2011 will be taking people through their paces for the beginners class from 10-1pm on both days and then concentrating on weaves and contacts from 2-6pm.Sarah Hursthouse, a professional competitor in Flyball for over 10 years regularly competing in British Flyball Association competitions, running 3 dogs, one at Silver level (10,000 points), one at Advanced Level (5,000 points) and a Starter dog, she also trains starter dogs and team dogs for the Carry Ons Flyball team UK. She will be conducting a workshop from 10-6pm which will give people an insight into the new sport of Flyball.By having two fantastic days of these sports means that everyone can avail of either one or both should they wish to do so.The Agility workshop which will be in two parts which can be either booked separately (€60 euro per person) or together for a discount (€100) on either 22nd or 23rd October. The Flyball workshop will be a full day from 10 – 6pm and is €100 for the day – either  the 22nd or 23rd October.Refreshments will be offered but for anyone who doesn’t bring food, there will be a catering van. There will also be various organisations with samples for you and your dogs to try.Spectators can also attend for the reduced price of €30 per person.To avail of this weekend workshop, please contact Lupanast Dog Training on (00) 353 83 4079090 or email : info@lupanast.comWORLD CHAMPION DOG TRAINER COMING TO DONEGAL was last modified: October 8th, 2011 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:WORLD CHAMPION DONG TRAINER COMING TO DONEGALlast_img read more

DAVID GRAY TO PLAY AN GRIANAN – BUT TICKETS ALREADY SOLD OUT!

first_imgDAVID Gray will play in Letterkenny in a fortnight’s time – but tickets have already sold out.Fans throughout the country were asked to register an interest in seeing him several weeks ago and those who did were selected randomly this morning and received email links to buy their tickets.Gray picked the venues around Ireland based on the responses from fans and was inundated with thousands of requests from Co Donegal. On Monday December 2nd at An Grianan Theatre he’ll be playing songs new and old with a very special band featuring Caroline Dale, David Kitt, Lisa O’Neill, Niamh Farrell and Robbie Malone.Lisa O’Neill will also play a supporting set at 8pm. Doors will be at 7.30.“So this is it folks,” said Gray today.“After great deliberation, numerous rewrites and lots of to’ing and fro’ing, the final draft of the Irish Tour is nailed down and ready to go. “The reaction to the whole concept of this tour has been fantastic and I want to thank everybody for the tremendous response. It’s been wonderful to get a direct read on some of the passion and enthusiasm that’s out there. I get the feeling that these shows are going to really lift off.“I’ve had so many requests that it was impossible to fit them all in to such a small touring window. Clearly, quite a lot of fans are going to be disappointed. To all of them I can only say sorry that it didn’t work out this time around, see you all next time!“We’ve started sending out links to buy tickets so keep an eye on your inbox. Links will be sent out randomly to those who applied for each location.” DAVID GRAY TO PLAY AN GRIANAN – BUT TICKETS ALREADY SOLD OUT! was last modified: November 18th, 2013 by John2Share 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:An griananDavid Graygigletterkennylast_img read more

MERYL STREEP RECALLS DONEGAL DAYS IN BRIAN FRIEL TRIBUTE

first_imgMeryl Streep in the film Dancing at Lughnasa which was adapted from a Brian Friel workOSCAR winning actress Meryl Streep has paid her own personal tribute to Donegal’s adopted son Brian Brian Friel.The Hollywood star has described him as a tender dramatist, an insightful humanist, and a lovely man.Ms Streep starred in the Tony Award winning Dancing at Lughnasa which Friel had written in 1989.Brian Friel died this morning at his Donegal home aged 86.Speaking today, Ms Streep said: “I am so sad to hear the world has lost the great Brian Friel.“Friel introduced the people of Donegal to us as if we were all members of his family and community.“We couldn’t help but recognize the people we loved in our own towns and lives, the people who make us laugh and make us furious.”MERYL STREEP RECALLS DONEGAL DAYS IN BRIAN FRIEL TRIBUTE was last modified: October 2nd, 2015 by John2Share 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:MERYL STREEP RECALLS DONEGAL DAYS IN BRIAN FRIEL TRIBUTElast_img read more