‘Tribal Certificates Are Legal Documents’

first_imgTwo Commissioners of the Land Commission have told local leaders not to be frightened to bring forth their tribal certificates to the Land Commission for recording as the tribal certificates are legal documents as compared to any other land documents.Commissioners Estelle Kuyon Liberty, who has oversight responsibility on land policy and programs for Grand Bassa and Bong Counties, and Suzanna G. Vaye with oversight duty of outreach and education, made the assertion in Gbarnga over the weekend when the Land Commission (LC) launched its Tribal Certificates Inventory Project. It is an exercise that will record, scan and validate all tribal certificates.The first phase of the Tribal Certificates Inventory Project will benefit four counties,  Bong, Bomi, Grand Cape Mount and Monsterrado.The two Commissioners informed the audience that tribal certificates are legal, on grounds  that they are signed by tribal authorities and issued by the County Land Commissioner under the 1956 and 1973 Public Land Sale Laws, certifying the accord of the community to the sale or transfer of land in customary societies.They explained to the that gathering the objectives of the exercise are to gather information on the total number of tribal certificates distributed over the years that will assist the Commission to establish a database on existing tribal certificates in the four counties; to analyze information generated that will enhance the Commission’s land administration policy and law formulation process; and to strengthen national land rights records management and registration systems in rural areas through the inventory of all lands under tribal certificates.Commissioners Liberty and Vaye narrated that during the inventory exercise, which will take place in the four counties; tribal certificate owners will display their certificates to an inventory team for recording and scanning before being stamped with a number.They explained that the Tribal Certificate Inventory Project is the first step in a process and is intended to afford Liberians,  particularly the tribal people, the opportunity to finally secure title to land that they have laid claim to over the years by translating their tribal certificates into deeds.They indicated that all relevant documents will be returned to the appropriate owners after all vital information is  obtained and recorded by the LC. Speaking earlier at the launch of the Land Commission’s Tribal Certificates Inventory Project, Bong County Superintendent Selena Polson Mappy lauded the LC and its partners for the exercise and said the program will help to minimize and manage land conflict in the various communities.Superintendent Mappy told the LC authorities that the exercise will also assist government to establish appropriate land ownership programs in the country.  She  pledged her county’s  unflinching support to the project.She encouraged the tribal people to bring forward their tribal certificates during the days of the inventory process so that their tribal certificates may  be recorded and deeded in subsequent  times.The Land Commission was established in 2009 by the Government of Liberia and charged with the responsibility to formulate land policy and land law reform in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

FIU Introduces Measures to Curtail Illegal Entry of Money

first_imgThe financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) has begun implementing several regulations on cross-border movement of currency.Addressing the Ministry of Information regular press briefing on Thursday, the Deputy Director General for operations at the FIU, Gabriel Bellepea, said Liberia having subscribed to an international financial task force regulation requires countries to regulate the movement of currency across borders.Bellepea pointed out that the FIU has put in measures to detect people traveling with money above the threshold.He explained that to ensure that Liberia complies with international standards, the FIU has begun enforcing the deduction of of 33.3 percent on any undeclared amount that is above the threshold of US$10,000 and investigate the legality of the money as applied by law.He disclosed that many people are in the habit of traveling with huge amounts of undeclared money so as to avoid paying taxes and because that source of the money is not legitimate.Bellepea also pointed out that cross border regulations have direct impact on fiscal policy and monetary policy, and that they “ensure stability in price levels, ensure that taxes are collected and that the relevant authorities to are aware of what is going out and what is coming in the country.”He noted that if monies going out and coming in the country are not declared, it poses serious challenges to the economy and country as a whole.He note that the FIU is about to commence the training of its staff and deploy them at various entry points around the country to effectively regulate the movement of currency in and out of the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Granny jailed for narco trafficking

first_imgA 58-year-old grandmother of New Amsterdam, Berbice, was on Friday jailed for attempting to traffic a prohibited substance into the New Amsterdam Prison.Ramraji Deonarine, a security guard of Lot 257 Mayor and Town Council Scheme, New Amsterdam, pleaded guilty to a charge, which stated that on January 12, she interdicted narcotics into the prison. Deonarine had six grams of cannabis concealed in a bar of soap which she was taking to a convicted prisoner, AnthonyRamraji DeonarinePersaud.Police Prosecutor, Inspector Orin Joseph told the court that on Thursday, Deonarine requested to visit the convicted prisoner and at the time had a bag containing several items she was taking for him. The prosecutor explained that Prison Officer Jennifer James, during an inspection of the items, discovered that a part of the soap was dug out and the drug inserted and then covered with a piece of soap from the same bar.According to Deonarine, she met Persaud while working as a guard at St Theresa Primary School one year ago, but he was jailed for three years. According to her, over the past year, she had been visiting Persaud in prison.She said that on the day in question, someone met her at the prison door and asked her to take the bag to him. She said she was unaware of what was in the bag.Magistrate Marissa Mettelholzer imposed a three-year jail sentence and fined her $15,000.last_img read more

School District trustee byelection set for February 1, 2014

first_imgA Chief Election Officer had to be appointed and a byelection called within thirty days of her resignation. Nominations for candidates will be accepted by the School District during a 10 day period from Tuesday, December 17 to Friday, December 27. Applicants aren’t required to live in the District of Hudson’s Hope, but must be a Canadian citizen and have been a B.C. resident for at least six months, as well as 18 years of age or older. – Advertisement -Anyone interested in the position can pick up information on how to make a nomination starting December 2 at the School District 60 board office.last_img read more

Man United star reveals reason for Mourinho v Pogba training ground spat

first_img 3 targets Pogba and Mourinho appear to have a tense relationship Pogba and Pereira were seen laughing in the stands which Mourinho believed took place while United were trailing during the latter stages of the game.But in an interview with UOL, the Brazilian clarified when the video took place and what happened during the fallout that resulted.Pereira said: “Pogba posted the video before and there was me and left-back Luke Shaw laughing.“We were winning the game 1-0 at the time of the video. Then we lost the game, and people said that Pogba posted later. But he posted before. “The manager thought that Pogba had posted later. He asked him why it happened. There was a mood about it. These things were out here in England. But it’s like, I have nothing to do with it.“Mourinho gave me a chance, he said to me: ‘I want you to stay here’.“It would be a shot on my own foot to badmouth the guy who gave me the first opportunity to play and is still giving it.”An awkward atmosphere has been swirling around Old Trafford in recent weeks, with the Pogba-Mourinho bust-up only compounding the team’s lacklustre results on the pitch. Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba’s public training ground dispute in September was due to a misunderstanding about when the Frenchman posted a video on social media, Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has confirmed.Pereira, 23, was caught in the middle of the storm, having appeared in Pogba’s Instagram story during the Red Devils’ surprise Carabao Cup defeat to Derby County. boost Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland RANKED Latest Manchester United News Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT This has led to suggestions the Portuguese is fighting to keep his job, and reports even emerged he was due to be relieved of his duties regardless of their result against Newcastle earlier this month.United won the game 3-2 but Pereira dismissed the suggestions Mourinho is under pressure.The midfielder added: “The relationship is good, it’s cool. I have a very good relationship with him, with the players. And he also has a good relationship with the players.“We don’t feel that pressure coming from outside. Everyone says that he’s being sacked. We do not feel that.“For you to have an idea, I don’t usually have any English media on my phone so I don’t get intoxicated with everything they say. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED Pogba and Pereira were laughing and joking during United’s Carabao Cup tie center_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? gameday cracker 3 “He’s our manager, we give our life on the pitch for him and for us too. Everyone is very calm, very focused and very happy.”United’s next game sees them face Mourinho’s old club Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday at 12:30 and a defeat for the Red Devils would see them go ten points off the top of the Premier League table after just nine games.Chelsea vs Man United preview deals Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January IN DEMAND Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Pereira insists he and the rest of the United players have a good relationship with the manager 3last_img read more

CHRISTMAS CHEER AS ENTREPRENEUR CREATES 10 JOBS

first_imgSHE may have gone off to the Silicon Valley to start her latest venture but Jenni Timony didn’t forget her roots – and today announced ten new jobs for Donegal Town.Jenni is the brains behind frankley.com, a convenient underwear-by-subscription start-up that delivers underwear to families across America.Born of an Irish father and Indian mother, Jenni Timony grew up in Donegal before emigrating with her family to Australia and returning to Ireland when she was 18.Instead of waiting around for the Department of Education to recognise her Australian school results and allow her to pursue her chosen business degree, Timony just went straight into business at 19 years of age.Her first venture, Doolittles, began as a coffee shop and grew into a sandwich company supplying packaged sandwiches to Aldi and Topaz stores across Ireland and she featured in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2007. She has also worked as a mentor on Jerry Kennelly’s Endeavour programme. Her latest venture, Frankley.com, is what Timony describes as a product-as-a-service company that is at the spearhead of an emerging underwear-by-subscription trend that is beginning to boom in the US.She lives in Donegal town but spends a week per month in San Francisco.The company has recently taken on €300,000 in private investment from Irish investors.“The key to what Frankley.com is about is supply chain,” Timony explained. “We’ve created a brand and a product around what allows families across America to order underwear. It’s a subscription service aimed at the 29-to-39-year-old working mom who is time poor and would benefit from this service. “The customers simply go to the site, pick their items and what frequency of delivery they need – every two months, quarterly or half yearly – and the shipment will be delivered within three days of their order. The customers only pay as we ship so it’s flexible.”She’s delighted with the announcement of ten new jobs in Donegal Town. Advertisement And so is local Minister Dinny McGinley who said: “This government is committed to creating as many jobs as possible. Jobs are the lifeblood of any community and society, and I am delighted that these high level jobs are coming to Donegal.” CHRISTMAS CHEER AS ENTREPRENEUR CREATES 10 JOBS was last modified: December 23rd, 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:Donegal Townfrankley.comlast_img read more

DONEGAL FOOD AMBASSADORS HEAD TO NORWAY

first_imgFood Ambassadors for 2013, heading to Norway.Benoit Lorge, Lorge Chocolatier, Kenmare.John Mulcahy, Fáilte Ireland with Food Champions.Martin Bealin, Global Village Restaurant, Dingle;Deborah Evers, Clareville House Kitchen Gardens, Ballyvaughan;Jacinta Dalton, Dept Culinary Arts, GMIT;Zack Gallagher, Irish Food Tours, Donegal Town;Mary McGettigan, A Taste of Donegal Food Festival,Helen McDaid, Fáilte Ireland Food Tourism manager.Hugh O’Donnell, Kitty Kellys & Hughies Bar, Killybegs;Eight of Ireland’s top food ambassadors have left Dublin for Norway on a food tourism study trip as part of Fáilte Ireland’s Food Champions Initiative.Donegal is well represented with Hugh O’Donnell from Kitty Kelly’s & Hughies Bar, Mary McGettigan from A Taste of Donegal Food Festival and Zack Gallagher from Irish Food Tours all selected.The trip was organised by the national tourism authority to help drive the development of the food culture and food tourism experiences around the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s first ever long-distance driving route, due to open in March 2014. The group include a number of chefs, an artisan producer, a culinary lecturer, a blogger, a restaurateur, a food festival organiser and a chocolatier. Fáilte Ireland’s Head of Food Tourism, John Mulcahy, saiD “These eight food ambassadors who are located along the Wild Atlantic Way, from Donegal to Kerry, were selected for their commitment to developing Ireland’s food tourism and reputation.“This educational visit to Norway will provide the tools for the Food Champions to return home and get behind their region on the Wild Atlantic Way in providing an opportunity to experience, see and taste a truly unique food offering, thereby generating more business for the local area.” Norway was chosen as the destination for this year’s programme not only because of the surge of interest in Nordic food, but also because they have well-established tourist driving routes. They are currently working to develop a Taste of Norway around these routes which will provide great insight for our industry here in Ireland.The food ambassadors were selected for their resounding passion and belief in Irish food, together with a commitment and drive to actively influence and shape the future of Irish cuisine and food tourism in their region. During the trip they will experience a bespoke Norwegian itinerary, gaining unique insight into the Taste of National Tourist Routes programme.Caption – Fáilte Ireland’s food ambassadors get ready to depart Dublin Airport for their study trip to Norway. Also pictured are John Mulcahy and Helen McDaid from Fáilte Ireland.DONEGAL FOOD AMBASSADORS HEAD TO NORWAY was last modified: September 10th, 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)last_img read more

Celtic and West Ham linked with Rhodes after Fulham bid is ‘laughed off’

first_imgWest Ham and Celtic are among the clubs chasing Jordan Rhodes after Fulham had a bid ‘laughed off’ by Huddersfield Town, according to the Daily Star.It is claimed Fulham offered £3.5m for the striker, who has scored 40 goals for the Terriers this season.Wigan, Stoke and Norwich have also been linked with a move for Rhodes.Linked with QPR.Meanwhile, out-of-contract Whites forward Andy Johnson has again been linked with QPR.The Daily Mail suggest that R’s boss Mark Hughes, who managed the player at Fulham, is interested in taking him to Loftus Road.And the Daily Star say Fulham want Wolves defender Christophe Berra.QPR plan to offer Birmingham City £6m for goalkeeper Jack Butland – possibly paving the way for Paddy Kenny to join Neil Warnock at Leeds United, the Mail say.Kenny has been strongly linked with a move to Elland Road since former R’s boss Warnock took over as Leeds manager.It is claimed Rangers are to make a bid for England Under-21 international Butland, who has been watched by Manchester United.Related West London Sport story: Hughes to make Villa an offer for Given (21 May)There is more speculation about Joey Barton’s future following the FA’s decision to ban him for 12 matches for his violent outburst against Manchester City.The Daily Mirror say it would cost Rangers £10m to get rid of him. Other papers, including The Sun, suggest it would cost £11m.The Star claim QPR have lined up Tottenham’s Jermaine Jenas as a £4m signing to replace Barton and are also looking to sign keeper Ben Foster from Birmingham.Stoke City boss Tony Pulis has launched a bid to sign Romelu Lukaku on loan from Chelsea, according to the Star.Pulis expressed an interest in the Belgian striker last season and is said to be keen to capture him, with West Ham also linked.The Star also say Chelsea have agreed personal terms with Porto forward Hulk.Meanwhile, The Sun say Didier Drogba has been made a lucrative offer by Juventus.It is claimed the Italian giants have offered Drogba a two-year contract worth £80,000 a week.The out-of-contract striker, who is leaving Chelsea, has been tipped to join Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Why Hunter Strickland’s turbulent Giants tenure came to an end

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceLAS VEGAS–After the Giants rode the “core four” to three World Series titles in the first half of the decade, the club had just one holdover from their championship era in its 2018 bullpen.Hunter Strickland didn’t exactly have the most memorable postseason as a rookie back in 2014. And he didn’t have the most memorable end to his Giants career, either.Manager Bruce Bochy relied on Sergio Romo, Santiago Casilla, …last_img read more