Matarkai village without leadership

first_img… Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister ordered Council elections not be held – Vice ChairmanBy Kizzy ColemanMatarkai, a newly titled village of Four Miles in Port Kaituma, Region One (Barima-Waini), is currently out of leadership, as instructions were passed for elections to elect Councillors not be held in the village.Natural Resources Minister Raphael TrotmanAccording to reports reaching Guyana Times, Four Miles was a titled reservation before the May 11 General and Regional Elections. But when the elections for Village Councillors were held in August of last year, Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sidney Allicock passed instructions not to have elections in Four Miles as he was not informed that the village was titled.Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney AllicockAlthough the title document has surfaced, Minister Allicock has failed to set a date for the election in the village.According to the Vice Chairman of Region One, Sarah Browne, the village is currently being run “haphazardly.” She also noted that villagers are being left in the dark as it relates to a number of decisions that are made for the community. One example, she said, is the recent visit by Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman.“I’m in receipt of a letter sent by a political activist who wrote the Toshao instructing him to welcome the Minister and to clean the environment. Nobody from the Ministry is observing the Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC)”.FPIC entails that for a decision affecting indigenous peoples to be taken, they must benefit from ample consultation which fully informs them of the issue at hand, only after which their consent should be given independently from coercive pressure from other stakeholders.Browne explained that no protocol is being followed in the village as it is without leadership.She further explained that currently, there is controversy surrounding the Four Miles land title as ‘non-Amerindians’ are seeking to have the title revoked.The Vice Chairman pointed out that Minister Trotman in a general meeting had given the community three months in which he would solve the issue.“The Minister needs to note that Amerindian land titles are absolute and forever as provided for in the Amerindian Act of 2006 and the Government cannot revoke the title. Even considering such a move is lawless and unconstitutional”.In the meanwhile, as the village is out of proper leadership, the overall state of the village is deteriorating. One of the most notable is the neglect of road rehabilitation.According to Browne, provisions have been made in the 2016 budget for roads in the region to be built and repaired under the Infrastructure Ministry but to date, no works have commenced.“It seems as if the process is moving at a snail’s pace. Should the rains start to fall, the current situation would be 100 times worst,” Browne noted.Browne explained that the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) in the region had proposed for the project to be completed in the 2016 budget but it was taken out and placed in the central government budget.She further disclosed that Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson met with residents late last year and told them that the RDC is solely responsible for what is happening in the region.“I am the Chairperson of the Public Infrastructure Committee in this region and as such, I am calling on the Government to commence work as it is not the responsibility of the committee to do such.”Browne lamented that the residents of the region are suffering as the roads are currently in horrible conditions and are continuing to deteriorate.Guyana Times was unable to reach Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Allicock or Minister Trotman for a comment on the issue.last_img read more

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Samira FC Proud of Making History

first_imgSamira FC, qualified leaders of Group A in Zone One Regional Playoff in Bomi CountyFirst Third division team to reach FA Cup Semi-finalIt was not a good moment for the Samira FC after bowing out of this years’ FA Cup in the semi finals against ELWA United. The team lost to United 2-6 on aggregate after conceding a 0-2 defeat in the First leg and 2-4 in the Second leg.But the Sinkor based side, nick named, The Scoring Scorpions is proud to have reached that stage of the competition; becoming the first Third division club to have entered into semi finals.It was a huge task to reach that far having been paired against tough opponents from round one of the competition, but due to what the team described as proper preparation and determination and love for the game as key factors behind its success, it managed to have defeat three top opponents from the first division including current FA Cup holders, Monrovia Club Breweries, Mighty Barrolle and Jubilee FC.Team Chief Executive Elvis Sirleaf congratulated his team for the good fight during its participation in the competition, adding that the team did not only enter the competition as participants, but to make an impact, “that I think we have done.”Having made history in the competition, the Scoring Scorpions through its Chief  Executive, also frowned on some activities that occurred during the later stages of its participation.According to Mr. Sirleaf, as football stake holders need to do more if football must improve in the country.“I think we are playing a lip service every time we say we want to improve youth football, especially some of the actions coming from people at the helm of power within our association,” he said.Mr. Sirleaf, a former Deputy Director General at Renaissance Communication Inc, said it was his hope that his team and other teams will go into every match and play fairly and void of any influence. He expressed disappointment over the influence of a senior staff of the Football Association during the team’s last match.“When you have very senior staff of the Competition and the FA who also has serious ties to my opponents, a team owned by the current president of the Football Association, cheering for that side and sitting on the playing pitch screaming at people as we played both legs, I am sadly disappointed,” Mr. Sirleaf narrated.ELWA United sponsored by Srimex Oil and Gas Company, is believed to be owned by LFA boss Musa Bility, with affairs coordinated by the LFA Director of Competition, Ansu Dulleh.Sirleaf said his team’s concentration is now on the Regional Playoff games scheduled to be played in Bomi County, where the team hopes to qualify for the national playoff and subsequently the 2nd Division. He thanked his technical and administrative staff, the players, fans and supporters for standing with them throughShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Calm Returns to Baraake, Maryland

first_imgCross section of beneficiaries patiently await payment Female beneficiary receiving her check SIFCA and MOPP Executives being received Meditation and prayer Array of guests seated at program Traditional welcome with kola and pepper presented to MOPP CRC executives Alassane Doumbia (2nd from right) with MOPP Executivecenter_img Traditional welcome with kola and pepper presented to MOPP CRC executivesCalm has now returned to Barrake, Maryland County, with the settlement of financial claims from aggrieved farmers in the Baraake (LIBSUCO) area. Protest action by aggrieved locals over compensation for resettlement had brought operations at the Cavalla Rubber Company(CRC) and the Maryland Oil Palm Plantation(MOPP) to a near halt.But the chairman of the SIFCA Group of Companies and owner of the Cavalla Rubber Corporation (CRC) and the Maryland Oil Palm Plantation (MOPP) Allassane Doumbia last weekend  brought smiles to the faces of aggrieved locals of the Baraake area, when he visited in person to observe  the payment of monies to farmers whose structures were demolished in order to make way for the plantation.The payment exercise on Friday had earlier been preceded by the payment of compensation for crops amounting to a little over US$3 million, according to CRC-MOPP General Manager John Barkemeni. The Ministry of Internal Affairs, represented by its  Deputy Minister for Research and Development Planning Mr. Olayee Collins which had been closely involved in negotiations aimed at resolving the situation was also in attendance at the program.In remarks Minister Collins thanked the citizens for remaining law-abiding even though they were aggrieved. He said the last few weeks had indeed been difficult, but thanks to the hard work of General Manager John Barkemeni and thanks also to the resolve of the SIFCA Group of Companies and CRC, MOPP under the leadership of Alasssane Doumbia, the impasse was finally broken and the matter is now resolved.Thanking the people for their patience and understanding, Minister Collins pledged the commitment of the Government of Liberia to work with locals and the CRC-MOPP, to create a conducive environment for everyone’s benefit. He also thanked the people of Baraake for their patience and for agreeing to work with the company.Also making remarks at ceremonies marking the beginning of the payment process, the Executive Chairman of the Board of the SIFCA Group of companies and owner of the Cavalla Rubber Corporation and the Maryland Oil Palm Plantation Mr. Alassane Doumbia said, he decided to take the challenge to invest in Maryland County. He said his company believes in investing in people they work with, noting that success can only be assured if concern for the well-being of the people is taken into account.“We arrived here just 5 to 6 years ago to take over farmlands that had been abandoned and were lying dormant and took a bet that what other people left behind, we can revive. My father, myself and many members of our team were warmly received by the people of Pleebo-Sodoken District and the Government of Liberia.  And because of that hospitality, warm friendship and your willingness to work with us, we decided to take the challenge and invest in Maryland. This was back in 2008-2009. We knew from the beginning that things will not be easy; but we also knew that if we hold hands and work hard together, you and us, not just the company, but all of us, can make this to work”.He urged people to look at the bigger picture wherein prosperity can be assured for all. Mr. Doumbia said his company’s desire to create prosperity for all cannot be achieved if people are in confusion. This, according to him, was the primary reason behind his company’s decision to pay compensation to farmers rather than having to wait for the government to do so.“For us, the big picture is to make prosperity available to everyone. We are a private company, we work to make profit; but we know that the only way we can get profit is when people work with us and that they gain something and feel part of the company. I invite all of you to feel part of MOPP CRC.”He said the protest action has now come to an end with the decision to pay compensation for demolished structures belonging to people in the former LIBSUCO plantation area. It can be recalled that locals had been protesting against what they said was the destruction of their crops and structures without compensation, owing to their relocation from land proposed for the oil palm plantation.The tense standoff that ensued was diffused by the management of the Maryland Oil Plantation (MOPP) when it decided to provide just compensation for the land to help enable resettlement of the affected farmers. “There have been some issues in the past few months, issues that could have escalated into a major crisis. I want to thank everyone in Pleebo and Maryland, the youth and their leaders, the elders and traditional chiefs, the women and everyone for making sure that whatever problems that are out there, we can resolve them in peace through dialogue,” Mr. Doumbia stressed.Explaining further he said, “I was hoping to be present last time when the Minister of Internal Affairs Honorable Varney Sirleaf came here. But I was away on a mission. We heard all the issues that you raised with him and we have listened and will continue to listen. We want to thank you for being patient but now we must move on. IF CRC- MOPP are successful, you will benefit. Your children will go to good schools, the sick people will get medication, you will have enough money to take care of yourself and your family. That is what we all want and that is what we are making possible.“We want to create prosperity, but this will not and cannot happen if we cannot operate in an atmosphere of peace, security and partnership with the community. When people threaten other people and create tension, no one benefits. So, I am here today to ask you to embrace these two companies as your own. I am sure someone you know works for CRC and MOPP and you want that person to continue to make money and support their family,” Doumbia said. Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Olayee Collins making remarks MOPP Executive presenting check to beneficiary Final Settlement by SIFCA and MOPP to Farmers of Baraake, Maryland County1 of 9 The Liberia Sugar Corporation (LIBSUCO) concession area was once the site of a prosperous sugarcane plantation and a sugar plant which produced sugar for the local market. However during the civil war, the  the sugar plant was vandalized and the sugarcane plantation went into disuse as locals harvested the cane and began planting crops. Under the terms of the concession agreement with SIFCA, the Government of Liberia assumed responsibility to compensate local farmers for the use of the land and the loss of their structures.But the Government of Liberia, owing to difficult economic constraints, found itself unable to compensate locals. This led to a spate of protest actions which affected the day-to-day operations of the company. The CRC-MOPP, which prides itself on the creation of shared prosperity for the company and local people, decided to underwrite the cost until at which time later the Government of Liberia would reimburse the company.And this approach proved effective as the MOPP has to date paid a little over US$3 million to local farmers for their crops, according to CRC-MOPP General manager Mr. John Barkemeni. But as if this was not enough, locals embarked on a series of protest actions in demand of compensation for their structures, which were earmarked for destruction to make way for the plantation.In an interview with the vice chairman of the Maryland County Civil Society Organization Norris Boketa, he outlined that locals had engaged in protest actions because they were not sure that they would have been compensated at all; secondly, because they did not know how much they would receive for their structures. According to him, the Liberia Revenue Authority(LRA) was invited to conduct an assessment of all structures in order to provide a basis for payment.According to Boketa, there were noticeable errors which were detected in the assessment report by the LRA. He said locals in some cases were submitting more than one photo for the same structure but were making additional claims based on the photos submitted. Based on this, the MOPP requested a resurvey in 2016 as well as a reassessment by the LRA real estate tax division. The result of the resurvey and reassessment met the approval of all affected persons. Based on the results, the management of MOPP undertook to pay compensation to all affected individuals, Boketa observed.He said this was the first time ever that civil society organizations had been invited to observe the negotiations and payment process as a way of ensuring transparency.Meanwhile Mr. Doumbia has said a total of 154 beneficiaries were identified following the resurvey. 74 beneficiaries from the LIBSUCO area were identified while 46 individuals were identified as owners of new structures. 34 beneficiaries from the Cavalla Rubber Company whose properties were allegedly undervalued but later reassessed and revalued were identified for payment. Altogether, according to Mr. Doumbia, a total of US$133,287.21 is to be paid to 174 beneficiaries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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EnCana gas leak evacuates 15 South Peace residents

first_imgA gas leak from an EnCana Pipeline forced the evacuation of around 15 people from their homes this past weekend.The Globe and Mail reports that the natural gas leak happened around 11 kilometres south of Dawson Creek. Residents were evacuated as a precaution, and returned to their homes by the afternoon.However, the Globe and Mail reports that there are no signs of sabotage and the RCMP is not investigating the event. For the full story, Click Here.- Advertisement –last_img

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Atletico showing interest in Torreira

first_imgHowever, it may not be long before he is back on the market as he has struggled for action with Arsenal this season, with Atleti keeping a close eye on developments.The midfielder has started just four games and a change in position has not helped matters, with Gunners boss Unai Emery putting him in a more advanced role when he has played him.Agent Pablo Bentancur suggested his client is not happy at the Emirates and also revealed a number of clubs in England and Spain, including Atletico, are keen.“I don’t want to name the teams out of respect but I can tell you that Atletico had tried to take Lucas from Sampdoria two years ago,” he said.“Clearly there’s interest for Torreira, especially from Spanish clubs, but I have never sat down with any club to talk about his transfer. This is because of the great respect we have for the Gunners and their general manager Raul Sanllehi.”Whether that changes with the January transfer window fast approaching remains to be seen but Atleti will be in the hunt if he does become available.0Shares0000(Visited 18 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000“I don’t want to name the teams out of respect but I can tell you that Atletico had tried to take Lucas from Sampdoria two years ago,” he said.NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 20 – Lucas Torreira’s agent has revealed that his client is still being chased by Atletico Madrid and suggested he is not entirely happy at Arsenal.Atleti were keen on the Uruguay midfielder when he was with Sampdoria but missed out on his signature after the Gunners managed to lure him to the English Premier League.last_img read more

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Artist spotlights a ‘model dad’

first_imgVALENCIA – It started as an art project for school. It ended up as a winner in the National Congressional Art Competition. And now the portrait of Jordan Recchia’s father, Dennis, will hang for a year as part of a national exhibit in Washington, D.C. Recchia was a winner in California’s 25th Congressional District, which includes Santa Clarita. A Valencia High School junior, he is pleased that artwork portraying his father won what he considered a great contest. “I think it’s kind of funny, actually,” Dennis Recchia, 53, said. “I’m kind of a guy who likes to stay in the background, but he thrust me to the forefront.” The father, who does computer animation for a major motion picture company, has seen his son’s talent develop through the years – from elementary school projects to the work of a serious young artist. It doesn’t hurt to have artists for parents. In early childhood, Jordan often sat in his mother’s or father’s lap and watched the parent work. His mother, Janet, was a fashion artist in New York and now is an independent art teacher. But Jordan aims to carve out his own niche as an artist, separate from his parent’s careers. He hopes one day to design cars – an interest formed when he was age 4 and saw the Disney film classics about Herbie, a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own. “It’s been a passion all my life,” Jordan said. sue.doyle@dailynews.com (661)257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“I used my dad because he’s been an inspiration in my life; he’s been a mentor,” Recchia said about his choice of subjects. “What better piece to win?” Jordan originally painted his father for a project in his advanced-placement art class. The assignment was to create a series of 12 pieces of a subject from different angles and perspectives. He chose his father as the subject because he has “gotten me to where I am,” the young artist said. Sometimes he drew his father while he watched TV or sat on the living room couch, A portrait in oil pastels from this series that won honors for the son. After seeing other entries in the competition, Jordan wasn’t sure if his work was the type judges might want. Many entries depicted the Santa Clarita Valley – its mountains and skyline, not its people and especially not the head of one man. But now his painting will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel, a pedestrian walkway leading to the U.S. Capitol. So how does Jordan’s father feel about his face being viewed by millions of people in Washington? last_img read more

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DELIGHT AS ROSSES ATHLETE FODHLA MCFADDEN WINS BRONZE AT ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgFodhla McFadden.Rosses ACAll Ireland Medal for Fodhla – Gweedore girl Fodhla McFadden won a fantastic bronze in the triple jump at the All Ireland Junior/u23 Champ’s in the Athlone International Arena at the weekend became the first female athlete to ever win an All Ireland medal in these championships for the club. A huge well done from all at Rosses AC.The Donegal Athletic board held its sports star awards at the weekend with awards for boys u16 – Patrick Marry, girls u16 – Emilly Croke, boys over 16 – Odhran Mac Ruairi, girls over 16 – Fodhla McFadden. Well done to David Geoghegan, Cruit who was 6th in the Fastest Kid competition. Well done to our local schools – Pobalscoil GD, RCS And Pobalscoil CCF who took part in Donegal secondary schools Sportshall final in Raphoe. The club was well represented with athletes from the club in all 3 schools. Congrats to Pobalscoil GD who won the girls comp and to PCC who won the boys. Special thanks to teachers in charge – Gavin ward (RCS), Stephen Doohan (PCC) and Ita Gallagher (PSGD).Nineteen athletes from the North West competed at the Sportshall Athletics to pick Donegal U-13 and U-15 teams for the Ulster Sportshall Athletics Final in Magherafelt on 10th March. In the U-13 Girls Leah Mc Garvey won the 2 lap race, the 4 lap race and the Speed Bounce. Emilly Croke won the Shot Putt. Mia Baikie 2nd in the 2 lap race, 3rd Long Jump and 4th in 4 lap race. Caoimhe Ní Fhearraigh was 3rd in Vertical Jump. Good performances also from Aoibhinn Mc Elroy, Charmaine Caldwell and Grainne Mc Glynn.U-13 Boys – Gaoth Dobhair lad Johnson Bangora was the star performer in the Boys U-13 winning the 2 lap race, Standing Long Jump, Vertical Jump and was 2nd in the Triple Jump. Falcarragh lad Conor Coyle in his first year in athletics won the Standing Triple Jump and was 3rd in the 4 Lap race and in the Standing Long Jump. Good performance from John Gallagher, Acres NS in his first competition. Emma Brown, Pobal Scoil Ghaoth Dobhair was the star performer in the U-15 Girls competition. Emma won the 2 Lap race, the 4 Lap race and was 2nd in the Standing Long Jump and the Vertical Jump. Good performances from Aoise Willoughby, Orfhlaith Winters, Mia Mc Devitt, Emma Doherty and Caoimhe Boyle.In the U-15 Boys competition there were good performances from John Boyle, Sean O’Donnell and Joe Sharkey.Good luck to all the North West athletes competing in the Ulster Indoor Athletics Ch’s in Magherafelt this weekend with most competing on the Saturday and a handful competing on the Sunday.Table quiz for Rosses A.C. in Caisleain Oir Annagry on Wednesday 10th February. Starts at 10.00. Your support or donations would be very much appreciated.Registration Due: Reminder that registration fees for the year are now due. Prices for 2016 are: adult €20, 1st child €15, 2nd child €15, 3rd child €10, family €40. It is important that for insurance reasons only registered members of the club are permitted to attend training sessions. Registration lasts for a calendar year (January – December), all membership will expire on 31st December annually regardless of which month it commenced and will need to be renewed again every January. Registration forms can be obtained at any of the club training sessions check facebook, by emailing request to rossesac@yahoo.ie for registration form.The club will have about twenty athletes taking part in the Donegal Sportshall Athletics trials being held in the Aura on Sunday 31st January at 1.00pm. Entry fee is €5 and registration opens at 12.30 pm.Sportshall Athletics continues on Mondays in RCS gym, Dungloe. First group is from 5:45pm to 6:45pm for athletes born 2006, 2007 and 2008 with coaches Leanne Sharkey, Emer McGee and Grace Garvie. Second session is from 6:45pm to 7:45pm for athletes born 2005 and older with coaches Louise Gillespie and Sean McGinley. Fee is two euro.Adult training continues Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Estate in Gweedore starting at 7pm. Meet at Euroflex. All levels of athletes or runners welcome.DELIGHT AS ROSSES ATHLETE FODHLA MCFADDEN WINS BRONZE AT ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: February 2nd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:athleticsGAAROSSES ACSportlast_img read more

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JIM, MICHAEL AND SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF AMERICA – IN PICTURES

first_img    JIM, MICHAEL AND SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF AMERICA – IN PICTURES was last modified: November 21st, 2012 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:JIMMICHAEL AND SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF AMERICA – IN PICTURES THERE’S one thing Jim McGuinness knows – and that’s the heartache of emigration.People from this county have spread to the four corners of the globe.And over the past seven days Jim, his Donegal captain Michael Murphy and their new ‘best friend’ Sam Maguire have been able to take a wee bit of the All-Ireland to the USA! last_img read more

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FINN VALLEY COLLEGE HIT THE BIG SMOKE!

first_imgA total of 19 PLC students and staff from Finn Valley College recently enjoyed an activity packed educational outing to Dublin as part of their FETAC Level 5 Office Administration course. The trip began in fine style upon stopping in Monaghan when the group bumped into Donegal captain Michael Murphy and fellow county players Michael Boyle and Antoin Mc Fadden who were on their way home after their week in DCU. On Friday morning the PLC’s then received an excellent presentation and talk from Ms Andrea Molloy, Sales and Marketing manager of the the Clarion hotel group, on the running of a multi national hotel chain.Thanks must go to the Clarion Hotel and their staff for extending the students such a warm and hospitable welcome during their stay.From there the group were treated to a bus tour of all the sights and landmarks of Dublin city which was bathed in glorious spring sunshine before heading south to St Jame’s Gate and the Guinness storehouse.The popular attraction informs all those who visit of the story of how Arthur Guinness’ vision for his unique porter has become the marketing phenomenon that it has. A highlight of the storehouse has to be the Gravity viewing deck on the 7th floor of the storehouse which offers panoramic views of Dublin city and it’s surrounding hinterland. The final stop on the trip was out to Belfield for a guided tour of the sprawling UCD campus by student ambassadors Sean and Cliona. UCD is home to over 20,000 students and offered a tantalising glimpse to the students of life at a major university that many of the group intend going onto next year after completing their PLC course in Finn Valley College.Huge thanks and appreciation has to go to our long time friend and bus driver Mr Charlie Mc Namee for his wit, wisdom and excellent service.PLC students attending were- Shaun Mc Guire, Shannon Shelby Driscoll, Shannen Mc Crudden, Nadine Mc Cready, Christina Mc Menamin, Gemma Doherty, Demi Anderson, Shannon Kelly, Nikita Mc Gowan, Barry Mc Ginty, Niall Sharkey, Pauric McMenamin, Luke Kelly, Mark Gillespie, Patrick Coyle and Ethan Lafferty.Staff attending were- Ms Kathleen Boland (Course co-ordinator) Ms Ashlean Mc Geehan and Mr Rory White. FINN VALLEY COLLEGE HIT THE BIG SMOKE! was last modified: May 2nd, 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:Finn Valley Collegelast_img read more

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TRAGIC CRASH TEEN DIED CLOSE TO WHERE PAL PERISHED JUST WEEKS AGO

first_imgPopular lad Marty Strain who lost his life in a fatal road traffic accident in Burnfoot. (North West Newspix)The young man who was killed in a road crash earlier today, died a short distance from where his friend also perished just a few weeks ago.Marty Strain was a passenger in a car which crashed at Burnfoot.The 19 year old, from Brae Road, Burnfoot, was killed instantly and another 19 year old woman is in a serious condition at Letterkenny General Hospital after the crash. The male driver of the car, who is also aged 19, was taken to hospital but is not understood to be seriously injured.There was no other vehicle involved in the crash which happened at Tooban at around 4.30am this morning.Today’s horrific road smash comes after another crash on July 12th which claimed the life of John Hegarty, 23.John was a passenger in a car which crashed into a bollard at Carnashannagh in Burnfoot. John was good friends with Marty Strain who perished in today’s crash.A friend said “They all knocked about together in a large group. John and Marty would have known eachother very well. It’s all just so sad.”The crash is the latest to cast another dark shadow over the Inishowen Peninsula.The area is still sadly remembered as the scene for Ireland’s worst ever road crash which claimed the lives of eight people in a single collision on July 12th, 2010.The scene of today’s crash was preserved and Garda Forensic Collision Investigators are carried out a full investigation of the area while road diversions are in place. Gardaí are appealing for witnessess or anyone who was travelling on the main Buncrana to Derry Road, or in the vicinity of Tooban to contact them at Buncrana Garda Station on 074 – 9320540, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.TRAGIC CRASH TEEN DIED CLOSE TO WHERE PAL PERISHED JUST WEEKS AGO was last modified: August 24th, 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:BurnfootcrashdeathGardaiInishowenJohn HegartyMarty Strainlast_img read more

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