2 arrested over gun find

first_imgRanks of the Guyana Police Force on Thursday arrested two persons after they unearthed an unlicensed firearm and ammunition in a vehicle they were travelling in.Police Public Relations Officer Jairam Ramlakhan, disclosed that the interception occurred sometime around 14:40h.It was reported that Police ranks acting on information, intercepted a motor car on the Golden Grove Public Road, East Bank Demerara, conducted a search and found a 12 gauge single barrel shotgun.The driver of the vehicle and an occupant have since been taken into Police custody.last_img

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Gov’t Orders All Beaches Closed

first_imgThe Government of Liberia, through the Liberia National Police and the Justice system, has ordered the closure of all beaches until Liberia is declared free of Ebola Virus disease in the country.“The Liberia National Police with the consent of the Ministry of Justice, would like to inform the general public that pursuant to the power and authority granted the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare under chapter 30 of the Executive Law, Title 12, Liberia Code of Laws Revised (1972) and Part ll, Chapter 11,13,14,17, and Part V, Chapter 52 of the Public Health Law, Title 33, Liberia Code of Laws Revised (1972), all beaches are to be closed on November 29, 30 and onward,” Ssaid Director of Police, Christopher Massaquoi.The LNP Director made the disclosure last Friday following the Ministry of Information Cultural Affairs and Tourism press conference in Monrovia.According to Director Massaquoi, the measure is in line with the government of Liberia’s Anti-Ebola Regulation acknowledging that bodily contacts between persons provide a direct mode for the transmission of the EVD. Therefore, all public rallies during the campaign and elections period, including beaches, except for political rallies during the campaign and elections period, are hereby prohibited until the government of Liberia is declared EVD-free.“Notwithstanding all political rallies shall be held only in keeping with the guidelines and regulations of the National Elections Commission and the measures put in place by the Liberian government. Any person who violates any of the provisions of this regulation, shall upon conviction be liable to a fine or imprisonment as provided under the Public Health Law through the police and the Ministry of Justice,” he warned.The LNP Boss asserted that there will be a robust enforcement of the banning order and any beach owner and/or individuals who violate the order will be arrested and forwarded to court for prosecution.  “The police will not entertain any protest against the banning order,” he said, “and will deal very effectively with any individual or group of individuals who may choose to use any violent means to resist the execution of the banning order.”He called on all Liberians to adhere strictly to the government’s pronouncement. All LNP personnel, including ERU and PSU officers, have been instructed to enforce the order within the entire Republic.Meanwhile, the LNP Boss assured all candidates and their supporters across Liberia that the police are ready to provide protection and security for all candidates and supporters accordingly.He however warned candidates and supporters against violation of the rules governing both the campaign and election processes bordering on the violation of the rights of other candidates, supporters and citizens. He said violators will be brought to the attention of the police who, in conjunction with the National Elections Commission (NEC), will seek remedy to such complaints.“I wish to restate that the police are prepared to provide full security protection for all candidates and their supporters in the senatorial race without discrimination or favor. We therefore, encourage everyone to go about their campaign programs in the most orderly and disciplined manner so as to maintain the peace and have an orderly and successful campaign for the December 16, 2014 senatorial election.”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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Dembele to sign for Barca to plug Neymar gap

first_img0Shares0000Ousmane Dembele’s buy-out clause is set at 400 million euros © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEBarcelona, Spain, Aug 25 – Borussia Dortmund’s French starlet Ousmane Dembele brought an end to protracted transfer talks by agreeing a five-year deal with Barcelona for a fee of 105 million euros ($125 million) plus add-ons, the Spanish giants announced Friday.“Visca Barça, Visca Catalunya!” Dembele tweeted in Catalan, meaning ‘Long live Barca, long live Catalonia’. Dembele, 20, moves from Dortmund, where he has been suspended since he boycotted training on August 10 in protest after the German club rejected Barca’s first bid.The add-ons amount to a maximum of 42 million euros, according to Dortmund, which would make it the second biggest transfer in history after Neymar’s move from Barca to Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month. It will surpass the highest transfer by a French player, currently held by Paul Pogba in his 105 million-euro move plus five million add-ons from Juventus to Manchester United last year.“FC Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund have reached an agreement for the transfer of Ousmane Dembele for 105 million euros plus add-ons,” Barca revealed in a statement.“The player will sign a five-year contract and his buy-out clause is set at 400 million euros.”The winger, capped seven times by France, will arrive in Barcelona on Sunday and undergo a medical on Monday.“Congratulations my little brother, make me dream!!! Don’t forget to keep me a season ticket,” tweeted Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Dortmund’s Gabon striker who received most of Dembele’s 22 assists last season.Barca were in desperate need for reinforcements since being caught cold by Neymar’s decision to join PSG for a world record 222 million euros.Dembele, who cost Dortmund just 15 million euros from Rennes last year, has paid the price for the ongoing saga over his future, with France coach Didier Deschamps opting on Thursday to omit him from the national squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against the Netherlands and Luxembourg.“Without doubt he is a hugely talented player, one of the best on the continent,” Barca gushed in their statement.– Guarantees depth –Barca coach Ernesto Valverde added: “He is a player who guarantees us depth, something that we have lost and that we need. He can play on the wing and also as a striker, and in that sense offers us many possibilities.“He is fast, deep, technical and we hope he brings us many things.”Dembele scored 10 goals in 49 matches last season and topped the Bundesliga’s successful dribbles table, with 103.The Frenchman has been attracting ‘Wunderkind’ headlines with Dortmund since July 2016 when he ghosted past Manchester United’s Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo before scoring an outrageous solo goal in Borussia’s 4-1 win on a pre-season tour of China.“I’m not a phenomenon, I’m just trying to be decisive for my team-mates, there are a lot of talented young people in football,” Dembele modestly told AFP in a roundtable interview in February.He has already shown himself to be capable of making a brave decision as last summer he resisted the advances of Barca and Madrid to move to Dortmund from Rennes and ensure his development wouldn’t be restricted by a lack of game time.The 20-year-old will now have to show himself ready for the step up to the big time at the Camp Nou.Dembele’s move, following Neymar’s Barca exit, comes at a time the footballers’ union FIFPro has blasted as “transfer market madness”.Neymar’s transfer, it said, “is the latest example of how football is ever more the domain of a select group of rich, mostly European-based clubs”.Barca are still in the hunt for Liverpool’s Brazilian Philippe Coutinho, while Monaco teenager Kylian Mbappe is in big-spending PSG’s crosshairs, with a reported 180 million-euro price tag.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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