The accident took place along the 10 Miles Main Road, Bull Bay. The route 97 JUTC bus was headed to 11 Miles, Bull Bay, with the car heading in the opposite direction. According to Detective Inspector Neville Graham of the St Thomas police division, the driver and his lone passenger suffered what he deemed to be minor injuries. Blood, however, could be seen on the side of the roadway which onlookers said were that of the victims. The driver of the JUTC bus was unharmed. Two Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters had to be rushed to the Kingston Public Hospital after the car they were travelling in collided with a Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus.
In an effort to develop basketball amongst youthful Liberians in the leeward counties, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, is in the hunt for US$33,000.00 to fund the 2015 Upcountry basketball tournament.This year’s tourney is scheduled from Friday, March 13 to Monday, March 16, in the gymnasium of the William V.S. Tubman-Gray United Methodist High School in Gbarnga, Bong County.According to the fixture, seven schools from two counties, Bong and Margibi, are expected to participate in the four-day basketball jamboree.The schools are: Gboveh High School, the William V.S. Tubman-Gray United Methodist High School, St. Mark Lutheran High School and St. Peter Episcopal High School, all in Bong County.The remaining participants are Phebe Lutheran High School and St. Martins Catholic School also located in Bong County; including the defending champions, Booker Washington Institute (BWI) in Margibi County.The Ministry’s appeal for financial sponsorship is owing to government budgetary deficit because of the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).Asst. Sports Minister Murvee Gray told the Daily Observer over the weekend in an exclusive interview that the government has appropriated US$6,250.00 which is about 18% of the total budget.Asst. Minister Gray said the US$33,000.00 is intended for transportation, feeding, accommodation, trophies, medals, organizational structure, renovation of the gym, per diems, amongst others.He revealed that in order to have a successful 2015 Upcountry basketball tournament, the Ministry has written four institutions for sponsorship.They include: the Managing Directors of the National Port Authority (Matilda W. Parker) and the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (T. Nelson Williams, II.)Others are Commissioner Beyan C. Kesselly of the Liberia Maritime Authority and Dewitt VonBallmoos of the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation.“We believe that these four individuals, who are notably basketball enthusiasts and managers, will sponsor the Upcountry basketball tournament,” Asst. Minister Gray said.“We want to use this medium to thank them in advance for their support and they will always be remembered for their roles in the development of basketball and the physical abilities of young people in sports,” he said.He added: “If Liberia should be as other countries in sports, a program like this needs to be sustained to ensure the total improvement of the game.”“From this tourney players would be scouted and subsequently recruited and trained to eventually be able to make a better representation in a future competition,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Police in D Division (West Bank Demerara-East Bank Essequibo) have begun exercising its Christmas plans, as eight Police booths have already been placed along the busy areas for extra protection for shoppers and residents.This was revealed by a senior Police Officer in the Division on Saturday.According to the officer, the booths will be a resting place for the several Police Officers who will be deployed during the festive season. Among the areas where booths were placed are Vreed-en-Hoop, Anna Catherina, De Willem, Tuschen and Parika.This year, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) promises a safer holiday season as it is already gearing to deploy more officers to patrol busy areas to ensure safety. Patrols will be done in the various divisions using vans, bicycles and even foot patrol.A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara), which is usually the busiest division, has already revealed plans to beef up security.Just last week, Commander of A Division, Marlon Chapman, said Police patrols around the city will be boosted in a bid to ensure a secure shopping environment.According to the Divisional Commander, foot patrol will be conducted from 07:00h to 13:00h and 12:00h to 19:00h by the various responsible officers. Vehicular and motorcycle patrol will be conducted on a 24-hour basis.Chapman nonetheless noted that these patrols will be heightened from December 22 to 24 and 29 to 31 to allow for safe “late shopping”.Meanwhile, to reduce traffic congestion, Traffic Chief Linden Isles said two crash trucks will be towing away illegally parked vehicles, among others.For this exercise, the GPF will be working along with DJs, City Constabulary, youth organisations, taxi services, the business community and several other stakeholders.