LNP Bans Motorcyclists on Barnesville Junction, Estate

first_imgAnother act of mob violence – or vigilante justice, some call it – is compelling the Liberia National Police to take yet another drastic action against commercial motorcyclists as the fear of ‘ritualistic activity’ instigated the burning of a car that the LNP has said was innocent of the allegation. The incident took place last Friday in Barnesville when angry commercial motorcyclists claimed a woman had been kidnapped by a man in the community and as a result they attempted to lynch him. When they failed, they moved on his vehicle and set it ablaze. Now the LNP has announced temporary suspension of all motorcycles plying the routes between Barnesville Estate and Barnesville Junction, and has warned of drastic action against any violators. The Liberia National Police in a release yesterday said the decision is due to the continuous unruly and violent behavior of motorcyclists generally and particularly the incident on Friday, November 21 that resulted in the burning of the official vehicle of the Sinoe County Representative, Jeremiah McCauley. The motorcyclists chased and burned the vehicle on allegation that the operator was a “heartman” following a reported fuss between the operator and his fiancée, the LNP investigation said. The LNP said preliminary investigation has established that the vehicle was operated by the son of Representative McCauley and his fiancée when they were rescued by police assigned at the Johnsonville Police Depot. The motorcyclists threw stones at the depot and demanded officers on shift to turn the vehicle operator over to them before setting Representative McCauley’s vehicle ablaze. The police have arrested six persons in connection with the Friday night violence in Johnsonville. Police Inspector General, Col. C. Clarence Massaquoi, said the ban on the movement of the motorcyclists in the affected areas will remain in place until a comprehensive investigation is conducted. The LNP has meanwhile erected three checkpoints on the main road linking Barnesville Estate to Barnesville Junction to enforce this restriction. The brutal murder of a commercial motorcyclist recently in Ganta, Nimba County, caused violent response by motorcyclists that destroyed properties with a local businessman’s house and hotel being set ablaze. The riot caused the Liberian government to issue a ban on commercial motorcyclists who later issued an apology with promises that they would abide by the law, and avoid violence action in the future. With 2017 presidential elections looming and the number of deaths, particularly among civilians increased, officials have predicted violent responses whenever any death happens 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

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LYIT invites people interested in third-level to attend Course Information Day

first_imgIt’s still not too late… That’s the mantra that Letterkenny IT (LYIT) wants to remind people of.You might have just completed your leaving certificate but may be disappointed with your results, or are a graduate who is still trying to seek employment or you might be working but would like to progress your career further? In all of these instances Letterkenny IT can help and would relish the opportunity to sit down with you and talk through your options.This coming Wednesday, 24 August, LYIT is hosting a Course Information Day from 11 am – 4 pm in both our Letterkenny and Killybegs campuses. At our Course Information Day, you can meet with us to discuss the courses that are currently on offer through CAO Available Places.These may be new courses that opened for application after the Change of Mind deadline, or other courses where there are still places available.We also have a wide range of full-time postgraduate courses that are comparable to any other institution or university throughout Ireland or abroad. We offer an extensive range of flexible learning opportunities part-time in a variety of interesting areas such as Languages, Fashion, Construction, Business, Marketing, Tourism and Hospitality, Culinary Arts, Science, and Sports Nutrition.  We have a course option suitable for all learners from preparatory studies, accredited Certificates/Diplomas and Degrees right up to Masters level.A representative will be at our Letterkenny campus to discuss these courses with you.Finally, LYIT and the Higher Education Authority are offering a range of free courses for the unemployed and these include Financial Services Technology, Culinary Skills, 3D Modelling & Animation, Computing, Tourism Destination Marketing, Digital Construction and Governance & Compliance in Financial Services. A representative will be at our Letterkenny campus to discuss these courses with you.So why not come along to our Course Information Day this Wednesday to discuss your options with our staff? We look forward to meeting you.LYIT invites people interested in third-level to attend Course Information Day was last modified: August 19th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:CAOCollegeletterkennyLYITResultsUniversitylast_img read more

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