RADIO MONROVIA BACK IN FULL SWING, After Relocation

first_imgThe Radio Monrovia 92.1 FM, which was off the airwaves for about four months due to its relocation, has finally reappeared in full swing with various educational, informative and entertaining programs aimed at maintaining peace and freedom of speech in the country.The owner of the radio station, Mr. Charles A. Snetter, made the disclosure yesterday, during an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer in Monrovia.Mr. Snetter said their relocation from Newport Street in Monrovia to Oldroad, Sinkor near the Haywood Mission School was to find a new site for better coverage.He established the station in 1993, during the Interim Government of National Unity (IGNU) of Dr. Amos C. Sawyer, when the nation was in a civil crisis. According to him, the station at the time played its part by informing both the people of Liberia and international community about happenings in Liberia.                                                         He further mentioned that the   new site has given them a far better broadcast coverage   with a new construction of a 70-foot Broadcast Tower and a 6000 Kilowatt Transmitter.Mr. Snetter assured his station’s listeners that as soon as they add the central electrical system, the station will broadcast for 24 hours daily.Currently they are only broadcasting for 19 hours. He then commended their listeners and supporters for their gestures, which enable them (Radio Monrovia Family) to get back on air.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Body of security officer found in trench close to work

first_imgThe lifeless body of a security officer was on Monday evening discovered in a trench in the vicinity of his place of employment.The dead man has been identified as 71-one-year-old Aubrey Alexander, formerly of Second Street, Rose Hall Town, and of Hogsty. He reportedly left home for work on Saturday evening and was not seen or heard from until the discovery on Monday evening.He was employed at the Sukram Service Station as a security officer up to the time of his demise.Following the gruesome discovery, one of the managers of the establishment, Nahar Sukram, told media operatives that Alexander did not show up for the night shift on Sunday afternoon.“The next morning, he did not show up then the next day at around 3 O’clock, the boy who checks the fuel, he went at the back of the station, saw a body floating in the trench.”Based on the clothes on the corpse, the workers thought it could be Alexander. The police were summoned to the scene and upon pulling out the body, it was confirmed that it was that of Alexander.“The police took him to the Port Mourant Hospital Mortuary and they took statements from us and I told them that he works as a security guard here.” Several persons were questioned and statements taken as Police continue their investigations.It is believed that Alexander consumed alcohol on a regular basis. “I don’t know if it is on duty or not but he drinks”, the manager stated.Meanwhile, Police have also confirmed that there were no visible marks of violence on the man’s body when it was discovered.last_img read more

BC Hydro comes to agreement with McLeod Lake Indian Band regarding Site C

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – BC Hydro and McLeod Lake Indian Band have reached agreements to provide economic development opportunities and other benefits regarding the in relation to the operation of BC Hydro’s Site C Clean Energy Project.“The agreements, which were endorsed in a vote by McLeod Lake Indian Band members, include an Impact Benefits Agreement, a Contracting Agreement, as well as a Tripartite Lands Agreement, to which the Province of British Columbia is also a party. Benefits under the agreements include a lump sum payment, a payment stream over 70 years, procurement opportunities for McLeod Lake companies, the transfer of provincial Crown lands to McLeod Lake, and a commitment to consider land management initiatives involving McLeod Lake respecting certain lands.”McLeod Lake Indian Band is a Tse’khene First Nation that joined Treaty Number 8 in 2000.The community of McLeod Lake Band is located on McLeod Lake Indian Band Indian Reserves #1 and #5 near the unincorporated village of McLeod Lake. It is around 150 km north of Prince George on Highway 97. The band has about 515 members.- Advertisement -Chief Derek Orr hopes these agreements build respect and trust.“We set out to negotiate agreements with BC Hydro and the Province that recognize and address the adverse effects of Site C on our aboriginal and treaty rights. The agreements were put forward to our members and supported in a referendum vote. We hope these agreements indicate the start of a long-term relationship based on trust and respect.”Advertisement Site C is expected to be completed in 2024. Bc Hydro says that once it is complete, the project will provide clean, reliable, and cost-effective electricity for more than 100 years.Jessica McDonald, President and CEO of BC Hydro says they are very thankful that the two could come to an agreement.“We want to express our sincere gratitude to the McLeod Lake Indian Band for the opportunity to work together on a path forward. These agreements reflect our deep respect and genuine commitment to a meaningful long-term relationship. As we move forward together, we will continue to listen and explore opportunities for mutual benefit and reconciliation.”last_img read more