3 Young Brothers Drown In Maryland

first_imgWhile crossing the Cavalla River with their mother A report reaching the Daily Observer says three boys under age 10 drowned in the Cavalla River at the Kablaken Border in Maryland County on September 3, while crossing over to the Ivory Coast.The report was confirmed by the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) Border Patrol Unit Commander in Maryland, Lavalah Poultolnor, who wrote on his Facebook Page that the three children along with their mother, Mary Allison, and three men were in the  canoe when it capsized at about 3:15 p.m. that fateful day.“The three men who were paddling  the canoe unfortunately were not able to rescue any of the kids,” Poultolnor said.Kablaken is a small town on the border with Ivory Coast in the south, where the Cavalla River runs into the Atlantic Ocean. The town lies on the banks of the river, with a lagoon, sandy beaches full of coconut trees and other beautiful vegetation on the other side.The drownings have raised concern and many people have called for effective measures to avoid a recurrence of the tragedy.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

President Granger to attend Commonwealth Heads’ Meeting in London

first_imgPresident David Granger will be attending the 25th Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Nations, slated for April 16-20, 2018 in London, and to be held under the theme, “Towards a Common Future”.This was announced today by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, during a post-Cabinet press conference.The president will be accompanied by Second Vice President and Minister ofPresident David GrangerForeign Affairs, Carl Greenidge; Director General Audrey Waddell, and Guyana’s High Commissioner to London, Frederick Hamley Case.President Granger will emphasize Guyana’s role in, and contribution to, the green agenda of the Commonwealth.“It will be pointed out that 2019 will mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Iwokrama Reserve. It will also be recalled that Guyana has dedicated approximately 700,000 hectares of protected area on Konashen, the home of our Wai-Wai people in the South Rupununi, in the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy,” Minister Harmon pointed out.Guyana will, therefore, use the opportunity of the Heads of Government Meeting to continue its leadership role in the establishment of the green agenda in the Commonwealth, even as the country seeks to establish a green economy and state as a model of development.According to the State Minister, the 2018 meeting is likely to orient the Commonwealth towards a more proactive and relevant global role as this relates to increasing global turbulence and unease.last_img read more