ETU at ‘540’ Dedicated, But not Many Patients Expected, Doctors Say

first_imgA 300-bed Ebola Treatment Center, located at the New Ministry of Defense building in Congo Town, Monrovia, was last Friday dedicated by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, but doctors told reporters they don’t expect a flood of patients.“540,” the name of the community that hosts the Ministry of Defense building and new ETU in Congo Town, boasts 20 doctors, among them Cubans, 28 nurses and 68 other specialized medical professionals, including psycho-social counselors. Human resource officer, Lavele Sumbo told the Daily Observer that the center would receive patients beginning this week.  “Though the center can accommodate 300 persons,” Sumbo said, “we intend to admit ten patients a week.” He said the intent is to restrict the center to 100 patients to ensure proper care, due to the delicate nature of the disease. “It will also depend on the number of Ebola infested patients that will be brought to the center,” Sumbo said.  Health workers and doctors at the center held a meeting yesterday, preparing to receive its first patients, beginning today, Monday, November 3.  They, however, told the Daily Observer that with the positive decline of the infection and the lower report of Ebola victims, “We don’t expect to receive a rush of patients to this center.” Sumbo, who has worked at the J.F.K Medical Center as a nurse throughout the Ebola fight, expressed the hope that with the decline of infections, it would provide the center much capacity to care for the predicted few expected at the center. The united front to defeat the Ebola Virus Disease has been successful, simply because health workers and doctors were prepared to stake their lives to save their fellow Liberians. He recalled during the crisis period when Ebola victims were more than could be helped, “We could only do what was necessary by not abandoning our fellow Liberians who were in need in that critical period. “When I saw the recovery of more than one hundred infected Liberians,” Sumbo recalled, “I knew that the war against the Ebola Virus Disease was winnable.” Physician Assistant Lawrence Doe, who had trained in the People’s Republic of China said, “The fight against the Ebola Virus Disease” was a serious challenge to the medical profession. With reference to the dedicated ETU, Doe said that since the opening last Friday, there has not been any rush of patients, and as a result, there is a high hope that the center would not be overwhelmed. He could, however, not be specific about any prediction of the number expected, but Doe said a couple of weeks from now could make all the difference regarding the number of patients that would be cared for. The new Ministry of Defense building got the nickname 540, according to residents, as a result of former combatants who were housed there during President Charles Taylor’s administration, and were each paid US$540.00 a month.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Suspect held for La Grange murder

first_imgPolice have arrested a man for the murder of James Stuart, who was killed at La Grange, West BankJames Stuart was found dead at La Grange on SundayDemerara (WBD) on Sunday.The 51-year-old labourer’s body was discovered along the roadside near his Lot 101 Unity Street, La Grange, WBD home.Guyana Times was told that one male suspect is being held and questioned over the July 17 killing.This publication understands that the suspect was also wanted for other crimes in the area and was also involved in several altercations.Stuart, also known as “Goobie”, was reportedly drinking at ‘Ann Jones’ shop on Saturday night before he vanished just after midnight.Brother of the deceased, Lloyd Richards, related that he was surprised by his friends, while on his way to the market, when he was asked if had seen Stuart.The man’s body was later found after sunrise.Reports indicated that robbery might have been the motive behind the murder. Relatives had also observed that Stuart was beaten severely, which was confirmed by an autopsy report performed on Wednesday. The autopsy revealed that the man died from haemorrhaging and other injuries to the head. Reports also indicated that his eye was reportedly protruding from his head.Meanwhile, the suspect who escaped from the La Grange Police Station last week during a power outage has not been re-captured. That suspect, Anthony Jhagroo, had been held for the beating to death of mechanic Yogeswar Shivcharran at Bell West. Police are still searching for him.last_img read more

SWAL Inducts New Officers

first_imgNew officers to run the Sports Writers Association of Liberia for the next two years were installed last Saturday at an installation program held at the YMCA on Broad Street, Monrovia.Keynote Speaker Mr. Dee Maxwell Kemayah, president of the Liberia Business Association (LIBA), called sports writers to venture outside Monrovia to identify those with talents that could be developed for the country.He said sports provide employment for the youths and therefore the Government of Liberia and private partners should work to ensure a sustainable empowerment for Liberian youths.He meanwhile appealed to the Ministry of Justice to bring to book those involved in the murder of Prince Toby Wleh (Solaris) who was murdered last weekend near his home in Island Clinic.SWAL president Roland Mulbah assured his colleagues of a robust leadership, pointing out that his administration will work to empower its members.—(See Tuesday’s edition for more.)Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

RCMP still looking for tips in two major crimes

first_imgThe local RCMP, still looking for public assistance in both of them, reports no new leads in two unrelated cases.28-year-old Abigail Andrews disappeared April 7th, and was last since walking away from her Fort St. John residence.She’s six feet tall, weighs about 200 pounds and has a tribal art tatoo on her lower back.- Advertisement -Her family, which established a Facebook site with photographs of the missing woman, also confirmed at the time of her disappearance, she was pregnant.Meantime, the police search also continues for the driver of the vehicle involved, in a fatal hit and run incident back on May 11th.A 14 year old cyclist received fatal head injuries, when he was struck by a red vehicle travelling westbound on 89th avenue, while riding with two friends on 76th street.Advertisement Police have still not been able to provide a definitive witness description of the vehicle which has been described as “boxy,” and may have received passenger side damage.Once again the numbers to call if you have any information concerning either of these cases are 250-787-8140, or if you’d choose to remain anonymous 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp among candidates for Swansea job

first_imgDave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral PR manager beings us the latest odds on the next likely Swansea manager, with Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp a surprise name in the list of candidates.The Ajax assistant coach is 14/1 to be the Jack’s next boss. After distancing himself from a return to the Welsh club, Brendan Rodgers has now eased to 5/1, David Moyes is 11/4, ex-Sunderland coach Gus Poyet is 3/1 and Nigel Pearson is 14/1.Meanwhile, there are all the latest odds ahead of tonight’s Europa League action, with already-through Liverpool 5/4 shots to beat Sion in Switzerland and Tottenham priced as 21/20 to beat Monaco at White Hart Lane, with a win for both clubs 7/2.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

Confirmed Man United starting XI v West Brom – new star gets another start!

first_img Marcus Rashford starts again for United 1 The teams for Manchester United’s trip to West Bromwich Albion have been confirmed as follows:West Brom: Foster, Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Chester, Sessegnon,Yacob, Fletcher, Gardner, Rondon, Berahino.Subs: Anichebe, Myhill, McClean, Pocognoli, Lambert, Pritchard, Sandro.Man United: De Gea, Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Rojo, Ander Herrera,Carrick, Lingard, Mata, Martial, Rashford.Subs: Depay, Romero, Fellaini, Schneiderlin, Varela, Weir, Fosu-Mensah.Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)last_img read more

City appeals to mitigate pit construction

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card SANTA CLARITA – A federal appellate court was asked Tuesday to overturn a consent decree that will allow a 56.1 million-ton gravel pit to be developed in Soledad Canyon. During a 50-minute hearing before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, attorney Debra Prosser represented the city in its legal battle to lessen the environmental impacts of the proposed mine on the neighboring communities. “Our view is a mine the size and scope of this mine is not compatible with environmental issues of the site and is not compatible within 1 miles of the city of Santa Clarita,” Prosser said. “Our goal is to get enough conditions and mitigations put on the mine to reduce its size and the scope of it.” Kerry Shapiro, the lead attorney for Cemex’s Soledad Canyon project, said the company will await the decision, which is expected in about four months. last_img read more

Picture Special: Winners of Tip O’Neill Schools Competition Announced!

first_imgThere was great excitement in Scoil Naomh Pádraig, Drumfries on Friday last during the Tip O’Neill Schools Competition awards ceremony where the children, teachers and parents from the three schools participating in the competition, Saint Oran’s National School, Scoil Naomh Pádraig and Scoil Íosagáin, waited with bated breath to hear the winners announced.An Cathaoirleach Cllr. Terence Slowey, Joe McHugh T.D. Minister for the Diaspora and Overseas Development, Seamus Neely, Chief Executive, Donegal County Council and Peter McLaughlin Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award committee member were among the special guests attending the event. The Tip O’Neill Schools Competition is based on the life and times of Tip O’Neill and on emigration.74 entries were received from the participating schools for this year’s competition.Cllr. Terence SloweyAn Cathaoirleach, Cllr Terence Slowey congratulated all the students who took part saying “it is plain to see from the display here today that there are many talented children in these schools. Every piece exhibited here tells its own story of emigration, heartbreak, success and diaspora”.Minister Joe McHughMinister Joe McHugh agreed and spoke to the children about the pieces of art on display depicting ships crossing the Atlantic in the 1800s and reminded them that it took six weeks to travel by ship from Donegal to America when all it takes today is 8 to 9 hours by air. He talked about the Diaspora and why they left their native homes to make a better life for themselves in another country. He mentioned how hardworking and skilled the Irish people are and that it stands to them everywhere they go today.Minister Joe McHugh then proceeded to present the winners with their certificates and book token prizes as follows:1 st Prize – Sean Bradley, Scoil Naomh Pádraig2 nd Prize – Shannen McDermott, Saint Oran’s National School3rd Prize – Amy McCann, Scoil Íosagáin8 Highly – Commended: Highly Commended – Francesca Hall, Scoil Naomh PádraigHighly Commended – Cassie Sheehy, Saint Oran’s National SchoolHighly Commended – Sofia Fullerton, Saint Oran’s National SchoolHighly Commended – Nicole Duffy, Saint Oran’s National School Highly Commended – Kelly Harkin, Saint Oran’s National SchoolHighly Commended – Cian O’Donnell, Saint Oran’s National SchoolHighly Commended – Laura Szymanska, Scoil ÍosagáinHighly Commended – Erin Fullerton, Saint Oran’s National SchoolCllr. Terence Slowey concluded the ceremony by thanking all those who participated as well as those who organised the competition in particular Geraldine Mc Hugh, Executive Librarian with Donegal Library Service who co-ordinated the competition and arranged for the staff of Cultural Services in Donegal Council to adjudicate all 74 entries.Picture Special: Winners of Tip O’Neill Schools Competition Announced! was last modified: October 1st, 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:competitionjoe mc hughSCHOOLTerence Sloweytip o neilllast_img read more

FAMILY OF DEAD MAN ASK JUDGE NOT TO SEND DIGGER DRIVER TO JAIL

first_imgThe family of a man killed when a digger bucket fell on top of him after a safety pin had not been fitted to the machine asked a judge not to send the driver to prison.Francis Callaghan died after an accident at a building site in Milford on January 8th, 2007.He had been helping to lift heavy manhole covers when the bucket of a digger came loose and fell on top of him. His co-worker and friend Dermot Boyce appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court charged with a breach of the Health, Safety and Welfare at Work Act.Mr Boyce, 47, pleaded guilty to failing to attach a safety pin to the Komatsu digger minutes before the accident.The court was told that Boyce had only minutes earlier wished Mr Callaghan a happy new year and chatted for a while before the accident at the site at Forfar, Milford.He had planned to fill his machine with diesel at another part of the site but was called away by site foreman Owen Curran to lift the manhole covers.All the manhole covers but one were lifted using an improvised lifting chain.Seconds later the bucket of the digger came loose and fell on top of the victim from Shanagh in Fanad.Health an Safety officer Greg Murphy told the court that if the safety pin had ben put in there was no way the digger bucket would have fell off.Barrister Damien Crawford said his client Mr Boyce was a very good worker who had all the relevant documentation including a SafePass and a work ticket.He had been driving a digger for 16 years and was a very quiet and unassuming man.He also revealed how he has asked his employers to provide him with a safety pin for months as one had not been fitted.Mr Boyce, from Knockbrack in Kerrykeel, only received the 12 inch long pin a week or two before the accident.Barrister Crawford said his client was racked with guilt since the accident, was depressed and was now suffering panic attacks and flashbacks about the accident.“I asked him how he was today and he told me he felt like the courthouse was sitting on his head,” said Mr.Crawford.He added he had spoken to the Callaghan family and they said they did not want to see Mr Boyce go to jail as his admission had helped them to come with their loved one’s death.Judge John O’Hagan said he did not propose to send him to jail or to fine him the maximum fine of €3 million euro for the offence.“His life is in tatters. He has been punished very severely for what has happened.“It must be of great relief that somebody has put their hand up. It’s often somebody says ‘I will fight you tooth and nail.’ He has put his hand up and admits he didn’t put the pin in,” said Judge O’Hagan.He sentenced Mr Boyce, a father and grandfather, to three months in prison but substituted it with 150 hours community service.“When it’s finished (the community service) that’s it. Go and enjoy those wonderful grandchildren of yours,” added Judge O’Hagan.EndsFAMILY OF DEAD MAN ASK JUDGE NOT TO SEND DIGGER DRIVER TO JAIL was last modified: July 13th, 2011 by StephenShare 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:construction siteDermot BoyceDIGGERMilfordlast_img read more

MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO RAID ON BUNCRANA PETROL STATION

first_imgA Polish man is to be sentenced next week for a raid on a petrol station in Buncrana.Pawel Witek appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court from Castlerea Prison where he is being remanded in custody since being arrested.Witek pleaded guilty to the robbery of €1,040 at Collins’ Shop at Cockhill Road, Buncrana on February 11th last. He also pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage to a house, the property of Pat McGrenra at Crana View, Buncrana on January 30th.Witek will be sentenced next Tueday by Judge John O’Hagan.MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO RAID ON BUNCRANA PETROL STATION was last modified: July 19th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:buncranaPawel Witekpetrol stationlast_img read more