Ogle Airport employee charged for damage to property

first_imgAn Ogle International Airport employee was on Thursday placed on ,000 bail by city Magistrate Faith McGusty after being charged for malicious damage to property.Gordon Pearson, 36, of Lot 9 Roxanne Gardens Drive, Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on April 15 at Roxanne Burnham Gardens, he damaged one black Apple iPhone, property of Ali Williams.In court on Thursday, Defence Attorney Darren Wade in a bail application said his client was anxious and ready to prove his innocence in the matter.As such, he was placed on ,000 bail which Attorney Wade said was exorbitant as his client was already on ,000 station bail.However, his objections were overruled. The defendant was also placed on a bond to keep the peace. He is scheduled to make his next court appearance on May 13.last_img read more

UN Security Council Applauds Liberians for Peaceful Elections

first_imgUN Security Council in session (Courtesy: UN/Evan Schneider).Commends use of legal mechanism for resolution of disputes; wants timely conclusion of electionsThe UN Security Council congratulated the Liberian people and government, as well as political leaders, civil society organizations, and the media, for the peaceful conduct of October 10 presidential and House of Representatives elections.In a release issued in New York, the members of the Security Council commended international partners and UNMIL for their support in elections preparation and applauded the role of international, regional, and domestic election observation missions for their contributions to the transparency of the electoral process.They also commended Liberia’s National Elections Commission’s conduct in an expeditious tallying process and timely announcement of results.The members of the Security Council commended the Government of Liberia, political parties, and the National Elections Commission for the use of established legal mechanisms to address complaints about the conduct of the October 10 election.They called on Liberian claimants and institutions to resolve any disputes, including pending litigation, in an appropriate, fair, transparent, and expeditious manner with a view to permitting the timely conclusion of Liberia’s electoral process and a peaceful transition of power to a new president in accordance with timelines outlined in Liberia’s Constitution.The members of the Security Council called upon leaders of all political parties to continue to refrain from incitement of followers toward any violent action.They noted the importance of a credible and peaceful second round presidential election and called upon Liberians to ensure the elections are free, fair, credible, and transparent, including through the full participation of women.The Security Council reiterated that the responsibility for the preparation, security, and conduct of free, fair and transparent elections rests with the Liberian authorities.They also reiterated their call for international partners to continue to support the Liberian authorities, including through the deployment of international electoral observers, with a view to ensuring the credibility of the second round of elections.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more