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Jackson F. Doe Jr., former Managing Director, LPRC-Opens up floodgates for other lawsuits as Edwin Sarvice, former deputy managing director for operations, demands US$25,685The collapse of a deal that could have made the former Managing Director of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC), Jackson F. Doe Jr. (son of the late Jackson F. Doe Sr, political leader of Liberia Action Party in the 1985 elections) to walk away with US$67,200 as severance pay, has now resulted to Doe filing a US$72,800 plus 6% interest lawsuit against the company before the Debt Court, at the Temple of Justice.Doe’s complaint filed on his behalf by the Gongloe and Associates Law Firm claimed that according to the handbook approved by the Board of Directors of the LPRC Doe is entitled to a severance pay of one month’s salary which is 1.5 multiplied by US$5,600, which is US$8,400 and multiplied by eight years of service, which will give a total of US$72,800.Mr. Doe was replaced by Madam Nyemadi D. Pearson, in 2018.Following Doe’s lawsuit, the former managing director for operations, Edwin Sarvice, also filed a similar lawsuit against the company, claiming US$25,685 constituting severance pay for three years with a year’s salary also in the amount of US$4,670, (US$4,670 multiplied by 1.5 total US$7,005 and then multiplied by 3 years, equalling US$21,015 plus US$4,670, totaling US$25,685).Sarvice’s lawsuit was also filed by the same Gongloe and Associates Law Firm.However, in separate answers filed by the International Law Group (ILG) representing the LPRC management, the law firm argued that the court has no jurisdiction over employment contract disputes and that the employee-employer relationship is a specialized subject matter so conferred by law on the Ministry of Labor and the National Labor Court for disposition.“The Debt Court lacks jurisdiction over the subject matter in these proceedings, same being a claim for severance pay that supposedly grew out of an employer-employee relationship,” the law firm’s answer, a copy of which is with the Daily Observer, said and added that the “action should be dismissed because this is not a subject matter to be disposed of by the Debt Court consistent with law.”Further, the ILG said to render transparent justice the court must first have jurisdiction over the parties and the subject matter, which it said the court lacks.Doe’s and Sarvice’s cases are the first of a long list of cases from hundreds of people who are waiting to sue LPRC for similar allegations, a legal expert hinted the Daily Observer.Prior to the ILG’s request for dismissal of the former LPRC’s managers’ lawsuits, there have been several exchanges of communications between the company’s in-house lawyers and the Gongloe and Associates Law Firm, which the current management of LPRC reaffirmed its commitment to the severance pay agreement.It was not clear what prompted Madam Nyemadi D. Pearson, managing director of the LPRC to change her mind by hiring the International Law Group to push her case against her predecessors, Doe and Sarvice.Madam Pearson had earlier agreed in separate letters to the former managers that the company was aware of their obligation to Mr. Jackson F. Doe, in the amount of US$67,200 as well as to Service for US$25,685, as stipulated in the Management’s Policy.One of these letters, dated June 18, 2018, with the signature of Nyemadi D. Pearson and copied the Board of Directors and obtained by the Daily Observer, said “Re. Severance Pay for Jackson F. Doe Jr. Former Managing Director.“I present my compliment and acknowledge receipt of your letter dated June 13, 2018, in the interest of your Client, Mr. Jackson F. Doe Jr. former managing director of the LPRC, requesting the management of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) to pay him severance pay.“I am pleased to inform you that the management of LPRC has acknowledged an obligation to your Client, Mr. Jackson F. Doe Jr. in the amount of US$67,200 as stipulated in the Management’s Policy.“I write to further inform you that due to the ongoing rehabilitation of the LPRC’s facilities at the Product Storage Terminal coupled with budgetary constraints of which the former managing director is already aware, payment of his severance benefits cannot be made now.”Concluding, Madam Pearson’s letter said,” I can assure you that payment will be made immediately the company’s financial situation improves in the next fiscal period and thanks for your understanding as we strive to foster the President’s Pro-Poor Agenda.”In Doe’s lawyers’ June 4, 2018 letter to Madam Pearson, they wrote: “We acknowledge receipt of your letter in response to ours, regarding the demand for severance pay on behalf of our client, Jackson F. Doe. We note that in your letter you stated that you owe our client the amount of US$67,200 as severance pay. Based on the last salary of our client, what the company owes him as severance pay is US$83,200.”Clarifying the money, the letter noted that “We arrived at this figure by multiplying our client’s last pay, US$6,400 by half of 1.5 including the eight months, since he was employed on January 1, 2010. One month pay in lieu of notice was also added.For Sarvice, his lawyers informed the LPRC management that “since our client’s services were terminated, he has not been paid his severance by the company. We request that you do everything within your power to pay our client his severance within a week as of the receipt of our letter. In order to ensure that there is an agreement on the amount to be paid, we request that in your acknowledgment of our letter, you please state the total amount that our client is entitled to based on your payroll.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…says factory not closed…disputes Region 2 Chairman claimsHead of the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST), Professor Suresh Narine, has refuted claims by Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) Chairman, Devanand Ramdatt, that the $100 million rice cereal factory has been non-operational for a period.Ramdatt last week told Guyana Times that the factory operated for a while, but has now ceased operating because of unknown reasons. He added that as far as the statistics show, the factory made very little impact in terms of the unemployment rate and its contribution to the overall economic development of the region.The Morning Glory Rice Cereal FactoryHowever, Professor Narine on Monday disputed those claims, noting that such statements could have been avoided had the Chairman taken up the invitation to visit the facility and engage management.“We wish to reiterate this invitation, as we strongly believe that misunderstanding leading to misinformation can be avoided through dialogue and cooperation. It is rather unfortunate that the Regional Chairman, as reported in your newspaper article, was under the impression that the facility has been closed down. We are delighted to help inform him that this is indeed not the case,” Professor Narine said in a statement to the Guyana Times.In relation to the operation of the factory, the IAST head noted that the plant began commercial operation from October 2017, and in December would have produced enough cereal to meet the demand for January 2018. He added that, given the availability of stocks, management used the downtime to service the plant.Thus far, the factory has produced 7.565 tons of cereal, utilizing 6.890 tons of rice, 1.148 tons of sugar, 0.306 tons of rice bran, and 0.766 tons of molasses; and would have grossed twelve million seven hundred and fifty-eight thousand, eight hundred dollars ($12,758,800) in 2017, and five million, eight hundred and six thousand and fifty-nine dollars $5, 806, 059 for 2018, the statement noted.All of the ingredients were sourced locally on the Essequibo Coast, with the exception of molasses, which was sourced directly from Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo).“Based on our projected sales for 2018 of approximately $35 million, the IAST management has taken the deliberate decision to only operate the plant to produce cereal in order to keep up with market demand. Therefore, the plant shall be operated during the months of March, May, June, August, September and November in 2018,” Professor Narine noted in his statement. “Additional production will be tapped to service emerging markets; but based on our current forecasting, the plant will be required to produce cereal during 2018 for a six-month period. Our choice of the production months is carefully related to demand, so that the product can be as fresh as possible,” he added. Professor Narine further stated that the plant is operated with fiscal restraint to ensure efficient business and profitability. He added that, based on data collected, the factory would have seen 20 percent return on investment. He related that based on projections, that number is expected to increase, as additional markets are being sourced.The facility that was once projected to create over 200 jobs currently employs 18 local staff, and 12 additional qualified technical persons, seconded from the IAST.
A former employee of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) and his teenage brother were killed on Tuesday after they were run over by a minibus in the vicinity of the Den Amstel Police Station, West Coast Demerara (WCD).Dead are Shemon West, 28, and Shalum Allen, 19, of Lot 8-9 Fellowship, WCD.Reports are the two brothers were returning home on a pedal cycle from the Leonora Police Station after uplifting car documents when they met their demise.Preliminary investigations revealed that a minibus bearing registration number BVV 8882 had stopped to put off passengers and as the two brothers were in the process of overtaking, the vehicle suddenly drove off.However, in the process, its right-side front hit the left handle bar of the bicycle thus causing the two men to fall onto the roadway. It was at this time another minibus with registration plates BVV 7042, which was heading in the opposite direction, drove over them.The traffic ranks taking measurements at the sceneThe teen reportedly died on the spot while his brother, a father of two, succumbed at the Leonora Cottage Hospital. When Guyana Times arrived on the scene, which is a stone’s throw away from the Den Amstel Police Station, the traffic ranks were taking measurements on the road.The mother of the two dead men was in the police station giving her statement while their eldest brother, Seon Moses, was being consoled by his wife.Moses, who is an engineer at the GGMC, said he was not too familiar with the circumstances of the accident, but recalled receiving a phone call from a relative informing him that his brothers had died in an accident.The bicycle that the two men were riding when they met their demiseWithout hesitation, he left his place of employment in Georgetown and travelled to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where he saw the bodies of his two brothers. He confirmed that both had sustained severe head injuries.“My small brother had a gaping wound to the back of his head…the other had laceration to his body which suggested that he might have been dragged several feet…,” the grieving brother stated.Moses explained that his brother had previously worked at the GGMC.“Up to this morning (Tuesday), I liked a photo on Facebook with my second brother and my daughter…This is unbelievable and words cannot explain how I feel at this moment,” he stated. A friend, Shawnan Mc Donald, told this publication that Allen took a minibus to Leonora Police Station to uplift the documents.The two-minibus involved in the accidentHe noted that after collecting the documents, West convinced his baby brother to ride home. “From what eyewitnesses say, the ‘pit bull’ driven by “Short Man” of Tuschen was speeding,” Mc Donald explained.The two minibuses were seen parked in the compound of the Den Amstel Police Station. Following the accident, breathalyser tests were administered to the two drivers. None of drivers were under the influence. They however, remain in custody as Police continue their investigations.The bodies of the two men were taken to the Ezekiel Funeral home awaiting a post mortem examination. (Bhisham Mohamed)
It’s a good news/bad news situation regarding the summer forecast outlook here in the Peace region. Forecasters with the Weather Network are predicting a hot and dry summer in western Canada, including this part of the province but with the pleasant sunny days comes an even more serious situation regarding forest fires.The temperature has already been above seasonal and that trend is expected to continue. So far spring has been on average three degrees warmer than normal.Erin Wenckstern, a meteorologist with the Weather Network said the past few summers have been warm and dry, and that trend is likely to continue this year through the end of August.- Advertisement -“What we’re seeing is a déjà vu moment for the summer. [The] typical pattern we’ve been seeing over this past summer and past couple winters where you have a big ridge in the jet stream which helps to bring in a lot of heat to B.C., the North West Territories, as well as the Yukon. For you guys, dry and above normal temperatures is kind of what’s in the forecast.”The downside to the nice conditions outdoors will be the impact on the forest fire situation. With the risk of fires already at extreme in some areas, it’s a case that’s not likely to improve in the coming months.“That’s kind of a terrible situation for the forest fires,” she admitted. “The forecast unfortunately is not really favourable. A lot of people are cheering because it’s going be warm temperatures and pretty dry conditions, but it’s a terrible set up for the continuation of forest fires which we’ve already been seeing. There’s been many wild fires.”Advertisement Presently there are two factors playing a part in the conditions that will persist over the summer. Strengthening El Nino conditions means warmer than normal sea surface temperatures coming from the west parts of South America. Also being factored is warm pacific sea surface temperatures off of the west coast of the province and south of Alaska.
1 Birkir Bjarnason Leeds United have missed out on the signing of the ‘Thor of football’ Birkir Bjarnason after he opted to join Basel.Leeds boss Uwe Rosler worked with the midfielder during his time in charge at Viking and has been closely monitoring his contract situation at Pescara.The 27-year-old was available on a free transfer and Rosler reportedly made him one of his No.1 targets for the summer.However, the Iceland international – whose appearance earned him the mythological nickname – has agreed to sign for Basel.
A WOMAN who found a wallet in Dublin reckons it belongs to someone from Donegal – and has no idea how to trace him.Karen Maverez has contacted Donegal Daily – and from the contents has worked out the owner of it:* Is from Donegal * Is called Declan*Works as an IT consultant in DublinIf that is YOU…email us to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll reunite you with your wallet. ARE YOU DECLAN FROM DONEGAL? AND HAVE YOU LOST YOUR WALLET? was last modified: February 19th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Declandonegalwallet
Here’s the top transfer-related headlines in Monday’s newspapers…John Terry will be confirmed as an Aston Villa player today, in a huge coup for Steve Bruce. Terry has agreed to sign for Villa on an initial 12-month deal to extend his playing career in the Championship, after rejecting at least 10 offers from around the world. (Daily Telegraph)Tottenham have made a new and improved offer Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder Adrien Silva of around 30 million euros (£27m). (A Bola)Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is in a major battle to land ANY of his three major defensive transfer targets this summer. Manchester City are trying to hijack the Champions’ bid to sign £34million Roma centre-back Antonio Rudiger, while Barcelona are rivalling Chelsea’s interest in Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci. The Italian champions have also made a fresh attempt to persuade left-back Alex Sandro to sign a new deal. (Daily Mirror)Chelsea have made an enquiry to Real Madrid about defender Danilo. The Brazilian has struggled to command a regular first-team spot during his two-year stay at the Bernabeu and Real could be tempted to let him leave if they receive an offer of 35million euros (£30.7m). (Daily Express)Celtic look poised to seal the £5m signing of Chelsea midfielder Charly Musonda. The Belgian is on the fringes of the first-team squad after progressing from the youth set-up and it seems the Hoops are set to offer the 20-year-old a way out. (Daily Star)Liverpool are prepared to shatter their transfer record in order to secure the services of RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita . And the Guinea international, who is keen to move to Anfield, is set to have showdown talks with the Bundeliga outfit’s management board over his future. (Liverpool Echo)PSG have made an enquiry for Liverpool’s attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho. Barcelona are also admirers of the Brazilian but PSG are looking to make a move on Coutinho this summer and have been quoted a price of €100million (£87m) by Liverpool if they want to succeed in their efforts. (Daily Mirror)
A man was fined for having no insurance and licence after a court was told that he held a Russian driver’s licence instead of an Irish one.Damien Duffy, 36, of Magheramore, Clonmany, was charged with no insurance, driving without a licence and failing to produce his documents on January 7, 2016. Duffy was stopped by Garda Killian Callaghan at James Street, Moville, the court heard.He appeared before Carn District Court where he admitted all the charges before him.Defence solicitor Ciaran MacLochlainn explained that his client held a Russian driver’s licence as he lived there and that he had previously work in Syria but left for ‘obvious reasons’.Mr. MacLochlainn said Duffy was supposed to take out an Irish driver’s licence but hadn’t.However he said he was ‘in the process’ of doing that.The Buncrana solicitor told the court that his client, a self-employed father of two, was ‘very anxious’ to hold on his licence for employment purposes.The court heard that Duffy had previous convictions for giving gardaí a false name, possession of drugs for the purpose of sale or supply, public order and speeding.However, Mr. MacLochlainn said he had no previous for no insurance, adding that he was driving his stepfather’s car on the day in question.Judge Paul Kelly fined Duffy €150 for driving without a licence and a further €250 for no insurance. He said he would not disqualify the Clonmany man on this occasion and struck out the remaining charges against him.Man fined after court heard he had Russian driving licence was last modified: March 8th, 2017 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:Carndonaghdriving licenceRussian
DONEGAL’S GAA clubs have agreed to delay next year’s county championships until after the county team has completed its season.It’s not what county manager Jim McGuinness had asked for during a meeting with the clubs last Friday.He had suggested rounds in April and May and then the postponement of further rounds until after Donegal had completed the Ulster and All-Ireland series. However the clubs, meeting in Ballybofey tonight, rejected that suggestion and say they don’t want any championship games at all in the spring.They voted overwhelmingly to back the new proposal – with just six clubs voting against the idea.It’s thought McGuinness will be happy with the clubs’ decision as it goes further than he had asked.The Glenties man is in Glasgow this evening after spending the day at work at Celtic’s training ground. He is expected to confirm he will remain on as manager after the club vote.“We’d be surprised,” admitted one county board member.“I think everyone has worked extremely hard to keep both clubs and county happy and tonight’s vote is an honourable compromise.” CLUBS AGREE TO DELAY CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES UNTIL AFTER COUNTY TEAM FIXTURES COMPLETED was last modified: September 10th, 2013 by John2Share 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:county voteJim McGuinness