Protest at Capitol against Senate Secretary

first_imgMHM Eko- workers protest against US$82,560 unpaid salaryover US$82K Unpaid SalariesThe courtyard of the Capitol Building hosting the members of the First Branch of Government was on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, a scene of chaos when the over 15 workers of the MHM Eko-Liberia staged a ‘peaceful protest’ in demand of their alleged unpaid salary for 15 months AOJIN  US$82,560.The amount, according to some protestors, is owed by the secretary of the Senate Nanborlor Singbeh.Tuesday’s protest is the second in five months against Singbeh.He holds 30 percent of the business in question, while two Czech Republic nationals, Pavel Miloschewsky and Martin Miloschewsky hold 35 percent each as a share of the business.During Tuesday’s protest, the aggrieved employees submitted four separate communications to Vice President and President of the Senate, Jewel Howard-Taylor; Senate Pro-Tempore Albert T. Chie, Senator Oscar A. Cooper, and the chairman of the Margibi County’s legislative caucus, Representative Ben Fofana, as they called on them to prevail on Singbeh to pay their ‘just benefits.’The employees, who turned aggrieved, paraded with several posters with inscriptions like: “Singbeh, you are not above the law; pay our benefits.” Other reads,” Singbeh, you are corrupt, enough is enough, pay our 15-months salaries.”When contacted at his capitol building office while the protest was ongoing, Singbeh said his company did not legitimately employ any of the aggrieved workers as they were insinuating.“They were not employees, but casual workers because we want them (at the time) to earn money that they would take to their family,” Singbeh alleges.He also claimed that there was no contractual agreement signed between his company and those who felt that they’re among some ‘aggrieved employees.’“We don’t have any contract document to show that they are employees of my company, so I don’t owe them any salaries or benefits,” Singbeh said.Singbeh said his company was no longer operating, “and so I don’t have any money to pay the daily hired workers.”According to him, his company had only six employees, three of them are security guards, while the rest were caretakers.Singbeh claimed that his company had paid all the six employees and that they did not owe any other employees.But Singbeh did not show any document to that effect when reporters interviewed him on Tuesday.However, document in the Daily’s Observer newspaper’s possession, under the title, “Application for Incentive,” confirmed the employees claim as justified by a letter reportedly Singbeh wrote on February 10, 2015 to George W. Wisner, Executive Director and acting chairman of the National Investment Commission (NIC).In that communication, Singbeh informed the NIC that his company has 82 employees, instead of six as it was being rumored.In that letter also, Singbeh said he had 30 unskilled workers; three sites securities; three drivers and 40 skilled workers, as well as a good number of administrative staff.On the issues concerning the salary, Singbeh then informed the NIC that the overall salaries of the unskilled workers were US$15,750. He puts the salaries of the site’s securities and drivers as US$1,350 each, while we paid the skilled workers with US$36,000.In their letter of protest to Vice President Taylor, a copy addressed to the lawmakers, the aggrieved employees added, “Singbeh claimed that we are not employees of the company is a diabolical lie, because his own letter to the NIC named us as employees of MHM Eko-Liberia.”The aggrieved employees’ letter said that they have already sued Singbeh in the Debt Court at the Temple of Justice, whenever, it schedules the case for the hearing, Singbeh’s lawyer will ask for its postponement, because he was not prepared for the trial.“Singbeh feels that he is above the law, so whenever, the court schedules the case for hearing, and we come from Margibi County to hear from the court,” the group spokesperson Francis G. Kerkulah claimed.Kerkulah also said that they agreed with Singbeh in 2013 of which Singbeh agreed for them to work for nine hours and above; and that he was going to pay the employees for overtime work, which has failed to pay to US$82,560.As a result of the Singbeh’s action and many others, the company decided to fold up since last year.Among those who took part in yesterday’s protest was Mrs. Gartee Lorwoe, the widow of the late James Lorwoe, who had sued Singbeh, accusing him of owing her and her five children US$20,000, equivalent to four years unpaid rental fees for 50 acres of undeveloped forest land that contained two large deposits of rocks around the Leiyea Mountain in Seeke Town, District#4, Margibi County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cubans remanded for shoplifting

first_imgThree Cubans were on Monday taken before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after they were accused of stealing a number of items from two stores along Robb Street, Georgetown between January 22 and 23, 2019.Daniar Pelaez, Jose Gorerva and Junior Infante all appeared before Senior Magistrate, Leron Daly where they denied that between January 22 and 23, at Inshan Variety Store, Robb Street, Georgetown, they broke and entered and stole three cellular phones valued $45,000, three speakers valued $45,000, one hair cutting machine valued $6000, a quantity of clothing valued $20,000 and $30, 000, total value $146,000; property of Inshan Variety Store.It is also alleged that on the same day at Robb Street, Georgetown they also stole from the “Stretch ma Dollar”, which is located next to Inshan’s Variety Store, 10 tablets valued $150,000, five cellular phones valued $55,000 and $75,000; a total value of $280, 000.According to the prosecution’s case, Police acting on information went to Robb Street where they saw two of accused. When asked what they were doing there, they could not give a proper explanation.The store owners were immediately contacted. When they arrived Inshan opened his store only to discover the third accused hiding in his store with the items in a bag.Further, when the proprietor of the “Stretch ma Dollar” opened his store, he too noticed that items were missing.In court on Monday, Police Prosecutor Christopher Morris objected to bail on the grounds that the Cubans were flight risks and had no ties to Guyana. They were remanded to prison and the case will continue February 15, 2019.last_img read more

North Peace Minor Baseball hosting All-Star games during final week of the season

first_imgHeath Bruha -Cecil Lake                           Ronan Cullen – World GymKordell Ollengberger – Cecil Lake               Aston Flemming – World GymKolby Green – Cecil Lake                          Reese Holden – World GymAiden Hoffmeyer – Ernies                          Evan Wagner – Baron OilfieldZachary Ryan – Ernies                              Kaden Arberry – Baron OilfieldAdvertisement Noah Telford – TCL                                   Finley Gibb – RemaxPrestin Barrows – Strad                            Kevin Unruh – Pimm’sCaden Brown – Strad                                Ayden Pimm – Pimm’sLuka Van Rensberg – Strad                       Brett McCracken – Pimm’sAdvertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Black Sox will be entering their final week of the regular season with a trio of All-Star games on Thursday evening.All three games are taking place on Thursday, June 23rd at the Kin Park ball diamonds. The Majors will be up to bat at ball diamond #3, and will combine all-stars from the Strad, TCL, Cecil Lake, Ernies and CNRL teams against those from the Remax, Baron Oilfield, Pimms, and World Gym teams. The Junior All-Star game starts at the same time, on diamond #6. Players from HSE and CIBC will be taking on the combined all-stars from Burger King, Cecil Lake and Prospect Land. The rookies comprised of the Red Sox, Twins, and Phillies will be combining to take on the Blue Jays, Yankees, and Cecil Lake rookie all-stars on ball diamond #5. The start time for all three games is 6:00 PM.Rosters for the teams are as follows:- Advertisement -MAJORS:Dillon Neufeld – TCL                                 Adam Bourgeois – RemaxGraydon Alexander -TCL                          Colby Busche – RemaxAdvertisement Evan Morgan – Ernies                               Reid Arberry  -Baron OilfieldEthan French – CNRLKash Pittam – CNRLBen Delisi – CNRLJUNIORS:Advertisement Kale Goulet – HSE                                 Connor Bowie – Burger KingTavish Parkhurst -HSE                           Brophy Dunne -Burger KingDustin Unruh – HSE                               Curtis Hammond – Burger KingEmmett Lusk – HSE                              Payden Dyck – Burger KingMarcus Reuhl – HSE                             Noah Lang – Prospect LandIsaac Wagner – HSE                              Aiden Craig -Steele- Prospect LandHunter Brown – CIBC                              Jesse McArthur – Prospect LandDawson Young- CIBC                             Tyler McArthur – Prospect LandChase London -CIBC                              Reilly MacLachlan – Cecil LakeMax Blanchette – CIBC                          Logan Kimmie – Cecil LakeBrody Hipkiss – CIBC                             Jordan Shawcheck – Cecil LakeReid Jacobs – CIBC                               Riley Shawcheck – Cecil LakeROOKIES:Brady Dietz – Red sox                         Naomi Batten – Blue JaysTravers Barrows -Red Sox                    Jamie Straub – Blue JaysJonathan Toews -Red Sox                    Presley Mackay – Blue JaysKenzie Sihlis – Red sox                       Logan Stirling – Blue JaysKolton Bigras – Phillies                        Logan Kimmie – Cecil LakeChaz Lucas – Phillies                          Jordan Shawcheck – Cecil LakeKyle Ennis – Phillies                            Riley Shawcheck – Cecil LakeJarrett Lawson – Phillies                       Reilly MacLachlan – Cecil LakeShea Feener  – Twins                           Carson Arberry – YankeesJack Landry-Stewart – Twins                 Joshua Moskalyk – YankeesQuinn Stigners – Twins                         Kaitlynn Ross  – YankeesJacob Foley – Twins                             Dayton Kreiger – YankeesThe North Peace Black Sox will also be in action this coming weekend, when they travel to Grande Prairie for a tournament which was rescheduled from last weekend. The Black Sox’s year-end tournament will also take place next week, running from Monday through Thursday.last_img read more