PCC, LNP Officers Accused of Random Seizure of Petty Traders’ Goods

first_imgSeveral street vendors have accused officers of the Paynesville City Corporation (PCC) and the Liberia National Police (LNP) assigned at the ELWA Junction of arbitrarily seizing their goods, causing them to lose thousands of Liberian dollars every day. In an interview with the Daily Observer yesterday, a young street seller explained that three PCC and four LNP officers stopped him while he was on his way home with his wheelbarrow filled with goods.The total value of the goods in the wheelbarrow was about L$53,000. The items included women’s body sprays, pampers, soaps of all kinds, and other toiletries, said the seller.He said it was around 9:30 p.m. on Friday, July 8, when the seven officers rushed on him to seize his wheelbarrow.“They came with a pickup truck and forcibly took my wheelbarrow, put it in the truck and took it away,” the young man said. He explained that as it is usually the case, he headed to the Paynesville City Hall with the hope that he could retrieve his wheelbarrow and the goods.“When I went there I only saw the empty wheelbarrow and no one there could give account of what happened to my goods,” the man, who identified himself only as Eric, said.He said since the incident he has been going to the PCC headquarters for his goods to no avail and no one has told him anything about what happened to his goods.Eric said the situation has rendered him penniless and he is now helping friends to sell their goods to get “something” for his daily bread. He said he dropped out of school in the 8th grade and has been managing funds at his disposal doing petty trading.“Now I only depend on friends to survive,” Eric said. He is meanwhile calling on PCC and LNP authorities to ensure that years of efforts are not wasted simply because the officers are instructed to seize goods from street sellers.Eric told this newspaper that he wants Paynesville City Mayor Ceyvette Gibson to ensure that PCC and LNP officers stop harassing ordinary Liberians who are simply working for themselves through petty trading.He said at times PCC officers pepper spray marketers while chasing them to seize their goods. Meanwhile, when contacted a PCC officer at the Paynvesville City Hall refused to discuss the incident involving Eric, saying it was a job he and his colleagues have to do.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Former Charlton midfielder Darren Pitcher dies, aged 49

first_img Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade The club are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former player Darren Pitcher at the age of 49 👉https://t.co/g2cwQLdSnt #cafc pic.twitter.com/7GJRqmJY8s— Charlton Athletic FC (@CAFCofficial) November 26, 2018The midfielder was part of the Charlton team which returned to their home stadium at The Valley on December 5, 1992, and helped set up the goal in the 1-0 win over Portsmouth.Pitcher moved across south London to Palace and the Eagles went on to reach the semi-finals of both the League Cup and FA Cup in his first season.The midfielder, though, saw his playing career eventually come to a premature end in the wake of a serious knee injury suffered against Huddersfield following a challenge from Paul Reid during a First Division match on August 31, 1996.Pitcher had a brief spell with Leyton Orient during 1998, but never played professionally again afterwards.In 2001, Pitcher lost his case of alleged negligence against Huddersfield at the High Court, in which he was seeking damages of more than £1million. Latest Football News Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? ADVICE RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade huge blow MONEY no dice Former midfielder Darren Pitcher has died aged 49, Charlton Athletic confirmed on Monday.Pitcher came through Charlton’s youth ranks, joining them at 13, and went on to make 214 appearances, scoring 12 goals before joining Crystal Palace in 1994. REPLY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won So so sad to hear about Darren, my thoughts and the thoughts of everyone at Crystal Palace are with his family and friends. Darren Pitcher – 1969-2018 – News – Crystal Palace FC https://t.co/poGIlHZ835— Steve Parish (@CEO4TAG) November 26, 2018 BEST OF Since leaving professional football, Pitcher had been working in the building trade.Charlton historian Colin Cameron had reflected on Pitcher’s time with the Addicks in his book ‘Valiant 500’. He wrote: “What was admirable about Pitcher was his attitude, patience and determination to improve his game.”Pitcher made 83 appearances for Palace, scoring two goals before his retirement, including a long-range effort in the 1994-95 FA Cup quarter-final win over Wolves.“Crystal Palace are saddened to hear of the passing of former midfielder Darren Pitcher at the age of 49,” the Eagles said on their official website.“Everyone at the club would like to pass on their condolences to Darren’s family and friends.” shining last_img read more

Gilas Pilipinas misses out on OQT slot as Korea finishes ahead in rankings

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—Gilas Pilipinas’ woes continue as the team missed out on ticket to the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournaments in 2020.ADVERTISEMENT DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers This jewelry designer is also an architect Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue MOST READ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Becoming his own mancenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics FIFA boss hopeful Iran will lift ban on women football fans LATEST STORIES Despite staying at the 31st spot in the Fiba rankings, the Philippines failed to get an invite after South Korea sealed the no.30 spot and the OQT slot after the World Cup in China.Gilas went 0-5 in the World Cup and finished 32nd in the competition while Korea went home with a 1-4 record and settled for one place higher.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40New Zealand and China, meanwhile, are headed to the OQTs. The 16 best-placed non-qualified teams from the Fiba Basketball World Cup and the two-highest-ranked countries per region are included in the OQT.Europe is represented 11 teams in the OQT namely Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, and Turkey.Brazil, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Mexico, and Uruguay round out the countries from the Americas while Senegal, Angola, and Tunisia are Africa’s nations in the OQT.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemicallast_img read more