French Gov’t Promises More Support to LNP

first_imgThe Government of France through its Embassy near Monrovia has reemphasized its willingness to continue assisting the Liberia National Police with the necessary trainings and equipment in the coming months, describing the performance of the Police as remarkable.France Ambassador accredited near Monrovia, Joel Godeau, said the renewing of his government’s commitment comes as the result of the excellence performance of the Liberia National Police during the just ended Special Senatorial Elections and the police contributions to the ongoing fight against Ebola.The French envoy said the contributions of the police in these two national endeavors were remarkable, promising more support for the up-liftment of the LNP to meet future challenges.The government of France has been supportive in building the capacity of the Police Support Unit (PSU), and the Emergency Response Unite (ERU) of the Liberia National Police.He informed the Director of Police that his government was reviewing more possibilities to have officers of the Liberia National Police get training in France.Amb. Godeau, in his discussion Thursday with LNP Director Chris Massaquoi at the Police Headquarters, requested the beefing up of police presence at various French facilities in the country due to a recent terrorist attack that resulted in the death of an unspecified number of French citizens in their home country.He said such protection will discourage any future attack on French facilities in Liberia.In remarks the Director of the Liberia National Police expressed the police deepest condolence to the government and people of France for the terrorist attack against the French people.He said the Liberia National Police will continue to provide protection for all French citizens and other foreign nationals in the country.Director Massaquoi lauded the French government for the support they continue to render the police, especially the Police Support Unit and the Emergency Response Unit.The Liberian Police Chief said the police performance doing the just ended Senatorial elections was highly predicated on the level of professional training provided to the police by the French government and other foreign governments.The Director assured the French Envoy of the police administration’s willingness to continue the professionalization of the Liberia National Police for the betterment of the Liberian society and its partners.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Talented soccer star (14) offered €31,500 after fall at school

first_imgCOURTS: A talented soccer player has been offered €31,500 in compensation, for injuries he sustained at an accident in primary school in 2010.The incident occurred at St Mary’s National School, Ramelton on May 4th, 2012, when the boy was just 10 years of age. Barrister Fiona Crawford told Letterkenny Circuit Court this morning that the boy suffered fractures to both elbows during the incident.“My client was in 4th class at St Mary’s National School at the time of the accident, and he was ten years of age.“He was playing on a grassy area that had a very steep embankment, children were allowed to play in this unguarded area – and they were also unsupervised at the time.“Unfortunately he fell and landed directly onto his elbows suffering fractures to both, he was in plaster cast for six weeks, and also was off school for two weeks.“A four-metre fence has since been erected following the accident.”The court heard how the boy has had on-going issues with his handwriting since the accident, and is still being prescribed medication for pain in his elbows.Mrs Crawford added, “He has issues with his handwriting, and struggles when having to write long English essays at Secondary school – he also has discomfort when playing his XBOX and when he goes cycling.“He’s a extremely talented footballer, and plays for the Donegal Schoolboys League side, but he gets pain in his elbows when playing in cold weather, and has to wear warm clothing to alleviate this.“He is still being prescribed medication for pain in his elbows four years after the accident occurred.”Reports were then read out from a number of healthcare professionals, who confirmed that the plaintiff had suffered fractures to both elbows.There was confirmation from his GP, that he was still being prescribed medication for the pain in his elbows.One healthcare professional said that despite the fractures he suffered he was at no risk of getting arthritis due to it.Barrister Fiona Crawford said it was her and the opinion of counsel that the amount tendered for general damages be €31,500.Judge John O’Hagan agreed that the amount being tendered was fair, however, he then spoke to the boy and his mother.Judge O’Hagan told the court, “She isn’t altogether happy with the offer due to the fact that there is on-going medication still being prescribed and that he is still in pain.“I’m going to suggest these reports be sent to senior counsel, but what has already been offered is in the bank so to say, I’ll adjourn the case until next Thursday.”Talented soccer star (14) offered €31,500 after fall at school was last modified: July 20th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Barrister Fiona CrawfordClaimcompensationcourtsElbowsFracturenewsPainlast_img read more