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Open Letter to the LRA Hon. Elfreda Tamba Commissioner General Liberia Revenue Authority…

first_imgHonorable Commissioner General:I write to congratulate you for your tireless efforts in making sure to complete the setting up of the now “Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA)” with the objective intention to identify and raise more revenues that have either ended up in private pockets over the years or have been ignored by few people that had the responsibility and authority to deposit those revenues into Government accounts.These kinds of efforts can only be applied by true patriots like you and those that work behind the scenes to see or insure a successful work.Your confirmation as “Commissioner General” of the Liberia Revenue Authority marks a very important milestone in the fight against corruption in Liberia. As you are aware, in the wake of continuous extortion of Liberia’s resources, decentralization of state management is highly recommended. Giving more power to the regions is highly recommended to determine local policies and development priorities.  These include such areas as education, social infrastructure and human development, as well as the power to implement these policies such as forming their own budgets, financing developmental policies and  collecting certain types of taxes, etc.Likewise local authorities should be held accountable for what happens in their regions and they should be made less reliant on central authorities. Local authorities should have a share in managing state assets on their territories and gaining incomes from them, as well for financing projects.Corruption has over the centuries have left a negative impact on Liberia and has  increased the marginalization of minority groups, including women. It has also in the past led to radicalizing opposition  to the State and most times contributed to conflict.Corruption, as overt in the Liberian society, poses a serious threat to the efforts such as the system you have worked tirelessly over the years to establish; hence the need to deal with corruption rigidly is highly recommended.In recent years, there has  been increasing attention paid to the effects of corruption in post conflict and recovery environments. Various studies (by UNDP, World Bank & Transparency International) confirm that about half of  post-war countries revert to war within one decade and corruption can be considered as one of the major factors that contribute to fuelling a conflict and the return to violence. Therefore, overcoming corruption in post-war Liberia is essential to restoring the confidence of Liberians at home and abroad.Post conflict reconstruction is normally characterized by large scale injection of resources in an environment where the legal and institutional frameworks are weak, fragile or inexistent and where expertise is scarce. Detection of crime is very low and enforcement difficult or ignored. The surviving governing structures are weak in financial, fiscal, administrative and regulatory capacities and limited oversight is informal and sometimes criminalized.   These institutions are often transitional in nature, carrying very little or no legitimacy, and are therefore prone to be captured by the privileged elite with access to power and resources. The lack of popular participation in reconstruction is vulnerable to hijacking by local elites, which leads to corruption, waste of available and scarce resources, lack of maintenance and monitoring by beneficiaries and eventual rejection in the long run.The main purpose of zero tolerance on corruption in Liberia should be to assist post-conflict Liberia in developing anti-corruption strategies and strategies to identify and raise more revenue to undertake development projects in cities in the 15 counties. These strategies will be used to develop programs on anti-corruption in post-war Liberia and recovery process,  which will be a tool that will assist local Governments throughout Liberia.Since Liberia’s independent in the 1800s, there have been fluctuating economic stages which in most cases have led to the under development of Liberia compared to other countries in the sub-region. In my opinion, the newly created Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) stands a better chance to bring about accountability, credibility, though enforcement and other aspects that have either been ignored as a result of incompetence or corruption.As I drive around Monrovia, I witness huge traffic violations by Government, commercial & private vehicles on the daily basis. I think your Commission can liaise with the Justice Ministry, the Liberia National Police (LNP), Transport Ministry and Ministry of Finance, Development and Planning to set up a very good enforcement structure to make millions in revenues  from reckless drivers in Liberia.How the above Government institutions can contribute:Transport Ministry: This Ministry will regularize the registration of all vehicles in the Republic of Liberia. Once this is done, a national database can be created to enable enforcing Ministries or agencies to have easy access to needed information both at the traffic call center and at various traffic courts in the 15 counties.The Transport Ministry can also secure 15 to 25 acres of land to be used for the construction of multipurpose complex to include road or safety emission inspection machines for all vehicles. The purpose of the safety emission inspection will be to ensure that cars plying the streets of Monrovia and other major cities meet all safety requirements before plying the streets. The same area will be used to park towed vehicles. Towed vehicles will be charged towing fees and daily parking fees. If a vehicle’s towing and daily parking fees exceed certain amount, Government should auction the vehicle and deposit the proceeds into a   government revenue account.Justice Ministry: In the effort to properly and legally enforce the rules, the Ministry of Justice will either capacitate the traffic courts or create new ones in every city throughout the republic of  Liberia, with representation of LRA at each Court to monitor and ensure that intended Government revenues are not redirected in the pockets of individuals.Liberia National Police (LNP): Although the LNP does not have the confidence of the public, it is the legal law enforcement Agency of the Republic of Liberia. In this case, the LNP traffic department will select a good number of traffic officers and enhance their training for the purpose of patrolling assigned areas and issuing violation tickets. Since the LNP has some credibility problems, a crime or traffic call center will be created at the LNP headquarters or in a neutral building. At that call center, LNP officers along with LRA and Transport Ministry officers will be assigned there to monitor calls to ensure that violators are issued tickets appropriately. In this case, once an LNP officer pulls over a violator, the call center will immediately be alerted. The vehicle license plate number will be given to the call center. The LNP officer will name the violation (all violations will be properly coded with the appropriate charges). Once the violation ticket is issued, it is immediately reported in the system.Also under the LNP, tow  trucks can be assigned to various busy traffic routes to tow broken down or impounded vehicles. Towing will be done at the vehicle owner’s expense.Ministry of Finance, Development & Planning:  This Ministry will set up the central account number and the 15 local account numbers for each county. Under the county account numbers will also be the sub account numbers for each city in that county. For example, if a  violation ticket for the amount of LRD500.00  is issued in the City of Paynesville, 35% (or to be determined by either law or LRA) of the LRD 500.00 will go to the city of Paynesville while the remaining 65% will go to central Government. The total amount will be deposited in the central account for audit and accountability purposes.The 35% that goes to the city in which the violation took place can be used to employ or capacitate city employees to enforce city maintenance. For example: The City of Paynesville can pass a City law (if it is not already there) mandating all land owners in the City of Paynesville to keep their land(s) clean. In the event a land owner failed to clean his/her land every two or three weeks, the City will clean the land and impose a fine on the land owner. The money raised from the fine will be used to undertake development projects in the city, including but not limited to building or maintaining Public Schools in the city, reducing school fees for residents of the city, employing residents of the city, thus creating more jobs in the city. Those city employees will pay taxes to the government of Liberia,  thus increasing the country’s revenue capacity.These punishments, I believe,  will have important consequences on the defendants and will bring economic gain which will enforce the purpose of LRA. Over the years we have experienced different stages in our law enforcement that seem not to be working for the Government but instead for the individuals enforcing the laws. In my view, the primary goal of punishment should be to assist violators to turn their lives around and to safeguard society. On the other hand,  violators should also be used to raise revenue to undertake development projects and to compensate victims by benefiting from some of the development projects in the city (ies) they (victims) live. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Climate change fight must involve communities, youths – CYEN President

first_img10th Turkeyen and Tain TalksBy Jarryl BryanExperts are urging Government to do more in combating climate change, and an impassioned case has been made for more inclusion of youths at all facets of policy making, to ensure sustainable long-term development.This call was particularly made by Engineer Amir Dillawar, one of six panellists at the 10th UG Turkeyen and Tain Talks focusing on climate change.The crowd that participated in the talksDillawar, President of the Guyana chapter of the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN), lamented the lack of meaningful involvement and representation of youth in the climate change discussion.He recalled that, some years ago, a declaration entitled ‘Empowering youth to take action on climate change’ was made in 2014 to the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank, arguing for these rights.The declaration had called for “youths to be involved in all aspects of deliberations, consultations, and policy making that address the importance of sustainable development to our future as Guyanese and Caribbean youth.”He noted that CYEN had also called on the Government to promote and incentivise the use of green and sustainable technology, as well as to focus on community-based actions. The declaration, according to Dillawar, had also urged the allocation of resources to vulnerable communities with minorities, in an effort to encourage innovative practices.“Today, approaching four years later, much of this all is still resounding. Several other calls, such as CYEN’s own ‘Caribbean we want’ declaration, still reverberates. The call still remains one for adequate representation and involvement of youth in the shaping of policies that we will have to live with (in) the future,” Dillawar said.With advent of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its goals, he noted, “the role of young people is clear. Over a third of the Sustainable Development targets highlight the role of young people. Young people, in terms of consumption and technology, are probably the largest market base of consumers in the world. So when it comes to sustainable energy and climate mitigation, the drivers are going to be the young people.”While the inexperience of youth is often cited, Dillawar lamented that youths are often not afforded opportunity to gain that experience.Dillawar also stressed that the climate change discussions must be taken out of the academic circles and into communities.“We have an imperative to ensure that young people gain experience in climate change and sustainable development negotiations. It is imperative that we engage youth from Port Mourant to Port Kaituma; from Albouystown to Alness,”he declared. “We need to take the talk out of the academic circles and into the ground. We need to visit communities and engage youths, because the reality is: 40 years from now, we (youths) are the ones who will be here,” Dillawar stressed, to the applause of the audience.YouthChairperson of the event, Dean of the Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences at UG, Dr Paulette Bynoe, acknowledged that youth could indeed make a difference. But she described it as an uphill battle to get youths involved.Presidential Advisor on the Environment, retired Rear Admiral Gary Best, acknowledged the criticism against the Government’s lack of inclusivity of youth. Facing down questions on the issue, he noted that more can be done.“The Office of Climate Change doesn’t have a youth department. The big criticism is that there are not enough youths involved in policy and planning. If you go to Article 13 of the Constitution, it talks about all Guyanese being involved in the decision making process,” Best declared.“We have to create more intersection points where youths can be involved in decision-making. From my perspective, I think it is difficult for decision-makers to recognise the importance of youth involvement,” he explained.Government has taken much heat over the past months for what some see as its being oblivious to the concerns of youths. A case in point is when, in an unpopular move, it imposed Value Added Tax (VAT) on private education. This move prompted protests in one form or another from youths who argued that the surprise move came without any consultations.But consultations aside, the Government’s seeming penchant for hiring retirees to top positions has also been criticized by the general public and the political opposition.The CYEN is a non-profit civil society charitable body that focuses on empowering young people and their communities. Their advocacy is usually aimed at developing programmes to address socio-economic and environmental issues.Besides Dillawar, the panellists included Dr. Bynoe; Climate Change Specialist Martina Duncan; and Caribbean Community (Caricom) Secretariat Energy Expert Dr Devon Gardner.last_img read more


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Former Cop found guilty of raping 13-year-old lad

first_imgFormer Policeman Milton Kewley was on Monday unanimously found guilty of raping a 13-year-old lad who was left in his care on August 22, 2013.Milton Kewley hiding his face while being escorted to prisonThe 50-year-old man will know his fate today, when Justice Priya Sewnarine Beharry passes sentence at the Sexual Offences Court.The jury’s decision was returned after more than two hours of deliberation, but it shocked Kewley, who had cutting words for the 12 jurors. He looked directly at the panel, telling them that they will all be judged for sending an innocent person to prison for a crime he did not commit. The offender professed his innocence several times, saying that the guilty verdict was a mistake, as it was based on false evidence.With his voice breaking, he said he is not attracted to males.“The jury has made a mistake, but in life we have to live with some of our mistakes,” he said.He also claimed that the lad’s mother had set him up, as the case was well planned, since she had allegedly threatened him. Kewley said, too, that from here on, everything is in God’s hands.“I will never have sex with any male. I know that I am innocent. God is my witness,” Kewley noted.His lawyer, Maxwell McKay, did not request that a probation report be prepared. McKay, however, said the father of three is a member of a popular church organisation.At Monday’s verdict, both the lad and his mother were seen sobbing. Ahead of today’s sentencing, State Prosecutor Lisa Cave asked for a heavy penalty because of the prevalence of rape in the society.In being taken away from the court, Kewley was allowed to shield his face from the media.last_img read more


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Rose Hall dismissed sugar workers receive hampers from PPP

first_imgClose to 300 dismissed sugar workers, who were attached to the Rose Hall Sugar Estate, on Thursday received hampers from the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) as the party again highlighted the devastating effect the estates’ closures have on Region Six (East Berbice-Coretyne).The Party made donations in East Canje, and at Islington to cater for the workers from the East Bank of Berbice.In East Canje, close to 200 hampers were distributed while about 100 were distributed at Islington.Party Regional Supervisor Zamal Hussain said the Party was in a small way trying to assist the workers who have been jobless after they were dismissed by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) after Government took a decision to close several sugar estates across the country.“We will continue to assist the working-class people or the persons who wereDismissed sugar workers from the Rose Hall Sugar Estate at East Canje Berbice on Thursday where they were given food hamperssevered from the estates until they are able to get a job. The People’s Progressive Party is committed to ensuring that the lives of these severed workers are better on a daily basis,” Hussain told this publication, while thanking those who donated towards making the hampers possible.In December 2017, 181 workers from the Rose Hall Estate lost their jobs when the estate closed its doors. Most of those who were transferred to the Albion and Blairmont Estates were from the East Bank of Berbice.Meanwhile, as the workers await the second half of their severance pay, many of the jobless workers are finding it difficult to secure employment.This, several workers said, has forced them to utilise the first half of their severance to meet their expenses and obligations. Those monies have now been exhausted, and they are worried about how they will feed their families or send their children to school or keep the electricity on or pay their water bills. They say they are facing troubling times and their outstanding monies will greatly assist them.“They are in a very bad situation; many of them don’t have a meal for the day and we as a party, we are doing everything possible so that we will be able to assist these workers. Some of the children are not going to school. At the regional level we have put things in place to ensure that they have transportation and the party is working very closely with the severed workers to ensure that they can take care of their families on a daily basis,” Hussain told Guyana Times on Thursday.A single parent who was sent home when the Rose Hall Estate closed related some of the hardships she has been experiencing. The mother of one said it costs almost $1000 per day for her daughter to attend school. She explained that a large potation of that money goes towards printing of documents for school assignments.Meanwhile, on Tuesday, the Party in collaboration with an overseas-based Guyanese, donated $1 million to 100 of the workers who lost their jobs in East Canje and also to 100 who lost their jobs when the Skeldon Estate closed its doors also in December last. 1851 workers were sacked from the Skeldon Sugar Estate when it closed. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more


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Jackson helps keep Upland’s hopes alive

first_imgBrianna Goss scored 15 points as Baseline League-champion Eagles defeated the Wolfpack. Brandi Brown scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the loss for the Wolfpack (13-13, 2-8), who still have a chance to receive an at-large bid. ARROWHEAD LEAGUE Upland Christian 59, La Sierra Academy 22 Upland Christian, led by a pair of freshman guards this season, won the first league title in school history with a victory against La Sierra Academy. Tamesha Jackson got fouled in her pump fake attempt of a 3-point shot with 15 seconds left and sunk all of her free throws, giving Upland a 49-46 victory over Alta Loma Thursday night. Jackson ended up with 13 points and five assists for Upland (14-13, 4-6), which finished fourth in league and could get a playoff berth with an at-large bid. Tara Abbott had 14 points for Upland Christian (16-3, 9-1). CITRUS BELT LEAGUE Eisenhower 54, Carter 40 Jennifer Hardwick scored 14 points with six rebounds and five assists as the Eagles (11-12, 7-6) defeated the Lions to advance to the playoffs. Michelle Burley scored 12 points and grabbed four rebounds in the win for the Eagles, who are making their first postseason appearance since 2003. Redlands 46, Yucaipa 38 Emily Vore scored 15 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as the Terriers (18-8, 9-4) defeated the Thunderbirds to earn second place and clinch a playoff spot. Lauren Jacobs scored 11 points in the win for the Terriers. Megan Allen scored eight points in the loss for Yucaipa. SIERRA LEAGUE Ayala 81, Chino Hills 30 Ayala won its 11th consecutive Sierra League title and finished unbeaten in league for the eighth time in that span with a victory against Chino Hills (6-4 league). Jasmine Holliday had 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulldogs (23-3, 10-0), who haven’t lost a league home game during their 11-year run. SUNKIST LEAGUE Summit 66, Riverside Norte Vista 35 Summit’s freshmen and sophomore girls made teh most of their opportunity this season, as the SkyHawks finished their inaugural season unbeaten in the Sunkist League after a victory against Riverside Norte Vista. Adrianne Thomas scored 21, and Meghin Williams had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead Summit (23-3, 10-0). VICTORY LEAGUE Mesa Grande Academy 72, Desert Chapel 43 Carla Bartlett scored 22 points as the Cardinals (20-5, 12-0) defeated the Eagles to earn their fourth consecutive league title. Mesa Grande is 28-0 in league since losing its last game in the 2004-05 season. Alyse Schwerdt added 12 points for the Cardinals. Hemet Baptist 45, Redlands Adventist 42 Redlands Adventist (10-14, 5-7) fell to Hemet Baptist, but the team still clinched fourth place and the accompanying playoff berth in the loss thanks to Mesa Grande Academy’s win. Danielle Houck led the Bulldogs with 17 points. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Stephanie Berger led Upland with 15 points in the win while Samantha Shell scored 16 points for Alta Loma. Etiwanda 61, Claremont 47 last_img read more


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Dortmund drop Aubameyang for discipline breach

first_img0Shares0000Aubameyang was dropped again by Borussia Dortmund for ill disciplineBERLIN, Germany, Jan 14-Borussia Dortmund dropped star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on Sunday for failing to attend a team meeting — the third time he has been disciplined by the club in two seasons.The 28-year-old Gabon forward, who has hit 13 goals in 15 league games this season, was left out of the squad for Sunday’s Bundesliga match at home to Wolfsburg, the club said on their Twitter account, for “disciplinary reasons”. Before kick-off against Wolfsburg, Dortmund coach Peter Stoeger revealed that Aubameyang was kicked out of the squad for missing a team meeting on Saturday.“He claimed to have forgotten about the meeting, but we all know that was not the case,” Stoeger told Sky.“He didn’t come and it was an important meeting for team spirit.“It means he can have his position back next week.”Swedish teenager Alexander Isak started up front instead of Aubameyang in only his third German league appearance, having previously played just 13 minutes of Bundesliga football in his career.“He (Aubameyang) was a bit surprised, he didn’t take it so seriously, but for us, the case was clear,” added Stoeger.“If he doesn’t want to be here, we will give his position to another guy who will be completely focused.“We are relatively relaxed. We know he’s a very important player, but the boys also know they can win without him and Isak looked good in training in the last two weeks.”This is the second time this season Aubameyang has been dropped by the club for a breach of discipline.He was left out in November for an unauthorised video shoot at the club’s training ground and after turning up late for training.And last season he was dropped for flying to Milan to visit family just before a Champions League match.The timing of Aubameyang’s latest transgression is especially unfortunate after Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke defended the striker on Saturday in an interview with daily newspaper Die Welt.Aubameyang was the subject of negative headlines in the German media last week for checking his father and brother into the team hotel during a winter training camp in Spain, criticism which Watzke felt was unjustified.“In all this scrutiny, which is an extravagence as far as I am concerned, we mustn’t forget one thing: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a total professional,” Watzke told Die Welt.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


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Exclusive – ‘Lukaku wants permanent Everton move’, claims Toffees official

first_imgRomelu Lukaku wants to leave Chelsea and make a permanent switch to Everton this summer, the Toffees’ head of recruitment Ian Atkins has told talkSPORT.Lukaku enjoyed great success on loan at Goodison Park last season, netting 19 goals in 33 appearances to fire the Merseyside outfit to a fifth place finish.But, despite his fine goalscoring form, the 21-year-old Belgian international remains out of favour with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, and the starlet’s Chelsea future was cast further into doubt following the summer arrivals of £32million striker Diego Costa and returning Blues hero Didier Drogba.Toffees manager Roberto Martinez has admitted he is looking to re-sign Lukaku during the transfer window, with the striker expected to make his decision soon having returned from the World Cup.And Atkins, who was influential in bringing Lukaku as well as other loan stars Gareth Barry and Barcelona’s Gerard Deulofeu to Everton last season, believes the young striker has set his mind on a full-time spot at Goodison.“Romelu had a terrific season for Everton last year and I know everyone at the football club wants to see him back,” Atkins told Transfer Tavern.“Hopefully things can be sorted out, I think he’s quite settled in his mind that he wants to come to Everton, and hopefully he’ll be pulling on our blue shirt again next term.“Our loan signings all did brilliant for us last season. Gareth Barry has signed permanently now which is fantastic, and hopefully Lukaku will as well.“I know the manager would like back him at Everton and I’m sure if he comes he’ll be a great asset and can help us get to that next level of European football.”last_img read more


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GAA: LETTERKENNY GAELS NOTES

first_imgThe U21s advanced to the Final of the U21 B championship on Tuesday evening last when they defeated Milford in O’Donnell Pk. Final Score was 3.14 to 1.4. They will play the winners of Carndonagh or St Nauls in the final. The minors travelled to Termon on Friday evening for the Minor championship quarter final and came away with a good win (3.13 to 1.10). They play Buncrana in the Northern semi final in Scarvey on Friday evening. Throw Inn at 6pm. The seniors and reserves had league games at home to Na Rossa on Saturday evening. The reserves had a good win (2.9 to 1.4) and the senior drew  on a sore of 2.8 to 1.11. The seniors turn their attention to the championship again this weekend when they play Downings in the playoff. Throw in 6.30pm at Moyle Park in Milford.   The U15s were defeated by Naomh Colmcille at Newtown in the semi final of the championship on Sunday morning last. Final Score was 1.8 to 0.14. Thanks to Charlie, Pat, James and the panel for all their hard work throughout the season.Gaels U8 hurlers travelled to Aodh Rua, Ballyshannon on Sunday for their monthly blitz and returned home undefeated in four matches. The boys and girls have not been beaten this year! Well done to all players and coaches!U12 hurlers finished their league campaign at home to Buncrana last Thursday. The boys and girls all battled hard against an impressive team. This week Gaels meet Aodh Rua in the “C” final at Páirc na Gaeil on Thursday. Come along and support the team. Training on Tuesday 6.30pm.Congratulations to Shay Doherty who came fifth in the U12 county skills competition held in Páirc na Gaeil on Sunday evening. Well done also to Peter O’ Donnell and Úna Quinn who represented Gaels. The competition was won by Dylan Duffy, Buncrana. U13 gaelic team recorded a victory away to Downings in the league. Training on Wednesday at 6.30pm.Congratulations to our club Secretary Jim McGlynn who has been recently elected as Treasurer of the County Board. A Great honour for the club as this is our first member on the county executive.The club are holding their Annual Family Fun Day on Sunday September 25th. The day will include a Barbecue, athletics, Novelty and many fun events.  Something for all the family.Further information will be available next week.   Check our website letterkennygaels.Donegal.gaa.ie for all details on training times for all ages and all the latest news. Lotto results for weekending the 11th September No’s drawn were 9,14,17,22. Match 3 winner was Noreen McGlynn 20 Muckish Ave, Letterkenny.Jackpot next week is 1,200 Euro. GAA: LETTERKENNY GAELS NOTES was last modified: September 13th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more


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Every one of Celtic’s fixtures for the new season in full

first_imgThe first Old Firm derby is on 1 September and sees Ibrox manager Steven Gerrard face Brendan Rodgers, his boss during their time at Liverpool.AUGUST04/08/2018: Livingston (H)11/08/2018: Hearts (A)25/08/2018: Hamilton Accies (H)SEPTEMBER01/09/2018: Rangers (H)15/09/2018: St Mirren (A)22/09/2018: Kilmarnock (A)29/09/2018: Aberdeen (H) 01/09/2018: Rangers (H)29/12/2018: Rangers (A)30/03/2019: Rangers (H) Celtic start their Scottish Premiership defence against Livingston on 4 August.Brendan Rodgers’ side are aiming to make it eight league titles in a row, having swept aside the competition once again last term to win the double treble.As well as the league, both the Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup were retained by Celtic who beat Motherwell in both finals at Hampden Park, while they clinched the title by beating rivals Rangers 5-0; the first time in 39 years the club won the league in a derby. OCTOBER06/10/2018: St Johnstone (A)20/10/2018: Hibernian (H)27/10/2018: Motherwell (H)31/10/2018: Dundee (A)NOVEMBER03/11/2018: Hearts (H)10/11/2018: Livingston (A)24/11/2018: Hamilton Accies (A)DECEMBER01/12/2018: St Johnstone (H)05/12/2018: Motherwell (A)08/12/2018: Kilmarnock (H)15/12/2018: Hibernian (A)22/12/2018: Dundee (H)26/12/2018: Aberdeen (A)29/12/2018: Rangers (A) Celtic made it seven titles in a row last season Glasgow derby games 3center_img 3 3 JANUARY23/01/2019: St Mirren (H)26/01/2019: Hamilton Accies (H)FEBRUARY02/02/2019: St Johnstone (A)06/02/2019: Hibernian (H)16/02/2019: Kilmarnock (A)23/02/2019: Motherwell (H)27/02/2019: Hearts (A)MARCH09/03/2019: Aberdeen (H)16/03/2019: Dundee (A)30/03/2019: Rangers (H)APRIL03/04/2019: St Mirren (A)06/04/2019: Livingston (H) Celtic captain Scott Brown won the Players’ Player of the Year last season Celtic fans hope Brendan Rodgers is there for 10 in a rowlast_img read more


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TWO MEN CHARGED WITH MURDERING DONEGAL MAN IN GLASGOW

first_imgTwo men have appeared in court charged with murdering Malin Head man William McKeeney.The well-known truck-driver was killed just yards from his home in Glasgow n Sunday morning last.Asif Rehman, 20 and Adil Ishaq, 19, who are both from Glasgow, were remanded in custody at Glasgow Sheriff Court. Mr McKeeney, 57, died in Melville Street, in the Pollokshields area of Glasgow, at around 12.40am on Sunday as he walked home from a night out.He was allegedly attacked in the street. His partner Ann Marie is believed to have witnessed the gruesome incident.Mr McKeeney was taken by ambulance to the Victoria Infirmary, where he died from his injuries.Rehman and Ishaq made no plea or declaration and the case was continued.TWO MEN CHARGED WITH MURDERING DONEGAL MAN IN GLASGOW was last modified: January 20th, 2012 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:Glasgowwilliam mckeeneylast_img read more