Tiawon Gongloe Warns against Money Laundering

first_imgThe Center Against Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing in Liberia (CAMTEFIL) has launched a campaign against money laundering and illegal drug trafficking in the country.Speaking at the official launching ceremony of the campaign, held recently at the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) on Broad Street, Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe warned public officials to desist from laundering money and drug traffickers in the country.The ceremony was held under the theme: “Capacity Building and Sensitization Campaign against Money Laundering and Illicit Drug and Terrorist Financing in Liberia.”Cllr. Gongloe explained money laundering as a process of taking proceeds of criminal activity and making them to appear clean.  According to him, this is dangerous for any country especially Liberia that is still lacking infrastructures and development.According to Cllr. Gongloe, those infamously known for money laundering are drug traffickers, because “they are eager to generate enough money from their criminal enterprise and their intention is to put the proceeds of criminal conduct into a financial system like people who do legal businesses.”“Some time people engage into ‘white color crimes’ such as corrupt government officials when they convert public money to their own, take bribes, and also carry out money laundering at their various work places,” he stated.According Mr. Gongloe, a drug trafficker or corrupt government official could open a nightclub, a big farm, a transport business, jewelry business and the buying and selling of diamonds with the motive of transforming illegal money to legal money in the society.He stressed that the fight against money laundering is therefore morally justified, but cannot succeed without the collective efforts of all the relevant stakeholders, including law enforcement officers, as well as patriotic citizens.Cllr. Gongloe, who served as Solicitor General, explained that if drug traffickers find themselves in a country where the proceeds of their criminal activities can be easily transformed into good money, they will bring more drugs and the young people will be exposed to drug addiction.”According to him, the feasibility of corrupt officials easily depositing and withdrawing money without being questioned by law enforcers on how much money one can deposit or withdraw could support conversion of public funds into private funds and bribes taken by them into local bank easily.Also speaking, Edwim W. Harris, director, CAMTEFIL, said the fight against money laundering must be seen as a national problem that will help to reduce drug trafficking and other forms of corruption in Liberia.He explained that it was necessary for people in the government and other private sectors to display their assets so as to avoid confusion over their wealth when they leave power.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GORGEOUS WEEKEND FOR DONEGAL AS SUN SHINES AGAIN!

first_imgHarvey’s Point Hotel this morningDONEGAL is basking in glorious sunshine this weekend – with clear blue skies and temperatures up to 19C.Forecasters say we should enjoy it however as showers may return to parts of the county tonight and tomorrow.The west of the county could see showers around dusk. However there will still be bright sunny spells on Sunday and into Monday. The good news however is the mildness will continue with steady temperatures for the next week of between 17C and 19C.So get out there whilst you can.Our picture was taken at dawn at the Harvey’s Point Hotel.  GORGEOUS WEEKEND FOR DONEGAL AS SUN SHINES AGAIN! was last modified: October 5th, 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:Donegal Dailydonegal weathersunshinelast_img read more

Brand South Africa encourages citizens to Play their Part towards alleviation of crime in the country

first_imgBrand South Africa welcomes Minister of Police Mr Bheki Cele’s announcement to host a National Summit On Crime and Violence Prevention on the 13-14 September 2018. This following the South African Police Service and Stats South Africa releasing the country’s crime statistics for the year 2017/2018.The Summit will be held under the theme “Building safer communities through an integrated, developmental approach to crime and violence prevention”. The summit is hoping to achieve a joint vision on safety as a collective responsibility, and to provide a platform for key stakeholders and experts to engage on the effective implementation of the 2016 White Paper on Safety and Security across all sectors.The White Paper on Safety and Security was adopted by Cabinet in April 2016 and seeks to address crime and violence in a proactive manner, to promote an integrated approach to safety.Brand South Africa echoes the importance of building safer communities and thus encourages citizens to play their part in taking a stand against crime.“Citizens can play their part by reporting criminal activities towards alleviating crime in the country. We all have a role to play in ensuring safer communities and call on community members with any information of abuse of women and children or human trafficking to report perpetrators to the police” said Brand South Africa’s Chief Marketing Officer, Ms Linda Magapatona- Sangaret.Useful link to make use of various platforms to report crimes  on Crime Stop or call 0860 1011 or SMS line 32211“The Nation needs to work together with police, the justice system and courts to guarantee the arrest and conviction of perpetrators”, adds Ms Magapatona- Sangaret.Follow the link for more on the  Crime Statistics 2017/2018last_img read more

Two orphaned tiger cubs die of viral infection

first_imgTwo orphaned tiger cubs died of a viral infection at Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, a forest official said today.One of the cubs died at around midnight yesterday and the other succumbed this morning, Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve’s field director Mridul Pathak said.Both the cubs were four months’ old.They were among the three cubs found on January 22 this year at Sarwahi village on the periphery of the Sanjay Gandhi Tiger Reserve in the state.The poachers had killed the mother of the cubs.Later, the three cubs were shifted to Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve to be put in foster care, he said.“We tried our best to save the cubs who were infected with parvovirus. This virus generally infects dogs, but it infected the cubs here. The doctors from Panna and Jabalpur were called and proper medicines were also administered to the felines but they could not be saved,” Pathak said.The third cub also has the infection and a team of doctors is trying to save the feline, he added.last_img read more

SC agrees to examine plea for CBI probe into Bengal BJP workers death

first_imgNew Delhi The Supreme Court today agreed to examine a plea seeking a CBI probe into the alleged killing of three BJP workers in West Bengal after the recently held local bodies elections in the state.The plea filed by a BJP leader alleged that family members of the victims were being threatened and FIRs had been lodged in these cases.A bench of justices A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan issued notices to West Bengal and the CBI on the plea and sought their reply in four weeks.During the hearing, BJP leader and advocate Gaurav Bhatia said that “disturbing murders” have taken place in West Bengal and police have not registered an FIR in these cases.He said that CBI probe should be ordered and alleged that family members of the three slain BJP workers, Shaktipad Sarkar, Trilochan Mahato and Dulal Kumar, were now being threatened.₹50 lakh compensation demandMr. Bhatia also demanded that compensation to the tune of ₹50 lakh and security cover be provided to the family members of the victims.The bench said it is issuing notice in the matter.Earlier, the apex court had refused to give an urgent hearing on the plea seeking a CBI probe into the killing of BJP workers in Purulia and South 24 Parganas districts of West Bengal after the recently held panchayat polls.Shaktipada Sarkar, a BJP block president in the Mandirbazar-Dhanurhat area, was hacked tod death when he was returning home in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district on July 28.The body of a 32-year-old Dulal Kumar, a BJP worker, was found hanging from an electric pole in the Purulia district’s Balarampur of West Bengal on June 2.In the same district on May 30, the body of 18-year-old Tirlochan Mahato, also a BJP worker from Balrampur, was found hanging from a tree with a poster written in Bengali struck on his back, saying he was killed for canvassing for the BJP during panchayat election.last_img read more

AGP, BJP strike Bill consensus

first_imgThe Asom Gana Parishad, which returned to the NDA fold on Wednesday, and the BJP will not speak on the contentious Citizenship Bill while campaigning for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in Assam, NEDA convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Friday.The two parties have decided to resume the talks on the Bill after the election, he added.AGP, which had walked out of the North-East Democratic Alliance remonstrating against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, brought by the Centre two months ago, returned to the grouping on Wednesday.“During the campaign, we will not say anything about our differences (on the Bill), but project our unity to the people,” Mr. Sarma said. Both the parties would sit together after the polls to find out a solution through “consultation and consensus”, he added.Mr. Sarma was addressing a joint press conference with Assam BJP chief Ranjeet Kumar Dass and AGP president Atul Bora here.‘Focus on PM’ “The sole aim of our campaign will be to make Narendra Modi the PM again for the development of Assam and the Northeast. Our campaign will focus on the success of the PM and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal’s tenure,” Mr. Sarma said.There will not be a separate manifesto or common minimum programme for the constituents of the ruling coalition in Assam, he added. A “common statement” approved by all the parties in the NEDA would be issued in the coming days, he said.Commenting on the issue, Mr. Bora said, “We have decided to sort out the differences through discussion. We have joined the alliance in the greater interest of the State and country.” He claimed that Mr. Modi had done “lots” of development work in the country, while former PM Manmohan Singh “did nothing” for the Northeast, despite being a parliamentarian from Assam for 10 years.Mr. Sarma added that seat-sharing details would be formally announced on Saturday in New Delhi after a delegation of the regional party meets BJP president Amit Shah.Voting in Assam will take place in three phases on April 11, 18 and 23.last_img read more

Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier keen to hear from Man Utd

first_imgTottenham midfielder Eric Dier is keen to hear from Manchester United this summer.The Daily Mail says a summer move could be feasible, as he may not be able to break up the partnership of Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele at Spurs in the middle of the park.Dier was forced to play in defence for a lot of last season after Mauricio Pochettino switched to a back three – but prefers to play in midfielder like he does for England.Back in January, Chelsea were interested in signing him, but they didn’t follow up their pursuit.Dier, who signed a new deal with Spurs last September, is currently contracted with the club until June 2021.last_img read more

Mohamed Salah in England, but Liverpool fans must wait another…

first_imgRoma winger Mohamed Salah isn’t expected to undergo a medical at Liverpool until Thursday.The Egypt international flew into London on Tuesday night ahead of his club record move from Roma to Anfield.The Liverpool Echo says Salah has yet to arrive in Liverpool to complete the formalities as he irons out the final details with the Serie A outfit.The hope is that a deal, which with add-ons will exceed the £35million the Reds paid Newcastle United for Andy Carroll in 2011, will still be announced before the end of the week.Salah, who scored 19 goals for Roma last season, is expected to pen a five-year contract.He will become Liverpool’s second signing of the summer after they agreed a deal for out-of-contract Chelsea youngster Dominic Solanke.last_img read more

SNAPPED! Ibrahimovic in good spirits back at Man Utd

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic was in good spirits last week as he continued his knee rehab at Manchester United’s Carrington complex.It was confirmed in Sweden that the released striker was using the club’s facilities.And Zlatan was happy to be snapped at United’s training centre:Zlatan Ibrahimovic training at Carrington today. #MUFCpic.twitter.com/H5827BrqO6— Man Utd Updates (@Utd__Updates) June 22, 2017last_img