Armed Men Allegedly Poison New Georgia Well

first_imgResidents in New Georgia on Somalia Drive Road have alleged that some unknown individuals are poisoning wells and hand pumps “to kill [them] in the name of Ebola.”Mr. Franklin Friday, who spoke to the Daily Observer, reported that at about 4 a.m. Monday, August 4, they saw two gigantic individuals (unknown), armed with guns, using a medical syringe and attempting to drop a liquid substance into the well that is being used by thousands of homes in the area.As a result, Mr. Friday noted that people in the community are afraid, because he said many people are dying from these deadly acts and claiming that it is “Ebola.”According to him, after noticing the unusual acts by these individuals, they immediately contacted their lawmaker (Rep. Saah Joseph) to look in the matter.When Rep. Joseph arrived, he brought along with him some officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) and instructed them to lock the  well and contact other relevant government agencies to conduct testing on these wells. If proven to be contaminated, the community will launch a serious investigation into the matter.Also speaking, Buston Kolliegbo, who resides in the area, said that the Ebola issues have become so alarming that the whole nation has been affected economically and socially.  There is a complete breakdown of citizens’ health care because of the different ways in which the problem is being tackled.“Nobody is having exact information as to the diagnosis and everybody is confused. So the [well poisoning] incident that happened yesterday at the [New Georgia] junction is a wakeup call on the government, especially the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH&SW), to test the water in every well,” Kolliegbo suggested.     Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

In search of fame

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Hall of Fame was created in 2002 with eight inductees; four more were added in 2003. There are now 30 inductees, including Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford, Sherry Lasagna – former aide to Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, and Wayne Boudreau, who was recognized for his work with local charities. Palmdale High School is seeking nominations for inductees to its Alumni Hall of Fame. Nomination categories are education or science, community service, visual and performing arts, government service, and sports. The induction ceremony will be held in August during Back to School Night. Nominations are being accepted through May18. Application forms are on the school Web site, last_img read more

Freezing rain and snow expected overnight

first_imgA weather warning has been issued for the Peace Region, saying that freezing rain is expected this afternoon, and will turn into snow overnight.Various surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.People are asked to take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.- Advertisement -Environment Canada meteorologists will be updating these alerts as required.last_img