St. John River Flooding Stalls Businesses in Ganta

first_imgHeavy down pour of rain has left the Ganta Port of entry linking Guinea with Liberia flooded causing businesses and movement of people to come to a standstill.Vehicles plying the borderline have been parked along the banks of the St. John River connecting the two countries due to the flood water.Security personnel manning checkpoints on both the Liberian and the Guinean sides have been evacuated, while commuters have been advised from trading along the border lines in the wake of the rising tide due to the danger the water poses to traders.Ganta border is one of the lucrative ports of entry in Liberia where huge revenue is collected annually.When this reporter visited the port on the September 10, the customs office and other offices were closed while most of the agents were observed to be loitering.“The river has closed the road and we do not have anything to do now,” said one of the customs officers.Flooding is said to have hit several parts of the county this rainy season causing huge loss to rice farmers, as well as damaging several other cash crops including the young cocoa.In the Buu-Yao and Kparblee districts, the Cestor River swept away several rice farms and destroyed some villages that are situated near the river.The Ganta border with Guinea is divided by the St. John River and presently, there is no way to get Guinea easily because the river has overflowed its banks.It is believed that, if the trade link remains flooded for days, Liberia could lose huge revenue.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL: GLORIOUS DISPLAY OF GAELIC FOOTBALL AT GIRLS U12 ALL-COUNTY BLITZ

first_imgThe wonderful new pitch at Coláiste Ailigh in Letterkenny looked better than the playing surface at Croke Park as teams from 18 clubs throughout the county took to it today for the elite All County U12 Blitz.Teams competed in four divisions for the honours and Donegal Daily trophies and medals.And what a superb display of football in this tournament which has been specially devised by the county board of the Donegal LGFA to see the best talent and future stars for our Ladies county teams. Development officer Donal O Searcaigh with U14 team manager Dermott Foy and County Secretary Siobhan Coyle were all on hand to watch the games.County chairman Micheál Naughton was also there to present medals and trophies to the finalists.He said he wanted to pay tribute to the girls, their parents, their coaches and their clubs for continuing to develop the ladies game throughout Donegal.He also had a special word of thanks for Coláiste Ailigh Príomhoide Micheál O Giobúin who hosted the tournament today. “It was a wonderful gesture and the facilities laid on for the teams were second to none,” said Naughton.Senior county players and U14 county players were on hand to lend their support. And new junior referees took charge of the games.Afterward O Searcaigh said: “We’d like to thank Donegal Daily for sponsoring the trophies and medals.“This was our second all-county blitz, with teams graded this time based on their performances on their first day in Convoy. I believe tournaments like this will help massively to develop players for the future.”St Eunan’s won the Division One title, winning all their group games before defeating Termon in the final. Both sides showed skill and determination throughout but it was the Letterkenny side which won out in the end.In Division 2 the girls from Downings took the title and the trophy back to Rosguil with some superb performances throughout. Maith sibh.The Division 3 campaign saw an epic battle between St Mary’s Convoy and Red Hughs and it was Convoy who took the title by just a single point. Both sides played some great football with no doubt future county stars among their ranks.And there are celebrations in the Twin Towns tonight after Mac Cumhaills girls won the Division 4 title. Pictures courtesy of Donal O Searcaigh, Donegal LGFA.   PICTURE SPECIAL: GLORIOUS DISPLAY OF GAELIC FOOTBALL AT GIRLS U12 ALL-COUNTY BLITZ was last modified: August 17th, 2014 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:All county blitzColaiste AilighDonegal LGFAletterkennylast_img read more