The Mayor of Cestos City, the capital city of Rivercess County, has charged that lack of incentives and needed logistics are some of the causes of the city’s under development.Mayor Sarah N. Zeo made the complaint in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer at her office recently.She explained that her administration continues to apply all efforts to carry out clean up campaigns but with a limited staff of 17 persons, she and her staff are unable to overcome the challenges.Among the challenges faced by the Cestos city mayor is the deliberate refusal of land owners to clean their respective properties during clean up campaigns organized to give the city a face lift.She said the city’s poor lay-out without streets and alleys for the free movement of citizens and residents is another major problem.She disclosed that some time ago, a surveyor from the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy, Mr. Bismark Addy, was hired to lay out the city with streets and alleys, but nothing has been done.She frowned on the lack of revenue agents in the county to collect government revenues, a portion of which could be used to help develop the city, the mayor pointed out.“In fact, logging and other companies operating in the county have their offices in Grand Bassa County, instead of Rivercess County where they could pay royalties to the City Corporation for development purposes,” she contended.Mayor Zeo appealed to the County’s Legislative Caucus and national government to help curtail the hindrances against the development of the city.It may be recalled that Rivercess County was the 5th District under Grand Bassa County for decades, until 1984 when the late President Samuel Kanyon Doe, then Chairman of the People’s Redemption Council (PRC), declared Rivercess a county.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
GARDAI have confirmed that Polish national Bogdan Michalkiawicz was murdered.The 41-year-old man who came to start a new life in Letterkenny in 2005 and was let down for a job was found battered to death on Wednesday.At a press conference at Letterkenny Garda Station today, Inspector Michael Harrison said: “It has been confirmed he suffered a brutal death and this case has been upgraded to a murder investigation. “It would be no exaggeration to say that his death was horrific.”Mr Michalkiawicz was part of a group of workers who found themselves stranded when they arrived in Ireland from Poland in 2005.The men arrived here with the promise of three months’ work but found themselves stranded without jobs or money.The 13 Polish and four Latvian men, ranging in age from 18 to 54, had travelled to Letterkenny after accepting an offer of work on a building site. But after a week they were told that there was no more work.The dead man’s brother Tomasz found him yesterday at 11am at Westside Apartments. Bogdan had last been seen 48 hours earlier around lunchtime on Monday.Garda Inspector Harrison asked anyone who can help the case to call 07491 67100.He said at the press conference: “Bogden was last seen outside his apartment at 15 Westside, Lower Main Street, Letterkenny at lunchtime on Monday 13th May.“Westside is location between Lower Main Street and Pearse Road. We believe he was in the vicinity of his apartment all weekend. His body was found on Wednesday morning at 11am. It is now being confirmed by the Assistant State Pathologist that Bogden Michalkiawich suffered a brutal death and this is now being upgraded to a murder investigation. “The reason why we are here is to appeal for information from members of the public, both Irish and Non National communities living in Letterkenny to contact Gardai on any unusual or suspicious activity they may have seen or heard in the apartment block at Westside or the surrounding area over the weekend 10th – 13th May.“Anyone with information can make contact with the Gardai at Letterkenny 074 9167100 or alternatively on the Garda Confidential number by calling 1800 666 111 or they can simply call in person to Letterkenny Garda Station.”CONFIRMED: MURDER VICTIM BOGDAN SUFFERED HORRIFIC INJURIES was last modified: May 17th, 2013 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)Tags:CONFIRMED: MURDER VICTIM BOGDAN SUFFERED HORRIFIC INJURIES
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The Trojans are No. 1 in both the USA Today coaches’ poll and the Harris Interactive poll, which make up two-thirds of the team’s BCS grade. A compilation of six computer rankings account for the other third, with the highest and lowest ranking for each team being dropped. While the two-time defending national champion Trojans hold a comfortable lead in the polls, the computers love Texas. The Longhorns were the top team in five of the computer rankings and second in the other. Virginia Tech is still in third, but even farther back than last week. The Hokies have a BCS average of .9162, leaving them .0592 behind the Trojans. They were .0524 out of second place last week. Georgia (.8679) and Alabama (.8513) are next, holding their spots from last week. UCLA (.7384) moved up three places to sixth, putting the nation’s six unbeaten teams at the front of the BCS standings. Miami (.7114), LSU (.7065), Penn State (.6450) and Florida State (.5735) round out the top 10. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Texas is No. 1 _ in Bowl Championship Series standings. The Longhorns slipped past USC into first place Monday by virtue of a stellar showing in the BCS computer rankings. Texas, which was second last week, has a BCS average of .9763. Now second-place USC grades out at .9756. The top two teams in the final standings play in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 4 for the BCS title.