Executive Mansion Reporters Want Finance Minister to: ‘Talk to the President for Us’

first_imgAs the term of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf elapses, the group of journalists covering the President, under the banner “Executive Mansion Press Team” on February 20, 2017 cried on the Minister of Finance Boima Kamara to talk on their behalf to get some benefit from the president, before she leaves office.In what appeared like a press conference with the Minister, later turned into private discussion with Minister Boima at the Jackie’s Guest House in Ganta, the journalists complained that they have covered the president a lot, but yet to get the require benefits to boast of tomorrow.Samukai Dukuly of Power TV said for too long we have been covering the president, but we are yet to benefit anything tangible as reporters assigned to the president.“As young men like us, well respected personalities in the government, we want you to intervene and talk to the President so she can think about us,” he said.Varney Kamara of New Democrat Newspaper said, “We have been covering the president for the past 12 years, but we have nothing to boast of as reporters covering Executive Mansion.”They talked about not being allowed or being given the opportunity to travel with the president on some of her trips abroad. The rest of the reporters at the conference, buttressed their colleagues’ statements, calling for Minister Kamara to intervene to get just benefit from their respective duties as reporters assigned to cover the president.In response, Minister Kamara told them to forward their requests to the Minister of State, Hon. Sylvester Grisgbe, who is the proper authority that could address their concerns.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgSt Eunan’s U14 Camogie team celebrate their winST EUNAN’S camogs have lifted another All-Ireland Féile title today.The club’s U14 girls were taking part in the annual all-Ireland tournament in Tipperary and Waterford this weekend.Having won both their Shield quarter-final and semi-final on Saturday evening, the girls managed by Joe Kealy went into today’s final against Waterford club Cappoquin as underdogs. But the girls showed incredible heart and spirit to win 1-02 to no score in the showdown in Monroe this morning, with Joe’s daughter Maria Kealy getting all three scores – not a bad Father’s Day present!Mentors and managers thanked their hosts Kilruane McDonaghs in the beautiful Tipperary village of Cloughjordan.It’s the second year in a row that the Letterkenny club has lifted silverware at the John West Féile na nGael.  ST EUNAN’S CAMOGIE GIRLS LAND ALL-IRELAND FÉILE TITLE was last modified: June 19th, 2016 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:CappoquinCloughjordanJohn West Féile na nGaelKilruane McDonaghsSt Eunanslast_img read more

Portland man accused of drugging women at parties

first_imgPORTLAND — A Portland computer technology specialist is jailed facing charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted four women he met at parties.The Oregonian reports that 43-year-old Marlin Brandt Pohlman was arrested Wednesday at the Portland airport as he returned from a trip to Thailand.Detectives suspect he gave women LSD, ecstasy, and laughing gas. They also suspect in at least one case he used an autoinjector — a spring-loaded medical syringe.Police searched his home Wednesday and seized chemicals for testing.Pohlman was booked on charges that include kidnapping and rape.last_img