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Senate Receives National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority Bill

first_imgLiberian fishing boats (Credit: Environmental Justice Foundation)President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has submitted to the Liberian Senate for enactment a Bill titled: An Act to Amend Title 23, Natural Resources Law, Liberian Code Revised by Repealing Subchapter B, Fish Resources and to amend title 30, Public Authorities Law to create the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority.The Bureau of Fisheries has been under the Ministry of Agriculture, until it was recently transferred to the Liberia Maritime Authority under an Executive Order.In her communication dated June 24, 2017, President Sirleaf noted the object of the Act is to ensure the long-term management, conservation, development and sustainable use of the fisheries and aquaculture resources and related ecosystems for the benefit of the people.“As you are aware, the Fisheries and aquaculture sectors have the potential to make an enduring and significant contribution to the development, economy and wellbeing of the nation. However, there have been challenges in harnessing the resources associated with these sectors,” President Sirleaf noted.President Sirleaf expounded on the existence of need to establish an appropriate framework for the formulation of policy and the transparent and accountable management of the fisheries and aquaculture sectors.This Act, President Sirleaf noted, “will address the ongoing need to comprehensively regulate and control fishing and related activities within the areas under national jurisdiction to illegal fishing and related activities. It will also enforce applicable conservation and management measures within and beyond the Fisheries Waters in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Liberia and its obligations under regional fisheries management organizations or arrangements and international law.”When passed into law, President Sirleaf assured it will facilitate the management and development of the fisheries and aquaculture resources for the benefit of the Liberian people, “most especially those communities whose livelihood depend on these resources.”Immediately after the communication was read, a motion was proffered to send it to the relevant committees with the Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries as lead committee.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Sister Sara’s announce exciting line-up for Letterkenny Folk Festival

first_imgLetterkenny will be hopping with music and cultural event this weekend as the International Folk Festival is revived for its 50th year. And Sister Sara’s on Port Road will be a hotspot for the celebrations, as they join the folk festivities with a top weekend line-up. From Thursday the 22nd to Sunday 25th August there will be live music, entertainment and food each day.The party begins on Thursday night with the Peach&Mesh DJs taking over Sara’s Club from 11.30pm til late.On Friday, the fantastic Sailor Bill will be rocking the bar from 11pm.DJ Keith Fletcher is on the decks this Saturday will all the best tunes from 10.30pm and free admission to the late bar. Sunday will be a fun day at Sister Sara’s, with live music from 7pm followed by the fantastic Martin Cuffe and Off the Kuff from 9pm.And Sara’s Kitchen will be open every day serving good food while you enjoy the live sports and music.Grab lunch, dinner or light bites at the restaurant, with great offers and specials available.Sara’s Kitchen is open 4-9pm Monday to Thursday 12.30-9pm Friday to Sunday.Friday night is ladies night and, every Sunday, Sister Sara’s do two courses for €15 and kids eat half price!For more info or bookings, just call (074) 912 2238 Follow @sistersaras on FacebookCheck out the Sunday lunch menu here:Every Sunday Sister Sara’s do two courses for €15 and kids eat half price.Sara’s Kitchen Value Lunch Menu available all weekFriday night is Ladies NightSister Sara’s announce exciting line-up for Letterkenny Folk Festival was last modified: August 21st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:EntertainmentLetterkenny Folk Festivalsara’s kitchenSister Sara’sWeekendlast_img read more

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Another security official held in Tripura journalists’ murder probe

first_imgThe Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday arrested a security official in connection with its probe into the murder of two journalists in separate incidents in 2017. Swarupananda Biswas, Assistant Commandant in the 2nd battalion of paramilitary Tripura State Rifles (TSR), is the second senior officer arrested after former battalion Commandant Tapan Debbarma, for their alleged involvement in the killing of journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik.Sudip Datta Bhowmik, a reporter with Bengali daily Syandan, was shot dead inside the office of Commandant Tapan Debbarman at R.K. Nagar, near Agartala, when the former went to a paramilitary campus to on a professional assignment. The other journalist Santanu Bhowmik, who was working for a local television channel was lynched to death while covering a road blockade agitation at Mandwai, 25 kms east of Agartala.After it assumed office in March 2018, the BJP-led coalition government in the State handed both the investigations to the CBI. Journalists’ organisations had been continuously holding street protests to press for probe by the central agency.The police and the CBI had made several arrests in connection with the murders but almost all the accused were released on bail. The CBI recently intensified its investigation after Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb spoke to Home Minister Amit Shah.last_img read more

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