Cape Palmas High in Ruins

first_imgThe leading school in Maryland County, which bears the name of the provincial capital, Harper High, is reported to be in ruins, causing the school to be relocated to a locality that appears not to be conducive for learning.The principal of the school, Barbayon K. Bartue, told the Daily Observer in Harper City that the relocation of the school is hampering smooth learning activities, where students can no longer sit in class because the present campus is not fenced.He said whenever the building is renovated it is destroyed in less than a year, making it necessary for the relocation of the school.“Storms always damage the building every season and even some of the walls are hanging, which we cannot afford to be under,” he said.“The Harper High School has been dilapidated for years, but nothing much has been done to have the building rehabilitated,” he explained.The school is located at the bank of Lake Shepard, where most of the trees have been washed away by the sea.There is a small level of renovation going on, but the progress is so slow that, if no good intervention from the government is made, the school will not be available for the next academic year, the principal said.Reports suggest that the county has not been able to convene a County Council Sitting this year.Some local officials who spoke to this reporter on condition of anonymity explained that the county council was held, but they did not have a quorum, owing to the absence of some officials that he did not name.But Superintendent Betsy T. Kuoh–Toe of Maryland County refuted the claim, saying that the December 1, 2015 County Council Sitting was well attended and decisions were reached by delegates.Concerning the renovation of the school, she said a construction firm has been hired to do the renovation, mainly on the roof, which is her main focus.She added that to avoid renovating the school every year, they have decided to buy durable zinc for the roofing so as to resist the sea, which causes damage to the roof after every renovation. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DONEGAL REPORTER’S KILLER HAS SENTENCE DATE CHANGED

first_imgThe sentencing of the killer of Donegal journalist Eugene Moloney has been moved – because it falls on the anniversary of his death.Gary Burch, 21, of Kennington Close, Templeogue in Dublin has admitted the unlawful killing of the Inishowen-born reporter on June 24th, 2012.The date ofr sentence had been set but the prosecution said this had to b changed for “obvious reasons.” Burch will now be sentenced on June 17th.DONEGAL REPORTER’S KILLER HAS SENTENCE DATE CHANGED was last modified: March 8th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:EUGENE MOLONEYGary Burchkillerlast_img read more

‘A perfect friend and team-mate’ – tributes pour in for ‘special’ Pat Shovelin

first_imgThe Donegal captain, Michael Murphy, led the tributes to ‘a perfect friend and team-mate’ Pat Shovelin, who died yesterday evening, aged 41.A native of Ardara, he lost his battle with cholangiocarcinoma, the rare form of cancer he had been fighting since early 2017.Pat is survived by his wife, Chrissie, and two young boys, Ethan (5) and Tom (22 months). He was the goalkeeping coach for the Donegal senior football team during Jim McGuinness’s reign as manager.He was also involved with McGuinness at Under-21 level and this year was the goalkeeping coach for the Donegal Under-21s, who won the Ulster Under-21 title.The tributes have been pouring in for a man described in a statement by the Donegal County Board as ‘special’ and a ‘genuine soul’.@patshovelin1 you will be hugely missed. Always loyal and forever positive no matter what the situation. A perfect friend and teammate. RIP pic.twitter.com/s1yOoiIM7b— Michael Murphy (@murphm95) October 21, 2017 Great words for a great man. Thanks for everything Pat. Great character and great person. RIP Pat. https://t.co/V6GTXuEIu2— neil gallagher (@neilgerardgalla) October 21, 2017 Horrible news to get of the sad passing of @patshovelin1 one of life’s true gentlemen who fought the good fight. Left his mark on the hills.— Éamonn Ó Dochartaigh (@eamonn_doherty) October 22, 2017 Extremely sad news about @patshovelin1 great person & great friend. He will be hugely missed. Thoughts and prayers are with his family. RIP— Ryan McHugh (@McHughRyan) October 21, 2017 One of a kind so many memories @patshovelin1 gone but never forgotten…💚💛— martin mcelhinney (@rooskey14) October 21, 2017 RIP to our good friend Pat Shovlin ,will be sorely missed, was a pleasure to work with ya.— neil mcgee (@Niallmacaoidh) October 21, 2017 A sad evening. RIP Pat Shovelin… No 1 in the hearts of all at CLG Ard an Ratha and so many others too. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam pic.twitter.com/kOHQSa2GY4— Ardara GAA (@ArdaraGAA) October 21, 2017 Bad night for Harps but perspective brought by passing of Pat Shovelin. Only met him once but enough to see why he was so admired. RIP.— Aidan Campbell (@aidocampbell) October 22, 2017 Bad night for Harps but perspective brought by passing of Pat Shovelin. Only met him once but enough to see why he was so admired. RIP.— Aidan Campbell (@aidocampbell) October 22, 2017 ‘A perfect friend and team-mate’ – tributes pour in for ‘special’ Pat Shovelin was last modified: October 22nd, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:ArdaraDeclan BonnerJim McGuinnessPat Shovelinlast_img read more