The Demerara Harbour Bridge will again undertake substantial maintenance works similar in nature to those it had undergone earlier in the year. This time, work will be done to the eastern half in the third quarter of 2016.These works will be done to the retractor span, which allows large marine vessels to go up and down the river, and will last four to fiveDHBC General Manager Rawlston Adamsdays.The extra-large pontoons at the retractor span will be replaced. This will result in the bridge being closed to marine traffic for that period.Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation (DHBC) General Manager Rawlston Adams told the Government Information Agency (GINA): “Only one half of the bridge will be opened to allow large vessels to pass.”“We’re awaiting the delivery of a second pontoon to do exactly the same work on the western end of the bridge so once the pontoon is delivered, which should be some time in the third quarter in the year, we will execute that work,” Adams said.The sum of $150 million will be spent on the bridge for continued maintenance this year.On July 8, the DHBC received Cabinet’s approval for $51 million to be spent to rehabilitate pontoons and fabricate buoys, Adams noted. “We are currently awaiting approval from the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board to forward to Cabinet for us to start other works.”Additionally, Adams pointed out that there continued to be an increase in traffic on the bridge which would not change, “until something more happens in terms of building … another bridge”.He further explained that as the economy grows, more persons are relocating to Region Three. “They buy /import new vehicles, increasing traffic, and that poses a challenge to us with respect to traffic management.”However, the Corporation’s approach to managing the increased traffic is to engage the Guyana Police Force for its assistance in traffic management, getting timely information to the public and asking commuters to try as much as possible to be on time before the bridge retractions.In April 2016, the DHBC was closed for six hours, for maintenance works on a pontoon which had to be changed as part of a menu of works that has to be completed during the course of this year.The bridge is a vital link for commuters between Regions Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) and Four (Demerara-Mahaica).
????????????????????????????????????Repossession of house lots…citizens, mostly the poor, who are still unable to complete construction on their homes on house lots allocated by the government, are calling on the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) to “show mercy” and reconsider its decision to repossess unoccupied house lots.Some land owners told Guyana Times the decision is inconsiderate and may have been taken without proper consultations, since those who are unable to occupy are the poorer class in society.According to the allottees, the CH&PA should take into consideration the financial situations of many families, as well as the current cost of building a house.One land owner, Sarah Williams, currently squatting on a government reserve, explained that while she was allocated a low income house lot in 2013, she spent all of her savings to pay for it. As such, she had no money to commence the construction of her house.“Right now, me got three children’ fuh send to school and it nah easy. Me husband does do labour work and me does do cleaning fuh people. Between the two ah we, we barely managing fuh survive, much less fuh start build,” the woman explained.She related that she plans to commence construction when her eldest child completes secondary school, as the family by then may be in a better financial position.“We plan fuh start the building as soon as meh big daughter done school next year. She could pick up a lil’ wuk and help run the house and the father and me gon see fuh put money fuh the house. Ah just begging fuh them nah tek’ back the land yet. We can’t live in this squatting dam all the days ah we life,” she lamented.Meanwhile, Sally Deonarine, a landowner who currently resides with her mother, explained that she shares a similar plight. The woman explained that while she has had her housing plan drawn and began constructing the foundation of her house; works were put on hold as she is currently experiencing financial difficulties. “My only child and I live with my mother. I started the basic construction works like laying out the foundation and digging it. But I am a vendor and business slow down for the longest while so I had to halt construction cause the money wasn’t coming,” she stated.Jai Singh, a cane harvester at Wales Estate explained that he too is in receipt of a house lot which is located in the Belle West Housing Scheme, West Bank Demerara, but due to issues with employment, he was forced to use the savings that were set aside for the construction of his house to maintain his family.“Bai, it nat easy having to maintain three school-age children, run a house an build a house. Cane cutters don’t make no kind ah money. Right now meh living with meh wife family but ah want mek somewhere fuh meh children call they own. I cyah do duh right now, but ah still got time. Is just up to the people at Housing fuh show lil mercy and leff we alone,” he stated.Earlier this week, Chairman of CH&PA Hamilton Green revealed that repossession of lands will commence immediately after completion of an analysis of the situation. It was explained that CH&PA has finalised the list of defaulters and has commenced dispatching letters to landowners, informing them of government’s intention to repossess the house lots while encouraging them to occupy their land.It was disclosed that thousands of persons are affected by this move, given that only 60 per cent of all the lands allocated have been occupied.Green stated that the Housing Authority would “not tolerate defaulters” within the housing sector, especially those who have been in possession of the government issued lands for a number of years, but are yet to begin construction.“If you gave a house lot to an individual and it’s been there and he is not using it for a number of years without good reason… let somebody else get it,” he stated.He further related that those persons who no longer wish to have these plots of land or build on them can return the land to the CH&PA and they would be reimbursed for it.
Against the backdrop of the Liberian government’s announcement that it would “consider cremating” (burning) the corpses of those who have died from the deadly Ebola virus, the burial team from the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH/SW) on Saturday dumped at least 45 bodies in Kissi Camp, near the Kpeh-kpeh Town Community, Upper Johnsonville, just northwest of the City of Paynesville. Guarded by a heavily armed platoon of the Liberian Army as well as Police Support Unit (PSU) officers from the Liberia National Police, two mini trucks conveyed the corpses to the west bank of the Kpanwein River to be dropped off in mass graves dug by a hired yellow machine.The Kpanwein River connects the Kpeh-Kpeh Town Community to Whein Town in the east and Chicken Soup Factory on Somalia Drive in the west, as well as Upper and Lower Johnsonville and many other communities.Since the first truckload of corpses arrived Saturday, residents of Johnsonville have vehemently rejected the use of their community to dispose of the bodies. According to Kpeh-Kpeh Town Chief Joseph S. Karway, the community’s main concern is that the plot of land where the graves have been dug is a wetland on the bank of a river that is a source of water for many surrounding communities. They fear that their wells – from which they get water for drinking and domestic use – will get contaminated, exposing them to other diseases. Furthermore, the land designated for the disposal of the corpses is privately owned, with cornerstones conspicuously planted and marked. One of the landowners, a businessman named Mr. Cole, said he was never contacted regarding the use of the piece of land he had purchased with a probated deed for his son, Joseph F. Dolo (cornerstone marked: JFD). “I’m not asking them to pay me [money] for my land. I’m going to take the authorities to task for illegally using my land to bury dead bodies,” he said.Enraged that they had not been informed that their community would play host to such a burial site given the implications involved, youth from Kpeh-kpeh Town and nearby communities started felling trees across the road, denying passage to the vehicles en route to bury the dead. The PSU responded with brutal action which turned bloody for some of the resistant residents. The police were backed by troops of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) commanded by 1st Lieutenant Alloycious Quaye of the Military Police Unit (MP).1st Lt Quaye told the Daily Observer that the AFL’s duty was to provide ‘security’ for the yellow machine and other government vehicles that were assigned with the process of burying the bodies in the area.”But in the process, some residents who tried to put up resistance to the process — identified as Carey Daniel, Sheriff, Armstrong, and few other persons, among them, a couple, Prince and Patience Yormie — were allegedly brutalized by the LNP officers.For his part, Johnsonville Township Commissioner, Melvin Bettie, told the Daily Observer that he was indirectly connected to the dumping of the bodies, because, when approached by the MOH/SW authorities, he could not immediately provide a burial site for the corpses.According to him, he was not the one who ordered the execution of the burial exercise, but “because of my job, I assigned the Land Commissioner, Michael Taylor, to supervise the process.”Mr. Taylor is yet to comment regarding his involvement.While it is not yet clear exactly who authorized the burial of the Ebola corpses in that location, this is a glaring example of the Liberian government’s lack of coordination and capacity to handle the effects of the Ebola epidemic. The yellow machine broke down after a few graves were dug and, as a result, several other bodies were left floating in holes of water, not properly buried. The corpses, according to our security source, were those collected from several other local hospitals including the ones picked up from the ELWA Hospital, particularly at the Ebola ‘Quarantine’ Unit.The corpses were accompanied by corresponding plywood pegs bearing their respective names, ages and dates of death. However, the pegs were left scattered on the ground with no apparent attempt to mark the graves of the deceased.Among the corpses deposited there is that of the late Dr. Patrick Nshamdze, 57, who expired on August 1, 2014. He was a Cameroonian and the Chief Administrator of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Hospital in Congo Town, Monrovia. Others include: Vivian Pewe, 24; Joyce Paul, 28; John Forkpah, 27; Musu Johnson, 39, Sister Shalor, 35; Gerald K. Kollie, 45; Joe Gbozeh, 50; Mercy Dahn, 35; James D. Paul, 35; Joy Moses, 58; Augustine Jalo, 45; Isatu Joe, 20; Mamie S. Kparteh, 29; and Edward K. Brown, 63; Lusu Fayia, 60; Hawa Sirleaf, 24; Krubo Carter; 17, Korpo E. Kollie, 25; and Kollie Klemie, 60; among others. They all died at various locations reportedly of the Ebola-like symptoms between July 29 and August 1, 2014.Up to press time last night, the Observer reliably learnt that authorities of the MOH/SW were transporting more corpses to the site for dumping.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Illegal border crossings at the Liberia-Guinea border is becoming alarming and state security appear to be unable to control it.The illegal crossings intensified due to the closure of the Liberia-Guinea border since the Ebola outbreak began to escalate in the Mano River countries in July 2014.Even though the main border points are said to still be closed, there are many smaller crossing points especially beginning from Ganta to Yekepa that are still active.Around the Ganta main border, there are about four illegal border points with active traffic, including the daily smuggling of goods taking place.Gasoline, rice and other commodities are said to be smuggled into Guinea in huge quantities, while at the same time the smugglers bring in cotton and other agricultural produce to Liberia.During a visit by this reporter to one of the illegal crossing points around the Ganta Community called Glanyeelu on 17th January, there was a lot of cross-border activity on the Liberian side of the border while on the Guinean side, illegal traders, including some Guinean security, were seen with goods such as petroleum products, crossing them over from Liberia.The actual controllers of these crossing points are yet to be identified, but upon the visit of this reporter to the crossing points, several youth were seen in work clothes close to the crossing points, which nearby residents noticed as the youth involved in crossing smugglers with the consent of the security assigned in Ganta.Even though the youth couldn’t tell me what really they were doing there at that time, one of them said, “Presently, we are not doing anything so every day we come here to do our hustle.”The City of Ganta extends as far as the border with Guinea, which makes it hard for the security to track down the smuggling and the illegal crossings.Every day containers of gasoline, rice and other commodities from Ganta are seen in large quantities on vehicles or motorcycles heading for the Guinea border, but how they can get to the border without the consent of the security is yet to be established.On 23rd January, the Immigration, with support from the Gbarnga Hub, raided several illegal crossing points around Ganta and seized huge quantities of goods (agriculture produce) from smugglers.The next day the goods were turned over to the Customs authorities at the Ganta main border for duty payment, something the custom authorities had been carrying on whenever goods from Guinea are seized by security operatives working in Ganta since the government closed the border.However, the head of the joint security in Ganta, Maj. Betty Benson, has said that those who operate crossing points were the locals and they were doing so illegally without any regard for authority.She said whenever they raid them and destroy their rafts, the next day they would open another area and begin crossing people again at their own will.Illegal crossings since the closure of the border, led to the recent spill over of Ebola to Yekepa in December last year where the two main victims subsequently succumbed to the deadly disease at the Ganta ETU.Since the closure of the border, illegal border crossing has been ongoing along the Liberia – Guinea border daily.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Coach William Pennoh’s boys have for the second time in a week defeated Arab Fofana’s side in the opening of the 2015 President’s Cup.Keitrace FC booked its first slot for the semi finals when she whipped Aries FC 4-2 yesterday at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.Last Friday, Aries also bowed to Keitrace 4-2, but in a lottery shootout, after 1-1 draw.Keitrace’s striker Mohammed Diallo netted the first goal of the tournament in the 12th minute and Aries responded after the break in the 66th minute by Richard Togba.Keitrace’s trio, John Jaisay, Fred Brooks and Chris Jackson increased the tally and Aries’ Dweh Allison got the second goal.Barrolle forfeited their yesterday’s encounter to Invincible Eleven without showing up for the game.In today’s games, Watanga will host Gardnersville at 12pm, Nimba United meets Holder FC at 2:00pm and BYC II faces NPA Anchors at 4:00pmShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The death is announced of Mr. Shadrach K. Walker, which sad event occurred on February 28, 2015 at the Lakpazee, Monrovia home of his son Jefferson.He was in his 78th year.Mr. Walker began his professional career in 1969 as administrative assistant to the comptroller of the University of Liberia. It was at UL that he spent most of his professional life. He later became director of the UL bookstore and later as director of the University Stores. In 1982 he was appointed UL director of transport, a position in which he served until 1989, when he became UL legal officer.At the outbreak of the civil war Shadrach joined his wife and children in the United States. When his health began to fail he returned to Liberia in 2010.Shadrach Kona Walker was born on December 1, 1937 in Royesville, unto the union of Mr. Thomas Walker and his wife Jenna.Shadrach attended the St. Patrick’s Elementary School, where he graduated in 1955 as president of the class. His classmates included Counselor Stephen B. (Bill) Dunbar, Kona Beysolow, A.F. and B.F. Ashong, Dr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh, Lionel (Bliss) Keller, Jonathan Nimley and Kenneth Y. Best. Also in the class were the late Anthony A. Ajavon, Courtney Whisnant and his older brother Lester, Kofa Boe, Winston Henries, Samuel Seibo, Arthur B. Collins, James de Toles and many others. Rufus M. Darpoh and Jonathan Nimley were also earlier members of the class, but they received double promotions in the sixth grade and therefore graduated with the eighth grade class of 1954.After graduation from the eighth grade, Shadrach entered St. Patrick’s High School, where he graduated in 1959. The following year he entered the University of Liberia, earning the Bachelor’s in Political Science. He later attended the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law where he took the Bachelor of Law degree.In 1968 Shadrach was wedded to Ms. Lucinda Glover of Kakata, Margibi County. This union was blessed with several children, including the eldest son Jefferson Walker, who followed his father as a UL administrator, serving now as director of plant operation.Shadrach, like his foster father, Counselor Lawrence A. Morgan, became a Counselor-at-law and for many years served the Morgan, Grimes and Harmon Law Firm at Lynch Street, Monrovia.His son, Shadrach Walker, Jr., predeceased him. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lucinda Walker, Mrs. Massa Walker Brown, Mrs. Miamaline Johnson, Kona, Lady Rosemarie, Mrs. Miata Griffiths, Mrs. Jebbeh Jangaba, Mrs. Tenneh Tolbert, Korpo, Kpamu, Fatu and Evelyn Walker. The body will be removed from the Samuel A. Stryker Funeral Parlor on late Friday afternoon, March 27, 2015 and taken to Trinity Cathedral on Broad Street, Monrovia for wake keeping beginning at 6 o’clock p.m. The funeral rites will be said at the same church at 10 o’clock a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015. Interment will follow immediately at the Kaiser Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Brewerville.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Even though favorable reports are coming from the three Ebola affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone with Liberia having no confirmed case for the past 26 or more days, President Barack Obama has stressed that the United States cannot be complacent as this deadly disease is “unpredictable.”President Obama made the assertion in the cabinet room at the White House in Washington, D.C. while meeting with the three West African leaders, Presidents Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Alpha Conde, and Ernest Bai Koroma of the Ebola affected countries.Against this backdrop, Obama said the international community needs to remain fully engaged in partnership with the three countries, expressing the need for rebuilding of their health systemas to meet daily needs.“We have to be vigilant, and the international community has to remain fully engaged in a partnership with these three countries until there are no cases of Ebola in these countries. Health systems also have to be rebuilt to meet daily needs — vaccines for measles, delivering babies safely, treating HIV/AIDS and malaria. And with our Global Health Security Agenda, we intend to do more to prevent future epidemics,” the President stressed.The economic breakdown caused by the Ebola crisis in the three countries also matters to President Obama as the international community helps to eradicate the disease.In this vein, President Obama said, “So the Ebola epidemic has been also an economic crisis. That’s part of the reason why these three presidents are here. “They’re going to be meeting with a number of the multilateral institutions — the IMF and World Bank here in Washington. Theirs is the challenge of restoring markets and agricultural growth, promoting investment and development.” He assured the three West African leaders that as they meet with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank to strategize in bringing economic recovery to their respective countries, he was also looking forward to hearing from them on how the United States can assist in the recovery process.“So I’m going to be looking forward to hearing from them on how the United States can stand shoulder to shoulder with them to work hard to take this crisis and turn it into an opportunity to rebuild even stronger than before: To strengthen administrative systems, public health systems, to continue the work that they’ve done in rooting out corruption, reinforcing democratic institutions — all of which will be the foundation stones for long-term progress and prosperity.” He, however, expressed that with just 40 cases now in both Guinea and Sierra Leone with Liberia having zero case, it is a great progress in fighting the disease and he commended the leaders for their efforts.He also acknowledged the US role in leading the global fight against the disease and extended condolences on behalf of the people of the United States and in his own name.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) has officially launched the Compliant Traders Program (CTP) that will provide better business opportunities and services to large importers and exporters with strong tax compliance. The CTP is consistent with the LRA’s strategic objectives to facilitate legitimate trade and collect lawful revenue.Speaking recently at the launching ceremonies held at the LRA Headquarters, Mrs. Decontee King-Sackie, Deputy Commissioner General for Technical Affairs stated that the LRA was doing this “In recognition of traders/importers’ compliance and to promote voluntary self-compliance”.Mrs. King-Sackie said the program “seeks to provide trade facilitation benefits to those importers/ taxpayers with strong history of compliant behavior through the ASYCUDA Selectivity Program”.ASYCUDA is a computerized customs management system which covers most foreign trade procedures. The system handles manifests and customs declarations, accounting procedures, and generates trade data that can be used for statistical economic analysis.At least 43 companies were selected to commence the program. They include 25 of the largest importers and 18 concessionaires. The launch was attended by the major importers and exporters as well as top business entrepreneurs. The Compliance Traders Program will specifically benefit businesses that show compliant behaviors such as ensuring that all their imports and exports are fully aligned with the governing rules through availability of records, and are fully compliant with domestic tax payment and filing requirements on a timely and accurate basis, a press release said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
After training for six months for the ECOWAS Jr. Championship that recently concluded in Gambia (June 11-12), twelve Liberian athletes were told weeks before their departure that there was no money to send them to Banjul, Gambia.“It was difficult for the athletes after preparing for the championship and later get to know that the Liberian government could not afford to foot the trip,” Coach Samuel Cooper told the Daily Observer in an interview yesterday. He said he took the eleven athletes through a vigorous training in the various departments of track and field, and it came as a shock to the delegation that there was no money for the trip to The Gambia.Cooper said the delegation included eleven athletes and a coach, and they wanted to build on their achievement in 2002, when they won nine medals at the Cotonou, Benin Jr. Championships.Cooper said his team was prepared to compete in several heats, including 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 3,000m, 5,000m, long jump, shot put, 4×4 relay and 4×1 relay.He named the athletes as Jenora Neufville; Laveline Tolbert; Richard Mayango; Cornelius Pennoh; Sunnyboy Barcon; Abraham Harris; Andrew Kpehe; Anis Faraj; Marcox Sackie; Lucy Massaquoi; and Princess Duah.Cooper said a round trip ticket to and from Banjul was US$974, and with eleven athletes and a coach amounted to US$11,688.He said the athletes are downhearted because they feel that the Liberian government does not pay much attention to any other sport other than soccer; and while the government is prepared to spend any amount of money on the soccer team, it is not willing to do the same for track and field and other sporting disciplines.Commenting on the soccer team’s recent disappointment against Togo, he said, the government provided money to bring 19 footballers from abroad, which amounted to thousands of dollars. He regretted that the government is not prepared to do the same for track and field athletes, calling it a shame.“What has soccer done for us that we must continue to overlook other important sports?” Cooper noted. “The Ministry of Youth & Sports must create conditions for better support to any national team in the country.”He said if the Liberian government had paid as much attention to track and field, and even boxing, Liberia would have brought home precious honors.Cooper made reference to Jamaica’s 100m sprint champion, Usain Bolt, whose achievements on the track have elevated his country to international status, and has made track and field a national past time.“When are we going to have heroes from other sports since soccer has always failed us? Our sports officials must rethink and be determined to provide financial support to other sports that could bring honor to Liberia,” Cooper said.Cooper appealed to sports officials to remember that there are various sporting disciplines in the country that should not be left to die because of soccer.He said the eleven athletes who could not attend the ECOWAS Games due to lack of financial support are people who are prepared to die to raise Liberia’s image regionally and internationally, once they are supported materially and financially.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Suspect Jonathan Williams responding to investigative questions from LNP investigators in Monrovia over the weekendJonathan Williams, the prime suspect in the death of Super FM TV cameraman Tyron Browne, has told police investigators that he killed the journalist in ‘self-defense’ after the journalist reportedly refused to leave his residence when asked to do so on the evening of Sunday, April 15.Williams told police at the headquarters of the Liberia National Police (LNP) over the weekend that Tyron Browne (now deceased) posed a threat to him and his nieces when he allegedly refused to identify himself, while in the vicinity.Although he did not clearly explain what threat Browne actually posed to him and his nieces, he told LNP investigators that he and the late Browne engaged in a physical fight but in the end, he stabbed him with a knife.He admitted that after killing Browne, he conveyed his remains in his vehicle and deposited it at a site where people could see and identify him, which was at the Kingdom Care School on Du-port Road.He said he phoned his lawyer, Cllr. Cyril Jones shortly after he committed the murder. However, he did not disclose the detail of his conversation with Cllr. Jones.“I am entitled to a lawyer,” he told the LNP investigators.What is conflicting in Williams’ admission is that he earlier said upon his arrest on Friday, April 20, that the victim collapsed at the front of his gate and that he (Williams) went back indoors. But when he was asked further by LNP Chief of Traffic Meekie Gray to clarify where he took the body, he said, “I took the body somewhere so that it could be seen.”Later, police spokesperson Moses Carter explained that suspect Williams did not point finger at the government or anyone else of being his accomplice or chief architect in the murder of Browne.“There were too many assumptions and finger-pointing at the government of being responsible for the death of journalist Browne, but we are glad that the prime suspect is in our custody and undergoing investigation,” Carter said.“Our investigators have made a breakthrough by arresting the prime suspect,” he told reporters at a press conference on Friday.Journalist Tyron Brown, whose body was found at 3a.m yesterdayHe said even though investigation is still ongoing to determine the circumstances that led to the death of the journalist, suspect Williams said that on the evening hours of Sunday, April 15, at about 9p.m., one of his relatives, Alice Utee, who stays with him in his house at Du-port Road, informed him of a strange individual that had knocked at his door.He claimed that when the individual was asked to reveal his identity, he refused to do so, thereby instilling fear in the occupants, and they thought he was an armed robber.According to Alice Utee, when they asked who was outside the door, the victim was alleged to have said, “Look at the door, you will see who it is.”This alleged response from journalist Browne, Utee said, instilled fear in her. So she went to the living room where her sister, Edwina Utee was watching a Filipino movie and informed her.Carter quoted investigators as saying that the two went to find out who the individual was, but according to them, Browne did not disclose his identity again.After those brief scenes, Carter said the two young ladies called on their uncle Williams, who came out with a knife and asked Tyron as to who he had come to see. But Browne was reported to have said that he did not go there to see anyone.He noted that Williams allegedly asked Tyron, “Can you leave because you are trespassing on my compound, but Browne reportedly replied, “If I don’t leave what will you do?”“Williams said he chose to push journalist Browne out of his premises, but Browne strongly resisted. He told our investigators that he and Browne got into a scuffle and in the process, Browne knocked his head against the wall. It was then that he stabbed Browne,” Carter said.He said Williams told investigators that he did not know where journalist Browne went after he stabbed him. But when he and his nieces (Alice and Edwina) made a follow-up, two feet from their house they found the journalist lying down.According to Williams, it was then that Edwina confirmed that Browne was her casual friend that she had known for some years.“She told our investigators that Browne motivated her over the years and the last time they saw each other was in November last year,” he said, adding that she told police that she knew Browne from around the Du-port Road market.Carter said Williams told investigators that after realizing that Brown was dead, he called on a male friend, who had returned from his security guard service work, to help him put the body of Browne in an Infiniti Pathfinder Jeep. Later, they dropped the body at the Kingdom Care in Du-port Road where the deceased could be identified.The management of Super Communications Network, owner and operator of Super FM/TV has meanwhile commended the LNP for the arrest of suspect Jonathan Williams.In a press release signed by general manager Emmanuel Y. Kortu, and approved by Chief Executive Officer George B. Kailondo on behalf of the Sky FM/TV family, “We specifically want to recognize the crime investigation department and the forensic service unit of the Liberia National Police who were the lead detectives on this investigation.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)